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November 11th, 2010

Bill Pearson, 85

November 12, 2010

William B. Pearson, 85, of Broken Bow, died Nov. 6, 2010, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
He was born June 15, 1925, at Wood Lake, to George and Mable (Hickman) Pearson. 
Bill was united in marriage to Jean Tyler. The couple made their home on the family ranch south of Valentine and later in Broken Bow. He was later married to E. Nadene Cox. They lived in Arvada, Colo. and Callaway before entering the Golden LivingCenter.

Alfred Knispel, 88

November 12, 2010

Alfred Ralph Knispel, 88, of York, formerly of Eddyville, died Nov. 7, 2010, at Jennie M. Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
He was born May 26, 1922, in Buffalo, to William and Clara (Knoop) Knispel. Alfred attended North #16 rural school through the eighth grade and then attended Cozad High School. He was baptized and confirmed in Buffalo Lutheran Church. 
He was united in marriage to Dolores Kopf March 22, 1944, at Buffalo. 
Four children were blessed to this marriage; Clifford, Curtis, James and Garlyn.

Irene Littlejohn Hageman, 81

November 12, 2010

Irene was born July 28, 1929, in Broken Bow, to Boyd Emery and Mirttie Mae (Hatfield) Griffith. She was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ as her savior at an early age. She actively attended the Berean Church in Broken Bow.
Upon graduating Broken Bow High School in 1948, Irene moved to California where she met and married George Everett Littlejohn, Jr. To that union five sons were born. They are Gerald Leon, Keith Wayne, Kenneth Sarren, Ronald Lynn and Robert Allen.

R.D. "Dale" Harvey, 90

November 12, 2010

R.D. “Dale” Harvey, 90, of Broken Bow, formerly of North Platte, passed away Nov. 7, 2010, at Broken Bow.
He was born Aug. 12, 1920, the youngest of five children, to Isaac Franklin and Adella Belle (Pickett) Harvey in Buffalo County on the Harvey farm, south of Sweetwater.

Darrell Smith, 82

November 12, 2010

Darrell L. Smith, 82, of the Grand Island Veterans Home, died Nov. 6, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Mr. Smith was born Sept. 12, 1928, at Flippin, Ark., the son of Lawrence and Ruth (Dudley) Smith.
He was united in marriage to Ruth L. Jones Nov. 23, 1946, at Salem, Ill.
As a young child, Darrell moved to Salem, Ill. with his family, where he attended rural schools. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He and Ruth lived and farmed near Iuka, Ill., until moving to Nebraska in March 1966.

November 8th

Kurt Gilmore, 41

November 8, 2010

Funeral Services for Kurt A. Gilmore, age 41, of Miller, formerly of Merna, will be held Wednesday, November 10, at 2:00pm, at the United Methodist Church in Miller, with Rev. Bonnie Brock and Ken Hutson officiating, interment will be in the Watertown Cemetery east of Miller. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family. On-line condolences may be submitted to osafh.com. O'Brien Straatman Funeral Home in Kearney is in charge of the arrangements.

November 5th

Terry McCandless, 53

November 5, 2010

Terry McCandless, age 53, of Broken Bow died Nov. 1, 2010, at Evanston, Wyo. Funeral services will be Nov. 5, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Rick Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Visitation will be held today, Nov. 4, 2010, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Govier Bros. Mortuary with family greeting friends from 5-6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the family. More details to appear later.

Michelle Koinzan, 53

November 5, 2010

Michelle Koinzan, age 53, of Broken Bow, died Oct. 28, 2010, at the Golden Living-Center in Broken Bow.
Michelle Ann Koinzan was born May 31, 1957, at Des Moines, Iowa to Keith and Alice (Sassy) McKee. Michelle lived in various places as a child.
She was united in marriage to John Koinzan. To this union three sons were born John, Adam and Ethan. Michelle loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed the writing classes that she took at Mid Plains Community College. She also loved horses, camping and fishing.

Peggy Morgan, 75

November 5, 2010

Margaret Ann “Peggy” Keating Morgan, 75, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Oct. 26, 2010, at her home.
Peggy was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Loup City, to Paul and Stella Keating.
She graduated from St. Mary’s Cathedral School in Grand Island, and attended Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan.

Emily Lewandowski, 90

November 5, 2010

Emily Lewandowski, 90 of Loup City died Oct. 28, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Emily Lewandowski was born Jan. 24, 1920, at Ashton, to John and Martha (Lorchick) Spotanski. She grew up in Ashton and attended school at District 56 in Sherman County. She was a mother's helper in the Sherman County area.
September 30, 1944, she married Leonard Lewandowski at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at Paplin. They farmed on a farm northwest of Ashton. She and her husband moved to Broken Bow in 1973. While in Broken Bow she worked in a greenhouse and bakery.