Archive - Obituary
March 2nd, 2011
Cheri Lavonne Koinzan, age 63 of Gothenburg formerly of Broken Bow, went to be with the Lord Feb. 27, 2011, at her home in Gothenburg. Memorial funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, March 3, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Irving Jennings officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Arnold Baptist Church or Central Plains Home Health and Hospice Agency.
Cheri was born Feb. 28, 1947, at North Platte, to Harvey and Ruth (Whitney) Brown. She grew up on a ranch near Arnold.
George Louis Chilewski, 73, of Burwell, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, after suffering from a massive brain hemorrhage on Feb. 15, 2011. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Methodist Church in Burwell. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery with Pastor Bill Stovall officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 -7 p.m. Friday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the family.
George was born Oct. 14, 1937, at the family home in Comstock, to Louie & Martha (McNamee) Chilewski. He married Sharon (Smith) Dec. 18, 1965, in Burwell.
Melvin Lyle Poland, age 57 of Broken Bow, died Feb. 25, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dan Rowlison officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice. Visitation will be held Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary.
Richard Ray Troxel was born in a sod house west of Sargent May 16, 1935. He was the second son of Sam and Sadie (Mason) Troxel. He died Feb. 19, 2011, at Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Rich worked on ranches in the Sandhills before going to the Army. After serving at Fort Lewis in Washington State, Rich returned to the Brownlee area until getting married to Vicki Lawlis in 1961.
Evelyn A. Rausch, 86, Lincoln, widow of Robert, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Waverly. She was born July 24, 1924, in Cumro, to John and Olga (Swenson) Popp. Evelyn was a homemaker. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, and was Founder and President of the Umbrella Club.
Ivan D. Nelson, son of Axel and Ethel (Wright) Nelson, was born Jan. 14, 1919, at Mason City, and departed his life Feb. 17, 2011, at Grand Island, at the age of 92 years.
He attended Round Grove rural school through the 8th grade, graduated from the Mason City High School with the class of 1936.
Charlotte Jeanette Nansel, 73 of Arnold, went home to be with her Savior Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. She was born Oct. 11, 1937, to Alma and Gladys Brown. After contracting polio in 1954 and receiving treatments, she graduated from Gandy High School in 1955.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth Nansel Sept. 19, 1956. Charlotte stayed at home taking excellent care of her family. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, and working crossword puzzles.
Wayne Benzler, age 91 of Broken Bow, formerly of North Platte, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery at Weissert. Memorials have been established to the Lone Tree Cemetery at Weissert. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Beverly Dewayne "Wayne" Benzler was born April 21, 1919, at Pleasanton, to Fred and Hazel M. (Staley) Benzler. Wayne attended school in Kearney.
Joan Horine, 76, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at her home in Broken Bow. She was born July 25, 1934, to Joseph and Ingaborg (Fossum) Knoll in Virginia, Minn. She grew up in Minnesota, until her family moved to Santa Monica, Calif., during her junior year of high school. She graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1952.
She married Leroy â€śPeteâ€ť D. Horine, Jr., Dec. 5, 1968, in Minden. They relocated many times over the years, living in California, Nebraska, Color-ado and Arkansas. They settled down in Broken Bow in 1980.
Lorraine Engle Still was born March 6, 1916, at home in Beeville, Texas, to Charles Stuart Engle and Nancy Mozella Ellis Engle. She passed away Feb. 13, 2011, in Broken Bow.
Her father was a commercial beekeeper and moved the bees from Texas to the northern states every year. Her parents, grandfather and two other couples founded the Sioux Honey Association when she was a child. She remembers them meeting in her home around a table on Sunday afternoons.