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June 17th, 2011

Robert Duryea, 83

June 17, 2011

Robert (Bob) Erwin Duryea, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died June 5, 2011, from congestive heart failure. he was 83-years-old at his passing. Bob will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Robert was born in Dunning, Dec. 26, 1927, to Lorenzo (Dick) Duryea and Verna Mae (Honeywell) Duryea. Bob grew up in Blaine County and graduated from Brewster High School in 1944. he served his country during World War II in the Army, and then returned to the Brewster area.

Cleo Dobesh Hawk, 94

June 17, 2011

Near the end of WWI, on April 21, 1917, Cleo Gwenivere Dobesh was born, the fourth of 10 children, to Frank Dobesh and Cleo Knapp Dobesh on the family farm 10 miles south of Ansley.
Her elementary schooling was in a one-room schoolhouse at Battle Bend, and high school education at Taylor and at Ansley, graduating in the Ansley High School class of 1935. Her junior and senior years included being a cheerleader for the football team.

Roger Krout, 69

June 17, 2011

Roger John Krout, 69 of Arnold, passed away June 8, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born March 22, 1942, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to John (Jack) W. and Ann Mary Gstohl Krout. He grew up in Marathon and Lake Park, Iowa, and graduated from high school in Lake Park.
Roger joined the Army March 5, 1964, and served during the Vietnam War He was honorably discharged March 2, 1966.
Roger was united in marriage to Marla Hall Sheets in 1981, in Arnold. The couple lived in Arnold where he was employed by the Nebraska Department of Roads and later became crew chief.

Gary Kucera, 63

June 17, 2011

Gary Kucera, age 63 of Broken Bow, formerly of Crete, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Graveside services were Tuesday, June 14, at the Wilber Czech Cemetery with the Rev. Lila Bottolfsen officiating. Burial was in the Wilber Czech Cemetery.
Gary was born at Crete, June 29, 1947, to Louis and Gertrude (Cizek) Kucera. He attended school in Crete. Gary worked for several years as a meat cutter.
Gary is survived by his cousin, Connie Anderson of Ayr.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Published in Custer County Chief, June 16, 2011.

Anastasia "Ann" Gates, 84

June 17, 2011

Graveside funeral services for Anastasia "Ann" Gates will be June 19, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. at the Gates Cemetery.
Mrs. Gates was born July 2, 1926, at Anselmo, to Charles and Anna Mohatt. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944.
She was united in marriage to Dillard Gates Jan. 27, 1946.
Ann is survived by her husband, Dillard; two sons, Howe (LeeAnn), Charles and grandchildren Laura, Gregory, and Allison Gates all of Vancouver, Wash.; three sisters, Mary Schmitz, Charlene Bendig, and Joan Hammond.

Pamela K. Brown, 58

June 17, 2011

Pamela K. Brown was born Sept. 12, 1952, and passed away June 10, 2011.
Pam was active in the Omaha community since moving there in 1976.
About the time the early childhood legislation passed, Pam was selected as the regional public policy liaison for the Association of Junior Leagues. Pam was elected president of the Junior League of Omaha and was also named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans.

Delores Huhman, 80

June 17, 2011

Delores Yvonne Huhman, age 80 of Ansley, died June 8, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Memorial services were June 11, at Govier Brothers Chapel with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Inurnment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Operation Christmas Child.

June 13th

Robert Duryea, 83

June 13, 2011

Robert E. Duryea, age 83 of Broken Bow, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the Custer Care Center 1 in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Monday June 20, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at York.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 19, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
More details will appear later.

Published in the June 9 Custer County Chief.

George Govier, 86

June 13, 2011

George T. Govier, age 86, of Broken Bow, died Saturday June 4, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center in Callaway.
Funeral services were June 8, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Duane Osnes officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Weissert Church of God.

Dorothy Smets, 74

June 13, 2011

Dorothy June (Kellogg) Smets, age 74 of Broken Bow, died June 5, 2011, at Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.
Dorothy was born July 10, 1936, to Claude and Clara (Kellogg) at Gates. She attended Gates Public Schools and then attended Broken Bow High School graduating in 1955. August 21, 1954, she was married to Herb Smets. To this union a daughter, Sue, was born.

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