July 21st, 2011
The battle against cancer is never ending.
That's why the Loup Valley Road Riders continue to host the annual Spring Fling, and why Dr. Ken Cowan, director of the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center, is so grateful for all the support he can get to help fund cancer research.
Mike and Jeanette Johnson of Holdrege announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Johnson, to Joe Ridder, son of John and Mary Ridder of Callaway.
Miss Johnson graduated from Holdrege High, Nebraska Wesleyan University-Lincoln and Rockhurst University-Kansas City with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is currently employed by New West in Holdrege.
Her fiancĂ© is a graduate of Callaway High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BS in Construction Management. He is currently employed at Paulsen, Inc. in Cozad.
Holly Hammerschmidt and Michael Neth were married May 7, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan Kan. Pastor Andy Hargrove officiated.
Holly is the daughter of Roger and Nancy Hammerschmidt of Manhattan, Kan. and Michael is the son of Marvin and Barbara Neth of Callaway Michael is the grandson of Ivan and Bonnie Neth of Broken Bow and the late Dale and Bonnie Cooley. Rachel Dennis, of Dallas, Texas, cousin of the bride was maid of honor and Jessica Lancaster and Monica Bellor, friends of the bride, were bridesmaids.
Briana Marie Mills was united in marriage to Brian Jerome Dick June 11, 2011, at 5:00 in the evening. The wedding ceremony and reception took place at Bayside Lodge on Lake McConaughy. Officiating the ceremony was Pastor Irving Jennings of Arnold.
The bride is the daughter of Terry and Dena Mills of Arnold. Briana is the granddaughter of Glen and Connie Weinman, and great-granddaughter of Marjorie Weinman, all of Arnold.
The groom is the son of Ronald and Lucinda Dick of Holdrege.
Julie A. Koefoot, 57, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at her home.
Funeral services were July 11, 2011, at St. Leo's Catholic Church with Father Harold Kurtenbach and Father James Schmitt officiating. Interment was in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Broken Bow. Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Ellis Raymond (Zip) Zeller, 83 of Lincoln, died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at home after an unyielding and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born the fourth son of nine siblings Dec. 24, 1928, in Broken Bow, to Ellis Ransom and Gladys (Skinner) Zeller.
Jerold D. Douglass was born May 13, 1925 at Cushing, the second child of Lawrence and Vera (Cuddeback) Douglass. He attended school in Cushing and St. Paul. He grew up in Nebraska during the Depression with three sisters and four brothers.
Leland Fecht, age 79 of Berwyn, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at his home near Berwyn. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 20, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dennis Davenport officiating. Burial was in the Janesville Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials have been established to the Leland Fecht Memorial Fund.
Leland Fecht was born Feb. 22, 1932, at Willow Island, to Rudolph G. and Maggie (Shaffer) Fecht. Leland grew up in the Elm Creek area and graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1950.
Cuba Eastwood, age 94, of Callaway, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Callaway District Hospital. Celebration of Life Services will be Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Callaway with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Memorials may be given to the Callaway District Hospital.
Cuba Miller (Richards) Eastwood was born Jan. 3, 1917, at Sumner, to Oma and Auzie (Miller) Richards. Cuba was married to Paul Irvin Eastwood.
Bernie D. Andersen, 40 of Thedford, died at his home Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
He graduated from the Thedford High School in 1989. Bernie then remained at home in the loving care of his family and caregivers, Tegwin Egle, Dawn Haake and Ginny Hardy.
Bernie is survived by his parents, Allen and Diane; brother, Chad and wife Marcy; niece, Jessie and nephew Dylan, all of Thedford; grandparents, Phyllis Figard of Thedford, Dwayne and Nadene Andersen of Seneca; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandpa Bob Figard, and uncle Lowell Andersen.