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December 20th

Accident claims lives of father and daughters

December 20, 2010

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, officers from the Nebraska State Patrol and the Custer County Sheriff's Office investigated a triple fatality traffic crash that occurred around 2:30 p.m., two miles west of Ansley on State Highway 2.

December 15th

Ellen Kleeb Hickman, 99

December 15, 2010

Ellen Olga Kleeb Hickman was born March 15, 1911, the third child but the first to be born in the frame house of Albert and Sylvie Haumont Kleeb on the French Table near Weissert. Ellen attended Elton School and Broken Bow High School, graduating in 1929.
Upon graduation, she was offered a job in the Custer County Register of Deeds office, where she worked for several years saving toward her goal to attend a business school. In the late 1930s, she moved to Chicago to attend Gregg’s Business School.

Ted Ostrand, 81

December 15, 2010

Theodore "Ted" Ostrand, age 81 of Ansley, died Friday Dec. 10, 2010, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at the Christian Life Center Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial was in the Ansley Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Theodore "Ted" J. Ostrand was born Dec. 19, 1928, in rural Custer County to John R. and Harriet (Southard) Ostrand. Ted attended rural schools and Broken Bow High School. He later attended electronics school.

Elaine Martindale, 81

December 15, 2010

Elaine M. Martindale, 81, of Holdrege and formerly of Elm Creek, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Phelps County Health Center in Holdrege. Funeral services will be today, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. at the O’Brien Straatmann Funeral Home. Chaplain DeWane Dow will officiate. Interment will be at 3 pm at the Brewster Cemetery. Memorials will be established in her name. Online condolences may be submitted to www.osafh.com. O’Brien Straatmann Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Beran, 85

December 15, 2010

Frank J. Beran of Sargent, age 85, died Dec. 6, 2010, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, after a brief battle with lymphoma. Born Dec. 10, 1924, at home in Valley County to Frank E. and Martha (Karty) Beran, Frank was the third of six children born to the family.

Lloyd Porter, 87

December 15, 2010

Lloyd Delbert Porter, 87, of Lexington, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. Lloyd was born June 11, 1923, at home near Lomax, Nebr. He was the second child of four children born to Joseph and Laura Etta (Whisman) Porter.
As a youth, he was raised on a farm and learned at an early age the value of hard work. Lloyd attended Eddyville High School through the 9th grade. He was most proud of earning the letter “E” in track. After leaving high school, he went to help his father.

Leenda LiaKos, 84

December 15, 2010

Leenda Ann LiaKos, 84, of Oconto, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.
She was born July 1, 1926, at Lexington, to George and Mary (Malooley) Maloley. She went through elementary school at District 17 and attended Lexington High School.
Leenda was united in marriage to John S. LiaKos Aug. 27, 1950, at Lexington. Three sons were blessed to this marriage; Michael, Nick and Norman.
Leenda was a member of St. George Orthodox Church in Kearney as well as St. Helen’s Altar Society. She loved her church and was an active member for many years.

Elizabeth Deaver, infant

December 15, 2010

Elizabeth Deaver, infant daughter of Robb R. and Danielle (DuPuis) Deaver, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Private family services and burial will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Anastasia (Ann) Gates, 84

December 15, 2010

Anastasia (Ann) M. Gates passed away peacefully Dec. 8, 2010, with Dillard H. Gates, her loving husband of nearly 65 years at her side.
Ann was born July 2, 1926, in the small farming community of Anselmo, to Charles and Anna Mohatt. Ann grew up on a farm with her eight brothers and sisters and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944.

Bessie Schultz, 90

December 15, 2010

Bessie Schultz, age 90 of Sargent, died Monday Dec. 13, 2010, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at 2 p.m. in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial will be in the Somerford Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.

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