Delmer Applegarth, Sr., 83

Delmer Applegarth Sr., age 83 of Broken Bow, died Friday March 16, 2012, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.Funeral services were March 20, 2012 in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Rick Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. A memorial has been established to the family. Delmer was born Oct. 2, 1928, at Keene, to Clyde Henry and Amelia Goldie (Peterson) Applegarth. At a young age he moved with his family to Weissert. As a young man Delmer went to work for the rail road. He later was employed by the Broken Bow Utilities. August 22, 1951, he was married to Velma Viola Ash at Broken Bow. They made their home in Broken Bow. Velma died in 2003. Delmer is survived by his daughters, Elaine (Dale) Booth of Livingston, Mont., Gay Winchester of Broken Bow, Janet (Garry) Morgan of Broken Bow, Sherry (Gene) Schnase of Broken Bow, Kari Saner of Broken Bow, and Gail Applegarth of Broken Bow; sons, Delmer "Duke" (Esther) Applegarth Jr. of Broken Bow, Clyde (Connie) Applegarth of Cozad, and Terry (Mary) Applegarth of Broken Bow; a daughter-in-law, Sandi Apple-garth of Mason City, and one brother, Clyde (Alice) Applegarth of Waverly. He is also survived by 35 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Velma; sons Mikeal and Steven; and sisters Betty, Mabel, Louella, Virginia, and Joann.Published in Custer County Chief, March 22, 2012