Laddie Kmoch, 61

Laddie Kmoch, age 61 of Broken Bow, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Callaway District Hospital.Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Ralph McKay officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family or the donor's choice.Laddie Kmoch was born March 12, 1951, at Columbus, to Laddie and Adeline Kmoch. He graduated from Columbus High School. After his schooling, Laddie worked construction and as a heavy equipment operator. Through the years Laddie worked for Paulsen's, Arrow Seed, and the last seven years he was employed by the Custer County Highway Department. Laddie was married to Elizabeth "Lu" Heller Feb. 27, 2003, at Broken Bow. Laddie loved to garden. He spent many hours cooking and canning his produce. He also enjoyed listening to polka music and spending time with his grandchildren. Laddie is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kmoch of Broken Bow; sons, Nicholas Kmoch of Rising City, and Bo Kmoch of Lincoln; step- daughter, Nancy Sipes of Broken Bow; two grandchildren, Madison and Wyatt Sipes; his mother, Adeline Kmoch of Columbus, and one brother, Gene Kmoch of Grand Island.He was preceded in death by his father, and a sister Bonnie.Published in Custer County Chief, Sept. 6, 2012