Archive - Obituary
February 14th, 2014
Hastings resident Royce (Roy) Haines, 77, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings.
Memorial open house was Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the Elks Lodge in Hastings. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there was no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings, handled arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation, 2200 N 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503.
Jeanine Reneau Chitwood passed away Jan. 22, 2014, of ovarian cancer. She was born Dec. 13, 1933, close to the Middle Loup River near Gates, the youngest and only daughter of Meredith T. Reneau and Caroline M. Reneau. Her early childhood was spent near Arnold, where her parents and three brothers lived. They later moved to the Bethel Union Community north of Broken Bow where she graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1952. She loved collecting dolls, puzzles, and Christmas.
Gordon F. Hoskins, 72, of Broken Bow, formerly of Arnold, died Saturday, Febr. 8, 2014, at the Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
In the fall of 1941, on the 5th day of November, Gordon Francis Hoskins was born with the aid of a midwife in the house where he would live almost his whole life. Gordon's middle name was the same as his grandfather Francis Alfonso Hoskins.
Gordon's grade school days were spent in the one room schoolhouse of Loyal.
Marguerite Bristol, age 91 of Ansley, died Feb. 5, 2014, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Marguerite was born at home Oct. 28, 1922, in the Happy Hollow Community, to Arthur and Alta (Swancutt) Staab. She attended country school at Happy Hollow thru the 8th grade and graduated from Ansley High School in 1941.
She attended Kearney State College, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in education. She later received her masters degree in education.
Neil P. Drake, age 24 of Comstock, died Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt and Father Frank Schuster officiating. Burial was in the Lee Park Cemetery west of Arcadia.
Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements.
Neil Patrick Drake was born Jan. 11, 1990, at Kearney, to Kevin and Cindy (O'Neill) Drake. Neil graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School in 2008.
Dan S. Daily, age 71 of Anselmo, formerly of North Platte, passed away Feb. 2, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Cozad. He was born Dec. 4, 1942, at Sargent, to Steve and Irene (Cooley) Daily.
Dan attended elementary schools in Milburn and Anselmo before graduating from Merna High School in 1961. He served faithfully in the United States Marine Corp during Vietnam.
Donald D. Mason, 82, of Grand Island, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Tabor Manor Care Center in
Services were Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the Litchfield Christian Church in Litchfield with the Rev. Marty Robbins officiating. Burial was in the Litchfield Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Disabled Veterans.
Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna was in charge of arrangements.
Donald Dean Mason was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Custer County, to James Frank and Annie (Fowlie)
Mason. He was educated in Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1949.
Paul E. Saner, 83, of North Platte, passed away Jan. 28, 2014, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 20, 1931, to Pearl and Jeanette (Wilson) Saner at Dunning.
Paul grew up in Dunning and graduated from Dunning High School in 1950. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
After his honorary discharge he returned to Nebraska and was united in marriage to Sharyn Hilderbrand. He worked as respiratory therapist and a technician at Berg Type-writer.
Darlene Gericke Darveau, 94, passed away Dec. 20, 2013, in Heritage Hall Health Care in Broken
Bow. She was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Alliance. Her parents, Dr. George J. Hand and Nellie Luton of Alliance preceded her in death.
Darlene graduated from Alliance High School in 1938. She married Jack O Gericke in 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1973.
Darlene worked as a bookkeeper in several businesses in Alliance through the years and in 1973 she was house keeper for the Holy Rosary Rectory for nine years.
Richard D. â€śDickâ€ť Bossen, 75, of Arcadia passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the Valley View Living Center in Ord.
A Celebration of Life was held Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the Arcadia United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Jeff D. Hale officiating. Burial was in the Arcadia Cemetery. Military Honors were provided by the Arcadia American Legion Post 251 and the Nebraska National Military Honor Guard.
Memorials are suggested to the familyâ€™s choice. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.