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August 28th, 2014

Dean R. Dodge, Sr., 83

August 28, 2014

Dean R. Dodge, Sr., 83, of Callaway, passed away, Thursday, Aug.7, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Dean was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Lexington,, to Ernest and Rose (Sladky) Dodge, Sr. He attended school at Callaway and then two years at Milford Vocational Technical College.

February 5, 1951, he married Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Relph at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Callaway.

Twilla Elaine Hyatt, 84

August 28, 2014

Twilla Elaine Hyatt was born June 26, 1930, to Fred L. Carpenter, Sr., and Beulah Fern Garrett Carpenter in Custer County. She was the fifth of six children. She had four brothers, Fred, Jr., Floyde, Cleon and Harland; and one sister, Freda. Twilla grew up on the farm during the depression, so hard work and making do with what you had were a way of life.

At the age of 17 she married the love of her life, Dellis B. Hyatt, before the Justice of the Peace in Ord. To this union two children were born, Della Elaine and Delwin Dellis (better known as Buz).

Wm. Dean Brinkman, 80

August 28, 2014

Wm. Dean Brinkman, the fourth child of Otto C. and Iva Mullins Brinkman, was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Crawford Valley, near Plainview.

After graduation from Plainview High School he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Most of those two years were spent building gun sites across northern Alaska. He loved Alaska for the rest of his life! While there Dean and some friends organized a rodeo which was a tremendous success with locals and his commanding officer--and Dean won the saddle bronc riding!

Michael J. Lepant, 54

August 28, 2014

Michael J. Lepant, 54 of Hastings died Tuesday, Aug.5, 2014 ,at Clarkson
Hospital in Omaha.

There was a Catholic Rosary recited Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, with Mass of
Christian Burial at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Donald Buhrman celebrated the mass. Burial of ashes was in the All Saints Catholic Cemetery at Columbus.

All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is serving the family

Michael was born Dec. 10, 1959, in Broken Bow.

Michael J. Lepant, 54

August 28, 2014

Michael J. Lepant, 54 of Hastings died Tuesday, Aug.5, 2014 ,at Clarkson
Hospital in Omaha.

There was a Catholic Rosary recited Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, with Mass of
Christian Burial at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Donald Buhrman celebrated the mass. Burial of ashes was in the All Saints Catholic Cemetery at Columbus.

All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is serving the family

Michael was born Dec. 10, 1959, in Broken Bow.

Betty Jane Pinkson McDowell, 89

August 28, 2014

Betty Jane Pinkston McDowell, 89, passed away peacefully July 9, 2014 ,at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.

She was born Feb. 17, 1925, in a sod house near Arnold to Homer and Leona Cook Pinkston. She graduated from Arnold High School with the class of 1941. After graduation she taught school in the sandhills north of Arnold.

March 14, 1942 ,she married Robert Lavern McDowell in Grand Island. They celebrated their 66th Anniversary in 2008. They had three daughters, Sandra, Jane and Betty Jo.

August 1st

Faye Anderson, 76

August 1, 2014

Faye Anderson, age 76 of Grand Island, formerly of Broken Bow, died Thursday July 24, 2014, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.

Graveside services were Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow with Pastor Scott Friesen officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.

Govier Brothers. Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials have been established to the Chrysalis Lutheran Homes in Grand Island.

James 'Jim' Harvey Bonnell, 71

August 1, 2014

James ‘Jim’ Harvey Bonnell, 71, of Galeton, Colo., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, July 25, 2014 in Greeley, Colo.

James was born July 30, 1942, in Baltimore, Md., to Maurice and Verle (Myers) Bonnell. He lived in Baltimore until moving to Lillian, Neb. in 1946 and later Broken Bow, in 1950. He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1960 and then moved to Galeton, Colo. in 1961.

Kenneth Raymond Neville, 60

August 1, 2014

Ken Neville, 60, was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday, July 27, 2014 outside of Broken Bow.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 31, at 2 p.m. at the Municipal Building in Broken Bow. Family requesting casual/jeans/ motorcycle apparel.

Govier Brother’s Mortuary in Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements

Ken was born April, 2 1954 in York, to Ray and Barbara (Kaliff) Neville. In 1972, he graduated from Centura High School in Cairo.

Cynthia Fisher, 57

August 1, 2014

Cynthia Fisher, 57, of Moorefield, died July 26, 2014, at Good
Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Cindy was born Sept. 5, 1956 in Broken Bow, daughter of Clyde and
Gloria (Pedersen) Bartak. She grew up in the Anselmo/Merna area and
graduated from Anselmo/Merna High in 1974.

Cindy lived in Hastings while attending Mary Lanning Nursing School, graduating in 1978. Following graduation she moved to Gothenburg for a year.

Cindy married Robert Fisher at Broken Bow, April 21, 1979, and they made their home at Moorefield.

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