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December 9th

Carl Elfgren, 73

December 9, 2011

Carl Elfgren passed away at his home in Overton Nov. 30, 2011, at the age of 73.
Carl was born Oct. 20, 1938, in East Killingly, Conn., the second of six children born to Ernest and Dorothy (Oatley) Elfgren. He spent most of his childhood in Connecticut until the summers of 1955 and 1956, when he traveled by covered wagon with his parents, brothers and sisters to Nebraska.
Carl attended school in Connecticut thru his junior year in high school. After moving to Nebraska with his parents he graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1957.

Mabel I. Thurman, 104

December 9, 2011

Mabel Ione Parrish Thurman was born Jan. 3, 1907, on a farm near Bee, Nebr. She passed away Dec. 3, 2011, in McPherson, Kan., at the age of 104 years and 11 months--exactly one month shy of her 105th birthday. Her parents were Julia Etta Lusher Parrish and Arthur Warren Parrish.
In 1909, the family moved to Custer County, onto a farm four miles northwest of Oconto. Mabel attended Lucky Star District 213 and Lower Lodi District 73.

December 5th

Darlene "Pug" Kapustka, 83

December 5, 2011

Memorial Services for Darlene "Pug" Sargent-Kapustka, age 83, of Broken Bow, will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Christian Church in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Seth Bates and the Rev. Larry DeMoss officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the New Helena Cemetery. A register book may be signed Tuesday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6-7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow. Memorials are suggested the the New Helena Cemetery Fund or the Good Samaritan Hospice Broken Bow Branch.

December 1st

Eleanor Martin, 90

December 1, 2011

Eleanor Irene Martin, age 90 of Omaha., passed away Nov. 28, 2011. She was born Sept. 1, 1921.
She is survived by one son, Paul J. Martin and wife Gayle; grandson, Brett Martin and wife Sonya of San Diego, Calif.; great-grandchild, Max; other family and many friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Braman Mortuary in Omaha. Interment will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at 12 pm at the Ansley Cemetery in Ansley. You may visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence.

Published in Custer County Chief, Dec. 1, 2011

Edwin Payne, Sr., 71

December 1, 2011

Edwin Payne, Sr., 71, of Purdum, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Edwin was born Jan. 1, 1940, to Gerald and Julia Payne in Spalding. The family lived in Erickson, where Edwin and his brothers completed high school.
Edwin was united in marriage to Areline Edelman May 22, 1960. Their marriage blessed them with three sons; Larry, James, and Edwin Jr.

Velma Ione Davolt, 94

December 1, 2011

Ione Davolt, age 94 of Broken Bow, formerly of Merna, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Merna, with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Merna Methodist Church or the donor's choice.

Richard Milligan, 91

December 1, 2011

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, many family, friends, and neighbors lost one of the dearest person’s in our lives, Mr. Richard (Dick) Milligan of Albany, Ore., to a vehicle accident.
Mr. Milligan was born at home during a snow storm Feb. 21, 1920, a half mile from the town of Anselmo. In his words, “A new generation began with me, being the oldest of five children. Our parents were Mr. George F. Milligan and his wife, Grace June (Cleveland) Milligan.”

Howard "Sonny" Turner, 81

December 1, 2011

Howard "Sonny" Turner, age 81 of Arnold, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Care Home in Callaway.
Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the Custer Center Cemetery west of Broken Bow with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Howard C. "Sonny" Turner was born June 30, 1930, at Milburn, to Howard L. and Mary J. (Gilligan) Turner. He attended school at Milburn and Anselmo.

November 29th

William R. Zutavern, 70

November 29, 2011

William Russell Zutavern, age 70 of Dunning, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.

November 17th

John Brainard, 88

November 17, 2011

John Ryburn Brainard passed away Oct. 22, 2011, at the Plaza West Rehabilitation Center in Sun City Center, Fla. He was born Aug. 5, 1923 to Margaret and Stuart Brainard in Anselmo. John and his siblings - Elizabeth, Lorene, Robert, Willa Mae, Beverly, and Richard - lived in the Anselmo and Milburn areas. John graduated from Milburn High School, then entered St. John's Seminary in Little Rock, Ark., where he studied for 1 1/2 years.

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