Archive - Obituary
October 6th, 2011
Minnie May Wolf, 88, of Kearney, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Mt. Carmel Home Keens Memorial in Kearney.
She was born May 19, 1923, in Spalding, to James A. and Rosa Harvey. March 18, 1944, she married Steven Lenno Wolf, in North Platte. He died Oct. 7, 1971.
She attended country school near Spalding, and received her GED in 1986. Her husband and her farmed in Dawson County for 25 years.
Marguerite M. Hurt, 92, of Loup City, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul.
Services were Oct. 4 at St. Josaphatâ€™s Catholic Church in Loup City with the Rev. Marty L. Egging officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City was in charge of arrangements.
Junior Dixon "JD" Brown, age 79 of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Graveside services were Sept. 23, in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Darrel Sybrant officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Broken Bow Berean Church.
Junior Dixon "JD" Brown was born Feb. 15, 1932, at Broken Bow. He was the only child born to Dixon Palmer and Elizabeth May (Hothem) Brown.
Gloria G. Sargent, age 82 of Luverne, Minn., died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne. She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Sargent to Kenneth and Maude (Coggins) Sargent.
Gloria graduated from Gibbon High School in 1947, and then attended Kearney State Teachers College in Kearney and obtained her teaching degree. She taught country school in the central Nebraska area.
She lived with her parents who owned and operated The Verne Drive Inn, where she worked until 1969. She then moved with her parents to Grand Island.
John Evans Amsberry, 91, was born Dec. 11, 1919, son of Frank G Amsberry and Elizabeth A Amsberry (Evans). He was born and lived the majority of his life in the Mason City area having farmed on the family homestead.
He took a job with manufacturing in the late 1950s in Broken Bow. Later he was licensed to sell insurance and did that until he retired.
He was always interested in the farm and working the soil. So in later years a big garden was a pastime he enjoyed; plus sharing the fruits of his labors.
JB Morgan, 81 of Broken Bow, passed away Friday, Sept.23, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
JB was born Aug. 15, 1930, to French and Mae (Bassett) Morgan in Erick, Okla. He was the fourth of six boys.
He attended and graduated from Erick Public Schools and attended college. After graduating from college, JB taught school for a couple of years before trying his hand at several different jobs. His favorite, however, was driving a truck.
JB loved his family - his grandkids and great-grandkids were the joys of his life. He loved to dance, and he never met a stranger.
Heaven became a little brighter Sept. 18.
Mary Alice Atkins, 90, formerly of Halsey, died Sept. 18, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Mary Alice was born July 12, 1921, at Callaway, to Walter and Maude Manion Brittan. She graduated from Arnold High School in 1939.
In 1942, she married Roy Atkins. They farmed near Arnold until buying a ranch near Halsey and moving to the Sandhills in 1951, to ranch, farm, raise a family, and enjoy the "good life."
Walter E. (Walt) Mannel passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at the Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. He was 86 years of age.
Walt was born Oct. 24, 1924, in the same house he resided in until his retirement to a house in Broken Bow in the 1990s. Walt spent his life farming and raising cattle near Victoria Creek in northern Custer County.
Irdell Dona Chase, 88, of Lexington, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Lexington Regional Health Center.
Irdell was born Dona Irdell, to Raphael and Amanda (Schmidt) Chartraw, near Cat Creek in Custer County, on the family farm. Irdell graduated from Mason City High School in 1940.
She took Normal Training after high school. Her first teaching job was northwest of Broken Bow and her last two years of teaching was north of Cat Creek.
Duane E. Hall, 74 of Brewster, passed away Sept. 24, 2011, en route to Kearney by Life Flight.
Duane was born April 17, 1937, to Loren and Lois (Sellers) Hall, in Wellfleet, at the family home. He was the eldest of two sons.
Duane graduated from Maxwell High School in 1955. He was Valedictorian of his class. He furthered his education at the Grand Island School of Business.
April 8, 1962, Duane was married to Lula Waine "Luane" Grandley, until her death Aug. 19, 1995. They have one son, Brian W. Hall.