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February 25th, 2011

Wayne Benzler, 91

February 25, 2011

Wayne Benzler, age 91 of Broken Bow, formerly of North Platte, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery at Weissert. Memorials have been established to the Lone Tree Cemetery at Weissert. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Beverly Dewayne "Wayne" Benzler was born April 21, 1919, at Pleasanton, to Fred and Hazel M. (Staley) Benzler. Wayne attended school in Kearney.

February 17th

Joan Horine, 76

February 17, 2011

Joan Horine, 76, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at her home in Broken Bow. She was born July 25, 1934, to Joseph and Ingaborg (Fossum) Knoll in Virginia, Minn. She grew up in Minnesota, until her family moved to Santa Monica, Calif., during her junior year of high school. She graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1952.
She married Leroy “Pete” D. Horine, Jr., Dec. 5, 1968, in Minden. They relocated many times over the years, living in California, Nebraska, Color-ado and Arkansas. They settled down in Broken Bow in 1980.

Lorraine Still, 94

February 17, 2011

Lorraine Engle Still was born March 6, 1916, at home in Beeville, Texas, to Charles Stuart Engle and Nancy Mozella Ellis Engle. She passed away Feb. 13, 2011, in Broken Bow.
Her father was a commercial beekeeper and moved the bees from Texas to the northern states every year. Her parents, grandfather and two other couples founded the Sioux Honey Association when she was a child. She remembers them meeting in her home around a table on Sunday afternoons.

Rev. Raymond Sorensen, 76

February 17, 2011

Reverend Raymond Frank Sorensen, son of Frank G. Sorensen and Ella Dee Rhoades Sorensen, was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Ansley. He died Feb. 6, 2011, in a traffic accident just outside of Scranton, Iowa. Ray
was 76 years of age.
Ray grew up in Ansley, and graduated from Ansley High School. In February 1953, Ray enlisted in the Marine Corp and was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California.

Chester Gascho, 78

February 17, 2011

Chester Wayne Gascho, 78 of Cairo, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the VA Hospital in Grand Island. Services were Monday, Feb. 14, at First Baptist Church in Cairo with the Rev. Jack Boling and the Rev. Eldon Elsberry officiating. Burial was in Sand Valley Cemetery at Callaway with the Rev. Dean Hidle officiating. Apfel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gascho was born July 5, 1932, in Broken Bow, to Arthur and Barbara (Stutzman) Gascho.

Daniel Snyder, 91

February 17, 2011

Daniel E. Snyder was born June 28, 1919, in Silver Creek, the 10th of 12 children to Sam and Etta Snyder. He died in Sublimity, Ore. Feb. 7, 2011, at age 91.
In January 1933, Sam Snyder built a house on the back of a 1929 flatbed Chevy truck. He filled the house with the family and pulled their belongings on a trailer behind, and moved to Oregon. They arrived in Evens Valley, just north of Silverton, March 8, 1933.

February 10th

Stanley E. Wenquist, 64

February 10, 2011

Stanley Evald Wenquist, 64 of Broken Bow, passed away Feb. 6, 2011, at the Jennie M. Melham Medical Center. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow.
Stanley Evald Wenquist was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Grand Island, to Inna (Koebel) and Evald Wenquist. He was a life- long resident of Broken Bow. He attended and graduated from Broken Bow High School with the class of 1964.
He was married to Judith Gardner Aug. 14, 1966. They had two children; James Daniel and Jenifer Ellen.

Leland D. McAbee, 84

February 10, 2011

Leland McAbee, age 84 of Broken Bow, died Thursday Feb. 3, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 5, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts and Minister Jim Gonzales officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Military Honors with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials have been suggested to the Our Saviour Lutheran Church.

Wilda I. Diefenbaugh, 87

February 10, 2011

Willda Idell Crone Diefenbaugh was born Sept. 2, 1923, at home in Brown County, Mary, Nebraska. She was the seventh of 12 children born to Evan and Minnie Marie (Blumenthal) Crone.
Willda grew up on the ranch 17 miles north of Brewster and attended Brown County Country School #34, that her Dad built. She attended three years of high school in Brewster and graduated from Dunning High School.
Willda and Junior Neale Diefenbaugh were married June 28, 1944, at the Custer County Courthouse in Broken Bow. To this union were born four children: Michael, Joan, Yvonne, and Debra.

Victor W. Watts, 92

February 10, 2011

Victor William Watts, 92, went to meet his Lord Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center with his wife of 57 years, Claudia, and his daughters, Lynn and Judith, at his side.
He was born Nov. 20, 1918, at Cumro, one of four sons and one daughter, of William H. and Elizabeth (Cherry) Watts. Vic and Claudia were married Sept. 5, 1953, at Lexington.

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