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July 29th, 2015

Cecil Dale Smith, 91

July 29, 2015

Cecil Dale Smith, 91, of Grand Island, died Nov. 14, 2014 at Bickford Cottage.

A celebration of Dale’s life will be Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Presbyterian Church in Fullerton at 10 a.m., with interment following at the Fullerton Cemetery. A luncheon will be served afterward at the church.

Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the pipe organ fund at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island. Condolences may be sent to Tim and Pam Smith and Cindy and Elmar Lorenz at 2115 N. Elm Ave., Hastings, NE 68901.

Lloyd ‘Ginks’ L. Ginkens, Jr., 89

July 29, 2015

Lloyd L. Ginkens, Jr., 89, of Mullen, passed away July 23, 2015, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

Lloyd “Ginks” was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Mullen to Lloyd and Sara (French) Ginkens. In the early years he attended a country school with Austin Ginkens and the John Barneby kids. In 1935 the family went broke and traveled to the West Coast. They didn’t have much luck with jobs so they returned to Nebraska and moved in with Grandpa and Grandma French. In the summer of 1938 the family rented a place north of Mullen on the Middle Loup River from McCully and Bramer.

Leonard L. Peterson, 84

July 29, 2015

Leonard L. Peterson, age 84 of Ansley, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Service were Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the First Baptist Church in Ansley with the Rev. Scott Harvey officiating. Burial was in the Ansley Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Ansley Cemetery to be used for any future repairs or maintenance of the Veterans Memorial and/or to the Mason City Community Hall.

David James Schwisow, 36

July 29, 2015

David left his earthly body while kayaking in the Yellowstone River of Montana July 19. He died how he lived, without fear.

David was born May 11, 1979, in Broken Bow. This was his childhood home, and graduated high school in 1998. He moved to Lincoln and for the past 12 years, worked as a climber on cellular towers, a job which has taken him all over the country.

From 2000 to 2003 David lived in Orange County, Calif. He had many adventures along the seaside, surfing and hiking in the forests.

Hazel Beverly Thompson, 74

July 29, 2015

Hazel Beverly (Bev) Thompson died Monday, July 6, 2015, at Corvallis Manor in Corvallis, Ore. The eldest of three children, she was born Aug. 23, 1920, to James C. Huffaker and Leta Roxie (Horn) Huffaker on their homestead in Wild Horse, Colo. The family moved back to the Huffaker family homestead in Broken Bow, where she grew up with her brothers, Dillard A. Huffaker and Robert James Huffaker, both deceased.

July 22nd

John Millen, 76

July 22, 2015

John Millen, Jr, 76, of Broken Bow, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Good Life Center in Callaway.  

He was born on the Millen homestead near Gandy, May 15, 1939, to Roxanna and John Millen.

John was the fifth of six siblings, Yvonne, Mary, Helen, Evelyn and Nick. He attended school in Gandy but dropped out during high school to farm the home place.

John ‘Jack’ Stevenson, 84

July 22, 2015

John “Jack” Stevenson, age 84 of Holdrege, died Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. 

Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow, was in charge of arrangements. 

Memorials are suggested to the Great Bend Recreation Commission Foundation, PO Box 353, Great Bend, KS 67530.

Gary Bomberger, 67

July 22, 2015

Gary Bomberger, age 67 of Oconto died Thursday July 16, 2015, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway. 

Funeral services were Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto, with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating and Military Honors. Inurnment was Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in the Oconto Cemetery. 

Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Oconto EMS. 

July 16th

Bonnie R. Fernau, 66

July 16, 2015

Bonnie R. Fernau, 66, of Arcadia passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

A Celebration of Life was Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Arcadia United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Jeff D. Hale officiated.

Inurnment was in the Arcadia Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Arcadia Veterans Wall and Garden or to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie Rae was born April 4, 1949, to Ottis V. and Virginia Jean (Powell) Gartside at Loup City.

Orin Davis Parker, 72

July 16, 2015

Orin Davis Parker of Santa Maria, Calif., passed away June 29, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones.

Orin was born Sept. 22, 1942, in Custer County, to Mark and Ruth Parker and was raised in Broken Bow. Orin was the oldest of three children.

He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1961.

Orin made a spontaneous decision to move to California in 1962, where he set roots.

He met his wife, Teri, at a gathering to watch the first Super Bowl and they were married within a year. Together they had three children.

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