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November 20th, 2014

Cecil Dale Smith, 91

November 20, 2014

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

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.

He was born April 17, 1923, at his parents’ home in Fullerton. He grew up on the family farm.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a cryptographer.

He was united in marriage June 22, 1947, to Ethel Georgia Omer in Fullerton.

Leslie E. Kleeb, 96

November 20, 2014

Leslie E. Kleeb, 96, passed away after a brief illness Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Circle of Life Hospice Legacy in Bentonville, Ark. He was born Aug. 18, 1918, outside Broken Bow, to John Ulrich Kleeb and Lillian Grace Leck Kleeb.

In 1942 he married Jackie Shadden and they moved to Denver, Colo.

Leslie enlisted in the Army Air Corps and graduated from flight school in Pecos, Texas. He became a flight instructor and achieved the rank of Captain.

Donna L. Staab, 82

November 20, 2014

Donna L. Staab, age 82 of Broken Bow, passed away Nov. 12, 2014, at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating. 

Burial will be at a later date. 

Memorials are suggested to the Ansley or Broken Bow First Christian Church.

Donna L. Staab was born April 1, 1932, to Arlene Hastings. June 20, 1954, she was married to Robert Dean Staab, in Ansley.

Dwight Eliot Porter, 53

November 20, 2014

Dwight Eliot Porter was born October 13, 1961, in Ord, to Lawrence and Marlyn (Jensen) Porter. He was the second of five children. His mother passed away when Dwight was six years old. Dwight attended school in Bassett, Ord, Springview and Central City. August 3, 1967, he accepted Christ.                

Michael L. McCarty, 59

November 20, 2014

Michael L. McCarty, 59, of Grand Island, NE died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, as the result of a fatal plane crash in Paulding County, Ohio.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St Mary's Cathedral, Grand Island, NE with Reverend Richard Piontkowski officiating. Reception and dinner to follow at St. Mary's Parish Center. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be at a later date.  Apfel Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dwight E. Porter, 53

November 20, 2014

Funeral Services for Dwight E. Porter, age 53, of Taylor, will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth.

Burial will be in the Bassett MemorialPark Cemetery at Bassett.

Dwight Porter passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at the Great Plains Regional Medical Centerat North Platte, Nebraska.

Beatta P. Jameson, 83

November 20, 2014

Beatta P. Jameson, 83 of Greeley, Colo., passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Fairacres Manor Nursing Home in Greeley.

She was born April 1, 1931, in Ravenna, to August W. and Percilla (Fisher) Hauser.

Beatta married Edgar Ralph Jameson in 1948 in Thedford. He preceded her in death on July 13, 2007. She attended the Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Greeley for many years.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathrine Hunter; two sons, John and Ralph Jameson; a brother, Burdell Hauser; a sister, Gwendola Palmer; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Martha Lee Sutton, 85

November 20, 2014

Martha Lee Sutton, 85, of Sargent, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Burwell.

Services for Bobby, who died Oct. 18, 2014, and Martha Lee Sutton were Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. at the United Methodist Church in Sargent, with Pastors Cliff Reynolds and Marvin Bauer officiating. Burial was at the West Union Cemetery, west of Sargent.

Rhoad Funeral Home of Sargent, was in charge of arrangements.

Wesley "Wes" Raymond Minnema, 54

November 20, 2014

Wesley “Wes” Raymond Minnema, 54, of Hastings, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 3, 2014 at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry W. Dunn, 81

November 20, 2014

Jerry W Dunn, 81, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away Nov. 4, 2014, at Rehab and Nursing Center of the Rockies.

Funeral services were Nov. 11, 2014, at the Timberline Church, 2908 South Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, Colo.

Arrangements are by Vessey Funeral Services of Fort Collins, Colo. 

Jerry was born at Purdum, to Percy and Ethel (Warren) Dunn Oct. 9,1933.  He went to school at Purdum and graduated from Broken Bow. 

He married Mary L. Strunk June 30, 1954, in Thedford.

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