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July 25th, 2014

Clair V. Burnett, 82

July 25, 2014

Clair Victor Burnett, age 82, of rural Anselmo, died May 1, 2014 at Jennie Melham Memorial Hospital, Broken Bow after an unfortunate accident while he was caring for his cattle. He was born Aug. 30, 1931 near Berwyn, the youngest of six children to Douglas and Maymae (Pracht) Burnett.

Vivian L. Hickey, 76

July 25, 2014

Vivian Lois Hickey, daughter of Beulah and Gillis Herrin, pased away peacefully April 14, 2014, at the age of 76, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Vivian was born July 3, 1937, in Somerset, Kent., and was a longtime resident of Boulder, Colo. She was a wife, mother and grandmother who was proud to be a homemaker.

Vivian loved children, cats and books, and was a much-celebrated cook.

Vivian was preceded in death by her youngest son, Robert Gregory Michael.

Beatrice Cosner, 91

July 25, 2014

Beatrice Cosner, age 91, of Broken Bow, passed away April 29, 2014, at the Golden LivingCenter of Broken Bow.

Beatrice was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Berwyn, to Lester and Kathryn (Pirnie) Wachter. She was raised on the farm and after high school she worked for the draft board during World War II and even had to draft her boyfriend.

Later, she married Harry Cosner May 19, 1946. They made their home in the Gates Community where they farmed for 30 years.

Elizabeth Brown, 83

July 25, 2014

Elizabeth Brown, age 83 of Broken Bow formerly of Arcadia, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Jennie M. Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Seth Bates officiating. Burial followed in the Arcadia Cemetery. Govier Bros. Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Arcadia Fire and Rescue Department.

Lyle E. Williams, 96

July 25, 2014

Memorial Services for Lyle E. Williams age 96 of Ainsworth, will be held Monday, May 19, 2014, at 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth with a private family inurnment to be held at the Grand Prairie Cemetery near Johnstown, at a later date.

Lyle Williams passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Ainsworth Care Center in Ainsworth.

Bernard Winkenwerder, 82

July 25, 2014

Bernard (Ben) Francis Winkenwerder, 82, went home to the Lord May 9, 2014, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.

Raymond Woracek, 81

July 25, 2014

Raymond James Woracek of Sargent passed away May 6, 2014, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Services will be held in Sargent at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Hunt officiating. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.Funeral arrangements are being made by Rhoad Funeral Home 308-527-3625.

Raymond James Woracek was born Oct. 3, 1932, in Sargent, to James Woracek and Mary (Brim) Woracek. He attended grade school at the Round Valley School House and high school at Sargent Public High School.

Maxine Bosselman, 92

July 25, 2014

(Grandma Max) Maxine Bosselman, 92 of Grand Island died peacefully with her loving family at her side Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Tiffany Square.

Services were Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Reverend Jack Gillam officiated. Burial was in the Grand Island Cemetery.

Mrs. Bosselman was born July 29, 1921, at Fairmont, the daughter of Dwight and Margaret (Ellis) Forbes.

Agnes Hempstead, 84

July 25, 2014

Agnes Marie (Tully) Hempstead, age 84 of Anselmo died May 11, 2014, at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Funeral services are Friday, May 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Visitation will be Today, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel. A Christian wake service will be today at 7 p.m. with family visitation from 5 - 7 p.m. at the St. Anselm’s Catholic Church. Internment will be at Dale Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Anselm’s Catholic Church or Anselmo Fire and Rescue.

Marvin 'Mert' Stivers, 77

July 25, 2014

Marvin “Mert” Stivers, age 77, of Callaway, died May 8, 2014, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Callaway, to Walter and Laura (Wilborn) Stivers.

Mert graduated from Callaway High School in 1955 where he was an All-State football player. After graduation, he returned to the family farm.

September 13, 1959, Mert married Beverly West in Oconto. The couple moved to the family place where they farmed for many years. Later in life, Mert worked for All Points Fertilizer, and then for Trotters for the past several years.

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