Eddie D. Darnall of Cozad passed away August 31st, 2017 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln at the age of 51.    
  Eddie was born January 4th, 1966 at Cozad, Nebraska to Glen and Rebecca (Byrum) Darnall. He attended school at Eustis, Nebraska. Eddie worked for several construction companies around Nebraska until a car accident left him confined to a wheelchair.  
  He enjoyed fishing with his best friend, Gary Banzhaf, watching Husker football and spending time with family and friends.    
  Eddie was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Tammy Allbright and nephew, Michael Beachel.  
  Survivors include his brother, Fred Darnall and wife Patty of Gothenburg; sister, Melinda Elitist of Lincoln; brother-in-law, Richard Allbright of Cozad; 12 nieces and nephews; best friend, Gary Banzhaf and wife Sharol of Cozad; and many other relatives and friends. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.  
  Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. 
  Cremation was chosen. A memorial service was held Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad with Pastor Doug Smith officiating.  
  Betty Jean Volkman, 89, of Gothenburg, Nebraska died September 11th, 2017 at Saunders Medical Center Long Term Care in Wahoo, Nebraska.  
  Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, September 14th, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  Services will be held at the  First Presbyterian Church, 1020 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, Nebraska, Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  with Rev. David Boyd and Rev. Matt Coplen officiating.  
  Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Lexington, Nebraska.
  Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, 1020 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
  Betty Jean Volkman, 89, of Gothenburg, Nebraska died September 11th, 2017 at Saunders Medical Center Long Term Care in Wahoo, Nebraska.  
  Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, September 14th, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  Services will be held at the  First Presbyterian Church, 1020 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, Nebraska, Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  with Rev. David Boyd and Rev. Matt Coplen officiating.  
  Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Lexington, Nebraska.
  Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, 1020 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
  Frank J. Policky, 88, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society-St. John´s. Mr. Policky will be cremated and services will be held at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at a later date. O´Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com.
  Franklin Joe Policky was born on October 27th, 1928 in Broadwater, Nebraska to Vladislav
¨Bud¨ and Mildred (Waggerby) Policky. He grew up in the Broadwater area and graduated from Sunol High School. Following high school, he worked for farmers in the area.
  He was united in marriage to Luilla Frerichs on October 1st, 1950. Five children were born to this marriage.
  Frank entered the United States Army, completing basic training at Ft. Hood and was then stationed at Ft. Polk and later Germany where he served as a tank mechanic.
Following his honorable discharge, he worked in the oil fields of the Nebraska Panhandle. He later moved to Columbus where he met Helen Gasper. Frank and Helen were united in marriage on August 27th, 1965.Three children were born to this marriage. In 1975 they moved to Cozad.Frank worked as an auto mechanic and millright. Later he worked in the hospitality business.
  Frank enjoyed drag racing and spending time in the outdoors, especially fishing and
hunting.
  Survivors include his wife Helen of Cozad; his children, Adam (Michael) Policky and his
wife Dawn of Portland, ME, Heather Armbrust, Price Policky and wife Rose of Astoria, OR, Karin Tilley and husband Michael of Lakewood, CO, Jeff Policky and wife Kathy of Chadron, NE, Anton Policky and wife Cindy of Scottsbluff, NE, Kim Hart of Broadwater, NE; a daughter-in-law, Kim Policky of Kearney; 19 grandchildren, and a sister, June Murphy of Manta, Ecuador,
  He was preceded by his parents; a sister, Shirley Policky; a son, Brian Policky; and a brother-in-law, Art Murphy.
   Ernest John Wempen, 91, of rural Overton, Nebraska, died Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at his home.
  Ernie was born August 11th, 1926, at Sumner, Nebraska to Henry John and Martha (Baker) Wempen. He grew up near Sumner until 1959, when he moved north of Overton, Nebraska.
  He was united in marriage to Leila Douglass Runge on October 16, 1971, in Sumner, Nebraska.  She preceded him in death on October 18, 1996.  He then found love again with Kathryn Henry VanCleave, and they were married August 14th, 1999, at Miller, Nebraska.  Although Ernest had no children of his own, he loved and cared for his stepchildren, and special nieces, and nephews as his own. 
  When asked if Ernie had any special hobbies the family smiled and said, “Working the cattle” was his hobby.  He loved being outdoors, fixing fence, going to the sale barn, where he loved to visit.  He enjoyed dancing and spent many a Saturday evening at the Miller Dance Hall.  He so loved being with the family, socializing, and had a very wry sense of humor. Ernie was special in so many ways.  He was born with juvenile cataracts, and although blind throughout his entire life, he could tell you how much a steer or cow weighed within a few pounds, how much it brought within a few pennies as soon as the auctioneer was finished.  He was truly an amazing man.
   Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Kathryn of Overton, Nebraska; stepson, Jody (Kathy) VanCleave of Papillion, Nebraska; stepdaughters, Julie (Greg) Brauer of Elm Creek, Nebraska, Tami (Keith) Stombaugh of Cozad, Nebraska, and Sharon (Ed) Antonio of Albuquerque, New Mexico; stepdaughter-in-law, Linda Runge of Grand Island, Nebraska; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Wempen of Overton, Nebraska, and Delna Wempen of Minden, Nebraska; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, special nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
  Ernie was preceded in death by his first wife, by his parents; two brothers, Cecil and Henry, Jr.; one sister Mary Ann Barth; and one stepson, Larry Runge.
  Funeral Services were held Monday, September 11th, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Elm Creek, Nebraska with Reverend Dennis Wheeler officiating.
  Burial will be in the Armada Cemetery north of Miller, Nebraska.
  Visitation was  held Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
  Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church in Overton, the Overton Volunteer Fire Department, or the Donor’s Choice.
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to have assisted the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.