Edwin Cohagan, 83, of North Platte, Nebraska, died November 9th, 2017 at his home in North Platte.  
  He was born August 5th, 1934 in Central City, Nebraska, son of Paul and Daisy Cohagan
  Ed served his country in the Navy from 1952 until 1955. Ed married Darla Stark on August 18th, 1979 at Loomis United Methodist Church. To this union one son, Ryan was born. 
  He was a member of the American Legion, and the Eagles Club. 
  Ed enjoyed spending time with family, knitting, embroidering, and always enjoyed getting outside and doing yard work. 
  Surviving are wife, Darla Cohagan of North Platte, Nebraska, son, Ryan (Mary) Cohagan of Omaha, Nebraska, granddaughter, Tegan Cohagan, grandson, Keiran Cohagan, long with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
  Edwin was preceded in death by father, Paul Cohagan, mother, Daisy Cohagan, brother, Chester DeVon Cohagan, brother, Francis "Copey" Cohagan, brother-in-law, Robert Glinsmann, and nephew, Tyler Ehlers.
  Services were held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. 
  Interment followed at Fort McPherson National Cemetery. 
  It was Ed's wish that those attending the services wear casual attire.
  Memorials may be directed to St.Judes Children's Research Hospital,  P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
  To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
  Irene L. Miller, 87, of Grand Island, Nebraska, died Sunday, November 12th, 2017, at Edgewood Vista, in Grand Island, Nebraska.  Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, November, 16th, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  The celebrant is Rev. James R. Golka.  Interment will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation was Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at Curran Funeral Chapel with a vigil service. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. 
  Irene was born April 7th, 1930, at Holstein, Nebraska.  She was the daughter of Frank and Angela (Parr) Hemberger.
  Survivors of her immediate family include her daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn & George Fairbairn of St. Paul, Nebraska; Lori & Paul McGinnis of Cozad, Nebraska. Sons, Lyle Miller of Doniphan, Nebraska and 
Randy Miller of Grand Island, Nebraska. Others left to cherish her memory include her grandchildren, Andy Fairbairn, Sara and Henry Rathjen, Emily Fairbairn, Adam McGinnis, and Margaret McGinnis, great grandchildren Ramsey and Cami, Rider, and Brinley.
  Irene grew up in the Holstein area on the family farm.  She graduated from Kenesaw High School in 1948. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. She married Raymond H. “Ray” Miller on November 29th, 1950, at Hastings, Nebraska. They lived in Holdrege and Kearney before moving to Grand Island in 1956. Irene worked at home raising her children, gardening, and keeping house. She and Ray enjoyed traveling.  Ray died October 18th, 2010.
  Irene loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, aerobics, dancing and shopping.   
She was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral for over 61 years, part of its altar society, the Platt-Duetsche, and Liederkranz. 
  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ray, sisters, Marge Phillips, Bonnie Hemberger, brothers, Alfred Hemberger, and Ken Hemberger.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Your thoughts and prayers are welcomed at www.curranfuneralchapel.com under Irene’s obituary.
  Lora Lee Garner, 61, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died November 9th, 2017 at her home in Gothenburg, Nebraska.  
  She was born June 23rd, 1956 in North Platte, Nebraska, daughter of Clifford "Dean" Johnson and Kay (Brodine) Johnson. She grew up in North Platte and live there for many years.  Lora married John Garner on June 18th, 1976 at North Platte in a union of nearly 40 years; four children were born - Leanne, J.D.,  Andrew and Ruby. The family resided in Gothenburg, making the community their home for 23 years.  She enjoyed crocheting, giving people a hard time with a smile on her face and spending time with her grandkids.  She liked to drive truck and loved her animals. 
  Survivors include; son Andrew (Shannen) Garner, of Gothenburg; daughter; Ruby (Shane) Bappe of Cozad, Nebraska, daughter, Leanne (Chris) Garner-Twohig,  grandchildren;  John Jr, Haley, Kalyn, Emma, Lily, Olivia, Regan, Ethan, Damion, Ethan, Peyton, Addison, Daniel and great grandchild Tanis. Her mother;  Mary Johnson, Garden City, Kansas, Her siblings; Vicki Johnson, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Deena Blazek, Lincoln, Nebraska;  Russell ( Vicky) Johnson, Cheyenne, Wyoming;  Janine (Tony) Miller, North Platte, Nebraska; Darek ( Laurie) Johnson, Maxwell, Nebraska.; nieces and  nephews: Gregg (Shawna) Heil, Mackenzie and Darion; Misty Heil, Kelton and Max; Alicia (Bobby Fodge) Mould, Nick and James;  Danielle Fanter, Dionce' and Daja; Heather and Zachary Miller, Tyler Johnson, Brooke (Calvin Parrett) Johnson along with other extended family and friends. 
  Lora was preceded in death by husband, John Garner, son, JD Garner, parents, brothers John and Sean Hughes, granddaughter Jona Garner.
  Services will be held at a later date.
  Troy D. Hill of Cozad, Nebraska passed away November 12th, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 50. 
  Troy was born August 24th, 1967 in Denver, Colorado. He attended Cody-Kilgore High School and graduated from Alliance High School.  Following graduation, Troy joined the U.S. Navy.   
  Horses were his passion. He trained race horses at various tracks in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado and was a ranch hand at various ranches in the Springview, Nebraska area. When Troy became ill and was no longer able to work, he moved to Cozad. Family was everything to him and he treasured time spent with his nephews and nieces. He was an excellent dancer and enjoyed playing poker and other card games.  Troy loved to visit and tell stories to everyone.  He will be missed by many. 
  Survivors include his daughter, Madilynn J. Dunkel of Valentine, Nebraska; parents, Frank and Ginger Hill of Cozad; brothers, Corey and wife Audra Hill of Park Rapids, Minnesota and Ty Hill of Watford City, North Dakota; sister Taunya and husband Jay Chytka of Cozad; 5 nieces and 5 nephews; and many other extended family and friends.  
  He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Wanda and Dale Myers and Cena and Grover Hill. 
  Memorials are suggested to Cozad Fire and Rescue.  Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. 
  A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Eickhoff officiating. Inurnment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Friday from 9 to 5 at Berryman Funeral Home.
  P. Dean  Peterson, 79, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died November 12th, 2017 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska of acute pancreatitis. 
  He was born July 25th, 1938 in Gothenburg, Nebraska, son of P. Raymond and Clara Peterson. He grew up on the family farm and attended school at New Hope. He graduated from Gothenburg High with the class of 1957.  Dean married Aleda Abbott on August 7th, 1960 at Cozad, Nebraska and they made their home on the farm north of Gothenburg. Dean and Aleda had five children; Kay, Karen, Kim, Kelly and Mark. Dean was a member of the Evangelical Free Church and Well Drillers Association.   
  Dean owned and operated Peterson Well Drilling for 56 years; working alongside his son, brother and nephew.   Working was his passion and he enjoyed his customers.  He also took pride in farming and ranching on the X-9 Family Farm.  He loved to hunt and to be with his grandkids.  
  Surviving are son, Mark (Susan) Peterson of Gothenburg, Nebraska; two daughters, Kay (Dan) Catlin of Kearney, Nebraska, Karen (Dave) Bardwick of Missoula, Montana; six grandkids;  Abby, Chad and Derrick Bardwick of Missoula, Montana; Seth Catlin of Kearney, Nebraska; Tyler and Kayla Peterson of Gothenburg, Nebraska; brother Jerry (Sherri) Peterson of Gothenburg, Nebraska; sister Deanna (Terry) Cox of Arlington, Texas; along with many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.  
  Dean was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Aleda; two sons, Kim and Kelly Peterson; sister-in-law Luetta Peterson.
  Visitation will be held at Evangelical Free Church, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, November 16th, 2017, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. with the family 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
   Funeral services will be held at Evangelical Free Church, Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Scott Newman and Pastor Robert Litzenberger officiating.  
  Burial will take place in the New Hope Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
  Memorials may be given to The Gideons International, PO Box 133, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or the E-Free Commons Building. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.