Keith J. Brodin, formerly of Cozad, Nebraska died December 5th, 2017 in Omaha.
Preceded in death by parents, Claus and Gladys Brodin; brother, Leonard Brodin; sisters: Darlene Arnold, Phyllis Crow, and Doris Kostman.
Survived by wife, Lois Brodin; sons and daughters-in-law, Monty and Kourtney Brodin, Alan and Anne Brodin; grandchildren; Brian Brodin, Bailee Brodin, Brett Brodin, and Ben Brodin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Jean Brecks; sister-in-law, Margaret Brodin; several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Friday, December, 8th at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. in Omaha.
Services were held Saturday, December 9th at 10:30 a.m. at West Center Chapel. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334.
Memorials are suggested to Cozad, Nebraska Volunteer Fire Dept. or Cozad High School Alumni Association.
Patricia R. “Pat” Twehous, 86, of Lexington died Friday, December 8th, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, surrounded by her family.
Pat was born on November 23rd, 1931 to George and Faye Vogel in St. Libory, Nebraska. She was raised in the Grand Island area and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic school in Grand Island, Nebraska.
She married William “Bill” Twehous on October 8th, 1953. Throughout their marriage, Pat and Bill Twehous lived all over central Nebraska, in Colorado, Illinois, but made their home in the Big Green House on Washington Street, in Lexington, Nebraska.
Pat was a true servant of our Lord in all aspects of her life. She was faithfully devoted to her family and held true to the belief that family never ends with blood. Her door was always open and there was always a hot pot of coffee for anyone who needed it. She taught her children to always work for the good of the group and for the glory of God.
Throughout her time in Lexington, she was active in St. Anne’s Catholic Parish, recognized as their official wedding planner, event coordinator, and welcoming committee. She held official positions on the parish council, Alter Society, Legion of Mary, Cursillo, and as the Provincial Family Director for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW). She also held various roles throughout the Lexington community, including the Rotary Club and 4-H.
She is survived by her children, Bonnie J. Twehous Lauby of Kearney, Ronald W. Twehous of Grand Island, Vicki A. Twehous Feely of Lincoln, Richard A. (Marilyn) Twehous of Maricopa, Arizona, Shari M. (Jon) Twehous Steger of Lincoln; twelve grandchildren, Scott T. Lauby of Omaha, Robert (Bob) Feely of Brooten, Minnesota, Brett A. Lauby of Minden, Danielle L. Bliven Clouse of Central City, Mark E. Lauby of Lincoln, Josh W. Twehous of Hildreth, Maureen J. Feely Drake of Lincoln, Ryan J. Twehous of Grand Island, Haley A. Steger of Lincoln, Lane P. Twehous of Maryland, Carly E. Twehous of Los Angeles, California, and William J. Twehous of Maricopa, Arizona. She has twenty-one great-grandchildren and countless friends all over the country. She is also survived by her siblings, Wilma Vogel Reif of Dannebrog, Jean Vogel Hill of Bellevue, Jeanette Vogel Weakland of Grand Island, and Ralph Vogel of St. Libory.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, William J. (George) and Faye (Moore) Vogel, her loving husband, William B. Twehous, her brother, Joe Vogel of Red Cloud, and beloved grandson, Thomas A. Feely, of Lincoln.
We entrust to you, God’s faithful servant, Pat Twehous.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, December 15th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverend Matt Koperski officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 14th, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. with Wake Service to follow at 7:00 p.m. all at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Per Pat’s request please, in lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. To share online condolences to the family please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Dale Wilbur Darnall of Eustis passed away December 7th, 2017 after a 3 1/2 year battle with Alzheimer's at the age of 87.
Dale was born May 14th, 1930 south of Farnam, Nebraska to Wilbur and Emma (Klein) Darnall. The family moved to Eustis in 1937 where Dale attended school and graduated with the class of 1948. At the age of 13, Dale went to work at the Eustis Mercantile Co.'s Ford Garage. On December 3, 1948, Dale married Janice Jenkins. In 1963, he purchased John Wolf's share of the K.W. Motor Co. joining Elmer Ballheim in the business. Dale's youngest son Jay purchased Elmer's share of the business in 1983 and it was renamed D.J. Motors.
Dale was an active member in his community. He served as a volunteer for Eustis Fire and Rescue for over 65 years. Through the years, he was involved with Scouting as the Cub Scout Master, was a member of the Eustis School Board, the Town Board, and a member of the Eustis Methodist Church. Dale loved to travel and along with his wife Janice, visited every town in Nebraska. Dale also enjoyed spending summer weekends at Plum Creek Reservoir with his family fishing and boating.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Bill, Glen and Clark.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Janice; children, Rick and wife Nancy of Irvine, California, Gary and wife Kathy of New Berlin, Wisconsin, Bryan and wife Deb of Eustis, Brenda and husband Gary Davis of Farnam and Jay and wife Rita of Eustis; sister, Bonnie and husband Nicholas Casper of Lexington; 2 sister-in-law's, Norma Darnall of Farnam and Jean Darnall of Glasco, Kansas; 14 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Eustis Fire Department or Eustis Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Services were held Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Eustis with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Burial followed at East Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Eustis. Berryman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Karole Jean (Wait) Pokorny was born December 22nd, 1941 to Raymond "Dick" Wait and Velma Marie (Lehn) Wait in Ainsworth, Nebraska and passed away December 2nbd, 2017 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg, Nebraska with her sister by her side.
She attended various rural schools in Brown County before graduating from Ainsworth High School in 1960. After graduation, she moved to Omaha and met Roger Pokorny, who was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base. On November 21st, 1964, they married at the Methodist Church in Omaha and shortly after they moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1973, they built a home southeast of Lonsdale, Minnesota. She fell in love with the country life and taking care of horses, sheep, cattle and chickens. She especially enjoyed raising several babies from her palomino mare, Duster Suzette. In the fall of 1973, their home felt complete with the adoption of three siblings: Jim (age 6); Bob (age 4); and Kim (age 3).
The marriage ended in 1980 and Karole and the children moved to Ainsworth, Nebraska for a short time. Eventually, she and her children moved to Denver, Colorado where she worked for the National Western Stock Show, the American Saler Association, and the Colorado Health Department.
In 1996 she moved to Gothenburg where she worked as an office manager for Circle B Irrigation and then Holdrege Irrigation, retiring in 2004. Karole also became very involved with the Cub Scouts while in Gothenburg and spent twelve enjoyable years as den leader and treasurer. During this time she helped raise her grandson Thomas Jay (TJ) Gallegos.
She enjoyed painting landscapes and belonged to the Gothenburg Pony Expressionist Art Club, enjoyed sewing and was an avid gardener. She had an extraordinary rapport with animals and shared a special bond with Sasha, her beloved German Shepherd mix.
Karole is survived by three children, James Roger (Jo) of Ramsey, Minnesota, Robert Wayne of Anoka, Minnesota and Kimberly (Chris) of Cozad; two sisters Janice Ammon (Tucker) of Brighton, Colrado and Donna (Jeff) Morris of Gothenburg; one brother James (Valerie) of Longmont, Colorado; and five grandchildren: Chesca, Justin, Cassidy, TJ and Serenity. Karole is also survived by nieces and nephews: Aaron, Nathan, Blair, Taylor, Stacie, Scott and Kristyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, December 7th, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church, Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Interment followed in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be designated to the Fur the Love of Paws, Pawsitive partners, or Paw Prints in Dawson County PO Box 21 Cozad, NE 69130.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Laurance "Larry" Dean Alger, 67, of Gothenburg, died November 30th, 2017 at Cozad Care and Rehabilitation in Cozad, Nebraska.
Larry was born December 24th, 1949 in Colorado Springs, Colorado son of Ralph and Josephine Alger.
Larry grew up in Colorado Springs. In August of 1987, Larry moved to Gothenburg where he worked as a carpet layer for 36 years.
Larry enjoyed many things in life including stock cars and racing in his early adult years as well as car club, Husker football and Denver Broncos football.
Survivors include two daughters, Jill (Troy) Franzen and Kristy (Matt) Connolley all of Gothenburg; two sons, Lawrence James Alger of Menominee, Michigan and Scott (Kayla) Peterson of Gothenburg; six grandsons, Nicholas, Andrew, Bradley, Austin, Zane, Kendrick; three granddaughters, Evelyn, Ashlyn, Brilyn; brother, Ralph Alger; sister, Dora Jackson and special friend Ann Butterfield.
Larry was preceded in death by father, Ralph Alger, mother, Josephine Alger, sister, Elsie Frances Pinson, brothers Ray and Bruce.
Register book signing was held on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel with Tiff Varney officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Family to be determined later.
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