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Wilda Jeanette (Williamson) Nelson - October 22, 2014

Wilda Jeanette (Williamson) Nelson was born December 6, 1.922 to Reuben 0. and Alma J. (Everingham) Williamson in Long Pine, Nebraska. Wilda graduated from Ainsworth High School with the class of 1940. On June 8, 1940, Wilda married Milan L. Nelson in the parsonage of the Ainsworth United Methodist Church. Their first home was a 3-room house west of Ainsworth in an apple orchard. During the early years of their marriage they moved several times...

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Franklin Dean "Dean" Graff - October 17, 2014

Franklin Dean Graff, age 93, passed away October 17, 2014 in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska as the result of an automobile accident. He was born on June 1, 1921, at the ranch north of Johnstown, Nebraska to Arthur "Chuck" and Velma (Casselman) Graff. He spent his childhood on the ranch at Plum Creek, and graduated from Johnstown High School in 1939. After graduation, Dean went to California to work in a B29 airplane factory....

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Burton A. Vargason - October 12, 2014

Burton Alphonso Vargason was born on March 8, 1921, the fifth child of Harry and Louise Vargason. He was born at the homestead 7 miles north of Bassett, Nebraska. Burton was 9 years old when his mother died, so he and his brother Shorty lived with different families, attending school when he could. Burton eventually went to live with his grandparents Anna and George Vargason helping them with their ranch. In September of 1942 Burton went to...

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Clint N. Davis - October 6, 2014

Clint Norman Davis was born on a farm near Norden, Nebraska on February 11, 1918 in a log house. He passed away on October 6, 2014 at the Rock County Long Term Care in Bassett, Nebraska at the age of 96 years. In May of 1936, he was united in marriage to Miriam Louise Byington. To this union three children were born: Joy Dawn, Judy Storm and K. Morris. Clint was very active in the community of Rock County, where he and his wife Miriam resided...

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Orland C. Krause - September 27, 2014

Orland C. Krause was born March 25, 1927, to Richard John and Edna Belle (King) Krause south of Long Pine on the King place, living most of his life in the Long Pine and Ainsworth area until his tour of duty. He passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 in the Brown County Hospital at the age of 87. Orland attended country school southeast of Long Pine and then graduated from Long Pine High School as salutatorian for the Class of 1944. He always...

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Paul D. Smith - September 23, 2014

Paul D. Smith was born on March 17, 1929 in Plainview, Nebraska to Harley (H.O.) and Esther (Ellis) Smith and passed away on September 23rd, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 85. Paul's school years (from 1st grade through 12th grade) were spent in McLean, Nebraska. He served in the National Guard with Co. "F" 134th Infantry at Norfolk, Nebraska from 1948-1951. Paul met his lifetime sweetheart, Ruth Galvin,...

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Pauline P. (Welke) Dau - September 21, 2014

Pauline Phyllis (Welke) Dau was born November 25, 1918 to Elsa and Gustave Welke at the family homestead northwest of Wood Lake Nebraska. Pauline passed away September 21, 2014 at the Ainsworth Care Center. Pauline attended elementary school in a country schoolhouse around Wood Lake, and attended Woodlake High School where she graduated in 1936 as Valedictorian of her class. Soon after graduation, Pauline met the love of her life and married...

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Ella R. (Hansen) Shaw - September 21, 2014

Ella Rose (Hansen) Shaw September 26, 1941 – September 21, 2014 Ella Rose Shaw was called home to the Lord on September 21, 2014 at University Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska following a lengthy battle with several types of cancer. She was born in Boscobel, Wisconsin, the third child of Leonard and Geneva (Smith) Hansen and moved to South Dakota when she was four. She grew up in and around the Iona, South Dakota area. When she was 15, she...

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George Miles "Bee" Graff - September 18, 2014

George Miles "Bee" Graff, 89, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. He was born on January 10, 1925 to Arthur "Chuck" and Velma (Casselman) Graff at the family ranch north of Johnstown, Nebraska. Miles graduated from Johnstown High School in 1943. On April 5, 1951 he was married to Mardel Williams and together they had three children, Kenneth Graff, (deceased) Cynthia Melton of Ainsworth,...

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Kenneth D. "Ken" Minnig - September 16, 2014

Kenneth Minnig, the youngest of six children, was born April 16, 1927 on a ranch southeast of Bassett, Nebraska to Caroline (Bohl) and Wellington Minnig. He died on September 16, 2014 at Parkview Manor in Stuart. Ken grew up and called Rock County Nebraska his home for his entire life. He served in the US Merchant Marines at the end of WWII. Ken and Geneva Boyd were married in 1948, settled in Bassett, and were members of the Bassett and...

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