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From: "Linda Willuweit-Joy" <>
Subject: [NEHAMILT] ANR - 10/31/07 Obits - Broekemeier, Harley, Keiser,Nelson, Sabata, Sc hlechte
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 03:05:53 GMT

Broekemeier, Michael L.

Michael Broekemeier, 48, of Central City, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 29 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Central City with Rev. Kurt Letcher and Vicar Kevin McReynolds officiating. Burial was in Prairie Creek Cemetery near Archer.

Michael L. Broekemeier, son of Delbert Dean and Juliette M. (Berg) Broekemeier, was born Oct. 22, 1959 in Burke, S.D. He grew up in Central City and graduated from Central City High School in 1978.

He married Shelly K. Fousek on May 23, 1981.

He received his bachelors degree in industrial arts from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1983. He then returned to Central City and worked for Solt Funeral Home until he entered the U.S. Army Jan. 30, 1986. After his honorable discharge Jan. 28, 1989, he farmed in the Chapman area, then went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in 1990 and was employed there until his death.

He was a lifetime member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, was a member of American Legion Post 120 in Palmer and had been a member of Central City Sportsman Club. He loved sports, especially football, wrestling and baseball. He coached softball and baseball in Central City. He loved camping and campfires, hunting, horses, driving the river road, going for rides in his jeep, working on his 1972 GMC pickup, going to Grandpa Whitleys lake and farming.

Survivors include daughter, Chelsey Broekemeier of Lincoln; son, Clay Broekemeier of Archer; Shelly Broekemeier of Archer; his mother, Juliette Broekemeier of Central City; one sister, Cheryl (Dave) Marsh of Hillsboro, Kan.; four brothers, Darol (Margie) Broekemeier of Genoa, Marlo (Gloria) Broekemeier of Central City, Don (Tina) Broekemeier of Central City and Dale (Karla) Broekemeier of Aurora; 29 nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delbert Broekemeier and his grandparents.

Harley, Thomas J.

Thomas Harley, 51, of Warrenton, Va., son of Aurora residents Elvin Harley and Dolores Harley, died in a vehicular accident Oct. 27, 2007.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Grand Island.

Thomas John Harley, son of Elvin and Dolores Harley, was born Aug. 13, 1956 in Atkinson. He attended St. Pauls Elementary School and Norfolk Senior High in Norfolk.

He married Rose Riley Oct. 24, 2003.

At the time of his death he was employed as a master mason by Clyde Cross Construction in Virginia.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Survivors include his wife, Rose, of Virginia; his parents, Elvin Harley of Aurora and Dolores Harley of Aurora; two sisters, Carolyn (Chuck) Clark of Aurora and Verna (Edwin) Ferris of Norfolk; five brothers, Carl and Paul Harley of Aurora, Tim (Donna) Harley of Timberville, Va. , Courtland (Susan) Bersee of Virginia and Charles Bersee; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and two brothers, Ernie and Jason.

Keiser, Doris

Doris M. Keiser, 86, of Gothenburg, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at Gothenburg.

Services were Friday, Oct. 26 in American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg with Rev. Matthew Groenke and Lonna Grabenstien, PMA, officiating. Burial was in American Lutheran Cemetery.

Mrs. Keiser was born July 22, 1921 at Gothenburg to Chris and Caroline (Duis) Gronewold. She graduated from Gothenburg High School and lived her entire life in Gothenburg.

Following graduation she taught in rural schools for two years.

She married Donald Keiser May 27, 1945 in Gothenburg.

She was a member of American Lutheran Church, American Lutheran Church Women, ladies circles and ALC Quilters. She enjoyed her flower garden, playing bridge, refinishing antique picture frames and baking.

Survivors include her four daughters, Jeanine (Dave) Kline of Gothenburg, Linda (Douglas) McHenry of Hampton, Sandra (Craig) Parsons of Crystal Lake, Ill. and Susan (Richard) DePasquale of Fairport, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, Mitch (Elsa) Kline of Commerce City, Colo., Jason (Megan) Kline of Littleton, Colo., Chris Kline of Sidney, Michelle McHenry of Grand Island, Korey McHenry of Hampton, Jillian Parsons and Lane Parsons of Crystal Lake, Ill., Anthony DePasquale of Japan, Daniel DePasquale and Mary DePasquale of Fairport, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren.

Memorials are directed to American Lutheran Church or the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Nelson, Robert C.

Robert C. Nelson age 74 of Phillips died Monday, Oct. 22 at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 27 at Monroe Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Barry McCormick officiating. Burial was in Mamre Church Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Mr. Nelson was born on Nov. 30, 1932 in Hamilton County to Victor O. and Hazel B. (Lear) Nelson. He grew up in the Marquette area and graduated from Marquette High School in 1950. He attended Nebraska Central College in Central City and played football there.

On June 22, 1952 he married Rosella Rosi G. Poole in Grand Island.

He served in the Korean Conflict with the Army from Feb. 5, 1953 to Feb. 5, 1955. After his honorable discharge, he returned to the Marquette area and then moved to the Phillips area in 1962. He farmed in the Marquette and Phillips area until his retirement in 1997. After retirement, he did seasonal work for the Marquette elevator.

He was a member of the Monroe Evangelical Free Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and his greatest love was for his family. He was looking forward to the birth of his first great-grandchild in April.

Survivors include his wife Rosella Rosi Nelson of Phillips; three daughters, Danise Nelson of Greeneville, Tenn., Noreen (Keith) Gould of Laurel and Kim (Russ) McDonald of Omaha; one son Nathan (Kristin Nelson) of Lincoln; eight grandchildren, Brian and Amy Gould, Brett Gould, Kacie Gould, Silas and Cathy McDonald, Rebekah McDonald, Sarah McDonald, Carter Nelson and Colin Nelson; one sister, Marge (Marvin) David of Chatsworth, Calif.; three brothers-in-law, Don (Lucille) Poole and Glenn (Lee) Poole of Grand Island and Marty (Jan) Poole of Scottsbluff; three sisters-in-law, Kay Poole of Council Bluffs, Elaine (Lee) Sims of Windsor, Colo. and Delores Cross of Kansas City; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Virginia Broman; and four brothers-in-law.

Sabata, Lyle G.

Lyle G. Sabata, 53, of Aurora, died at Bryan LGH East on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Stockham Community Church in Stockham with Rev. Paul Nauman officiating. Burial was in the Stockham Cemetery.

Mr. Sabata was born on May 8, 1954, in David City to Joseph B. and Elizabeth Alice (Koza) Sabata. He grew up on a farm near David City and attended David City Aquinas High School and then graduated from Rising City High School in 1972.

On January 20, 1978, he married Delberta A. Schell in Aurora. They made their home in Hamilton County and he worked for various farmers in the area including Mowitz Farms and Platte Valley Popcorn. Recently, he had been employed at Iams Company and Eberly and Sons Trucking in Aurora.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping; and his greatest love was spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Delberta of Aurora; his son, Shannon (Laura) Sabata of Central City; his daughter Crystal Sabata of Aurora; one sister, Shirley (Don) Wittulski of Hordville; three brothers, Ray Sabata of Kronborg, Leroy Sabata of Garden City, Kan. and Russell (Lois) Sabata of St. Edward; three sisters-in-law, Mary Inman of Waynesville, Mo., Betty (Belden) Cushing of Inland and Helen (Roy) Kliewer of Stockham; one brother-in-law, Edwin (Merle) Schell of Phillips; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Marvin and Kenny Sabata; two brothers-in-law, Elwin and Elmer Schell; and two sisters-in-law, Linda Sabata and Connie Sabata.

Schlechte, Opal C.

Opal C. Schlechte, 87, of Aurora, died Friday, Oct. 26, 207 at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 29 at Volzke Funeral Home in Seward with Rev. Loren Cooper officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Seward.

Mrs. Schlechte was born Dec. 28, 1919 near Ulysses to Rudolph and Hulda (Suhr) Neujahr.

She married Edgar Schlechte Dec. 15, 1945 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Gresham.

She was a cook and baker at Hamilton Manor in Aurora for 19 years.

She was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Hampton and life member of Seward VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include her three daughters, Petra (Eugene) Bamesberger of Hampton, Darla (Gary) Burns of Lincoln and Loa (Gene) Winter of Hampton; two brothers, Raymond (Bernita) Neujahr of Lincoln and Eldon (Emily) Neujahr of Liberty; a brother-in-law, Donald Struebing of David City; a sister-in-law, Pat Neujahr of Valentine; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; one brother, Orville Neujahr; two sisters, Mildred and Ray Niemann and Janice Struebing.

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