ope体育BROKEN BOW — Ina Jean Blauhorn Giles, 92, passed away April 19, 2020, in Broken Bow.
Ina Jean was born Oct. 7, 1927, on a farm near Palmer to William and Anna (Otto) Blauhorn.
She attended a rural K-8 school and graduated from Archer High School. During Ina Jean’s youth she was a member of the country church, Zion Evangelical Church later becoming the United Methodist Church, where her Godly principles were formed guiding her throughout life. After high school Ina Jean moved to Grand Island and worked in Hesteds Department Store as a clerk and office secretary.
ope体育While living in Grand Island she met Charles R. Giles of Elsmere, at a dance. People bragged that they were good dancing partners and the courtship began. Ina Jean and Charles married in the Archer Evangelical United Brethren Church on March 12, 1950. They made their life-long home in Broken Bow.
ope体育Four children were born to this union: Gene Giles, wife Jane of Alliance, Jimmy Giles, deceased; Randy Giles of San Diego Calif.; and Sally Giles of Denver, Colo. Ina Jean was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother to Nicholas Giles, wife, Michelle, and children, Kaitlyn, twins Karter and Khloe of Lincoln; Lucas Giles, wife, Natalie, and son, Lucas Jr. of Summerset, S.D.; and Zachary Eskridge, wife, Ashlei, and son, Jack of Austin, Texas.
Ina Jean dedicated her life to God, family and community. She truly was a domestic goddess driving kids to and from school, sewing, gardening, canning and always home-cooked meals. She would send her kids/grandkids greeting cards and packages of goodies. The home was continually decorated for every season and every holiday. Ina Jean enjoyed music and loved to sing, playing the radio all day long. She never missed phone calls to her children including the very day of her passing.
ope体育Ina Jean was a member of the Broken Bow United Methodist Church, receiving her 75-year member recognition pin in 2017. She was also a long time member of UMW Eve Circle. She enjoyed participating in the Samaritan’s Christmas Shoebox gift giving and served the local community by gathering donations for the Red Cross, the Food Pantry and making calls for the bloodmobile drive.
A great joy of Ina Jean’s was being a member of several bridge clubs as well as having friends over for coffee and conversation. She was devoted to the annual Thompson Addition neighborhood picnic, attended numerous local events over the years including the One Box Pheasant Hunt house parties and women’s events. She was recognized in 2017 for her attendance at every Ladies Luncheon since the One Box began in the 1960s.
ope体育Ina Jean is survived by three children, three grandsons and great-grandchildren, as well as a brother, Orville Blauhorn and wife, Barbara, of Palmer; and a sister, Edna (Blauhorn) Shull of Central City; and many nieces and nephews.
Ina Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; infant son, Jimmy; daughter-in-law, Marcy; two infant sisters; brothers, Ervin Blauhorn and Elmer Blauhorn; and sisters, Dorothy (Blauhorn) Sharvin and Mildred (Blauhorn) Scarsborough.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Women’s Eve Circle, 1000 S. 3rd Ave., Broken Bow, NE 68822 or Broken Bow Food Pantry, 1100 S. 6th Ave., Broken Bow, NE 68822.
Donald “Don” Razey, 69, of Grand Island, died peacefully with his loving family at his side on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
Private graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westlawn Cemetery. Pastor Dan Brenton will officiate.
There will be an extended visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home. Don’s family will not be present. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.
Don was born on May 23, 1950, at Kearney the son of Lloyd and Eva (Collins) Razey. He was raised in Grand Island graduating from GISH in the class of 1968.
ope体育On Nov. 6, 1971, he was united in marriage to Deborah Petersen. Don worked for Petersen Farms for 24 years and Auto Outlet for 18 years.
ope体育He was a member of the Saddle Club and attended the GI Free Church. In his younger years he was a Golden Gloves district boxing champion. Some of his other enjoyments included car-bike shows and riding Harley’s and later his Slingshot. He enjoyed entertaining at their lake house. Don had a gift of helping family, friends and complete strangers. His greatest joy was his family, especially his grandkids and great-grandkids.
Those left to cherish his memory include the love of his life of 48 years, Deb; their children, Donnie (Deanna) Russell of Ravenna, Nicole (Tommy Todd) Lockhart of Omaha and Kelli (Adam) Pfeifer of Doniphan; son-in-law, Sheldon Lockhart; grandchildren, Kattie, Darrell, Kalynn, Faith, Alyssa, Delano, Kiana, Stasia, Kaleb, Tate and Kilah; great-grandchildren, Paizley, Kambrie, Layla and Katherine; brother, Bud (Meredith) Razey of Fort Collins; sister, Darlyne Pierce of Red Feather Lake, Colo; his best friend, Aaron Wobig of Grand Island and nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Dick and Ron Razey; and his father-in-law, Don Petersen.
From a young little boy to a grandfather, a military captain to a war prisoner, from a far away country to another place half way across the globe — Bit Nguyen has led a life full of adventures.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at Curran Funeral Chapel, Grand Island. Due to the pandemic, the service will not be open to the public but will be livestreamed on Curran Funeral Chapel’s Facebook page. Su Co Hanh Tue will officiate.
Bit Nguyen was born on Sept. 21, 1946, and passed away on April 25, 2020, in Grand Island. Bit Nguyen was the last child among five children, born in a small village Dai Dien Nam in Vietnam. He finished high school in Nha Trang and attended Thu Duc Infantry School of the South Vietnamese government. He was a second-lieutenant when he graduated and served in 23rd Infantry Division, 44th Regiment.
He met the love of his life, Vinh Ho, and got married in 1968. He became an instructor at Dong De Military School, Nha Trang, Vietnam. He was promoted to captain. During this time he also signed up for independent study for a law degree, but he did not get to finish the program because of the change of government. He served the South Vietnamese government until the fall of Saigon – April 30, 1975.
He was sent to the Vietnamese Communist concentration camp located in Tan Truc jungle where he endured hard labor, corporal punishment, starvation, and mental abuse from the Vietnamese Communists for four and a half years. The family he left behind was also suffering from poverty, starvation, discrimination and ostracism.
ope体育He was released from the concentration camp in 1979. He lived with his wife and five children as a rice farmer for close to 15 years.
Bit and his family migrated to the United States on March 1, 1994, as political refugees and became United States citizens in 2001. They settled in Grand Island. Bit worked at Chief Industries as a welder for 18 years. He retired in 2012.
Bit valued freedom and opportunity. The hardships in Vietnam after the war clearly defined these two words. He was a dedicated, hard worker who appreciated the opportunity to pursue the American Dream.
ope体育Bit’s favorite outdoor activity was fishing. He was a loving husband, a proud father and grandfather.
Bit is survived by his wife Vinh Ho; son, Huy Nguyen and daughter-in-law, Phoi Hac; daughter, Kim-Thoa Hart and son-in-law, Matt Hart; son, Hoang Nguyen and daughter-in-law, Trang Nguyen; daughter, Kimngan Nguyen and son-in-law, Martin Pella; daughter, Kim Chi Nguyen and son-in-law, Trung Tran; and eight grandchildren.
Your thoughts and prayers may be given at under Bit’s obituary. Donations may be given to your favorite charities under Bit’s name.
June A. Franzen, 98, of Grand Island, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Edgewood Vista.
ope体育A private family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, with a memorial service to be held at a later date. All Faiths Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
June was born on June 1, 1921, to Bud and Martha (Bruns) Kranz. She was raised and received her education in Waco. After high school, June attended business school in Lincoln, where she met her beloved husband, Richard.
The couple were united in marriage on December 24, 1942. Two sons were blessed into this union. June was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church and enjoyed attending church functions.
ope体育Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Gerald (Sharon) Franzen; daughter-in-law, Fonda LaFrenz; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Leland (Darlene) Kranz; sister-in-law, Jeanine; and many nieces and nephews.
June was preceded in death by her husband; son, Richard; brothers, Louis and Johnny; and sister-in-law, Elaine.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
ope体育NORTH LOUP — Maxine E. “Micki” Mallery, 78, of North Loup, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at her home in North Loup.
ope体育In consideration of the COVID-19 restrictions, a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. Inurnment will be in the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
ope体育Memorials are suggested to AseraCare Hospice or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 87, North Loup, NE 68859.
Maxine Emily was born Feb. 15, 1942, at Arcadia, the middle child of seven born to John and Eleanor (Wardyn) Kaslon. The Kaslon family moved to Loup City where Micki received her education and graduated from Loup City High School in 1960.
Following high school, Micki attended Grand Island School of Beauty and received her diploma in 1962.
On Nov. 17, 1962, Micki was united in marriage to Rollin Mallery at Loup City. Shortly after exchanging their vows, the couple moved to Elba. In 1963, they purchased a home in North Loup where they welcomed their three children, Kathy, Steve and Mike.
ope体育Micki owned and operated “The Stylette” beauty salon out of her home until 2019. She enjoyed time with family and friends until the time of her passing.
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church; Valley County Craft Club and Red Hat Society. Micki enjoyed cooking, cake and cookie decorating, gardening and crafting.
ope体育She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Rollin of North Loup; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Garry Lundstedt of Fort Collins, Colo; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Angela Mallery of Bixby, Okla., and Michael and Michaela Mallery of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Betty Kaslon, Carl Kaslon, Frank and Janet Kaslon and Michael and Kyla Kaslon; and a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and David Speck.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Tyler Lundstedt; and a sister, Marge Woody.
HASTINGS — Ronald E. “Ron” Boehler, 64, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Visitation is from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center. We will be in compliance with the CDC guidelines of 10 people gathering at a time for visitation, your cooperation is appreciated. Due to COVID-19 directed health measures, a private family graveside service will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Mary Lanning Hospice, or Mary Lanning Cancer Center. Private condolences may be sent to the family at . Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
ope体育Ron was born September 25, 1955, in Hastings to Lawrence and Rosalene (True) Boehler. He grew up in Sutton where he graduated from Sutton High School. Following his graduation, he moved to Hastings where he attended and graduated from Central Community College. Ron later received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
He married Kathleen “Kathy” Keasling on May 30, 1981, in Harvard. They made their home in Hastings where they raised their family.
Ron was employed as a computer programmer at the Meat Animal Research Center for five years and an information technology instructor at Central Community College for 36 years. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Ron enjoyed traveling and was an avid golfer. He was active in the church serving numerous roles.
ope体育Ron is survived by his wife, Kathy; children, Daniel Boehler of Broken Arrow, Okla., Kevin Boehler of Omaha, Kourtney Boehler of Kansas City, Mo.; grandson, Carter Boehler of Broken Arrow, Okla.; brothers and spouse, Dennis and Cindy Boehler of Sutton and Donald Boehler of Sutton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Larry and Andrea Keasling of Marianna, Fla., Neil and Veronica Keasling of Imogene, Iowa, Renita and Jerry Farrall of Harvard, Pamela and Rick Zuck of Dunkerton, Iowa, Debra and Jim Gerweck of Falls City, Patricia and Orrin C. Krous of Moberly, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews.
KEARNEY — Jack D. Bridge, 79, of Kearney, died Friday, April 24, 2020, at the Kearney Regional Medical Center.
Private family funeral services will be on Wednesday at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney with Pastor Melody Adams officiating.
Visitation without family present will from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Current Nebraska health related mandates restrict gatherings to 10 or less. Burial and graveside services will be conducted at Kearney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later date. Cards can be sent to Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl, 2421 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847. Please visit to leave a tribute or message of condolence. Arrangements are under the direction of Horner Lieske McBride and Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney.
Jack was born on Sept. 9, 1940, in North Loup to Delbert and Reatha (Manchester) Bridge. He attended North Loup High School and graduated with the class of 1958. Jack would then attend Kearney State Teachers College where he earned a bachelor’s degree.
He married his soul mate Judith A. Stewart on October 17, 1964, in Ord.
His banking career began with the National Bank of Commerce in Lincoln. He worked for several banks including: First National Bank of Kearney, First National Bank and Trust Company of Aurora, Exchange Bank in Gibbon and Kearney State Bank.
ope体育After retiring from banking Jack and his wife Judy started, owned and operated Auto Quest car lot. Jack and Judy along with Roger Blackford opened a Honda ATV dealership in Kearney called Heartland Motorsports. Later, their two sons, Greg and Brett, joined them at the business.
ope体育Jack and Judy hosted many family gatherings and holidays at their home in Kearney. Jack was especially happy when both sons relocated to Kearney to work at Heartland Motorsports with Judy and him. He enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in their varied interests, including BMX racing, cheerleading, basketball, and dance.
Jack was a hot rod enthusiast who enjoyed building and working on cars. He loved traveling to car shows with his wife/co-pilot Judy across many states. Traveling with family and friends to car shows was a passion of his. Jack was blessed to have many wonderful friends. Every Friday night Jack and Judy met with their “car group” to go out for dinner and ice cream. His family looked up to him as a role model and mentor. He was a trusted advisor to his sons and grandchildren for nearly any project they were working on. Jack’s contagious smile will be in the hearts of his family forever.
ope体育He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney, National Street Rod Association, Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, KKOA Kustom Kemps of America, and Nebraska Rod & Custom Association.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Judy Bridge of Kearney; two children and their spouses, Greg and Deb Bridge of Kearney and Brett and Jen Bridge of Kearney; sister, Ginger Sorenson and her husband, LaVern, of Pasco, Wash.; four grandchildren: Aaron, Emily, Noah and Maddie Bridge; brother-in-law, Jim Stewart and his wife, MaryAnn; nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert Bridge and Reatha (Bridge) Miller.
Eldon W. Palasek, 84, of Grand Island, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, at Lakeview Rehabilitation Center.
ope体育A memorial service will be held at a later date. All Faiths Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Eldon was born on Dec. 30, 1935, in Grand Island, to Albert and Esther (Schmidt) Palasek. He grew up on a farm in Hamilton County and received his education in County School District 88 and Phillips High School. After graduating from high school, Eldon attended community college in Hastings.
ope体育On June 19, 1955, he was united in marriage to Shirley Smith. One son was blessed into this union. Eldon was an electrical engineer and worked building cable systems, and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Shirley; son, Marlin (Eduardo Valls-Palasek) Palasek; niece, Sherry Greacen; and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Eldon was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eleanor.