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Ethel Ann Happ, 93





Ethel Ann Happ, 93, of Greeley passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013, at her home west of Greeley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday on October 25, 2013, at the Greeley Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Donald Buhrman officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the church with a Catholic Daughter’s Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and Rosary at 7:00 p.m. In Lieu of flowers and plants memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice. T.J. Finn and Sons Mortuary of Greeley is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Ann was born on January 31, 1920, at Brayton, Nebraska to Clarence and Anna (Larkin) Purdy. She was raised in Greeley County and received her education at Reed Country School and graduated from Greeley Public School in 1937.

After high school she took business classes through Greeley Sacred Heart School. For two years Ethel worked at the Agriculture office of Greeley County.

On February 14, 1942, Ethel was united in marriage to Joseph J. Happ at Greeley. The couple lived and farmed west of Greeley. Ethel was a homemaker, mother of fifteen and assisted with the business aspect of the farm.

Mr. Happ passed away on June 4, 2001. Ethel continued to live on the farm until her passing.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of American #2039. Ethel enjoyed cooking and raising her family.

Survivors include seven sons and three daughters-in-law, James and Peggy, Gerald, Joseph and Karen, Larry, Peter, and Paul all of Greeley, and Ted and Patty Sumrall of Denver; seven daughters and four sons-in-law, Dorothy and Ervin Woltman of Grand Island, Jeanne, Rosie and Howard Leino of Morrison, CO, Terri and John Burke of Alliance, Judy Maller of Encinitas, CA, Diane Howeth of Bellevue, and Mary and Matt Glesinger of Spalding; four sisters, Helen Nordhues, and Edith Nordhues both of Greeley, Maxine Whittle of Sumter, SC, and Dorothy Koenig of Spalding; a son-in-law, Skip Carper of Lincoln; 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Marilyn Carper; three brothers, Cyril, Cletus and John Purdy; a sister, Evelyn Fullen; and two sons-in-law, Tom Howeth and Jeff Maller.


Darlene Green

Funeral Services for Darlene Green will be at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the United Methodist Presbyterian Church of Ewing, with burial in the Ewing Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 5-8 P.M. at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill.  Pastor Stuart Davis will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the family.

Eldon Bruha, 91



Eldon Bruha, 91, of Ord passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013, at the Nebraska Veteran’s Home in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jay Powell officiating. Burial will be in the Ord Bohemian Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Ord VFW Post# 7029 and American Legion Post #38. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel Memorials are suggested to the Ord Volunteer Fire Department or Ord VFW Post #7029. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Eldon was born March 19, 1922, to John and Frances (Mach) Bruha on the family farm south of Burwell. He was raised on the farm and attended Kamensky District #49 School.
Eldon served in the United State Army during World War II. He was in the 381st Infantry, 96th Division from October of 1942 until August of 1945. He received a Purple Heart after being wounded in the Battle on Leyte Island. After the service he returned to the family farm.
On April 10, 1951, Eldon was united in marriage to Lucille Nevrivy at Ord, Nebraska. The couple resided and farmed on Eldon’s family farm for most of their married life. In 1985, they retired and moved into Ord.
Eldon was a member of the VFW Post #7029, DAV, and ZCBJ Dennice #14 WFLA Lodge. He enjoyed playing the button accordion, listening to polka music, playing cards and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille of Ord; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Penny Bruha of Ord; two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia and Bob Backowies of Mead, CO, and Shirley Knapp of Ord and her fiancée, Larry Skarka of Grand Island; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Minnie Lebruska of Kimball and Hattie Skala of Cozad.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Emanuel, William and Edward Bruha; and two sisters, Agnes Bruha and Emma Bilka.