Obituaries

LaVONA D. (GRAY) SWANSON

LaVona Delaine (Gray) Swanson was born on October 3, 1923, in Loretto, Nebraska. She was the youngest of four children of Charles and Lovina Ann (Anna Enterline) Gray. She attended country school at Crowhill northwest of Douglas, Nebraska. She stayed with her aunt Belle May Gray while attending high school in Eagle, Nebraska. While there, she worked as a telephone switchboard operator out of their home.

VIRGIL “CURLY” PLAGER

Virgil Friedrich Plager, one of three children of Eli and Lydia (Borrenpohl) Plager, was born October 19, 1928 on the family farm near Elk Creek, Nebraska. Virgil was baptized at St. James Lutheran (Long Branch) Church on November 25, 1928, his Godparents were uncles Friedrich Bohrenpohl and Friedrich Plager. He was confirmed October 25, 1942, also at St. James, and his confirmation verse was Psalm 1:1. “Curly”, as he was known, grew up on the family farm, and attended Greenfield Country School thru the 8th grade just down the road.

IDA MAY GARVER

IDA MAY GARVER

Ida May Garver, only child of Cecil and Elsie (Skillet) Cooney, was born May 9, 1936, on a farm south of Peru, Nebraska. Ida May grew up and attended grade school in Nemaha and graduated from Brownville High School in 1954. After graduating high school, Ida May went off to Omaha for college.

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