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Donald Ray Gunther

May 26, 1933 — December 5, 2020

Broken Bow, NE-  Donald Ray Gunther age 87 of Broken Bow, died Saturday December 5, 2020 at the Jennie Melham Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday December 8, at 2:00 PM at the Broken Bow Cemetery with Pastor Matt Fowler officiating.  Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Military Honors.  A visitation will be held on Monday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Govier Brothers Mortuary.  Memorials are suggested to the Children’s Christmas Fund c/o Custer County Foundation.  The services will be livestreamed at

Donald Ray Gunther was born on May 26, 1933 at Sargent, NE to Cyrus and Eunice (Sevier) Gunther.  The family moved to the Ash Creek Community south west of Broken Bow in 1948.  Don attended Broken Bow High School and graduated with the class of 1950.  Don served in the US Army from May of 1953 to August of 1955.  After his time in the Army Don returned to the family farm where he continued to farm and ranch with his parents and brother.  In the spring of 2005 Don retired and sold the farm.  He moved to Broken Bow. 

Don enjoyed going to coffee and finding new roads to drive around the countryside on. 

Don is survived by his brother Dwain (Emma Lou) Gunther of Broken Bow, nieces Sherilyn Hendricks and Tammy Mattox, nephews Dean (Janice) Hendricks, Neil (Vicky) Hendricks, Gene (Laura) Hendricks, Randell (Erin) Gunther and Brad (Margie) Gunther.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Delores Hendricks, niece Janet Hendricks, infant nephews Dennis and Ronald Gunther and a great nephew Kevin Hendricks. 

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Broken Bow Cemetery

, Broken Bow, NE 68822

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