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Spencer Neely

October 28, 1974 — March 6, 2020

Broken Bow, NE

Spencer Neely age 45, passed away Friday March 6th, 2020.

Funeral services will be held Thursday March 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow.

Inurnment will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday March 13th at the St. Catherine Catholic Cemetery in Indianola.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday March 11th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Jacob Spencer Neely was born on October 28, 1974 to William and Lynda (Hall) Neely at Cambridge, NE.  Spencer grew up in Indianola, NE and Cushing, OK. He graduated from Republican Valley High School in 1993 where he participated in football, basketball and track.  

On August 16, 1997, Spencer married his high school sweetheart Lisa M. Dolan in Indianola.  Four children were born to this union: Alexis, Madison, Tyson, and Olivia. Spencer worked for Great Plains Communications for 20 years and construction.  Spencer and Lisa lived in Grant, NE before moving to Broken Bow in 2007.

Spencer loved spending time with his family and taking his kids on hunting and fishing excursions. He went on hunting trips to Canada, Texas, and Idaho. When he wasn’t enjoying the outdoors, he spent time working on several home renovations. He also enjoyed building and constructing things for family and friends.

Spencer is survived by his wife Lisa of Broken Bow, his children, Alexis and grandson William of Indianola, Madison, Tyson, and Olivia all of Broken Bow.  He is also survived by parents, Bill and Lynda Neely of Trenton, a sister, Lensey Griebel of Imperial, nieces, Aurora and Maryah, Father and Mother-in-law, Paul and Debbie Dolan of Indianola, brother-in-law, William Dolan of Indianola, sisters-in-law, Theresa Dolan of Kearney, Krista Dolan of New Canaan, CT., Katie (Jon) Hofer of Kearney, nieces Lydia, Sophia, and nephew Josiah, and Magan Dolan of Kearney.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.


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