Oct 07, 2019 2:29 PM

Bruce Finley Carter, (1931 - 2019)

Posted Oct 07, 2019 2:29 PM

Bruce Finley Carter, 88, of Scottsbluff, formerly of Morrill, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. His memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Rick Reisig officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff with military honors provided by the United States Marine Corps and American Legion Post No. 36 Honor Guard. The family respectfully requests that memorials in his honor be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Bruce was born April 27, 1931, at Scottsbluff, Nebraska to David and Ethel (Ouderkirk) Carter. He grew up and received his education in Scottsbluff. He served in the United States Marine Corps from January 1952 to January 1955. He was a tank crewman and was stationed in Korea from June 1953 to August 1954. Bruce was a lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW.


Bruce married the love of his life Janice Nadine (Comstock) Carter on September 12, 1955 in Scottsbluff. To this union four children were born; Jeni, Jeff, Jason and Jamie Carter.


Following his military service Bruce became an electrician’s apprentice and then worked in Scottsbluff over the years with various electrical companies. In 1979, he started with Burlington Northern Railroad in Alliance as an electrician, retiring in 1997.


Survivors include his wife, Janice Nadine Carter; daughter, Jeni Denise (Jake) Jacobs; sons, Jeffrey Friel Carter, Jason Perle Carter, and Jamie Odus (Kelly) Carter; grandchildren, Crystal Nadine (Mark) Abrams, Caleb Lee Jacobs, Michael Lee Sapp, Amber Dawn (Joe) Essay, and Joshua Finley Carter; great-grandchildren, Hanna Quinne Abrams, Jacob Eston Abrams, Joseph Daniel Essay III, Samuel Elias Essay, and William Finley Essay; brothers and sisters, Grace Jane Andrew, Charlotte Sandra (Dan) Lissman, Douglas Eugene Carter, Juanita Jo (Lloyd) Rote, and Darold Fay (Joan) Carter. Bruce and Janice were instrumental in raising his five brothers and sisters after the passing of his mother and father.


Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Ethel Carter; sister, Carolyn Opal Carter; brother, William David Carter; sister, Gail Peterson; brother-in-law, Ben Peterson; brother-in-law, Jerry Andrew; and granddaughter, Stephanie Lynn Carter.


In the end, when you leave this world the only things you can take with you are the things you’ve packed inside your heart.

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Rev. Allen Henderson (1955 - 2019)

Rev. Allen Henderson, 64, beloved Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, passed away on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019.


Funeral services were held on Saturday October 5th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Steven Turner officiating. Burial followed at St. Paul Cemetery in Boone. Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home served the family.


Survivors include his wife, Kristine, daughter, Kandi (Ben) Lovin of Rosemount, MN, son, Kelly (Erin) Henderson of Norwalk, IA, daughter, Kristen (David) Willingham of Olathe, KS, grandchildren, Ella, Charlie, Harper, Kalyn, Connor, Blake, and Kenley, sisters, Patricia Buskirk of Hemingford, NE and Beverly Schneider of Cylinder, IA, mother-in-law, Alice Johnson, several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Orvie and Mabel (Johnson) Henderson, father-in-law, Ernie Johnson, brothers-in-law, Harold Schneider and Keith Buskirk.


Allen Wayne Henderson was born on February 13, 1955 in Clarion. As a young man he grew up in western Nebraska where he graduated from Scottsbluff High School. On March 22, 1975 he was united in marriage to Kristine Johnson and they made home in western Nebraska near Scottsbluff. For several years Allen was a feed and grain salesman. He then decided to follow his true calling to be a Pastor. He began his calling at Concordia Lutheran Church in Williston, ND and then later moved to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boone. In 1999, Pastor Al came to Fort Dodge where he served as Senior Pastor for St. Paul Lutheran Church where he became well known and loved by his parish. In 2014, Pastor Al, along with many others helped to start "Serving Our Servants" S.O.S. which was based on serving those who serve the community. Pastor Al was also the Chaplain for Fort Dodge Police Department, Fort Dodge Fire Department, Webster County Sheriff Department and the Iowa State Patrol District 7. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. Rev. Allen could often be heard saying "Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant" and would end conversations with "Carry On". He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.


Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.