BENKELMAN -- Nels Brynoff, 81, of Benkelman died Wednesday (March 29, 2006), at Midland Hospital in Papillion.
He was born April 21, 1924, at Happy, Texas to David and Grace (Cochran) Brynoff. Nels was the eldest son of five children.
He worked for many neighbors especially at corn picking time. He served in the U.S. Army of occupation near Hiroshima, Japan shortly after the close of World War II. After his discharge he returned to his home at Max.
On Feb. 27, 1948, he married Naomi Richards.
The couple made their living working for a number of farmers.
It was while they lived on a farm in Imperial that they they became the parents of two little sisters by adoption. Esther Ann was five and a half and Wanda Lucille was two and a half years old.
During his life, he did lots of custom work for neighbors and friends.
He was also a member of the local American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Grace Brynoff; and his younger sister, Betty.
he is survived by his wife, Naomi Brynoff of Benkelman; his two daughters, Esther Terrell and husband, David of Omaha and Wanda Adkinson and husband, Jim of Benkelman; sister Mildred Conner and husband, J.E. of California; brothers Fonce and wife, Twila of North Platte, , and Jubal and wife, Wanda of Aurora, Colo.; three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 2 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel with Rev. Brian Fong and Carol Coates officiating. Interment with military honors will follow services at the Benkelman Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.