Cozad Resident: Dolly M. Zlomke, age 78 (1934-2013)

Dolly Mae Zlomke, 78, of Cozad, Nebraska, died on November 19th, 2013.

Dolly was born on November 20th, 1934, in Gothenburg to Sherman and Nancy (Earl) Putmam. She grew up in the Gothenburg and Cozad area and married Daniel Zlomke on November 13th, 1950. The couple made their home in Gothenburg where Dolly raised her family.

After her husband passed away in 1968, she moved to Darr to live with her sister Virginia. After her sister passed away in 1999, Dolly lived with her nephew Glen. They eventually moved to Gothenburg in 2002.

Dolly attended the First Baptist Church in Lexington. She loved visiting with friends and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed watching westerns.

Dolly is survived by her son Lorence Lyle (Raquel) Zlomke of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Clarence “Casey” (Wilma) Putnam of Cozad and Leonard (Linda) Putnam of Hildreth, Nebraska; step-grandson Doak Hafley of Houston; great-grandson Christopher Hafley of Houston; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Daniel; two brothers, Ben and Lester; two sisters, Virginia Smith and Mary Jane Putnam; step granddaughter Emily Loran Hafley and two nephews, Don and Edward Smith.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 22nd, 2013, at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad with Pastor A.L. Cole officiating.

Burial followed at Peckham Cemetery near Gothenburg.

A memorial has been established in her memory.


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