Allen Steven Neth, 66, of Broken Bow, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 10:00 am at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Tim Peterson officiating. The service will be livestreamed at www.govierbrothers.com. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Township Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to DOM Merritt Youth Retreat or E Free Church. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm with family greeting 5 to 7 pm at Govier Brother Mortuary in Broken Bow. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com
Allen was born in Broken Bow on March 15, 1955, to Ivan S. Neth and Bonnie Jean (Enterline) Neth. They lived on Ryno Table and attended Ryno School District 218 through eighth grade. He graduated from Broken Bow High School with the class of 1973 and attended the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture (UNSTA) at Curtis, Nebraska. As a young man, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and faithfully followed Him the rest of his life. He was united in marriage to Peggy Lee Mills on October 19, 1974, and three children were blessed to this union. They lived in LaGrange, WY, while he attended Frontier Bible College until they moved back to Broken Bow where he began employment at Custer Public Power. He retired from Custer Public Power after 41 years and began Allen Neth Electrical in 2018.
He is survived by his wife Peggy; children, Beth Ann (Terry) Halvorson of Rapid City, SD, Cindy Carlton of Kearney, and Kevin (Jamie) Neth of Arnold; grandchildren Benjamin Halvorson, Ashley Carlton, Gracie Neth, Malachi Neth, Braylen Carlton, and Parker Neth; siblings Marvin (Barb) Neth of Callaway, and Marilyn (Gregg) Johnson of Lincoln; mother-in-law Joyce Mills of Holdrege; brothers-in-law Creig Mills of Holdrege, Rusty (Kirsten) Mills of Warsaw, IN, and sisters-in-law Pam (Jim) Canady of Crawfordsville, IN, Amy (Joe) Keller of Holdrege, and Nancy Mills, of Brewster, KS; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law Douglas Mills III (Bill), and his brother-in-law Greg Mills.
Allen’s pride and joy were his grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was actively involved in church and church youth programs, including men’s Bible studies, AWANA, and Merritt Youth Retreat, and he participated in weekly church services at the local nursing homes. He was a former Broken Bow School Board member. Allen enjoyed fishing, playing bridge, old cars, and motorcycles, and he was a friend to all.