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Klay Norris Broders, 2 days old, of Lincoln

Syracuse Journal-Democrat

On Aug. 11, 2020, Klay Norris Broders flew with the angels to meet his Heavenly Father.

Klay is survived by his beloved parents Andrew and Victoria (Talcott) Broders, Lincoln. Grandparents Gary and Cheri Broders, Newport, Nebr., and Norris and Lynnet Talcott, Bennet. Great Grandparents Everett and Myrna Stewart, Newport, and Marvin and Charlotte Wood, Palmyra.

Great Great Grandmother Betty Christensen, Newport. He is also survived by his Uncle Chase Broders, Newport, and Uncle and Aunt, Garret and Morgan Talcott along with his cousin Nicholas Arthur Talcott and Great Great Aunt Dorothy Davis.

Klay is preceded in death by Great Grandparents Donald and Beverly Broders, Bloomfield, Nebr. Great Great Grandparents Elmer Christensen, Newport, and Chris and Nettie Broders, Bloomfield, and Cal and Maggie Fry, Bloomfield, and Vernon and Violet Stewart, Inman, Nebr., and John and Anna Wood, Palmyra, and Elmer and Dorothy Morehead, Lincoln, and Dwight and Phyllis Talcott, Lincoln, and Jay and Marie Goold, Brule, Nebr., along with Kenneth, Marilyn and Marion Volle, Homesville, Nebr.

Klay and his parents bravely faced his battle with posterior urethral valves.

After Memorial Day, he underwent fetal surgery in Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Hospital to have a shunt put in his bladder.

On Aug. 9, Klay was born to his joyous parents in Lincoln, at Bryan Medical Center - East Campus. Klay came in weighing 5lb 4ozs and was 18 inches long.

With the assumption that some damage had been done to Klays lungs, a staff of doctors and nurses began the process of stabilizing Klay.

The team at Bryan Medical Center did an excellent job of stabilizing Klay as a helicopter made its way from Omaha to life flight Klay to Omaha Children’s Hospital.

Once in Omaha, Klay was admitted to the NICU as he began to fight for his life. The amazing team at the Children’s Hospital did all they could, but his body succumbed to complications with his lungs and kidneys.

His will to survive was strong as he squeezed his parents fingers with his tiny hands, but his body was too weak.

God was with Klay his entire life, but God decided that Klay would join him in heaven to live a better life.

Sometimes in life, you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a radiant being that could only be sent from Heaven above.

For a fleeting moment we were able to behold such beauty and purity in Klay that others could only dream of.

God has big plans for Klay. Plans that we don’t always understand, but God will guide Klay down an amazing road. We ask that you pray for his parents and his family who so bravely struggle with this overwhelming loss.

Visitation was to be Sunday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, Lincoln.

The funeral service was to be held Monday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. The service was to be held at the Wyoming M.E. Church at 1118 N 55th Rd, Nebraska City, adjacent to Cowles Hill Cemetery.

Reverend Darin Corder officiated a celebration of the life of Klay Norris Broders.

Klay was to be laid to rest at the Panama Cemetery with a private interment. All were asked to wear a mask to the service and, if possible, bring a lawn chair. Memorials will be made to the Bennet Community Church, Willowdale Cemetery, Children’s Hospital - Omaha and Children’s Mercy Hospital - Kansas City. May God shine his everlasting light into the darkness.