Nov 29, 2023

Charles Mandelko (1957-2023)

Posted Nov 29, 2023 7:00 PM
Charles Mandelko
Charles Mandelko

Charles Mandelko, age 66, of Broken Bow, NE passed away November 26, 2023.

Funeral Services will be Friday, December 1, 2023, at 11:00 am at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, NE. Memorials may be sent to Govier Brothers Mortuary at 542 South 9th Ave Broken Bow, NE 68822. A visitation will take place on Thursday, November 30th from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm with family greeting 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Charles Robert Mandelko was born May 12, 1957, in Chadron, NE to Harold and Eunice (Nadobny) Mandelko. Charles attended and graduated from Chadron High School. After high school, Charles went to work for BNSF. In 1978, Charles transferred to Broken Bow. He retired from BNSF in 2016.

Charles enjoyed train memorabilia, cooking with a Dutch oven, hunting, fishing, the great outdoors, and golf in retirement.

Charles was preceded in death by a son Dan in 2020, and his parents Harold and Eunice.

Charles is survived by his significant other Dixie Nielsen of Broken Bow, children Stacy Kleinjan of Hastings, Justin Mandelko of Miller, and Ryleigh Lindstrom of Broken Bow, eight grandchildren: Dana, Alex, Natala, Matthew, Jacob, Kaleb, Brick, and Heather; two brothers: Don Mandelko of Whitney, Marty Mandelko of Chadron; and two sisters: Connie James of Ankeny, IA, and Shelly Mandelko of Tampa, FL.