Pastor Marvin "Joe" Masten, Jr. 52, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010, at his home near Lexington. He was born December 26, 1957, at Wakefield, Nebraska, to Marvin "Joe" and Ella M. (Miller) Masten. He lived in Walthill, Wayne, Cedar Rapids, Rosalie, Wood Lake, Orchard, Winside, Lexington, Albion, Hastings and Thedford, all in Nebraska.
Joe graduated from Lexington High School in 1976. He married Tammy Plessel of Milford on May 29, 1982. One child blessed this marriage; Ashley Sue.
He has been the Pastor of the Lexington Calvary Assembly of God Church for the past twelve years. He loved his church, family and had a passion for missions. He made multiple trips around the world; building, preaching seminars, and helping local pastors and missionaries. His latest projects are in Madagascar. He served on the board of People Matter Ministries International. PMMI (a Foundation) focuses on a holistic approach to evangelism in third world countries including orphanages, schools, medical supplies and water wells.
Pastor Joe is survived by his wife: Tammy Masten of Lexington, Nebraska, Daughter: Ashley (Selvin) Salinas of Lexington, Nebraska, Parents: Marvin "Joe" and Ella Masten of Lexington, Nebraska, Mother-in-law: Elaine Plessel of Milford, Nebraska, One sister: Jean (Mike) Holbrook of South Sioux City, Nebraska Two brothers: Ron (Cindy) Masten of McAlister, Oklahoma and Don (Debra) Masten of Loomis, Nebraska, Brother-in-law: Russ (Brenda) Plessel of Milford, Nebraska.
Nieces & Nephews: Jessica (Patrick) Morrison of Omaha, Nebraska; Nathan (Alisha) Masten of Lexington, Nebraska; Andrew (Savannah) Masten of Loomis, Nebraska; Annah Masten of North Platte, Nebraska; Joshua Masten of Bentonville, Arkansas; Laurin Masten of Chicago, Illinois; Emily & Ben Masten of McAlister, Oklahoma; Whitney & Braxton Plessel of Milford, Nebraska; and Trevor Plessel of Lincoln, Nebraska, One great-niece: Meghan Morrison of Omaha, Nebraska as well as a host of friends from the community, friends around the United States, and many foreign mission fields.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 17, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Lexington with Pastor Bob Wine officiating.
Interment will be held prior to the Memorial Service at Robb Cemetery south of Lexington.
There will be no visitation. The Family requests all memorials, in lieu of flowers, to go People Matter Ministries International (PMMI) in care of Calvary Assembly of God Church, 1304 Adams St., Lexington, Nebraska 68850, or the Donor's Choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of Sympathy may be directed to the family via: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Ronald Ray Hill, age 50, of North Platte, died on Wednesday, March 4, 2008 at his home after an illness with brain cancer. Memorial services will be Monday, March 10, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte.
Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday until service time.
Survivors include his wife, Penny of North Platte; his mother, Mae (Larry) Keen of Kearney; a daughter, Misty (James) Strobel of North Platte; two grandsons, Justin and Dylon; four brothers, Robert (Debi) Hill of Talequah, Okla., Kenny (Diane) Hill, Larry (Jody) Hill of North Platte and Rick Hill of Lexington; nieces and nephews.
Ronald was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and a brother, Randy.
He was born July 14, 1957 to Raymond and Mae (Shewey) Hill in Norton, Kans. He grew up in the Norton and Lexington areas.
On March 8, 1975, he was united in marriage to Penny Deselms in Norton. Ronald did construction for various people and they moved to North Platte in 1993. He enjoyed fishing with his grandsons and was an avid NASCAR fan.
A memorials has been established in his name.
Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.
The Lincoln Star Friday, 6/24/77
Nebraskan drowns in canal
Lexington (UPI) - The U.S. Army notified Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wenburg, Lexington of the death of their son, Pvt. 1st Class Dale A. Wenburg, 19.
Authorities said Wenburg, who was stationed in the Panama Canal zone, was swept off a coral reef and drowned June 19.
Wenburg's parents were notified Wednesday that their son's body had been recovered.
Wenburg was attempting to rescue a person injured in a landslide while climbing a cliff near the coral reef when he was swept away, authorities said.
(Thanks to Eileen (Miller) Wilson, St. Ann's 1976, for obtaining Dale's obituary. Eileen and Dale were classmates at Morton Elementary School).
UPDATE: April 2007 Dale's name will be added to a memorial wall in Washington, D.C. with a Candlelight Vigil on May 13, 2007 and a Wreath Laying Ceremony on May 15, 2007.