Donald Louis Ward was born in Lexington, Nebraska to Cecil and Anna Ward on April 19,1934. He passed away at home in Westminster, Colorado surrounded by his family on August 22, 2020.
He attended Doane College before joining the Navy in 1959. In 1963, he began a career as a cheese buyer for Swift Packing but quickly climbed the career ladder to be a manager for numerous distribution units around the country for a total of 26 years. After moving back to Denver, he continued to sell meat for Anderson Boneless Beef for another 25 years. He was one of the kindest men alive, and was very tolerant and considerate. He loved camping, hiking, fishing with his grandkids, horses and growing his own corn. He made his legacy as a loving father, husband and grandfather.
Donald is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Craig (Annette) Ward, Kelley Ward, Jolene Porreco, Thomas (Kristi) Porreco and Daniel Porreco; grandchildren, Shawna (Aaron) Daake, Anna (Jevon) Hayes, Kimberly S. Ward, Amelia Ward, Donald J. Ward, Maeve Porreco, MayLee Porreco, Sierra Porreco, Marissa Porreco, Jaden Porreco and Marlia Porreco; great-grandchildren, Gabriella Daake, Jocelyn Daake, Sabian Nuttall, James Hayes, Robert Hayes, Benjamin Hayes; brother, Otis (Sheri) Ward; nephew, Steve (Nancy) Ward and niece, Susie (Gary) Janssen.
Visitation is on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 6-8pm at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 West 80th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado. Funeral Service is on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 2pm at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 West 80th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado. In compliance with state regulations, 50 people are allowed at one time in the mortuary and masks are required. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and a Zoom Link will be provided in the future.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Cemetery, northwest of Buffalo with Pastor Victor Rasmussen, officiating.
You are encouraged to bring a lawn chair with you.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with local arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
- Maiden Name: Sanks
Elizabeth “Betty” C. Juel, 85 of Lexington passed away Friday July 5, 2019 at the Plum Creek Health Care Community.
Betty was born June 23, 1934 in Lexington, Nebraska to Fred and Lucille (Ashley) Sanks.
Betty graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1952. She had lived almost her entire life in Lexington other than a move to Ohio that was only for a year in the 1950’s.
She was united in marriage to Wilfred “Bill” Juel on June 23, 1952. He preceded her in death on August 19, 1992.
Betty was very active in the LexChrsitian Church. She taught Sunday school, helped in the nursery, helped in the kitchen for many funeral dinners and served on numerous church committees. She also was active in the weekly Bible studies and was a past Brownie leader. She enjoyed crocheting and was an avid reader.
Betty is survived by three grandchildren: Nicole (John Payne) Juel Of Oklahoma, Crystal and husband Mike Lempka of Wood River and Michael and wife Tamara Juel of Lexington. Eight great grandchildren: Jaszaman, NovaAnn, Vanessa, Jaden, Haley, Lee, Allan and Blake. Numerous other relatives and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons: John Joseph and Allan, daughter, Nancy Rankin and her husband Charles, brother, David Sanks Sister, June Herron as well as three infant siblings.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 5-7p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the LexChristian Church in Lexington with Pastor James Morton, officiating.
Interment will be in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska.
Memorials are suggested to Michael Juel for a memorial to be designated later.
- Date Posted: 2018-11-20
- Maiden Name: Bock
Susan (Bock) Ingram, 83, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Avamere in Lexington where she had been residing since October of 2016.
Susan was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Portia J.(Jeffrey) Bock and Louis E. Bock on November 19, 1934. She attended Biehl Elementary School, the same elementary school her granddaughters, Amber (Ingram) Lawrence and Ashley Ingram attended 35 years later. Louis, Portia, Susan’s older sister Sandra, and Susan moved to Lexington in approximately 1942. There Susan and Sandra spent their childhood riding horses to Jeffrey Island and to school.
Susan graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1952. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and aspired to be a grade school teacher. She was a legacy member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.
Susan was baptized at Bufflao Grove Presbyterian Church in rural Lexington. She was married to Harold Dwain (Tor) Ingram on August 23, 1953. To this union Susan and Tor were blessed with three children, Jeffrey (Paula) of Overton, Pamela (John) Knapple of Lexington and John (Terri) of Omaha. They raised their three children in Lexington. In 1975 they moved to a home on the Overton Golf course. Susan loved to play golf. Her later father-in-law, Del Ingram taught her to play golf.
As Tor’s health deteriorated, they then moved to Kearney in 2001. There she took care of her husband until his passing. She taught piano lessons to neighborhood children. She enjoyed her eight years of summer work as a tour guide at Kearney I-80 east bound rest area. The highlight of this work was when the Archway was completed and the new Kearney east interstate 80 exit ramp was dedicated. She was honored to be in a picture as a Tour Guide with former Governor Dave Heineman and Senator Deb Fischer.
Susan spent many days with her grandchildren, or traveling to attend various events that her grandchildren participated in. Her grandchildren include Amber Ingram Lawrence and husband Gabe of Stuttgart, Germany, Ashley Ingram of Omaha, Tom Ingram and wife Judy of Appleton, Wisconsin, Laura Ingram of Omaha, Brook Wind of Champaign, Illinois and Travis Wind of Kearney.
Susan loved her great-grandchildren: Hailey Ingram, Kendall Lawrence, Walker Lawrence, Dawson Lawrence, Torren Wind and Krosby Wind.
Susan was preceded in death by her mother, Portia in December of 1972, her father, Louis in January of 1973, her only sister, Sandra Bock Kalajian of Princeton, New Jersey, in July of 2000 and her husband Tor on April 20, 2003.
A celebration Of Life will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Pastor Eddie Mariel, officiating.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 23, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington.
Reynolds-Love funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
- Date Posted: 2014-04-28
Robert Louis Anderson, 79, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at Lexington Regional Health Center.
He was born January 22, 1935, in Hastings, Nebraska, to Andrew and Marjorie (Rose) Anderson. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1952. He then attended Milford Technical School in Milford, Nebraska. On November 30, 1953, he joined the United States Air Force where he served his country until being honorably discharged on October 26, 1957. Following his time in the service, Bob worked for Western Electric in Omaha, Nebraska, owned and operated B&E Bar in Gothenburg, Nebraska, and finished his working career with the Union Pacific Railroad. Upon retirement he moved to Lexington to take care of his ailing mother.
Bob enjoyed gardening and watching his favorite television programs.
Survivors include a sister-in-law; Beverly Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska; two nephews; Creig and wife Cayla Anderson of Centralia, Missouri; Richard and wife Candy Anderson of Alva, Oklahoma; one niece; Jo and husband Bob Keim of Lexington, Nebraska; special friends; Russell and Tina Greathouse of Lexington, Nebraska; and, caretaker, Tiana Bandini of Lexington, Nebraska; along with grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard.
The Family has honored Bob’s wishes that his body be cremated. There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Graveside Service will be Monday, May 5, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington with Reverend Kay Knudson officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family through: http://www.reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
- Date Posted: 2014-11-22
Ronald D. Bossung, 79, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014, at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
Ron was born June 8, 1935, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Clifford and Berdena (Decker) Bossung. He was a 1952 graduate of Lexington High School and went on to further his education at Hastings College. On March 8, 1956, he joined the United States Navy, serving his Country, until being honorably discharged on March 2, 1962. He then received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska.
He was united in marriage to Leslie Banta. Two sons were born to this marriage, Michael and Scott. The marriage later ended in divorce. He then married LaJean (Soucie) Foged on January 3, 1979, in Yankton, South Dakota. Jean’s three children were welcomed to the family; Michael, Marcia and Michelle.
Agriculture was Ron’s love and he spent his entire career either running Dawson County Feed Products or farming. He retired from farming in 2001. Ron was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Ron was a collector, enjoyed traveling, his afternoon coffee group, and wintering in Arizona. His greatest love
though was spending time with the family and following the grandchildren’s sporting and activity events.
He had a wonderful sense of humor and a true kindness and touched many hearts.
Ron is survived by his wife, LaJean Bossung of Lexington, Nebraska; their children, Michael (Debra) Bossung of Mesa, Arizona, Scott (Otilla Delgado) Brotherson of Chandler, Arizona, Michael (Holly) Foged of Glendale, Arizona, Marcia (Matthew) Hooker of Broomfield, Colorado, and Michelle (Richard) Seberger, III of Lexington, Nebraska; twelve grandchildren, Jacob Bossung of Mesa, Arizona, Zachary Bossung of Mesa, Arizona, Christian Brotherson of Chandler, Arizona, Holden Brotherson of Chandler, Arizona, Clay Brown of Glendale, Arizona, Adaline Brown of Glendale, Arizona, Ashley (Stewart) Clouse of Dallas, Texas, Brooke Bellamy of Columbus, Ohio, Chelsey (Ryan) Kulhanek of Minden, Nebraska, Tori Seberger of Kearney, Nebraska, Kathleen (Andrew) Ostrom of Lynchburg, Virginia, R.J. Seberger and fiancee’ Taylor Shotkoski of Lexington, Nebraska; seven great-grandchildren; extended family and many friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; one great-granddaughter, Leah McNeal; aunts, uncles and one cousin.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Dyton Owen officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 27, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
Cremation will follow the service. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Heartland Military Museum, Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, First United Methodist Church or the Donor’s Choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please forward online condolences to the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
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