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John A. Brunken (1929-2014)
DONIPHAN – John A. Brunken, 84, of Doniphan died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island with Dan Nara- njo officiating. Burial was in the Cedarview Cemetery near Doniphan.
Mr. Brunken was born September 24, 1929 in Adams County to John and Sibledeena (Eyten) Brunken.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jeanine; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Stanley Roach of Doniphan; grandchildren, Dale and Brook Roach of Lincoln, Scott and Stephanie Roach of Doniphan; great- grandchildren, Thomas, David, Kaitlyn and Madison and brother, Arnold Brunken of Kenesaw.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Reka Eyten, Elizabeth Ransom, Gretchen Smith and brothers, Martin,James, Jakob and Dale Brunken. John graduated from Juniata High School, class of 1947. He entered the United States Army serving from 1951-1953 in Ko-
rea and Japan.
John and Jeanine were
married on August 8, 1953 in Hastings. They have made their home in Doniphan. John worked for 20 years for the Kansas Nebraska Gas Company in construction. He later worked as a custodian for Doniphan Public Schools for 20 years.
Following retirement he spent time at the farm with their many animals. They loved boating and fishing at Harlan County Lake where they had a cabin until moving to the Grand Island Veterans Home because of poor health. He is a member of the American Legion, Eagles, Platt-Duetsche, Doniphan United Methodist and retired member of the Doniphan Volunteer Fire Department.
Memorials are suggested to the Doniphan Quick Response Team. To share an online mem- ory or condolence please visit www.giallfaiths.com
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Abraham Francis Wiebe (1927-2014)
DONIPHAN – Abe Wiebe, 87, of Doniphan, NE passed away February 8, 2014. Abe was born January 6, 1927 to Herman Albert and Olive Hester (Godden) Wiebe in White Horse Township, Woods County Oklahoma.
He attended country grade schools and graduated from the 8th grade at Prairie Mound Grade School. He stayed home and raised his brothers and sisters. Abe was a carpenter, truck driver, and diesel mechanic. He loved trucks and taught himself how to work on them. He loved watching westerns on TV.
Abe married Thelma June Brewes in November 1947. She passed away October 1990.
He married Marie Earth in May 1993 and she passed May 1, 2007.
He was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Olive, wives Thelma and Marie, daughter Francis June Wiebe, sister and husband Emelia May and Lynn Bragg and Wesley Edgar Wiebe.
Abe is survived by a son and wife, William and Rita Pratt of Afton, Oklahoma, a daughter & husband, Carmen and Gordon White of Sutherland, NE. Grandchildren, Coleen and Danny Stout, Afton, OK, Derek Morner, Lincoln, NE, and Devon White, Sutherland, NE. One brother George Wiebe, St. Louis, MO, two sisters Marjorie Lee Bice, Plainville, KS, and Georgina Mary Hamilton, Greshman, NE (Maries Children): Francis and Deb Shafer, Marquettte, NE, Joe and Charlene Kathman, Cairo, NE, Jan Plymate of Grand Island, NE and Lynn Wilson of Grand Island, NE with hosts of other relatives.
Private service and dispo- sition of his cremains will be at a later date.
All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.