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Donald “Cowboy” Longnecker age 80

Posted: 20 November, 2012

Services for Donald “Cowboy” Longnecker age 80 of Winside will be held at the
Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. He passed away Monday at the Norfolk Veterans Home. Visitation will be at the United Methodist Church in Winside on Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with family present. Arrangements are
with Hasemann Funeral Home of Winside. Interment with Military Rites in Pleasant View Cemetery in Winside. Memorials may be directed to the Norfolk Veterans Home and United Methodist Church in Winside.

 In Loving Memory
( Age 80 )  Donald “Cowboy” Longnecker 
 (Winside,  Nebraska)
November 10, 1932        Winside, Nebraska              
Entered Into Rest
November 19, 2012  Norfolk, Nebraska
(Norfolk Veterans Home)
A Christian Service
Norfolk Veterans Home
Norfolk, Nebraska
Saturday   10:30 a.m.   November 24, 2012
Rev. Terry Buol        Rev. Judy Carlson
“In The Garden”   “Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”
 Dan Reding
Scott Stenwall                                 Jeremy Cleveland 
Jason Longnecker    Dewey Bowers   Tucker Bowers
Brad Dirkschneider     Byron Wylie      Bob Hawkins
Military Rites
Pleasant View Cemetery
Winside, Nebraska
Hasemann Funeral Home
     Donald Dean “Cowboy” Longnecker was born November 10, 1932 on a farm near Winside to Ernest Royce and Lottie (Soules) Longnecker.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Church at Winside.  Donald graduated from Winside High School in 1951 then farmed and trucked until entering the military.  He served in The United States Air Force from November 14, 1952 to October 7, 1956 and the reserves for four years.  Donald married Elsie (Wylie) Rehmus December 2, 1966 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside.  He helped to build Rice Auditorium at Wayne State College, did mechanics for Winside Motors, and returned to trucking until December 1990. Donald was a member of the United Methodist Church and Winside American Legion Post #252.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports (especially Nebraska football), but most of all his family.
     Donald is survived by his wife, Elsie; daughters, Barbara (Stanley) Stenwall, Janice (Robert) Bowers, and Lisa (Kevin) Cleveland of Winside; daughter-in-law, Jeanine (Douglas) Chaney all of Winside; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; cousin, Janet Longnecker; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.
     Donald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roy Eugene; cousin, Richard Longnecker; and son, Russell.
     Donald’s family appreciates your thoughts and kindness and invites you to lunch in the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Winside following the committal service.                    

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