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"Dave" R. Aaberg
David ‘Dave’ R. Aaberg, 80, of Grand Island,
NE, died Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Saint Francis Medical Center
in Grand Island.
To honor David’s request, cremation will take place. All
Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
There will be a gathering of family and friends at the
home of Dave’s stepdaughter and her husband, Marsha and Roy
Trujillo, at 2809
Dallas Ave., Grand
Island on Sunday, January 17 from 1-4.
David was born on August 2, 1929 at Starbuck, MN, the son of Anton and Ida (Teigen) Aaberg.
Those left to cherish his memory are two sons, Wayne
Aaberg of Gulfport, MS and John Aaberg of Chappell, NE; daughter,
Krystyn Aaberg of Greenville, NC; step-daughter and her husband,
Marsha and Roy Trujillo of Grand Island and two step-sons and their
wives, Richard and Jennifer Cook and Michael and Connie Cook, all
of Lawrence, KS.
He is also survived by six grandchildren, Shelby (Laura)
Aaberg of Gering, NE, Sean (Chris) Aaberg, USMC, of Greenville, NC,
Jessica (Josh) Paakula of Gulfbreeze, FL, Erica, David and Kiersten
Aaberg of Navarre, FL and one great grandchild, Kailani Ann Paakula. Eight
step-grandchildren, Shannon (Matt) Moore, Staci (Joel) Zuerlein,
all of Lincoln, NE, Stephanie (James) Abney of Topeka, KS, Kyle (Sara)
Cook of Chapman, KS, Casey (Brianne) Cook of Lawrence, KS, Jason
(Kris) Cook of Plattsmouth, NE, Rochelle (Doug) Whiles of Denver,
CO and Amy Patricia Trujillo of Grand Island, NE. Eleven step-great
grandchildren, Ava AnnMarie Whiles, Callie Cook, Makayla, Gessica
and Wyatt Cook, Cayman and Kiyana Cook, T.J. Martin and Kaley Johnson,
Hailee Abney and Logan Zuerlein.
David was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Aaberg
and three sisters, Mable Danelz, Evelyn Anderson and Lorraine Anderson.
David grew up in Starbuck, MN and received
his education at Starbuck High School, South Dakota State University, University of Wyoming, University of Missouri, and UNL in Lincoln, NE. David’s
first marriage was to Bette Christofferson on July 9, 1951 at Rapid City, SD. The couple lived in Minnesota, Wyoming and North
Platte, NE. That union was dissolved in 1977. David
married Patricia Cook on June 3, 1978, at Carson City, NV. That union was dissolved in 1999. Patricia
Cook remained a special friend.
David was employed by the North Platte Public School
Systems as a high school teacher and coach of track & field,
football, baseball and basketball. He taught high school and coached
for over 40 years. David retired in 1991 after eleven years
at Chadron High School, Chadron, NE,
where he had outstanding records of success. He held a lifetime
teaching certificate in MN.
David was a member of Fron Lutheran-Evangelical Synod Church in Starbuck, MN. His hobbies included hunting, fishing,
stamp collecting and all sports. He enjoyed gardening, reading,
working crossword puzzles, music and singing. He taught and
also loved to study World History and Environmental Studies. He
was an enthusiastic Husker fan. David was very proud of his
Memorials are suggested to his family.