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Robert (Bob) Denman
Robert (Bob) Denman, 80 of Grand Island, died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Grand Island Veterans Administration Hospital.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Dan Naranjo will officiate. Burial will be in the Cedarview Cemetery near Doniphan with military honors provided by United States Navy and American Legion Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Mr. Denman was born June 24, 1931 at Doniphan the son of Clifford and Pearl (Kingston) Denman.
He is preceded in death by his wife Maxine; son-in-law, Rick Butler and brother, Elvin Denman.
Survivors include his daughters, Beverly Denman and Ilene Butler both of Hastings; step-children, Cheryl Buckmaster of Lincoln, Gwen Bamesberger and her friend, Rick Stelk of Alda and Steve and Sara Hurt of Elm Creek; sisters, Mary Ann Bowden of Wood River and Lola and Bernard Cosgriff of Doniphan and sister-in-law, Carline Denman of Grand Island.
Other survivors are grandchildren, Megan Denman, Andy Butler, Christopher Spencer, Joshua Spencer, Bryce Racek, Bree Bamesberger, Brittany Bamesberger, Brandon Stelk, Breanna Stelk, Brian and Angie Butler and Jenny and Steve Ziemba; great-grandchildren, Kaylene Hartman, Peyton Spencer, Alyssa and Ashlyn Ziemba, Jaden, Addison and Emmy Butler and his “adopted great-grandchildren”, Olivia and Isabel Mancinas.
Bob was raised on the family farm near Doniphan. He entered the United States Navy on March 8, 1951 serving during the Korean War era. He was honorably discharged on February 28, 1955. He was united in marriage to Janet Halstead in 1951. Following the military he farmed. For many years he delivered gas to the Hastings and Grand Island area. Later he began working at New Holland and retired from Pioneer Hybrids in 1993. He married Maxine Hurt on February 6, 1976.
Bob is a member of the Doniphan American Legion and the Platt-Duetsche Society. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, camping, small engine repair, gardening, feeding the birds and squirrels, playing softball at the Platt-Duetsche during his younger years and spending time with his grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to Grand Island Veterans Hospital Hospice.