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Plains Edition Obituaries 2-23-13

Leslie W. Gosnell

Leslie W. Gosnell, 90, passed away February 11, 2013 at his home south of Maxwell, Colo.

He was born November 19, 1922 north of North Platte, Neb., to BC and Beulah Reynolds Gosnell.

Leslie was united in marriage to Grace Greeley on June 2, 1941 in Boise, Idaho. Born to this union were seven children, two of which passed away at birth. He loved the Lord and shared his faith with all. He was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his children, Lonnie (Tonda) Gosnell of Maxwell, Neb., Connie (Ron) Bowman of Pahrump, Nev., Ivan (Marlys) Gosnell of Brady, Neb., Dale (Layne) Gosnell of Weatherford, Texas, and Lyle (Jeanette) Gosnell of Maxwell, Neb.; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Violet Bissell; and sister-in-law, June Gosnell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, BC and Beulah Gosnell; wife, Grace; two brothers, Alfred and Bernard Gosnell; two sisters, Alice Gosnell and Mildred Sukraw; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held February 23, 2013 at Life’s Arena Cowboy Church (Maxwell Assembly of God Church).

Burial followed at the Plainview Cemetery south of Maxwell, Neb.

Memorial contributions will be established with several nonprofit charities.

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Virgil L. Main

Virgil L. Main, 85, of Fremont, Neb., passed away February 16, 2013, at his home in Fremont, Neb.

He was born August 17, 1927, on a farm in Ringgold County, Iowa, to Corwin E. and Mabel M. (Wood) Main. He grew up on several farms around Mount Ayr, Iowa, and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1944. He farmed and worked for REA in Iowa and then moved to Blair, Neb., where he met and married Jeannine Thompson on November 19, 1950, in Tekamah, Neb.

Virgil served in the U.S. Army from November 27, 1950, to August 27, 1952, during the Korean War. After his discharge, he worked for Omaha Public Power District as a lineman and then a supervisor. He retired in September 1989 after 38 years.

In 1961, Virgil and Jeannine built their home in the Davenport Addition of Fremont, Neb., and they lived there until their deaths. Jeannine passed away August 13, 2008.

Virgil was a 60-year member of the IBEW Union and member of Izaak Walton, where he and his friend and co-worker, Charlie Orr, set the poles and strung the wires to bring power to the park. He also belonged to the Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 854 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club, all in Fremont, Neb. He was active in Cub Scouts and coached Little League baseball when his sons were young. He also loved hunting and fishing and passing that down to his children and grandson. He was very proud of their gardens and grew the best tomatoes and prettiest flowers. He loved taking pictures and videos and sharing them with everyone.

Virgil and Jeannine loved camping and spent most of their retirement traveling around Nebraska and surrounding states. They also loved watching the kids playing sports, Nebraska football and Chicago Cubs baseball. Virgil made many friends as a driver for Eastern Nebraska Office of Aging Cargo Program until October 2012.

He is survived by a son, Keith (and wife, Judi) Main of Fremont, Neb.; six grandchildren, Chelsea and Cody Main of Lincoln, Neb., April (and husband, Russ) Leedom, PJ Crawford and Brittany Connick; and two great-granddaughters, all of Fremont, Neb.; brothers, Larry (and wife, Fran) Main of Magalia, Calif., and Lyle (and wife, Virginia) Main of Mount Ayr, Iowa; sisters, Juanita Shaffer of Atascadero, Calif., and LaViece Barker and Doris Rule of Mount Ayr, Iowa; and brother-in-law, Charles Tyson of Loves Park, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents; two sons, Dennis and Rick Main; one brother; and four sisters.

Memorial services were held February 21, 2013 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont, Neb.

Burial with military honors by Fremont Honor Guard of VFW Post 854 and American Legion Post 20 was in Ridge Cemetery in Fremont, Neb.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dodge County Humane Society.

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Gordon L. Gordie Dimmitt

Gordon L. Gordie Dimmitt, 87, of Grand Island, Neb., passed away February 16, 2013, at the Grand Island Nebraska Veterans Home.

He was born December 13, 1925, at Taylor to Jack and Ruth (Fox) Dimmitt.

Gordie was raised on a farm. He entered the United States Army serving active duty from 1949-1950 and then five years active reserves. On November 29, 1952, he was united in marriage to Glendora Murray. They made their home in Grand Island, Neb., where Gordie worked in concrete construction most of his professional career.

Membership includes the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating but most of all spending time with his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Glendora; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Dowty of York, Neb.; a son, Roger Dimmitt of Grand Island, Neb.; a daughter-in-law, Debra Dimmitt of Grand Island, Neb.; a brother, Garell Dimmitt of Chapman, Neb.; and two sisters, Delores Gregg of North Loup, Neb., and Donna Rawlings of Grand Island, Neb.; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren; and his four legged companion, Molly.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Dimmitt, his parents and five brothers.

Memorial services were held February 22, 2013 at All Faiths Funeral Home. Dan Naranjo will officiate.

To honor Mr. Dimmitt’s wishes, cremation was chosen.

Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial fund that will be established in memory of Gordie.

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