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Plains Edition Obituaries for 8-7-10

DeWayne Magnuson, 87 of Ogallala died July 25, 2010, at his home.

He was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Stapleton, Neb., the son of F.C. “Buster” and Clare (Seitz) Magnuson.

He grew up on the Diamond Bar Ranch in the Sandhills and attended Diamond Bar School. He graduated from the Curtis High School of Agriculture in 1940. He worked on various ranches, including the Claude Dikeman Ranch (Diamond Bar), the George McGinley Ranch and the Walt Haythorn Ranch. He also worked on road construction from Thermopolis, Wyo., to Sioux City, Iowa. He was part of the crew that paved the road from Sutherland to Wallace.

He married Marvel Sanders on Oct. 14, 1943, in Sutherland, Neb. To this union two daughters were born, Linda and Jean.

They raised their family on the George McGinley Ranch north of Keystone. After leaving the McGinley Ranch, he drove the Standard Oil bulk tank truck for Bob VandeVoorde, later purchasing the business which he operated until retiring in 1985.

He served on the Keith County Rodeo Board for 15 years, was a life member of the Ogallala Elks Lodge #1760 and was an active supporter of many local 4-H clubs for many years. In his retirement he continued being an active hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing cards and drinking coffee with his cronies.

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Survivors include his two daughters, Linda Tausan and Jean Magnuson of Ogallala; grandchildren, Melanie (Jerry) Meyer of Little Rock, Ark., Gerri (Tommy Joe) Miller, Jeani Davis and K.D. Tausan of Brookhaven, MS, Jeremy (Julie) Kudrna of Willard, MO, Crystal Gordon of Greenbrier, Ark.; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Don Magnuson of Alliance; sister, Jo (Bill) Reutzel of Ogallala; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, F.C. and Clare Magnuson; wife, Marvel in 2004; brothers, Oran and Dale Magnuson; sister in law, Dellora Magnuson; and a great grandson, Justin Davis.

DeWayne Magnuson, 87 of Ogallala died July 25, 2010, at his home.

He was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Stapleton, Neb., the son of F.C. “Buster” and Clare (Seitz) Magnuson.

He grew up on the Diamond Bar Ranch in the Sandhills and attended Diamond Bar School. He graduated from the Curtis High School of Agriculture in 1940. He worked on various ranches, including the Claude Dikeman Ranch (Diamond Bar), the George McGinley Ranch and the Walt Haythorn Ranch. He also worked on road construction from Thermopolis, Wyo., to Sioux City, Iowa. He was part of the crew that paved the road from Sutherland to Wallace.

He married Marvel Sanders on Oct. 14, 1943, in Sutherland, Neb. To this union two daughters were born, Linda and Jean.

They raised their family on the George McGinley Ranch north of Keystone. After leaving the McGinley Ranch, he drove the Standard Oil bulk tank truck for Bob VandeVoorde, later purchasing the business which he operated until retiring in 1985.

He served on the Keith County Rodeo Board for 15 years, was a life member of the Ogallala Elks Lodge #1760 and was an active supporter of many local 4-H clubs for many years. In his retirement he continued being an active hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing cards and drinking coffee with his cronies.

Survivors include his two daughters, Linda Tausan and Jean Magnuson of Ogallala; grandchildren, Melanie (Jerry) Meyer of Little Rock, Ark., Gerri (Tommy Joe) Miller, Jeani Davis and K.D. Tausan of Brookhaven, MS, Jeremy (Julie) Kudrna of Willard, MO, Crystal Gordon of Greenbrier, Ark.; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Don Magnuson of Alliance; sister, Jo (Bill) Reutzel of Ogallala; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, F.C. and Clare Magnuson; wife, Marvel in 2004; brothers, Oran and Dale Magnuson; sister in law, Dellora Magnuson; and a great grandson, Justin Davis.

DeWayne Magnuson, 87 of Ogallala died July 25, 2010, at his home.

He was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Stapleton, Neb., the son of F.C. “Buster” and Clare (Seitz) Magnuson.

He grew up on the Diamond Bar Ranch in the Sandhills and attended Diamond Bar School. He graduated from the Curtis High School of Agriculture in 1940. He worked on various ranches, including the Claude Dikeman Ranch (Diamond Bar), the George McGinley Ranch and the Walt Haythorn Ranch. He also worked on road construction from Thermopolis, Wyo., to Sioux City, Iowa. He was part of the crew that paved the road from Sutherland to Wallace.

He married Marvel Sanders on Oct. 14, 1943, in Sutherland, Neb. To this union two daughters were born, Linda and Jean.

They raised their family on the George McGinley Ranch north of Keystone. After leaving the McGinley Ranch, he drove the Standard Oil bulk tank truck for Bob VandeVoorde, later purchasing the business which he operated until retiring in 1985.

He served on the Keith County Rodeo Board for 15 years, was a life member of the Ogallala Elks Lodge #1760 and was an active supporter of many local 4-H clubs for many years. In his retirement he continued being an active hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing cards and drinking coffee with his cronies.

Survivors include his two daughters, Linda Tausan and Jean Magnuson of Ogallala; grandchildren, Melanie (Jerry) Meyer of Little Rock, Ark., Gerri (Tommy Joe) Miller, Jeani Davis and K.D. Tausan of Brookhaven, MS, Jeremy (Julie) Kudrna of Willard, MO, Crystal Gordon of Greenbrier, Ark.; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Don Magnuson of Alliance; sister, Jo (Bill) Reutzel of Ogallala; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, F.C. and Clare Magnuson; wife, Marvel in 2004; brothers, Oran and Dale Magnuson; sister in law, Dellora Magnuson; and a great grandson, Justin Davis.

DeWayne Magnuson, 87 of Ogallala died July 25, 2010, at his home.

He was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Stapleton, Neb., the son of F.C. “Buster” and Clare (Seitz) Magnuson.

He grew up on the Diamond Bar Ranch in the Sandhills and attended Diamond Bar School. He graduated from the Curtis High School of Agriculture in 1940. He worked on various ranches, including the Claude Dikeman Ranch (Diamond Bar), the George McGinley Ranch and the Walt Haythorn Ranch. He also worked on road construction from Thermopolis, Wyo., to Sioux City, Iowa. He was part of the crew that paved the road from Sutherland to Wallace.

He married Marvel Sanders on Oct. 14, 1943, in Sutherland, Neb. To this union two daughters were born, Linda and Jean.

They raised their family on the George McGinley Ranch north of Keystone. After leaving the McGinley Ranch, he drove the Standard Oil bulk tank truck for Bob VandeVoorde, later purchasing the business which he operated until retiring in 1985.

He served on the Keith County Rodeo Board for 15 years, was a life member of the Ogallala Elks Lodge #1760 and was an active supporter of many local 4-H clubs for many years. In his retirement he continued being an active hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing cards and drinking coffee with his cronies.

Survivors include his two daughters, Linda Tausan and Jean Magnuson of Ogallala; grandchildren, Melanie (Jerry) Meyer of Little Rock, Ark., Gerri (Tommy Joe) Miller, Jeani Davis and K.D. Tausan of Brookhaven, MS, Jeremy (Julie) Kudrna of Willard, MO, Crystal Gordon of Greenbrier, Ark.; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Don Magnuson of Alliance; sister, Jo (Bill) Reutzel of Ogallala; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, F.C. and Clare Magnuson; wife, Marvel in 2004; brothers, Oran and Dale Magnuson; sister in law, Dellora Magnuson; and a great grandson, Justin Davis.