Feb 05, 2020 11:07 PM

Marie A. Gentleman Beebe (1923 - 2020)

Posted Feb 05, 2020 11:07 PM
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     Marie A. Gentleman Beebe, age 96, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, formerly of North Platte, Nebraska, died on February 4, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska.
     Marie was born on August 28, 1923 to John and Elizabeth (Schueth) Gentleman in Chapman, Nebraska and grew up in Silver Creek.  She graduated from Silver Creek High School in 1941, then attended Boyle's Business College in Omaha.
     Marie was a veteran of World War II.  She joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in a Naval Intelligence Unit in Washington D.C.  Following her honorable discharge in 1946, she returned to Silver Creek, Nebraska.
     On April 9, 1948, Marie married Ward E. Beebe in Denver, Colorado.  they lived in Omaha until 1966 when Ward was transferred to North Platte with the UP Railroad.  Marie had worked at the Woodman of the World in Omaha, then for the North Platte Telegraph for a short time, but her favorite job was being a wife and mother.
     She was a member of the Does, life member of North Platte Old Timers, and was in an RV Group.  After Ward retired, they enjoyed their time in North Platte and traveled to Arizona for the winters.  A few years ago, Marie moved to Elkhorn to be closer to her family.
     She enjoyed spending time with her sons and daughters-in-law and was a fan of Nebraska football and women's volleyball and basketball, as well as UNO hockey.  She would follow her teams on television and radio and had the chance to attend some hockey games with her sons.
     Marie is survived by her sons, Lynn Beebe and Brian (Susan) Beebe all of Omaha; sisters-in-law, Naomi Kirkland and Wilma Beebe; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward; parents, John and Elizabeth Gentleman; three brothers, Charles (Margaret), James (Kate Knopick), and Edward (Rachel) Gentleman; and a daughter-in-law, Lynne Ellen Beebe.
     Visitation with family will be from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Heafey's West Center Chapel in Omaha, Nebraska and on Monday, February 10, 2020 in North Platte, Nebraska from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements.
     Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte.  Burial with military honors will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Goodfellows Shoe Fund or Habitat for Humanity, both in North Platte.  Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com.

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Bernard Elmer “Bernie” Lebsock (1925-2020)
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Bernard Elmer “Bernie” Lebsock, age 94 of Centennial, Colorado passed away January 31, 2020 at his home.

Bernie was born to Henry and Marie (Friehauf) Lebsock in Grand Island, Nebraska, on September 29, 1925, at the home of his Lebsock grandparents. The family moved to Gothenburg, Nebraska, when Bernie was three months old. He lived there and attended school until he was a junior in high school when the family decided to try their hand at farming southwest of North Platte, Nebraska where Bernie graduated high school in 1943. During this time, he met Mary Louise Vencill at a 4H Club meeting and the two started dating.

Bernie was drafted into the Navy in June 1944 and served in the Pacific during WWII on the destroyer the USS Wedderburn. After the war, he and Mary Vencill were married on June 1, 1947. The young couple soon moved to Denver where Bernie attended Denver University, graduating in June of 1952 with an engineering degree. After graduation Bernie obtained a position with Westinghouse Electric, a job which required a lot of moving and the couple lived in various mid-western and southern states. During this period, in 1955, their first son, Kent, was born. In 1956 Bernie obtained a position with the Martin Company and the young family moved to Denver, this time permanently. They bought a home and in 1957 their second son, Jeff, was born. After Bernie retired, he continued to work, creating his own Electrical Engineering business and investing in the stock market. Bernie and Mary were married for 60 years before Mary passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease in 2006. Bernie survived her, living in the home they made in Centennial (a suburb of Denver) for the rest of his life, where he continued to pursue his work, continuing his businesses and swimming at the YMCA three days a week until his death on January 31, 2020. He died peacefully at home at the age of 94 having lived a varied and full life.

Survivors include sons, Kent Lebsock of New York, NY and Jeffrey Lee (Pam) Lebsock of North Platte; grandchildren, Jacob (Melissa Andrews) Lebsock of Austin, TX, Johnathan (Chacity) Lebsock of Grand Junction, CO, Eric (Katie) Lebsock of Omaha, and Dawson Lebsock of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caydon, Shayleona, Barrett, Haisley, and Amma; brother, Clyde Lebsock of Riverside, CA; nephew, Brad (Janet) Burkhart of San Jose, CA; niece, Carrie Ann (Tim) Burkhart of San Jose, CA; sister-in-law, Pat Burkhart of San Jose, CA; numerous other family members; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Jerry, Ken, Dick, and Leonard.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday February 10, 2020 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with the Reverend John Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors graveside. Visitation will be noon – 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.