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William Dale Amsberry

Thursday, September 4, 2003

DENVER, Colo. -- William Dale Amsberry, 78, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2003) in Denver, Colo.

He was born Aug. 15, 1925, to William "Bill" and Opal (Gerdes) Amsberry in Max. He was educated in the Benkelman Public Schools, and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After receiving his honorable discharge in 1945, he returned to the Benkelman area.

On March 31, 1948, he married Genevieve "Jane" Reiman at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Benkelman. He was employed as the projector operator at the Zorn Theater in Benkelman for many years. He also owned and operated the Circle B Dining Room until 1968 when he and his family moved to Leadville, Colo., where he was employed at Super Foods until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Opal Amsberry; son, Tom Amsberry; and sister, Joann.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Amsberry of Leadville, Colo.; sons, Terry Amsberry and wife, Sandra of Grand Junction, Colo., Mike Amsberry and wife, Annie of Eagle, Colo., Steve Amsberry and wife, Laura of Guffery, Colo.; sisters, Maxine and Betty Ann; brother, Merrill; and eleven grandchildren.

Services are Saturday,10 a.m. (MDT), at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Benkelman with the Rev. Bernard Lorenz officiating. Inurnment will follow services at the Benkelman Cemetery. There will be no rosary or visitation.

Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of the arrangements.