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J. Edwin 'Ed' Kanost

Friday, April 23, 2004

May 8, 1923-April 21, 2004

LINCOLN -- J. Edwin "Ed" Kanost, 80, of Lincoln, died Wednesday (April 21, 2004) in Lincoln.

He was born May 8, 1923, to Elmer and Winifred (Gibson) Kanost in Wauneta.

He served in the Army during World War II with the 42nd Infantry serving from 1944-1946. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

He was a rural mail carrier and metal finisher for 30 years in Wauneta.

He was a member of the Fort Collins Methodist Church from 1978-1988, the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Associate Guardian for Job's Daughters, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, National Association of Rural Carriers and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Carolyn.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan of Lincoln; two sons, Nicholas of Oakland, Calif., and Loren and wife, Cathy of Lincoln; step-son, Robert and Yolanda Simpson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother Donald and wife, Evelyn Kanost of Broomfield, Colo.; two sisters, Mary Brown of Fort Collins, Colo., and Leona and Milton Vandiver of Littleton, Colo.; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services are Monday, 11 a.m., at United Methodist Church in Wauneta. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 5733 South 34th Street, Suite 500, Lincoln, NE 68516 or the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South Street, Lincoln, NE 68506.

Condolences can be e-mailed online at www.roperandsons.com.