Feb. 2, 1923 - Nov. 4, 2006
BERTRAND -- Alfred Dale Fahrenbruch 83, died Saturday (Nov. 4, 2006) at the Bryan LGH-East Hospital in Lincoln.
He was born Feb. 2, 1923, at Culbertson to Jake and Amelia (Bauer) Fahrenbruch. He grew up at Culbertson, where he received his primary education and then graduated from Culbertson High School with the class of 1941.
Following his education, he worked with his father, farming near Culbertson. He then moved to the Bertrand area where he continued to farm.
On Nov. 7, 1943, he married Emma Sitzman. They made their home on his farm in the Bertrand area. Following his retirement, the couple moved into Bertrand in Aug. 1989.
He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bertrand, where he served on the church board and a church league sponsor. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Bertrand Cooperative Exchange; served on the Board of Directors of the Loomis Pig Cooperative and volunteered his time with the Boy Scouts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Elizabeth in infancy; son, Jerry Fahrenbruch on Nov. 2, 2000; and two brothers, Joe and Harold Fahrenbruch.
Survivors include his wife, Emma of Bertrand; one son, Jim Fahrenbruch and wife, Cindy of Loomis; a daughter-in-law, Diane Fahrenbruch and fiancÚ, Jerry Kenyon of Grand Island; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Ray Fahrenbruch and wife, Leola of Bertrand; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Fahrenbruch of Kearney and Verlyn Johnson and husband, Dick of Holdrege; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bertrand on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Panko, officiating. Interment will be in the Immanuel Cemetery, north of Bertrand in Phelps County.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. with the family greeting from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Sandstrom Funeral Home in Bertrand. Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com\" www.nelsonbauerfh.com
Memorials may be given in his name to the Bertrand Rescue Unit or the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Sandstrom Funeral Home in Bertrand is in charge of the arrangements.