John G. Tines

Monday, February 5, 2007

Oct. 8, 1962 - Feb. 4, 2007

KEARNEY -- John G. Tines, 44, died Saturday (Feb. 3, 2007) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

He was born on Oct. 8, 1962, in McCook to Gayle and Patricia (Madden) Tines. He attended school in McCook and was a 1981, graduate of McCook High School. He graduated from McCook Community College in 1986.

He was married to Debra Stegman in Grand Island on Aug. 5, 1989. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in North Platte before living in Minnesota and Wisconsin, working in construction as a block tender.

He had been a resident of Kearney for three years and was enrolled at Central Community College.

He was a member of the Army National Guard for 11 years.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Elizabeth Madden and Zolona Chinn.

Survivors include his son, John Patrick of North Platte; his parents of Kearney; brother, Mick of North Platte; sister, Lisa Hullinger of Kearney; and five nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10 a.m, at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney, with the Rev. Matt Koperski officiating. Interment will be at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Indianola at 3 p.m.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church. Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted to

Memorials are suggested to the family.

O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.