YORK -- Bill Dale Pribbeno, 79, formerly of Imperial, died Tuesday (July 17, 2007) at Hearthstone in York.
He was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Chase County to Valma Fay and William Henry Pribbeno. He attended Enders School and Bob Jones Academy in South Carolina. He graduated from Bob Jones?University with a degree in liberal arts.
He enlisted in the Navy and spent time on the USS Midway. He returned to the farm and took over after his father's death.
He married Babette Stenger in 1963. He retired from farming in 1975, and became a banker. He owned and operated the First State Bank in Enders for several years, retiring in 1991.
He was in the Rotary during the early years of the Youth Exchange Program and was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and longtime member of the KRVN Board of Directors.
He was part of the mission to Africa for the State Wheat?Commission in the early 1960s, and was a member of the Ag Builders and Nebraska Wheatgrowers Association. He was also on the Advisory Council to the President for the University of Nebraska for several years.
He was a life-long member of the Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Gloria.
Survivors include his wife, Babette; daughters, Sue Renken and husband, Mike of York, Loretta Swanson and husband, David of North Platte and Dolly Parker and husband, Clay of Stillwater, Minn.; son, Jeff and wife, Connie of Imperial; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were today at the United Methodist Church in Imperial with Melody Newman officiating. A private family interment was before the service at Mount Hope Cemetery at Imperial.
A memorial has been established to the Imperial Rotary Club and Chase County High School Music Department.
Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial is in charge of arrangements.