ARAPAHOE -- Gordon L. Monie, 80, of Arapahoe, died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2007) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe.
He was born Jan. 6, 1927, on a farm north of Franklin, to Ernest and Minnie (Kennedy) Monie. He was baptized in State Line Congregational Church, south of Franklin. He attended school and graduated from Franklin High School in 1943.
In December of 1947, he married Geraldine Yelken in Franklin. He worked on the Harlan County Dam as a lineman and electrician and was recalled to active duty in the Navy during the Korean War as a radio intercept technician, and served one year in Adak, Alaska.
Upon returning to Franklin after the war, he worked in the appliance and electronic business until 1957. He then moved to Arapahoe and worked for Lockenour Furniture as a manager of the office appliance and electronic department. He later purchased this department and established the Arapahoe Service Center , operating this business until 1982. Later he worked as the manager of ATC Communications and retired in 1996.
He was active in the Arapahoe community serving on the fire department and rescue squad as the ambulance and rescue chief for more than 25 years. He served on the Arapahoe School Board, City Council, Cemetery Board, Furnas County 911 Board and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and American Legion, Post No. 96 of Arapahoe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geraldine Dena Monie; daughter-in-law, Deanna Lee Monie; brother, Keith Monie; and infant sister, Ilene.
Survivors include his sons, Michael and wife, Rose Ann Monie of Arapahoe, Todd and wife, LeAndra Monie of Arapahoe; daughters, Sheila and husband, Jerry Wendland of Denver,Pamela and husband, Larry Pfeiffer of Arapahoe and Cindy and husband, Dave Young of Denver; brothers, Quinten and wife, Paula Monie of Dallas, Texas, Ernest and wife, Bonnie Monie of Franklin, Walter and wife, Bonnie Monie of Omaha, John Monie of Houston, Texas and Gary and wife, Rozanne Monie of Mesquite, Texas; sisters, Shirley and husband, Robert Lennemann and Sharon and husband, Roger Schneider, all of Dallas, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church at Arapahoe with the Rev. David Otten officiating. Burial will be in the Arapahoe Cemetery with military rites provided by American Legion Post No. 96 of Arapahoe.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe and prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Memorials are suggested to Arapahoe Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of arrangements.