ARAPAHOE -- Duane A. "Red" Breinig, 68, died Monday (Dec. 22, 2008) at his home in Arapahoe.
He was born Dec. 27, 1939, on the family farm north of Arapahoe in Furnas County to Francis and Elsie (Dudden) Breinig. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Bruce and Gardner country schools until the eighth grade.
Following graduation, he joined the Army and served his country from 1959-61. He was stationed both stateside and in Korea. Upon finishing his military service, he returned to Arapahoe and farmed until 1998. He was also employed by Sands Pork from 1991 to 1998. On May 1, 1966, he married Janice L. Evertson at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cambridge.
He was active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe and served on the Education Board, usher and attended men's Bible Study. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 343 of Edison.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Breinig of Arapahoe; daughters, LeAndra and husband, Todd Monie of Arapahoe and Jennifer and husband, Allen Blake of Cairo; brother, Kenneth and wife, Shirley Breinig of Marshalltown, Iowa; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe with the Rev. David Otten officiating. Interment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery with military rites will be given by Edison American Legion Post No. 343.
Viewing and visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe and prior to the service at the church.
Condolences and personal reflections may be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of the arrangements.