WOOD RIVER -- Andrew J. Denton, 53, formerly of Beaver City, died Wednesday (May 6, 2009), at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
He was born April 2, 1956, at Bristol, Pa., to Osberne and Clara (Paprzycki) Denton Jr.
He grew up in Pennsylvania. The family moved to Arizona while he was in high school.
In 1976, he joined the U.S. Army and served in many locations, including Germany. He was discharged Sept. 8, 1980.
On Nov. 1, 1980, he married Theresa Zbiegien in Phoenix, Ariz. They continued to live in Arizona where he was employed in the refrigeration business. In July 1997, they moved to Beaver City where he worked for Rief Propane in Wilsonville, at Sam's Hog farms, at IBP in Lexington and then the Norton Correctional Facility at Norton, Kan. The family moved to Phoenix in 2006 and then to Wood River in 2008 where he was employed by the Swift Packing Company in Grand Island, as a production mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa of Wood River; a son, John Denton of Holdrege; two daughters, Naomi and husband, Jason Shepherd of Wood River, and Sarah and husband, Calvin Pemberton of Beaver City; his mother and step-father, Clara and Louis Staski of Youngtown, Ariz.; two brothers, Robert and wife, Karen Denton of St. Peters, Mo., and Frank Denton of St. Peters; two sisters, Teresa and husband, Rubin Feldman of Oxford and Trish and husband, Stephen Reed of Fairbury, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, at First United Methodist Church in Beaver City with the Revs. Robert E. Berlie Sr. and Jerry Cummings officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City with military honors at the graveside by Veteran's Organizations of Beaver City.
Viewing and visitation is Sunday, 1-8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City and prior to the service Monday at the church.
Condolences and personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome, com
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.