BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Donald E. Cass, 86, of Beaver City died Monday (May 17, 2010) at Beaver City Manor.
He was born September 10, 1923 in Furnas County, Nebraska to Clyde and Doris (Inman) Cass.
On May 12, 1941 he married Rose Babcock in Norton, Kansas.
He served in the US Army during World War II with the 70th Reconnaissance.
The couple spent a couple years in Oregon before returning back to Nebraska where they farmed southwest of Beaver City for many years.
He was also employed by the ASCS office in the early '60s where he worked for 25 years.
He served on the School Board of District No. 35 and later Hendley District No. 99. He also served on the Hendley Elevator Board at one time.
His wife Rose died Dec. 15, 2006 and he remained on the farm until March 9, 2010 when he moved to Beaver City Manor.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Beaver City as well as American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. .
He was preceded in death by his wife Rose; parents; sister, Bonnie Hand; daughter Patricia on Oct. 19, 1943; and daughter-in-law, Sue Cass.
Survivors include his two sons, Donald Anthony "Tony" Cass and wife, Patty of Columbus, Ohio, and Wendel Luis "Lou" Cass of Stockton, Kansas; sister, Bea Willey of Arapahoe, Nebraska; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in Beaver City, with the Rev. John Sievering and the Rev. Phil Olsen officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Union Cemetery in rural Beaver City.
Viewing and visitation will be Thursday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City and prior to services Friday at the First Christian Church.
Condolences or personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.