Norman Ray Hardenbrook

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Norman Ray Hardenbrook

Aug. 28, 1945 - April 16, 2020

AXTELL, Neb. Norman Ray Hardenbrook, 74, of Axtell, died Thursday (April 16, 2020), at the Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna, Neb.

He was born on Aug. 28, 1945, at Beaver City, Neb., to Bud Dale and Vona M. (Harman) Hardenbrook. He served in the U.S. Navy. He married Toni M. Smith on Dec. 19, 1970.

He worked in construction forming his own company, Hardenbrook Homes Inc.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Toni Hardenbrook of Axtell; children, Nathan (Brandi) Hardenbrook of Minden, Neb., Tyler Hardenbrook of Axtell; brothers, Larry (Karen) Hardenbrook of Beaver City, Butch (Sue) Hardenbrook of Beaver City and Johnny (Karen) Hardenbrook of Texas; sisters, Dotty (Tom) Biros of Beaver City and Ruth (Matt) Chamberland of Kearney, Neb.; and two grandchildren.

A private family graveside service is at Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City with the Revs. Keith Theobald and Butch Hardenbrook officiating. Viewing is Wednesday, April 22, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home, Beaver City. A memorial service will be at a later date.

Memorials can be given to the Axtell Ball Association of Axtell, Nebraska. Online condolences can be left at

Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.