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“Our condolences, Rick and Barb Kudrna ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Rick and Barb Kudrna - Red Cloud, NE

“Sug and Family, I was sorry to hear of Bill's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! He was a good man... Always had a smile for you. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Andi Niles Grabast - Holdrege, NE

“You are in our thoughts and prayers ,Bill was a great person to know and we shall miss him emmensly . ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: lynne ahlers & john Ord - NE

“To the family of Dear Bill. We are out of state and are saddened by the news of your dear father's passing. So sorry we were not there for his...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Pete and Marcia Konen - Hastings, NE

“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the wonderful memories of the love you shared with your dad comfort you now and in the days ahead....Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jim & Teresa Richardson - NE

“Your in our prayer - we are thinking of you! ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jean & Patty - Campbell, NE

“Just loved bill & so enjoyed him every time I visited mom, Rosemarie Johnston, at the Heritage & sat at their dinner table. mom loved playing cards...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Johnston nagle - CA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you! Bill had a great sense of humor and could always make me smile. He will be missed by many. There is comfort...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Cheryl Kost - Red Cloud, NE

“Words can not express the sympathy we feel for all of you. We know that on can never be prepare to lose their Dad. We have so many memories of...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Gehrt & Paula Dickman - Hastings, NE

“Dear VanWey family, I am so sorry to hear about Bill!! I have so many wonderful memories of Bill from when I worked at the Home. He was so much...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jody Niles - Campbell, NE


William Fredrick VanWey, the son of Berilda (Mooney) and Robert VanWey, was born August 24, 1934 at Ionia, Kansas. He departed this life on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud, Nebraska at the age of 79 years, 4 months and 23 days. Bill received his formal education attending the Ionia schools. For a short time he worked construction on a highway crew, then he embarked upon his life's work as a truck driver. He was united in marriage with Delores Lorraine Krein on May 23, 1953. This union was blessed with five children, Dennis, Karen, Kenneth, Sharon and Jay Dee. They lived in Smith Center, Norton and Osborne, Kansas until 1968, when they moved to Red Cloud to make their home. Bill continued to pursue his passion driving a truck for Wayne Sibert, Jensby Trucking and later with Gottsch Feed Yard. In 1972, Bill was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which continued to advance through the years. He was involved in a number of community activities including volunteering his time as a Boy Scout Leader and working as an EMT on the ambulance crew. Bill was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. In the 1970's he formed the local Cushman's Forever motorcycle club. Bill's greatest enthusiasm in life was for his family. The grandkids always knew where to find his gum and he was happiest when they were together at family gatherings. In their leisure time Bill and Delores enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with friends. Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife, Delores, on July 18, 2006; great granddaughter, Stacy Conway; son-in-law Dave Powell and a brother, Robert "Bob" VanWey Jr. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Dennis and wife Lois; Kenneth and wife Deb and Jay Dee and wife Veronica all of Red Cloud; Karen Powell of Smith Center, Kansas; Sharon Kirchhoff and husband Raegan of Cedar, Kansas; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; half-sisters, Pat Jorgenson and husband Ivan of Red Cloud; Carol Madron and husband Merly; Bobbi Halenski and husband Herb, and Olive Graham and husband Gale all of McPherson, Kansas; half-brothers, Richard VanWey and wife Deb of Willard, Missouri and Donald VanWey and wife Sandy of Plainville, Kansas. Funeral services were held Monday, 10:30 a.m., January 20, 2014 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Chad Boggs officiating. Interment was at the Red Cloud Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home 241 West 4th Avenue Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970 Ph: 402-746-2500 williamsfuneralhomes@yahoo.com

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