DELVIN L. DANE

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Clay Center resident Delvin L. Dane, 88, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, NE. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center, NE, with Rev. Del Klover officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery with military honors by the Clay Center American Legion Mills-Schroder Post #87. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015, from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., with the family present from 6–8 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Home in Clay Center, NE. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com Delvin was born on April 17, 1926, in Clay Center, to Thomas and Francis (Ferber) Dane. He received his education at Clay Center and the University of Nebraska. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a member of General MacArthur honor guard at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, after the cessation of hostilities and was honorably discharged. Delvin was married to Helen Buhr on Aug. 15, 1948, in Clay Center. They began a lifetime of happiness and working together side by side on their family farm. To this union were
born three children. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and being with his children, grandchildren and his many friends. Delvin served throughout the years in various capacities in the Zion Lutheran Church, American Legion, and Clay Center School Board. He also was a past president of the National Farmers Organization. He supported the Crooked Creek Golf Association and the Sandy Creek Scholarship Fund. He is survived by his son, Robert (Joyce) Dane of Doniphan; daughters, Vivian (James) Cook of Clay Center; Beverly (Bert) McIntosh of St.Paul; seven grandchildren, Chad Dane; Jan Cook; Bryan Skalka; Matt Dane; Amy (Skalka) Yost; Kathy (Skalka)Stover; Ashley Skalka; and 11 great grandchildren. Other surviving relatives include sisters-in-law, Dore Dane of Plainview, Tx; Bronte (Darold) Nielsen of Kearney; Bertha Boyer of Clearwater, FL; and Elsie Buhr of Hastings; 1 brother-in-law, Raymond (Janice) of Omaha. Delvin was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and his brother, Lawrence. 
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