Funeral services for Duane Beune age 92 of West Point, NE will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in West Point, NE with Rev. Robert Schilling officiating. Interment will be in the Wisner Cemetery following lunch. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point and will continue on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
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Duane passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hillside Villa in West Point, NE.
Duane Beune was born May 9, 1927 on the family farm south of Wisner, NE to August and Anna (Goeller) Beune. He was baptized and confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church, rural Wisner, NE. Duane attended rural and Zion Parochial schools and graduated from Wisner High School in 1945. He served in the National Guard for 3 years, 9 months of active duty in the U.S. Air Force, and 8 years in the Air Force Reserves.
On August 29, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Goetsch at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stanton, NE. Three children were born to this union, Jeff, Kay, and Kent. They farmed south of Wisner, where Duane enjoyed raising cattle on the family farm until 1992, at which they moved into West Point, NE.
Duane served in various positions in the Zion-St. John Lutheran Church, rural Wisner, and served as the Bismark Township Clerk for 17 years. Upon moving to West Point, NE, the couple became members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Duane enjoyed making things work and run, listening and dancing to polka music, and collecting model tractors and airplanes.
Survivors include his spouse of 65 years Mary Ann Beune of West Point, daughter Kay and husband Jeff MacDonald of Boulder, CO, son Kent and wife Cindy Beune of Dodge, NE, daughter-in-law-Cyndy Beune of West Point, NE, 7 grandchildren, Diana (Dan Koger) and Amy (Ben Heller) both of Omaha, Kevin Beune of Schuyler, NE, Mike MacDonald and Tom MacDonald both of Denver, CO, Christy Beune of Dodge, NE, and Anna Beune of Fremont, NE. Also surviving Duane, are 5 great grandchildren. Brother-in-law-Gary and wife Mary Goetsch of Humbolt, IA, plus nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, a son Jeff in 2001, and a sister Lois Henderliter in 2009.