Maury A. Spence age 78 of rural Stanton, NE passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at his home. Memorial services will be held at a later date under the direction of the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE.
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Maurice Austin Spence was born on July 10, 1942 in Norfolk, NE to Lynn and Mary (Schneider) Spence. He attended Stanton County Rural School District #13 and graduated from Stanton High School in 1960. Maury served in the U.S. Army Reserves and farmed the home place until the mid 1960’s. He moved to Lincoln where he worked on the grounds crew of Hillcrest Country Club and the Country Club of Lincoln and also sold golf course maintenance equipment for several years. He later worked for Landscapes Unlimited in Lincoln, working on golf courses all over the United States.
On August 11, 1990, he was united in marriage to Shirley (Duden) Krebsbach in Prairie Home, NE. Later that year they moved back the family farm near Stanton. Maury began driving truck for Abler Transfer of Norfolk. Later Shirley and he began operating Windmill Express for several years until retiring.
Maury was a member of the Pilger United Methodist Church, and the American Legion Riders of Norfolk. He enjoyed collecting toy trucks, music, where he sang at many funerals and weddings.
Wife-Shirley of rural Stanton, NE
Children- Greg Spence of Kansas City, MO
Ben Spence of Denver, CO
John and Kari Krebsbach of Albuquerque, NM and family-
Taylor and Thomas Leeper of Rio Rancho, NM
Savannah and Sean Ellenwood of Gainesville, FL
Steven and Tammy Krebsbach of Surprise, AZ and family-
Richard and Tabitha Krebsbach of Clovis, CA and children-Khalia, Karter, and Kolten
Brother-Terry and Gloria Spence of Stanton, NE
Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
Maury was preceded in death by his parents-Lynn and Mary Spence, sister-Marilyn Ladall, and a son-Michael Krebsbach.