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Vernon Maline, 71 - January 28, 2013

Vernon Lee Maline, 71, of Gothenburg died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services will be conducted at the Evangelical Free Church on Friday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Monkemeier officiating. Interment will be at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
A visitation will take place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 1 to 8 p.m. with family members present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Maline was born July 3, 1941, at his parent’s home on Rock Island Table, north of Gothenburg, the son of Byron and Opal (Anderson) Maline. He grew up on the family farm, where a love of farming was instilled at an early age.
While in high school, he was involved with FFA as a reporter. He graduated from Gothenburg High School with the Class of 1958.
He married Joyce Cooper on April 21, 1963, at Gothenburg. To this union, three sons were born. He and his wife farmed north of Gothenburg, and also raised hogs and cattle.
Maline was preceded in death by: his wife, Joyce Maline; parents, Byron and Opal Maline; brothers-in-law—Richard White and Ben Cooper.
Survivors include: his three sons—Kevin (Lindi) Maline and Keith (Anita) Maline, all of Gothenburg, and Kerry Maline of Lincoln; four grandsons—Kyle, Andrew, Hayden and Holden; a granddaughter, Jennifer; brother, Gaylord L. Maline of Gothenburg; sister, Lynette White of Lexington; brother-in-law, Jim (DeeDee) Cooper of Littleton, CO; sister-in-law, Janice Cooper of Cozad; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical Free Church, 1721 Lake Ave., Gothenburg, NE 69138, or donor’s choice.