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Spencer Raymond

Spencer Raymond

WISNER — Spencer Raymond, 33, Wisner, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.

Private services will be held with Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner assisting the family.

A Spencer Raymond Memorial Fund has been established at Citizen’s State Bank in Wisner to help his children.


Spencer Gene Raymond was born on July 7, 1986, in Brighton, Colo., to Kim and Deb (Gadeken) Raymond. Spencer graduated from Wisner-Pilger High School in 2005. After graduation, he was employed at the West Point Dairy. In 2010, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until being discharged in 2014.

Spencer worked in meat packing plants and currently was employed by May Construction in Wisner.

Spencer loved spending time with his children, fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with family. He enjoyed driving around listening to music, his collection of baseball caps and was always trying to make people laugh.

Survivors include his parents, Kim and Deb Raymond of Wisner; his children, Mikah, Gracie, Kelehn and Layla; his siblings, Jamie and Tiffany Kraft of Hickman (children Kaden and Parker), Amie and Phillip Kroese of Holdrege (children Tea and Zoey), Eric and Kat Raymond of Holdrege (children Gavin and Leah) and Lindsey Raymond of Wisner (children Adalyn and Asher).

Spencer also is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Shirley Raymond and Alfred and Margaret Gadeken.

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BURTON — Services for Virginia A. Sylva, 86, Springview, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Grace Lutheran Church in Burton. Burial will be in the Jordan Valley Cemetery near Burton.

NORFOLK — Memorial services for Kelley A. McDonald, 57, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 24, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Vicar Eric Gradberg will officiate. Inurnment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.

HARTINGTON — Services for Doral Schroeder, 87 Wynot, are pending at Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. She died Monday, June 21, 2021, at her residence.

GRAND ISLAND — Memorial services for Eddie W. Foster, 76, Grand Island, were Monday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island.

WAUSA — Memorial services for Harlan Hult, 89, Wausa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at the United Methodist Church in Wausa. The Rev. Judy Carlson will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army National Guard Honor Guard.

NORFOLK — Services for Grant G. Arment, 82, Norfolk, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, at First United Methodist Church in Norfolk.

BLOOMFIELD — Services for Dorothy Benck, 92, Bloomfield, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. The Rev. Jacob Bobby will officiate with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery.

NORFOLK — Memorial services for Mark Brtek, 53, Norfolk, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk. John Petersen will officiate.

NORFOLK — Services for Adalee Ebeling, 99, Norfolk, are pending at Home for Funerals in Norfolk. She died Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at her residence in Norfolk.

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