May 30, 1935 - December 15, 2017
Vinton Kimberling Vinton Angelo Kimberling was born May 30, 1935, to Charley C. and Mary Jane (Hill) Kimberling at the Kimberling homestead farm in Champion, Nebraska. He was named after his grandfathers Vinton Kimberling and Angelo Hill. Vinton’s siblings include Vinta Claney, deceased; Vera Gleason of Beaver City, Nebraska; and Jim Kimberling of Colorado. The family lived on the Kimberling farm which Vinton and Harriet Kimberling homesteaded. Vinton attended Crete School through the 8th grade. Then he attended high school at Chase County High School, where he met Fauniel Greim. Vinton and Fauniel were married on September 18, 1955, and to this union three children were born: Starla, Tim and Tod. Vinton was a farmer and rancher for most of his life. He was thrust into agriculture at an early age because of the death of his father. Vinton and Fauniel lived and worked on the family farm west of Champion for many years. Later in life he was employed by the Frenchman Valley Coop driving a feed truck. In 2009, the couple made their home in Imperial. Vinton was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial. He loved hunting and fishing, but his true love was woodworking. He made numerous furniture items for his children and grandchildren. Vinton and Fauniel also enjoyed vacationing in Estes Park, Colorado. Vinton passed Friday morning, December 15th, 2017, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. He was 82 years of age. Survivors Include: Wife: Fauniel of Imperial, NE Daughter: Starla Vogt and husband John of Champion, NE. Son: Tim Kimberling and wife Barb of Columbus, NE. Son: Tod Kimberling of Ogallala, NE. 9 Grandchildren: John M. (Emily) Vogt, Geoff Vogt, Brandon Vogt, Janae (Brian) Gertsch, Andrew (Jennifer) Lowe, Ben Lowe, Alexis Gonzales, Sawyer Kimberling, Tyler (Celeste) Kimberling. 14 Great-Grandchildren: McKenzie, Kaden, Kyson, Delanie, Henlie, Isabella, Cienna, Walker, Tucker, Mason, Riley, Joshua, Ericson, and Jayce. Sister: Vera Gleason of Beaver City, NE. Brother: Jim Kimberling of Evergreen, CO. Vinton was preceded in death by his parents; an infant granddaughter; sister Vinta; and niece Melody Miller. Graveside Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at the Crete Cemetery, Champion, Nebraska, with Pastor David Kahle officiating. Visitation will be held Monday afternoon, December 18th, 2017, 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home in Imperial. Memorials have been established to the Champion Community Center and the Chapel fund at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home. On line condolences maybe left at liewerfuneralhome.com LIEWER FUNERAL HOME ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS
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