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Hubert Merle Haines

August 21, 1932 — August 16, 2017

Hubert Merle Haines was born August 21, 1932 to Rolly Roy and Maude (Sauer) Haines in rural Dundy County Nebraska. He passed away on August 16, 2017 in his home at the age of 84 years old. He was the eleventh of twelve children. Hubert grew up on the family farm north of Benkelman.

He was a lifelong resident of Benkelman, Dundy Co. Nebraska. He was united in marriage to Helen Joan Ellis, daughter of Daniel and Cynthia Ellis on January 29, 1951 at the Pleasant Valley Friends Church. They had three children, Daniel, Linda and Kenneth.

For many years he worked for his father in law Dan Ellis on the farm. Eventually he was able to start his own successful farm and ranch operation.

His wife Helen passed away in 1979.

In 2005 he started dating Sally Hollenbaugh and soon they became a loving couple. His family grew when adding Sally’s two daughters, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren to the family!

Hubert’s real passion in life was watching grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow, play sports and participate in 4-H. He loved raising cattle, and going to cattle auctions to buy more cattle with Sally.

Preceding Hubert in death were his parents, Rolly and Maude Haines, wife, Helen Joan (Ellis) Haines. Siblings: Irvin, Harold, Mary, Marjorie Mae, Elva, Fern, John, Dorothy, Marvin and Roy. Grandson: Patrick Welsh.

Survived by: Sally Hollenbaugh, Children: Daniel (Linda) Haines of Culbertson, NE, Linda (Ron) Sorensen of Bellevue, NE. and Kenneth (Francie) Haines of Benkelman, NE. Sister: Esther(Vernon) Schrader of Benkelman, NE.

Grandchildren: Amy (Wyatt) Black and children - Adriana, Bo and Mallory of North Platte, NE., Robby (Amy) Haines and children – Madison, Riece, Delton and Jacob of Benkelman, NE., Libby Haines (fiance James Oyler) of Benkelman, NE. Kyler (Amy) Haines and children Jace and Cole of Highland Ranch, CO., Danny Gene Haines and children Andrew, Levi, Dakota, Dani of Mason City, NE..Sylvia Czornyj of Bellevue, NE. Bill Sis, Krystal Rogers and Heather Glasco. As well as a multitude of family, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M.(MT), Saturday morning, August 19, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Benkelman with Pastor Rod Heilbrun officiating. Interment will follow services in the Benkelman Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday afternoon, August 18, 2017 from 5 :00-7:00 P.M. (MT) at the United Methodist Church in Benkelman.

All Memorials will be to the Dundy County Lions Club Fair Carnival Fund to benefit the families and children of Dundy County.

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