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Joe E. Fanning

December 20, 1940 — September 26, 2014

JOE FANNING
Joe E Fanning was a man of God who loved his country, his family, and his beloved pets. His wife, Cindy Fanning, fell in love with Joe at a bible study. Cindy was the love of his life, definitely his soul mate. They were married for 16 years. Cindy and Joe had one child together Ashley. Joe also had three daughters from a previous marriage: Tammie, Julie, and Wendy. Tammie had one son Justin. Julie married a wonderful man, Darwin, who Joe loved like a son. They have a son and daughter, Zachary and Zoë. Wendy has a son and daughter, Joseph and Lea Rain. Joe adored his grandchildren and they adored him. One of Joe’s greatest joys in life was spending time with family, a highlight for him every year was being entertainment director for the annual Fanning camping trip near Wauneta. Joe, always an animal lover, took special care of his pets, his Kitters and his two dogs, Cinch and Bear.
Joe was a true Nebraskan and Cornhusker fan. He was born in Wauneta, NE on December 20, 1940, and he went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 26th, 2014. . He grew up in Wauneta on the family farm. Joe attended Wauneta High School and was an avid runner in track, holding the record for the mile for many years. He graduated in 1959. He was a meat cutter for many years in the Denver area. He later owned J & J Processing in Hayes Center, Nebraska. He finished his career at Rocky Flats in Golden, Colorado.
Joe is survived by his loving wife, Cindy Fanning, of Arvada, CO; his daughters, Julie Van Dyke and husband, Darwin, and grandchildren, Zach and Zoë of Gering, NE; Wendy Fanning and grandchildren, Joseph and Lea Rain Blasko, of Cheyenne, WY; and Ashley Fanning of San Angelo, TX, and grandson, Justin Kerchal, of Gilbert, AZ. He is also survived by his two sisters, Dee Chase of Omaha, NE; Karen Johnson and husband, Ralph, of Golden, CO; and his two brothers, Jack Fanning and wife, Linda, of Wauneta; and Jay Fanning and wife, Jackie, of Benkelman, NE. He also leaves behind many family members and friends who loved him dearly.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Winifred Fanning, his infant sister, Sue Ann, and his eldest daughter, Tammie Sue Fanning–Kerchal.
A graveside service will be held at the Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta, NE on Friday, October 3rd, 2014, 11:00 A.M. (MT) with Pastor Todd Burpo officiating. .
May you always have a barn burner of a pitch hand in Heaven, Joe Fanning, and never lead with your joker.
Please direct all cards and memorials to 6125 W. 84th Way, Arvada, CO 80003.
LIEWER FUNERAL HOME OF WAUNETA ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS
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