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Mark E. Silvester - May 17, 2012

Mark Edgar Silvester, 85, of Schuyler, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at his home in Schuyler.
He was born Dec. 4, 1926, in Champion, Neb. to Frank Ernest and Hattie Gertrude (Bevans) Silvester, one of 12 children.
He attended Champion School and then served in the United States Navy, one of seven brothers and sisters to serve at the same time during WWII.
He married Lois Maxine Morgan on Oct. 14, 1949, in McCook, Neb.  
Mark worked on several ranches and farms before entering the USDA Meat Inspection work force. He was a Meat Inspector for 34 years.
After retiring in 1998, he worked for the City of Schuyler managing the
Yard Waste Site.  
He loved caring for and riding horses, gardening and taking care of his yard.
Mark is survived by his wife, Lois, of Schuyler; three children, Terry (Deann) Silvester, Mark (Debi) Silvester and Susan (Leon) DeValkenaere, all of Schuyler; five grandsons, Cory (Erica) Silvester, Weseley Kane Silvester, Michael Shane Silvester, Kevin (Karen) DeValkenaere, Mark Edgar DeValkenaere; two sisters; two sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; two great granddaughters, Mercedies Cech and Kaydance Cech; great granson, Nathaniel Cech; extended family Barb Silvester, Eric Callahan, Ryan Callahan and children, Riley “My Buddy” and Riah “My Angel.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, three sisters, three nephews, two nieces and one grandson.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at Mount Hope Ceme­tery, Imperial, Neb.
Military honors will be by VFW Post #4688, Imperial.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leukemia Society.
Kracl Funeral Chapel of Schuyler is in charge of arrangements.