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Dennis Way - December 27, 2012


Dennis Jay Way, son of Elmer Dean and Dorene Kathryn (Gooseman) Way, was born on Nov. 4, 1955 in David City, Neb.
He attended school at Champion Grade School and Chase County High School.
On Dec. 14, 1974, Dennis was united in marriage to Julie Ann Frosh in Imperial, Neb. To this union, he was blessed with two children, Shawnna and Kevin.
Over the years, some of his employers were Imperial Ford New Holland, Schrotberger Trucking, Gary Sporhase Trucking, Midnight Express and Stromberger Farms. Other business adventures are Way/Nichols Feed Store, and owner/operator of other trucks.
Dennis’ love for trucks led to his profession as an owner/operator of Way Trucking. He loved working on trucks, working on go karts for his grandkids, camping, fishing and apparently a little bit of drawing these last few months.
In October 2011, Dennis and Kevin bought a 1990 Peterbuilt cab-over. Due to his health, he didn’t get to drive the truck he always wanted for very long, but he gave it his best.
On Dec. 21, 2012, Dennis passed away while in his sleep after being diagnosed a short time ago with renal (kidney) failure. He was 57 years of age.
Survivors include mother, Dorene Way of LaPorte, Colo.;
daughter, Shawnna and Shawn Bigham of Imperial; son, Kevin Way and Shanda of Lamar; brothers, Ron and wife Rose Way of LaPorte, Colo., Steve and wife Terry Way of Brush, Colo., Dan and wife Pamela Way of Payson Ariz., Bruce and wife Dianne Way of Imperial, Randy Way and Melissa of Elsie; sister, Diane and husband Louie Herrick of North Platte; five grandchildren, Shalee, Shelby, Shalissa Bigham and Shianne and Koby Way, amongst numerous nieces, nephews and more close friends than he realized.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer; sister, Patricia; and brother, Mike.
Funeral Services for Dennis Way were held Wednesday morning, Dec. 26, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church of, Imperial, with Rev. David Kahle officiating.
Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Neb.
A memorial has been established in Dennis’ memory.
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.