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Wayne (Rusty) Dee Kinder - July 03, 2014


Rusty Kinder was born July 5, 1926, at Champion, Neb., to Jacob H. and Rachel I. (Anderson) Kinder. As a young man, he attended school in Imperial, graduating from Chase County High School in 1944. Rusty served in the Army Air Corp on Okinawa during World War II. He returned to Imperial and Oct. 8, 1950, he married Colleen Ann Forsbeck at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial. To this union four children were born: Kurt Dee, Shari Lynn, Jannean Rae and Risa Ann.
Rusty was a long-time resident and an active member of the community of Imperial. He was a member of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years and the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars Andrew Kinder Post #4688, serving as commander for several years. Rusty was a member of the Imperial Walking Blood Bank and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was known throughout the area for being a vital member of Imperial’s funeral home since 1946. Rusty and Colleen were neighbors to the funeral home and were part of funeral services for those many years. The couple owned and operated the J.C. Penney Catalog Store in Imperial until retirement.
Rusty passed away Saturday evening, June 28, 2014, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home, Imperial. He was 87 years of age.
Survivors include wife Colleen of Imperial; son Kurt and wife Deb of Kansas City, Kan.;
daughters Shari Kinder and husband David Campanella of Kansas City, M., Jannean Kinder of North Platte, Neb. and Risa Kinder of Sidney, Neb.; three grandchildren, Tjjohn Frahm, Megan Smith and Zachary Kinder; two step- grandchildren, Aaron Hawes and Amber Cline; four great-grandchildren Garrett Dondlinger, Cooper Smith, Jackson Smith and Logan Frahm; four step-great-grandchildren Aaron Evan Hawes, Jacob Cline, Aubry Cline and Josiah Cline.
Rusty was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Andrew, Beulah, James, Zane and Lloyd.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday morning, July 5, 2014, 10:30 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church, Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
In Lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department new building fund and the Zion Lutheran Church building fund.
On line condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.