Harold Marvel Brunswick, son of Francis and Merle Brunswick was born Oct. 11, 1926, at Benkelman, Nebraska. He passed from this life on Oct. 16, 2018, at the Sarah Ann Hester Home in Benkelman at the age of 92.
Harold was the oldest of seven children. He attended Max School through the tenth grade. Harold enjoyed ranching and farming on the Wine Glass Ranch and later the Brunswick Ranch.
Throughout his lifetime he played for dances in the community. He enjoyed gathering around the piano with family and friends singing and playing his guitar, fiddle, mandolin and mouth harp.
He was an honest man and a handshake was better than a signed contract. His love was the land that he grew his crops on and taking care of his cattle.
He served on the Benkelman Hospital Board, Haigler Coop, Wray Coop, NRD and the Benkelman School Board.
On May 28, 1950 at Haigler, he was united in marriage to Betty Hanshaw. To this union, three children were born: son Dale (Wanda) Brunswick of Farmersville, Texas, and daughters Deb (Randy) Bartlett of Imperial and Dianna (Michael) Chambers of Holbrook.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty (Sept. 2, 1980) and second wife, Harriet (Oct. 26, 2003); brothers Ernest and Virgil and brother-in-law Harold Lloyd McCarville.
He is survived by Eva, his wife of thirteen years; his three children and their spouses; brothers and sisters Richard Brunswick of Arizona, Verlyn (Deloris) Brunswick of Colorado, Yvonne Hager of Hastings and Phyllis McCarville of McCook; seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and eleven step-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Haigler with Pastor Doug Hjelmstad officiating.
Interment followed services in the Benkelman Cemetery, Benkelman.
Visitation was Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home in Benkelman.
Memorials can be made in his name to the Dundy County Hospital Foundation, Sarah Ann Hester Home or a place of your choice.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Benkelman Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements