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John Hines, 86 - August 26, 2009


John W. Hines, 86, of Lincoln, formerly of Gothenburg, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Holmes Lake Manor in Lincoln.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Aug. 24, at the Gollaher Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island with the Rev. Del Roper officiating. At his request, his body was cremated. Burial took place at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors provided by the United Veterans Honor Guard.
Hines was born May 29, 1923, to Percy and Laura Hines at Gothenburg. He grew up on the family farm near Gothenburg and attended Banner Methodist Church.
He entered the service in March of 1943, served during World War II in the Philippines and Japan and was honorably discharged Dec. 17, 1945.
Hines married Doris Halla on April 19, 1947. The couple lived at Grand Island for 62 years, and were members of Trinity United Methodist Church.
He built many fine homes in Grand Island during his years as a carpenter, according to family members.
Hines was devoted to his family and enjoyed camping and fishing, playing cards and his wife’s fried chicken, said family members.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Percy and Laura; two sisters and a brother.
Survivors include: his wife, Doris; his son and daughter-in-law, Jim (Dee) Hines of Lincoln; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan (Mike) Vanlaningham of Ingleside, IL; a sister, Helen Neel of Gothenburg; four grandchildren—Cherie (Jared) Anderson and Jenni (Bryan) Olesen, all of Lincoln, Becky (Bob) Stevenson and Tim Vanlaningham, all of Illinois; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at: 7601 Cherrywood Dr. Apt. 6, Lincoln, NE 65810. Online condolences may be directed through www.livson.com.

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