William Rex Danbom, 86, of Curtis, Nebraska, died February 21, 2021 in North Platte, NE from complications of Covid-19.
He was born October 30, 1934 in Hemingford, NE.
Bill served his country in the US Navy from January 1955-December 1958. He managed Ship Service on the USS Altair (a cargo ship) and the USS Elokomin (an oil tanker). Following the service he completed one year at Milford Community College before starting his 32 year career in auto body repair. Later he worked for Maywood Farmers Coop for 11 years in the fertilizer department.
Prior to his retirement in 2001 he had taken up the woodworking hobby of Intarsia which he continued until his death. Intarsia is a craft of precision and artistry and anyone who has one of Bill’s pieces in their home has a work of art. Bill will also be remembered for his love of card tricks and always carried his decks with him. Bill was a member of the Lions Club for 38 years.
Preceded in death by wife Margaret Danbom, parents Milton and Grace Danbom, sister Norma Saling, half-brother Loren Toohey.
Survived by daughter Theresa (Dean) Deibert, Wilmington NC; son Tim (Patti) Danbom, Seward NE; step daughter Sherri (Doug) Schneiderheinz, Grand Island NE; step sons Michael (Deb) Thayer, Central City NE; Rick Thayer, McCook, NE. Brothers Alan Danbom, Hemingford, NE; David (Beverly) Danbom, Pensecola, FL; Paul (Barb) Danbom, LaPine OR; sisters Dorothy Ray, Hemingford, NE;
Margaret Donnelly, Federal Way, WA.
Graveside services will take place on Friday, May 28th, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE.
Memorials may be designated to the Curtis Senior Center, 214 Center Ave, Curtis, NE 69025.
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