Warren DeVasure, 98, of Tekamah NE

Warren Hugh DeVasure, 98, of Tekamah, Nebraska died Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at CHI Health Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Warren was born on January 21, 1917, on a farm near Russ, Missouri to Charles Samuel and Eva Lizzie (Goans) DeVasure. His family moved to Nebraska when Warren was only five weeks old.  He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1934. Following graduation, he took several post-secondary correspondence courses, including radio and TV engineering.  For several years, he worked at various jobs around the country, before returning to Tekamah to farm.  He retired from farming in 1974 and did appraisal work for the Burt County Assessor from 1974-83, when he officially retired.

On January 8, 1936, Warren married his high school sweetheart, Hazel Gray, in Wichita, Kansas.  They celebrated 75 wedding anniversaries before Hazel passed away in 2011.

Warren was active in the community serving on the District 2 school board, the township board and as treasurer for the Tekamah United Methodist Church where he was a member for 70 years.   He was a 58 year member of the Tekamah Masonic Lodge No. 31 A.F. and A.M., Mackey Chapter No.24 Royal Arch Masons and a 57 year member of the Tekamah Chapter No. 131, Order of the Eastern Star.

In 1994 Warren received the Ak-Sar-Ben Good Neighbor Award for his community service.

Warren enjoyed woodworking and made toys and furniture for his girls, when they were little. He also enjoyed refinishing furniture, doing crossword puzzles and the jumble, as well as playing pinochle, dominoes and bingo. Many enjoyable evenings were spent playing games.

He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Burvell; sister, Charlene.

Survivors include his two daughters, Shirley DeVasure of Omaha, Judy (John) Husk of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren, Sara Husk (Michelle Leach) of Bethany, OK, Jason (Anna) Husk of Concord, CA; great-grandchildren, Rachel and Rebecca Husk of Concord; a host of relatives and friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, August 31, 2015, 10:30 am, at United Methodist Church in Tekamah.

VISITATION: Sunday, 5-7 p.m., with family receiving friends and MASONIC SERVICE: 7 p.m., all at Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah. Visitation Monday will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

BURIAL: Tekamah Cemetery in Tekamah.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to the Burt County Museum, Tekamah United Methodist Church and the Lied Tekamah Public Library.

Please feel free to send your condolences to the family.
Each condolence will be printed and given to the family after the service.


Warren DeVasure

Warren DeVasure

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