David Lavern “Dave” Duffield, Sr., 67

David Lavern ‘Dave’ Duffield, Sr. was born in Ainsworth, NE on May 24, 1951 to Harold and Ellen (McNamee) Duffield, and passed away on August 21, 2018 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Clarkson in Omaha, NE. Dave grew up near Long Pine, NE, on the family farm. He attended school in Ainsworth. He was united in marriage to Jane Moore on September 11, 1970 at Ainsworth. In February of 1971, Dave was drafted into the United States Army, and was stationed in Edgewood, MD. Dave and Jane were blessed with two children, David Jr. and Connie. Dave worked many jobs including operating heavy equipment, well drilling and truck driving, before starting his own business, Duffield Hay Hauling. He made many friends through the years of hauling hay up and down the road. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Gene and Larry, and sister, Shirley; as well as nephews, Patrick, Bucky and Rocky. He is survived by his wife, Jane of 48 years; son, David (Lisa) Duffield, Jr. of Hickman, NE; daughter, Connie (Greg) Bellingtier of Elgin, NE; grandchildren, Payton (Matt) Partida, Katie (Lance) Vakoc, Dillon Duffield and Grady Bellingtier; great-grandsons, Maximus and Atticus Partida; brother, Harold (Lillie) Duffield, Jr. of Grapeland, TX; and sister, Dorothy (Sam) Cochran of Sublime, TX; sisters-in-law, Jean Duffield of Elko, NV and Zellite Duffield of Kansas City, KS. Funeral services were held on August 27, 2018 at Hoch Funeral Homes in Ainsworth. Pastor Georg Williams officiated the service. CD selections of “Five More Minutes” by Scotty McCreery and “My Old Man” by Zac Brown Band were provided. Pallbearers were Kerry Fowler, Jay Wagoner, Ray Doggett, Don Stukel, Ed Dickau, and Bill Frew. Honorary bearers were all of Dave’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Payton and Matt Partida, Katie and Lance Vakoc, Dillon Duffield, Grady Bellingtier, and Maximus and Atticus Partida. Burial followed at the Grandview Cemetery with Military Honors being provided by the Long Pine American Legion Post #260. In lieu of flowers, memorials were suggested to the family for a future designation.

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