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Eugene E. Elder

Died: Tue., Mar. 8, 2011


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Eugene Edward Elder was born in Red Cloud, Nebraska on May 1, 1926 the son of Eugene and Clyda Elder. He passed from this life Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 84 years.  Eugene was a merchant marine from 1943-1944 after which he took over the family business as the  owner of Elder Jewelry. On May 13, 1944 he was married to Betty Jane Keil and to this union three children were born, daughters Sharon and Lynn and son Kim. Eugene was a master jeweler and was a Gemological Institute of America graduate. Eugene owned Elder Jewelry in Hebron, NE. from 1944-l984 and Elder Jewelry in Fairbury NE from l986 to 2008.  After this Eugene retired and moved to Lincoln to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Clyda Elder, his wife, Betty J. Elder in 2007, and his sister Genevieve Tibbetts. Eugene will be forever remembered by his children Sharon Elder, Kim Elder and wife Francie, Lynn Elder Hatwan and husband Patrick; 8 grandchildren, Diona Peithman, Don Peithman and A.J. Peithman, Mandy Elder Hoppe and husband Dale, Katie Elder and Aron Elder, Matthew Meagher and Shannon Meagher; 2 great-grandchildren Colton Hoppe and Amelia Elder.

The funeral service was held at Price Funeral Home, Hebron, Nebraska on Saturday, 3-11-11 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Friesen officiating..  The burial followed where Gene was put to rest by his wife at the Carleton City Cemetery, Carleton, Nebraska.  Pallbearers were Don Day, Gary Brinegar, Jay Bauer, A.J. Peithman, Matthew Meagher, Pat Hatwan. Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Kenner, Bill Svoboda, Jim Brown. Memorials go in care of the family. 

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