Virgil Gene Lunney

Born: Tuesday, June 10th 1947 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Died: Saturday, October 26th 2019 in Garland, Nebraska
Age: 72 years, 4 months and 16 days
Vietnam Conflict
October 27, 1966
December 20, 1968
Memorials In Care Of
Garland Fire Department or Zion Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers
Visitation Time(s)
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
at Volzke Funeral Home
(Family will greet friends
from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
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Service: 10:30 am - Wednesday, October 30th 2019
Zion Lutheran Church
370 4th St.
Garland, NE  68360
Officiating: Pastor David Dobbertien
Casketbearers: Kim Brown, Tracy Poppe, Nathan Svoboda, Paige Wood, Chuck Haase
Garland American Legion Post #369
Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
Garland, Nebraska

Virgil Gene Lunney was born on June 10, 1947 to Virgil L. and Hilda (Hering) Lunney in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He attended Zion Lutheran School in Garland, Nebraska from kindergarten through eighth grade. He then attended Garland High School graduating in 1966. Gene served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was stationed in Germany. On July 18, 1970, Gene was united in marriage to Yvonne Bek at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Staplehurst, Nebraska. He was employed at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as a laborer for thirty three years, retiring in 2002. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, camping and traveling. His special joy was attending and supporting his grandchildren in their activities and spending time with them. Gene was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Garland and over the years served as elder, trustee and financial secretary. He was a member of the Garland Fire Department for forty years and served on the Village of Garland Town Board for six years. Gene passed away on October 26, 2019 in Garland, Nebraska at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 16 days. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Lunney, Garland, Nebraska; daughters, Gena (Dan) Brecka, Dwight, Nebraska, Yvette (Andy) Mentink, Stromsburg, Nebraska; brother, Terry Lunney, Garland, Nebraska; sisters, Linda Svoboda, Lincoln, Nebraska, Deb (Chip) Aegerter, Seward, Nebraska; grandchildren, Jacy Mentink, Brayden Brecka and Koy Mentink. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Hilda Lunney; son, Mark Lunney; brother-in-law, Dan Svoboda.

Virgil Lunney

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