Henry Joedeman

Henry Joedeman, 85, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Ambassador of Lincoln. He never recovered from his surgery from a fall and head trauma.
Funeral services were held July 31 at Gandy Community Bible Church in Gandy. Rev. Brian Pielstick and Rev. Frank Scott officiated. Burial was at McCain’s Cemetery. Visitation was held July 30 at the Arnold and Mullen Funeral Home in Arnold.
Henry Joedeman was born 85 years ago to William and Fern (Thomlinson) Joedeman. He graduated from high school in Gandy. He later went to Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College. He served 13 years in the Army and Air Force combined. He worked as a mechanic and owned his own shop. He pastured churches in Gandy; Sedona, Ariz., Chula Vista, Calif., Cushing, Okla. and Central City.
He married Maxine Bassett on Sept. 9, 1950 in Arnold. They were married for 43 years and had three children: Diane, Mark and Mike. Maxine passed away in March of 1993. In August of 1993 Henry married Joyce Roberts in Central City. They were married for 20 years  when Joyce passed away Nov. 17, 2013.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, William and Fern Joedeman; his sisters, Florence, Murene and Lila; and granddaughter Rebekah Joedeman.
Survivors include his children and their spouses: Diane and Bill Ward, Mark and Deanna Joedeman and Mike and Elizabeth Joedeman; his step-children and their spouses: Lee Michael and Renee Roberts, Larry and Lois Roberts, Patrick and Helen Roberts and Jane Webb; his nine grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Harvestime Baptist Church in Grand Island.

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