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Winona C. "Wink" Bogner

November 29, 1925 — January 10, 2016

Winona “Wink” Bogner, 90, former Lexington and Kearney resident, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016, at the Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island. Winona was born November 29, 1925, in Smithfield, Nebraska, to Ralph L. and Ethel R. (LaVene) Forster. She attended school and graduated from Smithfield High School with the class of 1944. She then moved to Lexington. On April 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Marvin Bogner, in Lexington. They were married in a double wedding ceremony with Marvin’s sister, Joan and Emmett Dustin. Three children were blessed to this marriage; James, Marlin, and Kris. Winona worked as a Program Clerk in the ASCS office in Lexington for 18 years, retiring in 1987. She enjoyed playing bridge, dancing, gardening, especially her roses and iris. Her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren, and grand dogs. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, and after moving to Kearney in 2000, was a member of St. James Catholic Church. In May of 2011, the couple moved to the Grand Island Veterans Home. Survivors include her children; James (Jeanne) Bogner of Kearney, Nebraska, Marlin (Lori) Bogner of Kearney, Nebraska, Kris Bogner of Lincoln, Nebraska; brother, Verlouis (Darlene) Forster of Smithfield, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Joan Dustin of Lincoln, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Joni (John) Fleck of Liberty, Missouri, Jeff Bogner of Grand Island, Nebraska, Cindy (Brock) Rowatt of Lenexa, Kansas, Dave (LisaKay) Bogner of Kearney, Nebraska, and Lee (Amber) Foster of Kearney, Nebraska; nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Winona was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; brother, Norris; and, sister Neoma. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 18, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney with Reverend Joseph Hannappel officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 17, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. in St. Ann’s Cemetery at Lexington, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, or Aseracare Hospice. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave online condolences with the family, please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
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