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Gail Magnuson

March 2, 1923 — July 21, 2018

Gail Magnuson, 95, Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, July 21, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Tabitha Residence - Harbor House. Gail was born March 2, 1923 in Lexington to James M. and Esther (Nelson) McKee. Gail attended Country School NW of Lexington and graduated with the class of 1941. She went on to further her education at Hastings College and the University of Nebraska where she received her 2 year teaching degree. She taught elementary school in Gothenburg in 1944-45. Gail was united in marriage to Donald Magnuson on July 29, 1945 at Buffalo Grove Presbyterian Church. To this union two sons were born; James and Paul. Gail was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, the First Presbyterian Women’s Circle, Dawson County Historical Society, Lexington Public Library as well as the Community Concert Association. Gail described her life, “Always family first, roots deep within the Church. She loved her Presbyterian Church and served wherever needed. She enjoyed little things in life, pulling weeds, mowing and yard work; was a naturalist-interested in birds, animals and trees.” Survivors include her husband of nearly 73 years, Don of Lexington, Nebraska; two sons; James and Marilyn of Holmen, Wisconsin; Paul and Sandra of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Carrie, Peter, John, Katherine, Joseph, David and Daniel; seven great-grandchildren, Lily, Regan, Elliott, Anders, Stieg, Joseph Jr. and Adaline Grace; as well as many special nieces and nephews. Gail was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Betty Jacobson; three brothers, Elmer, Ray (Bill) and Bob McKee. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Eddie Mariel, officiating. Family will be greeting friends one hour prior to the service. The casket will be closed. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Dawson County Historical Society or Lexington Public Library. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com  
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