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Virgil Lee Branstiter

January 23, 1937 — April 5, 2020

Virgil L. “Brandy” Branstiter, 83 of Grand Island, formerly of Lexington passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Grand Island.

Virgil was born January 23, 1937 in Georgetown, Nebraska to Claude and Pearl (Casey) Branstiter. He grew up south of Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School with the class of 1955. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served his country from 1958 until 1962. In 1969 he moved to New York where he was a policeman in Syracuse, New York.

Virgil was united in marriage to Patricia Andrews on July 19, 1977 in Syracuse, New York. After the marriage the couple moved to Lexington. Virgil was employed by the Dawson County Road Department from 1976 until he retired in 2014.

Virgil was a member of the Christian Church in Lexington, the American Legion, United States Bowling Corporation, President of the State Youth Bowling Association, member of the State and local Bowling Hall of Fames as well as bowling on several leagues. Virgil loved bowling and for over thirty-nine years was instrumental in coaching and helping the youth of Lexington and the surrounding areas to become bowlers.

Virgil leaves to celebrate his life; one son, Tim and wife Brenda of Grand Island; one brother-in-law, William and wife Beverly Thompson of Syracuse, New York; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Branstiter of Kearney; three grandchildren, Brooke (Chris) Barber of Cozad, Tyler (Karly) Branstiter of Kearney and Kyle (Sammy) Baumgartner of Papillion; great grandchildren: Brayden, Brecken, Braxtyn, Reilly and Wesley; and special companion Arlene Reed, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Pat on April 21, 2010; brothers, Loy and Roy and a sister, Verla Branstiter.

Family Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with Pastor Daniel Sauer, officiating.

Interment with Military honors will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be held Wednesday April 8, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. CDC guidelines will be recommended with 10 people or less allowed in the funeral home at one time.

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Youth Bowling Association or the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:reynoldslovefuneral

The funeral service will be streamed live through Facebook Live on the Reynolds-Love Facebook page.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home

106 W 8th St, Lexington, NE 68850

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