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Wesley D. "Wes" Neben

November 3, 1943 — May 7, 2023

Wesley Dean Neben, 79, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington.

He was born on November 3, 1943, in Sumner, Nebraska to Ernest and Martha (Knispel) Neben. He attended Overton Public Schools and graduated from Overton High School with the class of 1962. Right after high school, Wes began working for Foote Oil gas station in Overton.

On March 8, 1974, Wes was united in marriage to Ramona Huber in Kansas. They made their home in Lexington, Nebraska where Wes would spend the next 30 years as a salesman for Midway Supply. After Midway closed, he spent the next 10 years working at Tenneco Monroe Plant making powder metal parts before retiring.

Wes had many passions in life. One was for the outdoors. He loved spending afternoons in the sun, maintaining his lawn and garden. He would spend many weekends with his family boating, doing some fishing and camping. When he wasn’t outside, he would spend his time in his shop focusing on his woodworking and remodeling or sitting at home, watching his favorite sports team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Wes believed that family was incredibly important, especially when it came to his grandchildren. He also had a gift for helping others. He began attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and once he was able to, he started reaching out and helping others who were in the program as a mentor. During his younger years, Wes was a big fan of golfing and hunting.

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Ramona Neben of Lexington; son, Wade (Jackie) Neben of Lexington; daughter, Roxanne (Bo Havens) Kracl of Fremont; eight grandchildren, Caleb, Caden, Cooper and Jaxson Neben all of Lexington, Colby (Jess) Angst of Lincoln, Riley (Jamie) McCoy, Kaitlyn (Jake) Weinrich, Blake (Nina) Kracl all of Fremont; four great-grandchildren, Rooney, Joanie, Colt and Willliam; brothers, Stan (Claudine) Neben and Richard “Dick” Neben, both of Kearney; sisters, Karen Good of Polson, Montana, Joan (Gaylord) Longmore of Callaway, Nebraska, Gail Neben of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Ellen Priel of Overton; sisters-in-law, Kathy Brauer of North Platte, Shelly (Capri Chapman) Enyeart of Palm Springs, California and Lana (Mike) Nicolen of Holdrege; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Besides his parents, Wes was preceded in death by his sisters, Jeanette Ulmer and Verna Wood; brothers-in-law, Bud Wood, Tom Priel, Lawrence Good, Clem Thorlakson, and Vance Ulmer; and sister-in-law, Debbie Huber-Smith.

There will be no visitation, as the family is honoring Wes’s wish for cremation.

A Celebration Of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Coffee and cookies will be provided during the gathering.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the family for later designation.

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home

106 W 8th St, Lexington, NE 68850

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