Ned Larry Einfalt, 73, Scottsbluff
Ned Larry Einfalt, 73, of Scottsbluff, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on October 21, 2013 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born on July 30, 1940 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Ross & Rose Eckert Einfalt. He married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Herdt on February 1, 1959, who survives him. Also surviving him are his two sons, Terry and Lori Einfalt of Dallas, Texas and Jeff Einfalt of Lincoln, Nebraska, and daughter, Jennifer & Doug Behrens of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four grandsons, Evan & Lindsay Spencer, Zachary Wood, Jesse & Madeleine Einfalt and Casey Einfalt; three brothers, Jerry & Pat Einfalt, Darrell & Sharlene Einfalt, Russell & Ramona Einfalt; three brothers-in law, Melvin & Barbara Herdt, Ed & Claire Herdt, and Mike Herdt; and one sister-in-law, Barbara Kyriss Smith.
Ned's father Ross Einfalt and mother Rose Eckert Einfalt, one grandson, T.J. Einfalt and brother-in-law, Charles Kyriss, preceded him in death.
Ned was a lifelong resident of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He attended grade school at Lincoln Heights and graduated from Scottsbluff Senior High School in 1958. Ned worked for his father in his bowling alley, the Royal Lanes, where he developed a love for bowling. He began his bowling interest at the age of five, when he rolled his first ball. In later years he went on to bowl over 700 series games, some back to back, with an average of 206 in six different leagues. Ned worked for 38 years for his lifelong friend, Bill Moore, at Scottsbluff Sash and Door Company, where he developed his skills as a woodworker. He has made numerous beautiful crafted pieces of furniture for his wife, children and grandchildren. Ned served on the board of directors of Universal Manufacturing Company from 2005 to 2011. Ned was also a member of the Mitchell Federated Church and Germans from Russia Society. Ned loved working in his garden with his wife Marilyn and together they were awarded the Golden Spade Award several times. Two memorial bricks in a Lincoln, Nebraska park speak of Ned and Marilyn's love of gardening and for each other: "For Marilyn who loved this garden," and "From Ned who always sat beside her".
Ned and Marilyn loved collecting and decorating for class reunions with a wonderful collection of 50's memorabilia. He enjoyed time with friends over coffee and the hosting of special themed dinner parties featuring "wagon wheel" sandwiches. Ned was a very loving husband, father and grandfather and was much loved by many friends and relatives
The visitation is from 3 pm until 8 pm on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff . The family will be present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday. The funeral service will follow the next day, October 26, 2013, at 10:00 am at the Mitchell Federated Church. Pastor Bob Rose will be officiating. The burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff following the service. His obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where online condolences may be left for family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitchell Federated Church at 1845 Broadway, Mitchell, Nebraska 69357, and to Prairie Haven Hospice.
The family is grateful for the kind and compassionate care given Ned by Dr. Lodewyk Papenfus and to Prairie Haven Hospice.
He will forever be in our hearts and missed by his family and friends.
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