Friday, September 12, 2014

Jean Vrana

Jean Vrana's funeral was held today in Hastings, NE this afternoon with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial was in the Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Jean was having some health problems at the time of Cousin Phil's funeral last March. She and Phil are pictured here at a "cousins" reunion held in Lincoln back in 2005. They are standing near the right end next to Gleason. Jean and Phil were married on May 30, 1951. She worked for the Nebraska Department of Labor/Unemployment Division for 30 years retiring in June of 1998. Phil worked for Farmers National Company for a number of years in Kansas, Iowa, Columbus, NE and Hastings where he had his own Farm Management Co. 
Jean is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Steve & Marilyn Vrana, Aurora, NE; Dan & Mary Vrana, Gilbert, AZ; and daughters and son-in-laws Jan & Matt Dwyer, Hastings, NE; Sue & Terry Colhour, Lincoln, NE. There are 12 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren. Phil and Jean were great people and leave a wonderful family. There were several of us Vrana cousins who were within a rather narrow age range. We enjoyed playing together as kids and still have our regular cousins reunion. This quilt was a product at such a get-to-gather back in 2005. Muffy was the leader in working with several of us in making what is a family heirloom. Many of the blocks have old family pictures that were transferred to the quilt material. We miss Jean, Phil and the several others who have passed on since the time of the quilts origin, but celebrate there lives and the blessings they brought to all of us. 

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