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John G. Tjaden

Hastings resident, John G. Tjaden, 65, of 1131 North Denver, died Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services will be Wednesday, February 14, 2007; 2:00 P.M. at Butler-Volland Chapel with Rev. Steven Markle officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery, Ayr, Nebraska. Memorials to Good Samaritan Village. Book signing will be Monday, February 12, 2007; 5pm-9pm, Tuesday, February 13, 2007; 9am-5pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2007; 9am until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Tjaden was born October 21, 1941 in Hastings, Nebraska to Pete H. & Fannie S. (Goldenstein) Tjaden. He graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1959 and attended Kearney State College, Kearney, Nebraska. He served in the United States Army Reserves from April 7, 1964 until October 6, 1964. He married Shirley A. Black on September 3, 1966 in Lincoln, Nebraska and she preceded him in death on February 24, 1994. He moved from Lincoln, Nebraska to Hastings in 1969. He was owner of P.R.N. Systems in Hastings. He married Peggy L. Smalling-Engle on July 14, 1994 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was a member of Nebraska State Trap Shooting Association in Doniphan, Nebraska, Pheasants Forever in Hastings and a past Boy Scout leader.

Mr. Tjaden was preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife, Shirley and a sister, Anna M. Hartman.

Survivors include:
Wife: Peggy Tjaden – Hastings, NE
Sons: Brian E. Tjaden – San Francisco, CA
   Chris Engle-Tjaden – Washington, D.C.
Grandchildren: Travis Wischmeier
   Trevor Wischmeier
   Aurora Tjaden
Adopted Grandchildren: Tiffany Esch
   Timothy ‘TJ’ Ulrich
   Briton Thomas
   Brooke Thomas
   Sterling Thomas
   Faith Thomas-Schumacher
Great Grandchildren: Zion Pittman
Sisters: Rosalie Tjaden-Hargis – Blue Hill, NE
   E. June Prawl – Grand Island, NE
Brother & Sister-in-law: William ‘Bill’ P. & Beverly Tjaden – Grand Island, NE
Nieces & Nephews: Brad & Jennifer Hargis – Oronogo, MO
   Tod & Laura Hargis – Hastings, NE
   Kim & Steve Ernst – Hastings, NE
   Donald & Charlie Prawl – Grand Island, NE
   Brenda & Keith Scott – Des Moines, IA
   Phyllis & Michael Sullivan – Grand Island, NE
   Cindy Hartman – Hastings, NE
   Billy Tjaden – Scottsdale, AZ
   Aaron Tjaden – Panama City Beach, FL
Mother-in-law: Florence A. Black – Hastings, NE
Sister-in-law: Mary Lou Black – Hastings, NE

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