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LaVon A. Bienhoff

February 4, 1933 ~ January 2, 2019 (age 85)

Hastings resident LaVon A. Bienhoff, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 5, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery, west of Glenvil. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Friday with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church.

LaVon was born February 4, 1933, near Bloomington, NE to Middent & Hannah (Post) Bienhoff. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church near Macon, NE. LaVon graduated from Hildreth High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1951 to 1953 and then graduated from Milford Community College with a degree in mechanics.

LaVon worked at Sherman Service Center, Hastings Fire Station, Pepsi Cola, and retired from Hastings Industries after 30 years. He married Joyce Janssen in June 1957; she preceded him in death in 1998. LaVon married Eunice (Adam) Hemje on September 4, 1999. He enjoyed genealogy research, playing music with friends, loved his pets, and traveling in his motorhome. LaVon took pride in maintaining a home.

LaVon was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Bienhoff; brother, Glen; sister and brother-in-law, Elnora and Dave Garrelts; brother-in-law, Dennis Janssen; nephew, Robert Garrelts; step-great-granddaughters, Cassandra, Thea, and Claire; and his beloved dog, Echo.

SURVIVORS:
Wife:                                      
    Eunice Bienhoff – Hastings, NE
Step-Sons:                             
    Del (Cathy Shueey) Hemje
    Dave (Pam) Hemje
Step-Daughter:                      
    Brenda Hemje
Step-Grandchildren:              
    Ryan Hemje
    Tara (Brad) Hemberger
    Mark (Kate) Hemje
    Mackenzie (Jillian) Hemje
    Dillon Daigger
    Dane (Racheal) Daigger
    Mike (Carrie) Heikinen
    Michelle Heikinen
    Matt (Denise) Heikinen
Step-Great-Grandchildren:   
    15
Sisters-in-law:                       
    Gerri Janssen – Glenvil, NE
    Jeri Bienhoff – Holdrege, NE
Brothers-in-law:                    
    Roger (Vicki) Janssen – Moorpark, CA
    Bob (Alice) Janssen – Glenvil, NE
Nephews:                               
    Mark (Rita) Bienhoff – Red Oak, IA
    David Bienhoff – Holdrege, NE
    David (DeeAnn) Janssen – Glenvil, NE
    Don Janssen – Glenvil, NE
Niece:                                    
    Shirley Hoffman – TN
Many other family members and friends

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