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Paul Kamery - February 28, 2012


Paul Kamery, 88, of Minden, formerly of Sargent, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Minden.
Paul was born June 20, 1923, in Loup County near Sargent in a sod house to Howard and Julia (Fahey) Kamery. He grew up in that area.
On June 22, 1971, he married Jeanette Gruber in Taylor. They lived in the Sargent area where Paul worked on cattle and horse ranches.
He was an animal lover and enjoyed coyote dogs, horses and mules. He spent many hours breaking horses to ride and mules to drive.
In 1976 they moved to Trenton where they owned a grocery store until retirement in 1986. They then returned to the hills of Sargent.
He was always a family man who thoroughly loved being around his children and adored his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
In October of 2011, Paul and Jeanette moved to Minden to be with family and enjoyed seeing them on a daily basis.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, of Minden; sons, Doug Kamery and wife, Pat, of Haxtun, Colo., and Johnie Kamery and wife, Buffi, of Minden; daughter, Darla Deckert and husband, Kyle, of Lincoln, Kan.; grandchildren, Maylee, Mattie, Jennifer, Miranda, Melissa and Jake; five great-grandchildren and a sister, Donna Vancura and husband, Edwin, of Ord.
He is preceded in death by his brothers, Bo Kamery and Milford Kamery and his sisters, Agnes Howard and Neola Holcomb, and a nephew who was like a brother, Eldon Howard.
Funeral services were March 2 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Minden with the Rev. Donald Hunzeker officiating.
Burial was in the Minden Cemetery with military rites provided by the Minden American Legion, Heartwell VFW and the U.S. Army National Guard.
Layton-Craig Funeral Home of Minden was in charge of arrangements.