Stanley Maline: 1925-2015 |

Stanley Maline: 1925-2015

Stanley Maline


Stanley Maline, 89, of Wallace, Nebraska, died Jan. 15, 2015 at the North Platte Care Center in North Platte, Nebraska, where he had resided the last few months.

Stanley Godfrey Maline was born March 26, 1925 at Rock Island Table north of Gothenburg, Nebraska. He was one of five children born to Godfrey and Lydia (Lindstedt) Maline. His childhood years were spent near Gothenburg where later his children were born. Stan served his country in the U.S. Army from June 1945 to November 1946.

In 1947 he married Bernice Garrelts; to this union six children were born. In 1973, they moved to Wallace, Nebraska where he continued his farming and ranching.

Stan was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was respected and well liked by friends and neighbors in the community. His love for horses and rides in the pasture, were only surpassed by his love and devotion to his family, he was very proud of his family and grandchildren and great grandchildren.He was a member of the American Legion and the American Quarter Horse Association.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Bernice; children, Judy (Jim) Little of New Market, Virginia, Cheryl (Mike) of Grand Island, LuAnne (Tony) Barner of Wallace, Ronda (John) Kreifels of Lincoln, and Randy (Denice) of Wallace. He is survived by 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Bonnie Maline, brother-in-law, Aksel (Betty) Jensen, sister-in-law, Alice Sheffield, sister-in-law, Linda (Bill) Hughes, sister-in-law, Donna Garrelts and brother-in -aw Glenn Garrelts. Along with many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, and infant daughter; his sisters Gwendolyn Jensen and Rose Marie (John) Swanson; brother Byron (Opal) Maline, brother Wayne Maline; brother-in-laws, Bernard Garrelts, Verlo Sheffield, Marcee Van Wart, and sister-in-law, Mari1yn VanWart and sister-in-law Susan Garrelts; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and family members as well.

Funeral Services were held at North Platte Seventh-day Adventist Church, 815 West Francis St, North Platte, Jan. 19, 2015, at 1:30 pm with Pastor Luis Contreras officiating.

Interment followed in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. To sign the online guest book, go to

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