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Lino Peace, 74

March 25, 2014

Lino Herman Peace, 74, of Grand Island died March 4, 2014, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, March 8, at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Grand Island with Father Richard Piontkowski officiating. Burial was Saturday afternoon in the Dale Valley Cemetery at Merna. All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Peace was born June 17, 1939, in Broken Bow to Herman and Julia May
(Land) Peace.
Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Barbara; one daughter,
Debra Jones of Grand Island; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Terry and
Yvonne Peace of Columbus, Mark Peace of Grand Island, and Gary and Stephanie
Peace of Grand Island; sister and brother-in-law, Violet and John Esch of Merna; and sister-in-law, Jackie Peace of Chandler, Ariz.
Also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren, Jeanell Peace, Kelli Petersen, Kristina Jones, Stacy Peace, Nichole Hawk, Tasha Jones, Brennan Peace, Austin Peace and Delvin Jones; 14 great-grandchildren; and 26 nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Emery Lin Peace; son-in-law, Gerald Jones and nephew, Jeffrey Esch.
He grew up in Wester-ville, attended Broken Bow High School, and joined the
Army National Guard and Army Reserves. He married Barbara June (Kelly) Oct. 15, 1956, at the Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Eddy-ville.
Following their marriage, Lino and Barbara lived in Broken Bow and Lino was
employed as a butcher for Skaggs. In 1957, they moved to Loup City, where he
worked on a dairy farm. Relocating to Merna in 1958, Lino worked on a farm
for the Grantzinger family.
In 1959, they moved to Salinas, Calif., and Lino built planters for Olea and then worked as a mechanic in Monterey. In 1960, they moved to San Ardo where he worked on the Brandts Farm. In 1962, they moved back to Broken Bow where he worked as a janitor for the elementary and high schools. In 1963, they moved back to San Ardo and Lino worked on the Hayes Farm, Clausens Farm, and the Brandts Farm before working in the oil
fields as a mechanic for Glenn Snow. In 1973, they moved to Grand Island, where Lino was employed with Grand Island Supply, Missouri Valley, and
lastly for Union Pacific Railroad as a road machine operator, traveling all
over the country before retiring after 30 years of service.
Lino was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, VFW and the Poet's
Society and a past member of the Eagles and Platt Deutsche. Not many knew
how much Lino enjoyed writing poetry. He also enjoyed the outdoors, which included gardening and yard work. Barbequing was a favorite past-time, and he barbequed snow, rain or shine.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
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