Bun Talbot, age 85, of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Johnson Lake.
Bun Talbot was born April 24, 1926, the third child of Joseph and Vera Talbot. He was born at Berwyn, and attended school at Broken Bow, graduating from Broken Bow High School in 1944. During his high school years he was employed at the Lyric and Bow Theater. He often told us that he was the only 16-year-old who had three suits and a car.
After high school, he spent a short time with the Merchant Marines. Returning to Broken Bow, he worked for the city and then started at Custer Public Power in 1946. He retired in 1988 as Assistant Manager and General Superintendant.
His life was drastically changed at the local roller skating rink where he met the woman of his dreams, Sandy. From that point on she was his right-hand woman. They were married on a beautiful sunny Dec. 18, 1949 at Lillian.
They bought their first and only home at 835 South 6th, Broken Bow, where they resided until his move to their second home at Johnson Lake. Into their union came three daughters; Carol Marie, Wendy May and Ann Marlene. They all knew what a screw driver was before age 3.
Bun enjoyed spending time at the lake and the farm, but most importantly spending time with his family. He always said that if he didn't have it he could make it. No one was a stranger to Bun and he was never without his toolbox. He would be the first to offer assistance to a neighbor or lend a helping hand. He loved the electrical service and it was a part of his life until he died.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years; his parents; his siblings, Merle and Elvin; his son-in-law, Martin and grandson, Jared.
He is survived by his three daughters, Carol and Dan Rowedder of York, Wendy Wilson of Alliance, and Ann and Bill Seeger of Lincoln; grandchildren, Travis and April Rowedder of Osage, Iowa, Nathan and Ryla Rowedder of Ankeny, Iowa, Robert Seeger and fiancé Kaytlin Williams of Lincoln, Alyssa (Rowedder) and Nolan Sollenberger of Davenport, Iowa and Elizabeth (Seeger) and Adam McIntosh of Paducah, Kent.; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Devon, Dezerae, Judson as well as baby girl McIntosh and baby boy Rowedder to be born in October. Also surviving is his brother, Dale, of Eugene, Ore.; his sister, Ona and Cliff Wilson of Augusta, Mont., and his sister-in-law, Mary of Sioux Falls, SD.
His wishes were to be cremated and interred at the Merna Cemetery with his wife at his side in the family plot. A graveside service for the immediate family will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to Carol Rowedder, 1009 McKaig Ave, York, NE 68467. Please send your memorial to our father to Tri-County Hospice.
Services will be held at a later date. A register book may be signed at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow until June 20th.
Published in Custer County Chief, June 16, 2011