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Loren Bender (#47060026)
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Bio Photo I am a retired businessman who enjoys genealogy as a hobby. I find that genealogy and "Find a grave" go hand in hand and its easy to do both at the same time and both are very rewarding.In adding Memorials for those in my family I have added memorials for many non-relatives in hope that it will help others as others have helped me. If I've submitted a relative of yours and you would like it transferred to you, just ask. I live in the Omaha metro area and thats where most of my photos were taken.Researching Bender, Ausdemore,Hittner, German,Ternus, Bockholt, Hatzenbuehler, Kramer, Wickelman and many others. Most of My family came from Germany in the Mid 1800s and settled in the North Eastern Nebraska German farming comunities and spread from there.In my research if I run across a grave of someone in the Military that is Killed in Action they get special attention and i try to find out as much as i can about them and put it on the Memorial. We owe it to these Heros and they should not be forgotten.I authorize anyone to use my photos for any reason."Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." ~~~Princess Diana
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Fran Wallace
Lakes at Rose Hill
Loren, I found several other Lakes buried close to Wallace, including parents. If interested, please request in the usual manner and I would be happy to post a photo if I have it.
Added by Fran Wallace on Aug 31, 2014 3:51 PM
RE: Gavins
Howdy, from the looking I did, father was John Edward Gavin born Sept. 2, 1876 in Illinois. An obit says father, Jack Gavin of Los Angeles. I believe a 1940 census has him married to an Edith H. Gavin in LA. 1940 also has Ruth as head of household in Nebraska. Believe they got divorced. John and Ruth married February 2, 1910 and she filed for divorce in early January 1926 charging non-support and desertion. Haven't found death record or grave site.
Added by ASA on Aug 31, 2014 1:55 PM
John Gavin
Hi Loren, John's parents are apparently in the same plot, I will get pics for them also.
Added by ASA on Aug 28, 2014 10:27 AM
Nancy Crane
RE: Leonard Shank
You're welcome ... glad I could help. I got photos of his parents markers, as well.
Added by Nancy Crane on Aug 25, 2014 5:19 PM
Harry Breetzke
Thank you Sir, June
Added by June on Aug 24, 2014 8:34 PM
Robin W
RE: Jack Lemire
I just noticed that Capt Jack is in Find a Grave twice - once as Lemire and once as Le Mire. Note that his wife is in only once under Le Mire. Her info is on the back of his marker. Both Le Mire entries have photos, but no real info.

Added by Robin W on Aug 22, 2014 8:59 PM
Tim Cook
C-47 crash in Nebraska
I added some names for the 28 men lost in the worst military accident in Nebraska during WW II.
See here
Added by Tim Cook on Aug 02, 2014 6:19 PM
A Horan
RE: Donald mackey
Guess what? The stone for that group was put in place a few days after I said it would take awhile! They actually put up 7 of the 17 outstanding group burial stones, so...

I will post the Mackey photos soon. Thanks!
Added by A Horan on Jul 29, 2014 3:39 PM
LeRoy L. Smith
RE: Cryil Edward Curb
Thank you Loren, for sharing your views and your vast experience while associated with Find-A-Grave memorials. I had previously recused a bare-bones memorial on a soldier (PFC Kehr, #54681130)(KIA 1945), that had the incorrect burial place and no additional info at all. Brought it up to date. When I seen a query from the Netherlands (Beltrami County, MN), I thought to myself that I may be able to help, then looked at Find-A-Grave and to see if I could be of assistance.

I now realize they all cannot be as simple as the first one. Believe I have found his mother and if so will create a memorial for her and then link TSgt Curb with his mother and siblings. I guess I get some satisfaction out of this; at least it is very interesting. I have two photo requests out and a request for an obituary on his mother. Hopefully, I can assist the person from the Netherlands in some small way. Nice corresponding and sharing with you. Best Wishes.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Jul 24, 2014 3:40 PM
Tim Cook
Lt. Alfred J. Flower et al
Loren, you added crew photos to the memorial for Lt. Alfred Flower

I invite you to add the photos to the pages I created for the other crew names, if you have time.

Click here

Added by Tim Cook on Jul 24, 2014 9:03 AM
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