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Michael R. Bristol – Metz Mortuary

    Michael R. Bristol
    Michael Rupert Bristol, age 71, of York, NE, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at home surrounded by his family.  He was born January 19, 1947 in York to Rupert and Evelyn (Stuhr) Bristol. In June of 1967 he was married to Beverly Klemsz.  To this union were born three children.   Later they were divorced.   On May 17, 1980 he was married to MaryAnn Bolte. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, York and was a self-employed truck driver.

    Mike served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, The Elks and Eagles Clubs.  Mike enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as dancing, singing, and playing cards with his family and friends. He also enjoyed spoiling his dogs. He loved spending time with all of his family. 

    He is survived by his wife MaryAnn of York, children Deborah (Gerald) Hanna of rural Abilene, KS, Sandra “Sam” Bristol (Brian Ackerman) of rural Waco, Matthew Bristol of rural Waco, and Rhonda Walford of Bellevue.
    He is also survived by his grandchildren Tristen (fiancé Marcus Denham) Luthi, Travis Luthi, Gavin (Karsen) Hanna, Corbin Hanna and Reilly Hanna all of rural Abilene, KS, Spencer Galaway of York, Claton Peters of rural Waco, Patience (Terry) Salyer of Sutton, Bailey Bristol of Fairmont, Michael M. Bristol of Milford, Kendra (Preston) Powers of Bellevue, Kelsey (Mark) Johnson of Lincoln, along with 10 great-grandchildren. His siblings include Mary (Ivan) Wellman of Waco, Susan (Allan) Marquart of Mason City, Judy (Mark) Schernikau of Oakland, along with a vast host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, cousin David Bristol, and brothers-in-law Lenny Johnsen, Myron Bolte, and Glen Shockey. 

    Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, York. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, York. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, and 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Wednesday with his family greeting friends from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Wednesday evening at the mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. 

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