On September 29, 1957 he was married to Goldie Van Ostrand at Bradshaw.
He is survived by two sons, William D. and his wife Sandy Blender of Grand Island and Paul and his wife Jeanne Blender of Eustis; one daughter, Connie and her husband Scott Dahlin of Holdrege.
Other survivors include his eight grandchildren: Nathan Dahlin of Columbus, Travis and his wife Kaley Dahlin of St. Libory, Elizabeth and Jessica Dahlin of Holdrege, Aaron and Aric Blender of Grand Island, Matthew and his wife Mickayla Blender of Eustis and one great-grandson Kellen Dahlin along with a host of nieces, nephews and other friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, two sisters and a sister-in-law Arlene Flodman.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Arborville Congregational Church south of Polk with burial in the Arborville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Polk Fire and Rescue or to the family for later designation.
Visitation begins after 5 p.m. Monday at the mortuary with his family greeting friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the mortuary.