Don |L. "Bub" Bridger
Born: May 25, 1925 in Fullerton
Died: October 3, 2012 in Central City
Age: 87 years old
Don L. “Bub” Bridger, 87, of Central City, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City. Funeral service will be Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Doug McHargue officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery near St. Edward. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Lone Tree Post #6 of Central City.
Don was born on May 25, 1925 in Fullerton, Nebraska to Roy and Eulalia (Zuerlien) Bridger. He grew up in the Fullerton area and attended Fullerton schools. He entered the United States Army in 1946 serving during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1948.
He was united in marriage to Darlene A. Horn in February of 1948 in South Dakota. Don farmed in Nance County, Cedar Rapids, Grafton, and Oakland areas. The couple moved to Central City in 1960, where Don worked for Marv Houdek at Minneapolis Moline. He tried retiring in 1987, but decided to go back and worked for Christensen Cattle, Jerry Betts, and Greg Royle. He also drove a truck for over 35 years.
Don was a past member of the American Legion. He loved antique John Deere tractors and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Don is survived by his wife, Darlene Bridger of Central City, NE, four sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Joyce Bridger of Hanson, NE; Randy and Marvis Bridger of Fullerton, NE; Jim and Vicki Bridger of Aurora, CO; and Bill Bridger of Hastings, NE; two daughters and sons-in –law, Peggy and Kent Kuhn of Holdrege, NE; and Pat and Larry Clifton of Stillwater, OK, thirteen grandchildren, twenty- three great-grandchildren; and one brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Ruby Bridger of Belgrade, NE.
Don was preceded in death by two sons- Richard Bridger and David Bridger; two sisters, Arnette Furby and Donna Coufal, one brother, Lynn Bridger, one granddaughter, Tracie Bridger; and two great-grandchildren, William Bridger and Mileck Clifton.
Memorials are suggested to Donor’s Choice and condolences may be sent to the family at www.wagnerfuneral.com.