Francis M. Pembrook, age 86 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington.
Memorial Services will be on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington with the Rev. Gary Kimm officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at a later date in the Wakefield Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to services on Monday at the Funeral Home.
Francis Marion Pembrook was born on June 28, 1927 to Walter and Nellie (Clark) Pembrook in Walthill, Nebraska. He grew up around Walthill, NE and served in the U.S. Navy from 9/25/45 to 9/21/49 and also from 5/7/51 to 9/21/53. After he was discharged from the Navy he lived in Onawa, Iowa and Sioux City where he attended Morningside College. Francis married Shirley Jean Rowland on October 21, 1950 in Onawa, Iowa. They moved back to Hartington in 1955. Francis worked for various businesses in Yankton, SD and in Hartington. He retired from Carhart Lumber Company in 1992.
Francis liked gardening and was an avid patron on the Hartington Library. He was Hartington's "Sidewalk Supervisor" for the fiber optic project and various other city projects.
Francis is survived by three children, Pam and husband Val Doescher of Wakefield, NE; Diane and husband Tom Keim of Wakefield, NE; Larry Pembrook of Hartington; six grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley on November 26, 2008 at the age of 77 years; grandson Adam Keim; great grandson Keegan Mahler; great granddaughter Ashlyn Mahler; two sisters Helen Bair and Marion Mattson.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Pam, Daine, Larry and family
Sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. now your mom and dad are back together.
Prayers your way.
Larry, Diane, Pam and families,
My sympathies to you for the loss of your father. I have many fond memories of your parents and all of you.
Dear Pembrook Family,
My deepest sympathies go out to you. Please, from this day forward, "remember to celebrate what you had not mourn what you don't have."
God bless your family in the days ahead. Sorry of you loss. Many days have past since I have seen you all. Lee VanDerWerff
Pam, Diane, Larry and families
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. Wish I could have made his memorial service, but conflicts keptt me away. Your parents were great people.
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