Dale Larkins ,67, of Lexington, Nebraska passed away on January 24, 2014.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1946 in Concordia, Kan. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Western, Neb. where he spent most of his youth.
Dale served in the Navy, where he was awarded a Silver Star for bravery under attack aboard the U.S.S. Liberty. He attended Fairbury Junior College and subsequently attended and graduated from Hastings College where he played football.
He married Betsy Menke of Cozad, Neb. in 1973 and managed a cattle feed plant in Lexington for 37 years. He was a longtime member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder for the church community.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Betsy; parents, Helen (ne Jensen) and Vern Larkins; and brother, Robert Sjolander.