Vaughn Bombeck, age 83, of Shelton, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020, at the family cabin on the Platte River. Private family services were held Wednesday, October 7, at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon.
Memorials are suggested to the Shelton Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.
Vaughn G. Bombeck was born April 12, 1937, in Hastings, to Cortland and Melvina “Tootie” (Gearhart) Bombeck. Vaughn grew up in Denman on the family farm. He received his education from Shelton High School, graduating with the class of 1954. Vaughn was united in marriage to Sandra Lowenstein on May 1, 1956, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. To this union four children were blessed. Vaughn worked for Woodman’s Irrigation for several years before he began to farm on the family farm North of Shelton.
Vaughn was a very active member of his community. He was a longtime member of the Shelton Volunteer Fire Department, serving as Fire Chief for several years. Vaughn was also a past member of the B.P.O.E. He loved music and enjoyed singing in a barbershop quartet for many years. Vaughn loved to hunt, fish, cook and garden, but most of all he cherished time spent with family.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, JoLynn Moffett and husband, Mick, of Shelton, and Pamela Avera, of Gibbon; son, Todd Bombeck, of St. Simons Island, Georgia; grandchildren and spouses, Melissa and Marc Willis, Tyler and Kate Bombeck, Adair and Jason Reese, Cortney Moffett, and Quincy and Angie Schmidt; great-grandchildren, Louis Bombeck, Ann Marie Bombeck, Charlie Bombeck, George Bombeck, Ava Reese, Alec Reese, Isabella Willis, and Cooper Willis; sister, Janelle Richardson, of Gibbon; nephews, Rod (Margie) Richardson, Brent (Julie) Richardson, and Vaughn (Teri) Richardson; cousin, Paul and Linda Leibfarth, of Shelton; as well as numerous extended family members, friends and his faithful companion, LuLu.
Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sandra Bombeck; infant daughter, Adair; and brother-in-law, Don Richardson.