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Emmett Bondegard


January 27, 2022

Emmett Ross Bondegard, 92, was born Nov. 5, 1929, to Charles Floyd andTheadora Mary (Andrews) Bondegard at Phillips, Neb. He died Jan. 20, 2022, at Deshler.

Emmett grew up in the Phillips and Aurora areas and attended school at Aurora, walking to school from the farm north of town until moving into town. He spent summers on a farm north of Lodgepole, Neb., helping his grandfather Charles. He often talked about needing to wear tall boots in the rolling hills because of rattlesnakes.

On Dec. 13, 1948, Emmett was united in marriage to Ardis Ione Phipps at a minister’s home in Hastings, with his brother, Bill, and sister, Joyce, in attendance. To this union three sons were born:David, Michael and Gary.

Emmett worked at his father’s sand and gravel business and accompanied

him during the construction of the dam at Lake McConaughy in western Nebraska. Later he worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot and the State Hospital in Hastings as an orderly before moving to Ruskin, and then Edgar in 1961 while again working for his father. When the business was sold to Werner Construction, Emmett stayed on until his retirement as a foreman.

Emmett served on the Edgar Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad and served as fire chief for several years. Emmett was a gentle man and friend to all, slow to anger and soft in heart. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He liked Nebraska football and attended games from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Emmett was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ardis; brothers, Donald and William; and sisters, Bonnie Marshall, Shirley Alberelle and

Joyce Wegener.

He is survived by his sons: David, Michael and Gary Bondegard; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

His funeral was at 10:30 a.m., Monday, at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Edgar. Pastor David

King officiated. Burial wasin the Edgar Cemetery.


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