Gary Wayne Belden

Gary Wayne Belden was born to Wayne Belden and Allene (Motes) Belden on January 7, 1943, in Beloit. He passed away on June 20, 2018, in his home in Shickley, Nebraska at 75 years of age.

Gary grew up on a farm in Beloit and remained there throughout his adult life. He could be found working around the farm with animals and tinkering on equipment. He attended school in Beloit and graduated from Beloit High School with the class of 1960.

He was married December 28, 1960, to Karin Taylor. They welcomed four children into their home. While raising his family, Gary was active in 4-H and was very involved in his children’s lives. He also volunteered his time to Rural Water District 1 and Mitchell County Fire District #3. In his spare times he enjoyed fishing, carpentry, sheep shows, riding horses, and watching NASCAR. After retirement, he raised dogs and passed on his farming expertise as manager of a local farm.

His hobbies and interests were passed on through his children to his 11 grandchildren. He could often be found helping his grandchildren get their animals ready for fair or parked on a gym bleacher spectating basketball games.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved dog, Missy.

He is survived by his wife, Karin of Shickley; his children Tom (April) and granddaughters, Jessie (Collin) and Jamie of Beloit; Tim and grandson Kevin of Barre, Vermont; Traci (Thad) and granddaughters Lexi, Bryn, and Hanna of Shickley, Nebraska; Terri and grandchildren Kyla, Celeste, Silas, Arianna, and Gavin of Eudora. He is also survived by his sister Sandra (Lee) Elder and family, as well as his best four-legged friend, Minnie.

Graveside memorial services will be at 10 AM Monday, June 25 at Elmwood Cemetery in Beloit. Cremation has taken place, & there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Asherville Achievers 4-H Club or Shickley Volunteer Fire & Rescue.


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