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Thomas Bruce Brown

September 25, 1953 — April 2, 2019

Hastings resident (former Kenesaw resident), Thomas Bruce Brown, 65 passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, NE following an extended illness. Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw is in care of the family.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kenesaw. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Kenesaw Cemetery. Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw is in care of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family from

Memorials may be made to the Kenesaw Public School Foundation.

Thomas was born on Sept. 25, 1953 to Gerald E. and Bettie B. Brown and grew up in Kenesaw. He graduated from Kenesaw High School in 1971 and attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kenesaw. Tom worked for Speedway Transportation in Holdrege for 17 years and then moved to Elkhorn where he continued working in the trucking industry and later worked in hotel marketing. He moved to Goldbeck Towers in Good Samaritan Village in Hastings in 2015.

Tom found joy spending time with his friends and family, and loved an engaging conversation, a good book, a weekend at Lake McConaughy, and a great rock concert, particularly the Rolling Stones. His wry humor and skill at telling a story often made seemingly normal events entertaining.

He is survived by his siblings, Ginny (Clint) Machann of College Station, TX; Gerry (Karen) Brown of Omaha; and Lisa (Paul) Jasa of Lincoln; and his special friend, Trish Schneider of Elkhorn and her family; nieces and nephews including Shelly Gallagher (Shawn) of Kenesaw, Alena (Kersten) Horn of St. Louis, Tessie (Tim) West of Lawrence, N.J., Sarah Machann, Lincoln, Katie (Philip) Styrt, Davenport, IA, and John Jasa (Kate Weskamp), Ann Arbor, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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