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Loren Bender (#47060026)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I am a retired businessman who enjoys genealogy as a hobby. I find that genealogy and "Find a grave" go hand in hand and its easy to do both at the same time and both are very rewarding.In adding Memorials for those in my family I have added memorials for many non-relatives in hope that it will help others as others have helped me. If I've submitted a relative of yours and you would like it transferred to you, just ask. I live in the Omaha metro area and thats where most of my photos were taken.Researching Bender, Ausdemore,Hittner, German,Ternus, Bockholt, Hatzenbuehler, Kramer, Wickelman and many others. Most of My family came from Germany in the Mid 1800s and settled in the North Eastern Nebraska German farming comunities and spread from there.In my research if I run across a grave of someone in the Military that is Killed in Action they get special attention and i try to find out as much as i can about them and put it on the Memorial. We owe it to these Heros and they should not be forgotten.I authorize anyone to use my photos for any reason."Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." ~~~Princess Diana
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Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Your bio pic...
Good Morning Loren,

Thank You for your help with the Smith Memorial. I showed your bio pic to my husband, and he said to tell you "Hello". I think he has a shirt just like the one your wearing... :) We aren't home much anymore, as we have been RVing it all over the county for the past 3 years. We are currently in Canandaigua, New York, visting some of my relatives. Then on to Bethlehem, PA for a Hoy Reunion. Wishing you well, and Thanks again for all your great work here on Findagrave. Just Love this site.....

Kathy & John Eltiste
Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on May 31, 2015 3:33 AM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Need Your Help...
Hello Loren,

First & Foremost, I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU!!!! for all your wonderful work locating the many men from Nebraska who paid the ultimate sacrifice in WWII. I have created a virtual cemetery for 41 of these men, who were honored at the Sheridan Cemetery, Auburn, Nemaha County, NE on the "American War Dads Memorial Monument", and found a floral tribute from you on almost all of them. The reason why I am writing is to ask a favor of you. On the memorial #63946772, for MM1 Don Eugene Smith, posted in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, in Honolulu Cty, Hawaii, you have a wonderful Newspaper clipping posted, which helped me identify him as the Donald E. Smith I have been searching for, so again, Thank You for that!!!! I have a photo I would like to add to his memorial, and was wondering if you might consider deleting 1 of the 2 identical clippings, which appears to be a duplicate.

Thank You for considering this request,

Kathy Eltiste
Contributor #47004275
Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on May 30, 2015 12:46 PM
Steve Rinne
RE: Alvin Beethe
Loren, I plan on attending Lt. Beethe's burial. I'll have photos.
Added by Steve Rinne on May 25, 2015 7:07 PM
Steve Rinne
RE: Hugo Schiebinger

Loren, did you see this? He was a distant relative but grew up wirh my Uncle. I think he is in your virtual cemetary.
Added by Steve Rinne on May 23, 2015 1:20 PM
judy lakkis
RE: Gene Hirsch
You are most welcomed
Added by judy lakkis on May 19, 2015 8:53 AM
Linda (Beethe) Schulze
Killed in WW II
I've been working in the Central City, Nebraska Cemetery and came across PFC Dean Everett Myers Find A Grave #20667799, killed in Iwo Jima. I didn't see him on your virtual cemeteries but if he's there, just disregard. Have a great day!
Added by Linda (Beethe) Schulze on May 19, 2015 5:38 AM
Steve Rinne
Hugo Schiebinger Find A Grave Memorial# 56649693
Loren, you can add Lt. Schiebinger to your virtual cemetaries for 134th Infantry and Nebraskans KIA in WWII. He was engaged to my future mother-in-law at the time of his death. I posted a photo that my wife had in her possession.

Added by Steve Rinne on May 17, 2015 12:53 PM
RE: wilton Ishee
You're welcome, Loren! I'm glad I was able to help in some small way.
Added by Stephanie on May 14, 2015 8:45 AM
Molly H.
RE: Joseph Adler
Oh, wow, Loren, do you know how you are related to Joseph, by any chance? He was the brother of my great grandmother (my mom's maternal grandmother).
I know a lot about their family tree, at least a couple of generations back, in Germany. I'm going to post on the Memorial where he was born and when he immigrated and some of that, and links to his parents.
I'd be curious to find out how you are related to him!
Added by Molly H. on May 10, 2015 8:52 AM
Carolyn Russell
Alonzo W. Fuller
Thanks, Loren, for the use of your picture. There seems to be another Alonzo Fuller buried in Colorado who might be the right one instead of yours. This book was started way back several years ago and some of the people who worked on it are deceased. We have just recently started working on it again and some of the information is wrong, mixed up, etc. They did not site their sources for their information. Regardless if we use your photo or not, thank you for being willing to help us out.
Added by Carolyn Russell on May 07, 2015 4:23 PM
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