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Michael Glen James

December 20, 1954 — October 2, 2021

Michael Glen James

Michael Glen James, age 66, of Arapahoe, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born on December 20, 1954 in Norton, Kansas to Glen and Norma (McConnell) James. Mike grew up south of Holbrook, Nebraska and attend school thru the fourth grade at Hendley, Nebraska and then attended Arapahoe High School. After his schooling, he worked for the railroad at Alliance, Nebraska. He would then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and serve until 1987. After his service was completed, he worked for Rex Danielson doing auto body work in Kearney, Nebraska and also worked for Art’s Building Supply of Elwood constructing metal buildings. In June of 1990, he started working for Adam’s Construction of Arapahoe, Nebraska. He would work with them until his retirement in 2020. During any spare time, you would find Mike working on automobiles, tractors, motorcycles. He loved helping people out when they needed a hand. He mowed the East Muddy cemetery, member of the American Legion Post #96, collected many different things, and loved his dogs. He was preceded in death by his parents, half-brother Henry R. Railsback Jr, brother Merlin, Uncle Bill (Shirley) McConnell, Uncle Harold (Betty), Aunt Nova Pott, Aunt Zetta (Bernard) Kinder, Uncle Dwight (Earlene) James, great-niece Makenna James. He is survived by his brother: Melvin and wife Sharon James of Axtell, Nebraska, and sisters, Dona and husband Paul Laverack of Funk, Nebraska, Bobbi Upson, Kathy Graf, and Polly Clay, all of Arapahoe, Nebraska, best friend Greg Beck of Arapahoe, Nebraska, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Viewing and visitation will be Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 4 PM till 7 PM at Wenburg Funeral Chapel, 652 Main St., Arapahoe, Nebraska. Funeral service will be Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church, Arapahoe, Nebraska with Brad Sander, officiating. Interment will be at East Muddy Cemetery at Arapahoe, Nebraska. Military rites performed by the American Legion Post #96 of Arapahoe, Nebraska and the US Navy Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post #96 of Arapahoe, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences and personal reflections may be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Wenburg Funeral Chapel

652 Main St, Arapahoe, NE 68922

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Friday, October 8, 2021

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First United Methodist Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska

701 5th Street, Arapahoe, NE 68922

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