TEKAMAH — Vaden Leroy Maxwell was born April 25, 1930 in Tekamah, to Lloyd and Naomi (Leander) Maxwell. He died June 19, 2018, at Memorial Community Hospital, Blair, at the age of 88 years. VISITATION was June 21 at First Presbyterian Church, Tekamah. MEMORIAL SERVICES were also June 21 at First Presbyterian Church. BURIAL, AT A LATER DATE, will be at the Craig Cemetery, Craig. Vaden attended Craig High School and graduated in 1947. Following High School, Vaden served in the Army Reserves. He married Ardith Begley Jan. 16, 1955. They had three children, Don, Ray and Rita. His love was his family and spending time with them, including having all the grandchildren for summertime visits. He spent his entire life farming and raising livestock. His favorite time of the year was during calving season and watching the new babies running around. He enjoyed watching his children, grandchildren and other youth in sports and other activities, especially wrestling. He was a big fan of Nebraska football, volleyball and, of course, the Backyard Farmer on PBS, even though Ardie always did the gardening. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lloyd Chester and Vernon; brothers-in-law, Bill Anderson, Bob Corbin and Jack Begley; sister-in-law, Joan Maxwell. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ardith; sons, Don (Bernice) Maxwell, Coleridge, and Ray (Linda) Maxwell, West Point; daughter, Rita Going, Craig; ten grandchildren, Kristi (Brad) Bebermeyer, Omaha; Amanda (Ron Miller) Maxwell, Hillsdale, Wyo.; Lyndsay (Jarad) Robinson, Wilcox; Mike (Mari) Maxwell, Fremont; Ali (Greg Kvols) Ferris, Laurel; Aaron (JoAnna) Going, Oakland; Seth (Kelli Hahne), Superior; Tyler (Kelly) Maxwell, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Jessica (Ryan) Oswald, Pilger; and Courtney (Elliot) Mitchell, Gretna; and 18 great-grandchildren. MEMORIALS may be directed to the family for later designation.