Gerald D. Selden
Feb. 17, 1932-Feb. 3, 2019
Gerald D. Selden, 86, of Rising City, passed away Feb. 3, 2019, at David Place in David City.
Viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, at Rising City United Methodist Church, and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the church. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Rising City United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be made to family wishes.
Gerald was born Feb. 17, 1932, to Lester and Mildred (Pool) Selden on a farm near Rising City. He graduated from Rising City High School in 1949. On June 17, 1952, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Forcade-Nalezinek at St. Wenceslaus in Wahoo. Four children were born to this union. Gerald started out farming and cattle feeding with his dad, then became a co-founder of Selden Trucking in 1983. He drove his truck for many years, and enjoyed hauling cattle. He was a member of the Rising City School Board, Circle Mound Cemetery Board, Co-op Elevator Board, and the Rising City United Methodist Church Board. He was also a 4-H Leader for the Rising City Livestock, a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine. Gerald was proud of his association with the Roadrunners, who transported children to the Shriners Hospital in Minneapolis. He also enjoyed the Motor Corp Parade Group with the Shriner's. He liked to go fishing in Canada, spend time at the cabin at the lake, the morning coffee club in Rising City and Shelby, and attending his kids' and grand kid's sporting events. He loved Husker sports and had season tickets to football games since the 1960s.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy of Rising City; children: Deb Selden of Bellevue, Monte Selden of Shelby, his children and grandchildren: Ashley Selden and Lainee, Brandon (Megan) Selden and Rowdy, Travis Batenhorst and Shayla Favors Batenhorst, Konner Batenhorst, Kody Young, Ryan (Wendy) Batenhorst and Elena and Kendall, Corey Batenhorst and Damon, Carley and Colby; Kirk (Patty) Selden of Rising City, and their children and grandchildren: Carrie (Brad) Carter and Alexa, Rylie, Jaxon, Reese and Chase, Shane (Ryan) Pavlik and Kira and Reid, Jaime Selden and Jonah; and Linda Sederburg of Plattsmouth, and her children and grandchildren: Josh (Danielle) Lowry and Kaydence, Willow and Wren, and Ben Sederburg; sister, Genon Crook of Rising City.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Michael Lowry; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Crook.
Online tributes may be made at www.chermokfuneralhome.com.