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Ned Milton Gneiting

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Ned Milton Gneiting, 84, of Groveland, passed away on September 18, 2015 at his home, surrounded by loved ones, after a brave battle with Lymphoma. He was a great example of "enduring to the end",  he is so loved and will be missed by family and friends alike.  He was born December 19, 1930 at Idaho Falls, Idaho, to John Richard Gneiting and Sarah Ethel Kerr Gneiting. He attended grade school at Coltman, Idaho and high school at Ucon, graduating in 1948.
On June 14, 1950 he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Lee Peterson, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple for time and all eternity. They lived on their cattle ranch in Medicine Lodge Canyon for five years, then moved to Rising River, where they lived 3 years before purchasing their present farm in Groveland in 1958.  They continued running the cattle ranch, along with the farm. He loved the springtime with the new little calves and colts. He also loved when the ranchers in the canyon would get together and help each other brand calves. He enjoyed the round-ups, when cattle needed to be moved to higher pastures and brought back to the ranch in the fall.
Ned enjoyed farming and rented many places during his farming years. He especially liked farming with his son Randy and brother-in-law Lyle Peterson at Fort Hall.
He had a great love for horses. He always had beautiful horses in the pasture and he loved to ride them. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, hunting, horseback riding and Jazz basketball games.
He was an example to his family, raising five children who loved and admired him. Ned understood hard work and taught his children to work. He dedicatd his life to his family through work, example and eternal values.
He was involved in his community, serving as President of the Riverside Canal and as a board member of the Federal Land Bank Association.
He was very active as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities, including: Counselor in the Blackfoot Stake MIA, High Councilman, Sunday School President, Secretary of Seventies, Bishop, Sunday School Teacher and High Priest Group Leader. He and his wife, Barbara, served as Stake and Ward Missionaries, Missionaries at the Idaho Falls Temple Visitors Center and as Officiators at the Temple in Idaho Falls for many years.
Recently they chose to create more memories together by purchasing a home in Beaver Dam, Arizona. They loved this new area and discovered new things to enjoy. They found new friends, built a life rich in love and laughter and strengthened their marriage for eternity. They each felt blessed to be married to their best friend. In June they celebrated 65 years of married life. 
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Groveland; five children: Randy (Denise) Gneiting, of Groveland, Ronda (Arden) Pope, of Springville, Utah, Pamela (Tony) Watson, of Moreland, Kristine (Don) Callister, of Howe, Garth (Cheryl) Gneiting of Bentonville, Arkansas; 24 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Lyle (Jean) Peterson, DeWayne Traughber and Bob (Karla) Burtenshaw; sisters-in-law, Ruth Gneiting, Carol Peterson and Dorothy (Joe) Layman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. and Ethel Gneiting; a baby daughter, Linda Lee Gneiting; daughter-in-law, Kami Trahant Gneiting; grandson, Loren Ned Pope; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Keith, Derrell and Thayne Gneiting and two sisters Katherine Goff and Marlene Burtenshaw.
He loved his family very much.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Groveland LDS Chapel. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home and again for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Groveland Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
His family would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Shull and Julie at Teton Oncology.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 23, 2015
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