Lenore Jeanette (Gravatt) Sandfort, one of two children of Ross Ellsworth and Gladys Jeanette (Stites) Gravatt, was born on the family farm south of Talmage, Nebraska on January 1, 1925.
Born to Ben and Perle Hall on April 28, 1927, Dee was the youngest of seven children. She grew up on the Hall family farm between Brownville and Nemaha and lived in Nemaha County her entire life. She graduated from Nemaha High School and was a member of the Nemaha Christian Church.
Leonard Wayne Chase, one of two sons of Leonard N. and Regina Marcile (Ankrom) Chase, was born October 19, 1938, on his grandparents’ farm south of Auburn. Wayne was baptized at the Howe Methodist Church. He started his schooling near Malvern, Iowa. He next attended school at Clover Dale from 2nd grade through the 8th grade, and then attended Auburn High School, graduating from there in 1957.
Gary Raymond Hansen was born August 16, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska. Gary was one of four children of Ralph and Charlotte (Anderson) Hansen. Gary grew up in Bellevue, Neb. where he graduated from Bellevue Senior High School in 1964.
Robert Francis Fulton was born April 3, 1948 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. One of eight children of Francis and Joan (Epperson) Fulton, Bob attended school in SW Iowa, NW Missouri, and SE Nebraska as his family operated sawmills along the Missouri River. He graduated from Peru Prep in Peru, Nebraska in 1967.