H.E. 'Gene' Brownback to celebrate 90th birthday

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H.E. 'Gene' Brownback of Ellsworth will celebrate his 90th birthday Nov. 22. Gene was born Nov. 22, 1928 in Linn County, Kan. to J.L. and Sylvia Brownback. Gene retired as a conductor from the Union Pacific Railroad after a long and enjoyable career. He is a Navy veteran, member of the Baptist Church, the American Legion, Elks and the Masonic Lodges. He plans to celebrate with his wife, Ellen, of 67 years at a family dinner hosted by son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Cheryl Brownback. Others attending are son, Steve and Patti Brownback, Overland Park; grandsons, Jeff (Susie) Brownback, Wichita, Doug (Michelle) Brownback, Pierre, S.D., Thomas (Kate) Brownback, Washington D.C.; granddaughter, Sara (Neil) Wortman, Dallas; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Nathan Wortman, J.P. and Luke, Olivia and Everly and Owen Brownback; sister, Kathy Kinder, Kansas City, Mo.; Lynn, Darlene and Nick Wobker, Osawatomie.

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