Stephen Lee Tomlinson, age 73, of Beaver City, Nebraska died Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney, Nebraska.  Steve was born March 27, 1939 at Indianapolis, Indiana to Robert & Eleanor (Kennedy) Tomlinson.

Steve grew up in Danville, Indiana graduating from Danville High School with the class of  1957. He attended University of Indiana for one year.  He joined the US Air Force in 1960 where he served until 1968.  He married Linda Weaver on June 17, 1962 at Beaver City, Nebraska.    Following his discharge they lived in Ohio. He was a mechanic and truck salesman. In 1976  they moved to Beaver City where they lived until  1988 when they moved to Texas. Following retirement in 2004  they returned to to Beaver City.  During his retirement years he enjoyed gathering and writing news for the Beaver City newspaper.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Lion's Club both at Beaver City, Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Bobbie Sue Guthman and two grandchildren Shane Miller and Tasha Pike.

Survivors include:  Wife Linda of Beaver City, Nebraska

                         4- Sons:  Robert Tomlinson and wife Lisa of Calhan, Colorado

                                        Stephen Tomlinson and wife Deborah of Centennial, Colorado

                                        David Tomlinson and wife Kara of Omaha, Nebraska

                                        Donald Tomlinson and wife Stephanie of Lincoln, Nebraska

                       3-Daughters:  Kelley Pike of Goodwell, Oklahoma

                                             Nancy Tomlinson of Kearney, Nebraska

                                             Kathy and husband Jason Middleswart of Gibbon, Nebraska

                                Sister:  Margo Tomlinson of Olyphant, Pennsylvania

                          Grandchildren:  20                Great-Grandchildren:  1

Condolences or personal reflections can be left at

Viewing and visitation will be Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th  from 1 PM until 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City, Nebraska and prior to services on Saturday at the Church.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:30 PM at First United Methodist Church in Beaver City, Nebraska with Pastor Bill Weaver, officiating.  Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City, Nebraska.

Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska in charge of arrangements.