Retired conservation officer Bruce C. Wiebe died Wednesday. He was 78.
He had been a conservation officer with the Nebraska Game and Parks for 42 years.
“We lost a gem,’’ said Greg Wagner, information officer for the Game and Parks. “Bruce was dedicated and hard-nosed but to know him was to really appreciate him.’’
Wiebe was stationed in Hastings for 10 years and then was promoted to District II supervisor in Bassett, Neb., where he spent the remainder of his career. His son Eric also was a conservation officer before dying of cancer.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Bassett.