New sign honors life of Beloved Grand Island man

Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 8:18 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - One man’s life is being honored with a sign at Sucks lake in Grand Island.

“We were able to get the project up and going even before, I think we thought we would be able to, so it’s been very exciting,” Greater Grand Island Community Foundation Administrative Assistant Laurie Kulus.

Gregg Bostleman was beloved by the community and was the GI parks and recreation director for more than 30 years.

After losing his life to cancer, his family started the Aboretum Fund with the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation to raise money for the sign and they received countless donations giving them the opportunity to finally have it placed at the park.

“It’s everything that represents Gregg, the beautification that he had envisioned for the parks in the city of Grand Island and the moment that I looked at the sign, I really had the feeling that Gregg would be very humbled and that we got it right,” Kulus said.

The family came up with the design and G and H Construction put it together.

“The stonework started about three weeks ago,” Kulus said. “Friday I received an email from Dustin that the sign was being placed and he would get the stonework completed. I drove over Monday and it was complete and it brought some tears to my eyes. I’m very excited about it.”

The family is still accepting donations for the fund. They still would like to add more elements on and around the sign before it’s complete. People can donate to the Aboretum Fund on the foundation’s website.

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