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Herbert H Wieckhorst

November 28, 1918 ~ December 15, 2017 (age 99) 99 Years Old

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Herbert H. Wieckhorst, age 99, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, December 15, 2017. Herb was born to Peter H. and Emma Marie (Griepenstroh) Wieckhorst on November 28, 1918, on the family farm south of Nebraska City, Nebraska. Herb graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1936. He enlisted in the Navy for four years and was discharged. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Herb reenlisted for four more years, serving as a diesel mechanic on ships in the Pacific. On July 9, 1943, Herb and Marie R. Cox, where united in marriage in San Diego, California. After receiving an honorable discharge, Herb returned to his wife and Nebraska City, where he took over the family farm operation. 

Herb was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ, Elks Lodge 1049 and Fraternal Order of Eagles #968. He served on many church and community boards. Herb was a military hero and hero in other ways to many people. He cared deeply for family, friends, community, and country. Herb really never retired from farming or working but, in later years, took time to meet his coffee buddies every morning. 

Herb is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 67 years, and his two brothers: Harry and Walter. Herb is survived by: daughter, Sherry Bitz and husband Kenneth of LaRue, Texas; son, Harry Wieckhorst and wife Dianne of Nebraska City; granddaughter, Anne Bennett and Adam of Nebraska City; grandson, Andrew Wieckhorst of Julian, Nebraska; two great grandsons: Preston Wieckhorst and Trevor Bennett; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Nebraska City Rescue Squad
1409 Central Ave, Nebraska City NE 68410

 Service Information

Celebration of Life Service
December 23, 2017

11:00 AM
Bethel United Church of Christ
2400 Centeral Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Private Interment of Ashes will be held at later date

Wyuka Cemetery
South 19th Street
Nebraska City, NE 68410

No Viewing or Visitation will be held

Peterson Mortuary Chapel
111 N 11TH ST
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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