|1)Printed in the August 19, 2005 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska |
Wilbur E. Grefe, 87
Wilbur E. Grefe, 87, of Arlington, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at the A. J. Merrick Manor in Fremont.
Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 18, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, north of Arlington. Interment was in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Military graveside services were provided by VFW Post No. 8332 and American Legion Post 71 of Arlington.
Wilbur E. Grefe was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Quincy, Ill., to Gustav and Wilhelmina (Schelp) Grefe. He moved to the Arlington area as a child.
On Sept. 23, 1942, he married Irma L. Dickmeyer at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, from Feb. 24, 1943, to March 14, 1946, and served in the Asiatic Pacific.
He was employed at Valmont Industries in Valley, and retired from there in 1983.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the St. Paul’s choir, and the Lutheran Laymen’s League; and had served as commander of the V.F.W. Post No. 8332 of Arlington.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rod and Cindy Grefe of Arlington; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Rick Kruse of Bennington, Janel and Ron Peters and Lois and Stan Misfeldt, all of Arlington; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Mardell Heybrock of Arlington; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma, and a brother, Edgar Grefe.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Church.
Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
2)Printed in the August 17, 2005 Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska
Grefe—Wilbur E., age 87 years, Arlington. Survived by son, Rod (Cindy) Grefe, of Arlington; daughters, Barbara (Rick) Kruse, Lois (Stan) Misfeldt, all Arlington, brother, Fred (Mardell) Heybrock, Arlington, 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Thurs 11am, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Arlington. Burial Church Cemetery, with Military Honors. Visitation Wed. 2-9 pm, with family receiving friends 6:30-8 pm at Funeral Home. Visitation at church 1 hour prior to Service. Memorials may be given to the church.
Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home Arlington, NE
3) there was an obituary printed in the Fremont Tribune that had nothing new--except it did have a photo. It, too, is on file in the Blair Library
~~obituaries courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~
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