|#1 Published in Pilot-Tribune, December 3, 2002|
This obituary includes a flag, indicating military service.
ROGER B. STRICKLETT, 77 (veteran)
Roger B. Stricklett, 77 of Blair, died at his home in Blair on Friday, Nov. 29, 2002.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at First Lutheran Church in Blair, with interment in the Blair Cemetery.
Visitation will begin 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home.
Roger Bouvier Stricklett was born June 27, 1925 in Blair to Peter and Esther (Bouvier) Stricklett Sr. He was baptized March 24, 1940, at the Congregational Church in Blair and confirmed at First Lutheran Church on July 9, 1950.
He graduated from Blair High School in 1943.
Mr. Stricklett entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, and served his country from May 7, 1943 until March 8, 1946.
On June 12, 1949, he married Phyllis E. Petersen at First Lutheran Church.
Mr. Stricklett lived the rest of his life in Blair and was general manager of Vinton Motors, where he worked for 43 years. He also worked as a bus driver for Blair Community Schools for 10 years.
In 1957, he organized a choir group called “The Blair Melody Men.”
He was a member of First Lutheran Church, where he served as church treasurer; past President of the Blair Lions Club; Co-Chairman of the Blair Centennial Committee; Chairman of the Washington County Cancer Society; member of the Board of Directors of Good Shepherd Lutheran Home; and was a 56-year member of the Blair American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son and daughter-in-law, Roger P. and Diane Stricklett of Omaha; daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Joseph Peare and Joy and Daniel Baker, all of Blair; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Coral Jean McVicker of Hastings; sister-in-law, Pearl Stricklett of Blair; brother-in-law, Thomas Powell of Virginia Beach, Va.; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Stricklett Jr.; sisters, Mary V. Stricklett, Inabell Powell; Dorothy Andersen; granddaughter Emily Elizabeth Stricklett; and nephew, Lewis Anderson.
Memorials are suggested to the First Lutheran Church or Good Shepherd Home.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
# 2 - - from Omaha World-Herald, December 3, 2002
STRICKLETT -- Roger B., age 77 of Blair. Survived by wife, Phyllis; son and daughter-in-law, Roger P. and Diane Stricklett, Omaha; daughters and sons-in-law, Julie Ann and Joseph Peare, Blair; Joy and Daniel Baker, Blair; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Coral Jean McVicker, Hastings, NE.
SERVICES 10 am Wed. First Lutheran Church, Blair. Burial Blair Cemetery. VISITATION begins 9 am Tues with PRAYER SERVICE 7 pm at Funeral Home. Memorials to First Lutheran Church or Good Shepherd Home.
CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME, Blair, NE 402-426-2191
#3 Funeral Leaflet
In Loving Memory of Roger Bouvier Stricklett
Born June 27, 1925 Blair, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest November 29, 2002 Blair, Nebraska
Funeral Service 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 4, 2002 First Lutheran Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Rev. Stanley Reinemund; Rev. David Rush; Rev. Kenneth Jensen. Organist: Clare Cowing. Vocalists: John Hollingworth, Rev. David Rush, Rev. Stanley Reinemund. Vocal Selections: “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry”, “The Lord’s Prayer”, “My God and I”
Casket Bearers: Brent R. Stricklett, Justin Baker, Joshua Baker, Eric Sternberg, Jordan Peare, Joel Baker, Terry Cowan
Honorary Casket Bearers: Ronald Stricklett, Dr. L.I. Grace, George Haner, John Kjeldgaard, Glen Hudson, T. Richard Petersen, Bob Macholan, Rod Hansen, Robert K. Johnson, Gene Megrue, Rod Schiltz, Bill Hunt, Marshall Hardy
Military Graveside Services: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska
Arrangements by Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
~~~Obituaries and funeral leaflet courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska~~~