|Posted on line 23 Nov 2015; Published in The Pilot Tribune 24 Nov 2015|
Donald A. King, 83, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Friday, November 20, 2015, at Crowell Nursing Home in Blair, Nebraska.
Donald was born April 14, 1932, in Tekamah, Nebraska to Floyd A. and Hazel Marie (Warren) King. Don grew up in the Craig and Tekamah area, helping with the farm. He entered the U.S. Army in 1952, and served until 1954 as an infantry carpenter. He married Stella in Omaha.
He worked as a service technician at a scrap hauling business for 29 years. He was a car detailer at H.P. Smith Ford until he had to retire due to health. He was married to Roxann Travis in May of 1979, and lived in Omaha, Nebraska; they divorced in 1999. Don enjoyed Ford pickups, fishing, junking and spending time with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; son, Art Case; wife, Jeanette; granddaughter, Elizabeth; brothers: Darrell King, Richard King, Keith King; sisters: Jeri King, June Tranmer.
He is survived by his daughter, April (David) Kirby of Missouri Valley, IA; grandchildren: Mike (Amanda) Snyder, David (Jody) Dome, John Case, Arthur (Jackie) Case, Donna Rife, Mary (Ken) Barrett, Nicole Smith, David J. Kirby, LeeAnn Kirby, Morgan Kirby, McKenzie Kirby; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 11:00 a.m., at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah, Nebraska.
VISITATION: Tuesday one hour prior to service at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah
CASKET BEARERS: Mike Snyder, John Case, David Dome, Tim King, Dave Kirby, Billie King
BURIAL: Herman Cemetery, Herman, Nebraska
MEMORIALS: To the family for designation at a later time.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~