Obituary Record

Otto Arp
Died on 2/4/1949
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1-Blair Newspapers

Otto Arp is Dead After an Operation


Otto Arp, 49, well-known farmer of the Kennard vicinity and member of an early Washington County family, died Friday evening at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Omaha.

Ailing a year, Mr. Arp had undergone a serious operation just before his death.

The body was brought to the Bendorf Funeral Home in Blair. Services were held at First Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Sidney L. McCaig officiating and interment followed in Blair Cemetery.

The huge crowd which was present filled the church to capacity and overflowed into the church yard. Pallbearers at the rites were Frank Byers, Carsten Wrich, John Kunnemann, Milo Jeppesen, Harry C. Wrich and Merle Wardell.

Born at Bennington

Mr. Arp, son of the late Henry and Meta Arp, was born at Bennington Aug. 26, 1899. He and Ella Kuhr were married Sept. 9, 1925, and to them were born two children, Irma and Vernon.

Surviving Mr. Arp are his wife, Ella; the two children; two brothers, Henry and Fritz Arp, both of Kennard; and two sisters, Mrs. Belva Kuhr of Blair and Mrs. Emma Dornacker of El Paso, Tex.

#2-10 Feb., 1949 - The Enterprise


Otto Arp, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arp, passed away at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Omaha following a serious major operation. He had been ailing for a year.

Deceased was born August 26, 1899 in Bennington. On September 9, 1925 he was married to Ella Kuhn, and to them two children were born, and these with the wife mourn deeply their loss. He also leaves two brothers, Henry and Fritz, and two sisters, Mrs. Belva Kuhr of Blair and Mrs. Emma Dornacker of El Paso, Texas and a host of friends and relatives.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday from the Methodist church in Blair with Rev. Sidney L. McCaig officiating, and interment under the supervision of the Bendorf Funeral Home was made in the Blair cemetery.

~~~Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise with date unavailable