Obituary Record

Floyd R. Laaker
Died on 1/1/1986

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Funeral services for Floyd R. Laaker Sr., 63, of Arlington, were at Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington. Mr. Laaker died Friday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Omaha.

He died of complications from diabetes following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Laaker was born March 14, 1922 in rural Fremont.

He attended Arlington schools. He entered the U.S. Air Force September 6, 1940, and served during World War II as a first lieutenant. He was an Air Force pilot instructor before being discharged October 8, 1946.

Mr. Laaker was a retired power plant operator. he operated the West Point Power Plant before he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. He retired in 1975.

He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 200 of Fremont.

He married Clara Gibbs November 6, 1943. She died November 19, 1975. He married Anita Schmidt Merkel on January 28, 1977, in Hillsboro, Oregon. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Floyd Jr. of Beemer and Robert of Belton, Missouri; four stepsons and one stepdaughter; one sister, Mrs. Herman (Genevieve) Hosch of Fremont; six grandchildren and ten stepgrandchildren.

The Rev. Gary N. Warrick of Fort Calhoun Baptist Church officiated for the service. Memorials may be given to the donor's favorite charity. Burial was at Aten Cemetery near Aten. The Rev. Roger Grow officiated. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Anna Marie (Wienholz) Laaker; his first wife; and a brother, Vernon Laaker.

Honorary pallbearers were: Barry, Brian, Terry and Bruce Laaker, Jeremy Laaker and Herman Hosch.

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