Obituary Record

Wilford F. Sheets
Died on 12/23/2018
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Published in the Enterprise December 28, 2018


Wilford F. Sheets, 93, of Fremont passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Fremont. He was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Herman to Will Leonard and Mabel (Lund) Sheets. He grew up in the Herman and Blair area. Wilford served in the U.S. Army from June 22, 1944, to May 15, 1946, in World War II. Wilford married Darlene M. (Goreham) on Aug. 9, 1948, at Blair. In 1961, they moved to Fremont. He worked at Hormel for over 32 years, retiring in 1981.

Wilford was an avid bowler, raised pigs and cattle and helped Darlene with her chickens. At the age of 90, he went whitewater rafting with his family in Colorado.

Preceded in death by parents; wife Darlene; four brothers, twin Milford, Gerald, Herald and Leonard Sheets, Jr.; six sisters, Elizabeth Loges, Hazel Richmond, Xona Groves, Iona Goreham, Inez Goreham and Dorena Dalton.

Survived by sons, Howard (Darlene) Sheets and Leslie (Jody) Sheets all of Fremont; daughter, Joyce (Robert) Hines of North Bend; brother, Leroy (Alice) Sheets of Central City; granddaughters, Jennifer Sheets and Danielle (Adam) Schulz all of Fremont and Carly (Tim) Harbeck of Omaha and great-grandsons, Alex and Cody Sheets, Zachary Schulz and Xavier Wilford Harbeck; and sister, Loretta (Kenny) Kleckner of North Bend.

Funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Moser's in Fremont. Visitation also held on Saturday one hour prior to the service. Military graveside service and burial will be at the Blair Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

Finda Grave Memorial # 195547929

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

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 12/28/2018