|Obituary printed in the July 16, 2010 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska |
George H. Lauritsen, 90, of Blair, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at the Longview Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard. Interment will be in the Blair Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at noon on Friday at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
George Harry Lauritsen was born Feb. 25, 1920, at Kennard to Louis D. and Amanda (Vogt) Lauritsen.
He served in the Army Air Corps during WWll, serving in the CBI Theatre (China, Burma and India).
He and his wife, Anita (Wesemann), celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on June 27. They were united in marriage in 1941 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington.
Mr. Lauritsen farmed north of Kennard all his life. He enjoyed restoring tractors and ballroom dancing with his wife.
He was a member of the Blair Fraternal Order of Eagles, Emmaus Lutheran Church, and Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Anita, daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Paul Hansen, Logan, Iowa, Barbara and Frank Sievers, Ponca, Dianna and Ken Olson, Kennard, Linda and Lonnie Elliott, Tekamah; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl Lauritsen, Santa Barbara, Calif., Herman Lauritsen, Blair, and Leonard Lauritsen, Arlington; sister Rena Lang, Victorville, Calif.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Elliott, and brother, Johann.
Memorials ares suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, Emmaus Lutheran Church or the donor's choice.
#2 Funeral Leaflet
In Loving Memory of George H. Lauritsen
Born February 25th, 1920 Kennard, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest July 14th, 2010 Missouri Valley, Iowa
Funeral Services 10:30 A.M. Saturday, July 17th, 2010 Emmaus Lutheran Church, Kennard, Nebraska. Officiating: Bob Borgelt, Pastor John Emslie. Music provided by Katy Flynn. Musical Selection: “The Lord’s Prayer”. Congregational Hymns: #742 “What A Friend”, #732 “Borning Cry”, #656 “Blest Be The Tie”, #856 “How Great Thou Art”
Casketbearers: David Olson, Tony Toby, Scott Sievers, Tim Mitchell, Brennen Beavers, Mark Madsen, Scott Snyder, Brian Elliott, Paul Gant
Military Graveside Services: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska
~~~ Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~