Obituary Record

Leroy Sieckmeyer
Died on 5/29/1998
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1 Printed in the June 2, 1998 Pilot-Tribune, Blair, Nebraska

Leroy Sieckmeyer, 77

Leroy Sieckmeyer, 77, of Blair, died May 29, 1998, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Blair with Rev. Kenneth McClain officiating.

Military interment will be in the Blair Cemetery. Friends and family will gather in the fellowship hall following the interment.

Leroy Sieckmeyer was born on the family farm south of Lincoln at Martell on May 9, 1921, to William and Emma (Beuttgenbach) Sieckmeyer. He graduated from Sprague-Martell High School in 1939.

He worked in Lincoln until joining the U.S. Navy on Sept. 10, 1942. He made many crossings from England to various ports and back, escorting fighting personnel. He was discharged on Dec. 10, 1946, as a Navy gunner’s mate, 2nd class petty officer.

He then attended Lincoln School of Commerce under the G.I. Bill. Upon graduation, he worked eight years for the Nebraska Public Service Commission in Lincoln.

He came to Blair in 1956 to work for the Hunt Telephone Companies and later worked as chief accountant for Great Plains Communications. He retired in 1985 after 30 years with the company.

He was president of the Nebraska Telephone Association in 1961-62.

He has been a member of the Blair First United Methodist Church since coming to Blair. He was a long and dedicated member of the Blair Lions Club, for nearly 40 years. He also belonged to BIG (Blair Investment Group) for many years and enjoyed fellowship with the members.

He was a member of the Blair American Legion Post 154 and the V.F.W. Post 131 in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Betty; two sons, Douglas of Blair and Myron of Phoenix, Ariz., two step-daughters, Ruth (Mrs. George) Forst of Omaha and Ardeth (Mrs. Jerry) Scheer of Fremont; one sister-in-law, Virginia Sieckmeyer of Lincoln; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Elsie Schleiger; one brother, Glen; and a step-son, Steven Wilkins.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, the Diabetes Foundation or the Blair Rescue Squad.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair was in charge of arrangements.

#2 Funeral Leaflet

In Loving Memory of Leroy Sieckmeyer

Born May 9, 1921 Martell, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest May 29, 1998 Blair, Nebraska

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, June 2, 1998 First United Methodist Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Rev. Ken McClain. Organist: Clare Cowing. Vocalist: Rodney Thiemann. Vocal Selections: “In The Garden”, “Old Rugged Cross”. Congregationaly Hymn: “How Great Thou Art”

Casketbearers: Tim Garrigan, Roger Lorsch, Loren Havekost, Marv McAlhaney, Mick Jensen, Roger Rogert

Honorary Casketbearers: Phylis Kennett, Kelly Sieckmeyer, Jean Wenz, Larry Schleiger, Ken Sieckmeyer, Janice Schleiger, Steve Schleiger, Sheri Sieckmeyer, Jim Williby

Graveside Services: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska

Arrangements by Campbell-Aman Funeral Home

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

Find a Grave # 118870723.

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 6/2/1998