Obituary Record

William P Gibbons
Died on 1/20/1961

Enterprise 26 Jan. 1961

Wm. P. Gibbons Died Friday

William P. Gibbons, Blair man living at 1418 Grant Street, died at an Omaha hospital last Friday. He was 67 years old.

Mr. Gibbons was born November 25, 1893, at Pella, Iowa. Some years later he came to Nebraska and was married at Tekamah, Nebraska, to Miss Alma Suchanek, of Albion. To this union were born two sons, Boyd and Voyd, and three daughters, Betty June, Barbara Deane and Bonnie Jeane.

He is survived by his wife and by two sons, Boyd of Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Michigan, and by Voyd, of Denver, Colorado. Three daughters also survive. They are Mrs. Justin Lundstrom, of Denver; Mrs. Marion Wakefield, of Blair and Mrs. William Hart, of Herman. There are also 12 grandchildren, one brother and five sisters surviving. Mrs. Effie Choate and Mrs. Cora Banbury, both of Tekamah, are the only sisters from this area.

A veteran of World War I, he was active in veterans’ affairs, the Blair Barracks, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Tekamah with burial in the Tekamah Cemetery. Conducting the service was the Rev. Robert E. Schlichter, of Tekamah. Pallbearers were World War I veterans of the Blair Barracks. They were Harry Brix, Earl Hardy, J. B. Jensen, Andrew Nielsen, Aage Pedersen and Henry Truhlsen.

Death date from tombstone


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

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Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 1/26/1961