|Posted On-line: Tuesday, November 20, 2012; Published in The Enterprise, Friday, November 23, 2012|
Raymond H. Grossnicklaus, 94
Raymond H. Grossnicklaus, 94, of Shelby, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, November 23, at Shelby Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby. Interment will be in the Shelby Cemetery with military rites by the Shelby American Legion Post 296.
Raymond H. Grossnicklaus was born April 5, 1918, in rural Osceola to Henry and Mabel (Born) Grossnicklaus. He attended country school north of Shelby and graduated from Shelby High School in 1935. He began working at the Osceola Courthouse in the ASCS office for 10 years and also farmed.
He then served in the United States Army from August 4, 1941, to January 13, 1946. After returning from military service, he continued farming and also worked at Shelby Lumber where he was employed from 1956 until retiring in 2002.
On September 10, 1946, he married Leona Alta Fillinger at Shelby Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
In 2008, he moved to Crown Villa apartments in Columbus where he lived until his death.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby, Shelby Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Shelby American Legion Post 296.
He is survived by his wife, Leona of Shelby; children and their spouses, Lee and Charlene Grossnicklaus of Shelby, Tim and Jan Grossnicklaus of Gresham, Gene and Snookie Grossnicklaus of Marysville, La., Van Grossnicklaus and special friend Diane Huston of Theodosia, Mo., Susan and Harlan Schrock of Friend, Ann and Mike Landerfield of Eagle, Allan and Kimberly Grossnicklaus of Elgin and Jane and Bill Straube of Blair; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mae and Roy Berggren and Mill and Doug Behrns; and one grandson, Wyatt Grossnicklaus.
Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg is in charge of arrangements.
~~~obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~