|Posted On-line: Tuesday, March 5, 2013; Published in The Enterprise, Friday, March 8, 2013.|
William F. 'Bill' Chappelear Jr., 81
William F. "Bill" Chappelear Jr., 81, of Arlington, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Arbor Manor Living Center in Fremont.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. on Thursday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel. Visitation will continue on Friday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will be conducted by Arlington American Legion Post 71 and Arlington V.F.W Post 8332 at the Arlington Cemetery.
William F. Chappelear Jr. was born August 10, 1931, in Arlington to William F. and Mayme (Bremer) Chappelear.
He was a graduate of Arlington High School and lived in the Arlington area all his life.
He served in the U.S. Navy from April 25, 1952, to April 11, 1956, during the Korean War and was stationed in Guam.
He worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad for several years. He started Chappelear Alfalfa & Molasses in 1961 and Chappelear Transfer of Nebraska in 1984.
On April 27, 1957, he married Beverly Hoesing at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fremont. He farmed most of his life and also drove a truck, retiring from both in 1991.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fremont and the American Legion Post 71 of Arlington.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Penni Chappelear of Waterloo, Gary and Charyl Chappelear of Arlington and Gene and Julie Chappelear of Fremont; Beverly Chappelear of Fremont; brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Nila Chappelear of Arlington; sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Jim Wyman of Sun City, Ariz.; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charlie and Roy Chappelear.
Memorials may be directed to the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department.
~~obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~
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