Funeral Services were held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, May 7, 1988 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Interment was held in the Aurora Catholic Cemetery.
OBITUARY: Delmer Umbenhower
Delmer Lee Umbenhower, the son of Lester and Grace (Lansden) Umbenhower, was born in Hamilton County, near Phillips, on March 11, 1927, and passed away in Peru, Illinois, on May 4, 1988, at the age of 61 years, 1 month, and 23 days.
He grew up and attended school at Phillips, and graduated with the class of 1945. After graduation he worked for Otto Trucking Company. In September of 1950 he entered the armed forces, serving in the United States Army for 2 years. He then returned to Phillips and worked for Otto Trucking, and later worked on construction when the interstate was being built.
On May 20, 1967, he was united in holy matrimony to Louise (Lou Ann) Maciejewski, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. After their marriage they lived in Phillips and Delmer worked for Fairbanks-Morris, and was a fireman at the Ordinance Plant until it closed. He then went to work for B & Y Supply, and since last September he has been employed as a truck driver for G.I. Express.
Delmer was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Giltner. He had also served on the Phillips Fire Department for several years, and was a Boy Scout Leader for several years.
He was preceded in death by his father, and one infant brother, Ronald.
Those who remain to cherish his memory are his wife Lou Ann; one son Jerry of Chadron; one brother Robert of Hastings; 3 sisters, Naomi Andrews of Phillips, Betty Valacek of Platte Center, and Cheryl Fritz of North Platte; and his mother Grace Umbenhower of Phillips.