YORK -- Herman Trauernicht, 83, died Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2002) at his home in York.
He was born June 27, 1919, at Anselmo to Herman and Bertha (Farner) Trauernicht. He spent his early years farming south of Eustis.
On May 31, 1931, he married Joan Nelson at Gering. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II as a Military Policeman in Washington, D.C.
Following his discharge, he was a John Deere implement dealer in Elwood for several years before moving to Bertrand where he worked as a John Deere parts man. He served as a lay pastor at Pleasant View Christian Church and Greenwood Christian Church. He then moved his family to Lincoln to attend college to become a minister. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the Cotner School of Religion. He was ordained in 1970, while he was serving the Unadilla Christian Church, which later yoked with the Elmwood Christian Church. He moved to York in 1973 and served the First Christian Church in York. He retired as a full-time minister in 1984 and then served as as interim pastor to six churches, one of which was in Cameron, W.Va., and the others in Nebraska.
He was a former member of York Masonic Lodge No. 56 A.F. & A.M., the American Legion Bolton Post No. 19 of York and he was a Boy Scout Leader while living in Bertrand.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard; and two infant brothers, Paul and Theodore.
Survivors include his wife, Joan of York; one daughter, O'Della Jo and husband, Jeff Taylor of Greensboro, N.C.; one son, Allan Trauernicht and wife, Irene of Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, Pansy Hall of Mitchell; two sisters-in-law, Gwen Deselms of Elwood and Helen Trauernicht of Nampa, Idaho; four grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.
Memorial services will be Monday, 2:30 p.m., at the First Christian Church in York with the Rev. Ron Johnson officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made in care of Hospice of Tabitha Healthcare Services or the First Christian Church in York.
Lewis Funeral Chapel of York is in charge of arrangements.