ARAPAHOE -- Oscar E. Meyers, 86, died Wednesday (Jan. 14, 2004) at CA Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe.
He was born Aug. 16, 1917, in Holbrook to Henry and Louis (Huxoll) Meyers. He attended Christian day school at St. Matthew's rural school. After school he was called to serve in the U.S. Army from Dec. 3, 1942 until Dec. 10, 1945. He was stationed for 19 months in the European theater and was involved with the invasion of Normandy. He returned to Nebraska after his discharge.
On April 18, 1948, he married Esther Mae Duhachek at St. Paul's Lutheran Church south of Tilden. The couple made their home on a farm homestead by his grandparents north of Holbrook. The farmed there for the next 48 years. They moved to Arapahoe in October of 1980 and continued to farm until 1995 when he retired.
He was a member of the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church of Holbrook and later the Trinity Lutheran Church of Arapahoe. He held offices at St. Matthews and the Holbrook Elevator.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Victor; and sister, Sophie Neimeier.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Mae Meyers of Arapahoe.
Services are Saturday, 2 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe with the Rev. Carl Lilienkamp officiating. Interment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by Edison American Legion Post No. 343.
Visitation is today, 1-8 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe and Saturday, prior to services.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of the arrangements.