ARAPAHOE -- Wensel "Whitey" Einspahr, 89, died Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2005) at Bertrand Nursing Home, where he recently moved.
He was born Dec. 15, 1915, to Bernard and Ema (Plamback) Einspahr in Kenesaw. He was raised in Kenesaw for nine years. The family then moved to Colorado. He moved to Lexington at the age of 16.
He entered the Navy in 1940.
On July 6, 1944, he married Martha Ruth Brown in Beaver City. After his discharge, he moved to Elkhorn where he worked for soil conservation service. He also farmed for 10 years, worked at a lumber yard for eight years and became a mechinest of Skinner Macaroni Company. He retired at the age of 65. His wife preceded him in death on June 24, 1987.
On April 13, 1988, he married Hulda (Radtke) Einspahr in Arapahoe. He lived in Arapahoe the remaineder of his life. He recently moved into Bertrand Nursing Home in Bertrand.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe, American Legion Post No. 343 of Edison, Pearl Harbor Survivors Organization and VFW Post No. 9357.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, M. Ruth; two brothers, Marcus and Harley; five sisters, Delores, Mildred, Susetta, Laveda and Eleanor.
Survivors include his wife, Hulda of Arapahoe; two sons, Dr. David and wife, Cynthia Einspahr of Topeka, Kan., and Galen and wife, Linda Einspahr of North Platte; one daughter, Marilyn and husband, Tom White of Elhorn; one step-daughter, Janet Aguilar of Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services are Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arpahoe with the Rev. Jeff Ernstmeyer and Harlan Meier officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City with military honors.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home of Arpahoe and prior to services Saturday at the church.
Condolences and personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com
Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe is in charge of the arrangements.