OBERLIN -- Eldon Black, 91, of Oberlin, died Monday (March 7, 2005) at Good Samaritan Hospital of Kearney.
He was born May 21, 1913, to Clarence and Jennie (Brintnall) Black in Dresden. He was raised in Dresden and attended school there.
He served in the Army during World War II.
On July 19, 1938, he married Mildred Hessenflow in Hoxie, Kan. He worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling in Oberlin and had a lawn service.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Ray Gene Black; brother, Keith Black; sister, Louise Wilson; infant brother; and infant sister.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred of Oberlin; son, Lyman and wife, Sharon of Oberlin; daughter, Leann Bryan and husband, James of Oberlin; brother, Edwin Black and wife, Doris of Oberlin; sister,Veda Heisel of Lenora, Kan.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services are Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Pauls Funeral Home with the Rev. Royce Leitner officiating. Interment will be Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Thursday, 8 a.m., until service time.
Memorials may be given to the Eldon Black Memorial Fund.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of the arrangements.