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Walter Gustav Einspahr

Monday, February 6, 2006

Dec. 23, 1910--Feb. 4, 2006

IMPERIAL -- Walter Gustav Einspahr, 95, died Saturday (Feb. 4, 2006) at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial.

He was born Dec. 23, 1910, to Gustav and Auguste (Koch) Einspahr on the family farm near Enders. He graduated from Chase County High School in 1928. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

He married Evelyn Marie Barraclough on June 18, 1931, north of Wauneta.

He was a farmer and a trapper and worked at Einspahr's Drug Store. After taking a correspondence course in accounting, he kept books for several business. He later became the bookkeeper for Leech Chevrolet and eventually joined the staff of the First National Bank.

He was a member of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department and was treasurer for the Imperial Golf Club and the Zion Lutheran Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Rita Ackermann; son-in-law, Kenneth Rider; sisters, Laura Cook and Minnie Knepper; and seven brothers, Theodore, Edward, William, Ludwig, Frank, Martin and Lawrence.

Survivors include daughters, Joy Smith and husband, Harlan and Marcia Rider, all of Imperial; son-in-law, Harvey Ackerman of McCook; sister, Florence Weaver of Choteau, Mont.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; four stepgrandchildren and families; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. (MT), at the Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial with the Rev. David Kahle officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial.

Visitation will be Tuesday, 2-6 p.m., at Liewer Funeral Home in Imperial.

Memorials are being accepted in his name.

Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial is in charge of arrangements.