Aug. 16, 1937 - Jan. 23, 2007
BLUE HILL -- James E. Premer DVM, 69, died Tuesday (Jan. 23. 2007) at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln.
He was born on Aug. 16, 1937, to Noel G. and Vesta E. (Ohlson) Premer at Bartley. He graduated from Bartley High School as the Salutatorian. He attended McCook Junior College and then attended and graduated from Colorado State University
He married Lora M. McChesney on June 5, 1960, at Bartley. They moved to Blue Hill in 1962 and owned and operated the Blue Hill Veterinary Clinic. He was a member of the Blue Hill United Methodist Church, a past EMT and Volunteer fireman, and past President and member of the Blue Hill School Board for many years. He was also a member of the American and Nebraska Veterinary Associations.
He was preceded in death by his father, Noel.
Survivors include his wife, Lora of Blue Hill; mother, Vesta of Bartley; daughter, Starrlet Klute of Lincoln; four sons, Rockland and Scott both of Blue Hill, Brent of Pierce and Dustin of Kearney; one sister, Neola Blake of McCook; and 12 grandchildren.
Services are Friday, 1 p.m., at the Blue Hill United Methodist Church in Blue Hill, with Rev. Michael Lee Burgess officiating. A private family burial will be at a later date in the Blue Hlll Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday from 9-11 a.m. and one hour prior to services at the church.
Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.