ENDERS -- Elmer Keiser, 81, died Friday (Jan. 18, 2008), at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
He was born Aug. 28, 1926, in rural Dundy County to John and Mary (Haarberg) Keiser. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran School, Ough School and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1944. He was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Sept. 18, 1926, and confirmed April 21, 1940.
He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving during the Korean Conflict.
He returned to the farm where he was born and, on Feb. 20, 1955, married Edna Legg. They farmed and ranched until his death.
He held several offices at St. Paul's Lutheran Church during his membership there. He also served on local co-op boards, first at Enders and then at Wauneta Equity. He most recently served on the First State Bank board, retiring at the end of 2007.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Albert John in infancy, William, Albert, Raymond and Edison; and sisters, Alma McBride and Linda Rietsch.
Survivors include his wife, Edna of Enders; sons, Rodney Keiser of Enders and Richard Keiser and wife, Janet of Wauneta; daughter, Marcia Comly and husband Richard of Boulder, Colo.; sister, Leta Brunkhorst of Wauneta; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilma Keiser of Stratton, Elma Hinde of Otis, Colo., Wilma Parsons of Lafayette, Colo., Vera Eliot of Bellflower, Calif., Howard and Lorena Legg of Grand Island, Marjy Legg of Crete and Sharlene Legg of Haxtun, Colo.,; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were today at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in rural Wauneta, with the Rev. Keith Wellman officiating. Interment followed at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of arrangements.