Lloyd Charles Wesch, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, peacefully at his home in McCook.
He was born July 22, 1925, to Charles August and Nellie Pearl (Crocker) Wesch. He was raised on a farm south of McCook.
He was hired on the Burlington Northern Railroad as a brakeman in 1949, and was promoted to a conductor in July of 1953. He was a conductor on Amtrak to Lincoln for the last 12 years before he retired in September of 1987.
On June 9, 1966, he married Carmen K. Scott in Denver, Colo.
He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the McCook Elks and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nellie Wesch; twin brother, Floyd Wesch; and sister, Marilyn Goltl.
He is survived by his wife, Carmen of McCook; one son, Patrick and wife, Sandra of McCook; one daughter, Joely and husband, Alex Lewis of Lincoln; one sister, Marie Elsie O'Dea of Kearney; brother-in-law, Ralph Goltl of McCook; sister-in-law, Joanne Wesch of Lake George, Colo; three grandchildren, Scott Wesch, Marie Sauvage and husband, Daniel and Taylor Wesch; one great-grandchild, Landon Sauvage; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with Pastor John Strecker-Baseler officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be today and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.