KEARNEY -- Paul D. Wilmot, 83, died Sunday (Feb. 22, 2009) at his home in Kearney.
He was born June 21, 1925, in Wilsonville to Everett H. and Helen (Miller) Wilmot. He graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1943.
He entered the service on Oct. 11, 1943 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps until he was discharged on March 15, 1946. He attended Kearney State College where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1950 and his Masters Degree in Guidance Counseling in 1957. He later attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln doing graduate work.
He married Lola G. White on May 20, 1952, at the Methodist Church in Arcadia. He taught 13 years in public schools in Arcadia, Odessa, Elm Creek and Cozad. He served at the University of Nebraska at Kearney for 27 years where he supervised student teacher. He was then the Director of Placement and later the Director of Personnel until retiring in 1990.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post No. 52 and a lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 759. He served on the Board of Education for Kearney Public Schools and on the board of the Kearney Housing Authority.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Lola of Kearney; son, Delwin and wife, Pamela of Lincoln; two daughters, Sondra Helsel and husband, Rick of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Joni Wilmot of Benedict; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Burial will be in the Kearney Cemetery with military rites provided by the Marine Corps Military Honor Team.
Visitation is today from 5-7:30 p.m., at Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney and prior to services Wednesday morning at the church.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.hlhmortuary.com.
Memorials may be given to the church or the UNK Athletic Deparment.