McCOOK, Nebraska -- Truman A. "Bud" Silver, 94, died Thursday (July 29, 2010) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1915, in Trenton to Clarence and Mary (Fleming) Silver. He was baptized in 1938 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Palisade, Nebraska. He attended Trenton Public Schools.
On Jan. 10, 1937, he married Nellie H. Peterson in Palisade and they enjoyed married life for more than 70 years. To this union two daughters, Lois and Doris, were born. They made their home near Palisade where Bud farmed until his retirement.
He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Palisade and served in many positions at the church. He served as a member of the Village Board of Palisade and eight years as Hitchcock County Commissioner. He also served eight years as a member of the school board in the Palisade School System.
Bud was a lifetime farmer-rancher in the Palisade area. He and Nellie farmed together until their retirement when they moved into Palisade. Later they moved to Culbertson and finally to McCook where they resided at Willow Ridge Retirement Community and then Hillcrest Nursing Home for the past 10 years.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Nellie on Aug. 28, 2007; parents, Clarence and Mary Silver; sister, Darlene Cobb; five siblings, four in infancy and Cletus Silver.
Survivors include his two daughters, Lois and husband, Loren Brown of McCook and Doris and husband, Richard Weaver of Biloxi, Mississippi; sister, Ada Snyder of Montrose, Colorado; brother, David Silver of Olathe, Colorado; sister-in-law, Estalee Silver of Grand Junction, Colorado; grandchildren, Lorna and husband, Gary Brown of McCook, Lyle Brown of Palisade, and Dan and Amy Weaver of Houston, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Bryan Myers, Myrah and Whitney Brown; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to the KNGN radio station.
Friends and family may sign his book at the Carpenter Breland funeral home or can go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences to the family.
Family will greet friends prior to the memorial service, set for Saturday, Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in McCook. There will be a private family inurnment at a later date.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.