Aug. 31, 1932 - Oct. 3, 2012
ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Howard J. Fuchs, 80, of Arapahoe, formerly of Oxford, Nebraska, died Wednesday (Oct. 3, 2012), at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe.
Howard was a survivor of the 1935 Republican River Flood, but many of his family perished in the flood. He attended Buffalo Country School and graduated from Oxford High School in 1950. He attended Hastings Beauty Academy in 1951-52 and the Omaha School of Barbers in 1952. He was drafted into service in 1953 and served 16 months in Korea before being honorably discharged.
He started Howard's Barber Shop in 1958 and worked there until the early 1970s. He then worked for the Village of Oxford as a power plant operator from 1974 to 1994. He also worked part-time as an advertising salesman for the Times Tribune newspaper of Beaver City, Nebraska. In 2005, he moved to the CA Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe,.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Oxford and later Arapahoe, a Weblo Scout Master for six years, a member of the American Legion Post No. 219 and VFW of Oxford, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 183 of Arapahoe, a member of the Tehama Shrine Band and the Maverick Band.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roy "Skipper" Fuchs; sister, Willis Lu Fuchs and step-sister, Marilyn Benjamin.
He is survived by his sister, Gail Shafer of Sterling, Colorado and sister-in-law, Rita Fuchs of Oxford, Nebraska.
Condolences or personal reflections can be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com
Memorial services will be Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, in Arapahoe, with the Rev. George Probasco officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date.
There will be no viewing or visitation.
Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, is in charge of the arrangements.