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George P. Remmenga

US Veteran

Dec. 8, 1918 - Oct. 27, 2017

Former Clay Center, NE resident, George P. Remmenga, 98, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Clay Center Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Mills-Schroder Post #87. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 1 – 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 – 8 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Clay County Museum or to the donor’s choice.

George was the son of George and Elizabeth (Gana) Remmenga born on December 8, 1918, in Adams, NE. After graduating from Adams High School, he enrolled in the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He interrupted his studies to join the Army Air Corps in 1942. He married Jean Whedon in 1944. Following World War II, he graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture. He taught, farmed and began a career in the USDA soil conservation service where he served in multiple locations until settling in Clay Center, NE where he served as district manager and retired in 1979. He also served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves. Upon retirement, he pursued many interests including traveling with his wife, Jean, becoming a licensed realtor, farming, beekeeping, tree planting and family history.

He was a member of associations including the 452nd Bomb Group, Distinguished Flying Cross, nut growers, VFW and barbed wire collectors. He was an active citizen and avid reader and shared his opinions in letters to newspaper editors, educators, elected officials, football coaches and athletic directors. He and his wife Jean loved to serve their children and grandchildren food grown in their garden, orchard and grape arbors.

Jean, his wife of 54 years, passed away in 1998. His daughter Ann passed away in 2010.

George will be remembered lovingly by many including his son-in-law, Joe Ford; sons, David (wife Nancy); Stephen; Wade (wife Pat); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Nov. 25, 2017
Steve Maynard
son of a friend

My sincere sympathy and respect are offered to the family and friends of Mr. Remmenga. My father was the bombardier of the B-17 crew in which Mr. Remmenga was the pilot. Thanks to the 452nd Bomb Group Association, Dad was able to connect with his crew mate several years ago, and they enjoyed their phone conversations. Those men typified "The Greatest Generation."

Oct. 31, 2017
Carolyn 'Cally' Boatwright
Secretary/Editor 452ndBombGroup

On behalf of the 452nd Bomb Group Association and myself, we offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of George. He attended a few Annual Reunions of the BG. I accompanied him on the mountain rail in Pittsburgh, and he was thrilled at the age/design of the cars. He also enjoyed the Veteran trip to Washington DC and the WWII Memorial. We thank him for his dedication to his country. Blessings.

Oct. 31, 2017
Fred Echternacht
Friend and Neighbor

David, Stephen, Wade, and family
I send my condolences. Memories of your father, mother, and family are lasting. Dependence on God's unlimited strength will sustain.

Oct. 29, 2017
Judy (Holman) Farber and family

Our prayers go out to all of you at this time of terrible loss. Uncle Bud always seemed to have all of his ducks in a row. He was a good citizen and a very interesting person to talk to. He was very proud of his Dutch ancestry and led the family to greater knowledge in that area. I was so glad to hear that he was able to live a long life. He usually took good care of himself health wise. I must also say he was a wonderful brother to my Mother. I am so thankful for that. Our thoughts are with you.

Oct. 29, 2017
Lois Northrop

I remember with respect good friends Jean and George. My condolences to the family.

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