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George P. Remmenga
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.
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