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Mar. 15, 1929 - Dec. 5, 2018
Sutton, NE resident Milton Fehr, 89, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2018, at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Sutton, NE with Rev. Joe Vusich officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Emmanuel Reformed Church in Sutton, NE.
Milton was born on a farm north of Sutton in Clay County on March 15, 1929, to Henry and Wilhelmina (Ehly) Fehr. He was the 4th of 10 children. Milton was baptized and confirmed in Emmanuel Reformed Church and was a life-long member. He attended District #8 in Clay County and graduated from Sutton High School in 1946.
On March 22, 1953, he was united in marriage to Rose Andresen of Bladen, Nebraska, at the Emmanuel Reformed Church. Three children were born of this union; Lorna, Roger, and James. Milton was born and lived on the family farm for 60 years until he retired in 1989. He farmed most of his life – starting with his father and continued in partnership with his brother Junior for 25 years. His passion was working on machinery and cars. Milton served on the church board for 12 years. He also served several years on the Coop Board at Bixby. His joy after he retired was listening to music, dancing, and bowling. He was married to Karen Horak in 2006.
Milton is survived by his children, Lorna Hunter and husband Steve of Lincoln; Roger Fehr and wife Chris of Edgar; and James Fehr and wife Mary of Columbus; grandchildren, Nicole and Matthew Linkugel; Tony, Brian, Lori, and Ryan Fehr; great-grandchildren, Elena, Erica, Ethan Caballero; and Darin and Allison Fehr; brothers, Henry, Jr. and wife Jeannine; Ron and wife Charlotte; sisters, Verna Arnall; and Norma Hannon; and sister-in-law, Velma Fehr.
Milton was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose, of 47 years; his second wife, Karen, of 8 years; his parents, Henry & Wilhelmina Fehr; brothers, Harrison and wife Margaret; Thomas and Raymond; sisters, Gertrude Williams and husband Ray; and Louise Huebert and husband Pete.
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