Virgil “Bud” Ohmberger, age 90 of Broken Bow, formerly of the Sargent and Ainsworth area, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial with Military Honors was at the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Sargent. Memorials have been established to the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Sargent. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Virgil “Bud” F. Ohmberger was born Aug. 17, 1923, to Fred D. and Edna Mae (Slagle) Ohmberger at Walworth. Bud grew up in the Sargent area. He went to school at West Union and Milburn.
Bud left home to join the CCC Camp at Mitchell. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corp in December 1941, and served until November 1945.
Bud was married to Margrette Kelshaw April 10, 1943. Three children were born to this union; Fred, Millicent, and James.
Bud worked for the Sargent Co-op many years before moving to Ainswoth in 1966, where he managed the Co-op there. In 1998 Bud and Margrette moved to Broken Bow. Margrette passed away in 2003.
In 2005, Bud met and married Lou (Hale-Matusek). Lou passed away in 2007. He met and married Irene (Olson-White) in August 2008.
Bud belonged to the Sargent American Legion, and was past commander. He also belonged to the VFW and volunteer fire department. After moving to Ainsworth he became active there in the same organizations.
Bud is survived by his wife, Irene of Broken Bow; sons, Fred (Sharon Walker) Ohmberger of Burwell, and James (Pat) Ohmberger of Lincoln; his daughter, Millicent (Rick) Orvis of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Gruber of Minden, and Dorothy Moravec of Burwell; and Irene’s children; Tammy (Ernie) Kleeb of Broken Bow, Fred (Phyllis) Duryea of Valentine, and Ed (Patty) Duryea of Merna.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Margrette; two sisters, Helen and Luella; two infant brothers, and one granddaughter, Julie Orvis.
Published in Custer County Chief, Sept. 5, 2013