Edward Oppliger
 - 3/2/2005

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Edward Oppliger, 85, of Columbus died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at Beverly Health Care in Columbus. Funeral services are 10:30 am Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Bill Ritter officiating. Visitation is on Sunday from 4-7 pm at McKown Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 pm, also at the funeral home. Vistation continues Monday morning from 9:30 am until service time at the church. Interment is in St. Bonaventure Cemetery with Military Honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Edward Oppliger was born August 25, 1919 in Columbus to Ernest & Louise (Winkelman) Oppliger. He served in the US Army Air Corp as a Staff Sgt. from 1942-1946 during World War II. He married Edna Homan on April 5, 1948 in Bellwood, Nebraska. Edward farmed south of Columbus. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Columbus and Hartman Post #84 American Legion. He enjoyed bowling, travel & playing cards.

He is survived by:

Son Donald (Joi) Oppliger of Farwell, TX
Daughter Rita (Don) Peters of Elkhorn, NE
Daughter Diane (Joe) Thompson of Lincoln, NE
Daughter Phyllis (Ralph) Olson of Columbus, NE
Daughter Lori (John) Prill of Burlington, WI
Sister Bernice Larson of Omaha, NE
Sister Shirley Robertson of Columbus, NE
Special Friend Loneta Kuta of Columbus, NE

13 Grandchildren 3 Great Grandchildren

He is preceded in death by:

Wife Edna Oppliger
Father Ernest Oppliger
Mother Louise Oppliger
Brother Clyde Oppliger
Brother E. H. (Bud) Oppliger
Brother Harry Oppliger
Brother Kenneth Oppliger
Grandson Grant Oppliger

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