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Eleroy "Sam" Ayers

July 25, 1929 February 28, 2019
Eleroy "Sam" Ayers
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Obituary for Eleroy "Sam" Ayers

Eleroy Claire "Sam" Ayers was born July 25, 1929 to William Henry and Ester Victoria (Wistrom) Ayers in rural Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Oakland Heights Assisted Living in Oakland.

Eleroy lived around the Oakland area all his life. He attended rural schools in the area before graduating from Oakland High School in 1947. After graduation, he went to work for Burlington Railroad and also helped his dad on the farm. In 1951, he joined the United States Marines and served through 1953. After the service, he went back to work for Burlington Railroad for 40 years. Eleroy was known as “Sam”, a name given to him by fellow workers on the railroad.

In 1967, Eleroy married Louise Lunden. Eleroy loved gardening and enjoyed traveling in his retirement.

Eleroy moved to the Oakland Heights Assisted Living 5 ½ years ago and enjoyed the staff, residents and all the activities that were provided.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Louise; parents; brother, Loran.

Eleroy is survived by his daughters: Diane (Jim) Falk of West Point, NE, Linda Lunden of Grand Island, NE; 4 grandchildren: Sarah (Brad) Scoles of Oakland, Tim Piper of West Point, Levi Laeffelholz of Grand Island, and Rolanda Kucera of Blue Springs, NE; six great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

4

Mar

1:30 PM 3/4/2019 1:30:00 PM - 2:30 PM 3/4/2019 2:30:00 PM
Evangelical Free Church

821 E. Fulton Ave
Oakland, NE 68045

Evangelical Free Church
821 E. Fulton Ave Oakland 68045 NE
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

4

Mar

2:30 PM 3/4/2019 2:30:00 PM
Evangelical Free Church

821 E. Fulton Ave
Oakland, NE 68045

Military Honors will be held at the Church.

Evangelical Free Church
821 E. Fulton Ave Oakland 68045 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Westside Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oakland, NE 68045

Oakland 68045 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

Oakland Heights Assisted Living

205 South Engdahl Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045
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