Louis O. Adkins, Sr., 95, of Nebraska City, died Aug. 6, 2012 at the Ambas-sador in Neb-raska City. He was born on April 25, 1917 in Hamburg, Iowa, to Enos Milton and Viola Mae (Fivecoats) Adkins. He married Esther Adkins on June 17, 1937 in Rock Port, Mo.
He served honorably in the Army from Aug. 6, 1945 to Feb. 22, 1946.
He worked many years as a dredge man on the river, in addition to being a river boat pilot, a contractor and a farmer. His children say he was one who could do anything - and he could do it better than anyone.
Louis is survived by his children Virginia Janis and husband Mike of Omaha, Jeannie Hauptman and husband Ron of Nebraska City, Cork Adkins and wife Diane of Nebraska City and Steve Adkins and wife Roxanne of Nebraska City; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; siblings Doris Flannigan of St. Louis, Mo., Carol Creek of Nebraska City and Dallas Adkins, Sr. of Brock; other family and friends.
He was preceded by wife Esther on July 17, 2010; grandchildren Julie Hauptman and Chad Adkins; siblings Neva Creek, Howard Adkins, Lloyd Adkins and Hubert Adkins.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City with Rev. Keith Hunt officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Detail.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.
Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska City Rescue Squad.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.