Arthur C. Berthold, 96, of Lincoln, formerly of Neb-raska City, died April 19, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln. He was born on Aug. 16, 1916 in Nebraska City to Gustav Erwin and Christina (Guthals) Berthold. He graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1935.
He married Gail E. Brown on May 27, 1936 at Rock Port, Mo.
In his early years, Art operated the Hamburger Inn as well as Berthold Furniture Store in Weeping Water. The couple then moved to Superior in 1952 where Art operated Ben Franklin Variety Store. They then moved to Pasco, Wash., in 1956 to operate a larger Ben Franklin Store. In 1963 they went to Park Rapids, Minn., during the warmer months and operated an ice cream shop for a few years and later worked for Griggs Department Store in Pasco, retiring in 1974. After retirement, they moved to Lincoln to be closer to family.
He served in the Pacific during World War II in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Boston.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #237 at Weeping Water where he had served as Commander. He was also a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ, the V.F.W.; 40&8, Elks Lodge and the Moose Lodge.
He is survived by daughters Joan Edwards and husband Don of Superior and Pat Jensen and husband Lloyd of Lakewood, Colo.; grandchildren Lisa Bruening and husband Stuart of Larkspur, Colo., Christy Treffer and husband Bruce of Lexington and Cindy Wolverton and husband Jay of Seward; seven great-grandchildren: Brock Bruening, Keith Wolverton, Cara Wolverton, Scott Wolverton, Leah Treffer, Sarah Treffer and Gregory Treffer; nieces and nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded by wife Gail on Aug. 1, 1990, grandson Craig Alan Jensen, and brothers Walter “Shorty,” Otto and Erwin.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City with Rev. Rodger Good officiating. Burial will be in the Wyuka Cemetery at Nebraska City with complete military services conducted by the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Detail.
Memorials may be given to the Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebraska City.
Visitation is open at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary and also an hour prior to services at the church.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Gude Mortuary is in charge of the funeral arrangements.