Earnest Mark Remter, 90, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. He was born on July 29, 1922 in Holyoke, Colo., to Otto and Emma (Young) Remter.
While a young boy, the family returned to Nebraska where they originally were from. He became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Walton and was confirmed there in 1937. He graduated from Palmyra High School in 1942, where he excelled in track, basketball and baseball.
Earnest joined the United States Navy in 1944 and proudly served his country during WWII. Upon his honorable discharge, he began his lifelong love of farming, which he continued until he was forced to retire due to failing health.
Survivors include five nieces, nephews and their families: Connie Czarnick (Gerry) of Columbus, Roger Remter (Betty) of Ohiowa, Jake Scherzinger (Maxine) of Tucson, Ariz., Sandy Lewis (Sam) of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Sue Ray (Monte) of Lincoln.
He was preceded by brothers Clarence and Richard Remter and sister Arline Scherzinger.
Funeral services are Friday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Walton. Military services will be conducted by the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Detail.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in Walton.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg is in charge of arrangements.