Victor John Dierking 94, joined his wife, Esta, in heaven on Sept. 16, 2016.
The second of three sons born to David & Ella (Damme) Dierking, Victor was born on July 5, 1922.  He was baptized and confirmed.
Vic graduated from Burr High School in 1939 and was drafted into the Army on Sept. 17, 1942, and served until Feb. 28, 1946.  
While in the Army Air Corps, Vic was an airplane mechanic.
On Feb. 8, 1952, Victor married Esta Schweppe. Vic and Esta farmed near Burr before moving to a farm northeast of Tecumseh in 1956 where they continued to farm until 1986 when they retired to Tecumseh.
Esta passed away in September of 2002.
Vic continued to live in Tecumseh until November of 2013 when he became a resident of the Good Samaritan Home in Beatrice.
Vic was a lifelong trapper, hunter and fisherman.
He hunted all over the US, Canada and Africa.
His life memberships included: American Legion, NRA, NRA Whittington Center, the National Trappers Association, the North American Trap Collectors Association, and a lifetime charter member of the WW II Memorial Society.  
Vic was also a member of the 7th Ferrying Group from WW II, and the Strategic Air Command Museum.
Preceding Victor in death were his parents, wife Esta and brothers Clarence and Wilber.
Survivors include his children: Karen (Jim) Johns, Tecumseh, John (P hyllis) Dierking, Tecumseh, Ray (Becki) Dierking, Broken Bow, Mark Dierking, Omaha,  10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at the St. Paul’s U.C.C.  (Osage) rural Cook, with Rev. Curtis Rieger officiating.   
Organist, Julie Smith accompanied congregational hymns.  Special music included "The Star Spangled Banner" by Laura Johns and Sarah Dierking.  Pallbearers were Laura and Shawnee Johns, Matthew and Shannon Dierking, David, Sarah and Cody Dierking, Tonya, Tamara and Clint Dierking.  Honorary pallbearers were Fran White, Darrell Dierking and Dale Henke.  Interment was in the St. Paul's U.C.C. (Osage) Cemetery with full military honors.  Memorials: Aseracare Hospice, Beatrice Good Samaritan Center or the Osage Church.   Services were entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh, Nebraska.