Earl Komma, age 85 of Nebraska City died May 3, 2017, at CHI St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City following a brief illness. Earl was born March 15, 1932 in Paul to Antone Komma and Caroline (Schreiter) Komma. He was a 1950 graduate of Talmage High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. Earl was married to Lillian Fay Palmer on Oct. 25, 1957. He was a retired Union Carpenter working in Commercial Construction for many years on many projects in including Power Plants near Nebraska City and Brownville.

Earl was Past Worshipful Master of Western Star Lodge #2, A.F. & A. M., a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of Noble Tangier Shrine, American Legion Post #8, the VFW, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Elks Lodge, and a longtime member of the American Quarter Horse Association. Raising Quarter Horses was Earl and Lillian's passion.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Komma of Nebraska City; several nephews, including Darrel Komma and wife Lois of Jamesville, Wis.; Jerry Komma and wife Martha of Des Moines, Iowa; Tony Reese and wife Kim of Nebraska City; and Brent Palmer and wife Linda of Kansas City, Mo.; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Komma; and a sister, Lorene (Komma) Reese.

The family has chosen cremation with no viewing or visitations. Private disposition of ashes will be at a later time.

Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.

Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.