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Vernon Herman Eltiste

Born - Tuesday, May 26, 1914

Family Home, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - Wednesday, February 5, 1941

Died - Monday, May 29, 2006

Phelps Memorial Health Center, Holdrege

Phelps County, Nebraska

Buried - Thursday, June 1, 2006

Sumner Cemetery

Sumner, Dawson County, Nebraska

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Vernon Eltiste


Vernon Herman Eltiste

Graduated Overton High School Spring 1932

Overton, Dawson County, Nebraska

The "Battle Hymn of the Republic"

was Vernon's Favorite Hymn







Vernon H. Eltiste, 92 of Holdrege, formerly of Lexington, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington with Pastor A. L. Cole officiating.

Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery at Sumner.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington, which is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his sons, Howard (Kitty) Eltiste of Holdrege, and John (Kathy) Eltiste of Omaha; four grandchildren, Michelle Eltiste-Smith (Mark) of Lehi, Utah, Marie (Joel) Rodriguez of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Michael (Kim) Eltiste of Weatherford, Texas, and Christopher Eltiste of Omaha; great-grandchildren, Allison, Stephanie and Camille Smith, Tyler, Alyssa, Maryssa and Christina Rodriguez, and Christian and Brock Eltiste, his stepmother; Annie Eltiste of Lexington.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alma in 1993; son, Vernon; three brothers, Gordon, Leonard and Dale; and one sister; Mary.

Vernon was born May 26, 1914, at Auburn, to Paul and Edna (Rohrs) Eltiste.

Vernon lived in Auburn until 1927, when the family moved to the Overton/Lexington area. He graduated from Overton High School with the class of 1932.

On February 5, 1941, he married Alma Kaiser of Phillipsburg, Kansas. Three sons were born to this union: Howard, John and Vernon. Vernon died at childbirth.

Vernon enjoyed playing cards with his "Cleveland Street neighbors," being with his family and farming and ranching. He had a wonderful sense of humor.

He was a member of Fairhaven Baptist Church, the Lexington Cosmo Club and Triple F Club at Fairhaven Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or the Donor's choice.



Lexington Clipper-Herald


May 31, 2006



Wife - Alma Sophia Auguste (Kaiser) Eltiste

Alma Eltiste


Son - Howard Dennis Eltiste


Son - John Dale Eltiste


Son - Vernon Kent Eltiste

Born - March 22, 1953  ۩ Died - March 22, 1953


Brother - Leonard Paul Eltiste

Sister - Mary Barbara Eltiste

Brother - Willis Dale Eltiste


Brother - Gordon Bruce Eltiste


Father - George Heinrich Paul Eltiste

Mother - Edna Barbara (Rohrs) Eltiste




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