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LaVergne Irene (Fink) Oelschlager

Born - December 17, 1925

Prairie View, Phillips County, Kansas

Married - August 23, 1946

Saint Paul's Lutheran

Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska



 Veteran - World War IIHusband - Lester W. Oelschlager

Born - May 8, 1925

Family Farm, Hansen, Nebraska

Confirmed - May 10, 1941

Christ Lutheran Church

Prosser, Adams County, Nebraska

Died - Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital

Hastings, Adams County,  Nebraska

Buried - Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Father - William Carl Oelschlager

Born - February 12,1899 - Nebraska

Married -1921

Mother - Margaret (Frese) Oelschlager

Born - March 31, 1898 - Nebraska

Died - April 15, 1989




William Oelschlager

Lester W. Oelschlager


"Les" Oelschlager

Kenesaw resident, Lester "Les" William Oelschlager, 82, died

Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, Nebraska.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at 11:00 AM at the St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Kenesaw, Nebraska, with the Rev. Paul Duffy, officiating. Book signing will be Tuesday, October 23, 2007, from 6:00 PM to 8 PM with the family present at the Brand-Wilson Chapel, Hastings, Nebraska. Private family burial with military rites.

Lester was born, May 8, 1925 to William and Margurite (Frese) Oelschlager at the family farm, 3 miles west of Hansen, Nebraska. He was baptized at the Christ Lutheran Church, Prosser, Nebraska and confirmed at the same church on May 10, 1941. Les attended Adams County District 31 and Hastings High School, graduating in May of 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and left for basic training shortly thereafter. He served during WWII through 1946 on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Antietam.

On August 23, 1946 he married LaVergne Fink at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings, Nebraska. He was employed by Sherman's International Harvester in Hastings, Nebraska, where he soon became service foreman. Les also worked for Diamond T Trucking. Throughout his career he developed expertise as a diesel engine mechanic. In 1966 he was hired as head of the Diesel Department at Central Nebraska Technical College in Hastings, Nebraska, retiring from that position in 1987.

His many interests included coaching little league baseball, gardening, hunting, and fishing with his son's and friends. He also enjoyed raising Galloway cattle, and did custom harvesting and haying.

Les was a member of the First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings, Nebraska, where he served on the church council and in Stephen Ministry. He became a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kenesaw, Nebraska after moving to that community in 1996. Les was a member of the VFW and American Legion.

He is survived by his wife LaVergne, of Kenesaw, Nebraska, 2 sons, Dennis and wife Doris of South Bend, Nebraska and Steve and wife Barb of Columbus, Nebraska, 1 sister, Gladys Wicht of Grand Island, Nebraska, 4 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family's choice.




Son - Dennis Glenn Oelschlager

Born -  August 30, 1947

Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska

Wife - Doris Oelschlager


Son - Steven Craig Oelschlager

Born - September 21, 1950

Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska

Wife - Barb Oelschlager



Brother - Glenn Edward Fink

Born - June 30, 1922

Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas

Never Married

Died - January 11, 1946


Brother - William Leonard Fink

Born - March 31, 1930

Married - August 3 ,1952

Wife - Maryann (Apenhorst) Fink



Father - William John Fink

Mother - Augusta A .(Dusin) Fink




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