The Lusk Herald
November 2, 1988
Arthur L Vierk
Services for Arthur L. Vierk were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning October 31, in the Peet Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Scott Grimshaw officiating. Burial with Military Honors followed in the Lusk Cemetery.
Mr. Vierk died Wednesday, October 26, 1988, at the Niobrara County Memorial Hospital in Lusk. He was born September 10, 1906, in Hall County, Nebraska, the son of Louie and Grace Siverly Vierk. He was raised and educated in Woodriver, Lodgepole, and Broadwater, Nebraska.
He worked as a cowboy in Nebraska and Arizona until joining the Army in May of 1942. He served in the infantry for 20 years, retiring in 1962. He saw combat duty in Italy, Guam and Germany. While stationed near Washington D.C. he helped perform the task of cleaning snow from the seats for the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground operations against the enemy on or about May 15, 1944.
Vierk came home to Lusk on September 28, 1962. He then worked for several years on the Gene Willson ranch.
He was an avid rock hound and enjoyed working with leather. He was also a collector of numerous items.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include three sisters; Viola Penfield, of Lusk, Esther Kinney of Carson City, Nevada, and Myrtle Ummel of Cairo, Nebraska; plus many nieces and nephews.
Ambrose Martin Kinney (September 18, 1916 - February 6, 2000)Esther Amanda Kinney (August 17, 1919 - January 8, 2012)John Martin Kinney (May 20, 1879 - February 1, 1952)Doris Agnes Lewis (January 22, 1920 - May 11, 1977)Henry Wilton Lewis (November 19, 1917 - July 3, 1994)Bonnita Cecelia McFarlane (December 30, 1930 - April 1, 1931)Mary Ina McFarlane (May 10, 1907 - July 14, 1975)Ralph Hugh McFarlane (May 8, 1903 - December 16, 1960)Robert Eugene McFarlane (December 8, 1944 - January 6, 2012)Glen Eugene Parmely (September 12, 1928 - September 16, 2007)Leonard Ozro Penfield (November 8, 1900 - October 31, 1954)Viola P. Penfield (October 17, 1904 - February 11, 1989)Donald Harry Pluntz (June 1, 1925 - July 7, 1970)Karen Kay Pluntz (October 15, 1940 - June 15, 2009)Louie Vierk (October 6, 1878 - July, 1961)Clinton E. Walts (June 6, 1909 - January 19, 1979)
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