Marion and Veronica Ostdiek burials at Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia (just across

the river from Washington D. C.) consists of 639 acres of land that at one time belonged to the wife of Robert E. Lee, who was a great-grandchild of George and Martha Washington. At the present time there are more than 400,000 graves at this location.

Last week Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, Arlington became the final resting place of former Nuckolls County resident and Lawrence native, Lt. Col. Marion Alphonse Ostdiek, retired, and his wife, a Wood River, Neb., native, Veronica Rowley Ostdiek.

Due primarily to the COVID pandemic,...


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