Orville Himmelberg


December 28, 2023

Orville Stephen Himmelberg died Dec. 15, 2023, on his 94th birthday in Crete, Nebraska.

Orville was born on Dec. 15, 1929, on a farm 1 1⁄2 miles north of Lawrence, Nebraska. He was one of 11 children to John and Josephine Himmelberg. Orville attended Sacred Heart School in Lawrence through the 8th grade. He did not further his education at the time and then began helping his parents full time on the family farm.

In September of 1951, Orville was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War serving as a radio operator and achieving the rank of corporeal. He earned his GED and was awa...

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