Nolan William Obermueller

Born: Friday, February 13th 1920 in Lincoln, Kansas
Died: Saturday, June 15th 2019 in Seward, Nebraska
Age: 99 years, 4 months and 2 days
Memorials In Care Of
The Lutheran Hour c/o Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141 (LHM.ORG for online donations) or Tabitha Hospice, 4720 Randolph Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 or Donors choice
Visitation Time(s)
Monday, July 1, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
at Volzke Funeral Home
(Family will greet friends
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

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Service: 2:00 pm - Tuesday, July 2nd 2019
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE  68434
Officiating: Pastor David Rempfer
Casketbearers: Pete Obermueller, Martin Nolan Obermueller, David Willweber, Daniel Fingerlin, Gary Obermueller, Micah Willweber
Honorary Casketbearers: Edward Obermueller, Joseph Obermueller, Dave Ayer, Greg Buell, Duane Simonsen, George Schuman, Brian Obermueller
Interment: Greenwood Cemetery
Seward, Nebraska

Nolan Obermueller went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 15, 2019 in Seward, Nebraska, at the age of 99. He was born on February 13, 1920 in Lincoln, Kansas to Theodore and Frieda (Von Fange) Obermueller, was baptized as an infant and later confirmed into the Christian faith.

As a child he attended parochial school. At age fourteen he began attending St. John’s Lutheran Academy in Winfield, Kansas where he also went on to graduate from St. John’s Lutheran College. He received pastoral training at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri graduating in 1945.

During his ministry, Pastor Obermueller served the congregations of St. Paul in Plainview, Texas; Immanuel in Sheridan, Wyoming; St. John’s in Fayetteville, Arkansas; Trinity in Cheyenne, Wyoming; and St. Luke’s in Worland, Wyoming as well as other congregations with pastoral vacancies. In Sheridan, Nolan led the congregation in building a beautiful new church on the hill. In Fayetteville he was campus pastor for the University of Arkansas and in Wyoming he served for many years as First Vice President of the Wyoming District of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. What always rose to the fore was his faithfulness to the Word of God and his pastoral heart. His sermons always included Law and Gospel, declaring that “it is by grace you are saved, through faith. It is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.” For more than forty years he was a true shepherd who loved those whom God gave to his care. He was humble.

Nolan married Cordelia (Hedemann) in 1945, his sweetheart of six years, two days after graduating from the seminary. The Lord blessed them with three children: Stan and Jerry were born in Plainview, Texas and Victoria in Sheridan, Wyoming. Nolan loved his family! He embraced his two daughters-in-law, Liz (Stan) and Vickie (Jerry), and his son-in-law Dave (Victoria). He was proud of his nine grandchildren and their spouses: Marie (Davis) Willweber, Tasha (Daniel) Fingerlin, Martin Obermueller, Megan Obermueller, Ed (Lisa) Obermueller, Pete (Stacy) Obermueller, Joe (Janette) Obermueller, Julie (Dave) Ayer, and Becky (Greg) Buell. He followed their lives, families and careers. He prayed for them.

Nolan was an outdoorsman. He was an accomplished baseball player in his high school and college years. His recreation included hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, mostly in the wonderful Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. Pinochle was his game of choice.

Nolan was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-five years, Cordie, his parents, and his brothers Louis, Milfred, Reinhold, Vernon, Virgil and Delbert and sisters-in-law Mildred (Louis), Bernice (Milfred), and Martha (Reinhold). He is survived by his children and their spouses, his nine grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren, his only sister, Lorene Buttenhoff and sisters-in-law Evelyn Obermueller, Dolores Obermueller, Sidona Obermueller, Celia Kershaw, Jean Zessin and Eloise Roskovich as well as many nephews, nieces and several generations of their offspring.

God gave Nolan 99 years. He blessed him with the love of family and friends and a purposeful life. Now he has finished his race and is beholding His Savior face-to-face. He is HOME.

Nolan Obermueller

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