Junior Gust "Oop" Viter, 82, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died June 21, 2012 at his home in Gothenburg, NE, following a battle with cancer.
He was born May 1, 1930 in Gothenburg, NE, son of Gust Emil Viter and Alice Irene (Floro) Viter.
He grew up in Gothenburg and attended school there. He served his country in the Army during the Korea Conflict from 1950-1953. He married Irene Schnackenberg on November 5, 1954 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Gothenburg. Irene and Oop had three children: Terry, Allen "Bo", and Vickie. Oop spent many years working for various area farmers. He was a member of Legion Post 64. Oop loved to hunt, fish and spend time in his garden. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Irene Viter of Gothenburg; two sons - Terry (Connie) Viter of Kearney, NE; Allen "Bo" (Sherry) Viter of Gothenburg, NE; daughter - Vickie (Doye) Miller of Tryon, NE; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; five brothers - Richard (Jean) Viter of Independence, MO; Larry (Pam) Viter of Gothenburg, NE; Clifford Viter of San Juan Capistrano, CA; Doug (Janice) Viter of Gothenburg, NE; Paul Viter of Perris, CA; sister - Kay Ensworth of Troy, OH; three sisters-in-law - Mary Viter of Mt Vernon, IA; Rose Marie Viter of Independence, MO; Sue Viter of Hawthorne, CA; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Oop was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Ward, Clarence, Robert, Harold, and Vince Viter, five sisters, Nina Block, Betty McIntosh, Arlene Bartlett, Patty Viter, and Helen Viter.
Services were held at the American Lutheran Church, June 27, 2012 at 11:00 am with Pastor Larry Viter and Lonna Grabenstein PMA officiating.
Interment was in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to plant trees at Lake Helen.
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