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Loren Mittelsteadt

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[FEB. 12, 2007]  MOUNT PULASKI -- Loren Elmer Mittelsteadt, 84, of Mount Pulaski died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at 1:20 a.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Mark Drews officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Mittelsteadt farmed with his father, and he owned and operated Mittelsteadt Equipment in Mount Pulaski since 1962 and with his son Roger until 2007.

He served with the U.S. Army, 11th Airborne paratroopers, in World War II.

He was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Mount Pulaski to Arthur E. and Norma M. Maxheimer Mittelsteadt. He married Nancy C. O'Brien in Lincoln on June 4, 1950.

He is survived by his wife, of Mount Pulaski; two sons, Roger Lee (and Karen) Mittelsteadt of Mount Pulaski and Michael Dean (and Julie) Mittelsteadt of Lincoln; one daughter, Lorna Jean (and Michael) Wood of Lincoln; one sister, Dorothy (and Ray) Bernahl of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond, and one sister, Ruth Schroeder.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Mount Pulaski, past commander of American Legion Post 447 and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 777.

For his military service, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Good Conduct medals. He had privilege of watching the peace treaty being signed after World War II.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran School of Mount Pulaski.

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