Warren W. Tiedtke, 92, of Tekamah NE

Warren W. Tiedtke, age 92, of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Tekamah, Nebraska.  Memorial service will be on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tekamah.  Burial with Military Honors will be in the Pilger Cemetery, Pilger, Nebraska.  Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, from 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends and a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. all at Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.  Memorials to be directed to the family for later designation.  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

Warren Wallace Tiedtke was born April 22, 1924 to Otto and Anna (Tritten) Tiedtke in Pilger, Nebraska.  Warren graduated from Pilger High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard a PC Craft, doing convoy escort, in the north Atlantic during WWII. After his discharge in 1946, he returned home and began working in the auto repair trades.

He married Dorothy Vraspir September 13, 1947. Warren and Dorothy were the parents of three children; Dee Anna, Steven and Michael. Warren was a self-employed auto body repairman in West Point, Nebraska and Tekamah. Warren sold his shop in Tekamah to Larry Zessin, who became one of Warren’s closest friends; the two spent many hours together fishing in Nebraska and South Dakota. After selling his body shop, he worked as an insurance appraiser until retirement.

Warren loved the outdoors; he particularly enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He generously shared his abundant vegetable produce, fish and game with family, friends and neighbors. He was very active in the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; son, Steven; parents; five brothers; five sisters; special friend, Bonnie Hunt.

Warren will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his family. He is survived by his daughter, Dee (Vaughn) McBride of Osage City, KS; son, Michael (Cynthia) Tiedtke of Rochester, MN; four grandsons, Devon McBride and friend Amanda Ring, Darren McBride and friend Victoria Dixon, Steven (Katie) Tiedtke, Nathan (Cassie) Tiedtke; two step-grandchildren, Jason Herrmann and Jessica Hendricks; three great granddaughters, Brynlee, Samantha and Evalyn; one step-great grandson, Jacob Hendricks; sister, Shirley Graber of McCook, NE; sister-in-law, Joan Tiedtke of Pilger.

Warren Tiedtke

Warren Tiedtke

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