Oliver Leroy Farver, 91, died on February 18th, 2013, at Brodstone Memorial Hospital.
Oliver the son of Otto and Mary (Baker) Farver, was born on September 26th, 1921, in Nelson, Nebraska.
Pete graduated from Nelson High School in 1939. He was inducted into the United States Army on June 29th, 1942 and was honorably discharged on November 5th, 1945. He served overseas in France, Germany, Austria and Italy, earning three battle stars and the good conduct medal.
He was united in marriage to Mary Frances Redding on January 4th, 1948, in Lincoln, Nebraska. They made their home in Cozad, Nebraska, where Pete was a Superintendent at Continental Grain; upon his retirement they moved to Nelson, Nebraska where Pete was raised.
He was a member of the VFW and American Legion in both Cozad and Nelson. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and reminiscing. He loved horses and early in life he farmed with them. Together Pete and Frances would always go see the Sandhill Cranes near Grand Island.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Frances on January 13th, 1999; four brothers Earl, Ora, Jess and Elbert and two sisters Margaret Reed and Opal Stahl.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews and many friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 23th, 2013, at 2 p.m., from the Nelson Community United Church of Christ in Nelson with Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry officiating.
Interment with full Military Honors was in the Nelson Cemetery at Nelson.
Memorials are suggested to the Nelson Rescue Squad.
Condolences may be sent to Klawitter-Price Funeral Home, 446 South Main St., Nelson, Nebraska 68961 or in care of www.pricefuneralhomes.com.
Klawitter-Price Funeral Home of Nelson was in charge of the arrangements.