John Loostrom, 98 - April 03, 2013John Andrew Loostrom, 98, of Gothenburg passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Gothenburg.
Graveside services will take place at the Gothenburg Cemetery on Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Litzenberger officiating.
A visitation will be conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Friday, April 5, from 1 to 8 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Loostrom was born Jan. 21, 1915, on a family farm in Custer County north of Gothenburg, son of Peter and Marie (Peterson) Loostrom.
He attended New Hope School and Gothenburg High School.
On Feb. 26, 1939, he married Beulah Bedell at North Platte. To this union, three children were born.
Loostrom spent his lifetime farming and ranching north of Gothenburg in Custer County, and in Lincoln County between Brady and Maxwell.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Peter and Marie Loostrom; three brothers—Robert, Bruce and Ivan Loostrom; a sister, Mary Ann Carlson; two great-grandchildren—Lane Michael and Bobbi Jo Loostrom.
Survivors include: his wife, Beulah Loostrom of Gothenburg; two sons—David (Linda) Loostrom of Gothenburg and Mark (Shawn) Loostrom of Maxwell; his daughter, Peggy (John) Pape of Grand Island; six grandchildren—Perry (Kristin) Loostrom of Gothenburg, Wendy Jensen of Grand Island, Merry (Mark) Danley of Lincoln, Dr. Jeff (Stephanie) Pape of Norfolk, Sherry (Ryan) Sanner of San Diego, CA, and John (Melodie) Loostrom of Maxwell; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters—L. Johanna Bedell of North Platte and Carol May Brown of Lexington; brother-in-law, Rod Carlson of Cozad; sister-in-law, Rosemary Loostrom of Plymouth, MI; numerous extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, 1540 South 70th St., Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68506.