Junior Gust (Oop) Viter, 82 - June 21, 2012
Junior Gust “Oop” Viter, 82, of Gothenburg, died June 21, 2012, at his home following a battle with cancer.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the American Lutheran Church the Rev. Larry Viter and Lonna Grabenstein, PMA, officiating. Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Viter was born May 1, 1930, in Gothenburg, son of Gust Emil Viter and Alice Irene (Floro) Viter.
He grew up in Gothenburg and attended school here. He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict in 1950-1953.
Viter married Irene Schnackenberg on Nov. 5, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gothenburg. They had three children: Terry, Allen “Bo” and Vickie.
Viter spent many years working for various area farmers. He was a member of Legion Post 64. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time in his garden. He also enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He 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.
Survivors include: his wife Irene Viter of Gothenburg; two sons—Terry (Connie) Viter of Kearney; Allen “Bo” (Sherry) Viter of Gothenburg; daughter, Vickie (Doye) Miller of Tryon; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five brothers—Richard (Jean) Viter of Independence, MO; Larry (Pam) Viter of Gothenburg; Clifford Viter of San Juan Capistrano, CA; Doug (Janice) Viter of Gothenburg; 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.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to plant trees at Lake Helen.