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Floyd Aden, 92 - November 07, 2007


Floyd J. Aden, 92, of Gothenburg, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at his home.
Services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church of Gothenburg with the Rev. Matthew Groenke and Lonna Grabenstien, PMA, officiating. Burial will be at the American Lutheran Cemetery at Gothenburg.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.
Aden was born on Aug. 21, 1915, at Gothenburg, to Henry C. and Dena Lambertus Aden. He attended school at Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School.
He was inducted into the United States Army in 1941 and served with the Calvary Brigade Infantry Division until the end of World War II.
Aden’s division participated in the liberation of the Philippines, and more specifically the Santo Tomas internment camp at Manila in February of 1945. Aden knew of the imprisonment of former Gothenburg resident Bertha Andrews, and located her in the prison. After the war, she came back to Gothenburg for a celebratory reunion visit with family and friends, which included Aden, at the Gothenburg High School.
He was united in marriage to Florence Polak, on July 24, 1973, and lived in Gothenburg the rest of his life.
Aden had worked at Aden & Kampfe Dept. Store and was employed as a meat cutter at Peterson’s Locker until his retirement.
?He enjoyed woodworking projects and traveling, according to family members.
?Aden was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the American Lutheran Church.
?He was preceded in death by: his parents, Henry C. Aden and Dena Lambertus Aden; his wife, Florence Aden; numerous relatives and life-long friends.
Survivors include: his sister, Arlene A. (Blaine) Peterson of Gothenburg; nieces and nephews—Steve and Ligia Peterson, Erica, Michael and Jessica, all of Gothenburg, Gregg and Deb Peterson and Blaine of Lyons, CO, Aaron, Brian and Katie, Kelly and Ron Schmeeckle of Cozad, Casey, Archie and Levi, Kent and Krystal Peterson of Anchorage, AK, Trent and Sherri, Ryan and Randy, Kristi and Stanley Combs of Gillette, WY, and Jason and Lynn Combs of Illinois.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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