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Arthur G. "Shorty" Abegglen
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1917
Columbus
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 2006
Columbus
Platte County
Nebraska, USA

Son of Fred & Erna (Garlepow) Abegglen.
He received his education in Columbus. Art married Phyllis Jackson on December 5, 1940 in Schuyler, Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1943-1945 in the Pacific Theatre. Art was a Bronze Star recipient. He also received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon awarded for participation against the enemy during the Philippine Island Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Distinguished Unit Citation. Upon his return to Columbus Art worked at the alfalfa mill. He then worked construction as a brick layer for 26 years. Art then worked at C.K. Planing Mill for 15 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Lukes United Church of Christ where he was confirmed, American Legion and Veteran of Foreign War.
Art is survived by:
Wife: Phyllis Abegglen of Columbus, NE
Son: Gary J. (Judi) Abegglen of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Linda L. (Robert) Hegi of Columbus, NE
Son: David A. (Karen) Abegglen of Columbus, NE
Son: Steven J. (Mary) Abegglen of Columbus, NE
Sister: Betty Jean Porter of Yakima, WA
Sister-in-law: Lottie Abegglen-Lange of Caldwell, TX
14 Grandchildren and 19 Great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by:
Parents: Fred & Erna Abegglen
Daughter-In-Law: Sue Abegglen
Brother: Fred Abegglen
Brother: Harold Abegglen
Sister: Helen Golesh
Sister: Marcella Lee
Sister-in-law: Helen Abegglen
Brother-in-law: Mark Golesh
Brother-in-law: Buck Lee
Brother-in-law: Curt Porter
 
 
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 Parents:
  Fred Abegglen (1886 - 1948)
  Erna Garlepow Abegglen (1890 - 1974)
 
Burial:
Columbus Cemetery
Columbus
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Don
Record added: Aug 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15451753
Arthur G. Shorty Abegglen
Added by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
 
Arthur G. Shorty Abegglen
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