|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1930|
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 2008|
Mark W. Abler 77, Omaha, formerly of Norfolk, died Monday (1/14/08) at Alegent Health Lakeside Hospital in Omaha.
Mark was born on February 17, 1930, in Pierce, Neb., the son of Walter and Stella (Wright).
He graduated from Pierce High School in 1947. He worked for his father in the family trucking business before entering the Army on March 27, 1952. Mark was a tank operations instructor stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. He earned his honorable discharge on March 26, 1954. Mark returned to Nebraska and the family business, Abler Transfer Inc., which was located in Pierce. It was later moved to Norfolk where Mark and his brothers co-owned and operated the trucking firm.
On February 9, 1957, Mark married Wilma Sueper, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Humphrey, Neb.
The couple made their home in Norfolk for over 43 years. Mark was an active member of the Sacred Heart Parish. He co-chaired the Religious Education Committee. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and past Grand Knight. Mark was a member of the Nebraska Motor Carriers Association, the Northeast Nebraska Model Railroad Association, and charter member and past President of the Norfolk Sertoma Club. Mark enjoyed gardening, model railroading and playing cards. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. Mark was particularly proud of his family, his grandchildren, and their accomplishments.
Mark is survived by his wife of 51 years, Wilma; his children and their spouses, Linda and Duane Brock, and Deborah and Mark Schiffmann, all of Omaha; Sara Abler and Kevin Kortje, Norfolk; his grandchildren, Kathryn and Allison Brock, and Mark Tyler, Daniel and Matthew Schiffmann; his siblings, Dolores Theisen, Osmond; Kathryn and Roland Voecks, Pierce; Lois Ann and Gerald Weber, Bancroft, Iowa; and Marian and Robert Crabb, Paul and LaNeta Abler, Elizabeth and James Miller, and Leon and Maureen Abler, all of Norfolk.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Leonard Abler and Robert Abler.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday (1/17/08) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk. Military Rites will be conduct by American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644.
Home For Funerals, Norfolk, is handling arrangements.
Published in the Lincoln Journal Star on 1/17/2008.
Walter A Abler (1901 - 1979)
Stella M Wright Abler (1902 - 2001)
Mark W. Abler (1930 - 2008)
Robert J Abler (1933 - 2000)*
Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Leslie Hollander McVay
Record added: Jan 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23978736