|Birth: ||Aug. 21, 1915|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 2007|
Floyd J. Aden, 92, passed away on Nov. 3, 2007, at his home in Gothenburg.
Floyd was born on Aug. 21, 1915, at Gothenburg to Henry C. and Dena Lambertus Aden. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the American Lutheran Church and graduated from Gothenburg High School. He married Florence Polak on July 24,1973. He was inducted in the U.S. Army in 1941 and served with the Calvary Brigade Infantry Division until the end of World War II. His division participated in the liberation of the Philippines and more specifically the Santo Tomas internment camp in Manila in February 1945. Floyd 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 Floyd was invited to attend at the Gothenburg High School.
Floyd lived in Gothenburg the rest of his life. He worked at Aden & Kampfe Department Store and was a meat cutter at Peterson's Locker until he retired. He enjoyed woodworking projects and traveling.
Floyd is survived by his sister, Arlene A. Peterson and husband, Blaine of Gothenburg; nieces and nephews, Steve and Ligia Peterson, Erica, Michael and Jessica of Gothenburg; Gregg and Deb Peterson and Blaine of Lyons, Colo.; Aaron, Brian and Katie Kelly, Ron Schmeeckle of Cozad; Casey, Archie and Levi, Kent and Krystal Peterson of Anchorage, Alaska; Trent and Sherri, Ryan and Randy; Kristi and Stanley Combs of Gillette, Wyo.; and Jason and Lynn Combs of Illinois.
The family wishes to acknowledge their gratefulness to Jim Cunning for his years of friendship and assistance to Floyd.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, Henry C. Aden and Dena Lambertus Aden; his wife, Florence Aden; and many relatives and life long friends.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.blasestrauser.com.
Memorials may be directed to the American Lutheran Church or donor's choice.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the American Lutheran Church Gothenburg with the Rev. Matthew Groenke and Lonna Grabenstein, PMA officiating.
Burial will be in the American Lutheran Cemetery Gothenburg.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.
(Published in North Platte Telegraph on November 7, 2007)
Florence E Aden (1915 - 2001)*
American Lutheran Cemetery (Christ Lutheran)
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