A Mass of Christian Burial for Edwin Nachtman, age 90, of Chambers, will be at 10:30 A.M., Monday, January 9, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.
Burial will be at 1:30 P.M. in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Atkinson, with Military Rites conducted by the Chambers American Legion Post #320.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 8, 2017, from 5-8 P.M., with a 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Rosary at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill. Ed passed away Thursday, January 05, 2017, at the Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center. Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.
Ed was born on October 9, 1926 in Rural Chambers to John and Mary Ann (Weber) Nachtman. When ed was just 1, his mother passed away. His father then married Agnes Fleishman. He graduated from Chambers High School in 1945. Ed and his brother George had a plane that they flew, and with it, they had many great adventures and stories.
Ed was drafted into the Army during the Korean War, but was posted in Germany during the rebuilding. After returning home, he met Donna Blair at a barn dance for a neighbor’s birthday party. They were married on January 30, 1954, in O’Neill, NE, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. They made their home on the family farm for many years before moving to Chambers in 1993. Ed worked for FSA, Jarman Sand and Gravel, and Dowd Grain. He also worked as a carpenter.
Ed joined the Knights of Columbus in 1946. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Amelia and the Chambers American Legion Post #320. Ed loved to spend time with his family. He also enjoyed taking care of his cattle and putting up hay.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Donna, his 3 children: David Nachtman and wife Donni of Atkinson, NE, Cathy Minchow and husband Steve of Amelia, NE, Gary Nachtman of Chambers, NE, 8 Grandchildren: Clint Bucknell and wife Jessica, Chad Bucknell and wife Jill, Sarah Davis and husband Jeremy, Andy Bucknell, Laura Bucknell, Jessica Nachtman, Jonathan Nachtman and Katie Peatrowsky, Jakki Drohman and husband Derrick, 9 Great Grandchildren, 1 sister, Genevieve Nachtman of Loveland, CO, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father, Stepmother, one brother, George Nachtman and wife Lucy, and infant sister, Mary Vivian Nachtman.