Memorial Graveside Services for Marion Woidneck, age 92, of Tilden, NE, formerly of O’Neill, NE will be held on Friday, August 7th, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Spencer, NE. Military Graveside Rites will be performed by the Spencer American Legion Post #78. There will be no visitation. Pastor Glen Stahlecker will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Spencer American Legion Post #78. Marion passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE. Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill, NE is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his 2 daughters, Jeanette Kopecky and husband, Ray Lynn, of O’Neill, and Linda Treptow and husband, Ron, of Lincoln, NE, 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Marion Paul Woidneck was born on February 7, 1923, in Spencer, NE, to Paul and Frances (Sutton) Woidneck. He graduated from Spencer High School, where he broke track records that had been held for years. He and fellow football teammates received a recognition from the State of Nebraska for never losing a game, and never having been scored on. In the fall of 1942, he began attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, before enlisting in the United States Marine Corp on December 14, 1942. He was sent to San Diego, CA for training, then spent the next four years in the South Pacific. He served in the Marines until December 13th, 1945. Marion became a member of the Spencer American Legion Post #78, and was recently recognized for being a 70 year continuous member.
After returning from his time of service with the Marines, Marion met DeLores Jane Bowers, and they were married on February 10, 1947, at Spencer, NE. They made their home north of O’Neill on a ranch, living there for 63 years. DeLores passed away on October 10, 2011. Marion is survived by his daughter, Linda (Treptow) and husband, Ron, Jeanette (Kopecky) and husband Ray Lynn, 5 granchildren, Michelle Truax, Kristi Cochran, Scott Vacha, Curtis Kopecky, and Kerry Kopecky, 9 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one great-grandson, Joshua Cochran.
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