Harold P. Meierhenry, 100 years, of Fremont died Tuesday April 24, 2012 at Nye Pointe Health and Rehab Center in Fremont.
He was born November 9, 1911 in Telbasta, NE to Carl and Anna (Niederdeppe) Meierhenry. He grew up in Telbasta and farmed north of Arlington . Harold married Iola Shipman on September 10, 1933 in Havelock, NE.. They moved to Washington State in 1957 for a year before returning to farm north of Arlington. They retired and moved to Fremont in 1979. Iola died March 14, 2012. Harold and Iola had been Nebraska’s longest married couple, 78 years.
He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, former member of the Fontanelle Glee Club and the Telbasta Evangelical United Brethren Church where he sang in the choir and quartet and taught Sunday school and served as Sunday school superintendant. He also sang for many weddings and funerals. The couple received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award from the Knights of Aksarben. Harold wrote many poems and enjoyed his family, church and fast cars.
Survivors include daughters, JoAnn (Orvin) Scheer of Arlington, Marilyn (Phil) Katt of Fremont, Judy (Vernon) Geisler of Hooper; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brothers Wesley Meierhenry and Vernon Meierhenry.
Funeral service will be held 10:30 AM, Monday, April 30th at Calvary United Methodist Church in Fremont with The Rev. Susan Sanders officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 PM to 8 PM with family present from 6 PM to 8 PM all at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Calvary United Methodist Church in Fremont.