Robert Loran Wright
Robert Loran Wright was born May 31, 1923, in Hayes County, Neb., east of Wauneta, to William (Ferd) F. and Elva I. (Akers) Wright.
Loran attended country grade school and Wauneta High School.
Loran assisted on the family farm before marrying Rose Irene DeHart on Aug. 14, 1943, in Atwood, Kan. The couple settled on his family’s farm northwest of Wauneta, before he was inducted into the U.S. Army in May of 1945.
Loran served in the European Theatre at the end of WWII. He was discharged in August of 1946, and returned to farming northwest of Wauneta. Loran and Irene moved to the Art Luhrs farm north of Enders, Neb., where they lived for a short time before moving to the Arch Leopold farm south of Palisade, Neb. In 1964, they moved to the Rufus Lentz farm where they resided until retirement in 1985. The couple then made Palisade their home until present.
Loran was a member of the United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post of Wauneta and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post of Palisade. He enjoyed farming and farm life. Loran also enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking in his spare time. He never missed coffee time at the Palisade COOP, if he could help it.
Loran passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2017, at the Wauneta Care and Therapy Center. He was 94 years of age.
Survivors include wife Irene of Palisade; daughter Bonnie Johnson and husband Lloyd of Ogallala, Neb.; grandchildren Mike Johnson, Shannon Johnson and Kiane (Chris) Pierson; great-grandson Dillon Pierson; sister-in-law Irene Wright of Roswell, N.M.
Loran was preceded in death by his parents; son Bob; granddaughter Tiffany Jo Johnson; infant sister Virginia Fern; sisters Beulah and Esther; brothers Harold and Don.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at the United Methodist Church of Palisade, Neb., with Pastor Elias Mukindia officiating. Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, Neb. Visitation was held on Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2018, before the service.
A memorial has been established in Loran’s memory. Online condolences maybe left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta entrusted with arrangements.