Richard Wroughton, Age 82

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Richard Dudley Wroughton, the son of Irvin and Florence (Thieman) Wroughton, was born on February 10, 1935 in Nelson, Nebraska. He passed away on April 13, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society at Superior, Nebraska at the age of 82 years, 2 months, 3 days.

Richard attended Shiloh rural Country School and graduated from Nelson High School. He was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Nelson and was a member of the Nelson Community United Church of Christ. He entered in the United States Navy (Seabees) on July 14, 1952, and was stationed in the Philippines and Saipan. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Kelley on August 13, 1955 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Richard was honorably discharged from the Navy on February 2, 1956. He was very proud of his military service. Richard and Lorraine made their home near Nelson, Nebraska where they raised their three children. They later moved to Superior, Nebraska. Richard was a Cub Scout leader, helped organize the Nelson golf course, and was a Nelson City Councilman. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. He was a member of the American Legion and a life member of the VFW serving as Post Commander and District Commander. He was a Masonic Lodge member for 50 years and served as Master 6 times.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son Steve Wroughton and daughter Janet Rowland and nephew Scott Wroughton.

Survivors include his wife Lorraine and son David both of Superior, Nebraska; daughter-in-law Becky Wroughton of Lincoln, Nebraska; and son-in-law Martin Rowland and wife Sandy of Milford, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Brandon, Katie, Sean, David, Austin and Trace and four great grandchildren, Owen, Quinn, Elijah, and Nicholas; and his brother Donald Wroughton and wife Lois of Nelson, Nebraska; other relatives and a host of friends.

Memorial services with full military rites at: Nelson Community United Church of Christ, Nelson, Nebraska

Time of Service: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

Clergy: Royce Schott

Inurnment: Smith Cemetery, Nelson, Nebraska

Memorials to: Nelson Community United Church of Christ

Book Signing: From 4:00 pm-8:00 pm on Monday at the Klawitter-Price Funeral Home

Klawitter-Price Funeral Home, 446 South Main St., Nelson, Nebraska 68961 Phone 402-225-3301


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