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Viron E. Baxter

January 27, 1922 — July 10, 2015

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Viron Eugene Baxter, 93, of Palisade, NE, passed away July 10, 2015.

Viron was born January 27, 1922 in Palisade, NE to Arlie J. and Margaret E. (West) Baxter.

Viron graduated from Palisade High School in 1940. Two years later Viron entered the United States Army Air Corp on October 8, 1942 in Omaha, NE and was honorably discharged as a Corporal on September 16, 1945 in Fort Leavenworth, KS. During that time he served his country in World War II in the following Battles; Northern and Southern France, Rhineland, Po Valley, Normandy, and Central Europe.

On June 2, 1942 he married Mildred Birt in Hickman, NE. To this union four children were born. He worked at Frenchman Valley Bank, retiring in 1988. Also during that time he was a real estate broker and insurance agent.

Viron was a member of the Masonic Lodge #135, VFW Post #7028, American Legion Post #318, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite and many other Masonic organizations. He was a member of the Palisade United Methodist Church where he served on the board. He served on the Palisade school board and county election board. He was a big Republican supporter. For over 30 years he served as a volunteer fireman and enjoyed photography, genealogy, yard work and he enjoyed playing the saxophone in the Shrine and Maverick Bands.

Surviving him are wife, Mildred Baxter of Palisade, NE; one son, David (Debi) Baxter of Kingwood, TX; three daughters, Judith (Darrel) Wissmann of Bertrand, NE, Barbara (Jon) Reilly of Omaha, NE, Patricia (Gerald) Post of Palisade, NE; sisters, Rosalie Schluckebier of Jackson, MI and Kay (Bob) Green of Yuma, AZ; sister-in-law, Leona Baxter of Palisade, NE. Also surviving are six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and their families.

Viron was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Richard Baxter, and brother-in law Paul Schluckebier.

Visitation will be Monday, July 13, 2015 from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Palisade with Reverend Bonnie McCord officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Palisade Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Palisade United Methodist Church, 103 North Powell Palisade, NE 69040 or to the Palisade Community Foundation, P.O. Box 302 Palisade, NE 69040.

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