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William "Bill" Ernest Kobza

Passed away October 15, 2017. Interment:  2 PM Friday, November 3, 2017 at Lincoln Memorial, 6800 S. 14th St.  Meet at Gate 2.  Celebration of Life:  Open House on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the VFW, 3340 West "A" Street, Lincoln. Click on name for more information.

Additional Info

  • Passed away: October 15, 2017 at Tabitha of Crete

  • Biographical Sketch: Age 92

    Born December 26, 1924 in Brainard, Nebraska to Joseph A. and Katherine (Hofbauer) Kobza.

    Lived in Crete, Nebraska the last 4 years of his life, formerly from Lincoln, Nebraska.

    Served in the Army Air Force with the 490th Quartermaster Depot Company in England during World War II. Participated in the air invasion of Normandy, Bastogne and the Ardennes.

    Married the love of his life Agnes Adeline (Dolezal) Kobza on May 21, 1947. Celebrated 66 years of marriage before Agnes passed away in August of 2013.

    A Meadow Gold retiree. Served many customers in Saline County and was known in the area as the “Milkman” . He was very personable and became friends with most everyone on his route.

    He and his wife Agnes enjoyed music and dancing including square dancing, polka dancing and country dancing. They loved spending time with friends and family especially their grandchildren.

  • Visitation: Cremation. No visitation.

  • Service: Interment: 2 PM Friday, November 3, 2017 at Lincoln Memorial, 6800 S. 14th St. Meet at Gate 2. Celebration of Life: Open House on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the VFW, 3340 West "A" Street, Lincoln.

  • Memorials: Memorials to the Red Cross.

  • Family Information : Bill is survived by son Billie (& wife Luann) of Lincoln; son Bob (& wife Martha Jakobek) of Chadron; and daughter Lorrie (& husband Russ) Strufing of Niwot, Colorado; grandchildren and their spouses: Klint & Kami Kobza of Lincoln; Sara and Jason Esqueda of Arvada, Colorado; Stephanie & Nate Barclay of Loveland, Colorado; and Ryan and Brittany Strufing of Longmont, Colorado; great grandchildren Cali Kobza and Cade Kobza; Emelia Esqueda and Elena Esqueda; and Adeline Barclay; brother Joseph (& wife Arliene) of Lincoln; and sister Delores (& husband Jim) Brandenburgh of Arlington, Texas; sisters-in-law Rose Marie Kobza of Omaha and Mary Kobza of Mesa, Arizona.

    Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife Agnes; brothers Ed, Richard, Norman and Tom; and sister Helen Uhlir.

  • Additional Info: Funeral Home assisting Aspen Cremation & Burial Service, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504

    To view this on-line obituary or email condolences, please visit Aspen Cremation & Burial Service’s website

1 comment

  • Comment Link Jonathan and Barbara Lee Monday, 23 October 2017 08:53 posted by Jonathan and Barbara Lee

    Dear Bill, Bob, and Lori and families:

    I was saddened to hear about the death of your father. I have some good memories of him, from my childhood days in Omaha; and always looked forward to seeing him and Agnes during our visits to Grandpa and Grandma's farm outside of Rising City. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Tony Blieberger
    San Antonio, Texas

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