Arapahoe, Nebraska

Howard J. Fuchs, age 80, of Arapahoe, Nebraska formerly of Oxford, Nebraska died on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe, Nebraska. He was born on August 31, 1932 in Furnas County, Nebraska to Orville C. & Dorothy M. (Engelbrecht) Fuchs.

Howard was a survivor of the 1935 Republican River Flood, but many of his family perished in the flood. Including his Mother, Sister Willis Lu, Grandmother Martha Fuchs, Aunts Virginia Blauvelt & Leona Anderson. He attended Buffalo Country School thru 8th grade, and then graduated from Oxford High School with the Class of 1950. He attended Hastings Beauty Academy in 1951-52 and the Omaha School of Barbers in 1952. He was drafted into service in 1953 and served 16 months in Korea before being honorably discharged. He started Howard’s Barber Shop in 1958 and worked there until the early 1970’s. He then worked for the Village of Oxford as a power plant operator from 1974 to 1994. He would also work part time as an advertising salesman for the Times Tribune newspaper of Beaver City, Nebraska. In 2005, he moved to the CA Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe, Nebraska. He enjoyed and was very proud of his nieces and nephews musical programs. He enjoyed traveling and was proud to have been in all 50 states. He loved movies, music, & cooking, which his family & friends reaped the benefits.    

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Oxford and later Arapahoe, Nebraska, a Weblo Scout Master for 6 years, a member of the American Legion Post #219 & VFW of Oxford, and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge #183 of Arapahoe, a member of the Tehama Shrine Band and the Maverick Band.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Brother Roy “Skipper” Fuchs, Sister Willis Lu Fuchs, Step-Sister Marilyn Benjamin.

He is survived by his sister Gail Shafer of Sterling, Colorado

                             Sister-In-Law: Rita Fuchs of Oxford, Nebraska

                            Nephews: Roger Benjamin, Jon Shafer, Kevin Fuchs, Clint Fuchs

                            Neice: Karey Troxel

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There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial services will be Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Pastor George Probasco, officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.