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Lee G. Hauptmeier, 65, of Grand Island, died Thursday, April
1, 2010 at St. Francis Medical Center.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sterling, Nebraska. The
Reverend Mark Jamison will officiate. Burial will be in St.
John’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home
in Grand Island. Additional visitation will be from 11 a.m.
until service time Wednesday at the church.
Mr. Hauptmeier was born August 11, 1944 in Tecumseh, NE the
son of Henry and Eva (Sacha) Hauptmeier.
Survivors are his friend and companion of 27 years, Sheila Robertson
of Grand Island; daughters and sons-in-law, April and Brad Labedz of
Omaha and Wanda and Randy Corum of Hickman; brothers and sisters-in-law,
Wayne and Carolyn Hauptmeier of Yorba Linda, CA, Daniel and Genniene
Hauptmeier of Sterling and Jim and Jean Hauptmeier of Lincoln; and sisters
and brother-in-law, Verna Boden of Sterling and Maxine and John Focken
of Cook, NE.
Other survivors are grandchildren, Elizabeth Corum, Sophia Corum and
Beau Labedz and Sheila’s grandchildren, Crystal Robertson and Amanda
He was preceded in death by his parents and Sheila’s children,
Jeff Robertson and Barb Mendoza.
Lee was raised on the family farm near Sterling, graduating from
Sterling High, Class of 1962. He graduated from the Radio
Engineering Institute in Omaha. Lee entered the United States
Army in 1965 serving in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged
in 1967. He married Susan Morton in 1970.
Throughout Lee's professional career he was in risk and loss prevention
with several insurance companies and was a security guard at the Army
Ammunition Plant in Grand Island. Most recently he was employed
with Continental Western Group as a Risk and Loss Prevention Manager,
where he retired in 2009.
Throughout his life Lee was a singer-songwriter, played the guitar,
enjoyed restoring antique cars and antique tractors and loved the outdoors
and being on the farm.
A memorial will be established in his name.