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Elmer L. Bilslend

December 12, 1950 — June 11, 2019

Elmer Bilslend, 68, of Tecumseh, NE, died June 11, 2019 at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh. Memorial service will be 1:00 PM Thursday, June 20, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Wood River. Rev. Trudy Hanke will officiate. Burial will follow at the Wood River Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until time of service on Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be directed to www.apfelfuneralhome.com.

Elmer LeRoy was born December 12, 1950 to LeRoy and Helen (Brown) Bilslend in Grand Island, Nebraska. He grew up in Wood River and graduated from Wood River High School. Elmer worked for the packing plant in Gibbon for many years and later for Sam’s Club Warehouse in Omaha. When his health declined, he became a resident of Belle Terrace in Tecumseh, NE.

He enjoyed woodworking, playing softball, listening to music, and watching sports; especially Nebraska football and Chicago Cubs baseball.

He is survived by his sons, James Bilslend and wife Tina of Blair, Trevor Bilslend and wife Kandi of Cook, and Tom Bilslend of Omaha, daughter, Michelle Parham and husband Pete of Elgin, SC, grandchildren, Jake Speicher, Megan Carlson, Brooke, Alyssa, and A.J. Bilslend, Lydia and Lily Bilslend, Kayla Leake and Karsyn, Isabelle and Madisyn Lockhart, Cassandra Hellard, Stephen and Kelsey Parham, six great-grandchildren, brothers, Stan Bilslend and wife Donna of Wood River, Willie Bilslend and wife Linda of Cozad and Jerry Bilslend and wife Dot of Shelton, sisters, Judy Beck and husband Lyle of Kearney and Janet Berry of Osceola and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents Leroy and Helen Bilslend and nephew Brian Bilslend.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

family will greet friends

Thursday, June 20, 2019

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Wood River United Methodist Church

, Wood River, NE 68883

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memorial services

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Wood River United Methodist Church

, Wood River, NE 68883

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