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Orville F. Von Seggern

Orville F. Von Seggern
May 29, 1924 -  March 10, 2018

Orville F. Von Seggern, age 93 of Fremont
Died March 10, 2018 at Dunklau Gardens

Orville was born May 29, 1924 on the family farm near Hooper to Fred and Anna ‘Poppe’ Von Seggern. He was raised on the farm, attended District 60 school and graduated from Scribner High School. Orville began his professional music career at the age of 14. After his schooling he began farming and continued his music career playing with various bands including Les’s Merry Men and the Dick Wickman Band before starting his own band. Orville played mostly around the area, but he did play in New York City several times. After that he started his own band, The Orville Von Seggern Orchestra, and played in Nebraska and surrounding states before retiring at 80 years of age making him the oldest band leader in the state at that time. Over the years, Orville sang for over a hundred weddings and numerous funerals.

Orville married his high school sweetheart Volline Kienbaum on December 6, 1944 and had been married for 73 years as of last December. The couple had lived in Omaha before moving to Fremont 2 years ago. They were charter members of Rejoice Lutheran Church in Omaha and have been members for over 45 years.

Wife – Volline of Fremont
Daughter – Connie (Duane) Wegner of Two Harbors, MN.
Son – David (Donna) Von Seggern of Uehling
Daughter-in –law – Connie Von Seggern of Hooper
10 grandchildren
17 great grandchildren
Sisters – Anita Dahl of Wahoo
Dorothy Wobken Clausen of Fremont
Sisters-in-law – Valetta Klahn of Scribner
Lorna Von Seggern of Scribner
Shirley Von Seggern of Fremont

Orville was preceded in death by his son Nolan, Daughter Carol and her husband Dale Suhr, granddaughter Beth and 5 brothers.

The funeral will be 11am Wednesday at Rejoice Lutheran Church (2556 S. 138th St.) in Omaha. Burial will be at a later date in the St. John’s Cuming County Line Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont from 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 6pm to 8pm. Memorials will be designated by the family at a later date.

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