"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Bud Emil Von Ohlen

March 22, 1931 -- September 10, 2016

Bud Emil Von Ohlen, 85, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Central City Care Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Buck Linton-Hendrick officiating.  Burial was held in the Central City Cemetery.

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Bud was born on March 22, 1931 on the family farm to Emil and Rosa (Euckert) Von Ohlen. Bud was born deaf, and because of this, he enrolled in the Nebraska School of the Deaf at the age of 5 years old. His sister Esther was already enrolled there 4 years earlier.

He loved sports and was good at football and basketball teammate earning the “N” letter. He graduated on January 27, 1950. Bud returned to the family farm and he had the job of milking cows. He then went to work at a cabinet mill in Grand Island for several years.

Bud always had a nice vehicle to drive that he was very proud of. He also liked to hunt, fish, and go on trips with friends. Bud self-taught himself reading many books on electricity, plumbing, and building about anything out of wood or tin. All of his creations were strong, sturdy and always worked. Bud had great patience when working on his projects.

Bud never married and lived on the family farm his whole life. When he became ill, he lived with his brother Fred and Jetta Von Ohlen. When he was stronger he moved to Bader Villa for a year. His health continued to decline so he moved into Long Term Care and eventually to the Central City Care Center where he was living at the time of his death.

He is survived by one brother- Fredrick and Jetta Von Ohlen of Chapman, NE; one sister- Esther Taylor of Surprise, AZ; many nieces and nephews.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, one sister- Dorothy McGinty; one brother- Vern Von Ohlen; sister in law – Shirley Von Ohlen.

Thanks to Solt-Wagner Funeral Home, Central City, NE and Bill and Karen Kaiser for the information.