Funeral Service for Gilbert "Gil" Foote age 84 of Orchard, NE were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Orchard, NE with Pastor Marcel Kohlmeyer, Officiating. Music was provided by Lynae Stelling, Organist and Denis & Betty Neal as Soloist. Visitation was an hour before Funeral Service. Burial was at 2:00 p.m. in Elmwood Cemetery in Carroll, Ne with Military Rites by American Legion Post #165 of Carroll, NE and Legion Riders. Pallbearers were Jacob Seyller, Keith Foote, Brian Foote, Kelly Foote, Jakobb Foote, and Jerry Foote. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Gilbert passed away July 7, 2017 at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, NE. Condolences may be directed to
In Lieu of flowers send memorials to Mission Central Gilbert "Gil" Eugene Foote, the son of Theodore and Naomi "Elaine" (Werner) Foote, was born October 11, 1932, in Pilger, NE. He attended country grade school District 36 Wayne County & 53 at Stanton County. Upon graduation from Winside Public School in 1952, he joined the National Guard for a short time before enlisting in the United States Air Force on, June 26, 1952. He served as the Crew Chief of the C-54 aircraft during the Korean War; and then later served in the Vietnam War as a Flight Engineer. On December 31, 1952, Gil married JoAnn "Billie" Isom in the parsonage in Carroll, NE. During their 35 years of marriage, they had three children: Vicki, Kelly, and Brian. After serving for 23 years, Gil retired as Master Sergeant on September 1, 1975; he received the Distinguished Flying Cross Award. He later then went on to attend Northeast Technical Community College in Norfolk, NE , and graduated with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science. In 1978, Good Year on Norfolk, NE hired Gil. On October 10, 1987, his beloved wife of 35 years passed away, his only daughter died in the same year. Gil was baptized and confirmed in 1989, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk, NE. On April 27, 1989, Gil married Loretta (Stelling) Knee of Orchard, NE. In 1995, Gil retired from Good Year and moved to Orchard, NE with his wife, Loretta. He was a member of the American Legion of Norfolk Post #16, as well as being a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Orchard, NE and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Gil enjoyed playing cards with the local men's card group, traveling, and spending the winters in Texas. He loved playing his keyboard and reminiscing and sharing the memories in the Air Force. He was proud of his time that he served for the USA. Survivors are his wife, Loretta; sons, Kelly (Donna) Foote of Council Bluffs, IA, Brian (Janelle) Foote of Omaha, NE and five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; step-daughters, Denise (Mark) Seyller of Prophestown, IL and Marla (Rocky) Pofahl of Castle Rock, CO and three step-grandchildren; brothers, Virgil Foote of Pilger, NE and Gerald (Sandy) Foote of Walthill, NE. Preceded in death by his parents, previous wife JoAnn and daughter Vicki Jo Glasgow.