Funeral Services are 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2020, at Lauber Funeral Home, Friend, with Pastor Michelle Kanzaki officiating. Visitation is 1 hour prior to the services. Interment is in Zastrow Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be directed to the American Lutheran Church, 4200 Vine St, Lincoln, NE 68503.
Paul E. Falck was born October 6, 1932, in Lincoln, Nebraska to Paulus and Laura (Johnson) Falck, the youngest of four children and passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021, at Immanuel Lighthouse Nursing Home in Omaha. He grew up in Cordova, Nebraska where he graduated from high school in 1949. After graduation he worked on a nearby farm for a year and then went to work in a publishing company in Lincoln, Nebraska for a couple of years before he was drafted into the Army in 1953. He served most of his time as a clerk typist in the HQ 7th Army Training Command in Germany during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Corporal. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1955, and enrolled in trade school in Milford, Nebraska to be trained as an auto mechanic. He began working for Mack’s Transport Service in 1958, as a mechanic and was later promoted to shop foreman where he worked for 41 years until he retired in 1999.
Paul married Janice on February 4, 1961. They had two children John and Anne, and later welcomed daughter-in-law Maggie and son-in-law Fred. He was thrilled to have five grandchildren: John and Maggie’s three sons Kevin, Justin, and Andrew; and Anne and Fred’s children, Tara and Paul. In October 2019, he was happy to welcome Justin’s wife Kelsi to the family.
Paul (Gene) will always be loved and fondly remembered as: Husband, Dad, Grandpa/Pa-ah, Uncle, Cousin, and Friend. He lived a life of character and integrity; he was a skilled and knowledgeable mechanic, shop foreman, and general fix-it man; an avid hunter and fisherman; he loved camping and boating, playing pitch, engaging with the family pets, and rooting for Nebraska football. Most of all, he loved, supported, and enjoyed time with his family through these activities, or celebrating birthdays and holidays. And to our delight he regaled us with stories of times past or retelling tales of times with his grandchildren. We were extremely blessed that God gave us the most amazing husband, dad, and grandfather, who loved each of us with all his heart. May he rest in Heaven and have eternal life.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janice of 59 years, his children, John (Maggie) Falck, Anne and Fred Henderson, his grandchildren, Kevin, Justin (Kelsi) and Andrew Falck, Tara and Paul Henderson, sister-in-law, Connie Falck, nieces, nephews, Vali (Gaylord) Mussman, Kathy (Steve) Gouchnour, Kim, Marty (Joan), and Brad Larsen,
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Carolyn (Knud) Larsen, two brothers, Franklin and Kenneth, and a nephew, Gregg Larsen.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paul Falck, please visit our floral store.