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Wesley P. Eberspacher

March 8, 1939 ~ October 24, 2021 (age 82)


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at the York United Methodist Church with Pastor Trudy Hanke officiating.  A private family graveside service will be held prior to the services on Thursday at Zastrow Cemetery, Cordova.  A visitation where the family will receive relatives and friends will be held on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Lauber Funeral Home, Friend.  Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. 


Wesley Paul Eberspacher was born March 8, 1939, on a farm near Milford, Nebraska to Harold and Gladys (Fosler) Eberspacher and passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at York General Hospital at the age of 82.

As a young boy, Wes attended country school until the fifth grade, when he then attended Beaver Crossing School, graduating in 1956.  He furthered his education at Nebraska Wesleyan University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Industrial Arts.  He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Ricenbaw on August 17, 1958 in Beaver Crossing and to this union three children were born:  Darcee, Darren and DeLayne.  After his graduation, Wes began teaching at Palmyra Public School and was an assistance basketball coach.  In 1961, Wes had the opportunity to begin farming and later bought the family farm where his love for farming continued up until his death.  He also taught school in Beaver Crossing, where he was the only shop teacher they ever had and went on to teach at Exeter as well.  Later, he instructed a veteran’s class in Exeter for several years.  In his later years, Wes was blessed to have his two sons join the family farming operation. 

Wesley and Marilyn enjoyed many years wintering in Arizona and made life-long friendships.  The highlight of his day was having coffee with his coffee buddies.  A big part of Wes’s life was growing up in the Salem Church where music became a passion of his, singing with various groups, both in Salem and in Arizona.  Wes was a former member of the Salem United Methodist Church and was a member of the York United Methodist Church, was a board member of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Milford, and was a 4-H leader.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Marilyn, Exeter; children and spouses, Darcee and Dan Fricke, Lincoln, Darren and Alisa Eberspacher, Friend, and Delayne and Heather Eberspacher, Cordova; 7 grandchildren, Schyler and Courtney Fricke, Tyson Fricke and Frank LoMascolo, McKenzie and Korey Goplin, Michaela Eberspacher, Isabel and Alec Anderson, Abigail Eberspacher, and Spencer Eberspacher; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Lucas Fricke, Wesley and Lainey Goplin; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Karen Eberspacher, Lincoln; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dianne and John Clifford, Hastings, Janet and Joel Pospisil, Lincoln, Sheri Hackbart, Omaha; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norman “Fred” and Trish Ricenbaw, Friend, John and Kathy Ricenbaw, Lincoln, many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, H. Robert and his wife, Jenny, Dennis Eberspacher.   


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October 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lauber Funeral Home
814 Maple Street
Friend, NE 68359

Funeral Service
October 28, 2021

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
309 East 7th St
York, NE 68467

Private Interment

Zastrow Cemetery
Rural Cordova
Cordova, NE 68330

Please note
The burial for Wesley will be help PRIOR to the funeral on Thursday at Zastrow Cemetery, Cordova. There will be no viewing at the church. Food and fellowship will follow the service in the fellowship hall of the church.
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