Adolph J. "Ed" Tobler



Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(October 12, 1888 - April 25, 1956)


Lusk Free Lance
May 3, 1956


Ed A. Tobler, Rancher of Keeline, Laid at Rest in Lusk Cemetery; Is Accorded Military Services Tuesday

Military rites were accorded Ed Adolph Tobler at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday morning by members of Wieten-Dupes Post No 4, American Legion, who conducted graveside rites, and by members of the Lusk Unit of the National Guard who furnished the firing salute.

Funeral services were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, April 28th, from the chapel of the Peet Funeral Home for the deceased with Rev. Jacob Nein, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Lusk, officiating. Burial was delayed until a son, Kenneth P. Tobler, who is serving with the U. S. Air Force, was able to arrive home from Japan.

During the services, a mixed trio composed of Mrs. Ab DeCastro, Mrs. Emerson Bonner and Donley Unruh, sang "In the Garden," and "Going Down the Valley," with Mrs. J. P. Watson presiding at the organ.

Interment was made in the Lusk cemetery with the remains being borne to their final resting place by Charles Freeman, Lloyd Coleman, James Ringer, Jr., Floyd Bartos, Lee Thomas, Emery Gaukel, Beryl Fullerton and Lavonne Pfeifer.

Honorary bearers were Joe Kuhn, D. A. Shoopman, James Ringer, Sr., James D. Hoblit, Leo C. Heins, Bob Groves and Eddie Parmely.

Adolph J. Tobler, son of John and Ana Tobler was born October 12, 1888 in Guide Rock, Nebr., and departed this life, Wednesday, April 25th, 1956 at his home in Keeline. He had attained the age of 67 years, seven months and 13 days.

He married Clara L. Snider in February, 1909. Five children were born to this union. He was married again to Nellie Humberson in Casper, Wyo., in 1922. Two children were born to this union. On January 11, 1956, he married Luluabelle Capallen in Phoenix Arizona.

Some years of his life were spent in and around Guide Rock, Nebr. Most of his years however, he spent in Wyoming with some time at Casper, and the majority of the time at Keeline, where he was engaged in farming. He was a veteran of World War I.

Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn his passing, three sons: Sidney Lawrence Tobler, Red Cloud, Nebr.; Kenneth Patrick Tobler in the Air Force now serving in Japan; Victor Adolph Tobler, Harvard, Nebr.; three daughters, Mrs. Velvia L. Keller, Mrs. Millie M. Giffert, both of Kearney, Nebr., Mrs. Peggy Ann Buschmihle, Forsythe, Mont.; two stepchildren, William Hust of Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Alex Graff of Greeley, Nebr.; twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Paul Alber, Pauline, Nebr., Mrs. Fred Durnal, Bayard, Nebr., Mrs. Minnie Smith of Fort Collins, Colo., as well as a host of friends and acquaintances. One son, Edgar, and his mother preceded him in death.



The Lusk Herald
April 26, 1956
Ed Tobler Dies Wed. Morning

Ed Tobler, about 66, of Keeline died this Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. from a heart attack at his farm home near Keeline. Funeral arrangements have not been made. He was a long time resident of the Keeline community.



The Lusk Herald
May 3, 1956
Tobler Funeral Services Are Held Here Sat.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the Peet Chapel for Adolph J. Tobler, 67, of Keeline, who died at his home April 25 from a heart attack. Rev. Jacob Nein, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Lusk, officiated. Burial was made this Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Lusk cemetery.

Mrs. A. F. DeCastro, Mrs. Emerson Bonner and Donley Unruh sang "In the Garden" and "Going Down the Valley" accompanied by Mrs. J. P. Watson, organist.

Active pallbearers were Charles Freeman, Lloyd Coleman, Jim Ringer, Jr., Floyd Bartos, Lee Thomas, Emery Gaukel, Beryl Fullerton and Lavonne Pfeifer. Honorary bearers were Joe Kuhn, D.A. Shoopman, Jim Ringer, Sr., James Hoblit, Leo Heins, Bob Groves and Edward Parmely.

Adolph J. Tobler was born Oct. 12, 1888 in Guide Rock, Nebr. He married Clara Snider in 1909. They were the parents of five children. In 1922 he married Nellie Humberson and they had two children. On Jan. 11, 1956 he married Lulabelle Capallen in Phoenix.

After moving from Nebraska he spent a few years in Casper. The past 25 years he has made his home on a farm in Keeline. He was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his wife, three sons: Sidney Lawrence of Red Cloud, Nebr.; kenneth patrick in Japan; Victor of Harvard, Nebr.; three daughters, Mrs. Velvia L. Keller, Mrs. Millie M. Giffert, both of Kearney, Nebr.; Peggy Ann Buschmihle, Forsythe, Mont.; two step children, William Hust of Riverside, Calif.; Mrs. Alex Graff of Greeley, Nebr.; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. Paul Alber, Pauline, Nebr.; Mrs. Fred Durnal, Bayard; and Minnie Smith, Fort Collins, Colo.




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