- Published: 31 July 2015
Arnold R. Koeppel was born on the family farm west of Peru on March 3, 1917 to Edward and Nina Koeppel. He was a lifelong resident of Peru until Nov. 21, 2012 when he no longer was able to live in his home. He then moved into the Ambassador Assisted Living Facility in Nebraska City. Being a perfectionist he did beautiful work in his chosen field of painting and wallpapering decorating many homes in Peru, Auburn, Nebraska City and surrounding areas. Arnold passed away at the Ambassador on Friday evening July 24, 2015 at age 98. Preceding him in death were his parents, Edward and Nina (Adams); brother Harold; sisters Bonnie Steinberg and Jean Burdette (May 29, 2015); ex wife Gladyce Koeppel; wife Catherine (Gerdes) Koeppel; son-inlaw Ronald Dively, and brother-in-law John Burdette. Survivors are daughter Delores (Dively) Stevenson and her husband David; grandchildren Tracy Mankamyer (Dave), and Jeffrey Dively (Peggy); great-grandchildren, Jason Hevelone, Jake Dively, Tonja Dively and KayLee Phelps (Bla ke); great-great-grandson Ethan Dively; step children Beverly Jones (Jim) and Betty Koslosky (Pierce); other relatives and many friends A funeral service for Arnold Koeppel will be held Thursday, July 30, at 11 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn, Neb. Burial will follow at the Mt. VernonCemetery in Peru, Neb. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 29th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn. Hall Funeral Chapel of Auburn is in charge of arrangements for Arnold Koeppel.