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Thomas Wilshusen

Thomas Wilshusen

May 29, 1937 – Jan. 9, 2018

FREMONT — Thomas T. Wilshusen, 80 years, of Fremont died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Fremont Health Medical Center in Fremont. Thomas was born May 29, 1937, in Polk to Ralph and Maxine (Henderson) Wilshusen.

He lived in Polk for about a year and then his family moved to California until 1943 when they moved to North Bend. He was a 1955 graduate of North Bend High School in North Bend. After graduation, Tom served in the U.S. Navy. Tom married Janice F. Erxleben on June 17, 1962, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Bend. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2014. He helped his father on the family farm and worked for Blevins Popcorn Company in North Bend. The couple lived in North Bend for a few years and then moved to Fremont, where they purchased a gas station and later built a convenience store. They owned and operated Tom’s Shell Gas Station for 43 years until selling it and retiring in 2009.

He enjoyed boating and water skiing, playing golf, traveling, bowling, going for drives, walks, exercising and listening to music.

Tom is survived by his son, Lennie (Jana) Wilshusen of Fremont; daughter, Susan (Roger) Nielsen of Nickerson; brothers, Doug (Jean) Wilshusen and Randy (Donna) Wilshusen, all of Omaha; sisters, Nona (Marshall) Gibbs of Frankenmuth, Michigan, and Donna (Dennis) Flood of Omaha; grandchildren, Taylor, Ali, Blayde, Chase, Korrbin, and Gavin; and great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Tyton, and Andi.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janice; and infant son, Michael.

Celebration of Life Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. The Rev. Dan Heuer will officiate. There will be a book signing on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Burial with military honors will be at Memorial Cemetery with military honors.

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Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church Ladies Aid.

Online condolences may be left at

Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave., Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490

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