John C. Tisthammer, 86 of Albion, NE passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Home in Albion, NE.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Immanuel Zion Lutheran, South Branch, Rural Albion with Rev. Michael Kern officiating. Burial will follow at the South Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 24 at the Levander Funeral Home in Albion, NE.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be decided at a later time.
John C. Tisthammer, son of John and Christina (Nore) Tisthammer, was born July 19, 1929 at Albion, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, South Branch, where he was a lifetime member. John attended Rural School Dist. #19 through the 8th grade and graduated with the class of 1947 from Albion High School. He served in the Army in Japan from 1952 through 1954.
John was united in marriage to Janice Justus on June 24, 1956 at the Albion Methodist Church in Albion, NE. To this union three children were born: Curtis, Kent and Laurel. He and his family enjoyed farming northeast of Albion until moving into Albion in 1991.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; two sons: Curtis of Albion, NE; Kent (Mary Kay) of Albion, NE; daughter: Laurel (Mehrdad) Zibanejad of Woodstock, GA; grandsons: Jason (Rachel) Tisthammer of Albion, NE; Andrew (Lyndsay) Tisthammer of Albion, NE; Brian (Teresa) Tisthammer of Albion, NE; Mark (Kelli) Tisthammer of Albion, NE; granddaughters: Alyssa (Chris) Elson of Ashland, NE; Jessica Tisthammer of Albion, NE; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents John and Christina Tisthammer; and two sisters: Blanche Hanson and Stella Knutsen.