1919 Vera 2016

Vera Blank

January 24, 1919 — June 13, 2016

Vera Fern Blank, age 97, entered into rest on June 13, 2016 at the Golden Living Center, Franklin, Nebraska. She was born on January 24, 1919 on a farm in rural Franklin, Nebraska to Henry and Etta Merrill (Mosbarger) Lipp.

Vera was a 1937 graduate of Franklin High School. She graduated from LPN School of Nursing from the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, NM.

Vera married Clarence Blank on July 24, 1938 in Macon, NE. He preceded her in death on October 3, 2010 in Hastings, NE. Clarence and Vera lived in Franklin until 1956, moved to Albuquerque, NM until 1967, then moved to Holdrege. They moved back to Franklin in 1988. Vera was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, The Quilters, V.F.W. Post #5757 Women’s Aux.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Shirley Kahrs and husband Bonnie, Bloomington, NE.; Barbara Knipp, Kansas City, KS.; 2 sons, C. LeRoy Blank and wife Diane, Arden Hills, MN.; Denis Blank and wife Marietta, Lincoln, NE.; 2 sister-in-laws, Dorothy Lipp and Clarice Lipp; 8 grandchildren, Julie Einspahr and husband Ron, Republican City, NE.; Roger Kahrs and wife Connie, Bloomington, NE.; Diana Hammer and husband Doug, Franklin, NE.; Herman Knipp, III and wife Susan, Louisburg, KS.; Conrad Knipp and wife Kami, Louisburg, KS.; David Blank and wife Colene, St. Paul, MN.; Nathan Blank and wife Joleen, Gering, NE.; Adam Blank and girlfriend Tiffany Hunter, Lincoln, NE.; 19 great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; 7 step great great grandchildren; 1 sister, Velma Siel, Franklin, NE.; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence, parents, 2 sisters, Irma Kleen, Lela Steinkruger; 4 brothers, Wesley, Henry Merle, Archie and Jim (Leland) Lipp; 1 son-in-law, Herman Knipp.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2016 First United Methodist Church, Franklin, Nebraska, with Pastor Anthony Trevarton.

Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Franklin, NE. Visitation will be held on 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2016 with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. all at the Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin.

Memorials contributions may be given to First United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be sent to www.hutchinsfh.com


Thursday, June 16, 2016
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Hutchins Funeral Home
1402 M Street
Franklin, Nebraska 68939

Family Gathering

Thursday, June 16, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hutchins Funeral Home
1402 M Street
Franklin, Nebraska 68939

Funeral Service

Friday, June 17, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

First United Methodist Church

Franklin, NE 68939

Graveside Service

Friday, June 17, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Greenwood Cemetery

Franklin, NE 68939

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