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Official Obituary of

Laurence L. Falk, Ph.D.

May 11, 1930 ~ April 27, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Laurence Falk, Ph.D. Obituary

Laurence L. Falk, age 92 of Nebraska City passed away at his home on Thursday; April 27, 2023.

He was born on May 11, 1930 in Hoskins, NE; the son of Henry Charles and Anna Louise (Ulrich) Falk.  He grew up on a farm near Hoskins and attended country school at School District #3.  He later attended and graduated from Hoskins High School with the Class of 1948. 

Laurence entered the U.S. Air Force on February 16, 1949 and served his country during the Korean War. He was discharged on February 15, 1953.

He was united in marriage to Carol J. Thompson in Wichita Falls, TX on June 9, 1951 while serving in the Air Force.   After their marriage, they lived in various places while Laurence was earning his various degrees.  After Laurence’s Seminary graduation, they moved to Milford, NE where he was assigned as Pastor and Camp Director of the Evangelical United Brethren Church.  During this time, he completed work on his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Laurence later accepted a position in the Sociology/Social Work Department at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and remained at Concordia until his retirement in 1994.  The couple later moved to Nebraska City where they were active in numerous community activities.   Laurence was a member of the Blue Bird Association of Nebraska, the Otoe County Historical Society, and the River Country Nature Center.  He took great pride tending to the Blue Bird nests on the Arbor Day Properties and was responsible for the hatching of over 15,000 Blue Bird chicks.

He is survived by nieces and nephews:  Susan Lossing (Guy) of Lincoln, NE, Judy Christiansen (Phil) of Bellevue, NE, Roger Walker (Bonnie) of Hoskins, NE, James Falk (Diane) of West Point, NE, Nancy Roberts (Roger) of Central Point, OR, Joyce Falk of Stanton, NE and Steve Falk (Sue) of Hoskins, NE; other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carol on Jan. 13, 2009, brothers Ruben and Harold Falk, a sister LaVerne Walker as well as his parents.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Hoskins EUB Cemetery in Hoskins, NE.


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Graveside Service
May 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Hoskins EUB Cemetery
306 Langenberg Circle
Hoskins, NE 68740


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