Arnold Quadhamer

Arnold G. Quadhamer, 92, of Hildreth, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at CHI Health – Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. 

Arnold was born on March 2, 1927 in rural Franklin County to Gerhardt and Lena (Albers) Quadhamer. 

He grew up in the Hildreth area and graduated from Hildreth High School with the Class of 1944.

He was united in marriage to Florence (Hemje) on Dec. 26, 1978 in Hildreth. The family made their home in Hildreth where Arnold farmed for many years.

Arnold was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, which later became Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth, where he served on the church council for many years.

He also enjoyed bowling, watching horse races and NASCAR, traveling, square dancing and attending his grandchildren’s activities. Arnold was also an avid collector of coins, model cars and other memorabilia. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Florence of Hildreth; sister, Vernetta Fritz of Minden; brother, Roger Quadhamer of San Pedro, Calif.; step-son, Bob (Brenda) Hemje of Grand Island; nieces and nephews, Jerome (Cindy) Fritz of Hildreth, Naomi (Rick) Bennett of Fairbury, Calvin (Linda) Fritz of Hildreth, Douglas (Tammy) Fritz of Hildreth, Marianne (Jim) Fritz-Halsted of Kearney, Colleen (Kevin) Benson of Hildreth; grandchildren, Kari (Troy) Legg, Jeff (Amy) Hemje and Kyle (Stephanie) Hemje; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Steve Hemje; grandchildren Casey and Jill Hemje; great-niece, Celeste Fritz; and great-nephew, Joshua Benson.

Funeral services were Nov. 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth with the Rev. Marcia Dorn officiating.

Interment was held following services at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery south of Hildreth.

Memorials in Arnold’s honor are kindly suggested to the Hildreth Volunteer Fire Department or to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth. 

Tributes of memory can be shared with the family at

Craig Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.