Frederick "Fritz" Rembolt of Kingman passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at Kingman Regional Medical Center. Fred was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Chapman, Neb., the son of the late Mae and Frederick Rembolt Sr.
He grew up on the family farm and went to school in Chapman.
Fred entered the Army in July 1941 and went to England in March 1942 after the United States entered World War II. He served with 29th Division, 111th Field Artillery Battalion and landed on Normandy Beach with one of the first units on D-Day morning, June 6, 1944.
His unit was involved in the battles of St. Lo, Cherbourg and areas throughout France and Germany. He was honorably discharged from the Army in September 1945.
After returning from the service, he married Nancy Fucinaro of Ralston, Neb., on June 2, 1946, and they made their home in Grand Island, Neb., where they raised three children. He owned and operated the Rembolt-Hansen Piano and Organ Company in Grand Island for 15 years after which he returned to farming.
Fred semi-retired from farming in 1983.
The next 20 years he and Nancy enjoyed RVing, spending the fall and winter months at Sandpoint Park in Lake Havasu City, and traveling during the spring and summer.
His greatest enjoyment, besides family, was fishing and traveling.
Fred is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy; and his three children, Rita Bunik of Kingman, Michael Rembolt of Spokane, Wash., and Carla Rembolt of Arvada, Colo.
He also leaves behind three loving grandchildren, Michelle Reynolds of Colorado Springs, Colo., Joseph Bunik of Pittsburgh, and Teresa Bunik of San Diego; and his first great-grandchild, 1-month-old Alexandra Bunik of Pittsburgh.
He is also survived by his sister, Rose Sassen, and brother, Gerald Rembolt, both of Grand Island, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three older brothers, Harvey, Earl and Marvin Rembolt.
Fred's family will remember his characteristically creative solutions to their problems and his generosity. Neighbors and friends will miss his unfailing sense of humor.
Fred touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
Funeral services will be handled by Livingston Sondermann Funeral Home with burial in Grand Island.
Donations may be made in Fred's memory to the American Heart Association, Phoenix Chapter, 2929 S. 48th St., Tempe, AZ 85282.