Milton James Emry

June 21, 1928 - March 17, 2023

Milton James Emry, 94, of Fremont, NE passed to his eternal home on March 17, 2023.

Milton was born on June 21, 1928, to Earl and Mildred (Fegley) Emry in Allen, Nebraska. He met Janis Lund while attending Allen High School and they were married on May 3, 1947 at First Lutheran Church.

He worked for a farmer in LaMars, Iowa and started farming on his own in 1948. Milton farmed another nine years, working for a short time with Burlington Railroad. In 1960, Milton and Janis moved their family to Fremont, where he would work for Fremont Farmers' Union Co-op in the John Deere store. He then advanced to the FFU main office as the office manager where he worked until retiring in 1993.

Milton was a long-time member of Salem Lutheran Church, where he served on many church committees and enjoyed singing in the choir. He also loved being a part of the Fremont Pathfinders Barbershop Chorus and the Golden K's Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by his six children: David (Gay) of Omaha; Ken (Shelley) of Monument, CO; Randy of Lincoln; Karla (Mark) Backhuus of Bennington: Mark of Austin, Texas; and Leisa (Mitch) Larson of Lincoln; eleven grandchildren: Darci (Michael) Davis, Jason (Juli) Emry, Shannon Emry, Kayci (Megan McNeal) Emry, Guy ( Katharina) Emry, Tim (Joni) Emry, Joel Schuett, Emma (Jorge) Hinojosa, Sam (Sydney) Larson, Grace Larson, and Nora (Jared) Wentzlaff, and twelve great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by two brothers-in-law: Duane (Barb) Lund of Allen, Douglas Lund of Lincoln, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Milton was preceded in death by his wife Janis, daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Emry, two sisters, Twila Ogle and Arlene Fox, and a brother, Wendell Emry.

Visitation with the family will be held at Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont on Tuesday, March 21 from 5:00-7:00 PM. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at 10:30 AM at Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont.

Memorials are suggested to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association (

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Obituary Provided By:
Freeman Funeral Home
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025