Ivan Creighton, 86, of Wayne, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at Careage Campus of Care in Wayne.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Wayne. The Rev. Kyle Nelson will officiate. Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. until service time at First United Methodist Church in Wayne. Burial with military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Memorials may be directed to the Legion Riders, Quilts of Valor and Veterans Memorial.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Ivan Richard Creighton was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Fontanelle, Iowa to Gabriel and Elsie (Jensen) Creighton. He graduated from Fontanelle High School. Ivan married Marian Ehlers March 16, 1952, at the First United Methodist Church in Wayne. Ivan served in the United States Army during the Korean War from March 3, 1953, until Feb. 9, 1955. He worked at Seyler Ford Company in Wayne. He then opened his own business Ivan’s Auto, Tractor, and Radiator Repair, before becoming the Director of Security at Wayne State College. Ivan was a member of the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department from 1960-1974, serving as Fire Chief from 1968-1970. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wayne. He enjoyed wood working, fishing and deer hunting.
Survivors include his children, Mike (Marsha) Creighton of North Platte, Carol (Roger) Niemann of Wayne, Larry (Kim) Creighton of Fremont, Julie Broders of Creighton, and Mark (Jodi) Creighton of Lake Kiowa, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Deanna Ehlers of Sioux City, Iowa and Norma Ehlers of Wayne; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 66 years, Marian on September 16, 2018; grandson, Matthew Creighton; son-in-law, Jim Broders; brother, Alvin (Dorothy) Creighton; and sister, JoAnn (Virgil) Armstrong; brothers-in-law, Melvin (Vernetta), Raymond, Marvin (Bernadette and Dorothy), Alvin, and Jim Ehlers; sister-in-law, Lavern (George) Thesenga.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ivan and Marian’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren - Matthew Creighton, Sarah (Tom) Talbott, Chad Hammer, Monica (Bill) Scholting, Cody (Andrea) Niemann, Amanda (Bobby) Korkow, Gabe (Amber) Hammer, Emily (Adam) Taylor, Tanner (Kendra) Niemann, Elizabeth (Sam) McKelvey, Keeley (Matthew) Degel, Jessica (August) Grunewald and Mackenzie Creighton.