Unclaimed Omro veteran's remains go to final resting place
10:24 PM, May 25, 2018
OSHKOSH, Wis. - Just ahead of Memorial Day, a veteran, whose remains went unclaimed for years, was finally laid to rest. Elmer Manke of Omro served in World War II with the U.S. Navy. He received several medals and ribbons for his service and was a purple heart recipient.
He passed away in 2009, but no one claimed his remains. On Thursday, several veterans organizations held a special ceremony at Lake View Memorial Park in Oshkosh. Manke was given full military honors.
The Omro American Legion post said they were happy to give him a proper burial.