Former Cozad Resident: George Hergenrader (1930-2016)

    George J. Hergenrader, of North Platte, passed away June 17th, 2016 at his home with his family by his side.    
  He was born March 31st, 1930 to George and Katherine (Maul) Hergenrader at Elm Creek, Nebraska.  George was raised in Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School with the class of “48”.  He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1953.  
  On July 22nd, 1951, he was united in marriage to Doris D. Hilton at Cozad.  The couple lived in Cozad until 1969, then moving to North Platte, where George worked for Northwestern Public Service, retiring in 1992.  
  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in North Platte, former member of the Cozad Jaycees, Cozad volunteer fire department and a charter member of the Cozad Elks Lodge.  
  George is survived by three children, Karen (Steve) Lyne of McCook, Brenda (Bill) Faust, and Brian (Becky) Hergenrader both of North Platte; eight grandchildren, Greg, Jodi, Shawn, Becca, Bret, Kate, Cory and Melissa; eleven great grandchildren; a brother, Delbert Hergenrader of North Platte; two sisters, Beverly Whitehead of California and Lorraine (LaVerne) Gerdes of Lincoln. 
  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris in 2011; two sisters, Dorothy Sieler-Pitt and Virginia Tracy; and a brother, Stanley Hergenrader.  
  Online condolences may be shared  A memorial has been established in his memory. 
  Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. 
  Inurnment will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors. 
  Visitation was Monday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements. 

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