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Harley Gries

August 26, 1927 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 92)

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Harley C. Gries, age 92, of Paxton, NE, passed away, Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte, NE.  
Harley was born August 26, 1927 in Sutherland to Casper and Theresa (Feeken) Gries. 

He attended a rural school in Sarben, Nebraska, then went to Paxton. Harley was drafted into the Army on December 13, 1950. He returned to the family farm, where he spent all of his life. 

In 1953 he was united in marriage to Nona Jean Grauerholz, making their home on the family farm.
He was a member of the Mid American Dairy Association, American Legion for 68 years, Past Commander and Chaplin, a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, and served on the church council and cemetery board. 

He was preceded in death by; 2 sisters; Berniece Gronborg and Irene Perlinger. 

Harley is survived by his wife; Nona Gries; 1 son; Brent (Linda) Gries, of Paxton; 2 daughters; Raeann (Nick) Reinert, of Lincoln; Dixie Gries, of North Platte; 2 grandsons; Brandon (Stephanie) Gries; Cody (Maggie) Reinert; 3 granddaughters; Melanie (Brandon) Effle; Kylee Jo (Bryce) Hasenauer, all of Lincoln; Kari (Paul) Scheideler, of North Loup, NE; 1 great grandson; Brookson Effle, of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews.  
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. MST, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Paxton, with Pastor JA Welsh officiating.

Interment of the cremains will be held at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers memorials have been established in his memory.

Online condolences may be left at, by clicking share a memory. The service will be live streamed.  
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala has been entrusted with arrangements. 



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Memorial Service
January 4, 2020

10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Paxton)

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