Harold E. Suhr, age 83, of Sutherland, NE, passed away, Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Sutherland where he had lived for 35+ years.
Harold was born on January 13, 1937 to Harry A. and Margret M. (Seivers) Suhr of Ogallala. He grew up on the family farm north of Ogallala. He attended Ogallala High School where he was on the team that played the first basketball game in the Ogallala Auditorium. Harold graduated from High School in 1954. He married Muriel (Kay) Drost in 1957. They lived in Ogallala, Grant, and Sutherland.
His first job away from the farm was at Humphries. Later at the age of 17 he started working for Consumers Electric Power, which changed their name to Nebraska Public Power District. Harold worked for NPPD for 45 years before he retired. While living in Grant, NE, Harold joined the fire department and was chief for 12 years. Harold and Kay joined a dance club while living in Grant. He and many of his buddies bought an old bus and fixed it up, so their families could all ride together to the Plainsman away games. It even made it to a Husker game or two. Harold was always fixing things and enjoyed making things out of wood. He loved the outdoors: hunting, camping, boating, any kind of sporting event, and of course fishing. The first year after retiring he fished everyday.
He is survived by his loving wife Kay of Sutherland of 63 years, His son Dan and wife Cheryl of Aurora, Colorado, his daughter Sheila and husband Mark Olson of Elsie, Nebraska, and son Jim and wife Debbie of Kearney, Nebraska. Thirteen grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. His brother Ron Suhr of Gretna, Nebraska and brother Glenn Suhr of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Many, many nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Harold is preceded in death by his parents Harry A. and Margret M. Suhr, a brother Don Suhr, an infant great-granddaughter Kayla Scherbarth.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Draucker Funeral Home, Ogallala, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:30 p.m. at the Ogallala Cemetery, Ogallala, Nebraska, with Father Vidya Sagar of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in North Platte, Nebraska officiating.
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Burial will take place in the Ogallala Cemetery.
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Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala has been entrusted with arrangements.
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