Allen Glen Sheets, 66, of rural Cozad, Nebraska, died on December 15th, 2012 at his home.
Allen was born on August 21st, 1946, to Claude B. Sheets and Etta Marie (Wilson) Sheets-Wilcox near Merna, Nebraska, in his family’s home. He was the youngest of 11 children. When he was three, the family moved to Cozad. The Sheets’ boys were full of adventure and escapades. They were very active and kept their mom and older sisters on their toes. Allen graduated from Cozad High School in 1964.
In 1964, Allen met Carolyn Fleming of Sargent, Nebraska. They were married on January 22nd, 1966, at Parkview Methodist Church in Cozad. To this union, three children were born: Allen Jr., Curtis and Wynetta. Over the years, Allen worked for several farmers in the Cozad and Eustis, Nebraska, area. Allen especially loved working with cattle and livestock. In his “spare” time, he loved to hunt and fish and there were many great memories made with his children, nephews, brothers and uncles. He was a very humble and honest man, who worked hard to support his family. He was not a man impressed by material things, but looked with acceptance at a person’s heart.
Allen became a grandpa in 1988 and he adored his grandchildren. He would spend as much time as he could with them, usually in his shop as they “worked” together. Allen enjoyed making old iron and chain links into ornamental yard decorations, which are treasured by many family members. He and Carolyn also hosted many “weenie roasts” on their farm and whoever was available could come, sit around the fire and exchange memories and stories. He was a great role model and will leave a huge hole in his family’s hearts.
He was preceded in death by his parents Claude Sheets and Etta Wilcox, step-father Jesse Wilcox, brothers Claude Jr., Leonard, Lawrence, Loyal, Russ and sisters Claudia, Esther and Georgia.
Allen is survived by his beloved wife Carolyn of rural Cozad, sons Allen Jr. (Linette) of Cozad and Curtis (Arlene) of Gothenburg, Nebraska and his daughter Wynetta (Jason) Brown of rural Gothenburg; grandchildren Kaylea, Melissa and Bailey Sheets of Hastings, Nebraska, Tirsten Sheets of Bertrand, Nebraska, Lauren Peterson and Trent Sheets of Cozad, Tyler and Logan Sheets of Gothenburg, Courtney, Sarah and Collin Brown of rural Gothenburg; great-grandsons Wiley and Calvin; sister Betty (Orville) Schmidt, brother Earl Sheets, sisters-in law Charlotte Sheets, Sandy Sheets, Sandy Keiswetter, Jane Sheets, Ada Kohler, Kay (Darrel) Gould, Marilyn (Jerry) Kelly, Gena (Bob) Urban, aunt Hazel Sheets, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services will be held on (today) Thursday, December 20th, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad with Pastor Eric Most officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery south of Cozad.
Visitation was on Wednesday, from 1-7 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.