Cozad Resident: Charles H. Strasburg, age 84 (1929-2014)

Charles H. Strasburg, 84, of Cozad, Nebraska, died January 15th, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.

Charles was born June 17th, 1929, at Arnold, Nebraska, to Harold and Madeline (Carlson) Strasburg. Charles graduated from Gandy High School in 1947. On January 27th, 1948, Charles married Marjorie Connely at the Strasburg family farm at Arnold. The couple moved to Stapleton, Nebraska, where Charles operated a road grader for a few years. They eventually moved back to Arnold. Charles drove truck for Sam Conley, drove Gas Transport for Ed Erikson and cattle trucking for Clarance Romans for 10 years. Charles hauled horses to New York and cattle to Indiana. He ran Lex Mill in Arnold for three years and sold feed for Laurence Wall for three years. He also drove a delivery truck for Spargos Store for 10 years.

In January of 1977, the couple moved to Cozad. Charles went to work for Monroe Auto. He was a faithful employee for over 17 years and retired from Monroe Auto at the of 65. Charles was member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2922 at Lexington, Nebraska.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marjorie; son Mitch; brother, Ed Strasburg; granddaughter, Heather Klein.

Survivors include two sons, Kevin (Ann) Strasburg of Lincoln and Lemoyne (Deb Klein) of Cozad; seven grandchildren, Crystal (Danny) Strasburg, Greeley, Colorado, Desiree (Ryan) Lee, Port Orange, Florida, Mindy (Clark) McConnell, Castle Rock, Colorado, Justin (Jailyn) Strasburg, Arnold, Nebraska, Candi (Tyler) Louis, Pleasanton, Tara (Greg) Renner, North Platte, Hilary Behrens, Lincoln and Christa Klein, Cozad; 14 great grandchildren, Cruz, Isabella, Zachary, Tristen, Reed, Piper, Parker, Breckyn, McKenna, Nathan, E.J., John, Dalton and A.J.; brother-in-law, Gary Connely of Arizona; numerous other family and friends.

Services were held Monday, January 20th, 2014, at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad with Rev. Eugene Purcell officiating. Burial was at the Arnold Cemetery.  
A memorial has been established in his memory.


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