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1936 Donald 2022

Donald R Myers

March 10, 1936 — December 2, 2022

Donald Myers
Donald Ray Myers was born March 10, 1936, at Trenton, Nebraska, to Archie (Pete) D. and Pauline (Polly) F. (Pfister) Myers. Don grew up and attended school in Palisade, Nebraska. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1955.

On February 8, 1959, Don married Charlotte Rose Sayer at the Congregational Church in Ogallala, Nebraska. Don and Charlotte lived near McDonald, Kansas for a short time and then relocated to a home two miles south of Benkelman, NE, where they spent many happy years. In the spring of 1976 Don and Charlotte purchased their hog farm one mile west of Hamlet, NE.

Don began his work ethic helping deliver milk to Palisade residents and shoveling snow, etc. After his mom’s death, he lived with his older brother and sister-in-law at Sidney where he found work delivering water trucks to oil well rigs and working at filling stations. After his high school graduation, Don worked for Kansas farmers until marriage and the move to Benkelman. Don often worked two jobs – farmhand, truck driver, Nebraska Port of Entry (Border Patrol), and Feed salesman. The move to Hamlet in 1976 proved good for the family as they all worked together with the hog operation. Later, Don managed the Hamlet grain elevator. He thoroughly enjoyed working with the local farmers.

Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, leather works including horse-tack and carpentry. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Don passed away Friday evening, December 2, 2022, at the Wauneta Care and Therapy Center, Wauneta, Nebraska. He was 86 years of age.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John (Shirley), Robert (Delores), Albert, and Roger; sisters Arline Richardson (Bill), Hazel, Bonnie Ferguson (Dean), and Shirley; daughter Rose Mary Stritt and granddaughter Holly Shay Myers.

Survivors include:
Wife: Charlotte of rural Hamlet, NE.
Son: Chuck Myers and wife Kathy of McCook, NE.
Son: Virg Myers and wife Joanie of Tribune, KS.
Son-in-law: Jerry Stritt of Hayes, KS.
10 Grandchildren: Kristina (Mitch) Vigil, Michelle Myers, Heather Myers, Haley (Andy) Hoffman, Dustin (Coriander) Myers, Ashley (Collin) Holmes, Alisha (Dillon) Gipson, Jessica (Rob) Sanchez, Jerred Stritt and Rachel Stritt.
13 Great-grandchildren.
Sister-in-law: Donna Myers.
Sister-in-law: Sharlene Myers.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning, December 9, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (CT), at the Hamlet Union Church, Hamlet, NE, with Pastor Nathan Witt officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Hamlet Cemetery, Hamlet, NE.

Following Don’s wishes, cremation was chosen with no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Don’s memory has been suggested to the Hamlet Union Church, Hamlet, NE.

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