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Harold L Maris

February 28, 1922 — May 2, 2019


Harold Lee Maris, born February 28, 1922 to Charles L. Maris and Carolyn Elsie (Donze) Maris 10 miles south and 4 miles east of Wauneta, Ne.

Harold was educated his first 8 years in country school and moved to Wauneta, NE to complete his high school education. He graduated from Wauneta High School in 1940.

Harold was drafted by the US government and served our country during World War ll. Harold was drafted in the summer of 1942 and was honorably discharged on December 31, 1945.

After the service he went to help his brother on the farm in Rexford, Kansas where he met Beverly Jo Childs. The two were married September 8, 1947 and moved back to Nebraska. The newlyweds lived in several farm homes before moving to the farm south of Wauneta where they made their home.

To this union four sons were born: Charles L. Maris, Jon A. Maris, Joe L. Maris, and Jeff S. Maris. Harold and Bev farmed and raised cattle during their married life. They lived on the farm until 1985 when they moved into Wauneta, Nebraska. They lived there for over 30 years until moving to Imperial, Nebraska for their final years.

Harold was a Mason for over 50 years. He was also a member of the McCook Elks Club and a member of the VFW in Wauneta.

Harold enjoyed boating, camping, and coyote hunting with family and friends. Harold enjoyed the weekly poker games. The family took a trip each year after harvest to go camping on Lake McConaughy, exploring the Black Hills in South Dakota, or exploring the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Carrie, wife Beverly Jo, son Charles Maris and Great Grandson Sawyer Giovando, brother Clarence, sister Dorothy, brothers in law Harold Moss and George Whitmer, sister in law Bernice Maris, nephews Jim Maris and Wendell Wertz, and great nephew
Marty Wertz and niece Donna Hudson.

Survivors are Harold and Bev's 3 sons Jon, Joe, and Jeff, their wives Diana, Rene, and Laurie. Grandchildren; Jordan (Jason) Pecoraro, and Saje (Steven) Giovando of Arizona, Jayden (Ashli) Maris of Imperial, Randi (Lincoln) Hunter of Oklahoma, Jonee (Brady) Chilewski of Arcadia, Jacob Maris and fiancé London of McCook, Joel Maris. Great grandchildren; Kobe, Braxton, Gavyn, Anna, Maris, Savino and Sylus Giovando, Chaynee and Nixyn Hunter, and Charlee Chilewski.
Sister: Evelyn Whitmer, Ft. Pierce FL

Funeral Services will be held Monday morning, May 6th, 2019, 10:30 A.M. (Mountain Time) at the United Methodist Church of Wauneta, with Rev. Gary Hunt officiating. Interment will follow at the Eden Cemetery, rural Wauneta, NE, with full military honors.

Visitation will be held at services on Monday, May 6th, 2019.

Music was performed by Diana Ham and Jessica Kier

A memorial has been established to the Maris Family to be designated in Harold’s memory.

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