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Howard D Gauger

December 27, 1932 — July 24, 2021

Howard Dean Gauger was born December 27, 1932, south of Wauneta, Nebraska, to Mary (McBride) and Christy Gauger. Howard attended grade school at Eden through the 8th grade and then continued his education in Wauneta where he graduated from Wauneta High School in 1950.

After graduation, Howard began a farming career on the farm south of Wauneta where he was born. He later moved into Wauneta in 1995. Howard enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Wauneta Gun Club where he won many trophies. In 1956 Howard killed the first buck in Chase County with a bow and arrow after the first opening deer season in Nebraska. Howard also enjoyed woodworking, going to auctions and helping care for the Eden Cemetery. He especially loved spending time with his family, including his nieces Kathy and Terri and nephew Rick who he thought of as his own children.

Howard passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, at his home in Wauneta. He was 88 years of age.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents Christy and Mary Gauger and brother-in-law Lawrence Sexson.

Survivors Include:
Sister: Thelma Sexson of Farnam, NE.
Nieces and Nephews: Rick Sexson and wife, Kelley, of Wellfleet, NE.
Kathy Martin and husband, Cameron, of McCook, NE.
Terri Sullivan and husband, Mike, of Wallace, NE.
Great-nieces and nephews: Justin (Aly) Sexson, Jessica (Caleb) Nutt, Shawn (Kim) Sullivan, Heather (Brad) Slaymaker, and Jared Sullivan
10 Great-great nieces and nephews.

Graveside Inurnment services will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021, 10:00 A.M. (MT) at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, NE, with Rev. Lloyd Bley officiating.

A memorial has been suggested to the Gauger family for a future designation.

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