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Rodger L Crow

July 18, 1941 — August 16, 2022

Rodger L. Crow

Rodger Lee Crow was born July 19, 1941 in San Diego, California to Bud L and Eunice M. (Lorance) Crow, but grew up on a farm near Wauneta, NE. As a young man Rodger moved to the Denver, Colorado area where he attended school at the Denver Electronic Technical Institute.

Rodger married Lucinda Ann Dahlberg in November of 1962. To this union one son was born: Rodger Crow Jr.

Rodger was employed at Martin Marietta Company for many years before moving back to Nebraska to farm. He eventually began working at Grandview in Stratton, Nebraska with the senior meal program. Rodger married Ruth Pursley in 1985, and the couple lived on the farm where Rodger grew up until Ruth had to move to the Hester Home in Benkelman, NE. Rodger moved to Stratton in 2020 and enjoyed living in an apartment at Grandview where he had worked for over 20 years. This gave Rodger the opportunity to live close to friends, and be more involved in the place he had dedicated so much time to over the years.

Rodger passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Ne. Rodger was 81 years of age.

Survivors Include:
Son: Rodger L. Crow Jr. and wife, Sherry, of Denver, CO.

Grandchildren: Jacob Roberts of Denver, CO, Carrie Castille of Denver, CO, John Crow and wife, Jessica, of Denver, CO, Shawndra Roberts of Denver, CO. and Shara Crow, of Denver, CO.

Great-Grandchildren: Rickey Castille Jr., Jaylen Castille, Julie Rose Warren, and Cassius Crow

Sister: Barbara Bartels-Watters, of Max, NE

Stepsons: Rodney Pursley, Lester Pursley, and John Pursley

Rodger was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Ruth.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday morning, September 10th, 2022, 9:30 A.M. (Mountain Time) at the Benkelman Cemetery, Benkelman, Nebraska.

Memorial Services will follow at the Grandview Community and Events Center, Stratton, Nebraska, Saturday afternoon, September 10, 2022, 2:00 P.M. (Central Time)

Rodger’s wishes were for cremation with no visitation.

A memorial, in Rodger’s memory, has been suggested to the Grandview Community and Events Center, Stratton, Nebraska.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Services

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Grandview Community and Events Center

903 Bailey Street, Stratton, NE 69043

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Benkelman Cemetery

, Benkelman, NE 69021

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