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Bill Harwager

October 31, 1943 — January 12, 2020

Bill Harwager, 76, of Arnold, Nebraska, died January 12, 2020 at home in Arnold, NE.

He was born October 31, 1943 in Arnold, NE, son of Florence (Whipple) and Leo Harwager.  He grew up on Elof Blixt Ranch North of Arnold, NE. He went to school at Hall Country School through 8th grade, and then attended Arnold High School.  Bill married Karen Galusha on November 23, 1966 at Stapleton Courthouse, NE and they lived in Dunning, Thedford, Holdrege, Stapleton, Hastings, Juniata, and Holstein before returning to Arnold in March 2017.  

Bill worked for several years as a single guy on the Flying A Cattle Co. He worked for Werner Enterprises, Rich Waller Feedlot, Timmerman and Gottch Feedlot, Juniata Feedlot, Juniata Elevator, Holstein Elevator, Kenneth Rodger in Stapleton, for Walt Rhodes of Dunning, for Pawnee Springs Ranches North of Maxwell and Stapleton for several years, and helped many other ranchers and neighbors whenever asked. He was helping Allen and Justin Connor with their cattle work whenever asked at time of his death. Bill and Karen raised longhorn cattle for many years.

Surviving are his sons Buck (Lisa) Harwager of North Platte, NE, Tim (Melody) Harwager of Yucca, Arizona, and daughter Karman (Lars) Ludvigson of Quinby, Iowa.  Brother Jack (LaVon) Harwager of Arnold, NE, sister Donna (Jim) Story of Stapleton, NE, sister-in-law Anita Harwager of Stapleton, NE; 10 grandkids and 8 great-grandkids; sisters-in-law Kathy (Denny Young) Shonkwiler, Marsha Galusha and Doreen (Randy) Muldeen; along with many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Karen, brothers Dan and Dean Harwager, sister Marilyn Harwager, brother-in-law Roger Galusha, sisters-in-law Ruth Huddleston and Dee Michl, and grandson Logan Harwager

Memorial graveside service will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 10:00 the Arnold Cemetery in Arnold, NE. A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home in Arnold, NE.



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