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Lloyd Eggleston

March 10, 1948 — February 26, 2023

Broken Bow, NE- Lloyd Eggleston age 74 of rural Broken Bow died Sunday February 26, 2023 at the Kearney Regional Hospital in Kearney.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday March 2, 2023, at 10:30 AM at the Oconto Community Center in Oconto, NE.  Burial will be in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery southwest of Oconto with Military Honors.  Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post #250 or the Christ Lutheran Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM with the family greeting friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.  An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com.

Lloyd Lynn "Cowboy" Eggleston was born March 10th, 1948.  He passed away on February 26th with family at his side.  He was born 6 miles north of Oconto, Nebraska where his Pa and Ma lived.  The place was known at the time as the state place.  Lloyd was born the seventh son of Elijah Luke Eggleston his Pa and Zelda Grace "Hemphill" Eggleston his Ma.  He was also born in a blizzard and the doctor couldn't make it at the time. 

Lloyd started riding at a very young age, around 4 or 5 and he broke his own horse at that time.  It was a Welch and to him, a big one.  That's when his love for horses started.  His older brothers Keith and Donnie helped him a bunch.  But once in a while, they would put him on a bronc just to see if he could ride one.  Sometime yes, sometimes no. 

After graduation from Oconto High School in 1966, Lloyd worked at co-op in Broken Bow until he was drafted into the Army in 1968.  Lloyd spent 22 months for Uncle Sam in the Vietnam era.  Lloyd went to Fort Lewis for basics then to Fort Knox, Kentucky where he got his training in Armor.  He received his training as a gunner and got his orders to go to Germany.  Lloyd qualified in firing various munitions.  His favorite was 50 cal.  Lloyd got an honorable discharge in 1970 March 13th. 

On June 7th, 1970, Lloyd finally married his high school sweetheart Sandra Elaine Struempler and to this union, three sons were born, Cody, Justin, and Marty.  Family was always very important to him.  After they got married, Lloyd trained as a brand inspector in Scottsbluff.  They lived there for 9 months then was moved to Minden, Nebraska.  He was transferred to Blue Hill, Nebraska where he worked until June 1973.  Then moved back to Broken Bow to work for Burlington Northern.  He retired after 34 years.  After retirement, Lloyd and Sandy enjoyed traveling and rodeos. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra Elaine, mother-in-law Elsie Struempler of Broken Bow, sons Cody (Tonia) of Gothenburg, Justin (Karisa) of Ceresco and Marty (Lisa) of Broken Bow.  Grandchildren Shelby (Brad) McArthur of Sturgis, SD, Bryce (Shealyn) of Gothenburg, Seth of Gothenburg, Allison (Noah) Eivins of Manhattan, KS. Great-grandson, Ross McArthur of Sturgis, SD, and another great-grandchild on the way.  He is also survived by his siblings, LaVonne (Gene) Oxford of Broken Bow, Loraine Rodgers of Franklin, Charles (Vicky) of Gothenburg, Judy (Maynard) Struempler of Oconto and Jane (Nick) LiaKos of Lawrence, KS.  He is survived by many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Elijah and Zelda, his father-in-law Herbert Struempler, brothers Kenneth, Keith,  Donald, Glenn, Ivan and sister Ella Mae Casey. 


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