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Tim Suhr

Tim Suhr

WAUSA — Graveside services for Tim Suhr, 64, Wausa, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Thabor Lutheran Cemetery in Wausa. The Rev. Carl Sirotzki will officiate. A private Masonic service will be held Monday evening.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks are required.

He died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at rural Wausa.


Busch Light lost a long and loyal customer on Nov. 18, 2020. Tim “Muckly” Suhr of Wausa was born Jan. 20, 1956, in Osmond. He was the son of Dale and Bonnie (Erickson) Suhr.

Tim was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church. His childhood was filled with fishing trips with his dad and grandparents. 4-H kept Tim busy as he had a grand champion short horn steer but was too young to show at the state fair. This led to many lifelong friends and acquaintances. He graduated in 1974 from Wausa High School and graduated with an associate degree in the first class in the agriculture program at Northeast Community College.

In 1978, Tim moved to the Erickson family farm and established his farming operation, which led to his workaholic lifestyle like his dad.

Tim was initiated into the Wausa Masonic Lodge in 1980, where he became a Master Mason of the 32nd degree and continue to be an active member. He was active in the Lewis and Clark El Riad Shrine Club Animal Unit for almost 40 years. Many summer weekends were spent in parades as the pink lion throughout Nebraska and South Dakota representing the Animal Unit.

Tim was known for being the cotton candy aficionado, making cotton candy at the annual Shrine Circus in Yankton and other local events.

Tim was active on league bowling for 20 years.

He married Marie Hastreiter on Aug. 22, 1980, and out of this union came Andrew and Charlie. Tim was a lifelong farmer including grain, cattle and hogs. In the early ‘90s, he was the president of the Knox County Pork Producers for two years.

The Wausa Locker called Tim for his lifelong experience with butchering in the later ‘90s. This evolved into a 20-plus year career.

In 2009, he met Jessica Sternberg at Pinky’s. She brought out his adventurous side with fishing trips to Minnesota, annual trips to the Black Hills and Colorado.

Tim was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting but expanded his interest into trophy-sized game after they met. He traveled the U.S. to skillfully hunt a bear, bobcat and mountain lion. Everyone knew where to find Tim after a long day; he would be parked in his thinking chair in his machine shop in deep thought (napping) watching Westerns and having a Busch Light.

Tim is survived by the love of his life, Jessica Sternberg; his children, Andrew (Andrea) Suhr of Norfolk and Charlie (Russell) Richards of Lincoln; his mother, Bonnie Suhr of Wausa; siblings Cynthia (Evan) Wecker of Julesburg, Colo., Penny (Jeff) Rodgers of Unadilla, Tom Suhr of Wausa, Joel (Barb) Suhr of Wausa and Kip Suhr of Coleridge. He took extreme pride in his two adorable grandchildren, Ari Suhr, 8, and Ahlee Suhr, 4, who affectionately called him Papa Tim.

He was preceded into death by his father, Dale Suhr; a sister-in-law, Terri Suhr; a nephew, Jeremy Wecker; two uncles, Vaughn Erickson and Gary Erickson; uncle and aunt, Gaylan (Olie) Suhr; and an aunt, Wanda Holmquist.

Tim will never be forgotten for his trademark stubbornness and his cockamamie ideas that turned into even crazier projects. He liked four-letter words just about as much as Copenhagen, driving his Ranger and drinking Busch Light. A few Tim-isms: Beer and ibuprofen fix everything. If you are going to build something, build it once. If particle board will do, you best use a 2x4. Never leave the house unprepared so pack a cooler and bring enough Copenhagen. When it calls for a two-inch nail, better use a three-inch screw.

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O’NEILL — Services for Gilbert Gramberg, 91, of Livermore, Colo., formerly of O’Neill, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church in O’Neill with burial to follow in the O’Neill Cemetery. The Rev. John Nelson will officiate.

WEST POINT — Services for Kenneth O. Schoch, 75, of Bancroft are currently pending with the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point.

SPENCER — Services for George Courtney, 85, of Lynch will be held at a later date. Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

NORFOLK — Services for Dale J. Reznicek, 86, of Norfolk are pending with Home for Funerals.

Memorial services for Earl E. Gates, 90, formerly of Norfolk, will take place in early January in Nebraska. His wishes were to be cremated.

BLOOMFIELD — Private family services for Harry Sage Jr., 83, of Bloomfield will be Saturday, Nov. 28, at Christ Memorial United Methodist Church in Bloomfield. The Rev. Lynde Linde will officiate.

NELIGH — A celebration of life service for Gale S. Starkey, 72, of Oakdale will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the American Legion Post 172 in Neligh with Tim Springer officiating. Graveside service with military rites will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale. Sto…

HARTINGTON — Services for Virgil D. Kathol, 67 of Hartington are pending at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

WISNER — Private family memorial services for Katherine “Kathy” Voelker, 78, of Stanton will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner. Burial will be in the Stanton Cemetery.

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