Cleon LeRoy Nagel

Born: Thursday, August 28th 1930 in Staplehurst, Nebraska
Died: Friday, August 16th 2019 in Seward, Nebraska
Age: 88 years, 11 months and 19 days
Memorials In Care Of
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Visitation Time(s)
Friday, August 23, 2019
from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
at Volzke Funeral Home
(Family will greet friends
from 6:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m.)
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Service: 10:00 am - Saturday, August 24th 2019
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
3743 Marysville Rd.
Staplehurst, NE  68439
Officiating: Pastor Shawn Kitzing
Casketbearers: Jeremy Price, Brandon Nagel, Matt Justice, Will Gillette, Colin Brisbane, Kyle Petersen
Honorary Casketbearers: Tony Krivda, Dave Nagel, Gary Shaefer, Larry Tonniges, Merle Luebbe, Pat Higgens, Willie Shonka, James Wondra, Mel Bolte, John Schaefer, Lloyd Erks, Glen Neujhar, Marlin Pozehl
Interment: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Utica, Nebraska

Cleon LeRoy Nagel was born on August 28, 1930 in Staplehurst, Nebraska to John William August Peter and Elsa Emilia Amanda (Schomburg) Nagel. Cleon attended Marysville School near Staplehurst through the tenth grade. He then attended Seward High School, graduating in 1948. Cleon served in the Nebraska Army National Guard as a marksman in the 2nd Battalion of the 134th Infantry. He served three, three year stints from 1947 – 1956. Cleon was married to Lavina Schaefer on October 18, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church in Valentine, Nebraska. Their marriage was blessed with five children: Linda, Ronald, Barry, Debra and Lori. Cleon and Lavina farmed west of Staplehurst until 1980 when they retired. They then moved to Seward in 1992. Cleon loved to play basketball in high school. In his free time he enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing and bowling. He also loved to watch sports on TV and to grow roses. Cleon passed away on August 16, 2019 in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 19 days. He is survived by his children, Linda Tyrrell, Milford, Nebraska, Ronald Nagel, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Barry (Vicki) Nagel, St. Peters, Missouri, Lori (Tom) Colwell, Arvada, Colorado; son-in-law, Steve Krivda, Seward, Nebraska; mother of his children, Lavina Nagel; sisters-in-law, Leanna Nagel, Ruth (Gene) Osborne, Juanita Hauf; grandchildren, Jessica (Matt) Justice, Jamie (Will) Gillette, Jennifer Tyrrell (fiancé Kyle), Brandon Nagel, Jeremy (Amanda) Price, Tony Krivda, Sadie (Colin) Brisbane; seventeen great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Cleon was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elsa Nagel; stepfather, Walter Butzke; daughter, Deb Krivda; brother, Willard Nagel, daughter-in-law, Kristine Nagel; grandson, Austin Krivda; brothers-in-law, Leonard Schaefer, Alvin Schaefer.

Cleon Nagel