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Earl S. Cooksey

December 8, 1939 ~ November 26, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

Earl Sanford Cooksey, of Seward, was born on December 8, 1939 to Harold and Martha (Leach) Cooksey in Rawlins, Wyoming.  He graduated in 1957 from Morristown High School in Morristown, Tennessee.  Earl married Karen Schaefer on May 1, 1960 in Seward.  They were blessed with two sons, Robert and Brian.  Following Karen’s passing in 2001, Earl was united in marriage to Nancy Goldsmith on November 21, 2002 in Kingston, Tennessee.  Earl owned and operated Cooksey Insurance Agency retiring in 2010.  In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards and cars.  He especially enjoyed traveling with Nancy.  Earl was a member of Big I (Independent Insurance Agents), St. John Lutheran Church and Izaak Walton League.  He served as a trustee at St. John Lutheran Church for many years.  Earl passed away on November 26, 2021 in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 18 days.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy Cooksey, Seward, Nebraska; sons, Robert (Dawn) Cooksey, Omaha, Nebraska, Brian (Michele) Cooksey, Seward Nebraska; grandchildren, Anna (Stephen) Duncan, Sarah (Cory) Mullen, Aaron Cooksey, Griffin Cooksey, Samuel Cooksey, Britton (Taylor) Miller, Zachary Miller; great grandchildren, Maya Duncan, Zoe Mullen, Helena Miller, Constantine Miller, Augustus Miller; Nancy’s children and grandchildren, Stacey (Kirk) Goodnight, Darin Engelbart (fiancé, Toni Schmitt), Derek Engelbart (Jenni); grandchildren, Sydney (Mitch) Walker, Adyson Goodnight, Dayton  Engelbart, Jayda Engelbart; great grandson, Everett Walker; brother-in-law, Gordon (Janice) Goldsmith, Seward, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Carol Goldsmith, Seward, Nebraska; his buddy, Bentley .  Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Martha Cooksey; wife, Karen Cooksey. 

CASKET BEARERS - Aaron Cooksey, Griffin Cooksey, Sam Cooksey, Britton Miller, Zachary Miller, Stephen Duncan, Cory Mullen, Darin Engelbart, Derek Engelbart, Kerwin Roth

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS - Kirby Roth, Bert Mahalek, Bob Martens, Gary Marshman, Dean Fritz, Al Sheehan, Jack Clagg

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 1, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Gathering of Family and Friends
Wednesday
December 1, 2021

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Service
Thursday
December 2, 2021

10:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
December 2, 2021

Greenwood Cemetery
North 2nd Street
Seward, NE 68434

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