Brian D. Kopf was born on December 13, 1955 in Lexington, Nebraska, to Ferd and Wanda Kopf. He passed away at the family ranch near Eddyville, Nebraska, on October 06, 2018.
Brian attended school at District 44R, and graduated from Lexington High School in 1974. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
He married Rhonda Teel in Lexington, Nebraska, in the early 80’s, and they were later divorced.
Brian lived and worked in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Dallas, Texas area, frequently returning to the family ranch to work with his parents. He returned full time to work the ranch in 1983. After his father's death in 1996, Brian managed the ranch until his death. His mother had passed away in 2017.
In recent years Brian was the recipient of one of fifty national awards through the American Red Angus Association for his cattle operation.
Brian enjoyed all sports, and ran track in high school. His track team was listed in the Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame one of those years.
Brian kept active in sports throughout his life, participating in league softball, bowling, tennis, and basketball. He travelled with his Lexington bowling team to Las Vegas several times to bowl in the National championships. He was an avid Fantasy Football player, and always enjoyed good old rock and roll music.
Brian loved working with nature, and loved his animals and all other creatures, especially his beloved cats. They miss him so much.
Brian was blessed with very good friends over the years. You know who you are, and he will miss you greatly.
Brian is survived by his brother, Randall Kopf (Nancy) of Lexington; sister, Candace (Candy) Kopf of Broken Bow; nieces, Tiffany Kopf of Colorado, and Brandie (Jason) Connerley of Elkhorn; grand nieces and nephews, Page and Zoey Connerley, Josh Connerley, and Saul Buhrman; and extended family. Brian's parents preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, any memorials are suggested to Paw Prints in Dawson County or the Buffalo Lutheran Church.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
- Date Posted: 2014-09-09
Craig C. Ferguson of Omaha, died Sept. 9, 2014.
He was born in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School in 1974.
Craig is survived by his son, Kurt (Lindy) Ferguson; father, Boyd (Donna) Ferguson; brothers, Lance (Lora) and Mark (Michele) Ferguson; step-brothers, Christopher (Mary) and Nathaniel (Amber) Derickson; step-sister, Katherine Derickson; two grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ferguson; grandparents, Carl and Eloise Ferguson.
A Celebration of Life was held Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Braman Mortuary (72nd St. Chapel) in Omaha.
Memorials can be directed to Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
- Date Posted: 2015-06-30
Randy Leon High, 59, of Ainsworth, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 after a three year battle with cancer.
Cremation, no visitation. Services are pending.
He was born to Charles and Zelma (Cooley) High on May 9, 1956 in Lexington. Randy graduated from Lexington High School in 1974.
Randy enjoyed farming, ranching and cattle feeding which he pursued for the past 15 years in the Long Pine and Ainsworth area. He served as an elected member of the Village Board of Long Pine. Randy enjoyed gardening, grilling, and music.
He is survived by his wife, Diane (Buoy) High, of Ainsworth; daughters Breanna (Tristan) Trumble of Lincoln and Alynn (Will) Sampson of Lincoln; step-children Spencer, Morgan, and Schyler Schenk; five grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; brother Michael (Ellen) High, Lincoln; and sister Trudy (Jeff) Hines, Lincoln.
Randy was preceded in death by parents Charles and Zelma High; and son Lucas.
Cards and memorials to Diane High, 625 E 1st Street, Ainsworth, NE 69210
Allan F. Juel, 48, of Lindsay, Okla., formerly of Lexington, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 9, at First Christian Church in Lexington. Pastor Kyron C. BeDunnah will officiate.
Visitation was Tuesday, March 8, at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Allan's body will be cremated following services. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
He was born March 26, 1956, at Lexington to Wilfred J. and Elizabeth C. (Sanks) Juel.
Survivors include one son, Michael Juel of Lindsay, Okla., two daughters, Nicole Juel and Crystal Juel, both of Lindsay, Okla.; his mother, Betty Juel of Lexington; and one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Charles Rankin of Lindsay, Okla.
Other survivors include two grandchildren, Jaszaman Gene and Nova Ann, both of Lindsay, Okla.
Allan graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1974. He moved from Lexington to Dibble, Okla., five years ago. He is a member of First Christian Church.
He was employed by Hart Manufacturing in Chickasha, Okla. Allan enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and being with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and several other relatives. Memorials are kindly suggested to the Juel Family.
Danny R. France, 49, of Seward died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Seward.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Volzke Mortuary in Seward with the Rev. Lowell Myers officiating. Burial will be at Seward Cemetery.
He was born April 20, 1956, in Lexington to William and Pat (Fellows) France.
Survivors include his wife, Jane; daughters, Pamela Higgins, Melissa Wagoner and Ashley, all of Seward; sisters, Victoria Lipovsky of Fairfield and Kristi Gruntorad of Lexington; six grandchildren; and stepsons, James Dye of Seward and Derek Tresnak of Lincoln.
Additional survivors include sons-in-law, Tyler Higgins and Adam Wagoner, both of Seward; and brothers-in-law, Robert Lipovsky of Fairfield and Michael Gruntorad of Lexington.
He graduated from Lexington High School in 1974 and also attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
He worked at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. as a computer programmer. He was a past member of Lincoln Trap and Skeet Club.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tshura France Wagoner.
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