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Harlan G. Garringer

September 25, 1942 — August 19, 2020

Harlan G. Garringer, 77, of Lexington, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at his home in Lexington.

He was born September 25, 1942 in Oconto, Nebraska to Walter and Effie (Elston) Garringer. He graduated from Plattsmouth High school with the class of 1961. He was united in marriage to Sandra K. Childers on June 28, 1963 in Cedar Creek, Nebraska, where they made their home. To this union two sons were born: James and William.

While living in Louisville, Harlan worked construction with his brother-in-law Don Sturgeon until moving to the Elm Creek-Lexington area where he worked for the Kearney Packing Plant and Cornland Dressed Beef.

Harlan dearly loved camping, hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Johnson Lake inlet was his second home where he spent many hours fishing. He was an avid Nebraska Husker fan and loved to tailgate and attend the home games in Lincoln.

Harlan is survived by two sons: James and wife Sheli of Lexington and William and wife Kristy of Elm Creek, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two brothers: Jerry of Holdrege and Keith of Kearney, two sisters: Thelma Sturgeon and Mary Garringer both of Omaha, brothers-in-law: Dale Hild of Lexington, Mike Crow of Omaha and Jamie Trampe of Elm Creek. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews extended family and friends.

Harlan is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: Fay Crow, Rhonda Trampe, Rachel Hild, sister-in-law, Connie Garringer and brother-in-law, Don Sturgeon.

There will be no visitation, as the family is honoring Harlan’s wish for cremation.

Graveside services will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery, east of Lexington with Pastor Rex Adams, officiating.

A memorial has been established in Harlan’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

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Graveside Service

Friday, September 25, 2020

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Evergreen Cemtery

, Kinmundy, IL 62854

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