Harley L. Gowery, age 86 of Wynot, Nebraska died on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Hartington, NE.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational U.C.C. in Hartington with the Rev. Gary Kimm officiating. Burial will be at the Wynot Cemetery in Wynot, Nebraska. Visitation will be on Friday from 5-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Saturday, at church, one hour prior to services.
Pallbearers will be Harley's grandsons Craig Gowery, Tyler Gowery, Tanner Maxon, Matthew Maxon, Nate McLaughlin, and Connor McLaughlin. Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters, Shannon Heimes, Jenna Hans, Heather Hansen, Heidi Magorian, Haley Gowery, Dr. Ashley Tiahrt, and Kylee McLaughlin.
Harley Lowell Gowery was born on Groundhog Day, February 2, 1929 at home on Brooky Bottom to George McKinley and Sarah Leota (Larson) Gowery. He attended Pleasant Grove country school through the 8th grade and graduated from Wynot High School in 1945 at the age of 16. Harley married Shirley Driver on June 10, 1954 at the Methodist Church in Wynot. They lived on Brooky Bottom all of their married life. Harley farmed until his retirement and then enjoyed checking the hills and pastures on his four-wheeler. He was involved in many farm, community, and church boards over the years - The Brooky Bottom Telephone Co, District 7 School Board, ASCS, the Election board for over 60 years, Farm Bureau, and the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Harley enjoyed hunting & fishing, Wynot sports, work and was an avid reader. He enjoyed family and every one of his grandchildren.
Harley is survived by his wife of 61 ½ years Shirley of Wynot; five children and spouses Terry and Donna Gowery of Wynot, Becky and Gary Huser of Sioux City, IA, Lonny Gowery of Minden, NE, Nancy and Glen Maxon of Laurel, Sherry and Tom McLaughlin of Papillion; 13 GRANDchildren Shannon (Tyler) Heimes, Jenna (Justin) Hans, Tyler Gowery, Craig (Ashley) Gowery, Heather (Brad) Hansen, Heidi (Pat) Magorian, Haley Gowery, Dr. Ashley (John) Tiahrt, Tanner & Matthew Maxon, Nathan, Kylee, and Connor McLaughlin; 15 great grandchildren; one brother Darrell (Darlene) Gowery of Marble Falls, TX; three nieces; two nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents George and Leota Gowery; a sister Joyce Asmussen; and brother-in-law Emmett Asmussen.
Memorials are preferred to the Wynot Cemetery Association.
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So very sorry for all of you. He was such a gentle man and I have so many fond memories of him over the years. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Shirley and family,
Our sympathies to all of you!
Sally and Joanne Snowe
Sorry for your loss.
Donna (Eskens) Fyfe
Please accept my sympathies. I so enjoyed Harley & have so many memories of Harley & your family being neighbors for so many years. I will truly miss him & his smile.
So very sorry, You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Don and Alberta Kohls
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