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Keith Moorhous

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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Keith Eugene Moorhous

Feb. 19, 1935 -- Nov. 12, 2012

CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Keith Eugene Moorhous passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. He was 77 years old.

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Keith was born on the family farm southwest of Culbertson to parents, Feb. 19, 1935, Charles Faye and Minnie Margaretha (Leimbach) Moorhous. He was baptized on April 10, 1935, and confirmed on June 12, 1949, at St. John's Lutheran Church. He graduated from Culbertson High School with the class of 1952. On March 12, 1958, he entered the US Navy and served on the USS Midway with Attack Squadron 25. He was honorably discharged on May 20, 1960, and continued in the Reserves until March 11, 1964.

Keith was united in marriage to Carol Ann Norris in McCook on July 16, 1961. They made their home in the Culbertson community where they raised their three children. Keith farmed for a short time with his brothers. He later worked for the Hitchcock County Road Crew where he drove a maintainer for 46 years until his retirement.

Keith was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and Moorhous-Steffen-Propp VFW Post No. 6219. His hobbies included raising a huge garden, a fan of all sports especially the Huskers and his grandchildren's, and attending auctions.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles and Minnie Moorhous; his wife, Carol Moorhous on Feb. 2, 2006; one sister, LaVerne Oleson; and four brothers, Melvin, Delmar, Wayne and Don Moorhous.

Survivors include his children, Jeffrey M. Moorhous and wife, Deb, of Alliance, Randolph G. Moorhous of Sparks, Nevada and Kathy S. and husband, Robert Homolka, of Swanton; grandchildren Tiffany Perlinger and her children Kaylee, Sean, Chloe and Bree Manley, Jennifer Perlinger, John Moorhous, Megan, Tori and Devin Homolka, and Asia (Van) Dorr and their children, Ranee Jackson and Noah Dorr; sister, Bethene Swartz of Grand Junction, Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Memorials maybe given in his name to the Nebraska Kidney Foundation, 7101 Newport Ave., Suite 301, Omaha, NE 68152.

Visitation will be today until 8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.carpenterbreland.com

Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Culbertson with Pastor Bradley Rick officiating. Burial will follow in the Culbertson Cemetery with Military Honors.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.