Richard James Dunkhas

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Richard James Dunkhas

May 6, 1939 - July 24, 2019

HOLDREGE, Neb. Richard James Dunkhas, 80, of Holdrege, died Wednesday (July 24, 2019), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb.

He was born on May 6, 1939, in Oxford, Neb., to Chriss and Margaret (McIntire) Dunkhas. He graduated high school in 1957. He married DeEtta L. Martin on Jan. 3, 1959. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad and in 1964, starting working on the family farm.

He was a member of the Hollinger United Methodist Church.

Survivors include children, Kristi Chesterman of Beaver City, Neb., and Gale and wife, Lori of Falls City, Neb.; sister, Shirley Silver of Hayward, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chriss and Margaret Dunkhas; wife, DeEtta; son-in-law, Mark Chesterman; and brother-in-law, Dale Silver.

Visitation is Friday, July 26, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City and prior to the service at the church.

Services are Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:30 a.m., at Faith Community Church in Beaver City, with the Rev. Linda Knipping officiating. Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery in Beaver City. Online condolences can be left at

Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of the arrangements.