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Roy A. Loshonkohl

March 14, 1936 — June 27, 2020

Roy Alfred Loshonkohl, age 84, of Cozad, Nebraska, passed away June 27, 2020, at Kearney, Nebraska, at KRMC. Roy was born March 14, 1936, in Exeter, Nebraska, to Alfred and Verdie (Dyer) Loshonkohl. The family later moved to Lincoln before settling in Cozad, Nebraska. 

Roy served in Heilbronn, Germany, for the U.S. Army where he met the loves of his life, Lore, Reimund, and Monika.  He served one year and eleven months before bringing the trio to Cozad, Nebraska, in September of 1961.  The couple celebrated two weddings, one in Germany before leaving Europe, and another one on September 25, 1961, in Cozad, NE. From this union, three more children were born, Michelle, Marianne, and Alfred. 

Providing for his family through his work was very important to Roy.  He worked for a land leveling company and for several local farmers throughout the years.

Roy is survived by his wife, Lore, of nearly 59 years, and his dog Fritz, of Cozad, Nebraska, daughter-in-law Jean (Reimund), Loshonkohl, Monika (Verl) Jurjens, and Michelle (Kim) Lehmann all of Eustis, Nebraska. His grandchildren, Ryan (Helen) Jurjens, Mike (Jill) Loshonkohl, Lindsey (Dallas) Farr, Kristen (Greg) Richey, Shelby (John) Uhrich, Jennifer (Simson) Wang, Jessika (Cody) Klingelhoefer, Jeff (Katie) Loshonkohl and 23 great-grandchildren, Emilee, Rylee, Josie, Luke, Jake, Kohl, Mark, Camden, Averie, Brynn, Cale, Shelby, Haydn, Blayklee, Maddyn, Cashtyn, Creighton Conrad, Cori, Trevor, Tyson, Kiptyn, and Rhett, and his sisters, Betty Collicott of Cozad, Nebraska, and Lois (Chuck) Gregory of Holdrege, Nebraska. 

Waiting for Roy at Heaven’s gate were his parents, children Reimund, Marianne, and Alfred Loshonkohl, great-granddaughter Gentry Farr, and sister, Helen Clevenger.

Roy will be greatly missed by many relatives and friends, and great friend, Pastor Greg Boller. 

As stated by a granddaughter, Roy was a man of character and often an ornery one. His jovial laugh was like none other.  He had a signature grin to go along with that laugh.  Roy has the ability to shoot the bull no matter what the social outing was. His hair was never longer than an eighth of an inch.  He could tinker for hours or build something from his own blueprint.  Roy loved deviled eggs and popcorn with milk, and he could put down the Busch Light if the day was just right.  He knew everything there was to know about anything.  He loved his family fiercely and created a wonderful legacy. 

It is the family’s hope that Roy will be remembered for his contagious smile and his roaring laugh. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Lonestar Cowboy Church or Disabled Veterans of America. Online condolences may be shared at A memorial service will be held Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lonestar Cowboy Church north of Farnam with Pastor Greg Boller officiating. Casual attire suggested (jeans). Private burial with Military Honors will be held prior to the service at Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.

The service will be held outdoors and there will be limited chairs, lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged.  In compliance with the CDC and State of Nebraska, if you plan to attend the memorial service, please practice safe social distancing, keeping 6ft from those that do not reside in the same household as you. Masks are encouraged.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Friday, July 3, 2020

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