Jan 08, 2020 8:52 PM

Charles 'Chuck' Cady (1929 - 2019)

Posted Jan 08, 2020 8:52 PM

Charles "Chuck" Cady died at his home with his family in North Platte, Nebraska on January 4, 2020 at the age of 90.

Chuck was born on November 19, 1929 in North Platte, Nebraska.  His parents were Charles and Ruth Cady.  Chuck graduated from North Platte High School and joined the Navy in 1948.  He went to boot camp in San Diego, California, followed by submarine school in New London, Connecticut, then returned to San Diego to attend radio school.

Chuck served on the USS Baya SS318, USS Chaticleer, USS Pomodon, USS Rock and USS Snook.  One one of his stops in Acapulco, Mexico, his skipper introduced him to a pianist by the name of "Liberace."  Chuck retired from the Navy in 1969.  He then worked for ITT in Tennessee for five years before returning to North Platte where he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and retired as an engineer in February of 1997.

On April 8, 1989, Chuck married the love of his life, Karlyn Todd, and he gained three stepsons that he treated as his own.  They made their home in North Platte, Nebraska.  Chuck loved to dance, play pool, and golf.  He also had a great passion for football, especially his Huskers.  Saturday mornings he enjoyed joining his buddies for breakfast at the Lincoln Highway Diner.  Most of his summers were spent at his cabin at Lake McConaughy, where he enjoyed spending time with family, eating delicious dinners, and plyaing cards with friends Ron and Cathy Heffner.

Chuck's nine-year-old grandson, Tristen Todd wrote, "There once was an Eagle Spirit that stood for my Papa Chuck.  He was fierce, brave, kind, bold, and he was in the Navy."

Chuck is survived by his wife, Karlyn Cady; two stepsons, Tracy (Susan) Todd of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Chadd (Joni) Todd of North Platte, Nebraska; seven grandchildren, Jessica (Michael) Koch of Fort Stewart, Georgia, Brian Todd of Denver, Colorado, Toni Allen of North Platte, Nebraska, Brandon (Athena) Todd of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Doug (Kaylee) Todd of Gothenburg, Nebraska, Conner (Bailee) Todd of North Platte, Nebraska, and Tristen Todd of North Platte, Nebraska; four great-grandchildren, Kylee, Hunter, Kayla, and Barrett; two brother-in-laws, Jared (Janet) Interholzinger of Fort Collins, Colorado and Frank D. (Karolyn) Interholzinger of North Platte, Nebraska; sister-in-law Joan Wilkinson of Billings, Montana; and two cousins, Kay Thomas of Apache Junction, Arizona, and Don (Betty) Haws of North Platte, Nebraska.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruth Cady; a stepson, Steven Todd; and a cousin, Jerry Thomas.

Memorials are suggested to the United States War Dogs Association and online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.

Cremation was chosen.  Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, 1616 West B Street in North Platte, Nebraska with Pastor John Stone officiating.  Those wishing to sign the register book may do so from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

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John L. Schurr  (1940 - 2019)

John L. Schurr, age 79, of Farnam, Nebraska died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

John L. was born on December 21, 1940 to John Jacob and Estella Agnes (Jackson) Schurr in Farnam, Nebraska, where he grew up on the family farm.  John graduated from Farnam High School in 1958, then attended the University of Nebraska and Colorado State University until the death of his dad in 1960 brought him back to work on the farm.  In 1961, he started raising purebred Angus cattle and farming with his brother, Jerry.   Then in 1983, they added a purebred Charolais herd to the ranch.

On April 4, 1965, John married Kay Schultheiss in North Platte.  The couple lived west of Farnam and had three sons, all who became part of the Schurrtop Angus and Charolais Ranch, which has been a farming, cattle feeding, and purebred operation going on for four generations.  John was proud that each son earned national recognition on livestock judging teams.

John had a great love for cattle, and over the years served on numerous committees in the Angus and Charolais breeds.  He served two terms on the American Angus Association Board of Directors, was on the Certified Angus Beef Board, a member of the Angus Foundation, Past Director of the Nebraska Angus Association, and Director of Farm Credit Services.

Schurrtop has been recognized in competitions including the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, where he exhibited his cattle for 50 consecutive years, the Great Western Beef Expo and Beef Empire Days in Kansas where they won the coveted Brookover Award.  John has been recognized with numerous awards over the years and was selected as Nebraska Angus Association 2010 Producer of the Year.  He had a true passion for cattle feeding and believed in letting the merits of his cattle do the talking.

Along with his work, John was also active in the Farnam community where he served on various borads for school, church, and the Gothenburg Hospital Foundation.  He was a 4-H Club leader for 35 years and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Gothenburg, Nebraska.  He was also a member of the Cattlemen's Beef Association, Nebraska Cattlemen, and the Colorado Livestock Association.  He will be remembered for his work across the beef industry.

His is survived by his wife, Kay, of Farnam, Nebraska; sons, Mary Schurr and his children, Adalyn and Gavon, all of Maywood, Nebraska and Ryan (Kari) Schurr and their children, Luke and Reese, all of Farnam; his brother, Jerry Schurr of Farnam; his sister, Janet (John) Speck of St. Paul, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Dean (Marcia) Schultheiss of Orange, California; sisters-in-law, Rose Ann Young of Martinez, Georgia and Virginia (Jerry) Kasha of Canton, Georgia; as well as other family.

John was preceded in death by his son, Wayne; his father, John; his mother and step-father, Estella and LeRoy Tillotson; and a sister-in-law, Linda Schurr.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2002 Twenty-Seventh Street in Gothenburg, Nebraska.  Burial will be in the Maywood Cemetery in Maywood, Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. followed by a gathering in the Maywood Community Hall.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  with the family greeting friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, 302 S. Sycamore Street in North Platte, Nebraska.  Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorials will be used for local organizations in the Farnam/Maywood communities.  Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte is in charge of arrangements.