Cal Coomes


Funeral services for 69-year old Cal Coomes of Chadron, NE, will be Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.

Burial will follow at 1:00 at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville, NE..

A memorial has been established for the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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Cal Coomes was born on October 2, 1952, in Rushville to Kelley and Esther Coomes and passed away on May 8, 2022, at his home in Chadron

Cal attended grade school at Extension by Whiteclay and graduated from Rushville High School in 1970. 

Over the years he managed and owned grocery stores in Alliance, NE Julesburg, CO, Whiteclay, NE, House of Bottles Liquor store in Chadron, NE, and Coomes Real Estate in Chadron for many years. He was also a member of the Chadron Volunteer Fire Dept for numerous years.

On October 8th, 1994, Cal married Rhoda Hunter at the Chapel in the Hills in Rapid City, SD. Cal was a loving husband, Father, Stepfather, Brother, Uncle and Grandpa! 

He would drop whatever he was doing just to help someone. He was always teasing and playing jokes on everyone. He looked forward to Deer season every fall and tried to attend as many activities for the Grandkids as possible.

Cal is survived by his wife, Rhoda, of 27 years; Sister Beverly Coomes and Brother Ronald Coomes both of Rapid City, SD, Daughters Lynda and Mike Weingardt of Sterling, CO, Crissy and Chris Olsen of Harrisburg, NE, Sons Mike and Julie Coomes of Rushville, NE, Kevin Coomes of Chadron, NE, Stepsons Jake and Kristen Hunter of Chadron, NE, Tyler Hunter of Chadron, NE. Grandchildren Dalton Scott of Marietta, Georgia, Justin Scott of Laramie, WY, Ryan and Kindra Olsen of Harrisburg, NE, Whitney Harper of Harrisburg, NE, Logan Dexter of Rushville, NE, Kylie Coomes of Rushville, NE, Katie Coomes of Rushville, NE, Eli Hunter of Chadron, NE, Payten Hunter of Chadron, NE, and 7 Great-grandkids.

Cal was preceded in death by his Father Kelley, Mother Esther, abd Brothers Albert and Colin Coomes.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Cal Coomes.