Bill Schleuning – UPDATED


Memorial services for 61-year old Billy Schleuning Jr of Chadron, NE, are Sat, Jan 29, 2022, at 1:00 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.

There will be an intimate get together in Scottsbluff at another time to reminisce and remember Billy. 

Memorial may be made to the family for later designation with donations sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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Billy Dale Schleuning Jr was born in Dodge City, KS, to Bill Sr and Judy Schleuning on January 4, 1961. He peacefully passed away January 16, 2022, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Billy’s family moved to Scottsbluff, NE, where he attended Scottsbluff High School, graduating in 1979. In 1987, he married Bernice Anderson and together they welcomed two sons, Jacob and Jerrad.

Billy enjoyed spending time with his boy camping and fishing, and never missed a weekend attending Jerrad’s motocross as he was his #1 fan, sponsor, and mechanic – along with brother Jake. 

Billy began his career at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and later moved to the Union Pacific RR, where he worked until retirement. He also worked several years at Masek Golf Cars.

Later in life, Billy met the love of his life, Rhonda Hollrah, and they married on May 10, 2014. They enjoyed the outdoors, four wheeling, and riding motorcycles. Billy never missed a year in Sturgis. 

Some of his favorite pastimes were cheering on the New England Patriots, NASCAR, eating his favorite Mexican food, and spending time with his sweet puppy, Hallie Peno. 

Billy had a close relationship with his cousin Shannon who is also fighting cancer. They had been greatly supportive of each other’s struggles.

His close friend Paul will be taking Billy on his last motorcycle ride into the sunset. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Billy was preceded in death by his grandparents: Gene and Betty Schleuning, Ivan and Jane Gross; Mother-in-law Barbara Hollrah; Aunts: Sonja Schleuning Barnes and Bonnie Schleuning Finney; Uncle Don Schleuning and Cousin Rebecca Dreiling.

Billy is survived by his wife, Rhonda; parents, Judy Schleuning and Bill Sr. (Sylvia) Schleuning; sons: Jacob (Amber) Schleuning and Jerrad Schleuning; step son, Dillon McGannon; grandchildren: Bayleigh, Rylee, and Dawson; father-in-law Roger Hollrah; Sister-in-law Debbie (Mike) Sheldon; Brother-in-law Randy Hollrah; Uncles: Rick and Larry Schleuning; Aunt Jeanne (Ron) Shaffer; Aunt Peggy (Rick) Marshall; close cousin Shannon Elwell; special friend Paul Stroup; his dog Hallie; and many other close friends and extended family.

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