Richard “Dick” Marsteller

Funeral services for 87-year old Richard Marsteller of Harrison, NE, are Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Harrison, Nebraska.

Burial will be at the Harrison Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Richard Gayle “Dick” Marsteller was born on May 8, 1934 in Harrison, Nebraska to John Wesley and Helen Irene (Unitt) Marsteller. He passed away July 15, 2021, in Cheyenee, Wyo. 

Dick was 7 years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed and 2nd Grade, during World War II, he began moving between Colorado and Utah where his father worked construction as an electrician. The family settled back in Harrison where his father built and ran the Texaco station and artifact museum on Hwy 20.

Dick was proud of the fact that while he was in 7th grade, he was given the 8th grade test, passed and moved right into 9th grade. He was passionate about sports, which was reflected in his high school football career as a running back for Sioux County High School, scoring 52 touchdowns.

He also played high school basketball and both town league basketball and baseball. In the 1980’s and early 1990’s, he enjoyed pitching for the town team softball league. Dick was also a member of the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department.

Growing up, Dick and his brother Johnny could always be found either mastering their falconry or hunting and fishing. After graduation, he worked for Sioux County as a road maintainer. After Johnny’s passing in 1968, he took over Johnny’s business with Standard Oil-Amoco as a bulk-fuel distributor.

Dick sold the business to Eberspecher Oil Company around 1993 and went back to work for Sioux County, again in road maintenance. He fully retired at the young age of 70 and continued to enjoy golfing with many friends from the community and his nephew Scott.

Every Saturday in the fall you could find him cheering on his beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers. Weekday mornings at 10:00 AM, he would enjoy community coffee and catching up on the latest news.

Dick is preceded in death by his twin sisters, his parents, brother Johnny, sister-in-law Flossie, nephew Mark, great-nephew Robby, Rose Marsteller and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

He is survived by his Son, David J. Marsteller (Debra); Daughter, Sandy Hesse (Paul) and three step-children; Richard E. Bridge, Christal Wickstrom (Kevin) and Kimberly Jaeger (Klaus). He has 10 Grandchildren; Stephanie Moore (Justin), Lance Pruitt (Megan), Reagan and Bennett Hesse, Lindsay Hofer (Mitch), Nathan and Andrew Bridge, Kaci Wickstrom, Michael Jaeger (Kayla), Nicholas Jaeger and 6 Great Grandchildren; Parker, Ryan and Alex Hofer, Kristen Bridge, Lucas Jaeger and Adeline Acuna. 

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