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Gary L. Willers


Funeral services for Gary L. Willers, 77, of Neligh will be Thursday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh, with Pastor Rosenthal officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh.

Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh. Gary died May 9 at his home.

Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future designations.


Gary Lee Willers was born on June 11, 1942, to Otto and Dorothy (Meyer) Willers at Dodge. He grew up in the Dodge and Scribner areas until age 10 and then moved to Neligh.

He attended District #27 and graduated from Neligh-Oakdale High School with the Class of 1960. Gary also attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for agriculture. Gary was in active duty in the National Guard from Oct. 1964 until March 1965.

Gary was a farmer all of his life. On March 23, 1985, he was united in marriage to Alberta (Graber) in Neligh; they were married 35 years. Gary loved to go watch car races, plant garden, loved spending time with family and grandchildren and loved driving the country side.

He is survived by his wife, Alberta Willers of Neligh; children: Debbie (Jon) Veik of Bellevue; Cynthia (Tim) Knievel of Neligh; Brad Lee (Lela) Willers-Powell of Woodinville, Washington; stepchildren: Teresa (Brian) Legate of Neligh and Marc Beltz of Justin, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters: Suzanne Totten of Columbus and Yvonne Jakub of Columbus and brother, Gene (Dianne) Willers of Pilger.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents and Lois Spangler, his first wife.


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