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Karl E. Hueftle, 91 - November 08, 2015

Karl E. Hueftle, 91, of Cozad passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at the Cozad Community Hospital.
Services will be conducted on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Eustis with the Rev. Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Burial will be at the East Cemetery at Eustis.
A visitation will be Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Eustis from 4 to 8 p.m. with family members present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Hueftle was born May 17, 1924, at Eustis to Gustav and Dora (Timm) Hueftle. He was baptized on Aug. 24, 1924, and confirmed at the Eustis Methodist Church.
He graduated from Eustis High School with the Class of 1941.
In 1942, he entered the United States Army and completed his basic training at Fort Walters, TX. He was then sent to Hawaii, and while waiting to be shipped to Japan on Aug. 7, 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Aug. 6, so that ship never sailed. He served with the 3925th Signal Corps Unit in the Photography Unit at Fort Shafter in Honolulu, HI.
After his service, he learned to fly airplanes. He flew to Greeley, CO, on July 31, 1948, to visit his sister Lola for the weekend. This is where he met his future bride, Janice Juelfs. The couple were married on July 31, 1949. To this union, six children were born.
Hueftle and his wife made their home south of Cozad, where he farmed and raised cattle his entire life in Dawson and Frontier counties.
?He loved riding horses and farming, according to family members. He led a 4-H Club and was active in his church holding several offices as well as singing with the choir. He was a 56-year member of the Eustis American Legion.
?Hueftle also served as president of the Dawson County Farm Bureau and held a state office.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Gustav and Dora; sisters—Elmyra and Lola Schuck McConnell; a brother, Edward Hueftle.
Survivors include: his wife of over 66 years, Janice; his daughters—Karla (Hueftle) Bartruff of Gothenburg and Donnis (Chip) Bullock of Broken Bow; his sons—Lee (Sherry) Hueftle of Eustis, Neil (Anita) Hueftle of Cozad, Nolan (Julie) Hueftle of Broken Bow and Gil (Lori) Hueftle of Omaha; grandchildren and great-grandchildren—Kristine (Dell) Moninger, Caleb, Keeley and Kane, Kara (Brett) Herman, Lukas and Liam, Kevan (Nicole) and Chesley Hueftle, Kimberly Bartruff and Kathryn, Jacob (Chelsey) and Aiden Hueftle, Conrad Hueftle, Morgan Hueftle, Anson (Joleen) Hueftle, Aaron Hueftle, Isaac Hueftle and Rachael Hueftle.
A memorial has been established.