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Paul Yeutter, 78 - November 07, 2014

Paul Yeutter, 78, of Eustis passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg from Parkinson's disease.
Services will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Evangelical Free Church, 1721 Lake Ave. at Gothenburg with the Rev. Jeff Cottingham officiating. A private family burial will be conducted at the Fairview Cemetery prior to the memorial service.
A visitation will be on Monday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel with family members present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Yeutter was born July 9, 1936, to Paul and Helen (Brockmeier) Yeutter at the Yeutter family farm six miles north of Eustis. He was baptized on Nov. 13, 1936, and confirmed on April 2, 1950, at St. John's Lutheran Church of Eustis, where he was a member.
He attended rural school at District 70 north of Eustis and graduated from Eustis High School in 1954. He then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated in 1958 with a degree in animal science. While attending UNL, he was a member of Farmhouse fraternity, and was also a member of the livestock judging team, where he won numerous national awards.
Following graduation, he was employed by the Cherry County Extension Service in Valentine.
On March 25, 1962, he married Janet (Wilson) at the Eustis Methodist Church. To this union, three children were born.
Yeutter was an active member of the U.S. Army Reserve for 13 years, attaining the rank of captain. In 1960, he returned to the family farm where he followed his passion of raising and feeding cattle, along with farming.
His strong work ethic and innovative mind also led him to design and build many things. In 1970, he was chosen as Outstanding Young Farmer of Nebraska.
Throughout his lifetime, Yeutter assumed leadership roles in his church, Dawson County Cattlemen, Nebr­aska Cattlemen, T-Bone Club, Nebraska Simmental Association, rural school board, area 4-H Clubs, and was a charter member of Cozad Elks Club.
Yeutter was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Goth­enburg.
Among his enjoyments were attending his grandchildren’s events, playing cards, golfing, fishing, traveling and rodeos, according to family members.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Paul and Helen; a brother, Eldon; brothers-in-law—Harold Schmeeckle, Arnold Block and Gary Wilson; mother and father-in-law, Elmer and Ernestine Wilson.
Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Janet "Jan"; his sons—
Patrick (Conny) and Eric; his daughter, Mindy (Travis) Brock; six grandchildren—Courtney (Seth) Terrell, Cressey Yeutter, Peyton (Manny) Yeutter, Chandler, Cameron and Connor Brock; three great-grandchildren; numerous other family members.
Memorials are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 68, Gothenburg, NE 69138, and the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.