Dan Else, 72, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Gothenburg and Kearney, peacefully passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021, surrounded by his family, at Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha. A celebration of life service will take place in Kearney on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 4500 Linden Drive, Kearney, Nebraska. Military honors will be provided by the Kearney American Legion Post #52, the Kearney V.F.W. Post #759 and the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Team. Memorial donations have been made to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and a commemorative bench with a plaque will be placed at the zoo in Dan’s honor. Further memorials will go to the Dawson County 4-H Foundation, Dan Else Memorial, PO Box 422, Lexington, NE 68850. To leave online condolences please visit www.hlmkfuneral.com. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.