DENNIS ‘DENNY’ LOCKARD
Dennis “Denny” Lowell Lockard, 81, of Stella, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Lincoln.
Denny was born Nov. 11, 1934 in Shubert, Nebraska to Dewey and Iva (Curry) Lockard. Dennis grew up in Stella where he attended grade school. He graduated from Stella High School with the class of 1953. While in high school, Dennis was active in athletics competing in football, basketball, and track.
On Sept. 21, 1958, Dennis was united in marriage to Vivian “Darlene” McIntire. To this union four children, Dennise, Dennette, Dennis, and Darren were born. The couple raised their family in Stella where Denny worked various jobs before he took over “Lockard Service” in 1968. Denny operated the business for over 40 years before retiring. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Denny was an avid “Huskers” fan that loved whatever sport was competing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Darlene, and brothers: J.D., George (Dorthy), and Byford (Loretta) Lockard.
Denny is survived by his loving children: Dennise (Lonnie) Reimer, Dennette Wheeler (Rick Gilbertson), Dennis (Derinda) Lockard, and Darren Lockard (Wendy Hemmer); eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister-in-law Nellie Lee Lockard of Stella; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the Stella Community Church in Stella, with Pastor Bill Stearns officiating.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, August 26 26, 2016, at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Stella Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the family’s choice with a later designation.