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Roy Littrel - February 16, 2013

Roy Myron Littrel was born June 30, 1934, in Imperial, Neb., to Ivan Henry and Lilly Pearl (Snyder) Littrel. He attended the first grade at Sunny Side School, south of Wauneta, Neb., and then second through twelfth grades at Wauneta Public Schools, graduating in 1953.
Roy married Shirley Ann Sinner on March 25, 1956, at her parents’ home in Wauneta. Roy and Shirley made their home on the Littrel family farm, five miles south of Hamlet, Neb., for several years before moving to a rented farm about five miles southwest of Palisade, Neb. The couple farmed near Palisade until making Wauneta their permanent home.
Roy farmed along with working on a road gang near Atwood, Kan. He was employed two winters placing river jacks in the Frenchman River. Roy worked for Emerson Schwenk, farming and feeding cattle before joining Wauneta Public Schools as head custodian. He worked for the school system for eight years before becoming disabled.
Roy enjoyed the out-of-doors: fishing, hunting, and gardening. Working wood on a lathe was a favorite hobby along with making fishing lures and weights with Shirley. He specially loved spending time with his boys and grandchildren.
Roy passed away, Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Madonna Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln, Neb. He was 78 years of age.
Survivors include:
Sons: Jamie Littrel and wife, Liz, of Lincoln, Neb.; Jerry Littrel and wife, Sharon, of Davenport, Neb.; Brent Littrel of Hastings, Neb.; and Troy Littrel of Wauneta, Neb.;
Seven grandchildren: Robert Littrel and wife, Kylene, of Thedford, Neb.; Tiffeny and husband, Israel Bentch, of North Aurora, Ill.; Shiloh Littrel and wife, Becky, of Falls City, Neb.; April Littrel of Lincoln, Neb.; Seth Littrel of Hastings, Neb.; Tanner Littrel of Hastings, Neb.; and Jenna (Littrel) Kulwicki of Hastings, Neb.;
11 great-grandchildren;
Sisters: Rosemary Darsa of Rockville, Md., and Virginia Krausnick of Benkelman, Neb.;
Brother: Virgil Littrel and wife, Connie, of Palisade, Neb.;
Sisters and brothers-in-law: Dorothy and husband, Leonard Frecks, of Elkhorn, Neb.; and Gloria and Lloyd Sinner of Wauneta.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley in 2012; and granddaughter, Ashley (Littrel) Kulwicki.
Memorial services for Roy Littrel will be held Saturday morning, March 2, 2013, 10:30 a.m. (MT) at the Liewer Funeral Home in Wauneta, with Randy Hayes officiating.
A private family inurnment will occur at a later date.
There will be no visitation, cremation was chosen.
A memorial has been established in Roy’s memory.
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of arrangements.