Sidney “Sid” Bruce Harchelroad was born Sept. 25, 1960, in Imperial, Neb., to Gene B. and Wilva D. (Richards) Harchelroad. As a youngster, he grew up and attended school in Wauneta, graduating from Wauneta High School in 1979. Sid continued his education at Chadron State College, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1983. He was also a member of the Chadron State Eagles’ football team.
Sid returned to the family business (Harchelroad Motors) of Imperial and Wauneta after his college graduation, assisting his father, Gene, and brother, Brian, with ownership and operation.
Sid married Carol LaRae (Anderson) Weiss on Aug. 10, 1996, at their home on Enders Reservoir, where they resided until building a new home in Imperial in 2011.
Sid was a man of many talents and many friends. He was also very stubborn. Sid always had big ideas that when paired with his attention to detail and determination were always accomplished! He had many passions in his life. From early on, whatever he did, he gave it his all to be the best.
Sid ran track against the likes of Carl Lewis and held the receiving record for the Chadron State Eagles’ football team. He was a very accomplished and highly competitive athlete. Later in life, Sid developed a passion for auto racing and Corvettes.
He proudly donated his time to community improvement and helping others; including the Chadron State College Foundation, the Imperial Community Foundation and many other charities. He never missed the opportunity to give back.
Sid had many hobbies including auto collecting and racing, boating, golfing and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Sid touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
Sid passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. He was 57 years of age.
Survivors include, mother Wilva Harchelroad of Wauneta; wife Carol Harchelroad of Imperial; daughters Danielle (Levi) Rozga of Eagle, Colo.; Amanda (Cody) Jantz of Imperial; sons Dillon (Ashley) Harchelroad of Imperial, Dustin (Cyndi) Weiss of Imperial; seven grandchildren Beau Weiss, Norah Weiss, Hudson Rozga, Avery Jantz, Andy Jantz, Asher Weiss and Shane Jantz; brother Brian (Michelle) Harchelroad of Wauneta; sister Debra (Jim) Kemp of St. Louis, Mo., numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives.
Sid was preceded in death by his father, Gene.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Feb. 6, at the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating.
A celebration of life was also held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6 at the Wellington School Gym also in Imperial.
A memorial has been established to the Imperial Community Foundation Fund, P.O. Box 1281, Imperial, NE 69033.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.