Howard Allen Deisley, the son of Lois (White) and Stephen Roy Deisley, was born January 23, 1945 at Red Cloud, Nebraska. He departed this life on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at his home in Red Cloud at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 4 days.
Howard received his formal education beginning school at Riverton and then graduated from the Red Cloud High School with the class of 1964. He excelled in football and continued his athletic and academic pursuits at Chadron State College.
He was united in marriage with Leah Lynn Niblo on September 19, 1964 at Red Cloud. This union was blessed with three children, Sam, Bill and Leslee. As he was raising their family Howard volunteered as a 4-h Leader. In his youth he was also a District Golden Gloves champion. Howard was employed for a time with Yost Pack in Red Cloud and then worked throughout the United States with various companies as a heavy equipment operator. He was involved with the deactivation the Titan II missile sites for the government, which began in 1982. A big part of Howard’s heart and passion always remained with the farm and he especially loved working with his horses and his mules, John and Molly. Howard was driven by a strong work ethic and was happiest when he was busy working with his family.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Lois and Steve Deisley; and four brothers, Roger, Larry, Virgil “Shorty” and Doug Deisley.
Surviving are Leah Lynn Deisley of Red Cloud; their children, Sam, Leslee and Bill Deisley; grandchildren, Lane, Josee, Jake, Cody and Dayna; brothers, Gale Deisley and wife, Linda, and Mike Deisley; nieces, nephews, other relatives and his many friends.
Services were Monday, 10:30 am, November 1, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with Rev. Dale Thiele officiating. Interment was at the Red Cloud Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Mary Lanning Hospice.
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
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