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Clyde Jeffers - July 07, 2011


Clyde William Jeffers of Haxtun died at Memorial Health Center in Sidney, Neb. on July 7, 2011 at the age of 92.

Funeral services were scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Fairfield Covenant Church near Haxtun with Pastor Doug Birky officiating. Military graveside honors were to follow in the Haxtun Cemetery.

Clyde was born along with his twin brother, Clinton, on April 9, 1919 in Merrill, Iowa to Bill and Vera Jeffers. In 1921 the family moved to Haxtun. They attended school in Haxtun and graduated in 1937.

On Nov. 2, 1941, Clyde married Mildred Skold at the Fairfield Covenant Church. In 1942 Clyde decided to join the Army Air Force and eventually left to fight in World War II while his wife was pregnant with their first child.

When he returned to the United States he met his 2-year-old son, Kenneth. The couple then had two more children, Darwin and Brent. He and Mildred raised their sons on the family homestead where he farmed until his retirement.

In 1992, his wife of 51 years, Mildred, died. He married Margie Fulscher in 1995.

Clyde is preceded in death by his parents and siblings; wife, Mildred; and son, Kenneth.

He is survived by his wife, Margie Jeffers of Holyoke; sons, Darwin Jeffers and wife Ellie of Haxtun and Brent Jeffers and wife Patty of Sidney; grandchildren, Corinna Crussell of Sterling, Bill Jeffers of Evanston, Wyo., Kim Ellison of Denver, Greg Jeffers of Denver, Brenda Otteman of Johnstown, Sharon Seger of Fleming, Joe Jeffers and Jon Jeffers of Sidney; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made in Clyde’s name to Fairfield Covenant Church in care of the family.

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service of Sidney was in charge of Clyde’s care and funeral arrangements.