Bill Schleuning

January 4, 1961 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 61)


Billy Dale Schleuning Jr. peacefully passed away January 16, 2022, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Services will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 1:00 PM, at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron. There will be an intimate get together in Scottsbluff at another time to reminisce and remember Billy. Memorial cans be made to the family for later designation. Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.


Billy was born in Dodge City, KS to Bill Sr. and Judy Schleuning on January 4, 1961. His family later moved to Scottsbluff, Nebraska where he attended Scottsbluff High School, graduating in 1979. In 1987, her married Bernice Anderson and together they welcomed two sons, Jacob and Jerrad. He enjoyed spending time with them camping and fishing. He never missed a weekend attending Jerrad’s motocross. He was his number one fan, sponsor, and mechanic along with his brother Jake. Billy began his career at BNSF and later moved to UPRR where he worked until retirement. He also worked several years at Masek Golf Cars. Later in life he met and married the love of his life, Rhonda Hollrah, on May 10, 2014. They enjoyed the outdoors, four wheeling, and riding motorcycles. Billy never missed a year in Sturgis. Some of his favorite pastimes were cheering on the New England Patriots, NASCAR, eating his favorite Mexican food, and spending time with his sweet puppy, Hallie Peno. Billy had a close relationship with his cousin Shannon who is also fighting cancer. They had been greatly supportive of each other’s struggles.


His close friend Paul will be taking Billy on his last motorcycle ride into the sunset. He will be greatly missed and never forgot.


Billy is survived by his wife, Rhonda; parents, Judy Schleuning and Bill Sr. (Sylvia) Schleuning; sons: Jacob (Amber) Schleuning and Jerrad Schleuning; step son, Dillon McGannon; grandchildren: Bayleigh, Rylee, and Dawson; father-in-law Roger Hollrah; Sister-in-law Debbie (Mike) Sheldon; Brother-in-law Randy Hollrah; Uncles: Rick and Larry Schleuning; Aunt Jeanne (Ron) Shaffer; Aunt Peggy (Rick) Marshall; close cousin Shannon Elwell; special friend Paul Stroup; his dog Hallie; and many other close friends and extended family.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Gene and Betty Schleuning, Ivan and Jane Gross; Mother-in-law Barbara Hollrah; Aunts: Sonja Schleuning Barnes and Bonnie Schleuning Finney; Uncle Don Schleuning and Cousin Rebecca Dreiling

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Memorial Service
January 29, 2022

1:00 PM
Chamberlain Chapel - Chadron
1700 Hwy 20
Chadron, NE 69337

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