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Richard Holmquist

April 2, 1928 — October 7, 2021

Funeral Services for Richard Lee Holmquist of Chadron, Nebraska will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska. Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron, Nebraska.

Richard Holmquist of Chadron, Nebraska, passed away in Chadron, NE, on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Chadron Community Hospital, in Chadron, NE.  He was 93 years of age.

Richard was born April 2, 1928, to Walter and Pearl (Olson) Holmquist at rural Wausa, NE.  He was baptized and confirmed at Mission Covenant Church in Wausa.  He graduated from Wausa High School in 1945, and attended Wayne State College, in Wayne, NE.

Richard and Mary Ann Huttmann were united in marriage at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, NE., on May 11, 1952. They were blessed with two sons, Curtis Lee and Steven Craig.  They lived in Wausa for five years, where Richard worked in the construction business with two of his uncles.  They also lived in Plattsmouth, NE, and Fairfield, NE, where he was employed by Chicago Lumber Company. In 1963, they moved to Ravenna, NE, where he became Assistant Manager at Chicago Lumber Company, in Ravenna, and then became Manager in 1988.  He retired December 31, 1993.

Richard served on the Ravenna Public Schools board of education, Chamber of Commerce, and church board at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Upon retiring, he continued to golf, and enjoyed attending his five grandchildren's activities throughout the state of Nebraska.

Richard is survived by his two sons, Curtis (Mary) Holmquist of Chadron, NE; and Steve (Lisa) Holmquist of Lincoln, NE; five grandchildren, Dionne Holmquist of Chadron, NE; Courtney (Craig) Stewart of Chadron, NE; Collin (Alicia) Holmquist of Omaha, NE; Alec Holmquist of Boulder, CO, and Laurel (Miles) Grigsby of Overland Park, Kansas; and three great-grandchildren, Rocco Stewart of Chadron, NE; and Rosie Holmquist and Wells Holmquist of Omaha, NE.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and twin sisters, Ardis Claussen, and Arlis Koehler.

A memorial has been established Ravenna Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ravenna Senior Center, and Raveena Golf Club and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO BOX 970, CHADRON, NE 69337.

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Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Chamberlain Chapel - Chadron

1700 US-20, Chadron, NE 69337

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