Harvey Stout

September 26, 2018

NIOBRARA — Services for Harvey Stout, 80, Bloomfield, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Niobrara Lutheran Church in Niobrara. The Rev. Martha Atkins will officiate with burial in L’Eau Qui Court Cemetery in Niobrara. Military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4834, American Legion Post 224, Army National Guard Honor Guard and American Legion Riders.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Niobrara.

He died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk.


Harvey Clifford Stout, son of Clifford E. and Julia (Halvorsen) Stout, was born Aug. 17, 1938, in Knox County. He attended Kemma and Pleasant Hill rural schools in Knox County and graduated in 1957 from Niobrara High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 until 1963.

Harvey was united in marriage to Opal Behrens on May 8, 1965, at Christ Lutheran Church in rural Columbus. They were blessed with four children: Kristi, Cheryl, Lori and Kay.

Harvey spent nearly 50 years farming, tending to his crops and caring for his livestock. He was always willing to help out anyone in need, especially his neighbors.

Harvey was baptized into the Lutheran faith and was a member of Niobrara Lutheran Church. He loved spending time with his family, both immediate and extended. Harvey especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. His friends and Army buddies held a special place in his heart.

Harvey is survived by his spouse, Opal of Bloomfield; his children, Kristi (Tom) German of Holstein, Iowa, Cheryl (Nick) Saylor of Yankton, Lori (Kevin) Thomas and Kay Krivolavek, all of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren: Morgan (Garion), Daniel, and Grace German, Joshua, Abigail, and Juliana Saylor, Vincent and Kennedy Thomas, and Jada, Maddox, and Greyson Krivolavek; and a brother, David (Laurie) Stout of Niobrara.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Julia Stout; and a sister and brother-in-law, Eileen and Leon Anders.

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