Obituary Record

Harry G. Hancock
Died on 4/17/2002
Buried in Kennard Cemetery

Published in the Enterprise April 19, 2002


Harry G. Hancock, 82, of Fremont, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Arbor Manor in Fremont.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont, with the Rev. Stephen Pike officiating. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 19, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The United States flag will be folded and presented to the family by members of the Fremont Honor Guard of V.F.W. Post No. 854 and American Legion Post No. 20. Interment will be in the Kennard Cemetery.

Harry G. Hancock was born June 19, 1919, in Luray, Kan., to John and Dessie (Hurd) Hancock. He moved with his family to Fremont at the age of four. He was a 1936 graduated of Fremont High School. He was employed by Hinky-Dinky grocery stores in Fremont and Wahoo.

On March 31, 1940, he married Phylis Casey in Fremont.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from Nov. 30, 1943 to Jan. 4, 1946, and served in the Pacific theater. He worked for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad for 34 years at Gregory and Wood, S.D., Morse Bluff, Niobrara, Stanton and Blair. He retired in 1980 and returned to Fremont in 1989.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 20 of Fremont, Valley View Golf Club at Fremont, former member of the Volunteer Fire Departments of Niobrara, Stanton, Fremont, and Wood, S.D.

He is survived by his wife, Phylis; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Gladys Hancock of Missouri Valley, Iowa, two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo and Vic Albracht of Platte City, MO, and Cindy and Sam Bedke of North Platte, 11 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, two sisters, and one granddaughter.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

~~~Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Association; newspaper clippings on file at the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska

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Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 4/19/2002