Obituary Record

Charles Lockhart
Died on 4/27/2008


Published in The Enterprise, May 2, 2008



Charles Lockhart, 94, of Tekamah, died April 27, 2008 in Tekamah.

Charles “Yockey” Lockhart was born Feb. 2, 1914 in Decatur to Dudley and Retta Lockhart.

As a young man, he was a standout football player and track athlete at Tekamah High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, helping to build the Al-Can Highway. Upon his return from the service, he was a 37-year-employee of the Burt County Public Power District.

He will be remembered for his quick wit and humor, warm smile and care and concern for all. A sports enthusiast at heart and an avid Oklahoma Sooner fan, he would fly his Sooner flag proudly on Saturday afternoons while he donned his Oklahoma cap and T-shirt to watch the game. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother; a compassionate friend and a cheerful soul who made the world a better place and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Katherine; daughters, Mary Miklas of Des Moines, Iowa; Bobbi Jo Lockhart of Omaha; two grandsons; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice and Ronald Ericksen of Omaha; Helen and Norman Madsen of Blair; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Keith palmer of Tekamah and Jim and Lola Gibbs of Kearney; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edgar and Sam; sisters, Ann Williams, Hazel Winslade, Agnes Farris, Mae Palmer; sister-in-law, Winona Ryan; brother-in-law, James Ryan.

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 5/2/2008