On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Howard Dale Einspahr passed away at the age of 76 at the Regent Park Nursing and Rehabilitation & Carriage House in Holyoke, Colorado.
Howard was born on October 9, 1943 in Sterling, Colorado to Emial and Ruth Einspahr of Haxtun Co. He completed his primary and secondary education at Haxtun Public School in Haxtun. After high school, he attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO where he studied agriculture.
On June 4, 1967, Howard married Lila Mae Earl in Sterling, CO. He then whisked his bride off to Norfolk, NE when he began his career in the fertilizer business then to Tilden, Nebraska as a fertilizer manager at Gulf Oil and farming. In 1976, he moved to Bartlett and helped build the Coash fertilizer plant as manager and continued farming. He managed Coash until 1992 when he moved back to Holyoke, Colorado to work at Atkins Motors in Haxtun. He worked there until 1998. Throughout his life, he enjoyed farming and watching the corn grow and investigating equipment to barter. His last adventure was Old Man Haying with Chuck Dvorak in Haxtun Co. He also raised hogs and cattle but more recently he could be found with his horse, Delilah.
When Howard’s four children and nine grandchildren were visiting, you could see him with a big grin as he was watching and teasing them. He loved to hunt, motorcycle, and spend time with his family and friends.
Howard is survived by his wife, Lila, his sister, Jeaneatte (Larry) Augenstein of Colorado Springs, CO; brothers, Gordon (Sheila), of Montrose, CO; Wilbur (Alice) Ramey of Haxtun, CO, Larry (Barb) Ramey of Mill Creek, WA and brother-in-law, Lawrence Logan of Montrose, CO, four children: Kimberly Scarborough of Bartlett, NE, Krystal (Rick) Casto of Grand Island, NE, Karla Regier (Morris Carpenter) of Douglas Wyoming, and Kurtis (Kritter) of Dickinson, ND and nine grandchildren, Sadie (Taran) Hilker of Holdredge, NE, Hallie Casto of Ogalala, NE, Anthony Casto (Shelby Wall) of Grand Island, NE, Ryan (Paula) Dygert of Grand Island, NE, Channa Dygert of Kansas, Brett (Jordan) Regier of Hyannis, NE, Breanna Regier of Rapid City, SD, Adeline Regier (Justin Vorderstrasse) of Fairbury, NE, Tallon Regier (Mary Britt) of Hay Springs, NE, and seven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and two very close friends, Chuck Dvorak and Tim Regier.
Howard is preceded in death by his parents, Emial and Ruth (Feusz) Einspahr and stepmother Evelyn (Ramey), sister Phyllis Logan and brother Arthur Ramey and his chocolate lab, Remmie.
Celebration of Life will be held on September 7 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Haxtun Community Center Haxtun Co. Burial will be at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, Keya Paha County, Springview, NE.
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