Douglas Chambers - March 25, 2010
?Douglas Win Chambers, 64, of Champion, peacefully passed away early Tuesday morning, March 16, 2010, at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial after a fierce battle with diabetes and cancer.
?Doug was born on Aug. 11, 1945 at the Imperial Community Hospital, the fourth of 11 children born to Montcalm A. and Faye M. (Smith) Chambers.
?He grew up on the family farm south of Champion, attending school at the Champion Grade School.
?Doug graduated from the Chase County High School in Imperial in 1963. He attended McCook Junior College, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and San Mateo College in San Mateo, Calif.
?Doug worked many years for United Airlines, before purchasing a bar in Englewood, Colo., where he met his wife, Shannon Owings.
?They moved to Champion in 1987. He was employed at Artistic Woodworking until his retirement in May 2008.
?He loved discussing politics and current events and could hold his own with the best of them.
?He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Brenda, brothers Sheridan (Chub) and Tim.
?Doug is survived by his wife, Shannon, of 26 years; brother, Mitch and wife, Janet, of Rio Linda, Calif.; sisters, Winona Kaye of Benkelman, Sandra Brunkhorst of Trenton, Kathy Samuelson of Lincoln, Monta Rae Graves of Champion, Janie Mullanix and husband, Dan, of Champion and Candy Schilke and husband, Dave, of Imperial; daughter, Darby, and husband, Arlo, of Imperial; son, Justin, of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Levi, Alexis and Brett Tropf of Imperial, Derrick Tropf and wife, Lindsey, of Kansas City, Mo., Holly Beckman and husband, Jared, of Grinnel, Kan., Allison of Austin, Texas; great grandchildren, Tamera, Logan and Brody, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 19, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the Champion Community Center, Champion, with Dan Heim officiating.
Prelude and postlude music was provided by Mrs. Jan Clark. Soloists included Dan Mullanix, Kim Silvester and Doug Samuelson.
Casketbearers were Josh Schilke, Kris Kressin, Monte Chambers, Nick Mullanix, Laurence Mullanix and Doug Samuelson.
Honorary casketbearers were Burton Beard, Loran Fine, Dicky Goddard, Dan Mullanix, Dave Schilke and Steve Jussel.
Interment followed at the Lakeview Cemetery, Champion.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.