Donald Hughan, 79, of Shelton died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island.
Graveside services were held at 2 pm on Saturday, June 2nd, at the Greeley County Cemetery with Pastor Mark Randolph officiating.
Donald was born February 28, 1933, in Plains, Kansas to William and Berdie (Youngs) Hughan.
On April 2, 1961, he married Ione “Tootie” F. Eckhoff in Tribune, Kansas. She preceded him in death October 25, 2008.
Survivors include his son, Walter “Tinker” Hughan and his girlfriend, Angie Stewart, of Lexington; grandsons, Anthony, Matthew and Evan; sisters, Lora Cox of Plains, Loretta Stone of Tribune and Rene Rutherford of Lindsborg, Kansas; and brother, Darrell Hughan of Satanta, Kansas.
He grew up and received his education at Plains and Tribune. He entered the US Navy on December 11, 1952, served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged on April 21, 1960.
He and Tootie lived in several towns in Kansas. They moved to Gibbon in 1974 and then to Shelton in 1975. He was employed by Ag Services and the Turkey Plant in Gibbon and did various odd jobs.
He enjoyed rodeo, reading, watching, football, NASCAR and being with family.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister, William, Dolar, Sandy, Melvin, Marvin, Joy and Agnes.
Memorials are suggested to the Shelton Fire Department or to the family.