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05/26/2019 - Bert Ivan Schoettger Jr.

A military honor ceremony for Bert Ivan Schoettger Jr. will be at Fort Logan, CO at a later date.

A celebration of Bert's life will be at the home of his sisters, 801 East Third Street in Oshkosh, NE from 1:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

A memorial has been established, and donations may be sent to the donor's choice.

Bert entered into eternal rest on April 28, 2019 in Santa Fe, NM. He was born on March 6, 1951 in Rushville, NE, the fifth child born to Bert Sr. and Helene (Usher) Schoettger. He attended elementary and junior high school in Rushville before the family moved to Chadron in 1965, where he graduated from Chadron High with the class of 1969.

Following graduation, Bert enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1971. Bert lived the majority of his life in Colorado where he worked in sales for home improvements. On February 25, 1995, he married Lisa Treadway and they made their home in Denver. Bert was an avid Bronco fan and loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. Bert and Lisa retired to Lake McConaughy and enjoyed spending winters in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

Bert was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church and the Eagles Aerie in Oshkosh, NE. Even in failing health, Bert's humor, wit, and love of music never failed to comfort loved ones. Survivors include love of his life Lisa of 24 years; sisters Bonnie McKee and Mary Bules of Oshkosh, NE; nephews and nieces Scott (Trish) Schoettger of Overland Park, KS, Kim Schoettger of Corvallis, OR, Leslie McKee of Nashville, TN, Monica McKee Brown of Salina, KS, Shawn (Bridget) McKee of Fort Collins, CO, and Elias (Cara) Bules of Minden, NE; great-nephews and great-nieces Max Schoettger of Chicago, IL, Callyne Brown (Nick), Cayson Brown and Cooper Brown, all of Salina, KS, Delaney McKee, Aidan McKee and Darby McKee, all of Fort Collins, CO, and Brenna Bules, Aubree Bules and Landon Bules, all of Minden, NE, and Ben Schoettger of Corvallis, OR.

Bert's family was very precious to him and he loved being a part of their lives.

Bert was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, a nephew, and a great-nephew.

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