Darrel Holbrook

Darrel Ray "Skip" Holbrook

Tuesday, March 2nd, 1948 - Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Darrel R. “Skip” Holbrook, 71 of Cozad passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Cozad Community Hospital. A Celebration of Skip’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 2 at the BPOE Lodge #2550, 820 Avenue J, Cozad, NE 69130.
Darrel Rae Holbrook was born March 2, 1948 in Holdrege, Nebraska to Edwin M. Holbrook and Amalia Molly (Strackbein) Holbrook. He attended school in Lexington. Skip married Patricia Joan Schultz on June 3, 1966 in Lexington, NE and to this union were born three children, Angela Marie, Amalia Ann and Simon Peter. Skip worked with his father-in-law at the Shultz Dairy for many years delivering milk. He later worked at the hay mill and Price’s Tree service. Skip also helped with a moving service and delivered shrouds to the laundry service.
Skip enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, being a bouncer at the Blue Lounge, watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers and especially loved scratching lottery tickets.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Amalia; brother Dave “Stoney” Holbrook and ex-wife Patricia Joan Schultz Holbrook Pickering.
Skip is survived by his children Angela Coble and husband Adam of Funk, NE, Amalia Halouska and husband Ed of Sterling, CO and Simon “Rocky” Holbrook and wife Angie of Willow Island, NE; grandchildren Zachary Schwarz and wife Stacey, Jeffery Schwarz, Kamron Coble, Gregory Coble, Mackenzie Coble, Jacob Halouska and wife Robyn, Joshua Halouska, Victoria Koeller and husband Vincent, Alexandrea Halouska, David Garza and wife Ashley, Neatasha Owens and husband Brandon, Julie Garza, Pracilla Huertas and husband Brandon, Quintel Holbrook, Natalya Holbrook and Patricia Holbrook; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by sister Kathy Holbrook and brothers Gene Holbrook and wife Bonnie, Mick Holbrook and wife Jean and Paul Holbrook.
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    Monday, March 2nd, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Monday, March 2nd, 2020 6:00pm
    BPOE Lodge #2550
    820 Avenue J
    COZAD, NE 69130
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    BPOE Lodge #2550, 820 Avenue J, Cozad, NE 69130.


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James Callahan

Posted at 08:13pm
Gonna miss good Ol Skip I spent many weekends hunting and fishing with him and Pete our lives may have went in separate directions and we didn't keep in touch but I wanna say thanks for all the memories especially the Bow Hunting Adventures wich 30 years later is still my #1 passion!! My sincere condolences go out to Angie ,Molly,and Pete know i am thinking of you all during this difficult time! Sincerely your friend James Callahan

Lloyd & Ginny Gordon

Posted at 06:35pm
Buddy and I spent many weekends playing cards with Skip and Patty many years ago. Skip helped move us to Sidney for our first pastorate and would not take any money for the move. So sorry for the family’s loss. Bud & Ginny Gordon, Colorado Springs.

Tom Nelson

Posted at 12:37pm
From all of us at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Dad
Thank you for allowing us to help you.

Amalia A Halouska Posted at 11:49am

You're welcome! Thank you for all your help and kind words at this difficult time

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