Harlan Drain

Harlan E. Drain

Sunday, September 20th, 1936 - Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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Harlan E. Drain
Harlan E. Drain, 83, of Sidney, NE and formerly of Benkelman, NE passed away at home on December 24, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, December 30, 2019 in the St. Joesph’s Catholic Church in Benkelman with Father Matthew Eickhoff officiating. Burial will follow in the Benkelman Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney on Sunday from 3-5:00 P.M. with Rosary Services at 5:00 at the funeral home with Father Mike McDermott officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in Harlan’s name to Sloan Estates for outdoor landscaping. You may view Harlan’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Harlan’s care and funeral arrangements.
Harlan was born in Culbertson, NE to George and Marion (Fassler) Drain, and was the youngest of four children. He grew up on a farm south of Trenton, NE. He married Francita Frank and lived in Arvada, CO where they raised four children of their own, Tamela, Loree, Jana, and Jeff Drain.
Harlan never knew a stranger and loved to visit with whomever he would happen to encounter. He loved old vehicles and was proud of his own pickup collection.
Harlan worked at Coors Brewery in Golden, CO for twenty years. He owned multiple businesses upon returning to Nebraska including F&H Liquors in Benkelman, 10th Street Carwash and Sidney Glass in Sidney, NE. Harlan enjoyed his six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Harlan is preceded in death by his parents; George and Marion Drain, his sister; Ardis, his brother; Ron, and granddaughter; Adrienne.
He is survived by his wife; Fran, his children; Tamela Williams, Loree Silva, Jana Bloedorn, and Jeff Drain, his sister; Patsy Pettera of McCook, NE.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Gehrig-Stitt Chapel
    1140 10th Avenue
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A Rosary Service will be held at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel in Sidney, NE on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 5:00 with Father Mike McDermott officiating.
  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Joesph's Catholic Church
    817 Cheyenne St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Matthew Eickhoff
  • Interment

    Benkelman Cemetery


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Mary Zogelman

Posted at 12:16pm
Deepest sympathy to you all !! Thinking of you in our thoughts and prayers!! I will have a mass said for
Harlan -may the perpetual light shine upon him!!Mary Jane Zogelman and family

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Posted at 12:00pm
Such great memories with my favorite uncle. So sorry we can't be there. So sorry for your loss. Love, Debi and Rusty
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