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Plains Edition Obituaries for 6-19-10

Herschel Harrison Ansel, 82, of North Platte, died June 4, 2010, surrounded by his kids at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

He was born Dec. 4, 1927, to Herschel Manford and Hazel Mary (Harrison) Ansel at Elk City, Okla., where he grew up.

He graduated from high school in 1946 then worked in the oil fields in Oklahoma and ranched in Nebraska.

He served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 7, 1950, to Aug. 23, 1952, serving in Korea.

On Sept. 8, 1951, he married Patsy Ruth Ellzey at Elk City. After his discharge, they moved to North Platte in 1952, where they ranched and owned Ansel Feed Service.

In 1979, they moved to Lincoln, where he worked for “CF” Consolidated Freight Way. They returned to North Platte and retired in 1992.

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He was a member of the First Christian Church and a past member of the Odd Fellows in Tryon.

He loved working in his shop and yard and enjoyed taking his upholstery classes. Herschel never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend or a person in need. He also enjoyed sharing his witty sayings.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Kay (Larry) Schick of North Platte; two sons, Benjamin (Toni) Ansel of Roosevelt, Utah, and Patrick (Brenda) Ansel of Dumas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Staci, Katie, Andrea, Benji, Elisabeth, Nicole and James; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Jocelyn, Brylee, Garrison, and Emilee Ruth; a sister, Mary Ansel Roney of Albuquerque, N.M.; several nieces; nephews; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy, on May 8, 2010; and his parents.

Herschel Harrison Ansel, 82, of North Platte, died June 4, 2010, surrounded by his kids at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

He was born Dec. 4, 1927, to Herschel Manford and Hazel Mary (Harrison) Ansel at Elk City, Okla., where he grew up.

He graduated from high school in 1946 then worked in the oil fields in Oklahoma and ranched in Nebraska.

He served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 7, 1950, to Aug. 23, 1952, serving in Korea.

On Sept. 8, 1951, he married Patsy Ruth Ellzey at Elk City. After his discharge, they moved to North Platte in 1952, where they ranched and owned Ansel Feed Service.

In 1979, they moved to Lincoln, where he worked for “CF” Consolidated Freight Way. They returned to North Platte and retired in 1992.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and a past member of the Odd Fellows in Tryon.

He loved working in his shop and yard and enjoyed taking his upholstery classes. Herschel never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend or a person in need. He also enjoyed sharing his witty sayings.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Kay (Larry) Schick of North Platte; two sons, Benjamin (Toni) Ansel of Roosevelt, Utah, and Patrick (Brenda) Ansel of Dumas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Staci, Katie, Andrea, Benji, Elisabeth, Nicole and James; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Jocelyn, Brylee, Garrison, and Emilee Ruth; a sister, Mary Ansel Roney of Albuquerque, N.M.; several nieces; nephews; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy, on May 8, 2010; and his parents.

Herschel Harrison Ansel, 82, of North Platte, died June 4, 2010, surrounded by his kids at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

He was born Dec. 4, 1927, to Herschel Manford and Hazel Mary (Harrison) Ansel at Elk City, Okla., where he grew up.

He graduated from high school in 1946 then worked in the oil fields in Oklahoma and ranched in Nebraska.

He served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 7, 1950, to Aug. 23, 1952, serving in Korea.

On Sept. 8, 1951, he married Patsy Ruth Ellzey at Elk City. After his discharge, they moved to North Platte in 1952, where they ranched and owned Ansel Feed Service.

In 1979, they moved to Lincoln, where he worked for “CF” Consolidated Freight Way. They returned to North Platte and retired in 1992.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and a past member of the Odd Fellows in Tryon.

He loved working in his shop and yard and enjoyed taking his upholstery classes. Herschel never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend or a person in need. He also enjoyed sharing his witty sayings.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Kay (Larry) Schick of North Platte; two sons, Benjamin (Toni) Ansel of Roosevelt, Utah, and Patrick (Brenda) Ansel of Dumas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Staci, Katie, Andrea, Benji, Elisabeth, Nicole and James; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Jocelyn, Brylee, Garrison, and Emilee Ruth; a sister, Mary Ansel Roney of Albuquerque, N.M.; several nieces; nephews; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy, on May 8, 2010; and his parents.

Herschel Harrison Ansel, 82, of North Platte, died June 4, 2010, surrounded by his kids at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

He was born Dec. 4, 1927, to Herschel Manford and Hazel Mary (Harrison) Ansel at Elk City, Okla., where he grew up.

He graduated from high school in 1946 then worked in the oil fields in Oklahoma and ranched in Nebraska.

He served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 7, 1950, to Aug. 23, 1952, serving in Korea.

On Sept. 8, 1951, he married Patsy Ruth Ellzey at Elk City. After his discharge, they moved to North Platte in 1952, where they ranched and owned Ansel Feed Service.

In 1979, they moved to Lincoln, where he worked for “CF” Consolidated Freight Way. They returned to North Platte and retired in 1992.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and a past member of the Odd Fellows in Tryon.

He loved working in his shop and yard and enjoyed taking his upholstery classes. Herschel never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend or a person in need. He also enjoyed sharing his witty sayings.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Kay (Larry) Schick of North Platte; two sons, Benjamin (Toni) Ansel of Roosevelt, Utah, and Patrick (Brenda) Ansel of Dumas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Staci, Katie, Andrea, Benji, Elisabeth, Nicole and James; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Jocelyn, Brylee, Garrison, and Emilee Ruth; a sister, Mary Ansel Roney of Albuquerque, N.M.; several nieces; nephews; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy, on May 8, 2010; and his parents.

Herschel Harrison Ansel, 82, of North Platte, died June 4, 2010, surrounded by his kids at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

He was born Dec. 4, 1927, to Herschel Manford and Hazel Mary (Harrison) Ansel at Elk City, Okla., where he grew up.

He graduated from high school in 1946 then worked in the oil fields in Oklahoma and ranched in Nebraska.

He served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 7, 1950, to Aug. 23, 1952, serving in Korea.

On Sept. 8, 1951, he married Patsy Ruth Ellzey at Elk City. After his discharge, they moved to North Platte in 1952, where they ranched and owned Ansel Feed Service.

In 1979, they moved to Lincoln, where he worked for “CF” Consolidated Freight Way. They returned to North Platte and retired in 1992.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and a past member of the Odd Fellows in Tryon.

He loved working in his shop and yard and enjoyed taking his upholstery classes. Herschel never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend or a person in need. He also enjoyed sharing his witty sayings.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Kay (Larry) Schick of North Platte; two sons, Benjamin (Toni) Ansel of Roosevelt, Utah, and Patrick (Brenda) Ansel of Dumas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Staci, Katie, Andrea, Benji, Elisabeth, Nicole and James; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Jocelyn, Brylee, Garrison, and Emilee Ruth; a sister, Mary Ansel Roney of Albuquerque, N.M.; several nieces; nephews; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy, on May 8, 2010; and his parents.