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Delbert 'Butch' Nuss

Butch Nuss, 73.

Fellowship and sharing of memories will be from 5 - 9 p.m. Thursday, October 27th at the Giltner Community Center with a Celebration of Life Service at 6:00 p.m. Inurnment will be in the Giltner Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be emailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Delbert 'Butch' Eugene Nuss, the son of Delbert and Lois G. (Frerichs) Nuss was born on March 29, 1949 in Hastings, Nebraska.

Butch grew up in Giltner and graduated from Giltner High School in 1967. He worked at Case/New Holland where his career there spanned 37 years, retiring in 2004. For many years, Butch was the Mayor of Giltner. He also worked at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island for a time.

Butch married LaShara Huffman on April 7, 1974 at Giltner, Nebraska. They have three sons: Casey, Ryan and Cody. Butch and his wife LaShara were longtime owners of the Sit N Bull Saloon in Giltner. In 2018, they sold the business to enjoy retirement.

He loved to golf, skeet shooting and fishing. He was very active in community service and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Butch met daily for morning coffee with the "Dead Pecker Club".

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Nuss.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife LaShara; three sons, Casey H. Nuss & Michelle Haase, Ryan E. Nuss & Crystal Nuss and Cody D. Nuss & Roni Ward; grandchildren, Reagan Smith, Hailey Haase, Jake Haase, Landon Nuss, Dylan Voichahoske, Sidney Voichahoske, Owen Nuss, Jack Nuss, Ashton Ward and Annika Ward; sister, Judith E. (Joe) Holtzen of Colorado Springs, Colorado and several nieces, nephews, other family members and countless friends.

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