Celebration of Life Services for Howard L. Gaughenbaugh will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Republican City United Methodist Church in Republican City, Nebraska. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
Due to health concerns, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic; current CDC and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for Faith-Based Services will be followed. The Gaughenbaugh family sincerely encourages each person to make their decision whether to attend Howard’s services based on the best interest of your health, and that of your community.
Howard Lee Gaughenbaugh, 61 years of age, of Republican City, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020, at his home in Republican City. Howard was born on December 1, 1958, at Fairbury, Nebraska, the younger of two sons, of Frank and Charlotte Ann (Boyd) Gaughenbaugh. Howard received his education from Fairbury Public Schools and graduated from Fairbury High School, with the class of 1977. He pursued higher education in Lincoln, Nebraska and enrolled in trade school classes.
On November 11, 1986, Howard was united in marriage to Teresa Sabala and the couple made their home in Alliance, Nebraska. To this union one daughter, Tara, was born. The couple later divorced; in 2004, Howard began to make his home in Republican City. He owned and operated Steamaway Cleaning in Republican City.
Howard loved to fish; and also enjoyed anything with a motor, especially drag racing and hot rods.
He was a member of the Republican City United Methodist Church and the NRA.
Howard was preceded in death by; his parents; brother, George Gaughenbaugh; nephew, Toby Scheuler; and brother-in-law, Timothy Hoppe.
Howard leaves to celebrate his life: his daughter, Tara Schultz and her husband, Zach of North Platte, Nebraska; one granddaughter, Rhiannon; brother, Bruce Gaughenbaugh and his wife, Diane of Pueblo, Colorado; sister, Sharon Hoppe of Sterling, Colorado; along with nephews; extended family; and many friends.
The family is honoring his wish for cremation. There will be no viewing or visitation.
A memorial has been established in Howard’s honor and will be designated to the Republican City United Methodist Church.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma is in charge of the arrangements.