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Clarence Ernest Correll

Clarence Ernest Correll, 92 of Scottsbluff, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Heritage Estates. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Monument Bible Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Jake Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park with military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 pm at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association. Online condolences may be left at www.dugankramer.com. Clarence was born on December 7, 1927 in Wallace, Nebraska to Frank and Eva Maria (Whittaker) Correll. He attended country school southwest of Wallace through the 8th grade and High School at Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis, Nebraska, graduating in 1945. Clarence worked on ranches in the Sandhills prior to joining the U.S. Air Force. He attended basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, tech school at Lowry Field in Denver Colorado and was stationed at MacDill Field in Tampa, Florida and, on two occasions, at Ben Gulin Air Force Base in North Africa. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sargent. Clarence married Evelyn McClain on August 29, 1954. Clarence had five children: sons Denny, Tim and Brent and daughters Rox and Delight. After being discharged from the service, he again returned to ranch work and then worked for the State of Nebraska, Nebraska Brand Committee. He was Brand Inspector in Charge, living in Sidney until they moved to Gering in 1995. Clarence served on the State High School Rodeo Board, was a member of American Legion, a life member of Disabled Veterans, a member of the Elks Lodge and a life member of United States Team Ropers Championships Association. He was inducted into the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2016 and is a life member of Monument Bible Church. Clarence enjoyed spending time with his wife, Evelyn, team roping, playing golf and, best of all, spending time with his family. He and Evelyn enjoyed a trip with their son Denny on the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Clarence is survived by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn; children Denny (Joleen) Correll, Tim (Wendy) Correll, Brent (Dusty) Correll, Rox (Jack) Hinrichs and Delight (Brad) Harris; 27 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; brother Jim (Della) Correll and sister Evelyn “Sis” Daly; sisters-in-law Rita Correll and Lois Correll; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law LeRoy (Donna) Daly, Loretta Valentine, Nadean Chandler, Carolyn McClain and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn’s parents, Elmer & Eva McClain; brothers Rusty and Ted, and brothers-in-law Emory Daly, Roy McClain, Eddie McClain and Ollie Valentine.