David E. Hora
David Eugene Hora, age 85 of Ringgold, NE, passed away Friday October 5, 2018 at Great Plains Health in North Platte.
Dave was born July 29, 1933 in North Platte to Vincent and Charlotte (Conger) Hora.
He grew up on the Hora homestead southwest of Ringgold. He attended country school at Ringgold and graduated from Stapleton Baker Rural High School with the Class of 1950.
He entered into a ranching partnership with his father and they continued to operate Hora & Hora until the time of his father’s death.
Dave married Jean A. Smith on September 26, 1964, in Climbing Hill, IA. The couple lived south of Ringgold where they worked together on the ranch and fed cattle. He continued to purchase cattle to feed up until the time of his death. He was a leather craftsman and along with braided items, he made several saddles and numerous western items.
He worked his entire life to support missionaries around the world and loved horses and working on the ranch. He attended Parkview Community Church of the Nazarene in North Platte.
Dave is survived by his sisters Charlotte (Don) Leeds of Kearney, NE and Mary (Byron) Eatinger of Thedford, NE; nephews Wayne (Roxanne) Eating-er of Thedford, NE, Dale (Linda) Eatinger of Cozad, NE, Wayne ( Marcia) Hora of Stapleton, NE and Tom (Roseanna) Burch of Ashland City, TN; nieces Donna (Robert) Cook of Ord, NE, Donita (Dan) Stewart of Lexington, NE, Marie (Cotton) Harrison of El Reno, OK, and Kathy (Rick) Grell of Sandy, UT; as well as several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Hora; parents Vincent and Charlotte Hora; brothers Francis “Frank” Hora and Thomas Hora, and infant brother, Norman Wayne.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice and online condolences may be shared at www.adams swanson.com.
Funeral services were held Wednesday October 10, 2018 at Parkview Community Church of the Nazarene in North Platte, with Pastor James Trippett officiating.
Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery near Thedford.
Adams and Swanson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Posted on Thu, October 25, 2018
by Marcia Hora