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Darel  Francis  Gilkeson
     Darel Francis Gilkeson, 100, of Sutherland, died Mar. 13, at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte. Darel was born May 11, 1912, at Ashland to Denniston F. and Edna Alpha Ramsey Gilkeson.
     The family moved to Wheatland, Wyo. for a short time before moving to Sutherland in 1918. He graduated from Sutherland High School in 1931 and then started farming in the Sutherland area. When he retired in 1996 he moved off the farm and into town.
     Darel was a very honest and responsible person. At the age of 16, he took care of his family because his father was ill. When times were tough during the Depression, the family lost their home and lived in a neighbor''s chicken coop. Darel also took care of his mother for 10 years with his sister, Mabel. He and Mabel had lived together their entire lives.
     Darel was a good man and enjoyed hunting. Darel was a member of the Sutherland Odd Fellows Lodge where he received his 30 year pin.
     Darel is survived by his sister, Mabel Gilkeson, of Sutherland; other family including his nephews, Ron (Cary) Sherman and Roger (Kathy) Sherman, all of Missouri; and many friends including Hope and Joe Reyes.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Cora Sherman.
     Memorials are suggested to the Sutherland High School Football Program.
     Cremation was chosen. A graveside memorial service was at 11:30 a.m. Mar. 16, in the North Platte Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Odean Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
 
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 3/20/2013
 
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