Dwaine Most - February 12, 2010
Dwaine Most, 76, lifetime Keith County farmer, died Feb. 12, 2010 at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala, Neb.
Dwaine was born at the home of his parents, Fred William and Elizabeth Fredericka (Blomenkamp) Most on April 11, 1933.
He received his education at District 22 rural school through the eighth grade.
He was baptized on Oct. 8, 1933 by Rev. R.E. Blau at St. John’s Lutheran Church, southeast of Ogallala. On May 5, 1946 he was confirmed into the Lutheran faith at St. John’s Church by the Rev. G.H. Boehnke.
After Dwaine graduated from Ogallala High School in 1950 he farmed and ranched with his dad. He and his brothers Ronald and Keneth formed the name of Most Brothers Farm and worked together until they retired.
Dwaine was united in marriage to Charlotte Mae Sexson on March 1, 1953 in the Grant Methodist Church. To this union three children were born.
Dwaine served in several capacities in the church including Elder, President, and Trustee. He volunteered in many ways through the years, including helping with the installation of the elevator in the church.
He was a member and president of the Keith County Farm Bureau and member and president of the Keith County Ag Society for more than 33 years during which time the indoor arena and the exhibit hall were built at the fairgrounds.
Dwaine was a member and president of the Keith County Coop Association for many years and was on the school board of District 7. In 1968 he became a member of the Nebraska Flying Farmers and Ranchers and served all the offices of the chapter as well as being chosen Man of the Year, and also received the hospitality award.
Dwaine studied and became a radiologic monitor for Keith County, working with the fire department. At one time he built many citizens band radios which were used during emergencies, and as a member of the Trails End CB Club worked to help organize the Keith County Fair parade.
After Dwaine received his private pilot’s license he spent many hours flying the pastures in the J-3 Cub, and taking many trips in the Cherokee 180 with the International Flying Farmer members.
He also printed the newsletter for the group, helped sponsor the Junior Flight Contest for kids at convention and helped sponsor the ice cream social each year.
His hobbies included smoking meat for many occasions including the Keith County Fair and the Perkins County Fair and he enjoyed making candy for Christmas gifts. He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s many school activities and functions.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother Keneth Lee Most.
Survivors include his wife Charlotte Most of Ogallala; two daughters Marcia and husband Ted Barnhill of Ogallala and Kamie and husband Scott Wise of Lawrence, Kan.; and one son Dennis and wife Loyce Most of Ogallala; one sister Harreette and husband Richard Kurkowski of Grant, Neb.; and one brother Ronald and wife Kathleen Most of Ogallala; one sister-in-law Carol Most of Ogallala; nine grandchildren: Jaret and wife Lora Barnhill, Jason and wife Erin Barnhill, JoLynn Barnhill; Melissa, Tyrel, and Cody Most, Nicholas and wife Mackenzie Young; Michelle and husband Drew Peterson, and Marshall Miller; two great-granddaughters: Kastyn Young and Jalie Barnhill.
The funeral service was Monday, Feb. 15, at St. John’s Lutheran Church southeast of Ogallala with Rev. Robert Pierce officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Interment was in St. Johns Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.drauckerfh.com
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala was in charge of arrangements.