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Craig A. Schuessler

Craig Arthur Schuessler, age 62 of Potter, NE passed away in Potter on Monday, September 25, 2023. The family will celebrate his life with a private service to be followed by a reception on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from noon to 2:00 P.M. at the Gehrig-Stitt Event Center, 1212 10th Ave, Sidney, NE. Services will be recorded.

Donations can be sent to High West Energy, Attn: Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 519, Pine Bluffs, WY 82082. The family requests notes or special memories be sent to the memorial page:

You may view Craig's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Craig's care and funeral arrangements.

Craig was born on August 17, 1961 to Harold and Bonnie (Groshans) Schuessler in Sidney, NE. After graduating from Potter High-School in 1979 he proudly went on to attend an apprenticeship program where he would become a lineman at Rural Electric Association later to be named High West Energy. He retired from High West Energy in 2021 after 37 years of service.

Craig wed Rhonda Halligan in 1981 and they had three children: Shala and husband Kevin Hartmann, Tyler and wife Kandis Schuessler and Brittney and husband Jeffrey Clement. They became foster parents to numerous children and adopted three: Kelsey Schuessler, AnnaLeigh Schuessler, and Fedalina Schuessler.

Craig was a force of nature, determined to provide for the family. Family meant more to Craig than anything else in the world. He also served the community by volunteering as a fire fighter and EMT. Craig would do anything for anyone.

You could often find him golfing, hunting or camping at lakes. He enjoyed get-togethers, socializing, telling stories and making people laugh.

He was preceded in death by his father Harold Schuessler and his brother Eugene Schuessler.

He is survived by his children, and his four grandchildren: Karley and Landon Schuessler, Kennedy Hartmann and Lennon Clement; his mother Bonnie Schuessler and his sisters Colleen and husband Marvin Coufal and Cheryl and husband Robin Baldwin.


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