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James J. "Joe" Hargreaves

James "Joe" Hargreaves, 86, of Sidney, NE, passed away on Thursday, October 26, at Western Nebraska Veterans home in Scottsbluff with his daughter by his side.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Light Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1345 Linden Street, Sidney, NE with Rev. Tom Waddell officiating.  Memorials in Joe's honor can be made in care of Nebraska Children's Home or Light Memorial Presbyterian Church. Friends may also visit to leave condolences and stories for the family. The services for Joe have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

James "Joe" Hargreaves was born on December 1, 1936, in Holly, CO to James J and Ruth L. Hargreaves.  He graduated from Holly High School in 1955.  He attended college until going to the Army 1958 – 1961.  He then worked in the Lumber Yard business his whole career for SA Foster Lumber Company in Chappell, Kimball & Sidney, NE. 


He married Alice Hutson and to this union they adopted three children, Chris, Nancy and Shane.  They later divorced.  He met and married his wife Sharon Wenger, on January 16, 1975, and added two children to the union, Tyler and Albert.   They made their home in Kimball, NE until 1988 when they moved to Sidney, NE.  Joe had many hobbies, including being a locksmith, fishing, puzzles of all kinds, was good with numbers, watched Nebraska Football on Saturday and Denver Broncos on Sunday, and loved his family but had an extra special love for his grandkids and attended as many of their activities as he could. 

James "Joe" is survived by his wife, Sharon, his children, Chris of Sebring, FL, Tyler (Abby) of, Mitchell, NE, Nancy (Todd) Rasnic of Gering, NE and Albert of Dix, NE.   Grandchildren Joseph (Katie) Rasnic, Windsor, CO, Jarron (Marisa) Rasnic, Geilenkirchen, Germany, Charlotte Hargreaves, Kearney, NE, Nathan & Sarah Hargreaves of Mitchell.   Great Granddaughters, Hayden, Hazel and Merci, and sister-in-law Bonnie Hargreaves of Dallas, TX. 

He was preceded in death by his son Shane, grandson Coltan, parents, first wife, sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Bill Hesse, and Brother Robert. 

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the Western Nebraska Veteran's Home Staff for their loving care of our father.


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