Albert "Roger" Hebbert, 87, of Ogallala, formerly of Ashby, NE passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2022 at the Ogallala Community Hospital in Ogallala NE.
Albert Roger Hebbert was born on March 30th, 1935, in Alliance, Nebraska, to Albert and Ima (Shepard) Hebbert. He grew up, worked and attended grade school in the Sandhills, and earned his high school degree in 1952 from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis. He worked construction and farm jobs in the Wallace area for the next four years.
In 1957, Roger enlisted in the Army and became a member of the 101st Airborne. He was classified as a “Rigger”. On one of their jumps, the light turned red and he was unsure if the jumpmaster said “no!”, or “go!”, but in his words, “it was too late, I was out the door”. In 1959, Roger was honorably discharged from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and hitchhiked back to the Sandhills. Roger married Glenda Bertha Bennett on April 17th, 1960. To this union four children were born: Lisa, stillborn daughter Joyce, Steven, and Shawn. Roger worked for and eventually went into partnership with his father Albert, and together they operated Hebbert Well Drilling. After selling the business in 1976, Roger returned to his love of ranching.
Glenda passed away in 1969, and twenty years later, Roger moved to Rist Canyon, Colorado, and married Bonnie Cope. During that time, he drove a delivery truck for Office Depot until his retirement. Bonnie passed in 2018, and Roger returned to Nebraska in 2019, living in Ogallala until he passed away on November 2nd, 2022, at Ogallala Community Hospital.
Nothing was more important to Roger than his family and making sure they lived life, as he did, to the fullest. He kept his sense of humor no matter the circumstances, and ensured that his family followed his lead in maintaining a relationship with Christ. He loved a good horse, a strong cup of coffee (preferably boiled on the stove), and two fingers of whiskey over four cubes of ice.
Roger was preceded in death by his wives Glenda and Bonnie, infant daughter Joyce, son Steve, parents Albert and Ima Hebbert, brothers Mose and Gene, and sister Pinky Clemens. Roger is survived by his daughter Lisa (Tracy) Spencer of Dixon, SD, son Shawn (Cindy) Hebbert of Keystone, NE, daughter-in-law Kelly Hebbert of North Dakota, grandsons Brady (Scout) Hebbert of Mullen, NE, Mark (Danielle) Hebbert of Hastings, NE, Scott (Morgan) Hebbert of Kearney, NE, Taylor Spencer of Mullen, NE, Drew (Sadie) Spencer of Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, granddaughter Caitlin (Josh) Redden of Chadron, NE, brother Gary (Charlene) Hebbert of New Mexico, sister-in-law Merla Hebbert and brother-in-law Jerome Clemens, twelve great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 8th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Ashby Congregational Church in Ashby, NE.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 2:00 pm at the Ashby Congregational Church, in Ashby, NE, with Rev. Albert Bader, of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ogallala officiating.
Interment will be in the Hyannis Cemetery.
Memorials have been established to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ogallala and the Grant County Ambulance Squad, Hyannis, NE.
Online condolences can be given at www.drauckerfh.com. Services will be Live Streamed from www.drauckerfh.com
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala has been entrusted with arrangements
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