Kenneth Duane Nollette, 66

November 28, 1954 - November 23, 2021

Juniata resident, Kenneth Duane Nollette, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton, NE, with his family by his side.

Services will be Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home in Hastings, Nebraska with Father Michael Zimmer officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date at the Nenzel Cemetery, in Nenzel, NE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Kenneth, son of Bernard and Darlene Nollette, was born November 28, 1954, in Gordon, Nebraska. Ken was born and raised in the Sandhills of Nebraska, attending school at Cody-Kilgore. After graduation, he began work for the US Meat and Animal Research Center where he met Kathy Sholtz and they married on August 23, 1975. Together they made a home in Guide Rock, NE then Juniata, NE where they raised their four daughters.

Ken was a cowboy. He spent his life working with cattle on various ranches in the Sandhills, their own dairy farm in Guide Rock, and with Gottsch Feedyards. He was passionate about horses, spending many happy times on trail rides with his girls, working cattle, and roping with friends. Later in life, Ken became an avid fisherman, finding peace on a quiet lake with a fishing pole. His pride and joy was his family, but especially his ten grandchildren who always brought light to his eyes.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents.


Wife: Kathy Nollette – Juniata, NE

Daughters & Spouses: Kimberly & Joe Gessler – Wichita, KS
Candice & Mike Dooley – Glenvil, NE
Crystal & Nic Douglas – Papillion, NE
Kendra & Travis Stratton – Doniphan, NE

Grandchildren: Jace Gessler
Amelia Gessler
Kate Gessler
Brooke Dooley
Kara Dooley
Cooper Dooley
Lexi Douglas
Bryson Douglas
Kollyns Stratton
Baby Boy Stratton

Siblings & Spouses: Patricia Flodman – Juniata, NE
Les Nollette – North Platte, NE
Brian & Betty Nollette – Hastings, NE
Bridget Schroeder – Burwell, NE
Susan & Kent Brill – Riverdale, NE