Donald Dean Karash, age 89, formerly of Arapahoe, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the Brookstone Gardens Nursing Home in Kearney, Nebraska. Don “Sonny” was born on November 25th, 1932 to Ted and Virgie (Brooks) Karash near Arapahoe, Nebraska.
Don grew up in the Arapahoe area and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1950. He joined the Army in 1953 and served until 1955, then entering the Army Reserves from 1955 to 1961. He was employed by the Bureau of Reclamation from 1956 to 1961, then he went into farming until his retirement in 2003.
Don married Dolores Stagemeyer on March 31, 1955. They had three daughters, Janet, Julie, and Joann. They made their home on the farm south of Arapahoe. Don loved the farm life, he was proud of the Hereford and Angus cattle that he raised and grew wheat, milo, and corn on the family farm. There were always many dogs and horses on the farm. After his retirement he was always yearning to return to the ritual of the spring planting and calving season. He missed the farm life.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dolores, daughters Janet Harrold, and Julie Burge, sister Jean Wright, brother-in-law Darrol Wright.
He is survived by his daughter Joann (Randy) Humston of Kearney, Nebraska, grandsons; Jamie (Jessica) Harrold of Wilcox, Nebraska, Garrett Humston of Lincoln, Nebraska, great-grandchildren; Jadon, Reese, Jax, and Jett Harrold, brother; Ron (Mary) Karash of Grant, Nebraska, son-in-law: Tom Harrold of Holdrege, Nebraska, nephews Tim (Beatrice) Wright of Erie, Colorado, Sam (Sujinan) Karash of St. Cloud, Florida, niece Jessica (Mason) Leonard of Lakeside, Nebraska and many great nieces and nephews and numerous family and friends.