Lee Cundall


Lee Cundall, 95 of Ogallala passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.  

He was born on July 20, 1928, to Walter and Myrtle (Shillington) Cundall in Douglas.  He was raised on the main Cundall Ranch along the North Platte River east of Glendo.  In the early years, the family raised registered Herefords, in later years they transitioned to a yearling operation. Even though he wintered in Arizona, and lived in Nebraska in later years, he was a proud Wyoming Rancher.  When the Glendo Dam was built, it covered much of the original homestead and Lee’s family moved to the East part of the Ranch and continued ranching. 

Lee was one of the original Rural Fire Wardens when the county formed rural fire districts around Glendo and was on many rural fires over the years.

He was on the Glendo School Board for many years and was proud to be a leader in the community.

Lee enjoyed people and had many friends.  He enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, golfing, helping friends and neighbors, and spending time with his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. 

 He was always up for a good joke on his friends. Once even setting a trap for Santa but only catching his old black boot, much to the consternation of his sons.

Survivors include his wife Frances, of Ogallala children, Dan (Kathleen) Cundall, of Pinewood Springs, Colorado, Larry (Ruthie) Cundall of Douglas, Mark Cundall of Round Rock, Texas, and Robin (Rodger) Rankin of Ogallala.  4 Grandsons; Shane (Jaime) Cundall of Windsor, Colorado, Andy (Stef) Cole of Ogallala, Kyle (Shannon) Rankin of Omaha, Bryan (Yuri) Cole of Ogallala, 4 Granddaughters; Danielle (Jon Paul) Burden of Severance, Colorado, Angela (Ryan) Segelke of Minden, Nebraska, Elisabeth Jones of Kyle, Texas, Belle Cundall of Round Rock, Texas, and 13 great- grandchildren.  His Stepchildren; Kenneth (Nancy) Bruckner, Mike (Dianne) Bruckner, Lynn (Julie) Bruckner.  

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jean Cundall in 2007.  Also, his brother Glen, in 1998, and Sister Ruth, in 1968.  He would also say at the ripe age of 95, almost all of his old friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 7, 2023, with family meeting friends from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.  at Draucker Funeral Home Chapel, Ogallala, NE. 

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 8, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. at Draucker Funeral Home Chapel in Ogallala, Nebraska with Pastor Bobby Brueggeman of The Church of Christ of Ogallala, Nebraska, and Pastor Tim Millikin of the Circle G Cowboy Church of Glendo.

Interment will be in Ogallala Cemetery in Ogallala, Nebraska.

A Memorial has been established for Keith County EMS. 

Online condolences may be left at www.drauckerfh.com

The service will be live-streamed at www.drauckerfh.com.

Draucker Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.