Rolland Anson Closson, 84, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died February 16, 2021 at Kearney Regional Medical Center.
Rolland Anson (Herk) Closson was born February 19, 1936 to Anson & Gladys (True) Closson at Ewing, NE.
Rolland was involved in Golden Gloves and the rodeo. He enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday and served from 1954-1956. He was stationed in Korea & Japan.
Closson had a 12-year career in the rodeo, riding bareback, bulls and saddle broncs.
Herk attended Elkins Institute of Technology in Dallas, TX. He also held a first-class FCC license and had a career as an engineer for radio and television stations.
Rolland married Helen Marie McCuiston on September 16, 1967 in North Platte, NE. They raised three children: Rodney, Michael & Tammy and Helen's brother Marion.
Rolland is survived by his Children: Rodney (Jolene) Closson, of Newman Grove, and Mike (Lisa) Closson, of Norfolk; one daughter, Tammy (Randy) Sabin, of Gothenburg; two brother-in-laws, Marion McCuiston, who lived with the family and was considered a son, of Newman Grove, and Richie McCuiston, of North Platte; four sister in laws: Mary Jo (Russell) Closson of O'Neill, Terri (Michael) Duca, of North Platte, Jennifer McCuiston and Sandi Luckett, both of Huron, S.D. and 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends.
Preceding Rolland in death were his wife, Helen Closson, his parents, brother Russell Closson; and sister Viola Byers.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, February 25, 2021, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm.
Interment will take place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be given to the Rodeo Grounds.
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