OVFD Honorary Members

To become an honorary members of the OVFD, one must serve for ten or more years. It is only through personal dedication to the department that one is able to obtain this status. The Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department thanks these individuals for their service.

Name Years Active Time on Department
Ove Jensen 3/1941 - 3/1951 10 Yrs
Clifford Oelschlager 11/1943 - 1/1954 10 Yrs, 2 Mo
Donald Christensen 2/1945 - 4/1956 11 Yrs, 2 Mo
Dean Runyon 2/1946 - 8/1956 10 Yrs, 6 Mo
Don Harris 9/1946 - 2/1957 10 Yrs, 5 Mo
William Tillinghast 8/1946 - 10/1957 11 Yrs, 2 Mo
Warren Davison 12/1941 - 4/1948 16 Yrs, 5 Mo
Ray Martin 10/1947 - 8/1958 10 Yrs, 10 Mo
Virgil Bunch 6/1930 - 8/1960 30 Yrs, 2 Mo
Robert Smolczyk 2/1937 - 6/1962 25 Yrs, 4 Mo
Dale Walker 5/1950 - 9/1963 13 Yrs, 4 Mo
Jack Stone 4/1947 - 4/1965 18 Yrs
Dale Westerbuhr 6/1951 - 11/1967 16 Yrs, 5 Mo
Roy Darling 10/1957 - 8/1968 10 Yrs, 10 Mo
Jack Martin 3/1954 - 12/1968 14 Yrs, 9 Mo
Nial Wray 3/1942 - 1/1969 26 Yrs, 9 Mo
Reinhardt Karlin 9/1942 - 2/1969 26 Yrs, 5 Mo
Elmer Mehl 3/1959 - 3/1969 10 Yrs
Leland Mercer 1/1943 - 4/1970 27 Yrs, 3 Mo
Theodore Sutton 7/1945 - 8/1970 25 Yrs, 1 Mo
Bernard Tillinghast 3/1961 - 4/1971 10 Yrs, 1 Mo
Calvin Mathews 4/1962 - 1/1973 10 Yrs, 8 Mo
Clinton McQueen Killed in the Line of Duty July 28, 1975
Frank Tillinghast 3/1950 - 9/1975 24 Yrs, 7 Mo
Hugh Severns 6/1943 - 1/1978 34 Yrs, 7 Mo
John Hilderbrand 5/1929 - 1/1978 49 Ys, 5 Mo
Arnold Draucker 7/1951 - 3/1978 26 Yrs, 8 Mo
Charles Hilderbrand 3/1952 - 3/1979 27 Yrs
Don Trosper 6/1962 - 5/1979 16 Yrs, 11 Mo
Wendell Sneddeker 5/1968 - 12/1979 11 Yrs, 7 Mo
Lawrence Koenig 2/1966 - 1/1980 13 Yrs, 11 Mo
Jack Lanigan 10/1948 - 7/1980 31 Yrs, 9 Mo
Dean Bassett 1/1965 - 4/1982 17 Yrs, 3 Mo
Richard Davison 8/1972 - 9/1983 11 Yrs, 1 Mo
Marion Walburn 2/1965 - 8/1984 19 Yrs, 6 Mo
Loren Tilton 5/1971 - 9/1984 19 yrs, 6 Mo
Marvin Law Posthumous 4 Yrs 2 Mo
Craig Fenstermacher 5/1975 - 3/1987 13 Yrs
George Edwards 6/1978 - 5/1989 10 Yrs, 11 Mo
Joseph Jara 5/1980 - 3/1991 10 Yrs, 10 Mo
Jack Green 6/1970 - 12/1984
1/1989 - 9/1991
17 Yrs, 2 Mo
Mike Davison 4/1977 - 2/1992 14 Yrs, 10 Mo
Virgil Beavers 1/1970 - 9/1992 22 Yrs, 8 Mo
Myron Berry 4/1960 - 10/1992 32 Yrs, 6 Mo
Deb Benner
7 Yrs, 8 Mo
Walter Vath 7/1963 - 1/1993 29 Yrs, 6 Mo
Ray Ballard 7/1965 - 5/1993 27 Yrs, 10 Mo
Kenneth Knoepfel 12/1984 - 7/1994
Presently on department
10 Yrs, 7 Mo
Dan Adams
9 Yrs, 6 Mo
Don Wiest 5/1957 - 11/1994 37 Yrs, 7 Mo
Michael Berry, Jr 6/1980 - 1/1995 14 Yrs, 6 Mo
Rick Niles 7/1977 - 2/1995 18 Yrs, 5 Mo
Francis Hood 1/1964 - 4/1995 31 Yrs, 4 Mo
Richard Bacon 12/1950 - 10/1995 44 Yrs, 11 Mo
Paul Seitler 12/1981 - 7/1997 15 Yrs, 7 Mo
Jay Towell 1/1989 - 9/1999 10 Yrs, 8 Mo
Ron Bang 12/1988 - 12/1999 11 Yrs
Robert Darnell 6/1967 - 9/2000 33 Yrs, 3 Mo
Burt Cyrus 10/1991 - 1/2002 10 Yrs, 4 Mo
Rusty Beaman 3/1983 - 3/2003 20 Yrs
Dion Neumiller 2/1993 - 2/2003 10 Yrs
Wm. Jack Riner 9/1964 - 6/2004 39 Yrs, 9 Mo
Kevin Block 9/1964 - 6/2004 39 Yrs, 9 Mo
Buck Bassett 3/1963 - 5/2006 43 Yrs, 2 Mo
Gary Schrack 7/1980 - 6/2006 25 Yrs, 11 Mo
Eric Troxel 6/1996 - 9/2006 10 Yrs, 5 Mo
Darlene Garcia 10/1987 - 4/2007 20 Yrs, 6 Mo
Tim Frates 5/1989 - 4/2007 17 Yrs, 11 Mo
Larry Garrelts 5/1967 - 12/2007 39 Yrs, 7 Mo
William Fortune 12/1994 - 3/2010 15 Yrs, 3 Mo
Kevin Klockman 6/1994 - 7/2010 16 Yrs, 1 Mo
Rodger Shelburne 9/1960 - 9/2010 50 Yrs
Joe Peters 12/1980 - 7/1984
5/2004 - 5/2010
10 Yrs



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Chief Dell Simmerman

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Ogallala, Nebraska 69153
Phone: 308.284.4553
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