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James Ray Dugan

February 3, 1974 ~ September 30, 2020 (age 46)


James Ray Dugan, 46 of Greeley, died on September 30, 2020 at CHI Health - St. Francis in Grand Island.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley, Nebraska.  Father Antony Thekkekara will be presiding.  Interment will be in the O’Connor Cemetery in Greeley County.  Visitation will be from 2-6 P.M. on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley, Nebraska.  A Rosary will follow at 6:00 P.M. at the church.  CDC guidelines will be followed and masks will be required.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. 

James was born on February 3, 1974 in Ord, Nebraska to Thomas and Lollie (Wibbels) Dugan.  He received his education at Wolbach & Greeley Public Schools graduating from Greeley in 1992.  He graduated from Milford Southeast College with a degree in Diesel Mechanics.   James married his high school sweetheart, Stacy Hurlburt on June 8, 1996 in Greeley, Nebraska.  They were a couple for almost 30 years and had 2 children, Ryley & Allyson, who were the center of their world.  The couple made their first home in Grand Island, then moved to Wolbach. When their children started school, the family moved to Greeley.  James was a service manager for Nebraska Truck Center for over 25 years.  He worked for Meritor for 5 years and recently started with the State of Nebraska Department of Transportation.  He farmed his entire life.  When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed hunting coyote, elk, & deer.  The family enjoyed going on trips and spending time at the lake.  His greatest enjoyment in life was his children and he loved going to their sporting events, other activities & adventures. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Stacy Dugan of Greeley; children, Ryley Dugan of Central City & Allyson Dugan of Greeley; father, Tom (Maureen) of Greeley; sisters & brothers-in-law, Melody (Jess) Kucera of Halliday, ND, Cherie (Kevin) Faulkner of Holden, Maine; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Jody (Mike) Whalen of Kearney & Nikki (Moses) Campos of Grand Island; nieces & nephews, Adalyn & Lainey Kucera, Sam & Savanah Faulkner, Dylon, Kelsie, Brock, & Colton Leslie, Mack Roach, Trew, Shylea & Briella Campos.  James is also survived by a grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, & friends. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lollie Dugan; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Dennis “Coach” & Kathy Hurlburt; & grandparents.





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October 4, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Greeley, Nebraska)

Mass of Christian Burial
October 5, 2020

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Greeley, Nebraska)

October 5, 2020

11:30 AM
O'Connor Cemetery
Greeley County
O'Connor, NE 68842

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