Earl was one of a kind...and loved by so many! We will miss him when we get together for family functions! Hugs to you all! We love you!
Earl Leroy Workman 72, of Shenandoah, IA died on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln, NE. Earl was born in Omaha, NE on July 19, 1946, to Earl and Ruth Workman. Earl spent most of his early years between Omaha, David City, and the Nebraska Panhandle.
Earl graduated high school in 1963 from David City High School and enlisted in the US Navy. Earl worked as an Aviation Storekeeper, Third Class and served aboard the USS Oriskany in Vietnam. Earl began a life of many careers utilizing his military experience and training to include: working for Caterpillar in Norfolk, NE and later relocating to Shenandoah, IA where he owned and operated Mr. Automotive, a parts store in Shenandoah, and later worked at Mt. Arbor Nursery. Earl decided to return to school where he obtained his Associates Degree in 1999. Earl worked until retirement at the Clarinda Correctional Center as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Earl had pride in his involvement with the Southwest Iowa Theatre where he participated in many performances. He enjoyed dancing, playing pool, golfing, cooking, animals, and had a love for the sunrise and sunsets from the naval ships on the ocean.
Earl is preceded in death by his parents Earl and Ruth Workman, two brothers James and PaulWorkman, and a sister Shirley Burch.
Earl is survived by brothers Kurt and Roy and sisters Alice and Jeannie; Marianne Straight-Workman a companion in marriage of Shenandoah, IA; his children Earl James Workman (Shelly) from Norfolk, NE, Jeffery Alan Patrick (Tara) from Scott Depot, WV; Stepchildren Marty Cason of Bay Point, CA, Kyle Workman and former wife Carrie Freeze of Lincoln, NE, Kraig Workman (Siri) of Lincoln, NE, Shannon Cason of Ankeny, IA, Mindy Collins (Ryan) of Sioux City, IA, Nichole Lensch (Tom) of Omaha, NE; grandchildren Cody Workman (Brittney) of Oakland, NE, Jordan Workman of Lyons, NE, Mandi, Hannah, Cody, Faith, Kelsi and Chloe of Scott Depot, WV, Taylor Cason of Bay Point, CA, Destini Youngblood (Shannon) of Lincolnton, NC, Colton Cason of Ankeny, IA, Tristan and Lincoln Collins of Sioux City, IA, Kinley and Jordyn Lensch of Omaha, NE, Skyler, Danica and Kolbe Workman of Lincoln, NE and Boston and Bode Workman of Lincoln, NE; great grandchildren Drae and Stryder Workman of Oakland, NE and Sutton Youngblood of Lincolnton, NC.
A Celebration of Life Visitation Service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Praying for comfort and peace for all.
Jon and Shannon Smith
I worked with Earl at one time years ago. I always respected him and I enjoyed talking with him. Earl was a very likeable person. Rest in Peace.
Rest In Peace Earl . You were always so kind to ask about my brothers health. You will be missed by many .
My name is Douglas Weber, I run the Fremont County Golf Course in Sidney Iowa. I have had the pleasure to know Earl the last 10 years. He loved golf and pool. Even though he has not golfed the last few years he stopped by frequently just to talk. It was about 10 days ago the last time I got to see him, he told me things were not getting better , but he was a fighter and I gave him a big hug and away he went. I will miss his great sense of humor. I will miss you my friend, until me meet again.