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Jaron "Jay" L. Hormann

September 4, 1979 — January 7, 2024

Odell, NE

Jaron "Jay" L. Hormann, 44, of Odell, NE, died January 7, 2024, at the Beatrice Community Hospital.

A visitation was held Friday, January 12, at Kinsley Mortuary from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church northeast of Hanover.  Rev. Rocky Mease officiated.  Kathy Pralle was the organist, and the soloists were David Heuer and Wayne Kruse.  Music included “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”, “It Is Well” and the congregation sang “On Eagle’s Wings.”

The pallbearers were Justin Kruse, Matt Duis, Craig Heuer, Thomas Gesin, Sean Powell and Josh Snellings.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Jaron was born in Marysville on September 4, 1979 to Wilbur and Lynette (Heuer) Hormann.  Work started at an early age, helping on the farm and later working for Travalong and Landoll’s.  Jay married Amanda Andelt on July 25, 2008 and they later divorced.

In 2009, he realized his dream job by obtaining his CDL license and becoming a trucker.  

Something he has wanted since early childhood.  His first job was for Tom Duis and Duis Trucking.  The friendship formed there remained throughout his life. 

He went on to work for various companies, often accompanied by his son, Aaron, who went with him long before he went to preschool.  Many summer vacations and school breaks were spent traveling from one coast to the other.  Jay’s travels took him to all but two continental states.

When he had downtime, he enjoyed cooking, especially grilling and smoking meats.  Anyone lucky enough to be around at mealtime was always welcome to stay and were in for a delicious meal. His steaks, ribs and chicken were awesome! 

Jay’s life centered around his son.  The two shared a bond not found in every parent-child relationship.  A common love of classic pickup trucks, open roads, classic rock and all things trucking, tightened that bond.

As all  his friends know, Jay had the biggest, most loving heart.  If anyone was in need, he was ready to help.  His love carried through to animals.  A stray could always have a home, even temporarily, with him.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Laverne and Opal Hormann and Walter and Elnora Heuer; brother, Jesse Hormann; and uncles, Charles Heuer in infancy and Jerry Heuer.

Survivors include his parents; son, Aaron Hormann; aunts and uncles, Kathy and Harley Kruse, Arvilla and Gilbert Throm and Galen and Julie Hormann, all of Marysville and Nancy Heuer, Hanover; and cousins and friends.

That big loving heart and soul left this world much too early!  Fly high, dear soul, fly high!

A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later.  Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary, 1006 Broadway, Marysville, KS 66508.

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