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Michael David Hartsough

October 16, 1977 — April 7, 2024

Michael David Hartsough, 46, of Ogallala, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

Born on October 16, 1977, in Denver, Colorado, to Rex J. and Mary Ann (King) Hartsough, Michael grew up in the Denver area, embracing Colorado's natural beauty, a passion that defined his life.

In 2008, Michael made Ogallala his home, where he continued to nurture his deep connection with the outdoors. Whether he was mowing lawns, assisting an electrician, or immersing himself in landscaping projects, Michael found joy in spending every minute he could outdoors. His love for nature was paralleled by his fondness for animals. Michael's gentle spirit made him an animal magnet. He was also a person who respected and cared deeply for people from all walks of life, often extending kindness and humor in unexpected ways.

Michael's garden was his sanctuary, where he could spend entire days nurturing the plants and observing the different bugs and animals, typically capturing the beauty through the camera lens. Michael was also an avid fisherman in earlier years.

Michael's legacy of kindness, laughter, and an unwavering love for the natural world leaves an indelible mark on those who knew him.

Michael is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents. Survivors include his parents, Rex (Mary Ann) Hartsough; sisters, Michelle Hartsough of Littleton, CO, and Kristina Kleewein of Roxborough, CO; niece, Caden Kleewein; and numerous other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Keith & Arthur County Food Pantry, PO Box 13, Ogallala, NE. 69153. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at

A private family service will be held at a later date to celebrate Michael's life.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is assisting the Hartsough family.

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