Dennis "Panhead" D. Mues

Born: Tue., Mar. 6, 1951
Died: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018


10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 13, 2018
Location: Lockenour-Jones Mortuary

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
Location: Lockenour-Jones Mortuary

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Dennis Duane Mues, of Cambridge, passed away at Tri Valley Health Systems on December 7th, 2018, at the age of 67 years, 9 months, and 1 day.


Dennis was born March 6th 1951 at Fort Riley, Kansas to Donald and Marjorie (Oakham) Mues. He attended several schools, as was common for a military family. He graduated high school from Bartley High School with the class of 1969.

Dennis was united in marriage to Glenda Rae Brooks June 5th, 1970. To this union were born 3 sons, and 1 daughter.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Donald.

Dennis is survived by his mother, Marjorie, of Boise, Id; his wife, Glenda, of Cambridge, Ne;

three sons, Darren and wife Tami, of Holdrege, Ne; Dallas and wife Kimberly, of Bartley, Ne; Dustin and wife Jen, of Culbertson, Ne; one daughter, Mysti and husband Daniel Killough, of Holdrege, Ne; one brother; four sisters; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

He started working at a young age at the Cambridge Alfalfa Mill. He then worked as a Lineman in Ransom, Kansas, before returning to Nebraska to work for the Co-Op in Cambridge. He also worked as a Mechanic for Budke Motors in McCook, and Burton Well Drilling in Bartley, before starting Mues Well Service in 1986 where he continued until being forced to stop due to declining health in 2014. When confined to home, he avoided boredom by spending much of his time keeping busy with his grandchildren, as well as his many art projects. Several earned ribbons and awards at competitions.

Dennis enjoyed all things outdoors. Many days and nights were spent hunting and fishing. If you knew him, you were aware no wild animal was safe from the family dining table. He also enjoyed trapping, and took great pride in selling his furs. He was a modern day mountain man. The entire family would pack up for black powder mountain man rendezvous. He was an exceptional marksman. There were a few shooting competitions that Dennis would take pride hearing people proclaim they almost didn’t want to compete if there was no chance of getting a trophy because the Mues Clan was shooting. Dennis also taught many young individuals as a hunter's safety instructor for many years. Other times you might have found Dennis doing some amateur archeology as he enjoyed walking fields after a fresh rain looking for arrowheads.

Another source of pride for Dennis was the Mues family farm. He watched his grandpa Rudolph’s hard work, his uncle Ken continued that work until his ailing health prevented it. It was at this time that Dennis took over the Mues farm. Even as his health was failing you could find Dennis working the fields.

Dennis loved motorcycles from a young age. Motorcycling had been in the family for generations. He even met his future wife on a motorcycle when he “ran out of gas” and pulled into Glenda’s parents house with his current girlfriend on the back. He and Glenda took many vacations on the motorcycles with Gene, Sue, and Lyle. He took great pride in his beloved 1963 Panhead, (his Grandfather's Harley). He rode it to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for many years and made many great friends along the way. Curt & Susie Kelly were on many of those excursions to the Black Hills. He rode the old Panhead on the 1000

plus mile journey to Boise Idaho for his father’s funeral. He enjoyed poker runs with the Zoo Crew and was proud of the money they had raised for so many people in need. He and his trusty sidekick “Dino” the duck would go nearly anywhere together on the old Pan.

One thing about Dennis that everyone will agree with, is that there was the wrong way, the right way, and then there was Dennis’ way. His way wasn’t wrong, but it most likely wasn’t the easy way either. It also wasn’t the fastest way. Anyone who had ever shot a gun in a competition against him will attest to that. If it was worth doing, it was worth taking your time to do it right.

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"Zippy" & Rene Kimball
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
Panhead was definitely one of kind and will be missed by many.

Bruce Mues
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
Saddened to hear of Dennis' passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family during this time of mourning.

Bruce & Virginia Mues

Dena Wilson
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Trapper .

Dena Wilson
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018


Dena Wilson
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018

RAYS OF SUMMER SUNSHINE was sent by Rich .

Donna and Phil Harr
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Mysti, Dallas and Kim (and family)
Our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May he RIP.

Kent & Robin Brown
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
We are saddened in the passing of Den and send our most heartfelt condolences. We are holding you all close in our thoughts and prayers and may the love of God, family and friends help you during this most difficult time! Memories.....precious memories will help ease some of the pain.
We love you all!
Kent & Robin

Mike and Georgia Sexton
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Dennis - Panhead was a really awesome person with a smile that he shared with many. He will be so deeply missed. May God bring your hearts and comfort during this time of loss. We are truly sorry for your loss.

Mike and Georgia Sexton

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