Clifford W. "Cliff" Underwood, 72


Clifford W. “Cliff” Underwood, 72, of Doniphan, NE, passed away suddenly on December 3, 2020, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island, NE, with family at his side.  Public visitation will be Wednesday, December 9, 2020, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Curran Funeral Chapel.  Rev. Scott Evans will officiate a private family service and interment following at Cedar View Cemetery in Doniphan, NE.  CDC recommended guidelines will be followed at the visitation and funeral service.  Masks will be required.  Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.      


Cliff was born April 4, 1948, the only son of Donald and Beulah (Golgert) Underwood.   

A lifelong resident of Doniphan, Cliff graduated from Doniphan High School as the salutatorian of his class. As a young man, he excelled in academics, school activities, and high school sports.  He loved scouting and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church.  He continued his education at Kearney State College, appearing on the dean’s list most semesters. 


After graduation, he returned to Doniphan to work at Agricultural Services, Inc., for 19 years and was instrumental in the startup of Aurora Cooperative in Doniphan and worked there as general manager for 29 years until his retirement. He was active in the community and served on the Volunteer Fire Department and was a First Responder.  


He married Sherrie Rahn on December 24, 1987 in Grand Island, NE.  They made their home at Amick Acres.  As a couple, they loved traveling, often making several trips a year. Like his parents, Cliff was an avid gardener. He was a fan of all sports, especially Nebraska Football and Women’s Volleyball.  


He is survived by his wife Sherrie, her daughter, Tiffany (Craig) Carmin of Grand Island, and grandchildren, Cadey, Asher, and Brooklynn.  He will be missed by many cousins and dear friends. 


He is preceded in death by his parents, and a stepson Nicky Reznikov. 


Memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later date.  


You are encouraged to sign Cliff’s guestbook at under his obituary. 

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