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Scott A. Fernau

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Scott Allen Fernau, 49, of O'Neill, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at his home in O'Neill.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.

Memorials may be made to his family for future designation.

Scott Allen Cristoffersen was born Oct. 15, 1972 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Allen and Connie (Hokanson) Cristoffersen. He attended elementary school in Chadron and Crawford. 

Scott changed his last name to Fernau after moving to O'Neill with his mother and father Steve Fernau. He graduated from O'Neill High School in 1990, where he excelled in football. After high school, Scott attended University of Nebraska-Kearney for two years.

In 1995, Scott married Denise Rupert forming a family with her son Joey. Scott and Joey loved to hunt and fish with Grandpa Steve. Scott and Denise later divorced.

Scott worked at Christensen Farms for over 15 years, then he worked for Olson Industries for around 10 years. In recent years, Scott worked at Casey's in O'Neill where he appreciated his interactions with the customers.

Scott enjoyed cooking and watching the Denver Broncos and the New York Mets. He was an avid collector of baseball cards and sports memorabilia, collecting many throughout the years.

Scott is survived by his father Steve Fernau of Atkinson, grandmother Darlene Nissen and several aunts, uncles, neighbors and coworkers.

He was preceded in death by his mother Connie Fernau in 2020, paternal grandfather Lyle Fernau, paternal grandfather Dale Christofferson and maternal grandparents Alvern and Ruth Hokanson.            


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