Eldon F. Cozad was born on September 16, 1920 to Grace (Simms) and Bert Cozad in Merna, NE. After 97 years, Eldon departed this earth and joined Harriett, his wife of 65 years, on October 3, 2017. In 1939, Eldon graduated from Wood Lake High School. He married Harriett Simons of Sparks, NE, on June 3, 1943 in Valentine, NE. Twin boys, John E. and James F. Cozad, were born on February 25, 1945.