The Neligh-Oakdale wrestling community is pulling together in mourning and in honor of former coach Steve Jessen.
Jessen, 68, of Neligh, was a longtime teacher at Neligh-Oakdale and wrestling coach.
He died early Tuesday at UNMC due to complications of an infected heart valve, according to family members. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church and visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home.
Wrestling coach Gary Davis is asking all Neligh-Oakdale wrestlers and alumni, especially those from 1995 to 2006 to meet in Elmer Lindal Gymnasium prior to the funeral. The wrestlers are planning to attend the funeral as a team to honor Coach Jessen.
Jessen was a guidance counselor at Neligh-Oakdale from 1992-2010, after spending nearly 20 years at Osmond. He was a part of the Warrior wrestling coaching staff from 1995-2006.