Emmitt J Harmel
March 3, 2004 - August 28, 2022

Emmitt J Harmel

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Emmitt J. Harmel, age 18, of Fremont
Died Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Methodist Fremont Health

Emmitt was born March 3, 2004 in Fremont to Nicholas J. Harmel and A.J. Sawtelle. He was raised in Fremont. Emmitt loved the Dallas Cowboys, his dog Banjo but he loved spending time working on vehicles especially his truck. While in school he loved doing track. Emmitt graduated in 2022 and for the last six months he had been working at Structural Components in Fremont.

Mother - A.J. (Jon Lulow) Sawtelle of Fremont
Siblings - Macy and Mia Sawtelle, Drayk Lulow
Grandparents - Allen and Joan Sawtelle of Fremont
Denny Harmel of Fremont
Aunts - Amanda and Angie Sawtelle
Holly Irving
Melissa Prendergast
nieces, nephews and cousins

Emmitt was preceded in death by his father Nick in 2020 and grandfather Bob Harmel.

There is no viewing but the family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. The memorial service will be 10:30am, Thursday, September 1, 2022 at First Lutheran Church in Fremont. The Rev. Duane Miller and Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Family present 6-8pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Memorial Service
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Ludvigsen Mortuary
1249 East 23rd Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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Memorial Cemetery
800 West 23rd Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Trish Dunaway
    Emmett was a hard worker. He's been through a lot. He was taking way to early. He had so much potential and I know he had a lot to offer. I will hold his family and friends in my heart. So sorry for your loss.
  2. Tara Hill
    A.J I'm so sorry my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult devastating time.
  3. Christina Mcdunn
    A.J I am so sorry for your loss.
  4. Dan and Kathy Wiesen
    We are so sorry to hear this news. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Dan and Kathy Wiesen
  5. Harold R Sawtelle
    Al and Joan, we are so sorry for your loss, May he Rest in Peace!
    Harold and Jan Sawtelle
  6. Erin Wiesen
    AJ, Denny, Holly, and Melissa - I'm so very saddened to learn of Emmitt's passing. Brayden has fond memories of playing with Austin and Emmitt at Holly's daycare with back in the day. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
  7. Mary Granger
    Denny, Holly, Melissa,

    I'm so sorry to hear about Emmitt. Loved teasing that boy, with no words ever returned; just that great smile! Hoping wonderful memories can make you all smile too! Hugs and prayers.

    Mary G
  8. Kevin & Betsy Hulett
    Denny Harmel and Family:

    We are so very sorry for your loss and for all those that knew and loved Emmitt. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort, as your memories of time shared together live on.

    With healing prayers,
    Kevin and Betsy Hulett
  9. Judi & Duane McKenzie
    We are so saddened about the news of such a fine young man being taken from this world way too early. Although, we don't really know AJ well, we do know the grandparents Allan and Joan Sawtelle. We were sitting by Allan when he received the call about the accident and had to leave. So very sad, a young man with so much future ahead of him.
    Our sympathies to all of the family. Sending Prayers and Hugs your way for strength to get through the long days ahead.
    Judi & Duane McKenzie
  10. Pastor Mark and Caryl Grorud
    Dear AJ, Joan, Al, and family:

    We are so sorry to hear of the death of your son and grandson Emmitt. We are sad with you in these days. The loss of a child is a different kind of loss. It surprises us, and leaves us feeling helpless. It is a grief that lingers in moments you least expect. But in the midst of all of that, there is hope and grace. Emmitt is loved by God, now and always. Without any doubt. Remembering that, and then remembering all the love and joy that you shared with him can lift our spirits. Remember all those good times that were shared, and remember the love of God that surrounds you always. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Pastor Mark and Caryl Grorud
  11. Joani and Greg Rump
    Joan and Al Sawtelle family, we are saddened to hear of the loss of your grandson Emmitt. He was taken way too soon.
    I remember him as a toddler, when his mom called him by name Emmitt, it melted my heart as my dad’s name was Emmett.
    Our sincere condolences are with your family, you are all in our prayers.
    Joani and Greg Rump
  12. Karen Schultz Scriven
    Al, Joan and Family. So sorry to hear about your grandson. Prayers to all of you.
  13. Barb & Dave Christiansen
    Al & Joan,
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your grandson, Emmitt. So tragic & well, we’re at a loss for words. Just know we are thinking of you during this tragic time. Sending hugs & prayers to the entire Sawtelle & Harmel families. God bless.

    Barb & Dave Christiansen

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