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Lawrence W. “Butch” Eshleman II, 66, of rural Brady was called away peacefully, at his home, surrounded by family to his eternal father on March 29, 2014. Butch was born April 15, 1947 to Lawrence W. and Mary Louise Horne Eshleman in Ft. Lewis, WA.
Butch grew up in North Platte, NE graduating from North Platte High School in 1965. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1966, serving 3 years, 2 tours in Vietnam with the 51st Engineers A Company 589th Engineer Battalion. He was honorably discharged and returned to North Platte.
Butch worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in North Platte, Pocatello, Idaho and Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a carman for the Union Pacific for 20 years.
Butch loved to hunt, fish, play pool and weld. He could build anything. He spent many years hunting with friends in Eastern Colorado and most recently fishing at his cabin at the K-3 area of Lake McConaughy. He was a strong, courageous man with a great sense of humor who never gave up. He was a member of the VFW, Eagles and American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Brady; children, Greg Eshleman, Kelly (Derek) Brown, Heidi (Larry) Thramer all of North Platte, and Clint (Grace) Ingalls of Papillion; mother, Mary Eshleman of North Platte; sister, Cindy (Brad) Andreesen of Lincoln; grandchildren, Justin and Corey Eshleman, Breken Berlyn Brown, Myiah, Luke & Allie Thramer, and Madison Ingalls Yonker; a niece, Sarah (James) Regier of Lincoln; nephew, Cameron Andreesen of Seattle, WA; great-nephew, Owen Regier of Lincoln; numerous other family members; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents.
Memorials may be made in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor James McCrickard officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery with full Military Honors graveside. Reception following the ceremony at the Moose Lodge 1315 East 4th Street North Platte, Nebraska
Casual or camouflage dress is welcomed. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.