Michael Lee Plourd of North Platte, age 72, died on Friday, November 6th, 2015 at Great Plains Health.
Michael was born on October 10th, 1943 in McCook, Nebraska, to Maude Plourd (Johnson) and Alfred Matthew Plourd. He was 2nd youngest among 10 children.
Michael married Donna Josephine Mary Hrnchir on February 12th, 1972 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Lakewood, Colorado.
Michael graduated from McCook High School in 1962. After high school, he joined the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1965. After the Air Force, he did sheetmetal for many years and then worked at Union Pacific Railroad for 17 years.
Mike was a jokester, an antique auto enthusiast, a handyman who could fix just about anything, but most of all a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his grandkids and taking them to Cody Park to feed the ducks. He also enjoyed meeting his friend Richard for coffee on Wednesdays, fixing up his home, and making sure his curlicue mustache was just right.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Alfred and Maude Plourd; one sister, Donna Morthole and three infant sisters, Shirley, Norma and Beverly; four brothers, William, Robert, Warren and Fred Plourd; and granddaughter Sophia Walter.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Plourd; three daughters, Tammy Tellier of Palm Coast, Fl., Chrissy (Chad) Barnhardt of Lincoln, and Larissa (John) Walter of North Platte; four sisters, Marge Sochacki of Marine City, Mich., Anita Denzer of Roseburg, Ore., Jean and husband, Bill Lacey of McCook, and Linda and husband, Art Lilienthal of Culbertson; two granddaughters, Danielle and Adysyn; two grandsons, Alexander and Camden.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Services will be 1:00pm Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors. Visitation will be 3 to 8 pm Monday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Online condolences maybe shared at www.carpentermemorial.com