Donald Eugene Seery, age 79, of North Platte, NE, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Friday, April 1, 2016.
Don was born September 18, 1936, to William ‘Bill’ Ernest and Maydell Holmes Seery in Sutherland, NE. He grew up and attended school in North Platte. By the age of 18, Don began his auto repair career. He worked for Mid-West Auto Fred Meyer and Hap Schnieder, which later became Western Motors in 1958, then retired in 2003 as Service Manager at Ross Perry Motor. He also had his own shop, Don Seery Repair, from 2003 to 2011.
Don knew cars and was a GM Master Technician. He was ranked as one of the top 20 technicians from 1986-1991.
On March 18, 1958, Don was united in marriage to Marymae Johnson at the First Christian Church in North Platte where they made their home and raised a family.
Don was active in the Nebraska National Guard for nine years and an American Legion Social Member. He was also a member, Deacon and Elder of the First Christian Church. Along with working on cars, Don liked dancing and learning about American History. He was very proud of his kids and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.
Don was preceded in death by his infant son, Von; parents, Bill and Maydell; and a brother, William.
He is survived by his wife, Marymae, of North Platte; children, Brenda (Kevin) McCormick, of Ventura, CA, Shureen Seery, of Gretna, NE, and Brandon (Sky) Seery, of North Platte; four grandchildren, Johnathan and Paige Seery and Aidan and Brendan McCormick; sisters, Marilyn (Robert) Porter, of Centennial, CO, and Beverly (David) Ross, of Arizona; and many nieces, nephews and other family.
The family would like to thank Hospice for their excellent care, especially his primary nurses, Tammy Spies and Angie Hart.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the First Christian Church with Pastor Jan Ekstedt officiating. Burial will follow in the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may also be shared at odeanchapel.com. Memorials are to the First Christian Church.