Lois L. McMullin

Lois L. McMullin, age 90, of North Platte, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Great Plains Health. She was born January 20, 1925 at Weskan, KS to Willard and Martha (Paul) Lister. She grew up in the Weskan, KS area where she attended school. Lois was united in marriage to Victor McMullin on June 23, 1946 at Denver, CO. The couple lived in Arvada, CO and Cheyenne, WY before moving to North Platte in 2010. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her children, Paul (Robin) McMullin of North Platte, Bonnie L. Long and Raylene L. McMullin both of Cheyenne, WY, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on February 18, 2015, and a sister, Gertrude (James) Miller. Private family services will be at a later date. Online condolences maybe shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jared Roberts Death Notice

Jared Roberts, age 42, died August 22, 2015 at North Platte. Cremation was chosen and services will be at a later date. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday. Carpenter Memorial is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Campbell


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Mary E. Campbell, age 78, of North Platte, passed away August 21, 2015 at her home. On December 20, 1936 she was born at Troy, NY to Albert and Evelyn Mary (Emery) Quinn. Mary grew up in New York where she raised her loving family. In 1975 she moved to North Platte and later was united in marriage to Robert L. Campbell on October 15, 1999. Survivors include her husband, Robert of North Platte, children, Tammy (David) Buesing of Whitman, NE, Edna, Billy, Patti, Todd, Jeanne, Mickey “Perry” (Sandi), and Michael Wilcox all of Troy, NY, daughter-in-law, Pam Campbell, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sons, Alfred Wilcox and Steve Campbell, daughter, Annette Wilcox, and a grandson Dustin McEntire. Memorial graveside services will be 11:00 am Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Riverview Cemetery near Sutherland. A memorial has been established in her memory. Online condolences maybe shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 9am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel which is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph W. “Joe”  Sedlacek


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Joseph W. “Joe”  Sedlacek, 82, of North Platte passed away August 22, 2015 at his home.  He was born January 22, 1933 to Joseph and Sophia (Meyer) Sedlacek on a farm near Paxton, Nebraska.  Joe attended rural grade schools and graduated from Paxton High School in 1950.  He attended the University of Nebraska Agriculture College before enlisting in the United States Air Force July 1952 and was honorably discharged July 1956 from Offutt Air Force Base.

While at Offutt Field Joe met Mary Wilson, his future wife, the two were married March 2, 1957.  To this union was born 4 children, twins, Juliann and Jerald, Michael, and Jean.

Joe worked for three years on his father’s farm and briefly in the oil fields.  He then worked for a retail grocery chain in Ogallala and North Platte for a number of years.  He then owned and managed a retail liquor store, Joe’s Bottle Shop.  After selling the liquor store, he was occupied working part time, doing volunteer work as a member of RSVP, and was a member of the North Platte City Council from 1996-2000.  Joe was a permanent member of the American Legion Post at Paxton, NE, was a third degree Life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10506 of Holy Spirit for the 20th Century Memorial.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Sophia; a baby sister, Margaret; an infant son, Jerald; and a daughter, Juliann.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of North Platte; children, Dr. Michael (Debra) Sedlacek of Bellevue, NE and Dr. Jeanie (John) Iberlin of Buffalo, WY; a brother, Richard Sedlacek of Gretna, NE; sister, Mary Lammers of North Platte; grandchildren, Lucie Sedlacek of Bellvue, NE, Grace (David) Schumacher of Millard, NE and Danielle Barent of Gypsum, CO.

Memorials have been established in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.

Christian Wake Services will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with the Reverend James Novakowski as celebrant.  Burial will be in the Paxton Cemetery.  Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. unit; 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

Donzel L. “Donnie” Nielsen


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Donzel L. “Donnie” Nielsen, 79, of North Platte, passed away August 20, 2015 at his home. He was born June 18, 1936 to Niels and Florence (Essley) Nielsen on the Garfield Table in Logan County. Donnie graduated from Stapleton High School in 1954 and later served as a technical sergeant in the United States Air Force for over 20 years. During that time, he was united in marriage to Bette Towers on September 8, 1963 at Amarillo, TX. After his discharge he hired on the UPPR and retired in 1998. Donnie loved spending time with family, especially his granddaughter Kaitlyn. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trips to Rosebud, and playing shuffleboard. Donnie was proud of his military service and his country.  He was a member of the Eagles, American Legion, VFW, and Platte Valley Lodge #32 A.F. and A. M. Survivors include his daughter, Kim Clawson, granddaughter, Kaitlyn both of Centennial, CO, two sisters, Lynette Baker and Lorain Bartmess both of North Platte; two brothers, Donald (Esther) of Laramie, WY,and Darold (Braun) of Kearney; several nieces and nephews including Charles Towers of Thermopolis, WY, and many friends including Margaret Call. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bette,  three sisters, Lenora Moore, Virginia Nielsen, and Leora Smith; four brothers, Deane, Darwin, Dennis and Dale Nielsen. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2015 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.  Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors. A memorial has been established in his memory. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

Gregg R. Hoover

Gregg R. Hoover, 73, of North Platte, passed away Aug. 18, 2015 at Great Plains Health. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Private family services will be held. Those wishing to sign his memorial book may do so from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2015 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis H. Dowhower

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Dennis H. Dowhower, 91, of North Platte, passed away August 19, 2015 at Centennial Park Retirement Village. He was born March 5, 1924 to Elmer and Alice (Stoddard) Dowhower at North Platte. He graduated from North Platte High School with the class of “42” and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Dennis served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was united in marriage to Barbara Tomlinson. He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as an electrician for over 32 years. He married Beverly (Meyers) Hilton in 1988. Dennis enjoyed playing tennis, golfing and cycling. He made many trips on his motorcycle and camping. He was a member of Freedom From Religion. Dennis is survived by his wife, Beverly of North Platte; two sons, Kelly (Stella) Dowhower of Omaha and Tracy Dowhower of North Platte; a daughter, Denise (Roy) Hunter of Omaha; two brothers, Lloyd Dowhower of North Platte and Virgil Dowhower of Oregon; a sister, Florence Ziarko of New York; seven grandchildren, Robyn, Carlos, Rhea, Lindsey, Britni, Dustin and Kasia; and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Barbara; brothers, Donald, Raymond and Albert; and a sister, Violet. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Private family inurnment will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at a later date. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond E. Cox


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Raymond E. Cox, 69, of Hershey, passed away August 17, 2015 at Bryan LGH in Lincoln. He was born November 29, 1945 to Ed and Amy (Thomas) Cox at Falls City, Nebraska. His family moved to Washington when he was a young boy. He graduated from Orting High School in 1964 and attended Centralia College on a basketball scholarship before returning to Nebraska to live with his sister, Barb. He was drafted into the Army, but before he left North Platte, he was united in marriage to Beverly Brown on January 9, 1966. Ray was stationed at Fort Riley, KS until 1968. He returned to North Platte and worked with family in the drywall business, then starting his own, Ray’s Drywall in 1970. He enjoyed antagonizing Beverly for nearly 50 years. He was Clancy’s best friend, Casey’s protector, and was a devoted “Pop Pop”. Ray was a sustaining member of the NRA, a past member of the American Legion and various area golf courses. He was also the Chairman of the Hershey Village Board for 2 terms. Ray had a huge personality but an even bigger heart. All who came into contact with him recognized this right away. He loved phone calls to family and would often keep relatives on the line for hours. He did everything big and that’s the way he loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Bev; a son, Casey both of Hershey; a daughter, Clancy (Tyson) Hammond of North Platte; two grandchildren, Landry and Dylanie; a brother, Clarence (Deanna) Cox of Washington; two sisters, Debbie Forbes of North Platte and Sandra Davidson of Washington; a brother-in-law, Roger Holsten of North Platte; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles; sisters, Gladys Schoenbachler, Reba Sigafoos, Marie Casten and Barbara Holsten. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. A celebration of his life will be Saturday, August 22, at Butch’s Steakhouse in Hershey from 5-7P.M. Private family services will be held at Fort McPherson at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the North Platte Community College Boost-Her Club or a charity of your choice. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Idris L. Snyder


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Idris L. Snyder, 91, of North Platte, passed away August 18, 2015 at Centennial Park Retirement Village. She was born January 15, 1924 to David and Susie (Harvey) Miller at Tryon, NE. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Club. She was united in marriage June 7, 1942 to Leo Snyder at North Platte. Idris is survived by her daughter, Diana Martin; two sons, Darrell (Kathy) Snyder and Dana (Lois) Snyder all of North Platte; nine grandchildren, Lisa (Kevin) Smith, Amy (Chris) Axtell, Tracy (Bill) Walsh, Terri (Andy) Bauhn, Tina Clark, Trent Snyder, Melissa Bravo, Justin Snyder and Melanee Akens; 20 great grandchildren; a brother, Dean Miller; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo Snyder; a son, Dennis Snyder; a sister, Iva Smith; an infant sister; three brothers, Everet, Erving and Dell Miller; step-father, Chris Carlson; and a son-in-law, Lowell A. Martin. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. A memorial has been established in her memory. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Burial will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.