Ricky Dale Douglas, 62, of Lincoln, formerly of North Platte, died June 3, 2018, at Bryan East, Lincoln. Cremation was chosen. Services will be at a later date. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with services.
Larry R. Petska, age 67, of Hershey, died June 4, 2018 in Omaha. Services are pending at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.
Paul “Duane” Aylward, 86, passed away June 1, 2018 at Linden Court in North Platte NE. Duane was born November 27, 1931 to Lynn “Dutch” and Ellen “Dolly” Aylward south of Dickens. Duane married Neva Schultz at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wallace on November 12, 1949.
Duane was a member of the Wallace and Hayes Center Roping Clubs, Nebraska Cattlemen, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He also served on the Wallace School Board for many years.
Duane was very proud of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He loved black Angus cattle, good horses and belonging to the Creek Crew family, but above all he loved going dancing with Neva. He was a man of his word, strong in his faith, and was always a good neighbor.
He is survived by 3 daughters, Patricia (Dave) Hill of Springfield, Rita (Bob) Dobbins of Hershey, and Lisa (Bob) Kosmacek of North Platte. One son Jeff (Kendra) Aylward of Dickens. Seven granddaughters Brenda (Sam) McCants, Christa (Kory) Patera, Kayla (Jason) Star, Taryn (Colton) Haire, Jena (Aaron) Ruppert, MaKenzie Aylward and Rachel Kosmacek. Two grandsons Greg (Ena) Hill and Robbie Kosmacek. Four great grandchildren, Kedrin, Aaron, Evalynn Hill and Elliott Star. One brother Pat Aylward, and one brother in-law Leo Werkmeister.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Neva, his parents and sister Jean Werkmeister.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 CT Wednesday June 6, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wallace. Rosary will be at 7:00 CT Tuesday June 5, 2018 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte. Family will be accepting visitors prior to rosary at 5:00 CT. Burial will be at Morningview Cemetery near Wallace.
Levi was 25 years of age and was born in Valentine, Nebraska on May 1, 1993 to Curtis Gale Bohman and Nancy Jean (Grooms) Bohman.
Levi attended grade school in Valentine, Nebraska and 8th-11th grade at Sunshine Bible Academy in Miller, South Dakota. There he met many friends who have remained constant to this day. He then moved to Sutherland, Nebraska to finish his senior year and spend time with his dad.
Levi loved being outdoors, kayaking and woodworking. He had a natural born talent for art work and drawing was his life. He was soon to finish his Associates Degree in Graphic Design at Mid Plains Community College in North Platte. After graduation he had planned to set up his own online business and do some traveling with his mom. His sister, Holly, and nephew, Jordan, were a huge part of his life.
He is survived by his father, Curt Bohman of Sutherland; his mother, Nancy Bohman of North Platte; sister, Holly Jean Bohman Butrick and her husband, Scott Butrick of North Platte; nephew, Jordan Lee Bohman of North Platte and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Levi’s memorial book may be signed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Monday at the funeral home. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in care of arrangements.
Norma Ann Davis, age 76 of North Platte, passed away Wednesday May 30, 2018 at Centennial Park Nursing Home. Memorials are suggested in her name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 6, 2018 at the Victory Church of God with Pastor Dean Bailey officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Schuyler Cemetery. Those wishing to do so may sign the register book from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday June 5, 2018 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
She was born October 4, 1946, to Walter and Bernice (Hemphill) Riffe at Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Mary was one of three children, with brother, Leroy Riffe, who is in heaven now and sister, Judi Timko of North Platte. Later, she gained a stepmom and three half sisters, Barbara Ann, Jennifer and Judy.
She married Bill Shanahan on May 15, 1965. They had five children together which they raised in Simla, Colorado until 1984 and later moved to Bennett, Colorado until 2002.
Mary worked at Tomahawk Truck Stop in Watkins, Colorado for many years as a manager and bookkeeper which allowed her the flexibility of attending all of her kids’ functions and extra-curricular activities which she loved. She also did in home daycare for a few years.
Mary and Bill moved to Curtis in 2002, where she resided until moving in with her middle daughter, Kim, and her family in 2011. Mary was a preschool/daycare teacher in Curtis also, which she loved.
Mary’s life was devoted to raising her children and enjoying time with her family. Her kids and grandchildren were the light of her life. While living in Colorado, she loved family trips to the mountains to camp and fish and attending horse and 4-H shows for her kids. She loved Saturday nights out in the country when all her kids and extended family came home to Bennett for her amazing cooking, playing cards and board games. Mary always welcomed everyone into her home with open arms. This continued when she moved to Nebraska and the rest of her days were spent with family.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Bill (Rosella) Shanahan Jr. and their children, Angie, Marcus, Gus, Megan and Will of Naples, Florida, Mike (Olga) Shanahan, their children, Tyler and Kristen, of Belarus, Russia; daughters, Michelle (Glen) Owens and their children, Steph and Jenn of Marquez, Texas, Kim (Travis) Patch and their children, Colby, Wyatt, Kaitlyn, Mason and Gracie of North Platte, Melissa (Bill) Bordner of Bennett, Colorado; great grandchild, Spencer Lynn.
She was preceded in death by numerous family members including her Mom and Dad, one brother and her stepmom, Pat.
Condolences can be sent to her home at 14092 West State Farm Rd, North Platte, Ne 69101. Cremation was chosen. Services will be at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Levi C. Bohman, 25, of Sutherland, passed away May 27, 2018. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Levi’s memorial book may be signed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Monday at the funeral home. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in care of arrangements.
Peggy was born June 27, 1934, to Mollie Mae Bonta in Cherokee, AL, and they later moved to Nebraska where Peggy grew up in Hershey and graduated from Hershey High School in 1953. She went on to work at the Sutherland Nursing Home.
On November 7, 1954, Peggy married the love of her life, Vernon Austin McNeel, in Sutherland, where they made their home and raised two daughters, Ada Mae and Kay. In 1980 the couple moved to Lincoln with Vernon’s job at Consolidated Freightways. Peggy and Vernon enjoyed 59 years of marriage when he passed away in 2014.
Peggy was a strong Christian who attended the Velmont Kingdom Hall in Lincoln. She was a beautiful woman who never left the house without looking her absolute best; her hair and makeup was just right, she always had the best jewelry, and loved her Chanel No. 5 perfume. Peggy cherished her daughters and grandkids and was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. She has earned her wings and can now fly high like a butterfly.
Along with her beloved husband, Vernon, Peggy was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her daughters, Ada (Terry) Hopken, of Ogallala and Kay McNeel, of Scottsdale, AZ; four granddaughters, LeDonna Spongberg and Gena Roth, of Scottsdale, AZ, Michelle Hopken, of Kearney and JoAnna and (Dr. Richard) Markiewicz, of North Platte; nine great- grandchildren, Blake, Gianna, Mikilos, Sienna, Savannah, Colin, Alexander, Rowan and Harper; brother, Frank (Joan) Bonta, of North Platte; brother-in-law, Russell McNeel, of Yuma, AZ; along with many other relatives and her cherished dear friends.
Graveside funeral service and burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, in Fort McPherson National Cemetery with Vicar JA Welsh officiating. Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may also be shared at odeanchapel.com. Memorials are suggested to the Good Fellow Shoe Fund.
Jeanette was born the youngest of seven children to Everett Galen, Sr. and Fern Marguerite (Ulrich) Green on 14 July, 1943, at Kadoka, SD. She was raised on the family ranch northwest of White River, SD, later moving into White River with her parents where she graduated high school.
On 12 August, 1961, Jeanette married her high school sweetheart, Gary Lee Cline, at the Methodist Church in Murdo, SD, and to this union four children were born. Jeanette and Gary celebrated 56 years of marriage in 2017.
Jeanette donated blood and platelets for many years. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church, NP Genealogical Society, Eastern Star, TOPS and Job’s Daughters where she was a Past Honored Queen. Her real love was family genealogy which she researched with a passion. Jeanette loved her family and will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
Preceding Jeanette in death were her parents; sisters, Marguerite Oyler and Darlene Hutchinson; sister-in-law, Winnie Green; brother-in-law, Joe Oyler; and great-granddaughter, Emilia Clough.
Survivors include her husband, Gary, of North Platte; children, Kit (Ronda) Cline, of Rapid City, SD, Robin (Kent) Brown, of North Platte, Penny (Richard) Ball, of Wellfleet, NE, and Heath (Mary Jo) Cline, of Encampment, WY; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren with 3 more arriving this year; brothers, Everett Jr. (Arlene) Green and Gene Green, of White River, SD, Bob (Molly) Green, of Bellingham, WA, and Alan (Sandy) Green, of Valentine, NE; brother-in-law, Larry Hutchinson, of White River, SD; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Emilia’s Wings to advocate for families suffering infant loss.
Funeral service with Eastern Star Rites by Signet Chapter 55 will be 2 p.m. Monday, 4 June, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Cremation will follow the service and inurnment will be at a later date in South Dakota. Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared atodeanchapel.com.