Adams & Swanson Funeral Home

Adams & Swanson Funeral Home
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421 W 4th St
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 532-2044

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Jane Hope Dodson, age 76, of North Platte, died September 10, 2017 at Great Plains Health. She was born on June 24, 1941 in Providence, Rhode Island to John and Grace (Crehan) Hynes. Jane was a professional mother and treasured her role as a stay-at-home mom. She provided care and joy for many nieces and nephews, and volunteered as both a Cub Scout and Campfire mom. She was an adopted grandma to many. After her husband Tom passed, Jane went to school and to work. She earned her Associate’s Degree from Mid Plains Community College, and worked in the Lincoln County Veteran’s Service Office until her retirement. Jane was an active member of St. Patrick’s Parish, where she was involved in the homebound ministry and was a proud member of the Catholic Daughters. She created the “Without A Spouse” group at St. Patrick’s, and took great care in offering friendship and companionship to all in need. Jane had many circles of friends, and she took immense pride in coordinating their social calendars. Her “Angel Group” and “Golden Girls” meant the world to her. She would not let a friend’s birthday, holiday, or a Husker football game pass without a grand celebration. Jane’s grandchildren were the light of her life. She delighted in their time together, always making sure to plan a special craft or activity. She devoted countless hours to creating albums, scrapbooks, writing cards, and baking her legendary chocolate chip cookies. Jane loved the North Platte Catholic Schools and Irish activities. She could be found in the same spot along the sideline at every home Irish football game, with her car parked in the “Super Fan” spot. Survivors include her children, Brian (Suzy) Dodson of Cave Creek, AZ, Steve (Lucy) Dodson, of Scottsdale, AZ, Kevin (Wendy) Dodson of North Platte, and Janelle Dodson of Nashville, TN; a brother, Paul (Pauline) Hynes of Rhode Island; sisters-in-law, Mary Beth Dodson, Marlene Dodson, Rachel Hynes, and Claire Hynes; brother-in-law, Don Dodson; and her loving grandchildren, Chase, Luke, Logan, Paige, Hope, and Kayla; and numerous other family members and many friends. Jane was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom in 1996; and two brothers, Robert “Bob” and John Hynes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the North Platte Catholic School Endowment, and online condolences can be made at Christian Wake Services will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday September 17, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday September 18, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Josh Brown as celebrant. Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Derald Dale Taylor, age 81, passed away Friday September 8, 2017 at Sutherland Care Center. Derald was born January 17, 1936 in Iowa City, IA to Dale and Josephine (Soesbe) Taylor. He attended school thru the 8th grade. He joined the National Guard. Derald was an avid Nascar fan. He drove semi trucks for many years for Transport America and Leonard Express of Cedar Rapids, IA, retiring in 2014. Derald is survived by his sister Donna Gelski and brother Robert Kaufman; step-daughter, Carolyn Crow of Sutherland; and nephews Robert Kaufman, David, Kevin and Mike Gelski. He was preceded in death by his mother Josephine and his father Dale Taylor. Memorials are suggested in his name and online condolences may be shared at Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 12, 2017 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery near Sutherland. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday September 11, 2017 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Wickenkamp, age 89 of North Platte passed away May 18, 2017 at Great Plains Health. Wayne was born March 28, 1928 in Lincoln, NE to Andrew and Gladys (Rose) Wickenkamp. They moved to Dorchester where he graduated from High School in 1945. He enrolled at UNL, then UN Law School and graduated in 1952. As a result of a blind date, he met and married Ramona Dreyer on June 3, 1950 at Brock, NE. In 1952 he began working for State Farm Mutual Ins. Co. in the auto claims division where he spent the rest of his career. His job took the family to McCook, Omaha, North Platte, Lincoln, Rapid City, SD, and back to North Platte where he retired in 1990. After retiring he joined RSVP and gave 5,862 volunteer hours, mostly to MPCC, Red Cross, and Lincoln County Museum. As a Presbyterian, he was a Deacon, served on the Church Building Committee and served a term on the General Assembly Permanent Judiciary Commission. In 1960 he joined the North Platte Kiwanis Club. He was past-president of the West Rapid City Kiwanis Club in 1976/77. He re-joined the North Platte Kiwanis Club in 1984, was Kiwanian of the Year 1990-1991 and was also honored with the Hixon Medal. Wayne is survived by his wife, Ramona, of North Platte; sons, Floyd of Lincoln, Craig (Liz) of Mesa, AZ, and Paul of North Platte; daughter, Ellen of North Platte; grandson, Andrew of Lincoln; granddaughter, Alexandra of Omaha; and a special kitty, “Boogie”. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, RSVP, Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, Lincoln County Museum, or to any animal rescue/shelter organization. Online condolences may be shared at A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1901 West Leota, North Platte, with Ford Craig officiating. Casual dress in requested. Those wishing to do so may sign the register book from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday September 7, 2017 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Duane Carlson, Jr., age 64 of Kimball, passed away at Great Plains Health on Friday September 1, 2017. Harold was born On September 4, 1952 in North Platte to Harold Duane and Shirley Jean (Beavers) Carlson, Sr. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1971 and served in the US Army from 1971 thru 1974. He lived in Kimball since 1976 where he was self employed as a truck driver. Harold enjoyed his job as a truck driver, working on his truck, watching western movies and shooting guns. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He will be remembered as a quiet, easy going guy. Harold is survived by his sister Jeanne Anderson of Gothenburg; nephews and nieces, Brian, Jeff and Stacey, and Kristy; 1 aunt; several cousins; and special friend Linda Stahla. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Shirley Carlson, Sr.; grandparents Chris and Susie Carlson; brother Mike; brother-in-law Gregg Anderson; and nephew Tim Anderson. Memorials are suggested in his name and online condolences may be shared at Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday September 6, 2017 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Reverend Jeff Cottingham officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be from noon until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday September 5, 2017 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. William “Bill” Hasemeyer, age 88 of North Platte passed away very unexpectedly on August 26, 2017 at Great Plains Health. He was born January 26, 1929, to August and Ila Collins Hasemeyer, in Superior, Nebraska. The family moved to a farm located eight miles south of Superior, which was in Jewel County, Kansas. Bill attended the Goodwill School, a rural school, for two years. He and his family lived on the farm during the depression where they battled drought, grasshoppers, and the terrible dust storms. In 1935, his folks sold the farm, loaded up all their belongings in a 1932 Chevrolet and headed for the west coast. Their first stop was Kimberly, Idaho, where the family stayed for two months and where Bill started school in the third grade. Bill and his folks then migrated on to Longview, Washington, where Bill continued school. His dad was able to get a job in a paper mill. During this time, they lived in a ‘cabin camp’ where everyone knew everyone else. While living in Longview, his dad became very ill with cancer and the family moved back to Superior. He was a WWII veteran and he was admitted to a Veteran’s Hospital in Hines, Illinois. Bill completed the third grade in Superior and graduated from Superior High School in 1946. While in high school he participated in school plays, vocal music, band, football, basketball, and track. Junior High football was not an activity at this time, but he was able to participate in basketball. The high school allowed all the eighth grade boys, who were interested in football, to come out for practice. While in high school, Bill played football for four years and was honored by lettering three years. Also, he was elected Honorary Captain and also All-Conference in his senior year. Bill also lettered three years in basketball, and was chosen all conference his senior year. He also lettered in track his senior year in the high jump and as a participant on the 880 relay team. He won the conference high jump and also the Relay Team won the conference meet. The day after graduation from high school, Bill enlisted in the United States Navy. He was sent to San Diego, California, for six weeks of Boot Camp. After completing Boot Camp, he returned to San Diego where he then was shipped to Port Hueneme, California, to attend gasoline engine mechanic school. Upon completion of this schooling, he was transferred to YBI Naval Base in order to be shipped out to the island of Guam. He spent eighteen months on Guam during WWII. He served with the 103rd Seabees and was assigned a variety of jobs, as well as working in the Office of Transportation, driving any vehicle that had wheels. After completing eighteen months on Guam, he was shipped back to San Francisco, California, where he received his discharge papers. Bill spent five more years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. After his discharge, he returned to Superior. When Bill enlisted in the Navy, he promised his mother, that if she would sign for him to enlist, he would go to college. No one in his family had ever gone to college and he really didn’t know what he was interested in choosing for a major. He had decided that he would like to play football on the college level. He played for four years at Kearney and lettered all four years. During these four years, Kearney won twenty-two games and lost fifteen. Bill played offensive center all four years. Several team members submitted his name for All Nebraska College Conference, all conference team. His name was also submitted for Little All American. Upon graduation, in January of 1952, Bill accepted a teaching and coaching position at Sutherland Public Schools. Here he taught Social Studies and Drivers Education. He coached football, basketball, and track from 1952-1958, where he received several statewide awards for his excellent teams in football. The football teams had a six-year record of 34 wins and 13 losses, and were rated in the top 10 in the State, four out of six years. The 1952 team was rated fifth in the state in Six-man football, and in 1954 they were rated seventh in the State Six Man Competition. In 1956, they were rated sixth in the State Eight-man Competition, and in 1957 were again rated sixth in the State Eight-man Competition. On June 2, 1956 he was united in marriage to Beth Finecy in Sutherland, Nebraska. To this union three children were born, Pam, Bill and Amy. After six years of teaching, coaching, and serving as Principal at Sutherland from 1951-1958, Bill earned his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Wyoming in 1957 in order to become an administrator and became Superintendent of Schools at Lewellen, NE from 1958-1961 and later, Chappell, NE from 1961-1966. During this time, he earned his Doctor of Education at the University of Wyoming in 1967. Upon completing his Doctorate, he became the Dean of Instruction for the North Platte Junior College from 1967-1970, and then later became the President of the Junior College from 1970-1973. After the Nebraska Legislature established the Community College System, Dr. William Hasemeyer became the Chancellor of Mid-Plains Community College Area and held this position for 25 years, retiring in 1994. He was one of the contributors to History Book Project of the college in 2008 & 2011. Bill helped start the North Platte Community College Foundation and served as chair. Bill was a 53 year member of Rotary having perfect attendance for over 38 years. He served as District Governor of Rotary in 1980-1981. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served on many committees. He served on the District level as District Lay Leader, as well as, was the Conference Lay Leader for the Nebraska Conference of the United Methodist Church for 8 years. He served as a delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conferences. From 2002-2009, Bill was Director of Stewardship for the United Methodist Church of the Nebraska Conference. He was a member of various Masonic Organizations and served as President of the North Platte Shrine Club. Bill was also an Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska. Bill loved watching sports and especially liked the Kansas City Royals and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beth of North Platte; three children Pam Thompson, Bill and Amy Hasemeyer all of North Platte; one granddaughter, Kaylee Thompson, North Platte; several cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Ila Hasemeyer; a step dad, Ralph Koken; a son-in-law, Terry Thompson; and his brother-in-law, Lee Finecy; and other relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or to the North Platte Community College Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be noon – 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.