Jan 31, 2020 6:21 PM

Harold Eugene Ryan (1960 - 2020)

Posted Jan 31, 2020 6:21 PM
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    Harold Eugene Ryan, age 59, formerly of North Platte, Nebraska died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Aurora, Colorado.
    Harold was born on November 1, 1960 to Gene and Lois (Woollen) Ryan in Aberdeen, Washington, then the family moved to North Platte, Nebraska a couple of years later.  Harold attended St. Patrick's Catholic School and went on to graduate from North Platte High School in 1979.
    He started working after high school, doing various construction jobs across the country, and at the time of his death, Harold was working as a welding inspector in the Denver, Colorado area.  He liked what he did and was very close to those we worked with.  To Harold, they were his work family and an important part of his life.
    He loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews who were very special to him.  And he enjoyed coin collecting.
    Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Lois Ryan; a brother, Dan; his great-niece, Sophia Grace; as well as his grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
    Survivors include his brother, John Ryan of Sheridan, Arkansas; sisters, Sheila (Butch) Harrington of Sheridan, Arkansas and Deb (Doug) Beckmann of North Platte, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Becky Ryan of Thornton, Colorado; and his nieces, nephews and other family members.
    Cremation was chosen.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte with Father Tom Ryan officiating.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Arkansas.  The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or prior to the service at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements.  The family has established a memorial.

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Rodney Ridenour (1942-2020)

Rodney Ridenour, age 77, passed away January 28, 2020 at his home. He was born September 10, 1942 in Sutherland to Archie and Enid (Anderson) Ridenour.

Rodney grew up in Wallace and graduated from Wallace High School in 1962. He entered the U.S. Army in 1964 and served in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1967 and returned home to Wallace where he worked for Lincoln County. On August 19, 1969 he married Karen Eckhoft, the couple made their home in Sutherland. Rodney hired on with Union Pacific Railroad where he was a fireman/oiler. He went to work for Sutherland Public Schools where he retired. He then went to work for the Village of Sutherland. Rodney belonged to the American Legion, Sutherland Fire Department as an EMT, and Grace Lutheran Church.

He will be remembered as a caretaker in his family, fixing everything for his family from physical to emotional issues. He loved kids and always had an open door for all. He enjoyed the Christmas holiday and turned his shop into the “Christmas Village”.

Survivors include his wife Karen of Sutherland; four children, Eric Ridenour of Thedford, Rogina (Tom Carr) Ridenour of North Platte, Candi Myers of North Platte, Trevor (Amber) Perkins of Oceanside, CA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; many other family members and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Rosalie and Marilyn; stepfather Frank “Bud” LaRue.

Memorials are suggested to the Sutherland Fire Department. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., January 31, 2020 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery with military honors. Pastor JA Welsh will serve as officiant. Casual and warm clothing is requested by the family. A reception will be held at Judy’s Grab A Bite, downtown on the bricks, after the services. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so 9-8:00 p.m., January 30, 2020 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.