Feb 04, 2020 5:35 PM

Thomas Michael Lee (1956-2020)

Posted Feb 04, 2020 5:35 PM

Thomas Michael Lee, age 63, of North Platte, died at Great Plains Health on January 28, 2020.

Thomas was born in Grant on November 28, 1965, to Francis and Roberta (Rohbacker) Lee.  He attended Madrid High School where he lettered in football and track and was on the 880 relay team that took 3rd place at the '74 State Track Championships.  After high school Thomas went on to graduated from Milford College and Mid-Plains Community College, then hired on with Union Pacific Railroad as a Carman.  Thomas liked working and eventually retired from the railroad in 2017.

On June 18, 1984, Thomas married Debra Kay miller in Oberlin, Kansas, and they made their home in North Platte.  He was a good man who took care of his family and always made sure they had a nice vehicle.  Thomas enjoyed going on vacations and fishing with his grandson.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta; and daughter, Darcey Lee.

Thomas leaves behind his father, Francis Lee, of Grant; his wife, Deb of North Platte; daughters, Tara Lee, of Clayton, North Carolina and Kelsey Gnapp, of Kearney; grandchildren, Raymond Jaye Lee, Kayla Holland and  Kyiara Barrett; sisters, Deborah (John) Barker, of Chicago, Cyndi (Bob) Johnson, of Big Springs and Shelly (Greg) Pollard, of Grant; brothers, Russell (Denise) Lee and Mark Lee, all of Madrid, Steven (Gina) Lee, of Sutherland and Joel (Debra) Lee, of Doniphan; and many other family members.

Graveside service will be held at noon (CT) on Saturday, February 8, 2020, in the North Platte Cemetery with Pastor Clint Walker officiating.  Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CT) Friday and 9 to 11 a.m. (CT) Saturday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Callahan Cancer Center.

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Harold Eugene Ryan  (1960 - 2020)
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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.