Roger L. Young, age 70, of North Platte, Nebraska died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Roger was born on September 20, 1949 to Jim Henry and Laveda May (Walther) Young at North Platte. He grew up in North Platte and Hershey, Nebraska, graduating from Hershey High School in 1967. Roger hired on with the Union Pacific Railroad in 1968, then joined the U.S. Army a couple years later. Following his discharge in 1971, Roger returned to North Platte and went back to his job with the railroad and worked until retiring in 2009.
On September 20, 1970, Roger married Coniss Schick in Curtis, Nebraska and they made their home in North Platte. They had three children and later divorced.
Roger was a member of Colonel Cody's Car Club, The Corral of Westerners Historical Society, and Eagles Aerie #2839. He enjoyed old cars, going to auctions, playing poker, gardening, dancing and listening to country music, but most of all he loved his kids and grandkids.
He is survived by his children, Lindsey Young of North Platte, Heather (Mark) Rhoden of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Dustin Young (Jamie Thomas) of Bondurant, Iowa; fiancée, Anita Torrico of Sutherland, Nebraska; sisters, Elaine (Gary) Mulvaney of North Platte, Connie Walker of Concord, North Carolina, and Jolynn Anthony of North Bend, Nebraska; brothers, Daniel (Susan) Young of Jacksonville Beach, Florida and Kevin Anthony of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandchildren, Kalab, Keegan, Rylee, Camdyn, Jayce and Jaydee; great-grandson, Preston; and other family.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Laveda; brothers, Robert "Spike", Larry and Jim Young; and a niece, Brenda Detter.
Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte. Inurnment with military honors will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Gift of Hope.