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Dennis  Wayne  Ehmen
     Dennis “Denny” Wayne Ehmen, 54, of North Platte, passed away September 24 at his home. Denny was born September 30, 1957 in Lincoln to Merlin Joy and Colleen LaVonne Points Ehmen.
     He grew up in Fairmont, graduating with the class of 1976. Denny worked for Standard Oil, before moving to North Platte in 1977. He hired on the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor.
     On September 24, 1983 he married Lynn May Aringdale in North Platte.
     He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and NASCAR racing. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited. Denny was a private person who enjoyed sports and gardening. He was one of the best field goal kickers in the state while in High School.
     Dennis will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
     Survivors include his wife, Lynn of North Platte; daughter, Colleen (Aaron Race) Ehmen of North Platte; step-daughter, Jamie (James) Youngblood of North Platte; parents, Merlin and Colleen Ehmen of Fairmont, Neb.; sister, Katherine (Dan) Ekeler of Fairmont; brothers, Rodney (Laura) Ehmen of Fairmont, Michael (Tammy) Ehmen of Garden City, Ga., Randy (Melanie) Ehmen of Alma, Neb. and William (Dawn) Ehmen of York, Neb.; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by an infant son.
     A memorial has been established to the 20th Century Veteran''s Memorial.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, September 28 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.
     Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 9/26/2012
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