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Virgil  Neil  Adle
     Virgil Neil Adle, 86, of North Platte passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013. Virg was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Cozad to Charles and Jessie (Montgomery) Adle.
     The family moved to North Platte in 1929 and he graduated from North Platte High School in 1945. He attended the University of Nebraska and played for the Cornhusker football team.
     In 1946 he enlisted in the United States Navy and in 1949 he married Joy Lee (Dode) Soper.
     After they were married, he began working for his father-in-law, Gurney Soper, at Crawford Electric Construction Company. He also managed Cesco Electric Construction Co., later owning and operating the company for 45 years. He retired from the company at age 62.
     Over the years he belonged to various clubs including the Elks Club, Eagles Club, American Legion Club, Experimental Aircraft Association No. 562, Master Mason Platte Valley Lodge No. 32, Tehama Shriners, Chapter 80 Aerobatic Club, and the Silver Wings Assoc.
     He began flying in 1943 and earned his private license in 1944. For 61 years Virg owned and flew many airplanes.
     He attended Husker football games for 50 years and attended all sports with his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed boating, fishing and traveling in their motor home.
     Virg is survived by his children: Kim Adle (Kevin Short) of Papillion and Pat (Karen) Adle of North Platte; grandchildren: Scott (Rosie) Adle of Secor, Ill., Ryan Adle of Papillion, and Jeb Adle of the United States Marine Corp; three great grandchildren: James, Maria and John Adle of Secor; brother-in-law Jim Soper of Austin, Texas; niece Suzan Cooper of Roundrock, Texas; nephew Jeff Soper of Austin; and great nieces and nephews Jensen, Brennan, and Lexie Cooper; sister-in-law Sharron Soper of Austin.
     He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and two sisters: Jeanette Adle and Ruth Swedberg.
     Memorials are suggested to the Callahan Cancer Center.
     Cremation was chosen. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in North Platte with Pastor Alison Frazier officiating. Inurnment followed at Fort McPherson National Cemetery with military honors graveside. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 6/5/2013
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