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Kim  Taylor  DeCamp
     Kim Taylor DeCamp, 57, of Gothenburg, Neb., died June 7, 2013, of natural causes in Gothenburg.
     He was born June 28, 1955, in Gothenburg, to Kenneth and Marlene (Jobman) DeCamp.
     He was raised in Gothenburg and graduated with the class of 1973. After graduating high school he farmed with his grandfather, Hank Jobman.
     On July 3, 1976, he married Leslie Howard at the home of his grandparents, Hank and Lillian Jobman. This union was blessed with two daughters, Jessica and Quinn. They were later divorced, and he was blessed with another daughter, Candace.
     He was a lifelong resident of Gothenburg, living on a farm north of town. He always had a passion for sports. He loved to watch sports on television, and enjoyed attending sport events, especially for his friend Madison Barner, nephew Blake and grandson Matthew. Kim was never happier then when he was in the saddle of one of the paint horses that he loved.
     He is survived by his special friend, Debra Owens of Brady; mother, Marlene DeCamp of Cozad; sisters, Kami (John) Brandt of Ogallala; Kressy (Ross) Ristine of Gothenburg; his daughters, Jessica (Charlie) Kafka of Omaha, Quinn (Jacob) Murphy of Chicago, IL, Candace Slack of Gothenburg; five grandchildren (soon to be six); and extended family and friends.
     Kim was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth DeCamp; her paternal grandparents, Fred and Vinnie DeCamp; and her maternal grandparents, Hank and Lillian Jobman.
     Memorials are suggested to the Behavioral Health Services of North Platte. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
     Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastors Tom Wilson and Larry Viter officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Gothenburg. Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg is in charge.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 6/12/2013
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