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Ron  Eugene  Shaner
     Ron Shaner, 86, of North Platte passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at Linden Court in North Platte. He was born Ronald Eugene on Oct. 10, 1926 at Maxwell to Orville and Ida Vergene Deets Shaner.
     He grew up in North Platte and attended North Platte High School. Ron joined the United States Navy in November 1944 and served until May 1946.
     After his discharge he returned to North Platte and started Shaner and Schram Garage then Shaner Garage. He retired in 1982 but never stopped working.
     On Feb. 24, 1945, Ron married Betty Jean Larson at Atwood, Kans. and they made their home in North Platte where they raised their two children.
     Ron was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a life member of P.R. Halligan Post No. 163 American Legion and the Moose Lodge.
     He enjoyed fishing, yard work, building birdhouses, hunting and "making prairie dogs fly." Ron especially loved his grandchildren.
     He is survived by his wife of 68 years of North Platte; his son, Steve (Deb) Shaner of Manhattan, Kans.; a daughter, Ronda (Doug) Johnson of Frisco, Texas; three grandchildren, Alison (Rich) Wiegard, Ben (Kristie) Johnson and Dr. Adam Shaner; a great-grandson, Cash Johnson; his nephew, Mark Shaner; and other family.
     Ron was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gerald Shaner.
     Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children''s Hospital Transportation Fund
     A graveside funeral service with military honors will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 with Mr. Lloyd Speicher officiating. Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 7/17/2013
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