Byron O. Neiman
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Jan. 30, 1933 - July 24, 2016
Byron O. Neiman
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Byron O. Neiman, 83 years of age, of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away Sunday (July 24, 2016) at the Good Samaritan Society in Auburn. He was born on Jan. 30, 1933, in McCook to Leslie and Lillian (Dueland) Neiman.
Soon after entry into the National Guard, Byron was injured and return to McCook where he began a life-long newspaper career.
He met his wife Helen Delores Erlewine and they were married in December of 1956. To this union three children were born.
Byron's career in the newspaper business lasted over fifty years. After working at the McCook Daily Gazette, in 1972 he moved his family to North Platte and was the advertising director for the North Platte Telegraph. In 1976 Byron and Helen purchased the Hooker County Tribune in Mullen, Nebraska. In 1985, Byron and Helen moved to Burwell, Nebraska, were they published five weekly publications until his retirement in 1993. Even after retiring, Byron was involved in the industry in an ownership capacity. He truly loved his profession and missed it dearly.
Byron was a very civic-minded individual. He was the past patron of the Eureka Chapter #86 Order of Eastern Star, a Mason, a member of the Jaycees. He served as the Exalted Ruler of the Ord Elks Lodge #2371 and in his later years became very active in the Nebraska Admirals Association.
There wasn't a hobby that Byron didn't like. But his love for hunting and the comaraderie that was a part of the experience wasn't exceeded by his ability to shoot the gun. He was an excellent shot in the field or at the trap range and had the titles to show for it. He truly was a social creature who loved to fish, golf, fly his rc airplanes, tinker with and show his cars. Anything and everything that involved interacting with people, Byron loved to do. But above everything, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Byron is survived by a daughter, Kimbra Buck and husband Thomas of Golden, Colorado; two sons, Kurt and wife Ruth of Elkhorn, Kendall and wife Peggy of Auburn; 8 grandchildren; sister, Dixie Hill of McCook; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen; 4 brothers; and 1 sister.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Aug. 6, 2016, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, 412 West 4th, in North Platte with the Rev. Jeffrey Nelson officiating. Inurnment will be at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, at 12:00 noon on Aug. 7, at 203 West 4th, North Platte. Memorials are suggested to the North Platte Alzheimer Support Group. Condolences may be left online at www.adamsswanson.com.
Adams & Swanson Funeral Home in North Platte in charge of arrangements.