Dennis W. Meredith, 74 of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died February 28, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Dennis was born September 9, 1946 in Gothenburg, NE son of William Harvey and Florence (Effenbeck) Meredith.
Dennis graduated from Cozad High School and then attended some college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He joined the Army Reserves and was deployed to Germany during Desert Storm. Dennis served in the Army Reserves for 33 years and retired as a Master Sergeant.
Dennis married Debra G. Reed on August 12, 1978 in Cozad, NE. To this union Rebecca and Shawn were born. Dennis and Debra and their family took up residency in Colorado, Wyoming and then settled in Central Nebraska.
He worked in construction and carpentry all of his life. He loved to remodel houses, driving around in his Corvette, and visiting with each and everyone that he met. He loved to go back road driving, elk hunting, scuba diving, and making toys for his grandkids.
Survivors include wife, Debra Meredith of Gothenburg; son, Shawn (Amie) Meredith of Walden, CO; daughter Rebecca (Fiancee Brad Cary) Meredith of Gothenburg, seven grandchildren: Keisha, Grace, Meredith, Connor, Memphis, Remington and Hudson, and one great grandchild: Jackson; along with numerous other family and friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents William and Florence Meredith, grandson, Wyatt Colby Meredith, his in laws, Jack and Gail Reed, brother-in-law, Roger Pedersen and nephew, Ryan Reed.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm with the family present from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, NE.
Services will be held Friday, March 5, 2021, 11:30am at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 Tenth Street, Gothenburg, NE with Rev. Jeff Cottingham officiating.
Burial will take place at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, near Maxwell, NE.
A memorial has been established at Flatwater Bank for his grandchildren and great grandchild.
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