Daniel D. Hoover, 75, of North Platte passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at his home.
Dan was born on Sept. 2, 1942 in Sidney at Taylor Hospital to Benny and Lois (Bolin) Hoover. When he was six days old his mother, brother and sister moved to California to be with his father who had gone to work in the shipyards for CCC.
His family moved back to Hershey and then Keystone and settled in North Platte when he was five years old.
He grew up in North Platte and attended North Platte High School where he graduated and later entered the United States Air Force. He served at Dyas Air force Base for four years and received a medal of honor for his service.
Dan had high security clearance drawing flight plans and was highly respected and recognized for his work.
Dan married the love of his life, Donna Davis on Oct. 24, 1970. Early in the marriage he worked for Ozzie’s installing carpet with his brother, Tom.
He worked at UPS for 26 years and enjoyed working in the community of Gothenburg. Dan was well-known in the community and was often referred to as Dan the UPS man.
In 1981, Dan was in a life threatening accident and was life-flighted to Omaha. His heart stopped seven times and he was not expected to live. God gave him back to us for another thirty seven years.
Dan and Donna raised three children in the home they shared for 47 years. Dan was an example to his children and all who were around him in his love for his wife and family. He exemplified a servant’s heart to family, friends and those in need.
He was a Deacon and member of Bethel Church.
Dan enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and car shows with his brother-in-laws. He also enjoyed woodworking and helping with projects. He had a Saturday tradition of going to breakfast with his daughter.
Dan loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the apple of his eye.
Survivors include his wife, Donna of North Platte; sons, Brent (Sherri) Hoover and Jeff (Megan) Hoover, both of North Platte; daughter, Becky (Casey) Hoaglund of North Platte; grandchildren, Tiffany, Taylor, McKenzie, Chloe, Jenna, Caedmon, Carson Ellie, Jacob, and Olivia; great-grandchildren, Noah, Mason, and Payden and expected twins; siblings, Louise (Robert) Cullinan and Terry (Tami) Hoover of North Platte; step-sister and step-brothers, Janet (Joe) Steffen of Beatrice, Mark (Carol) Andersen of Louisiana, Eldon (Cindy) Andersen of Hershey, Gene (Trina) Andersen of York; cousin, Glenda (Gary) Phipps of Whitman; and other family.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald (Marlene) and Thomas; and father-in-law, Harold Andersen.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Bethel Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Noah Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be noon–8 p.m. on Thursday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established to the Deacon’s fund at Bethel Church and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.