Bernadine “Dee” Marie Meyer, 90, of North Platte died Sept. 9, 2023 at Stone Hearth in Gothenburg.
Dee was born on July 7, 1933 in Stockville to Cletus and Nellie (Malloy) Arent.
Dee was raised in the Stockville area and graduated from Stockville High School in 1951. In 1954, she married Bob Pinkerton. Bob preceded her in death after a battle with cancer in 1969.
On Feb. 11, 1971, Dee married Larry Meyer. The couple lived in North Platte where Dee was employed at the Assessor’s office. Dee worked there for over 40 years, serving as the county assessor from 1971 until 1999. Larry preceded her in 2011 after a four-year battle with cancer.
Dee was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was very family oriented. She loved the kids, babies, blue heelers and her Belgian horses. She was a very clean person, exercising her spring cleaning every Saturday.
Dee will be remembered for her big family dinners, especially Christmas Eve, and her excellent cooking skills. She loved politics and watched Fox news and old westerns. Her last words to her family were “Vote Trump”.
Survivors include her step children, Maurice (Tim) Liedtke of Raymond and Doug (Chris) Meyer of North Platte; six grandchildren, Ted (Alyssa) Saunders and Zach (Jordan) Saunders, both of Lincoln, Kortnee (Orrin) Seidel and Jeremy Orr, both of North Platte, Kayla (fiance’ Troy Lusk) Meyer of Kearney and Josie (Josh) Freiberger of Alliance; great grandchildren, Camden and Easton Saunders, Parker and Mollee Seidel, Isaac Saunders, Cadence, Logan, Rachel, and Jack Freiberger; siblings, Doris Chehey of Kearney, Kay (Mike) Vineyard, Richard (Linda) Hathaway and Loren (Ann) Hathaway, all of Wichita, Kan., Virgil (Vivian) Arent of North Platte and Glenn (Carolyn) Hathaway of Topeka, Kan., best friend, Bette Tatman of North Platte; and God daughters, Renee Tatman and Amy Beyer; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends; and her beloved dog Angel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Bob and Larry; step father, Lowell “Hutch” Hathaway; siblings, Myrna (Gail) Williams; nephew, Randy Williams, Dewayne Hathaway and Rosamond Stoops; son-in-law, Dave Joyce; parents-in-law, Cliff and Fern Meyer; sister and brother-in- law, Joyce (Delbert) Sommer; nephew, Dwight Sommer; and best friend, Gary Tatman.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Michael Evans officiating. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be Thursday from noon-7 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, or to the FUR Animal Rescue. Online condolences and the live stream of the service will be at adamsswanson.com.
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