Cosmo Daniel Contreras Jr., 44, of North Platte passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Cosmo was born on June 19, 1975 in North Platte to Cosmo Daniel Sr. and Debra Jo (Archuletta) Contreras.

Cosmo graduated from North Platte High School in 1993. He moved to Lincoln and attended college at the UNL, and later Mid-Plains Community College. He worked various jobs, most recently in maintenance at the Platte River Mall.

He will be remembered as a loving son and family member. Fishing, music, playing cards, the Nebraska Huskers and the Steeler football teams were some of the things he enjoyed. He never knew a stranger and loved to talk to anyone! He was a very humble man who always thought of others.

Cosmo loved to be around his friends, was very intelligent and had a great memory. His faith was strong, and he was very loyal and respectful towards his elders, having a special relationship with his Archuletta grandparents.

Survivors include his parents, Cosmo Contreras Sr. of North Platte and Debra (Johnny) Navarrette of North Platte; siblings, Johnathan Navarrete of North Platte; sister, Angelia J. (Douglas) Contreras-Keen of Denver, Colo.; grandfather, Johnnie Archuletta of North Platte; aunts and uncles, Phillip (Betty) Archuletta of Gladstone, Mo., Rick (Rita) Archuletta of North Platte, Cecelia B. Riley of Lexington, Rachel M. Ruiz of North Platte, and Mario V. Contreras of Lincoln; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and Josephine Contreras; grandmother, Josephine Archuletta; uncle, Raymond “Tony” Contreras; and cousin, Orlando Trujillo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Rev. Vidya Sagar Arikotla as celebrant. Christian Wake Services will be at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from noon–8 p.m. with the family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and online condolences may be shared at