Daniel E. Edwards, 71, of North Platte passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at his home surrounded with his family.

He was born March 29, 1947 to Donald Earl and Virginia (Land) Edwards at Lincoln. He graduated from Omaha South High School.

On March 27, 1971, he was united in marriage to Diana Dancer at Omaha; they were married for over 47 years.

They moved to North Platte in 1972 and later he hired out as a fireman/oiler on Jan. 22, 1974 with the Union Pacific Railroad, retiring on Oct. 1, 2012.

Diana was the love of his life and he would do anything for her. He enjoyed spending his time with his family, playing cards and restoring classic cars. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He is survived by his wife, Diana of North Platte; son, Daniel D. (Beth) Edwards of Valley; daughters, Misty Alexander, Brandi Mitchell, and Pam Edwards, all of North Platte; mother-in-law, Velma Carlson; grandchildren, Britton (Amber) Edwards, Alexis Edwards, Aaron Moore, Zack Edwards, Trevor Alexander, Zavion Mitchell, Tayvier Mitchell, Jason Lehnert, Sara Edwards, JayRek Edwards, and JeMyah Mayhue; great grandchildren, Taelynn Edwards and Emmalynn Edwards; and brother, David (Helen) Edwards of Bellevue.

Services will be on Monday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at Harvest Christian Fellowship Church with Job Vigil officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1-6 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5-6 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in care of arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.