Jean Ann Edelman, 64, of North Platte passed away Dec. 31, 2021 at Emerald Nursing & Rehab in Cozad.

She was born Dec. 8, 1957 to Robert and Bonnie (Holm) Christensen in Sutherland.

Jean graduated from North Platte High School with the class of 1976. On July 2, 1976 she married the love of her life, Dickie Paul Edelman at Our Redeemer Church in North Platte. The couple made their home in Dickens where she was a stay-at-home mom.

The family moved to Mullen where they ranched, then to Lexington and then settled in North Platte. Jean worked as a Tupperware Agent, Platte Valley Vac and Sew, then for the Lincoln County Assessor’s office.

Later she was chief financial officer and operation’s manager for American Mortgage. Jean was a Teammate mentor, enjoyed playing cards with her Card Club friends, loved to camp, boat, garden, and her flowers.

To Jean, family was the center of her life, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Bill (Tabitha) Edelman of North Platte and Jana (Jade Gracey) Cox of Gothenburg; grandchildren, Megan Cox, Kade Cox, Rhett Edelman, Rhys Edelman; siblings, Dewayne (Kathy) Christensen of Idaho, Larry (Cindy) Christensen of Wallace, and Tammy (Jeff) Dugger and Sue (Dirk) Higgins, both of North Platte; in-laws, Catherine “Cap” (Don) Dillon of Cozad, Gail (Jim) Herrmann of Nenzel, Sue (Jim) Maire of Gretna; aunt Emma (Ron Ostendorf) Hiatt of North Platte; uncle, Gene (Pam) Holm of Wallace, along with numerous other family members and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dickie; parents Robert and Bonnie Christensen; and brother, Robert “Bobby” Christensen.

Services will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Rev. John Sexson officiating. Visitation will be held noon-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. The service will be livestreamed via the Adams & Swanson Facebook page for those unable to attend.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be shared at

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