Jeffrey Lee McCandless, 52, of Gothenburg passed away at his home on Friday, June 7, 2019.

Jeff was born on Jan. 6, 1967 in North Platte to Gary and Gerri (Freeze) McCandless.

He attended North Platte Public Schools graduating with the class of 1985. After graduation he attended Wyoming Tech to pursue a career in diesel mechanics.

He married Victoria Dodson on May 28, 1988 in North Platte. To this union three children were born, Samantha, Josef, and Kyle.

Jeff worked at a marina in Wyoming before moving to Colorado Springs as a boat mechanic. He eventually moved back to North Platte where he worked at Twin Rivers Diesel, and Mid NE Diesel, he was hired on the Union Pacific as an engineer, where he was currently employed.

Jeff married Jill Larson Ostergard on May 7, 2013.

He enjoyed the outdoors, was an excellent craftsman, loved to travel, and loved his family, as they loved him.

Survivors include his children, Samantha (Joshua) Thomas of Omaha, Josef (Cassandra Kastens) McCandless of Ashland, and Kyle McCandless of Omaha; parents, Gary and Gerri McCandless of North Platte; grandchildren, Sadie, Selah, Scarlett, and Jase Thomas; brother, Troy McCandless of Blair; step-children, Abby (Sean) Sabin, Alexa (Joe) Libel, and Stefen Ostergard; and step-grandson, Dawson Ostergard.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Helga Freeze and Ray and Verla McCandless; and grandson, Seven Thomas; and an aunt, JuDee Wilnes.

Services will be on Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at the Baptist Church in Gothenburg with Rev. Dan Urman officiating. Burial will follow at the North Platte Cemetery.

Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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