Joseph “Joey” Brezenski, 42, of North Platte passed away on March 16, 2020.

He was born on March 20, 1977 in North Platte.

Joey was especially loved by the children in his family. He always had time to hold a baby or play with toddlers. The older kids always knew he would play games, sports, or take them out into nature.

Joey was generous with his time and money, often giving rides and help to those in need. He was known for his gentleness, his laugh, and his humor, as well as his great physical strength. He loved chopping firewood, exercising, and riding bikes.

Joey was an outdoorsman extraordinaire. He loved hunting deer, elk, and fowl in Nebraska and the surrounding states. His favorite times were spent hiking, camping, taking his dogs into nature for runs, exploring the American Southwest, and taking photographs of flowers, trees and scenic vistas.

He out-fished everyone around, specializing in trout, walleye, and white bass. He loved owning and breeding Labradors, but his special favorite was Smokey.

Joey faced many health challenges and fought bravely to overcome each obstacle. He was a beloved son and brother who left this earth before we were ready to say goodbye.

Joey is survived by his parents, Steve and Gail Brezenski of North Platte; siblings, Steve (Jill) Brezenski, Jessie (Chris) Guidry, Andy (Teresa) Brezenski, Jerry (Michelle) Brezenski, Gail (Tyler) Brooks, Beverly (Aaron) Jarvis, Margie (Josh) Eastlick, Audrey (Jeff) Walker, and Benny (Cathy) Brezenski; as well as 33 nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews.

A private gathering will be held on his birthday to celebrate his life. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is entrusted with arrangements

Memorials can be made to the family to be designated at a later date and online condolences may be directed to carpentermemorial.com