On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, Marc Kaschke, a beloved son, husband, father, brother and friend passed away at age 49.

He was born to Orville and Mary (Nicholas) Kaschke in North Platte on Jan. 2, 1973.

Marc earned his economics degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and went on to Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management to earn his MBA.

His passion for business started at a young age. He worked at his parents’ John Deere dealership and sold sweet corn during the summer as a child, and in his college years he opened a used CD store before going on to invest in several technology startups.

Marc’s dedication to public service started with an internship with Sen. Exon and a run for state legislature. He served as Mayor of North Platte from 2008-2012. While Mayor, he appointed Police Chief Swain, implemented the pilot project for the brick streets downtown North Platte, renewed North Platte’s Quality Growth fund, and established the Splash pad at Memorial Park. He supported youth and public education across the state.

Marc’s intellectual curiosity and zest for life was key to his success as a lifelong entrepreneur, business owner, investor and coach on leadership. Marc was a world traveler, avid history reader, writer, artist and Husker fan.

Marc is survived by his wife of 14 years, Kimberley; five children, Jordan, Ashi (husband Ben and grandchildren Asher and August), Camden, Gracelyn and Lexus, parents, Orville and Mary, sister, Tami; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and countless friends.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Harvest Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Jeremy Rinke officiating. Burial will follow at North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from noon-7 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which has been entrusted with the arrangements.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Marc Kaschke Fund at the Mid Nebraska Community Foundation or ALS of the Heartland, which supports individuals with Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS).

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