Michael J. McCarthy, 74, of North Platte passed away on Friday, May 10, 2024 in Lincoln.

Michael was born on April 11, 1950 in Omaha, the son of M. Charles and Dorothy (Hollman) McCarthy.

Mike graduated from North Platte High School class of 1968, University of Lincoln in 1972, and from UNL school of law in 1975 with his J.D. degree. He was an accomplished scholastic athlete at North Platte High and pursued basketball at UNL where he was also a member and recruiting coordinator for Beta Theta Pi.

He was married in August 1972 in North Platte to Jane Rannie and together they had 4 sons: Matt, Marcus, Mitch, and Jake.

Mike practiced law in North Platte, joining his father’s firm in 1975 until the present. He was a member and board president of the NE Bar Association, NE Golf Association, Great Plains Health Hospital, North Platte Public School Board, Chamber of Commerce, North Platte Country Club (River’s Edge), and a member of the Lincoln County Ambassador’s. He was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church in North Platte.  Mike enjoyed playing golf, was an avid NE Husker sports fan, coach, and youth sports advocate for many years.

Those left to cherish his memory are wife of 52 years, Jane; sons, Matt (Cassandra) McCarthy of North Platte, Marcus (Tessa) McCarthy of Pittsburg, Pa., Mitch (Michelle) McCarthy of Lincoln and Jake (Katie) McCarthy of Kearney; grandchildren, Alex Everhart, Marley, Jude, and Perry Fischer, Phineas, Julia, Jack, Cameron, and Annie McCarthy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and by stepmother, Hazel Haase McCarthy.

Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. on Monday, May 20 with the family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Emily McCreery officiating. Burial will follow in the North Platte City Cemetery. Carpenter Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or to First Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.

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