Timothy McConnell, 52, of North Platte died at home on March 27, 2021.

Tim was born at Hermiston, Ore. to Ronald and Dian McConnell on Oct. 10, 1968, and grew up in Lexington.

Following his graduation from Lexington High School, Tim attended the Law Enforcement Academy in Grand Island. He worked in law enforcement for 15 years, with the last five as sheriff in McPherson County, until his health declined. Tim was a member of the Sheriff’s Association.

On May 26, 1990, he wed Deborah Hakenkamp in North Platte.

Tim is survived by his wife, Deborah of North Platte; sister, Kimberly (Wayne) Sheen of Overton; niece, Kaitlyn McMahon; nephew, Brian McMahon; sister-in-law, Kathy (Tom) Guggenmos of North Platte; nieces, Michaela (Craig) Freichs and Angelea McConnell; niece-in-law, Jessica (Wes) Kincaid; nephew-in-law, Nate Briscoe (fiancé, Wendy Forry); best friend, Scott Garcia of Lexington; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ron and Dian; and brothers, Kelly and Michael McConnell.

Cremation was chosen. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6 at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements. Pastor James Trippett will officiate.

The memorial book may be signed online at odeanchapel.com.