Dennis Gerald Awtry

Male 1946 - 2008  (61 years)


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  • Name Dennis Gerald Awtry 
    Born 30 Jun 1946  near Curtis in his grandparents sod house Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jan 2008  Great Plains Regional Medical Center, North Platte, Licoln County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I203  Rossen Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2016 

    Father Gerald Wesley Awtry,   b. 15 Jan 1923, Curtis, Frontier County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1997  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Doris Botilda Nelsen,   b. 10 Oct 1924, Curtis, Frontier County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 2006, Great Plains Regional Medical Center, North Platte, Licoln County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 26 Sep 1943  Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet

    Family Donna Mae Schmidt 
    Married 18 Jun 1977  Messiah Lutheran Church, North Platte, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Dane Awtry,   b. 18 Nov 1978
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Anna Elsie Nelsen (nee Rossen) with her grandchildren
    Anna Elsie Nelsen (nee Rossen) with her grandchildren
    Sitting in her lap: Wayne Awtry and James Peter "Jim" Nelsen
    In front of her from left to right: Sandy Awtry, Dennis Awtry and Carolyn Schmid
    From left to right: Carolyn Wolgamott (nee Schmid), Dennis Gerald Awtry, James Peter 'Jim' Nelsen, Sandy Foran (nee Awtry)
In front: Wayne Awtry
    From left to right: Carolyn Wolgamott (nee Schmid), Dennis Gerald Awtry, James Peter "Jim" Nelsen, Sandy Foran (nee Awtry) In front: Wayne Awtry
    Peter Christian Nielsen with 3 of his grandchildren
    Peter Christian Nielsen with 3 of his grandchildren
    From left to right Dennis Gerald Awtry, Wayne Awtry and Sandra J Foran (nee Awtry)

    Headstones
    Dennis Gerald Awtry Headstone
    Dennis Gerald Awtry Headstone

  • Notes 
    • June 30, 1946 - Jan. 14, 2008

      NORTH?PLATTE?-- Dennis G. Awtry, 61, of North Platte, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2008), at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

      He was born to Gerald and Doris Nelsen Awtry on June 30, 1946, near Curtis in his grandparents sod house. He grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1964.



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      He entered the U.S. Army in 1965, and served in Japan for one year at an army hospital before serving in Vietnam. After his discharge he moved to North Platte in 1971, and worked at Nebraska Machinery.

      He married Donna Schmidt on June 18, 1977, at the Messiah Lutheran Church.

      He was part owner and operator of San-Dens Arts and Crafts with his sister. He was a commodities broker with his cousin, Jim. He returned to college, graduated from Kearney State College with a bachelor's degree and master's degree in art education. He taught at St. Pat's High School for the last 12 years.

      He belonged to the Messiah Lutheran Church.

      He was preceded in death by his parents.

      Survivors include his wife, Donna of North Platte; one son, Joe Awtry of Lincoln; sister, Sandy and husband, Dick Foran of North Platte; and brother, Wayne Awtry of McCook.

      Memorial services will be Friday, 10 a.m., at Messiah Lutheran Church in North Platte with the Rev. Lynn Parsons officiating.

      Cremation was chosen and register book signing is today until 9 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home in North Platte.