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Richard Lee Dermer, 59, Scottsbluff

Richard Lee Dermer, 59, of Scottsbluff passed away at Regional West Medical Center July 15th.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ed Hunzeker officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Memorials can be made in Richard's name to Regional West Foundation.

Richard was born October 3, 1953 at West Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Scottsbluff to Richard and Esther (Becker) Dermer. He received his education at Longfellow Elementary and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1971. He received a B.A. from Concordia Sr. College and received a BSN from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1991.

He made his home in Scottsbluff after moving from St. Louis, MO where he was a certified psychiatric nurse for 25 years.

Richard was a member of High School Honor Society, St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, past president of Germans from Russia, Sigma Theta Tau, Who's Who in High School, Who's Who in Nursing, and a Volunteer of Friends of the Midwest Theater.

Richard loved gardening flowers, genealogy, and was an avid collector of many antique collectibles.

He is survived by sisters, Sharon (Larry) Zitterkoph, and Teresa (Ron) Swank; brother, David (Diane) Dermer; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews Crystal (William Burr) Zitterkoph, Matthew Zitterkoph and his fiancé Heather Lenoir, Justin Dermer, Garrett Dermer, Lori Jackson, Trevor Schulte and his fiancé Jennifer, Andrea (Tony) Tritt and Chuck (Lauren) Swank ; great nieces Alyssa Burr and her fiancé Dustin DeWald and Ashley Burr; close friends, Billy (Saeko) Jones; numerous friends and former patients whose lives he touched.

Preceding him in death are his parents, paternal and maternal grandparents and numerous cousins.

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