Dennis Lee Easton, 75, Lyman

Dennis Lee Easton, 75, of Lyman, died Thursday, February 14, 2013 at his home with his wife of 56 years by his side. His memorial service will be held at 11am on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Jones Mortuary in Mitchell with Reverend Dr. Charles H. Richardson officiating. Inurnment will be at Mitchell City Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of any flowers, memorials in Dennis's honor may be made in care of the Lyman Volunteer Fire Department and Panhandle Humane Society. Online condolences may be left and memorial candles in Dennis's memory may be lit at www.jones-mortuary.com. Jones Mortuary in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis Lee Easton entered into this world on Aug 17, 1937, the first son of Stanley and Christine (Domson) Easton. He was born at home on his parents' farm near Morrill, NE. He lived his entire life in the Lyman area. He graduated from Lyman High School in 1955. He married Karen Kay Van Trump on October 5, 1956. To this marriage three children were born: Randall, Scott, and Vicki. Dennis farmed after graduating from high school and worked seasonally at Great Western Sugar Factory. In 1964 he began working at Couplamatic in Lyman. He worked in the tool room as a tool grinder and retired from Kurt Mfg. in 1998.

Dennis served many years in the Lyman Volunteer Fire Department. He greatly loved fishing and could tell many fish stories, mostly true. He loved his many dogs over the years, as they were a apart of the family, and he valued family above all. He spoiled all of his dogs and all of the grand-dogs as well. Dennis was dedicated to Husker football, volleyball and women's basketball. He also enjoyed his yard and garden, which were sources of pride to him.

In the 75 years that Dennis spent with us, he touched many lives and many hearts. He will be missed greatly by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife Karen; sons Randy (Georgia) Easton of Sidney and Scott (Diane) Easton of Fort Collins, CO; daughter Vicki (Tim) Dolberg of Lyman; grandsons Tony Dolberg, Nic Easton, Eric Easton and Jason Easton, granddaughter Angie Schmidt; six great grandchildren; brother Stephan Easton of Torrington, WY; and sister Kathleen (Ed) Patience of Mendicino, CA.

His parents and grandson Andrew Dolberg preceded him in death.

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