Lyle Green

LYLE MERVIN GREEN 5-22-1913 — 1-26-1996

Lyle Mervin Green, 82, of North Platte, Neb. died Friday, Jan. 26, 1996, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

He was born May 22, 1913, at Bliss, Neb. to John and Mina Harkins Green.  He grew up and attended school through the sixth grade at Ewing, Neb.  He graduated from high school at O’Neill, Neb. in 1931.  He worked odd jobs during the Depression until going to work for M and M Bakery in O’Neill, where he learned to bake.  He entered the U.S. Army in March 1942 and taught cooking and baking.

After his discharge in 1946, he returned to the bakery in O’Neill.  He worked there until he opened his own bakery in Mitchell, Neb. in 1954.  He operated the bakery until 1976, when he moved to North Platte.  He was a partner in The Nebraskan Liquor Store until 1980, when he retired.  He enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

He married Jennie Mathilda Neyens June 16, 1941, at Creighton, Neb.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, P.R. Halligan Post No. 163 American Legion, Noel C. Donegan Post No. 1504 VFW, Eagles Aeries No. 2839 and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Survivors include his wife Jennie of North Platte; two daughters LouEtta McHenry of Gering, Neb. and Marian and husband Virgil Bourek of Farley, Iowa; two sons, Richard L. and wife Carol of North Platte and Donald J. and wife Nancy of Omaha, Neb.; a brother, Charles and wife Wilma of Seattle, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; a step-grandchild; two step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Adeline Pitcher; and brother, John Orvile Green.

Jennie Green

JENNIE MATHILDA GREEN 3-14-1916 — 4-20-2001

Jennie Mathilda Green, 85, died April 20, 2001, at her home in North Platte.

She was born March 14, 1916, at Winnetoon to John and Inez Lucinda Lyon Neyens.  She grew up on the family farm and attended school at St. Ludger’s Academy in Creighton.  She graduated in 1933.

She worked on the family farm until 1939.  She then worked for Largen Theater in Creighton.  After moving to O’Neill, she worked for M&M Bakery and Judge Harrington.

On June 16, 1941, she married Lyle Mervin Green at St. Ludger’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.  During World War II, they lived in Army camps at Cheyenne, Wyo., Junction City and Salina, Kan., and Olympia, Wash, until her husband went overseas.  She then returned to O’Neill.

In 1954, they bought and operated the Mitchell Bakery in Mitchell until 1976, when they moved to North Platte and bought and operated the Nebraskan Liquor Store until 1979 with Harvey and Delores Sawyer.  

Mrs. Green was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Ladies of St. Patrick’s, Tuesday Bible Study Group, Rosary Group, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and several bridge groups.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading and playing bridge.

Survivors include two daughters, LouEtta McHenry of Gering and Marian (Virgil) Bourek of Farley, Iowa; two sons, Richard L. (Carol) of North Platte and Donald J. (Nancy) of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren; a stepgrand-daughter; two great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren, a sister, Ula Mae McManigal of Creighton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Sarah Muller and Elizabeth Meyer; four brothers, John, Elmer “Pete,” Charles and Joseph Neyens and an infant brother; and a great-granddaughter, Savina Sarah De Los Santos.

Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Rosary will be at 7 pm Monday at Odean Colonial Chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski Jr. as celebrant and the Rev. David Bourek concelebrating.  Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.

Dick Green

RICHARD LYLE GREEN 6-13-1944 — 6-25-2006

Richard Lyle Green, 62, of North Platte died June 25, 2006, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.  He was born June 13, 1944 to Lyle Mervin and Jennie Mathilda Neyens Green at Salina, Kansas.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1963 and from electronic school in Denver in 1964.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1968.  He spent his last two years of service in Germany.  While in the service he loved to take pictures of his travels around Europe.  After his discharge, he worked for two years for the Boeing Company in Seattle.  Upon returning to his hometown of Mitchell, he accepted a job with Nebraska Public Power District in Scottsbluff.  In 1982, he transferred to North Platte and retired in December 2004.

On July 6, 1990, he married Carol Marie Cooper in North Platte.  He was a dedicated Cornhusker fan, coin collector and enjoyed taking pictures.  He loved spending time with family and friends.  He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and The Eagles.

Survivors include his wife, Carol of North Platte; two sons, Paul (Julie) Green of Scottsbluff, and David Green of Lincoln, and their mother, Sue Roth of Scottsbluff; a stepdaughter, Lori (Jeff) Rote of North Platte; a godchild, Kae Lynn Bourek of Farley, Iowa; two sisters, LouEtta McHenry of Gering and Marian (Virgil) Bourek of Farley; a brother, Donald J. (Nancy) Green of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandchildren, Izaak and Katerina Green; two step-grandchildren, Randi (Pete) Hamm and Zachary Rote; a step-great-grandchild, Brady Hamm; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Arline Kumor of North Platte; and many nieces, nephews and other family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Savina De Los Santos; and a nephew, Francis McHenry.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Television Mass Fund. 

A Rosary will be said at 9:15 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Vincent Parsons as Celebrant and Rev. David Bourek concelebrating.  Burial will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors provided by the North Platte Veteran’s Honor guard.