Patrick McKane Kasson, 94, of North Platte, NE and formerly of Wilsonville and McCook, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at his home in Linden Estates. He was born on December 31, 1927 in Wilsonville, NE, son of George and Ada (Cline) Kasson.
Patrick grew up near Wilsonville and was the valedictorian of his class at Wilsonville High School. He grew up and attended school with his childhood sweetheart, Norma Jeane Wilson, and on Christmas Day 1945 they were married. He then entered the U.S. Army during W.W.II and was honorably discharged in 1947 at Point Ft. Lewis, Washington. He started work as a farmer alongside his dad and brother and then went on to a career as a loan officer and manager of the Farm Credit in McCook retiring in 1993. In 1999 they moved to North Platte to be closer to their grandchildren. Patrick was a 70 year member of the Masonic Lodge and 50 year Order of the Eastern Star Eureka Chapter 86 in McCook, McCook Lions Club, Lake Maloney Golf Club, and was a politically active Democrat. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, walking, mountain climbing, and held his pilot license for flying.
Surviving him are his wife of 76 years, Norma; sons, Steven P. Kasson (Connie) of Claremore, OK, and Stuart Kasson (Colleen) of Liberty, MO; daughter, Elizabeth Kasson Evans (Steven) of North Platte; grandchildren, Shane Kasson (Gina), Kari Williams (Vince), Kandi Buchwald (Darrin), Kraig Kasson (Morganne), Sarah Evans and Laura Evans; 8 great-grandchildren; nephew, Mike Kasson.
He was predeceased by his parents, George and Ada; brother, Curtis Kasson; and nephew, Dennis Kasson.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte with Masonic Service at 5:30 p.m., and on Thursday, February 3rd from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge. A luncheon will follow at the Wilsonville church, with a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. in Wilsonville Cemetery with Kurt Kasson officiating.
Carpenter Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church in North Platte. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed to the family at www.carpentermemorial.com.