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Steven K. Dodge, Age 64

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Steven K. Dodge, Age 64

Steven K. Dodge

Steven K. “Steve” Dodge, 64, of North Platte, passed away January 5th, 2020, at The Monarch in Lincoln.

He was born May 14th, 1955, to Keith and Ardy (Mohr) Dodge in Lexington. He grew up in Cozad, graduating with the Class of 1973, and attended Colorado State University. After living with his own family in several states, Steve moved back to Nebraska in 2004, settling in North Platte.

He worked briefly as a mail carrier before being hired as a section man at the UPRR. On July 5th, 2013, Steve married the “neighbor girl,” Lauri (Cech) Elson from across the street. After 12 years of service, Steve retired from the railroad in 2017. He then had time to fully enjoy golf, a sport he played since his dad introduced it to him at a young age. Steve also began volunteering at Great Plains Health. His love of helping people lead to a part-time valet position at the hospital. Survivors include his wife, Lauri, of North Platte; daughters, Aprile Ramsey of Denton, Texas, and Stephanie (Troy) Fasse of Eustis; mother, Ardy Dodge of North Platte; brother, Larry (Jean) Dodge of Overland Park, Kansas; grandsons, Christian Gentry and Caden Ramsey; stepdaughters, Beth (Jamie) Tabares and Kate (Nick) Dougherty; mother-in-law, Anne Cech; sister-in-law, Jane Cech; step grandchildren Drew and Meredith Fasse, Lucas and Landon Tabares and Max Dougherty, and many other family members and friends. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Keith Dodge. Memorials may be directed to Great Plains Health Care Foundation or First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at

Memorial service was at 11 a.m., Monday, January 20th, at First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Doug Delp officiating.