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Plains Edition Obituaries for 6-12-10

Randy Craig Harvey, 61, of rural Lewellen died May 30, 2010, at his rural home.

He was born Sept. 26, 1948, at Imperial, Neb., to Rollo Sylvester John and Elizabeth “Betty” (Taylor) Harvey.

He grew up in North Platte and graduated in 1967.

He joined the U.S. Navy on Sept. 8, 1967, and served in Vietnam as a gunner on a river patrol boat attached to the River Division 551. In one year, he participated in 283 combat patrols, was an excellent marksman and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. After his discharge on Aug. 28, 1970, he returned to North Platte.

He worked on a ranch at Dunning, worked construction and was a scales officer before going to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked as a switchman-brakeman from 1973 to 1990. He also had R.C.’s Painting and Remodeling. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed bow hunting.

He married Deborah Kay Aloi on Aug. 22, 2006, in McCook. They lived in North Platte before moving to Lewellen.

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Survivors include his wife, Deborah of Lewellen; his children, Dawn (Trent) Paxton of Conifer, Colo., and Randall (Lisa) Harvey of Holdrege; a stepdaughter, Robyn Aloi of Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren, Jacob, Jonathan and Blake Harvey, Miranda Smith and Mackenzie and Macie Paxton; his step-grandchildren, Frankie and Max; a brother, Richard “Rick” (Shari) Harvey of North Platte; a brother-in-law, Eddie Schrack of North Platte; numerous nieces and nephews including Rick Schrack, Annette Beall, Chris and Shauna Harvey; and other family including Uncle Jack (Connie) Harvey of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Chester Freeman McElrath; and his sister, Kathryn Omel.

Randy Craig Harvey, 61, of rural Lewellen died May 30, 2010, at his rural home.

He was born Sept. 26, 1948, at Imperial, Neb., to Rollo Sylvester John and Elizabeth “Betty” (Taylor) Harvey.

He grew up in North Platte and graduated in 1967.

He joined the U.S. Navy on Sept. 8, 1967, and served in Vietnam as a gunner on a river patrol boat attached to the River Division 551. In one year, he participated in 283 combat patrols, was an excellent marksman and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. After his discharge on Aug. 28, 1970, he returned to North Platte.

He worked on a ranch at Dunning, worked construction and was a scales officer before going to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked as a switchman-brakeman from 1973 to 1990. He also had R.C.’s Painting and Remodeling. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed bow hunting.

He married Deborah Kay Aloi on Aug. 22, 2006, in McCook. They lived in North Platte before moving to Lewellen.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah of Lewellen; his children, Dawn (Trent) Paxton of Conifer, Colo., and Randall (Lisa) Harvey of Holdrege; a stepdaughter, Robyn Aloi of Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren, Jacob, Jonathan and Blake Harvey, Miranda Smith and Mackenzie and Macie Paxton; his step-grandchildren, Frankie and Max; a brother, Richard “Rick” (Shari) Harvey of North Platte; a brother-in-law, Eddie Schrack of North Platte; numerous nieces and nephews including Rick Schrack, Annette Beall, Chris and Shauna Harvey; and other family including Uncle Jack (Connie) Harvey of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Chester Freeman McElrath; and his sister, Kathryn Omel.

Randy Craig Harvey, 61, of rural Lewellen died May 30, 2010, at his rural home.

He was born Sept. 26, 1948, at Imperial, Neb., to Rollo Sylvester John and Elizabeth “Betty” (Taylor) Harvey.

He grew up in North Platte and graduated in 1967.

He joined the U.S. Navy on Sept. 8, 1967, and served in Vietnam as a gunner on a river patrol boat attached to the River Division 551. In one year, he participated in 283 combat patrols, was an excellent marksman and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. After his discharge on Aug. 28, 1970, he returned to North Platte.

He worked on a ranch at Dunning, worked construction and was a scales officer before going to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked as a switchman-brakeman from 1973 to 1990. He also had R.C.’s Painting and Remodeling. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed bow hunting.

He married Deborah Kay Aloi on Aug. 22, 2006, in McCook. They lived in North Platte before moving to Lewellen.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah of Lewellen; his children, Dawn (Trent) Paxton of Conifer, Colo., and Randall (Lisa) Harvey of Holdrege; a stepdaughter, Robyn Aloi of Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren, Jacob, Jonathan and Blake Harvey, Miranda Smith and Mackenzie and Macie Paxton; his step-grandchildren, Frankie and Max; a brother, Richard “Rick” (Shari) Harvey of North Platte; a brother-in-law, Eddie Schrack of North Platte; numerous nieces and nephews including Rick Schrack, Annette Beall, Chris and Shauna Harvey; and other family including Uncle Jack (Connie) Harvey of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Chester Freeman McElrath; and his sister, Kathryn Omel.

Randy Craig Harvey, 61, of rural Lewellen died May 30, 2010, at his rural home.

He was born Sept. 26, 1948, at Imperial, Neb., to Rollo Sylvester John and Elizabeth “Betty” (Taylor) Harvey.

He grew up in North Platte and graduated in 1967.

He joined the U.S. Navy on Sept. 8, 1967, and served in Vietnam as a gunner on a river patrol boat attached to the River Division 551. In one year, he participated in 283 combat patrols, was an excellent marksman and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. After his discharge on Aug. 28, 1970, he returned to North Platte.

He worked on a ranch at Dunning, worked construction and was a scales officer before going to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked as a switchman-brakeman from 1973 to 1990. He also had R.C.’s Painting and Remodeling. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed bow hunting.

He married Deborah Kay Aloi on Aug. 22, 2006, in McCook. They lived in North Platte before moving to Lewellen.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah of Lewellen; his children, Dawn (Trent) Paxton of Conifer, Colo., and Randall (Lisa) Harvey of Holdrege; a stepdaughter, Robyn Aloi of Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren, Jacob, Jonathan and Blake Harvey, Miranda Smith and Mackenzie and Macie Paxton; his step-grandchildren, Frankie and Max; a brother, Richard “Rick” (Shari) Harvey of North Platte; a brother-in-law, Eddie Schrack of North Platte; numerous nieces and nephews including Rick Schrack, Annette Beall, Chris and Shauna Harvey; and other family including Uncle Jack (Connie) Harvey of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Chester Freeman McElrath; and his sister, Kathryn Omel.

Randy Craig Harvey, 61, of rural Lewellen died May 30, 2010, at his rural home.

He was born Sept. 26, 1948, at Imperial, Neb., to Rollo Sylvester John and Elizabeth “Betty” (Taylor) Harvey.

He grew up in North Platte and graduated in 1967.

He joined the U.S. Navy on Sept. 8, 1967, and served in Vietnam as a gunner on a river patrol boat attached to the River Division 551. In one year, he participated in 283 combat patrols, was an excellent marksman and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. After his discharge on Aug. 28, 1970, he returned to North Platte.

He worked on a ranch at Dunning, worked construction and was a scales officer before going to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked as a switchman-brakeman from 1973 to 1990. He also had R.C.’s Painting and Remodeling. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed bow hunting.

He married Deborah Kay Aloi on Aug. 22, 2006, in McCook. They lived in North Platte before moving to Lewellen.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah of Lewellen; his children, Dawn (Trent) Paxton of Conifer, Colo., and Randall (Lisa) Harvey of Holdrege; a stepdaughter, Robyn Aloi of Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren, Jacob, Jonathan and Blake Harvey, Miranda Smith and Mackenzie and Macie Paxton; his step-grandchildren, Frankie and Max; a brother, Richard “Rick” (Shari) Harvey of North Platte; a brother-in-law, Eddie Schrack of North Platte; numerous nieces and nephews including Rick Schrack, Annette Beall, Chris and Shauna Harvey; and other family including Uncle Jack (Connie) Harvey of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Chester Freeman McElrath; and his sister, Kathryn Omel.