Obituary: Deanna Milne

Deanna Milne

Deanna K. Milne, 83, of North Platte, Neb., passed away peacefully to her heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Great Plains Health Hospital.

Dee, as she was better known, was born on Feb. 6, 1939, in Beattie, the daughter of Ray and Alice L. (Harrison) McMahon. Dee grew up in Beattie, and graduated from Beattie High School, where she was homecoming queen. She worked as a dispatch operator for a trucking line for 17 years. 

Upon moving to North Platte, she worked at the J.C. Penney as a salesclerk for 10 years and cleaned homes in the area for several years. She was a contracted custodian for over 10 years with Osgood Elementary School and endeared herself with many of the school children over the years. She enjoyed renovating homes in North Platte and establishing them as rental properties. Dee married David Edward Milne in St. Francis, Kan., on June 6, 1975.

She helped her husband Ed establish and run E. J.’s Outdoor Sports, hauling race parts to both Lexington and Lincoln County raceways for many years, as well as hauling golf carts to area tournaments. She and Ed ran the Lincoln County Raceway as well as the concession stands for six years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Dee was a loving and devoted Mom and Grandma, and loved her children and grandchildren more than anything in the world. Dee and Ed also took in several foster children over the years.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Scott David Milne; brothers, Francis, Patrick, Jack, Keith and Donald McMahon; and sisters, Caryl Ann McMahon, Faye Lampe, Raye Ellis and Mary Craig.

Those left to cherish Dee’s memory are her husband of 47 years, Ed; children, Brenda (Tod) Morgan of Lincoln, Neb., Dan Koch (Denise Moore) of Sabetha, Rick (Lesha) Koch of Sabetha, Tammy (Darren) Weinman of Arnold, Neb., and Kim (Dan) Doggett of Gretna, Neb.; grandchildren, Angie Nottingham, Andy Morgan, Sean Morgan, Shelby, Kahlin, Lane, Tristin and Sidney Koch, Kelsie Strahm, Kaleb Koch, Kasha Rebant, Shavonne Schacher, Brady Weinman, Ashton Hopper, Scott Doggett, Nathan Doggett, Dylan Brune, and Hayden Doggett; 26 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, with Joe Sukraw officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Fort McPherson National Veterans Cemetery near Maxwell, Neb. Carpenter Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hope Embraced Youth Outreach ( Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed to the family at

The Sabetha Herald 11/9/2022


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