Richard L. “Dick” Demerath

Richard L. “Dick” Demerath
1954 – 2012
Funeral services for Richard L. “Dick” Demerath, age 58 of Plainview, Nebraska, were held Monday, August 27, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. Reverend Jonathan Meraz officiated, with burial in the Danish Cemetery, rural Plainview.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Creighton, Nebraska, was in charge of arrangements. Dick died Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Avera Creighton Hospital in Creighton.
Richard LeRoy “Dick” Demerath, son of John P. and Angline (Braband) Demerath, was born on May 22, 1954 at Plainview, Nebraska. Dick attended District 19 and St. Ludger Academy through 9th grade, and graduated from Plainview High School.
On October 24, 1992 he was united in marriage to Linda Doerr at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview. Two children were born to them: Brent John and Marie Jean. Dick lived his entire life on his family farm six miles west of Plainview. He farmed, milked cows, and also backgrounded feeder calves. Dick was known for his good nature, his humor, and his love of John Deere tractors. He loved his family with every bit of himself and farming and the love of the land ran through his veins.
Dick was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Crawford Township Board, FFA Alumni, Stewardship Committee at Zion, and a past member of AMPI board. He passed away August 22, 2012, at Avera Creighton hospital at the age of 58, following a brief illness.
Dick is survivors include his wife Linda; his son Brent; daughter Marie; sister, Ruth (Alvin) Risinger; nieces and nephews, Nancy (Rodd) Paul, Neil (Sophie) Risinger, Leonard Risinger, and Linda Risinger; great nephew, Wyatt Paul; his mother-in-law, Phyllis Doerr; brothers-in-law, Dwain and Leroy Doerr; as well as a host of extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; and father-in-law, Martin Doerr.