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Billy Dishman, 72 - February 25, 2009


Billy Buster Dishman, 72, of Gothenburg, passed away at his home on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.
Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Burial took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Dishman was born June 22, 1936, at Mason City to Homer and Althea (Wright) Dishman. He grew up and attended school in Gothenburg.
In 1958, he was united in marriage to Elma Jean Johnston at Broken Bow.
He lived at Napa, ID, from 1969 to 1971 before moving back to Gothenburg.
Dishman was employed as an appliance repair technician, drove a truck and installed fence along the interstate as well.
He was a member of the First Church of Christ.
Dishman enjoyed his family, camping, fishing, shuffle board and playing pool and cards, according to family members.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Homer and Althea; a son, Billy Jo Dishman; a daughter-in-law, Roxanne Dishman; brother, Albert; three sisters—Irene, Marie and Elsie; two grandchildren—Mitchell and Savanna; a great-grandchild, Austin.
Survivors include: his wife of 51 years, Jean; two sons—Randy (Linda) Dean of Alliance and Danny Johnston of Boise, ID; daughters—Rosemary Carlson (Herb Russell) of North Platte, Jenny (Tony) Beer of Elm Creek, Vivian (Lee) Kolb of Gothenburg, Connie (Alex) Romero of Cozad, Jessie (Steve) Seifer of Sutherland, Carolee (Aaron) Martin of Sutherland and Aprilee (Lonnie) Deaver of Azle, TX; brothers—Harold Dishman of Laramie, WY, Virgil (Lile) Dishman of Council Bluffs, IA, Al (Lynda) Dishman and David (Barb) Dishman, all of Gothenburg; sisters—Violet (Charles) Mladek of Cozad, Bertha Poen of Gothenburg and Lucy (Dick) Sabin of Lexington; sister-in-law, Margret Dishman of North Platte; 28 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to Central Plains Home Health and Hospice, and the Dishman family, 1916 Ave D, Gothenburg, NE 69138.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.