November 19 1943 October 17 2019
Gerald Duane Tuma November 19, 1943 – October 17, 2019 Share this obituary Send Flowers View/Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card| Memorial Donation Gerald Duane Tuma, age 75, passed away on October 17, 2019 in North Platte, NE. He was born on November 19, 1943 in Grand Island, NE, the youngest child of Stephen John and Agnes (Zmek) Tuma. His family moved to North Platte when he was 12 years old. Gerald attended school in North Platte graduating from North Platte High School in 1962. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and spent his four years aboard the aircraft carrier “Constellation” in the Gulf of Tonken in Viet Nam. He returned to North Platte after his discharge in 1967 and worked for Dutton Lainson Company until he began working for Sixth Street Foods in 1972. He worked there until his retirement in 2001. Gerald was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church serving as president and trustee for many years. He married his wife Kerry Grover in 1967 and they raised their family and enjoyed many years together, travelling throughout the United States. He loved hunting the sandhills for grouse, pheasants and his favorite, the South Dakota turkeys. He was a fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football, baseball, and girls’ volleyball and softball teams. Gerald is survived by his wife Kerry; daughter Lorie Specht of Kansas City, MO; son John (Betsy) Tuma, of Colorado Springs, CO; granddaughters Alexis Edwards of North Platte, NE and Allison Tuma of Colorado Springs, CO.; grandsons Corey (Vanessa) Peters of Weatherford, TX and Nicholas Tuma of Colorado Springs, CO; great grandson, Tallin Peters; great granddaughter, Braelyn Peters; Father-In Law Ray Gullion; Sisters-in-law Judy Grover (Jay) of North Platte, NE, Rochelle (Paul Orwig) of Waco, TX, Michelle (Randy) Tones, Texas; Brother-In-Law Greg (Tammy) Gullion of Weatherford, TX; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Richard of Oregon and Donald of North Platte. Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School in Waco, Nebraska. Online condolences may be shared at www. adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M., Friday October 25, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Reverend Mark Gefaller officiating. Visitation will be held 12:00-8:00P.M., Thursday, October 24 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. SERVICES Funeral Service Friday, October 25, 2019 1:00 PM St. Paul Lutheran Church , Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary
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Death notice for the town of: North Platte, state: Nebraska