Richard “Rich” D. Iske, 60 of Loup City, NE died Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney, NE. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Loup City with Reverend Jim Koontz officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Loup City American Legion Post #48. Cremation will follow the service with interment to be held at a later date at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 23 at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Iske family or donor’s choice.
Richard D. Iske was born July 5, 1957 at Omaha, NE to Donald and Beryl (Dowsing) Iske. He grew up in Loup City and attended Loup City Public Schools. After graduation in 1975 he joined the United States Air Force at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas until moving back to Loup City in 1981. He worked various jobs in Loup City including Loup Oil, Phillips 66, Kowalski Feeders and Trotters Grain. He married Amanda Meyer on August 3, 2013 at Loup City. He was a dual member of the Loup City American Legion Post #48 and Loup City Fire Department for 31 years. He loved sports and competing in town-team leagues. He loved to watch the Huskers and Chiefs. He had a passion for golf and was a member of the Loup City Golf Course. Rich didn’t know a stranger and was known for his kind heart.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda of Loup City; son, Andrew Iske of Loup City; daughters, Stephanie Iske (special friend, Jonathan Rosenthal) of Beatrice, NE; Carrie (Jeff) Eurek of Kearney, NE; grandchildren, Carleigh and Jensen Eurek; mother, Beryl Iske of Loup City; sisters, Donna (Tom) Peters; Sandi (special friend, Mitch Anderjaska) Nagorski of Loup City; brother, James (Ty) Iske of Harrisburg, NE, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Don Iske; brother-in-law, Donnie Nagorski; nephew, Shane Peters; grandson, Carter Eurek; mother-in-law, Janis Meyer and brother-in-law, Scott Shottenkirk.