Eddy D. Wichman, age 55 of Cozad, Nebraska, died June 13th, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
Eddy was born September 15th, 1956 at Osmond, Nebraska, to Floyd and Betty (McDonald) Wichman. He attended school at Randolph, Nebraska and Norfolk, Nebraska.
Following his schooling, Eddy had been employed at area feedlots before moving to Seminole, Texas. Eddy worked at a feedlot in Texas for a few years before going to work for the Roberts Cattle Company in Lexington. Eddy would eventually work for the Strobel Construction Company, where he served as a building site superintendent for the better part of 20 years. Eddy's job required extensive travel, and as a result, he made countless friends all over the Western and Midwestern part of the United States.
Eddy had a sharp and logical mind that allowed him to excel at everything he did. He always looked at problems dispassionately, working hard to arrive at the most logical and efficient solutions. He lived his life with integrity; from his relationships to the way he handled his work. Eddy was always appreciated for his sound judgment, and the way he tried to take care of those in his charge.
Eddy loved learning about History, and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed woodworking. He was a wonderful father and excellent grandfather. One could not speak of Eddy for long without mentioning his sense of humor. He was always playing jokes on people and giving them a hard time with his quick wit.
Eddy was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his five children, Stacy (Rob) Maurer of Cozad, Justin Miller of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sarah Wichman of Fort Hood, Texas, Aaron Stevens of Kearney, Matthew Wichman of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren, Claire, Chloe, Christian, Mason, Anna and Anthony; his significant other, Teresa Nash of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters, Elizabeth Vigil of Oregon, Cindy (Bob) Wichman of Norfolk, Nebraska, Sheila Wichman of Broken Bow, Nebraska; two brothers, Jeff (Barb) Wichman of Chapman, Nebraska, Steve (Kathy) Wichman of Randolph, Nebraska; and many other relatives and good friends.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, June 16th, 2012, at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad with Pastor Eric Most officiating.
Inurnment was in the Fairview Cemetery south of Cozad.
A memorial has been established in Eddy's memory.
Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.