Memorials Suggested: Margaret Doyle (1933-2016)

  Margaret Louise (Slipke) Doyle, 82, of North Platte died May 30th, 2016 at Great Plains Health surrounded by her five children.
  Christian Wake Services were held Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. James Golka as celebrant. Burial was at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
  Margaret was born Aug. 13th, 1933 to Norbert and Margaret Slipke in Cawker City, Kansas. At the age of ten her family moved to North Platte, Nebraska, where she attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Schools. In her senior year Margaret moved to Denver, when her father’s job transferred them. She graduated from South High School May 1951, and attended Barnes Business School graduating in May 1952.
  On Nov. 28th, 1953 she married James E. Doyle at Blessed Sacrament Church in Denver. She and Jim lived at Travis Air Force Base in Merced, California until Jim’s honorable discharge in September 1954. In 1956 they moved back to North Platte.
  In addition to caring for her family, she worked at Nash Finch Company for eight years, and for KNOP-TV, retiring after 28 years.
  Margaret also served her church as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the funeral dinner committee, and was a faithful supporter of the St. Patrick’s School System.
  She is survived by her children, James (Patricia) E. Doyle IV of Lexington, Karen (Tim) O’Connor of North Platte, Julie (Mike) Sullivan of Sterling, Colo., Geri Lynn (Steve) Miller of Laramie, Wyo., and Kathleen (Scott) McConnell of Sudbury, Mass.; grandchildren, Maggie (Jimmy) Watt, TJ (Sarah) O’Connor, Sean Sullivan, Megan (Adam) Allsop, Shannon Doyle, John O’Connor, Sarah Sullivan, Jake Doyle, Benjamin Miller, Ainsley and Grant McConnell; great-grandchildren, James and Bennett Watt, and Brecken, Eli, and McKinley O’Connor; sisters-in-law, Jean (Clem) Matter, Gloria Jean Slipke, and Donna Slipke; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
  Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; brothers, Leroy, Jacob, and Richard; and an infant grandson, James.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment Trust. Online condolences may be shared at

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