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Don Dailey

March 2, 1933 — December 1, 2020

Arnold, NE- Donald Dale Dailey age 87 of Arnold died December 1, 2020 at the Great Plains Health Hospital in North Platte.

Donald Dale Dailey was born on March 2, 1933 to Clayton L. and Mabel P. (Lewis) Dailey at his Grandpa and Grandma Lewis’s home south of Arnold in Lincoln County.  Don attended school at Loyal Table and Powel Canyon.  He then graduated from Arnold High School in 1951.  Don served in the US Army 1953-1955.  He was married to Beverly Jean Kramer on August 20, 1953 at Fort Riley, KS, where Don was serving in the Army.  They were married 64 years, before Beverly passed away in 2018. 

The family lived on ranches until 1976 when they moved east of Gandy on the Kramer Farm where Beverly was raised.  They semi-retired in 1996 and moved to Arnold in 2002.  Don and Beverly enjoyed camping with family and many trips to visit extended family.  Don’s hobbies were doing jigsaw puzzles, fishing, wood working and helping his sons with their businesses.  In later years he was well known for making freezer jam and sharing it with family and friends.  Don always enjoyed a game of cribbage and didn’t like to lose.

Don is survived by his three sons: Daniel (Jo) of Long Pine, NE, Clifford (Pat) of Hyannis, and Lemoyne (Rhonda) of Thedford and a daughter-in-law Becky Dailey of Arnold.  He is also is survived by fourteen grandchildren, thirty-one and a half great grandchildren, a brother Earl Dailey of Arnold, a sister Ester Webster of North Platte, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Don was preceded in death by his wife Beverly, a son Alan, a brother Kenneth, a sister Kathryn, brothers-in-law Clark Armstrong and Earl Webster, and sister-in-law Ila Dailey. 

Graveside Funeral Services along with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Loup Valley Cemetery west of Stapleton with Pastor Irv Jennings officiating.  A visitation will be held on Friday, December 4, at the Arnold Baptist Church, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to the Arnold Community Foundation, Arnold Fire Department, or the Arnold Baptist Church. Govier Brothers Mortuary/Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  Words of encouragement and remembrance can be left at 


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