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Patrick P Downey

April 17, 1965 — September 10, 2019

Merna, NE-Patrick Downey age 54 of Merna died Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Callaway District Hospital. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Anselmo with Father Jim Hunt officiating.  Interment will be in the Dale Catholic Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Pat Downey Memorial Fund.  A rosary service will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 13, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, and 5:00 to 7:00 PM at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Anselmo, NE. Govier Brothers are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

Pat was born on April 17, 1965 at Broken Bow to James and Joan (Willis) Downey.  He graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School in 1983.  Pat attended college at UNK for one year and then attended UNL for two years.  He earned his Ag certificate and returned home in 1985 to farm the family homestead.  Pat met Donna Rae Lofquist in 1986 and they were married on June 17, 1989 at St. Anselm’s.  Pat enjoyed hunting, Fantasy Football, grilling, watching his kids in school sports and other activities including showing swine at the County and State Fair. He loved the New York Jets and farming. Pat farmed and ranched the family homestead for 34 years.

Pat is survived by his wife Donna of Merna, children; Jordan (Lacey) Downey of Omaha, Danielle (Todd) Thompson of Anselmo, Julia Downey of Omaha, Victoria Downey of Wichita, KS, Elijah Downey of Merna, grandchild Liv Downey, siblings Michael (Jeanne) Downey of Benkelman, Michaela (A.D.) Hunt of Anselmo, Patricia (John) Rivera of North Platte, John Downey of Broken Bow, Robert ( Brenda) Downey of Lincoln, and Elizabeth (Joe) Minnick of Camas, WA, his father Jim Downey of Merna, and mother-in-law Margaret Lofquist of Mesa, AZ.

Pat is preceded in death by his mom and grandparents.




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