Eddie D. Clevenger
Eddie D. Clevenger, age 75, of Shelton, died peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2019, at his home. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services. Eddie Dean Clevenger was born in Kearney to Eddie Sr. and Marian (Yockey) Clevenger on August 4, 1944. He graduated from Gibbon High School with the class of 1962 and in December married Linda Korcek on the 28th in Kearney. They then resided in Shelton for the remainder of their marriage. To this union, they had two sons, Al and James. Eddie enjoyed spending time with his boys, teaching them about hunting and fishing and later taught them about the construction business. One of his greatest loves was watching not only his sons but his grandchildren in all of their sporting events. He was also an avid fan of NASCAR and enjoyed his NASCAR trips when he was younger. In his early years, Eddie was employed by Baldwin’s Manufacturing of Kearney for ten years. After leaving Baldwin’s, he was employed in construction for four years before he started his own business as Clevenger Construction. He was later joined by Al and James in the family business and most recently by grandson, Michael. He retired in 2017 after 40 plus years due to his health. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda (Korcek), of Shelton; sons, Al Clevenger and his wife, Kathy, of Shelton, and James Clevenger and his wife, Jill, of Kearney; grandchildren, Michael, Kaci, Mandy, Krystal, Trey and Connor; great-grandchild, Aubrey; sister, Sherril (Clevenger) and husband, Jim Cline, of Gibbon; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Eddie Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Clevenger Sr. and Marian Clevenger, of Gibbon; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herbert and Beulah (Coon) Korcek, of Shelton; and brothers-in-law, James Korcek and Fred Korcek.