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John Joneson, 69 - October 14, 2016

John Wallace Joneson, 69, of North Platte passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln, following an accident.
Memorial Services took place on Friday, Oct. 21, at the North Platte Berean Church with the Rev. James R. Mann officiating.
Joneson was born Nov. 15, 1946, to Wallace Belstrom and Barbara Ann Andreau Joneson at Washington, DC.
The family resided at Gothenburg then moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where he attended school.
He joined the U.S. Navy then returned to Florida following his discharge.
On Feb. 25, 1966, he was united in marriage to Sherry Dawn Lynn at Ft. Lauderdale. The couple moved to Nebraska and lived in Gothenburg and Brady, and by 1987 had settled in North Platte.
Joneson was employed with Gothenburg Feed Products then Farmland Service Coop. He also served on the Brady Volunteer Fire Department from 1971 to 1985, where he was the Brady Fire Chief from 1975 to 1985.
He then went to work for the North Platte Fire Department in 1985. He was an EMT paramedic and became a captain in 1996. He was also a member of the Local No. 831 and was the Western vice-president of International Association of Fire Fighters.
?Joneson loved his job and had received numerous awards from the fire department.
?In May of 2011, he retired and enjoyed spending time with his family and taking vacations, according to family members. He loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time at their activities.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Wallace and Barbara; a brother, Jeffrey Joneson.
Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Sherry; his sons—Brett (Kim) Joneson and Tonn Joneson, all of North Platte; his daughter, Krista (Dallas) Choat of Albion; seven grandchildren‚Cole and Caden Joneson, Bailey, Dylan, Dayton and Kailyn Choat, and Nevaeh Joneson; a brother, Jim Joneson of Lincoln; sister, Jo Anne Nuss of Miami, FL; nieces, nephews and other family members
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the North Platte Fire Deptarment, the Brady Volunteer Fire Deptartment and Paws-itive Partners.