Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Dewayne 'Dewey' McCloud

Dewayne “Dewey” McCloud, 60, of Kimball, passed away unexpectedly in Kimball on Thursday, September 7, 2023. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, September 22, 2023, at the Cantrell Funeral Home with Pastor Tyson Lambertson officiating.

The family asks everyone to wear Husker Red in honor of Dewey’s love of Nebraska Football. A lunch will follow the service at the Eagles. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may call the funeral home on Thursday, September 21 from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family.

Friends may also visit http://www.cantrellfh.com to view his Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family.

Memorials in memory of Dewey can be given to the Kimball Parks and Rec Board for use at either the Ball Fields or the Golf Course. The services of Dewey have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Dewayne David McCloud was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on December 30, 1962, the son of Jerry and Zoa (Gross) McCloud. Though he spent his early years in Rapid City, Dewey moved around through different towns before making Kimball, Nebraska his home. He attended Kimball High School and proudly graduated with the class of 1982, marking the beginning of a journey filled with dedication and hard work.

On April 15, 1989, he was married to the love of his life, Jamie Schwartz, in Fort Collins, Colorado. They made their home in Kimball where they raised their three children: Annie, Arica, and Andrew.

Dewey dedicated 17 years of his life to Curley’s Machine Shop, where his craftsmanship and work ethic were evident in the work he did. He ventured into the challenging world of the oil fields, demonstrating his resilience and adaptability. Later, he found a true source of pride in his employment with the Union Pacific Railroad, a career as Timekeeper and Safety Captain that he held dear to his heart. On his days off from Union Pacific Railroad, he enjoyed working for Reuter Farms, which was more like a hobby and a second family unit.

A devoted Husker Football fan, Dewey reveled in the camaraderie of game days and cherished every victory. He found solace in the great outdoors, camping beneath the starlit skies, and relishing the peaceful moments spent on his pontoon or while riding his Kawasaki Mule around. Above all, Dewey cherished his family and friends. He was known for his unwavering support, always available in times of need. His motto in life was simple but profound – “A Proud McCloud Dad and Papa!”

Survivors include his wife Jamie McCloud of Kimball, NE; His children Annie (Brock) Manley of Scottsbluff, NE, Arica McCloud of Omaha, NE, and Andrew (Hailey) McCloud of Kimball, NE; Brothers Dennis (Jeanie) McCloud of Newman Grove, NE, Terry McCloud of Scottsbluff, NE, Jerry McCloud of Tekamah, NE, and Greg (Pam Shanle) McCloud of Columbus, NE; Grandchildren Axton Manley, Kamden McCloud and baby Manley on the way; Grand-Fur Babies Oakley, Jasper, Chief, and Ceasar; Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jerry and Zoa McCloud, brother Ed McCloud, 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law Tina and John Vance, Shirley and Mike Jurgens, and Kim Fletcher, and 1 nephew Austin McCloud.