Dale D. Clatterbuck

Dale D. Clatterbuck

Nov 15, 1926 – Nov 10, 2017

Dale Douglas Clatterbuck, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Nov. 10, 2017 in Omaha, NE.  He was born on November 15, 1926 in Guthrie, Missouri, the youngest of ten children of Shannon and Annie Clatterbuck.  Dale was a 1945 graduate of Fulton, MO High School and served in the U.S. Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1947.  In 1951, Dale married Jean Nelson in Denver, and two sons were born to the union, in 1954 and 1956.  Dale made his livelihood in the cattle and livestock business which took him and the family to Denver, Omaha, McCook, Gothenburg, and Lexington.  Dale and Jean returned to Omaha in 2007 to be near family.

Dale is survived by his sons, Gary Clatterbuck (Debi) and Glen Clatterbuck (Lois) of Omaha; five grandchildren: Nicholas, Hayley, Alexandra, Andrea, and Ashley; five great-grandchildren: Samuel, Anna, Thomas, Timothy and James Clatterbuck; sisters-in-law, Nancy Clatterbuck and Marjorie Balmes; many nieces and nephews.  Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; his parents; six brothers: Hubert (Mabyl), Reid (Virginia), Lyle (Karen), Lee (Bea), Harold (Nancy), and Donald (Lois); three sisters: Rowena and Georgia, and Mabyl Bell (Jim).

A Gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15th at 2pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.  Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.  In appreciation for the care Dale received in his last months, memorials can be made to Papillion Manor, 610 Polk St., Papillion, NE 68046.




  • Barb Hodges Posted November 15, 2017 10:19 am

    Gary, I just read in the Lexington newspaper about the passing of your dad. My condolences to you and your family. Barb Hodges

  • Bob Skinner Posted November 16, 2017 9:03 am

    Dale was one of the neatest people I’ve known as was Jean. He was my dad’s (and mine) favorite fat cattle buyer of all that we dealt with through the years and I always looked forward to his visits at our feedlot and “in the neighborhood”. We lived just west of your folks on Cherokee and Dale and Jean always enjoyed it when we visited them with our two little daughter’s. The girls loved the attention and “treats” that Jean always offered.

    We left Lexington in 1997 but stopped by and visited them several times when we went back to visit and always stopped and visited with Dale when we saw him walking which seemed like all the time! Dale had such an engaging smile and we had many wonderful conversations over the years about the cattle business and things in general.

    I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to know such a good man. Honesty, integrity, thoughtful, welcoming and it’s an honor to have known him.

    Peggy and I are sorry for your loss.

  • Randy Krieg Posted December 9, 2017 9:19 pm

    My brother Wayne Krieg and I are so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. I hope he is joined by Aunt Jean. I remember when I was a young boy visiting you and Aunt Jean in Nebraska. I really enjoyed that trip with my parents and always had hoped to return. Although I hadn’t seen you in years, I always thought of you fondly. I am very sorry I didn’t get to visit again and hope you are at peace. It was a life well lived.
    Love, the Kriegs.

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