Douglas E. Whitmore

Douglas E. Whitmore

February 5, 1958- September 19, 2023

     Douglas Edward Whitmore passed away on September 19, 2023. He was born February 5, 1958, in Osceola, Nebraska, to Raymond Clyde and Dorothy Gertrude ( Richter) Whitmore.

     Douglas was raised in Surprise, NE. He graduated from David City Aquinas High School in David City, NE. He went on to Barber School in the fall of 1976. He furthered his education with an Associates Degree in Business from Metropolitan Community College in 2005, and a Bachelors Degree in Business from Bellevue University in 2006. He worked in the hair industry and and later as a marketing executive. 

     He enjoyed collecting comics and traveling to various parts of the world. On one of his trips, much to the chagrin of his wife, Valerie, he bungee jumped off the Victoria Falls bridge in Zimbabwe. 

     He is survived by his wife, Valerie, of Omaha; mother, Dorothy Whitmore, of Lincoln; children, Ian and Lindsay Whitmore; brothers, Lonnie (Brenda) Whitmore, of Omaha, Jay Whitmore, of Oregon; sisters, Renee (Dave) Schmid, of Valparaiso, Fran (Vic) Hilger, of Lincoln; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law in U.S. and Zimbabwe; nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. 

     Douglas was preceded in death by his father, Raymond; grandparents: Herman and Elizabeth Richter, and Howard and Wilmer Whitmore; brothers, Christopher and Randall Whitmore; father-in-law, Myles Chanakira; mother-in-law, Servie Chanakira; brothers-in-law: Gilmore Nbebele, Maynard Chanikira, and Saligson Chanakira.

     A special thank to the cancer team at Nebraska Medicine, lead by Dr. Elizabeth Braddock Bell, for the care provided to Doug and all the effort they put in trying to help him heal. Thank you to Dr. Jennifer Parker and her team at the Fontenelle Clinic.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 11:00 a.m., at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.


  • Shannon Whitmore Posted September 21, 2023 9:56 am

    I miss you, uncle.

  • Aquinas Alumni Posted September 21, 2023 11:34 am

    We are deeply saddened to hear of this loss. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Rick Grubaugh Posted September 21, 2023 3:05 pm

    Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. A funny guy!! Had many laughs with him thru our growing years.

  • Mary Schultz Posted September 22, 2023 3:31 pm

    Sending our sympathy and prayers to his family. He was a nice guy and classmate. Randy and Mary (Samek) Schultz

  • Tonderai Kanyai Posted September 22, 2023 4:57 pm

    I am deeply saddened to hear of this loss .To auntie Vale and family we are with you in our prayers during this time of mourning.

  • Beth (ortmeier ) Augustine Posted September 22, 2023 5:18 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Whitmore family

  • Teurai Chanakira Posted September 22, 2023 6:06 pm

    I met Doug on one of him and Val’s visits to Australia- a truly lovely man. Nematambudziko – my sincere condolences. May he rest in eternal peace and may God comfort and strengthen Val and all the family.

  • Fadzo Chanakira Posted September 22, 2023 7:41 pm

    What a wonderful soul mate and husband Doug was to our beloved cousin and sister Valerie. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. . May he rest in peace. May his loved ones find comfort and peace in the loving memories they hold and shared with him.

  • Jannie Lou Thompson, Ennis Posted September 22, 2023 8:55 pm

    Love & miss you cousin , Doug. The PUMA people are safe with me!

  • Angela Prickisie Posted September 22, 2023 9:43 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family.May the peace of the Lord be with you all at this time.May uncle Doug’s soul rest in peace.

  • Edith Posted September 22, 2023 11:09 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family and prayers in this very difficult time. May his soul rest in peace and prayers for strength for the family

  • Mary and Cris Chitambira Posted September 23, 2023 12:52 am

    Expressing our sincerest condolences for the loss of your cherished husband. MHDSRIP 🙏🙏

  • Dorothy & Ellman Posted September 23, 2023 12:53 am

    Our thoughts and prayers remain with you Valerie in this difficult season. Losing a loved one is never easy. It’s called “ passing “ because life as we know it is a passage. It’s good to have loved and lost than never to have loved. May you find comfort in the hope we will all one day meet again on the pearly shores. May you and the whole family have uncommon comfort and peace in this difficult season. MHSRIEP.🧡🧡🧡

  • Precious Hove Posted September 23, 2023 3:38 am

    Our sincere condolences

  • Martin Prickisie Posted September 23, 2023 6:59 am

    R.I.P fought a great fight…..condolences to the Whitmore sister Valerie and everyone who knew Doug

  • Cheryl Richter Posted September 23, 2023 8:53 am

    I’m Doug’s cousin and am so sad by Doug’s passing. I have many fond memories of growing up together and visiting Grandpa Herman’s house in Shelby. My sincere condolences to Valerie and his children and the whole Whitmore Family. All my love.

  • CRIS CHITAMBIRA Posted September 23, 2023 10:17 am

    My sincere condolences.

  • Salome Bookham Posted September 23, 2023 4:16 pm

    My deepest condolences.
    Doug was such a wonderful, kind and happy man this world will not be the same without him.
    Our hearts are broken and will forever mourn you our dear friend.
    You are now rested in peace whilst also knowing your loved ones will forever celebrate your soul.
    Till we meet again , Rest in peace x

  • Raymond Hain Posted September 25, 2023 10:16 pm

    My condolences to all the Whitmore family. I talked to Doug a couple of times in the past year, and am very sorry I was unable to see him. May the Lord give you peace.

  • Mufaro Hove Posted October 15, 2023 11:55 pm

    My deepest and most sincere condolences for your loss.

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