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.