Celebration of Life for Nathan H. Metschke, age 40 of Neligh will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elmer Lindahl Gymnasium at Neligh-Oakdale High School, with Pastor Bruce Phillips, officiating. Visitation will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the gym.
Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh, Nebraska.
Nate passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018 in Omaha, NE. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh is handling the arrangements. Condolences maybe directed to family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com
In Lieu of flowers Memorials are suggested to: Save the New Moon Theater and United Methodist Church of Neligh.
Nathan Howard Metschke was born on September 11, 1978 in O’Neill to Phillip and Maureen (Andersen) Metschke. He attended Chambers School and graduated with the Class of 1997. He graduated December 2001 from Midland Lutheran College. He started his teaching career at Neligh-Oakdale High School in January of 2002 - until present. On June 5, 2004 he was united in marriage to Darcy Breithaupt in Fremont, NE. He was involved in many things to do with teaching, music, the Neligh community, fantasy football, golf, and just helping anyone - he was a very caring person. His family was his pride and joy. Nate was a member of the United Methodist Church, NSBA (Nebraska State Bandmasters Association); NMEA (Nebraska Music Educators Association); Class C All State Band Board, Northeast Nebraska All Star Band Board. He received many awards such as the Jack R. Snider Outstanding Young Band Director and NMEA Young Educator of the Year. The most recent award was the “Touchdown for Teachers.”
Whether in a classroom or a cornfield, on social media, or just out on the street, he shared his positivity and love of life. He had a way of bringing joy and laughter to everyone he met.
He is survived by his wife, Darcy and children Madison, Benson, and Ansley of Neligh, NE. Parents, Phillip and Maureen Metschke of Chambers, NE. Brothers: Kent and Kim Metschke of Elkhorn, NE, Luke and Mary Metschke of Elkhorn, NE, Dane and Ellie Metschke of Chambers, NE, and sister, Emily and Derek Waits of Valentine, NE. Father and mother-in-law, Gordon and Gloria Breithaupt of Fremont, NE. Sister-in-law, Kristy and Steven Broers of Fontanelle, IA. Many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and many friends.
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