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Donald W. Primus

December 17, 1948 — September 27, 2022

Donald W. Primus, 73, of Surprise, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Per Donald's wishes, cremation has taken place and private family burial of ashes will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be given In Care of the Family.

Donald Willard Primus was born on December 17, 1948 to Fay and Edith (Shipley) Primus at Ewing, Nebraska. He attended local schools, graduating in 1967 from Loup County High School in Taylor, Nebraska. Don married Rose Forney on June 18, 2005 at the John & Florence Forney farm.
Don worked at Sullivan Motors gas station in St. Edward, Sapp Brothers, Behlen Mgf and Appleton Electric before retiring after 19 years of service.

Don enjoyed being with his family, wood working, fishing, camping, threshing with steam engines and playing cards. Don wrote many songs and enjoyed Country Music.

Survivors cherishing Don’s memory include his wife, Rose Primus of Surprise, Daughter: Lynn Giaffagione of Fremont, son, Kevin Primus of Oxford, stepson, John Einsphar of Columbus, stepdaughter, Barb Penny of Surprise and several grandchildren. Brother, Marvin(Linda) Primus of Cedar Rapids, Brothers-in-law, Bill (Pam)Forney of Columbus, Ben(Gayle)Forney of Bellwood, Russ(Linda)Forney of Richland, Matt(Bonnie)Forney of Bellwood, Ed (Abbi) Forney of Lyons, and Shawn Forney of Bellwood, Sisters-in-law, Angie London of Lincoln, and Olivia (Roger) Remmers of Columbus, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Duane & Lyle Primus and sisters, Arlene & Thelma Primus.
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