Buford Rockwell


Buford Rockwell, 86, of North Platte passed away Tuesday on September 8, 2020 at Great Plains Heath. He was born in Gandy, NE on January 2, 1934 to Orville and Lola (Smith) Rockwell.

Buford graduated from Gandy Logan Co. with the class of 1952. He attended Business school in North Platte and entered the U.S. Army in 1956 and being honorable discharged in 1958.

He was an Auditor for the Department of Revenue residing in Gandy, Lincoln and North Platte and he also farmed.

On October 8, 1972 he married Ilene G. Weiss in Curtis, NE. In September of 1975 they adopted a son, Kim Lee.

Survivors include his son, Kim (Lorena) Rockwell, of North Platte, NE; grandchildren, Brandon, Tanner, Shelby, Kyler, Kaiden, and Aliyah; a great-grandchild, Kyle; sisters, Vonna Jackson of Grand Island, NE and Carolyn Foran of North Platte, NE; sister in law Lavinna Banzhaf of Eustis, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

Buford was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ilene; sisters Velma Ressequie and Sharon Banzhaf brother in laws, Joseph Jackson, Joe Banzhaf, Don Banzhaf , Don Ressequie and Harlan Weiss and nephews, Randy Banzhaf and Darin Foran.

Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.Funeral Services will be                                                at Carpenter Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Bill Williams presiding. Burial will follow in Arnold City Cemetery, Arnold, NE with full military honors provided by the Arnold Legion Post # 130. Visitation and book signing will be Monday, September 14, 2020 from Noon until 7:00P.M. Services will be held following all current health directives regarding Covid-19. The service will be streamed via Carpenter Memorial Chapel’s Facebook page for those that cannot attend. Online condolences and sharing of memories can be made at Carpenter Memorial Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.