Rick A. Buchanan, 60 of Beatrice, NE, passed away at his home on Friday, April 24, 2020. He was born June 16, 1959 in Lincoln, NE. He graduated from Beatrice High School in 1977. Rick worked with his father as an electrician before going back to school to be a network analyst. He worked four years for Hoover MFG, then moved to the east coast and worked at several companies as a network engineer. After moving back to Beatrice, he worked for BSDC, Landmark Foods and Walmart until health issues forced him to retire. He married Janine Uldrich on April 10, 2014. Rick had been involved with the Community Players. He enjoyed playing drums and was the drummer for the band “Whizker Bizket”. He enjoyed Husker football, North Carolina, his Scottish Heritage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra concerts and the trees in his yard. Rick was an excellent cook, enjoying smoking and barbecuing.
Survivors include his wife, Janine; daughters, Ciera Buchanan and Paige Buchanan both of Omaha, NE; granddaughters, Riley, Isabella, and Piper all of Omaha; 3 step-children, Clarisa Kattes (Brandan Crum) of Milligan, NE, Michele Nesbitt (James) of Geneva, NE, Ethan Kattes (Amy Jo Baugh) of Hickman, NE; 3 step-grandchildren, Jordyn, Carter, and Rainie Nesbitt; mother-in-law, Mary L. Uldrich of Milligan; brothers-in-law, Ronald Uldrich (Chris) Milligan, David Uldrich of Allen, NE, and Alex Uldrich (Deborah) of Milligan; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar “Buck” and LaVerna Joann (Jaegar) Buchanan; father-in-law, Ronald D. Uldrich and aunt, Cora Kelly.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday May 22, 2020 at Harman-Wright Mortuary Chapel in Beatrice. We will be following CDC guidelines for the memorial services. The family asks that Husker or casual attire be worn for the services. A memorial is suggested to Beatrice Educational Foundation with the mortuary in charge. A guestbook is available at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com Harman-Wright Mortuary of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.
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