Bill D. Bridges
October 4, 1934 - August 17, 2023

Bill D. Bridges

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Bill D. Bridges, 88, of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2023, at Pathfinder Senior Living in Fremont. He was born October 4, 1934 in Fremont to Nels and Leona Bridges.

He grew up in Fremont and was a graduate of Fremont High School. He married Carol Roush in 1957 in Anchorage, Alaska. A son, Steven, was born in 1958. Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. After the military service, he attended Wayne State College and received a degree in Education and then received his Master's Degree in Administration from Kearney State College. He taught elementary education in Fremont, as well as in Arapahoe, Nebraska, where he also coached. He joined Millard Public Schools as an administrator and later taught as a classroom teacher. He married Jodean Kingston in 1981. He retired in 2000 from teaching and then worked over 20 years at Omaha Public Library.

Bill was an avid sports fan. He spent most of his career officiating sporting events. He received numerous awards for his officiating of track and field events. Family was very important to Bill. He enjoyed all of their activities and attended many of his grandchildren's events. In his early years, he enjoyed playing golf and was an avid reader.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Wayne Bridges, and son, Steven Bridges.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jodean. Bill loved anything that brought family together and allowed him to be involved in the lives of those he loved. This large family included Mark and Mary Kingston, Debra Kingston, Robert and Eileen Kingston, and foster daughter Tammy Alexander. Bill and Jodean are blessed with 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his cousin, David and Connie Bridges, of Gretna.

Memorials are suggested to Fremont Public Library, St. James Episcopal Church in Fremont, and St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Elkhorn, Nebraska.

There is no viewing but the family will receive friends Thursday, August 24, from 5pm to 7pm at Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. The memorial service will be 10am Friday, August 25, at St. James Episcopal Church in Fremont.

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Thursday, August 24, 2023
With Family 5pm to 7pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Memorial Service
Friday, August 25, 2023
St. James' Episcopal
301 East 5th Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Glenn Irwin
    Bill Bridges was my principal at Bryan Elementary School in Millard, located near the Millard water tower, from 1968-1974. He was always positive, supportive, helped me to grow as a person and as a teacher. I will always have a special place in my heart for Bill.
  2. Paul Peterson
    Jodean: so very sorry for your loss. Bill was such a fun guy to talk to, I know that he will be dearly missed. Sincere condolences to you and your entire family. Paul Peterson
  3. Dianne Vyhlidal
    Jodean, we are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. May you find comfort and peace in the many wonderful memories you have of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Deepest sympathies, Rich and Dianne Vyhlidal
  4. Eileen & Bob Thornburg
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. He was so devoted to teaching youth & promoting athletics. But family first.
    Bob enjoyed visiting with Bill at the Y.
    May your special memories of Bill help you smile.
    Our sincerest sympathy,
    Eileen & Bob Thornburg

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