Patrick N. Dishman, 49, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Dale Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. A visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff with a prayer service beginning at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Festival of Hope or Salem Congregational Church. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com.
Pat was born March 18, 1963 in Kenitra, Morocco at the U.S. Naval Hospital to Chet and Darlene (Schaneman) Dishman. He grew up in Scottsbluff, was confirmed in the Salem Congregational Church, and graduated from Scottsbluff High in 1981.
Patrick was united in marriage to Nancy Ryan and to this union a son, Corey Dishman, was born.
Patrick participated in the Scottsbluff High Marching Band and traveled to Europe with the band. He was active in various sports activities including Little League Baseball, Babe Ruth and Legion Baseball. He was a true Husker and Braves fan. Patrick was also an avid stock car and Nascar racing fan.
Survivors include his son, Corey Dishman of Kimball; mother and step-father, Darlene and Lee Kovarik of Gering; brother, Randy Dishman of Gering; step-brothers, Mark (Michelle) Kovarik of Gering, James Kovarik of Omaha; uncle and aunt, Stan and Pamela Schaneman of Mitchell and aunt, Carol Steele of Minatare; and numerous cousins.
Preceding Patrick in death were his grandparents, Lawrence and Millie Schaneman and Dunward and Margaret Dishman; and step-grandmother, Helen Kovarik.