Christopher William Tidball, 26, of North Platte, NE, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE.
Chris was born January 10, 1988, to Michael C.
Harty and Robin Eskew at North Platte. He was adopted by his loving parents, Lowell ‘Louie’ and Linda Hollenbeck Tidball and grew up in Edgemont, SD where he was a member of St. James Catholic Church.
Chris graduated from Edgemont High School in 2007 and had been active in school sports.
Following his graduation, Chris joined the U.S. Navy on July 3, 2007, and graduated from Naval Bootcamp in Great Lakes, IL. He was stationed in Gulf Port, MS where his son, Blake Christopher Tidball, was born. In 2012 he moved to North Platte where he married Michele Marie Stroud on November 2, 2012. They made North Platte their home and had a daughter, Chloe Nicole. Chris had a lawn care and maintenance business. He was always a giving person and his greatest gift to five families was that he was an organ donor.
He is survived by his wife, Michele, and daughter, Chloe Tidball, both of North Platte; a son, Blake Tidball, of Green Bay, WI; his parents, Louie and Linda Tidball, of Edgemont; sister Abigail and Elizabeth Tidball of Edgemont; his birth mother Robin Eskew , and two brothers, Andrew and Josh Eskew, all of North Platte; sisters, Kelsey Harty of Rapid City, SD, Deanna Foth of Norcater, KS; grandmothers, Jan Tidball of Manhattan, KS and Mar Hollenbeck, of Edgmeont; and Edna Martin of Spearfish.
Chris was preceded in death by his birth father, Mike Harty; grandfather, Henry Clay ‘Bud’ Hollenbeck; .
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 25, 2014, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Jim Golka officiating. Burial followed in the Riverview Cemetery south of Sutherland. A memorial has been established for Blake’s education.