Paul Yamamoto, 51

Paul David Yamamoto, 51, of Lincoln, died Aug. 1, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born in Alliance, June 7, 1961 to the Rev. Jack and Mildred (Rice) Yamamoto, Paul was the fourth of five children and their only son. He grew up in Broken Bow and later McCook, where he graduated from high school in 1979.Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Millie Yamamoto, both sets of grandparents, and his beloved dog, Annie. He is survived by his sisters, Cay Yamamoto of Lincoln; Deb Yamamoto of Eaton, Colo.; Dr. Mary (Jeff) Fidler of Rochester, Minn.; and Susan (Rich) Lewis of Lincoln. He is also survived by nephews, Andrew and Alex Fidler of Rochester, Minn., and nieces Sarah and Taylor Lewis of Lincoln. He will also be remembered by his aunts, cousins, and many friends.A celebration of Paul’s life was Aug. 8, 2012, at Southwood Lutheran Church in Lincoln. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Capital Humane Society are suggested. Aspen Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online to in Custer County Chief, Aug. 9, 2012