Victim of West Dodge Expressway accident, recalled as loving father, prankster -
Published Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 am / Updated at 1:47 am
Victim of West Dodge Expressway accident, recalled as loving father, prankster

One of Christopher Demman's best-known family pranks involved a fake lottery ticket.

During a family vacation to Hilton Head Island, S.C., Demman gave his younger brother, Jason, the $1 ticket. He scratched it to reveal winnings of $1 million.

A celebration ensued. Christopher Demman started filming the entire thing.

“How do you get the money?” their mother asked.

Jason Demman flipped the ticket over, only to read, “Yo Momma's House.”

Jason on Friday remembered his brother as a loving father, a prankster and a golfer who could really drive the ball.

Christopher Demman, 43, of La Vista died Wednesday after he was struck by a semitrailer on the West Dodge Expressway.

Demman had parked his 2003 Chevy Tahoe on the westbound shoulder near 116th Street and was standing in the traffic lane when he was hit about 6 p.m. Police continue to investigate the accident, including why Demman was outside his vehicle.

Demman was a stay-at-home dad to his daughters Morgan, 14, and Haley, 11. He was born to be a father, his brothers Jason and J.R. Demman said Friday.

Christopher Demman coached his daughters in basketball, a sport at which he excelled while a student at Gross Catholic High School.

“He made all the decisions in his life based on his family. And his kids,” Jason Demman said. “That's what he thought about. That was most important to him.”

Demman was preceded in death by his parents, James and Susan Demman.

Besides his brothers and daughters, survivors include his wife, Charlene Demman; brother Brian Demman, sister Gina Westfall; and nine nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Bellevue.

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