Wayne W. Lyon, age 82 of Merna, died Jan. 29, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Private family graveside funeral services were Feb. 2, 2011, at the Merna Cemetery in Merna, with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mort-uary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Merna Fire Department.
Wayne Lyon was born May 13, 1928, at his parents' home in Merna, to Fred and Beva (Fenimore) Lyon. He attended school in Merna. Wayne was united in marriage to Lois L. Condon March 4, 1946. He spent most of his life in the Merna Community where he farmed and later did machine shop work with truck and irrigation engines.
Wayne was an avid trapshooter and participated at state competitions. He enjoyed traveling, taking two world freighter cruises later in life, and took great pleasure later relating stories of his travels.
Wayne is survived by three daughters, Jacqueline Rush and her husband Jack of Lincoln, Judy Lyon of Hastings, and Jodene Clabaugh and her husband Steve of Nelson; five grandchildren, Terry Rush and his wife Colleen, Timothy Rush and his wife Renea, Traci Beck, Todd Clabaugh and his wife Wendy, and Travis Clabaugh and his wife Missy; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelynn Meinhardt of Tucson, Ariz.
Wayne was preceded in death by his wife Lois; parents, Fred and Beva Lyon; one nephew, and two brothers-in-law.