Dwain Verne Myers, one of three children of Loren Verne and Marjory Ruth (Clay) Myers, was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Sidney. He attended school in Potter, the West Coast, and Broken Bow, before graduating from Broken Bow High School in 1956.
After high school Dwain attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln for a semester. He then transferred to Kearney State, where he earned his bachelors degree in education. While in school in Kearney Dwain joined the Nebraska National Guard. Later in life Dwain would obtain his masters in education and specialist in education at Kearney.
August 27, 1960, Dwain was united in marriage to Linda Woods in Kearney. They were blessed with three sons:: Thomas Verne, Timothy, and Samuel. The family lived in many communities in Nebraska while Dwain advanced his career in education.
Dwain’s first teaching job was at Shickley, and he then went to Broken Bow and on to Gothenburg. Dwain took a four year break from education to dairy farm, and next taught at Wallace. From there he took a principal position in Elm Creek, followed by superintendent positions at Sumner and Southeast Consolidated at Stella.
After a short term as superintendent at Winnebago, Dwain and Linda opened a business in Auburn in 1987. They operated the business until retiring in 2004.
Dwain was a member of the Auburn Christian Church, the Auburn Rotary Club, and the Masonic Lodge in Stella, Humboldt, and Brownville. He was a farmer at heart, and always loved gardening at home, as well as working with his hands at many projects.
As his health failed him, Dwain spent about a month at the Good Samaritan Society-Auburn, returning to his home in Auburn in January 2013. He then became a resident of Colonial Acres in Humboldt, where he passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the age of 74 years and 17 days. His parents preceded him in death.
Dwain is survived by his wife, Linda of Auburn; sons, Thomas of Hazelgreen, Wisc., Tim and wife Shelly of Bellevue, and Sam of Texas; granddaughter, Sarah Ann Myers of Omaha; brother, David of Lincoln; sister, Karen and husband Jim Lehmkulher of Hawaii; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn. Visitation in Broken Bow will be at the First Christian Church Friday noon to 2 p.m. Committal services and burial will be Friday, March 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to family choice. Services are entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.
Published in Custer County Chief, March 21, 2013