Wayne Nelson, 91 of Bennet, passed away July 9, 2019.
He was born on March 9, 1928, in Lincoln to J William and Mary (Salisbury) Nelson. He married Lorraine Leader on Sept.16, 1951. He was employed by Northern Natural Gas for 32 years. Wayne was a 47-year member of the American Legion, life-long member of Bennet Community Church, church board member, and NACE (National Society of Corrosion Engineers) member. Wayne was a WWII era Army veteran.
Wayne is survived by sister, Eileen Hood of Las Cruces, N.M.; children, Connie (Joe) Morris of York, Gayle (Jim) Murphy of Lincoln and Scott (Jeanne) Nelson of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; grandchildren, Jered (Jamie) Morris of Lincoln, Jennifer (Chad) Simmelink of Esbon, Kan., Chase Crain of Phoenix, Ariz. and Abigail Nelson of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and eight great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorraine and brother, Larry.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Bennet Community Church (350 Monroe St in Bennet, NE) with a lunch following the service. Private family burial.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 12 noon to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Butherus Maser and Love funeral home, 4040 A St, Lincoln.
Memorials are suggested to the Bennet Community Church or Bennet Cemetery Tree Fund. www.bmlfh.com