AURORA -- Wayne Linn Allen, age 71, of Aurora, died Thursday, January 12, 2006, at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.
Wayne, the son of Linn and Alfredia (Webber) Allen, was born in McCook on May 26, 1934.
Wayne grew up in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School.
Wayne was joined in marriage on April 27, 1953, to Nadeen Warren at Indianola. They moved to Indiana, where he worked for Alcoa Aluminum and Ralston Purina. They returned to Nebraska and lived in Edison for several years. They took over the family farm south of Cambridge. In 1975, they moved to town and Wayne drove a truck for Cornbelt of McCook for many years. He also worked for Indianola Oil for a short time.
In 1990, they moved west of Timmerman's Feed Lot with their son, Scott. Shortly after that, Wayne retired. They lived there until his health worsened and, in 2003, they moved to Aurora to be closer to their sons and doctors. Nadeen passed away on April 17, 2005.
Wayne loved camping, fishing and puttering in his garden. He enjoyed his cats and working with his hands.
His parents and his wife preceded him in death.
Wayne is survived by his three children, Kevin and wife, Jeanie Allen of Aurora, Pamela and husband, Myron Guthrie of Indianola and Scott Allen of Aurora; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 16, 10-11:30 a.m., with services immediately following at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge. Jerry Beckenhauer will officiate. Condolences may be sent to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary of Aurora is in charge of arrangements.