NORTH?PLATTE -- William "Minor" Lyne, 78, of North Platte died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2007) at Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln. He died of a broken heart.
Minor, as he was affectionately known to family and friends, was born April 24, 1929, in Jewell County, Kan., to Glen Scott and Lela Mae Renkin Lyne. He grew up in Jewell County and moved with his family to Superior at an early age.
On June 5, 1949, Minor married Patricia Elaine Sorensen at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Platte and they made their home in Gothenburg where he was employed by his father in the family electrical business.
In 1967, the family moved to North Platte where he later opened his business Agri Industrial Electric. He and his wife Pat, as she was affectionately known by family and friends, worked together in the family business.
In 1996, they retired and traveled the United States in their motor home, eventually settling in Lakewood, N.M., until March 2003, when they returned to North Platte.
They were members of the Escapee RV'ers Club.
Minor loved hunting and was a life member of National Rifle Association, BPO Elks 985, P.R. Halligan Post 163 American Legion and Ercoupe.
Survivors include four children, Steve and wife, Karen Lyne of McCook, Don Lyne of Superior, Kellie and husband, Hank Mercer of North Platte and Tamie and husband, Rod Martin of Littleton, Colo.; a brother, Vaughn Lyne of Broken Bow; 10 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; 17 nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia on Jan. 27, 2007, and by his parents.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested for the Callahan Cancer Center or St. Jude's Children Hospital.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C &. Sycamore with Pastor Larry Viter of Faith Chapel at Gothenburg officiating. Inurnment for Minor and Patricia will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery with military honors for Minor.
Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore and before the memorial service on Friday.