BEAVER CITY -- Floren A. " Shob" Hyke, 81, of Wilsonville, died Saturday (June 27, 2009) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
He was born March, 16,1928, on a farm northwest of Hendley to Floyd and Hazel (Boop) Hyke. He grew up in Furnas County, living near Hendley, north of Arapahoe and south of Beaver City and attended rural school through the eighth grade.
He married Joycelyn Clason on May 17, 1953, at Beaver City. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in May of 1952, He was stationed in Santa Ana, Calif., at the el Toro Marine Corp Air Station where he was an airplane mechanic.
He and his wife lived in Santa Ana while he served there. In 1955, they moved east of Wilsonville and started farming. He lived and farmed there until his time of death. He also drove truck part-time for Rice Feed Yard and Wilson Truck Line and drove a school bus for Wilsonville Public Schools for several years. His wife, died June 10, 1976.
On Feb. 2, 1980, he married Shirley Howe. She preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 2005, He married Rita Kresser on May 26, 2006, in Orleans.
He accepted Christ as his Savior on July 6, 2008, at the United Baptist Christian Church in Wilsonville where he was a member.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Joycelyn and Shirley; sister, Maxine Shaw; and brother, Robert Hyke.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Hyke of Alma; son, David and wife, Sharon Hyke of Hendley; daughters, Dana and husband Marc Samway, of McCook, Dixie and husband, Glenn Landreth of Wilsonville; sister, Ethel and husband, Harold Stagemeyer of Beaver City; brother-in-law, Dennis and wife, Karla Clason of Beaver City; sisters-in-law, Norma Chapman of Oxford and Juanita and husband, Merle Clason of Beaver City; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at United Baptist Christian Church in Wilsonville with the Rev. Keith Theobald officiating. Interment will be at the Wilsonville Cemetery with military rights given by the VFW and American Legion Posts of Lebanon, Wilsonville and Danbury.
Visitation will be today until 8 p.m., and Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver and prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Condolences or personal reflections may be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Wenburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.