Lynn Eugene Williamson

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lynn Eugene Williamson

Aug. 26, 1938 - Aug. 29, 2018

TRENTON, Neb. — Lynn Eugene Williamson passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at his rural home near Trenton.  He was 80 years old.

Lynn was born at the family farmhouse east of Trenton on Aug. 26, 1938, to parents, Lee and Phyllis (Hertz) Williamson.  He attended rural school District 55 through eighth grade and graduated high school from The Abbey School in Canyon City, Colo.

On Oct. 16, 1956, he entered the U.S. Army and served two years in Germany as an SP4.   He was honorably discharged on Oct. 26, 1962.

Lynn was united in marriage to Lydia Josephine Socher on March 31, 1959, at Hohenpeissenberg, Germany.  To this union three children were born. They made their home near Trenton where Lynn farmed for two years.  They moved to Colorado where Lynn worked as a copier service technician until 1990, when they returned to the Trenton community.

Lynn was a member of St. Jame’s Catholic Church and Hitchcock County Historical Society, where he served as vice president.  He loved to read and never stopped learning.  His hobbies included astrology, geology, electronics, and just tinkering.  The couple enjoyed traveling across the USA, Germany, as well as a trip to the Dominican Republic.

Preceding Lynn in death were his parents, Lee and Phyllis Williamson; sister, Lila Gigikos; and brother, Loren Williamson.

Survivors include his wife, Lydia Williamson of Trenton; daughter, Heidi and husband, A.J. Fisher of Thornton, Colo.; sons, Christopher Williamson and wife, Carolyn of Trenton and Steve Williamson and wife, Sandie of Lakewood, Colo.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Lorene Link of Englewood, Colo.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joyce Williamson of Trenton, John Gigikos of Aurora, Colo.,  Resi and husband, Walter DiernhÖfer and Rienhold Socher and wife, Irmgard, all of Germany.

Memorials may be given in his name to the Hitchcock County Museum/Historical Society.

The family will honor Lynn’s wishes to be cremated. Friends may go online at to extend condolences to the family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at St. Jame’s Catholic Church, Trenton, with Father Chris Miller as celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Jame’s Cemetery in Trenton with full military honors.

Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook is entrusted with arrangements.