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Virgil M. Bayne

Virgil M. Bayne age 95 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the Embers Assisted Living in Coleridge, NE. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating.  Burial will be at Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge with military rites by the Coleridge American Legion Post #114 and the American Legion Riders.  Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge. Pallbearers will be Dillon Wamberg, Dawson Wamberg, Alexa Wamberg, Chase Osborne, Brooklyn Osborne, Kaylee Osborne, Brady Johnson, Caleb Johnson, and Chloe Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Ropte, Ron Ropte, Rod Anderson, Douglas Bayne, Terry Bayne, Terry Rohde, Dale Engelman, and Jeff Wolfe. Virgil Marion was born on a farm west of Coleridge on Sunday, February 28, 1926 to Marion J. and Emma (Rath) Bayne. He was baptized and confirmed into the Immanuel Lutheran faith as a child.  Virgil attended the Pearl Creek School and then graduated from Coleridge High School in 1944.  Virgil entered the U.S. Army and served from 1945-1947. After being honorably discharged he moved home and married Velda Grace Dooley on December 14, 1947 in Coleridge.  To this union five children were born – Virgil Jr. Randall, Marilyn, Sheryl, and Sharon. Virgil and Velda farmed several farm places in the Coleridge area before settling into town on January 1, 1975.  Virgil worked for the Coleridge Elevator for 25 years and for the Coleridge Dehy Plant for nine years.  In between jobs he still dedicated himself to helping Gene & Jon Milander with spring field work and fall harvest for 24 years. For 14 years he loved working for the Coleridge Community Schools as a bus driver. He enjoyed taking the kids to their school activities.  Virgil had a love of the land in his heart all his life even after his own farm sale.  He continued to help farmers in the area for many years until the age of 90. One of Virgil’s proudest moments was working on the Coleridge Veterans Memorial Wall.  He spent countless hours selling bricks and collecting donations, which totaled over half of the cost of the wall. Virgil is survived by his daughter, Marilyn (Kenneth) Jacob of Bloomfield, NE and their three daughters (granddaughters) Julie (Robert) Osborne of Norfolk, NE, Angela (Daniel) Wamberg of Wausa, NE, Alisa Johnson of Indianapolis, IN; nine great grandchildren Chase (Shanae)  Brooklyn,  and Kaylee Osborne all of Norfolk, Dillon, Dawson, and Alexa Wamberg all of Wausa, NE, Brady ( fiance Madison) Caleb, & Chloe Johnson all of Indianapolis, IN; brother Lowell Bayne of Norfolk, NE; sister-in-law Dorothy (Bill) Hintz of Waseca, MN; brothers-in-law Dale (Judy) Dooley of Yankton, SD, Larry (Bonnie) Dooley of Yankton, SD; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Marion and Emma Bayne; wife Velda on September 4, 2010 at age 82; children Virgil Jr, Randall, and infant daughters Sheryl and Sharon; sisters Vivian (Donald) Ropte, Dorothy (Donald) Anderson; sister-in-law Beverly Bayne; parents-in-law Ted (Jessie) Dooley.

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