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Bruce Dyer

Bruce Dyer, age 87, of Kearney, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at the Kearney Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be planned once his wife has recovered from COVID-19 and is back in Aurora. Inurnment will be at the Aurora Cemetery at a later date. All CDC Guidelines will be followed. Masks are required. Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com


Bruce Marvin Dyer, the son of Jesse and Madge (Stevens) Dyer, was born at Bertrand, Nebraska on August 8, 1933, and passed away at the Kearney, Nebraska on November 26, 2020 at the age of 87.

Bruce grew up in Bertrand, Nebraska on a farm, working with his family there while attending school and graduating from Betrand High School in 1953. He joined the United States Army in November of 1953 and served for two years being honorably discharged in November of 1955.

On July 29, 1968, Bruce married Addie Johnson. He drove a milk truck for Farmer's Union Coop Creamery and also worked at Aurora Co-op Feed Mill retiring from there after 25 years of service.

Bruce was a member of the Aurora Lion's Club in the 80's. He was an avid fisherman and loved going to Merritt and Sherman Reservoir as often as he could. He was not a social butterfly but enjoyed having coffee at Waffles's N More, McDonald's, and Casey's for a few hours in the mornings with his coffee friends. He liked being at home and reading the paper as well as watching tv, mowing his lawn and taking care of the yard. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; baby sister, Iona; two sisters, Beulah Stehl and her husband, Reuben, and Alice Draney and her husband, Ralph; brothers Dean and his wife, Dorothy, Leonard and his wife, Marion and Larry Dyer; brothers-in-law Robby and Freddy Johnson; and sister-in-law Kathy (Gary) Johnson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Addie of Aurora; son, Michael and his wife, Laurie and their three children, Johnathan, Christopher, and Megan; daughter, Kathy Dyer of Aurora; brother Doug and his wife, Terry of Kearney; sister-in-law Karen Dyer (Larry) of McCook as well as nieces, nephews and many other family members and dear friends.

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