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Wayne Griffith

Wayne Griffith, age 61, of Aurora, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 11th at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be 4– 7P.M. Thursday, October 10th at the Aurora United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 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.


Wayne Eugene Griffith, the son of Albert ‘Bill’ and Shirley (Miller) Griffith, was born in Hebron, Nebraska on December 14, 1957 and passed away in Central City, Nebraska on October 5, 2019, at the age of 61.

He was raised in Aurora and graduated from Aurora High School in 1976. Soon after, Wayne married Jana Fox on September 20, 1980. While they were married Wayne worked as a hired man for Ronnie Beins, later transitioning into his own farming operation with his father. After he got out of farming he was the owner of Griffith Trucking. In 2010, Wayne became the logistics coordinator for Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company.

Wayne was very invested in his family and his community. He was a key person in the football field turf project and the softball field complex. Wayne coached youth softball for many years. He played a major role in bringing the softball program to Aurora High School. Wayne was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed shooting at their acreage and deep sea fishing in the Sea of Cortez. He loved his family vacations and spending time with his grandbabies.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jana of Aurora; three children, Andrew (Melissa) Griffith of Columbus, Tyler (Megan) Griffith of North Mankato, Minnesota and Abby Jo Griffith of Central City; 4 grandchildren, Jace, Lyla & Tate and Dashiell; three sisters, Cindy (Mike) Hansen of Gretna, Cheri Fierstein of Grand Island and Lori (Dave) Ziska of Aurora, numerous nieces & nephews, family members and countless friends.

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