April 22, 2011

Wayne Kenneth Kendall

Wayne Kenneth Kendall age of 79 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Friday, April 22, 2011 at his home in Lincoln.  He was born on December 12, 1931 in Clarinda, Iowa to Guy B. and Beulah B. (Heller) Kendall.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years.  Wayne married Shirlene Willett Rust on September 8, 1974 in Lincoln. 

Wayne is survived by his wife, Shirlene of Lincoln; daughters, Kelli Coffey of Lincoln; Kim (Mike) Matthews of Raymond, Nebraska; Anita (Ken) Pirnie of Franklin, Nebraska; Janeen (Gary) Schaffer of Lincoln; sons, David Rust of Guide Rock, Nebraska; Tom (Mary) Rust of Holdrege, Nebraska; brothers, Roy Kendall of Madrid, Iowa; Robert (Phyllis) Kendall of Clarinda, Iowa; sisters, Jean (Merlin) Davidson of Clarinda, Iowa; Shirley Thomas of Clarinda, Iowa; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Helen Fine, Eunice Brown, Margie Thompson; brother, Dean Kendall.

Cremation/no visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or JDRF.


  1. Granny & family,

    Harley and I want you to know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Popsie was a great guy and we are so happy to have known him.

    With sympathy,
    Harley and Marla

  2. Shirlene and Family,
    I will miss Wayne and offer my condolences to you and your family in his passing. Wayne worked for my dad when I was in college and me and my friends got to work on the same crew with him one summer. I will never forget him always having a jug of water that he would share with us because we always forgot to bring any! Wayne was always willing to help out after he retired and he could always be counted on to see the job to completion. Thank you for sharing him with us. I know that he is now with God and that we will be with him there one day.

  3. Hope this last ride is smoother than when Am Track took us to Chicago.

    Gube, the smoothest crane operator I ever worked under.
    Sorry we were unable to attend.
    Jerry & Gerry


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