Neyron Woodward, 90, of rural Wayne, died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Wisner Care Center in Wisner.
Services will be held Friday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Wayne. The Rev. Kyle Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne with family present. Burial with military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Wayne and the Greenwood Cemetery Association.
Henry Neyron Woodward was born Feb. 8, 1928 on a farm near Allen to Henry and Irma (Isom) Woodward. After attending rural school near Allen, he stayed home to help his father on the farm. Neyron married Alice Baird on June 11, 1950 at the First United Methodist Church in Wayne. He entered the United States Army, serving in the states from Feb. 6, 1952 to Feb. 5, 1954 and during that time attended an atomic bomb testing. The couple farmed on the home place near Altona all of their married life. Neyron had a corn sheller and shelled corn for his neighbors many years. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and attending his grandson’s ball games.
Survivors include his wife, Alice; daughter, Linda (Leonard) Urbanec of Pender; son, Gaylin Woodward of Wayne; grandson, Matt Urbanec of Norfolk; brother, Thaine Woodward of rural Concord; sisters-in-law, Vivian Baird of Ohio and Bonnie Baird of Wayne; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jimmie (Shirley) Woodward; sister-in-law Doris Woodward; brothers-in-law, Russell (Arlene) Baird, Edgar (Roberta) Baird, Earl Baird, Warren (Shirley) Baird; and his grandparents.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Baird, Matt Urbanec, Harlan Woodward, Keith Woodward, Kevin Woodward, David Baird and Jeff Mulhair.