Funeral services for Wayne Zeno Fry age 79 of Ewing were Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater with Pastor Daniel Feusse, Officiating. Music was provided by Sherri Ahlers and Soloists were his Granddaughters, Jessica Fry, Katie Fry, Lydia Fry, Brianna Fry, Kaitlyn Harner, Kaddee Harner, and Jodi Fry. Pallbearers were his Grandsons, Brent Fry, Keith Fry, Tyler Fry, Cash Fry, Keir Dane Harner, Kane Fry, Beau Fry, and Tad Fry. Burial was in the Ewing City Cemetery Visitation was Tuesday, October 14, 2008 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Mr. Fry passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Wayne Fry was born on July 28, 1929 to Zeno and Margaret (Robson) Fry in Ewing, Nebraska. He attended rural country Riverside School and graduated from Ewing High School in 1947. After graduating he worked in Fremont for a short time. He then returned to Ewing to farm and work with his father. On May 20, 1950, he was united into marriage to Norma (Gibson) Fry in Ewing, Nebraska.
In 1960, Wayne built our first automated dairy facility. He loved working with dairy cattle and a registered Holstein herd was initiated. This involved the entire family with many years of 4-H and black & white shows. He was also one of the first to use center pivot irrigation in the area.
He was on the Ewing School Board for many years, state officer for the Holstein Association, and an elder at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater. Wayne enjoyed being outdoors whether it being golfing, hunting or fishing. Watching football and baseball were favorite pastimes. Grandpa’s best times were spent working with his children and grandchildren on the farm.
He is survived by his wife Norma, his children Jane and her husband Kelly Harner of Albion, Kevin and his wife Linda Fry, Kent and his wife Kathy Fry both of Ewing, 15 Grandchildren, a sister, Marzena Emsick of Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Julie and Jody Fry; a grandson, Kaje Christian Harner. Sisters: Mary Lou Napier, Esther Rickert, Betty Napier, and Phyllis Jensen.