Farming Rural 17


Donald W Lydic

October 31, 1942 ~ June 25, 2019 (age 76)

Donald W. Lydic, 76, of Brady, Nebraska, died June 25, 2019 at his home near Brady.  

He was born October 31, 1942 at Farnam, NE, son of Robert Wray Lydic  and Theresa E (Derra) Lydic.  Don was a member of the last elementary school class to finish at Ingham, NE.  He graduated from Farnam High with the class of 1960.  He graduated from UNL in 1964 and received his Masters in 1972.  He served in the Peace Corps from 1966 - 1970. 

Don lived in a variety of places in Nebraska - Farnam,  Lincoln, Trenton, Broken Bow and the Maxwell-Brady area.  While serving in the Peace Corps, he lived in Colombia, South America.  He worked for many years as a County Extension Agent and served on many Fair Boards including Custer and Hitchcock.  He used his leadership skills to organize many programs in the communities that he served.  He was involved for many years with the Tri-County 4-H Club.  His heart and soul was in agriculture and ranching.  He enjoyed traveling and reading.  He especially cherished reconnecting with his family and friends especially his Peace Corp friends.  Don was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Gothenburg. 

Survivors include his rekindled love Mady Kenny; two brothers, Jim (Joyce) Lydic of Brady, NE, Tom (Dawn) Lydic of Brady, NE; sister, Mary Ann (Brad) Porter of Fremont, NE; his nieces and nephews and their families; Godfather and Uncle Donald Derra; the special children of Patricia Loy - Tim (Jodi) Loy, Brad (Diane) Loy, Lisa (Brad) Schlueter; the special daughter of Peggy Hirsch - Heather (Jay) Dunning; along with many friends and extended family. 

Don was preceded in death by his parents Robert Wray & Theresa Lydic; grandparents Robert J & Lula (Alysworth) Lydic, George Henry & Rose (Demars) Derra; two special people in his life - Patricia Loy and Margaret Hirsh; along with aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Register Book Signing will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with the family present on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1915 Ave J, Gothenburg, NE.   Immediately followed by the Rosary service at 7:00 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel,1915 Ave J, Gothenburg, NE on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:30AM.  

Interment will follow in the Farnam Cemetery, Farnam, Nebraska.

Memorials may be sent to the family to be designated to local prescribed burn groups that Don was instrumental in, or to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Gothenburg and the Custer County Foundation. 

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