Walter Eugene Dyer, 74, of Hyannis, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at Highland Park Care Center.
He was born June 17, 1944 in Alliance to Clifford and Irene (Nielsen) Dyer.
Walt was united in marriage to Victoria Miller on August 16, 1970, in Alliance.
He graduated from Hemingford High School in 1962, Chadron State College in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, and Kearney State College in 1974 with a Master of Science in Education.
Walt began his career in education in Madrid, teaching next in Hebron, and then in Gibbon. In 1975, Walt moved his family to Hyannis where he taught junior and senior high school math, and for 14 years was the principal. He retired from teaching in 2002. Walt also worked for 33 years with Consolidated Telephone Company during the summer months and following his retirement from teaching.
He was an active member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church which he helped build and maintain. He was a past member of the Hyannis Elementary School Board and was also a past member of the ESU 16 Board of Directors.
He loved fishing and hunting with his sons, and worked diligently to improve their jump shot. In recent years, he was perfectly content to watch his grandchildren play. But most importantly, he was a man of faith.
Surviving him are his wife, Vicki, sons and their wives and families, David and Stacie Dyer and children Kameron, Karson and Kooper of Seward, Robert and Ann Dyer and children Megan, Jason and Brooke of Cozad, Daniel and Jennifer Dyer and children Eliana, Kate, Luke and John of Sutherland, James and Kelly Dyer and daughter Peyton of Palisade, and Mark and Rhiannon Dyer and children, Matthew and Annistyn of Doniphan. He is also survived by his brother and wife Junior and Susan Dyer and sister and husband Lois and Jerry Iossi, mother-in-law Marriah Miller, and brothers-in-law Dan and John Miller, all of Alliance, along with nieces and nephews.
Walt was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Matthew Joseph, brother Vernon, and father-in-law Fred Miller.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Hyannis, with Rev. John Stubenrouch officiating.
A private family burial will precede the memorial service at the Hemingford Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 609 N HYW 61, Hyannis, NE 69350 or the Callahan Cancer Center, in care of Great Plains Health Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1167, North Platte, NE 69103.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com with Bates-Gould Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.