Lyle "Wayne" Gourley, 76, of Fremont died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at his home in Fremont.

He was born Jan. 11, 1935, in Conway, Mo., to Franklin and Alice (Van Buskerk) Gourley. He moved to Craig at the age of 6 and graduated from Craig High School in 1953. He moved to Tekamah after high school, where he worked at the Pump Shop until moving to Fremont in 1960. Lyle worked for Willison Plumbing and then Buckridge until starting his own plumbing business, Wayne Gourley Repair Service, Plumbing and Heating.

Lyle was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 200 and the National Rifle Association. In 1991, he was on the U.S. International Shooting Team and he helped sponsor the U.S. Shooting Team in New Mexico. He was an avid fisherman and gardener.

Survivors include: special friend, Magdalene "Tootie" Sixta of Fremont; daughters, Kandy Andrews of Ashland, Alice "Tina" Cross of Fremont and Dawn Gourley of Fremont; brothers, Donald "Dave" (and wife, Renee) Gourley of Fremont and Franklin Gourley Jr., "Jimmie" (and wife, Ruth) of Kenesaw; sisters, Shirley (and husband, Loye) Nissen of Oakland, Alice "Joe" Uehing of Tekamah, Patsy (and husband, Larry) Nelson of Plattsmouth and Sharon Glenn of Dallas; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronald Gourley; and sister, Elsie (and her husband, Victor Roth).

The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont with the Rev. Tom Shaw officiating. There is no viewing, however, friends may sign the register book until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army or to the donor's choice.

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