Lynn Estergard age 70 of Oconto, NE passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church in Callaway, NE with Pastor Shanon Williams officiating. The funeral will be livestreamed at govierbrothers.com. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway. Memorials are suggested to Callaway Fire and Rescue for the purchase of a new ambulance. A visitation will take place on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Callaway. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at govierbrothers.com.
Lynn was born in Callaway, Nebraska on October 16, 1950, to Edwin and Daisy (Neth) Estergard. He was the fifth child of six children born to the couple. He grew up on the family farm east of Callaway where he enjoyed riding horses, taking care of the farm animals, helping in the fields, and going to grandma’s house on Sundays to play with his cousins. He attended Lodi country school through eighth grade and then attended Callaway High School where he excelled in football and basketball. He graduated from Callaway High School in 1968.
After high school, Lynn married Beverly Joy Kimball on November 10, 1968. They moved to North Platte, Nebraska where Lynn attended college to study mathematics. Lynn then was employed by Sargent Irrigation and the couple returned to Callaway. Over the next few years, the couple welcomed two daughters, Suzann Lynae in 1971 and Kristin Nichole in 1974. Lynn began working at Progressive Fertilizer until 1977 when the family moved to North Platte while Joy attended nursing school. Lynn managed a tire shop and did custom combining on the weekend until 1979 when they once again returned to their hometown. Lynn began farming for himself and continued to do custom combining for farmers in the area. He eventually purchased a farm in lower Lodi where he lived until his death. Lynn truly loved life on the farm, working with animals and land. He enjoyed mentoring young farmers and felt a handshake was better than a contract. He was proud of the community he grew up in and gave back in his quiet and anonymous way. Over the years Lynn played on various men’s fast pitch softball teams, served on the Callaway volunteer fire department and was a member of the Callaway Rodeo Association. He was a member of the Callaway United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Daisy Estergard and infant sister Debra. He is survived by his daughters Suzann (Steve) Young of Omaha and Kristin (Adam) Bailey of Callaway; six grandchildren Savanna, Ashtin, Easton and Alexia Young and Jocelyn and Addison Bailey. He is also survived by one brother Dale (Shirley) Estergard, three sisters Anita (Marvin) Smith, Carol (Dean) Spangler, and Judy (Allen) Meredith, numerous nieces and nephews, many cousins and long-time special friend Mavis Newton.