Byron Lloyd Lane

"Fifteen-fifteen-fifteen now twenty...twenty- twenty-twenty-twenty five...somebody will ya give me thirty....thank you....thirty-thirty-thirty-thirty five ...that was the cadence of the longest reigning auctioneer in the Platte Valley. After 53 years of working the 6:30 pm Thursday night Auction House social event, it was silenced February 2, 2014, when Byron Lloyd Lane was called to glory.

Byron was a World War II Navy Veteran, survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Joy Francis Lane, father of his daughter Marsha Gayle Runge (Tom) and son Byron Randolph Lane (Candy), daughter Joy Mellisha Beacon (John), a grandfather to four, a great-grandfather to six, and a great friend and confidant to countless others in his life walk.

Born January 19, 1926 in Bayard, NE, he married the love of his life Joy Lancaster on December 31, 1946. He became a member of the Masonic Lodge in 1956 and served as Worshipful Master multiple times. He was also a member of the Tehema Shrine.

Public visitation at Gering Memorial Chapel will be Tuesday, February 4th from 9am - 8pm. A short visitation will be on February 5th from 9am - 12 noon. A private family service will be held later.

Memorial donations can be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice. Tribute of sympathy may be left at

Byron, we will hold you in our hearts forever as we all carry on without your presence.

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