Judy M. Wyland, 73, Bridgeport

Judy M Wyland, 73 of Bridgeport, Nebraska passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Morrill County Community Hospital in Bridgeport. At her request, she was cremated. There will be no services at this time. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.bbchapels.com. Bridgeport Memorial Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Judy was born November 19, 1939 in Broadwater, NE to Howard Manly LeBar and Dorothy Marie Hippen. In 1948, Judy underwent one of the first heart operations for a congenital patent ductus arteriosus. The surgery was experimental at the time and it was very difficult to find a doctor who would perform the surgery. Judy's family was able to find Dr. Potts from Children's Hospital in Chicago, IL and the surgery went very well.

She attended Broadwater Elementary and High School, and then attended Chadron State College before entering LPN School in Alliance, NE. She graduated from nursing school in 1959. Judy worked as an LPN in Chappell, NE.

She married John Alva Wyland on May 28, 1962 in Golden, CO. John enlisted in the Navy and they made their home all over the United States and even Africa. They lived in Colorado, San Francisco, CA; Brunswick, ME; Morocco, Africa; Corpus Christi, TX; San Diego, CA; Baker, MT; Danville, IA; Chadron, NE and finally returning to Bridgeport, NE in 1984. Of all the places Judy lived, she said she loved San Diego the most- weather was perfect all year round! Judy absolutely loved the military life and decorated her home with US Military memorabilia.

In her later years, Judy became very interested in the family genealogy and spent much time collecting photos and stories from the family history.

Judy loved her family the most and would give the skin off her back at the drop of a hat. Her favorite color was red and her home, clothing, jewelry and car reflected that. She very much enjoyed spending time in her yard tending to her flower gardens with her beloved standard poodles, Tobi and Teeka.

Judy was a member of the Messiah Lutheran church in Broadwater, NE.
Survivors include: son, Randy Wyland; daughter and son-in-law, Sherrie and Grant Iske; granddaughter, Lauren Kloer; grandson and wife, Brett and Jamie Iske; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Gary Tuggle and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jerry and Debbie Mundt and Norma and Jerome Kosmicki, brother-in-law, George Wickham, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Donna Meng and Leroy and Candy Wyland and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband John Wyland, son John B. Wyland, mother Dorothy Hippen Berta, father Howard LeBar, stepfather Louie Berta, granddaughter Lindsay Iske, nephew Kevin Tuggle, parents-in-law Alfred and Bertha Wyland, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Kenny and Colleen Wyland, sister-in-law Carol Wickham, niece Tonya M. (Wickham) Mracek and many treasured relatives.

She will be deeply missed by all.

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