Elwin E. Haynes
July 15, 1928 – Aug. 9, 2019
Elwin E. Haynes was born July 15, 1928, in Page to Roy and Winnie (Wood) Haynes and passed away Aug. 9, 2019, at the age of 91 years and 25 days. Elwin grew up in Page and graduated from Page High School with the class of 1946.
Elwin farmed with his dad until he was drafted on April 5, 1951, into the United States Army. He served in the 1st Calvary Division in Korea. He was honorably discharged Jan. 9, 1953. On Aug. 7, 1955, Elwin married Marilyn Frank at the Friedens United Church of Christ in Goehner, and to this union four children were born.
Elwin drove the city bus in Lincoln and worked at American Stores for 23 years until it closed. He then went on to work for Milford Public Schools as a custodian and bus driver until his retirement. He later worked part time at Memorial Hospital in Seward. He loved his large garden and the fish fries in Bee. He enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, riding his bicycle up to the feedlot and walking around the school track. He also had a sweet tooth and loved desserts. Elwin had a wiener dog, Pretzel, that he adored. He would take him to McDonald’s and feed him hamburgers. Elwin enjoyed traveling with Marilyn on bus trips to Branson, Missouri. He also loved his western shows and movies. He was known for his famous snack called kix and cheese which was passed down to family and friends. Elwin was a longtime member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Milford.
Elwin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn (2010); grandson, Brandon; and brother, Melvin Haynes.
Survivors cherishing his memory include his children, Randy and Ellen Haynes of San Antonio, Texas, Scott and Susan Haynes of Lincoln, Cindy and Chad Lawrenz of Lincoln and Kathy and Dan Stukenholtz of Auburn; two sisters, Mildred McCoy of Durango, Colorado, and Melissa Nealy of Lincoln; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
A graveside service and interment were held Aug. 13, 2019, at Anderson Cemetery near Seward, with the Rev. Steve Stork of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Milford officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Foodnet of Milford or to the Backpack Program in Milford. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zabkafuneralhome.com.