John Bryan “Jack” Kyne, of North Platte, NE, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the Sutherland Care Center, at the age of 88.
Jack was born July 28, 1929, at Tryon, NE. He was one of 12 children born to Everett Elden and Cora Faye Kyne. He grew up and attended school in McPherson County then joined the U.S. Army in 1954. After serving 16 months in Korea, Jack was honorably discharged in 1956.
Following his discharge, Jack returned to Nebraska and went to work for the State Highway Department for 8 years before hiring on with the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked as a Fireman/Oiler for 24 years then retired.
Jack accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and became a baptized member of the North Platte Baptist Church. He was a member of the church for over 30 years and was a life member of P.R. Halligan Post #163 American Legion.
Jack loved hunting and fishing, with big game hunting being his favorite. He was a member of the North American Hunting Club and a life benefactor member of the NRA. He also enjoyed bowling and had bowled two 700 series in his lifetime.
He was preceded in death by his parents and all 11 of his siblings, Nora Keesler, Gladys Keesler, Theda Lucille Kyne, an infant sister, as well as his brothers, Marion, Wallace Ray, Elden, Cort, Leonard, Harlow and Elno “Tag” Kyne.
Jack is survived by his many nieces and nephews including Norman Keesler and Virginia Hambleton, of Nampa, ID; sister-in-law, Sharon Kyne, of El Cajon, CA; his special friends, Ken and Lisa Neitzel and Lynette Britton, all of North Platte; and other family and friends.
Graveside Funeral Service with military honors will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017, in Fort McPherson National Cemetery with Pastor Bill Reeves officiating. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may also be shared at odeanchapel.com.