Wayne Schurr, 38 - September 08, 2011
Wayne Lee Schurr, 38, of Maywood died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, CO, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident west of Maywood.
Services are being conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday (today) at the Maywood High School Gymnasium with the Rev. Russell E. Saltzman of Trinity Lutheran Church in Gothenburg officiating. Burial will take place at the Maywood Cemetery.
Schurr was born Oct. 30, 1972, at Gothenburg to John L. and Kay Schultheiss Schurr of Farnam.
He graduated from Medicine Valley High School in 1991 at Curtis. He was active in 4-H, enjoyed livestock projects and was on a nationally recognized livestock judging team.
Schurr graduated from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO, in 1995 with an aviation business administration degree. After college he moved to Maywood and became involved with the family farming and purebred cattle business in Maywood and Farnam where he established his own herd of purebred Angus and Charolais cattle.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Eustis, a life member of the American Angus and the American Charolais Associations, and a member of the pit crew of the Werkmeister Racing Team.
Schurr was well known for his mischievous smile and sense of humor as well as an uncanny sense of getting right to the point with a heart of gold and lots of patience, according to family members. He had a special way with animals and enjoyed all kinds. He also liked everything that had horsepower, all types of firearms and enjoyed riding his Harley and being free.
?He was preceded in death by: his grandparents—John J. Schurr, Herman and Grace Schultheiss; step-grandfather, Leroy Tillotson; uncle, Dell Schultheiss.
Survivors include: his parents, John L. and Kay Schurr of Farnam; two brothers—Marty (Shelly) Schurr and their children—Adalyn and Gavon Schurr, all of Maywood, and Ryan (Kari) Schurr of Farnam; his love, Sarah Prochaska of Maywood; grandmother, Estella A. Tillotson of Gothenburg; aunts and uncles—Jerry (Linda) Schurr of Farnam, Janet (John) Speck of St. Paul, Dean (Marcia) Schultheiss of Orange, CA, Rose Ann (Marvin) Young of Martinez, GA, Virginia (Jerry) Kasha of Canton, GA, and Roedene Abel of Sutherland; 20 first cousins; his former wife, Jennifer Werkmeister of Maywood; numerous extended family members; and his cow dog, Hank.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore, North Platte, is in charge of arrangements.