Wayne C. Reeves
Date of Birth
April 7, 1934
Lincoln, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 25, 2017
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, July 31, 2017 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Visitation ~ 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Family Receiving Friends ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Bishop Neumann High School ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

Bishop Neumann High School

Wayne C. Reeves, 83, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  He was born April 7, 1934, in Lincoln, NE to Clyde and Kathryn (Sherman) Reeves.  Wayne graduated from Cathedral High School in Lincoln and University of Nebraska Lincoln.  On April 14, 1956, he was married to Carlene Dinges at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Lincoln.

Wayne was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a dedicated educator and coach.  He had a lifelong devotion to catholic schools where he spent most of his career.  He taught from 1957-1960 at the public school in Bellwood, NE before moving to Wahoo.  Five years were spent teaching at Wahoo Catholic High School and then continued at Bishop Neumann High School until his retirement in 1999.  Wayne served Bishop Neumann as a teacher, coach, athletic director, director of bus transportation and he continued serving the schools for many years past retirement.

Wayne was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church where he served as a lector, Eucharist Minister of the sick, usher and altar server.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Sons of the American Legion, and founder of the Bishop Neumann Booster Club.  He worked many years with the Wahoo Parks and Recreation where he spent 25 years as the swimming pool manager.  He received a 25 years in Coaching Association Award and in 1989 the Bishop Neumann football field was dedicated in his honor.

Family was very important to Wayne and he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play in sports.  Throughout his years of teaching, Wayne taught his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by wife of 61 years, Carlene Reeves; children: Scott Reeves of Millard, NE, Doug (Kim) Reeves of Wahoo, Kelly (Dan) Dailey of Wahoo and Gregg (Lori) Reeves of Weston; grandchildren: Tim Reeves, Grant Reeves, Paris Reeves, Linsey Weaver, Kylie Pippitt, Mallory Cromwell, Jenna Zembillas, Melissa Cernik, Mitch Reeves, Ryan Reeves, Sara Partington, Katie Reeves and Hallie Reeves; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters: Genevieve McCune, Maxine McCormack and Mary Lou (Bob) Burns; and all the Dinges siblings.

He was preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Kathryn Reeves; brother, Richard Reeves; grandson, Nolan Hannan; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Reeves; son-in-law, John Hannan.

Condolences for Wayne C. Reeves
  1. Paul Eddie
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Marsha and I would like to send our deepest sympathies to the Reeves Family. He has done so many great things for Bishop Neumann and Wahoo. He will be deeply missed. May God bless everyone and console you in your sorrow.
    Paul and Marsha Eddie

  2. Mary Cerv
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Joe Cerv “74 And Mary Wolfe Cerv ’77 offer our deepest condolences.

  3. Mary E Chevalier
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    What a loss to the community. Wayne was a wonderful teacher a great friend a good family man and he will be sorely missed

  4. Margaret Knuth Sudik
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    MR. REEVES, We at Neumann will not forget you. You made our history classes fun and yet we needed to study. We could not fool you easily – how did you always catch on?
    May you rest in peace. Thank you for all you did for us, your students.

  5. Jim Meduna
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    My deepest sympathies to the Reeves family. My high school years were so special with time spent at the Reeves home. Wayne was a very special teacher and friend. God Bless you all.

  6. Bonnie Monico Shanahan
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    What a wonderful man. He meant so much to so many people. My mother and father, Martin and Juanita Shanahan, the entire “van gang” my sincere sympathies go out to all of your family. Carlene, God bless you. There is a party going on in heaven right now. My father Martin was there to greet him upon his arrival.

  7. Michelle Tomhave.
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Dearest Carlene and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.
    You have an amazing, supportive community for all the wonderful reminders how much you and Mr. Reeves are loved. (Including us out here in Pennsylvania❤️)
    Sincerest Regards,
    Michelle Tomhave and family

  8. Don Johnson
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    What a void there will be without Wayne in the midst of things at Neumann. He was an outstanding teacher and coach and a good mentor for all who knew you. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  9. Leonard & Debra Cernik
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Leonard, Deb, Mary & Emily extend Our deepest sympathy to you and all of your family. May God give you peace in this sorry full time. Hugs to all of you.🙏🙏

  10. Tom and Sharon Rustermier
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Tom and I are so sorry for your loss of Wayne!! He was such a good friend and mentor to Tom and our whole family. He will be deeply missed by the Wahoo community!!
    Our deepest heartfelt sympathies
    Tom & Sharon Rustermier

  11. rita tranisi
    • July 26, 2017 - 5 months ago

    So saddened to hear this.
    Mr Reeves was one of the best, will be sorely missed. All that he did to serve his community and family is inspiring and his spirit will live on for many generations.

  12. Ray Tennant
    • July 27, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Mr. Reeves has touched many lives in his life, in very positive and meaningful ways. He demonstrated the words found in the motto the Neumann Class of 1971 embraced: “a man’s reach should exceed his grasp” Mr.Reeves thank you, and may eternal life shine upon you.

  13. Jerry Bartek
    • July 27, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Mrs. Reeves, Scott, Doug, Kelly and Greg and families, I want to represent the Charles Bartek family is sending out condolences. Wayne lived a great life and touched all of our lives in different and special ways. He is memorable and such a servant that we all can model from.

    God speed,

    Jerry Bartek

  14. Gary Schaeffet
    • July 27, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Carlene and the entire Reeves family. Wayne was a great colleague and mentor. I have found memories of going to his house on snow days and playing pool. He was a great man and he will be missed. God Speed Wayne. R.I.P.🙏🙏🙏

  15. Darlene Styskal Hensley
    • July 27, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Reeves Family – condolences from the Styskal Family. Mr. Reeves taught me and my sister 60 – 63. Thank you for your service to the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Schools.

  16. Bonnie and Jiim Edins
    • July 27, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Bonnie and I send our deepest sympathy to Carlene and family. He was a good friend.

  17. Jody (Sullivan) Poveromo
    • July 27, 2017 - 5 months ago

    My heart goes out to all of you. He was a well loved man and left a legacy of Reeves to follow their passion as he did. So sorry , it is never easy. If it is any help, I spend more time with my parents now than ever. They live in my heart and always will!

  18. Harold Shandera
    • July 27, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was my coach and a great one. Harold Shandera

  19. Robert dinges
    • July 27, 2017 - 5 months ago

    We extend our condolences for the passing of Wayne. He was a great man. Love to my sister and her family.

  20. Jerry Fitzpatrick
    • July 27, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Thank you Lord for sending this servant to aid so many. Fond memories of a GOOD man. Blessings to the family. ’67 grad.

  21. Lee and Dica Chipperfield
    • July 27, 2017 - 5 months ago

    We are sorry for your loss. We extend our sympathy to Wayne’s family!

  22. Scott J. Jones
    • July 28, 2017 - 5 months ago

    So sorry for your loss. Spent many a morning at Nelson’s gas station in Val talking with him and Nels before going to Lincoln for work. Enjoyed talking to him.

  23. Mark Watton
    • July 28, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Carlene and Family,
    We are so incredibly saddened by Wayne’s passing and our hearts ache for all of your family! He was an awesome man and a wonderful friend. I feel fortunate to have known him for 30 years and have so many good memories from our days battling each other on the pool table. The Good Lord will take great care of him.
    Mark, Diana, Amber and Austin Watton

  24. Dr. Steven Laudenback
    • July 28, 2017 - 5 months ago

    On behalf of the Robert and Mary Laudenback
    family we extend our deepest condolences to
    the Reeves family for your loss.

  25. Jim Hakel
    • July 29, 2017 - 5 months ago

    Carlene and Family,

    I think the man up stairs met his match when Wayne arrived this week. I envision the first thing Wayne said to the Lord was; where’s the pool table and by the way, I only play last pocket,NO call pocket.
    We all lost a great friend and mentor. Wayne was tough as a teacher and coach, but always fair and that’s why so many of his students loved him. He will be missed but never forgotten.
    God Bless,
    Jim Hakel

  26. Frank Brill
    • July 29, 2017 - 5 months ago

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Wayne and the Bishop Neumann family. I officiated basketball for many years for Wayne, Paul Johnson AND Mike Weiss. What a class act they were. I can honestly say that I enjoyed working for Wayne and Paul as much or more than most any AD and coach. Wayne was a one and only and he will be missed by many beyond your family. Wayne was rough and gruff but he had a heart of gold. My condolences.

  27. Don Bartek, Capt. USMC Retired
    • July 29, 2017 - 5 months ago

    My deepest sympathies to all the Reeves Family. As his student manager at Wahoo Catholic, we all learned what it meant to be a “tough” Christian, from Wayne. He was a second father to me during that time, and he prepared me well for my time in the Marine Corps. Although I never had him as a teacher in the classroom, he was an inspiration and leader on the athletic field. Most importantly, his participation in the liturgy was exemplary. My kids all have fond memories of Wayne, and his mark on their lives is indelible. Rest in peace, Coach!

  28. Jim & Bev
    • July 30, 2017 - 4 months ago

    To the entire Reeves Family,
    Bev and I extend our most sincere and
    deepest sympathies to all of you.
    Wayne was a great person, who served his
    faith, his God, and his community in so
    many good ways. Lots of memories from the
    Fauver Boys. Scott reminded me of Wayne
    taking part in the infamous 1970’s Onion
    Roll that Wayne so graciously refereed.
    So thankful that God allowed Wayne to touch
    our community and our family in so many
    great ways. Will miss that guy so much!

  29. Greg Benes
    • August 1, 2017 - 4 months ago

    My deepest sympathies to all the Reeves Family. We all learned what it meant to be a “tough” Christian, from Wayne. He Was my Juinior history teacher Vice principal, My buisness math teacher,my history teacher,and bus driver, yes he was hard as Nails at times but he was also a good man. I’ll never forget him and how he taught me to not take any “Guff” and “not to let anyone walk all over me.” he was a good man and will be inmy prayers.

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