Lynn Eugene Meyer passed away on June 4, 2024, at Great Plains Health in North Platte at the age of 84.

Lynn was born on May 1, 1940, at home on the ranch to parents Clifton Meyer and Fern Grunden Meyer in Maxwell. He grew up in the village of Maxwell, working on the ranch. During high school, Lynn met the love of his life at a dance in Sutherland.

After graduating from the Maxwell High School in 1958, he attended the Barnes School of Commerce in Denver, Co, but a love for both a girl and a way of life brought him back to Maxwell.

Linda Samuelson and Lynn were married Aug. 13, 1961, the day after Linda turned 19. Lynn returned to the life that he loved on the family ranch riding and working horses. Together on the ranch the family raised feeder calves and started raising registered Belgian draft horses in 1961. With two mares and one stud, a passion was started that would last a lifetime.

Lynn and Linda had three children: D’Nae, Casey, and Shana. Lynn was devoted to his family, friends, and way of life. His big personality and strong voice made him known to many, but most notably appreciated by all. He was a lifelong steward of the land, animals, and of men. He encouraged all of the kids he claimed as his own to be hardworking and strong-willed. He loved driving and showing his horses, working on the ranch, playing cards, and reminiscing about old times while team penning, calf roping, or coon hunting.

Lynn traveled the United States showing horses, judging various fairs, stock shows, and being ring steward and announcer at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. He was always on the go either to a farm or horse sale or running errands in North Platte.

Throughout his life, Lynn served on the Maxwell Rural Fire Board for over 40 years, was a founding member of the Nebraska Draft Horse Association and continued his membership for over 55 years, and was a member and served a term as president of the Lincoln County Cattlemens Association. Among his many accomplishments in life, Lynn was awarded the Dale Studley Award for his dedicated service to the NebraskaLand Days Rodeo.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Fern; sister, Joyce Sommer; brother, Larry Meyer; and grandson, Jacob Daniel Meyer.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Casey (Lori) Meyer; daughters, D’Nae Meyer and Shana (Wade) Simpson; grandchildren, Kylee (Seth) Taylor, Sarah (Christopher) Borden, Tallyn (Nolan) Hammond, Jett Simpson, and Jack Meyer; and great-grandchildren, Creed Borden and Caius Borden; among many other extended family members.

Cremation was chosen, and a service will be held at the Maxwell Baptist Church on Friday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, June 6 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maxwell First Baptist Church or the Maxwell Public School Foundation.

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