Obituary Details

Wayne R. Yohe

(06/26/1920 - 01/03/1949)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 01/13/1949

Body of Lost Neb. Man Is Found

The body of Wayne Yohe, 25, of near Harrison, Nebr., was found Tuesday where he had toppled off a 10-foot snowdrift near Warren's Pole Creek ranch, about 20 miles northeast of Cheyenne.

The body was found by Wayne's brother, Homer, of near Omaha. Homer and another brother, Lyle of Livermore, Calif., arrived at Cheyenne on Tuesday to aid in the search. The youth's father, Guy W. Yohe of Crawford, Neb., was also there.

Yohe had been missing since a week ago Sunday, when he left his stalled truck and family on the Torrington highway to seek help.

He made it to the Schenefelt ranch, but upon learning that there was no phone there, tried to go the next three and a half miles to the Pole Creek ranch.

The Lusk Herald
January 27, 1949
Wayne Yohe of Harrison is Storm Victim

Wayne Yohe, 28, of Glen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Yohe, was frozen to death while on his way to Denver with a truck load of hogs. His wife and 4-year-old daughter were picked up by a passing motorist and taken to Cheyenne while Wayne had gone for help to a ranch some distance away. He had lost his way and was fournd a week later by his father and brothers. His funeral was held at Crawford Sunday, January 16.

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