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Lynos Joseph Rerucha

August 14, 1937 — November 20, 2020

Lynos Joseph Rerucha went to his heavenly home on November 20, 2020 at age 83. He was currently residing at Country House in Grand Island. Visitation will be at Apfel Funeral Home on Monday, November 30th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The family will be present to greet family and friends but masks and social distancing will be required. Funeral will be held on December 1st at 10:00 a.m. with limited capacity. Due to limited capacity, family and friends may view the livestream on the Apfel Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will follow the service at Grand Island City Cemetery.



Lynos was born August 14th, 1937 in David City, Nebraska, to Leonard and Georgia Rerucha. He was raised on a farm near David City and graduated high school from Marietta High School in 1955 near Bellwood, Nebraska. He attended Nebraska Teachers College in Kearney and graduated in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Lynos also served in the Nebraska National Guard and Air Force Reserve for six years. In 1960, Lynos was united in marriage to Sharon Lee Southard in St Paul, Nebraska. They were married for 34 years. Sharon was his best friend and love of his life until her death in 1994. Upon graduation from college, Lynos and Sharon moved to Broken Bow, Nebraska and began working at a local Construction Company as a credit manager. In 1962, they moved to St. Paul, Nebraska as Lynos joined his father-in-law (Clarence Southard) at Southard Implement, a John Deere dealership. In 1967, the family moved to Grand Island to open Green Line Equipment. Lynos owned and managed the store for 40 years. During that time, the business grew to 10 locations in Central Nebraska. Over the years, his sons, Russell and Gregory, joined him in the family business. Lynos developed many friendships with customers and employees during that time. He was known for his humble attitude and sense of humor. Lynos was a very hard-working man but in his free time he enjoyed golfing, spending time with his many friends and traveling. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of several Nebraska banks including locations in Cody, Kilgore, Niobrara and Gresham as well as Commercial National Bank in Grand Island. He was instrumental in establishing Northwest National Bank also in Grand Island in 1986. Lynos also served as President of Poland Oil Company in the 1980’s. He was also a Board Member at Riverside Golf Club for many years. In 1995, Lynos was united in marriage to Deborah Nolan and they were married for 17 years.



Lynos is father to Russell (Kimberly Abel), and children Ryan (Tim Miller), Andrew (Katie Martin, fiancé) as well was Gregory (Lisa Hellbusch), and children Miles and Marissa. Additional family members include one brother, Richard (Virginia) and sisters, Margaret, Grace (Al), Doris (Al) and Connie (Tom). Also, special Sister-In-Law, Marlene Kremlacek.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Adrian and wife, Sharon.



In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest memorials to either the Sharon and Lynos Rerucha Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship Fund or Grand Island Partnership for the Arts to support Densel’s (Rasmussen) Dream Sculpture Project in Grand Island. A special thanks from the family to the all staff at Country House as well as the staff at Tabatha for taking wonderful care of Lynos during the past few years.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, November 30, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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memorial service

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

Due to limited space due to COVID restrictions the family asks that the service be family and close friends. A livestream will offered on the Apfel Funeral Home Facebook page.

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