The Nebraska Auctioneers Association posthumously honored Gene Sisco by inducting him into their Auctioneer Hall of Fame at its annual convention in Kearney, May 19-21.
Sisco passed away Jan.  20 after his battle with heart and lung complications.
Gene attended the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, Mont., in 1964 and received his real estate license in 1971.
Gene was raised on the family farm North of Syracuse and he farmed as well as operated Sisco Auction Company for 52 years.
Gene conducted his very first auction on Nov. 30, 1964, working with Col. Eddie Morris and Col. Rex Young.
Beginning in 1968, he worked closely with Col. Ellis Lacy until 1972.
He worked at the Syracuse Sale Barn, owned then by Col. Dick Shea and Bob Morrissey working with Col. Don Vandertook and Col. Jerry Kelley from 1965 to 1971.
In 1972 Gene and Don Vrana formed a longtime partnership.
Gene also worked with brokers Glen Davidson and Ron Svoboda during this time period.
He also worked with other area auctioneers Duane Wellensiek, Jim Peterson, Mark Easter and Bill Farmer.
Gene was the Nebraska Auctioneers Association's Auctioneer of the Year in 1995 and he also served as President of the association in 1986-1987.
Gene volunteered his services over his career for numerous church auctions, benefits and fund raisers, highlighted by working beside Col. Dick Kane, Col. Russ Moravec, and Col. Richard Grubach at the Henry Doorly Zoo Galas.
Gene wasn't content to just farm and be an auctioneer.
He also worked closely with his sons Greg and Jason as Sisco Brothers Cattle Company, running a registered Angus and SimAngus cow/calf operation.
In addition to his sons, Gene's grandchildren now exhibit and compete in the same local, district, state, and national shows and expositions Gene worked with his sons.