Michael Allen Dyke
LaVista - Michael Allen Dyke, age 74 of LaVista, NE, entered into rest Aug. 7, 2021 in Papillion, NE. Michael was born in Hamburg, IA Nov. 26, 1946 to William and Lorena Josephine (Henderson) Dyke. Michael attended Hamburg High School, graduating with the class of 1964. He entered the Army in Aug. 1964 and was stationed in Berlin, Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1967. Over the years, Michael worked at Interstate Nurseries, as a custom boot maker and as a cowboy in the Nebraska Sandhills.
Michael married Dorothy Nease in 1968, and he married Rhetta Jean Gregg in 1971. Michael and Jean had two children, Leigh and Matthew. In 1992, he married Sharon Elliott. Michael and Sharon were together 34 years. Michael was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Raymond Zanker; an infant sister, Patricia; his son, Matthew; and his stepson, Gregory Doiel. Survivors include Sharon Dyke of LaVista, NE; daughter Leigh (Carl) Calfee of Nebraska City, NE; stepson Patrick Doiel of Hamburg, IA; stepson Brad (Jacalyn) Langston of Sahuarita, AZ; stepson Tim (Michelle) Langston of LaVista; sister Mary Courtier of Shenandoah, IA; his grandchildren Trent and Luke Calfee, Abbee and Noah Langston, Melody and Milo Langston; and niece Kat Bradfield of Shenandoah, IA.
A gathering of remembrance for Michael will take place Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the Senior Center in Hamburg, IA from 2-5 pm. Michael's ashes will be scattered in his beloved Nebraska Sandhills in the fall. Memorials may be directed to the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society, Lincoln, NE.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.
Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Posted online on August 12, 2021