Thomas Payne

Thomas Payne

April 13, 1949 - March 4, 2021
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Thomas H. Payne, age 71 of Fremont, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Ambassador Health in Lincoln, NE. He was born April 13, 1949 in Fremont to Robert and Juanita (Salazar) Payne.

Thomas grew up in Fremont and then Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he graduated from O’Gorman Catholic High School. He then moved to California and attended college there and started working in the steel industry. In 1974 he married Laurel (Benson) in Pomona CA. He helped many companies thrive that he worked for. He was passionate about racing his sailboats. When he had time he also loved to golf with clients and friends. He built his own cabin in the mountains in California. They moved back to Fremont to be closer to family in 2017.

He is survived by his wife Laurel; son, Wesley Payne, Fiancée Nina, brother Mike Payne, former wife Liz and their children Nic and Emily Payne of Fremont and Chris and Michelle Payne of Omaha, Aunt, Norma Vance.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Juanita and Robert Payne, Uncle, Robert Vance and daughter Minda.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.

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Moser Memorial Chapel, Funeral & Cremation Services, 2170 N. Somers Ave. Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490.
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    Saturday March 13, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday March 13, 2021 11:00am
    Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services @ Fremont
    2170 N Somers Ave.
    FREMONT, NE 68025
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    Celebration of Life Service


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Marc Monreal

Posted at 02:39pm

Marc Monreal Posted at 02:40pm

RIP Tommy. We shared some good times over the years and I will always be thankful for our past friendship

Jim Savuo

Posted at 04:15pm
Please accept our sincere sympathy for the passing of our neighbor Tom. Great friendly man who could always be seen sitting in the driveway enjoying the day. Will miss waving to him as we headed out of our driveway.

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