Mavis M. Dalton

Mavis M. Dalton, 72, of Lincoln, formerly of Wayne, died Sunday,  July, 28, 2019  at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln. 

Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lincoln. A rosary will  be recited at 5:30 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 2 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with visitation to follow until 8 p.m.

Arrangements are with Wyuka Funeral Home & Cemetery in Lincoln.

Mavis Marlene Roberts Dalton was born Jan. 25, 1947 to Ronald and Cecilia (Adam) Roberts in Stickney, S.D. She graduated from Stickney High School in 1965 and from Southern State College in Springfield, S.D. in 1968. On June 1, 1968 she married Raymond Sip, who was killed in Vietnam on Jan. 5, 1969. She began her teaching career at Wayne High School in Wayne, where she taught health and physical education and coached volleyball and track from 1968 to 1986. She married Ron Dalton on July 25, 1970. In 1986, they moved to Waverly where she taught physical education at Hamlow Elementary School until she retired in 2007. She also coached track at Waverly High School, in addition to junior high intramurals. 

After retirement, she enjoyed planning and escorting senior citizen tours for Mr. D Tours with her husband until December 2018. She also enjoyed spending the winters in South Padre Island, attending her grandchildren’s events, listening to all Husker games, gardening, dancing, and always looked so forward to her “sisters” weekend every fall. In December 2018, Mavis was diagnosed with cancer and fought a courageous eight-month battle.

Survivors include her husband, Ron, of Lincoln; daughters Kathy  and Steve Hinrichs of Elkhorn and Kari and Scott Nechville of Rochester, Minn.; grandchildren, Gabe, Kylie, and Kacie Hinrichs and Luke and Grace Nechville; sisters Beverly Van Drongelen, Phyllis Bordewyk and husband Roger, and Nancy Punt and husband Dale; sisters/brothers-in-law Mardene Dalton, Darlene and Ed Briscoe, Jerome Dalton, Liz Dalton, Jean and Denny Lutt, and Melva and Norm Davis; and nephews and nieces Mike and Becky Van Drongelen, Dan Van Drongelen, Natalie and Jeremy Wright, Mindy Vogt and husband Larry, Amy and Wade Hoefert, Shane and Trish Bordewyk, Monte Bordewyk, Dennis and Mindy Punt, Cindy Punt-Coon, Angie and Matt Hensarling, Suzy and Tom Elkins, David Dalton, Mike and Camille Dalton, Lori and Rod Szwanek, Kevin and Janell Briscoe, Jim and Satomi Dalton, Joe and Dana Dalton, Jon and Cindy Dalton, Jane Dalton, Jay and Page Dalton, Steve and Jodi Lutt, Suzy and Terry Graver, Jeff and Traci Lutt, Dwaine Davis, David and Marilee Davis, DeAnne and Brad Rechtenbaugh, Rob and Tara Davis, and Derick Davis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Ray; parents-in-law, Leo and Gladys Dalton and George and Millie Sip; her brothers-in-law, Clarence Van Drongelen and Delane Dalton; nephew, Kevin Van Drongelen, and niece, Angela Bordewyk.

Online condolences may be made at

The Wayne Herald

Mailing Address:
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Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 402-375-2600

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