William “Bill” John Wayne of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away on November 5, 2019 at the age of 97. He was a professor of geology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He joined the department in 1968 and became emeritus in 1992.
His research included the materials at the surface of the earth and the processes that shape, modify, and move them. This included geomorphology, Quaternary stratigraphy and paleoecology, land and freshwater mollusks recovered from Quaternary sediments, and the application of geologic data to engineering problems and to land-use planning. He was published in numerous books and journals.
The celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is entrusted with arrangements.