Edward Anderson Wearin, Jr. (Andy) passed away Aug. 5, 2021, in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Andy was born Oct. 17, 1948, in Council Bluffs, to Edward and Helen Wearin. He enjoyed growing up on the family farm in Red Oak and working on the family ranch in Hyannis, Neb., in the summer, where his love for horses, cattle, and roping blossomed. He attended prep school at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in agricultural business.
Andy managed the Prairie States Feedlot in Alliance, Neb., for 13 years before managing the Wearin Brothers Cattle Company in Hyannis, Neb. He married Georgeann (Darden) Sheets in 2000. The couple enjoyed working on the ranch and raising her three sons, Tucker, Coy and Trey.
After selling the ranch in 2012, Andy and Georgeann moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., where they owned and operated the Riata Ranch Event Center. The couple relocated to Crowley, Texas, in 2019 to enjoy retirement.
Andy enjoyed steer roping, reading, travel, and following his kids and grandkids in all of their activities. Andy was a kind man who loved to help others and was a true gentleman in every sense of the word.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Georgeann; three step-sons, Tucker (Melissa) Sheets and children, David and Lydia of Hyannis, Neb.; Coy (Mikaela) Sheets and children, Avery, Elsie and Lyle of Miles City, Mont.; Trey (LaTasha Wieferich) Sheets of Hyannis, Neb.; sisters, Elizabeth Wearin and Sarah Wearin Smith of Red Oak; and Catherine Wearin of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Memorial services for Andy will be Sept. 18, 2021, at 10 a.m. in the Hyannis high school gym with AB Cox officiation, interment to follow in the Hyannis cemetery.
Services will be live streamed and posted to this page after the service.
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Draucker Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Senior Steer Roping Association at
P.O. Box 1653, Canyon, TX 79015, where a year-end award will be presented in Andy's honor for the sport he enjoyed so much.
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