Ted H. Doane, was born May 12, 1930, on the family farm near Fairview, Okla. to Harry and Clarella (Odell) Doane. Ted passed away surrounded by his loved ones Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 83.
Ted graduated from Oklahoma A&M in 1952 and received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Kansas State University. He served in the United States Army from 1953-1955. On July 18, 1954, he married Alice Lee Watt. In 1955 he began his career with the University of Nebraska in Dawson County as assistant county agent.
Throughout his career he advised nearly 1,200 and taught over 10,000 students. A 4-H club leader for 20 years, he also worked with youth in 4-H and FFA at county and state fairs as superintendent for the Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Sheep Show and the State Fair Sheep Show for more than 30 years.
Through the Doane Undergraduate Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, Ted and Alice annually help an animal science student. He served as a lead teacher from 1967-1972 when the winter 12 weeks Japanese Agricultural Training Program began on East Campus. Ted retired from UNL in 1996, but returned to the program in 1997-2007 as professor and then program coordinator.
In 1964, Professor Doane and his family spent two years at Ataturk University in Turkey and in 1975 spent two years at Cabal University in Afghanistan lending their expertise to university teaching and extension programs. They've led student study tours to Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, and many more countries.
Ted's honors include: the UNL Distinguished Teaching Award, the Parents of Student Teaching Award-four times, the Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award of Merit, the LK Crowe Outstanding Student Advisor Award, the Walnut Grove Livestock Service Award, The National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Fellow Award, the CASNR Alumni Association Legacy Award, the UNL Alumni Association's Doc Elliot Award, and the Award of Merit from the Nebraska Agriculture Youth Council.
He was an active contributor to numerous university committees, adviser for Block and Bridle Club, Nebraska Registered Sheep Association as well as a member of the Waverly Methodist Church, Waverly Grange and Nebraska State Grange Master.
Survivors include his wife, Alice; daughters and spouses, Bonnie and Mark Lemke of Walton, Amy and Scott Kica of Omaha; grandchildren and spouses, Valerie and Adam Hunt of Lincoln, Bryce Lemke of Clermont, Fla., Connie and Michael Bridges, Ashlee and Lee Kica-Johnson, Kortnee and fiance Kyle Lechtenberger and Zyree Kica of Omaha; four great-grandchildren; brother and spouse, Ben and Betty Doane of Lawton, Okla.; sister, Harriet Doane of Fairview, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday (2/23) at First United Methodist Church, 14410 Folkestone, Waverly; 1 p.m. burial at Rosehill Cemetery. Family will greet friends 3-5 pm Saturday at Roper and Sons, 4300 'O' St., Lincoln. Memorials to Waverly Methodist Church elevator fund, 14410 Folkstone, Waverly NE, 68461; UN Foundation Doane Scholarship, mail to Animal Science UNL, P0 Box 830908, Lincoln NE, 68583-0908. Arrangments by Roper & Sons Funeral Services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.roperandsons.com