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Lew D. Lane

Lew D. Lane Lewman Daniel Lane was born May 17, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri to Lewman Arthur and Mary Catherine “Pearl” (Bushey) Lane and grew up in St. Mary’s where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He also loved swimming and life guarded at both St. Mary’s and Tuttle Creek. He went on to be a halfback at Emporia State and returned punts and kickoffs.

Lew and Cindy met in 1972, married on March 31, 1973. They were best friends and the loves of each other’s lives for over 45 years. They enjoyed just about everything whether it be skiing, golfing, walking, or sitting on the porch. They welcomed Kiley on April 10, 1980 and she was a blessing and a joy, and a “Daddy’s girl.” They also loved 5 dogs and currently Wally, Jewelly and Snuffer.

He came to MHS in 1968 after one year at Scott City, and in 1976 became the head football coach. He not only coached and mentored thousands of young men at MHS, but several young coaches from around the area and was picked to coach in several Shrine bowls. He also played fast pitch softball for several years.

Loved ones that preceded him in death are his father Lewman Arthur Lane, his mother Mary Catherine “Pearl” (Bushey) Lane, sister Mary Lou (Lane) Jukes, sisters-in-law Paula (Glover) Washee, Bobbi Glover and brother-in-law Gary Glover.

Loved ones that will miss Lew until they meet again, wife Cindy, daughter Kiley Elizabeth, sister Jennie (Lane) Royer, brothers-in-law Dick Jukes, Jerry Glover (Angie), Scot Glover (Susan), Greg Glover. His nephews, Dane Wano (Lisa), Mark Wano (Sandy), Lee Jukes (Melissa), Steven Jukes (Susan), Danny Jukes (Kay), Patrick Dondlinger, Jason Glover; nieces, Cindy Wano, Linda Hopper (Mike) and Gabie Glover. Also his great nephews: Grant Glover, Cale Glover, Michael Glover, Zach Wano, Coleman Dondlinger and; great niece, Alexis Dondlinger.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, February 8, 2019 at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 1921 Barnes Rd., Manhattan, Kansas. Burial will follow at Sunrise Cemetery.

In lieu of visitation “Remembering the Wonderful Life of Coach Lane” will be held at Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Richards Dr., Manhattan, Kansas from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Friday following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: MHS Football Alumni. Contributions may be left in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

Finally, the family asks that in honor of Coach Lane: “Don’t forget who you are and where you come from.”

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