Gregory Christian Lauby, 76, of Wymore passed away on January 25, 2023 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln after a battle with cancer. He was born on September 4, 1947 to Chris and Leota Mae (Wheeler) Lauby of Lexington, the first of 10 children.\nGreg grew up on the family farm. He attended Dist. 37 country elementary school. He graduated from Lexington St. Ann's High School in 1965. He graduated from Regis College in Denver in 1969 with a degree in sociology. In college, he was the editor of an award-winning yearbook and assistant editor of the Regis literary magazine while also working as a student advisor at a dormitory, overseeing student life and safety. He was named the college's "man of the year" among students in his senior year.\nHe then served two years in the U.S. Army. After the military, he studied at the University of Nebraska College of Law in Lincoln and graduated in 1975. After obtaining his law license, he worked with the Ralph A. Smith Law Office in Omaha as a criminal defense attorney.\nIn 1976, he married Maureen Volkman, and returned to the family farm. He managed crops and a cow herd for 15 years, excelling in the production of breeding heifers. Greg practiced law from 1990 to 2004, primarily as a defense attorney in Lexington, as well as a year and a half as deputy county attorney in Cheyenne County, Nebraska. Throughout his life, he was a determined advocate of compassion, assistance, and justice for others.\nSurvivors include his brothers, Roy (Gretchen) of Wymore, George of North Platte, Will (Stacey) of Kearney, and Paul (Sue) of Lexington; his sisters, Adrienne (Shelley) of Cotati, California, Elizabeth (Rex) of Montrose, Colorado, and Cecilia (Walt) Fick of Kearney; his brother-in-law, Paul Powell; his ex-wife Maureen; as well as dozens of nieces, nephews and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter Kirsten, his parents; his brother, Joseph; and his sister, Veronica (Lauby) Powell.\nA Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home, 505 N. 9th St. in Wymore. The service will be livestreamed on the funeral home's YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/@laughlin-hoevet). Memories from friends and family will be shared at the service. Please send to [email protected] no later than Wednesday, Feb. 1. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The family will greet relatives and friends from 6-7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greg Lauby Memorial Fund for future designation. You can sign Greg's online register book and view his video tribute (when complete) at www.ghchapel.com.\nThese services have been entrusted to the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore.