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Richard A. Hogue

December 20, 2011

Richard Hogue died peacefully on December 18, 2011 in Lincoln, NE where he has lived since 1975. He was born to George and Virginia (Logan) Hogue on a farm near Keosauqua, Iowa on March 15, 1920, one of six brothers. Richard worked hard and acheived much in his life. He paid for his own education, graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy in June 1942. Richard obtained his pilot’s license while in college and served in the Army Air Force in the European Theater in World War II. He had a successful thirty five year career with the United States Department of Agriculture – Soil Conservation Service. His promotions moved him from Iowa to Upstate New York (Assistant State Social Conservationist), to Washington DC and to Nebraska (Assistant Director of the Midwest) where he retired in 1978.

He was a well-liked friend, neighbor, and community leader, developing friendships throughout the U.S., many lasting to the end of his life. Richard stayed active until his death enjoying fishing, hunting, and was an avid gardener, planting a successful garden every year including 2011. He was also a talented woodworker.

In 1945, Richard met and married Elizabeth Jones in South Wales where he was stationed during the war. In 2011, they celebrated 66 years of marriage. Richard is survived by Elizabeth (Betty) and their six children: Ronald (Sherry Smith) Beaumont, TX, Diana (Thomas Schur) Syracuse, NY, Pamela (Michael Hurley) Raleigh, NC, Sandra (Fred Duncan) Ada, OK, Karen (Kurt Suhr) Lincoln, NE, Sharon (Merv Thompson) Birmingham, AL. Also, two brothers: Glen (Martha), Bella Vista, AK and Harold (Marge) Richland, WA Additional survivors include 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, many beloved in-laws in South Wales and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Edward, Paul, and Thaine.

Services with local friends and immediate family will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. The family will have a memorial service in the early spring that will include extended family and friends.   Visitation will be at Wyuka Funeral Home Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. with the family greeting friends from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M.

Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, 84th and Adams Street, Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Iowa State University – Department of Agronomy or the Soil and Water Conservation Society.

The family would like to express great appreciation and gratitude for the kindness from Mark Backencamp, RN/ Tabitha and Dr. David Rutz, MD and extend special appreciation to Dr. Michelle Manning, MD, neighbor and friend.

Anna L. Miller

December 14, 2011

Anna L. Miller, age 82 of Lincoln, passed away December 13, 2011.  Born January 21, 1929 in Lincoln to Benjamin and Ella Bell (Ritchey) Bybee.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Mary Ann and James Shaw of Lincoln; Jean and Aaron Schoeneman of Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  Five sons and daughters-in-law: Leo and Dee Miller of Seward; Alva Ray and Kathy Miller, Lester Miller, Larry Miller and fiancé Beth Kurpgeweit, Robert and Val Miller all of Lincoln.  Sisters: Mary Edwards, Jenne Yutzy, Rose Donahue, Patty Harding, Polly Titler and Helen Hoyt.  Brother: Ben Bybee.  21 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren and friends.  Preceded in death by her husband: Alva Miller, Sister: Marge Newman and brothers: Larry Bybee, Walter Bybee and her parents, Great grandson: Bradley Miller, great great granddaughter: Jayden Johnson

Funeral Services will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 11:00 A.M.

Visitation will be at Wyuka Funeral Home on Friday, December 16, 2011 from Noon until 8:00 P.M.  The family will be present from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. to greet friends.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be left for the Salvation Army or the Alzheimers Association.

Ann M. Frank

December 13, 2011

Ann Maria Frank, age 100 of Lincoln, made her last move to her home in Heaven on December 13, 2011.  She was born November 23, 1911 in Lincoln to Conrad and Anna Margaret (Wacker) Kissler, the youngest of 9 siblings.  She was an extrodinary saleswoman, selling real estate in Lincoln.  Ann will be remembered for her feisty spirit, strength and indendepence.  She was a very spiritual person being raised in the Lutheran Faith.

Survivors include her daughter: Mary Frank of Ashland, Nebraska.  Grandchildren and Spouses: Kristin and Pat Hain of Lincoln, Jennifer Frank of Aurora, Colorado, David and Susan Himmelberg of Texas, Kirk and Leann Himmelberg of Ohio, Cindy and Andrew Cunningham of Wisconsin. Great grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by her husband: Emil Frank, Sons: James A. Frank and Robert H. Frank and her parents.

A celebration of life service will be held at Wyuka Cemetery on January 14, 2012 at 11:00 A.M.  Family and friends are welcome to gather prior to 10:45 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Memorials may be left for the Capital Humane Society.

Alvin Lee Mandery

December 12, 2011

Alvin Lee Mandery age 80 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln.   He was born on May 11, 1931 in Tecumseh, Nebraska to Lee John and Edna May (Penry) Mandery.  He served in United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from December 7, 1951 until December 1, 1953.  Alvin worked for Kingery Construction as a bricklayer from 1950 to 1996. 

Cremation, no visitation.

A private family service will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial with Military Honors will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Janet of Lincoln; daughters, Regina and Randall Thompson of Lincoln; LeAnne Slater of Lincoln; Maurine and Dave Amend of Grand Prairie, Texas; step-daughter, Kim and Brad Memming of Lincoln; grandchildren and step-grandsons; sisters, Opal and Joanne, nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Lelia.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.



George E. Furry

December 4, 2011

George E. Furry, age 83, of Lincoln was escorted by angels into Jesus’ arms on Saturday, December 3, 2011.  Born May 15, 1928 in Fairbury, Nebraska to George and Louise (Leeper) Furry.  George was a veteran of both the U.S. Navy where he served for 10 years and the U.S. Army serving for another 10 years.  He worked as an electrician for the Rock Island Railroad.

Survivors include his son: Mark Furry and his daughter and son-in-law: Dawn and Dan Downey all of Lincoln.  Grandchildren and Spouses: Nikky and Cory Pierce, Cody and Chantell Downey all of Lincoln, Autumn and Bruce Bradbury of Beatrice, Brooke and Bud Davis of Fort Carson, CO.  6 Great grandchildren.  George was preceded in death by his wife: Diane, daughter: Robin Furry and his parents.

Services will be held at the Goodland Cemetery in Goodland, Kansas on  Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. Mountain Time.  Visitation will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. 

Memorials may be given to the family for a later designation.

Wanda L. Barker

December 3, 2011

Wanda Lee Barker, age 87, died peacefully on  December 3, 2011 in Lincoln Nebraska.  She was born and raised in Missouri, retired to Estes Park, CO in 1976.  Moved to Lincoln, NE in 1993.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Barker and grandson, Jeremy Wach.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Joanie Barker of Las Vegas, NV;  daughters and son-in-law: Darlene and Darrel Krehbiel of Renton, WA and Deb Bowen of Lincoln, NE; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grand daughter.

Memorial service to be held at 11:00am on Tuesday December 6, 2011 located at Connecting Pointe Church of the Nazarene 1901 S 70th St, Lincoln, NE. 

Memorials to Connecting Pointe Church of the Nazarene in lieu of flowers.

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