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Arlene Mae Imlay (Campbell)

October 29, 2012

Arlene Mae Imlay (Campbell) our loving mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 28, 2012.  She was born on July 7, 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Harold and Marie Campbell.  Arlene was born and raised Seventh-Day-Adventist and graduated from Maplewood Academy.  She came to Lincoln when she was 20 years old and started working for Elgin Watch Company. She then worked at Easthills Supper Club, Eddies Supper Club, Knolls Country Club and Lee’s Restaurant.

Arlene is survived by her daughters, Diane and Mike Teale of Douglas, Nebraska; Julie and Jim Haught of Lincoln; Linda Johnson of Lincoln; son, Michael Imlay of Lincoln; She was blessed with 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents, sister, Janet Wissmiller, son, Dale Imlay and “Bud” Imlay.

There will be no public visitation.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Piedmont Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 4801 A Street with Pastor Allen Myers officiating.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Ralph Edward Sell

October 22, 2012

Ralph Edward Sell age 88 passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012 peacefully at his home in Lincoln Nebraska.  Ralph was born on July 6, 1924 in Weeping Water, Nebraska to George and Verlie (Bates) Sell. He graduated from Weeping Water High School. He served in the United States Army during WWII in the European Theater. Ralph married the love of his life Alice Tobin on March 21, 1946. In 2008 he was proud to go to Washington D.C. on the Honor Flight. Ralph was employed as a laundry supervisor at Globe Laundry for 50 years. He was also a member of the Northeast United Church of Christ.

Ralph is survived by his children; Betty and Randy Cary of Lincoln, Larry Sell of Beaverton, Oregon, Walt and Pam Sell of Lincoln, and Robin & Harlan Wusk of Firth, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sister-in-laws; Pat Sell, Margaret Nelson, Shirley Land, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Alice, brothers, LaRoy, Lloyd, sister, Ruth and daughter-in-law, Patti Sell.

Cremation, no visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Northeast United Church of Christ with Melissa Finlaw Draper officiating.

A private family graveside service will held in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Northeast United Church of Christ.

Sharon Grace Gottschall

October 16, 2012

Sharon Grace Gottschall age 69 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Milder Manor in Lincoln.  She was born on May 1, 1943 in Silver Bow, Montana to Wayne L. and Bonnie J. (Strumfa) Wood.  She graduated from Mahaska High School in Kansas. Sharon worked at Bryan Hospital as a nurse tech for 38 years.  She enjoyed miniature doll houses, silk flower design and her passion was for animals, especially her cats.

Sharon is survived by her daughter and spouse, Kim and Mark Lyon of Mason, Ohio; son and spouse, Scott and Christina Gottschall of Lincoln; 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Ralph.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Capital City Humane Society.

Frieda B. Menkens

October 2, 2012

Frieda B. Menkens, age 94, died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Graveside services will be Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Frieda Bertha Berreth was born November 18, 1917 in Delmont, South Dakota the oldest child of Gustav and Emma (Schneider) Berreth.  She graduated from Scotland High School in Scotland, South Dakota. In the heart of the great depression she moved from her family to Sioux City, Iowa and began her career. She began as a secretary in the insurance business and continued that practice in beauty supply. It was there that she met her future husband George C. Menkens.  They were married January 30, 1952 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Early in their marriage they ran “The Station” on Highway 20 west of Allen, Nebraska.  In 1966 they become the original owner/operator of The Village Inn restaurant in Allen, Nebraska. They were well known for the best cheeseburgers and chili. Frieda dedicated her career to their business venture and raising their daughter, Debra.  In 1983 they retired and moved to Lincoln.

A self-taught pianist, she passed the love of music onto her daughter. Her greatest enjoyment was hours spent listening to her daughter’s musical abilities. George was debater of the household and Frieda supported him when he ran for United States Representative, Nebraska’s New First District.

A void was left in her life after losing George in 2007 and Debra in 2010.

Survivors include a sister, LaVerne (Hughes) Madock of Hawarden, Iowa, a brother and sister-in-law Rudy and Jackie Berreth of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a host of nephews and nieces and a special friend Carol Kingsley of Lincoln, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband George, daughter and son-in-law Debra and Zort Craig Brown.  Brother and sister- in- law Louis and Doris Berreth, sister Dorothy (Dotty) Schneider and sister and brother –in- law Alma and Harry Spencer and a niece Penny (Hughes/Barnum) Myers, a nephew Tim Berreth and a great nephew Mark Holznagel.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Wyuka Cemetery.


Galina Ivanovna Yaskevich

October 1, 2012

Galina Ivanovna Yaskevich age 46 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on September 26, 2012 in Tijuana, Mexico. She was born August 10, 1966 in Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine to Ivan and Leontina Pustovit.
Galina is survived by her husband, Ivan, daughter and son-in-law, Tatyana and Serhiy Arzikyeyev, son, Sergey Yaskevich, brother and sister-in-law, Vladimir and Nina Pustovit, brother and sister-in-law, Petr and Olga Pustovit, sister, Tatyana Chetverik, granddaugher, Jessica Arzikyeyev all of Lincoln.

Galina’s service will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

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