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Austin Lee Allen

November 28, 2012

Austin Lee Allen age 60 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Tabitha in Lincoln.  He was born on February 14, 1952 in Lincoln, Nebraska to William E. and Emma (Hamlin) Allen. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  Austin was retired from the US Post Office where he was a mail handler from 1985 to 2000.  He was a member of the VFW and had served as a chaplain.

Austin is survived by his daughters, Rose Clauson of Lincoln; Michelle Allen of Lincoln; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Allen of Lincoln; sister, Sharon Allen of Beatrice.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Violet S. (Griggs) Allen on November 27, 2010; son, Kenny Allen; sister, Pam Leforce.

Cremation, no visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. William Hunter officiating.

Burial with military honors will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Paul M. Fitzwater

November 27, 2012

On November 25, 2012, at the age of 92, Paul went to be with his Lord and Savior and to join his wife Velma (nee Frederick), the love of his life for over 71 years.
Paul was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on May 24, 1920 to Floyd and Nellie (McLain) Fitzwater.  Paul honorably served his country in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater.  Paul and Velma owned and operated Mister Donut on O Street in Lincoln for 20 years.  He also worked at Shopko for 18 years and retired at the age of 82.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, and daughter Shangra La Sherie Fitzwater.  Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Marlene Fitzwater and Robert DeSaeger of Sacramento CA; Jeannette Fitzwater Brock and Allen Brock of Hartwell GA (where Paul lived since 2009); and Pamela Fitzwater (Avery Sanger) of Springfield MO; grandchildren Richard Nielson of Cottonwood UT, Kevin Young of Sandy UT, James Nielson of Lincoln CA, Paul Nielson of West Jordan UT, and Anisa Dawn of Springfield MO; 11 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Paul will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him, but we all rejoice at his glorious reunion in Heaven.

Services will be on Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wyuka Chapel, 3600 O Street, with Pastor Dale Fetter and Virgil Carner officiating.  Special music will be provided by Jacque A. Fisher, beloved friend to the Fitzwater family.  Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Beatrice with military honors.

Pallbearers are Anisa Dawn, Mike Carnicle, Kevin Young, Richard Nielson, Paul Nielson and Noble Fisher, Jr.  Honorary pallbearers are Allen Brock, Robert DeSaeger, James Nielson, Fred Burklund, Noble Fisher, Sr., and Michelle Nielson-Hill.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Salvation Army or the Matt Talbot Community Kitchen & Outreach Center in Lincoln.

Visitation will be Friday, November 30, 2012 from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. at Wyuka.

A Memorial Service will be held in Hartwell GA at a later date at Cornerstone Baptist Church, where Paul was a member.

Emma Marguerite Sauvain

November 16, 2012

Emma was born July 6, 1913, to German from Russia immigrants Henry Wilhelm and Eva Kathryn (Mueller) Becker in Minden, Nebraska.  Her mother died shortly after Emma’s birth.  Her father left her with neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Barkley, and returned to Russia with Emma’s older sister.  Emma was adopted by and lived with the Barkleys until she was seven when Mrs. Barkley died of cancer.  Emma then went to live with Sherman and Mae Coe on their homestead farm near Alma, Nebraska.  Eventually she was reunited with her birth father and sister, but continued to live with the Coes.  She was raised with the seven Coe children and remembered the Coe family with love and gratitude her whole life.  Emma attended District #40 school and later Huntley Consolidated School, graduating in 1932.  She attended Hastings Business College for a semester and then went to work at the Minden City Light office.  She worked at Toy National Bank in Sioux City, Iowa for 13 years and at the Bankers Trust Company in Des Moines, Iowa.  Emma married Arthur (Abe) Sauvain in 1936.  They had two daughters.  Emma and Abe lived in many towns and cities in Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin due to transfers by Abe’s employer, Northern Natural Gas Company.  Emma said her wealth was gathering friends along the way.  She enjoyed playing bridge and doing crafts, especially making things for Christmas.  Emma was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church, attending church and the Women’s Circles wherever she lived. 

Emma was preceded in death by her three sets of parents, her husband, her sister Ida K. Ford, her Coe cousins, her daughter Sandra Lehmberg, and granddaughter Marcia Lehmberg.  Emma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sonja and Henry Schneider, four grandsons Scott, Brett and Todd (Deusilene) Schneider, and Duff Lehmberg, one great grandson, three great granddaughters, and two great-great grandchildren.

The family expresses thanks to HoriSun Hospice caregivers for helping Emma on her last journey.

Graveside services will be held at Wyuka Cemetery on November 20, 2012 at 2:00 P.M.  Visitation will be held in Wyuka Funeral Home on November 20, 2012 from Noon until 1:30 P.M.

Memorials may be left for HoriSun Hospice.

Mabel Hibbert

November 12, 2012

Mabel Hibbert, age 100 of Scottsdale, Arizona formerly of Lincoln died November 8, 2012.  She was born November 27, 1911 in Firth, Nebraska to Joseph Albert and Lilly May (Auman) Burcham.  Mabel is the widow of R.E. “Dagwood” Hibbert.  She lived with her daughter in Scottsdale for the last 8 years.  Mabel was a longtime member of Heritage Presbyterian Church.

Mabel is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Ron and Jan Hibbert of Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law: Dixie and Leon Stuertz of Scottsdale, Arizona; 5 Granddaughters; 4 Great grandsons; 2 Great, great granddaughters.  She is preceded in death by her husband.

Private family only services are planned at a later date.

Irene M. Planer

November 10, 2012

Irene M. Planer age 89 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Friday, November 9, 2012 in Lincoln.  She was born on May 26, 1923 in South Bend, Nebraska to Henry and Mary (Brauckmuller) Timm.  She graduated from Murdock High School.  She was retired from HyGain. Irene was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Terry and Wayne Kadavy of Raymond; son, John Planer of Lincoln; grandson, Dillon Kadavy of Raymond; granddaughter, Lindsey Kadavy of Raymond; sisters, Darlene Wieting of Lincoln; Betty Wolfe of Raymond.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; sister, Elsie Timm; brother-in-laws, Richard Wieting and George Wolfe.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with family receiving friends from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Ebert officiating.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Tabitha Meals on Wheels.


Kenneth J. Hebert age 89 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Friday, November 9, 2012 in Lincoln.  He was born on November 3, 1923 in Electra, Texas to Gaston and Eugenie Marie (Chaisson) Hebert.

He served in the US Army and the US Marine Corp.  He worked as a welder in Louisiana for almost 40 years.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Wyuka Cemetey on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2:00 P.M.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.


Gladys Lorraine Kubik

November 9, 2012

Gladys Lorraine Kubik age 82 died on November 1, 2012 at her daughters home in Carlsbad, California.  She was born in Weston, Nebraska to Andrew F. and Marie Zetocka.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment of cremains will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Betty L. Einspahr age 83 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Lancaster Manor in Lincoln.  She was born on November 24, 1928 in Otego, Kansas.  Her parents were Bill and Helen (Clemons) Caldwell.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Kathi and John Johnston of Harvard; Linda and Jerry Cuffe of Bellwood; Deb and Steve Bennett of Lincoln; Jeri and Nick Seabolt of Vinita, OK; Judi and Mike Becher of Columbus; son, Doug and Marlene English of Aberdeen, SD; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Joe Caldwell of Santa Ana, CA; twin sister, Bonnie Davison of Wray, CO.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 2 grandsons.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 2:00 P.M. t0 4:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

A family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. (MT) at Chase Cemetery near Imperial, NE.

Burial will be in Chase Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kenneth F. Foster, Sr.

November 6, 2012

Kenneth Fredrick Foster, Sr., 75, of Lincoln Nebraska, went to be with the Lord on November 3rd, 2012.  He was born on April 28, 1937 in Huntington, West Virginia, to Florence Casey Foster and Curtis E. Foster.  On August 16, 1962 he married Charlotte Newman and parented seven children.

He served in the United States Air Force for 22 years as a fireman.  During his service he earned a Bronze Star medal, served in Korea and Vietnam, earned many commendations and medals.  After retiring from the Air Force he worked at the State Penitentiary for over ten years and a sand blaster and worked in the Lincoln school.  His hobbies included fishing, camping, car racing, collecting guns and knives, collecting coins, watching western movies and Nebraska football.

He is survived by his Loyal wife Charlotte Foster of Lincoln, Ne; Brothers Carl Foster and Curtis Foster; Children Tony and DeAnn Davis of Friend, Ne, Kenneth Foster Jr. of Lincoln, Ne, Henry Gavers of Lincoln, Ne, Angie and Tony Rimmer of Lincoln, Ne, Cindy Mason of Lincoln, Ne, and Mike Mason of Lincoln, Ne; grandchildren include Ashley, Andy, EJ, Kyle, Billy,  Samantha, and Jordan; special friends of the family Paula Meyers, and Robert Linville; many nieces and nephews, brother and sister-in-laws

He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother Larry Foster, Sister Linda Wallace and brother-in-law Steve Wallace, and infant son Joseph Lee.

Services will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in Calvary Community Church, 4400 N. 1st, Lincoln.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the church from Noon until 2:00 P.M.  Interment with military rites will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska

Memorials may be given to the family.


Donald G. (Super) Hunt, Sr.

November 2, 2012

Donald G. (Super) Hunt, Sr.  age 80 of Lincoln died November 1, 2012.  He was born February 7, 1932 in Lincoln to William and Evelyn (Skiff) Hunt.  Donald worked as a mechanic for Kirk Motors and retired after 40 years.  He loved to bowl and play shuffle board, he also loved camping and fishing and was an avid Big Red fan and Nascar fan.

Donald is survived by his wife JoAnn of Lincoln; Sons and Daughter-in-laws: Jim and Jon Hunt of Colony, Texas; Donald G. Hunt, Jr. of Lincoln; Doug and Sue Hunt of Lincoln; Harold and Pearl Hunt of Melbourne, Florida.  Daughters and Sons-in-law: Nancy and Rick Allgood; Lynn and Don Cronin; Brenda and Terry Barton; Mary and Ron Brumbaugh all of Lincoln.  Brothers and Sister-in-law: Bill and Jan Hunt; Robert Hunt all of Lincoln.  Stepchildren and spouses: Patty and Jeff Brouwer; Dawn and Brad Bargen; Brenda and Mike Burcham.  23 Grand kids, 33 Great grand kids and 3 Great great grand kids.  He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Donna, 2 brothers, 1 grandson and 1 great grandson.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial of ashes will follow the memorial service in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be left in care of the family.

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