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Elbert “Bert” Alfrey

January 29, 2013

Elbert “Bert” Alfrey, age 85, of Lincoln died January 29, 2013.  He was born February 10, 1927 in Chanute, Kansas to Elbert C. and Henrietta (Biggs) Alfrey.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944 to 1946 aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.   Bert received his Doctorate of Education degree from UNL in 1965, he was a Professor and the Director of the Student Services Center at UNL.  Prior to being at UNL, Bert was a teacher and coach at Grand Island Senior High School, he served as Principal of Walnut Junior High School in Grand Island and University High School in Lincoln.  

Survivors include his wife Louise, Son: Stephen D. Alfrey, Daughters and Sons-in-law: Pam Alfrey Hernandez and Rod Hernandez,  Theresa and Kent Reinhard.  Son and Daughter-in-law: David and Jody McDonald.  Sisters and Brothers-in-law: Dora Lue and Earl Hrabik, Marian and Jim Johnson.  Brother: Hank Alfrey.  15 Grandchildren and 4 Great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife JoAnn (McGrew) Alfrey.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1200 S. 40th street, Lincoln, Nebraska.  No public visitation.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church memorial fund or Tabitha’s Hospice Journey House.

Virginia L. Thompson

January 28, 2013

Virginia Lou Thompson age 66 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Lincoln.  She was born on May 2, 1946 in Alliance, Nebraska to Claude and Betty Lou (Rutledge) O’Brien. She retired from the State of Nebraska Department of Insurance where she had worked for 15 years.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Robert of Lincoln; her sons, Andrew Brueggeman of Denver, CO; James and Melissa Thompson of Vinton, IA; Brien Thompson of Lincoln; grandchildren, Jared, Keegan and Faith Thompson; sister, Joanne and Gary Johnson of Alliance, NE; brothers, John Michael and Sherry O’Brien of Lincoln, NE; Jim and Cheryl O’Brien of Mullen, NE.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation, no visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Private family interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.


Stanley Maly, Jr.

January 13, 2013

Stanley Maly, Jr., age 90 of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Stan was a World War II hero, and President of Capitol Supply Company. He was a huge Husker fan, and a loyal husband, father and friend.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Peggy.  He will be forever missed by his four children, Ann and husband Wally Imig, Stanley III and wife Linda, George and wife Cindy, and Marsha and husband Michael Brito. He adored his seven grandchildren and always had a crisp dollar bill for each of his three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 6001 A Street, with Father Craig Gavin officiating. A reception will follow the service.

Memorials may be directed to the Church of the Holy Trinity, 6001 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 or The Landing Scholarship Fund, 3500 Faulkner Dr. Lincoln, NE 68516 or The Lighthouse, 2601 N St, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Jacqueline M. Gottschall

January 10, 2013

Jacqueline M. Gottschall age 76 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Thursday, January 10, 2013 after a long battle with cancer.  She was born on July 22, 1936 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Carl Charles and Dorothy Irene (Scharton) Imig.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1954. Jacqueline married Edward Ray Gottschall on April 10, 1955, he preceded her in death on October 19, 2005.  She was retired from the National Bank of Commerce.  She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Jacqueline is survived by her daughters, Diana Gottschall and Linda R. Holsclaw both of Lincoln; her son, Mark Gottschall of Dallas, Texas; 5 grandchildren; sister, Jean and Ernest Larkins of Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Safarik officiating.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, St. Judes or Tabitha.

Walter W. Rinns

January 4, 2013

Walter Wolf Rinns, age 92, of Lincoln.  Born Walter W. Rindsberg on September 5, 1920 in Germany,  to Ferdinand and Erna (Blum) Rindsberg.  Walter passed away on January 3, 2013.  He met his wife, Ilse Bisson, in New York City, after they both immigrated to the United States.   They were married for 54 years until her death in 2004.   Walter moved to Lincoln from New York City in November of 2006 to be near his daughter Jennifer and son-in-law, Kent.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Kent Londre of Lincoln; Grandson and spouse, Justin and Flora Londre of Coto De Caza, California and their children, Savannah and Mason;  Granddaughter and spouse, Kate and Jim King of Kenton, Delaware and their children, Elisabeth, Rebecca, Reaghan and Jameson;  The Rinns name will live on with Reaghan Rinns King who took her great grandfathers last name as her middle name.  Walter is also survived by his niece, Gaby Verheydt of Brussells, Belguim.

Celebration of Life service was held January 5, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln, Nebraska.  Entombment will be at the Sanctuary of Abraham and Sarah, New Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with the Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel funeral directors handling the services in Paramus.

Memorials to the ASPCA

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