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John Edward Norton

February 26, 2013

John Edward Norton, age 65 of Lincoln, Nebraska died at his home in Lincoln surrounded by his family on Monday, February 25, 2013.  He was born on December 2, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska to John Edward and Eleanor Dorothy (Madsen) Norton.  John attended University of Nebraska Omaha where he received his undergrad in Geology and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He married Vicki Yost on February 14, 1990 in Omaha.  John worked for Modis as a computer analyst.

John is survived by the love of his life, his wife Vicki; son, Justin Norton of Richmond, VA; daughter, Julie Koeneke and husband Randy of Pawnee City; grandsons, Rodney Mount of Lincoln; Ryan Mount of Falls City; brother, Gary Norton and wife Lana of Longmont, CO; sister, Kris McFall and husband Craig of Green Valley, AZ; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and good friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home with Pastor Michael S. Knudson officiating.

Burial with military honors will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Maurine K. Mumma

February 25, 2013

Maurine K. Mumma, age 76 of Lincoln joined her husband Win J. Mumma in heaven on February 24, 2013.  She was born November 3, 1936 in Phillips, Nebraska to Maurice J. and Edna G. (George) Miller.  After graduating from Aurora High School in 1954, Maurine moved to Omaha and went to Grace College, graduating in 1957.  On August 11, 1961, she married Win J. Mumma.  Maurine was employed with Back to the Bible for 20 years, as a data processor, retiring in 2005. 

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Keren and Stan Sunblade of Greenwood, Nebraska; Christine and Jason Nieman of Lincoln.  Grandchildren, Zachary J. Sunblade and Cassandra K. Sunblade both of Greenwood, Nebraska.  Amber N. Nieman and Brett N. Nieman both of Lincoln.  Niece, Valerie Peery of Denton, Nebraska.  Preceded in death by her parents and her husband Win J. Mumma.

Services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in Hope Community Church, 4700 S. Folsom, Lincoln.  Following a reception at church, interment will be at 1:00 P.M. in Wyuka Cemetery. 

Closed casket visitation will be held at Hope Community Church, one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be left for the family for a later designation.

Robert Dean Arnt

February 24, 2013

Robert Dean Arnt, age 77 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Saturday, February 23, 2013.  He was born on November 27, 1935 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Clifford Arnt and Laura Vi Jelly.  He married Laura Martin on July 31, 1960 in Lincoln.  Robert was a welder for 37 years and a member of Boilermakers Local #83 for 37 years.

Robert is survived by his son, Archie Arnt and wife Kathy; daughter, Lydia Clodfelter; son, Tommy Arnt all of Lincoln; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his father,  stepfather, Archie Williams and his mother.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. until service time.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Paul E. Stern

February 19, 2013

Paul E. Stern age 86 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Lincoln. He was born on August 6, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio to Emil and Caroline (Scharman) Stern. He was a loving father, grandfather, pastor and missionary.

There will be no public visitation.

Services will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at Lincoln City Church, 5001 S. 1st Street, Lincoln.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to Encouragers Unlimited.

Robert C. “Bob” Frank

February 16, 2013

Robert C. “Bob” Frank, age 80 of Lincoln entered his heavenly home on February 15, 2013 surrounded by his wife and daughters.  He was born January 17, 1933 in Burke, South Dakota to Carl and Katherine (Ulmer) Frank.  Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  After serving his country, Bob returned to Nebraska and on August 3, 1962 he married Barbara Toman.  He worked at Roberts Dairy as a branch manager in Lincoln.  Bob was a member of the V.F.W. #131 in Lincoln.  He enjoyed spending time with his family at his cabin on the blue river.  His love of marches came from playing the tuba in his high school band.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara.  Daughters and Sons-in-law:  Jane and Philip Dani, Julie and Jose David Valencia  all of Lincoln.  Sister: Alma Frank of Denver.  Sister-in-law: Eunice Frank of Rogers, Arkansas.  Granddaughers: Bethany Dani of Omaha and Brandy Dani of Lincoln.  Bob’s special friend Gus, who is a rescue dog.  Preceded in death by his parents, Brothers, Albert and Erwin.  Sisters, Clara and Vera and his beloved cairn terrier named Rudy.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Interment with military honors will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Ernest F. Larkins

February 10, 2013

Ernest F. Larkins age 81 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Sunday morning,  February 10, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born August 11, 1931.  Ernie married the love of his life Jean D. Imig on September 4, 1951.  They had 3 children, Michael C. Larkins of Lincoln, Cheryl Larkins of Malcolm and Steven J. Larkins of Lincoln.  6 Grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 61 years of wedded bliss.  He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.  He was one of Lincoln’s oldest heating companies, starting in 1959.  Ernie is a member of Sesostris Shrine Cushman’s and Hickman Masonic Lodge #256.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Services will be Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 1621 Superior St. Lincoln.  Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, February 15th  from 9:30 A.M. until service time.

Interment with military honors will be held at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery following the service and reception at church.

Memorials may be left to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital or St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Maria Concepcion Ramirez

February 9, 2013

Maria Concepcion Ramirez age 66 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Lincoln.  She was born in LaFeria, Texas to Isabel and Baudelia (Martinez) Frausto.  She served in the United States Marine Corp and worked as a custodian in Texas. She married Vincent Ramirez.

Maria is survived by her husband, Vincent of Lincoln; daughter, Jennifer and Michael Scott of Louisville, KY; son, Jeridalla and Beatriz Frausto of Lincoln; stepson, Arturo Ramirez of Lincoln; stepson, Moises Ramirez of Lincoln; stepson, Raul Ramirez of Mexico; 14 grandchildren; brothers, Isabel Frausto, Jr.; Fred Frausto; Jose Frausto; sisters, Maria Pena; Juanita Arevalo; Delia Flores; Linda Guillermo all of Texas.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A rosary service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1420 K Street, Lincoln. Father Doug Diedrich will be officiating.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Sherry Whitemagpie

February 8, 2013

Sherry Whitemagpie age 38 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on February 20, 1974 to Wayne Favors and Norma Jean Whitemagpie.

Sherry is survived by her husband, Michael Gaspers of Wichita, KS; sister, Angela Whitemagpie of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Dawn Whitemagpie of Lincoln; sons, Michael and Savon Whitemagpie; daughters, Jazzerae and Shalawonda Whitemagpie all of Lincoln; aunts, Geraldine Vincent and Darla Whitemagpie of Lincoln; uncles, Vincent, Jacob and Lester Whitemagpie of Lincoln; nephew, Drake Whitemagpie and niece, Zannea Duffield.  She was preceded in death by her mother.

Visitation will be held on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday at the Indian Center in Lincoln.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Indian Center.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

David L. Stickney

February 6, 2013

David L. Stickney, age 56 of Lincoln, died February 5, 2013 in Milford, Nebraska.  He was born June 18, 1956 in Lincoln to Clyde and Blythe (Boydston) Stickney.

David is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Ken Tobkin of Lincoln; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Carol Stickney of Lincoln, Nieces and Nephews.   He was preceded in death by his sister, Pam DiMartino and his parents.

Services will be Monday, February 11,2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel.  No public visitation.

Burial of ashes will be held at a later date at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

Margaretha Stroud

February 4, 2013

Margaretha Stroud age 98 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Lancaster Manor in Lincoln.  She was born on July 20, 1914 in Lincoln to George and Ottilie Elizabeth (Kaminke) Stutheit. She married Harry L. Stroud, he preceded her in death on December 30, 1983.  She was a homemaker.

Margaretha is survived by her nephew, Daniel Sharp of Lincoln; great-nieces, Amberina and Joshua Bomberger of Lincoln; Crystal and Tim Sharp-Nicholson of Snohomish, WA; Kim Armstrong, Becky Cox, Jill Hanson of Illinois; great-niece and nephews, Amy, Nick and Raymond Bartel of Tallahassee, FL; 7 great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 1:00 P.M until service time.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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