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Gary Dean Palmer

March 28, 2013

Gary Dean Palmer age 72 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Omaha. He was born on July 20, 1940 at Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Guy Tug and Josephine (Dixon) Palmer. He served in the US Army from 1963 to 1965. He worked construction for most of his life.

Gary is survived by his friend, Ruth Palmer of Lincoln; daughter, Jacilyn and David Allen of Lincoln; daughter, Janet Palmer of Lincoln; son, Jason Palmer and Elizabeth of Grand Island; 8 grandchildren, Josephine, Jorden, Austin, Jason Jr., Jadeyn, David Jr., Jeralyn, Jemma; sister, Hope Fankhauser of Gordon; sister, Sheryl Musfelt of Gordon. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial with military honors will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

George M. Nutt, Jr.

March 25, 2013

George Maurice Nutt, Jr., 85, of Lincoln passed away March 21, 2013. Born January 25, 1928 in Tekamah, NE to Florence (Webster) and George M. Nutt. Served in the Army in Korea. Graduate of Lincoln High, University of Nebraska, and the University of Colorado. Pitched for the Links and Cornhuskers earning the nickname “Lefty” from teammates. Member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, American Legion, Lincoln Senior Men’s Golf League, both National and Nebraska State Education Association, and Nebraska Coaches Association. Taught physical education, health and biology for 35 years in Dorchester, Elwood, Omaha, Arapahoe, Gordon, and Lincoln Public Schools while coaching a variety of sports. Honored as the Retired Teacher of the Year at the 2012 Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day.

Survived by wife Marilyn (Lincoln), daughter and son-in-law Nikki and Rex Scott (Lincoln), son and daughter-in-law Bob and Melanie Nutt (Cozad), brother Rollin Soderling (Fargo, ND) and sister and brother-in-law Jodi Nutt and Steve Wilson (Fresno, CA), eight grandchildren: Eric Scott and wife Deanna (Valentine), Libby Scott (Lincoln), Amber Fredericksen and partner Samantha Medlock (Lincoln), Tom Fredericksen (Washington, DC), Amber Cochran and husband Joey (Kearney), Brandon Ross (Kearney), Michaela Bradshaw and husband Mark (Cheyenne, WY) and Mallory Nutt (Kearney), five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by beloved daughter Nancy Fredericksen, mother Florence, step-father Ross Soderling, father George, and sister-in-law Margaret Soderling.

Funeral Service to be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Wyuka Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. David Lux, St. Paul United Methodist Church officiating, reception at Wyuka to follow. Memorials to Omaha Schools Foundation for the Nancy A. Fredericksen Fund or St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Bonnie Dianne Berlowitz

March 19, 2013

Bonnie Dianne Berlowitz age 53 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Lincoln.  She was born on February 27, 1960 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Pearl Howard and Dianna Loretta (Dasher) Brock.

Bonnie is survived by her mother and stepfather, Dianna and Arvene Kinney of Lincoln; daughter, Jennifer and Richard Hill of Denver, CO; son, Bryan Berlowitz and fiance Jaime Fowler of Myrtle Beach, SC; son, Christopher A. Gustafson Nealy; grandchildren, Kalli, Nikki, Rachel, Marissa Hill, sisters, Ila and Randy Geving; Donna and Manuel Enriquez; both of Lincoln; brother, Theodore “Ted” and Georgiana Brock of Lincoln; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Orville and Maime Dasher; John and Bessie Bell Brock; father, Pearl Howard Brock; daughter, Amber Lynn Gustafson; son, Nicholas James Thompson.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Grant officiating.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Larry Ray Stout

March 15, 2013

Larry Ray Stout age 60 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on March 14, 2013 at his home in Lincoln.  He was born on October 14, 1952 in Weston, West Virginia to Bennie and Dorothy (McClung) Stout.

Larry is survived by his mother, Dorothy of Lincoln; daughter, Michelle (Kyle) Detweiler of Lincoln; brothers, Robert Stout, Richard Stout, Dave Stout of Lincoln; granddaughter, Madison; grandson, Brady; many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Bennie.

Cremation, no visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Linda Lee Sand

March 14, 2013

Linda Lee Sand, age 66, of Lincoln died March 13, 2013.  She was born January 27, 1947 in Fairbury, Nebraska to H. Ernest and Marjorie Jean (Spradling) Strayer.  Linda was a para educator with LPS and also worked for Nebraska SPF.  She was a loving member of Fellowship Community Church.

Survivors include her husband, Don Sand of Lincoln; Daughters and Son-in-law, Staci Lunders of Lincoln, Rene Sand of Denver, Colorado, Shari and Mark Hahn of Bemidji, Minnesota.  Mother: Marge Strayer of Fairbury.   Granddaughters: Anna Lunders, Morgan Lunders, Melanie Parkin,  Lindsey Hahn and Becca Hahn.  Grandson: Mat Shaefer.  Great grandchildren: Patrick Ernst, Rachael Ernst, Angela Ernst, Andrew Ernst and Aden Hahn.  Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Jim and Kay Strayer of Aurora, Nebraska, Tom and Marion Strayer of Augusta, Georgia, Kerry and Gailyn Strayer of Kansas City, Missouri.  Godson: Zack Reynolds.  Preceded in death by her father, H. Ernest Strayer.

Services for Linda will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in Wyuka Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from Noon until 7:00 P.M.  The family will be present from 5:00 until 6:00 P.M. all at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Memorials may be left for the Fellowship Community Church Youth Program.

Duane Henry Vosika

March 13, 2013

Duane Henry Vosika passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Lincoln.  He was born on June 17, 1937 in Wilber, Nebraska.  In his early years, following high school he joined the Air National Guard of Nebraska. Later he became a full time Air Guard member, he retired on June 17, 1997 at the rank of Master Sergeant. Duane was a friend of Bill W.

Duane is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carolyn Rhode Vosika of Lincoln; brother, Eugene and Jane Vosika; children, Mark Vosika; Susan Kaspari; Nancy Vogler; Michael and Debby Kaspari; Thomas Kaspari; Daniel Kaspari; and grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Laddie and Helen Vosika; and his brother, Ronald.

Cremation, no visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home with Rev. Otto Schultz officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the Nebraska National Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the American Diabetes Association. www.diabetes.com

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