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Ann A. Dunkelberger

May 26, 2013

Ann A. Dunkelberger, age 92, of Lincoln, died May 26, 2013 at Tabitha’s Journey House.  She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Mrs. Dunkelberger moved to Lincoln to be close to family after her beloved husband, Richard Dunkelberger, passed away in 1992.  Ann was a devoted wife and mother, and one of  eight brothers and sisters growing up during the Great Depression.  After her mother was widowed in 1931, she left school to help raise her young siblings.  She worshiped her Savior at Indian Hills Church, and was very thankful for all the love and support she received from the staff and congregation of Indian Hills.

She was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (McCabe) Rogers, and the sister of the late James, Earl, Milton, Paul, Edward, and Mildred (Wheelock) Rogers.  Survivors include her son, Rick and his wife Kelly; 5 grandchildren, Casey, Joshua, Rebecca, Hannah, and Kathleen; her brother, Richard Rogers; ; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. in the chapel at Indian Hills Community Church, 1000 S. 84th Street.  Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street.

Memorials may be given to Tabitha Hospice.

Hazel Joan (Morrow) Carmichael, age 82 of Lincoln formerly of Stromsburg passed away May 23, 2013 in Lincoln, NE.  Hazel was born in Beatrice, NE February 1st, 1931 to Thomas Newton and Anna Marie (Hennecke) Morrow.  She attended school in Beatrice and later in Shelby where she graduated from High School in 1949.  On October 7, 1950 she was united in marriage to Lloyd Wesley Carmichael in Nemaha, NE.  While married four children were born.  Della Joan, Todd, Dollie and Joel.  Hazel was an active person in Stromsburg.  Lloyd and Hazel owned and operated Lloyds Sinclair, Hazel drove school bus for the Stromsburg Public Schools and has taken hundreds of Stromsburg children to their first day of kindergarten in what was then known as the “Diaper Wagon” and special needs children to York.  She drove over 750,000 plus miles in 24 years and prided herself for not having an accident in all of those years.  When festival time came she was known for being the Salmon Lady, baking salmon for many years for the smorgasbord.  Her hobby was her sewing machine and probably put more miles on those machines than she did the school busses.  Hard work never bothered Hazel and she was always busy, she was an active member of Salem Lutheran and assisted where she could.  Hazel was always known as the go to person if you needed anything sewn whether it was alterations or bridesmaid dresses she could always be counted on.  Her heart for this hobby was proof when her Grandson asked if she would help out with swing choir dresses, these outfits were a great benefit to the show choir at Schuyler Central High School, she always loved doing for others.

Hazel is survived by children Todd (Michelle) Carmichael of Great Falls, MT; Dollie (Duane) Bergers of Lincoln, NE; Joel (Kathy) Carmichael of Fayetteville, NC.  Grandchildren Darrin & Dillon Bergers both of Lincoln, NE and Step-Grandchildren Seth Bergers of Austin, TX; Monica Bergers of Iowa City, IA; Cory & Ryan Shellenberger of Casper, WY.  She was preceded in death by Husband, Lloyd April 1989; Step-Daughter Judy Hugunin Oct 1999; Infant Daughter Della Joan Apr 1957; two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be conducted Monday, May 27th from 2-5 pm at Salem Lutheran Church in Stromsburg, NE.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 28th at 11:00 am at Salem Lutheran Church in Stromsburg, NE with burial in Shelby, NE.

John F. Orwen

May 22, 2013

John Francis Orwen of Lincoln, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Monarch Hospice House after a 5-year battle with cancer. He was born on June 20, 1946 to Clarence “Jack” and Dora Orwen in Beatrice, NE. He graduated from Beatrice High School in 1964. He married Joan Zimmerman in 1965. He had many occupations throughout his life including: Shoe repairman at Bell’s Shoe Repair in Beatrice, manager of Gibson Discount Stores in Beatrice and Nebraska City, electronic technician for Addressograph Multigraph, service technician for CableVision, where he worked his way up to regional engineer, maintenance technician at the National Bank of Commerce, and at last maintenance technician for the Arter Group. In Sept. of 2002, he and Gladys Buss went to Sheridan, Wyoming on a vacation, and came back married. His friends Jim and Martha Mack were in on the surprise wedding, and stood up for them as their witnesses. They met while both were working at the National Bank of Commerce.
During his life he had many hobbies: he became interested in Ham Radios as a teenager, and was still a member in the Lincoln Amateur Radio Club. He ran the BBS – “Heart of the Country” from 1995-2001. He also enjoyed traveling, photography, genealogy, wood-working, and of course working on his many computers, including an old CoCo computer that he had. He was a hard-working, kind soul, with a witty sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Gladys Buss; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and James Clavijo, grandchildren, Brandy and Beau Clavijo; mother-in-law, Clara Buss of Adams; aunt and uncle, Priscilla and Gean Thompson of Joplin, MO; sister-in-law, Ardyth Orwen, brothers-in-law and spouses, Larry and Elaine Blumer of Arlington, TX, Rod Buss, Jerome and Renee’ Buss, Myron and Sharon Buss, Ivan Buss, and Gene Buss; sister-in-law and spouse, Veronica and Brian Kline of Vancouver, WA. Numerous nieces and nephews, and many other family members and friends. Special friends: Dennis Mathias, Ron Kolarik, and Richard Lorenzen.
Preceding him in death were his parents: Clarence “Jack” Orwen and Dora Robinson Orwen; brothers, Charles and Mike Orwen; sisters, Mary Blumer and Jackie Rowden; father-in-law, Henry H. Buss, aunts and uncles.
We would like to say a “Special Thanks” to John’s doctors and caretakers: Dr. Cederberg, Dr. Rau, Dr. Yiee, Dr. Chiu, Dr. Berg, the great staff at Asera Hospice, and at Monarch Hospice House, and to Mable Quick for her never-ending help and support.
A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at the Wyuka Funeral Home, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Cleo Marie Bender

May 17, 2013

Cleo Marie Bender age 78 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at her home in Lincoln.  She was born on July 8, 1934 to Arthur and Marie Schmidt. She was retired from Tabitha where she worked in food services as a Meals on Wheels coordinator.

Cleo is survived by her son and daughter, Charles Bender and Jacqueline Witzki both of Lincoln, granddaughter, Michelle Witzki of Lincoln.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother and sister.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Marvin R. McIntosh

May 15, 2013

Marvin R. McIntosh, age 83 of Lincoln, died May 14, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.  He was born August 10th, 1929 in Lincoln to Beecher and Inez (Steele) McIntosh.  Marvin was employed at Goodyear for 40 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Joann McIntosh of Lincoln; Daughter, Barbara McIntosh of Lincoln; Sons, Mark McIntosh of Shawnee, Oklahoma; Paul McIntosh of Lincoln and Craig McIntosh of Omaha; sister, Marge Chapman of Kalama, Washington.  Marvin is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bob, Wayne and Oral McIntosh; sister, Donna Ohrt; grandson, Russell McIntosh. 

Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Wyuka Cemetery. 

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Friday, May 17, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until service time all at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

Julia Ellen McMichael age 92 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Bickford Cottage in Lincoln. She was born on April 4, 1921 in Seward County Nebraska to Ralph and Teresa A. (Sullivan) Walsh.  She married Forrest Ray McMichael on December 4, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas.  Julia worked for many years as a Real Estate Broker at Century Realty.  She loved dancing, cooking and had a wonderful sense of humor.

Julia is survived by her children: Kathy (Jim) Gordon of Grand Island; Kelly Cidlik of Lincoln; Forrest McMichael II of Laramie, Wyoming; John (Cathy) McMichael of Lincoln; and Peggy McMichael of Lincoln. Grandchildren: Belinda Cook of Lincoln; Jessica (Randall) Sorge of Hastings;  Aaron Cidlik, Anna Cidlik both of Lincoln; Andrea McMichael, Christopher McMichael both of Fort Collins, Colorado; Amanda McMichael of Omaha, Kyle McMichael of Lincoln and Lukas (Ann) McMichael of Alexandria, Virginia. Great-grandchildren: Melanie, Parker, Taylor, Natasha, Tea, Jax, Lyric, Giana, Jonathon, Caileigh, Braydan and Paxtyn. Sisters: Bernadine Walsh of Sacramento, California; Bonnie Miller and Betty Anderson of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband on August 22, 2008, sisters, Margaret, LaVern, Evelyn and Darlene.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 17, 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.

Nelson Thomas Potter Jr., of Lincoln, September 22, 1939-May 12, 2013.

Born to Nelson and Hazel (Park) Potter, he was raised in Mt. Morris, IL. Graduated summa cum laude from Monmouth College in 1961 with degrees in philosophy and English. In 1961, Nelson was named a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in 1969. Member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Appointed to the faculty of the University of Nebraska Department of Philosophy in 1965 and chaired the department from 1980-85. From 1974-76, Nelson directed UNL’s Centennial Educational Program. He retired from UNL in 2010 as a professor emeritus. His scholarly areas of specialization were ethics, aesthetics, and Immanuel Kant; he also taught history of philosophy, philosophy of law, and social philosophy. He served as President of the North American Kant Society from 1997-2000.

In addition to his academic career, he served the Nebraska Committee for the Humanities from 1974-79 as a consultant and participating humanist, as a board member from 1979-82, and as chair in 1982. Active in Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty and ACLU Nebraska for many years. President of Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music 1971-1986.

In 1978, Nelson married Kathleen Johnson. Survivors include his wife Kathy and daughter Sophia; brother James (Ann) Potter; nieces Beth Zarring and Jenny Fraser; and cousins Chuck Newburg, Dick Newburg, Paul Park, and Claudia Guenther. Preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Barbara Potter.

The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in his name to the ACLU Foundation of Nebraska, 941 ‘O’ Street, Ste. 706 Lincoln, NE 68508; Monmouth College, Department of Development and College Relations, 700 E. Broadway Ave., Monmouth, IL 61462; or Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music, Sheldon Museum of Art, P.O. Box 880300, Lincoln NE 68588. Condolences online at wyuka.com

Memorial service on Saturday, June 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m., Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, Lincoln, NE.

He will be recognized at the first Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music concert on Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th & R Streets in Lincoln.

James R. “Jim” Krcmarik, age 77 of Lincoln passed away peacefully at home with his family Thursday, May 9, 2013.  He was born June 13, 1935 in Lincoln to Charles and Josephine (Wagner) Krcmarik.  Jim served with the Nebraska Army National Guard in the 3667 ordinance battalion.  He worked as an electrician with the BNSF railroad and was a member of the IBEW.  Jim and Birdie were camp hosts for over 15 years and it was their biggest pastime.  He also enjoyed Nascar racing, fishing and horseshoes.

Survivors include his wife Alberda “Birdie”, daughter: Lorie Chrastil, son and daughter-in-law: Mark and Carla Krcmarik, son-in-law: Jim Williams.  Grandchildren and spouses: Brandon and Jessica Chrastil, Nate Chrastil, Dave and Stacy Everson, Rob and KellyJo Everson, Chrissa Bonow, Elyse and Austin Weaver, Alex Williams and fiance Tiffinii Eberspacher, Lauren and Jake Ganow, Mason Krcmarik.  Great grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Kobe, Robbie, Peytin and Colton.  Jim is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Dave and Evelyn Krcmarik, Don and Beth Krcmarik and Marge Krcmarik.  Many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his daughter, Robyn (Krcmarik) Williams, son-in-law: Randy Chrastil, his parents and many brothers and sisters.

Services will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. in the Wyuka funeral home chapel.  Private family visitation only.  Interment with military honors will be at Wyuka cemetery.

Memorials may be left to the family.

Janet Williams

May 1, 2013

Janet Williams, age 80 of Lincoln, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 with her family by her side.  Born January 17, 1933 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Kenneth H. and Betty I. (Ostrom) Schriver.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandie and Bob Frank of Lincoln; Son, Shawn Williams of Lincoln; Granddaughters, Carly Frank and Abby Frank.  Brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Velma Schriver of Gothenburg; Sisters and brothers-in-law, Arita and Mel Wilson of Loveland, Colorado, Carol and Larry Surber of Lincoln, Vicki and Larry Kinnan of Lincoln.  Preceded in death by her husband, Jim R. Williams, parents, Brother, Kay Rodney Schriver, Sister and brother-in-law, Betty Ann and Blunder Thomas.

Services will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in Wyuka Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in Maxwell, Nebraska at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society.

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