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Marcella “Marcie” Metcalf, age 85, of Lincoln passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 25, 2014.  She was born in Valparaiso, Nebraska to Frank and Antonia Uher.  Marcie was active in senior bowling and enjoyed Husker football, spending time with family and her kitty, Andy.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include her Sons, Alan Metcalf and Mark Metcalf both of Lincoln.  Daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Bradley Freund and their daughter, Payton all of Las Vegas, Nevada.  Sister, Helen Novachick of Lincoln.  Preceded in death by her husband, Glen A. Metcalf, her parents,  4 brothers and 6 sisters.

Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, January 30th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.  A rosary will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Wyuka Funeral Home at 7:00 P.M.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 29th beginning at Noon until 8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery

Memorials to the Capitol Humane Society.

Alma Marie Faust, age 86, of Lincoln passed peacefully with her family at her side on January 24, 2014.  She was born December 23, 1927 in Lincoln to Elmer and Ida (Peterson) Harral.  Alma worked as a bookkeeper for many businesses, but she was also an entrepreneur, inventing and marketing a game.  Alma enjoyed working with arts and crafts especially beads which she would turn into key rings for family, friends or whomever she thought was in need of one.  She also owned a plant boutique and Halloween costume store.

Survivors include her daughters, Jeanne Mehser of Casper, Wyoming and Jodi Waters of Omaha.  Sons, Dale Mehser of Lincoln and John S.T. Mehser of Burlingame, California.  Grandchildren, Candi Lunsford, Jeremy Mehser, Corie Marr, Cacie Harding, Michaela Waters, Holli Waters, Kayla Kauffman and Brian Bunderson.  5 Great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her long time companion Earl Faust, her parents, brothers: Roy, Charles, Leo, Edwin, Robert and John.  Sisters: Gladys Keil,  Juyne Harral and Mildred Klassek.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 28th at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 28th at 10:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to Boys Town.

Bobbie D. Michaud

January 22, 2014

Bobbie Dean Michaud, 86, passed away peacefully at Havelock Manor on Tuesday (1/21/14).  Born 11/1/1927 on a farm near Nora, Nebraska.  Attended school in Nora, Nebraska and graduated from Superior High School.   Married Dorothy V. Lewis, November 7, 1948 in rural Bostwick, Nebraska.  Bobbie was a husband, father, mechanic, farmer, in the Navy during the Korean War, a mechanic and maintenance supervisor in the Army National Guard.  He retired at the rank of CW4 from the Army Reserve on November 1, 1987 and retired as a machinist in 1995.  Bob belonged to Nebraska National Guard Historical Society, Nebraska Military Retiree Council, Nebraska Army National Guard Officers Association. 

Bobbie is survived by his twin brother Billie Michaud & sister Helen Marie Erickson.  Sons, Garald and Yvonne (Forney) Michaud of Mt. Hope, Kansas,  James and Iris (Holtzman) Michaud of Anchorage, Alaska, Mark and Lois (Glass) Michaud and Brian and Terri (Jaworski) both of Lincoln, Nebraska.  Grandchildren are Kaleb & Tzeyu, Sara, Zachary & Lori, Rachel, Joel and Marisa, Joshua, Logan, Samantha, Garrett; 5 great-grandchildren several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Lewis) Michaud, parents, Henry & Manila (Buckles) Michaud, sister, Donna Lee (Michaud) Holsteen, son Robert Michaud and great-grandson Drake Michaud. 

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Friday, January 24th at Wyuka Funeral Home from 4:00-8:00 P.M. with the family being present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. 

Burial with military honors will take place at Wyuka Cemetery. 

Memorials to the American Parkinson Disease Association of Nebraska or the Nebraska National Guard Historical Society.


Kathleen A. Fischer

January 17, 2014

Kathleen A. Fischer, age 66, of Lincoln passed away after a long, courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  She was born March 13, 1947 in Lincoln to Alex and Wanda (Scheffert) Loos.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law: Kimberly and David Delgado of Bellevue, Nebraska.  Grandchildren and spouses: Brandi and Tad Lyle of Lincoln and their children, Kaylee, Kaycee and Kaydee.  Brittani and Jarell Perez and their children, Kaden, Kianna and Keirah.  Niece and spouse: Wanda and Paul Rodiguez of Lincoln and their children, Luis Medrano, Jonathon Rivera and Charity Morgan.  Brothers and sisters-in-law: Harry and Cindy Loos of Lincoln, Jack and Sharon Loos of Lincoln.  Brothers-in-law and spouses, Richard and Virginia Fischer of Lincoln, Bob and Janet Fischer of Blaine, Minnesota.  Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J.A. Fischer.  Father, Alex Loos.  Mother and Step father, Wanda and Dale Rockenbach.  Beloved dogs, Lexi and Lacy.  Grandparents, Hazel and John Goucher.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery, 84th and Adams Street.  No viewing or visitation.  Cremation.

Memorials to the family.

Richard D. Patterson

January 15, 2014

Richard D. Patterson, age 74 of Lincoln, died January 13, 2014.  He was born December 1, 1939 in Clay Center, Kansas to Louis William and Lois Velma (Sumstine) Patterson.  Worked as a civil engineer technician for the U.S. soil conservation.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, January 17th at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Visitation will be on Friday, January 17th from 10:00 A.M. until service time at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Grace M. Martin, age 53, of Beatrice, died January 14, 2014.  She was born October 7, 1960 in Wyandotte, Michigan to Alfred B. and Bergitte (Christensen) Lang.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Gailanne and Jeff Hindsley of Lincoln, Jessica Martin of Beatrice.  Brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Trish Lang of Lincoln.  Sister, Margaret Brown.  Nephews and spouses, William and Jennifer Lang of Hutchinson, Kansas; Christopher Lang of Lincoln; Paul and Barbie Lang of Lincoln; Bryan and Katy Jones of Lincoln.  Grandson, Alex.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. at the American Lutheran Church, 4200 Vine Street on Saturday, January 18, 2014.  Visitation will be held on Friday, January 17th at Wyuka Funeral Home from Noon until 8:00 P.M. Family will be present from 6:00-7:00 P.M.  Interment at Wyuka Cemetery will be at a later date.

Memorials to the family.

Sherry Pinkerton, age 65, of Lincoln, died peacefully January 14, 2014.  She was born November 11, 1948 in Lincoln, parents Francis E. and Ellen Ann (Harrison) Pinkerton.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and enjoyed a long career in retail sales. 

Survivors include her brothers, Pastor Richard (Becky) Pinkerton of Littleton, Colorado and Frederick (Barbara) Pinkerton of Shelby Township, Michigan, nephews T. Scott (Jennifer) Pinkerton, Ryan and Eric Pinkerton, step-nephews Justin (Jessica) March, Jeremy (Lauren) March, step-niece Mandy (J.C.) Boone, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.  Sherry was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, Lincoln.  No viewing or visitation, her wishes were to be cremated and laid to rest with her parents at Wyuka Cemetery.  Interment will be at a later date.

Memorials may be given to The Monarch hospice, 4201 S. 78th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506.

Erma Marie Faling (Sieck)

January 11, 2014

Erma Marie Faling (Sieck), born February 12,1917- Passed away peacefully January 10, 2014

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Marvin Roe Faling.  Survivors include four children:  Marva Jo Morgan (James Morgan) of Aurora, CO, Janice Faling (Clark Fortner) of Centennial, CO, Herb Faling (Anne Marie Koshuta) of Washington D.C and Jeff Faling (Andrea Faling) of Lincoln. One Granddaughter Victoria Faling of Washington DC.

Born in Lincoln, she grew up on a farm near Martell, NE, returning to Lincoln to graduate from Lincoln High School.  In addition to raising her four children, she was passionate about art and an active member of the Grand Island Sketch Club for many years.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lincoln.

 Services will be held at a later date.

Joan L. Waples

January 1, 2014

Joan L. Waples, age 80, of Lincoln, passed away December 31, 2013.  She was born February 18, 1933 in Western, Nebraska to Herman and Selma (Moellenbrandt) Timm.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law: Nancy and Myron Jensen of Lincoln; Vicki and John Michael Bauer of Springfield, Illinois.  Son and daughter-in-law: Steven and Cheryl Waples of Lincoln.  Grandchildren: Sarah Robinson, Matt Jensen, Stacy Driver, Sean Jensen, Michelle Waples and Melissa Waples.  Numerous great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her husband: Ivan L. Waples, Jr., daughter: Janet Lee Waples and her parents.

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Bethany Christian Church, 1645 N. Cotner, Lincoln.  Visitation will be on Friday, January 3rd from 4:30-6:30 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

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