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Marcia M. McCoy

September 30, 2014

Marcia M. McCoy, age 57 of Lincoln passed away September 25, 2014.  She was born February 15, 1957 in Lincoln to Murell V. and Maydene (Stephens) McCoy.

Survivors include her father, Murell of Lincoln.  Brother and sister-in-law, Monte and Christine McCoy of Eagle; aunt, Sharon Matlock of Colorado Springs; Uncle, Earl McCoy of Seattle, Washington; Uncle, Paul Stephens of Lincoln.  Nephew and spouse, Mitchell and Tanya McCoy of Seattle.  Preceded in death by her mother, Maydene and niece, Heather Gustafson.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery.  Family and friends will meet at the gravesite in section 11.  FAIRVIEW MAP

Lauri L. Muehlhausen

September 25, 2014

Muehlhausen obit photoLAURI  L. MUEHLHAUSEN, age 58, of Lincoln, NE passed away on Sept. 21, 2014 in Plano, TX surrounded by her close family, holding the hands of her children while on her journey to heaven.  Lauri is the daughter of Richard and Shirley Epp of Lincoln, she grew up in Lincoln, NE and Rice Lake, WI; graduating from Lincoln East High in 1973.

Lauri attended Bryan School of Nursing, most of her nursing career was spent with First Care Home Health Lincoln; most recently she worked in Denton, TX with Res Care Nursing.

She is survived by her mother, Shirley Epp; her children, Brandon and Kylee Muehlhausen; and three sisters, Cindy Paulus, Nancy Worster, and Kim Epp.

Lauri is preceded in death by her father.

The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29th at  Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St, Lincoln with Pastor Luke Schnake officiating. (no visitation)  Burial and Graveside Service will follow at Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln.

Her memory will be cherished.

Florence Hansen Bridge

September 24, 2014

Bridge, Florence obit picFLORENCE HANSEN BRIDGE, age 78, of Lincoln, passed away on Sept. 24th, 2014 surrounded by her family.  Born to Neils Peter Hansen and Karen Albretsen Hansen on Sept. 29, 1935.

Florence attended Clinton Elementary, Whittier, Teachers College High in NE;  and then NE Wesleyan, UNL, Northwest Texas School of Nursing and Bryan School of Nursing.  She belonged to Delta Zeta Sorority, Danish Sisterhood Lodge #90; she was also a Campfire Girls Leader, Job’s Daughter’s Club President, and was very active in her church choir at Grace Lutheran where she was confirmed at age 7.

Florence is survived by her spouse, John “Jack” Bridge; daughters, Sheryl (Rob) Alderman, Brenda (Gerald) Schellhorn, and Julie Crane; a son, Tom Bridge; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; nephew, Steve Ruby & Family; and several cousins.

Preceded in death by her parents; and daughter Carrie Lynn Bridge.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29th at Grace Lutheran Church,2225 Washington St, Lincoln with a visitation one hour prior at the church; Rev. Dr. Robert Rademacher will be officiating.  Burial following service at Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 “O” St.  An Evening Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28th at Wyuka Funeral Home with the family present.

Rebecca Olivette Kanu

September 11, 2014

Kanu 3Rebecca Olivette Kanu, age 47 of Lincoln passed away September 10, 2014.  She was born May 5, 1967 in Freetown, Sierra Leone to Oshoba Carlton-Carew and Hawa Kamara.

Survivors include her husband, Umaru Kanu of Lincoln; Sons, Philemon and Samuel Kanu.  Sisters, Morenike Lake and Mafudia Dumbuya.  Brothers, Ola Bisi Carlton-Carew, Ladi Carlton-Carew, Samuel Carlton-Carew and Oshoba Carlton-Carew.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Praise Temple Church, Lincoln.  Visitation will be held Thursday, September 25th from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at church on September 26th.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Schmidt, Dale obit photo-001Dale Verne Schmidt, age 77, of Lincoln passed away Sept. 10, 2014 at Bryan Hospital West surrounded by his family.  Dale was born on June 10, 1937 in Lincoln to Henry and Frances (Lundgren) Schmidt.  He graduated from Lincoln High and attended UNL. Dale proudly served our country from 1960-1966 in the Nebraska Air National Guard as Staff Sergeant.

Dale was the retired owner of Danielson Floral, and was accepted into the Society of American Florists by President and Mrs. Carter in 1978 at the White House.

He is survived by his loving wife Carol; son, Monte Dale (Mary) Schmidt; daughter, Suzanne (Jamie) Bates; sister, Shirley Jacobs; brother, Milton Schmidt; grandsons, Anthony (Katie),  Dillon Dale, Jackson, and Cooper Bates; granddaughter, Mollie Jean Bates; sister-in-law, Donna (Frank) Pryor; and many more beloved friends and relatives.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Schmidt; and sisters, Dorothy Auger and Norma Rivers.

A Memorial Service will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, Sept. 13 with Pastor Dennis Smith officiating.  In lieu of flowers Memorials suggested to the family for later charity designation.

Sheila G. Becker

September 10, 2014

Becker, Sheila obit photo 2Sheila G. Becker, age 49, of Lincoln passed away at home surrounded by her family on September 9, 2014.  Sheila was born on Sept. 26, 1964 to Larry and Sandra (Gross) Dvorak of Lincoln.

Sheila is survived by her husband, Matt Becker of Lincoln; mother, Sandra Dvorak Avilla of Lincoln; son, Nicholas Kerstetter of Lincoln; sister, Laurie Dvorak of Salt Lake City; brothers, Larry Dvorak and Marcus Dvorak of Lincoln; and many more beloved family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Wyuka Funeral Home in Lincoln at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Mike Mcmurtry officiating.  Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery at a later date.

Lois A. Fitch

September 4, 2014

Lois Fitch obit photoLois Ann Fitch, age 57, of Wilber, NE passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln surrounded by her family, after a short and sudden battle with cancer.  Lois was born on July 18, 1957 to Otto and Bernitta (Meyer) Finke.  She grew up in Tecumseh, NE graduating high school in 1975.  Lois attended UNL for several years and also Lincoln School of Commerce.

She was employed by Farmland Foods in Crete for many years and was very much involved in her community, church, and with her family.  Lois enjoyed the organizations she was a member of; loved singing, especially at her church; Monday night community dinners; and had a love for animals including her faithful cat Nikki.

Lois is survived by her daughter, Jessica (Jared) Johnson of Lincoln; her son Jeremy Fitch of Lincoln; sister, Linda (Tim) Morrissey of Wilber; niece, Stephanie Morrissey of Lincoln; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life Service is being held in Wilber at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sept. 10th at 11:00 a.m.  Memorials may be made to the family for designation to Lois’ favorite charities.  Burial will be at a later date.  Wyuka Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements for the family.  www.wyuka.com

Carolyn Kay Savage Hagen, age 70, of Lincoln, passed away Sept. 3, 2014.   A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, at the Mausoleum in Wyuka Cemetery; use 41st & Vine entrance.  Pastor Mike Mcmurtry will be officiating.

Carolyn is survived by her son, Daniel Savage; and her sister, Bonnie (Richard) Nannen.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl Masters and Carrol Masters Glantz;  husband, Clifford Hagen; sister, Bette Sabin; and brothers, William “Bill” (Rita) Masters, and Donald Masters.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials are requested to the family.  Arrangements by Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln. www.wyuka.com

Vera Marie Holseid

September 3, 2014

Vera Marie Holseid, age 96 of Lincoln, formerly of Perry, Iowa, died September 2, 2014.  Vera was born February 15, 1918 in Perry, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Ida (Klinzman) Laborde.  She is survived by her daughters Virginia (Gary) Thomas.  Carolyn (Gerald) Probst and Barbara (William) Blake; granddaughters Jennifer (Jeremy) Marlar and Angela (Trevor) Gensler; and great grandchildren Alexis, Blake and Wyatt Marlar, Brody and Tenley Gensler.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald Holseid and brother Kenneth Laborde.

Vera lived in Perry for 80 years before moving to Lincoln.  She graduated from Perry High School in 1936 and married to Donald on May 11, 1941.  She was a member of Community of Christ Church and for many years was a braille transcriber for the blind.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, September 5th at Community of Christ Church, 44th and South St. Lincoln.  No viewing/cremation.  Interment of ashes will be at Fairview cemetery, Lincoln.


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