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Robert M. Frame

February 23, 2015

FrameRobert M. Frame age 80 of Lincoln, passed away February 22, 2015 at the Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home.  He was born December 30, 1934 in Price, Utah to Vernee and Virgie (Mulliner) Frame.  Robert served with the 113th Tactical Fighter Wing of the U.S. Air Force, and was called up for the “Berlin Crisis” in 1961.  Robert received his A.S. degree in 1954 and his B.A. degree in 1959 before serving his country.  After his service, Robert received his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.  For over 35 years, he worked in the Human and Organizational Development and Change business.  Robert served as the Civil Service Commissioner for Ventura County, California from 1965-1969 and in 1974 was named the “Organization Development Practioner of the Year”.  He also authored a book about “Organizational Development”.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Frame of Lincoln; sons and daughter-in-law, David Frame of Highlands, Utah; Robert and Rachel Frame of Cady, Texas.  Daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Dave Staker of Highlands, Utah.  2 granddaughters and 6 grandsons.  Step children, Jane and Joe Ouellette, Jeff and Jolene Rodzielski all of Lincoln.  2 step grandchildren.  Brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Donna Frame of American Fork, Utah.  Sister, Patricia Quarnberg of Green River, Utah. Sister-in-law, Sue Frame of Orem, Utah.  Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gerald Frame.

Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 640 N. 56th, Lincoln on Wednesday, February 25th at 3:00 P.M.  Burial with military rites will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the Disabled American Veteran’s, 5631 S. 48th, Lincoln 68516.

Patricia (Pat) M. Gagner

February 20, 2015

Gagner 1Patricia (Pat) M. Gagner, passed away on February 15, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Pat was born on February 25, 1942 in Alliance, Nebraska to Earl and Inez (Scarlett) Prall.  Pat was married to Jerry Gagner for over 55 years.  Pat enjoyed life to the fullest and she had a remarkable ability to make anyone laugh.  She loved her family most of all and cherished being around her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She will be deeply missed by her family and a wealth of friends.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; children, Alan (Melody) Gagner of Eagle, Nebraska; Candy (Jeff) Damme of Cook, Nebraska; Scott Gagner (fiancé Mary Nabity) of Omaha, Nebraska, 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Brother, Lonnie Prall of Hebron, Nebraska; sister, Shirley Logan of Sacramento, California.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Yvetta Bryan; brother, Tom Prall; great grandson, Tristan Gagner.

No formal funeral services per Pat’s request.  Cremation by Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln.  A celebration of life gathering will be held on March 1st from 1:00-4:00 P.M. at the Eagle Community Building located at 509 S. 4th street in Eagle, Nebraska (Main Street).

Cards can be sent to Jerry Gagner, P.O. Box 155, Eagle, Nebraska 68347.

Memorials may be sent to Eagle State Bank, P.O. Box 39, Eagle, Nebraska 68347 in Pat’s name, for a charitable donation to be made in Pat’s memory at a later date.

MARY E. BROX

February 16, 2015

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Mary Klanecky Brox, 66, of Lincoln, died peacefully on Monday, February 16, 2015. Born August 12, 1948 at the Nebraska Industrial Home in Milford, NE, she was placed with the Nebraska Children’s Home (Whitehall) located in Lincoln. Loving parents Frank F. and Viva L. Klanecky, of McCook, adopted her after a long drive to Lincoln in a blizzard, arriving on Christmas Eve 1948; thus they named her “Mary.”

After moving to Lincoln in 1952, she attended Calvert Elementary and Southeast Junior & Senior High Schools, graduating in 1966.

Mary married James L. Brox on December 2, 1967. They had three sons. Her years as a devoted wife and mother were devoted to countless hours as a parent-volunteer in the children’s schools. She was also a gifted and talented crafter. Her projects included knitting numerous blankets for ill, traumatized, or needy children through Project Linus. She was especially known for creating beautiful cross-stitch wedding samplers, which now adorn the homes of many family and friends.

Mary is survived by her husband, Jim; sons, Timothy (Melissa) Brox, Lincoln, Michael (Yanina) Brox, Lakeland, FL, and Daniel (Carrie) Brox, Princeton, N.J.; 12 grandchildren;  numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is also survived by her birth mother, Carol Smith, Beaver City, NE;  brothers, Jerry Smith, Hendley, NE, Jim Smith, Beaver City,NE; sisters, Sue Riley, Holton, KS, Terri Martin, Beaver City, Toni Hardenbrock, Axtell, NE, Joyce Smith, Beaver City and Cheryl Buss, Beaver City.

Preceded in death by her parents; in-laws;brother- and sister-in-law; and other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Friiday,February 20th, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St., Lincoln, with the family receiving guests after.  Memorials to the Food Bank of Lincoln.

 

SKM_C284e15021614330_0001Robert Lee Williams, 61, of Lincoln, passed away at home February 14, 2015. Robert grew up in Omaha and attended South Omaha High School; he married his wife Robin in 1972 and they moved to Lincoln in 1981. To this union were born three children raised in Lincoln.

Robert worked for many years in Construction specializing in drywall and framing – “yes, he could fix anything.”. He loved fishing any time of the year, even ice fishing; he enjoyed hunting and was an avid outdoorsman always with his yellow lab Angel at his side. Robert liked to play horse shoes and shoot pool, while listening to good music. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren: Jordan, Vane, Ian, Aidan, Tatyana, Mikkel, and Tahneceya.

Survivors include his wife Robin; daughters, Tammy Williams, Kari (Lee) Umana; son, Bobby Williams, Jr; seven grandchildren; and his faithful companion “Angel”.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel, 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln, with Pastor Mike McMurtry Officiating. Private Inurnment at a later date. Memorials to the family for later designation in Robert’s honor.

Phan V. Nguyen

February 12, 2015

gold crossPhan V. Nguyen passed away February 12, 2015 at his home.

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Lincoln Vietnamese Alliance Church, 1440 W. A street, Lincoln.

Visitation will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, Lincoln, on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 P.M.

Family requests no flowers be sent.  Memorials to the Bible College Student Scholarship Fund in memory of Rev. Phan Nguyen in care of the Lincoln Vietnamese Alliance Church, 1440 W. A Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68522

CAROL JEAN CHASE

February 11, 2015

 

Chase, Carol obit photo-001CAROL J. CHASE, 68, of Lincoln, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital with family near, on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2015. Carol was born in 1946 in Springfield, MA to Harley and Priscilla (Clark) Cummings. She attended Holyoke College receiving her Associates Degree in Accounting. In 1981, she married Ray Chase in Miami, Oklahoma. Together they raised three children in Lincoln. Carol waitressed at the Village Inn locations on 29th and “O” and 66th and “O” Streets in Lincoln; and was an extremely committed Independent Contractor for the Lincoln Journal Star delivery routes for over 30 years. Carol was actively engaged in her church with Sunday School teachings, and secretarial work for many years. She enjoyed gardening, bible studies, fishing, camping; and most of all, her relationships with family and friends. Her strength, love and friendship will live on in the individuals she touched throughout her life.

Carol is survived by her children James Hartley, Belinda Fowler, and Rae Marie Erickson; siblings Judith Neill, Sandra Wood, and Douglas Cummings; grandchildren KayLee Hartley, Allison & Ryan Fowler, and Natalie and Abigail Erickson.

She is preceded in death, by her parents, her brother Richard Clark Cummings, second husband Billy Rex Vickers, and husband Almond Ray Chase.

Please come help celebrate Carol’s life and relationship with God at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 6251 Colby St, Lincoln on Friday, Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m. Burial and Committal will immediately follow at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, (Vine Street Entrance); with a Lunch Reception in Wyuka’s Garden Room following graveside services. There will be a Visitation Thursday, Feb. 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” St., with family present. Memorials to the family for later designation in Carol’s honor.

Stanley Ray Drabant

February 7, 2015

DrabantStanley Ray Drabant, age 86, passed away Friday, February 6th, 2015, in Lincoln, NE.  He was born Nov 15, 1928 in Hillsboro, Illinois, the forth child of Julia and Michael Drabant.  Stan served in the Air Force from October 1946 to August 1949, and was stationed in Greenland and at the Pentagon.  In 1949 he moved to Lincoln to attend the University of Nebraska.  There he met his future wife, Jo Ann, and was married to her on August 12, 1950.  For 40 years, Stan was a plumber for Wentz Plumbing, retiring in 1990.  In addition, he was an entrepreneur, a real-estate agent, and an antique dealer.  Stan & Jody “worked/played” at this until 2 years ago.

Stan is survived by his wife, Jody (Lincoln), son Mike Drabant (and Doris) of Houston, daughters Becky Moock(and Jim), Jenny Drabant-Greever(and Brent), and Kris Koch (and Dan).  Grandchildren include Dr. Bradlee Drabant (Los Vegas, NV), Brian Moock (and Christi), Jeff Moock (and Shelby), Dave Moock, Melissa (and Luis) Soares of Prince George, Canada, Jessica Meyers, Jennifer Greever, Sarah Davis (and Dan), and Josh Koch (and Mandy) all of Lincoln.  Great (and great-great) grandchildren include Erik Hall, JJ Koch, Nathan Koch, Kelsey Koch, Kayden Koch, Emma Davis, Lilly Davis, and Eli Anderson.   He was preceeded in death by his parents and siblings, Eve Drabant, William Drabant, and Carrie Osinski, and granddaughter Lori Drabant.

Services for Stanley are scheduled on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will begin at Noon on Tuesday, February 10th at Wyuka Funeral Home with the family present from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to The American Legion, Post 3.

ROBERT G. LASWELL

February 2, 2015

FlagROBERT GERALD LASWELL, age 61, of Lincoln, passed away on January 28, 2015 at his home.

Rob was influential to many people. He encouraged others to be their best, which often included helping them to get help for themselves. After many years of traveling and moving, he settled down in Lincoln where he spent time volunteering for groups like NAMI, reading or watching movies, exploring different music, and enjoying his family and friends. He will be missed greatly.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 5th, at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel, 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln , NE with the family minister officiating.  Burial will follow in Wyuka Cemetery.  There will be no viewng or visitation.  Family and friends will gather for a small luncheon in Wyuka’s Garden Room after Burial.

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