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Connie S. Krueger

February 29, 2016

Krueger obit pictureConnie S. Krueger age 63 of Ashland, passed away February 28, 2016 in Papillion.  She was born October 1, 1952 in Ord, Nebraska to Jason and Irene (Masin) Hayes.  Connie was a loving mother and friend who was cherished by all.  She dedicated her life to taking care of her children, special needs adults and anyone who crossed her path.  She was a Lincoln Northeast High School graduate.

Survivors include her son, Chad Morrison of Dallas, Texas.  Daughters and sons-in-law, April and BJ Hansen of Omaha; Abby and Riley Russell of Lincoln. Their father, Lowell Krueger.  Siblings, Sharon DeBusk, Mike Hayes, Kathy Sardeson and Colleen McEnery.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Steve Hayes and Ron Hayes.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 3rd at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will from Noon until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 2nd with family greeting friends from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Private family interment will be at a later date.

Linke, Charles obit photoCharles Barker “Chick” Linke, 82, of Lincoln died Feb. 24, 2016. Born June 16, 1933 in Bassett, to Karl and Viola (Barker) Linke.  US Army veteran; retired insurance executive; graduate of Neb. Wesleyan University; and former member of Sertoma Club of Lincoln.

Survivors include his wife Lavonne; children, Lori (Jeff) Patterson, Doug Linke, and Scott Linke; grand daughters, Nicole (Roy) Gibbons, Erica Linke and Chelsea Patterson; great grandsons, Grayson and Kyler Gibbons; and sister Frances Walkes.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am, Monday, Feb. 29, at First United Methodist Church, 2723 N. 50th St., Lincoln.  Burial to follow with Military Honors in Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln.  A Visitation will be held from 6 – 8:00 pm, Sunday, Feb. 28, at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Memorials to the family for future designation.  Condolences at www.wyuka.com

Beverly J. Anderson

February 24, 2016

Anderson, BeverlyBeverly Jean Anderson age 84 went home with the Lord February 23, 2016 at Sumner Place in Lincoln with her family at her side.  She was born October 22, 1931 in Neola, Iowa to Frank and Julia (Agersen) Cook.  Beverly attended Neola Public School, graduating with the class of 1950.  After graduation she worked for Omaha National Bank, Mutual of Omaha, and waited tables at Welbourne Café in Neola, Iowa.  Beverly was married to Charlie Anderson on April 13th, 1951.  She did baby sitting for other families, sold Avon, then worked for Hy-gain in Lincoln till the plant closed.  She retired from Molex in Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra Kay Anderson, her parents and brothers, James Cook, George Cook, Daniel Cook, Virgil Cook and Gerald Cook.  Sisters, Iona Waters and Lorraine Moffit.  Beverly is survived by her husband Charlie Anderson; daughter, Karen Hoffman of Milford; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Mark Roth of North Platte.  Son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Karma Anderson of Friend.  8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.  Sister, Bonnie Ackart; brother, Larry Cook.

Interment of ashes will be at Blue Mound Cemetery in Milford.

Private family services at a later date.

TemplienEmanuel “Joe” Henry Templien age 82, of Lincoln formerly of North Platte, passed away February 14, 2016 at UNMC in Omaha.  He was born September 8, 1933 in Kulm, North Dakota on his family farm to Gottfried “Fred” Templien and Hedwig “Hattie” (Gall) Templien.  Joe was baptized on March 11, 1934 at the Evangelical Lutheran St. Paul’s church in Kulm, ND and confirmed on July 11, 1948 at the Martin-Luther Lutheran Church at Fredonia, ND.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1959, including a tour of Germany during 1956-1959 before retiring as an E5.  After leaving the military, he married his devoted wife of 54 years, Janice Hartman on September 15, 1961. They met at a Valentine’s dance 7 months before in Berlin, ND.

He ran a welding and repair shop in Edgeley, ND before going on to North Dakota State College of Science, receiving a degree in welding and drafting then working at a local manufacturing company.  Joe received his teaching certificate from Kearney State College.  He then moved to North Platte, NE in 1972 where he was the welding and machine shop instructor and department head at Mid-Plains Community College from 1972 until he retired in 1999. He touched the lives of many students during that time and was excited to stay in touch with students and watch their success.

Joe and Jan moved to an acreage in Hershey, NE in 1995 where they kept busy by caring for their farm and herd of miniature horses and several other critters. They spent quite a bit of time there teaching their grandchildren about the simpler things in life.

Joe had a great sense of humor and enjoyed hunting, fishing, doing puzzles, and giving the grandchildren horseback rides around the farm led by him on the lawn mower. He previously served on the board of Guiding Star Girl Scout Council and was a former church council member at Messiah Lutheran Church in North Platte

He recently moved to Lincoln, NE to be closer to family.

Preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Carl Templien.

Survived by his wife, Janice Templien, daughter,  Wanda Caffrey (Martin), son, Kent Templien (Juli), daughter, Carla Dawson (Joe); and grandchildren Brian Templien, Trisha Ullman (Doug Ullman), Heather Garbers (Trevor Garbers), Amanda Caffrey (Ira Olsen, partner), Marla Dawson, Marissa Caffrey, Jolene Dawson, Mia Templien, Brooklyn Templien, and Melanie Marsh.

Services will be Saturday, February 20th at 10 a.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. Visitation is Friday, February 19th from 3 to 8 pm with family greeting friends from 7 to 8 pm.  Memorials to Girl Scout Lakeview Cabin North Platte, NE or Callahan Cancer Center North Platte, NE.

Catherine (Carver) Hayes

February 9, 2016

Hayes, CathyCatherine (Carver) Hayes, 57, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at her home in Tucson, Arizona. Daughter of Milton and Juanita Carver of Lincoln. Sister of Ken and Terri. Mother of Austin Hayes.

Services: Saturday, February 13, with visitation at 1 pm and funeral at 3 pm. Reception following. Wyuka Funeral Home

Thomas E. McCullough

February 3, 2016

McCullough Obit PhotoThomas E. McCullough,  61, of Lincoln passed away Feb. 2, 2016.  Beloved brother and friend to many.  Tom was born November 25, 1954 in Omaha, Nebraska to parents James and Dorothy.  He had three brothers, Robert, Donald and James, along with sisters Sally and Margaret.  All but James and Margaret have preceded him in passing.  Tom lived most of his life in a group home at various locations in Lincoln.  Tom was loved by all who knew him.  He worked for many years at Mueller Recreation Products.  He loved to travel, and be with friends and family.  Tom was a very special person and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Services:  11:00 a.m., Feb. 9, 2016 at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln.  Viewing one hour prior to the Service with family present.  Interment:  Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln.  Memorials to:  First Free Evangelical Church Masterpiece Ministry for Special Needs, Lincoln.

Della Sandahl

February 1, 2016

Sandhal, DellaDella Clarine (Fischer) Sandahl, 91, of Lincoln, died January 31, 2016 at the Legacy Arbors. She was born May 3, 1924, at rural Republican City, NE, one of eleven children of Ernest and Christine (Weisshaar) Fischer. Ernest died in 1930 at the beginning of the depression years. The family then moved to a farm near Wakefield, NE when Della was 11 years old.

Della was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield, NE. After graduating from Wakefield High School in 1941, she attended Luther College in Wahoo, NE for one year and then taught at one room rural schools for two years. Della returned to Luther College for an additional year and received an associate degree in 1945. During this period she also worked part time at the Nebraska Ordnance Plant at Mead, NE. Della then taught four more years at Emerson, NE and Oakland, NE.

On June 10, 1949 Della married Dean Sandahl at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield, NE. They moved to Lincoln, NE and Della stayed home to raise their three children. She completed her bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Nebraska in 1969.

Beginning with her presidency of the NE Nebraska District Luther League as a teenager, Della held many leadership roles including: St. Andrew’s church council; leader of women’s ministries; Bible School director; Tabitha Board of Directors;  Midland Lutheran College Parent’s Group and Alumni Association; and directed Lutheran Synod teacher training and evangelism workshops. Volunteer activities included sponsoring church youth group and family camping trips, and delivering Meals on Wheels. Della enjoyed gardening, flowers, baking, entertaining family and friends, family history, extension club, camping and travel.

Survivors include daughter, Linda Peterson of Hordville; sons and wives, Larry and Chalena Sandahl of Lincoln, and Bruce and Alisa Sandahl of Hastings; grandchildren and spouses: Eric and Aimee Peterson, Krisa and Jay Howland, Sarah and Brian McCoy, Laura and Matt Starostka, Tim and Emily Peterson, Matthew Sandahl, Brian Sandahl, and Nathan Sandahl;  nine great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Loyd and Marie Fischer, and Gene and Marylynn Fischer; sisters-in-law Pauline Fischer, Margaret Fischer, and Shirley Fischer; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by her parents; husband Dean Sandahl; brother George Fischer; infant brother; sister and brother-in-law Emma and Ron Harding; brothers and sisters-in-law Paul and Margaret Fischer, and Lorence and Verna Fischer; brothers Francis Fischer, Melvin Fischer, and Clarence Fischer; son-in-law Deryl Peterson; and nephew Roger Fischer.

Gathering for sharing memories, Friday, February 5 at 7:00 pm and Celebration of Life, Saturday, February 6 at 10:30 am, both at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE.

Memorials are suggested to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE, Salem Lutheran, Wakefield, NE, or donor’s choice.

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