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Bruce T. Shear Sr.

September 30, 2016

shear-bruceBruce T. Shear Sr.  age 90 of Lincoln passed away September 29, 2016.  He was born December 15, 1925 in Lincoln to Walter D. and Aggie A. (Lemen) Shear.  Bruce started working as a clerk at Ideal Grocery while still a student at Lincoln High School in 1941.  He graduated from Lincoln High in 1944 and after graduation joined the U.S. Army until 1946.  While Bruce was in the Army he received a Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge and Expert Infantry Badge.  After the war, Bruce came home and became the produce manager and a partner at Ideal Grocery, retiring in 1990.  On June 8, 1947 he married Elnore Burns and at the time of her passing in 2014, they had been married 67 years.  Bruce was a life long member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of American Legion Post #3.

Survivors include his sons, Bruce Jr. and Howard Shear; daughters, Rosanne Thomas, Susan Gildersleeve, Sonya (Bryan) Richardson, SuLyn (Jeff) Medvin and Henrietta (Steve) Haack.  Sister, Neta Adele Kelly.  6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren.  Many nieces, nephews, family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Elnore, his parents and 3 brothers.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 7130 Kentwell Ln.  Lincoln.

Inurnment with military rites will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Jerome “Jerry” L. Zimmer

September 29, 2016

zimmer-jerryJerome “Jerry” L. Zimmer, age 80, of Lincoln, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening September 28, 2016 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, surrounded by his family.  Jerry was born to Mae ( Plattner) and Nicholas Zimmer on September 30, 1935 in Del Norte, Colorado.  Jerry earned his degree from Colorado State University where he was a member of the rodeo and square dancing programs.  Jerry impacted lives as a teacher, long-time Farmers National farm manager and UNL Guest/Security Relations and Event Staff employee.

 Jerry is survived by his wife Helen (Frank) Zimmer; sons, Nick Zimmer and wife Nancy (Red Oak, IA), Keith Zimmer and wife Michelle (Lincoln); grandsons Logan and Caden Zimmer; sister in-law Cheryl Cole (Broomfield, Colorado), niece Stephanie Van Scoyk and many other family members and loved ones.   Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Leonard, Robert and Don Zimmer along with several infant brothers.

 Jerry enjoyed the many sporting events of Logan and Caden, walking with his wife and attending athletic and other special events throughout Lincoln.  Jerry was a proud member and volunteer of St. Marks Church in Lincoln.  Jerry was a Veteran of the United States Army.  He served as Deputy District Governor with the Lion’s Club.

 A visitation will be held at Wyuka  Funeral Home from 2:00 till 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 3rd at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church at 84th and Pioneers in Lincoln. 

Memorials in lieu of flowers to the University of Nebraska Student-Athlete Experience Fund, the Montgomery County Family YMCA or St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. 

flanagin-obit-photoLewis “Louie” Iiron Flanagin, 79, of Lincoln, NE died at his home on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Born July 21, 1937 in Pawnee City, NE to Iiron and Mildred Flanagin.  Louie is a graduate of Pawnee City High School.  After High School he spent six years as a mason, then 41 years as Masonry Contractor.  In 1962 he married Carole Porter and they made their home and life together in Lincoln, NE.  Louie is survived by wife Carole, son Michael (LeAnn), daughters DeAnn Crockett (Chad), Staci Martinez (Patrick), grandchildren; Kyle Flanagin, Emily Flanagin, Zac Crockett and Isabella Martinez.  Brothers; Russell, Jim, Dave, Gary and sister Charlene.   Louie is preceded in death by his parents; brother Calvin; and sister Alberta.  Memorial Services will be at 1:00pm on September 26, 2016 at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1621 Superior St., Lincoln, NE.  Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the family. Condolences www.wyuka.com


John G. Drydale

September 16, 2016

drydale-obit-pictureJohn G. Drydale age 86 of Lincoln passed away September 14, 2016.  He was born December 1, 1929 in Barnard, Missouri to Harry and Hope (Ware) Drydale.  John was a member of the million mile club several times during his career as a truck driver.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Gerald Sherman of Waverly; Anita Sue and Jeff Eastman of Lincoln; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Donna Drydale of Houston, Texas.  Brother, Carrol Drydale of Barnard, Missouri.  Brothers-in-law, Duane Howard of Kansas City, Missouri and Carol Howard of St. Joseph, Missouri.  Grandchildren and spouses, Joshua and Tanith Sherman of Erieville, New York; Cody Sherman and Brittany Buskirk of Lincoln; Aaron Drydale of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Haley Drydale of Oklahoma City and their mom, Latha Coleman.  Great grandchildren, Autumn, Owen, and Tenley Sherman; EllieAnna Buskirk, Keaten Buskirk and Hadley Sherman.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty and his parents.

John requested his funeral be a private, family only celebration of his life.

Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Wyuka Funeral Home with proceeds to the family for a later designation.

Gary G. Campbell

September 15, 2016

FlagGary G. Campbell, age 75 of Lincoln passed away September 15, 2016.  He was born April 1, 1941 in Ashland, Nebraska to Glen R. and Goldie (Vosler) Campbell.  Gary was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked as a merchandise manager at several retail stores.

Survivors include his daughter, Amy Walkenhorst; granddaughters, Paige Walkenhorst and Faith Eberhardt.  Sister, Glendora Bundy.  Nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Phyllis.

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Please dress casually.

Interment Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the family.

Georgia Rose Walla Burnham

September 13, 2016

burnham-obit-picGeorgia Rose Walla Burnham, age 96 of Lincoln, passed away early Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, surrounded by family.  Born October 1919 in Butler County, Nebr. to George and Wilhelmina (Woodraska) Walla; she graduated from high school at Denver West. Married in 1946 to Kenneth MacKenzie Burnham in David City, Nebraska.  She was Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer at the former 1st National Bank of Lincoln for 22 years.

Georgia is preceded in death by her husband; brother Richard Walla; and sister Anne Walla. Survived by daughters Pam Burnham and Barb (Doug) Lacey; grandchildren Jeff (Katrena) Lacey, Brett (Anna) Lacey and Scott Lacey; great-grandchildren Georgia, Thomas, Augustus, and Arden Lacey.

Funeral Services:  11:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln with Visitation one hour prior.  Reception in Wyuka’s Garden Room followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials to HoriSun Hospice. Condolences www.wyuka.com

Leon Mituro

September 8, 2016

mituro-obit-photoLeon Mituro, age 76 of Lincoln, passed away Thurs. Sept. 8, 2016. Born Feb. 20, 1940 in Wilno, Poland to Leonard and Apolonia (Sapsaj) Mituro.  In 1980 he was a solidarity leader of Zielona Gora; this is what brought him and his family to the United States.  He has worked as a Diesel Mechanic for 30 years in the U.S. and as a Welder in Zastal, Poland for 25 years prior.

He is survived by his wife Krystyna; daughters Jolanta (Robin) Derr, Dorota (Kirk) Lindner; granddaughter Natalie Lindner; and grandson Matthew Derr.


Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 10, 2016 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln with Burial following in Wyuka Cemetery.   Visitation: 5-8 p.m. on Fri. Sept. 9, 2016 at Wyuka Funeral Home with family present 6-7 p.m.  Memorials to the family.  Condolences www.wyuka.com

northern-cardinal-perchedElroy “Roy” D. Linkugel, age 82 of Lincoln, died Sep. 7, 2016 in Ashland, Neb.  Graveside Service:  10:00 am on 9/10 at Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln, Section 31.


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