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Mirsad Sehic

December 29, 2016

maxresdefault[1]Mirsad Sehic, age 64 of Lincoln, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.  He was buried at Fairview Cemetery on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by Sabah Bosnian Mosque.  Condolences www.wyuka.com

Donald D. Witt

December 27, 2016

northern-cardinal-perchedDonald D. Witt, age 89 of Lincoln, died Monday evening, December 26, 2016 at The Monarch.  Memorial Services are pending for the Spring of 2017, no viewing or services at this time.  Condolences at www.wyuka.com

chick-george-obit-photoGeorge S. Chick, age 83 of Lincoln, passed away December 26, 2016.  He was born April 28, 1933 in Scranton, Pennsylvania to Michael and Mary (Badek) Chickalochick.  George was married to Norrita McCauley in Scranton, Pennsylvania on June 19, 1954 and they were blessed with six children.  He was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Lincoln. George’s education included: Scranton High School, University of Scranton General Engineering, University of Detroit B.A. in Architectural Engineering, and Wayne State University, Mich. in Public Administration And Urban Planning. His primary occupation was Director of Urban Development (retired) Lincoln, Nebr. 1976-1995.

George was also Community Development Director in Highland Park, Mich.; along with Young Man of the Year 1963; 5th Bi-Annual HUD Design Award 1972; had articles published called “Chick Chat”; 2 HUD Certificates of  National Merit 1982; and Community Development Partnerships.

In Lincoln, Nebr. his accomplishments included the Original Cornhusker Hotel and Conference Center Project and its expansion; Nebr. Radial Reuse Project; Downtown Lincoln Housing Project; Member of Development Team on Old Market District in Haymarket Historic Old Town and Warehouse District.

Preceded in death by his wife Norrita Ann Chick; his parents Mary & Michael Chickalochick, and his brother Michael Chickalochick Jr.

Survivors include their children and spouses, George S. Chick Jr.,  Lucinda (Lars) Davis, Michael W. Chick, Stephen (Char) Chick, Matthew  (Chie) Chick,  Aileen (Douglas) Chick-Hibbs, Becky Chick, Linda Chick; brother-in-law William (Loretta)  McCauley;  grandchildren Kelly,  Kevin, Ashley, and Tyler Chick, Scott, Robert (Meredith), Michael (Kathleen), and William Davis, and Nicki (Zack) Scoles; great grandchildren, Kristina, Myla, Elliana, Quinton, Amelia, and Blakely Davis, Alexa and Kylie Massie, and Isabella Scoles; and beloved cousins, Margaret Bowen .

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 7601 Vine St., Lincoln. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln.  A Rosary will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, Jan. 2, at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln, along with Visitation from 2:00-6:00 P.M.  Condolences www.wyuka.com

Ilene M. Stroup

December 16, 2016

stroup-obit-photoIlene Marie Kassebaum Stroup, age 78 of Lincoln, died Dec. 16, 2016. Born to Robert and Eva (Starke) Kassebaum on Oct. 12, 1938, she grew up in rural Loup County near Taylor, Nebr. and went to Country School through the 8th grade.  She graduated from Loup County High in 1956.  Also moving to Lincoln in 1956 she met and married Rodney Drown in 1958; to that marriage were born two children – Yvonne and Michael.  In 1970 she wed the love of her life, Kenneth L. Stroup; two children Everett and Loretta were born.

Ilene worked in data entry for AC Nielson and Peed Corp. until retirement in 2006. She enjoyed camping, bowling, and family.  She was a den mother in Boy Scouts for 16 years.  Ilene and Kenneth shared in raising 7 children, referred to as “yours, mine, and ours”.

After losing Kenneth in 2002, she moved in with sister June Schoonover for 13 years. In March 2016 she moved in with daughter Loretta near Pleasanton until her death.

Survivors include sons Dennis (Christine) Stroup of CO, Mike (Karyn) Stroup of Lincoln, Doyle (Angie) Stroup of Lincoln; daughters Denise Stroup of Benkelman and Loretta (Lonnie) Swearingen of Pleasanton; sister June Schoonover of Lincoln; sister in laws Nancy and Betty Kassebaum, Bertie Stroup, and Val-Jean Lambert.; 23 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth; daughters Yvonne and Doretta; brothers Loran, Dale and Jack; 6 sisters in law; and 9 brothers in law.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sat. Jan. 7, 2016 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln, with burial to follow in Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials to the family. Condolences www. Wyuka.com

Shirley Mae Brockman

December 14, 2016

brockman-shirley-obit-photoShirley Mae (Dunbar) Brockman, age 94, of Lincoln, passed away early on December 14, 2016.  Born in Dekalb, Missouri to Wilbur A. Dunbar and Geneva Alice (Prather) Dunbar. She resided from six weeks to age 11 in Gresham, NE, where her father was Superintendent of Schools. She then moved to Apopka, FL with her parents and brothers (14 year-old Walter and 6 year-old Paul).

She was a good public speaker, often representing her class at school and church events. When she was 14, she was asked to speak at the National Townsend Plan Convention in Orlando, FL.

The family moved to Lincoln, NE in 1937. She graduated from Jackson High School in 1940, then attended the University of Nebraska.

While in high school, she enjoyed sports and played first string basketball on her high school intramural team.

She and husband Glenn L. Brockman raised two boys, Larry and Lee. Shirley was a Cub Scout and 4H leader and was always in attendance at the boys’ school and athletic events.Shirley Mae (Dunbar) Brockman, age 94, of Lincoln, passed away early on December 14, 2016.  Born in Dekalb, Missouri to Wilbur A. Dunbar and Geneva Alice (Prather) Dunbar. She resided from six weeks to age 11 in Gresham, NE, where her father was Superintendent of Schools. She then moved to Apopka, FL with her parents and brothers (14 year-old Walter and 6 year-old Paul).

She was a good public speaker, often representing her class at school and church events. When she was 14, she was asked to speak at the National Townsend Plan Convention in Orlando, FL.

The family moved to Lincoln, NE in 1937. She graduated from Jackson High School in 1940, then attended the University of Nebraska.

While in high school, she enjoyed sports and played first string basketball on her high school intramural team.

She and husband Glenn L. Brockman raised two boys, Larry and Lee. Shirley was a Cub Scout and 4H leader and was always in attendance at the boys’ school and athletic events.

She was an ardent supporter and fan of Lincoln Northeast, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and the University of Nebraska.

Shirley was an advocate for the intellectually disabled and worked as a supervisor and program director for LARC, LOMAR, and Region V Services.

She enjoyed reading, writing, and Toastmasters. She was especially good at writing and delivering humorous speeches, winning a number of contests.

Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers Walter, whose plane was shot down over Italy in WWII, and Paul who worked for the Union Pacific Railroad.

Survivors are her sons Larry N. Brockman and wife Linda, and Leland G. Brockman and wife Barbara. Grandchildren: Debbie Custer, Rebeca Rose , and Erin Brockman. Great grandchildren: Jacob Custer, Tatum Custer, and Dominic Brockman.

Funeral Services are at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 with a one hour closed casket visitation prior to the service at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln.  Burial will follow in Wyuka Cemetery.  Memorials to the family.  Condolences www.wyuka.com

 

James S. Spidel Jr.

December 13, 2016

FlagJames S. Spidel Jr. age 71 of Lincoln passed away December 10, 2016.  He was born February 3, 1945 in Lincoln to James Sr. and Josephine (Tautfest) Spidel.  Jim joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, attaining the rank of 2nd class petty officer.  He served on the USS Forrestal.

Survivors include his wife Linda of Lincoln, Sons, James Spidel III of Hibbings, Minnesota and Jason Giles of Holt, Florida.  Grandchildren, James IV, Nikki Jo and Madison; great granddaughter, Keeley.  Step grandchildren, Taylor, Alycia, Christina, Tessa and Ryan.

Private family services.

Dr. Kenneth P. Pruess

December 11, 2016

pruess-ken-obit-pictureDr. Kenneth P. Pruess age 84 of Lincoln died December 11, 2016.  He was born June 21, 1932 in Troy, Indiana to Elmer and Clara (Grass) Pruess.  Kenneth graduated from Purdue University in 1954 and earned his doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1957.  He married Neva Currie on June 15, 1963.  Dr. Pruess was Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska.  He was at the North Platte Experiment Station 1957-1965, Entomology Department at UNL 1965-1997 and Entomology Department UNL Emeritus 1997 until the time of his death, continuing his research until December 8, 2016.  He taught and researched range land grasshoppers, army cutworms, computer modeling for pest management, aquatic insects, black fly taxonomy and alfalfa weevil taxonomy.  Dr. Pruess was an academic coach for the Linnean Games which is an entomology graduate student competition.  His memberships include being a 60 year member of the Entomological Society of America, North American Black fly Association, Lincoln Stamp Club, American Philatelic Society, American Revenue Association, American Topical Association and Cornhusker Fly Fishers.

Survivors include his wife, Neva Pruess of Lincoln, their daughter and son-in-law, Carleen and Ken Coulter of Frankfort, Illinois.  Sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Don Johnson of Terre Haute, Indiana.  Numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son, Cameron and his parents.

A memorial gathering will be held in the “Garden Room” at Wyuka Funeral Home beginning at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to the Nature Conservancy or the American Philatelic Society.

Burdette R. Schoen

December 8, 2016

schoen-bBurdette Richard Schoen, age 85 of Lincoln, passed away at home surrounded by family early December 7, 2016.  He was born August 18, 1931 in Gladstone, Nebraska to John and Florence (Regnier) Schoen;  he was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from December 7, 1955 until September 16, 1957; Burdette attained a B.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska Lincoln; and was a Farm Manager at First Tier/US Bank.  He married Florafae Farguhar in Denver, Colorado in 1959 who preceded him in death, January 2015.

He is survived by his children, Eric, Cathy, and Diane.  Sister, Ellie Keller and grandchildren, Taylan, Karinina, and Chauncelamay.  Nieces, Lynette Sorrentino and Trisha Crist.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Hope Community Church, 4700 S. Folsom St. Lincoln.

Interment of ashes and military rites will be at Yankee Hill Cemetery immediately following the memorial service.

Memorials to American Cancer Society.

 

Dennis D. Vogel

December 7, 2016

vogel-3Dennis D. Vogel age 64 of Lincoln, passed away December 3, 2016.  He was born June 1, 1952 to Edward and Alvena (Schneider) Vogel.  Dennis will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and friend to many.  His honorable contribution to Nebraska Organ Recovery, not only saved a life but touched the hearts of many leaving his family proud.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Jamie and Kevin Weyers of Ashland, Kimberly and Jesse Obert of Lincoln and Nicole Vogel of Lincoln.  Grandchildren, MacKinsey, Kagen, Gracie, Alex, Kadence, Max, Tate and soon to be great grandson, Cash.  Significant other, Diann Lukowski of Lincoln and the mother of his daughters, Linda Vogel of Lincoln.  Step children, Tony and Reannen.  Birth mother, Martha Tappen of Broken Bow, Nebraska.  Brother, Marc Sparling of Arizona and sister, Karen Duke of Oklahoma.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Lincoln Berean Church.  Interment of ashes will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Watering Hole, 8300 Northwoods Dr., Lincoln.

Memorials to the family for support of Nebraska Organ Recovery.

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