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Dorothy Lauretta Sutter

September 18, 2017

Sutter, DorothyDorothy L. Sutter age 96 of Lincoln, passed away September 17, 2017 at her home.  She was born July 27, 1921 in Fairbury, Nebraska to Orval and Anna (Hinzman) Gaylor, Sr.  On April 26, 1941 she married Willard H. Sutter and for the next 31 years they travelled the world as he was a member of the U.S. Air Force.  After retiring, they settled for a time in Conifer, Colorado before ultimately returning to Lincoln.  Everywhere they moved she was always active in a local church serving as secretary, organist, soloist and other capacities.

She is survived by daughter Janice Yohe of Wilton, Iowa, sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Nancy Sutter, Mark and Debbie Sutter both of Lincoln, Brian and Sheila Sutter of Eagle, brother and sister-in-law Melvin and Roma Gaylor of Lincoln.  7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, countless friends.

The family invites loved ones and friends to a time of remembrance on September 20, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 A.M. on September 21, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the People’s City Mission.

Bergman, DonnaDonna B. Bergman, 90, of rural Ceresco, Nebraska passed peacefully away, Saturday, September 16, 2017.  She was born November 20, 1926 to Fred and Fannie (Conn) Mau in Harvard, Nebraska.  Donna graduated high school in Greybull, Wyoming.  She was a good student and athlete, excelling in spelling and earning track & field ribbons.  In 1947, she married Cleo C. Bergman.  Together they raised 4 children.

Primarily a homemaker, Donna also worked as a Miller & Paines’ department store sales associate for over 25 years.  Donna & Cleo traveled extensively across the U.S.A., enjoying RV trips & winters in a warm climate.  A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she liked gardening, family gatherings, pets, trips to casinos where she was unusually lucky, old TV westerns, big band music & reading, especially real life mysteries.

Preceded in death by her husband, Cleo, daughter Julie Bergman, son-in-law, Mike Moots.  Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Gary & Shari Bergman (Arizona), daughters, Sharon Moots (Colorado) & Jolene Thomas (Lincoln).  Grandchildren and spouses, Ryan and Liz Thomas, Lindsey and Soroud Fattah, Megan and Dane Merry.  Great grandchildren, Kameron, Gavan, Lana Fattah and Senna Merry.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Nebraska.

Memorials to Juvenile Diabetes or Alzheimers Association.

Dr. Richard E. Hall

September 17, 2017

Hall, RichardDr. Richard E. Hall age 93 of Ashland passed away September 16, 2017.  He was born December 9, 1923 in Ashland to Elmer L. and Beulah M. (Johnson) Hall.  Richard joined the U.S. Army in 1943, and was involved with the assault on Omaha Beach and the battle’s of Normandy and Northern France.  When he returned from the war, Richard enrolled at Nebraska Wesleyan University graduating in 1949 with a B.A. degree.  Married Mary Smiley in 1950.  He received his Masters degree at UNL in 1950 and his doctorate of education in 1960.  Richard was an educator from 1950 to 1985 including administration at Lincoln Northeast High School and social studies teacher in Millard, Lefler, Whittier and Dawes Schools.   He was the director of education at the men’s reformatory and penitentiary for 5 years.  Richard loved to travel, taking trips to Pakistan, Australia, Northern England, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.  He was a 70 year member of American Legion Post #29.  Richard was also a member of the DAV, NSEA and the NEA.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Steve Matzen of Lincoln.  Sons and daughter-in-law, James and Janell Hall of Lincoln, Dr. Richard E. Hall Jr. of Seattle, Washington.  Grandsons and spouses, Brocke and Meri Burkholder, Aaron Burkholder, Bryan and Julie Boelter, Justin and Amanda Hall, Nicholas and Marie Hall, Jordan Hall, Tim Matzen, Joel Matzen, Mike and Jessica Matzen.  12 Great grandchildren.  Sister, Ruby Strode of Ashland.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Catharine Conover.  Sisters, Eunice Hall and Colleen Schneider.  Brother, Bennie Hall.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 19th at Wyuka Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00 P.M.

Interment with military rites will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to the family for the Carr Cemetery Trust or Ashland City Library.

Radene G. Stump

September 14, 2017

Stump, Radene folder photoRadene Goldberg Stump age 82 of Beatrice passed away on September 12, 2017 at the Good Samaritan facility in Beatrice.  She was born in Beatrice to the late Joseph and Ruth Goldberg.  Radene attended Monticello College in Godfrey, Illinois and graduated from the University of Oklahoma.  She was affiliated with Beatrice Iron and Metal Co.  She was a member of P.E.O. 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ralph A. Stump and her sister, Audrey Goldberg Sachs of Dayton, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Ruth Goldberg. 

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 O Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. 

All friends and associates are invited to join the family at the graveside service. Family and friends will meet at Wyuka Funeral Home on Tuesday by 9:45 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.

Hilary Larry Lassek

September 12, 2017

Lassek, HilaryHilary Larry Lassek formerly of Lincoln passed away September 3, 2017 in Massachusetts.

Survived by his companion, Susan Truitt.  Son, Hilary, sisters and brother-in-law, Loretta Kucera and Susan and Bill Neal.  Nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. at Fairview Cemetery, 84th and Adams on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Don Hoback

September 11, 2017

Hoback, Don 1Don Hoback age 90 of Lincoln passed away September 11, 2017.  He was born October 14, 1926 in Omaha to Ben and Helen (Eddy) Hoback.  Don was owner of C&H Concrete and worked for Roberts Dairy and Parkway Lanes.  He loved to golf and bowl.

Survivors include his wife Lois, married 70 years this January, of Lincoln, sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Carla Hoback of Lincoln, Mike and Joyce Hoback of Issaquah, Washington.  Brother and sister-in-law, Wally and Betty Hoback of Mt. Vernon, Washington.  Granddaughters, Louise, Anngie, Maggie and Jessica.  9 Great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Shirley Loos and Delores Nau.

Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation Monday, September 18, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Thomas A. Dahlgren

September 5, 2017

Dahlgren, Thomas

Thomas Albert Dahlgren, age 64, of Lincoln passed away September 5, 2017.  He was born September 20, 1952, in York, Nebraska, to Harry A. and Irene H. (Ellermeier) Dahlgren.  Tom graduated from York High School in 1970, and also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1975 and his Master’s in Business Administration from Touro University in 2003. 

A member of the National Guard for more than 40 years, Tom left for basic training just three days after graduating high school. He enjoyed a 35-year career with the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office with the Nebraska National Guard and later spent three years serving with the United States Virgin Islands National Guard in St. Croix. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 5 in 2012. After his retirement, Tom spent much of his time on the golf course and was an extremely proud “Papa” to his two granddaughters.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy (Reetz) Dahlgren of Lincoln, sons and daughters-in-law Jerod Dahlgren and Tanya Wright, and their daughter Hadley Dahlgren of Grand Island, New York; and Eric and Jamie Dahlgren, and their daughter Taylor Dahlgren of Urbandale, Iowa.  Brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Barb Dahlgren of Lincoln.  Step-mother, Elaine Dahlgren of York.  Step-brother and spouse, Chuck and Rita Pfenning of Lincoln; step-sister and spouse, Jo and Gary Warren of Aurora, Nebraska.  Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation with family will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017, at Wyuka Funeral Home from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Southwood Lutheran Church, 9300 S. 40th Street, Lincoln.

Private family inurnment at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the National Parkinson Foundation, www.parkinson.org



William D. “Bill” Jensen

September 1, 2017

William D. “Bill” Jensen age 73 of Lincoln passed away September 1, 2017.  He was born September 28, 1943 in Omaha to Arvid and Pearl (Orris) Jensen.

Survivors include his wife Marlene of Lincoln, daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Ray Brooks of Lincoln, Sons and daughters-in-law, Bill Jr. and Nancy Jensen, Jim and Shawna Jensen all of Lincoln.  Sister, Jean Proulx of Omaha, sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and John Knight of Los Angeles, California, brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie D. and Betty Jensen of Papillion.  He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry and his parents.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Wyuka Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until service time at Wyuka Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 with family greeting friends from 10:00-11:00 A.M.

Memorials to the family.

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