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Walking Tour

May 19, 2014

Ed Zimmer hosted a tour of Wyuka cemetery May 18 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  Thank you Ed for another wonderful historical walk through the cemetery.

 

Ed Zimmer started the tour in Rudge Chapel. The chapel’s interior features a lovely oak pulpit carved with acorns and oak leaves. Funerals and occasional weddings are held in the building as well as the main Chapel in the Main Building next to Rudge.

Beautiful weather for a walk.

 

 

 

 

The oldest building in the cemetery, constructed in 1886. The Vault was built to hold caskets when the ground was too frozen in the winter to open graves.

Wyuka has a few early gravestones with portrait photographs. The technique glazed the image onto a porcelain plaque, creating a photograph that was both crisp and remarkably stable.

 

Memorial Day, May 26, 2014

8:30 A.M. Meet by the stables for the casting of the wreath from the bridge on the north end of the pond.

From there we will gather at the stable for the memorial walk to Soldiers Circle for the service

9:00 A.M. Memorial Service at Soldiers Circle in section 24

Resident Owl in Section 9

March 13, 2014

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Dianne

March 11, 2014

Dianne Bohlkens, Supervisor of the Grounds Department will be greatly missed.  She has accepted a job with a private firm, they are blessed to have such a wonderful employee.  Dianne has been with Wyuka for 14 plus years, she and her crew have planted well over 300 trees.  Her loyalty, dedication, and labor of love for the grounds is seen year round throughout the cemetery.  Thank you also to her husband and children for all the many hours of free labor they have given.  If you would like to send a card to Dianne please address it to Wyuka 3600 “O” St. Lincoln, NE 68510 and we will forward it to her.

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Wyuka Honors Veterans with Wreaths Across America Nine hundred and twenty wreaths were placed with great care on the graves of veterans on Saturday December 14, 2013 at Wyuka Cemetery 3600 “O” Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. A ceremony-complete with patriotic speeches honoring the dedication and sacrifice of veterans, prayers for the fallen and playing of the National Anthem, America the Beautiful, God Bless America and Taps. Representatives of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines, Navy, Nabraska National Guard, Patriot Guard Riders, Lincoln Air Force Junior ROTC, 155th Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron and several Boy Scout Troops helped with the ceremonies. This was the 4th year that Wyuka has participated in the Wreaths Across America ceremony. The tradition of laying wreaths to honor veterans began in 1992, when Morrill Worcester of Worcester Wreath Company donated 5,000 wreaths to be placed on the headstones of an older section of Arlington Cemetery. Today over 800 locations around the nation participate in this event. Thank you to our presenting sponsors State Farm Military Affinity Group, BNSF Railway and also to the civic, military and youth organizations and the many individuals who supported “Wreaths Across America at Wyuka” with donations and help with the laying of wreaths. Hy-Vee at 27th & Superior Street provided refreshments for the event.  

Wyuka hosted its first annual Memorial Love Launch program by the newly renovated pond on September 26. After a brief service in our chapel, families gathered in the Garden Room for snacks and refreshments. We then proceeded to the pond to launch the lanterns in memory of loved ones. The calm water was beautifully lit with the many floating lanterns. 

Benches, Markers & Monuments

January 21, 2014

Wyuka has the best showroom in town  of benches, ledgers, markers and monuments. This is just a sample of the many shapes, sizes and colors available.

Please give a member of our family service representatives a call at 402-474-3600.

Memorial Day ~ 2013

April 16, 2013

Memorial Day Celebration at Wyuka Funeral Home and Cemetery will be Monday, May 27, 2013 beginning at 8:30 A.M.

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Wyuka Funeral Home and Cemetery in conjunction with the Hildegard Center for the Arts, Lincoln High School, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and State Historian, Ed Zimmer held a walking tour called “Hearing from Heroes” at Wyuka Cemetery on October 21, 2012.  Students from Lincoln High School portrayed ten Lincolnites from the past that are buried at Wyuka Cemetery, people from the past that overcame adversity, poverty and in some instances slavery to become outstanding members and leaders of the Lincoln community.

 

Tour set to begin in front of Rudge Chapel

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Wyuka Funeral Home and Cemetery in conjunction with the Hildegard Center for the Arts, Lincoln High School, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and State Historian, Ed Zimmer held a walking tour called “Hearing from Heroes” at Wyuka Cemetery on October 21, 2012.  Students from Lincoln High School portrayed ten Lincolnites from the past that are buried at Wyuka Cemetery, people from the past that overcame adversity, poverty and in some instances slavery to become outstanding members and leaders of the Lincoln community.

 

Tour set to begin in front of Rudge Chapel

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