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Performs a variety of general maintenance duties, including maintaining the cemetery grounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

Horticultural background.  Knowledge of cultivation, care and maintenance of trees, shrubs, landscaping, annual plantings and turf grasses.  Application of pesticides and herbicides.  Maintenance of cemetery grounds including, but not limited to seasonal tasks of snow removal, leaf and needle cleaning up of curbs and streets.  Trimming, pruning, mowing, watering plantings, etc.

Working experience with and maintenance of turf equipment, including zero turn mowers, spring trimmers, various power saws and clippers.  Able to perform minor repair of maintenance equipment.

Experience and knowledge of safety training requirements for equipment including mowers, string trimmers, gators, power saws and clippers.

Experience supervising multiple employees, including hiring, scheduling full time and seasonal staffing levels.

Experience handling the specific needs of grave preparations, sodding, tamping and maintenance.

Monitor and maintain Cemetery water systems.  Maintain well pit and backflow preventers.

Available to work extended hours on Memorial Day Weekend and at other times special events may be scheduled.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses and Certification

Pesticide license – minimum non-commercial pesticide applicator license

Work Environment

The nature of the environment is one in which the employee will come in contact with outside weather conditions, vibration, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold or extreme heat and excessive noise levels.

 

Walking Tour

March 11, 2014

Ed Zimmer will be hosting a Walking Tour at Wyuka Cemetery~Park on Sunday May 18, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. This tour is free and open to the public, please join us for an historical and educational walk through our beautiful cemetery. Meet at Rudge Chapel just east of the Funeral Home at 3600 “O” Street.

Crowd gathering in front of Rudge Chapel

Crowd gathering in front of Rudge Chapel

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.

It has been our privilege to serve you and your family this past year. The holidays are a difficult time for many who have lost a loved one. Wyuka invited family and friends to attend our Tree of Remembrance Service to honor those loved ones and to support those who grieve. During the month of December family members signed an ornament provided by Wyuka in memory of their loved one. The ornaments were hung on our tree until after the service held on December 15, when they were taken home by the families. Many of the 60 plus in attendance had given us pictures of their loved one to honor with a pictorial tribute played during the service. Following the half-hour program held in our chapel, families gathered in the Garden Room for a reception.

Concrete slabs ready for construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed construction.

Looking to the west from the lawn crypt section

 

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.

Brochure

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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Volunteers

June 6, 2012
There are certain times of the year that Wyuka and Fairview cemeteries are looking for volunteers to help the grounds crew. Duties would including helping to clean up areas of the cemetery, planting flowers and help with the overall care of the cemetery.  If interested, please contact Dianne Bohlken at 402-474-3600 or in person at 3600 O St, Lincoln, Ne. Member of the LPS GOPO program.

The Final Five

April 15, 2011

Lincoln Journal Star Article from April 15, 2011 by Joe Duggan

Lincoln Journal Star Article from April 15, 2011 by Joe Duggan

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