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Obituaries

Mary B. Peo

December 3, 2018

Mary B. Peo died on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Independence House on Mandarin Circle, Lincoln, Nebraska. Mary was born on October 8, 1922, in Canadian TX, and lived on a cattle ranch in her youth. She acquired her secretarial/accounting skills at Chillicothe Business College in Missouri. Seeking to aid the war efforts she moved to Washington DC, where she was employed as a secretary in the Quartermaster Corps. While working there, she met her future husband, Ernest R. Peo, Jr. (Ernie) at a USO function for the troops. Ernie was in the Marine Corps, stationed at Quantico, VA. Mary and Ernie were married October 23, 1943. After Ernie was discharged from the service they moved to Reydon, Oklahoma, where Mary’s parents lived, to farm and raise livestock. In 1949, they agreed Ernie should take advantage of the GI Bill and obtain a college education. This decision led them to Oklahoma A & M (n/k/a Oklahoma State University), where Ernie earned his B.S. degree with a major in Animal Science, and Master’s Degree in beef nutrition, and then to Iowa State University, Iowa where Ernie earned a Ph.D. Degree in swine nutrition. While Ernie was in school Mary provided their family support by working as Executive Secretary for the Oklahoma FFA in Stillwater, and as Secretary to the Department Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at Oklahoma A & M, and as Secretary to the Associate Dean of Iowa State University. In 1956, following Ernie’s graduation from Iowa State, Mary and Ernie moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where Ernie was employed as a teaching/research professor in the University of Nebraska Animal Science Department until his retirement in 1988. During this same period of time Mary continued to work part-time most notably as the personal secretary to Nathan Gold, owner operator of Gold’s Department Store. Lately, Mary’s favorite outing was the Dairy Queen, where she enjoyed a hot dog, Coke, and mini peanut butter cup blizzard.

 Mary was preceded in death by her husband Ernie; her parents Gus and Mary Trammell; her mother-in-law, Mattie Peo, Sisters, Marguerite (Buck) Spurlin; Francis (Leland) Chandler; a brother, Jack (Luella) Trammell; and a sister-in-law, Edna Peo. Survivors include her son, Rick (Gail) Peo, Lincoln, Nebraska; a brother-in-law Frank (Rosemarie) Peo, West Winfield, NY; grandchildren, Nathan (Yvette) Peo, Corona, California, Jared (Chie) Peo, Nagoya, Japan, and Kelly (David) Berkheim, Omaha, Nebraska; 6 great grandchildren, David, Portia, Liam, Michael, Louis, and Lucas.

 No public services. Private family internment will be held at Wyuka Cemetery. Please no flowers. Memorials to charity of your choice.

 

David E. Scholl age 87 of Lincoln, passed away December 2, 2018.  He was born October 9, 1931 in rural Falls City, Nebraska to David G. and Clara (Gerlt) Scholl.  David was a member of American Legion Post #3 and worked as a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife Ramona of Lincoln, sons and daughters-in-law Kurt and Lois Scholl of Lincoln, Kevin and Teresa Scholl of Bloomington, Illinois.  Daughter and son-in-law Joni and Fred Cather of Lincoln.  Son Rickie Scholl of Lincoln.  Brother Donald Scholl of Olathe, Kansas, sister and brother-in-law Lucille and Gerald Harold of Sabetha, Kansas.  Grandchildren and spouses, Joshua and Jennifer Cather, Amanda Cather, Aaron and Jen Cather, Melissa Scholl, Kayla Scholl, Emma Scholl, Luke Scholl, Micah Scholl.  Great grandsons Jayden, Jace and Jake Cather.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. until service time.

Burial with military honors will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the family.

Mary G. Buss

November 26, 2018

Mary G. Buss age 75, of Lincoln passed away November 24, 2018.  She was born May 17, 1943 in Hastings, Nebraska to Howard C. and Audrey C. (Symmonds) Baker.  Mary worked as a registered nurse, graduating from the Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing in 1964.  She worked at Lincoln General Hospital in Lincoln and Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha for many years.  Mary belonged to Christ Lutheran Church and was a member of Lincoln General Hospital School of nursing Alumni Association.

She is survived by her husband Darrell Buss of Lincoln, daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Kenneth Leymaster, son and daughter-in-law Richard and Deepa Buss all of Lincoln.  Grandchildren Kaitlyn Leymaster, Joshua Leymaster and Maya Buss.  Brother and sister-in-law George and Karen Baker of Hastings.  Preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter Leela Buss.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the meal ministry at Christ Lutheran Church or the family for a later designation.

Angela Lynn Meza age 39, of Lincoln passed away November 24, 2018.  She was born September 25, 1979 in Lincoln to Frederick and DeAnn (Thiesfeld) Valverde.  Angela was a marriage/family therapist.  She married Jesse Meza on May 17, 2003.

She is survived by her husband Jesse Meza, her daughter and son all of Lincoln.  Parents Frederick and DeAnn Valverde of Lincoln, mother-in-law Rosenda Meza of Lincoln, brother David Valverde of Victoria, Texas.  Grandparents Dean and Eilene Thiesfeld of Lincoln.  Angela is preceded in death by her grandparents Manuel C. and Margaret Valverde, grandmother Georgia Valverde and father-in-law Jesus Meza.

Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church, 8701 Adams, Lincoln.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 2:00-8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment Fairview Cemetery

Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to the family for support of the Faith Foundation and the children’s college fund.

Marian Schessler

November 21, 2018

Marian Schessler age 96 of Lincoln passed away November 13, 2018.  She was born January 30, 1922 in Lincoln to John and Madeline “Lena” (Benner) Schessler.  After graduating from Lincoln High School, Marian attended Lincoln School of Commerce.  She later moved to Denver working at Fire and Casualty insurance and in the Federal Parole Office.  Returning to Lincoln, she worked as a stenographer for an insurance underwriter and the Department of Education.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Epsilon Sigma Alpha (woman’s business sorority).  After retiring in 1987, Marian was a volunteer for Project Help and the State Office Building.  She enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning and Husker football games.

 Marian is survived by her niece Marjorie (Schessler) Osborne of Lincoln; nephews and spouse Dale and Elizabeth “Liz” Schessler of Lincoln, Dean-Ross Schessler of Carlsbad, California.  She is preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Lydia and Walter Bernhardt, brothers and sisters-in-law; Theodore and Marie Schessler, John Jr. and Althea Schessler, David and Virginia Schessler. 

 A memorial gathering will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in the Garden Room at Wyuka Funeral Home. 

Inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

John A. Ringlein

November 16, 2018

John A. Ringlein age 89 of Lincoln passed away November 16, 2018.  He was born October 10, 1929 in Spalding, Nebraska to Andrew A. and Josephine (Maier) Ringlein.  John was a Korean War veteran serving as a combat infantryman.  After the war he became an educator and administrator serving as Superintendent of schools in Lawrence, St. Paul and Bartlett, Nebraska.  John enjoyed working outdoors with flowers, gardens and also enjoyed wildlife.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, D.A.V. and American Legion Post #3.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Ken and Ellen Ringlein of Baltimore, Maryland, daughter Ann Evans of Olathe, Kansas, son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Ann Ringlein of Lincoln, daughter Mary Blackwell of Lubbock, Texas, son Jerry Ringlein of Omaha, daughter Teresa Ringlein of Houston, Texas and son Rick Ringlein of Lincoln.  5 Grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.  John is preceded in death by his wife Noreen, his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service on Tuesday, November 20th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Lincoln.

Gerald Norman “Jerry” McAuliffe, age 87, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away November 12, 2018 after a short illness. He was born September 18, 1931 to Robert S. and Norma (Hess) McAuliffe of Omaha, Nebraska.

Jerry grew up in Omaha, graduating from Omaha North High School. After a short time at Omaha University (now UNO) he joined the Air Force, serving for nearly three years during the Korean War.  He was stationed at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas as a dental technician.  After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, Jerry returned to Omaha University where he earned an engineering degree.

Jerry married Nola Jean Cockrell June 10, 1956. They had two children together, Patricia Jean and Robert Edward.  Nola passed away in 2001.  A few years later, Jerry found a special friend in Laura “Terri” Beliford and they committed to each other April 1, 2003.  Terri passed away in 2012.

During his teens and twenties Jerry held a variety of jobs including: mowing lawns, shoveling snow, setting bowling pins, bussing tables, working at a service station and carrying mail.  After graduating from Omaha University, he earned a Professional Engineering license and worked as an engineer for Omaha Public Power District (Omaha), Elgin Watch (Lincoln), Lyle Corporation (Clarinda, Iowa) and Cushman/Outboard Marine Corporation (Lincoln), where he worked for the majority of his career (30 years).  He retired in 1992.

Jerry enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively with Nola, Terri, his family, and on his own. He visited every state in the U.S. except those in New England, including Alaska and Hawaii.  He also journeyed to Canada and Mexico and took cruises to several Caribbean islands.

In addition to traveling, Jerry enjoyed golfing, fishing, photography, fixing things, skiing, hiking, hunting and woodworking. He made many treasures from wood for his family and friends, including making intricate jewelry boxes for nearly all of his female relatives and a few friends.  He finished the last jewelry boxes for his great-granddaughters a few months before his death.

An avid Nebraska football and volleyball fan, Jerry rarely missing a televised game. He enjoyed participating in sports as well, playing baseball and golf in high school and volleyball and basketball in an “old men’s” league when he got older.  He took up skiing when he was 50 and his daughter moved to Colorado, even joining the Lincoln Ski Club.  He also coached Little League baseball when his son Bob played and attended many sports events and concerts his children and grandchildren participated in.

Jerry was proud of the fact that he was able to attend all of his grandchildrens’ graduations and weddings. He was especially excited about attending his grandson Robb’s graduation from the Air Force Academy in 2001, being an Air Force veteran himself.  Although his eight great-grandchildren are scattered from Alaska to Wisconsin, he was able to meet all but one of them before he died.  He also took great interest in his “adopted” grandchildren who lived next door to him.

Jerry never met a person he couldn’t talk to. He was friends with the therapists at  physical therapy, the servers at the coffee place he frequented when he walked at Gateway, and everywhere in between.  He was also computer-literate and had a Facebook page to keep track of all of his friends and grandchildren (his children don’t do Facebook, which exasperated him).  He will be missed by many.

Jerry is survived by his daughter Patricia (Brian) Walls of Loveland, Colorado, son Robert (peggy) of Loveland, Colorado; five grandchildren: Robb (Jenn) Fiechtner, Carmia (Dan) Woolley, Greg (Maggie) Walls, Amanda (Noah) Cypher, and Heather Walls; eight great-grandchildren; sister Norma (Clark) Morrow of Omaha, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many special friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife Nola, special friend Terri Beliford, his parents, and brother Robert C. McAuliffe.

Services will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1015 Lancaster Lane, Lincoln, Nebraska.  A luncheon at the Church and burial at Wyuka Cemetary will follow.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.

Larry Amos Fultz age 67 of Lincoln passed away November 14, 2018.  He was born November 5, 1951 in Lincoln to Herbert Sr. and Connie (Posey) Fultz.  Larry graduated from Lincoln High and began his career with Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph.  He worked at Lincoln Telephone for over 30 years and retired as warehouse supervisor.  Larry was a collector of all things and enjoyed spending time outside in his yard or nearby park.

He is survived by his wife Katrina of Lincoln, Daughter Shonda Brown of Lincoln, son Ryan Forst of Lincoln, daughter Vanessa Forst of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, daughter Nina Forst of Naples, Florida, son and daughter-in-law Larry and Stephanie McCarthy of Hastings and son Cody Fultz of Duluth, Minnesota.  4 Step children, 14 Grandchildren, 8 Great grandchildren.  Brothers and sisters-in-law Herbert Jr. and Mary Fultz, Mike and Linda Fultz, all of Lincoln.  Aunt Gladys A. Walker of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.  Larry is preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2018 from Noon until 8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 4:00-5:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Memorials to the Lincoln Dialysis Center, University of Nebraska Foundation for the Lied Transplant Development Fund or JDRF.

Bertie L. Lowe

November 15, 2018

Bertie L. Lowe, September 2, 1930 – November 13, 2018

Bertie L. Lowe, 88, of Lincoln, passed away November 13, 2018. Funeral: 10:00 a.m. November 17, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Visitation 1 hour prior to service at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Gary L. Kuck

November 13, 2018

Gary L. Kuck, 70, of Lincoln, passed away November 8th, 2018. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Susan; sons Scott and Lance, and 3 grandchildren. Celebration of life services will take place at a later date. Private family interment.

 

 

Danny R. Kelly

November 11, 2018

Danny R. Kelly age 65 of Lincoln passed away November 10, 2018.  He was born November 11, 1952 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to Fred Valentine and Bertha Mae (Edwards) Kelly.  Danny was a classic car enthusiast.  Combining his personality and his love of cars, Danny became a very good car salesman.

He is survived by nieces and nephews, Fred Huffman III of Plattsmouth, Jewell Mayberry of Union, Bonnie Mayberry (Tom McKee) of Avoca, Buckley Huffman of Weeping Water, Cheyenne Huffman of Plattsmouth and Fred Huffman IV of Avoca.  Mother-in-law, Lois Watts and brother-in-law, Joel Watts.  Great nieces and nephews.  Danny is preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia (Watts) Kelly, his parents, brother James Kelly, sisters Bonnie Fay Kelly and Peggy Mae Kelly.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Gary Lee Wilson

October 26, 2018

Gary Lee Wilson of Lincoln passed away October 26, 2018.  He was born September 10, 1952 in Lincoln to Royce and Wilma (Wiese) Wilson.  Gary worked for Goodyear for 34 years and was a member of the United Steel Workers Local 286.  He was married to Sharon K. Wiemer in York, Nebraska on September 25, 1970.

Survivors, wife Sharon of Lincoln.  Daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Scott Wobig of Hickman, Nebraska and their sons Alex and Andrew, Nicole and Justin King of Emerald, Nebraska and their sons Nicolas and Jesse, Brittany and Tommy Laws of Lincoln, Melissa and Josh Wilks of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and their sons Armani and Malakai.  Mother, Wilma Wilson of Lincoln.  Great granddaughter, Spirit Rose.  Sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Bill Van Dyke, Brother, Chris Wilson, Sister, Jolene Wilson all of Lincoln.  Nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his father, Royce, sister, Kathy Wilson and brother, Larry Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home from 9:00 A.M. until service time.

Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials to the family.

Delores May Bergantzel

October 23, 2018

Delores M. Bergantzel, 86, went to her heavenly home on October 21, 2018. She was born on February 1, 1932 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Ethel and Ralph Brammer, Sr.Delores met the love of her life, Dale Bergantzel when she was only 15 years old. They were married 3 years later in 1950.In the following years, Dale and Delores built a house together on Potter street, in which they lived there for 65 years. They also raised five children. Delores was an excellent stay-at-home mom, caring for their children and home. Delores loved all children. So naturally, after raising her own children, Delores helped care for other children in her in-home day care, which she had for 25 years.

Survivors include: Children, Dianna and Bobby Lybarger, Lisa and Steve Todd, Susan and Warren Goodbrod, Sharon and Mike Leif, Leonard (Jake) and Lori Bergantzel; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Dale Bergantzel, her parents and siblings.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25th at Wyuka Funeral Home. Visitation at Wyuka Funeral Home, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorials to the family for further designation.

G. Constance (Connie) Pitzer Meents age 89 of Lincoln passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Tabitha Hospice.  She was born to Howard and Glyda Pitzer in Ashland, Nebraska on August 5, 1929.  The family then moved to Lincoln where she attended Whittier Junior High and graduated from University High School.  In 1947, she met and married Edward John (E.J.) Meents, who passed away in 2015 after 68 years of marriage.  The family transferred due to E.J.’s job to Sioux Falls, S.D., where Connie had a successful career manging various restaurants.  Returning to Lincoln for a few more years, Connie and E.J. retired to Alamogordo, N.M.  In 2011, they made their final move back to Lincoln to live at Legacy Terrace, where they enjoyed the company of many residents and staff members.  Connie was a good friend to many and had a joyful relationship with the Lord.  She always had a smile and hug available to those in need

Survivors include her children Michael (Brenda), Julie (Chip Estabrooks) and daughter-in-law Madeline.  She is also survived by her grandchildren: Matt, Claudia, Phillip, Lindsay, Tara, Austin and Blake,  seven great grandchildren and  niece, Sharon Hester.

A casual gathering of family and friends will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Legacy Terrace, 5700 Fremont St. Lincoln.

Memorials to www.cancer.org

Evelyn H. Weiss

October 9, 2018

Evelyn H. Weiss age 96 of Rogers, Arkansas formerly Lincoln, passed away October 9, 2018.  She was born February 3, 1922 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Edward and Lila (Mullin) Whitfield.  Evelyn married G. Christian Weiss in 1961 and together they travelled the world.

She is survived by Children: Marilyn Daily, Dean A. Weiss, Carolyn W. Bush.  Sister-in-law, Kay Whitfield; nieces and nephews: Joan Miller, Robert Whitfield, Ronald Whitfield, Julia Rose, Ian Whitfield, Ann Wiebe and Barbara Whitfield.  Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, G. Christian Weiss (1983), son, Dr. Bernard G. Weiss and her brother David Whitfield.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska

James Burton Hassler

September 28, 2018

James Burton Hassler, 97, of Lincoln, passed away August 25, 2018.  Jim was born on a farm near Exeter, Nebraska December 23, 1920 to George and Hannah Forbes Hassler.  After his service in the Army during World War II, Jim obtained his B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1948.  He received his Ph.D. degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1952.  Jim worked as a professor of Agriculture Economics at UC Berkeley and the University of Nebraska Lincoln, retiring in 1985.  Outside of work, Jim had a variety of interests, including golf, astronomy, hunting, fishing, gardening, and taking Great Courses on line.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

 Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lucille, his parents, three brothers John (Elaine) Hassler, Bill (LaVerna) Hassler, and Joe (Lela Ann) Hassler, sister Magdaleine (Ray) Geiger, three nephews Neil Hassler, Bruce Hassler, Jerome Geiger, and one niece Judy Geiger.

 Survived by his children: Linda (Todd) Hall, Mark (Nancy) Hassler, 3 grandchildren Heather (Matt) Potthoff, Brent Hall and Stephen Hassler, 3 great grandchildren: Lucy Hall, Cole and Harper Potthoff, and many nieces and nephews.

 Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday October 13th Fairview Cemetery, 84th and Adams in Lincoln.  Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to KVNO Radio, 6001 Dodge Street CPACS 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68182.

Richard “Dick” Inbody

September 18, 2018

Mr. Dick Inbody went to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 25, 2018. Dick was born in Superior Nebraska in 1928.  He was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska and after high school, Dick enrolled in the Navy.Flying airplanes was a love of his, but Dick chose radio engineering in his naval pursuits.  Directly after Dick’s tour in the Navy, he returned to Lincoln Nebraska and completed a BS from Wesleyan University in Lincoln Nebraska.Dick’s career lead his life to California where he had a long and distinguished career in the aerospace industry.  He was privileged to be an intricate part on projects such as Apollo, Gemini, and the moon launch in 1969.

The Inbody’s retired to Coeur d’Alene Idaho.  Dick spent his years there fishing the lakes of the Northwest.  While in Coeur d’Alene, Dick served on the board of Christ the King Luthern Church, was also president of Emerald Estates Water Association for many years.  After his wife, Peggy passed away, Dick moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  Dick spent 12 happy years in his cabin in the woods, helping his son-in-law, Ivan Dunnick run Highground Ranch.Dick Inbody leaves behind his children, Susan, Scott and Pam, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, his sister, Margaret Budell, brother-in-law Tony and their family, who still live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Funeral service will be held September 22, 2018 at 11:00 am at Wyuka Chapel.  Reception to follow.

Donations/Memorials can be made to Variety Blind Babies Foundation.

 

Timothy James Kraft

September 3, 2018

Timothy James Kraft, 66, of Lincoln, passed away August 30, 2018. Timothy was born March 19, 1952 in Lincoln to Dallas and Phyllis (Pickett) Kraft. He graduated in 2001 from UNL School of Law and was employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration for 17 years.

He is survived by his wife Ellen, son Jesse, daughter Claire, brothers; Kevin, Brian and Sean, sister Kelli (Kerry) and nephew Atticus. Preceded in death by his parents and brother Cary.

Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Memorials to the ACLU or to the family for further designation.

 

Sharon K. Ernst

August 28, 2018

We lost our loving mother, grandma, sister and friend, Sharon K. Ernst on August 26, 2018.  She was born October 1, 1946 in Lincoln to Kenneth and Lucille (Thaller) Martin.  Sharon loved working in her yard being surrounded by nature, listening to the birds sing and watching the wildlife play.  Sharon’s family would like to thank everyone that loved her and wants you to know she loved you back.

She is survived by her daughter and significant other, Amy Terrano and Neil Lawhun of Lincoln, her son Jim Ernst of Lincoln.  Sister Marilyn Ideus of Beatrice, Brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Joyce Martin of Lincoln.  Five grandchildren, Ashley Ernst, Theresa Ernst, Alex Ernst, Gavin Terrano and Kylee Terrano.  Sharon is preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Nebraska Cornhusker attire is suggested for the service.

Visitation will be on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home from Noon until 8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 5:00-6:00 P.M.

Memorials may given to the family for a later designation.

 

Joseph C. Sharpnack, Jr.

August 23, 2018

Joseph Clyde Sharpnack Jr. was born on April 30, 1944. He passed away August 21, 2018 at age 74.

He served with honor in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965.

Survivors include: Wife Priscilla Sharpnack, Son and Daughter- in- law Joseph III and Teresa Sharpnack of Omaha, Nebraska, Brother and Sister-in-law Kenneth and Mary Sharpnack, Brother-in-law Elwin Donahoo, Mother-in-law Grace M. Schmidt, Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law Paul and Doris A. Davidson, Brother and Sister-in-law Jerry and Linda M. Mead of Colorado and Sister-in-law Brenda J. McCown.

Other survivors include: Mother of Grandchildren Amy Sharpnack, Grandchildren Mia P. Sharpnack and Joeylynn H. Sharpnack, Many Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

Proceeded in death by father and mother Joseph C. Sharpnack Sr. and Mary J. Sharpnack; Sisters Marilyan Felton-Erickson, Betty Donahoo and LaVerna Donahoo; Father-in-law Lynn A. Peckham.  Brother-in-law Lynn A. Peckham Jr.

 

 

 

Dayle E. Johnson

August 21, 2018

Dayle Johnson, 85, of Lincoln, formally of Raymond and Valparaiso, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 19th, 2018. He was born May 11, 1933 in Valparaiso to Oscar and Stella (Krafka) Johnson.

He retired as a manager for Tracy’s Body Shop after 27 years, volunteered for Raymond Fire Dept and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He was a member of the Valparaiso American Legion for 62 years.

Survivors include son Ken (Pam), daughters Sandra and Cheryl; grandchildren Alexis, Trisha, Jenny, Miranda, Chad, Caden, Kayla, Aaron; significant other Rose and family; multiple great grandchildren; sisters Beverly and Betty; other family members and friends; sister-in-law Eunice Hough of Colorado Springs, CO. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Pauline; his parents, and Rose’s son Mike who he considered his son.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 24th at Wyuka Funeral Home. Visitation at Wyuka Funeral Home, Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorials to the Capital Humane Society or to the family for further designation. Condolences at wyuka.com.

 

Anthony “Tony” John Vesely, 71, passed away August 11, 2018 in Lincoln. He was born September 15, 1946 in Toledo, Iowa to Harold and Bess (Cecak) Vesely.

He is survived by his children Anne Ellis, Jeremy Vesely, April Vesely; brother Edward Vesely; grandchildren Taylor Ellis, Morgan Ellis, Emmet Vesely and Josey Vesely. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Joanne Yuska and Jeanette Young.

Memorials to the family for further designation to The Tabitha Journey House and to help find the cure for progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Peggy R. Cochran

August 11, 2018

Peggy R. Cochran age 91 of Lincoln, former resident of Venice, Illinois and Granite City, Illinois passed away August 10, 2018.  She was born March 2, 1927 in St. James Parish, Louisiana to Joseph and Mary (Templet) Sennett.  Peggy married William A. Cochran Sr. on October 18, 1953 in DeSoto, Mississippi.  She was a big band and polka music fan, dedicated homemaker, loved bowling and attended many national bowling tournaments across the country.  Peggy was an excellent cook and her home was the gathering place for family functions.  She made many afghan blankets for family and friends.  Peggy loved playing slot machines, watching sports, soap operas and was an avid QVC shopper.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Ron Bryant of Lincoln, sons and daughters-in-law, William A. Jr. and Nannette Cochran, Russell and Debbie Cochran all of Granite City, Illinois.  Robert Cochran of Cleveland, Tennessee.  7 Grandchildren: Zachary Cochran, Adam Cochran, Thomas Cochran, Timothy Cochran, Tyler Cochran, Laura Lee Cochran and Mason Cochran. Many nieces, nephews and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Cochran Sr. on October 29, 1991, her parents, brother, Roy Sennett and sister, Shirley Mefford.

NOTE TIME CHANGE: Funeral service will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Thursday, August 16th at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation at Wyuka Funeral Home, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from Noon until 8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 6:00-7:00 P.M.

Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association.

Robert E. Sullivan D.D.S., M.S.D. age 86 of Lincoln passed away August 7, 2018.  He was born May 28, 1932 in Sioux City, Iowa to Joseph A. and Daisey B. (Stanieforth) Sullivan.  Bob received his B.A. from Morningside College in 1954, attended Creighton Medical School from 1954 until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956.  When his military commitment was complete, Bob resumed his academic career, receiving his D.D.S. from UNL College of Dentistry in 1961 and his M.S.D. in 1963 in Pediatric Dentistry.  In 1967, he was a Diplomat for the American Board of Pedodontics.  Bob was a member of the American Dental Association and Nebraska Dental Association from 1961 until present time.  During his time with the American Dental Association he was an accreditation consultant for the Pediatric Dentistry Program from 1980-1988.  Bob was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #131 & #3606.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Sullivan of Lincoln.  Preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Friday, August 10th beginning at 12:30 P.M.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to Donor’s choice.

Marceline “Marcy” Medley, 74, passed away August 5, 2018. She was born August 7,1943 in Lincoln to Lawrence and Pearl (Hetrick) Shaw. She attended Lincoln High. Marcy married her husband Carl Medley September 15, 1961. She returned to Lincoln in 1977 after accompanying Carl for sixteen years in the U.S. Air Force. She belonged to Forester Courageous Ramblers.

She is survived by her mother Pearl Shaw, her five children Carl (Brenda) Medley Jr., Craig (Krystal) Medley, Teresa Medley, Donna (John) Reifschneider and William Medley; sisters Joyce (John) Mikesh, Judy Mikesh. Cariel (Doug) Churchill,; great-uncle Don (Norma) Hetrick; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Carl Medley Sr., father Lawrence Shaw and brother-in-law Vincent Mikesh.

Memorials to the family for further designation.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service. Interment at Wyuka Cemetery. Condolences at wyuka.com.

Lawrence “Dugan” Basler age 88 of Lincoln, formerly Ceresco, passed away July 18th, 2018. He was born April 3rd, 1930 in Lincoln, Nebraska to William and Eva (Harms) Basler.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Donna Basler of Ceresco and their daughters and spouse Stephanie Seuferer, Jsssica and Dustin Gushard. Daughter and Son-in-law, Cindy and Kevin Fry of Lincoln and their children and spouses, Jason Davis, Amanda and Chris Hansen, Adam and Lauryn Nobbe. Daughter and son-in-law Pam and Mitch Gerdes of Crete and their children, Hannah, Lindsey and Ben Pinkerton. Son, Jim Basler of Rockwall Texas. 8 Great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Naoma, his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at United Lutheran Church, 5945 Fremont St. Lincoln.

Private family interment at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

 

Carol Elaine Brown

July 13, 2018

Carol Elaine Brown, 80, of Lincoln, passed away July 9, 2018. She was born December 24, 1937 to Harvey and Mamie (Boggs) McDonald. Lifelong Lincoln resident, graduated of Lincoln High, she retired after 32 years as a receptionist at Health and Human Services. Carol had a passion for her family and was a mother to many.

She is survived by her children, David Brown and Lori Buechel. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill McDonald; sisters, Lynn Botsford and Mary Berniklau.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association of America.

Bertha Shipps Burns

July 6, 2018

Bertha Shipps Burns was born in Brunswick, Nebraska on February 19, 1936.  She lived in Norfolk, Nebraska many years and was living in Bullhead City, Arizona at the time of her death June 19, 2018. 

A Graveside Service will be held Thursday July 12,  11:00 a.m.  at Hillcrest Memorial Park 1950 N 13th St., Norfolk, Nebraska. 

Reception will be held directly after service at the VFW Club 316 Braasch  Ave. Norfolk, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her husband Phil Burns, daughter Kaye Barg and Grandson Kenney Berglund.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Faye and Greg Osborn of Lincoln, Gaye and Robert Lewis of Neligh, Jay and Debbie Deitloff, Bullhead City,

Maye and Edward Mueller of North Platte. Son-in-law Gary Barg of Republican City.   Also many Grandchildren, Brothers, Sisters and extended family.

Memorials in her honor are ask to be directed to Wyuka Foundation Littlest Angels Fund. Donations may be sent to Wyuka Foundation  3600 O St. Lincoln,  Nebraska 68510.

Nadezhda A. Golotina

June 28, 2018

Nadezhda A. Golotina age 91 of Lincoln passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family on June 28, 2018.  She was born November 27, 1926 in Neftegorsk, Krasnodarskiy Krai, Russia.  In 1998, Nadezhda with her husband Ivan and daughter Katrina immigrated to the United States and became a U.S. citizen in 2007.  Nadezhda was an incredible mom, wife, grandma and great grandma with an amazing and strong Christian faith.  She was a great example of what a true Christian should be.  At 10 years of age, her dad was arrested and killed for his faith, leaving her and her 5 siblings with their mom.  She lived a very hard life, and now our mom, grandma and great grandma’s life has ended on this earth and her new life has begun in blessed eternity with God.

Survivors, Daughters and sons-in-law, Katrina and Michael Ponte, Olga Kuznetsova, Marina and Slava Kapliyev all of Lincoln.  Sons and daughters-in-law, Mikhail and Yelena Golotin of Lincoln, Andrey and Anna Golotin of Apsheronsk, Russia, Ivan and Luba Golotin of Saratovskaya, Russia, Nicolai and Vera Golotin of Goryachiy Klyuch, Russia.  41 Grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan and daughter, Anna Picherova.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 5:00-9:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.

Sylvia Ann Kelly

June 26, 2018

Sylvia Ann Kelly, 58, of Lincoln, passed away June 21, 2018. She was born October 12, 1959 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Darrell and Lois (Johnston) Watts.

Sylvia served as a caring nurse who loved helping elderly veterans. She went beyond her duties by putting others before herself. She had an appreciation for nature which was shown by her love for flowers. She was her family and friend’s personal weatherwoman who also enjoyed crafts, especially making jewelry.

She is survived by her loving husband, Danny Kelly; mother, Lois Watts and brother, Joel Watts. She is preceded in death by her father, Darrell Watts.

Celebration of Life: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home. Memorials to the Backpack Program or American Cancer Society.

 

Ronald Jean Corum Jr.

June 12, 2018

Ronald Jean Corum Jr. age 51 of Greenwood passed away June 10, 2018.

Ron is survived by his mother and step father, Linda and Tom McFarland of Crete.  Sister, Melissa Howard and her fiancé Steve Donahoo of Utica.  Ron’s fiancé Megan Zachmeyer.  His children, Jennifer Flynn of Lincoln, Justin Polfus of McCook and Trista Corum of Greenwood.  Step children, Amber Bartak of Michigan, Krystell Bartak of Plattsmouth and Brandon Bartak of Lincoln.  4 Grandchildren, 7 Step grandchildren.  The Tribesmen Motorcycle Club.  Ron was preceded in death by his father Ron Sr., his grandparents Lawson and Laverne Bird and Robert and Cleo Corum.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  No viewing or visitation.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service time.

Robert L. Kaminski

June 5, 2018

Robert L. Kaminski age 81 of Lincoln passed away February 28, 2018.  He was born June 12, 1936 in Spaulding, Nebraska to Edwin and Marie (Dixon) Kaminski.  Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962.  He was the owner of Duffy’s and the Brass Rail.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Larry Ruth, grandsons, Alec Ruth and Jace Ruth all of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  Sister, Ann Kalina of Fremont, Nebraska.  Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Vincent,  sister, Genevieve and companion Liz Kuwamoto.   

Celebration of life service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment with military honors will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Johannes P. Hermes

June 4, 2018

Johannes Peter Hermes age 92 of Lincoln passed away June 2, 2018.  He was born June 5, 1925 in Tonesberg, Germany to Lorens and Elizabeth (Korfers) Hermes.  Johannes married Liesbeth M. Boy in Schaphusen, Germany on December 23, 1954.  In 1955, Johannes and Liesbeth immigrated to the United States.  Johannes apprenticed as a baker and a painter.  He worked as a painter and wall paper hanger for over 40 years and was a member of the Painters District Council #30.  In his free time Johannes enjoyed gardening, fishing and travelling with Liesbeth.

He is survived by his wife, Liesbeth Hermes of Lincoln, daughter and son-in-law, Karin and Terry Plautz of Brainard, Minnesota.  Grandson and spouse, Brian and Melanie Plautz of Elk River, Minnesota and their daughters, Britley Plautz and Kaylin Plautz.  Grandson, Michael Plautz and his children Keaton Plautz and Makenna Plautz.

Memorial service will be at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Newel Kent Sanderson

May 31, 2018

Newel Kent Sanderson passed away on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018.
He was born August 31, 1947 to Merlin and Wilma Sanderson, of Oxford, Nebraska. He
graduated from the University of Nebraska, then joined the United States Air Force.
Capt. Sanderson piloted C-141s during the Vietnam war, carrying supplies to Vietnam
and bringing wounded and killed soldiers home.


After the war, Sanderson flew as a corporate pilot and then, with his wife, Diana,
became a business owner in Lexington Nebraska, before retiring to Lincoln.


He sang in many choirs, starting when he was in college. He was active in Pheasants
Forever, Lions Club and Optimist Club, and was a lifelong member of the Methodist
Church.


He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Diana Schweitzer Sanderson, his sister Sandra
Swan and her husband Bruce, his daughter Christine Sanderson, his stepdaughter
Laura Heine and her husband, Rob, and his stepson Brian Schweitzer and his wife,
Mandy. He has ten grandchildren: Ryan Callihan, Ethan Kellogg, Zoe Larsen, Felicia
Casteel, Baileigh Schweitzer, Alexis Schweitzer, Gabrielle Schweitzer, Tyson Heine,
Sena Schweitzer and Nevada Schweitzer. He also enjoyed five great grandchildren:
James, Nevin, Haleigh, Jeff, and Lani.


Memorial Service will be held July 28, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist
Church, Lincoln.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Nebraska
Chapter, 11711 Arbor Street, Suite 110, Omaha, NE 68114, or to First United Methodist
Church, 2723 N. 50th Street, Lincoln, NE, 68504.

Martha Kaufman

May 30, 2018

Martha Kaufman age 93 of Lincoln, passed away May 28, 2018.  She was born July 22, 1924 in Lincoln to Peter and Katherine Maul.  Martha was a member of the Eastern Star and Zion Congregational Church.  She partnered with her husband, G. Scotty Kaufman in running their State Farm Insurance agency.

Martha is survived by her daughter, Lynne Smith of San Diego, California and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband G. Scotty Kaufman, her parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 1st from Noon until 8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Memorials to Eastern Star or the Alzheimer’s Association may be sent to Wyuka Funeral Home in care of Lynne.

Darren L. McCarty

May 22, 2018

Darren L. McCarty age 53 succumbed to a long battle with cancer on Monday May 21st, 2018 at his home in Lincoln Nebraska.  From his birth in Quincy Illinois on August 12, 1964 to Donna (Slater) and Martin McCarty to his death on Monday he has been a non-stop comfort and the director of the movie he has lived.  Darren walked in love and he touched the hearts of many.  He was born and raised in a small town and always had that characteristic grace of a small-town boy.  His youth was spent “making a buck” to buy his own precious possessions.  He loved music, he sang, danced, as well as do-see-dooed.  Darren was a huge sports fanatic.  His love of sports drew him to be a training assistant in high school for his football team and eventually he would study coaching at UNL.  Darren became a Personal trainer and he was always in training mode ready to correct your form and tell you how to do things right. Darren was married on August 13, 2016 after a long courtship to Christopher Leon.  Darren and Chris were married just two weeks before Darren was diagnosed with the primary liver cancer that would eventually take his life.

Darren is survived by his husband, Chris Leon of Lincoln, his parents Martin and Donna McCarty of Dunlap, Illinois, brother and sister-in-law, Aaron and Tammy McCarty of Carlock, Illinois.  Many niece’s, nephew’s and cousin’s that he loved dearly.

Memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M Street, Lincoln.

Private family interment at Wyuka Cemetery.

Closed casket visitation will be at Wyuka Funeral Home on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from Noon until 8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 6:00-7:00 P.M.

Family requests no flowers but donations to Angel Flight Central in memory of Darren.

James R. Kulawik

May 21, 2018

James R. Kulawik age 92 of Lincoln passed away May 16, 2018.  He was born June 7, 1925 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Roman and Gloria (Bell) Kulawik.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Shirley (Koenig) Kulawik; sons, Tom and James (Teresa) Kulawik; daughter, Kathy (David) Thibault; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Julie Fristoe.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home. Visitation is Monday, May 21, 2018 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Memorials to the family for a further designation.

 

Marlene Vivian Taylor

May 15, 2018

Marlene Vivian Taylor, 84, of Lincoln, died on Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was born in Baileyville, Kansas, to Arthur and Ruth (Thomas) Dick on May 30, 1933.  Marlene married Lloyd V. Taylor on March 24, 1950, and they made their home in Lincoln.  Marlene enjoyed a lengthy nursing career serving in private practice for J.M.Stemper, M.D., as well as both Bryan and St. Elizabeth Hospitals from time to time.

She was well known for her beautiful flowers and greeting many passersby with a friendly smile. She was talented in crocheting and arts and crafts.  She loved cooking for her family and found it difficult to pass up a garage sale. Marlene was a devoted member of Blessed Sacrament Church and served with the Legion of Saint Mary.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd V. Taylor and her parents. Marlene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Bea Taylor of Lincoln; grandchildren Julie Atkinson (Sean Akers), Michelle Taylor and Matthew Taylor;  great grandchildren Jordan and Garrett Atkinson, Brittney Larson,  Alexa and Morgan Taylor, Seth Taylor; great-great granddaughter Taylor Atkinson, all of Lincoln and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home on Thursday, May 17th from 11:00 am to 6 pm with family present from 4 – 6pm.  Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 18th at 10:30 am with burial to follow at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be left to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Lincoln.

Aaron Douglas, Jr.

May 9, 2018

Aaron Douglas, Jr. age 76 of Lincoln passed away May 8, 2018.  He was born January 8, 1942 in Liberty, Kentucky to Aaron and Ruby (Price) Douglas.  Aaron was a long time real estate agent in Lincoln.  He received his B.A. degree from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky and his M.A. degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.  Aaron was a long time member of Eastridge Presbyterian Church.  He loved listening to music and collecting old records.  As his favorite pastime, Aaron could tell you about any band and value of any record in his record collection.  After learning German in college, he would speak the language with anyone who would entertain it.  Aaron shared the love of the German language with his daughter, Heather, who also became fluent.  He was gregarious with an infectious sense of humor that made it easy for him to have lifelong friends and make new ones everyday.

Aaron is survived by his daughter, Heather Douglas of Lincoln, Brother-in-law, Newt Litteral of Tipp City, Ohio.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Linda (Echerd) Douglas, his parents and sister, Barbara Litteral.

Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr. Lincoln, NE. 68510

Private family inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials in Aaron’s name to Eastridge Presbyterian Church, Walnut Hill Baptist of Liberty, Kentucky or Berea College, Berea, Kentucky.

Lois A. (Bailey) Hubert, 93, of Lincoln, passed away on May 3, 2018 after a struggle with pneumonia.  Lois was born on April 11, 1925 in Lincoln, to Leon E. and Anna C. (Stutz) Bailey.  Lois grew up with three sisters and endured the extreme difficult times of the Great Depression.   She graduated from Lincoln High School just as World War II was starting.  Following graduation she worked for Western Electric and Russel Stover Candy.  To help the war movement she also worked as a seamstress.  All of this set the stage for the making of an incredibly strong and yet tender, kind and caring woman that was always ready to help others and to do whatever was needed of her. 

Following the war Lois married Sargent Ray Wesley Hubert on July 21, 1947.  She remained a devoted loving wife for over 50 years until Ray’s death in 1998.  Ray and Lois had three children: 2 sons; Leslie & Steven, and one daughter; Connie who passed away in 2004.  Lois was a loving warm-hearted mother that was always there for her children.  As they grew up and left home she went back to work at Brandeis Department store as a security officer.  Later she went back to school to become a professional florist and then worked at Russ’s Market until she retired.  After retirement she continued to keep very busy with her flowers, landscaping, and antique collecting.  

Lois loved gardening and plants and was a very talented floral designer able to create amazing flower arrangements or transform a yard into a horticultural paradise.  Lois was a collector and began collecting antiques before it was common to do so.  She prized her many collections of glass, furniture, rare purses, thimbles, spoons, among many other items.  Her home evolved into a work of art fashioned from a lifetime of pursuing her creative interests and passions.

In her youth, she was known for her roller skating talents.  Later she was known as a tireless hard worker that showed love and kindness to everyone.   She was the sort of person who was comfortable in the home or in a boat casting a fishing line during one of the many family trips or down at the family cabin. She was the epitome of the loving mom who worked tirelessly to create a loving, inviting, and secure home for her husband and children.  

While Lois was a humble and unassuming person she possessed a wonderful sense of humor that reminded others to take things in stride, and not to worry about the small stuff.  She believed in a “live and let live” approach to life.

Despite Lois’s many interests and talents her greatest love was her family that included her cats. Adopting many over the years “Gram Kitty” offered her kind heart and unconditional love to her furry felines.   

In 2016 Lois moved to Gateway Vista after a fall that broke her hip.  There she continued making friends and showing her love for others.

Lois is survived by one sister; Marie Rustermier, Son; Leslie Hubert (wife Donna), Son; Steven Hubert (wife Marina), eight grandchildren; Teresa (spouse Claude) Rinke, Adam Hubert (partner Michelle McKay), Erik (spouse Vicki) Hubert, Brian (spouse Mary) Holland, Michelle (spouse Courtney) Parker, Matthew Hubert, Gregory Hubert, Natalie Hubert, along with seven great grandchildren, one great-greatgrandchild, 5 nieces & nephews, plus many very close cousins.

Lois came from a generation that valued hard work, devotion to family, simple pleasures, kindness and compassion.  She was the embodiment of what it means to be a good person. Her warmth and affectionate nature inspired others and lifted the spirits of those who knew her. Many considered her as a friend.  She will be deeply missed on this earth, though returns home to the source of life and family of souls that has awaited her.

Memorials to the Lincoln Cat House. 

Visitation Wednesday, May 9th from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home. Family present from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Service Thursday, May 10th at 11:00 A.M. at Lincoln Berean Church

Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.

 

Charlesa A. Treat

May 7, 2018

Charlesa Ann (Charlie) Treat, Lincoln, passed away May 2, 2018 surrounded by her children. She was born in Davison, Oklahoma 12/22/1932 to Charles B. and Mary W. (Jeffries) Harper. She attended Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City. She married the love of her life James (Jim) C. Treat on June 19, 1950 in Oklahoma City. Jim and Charlesa were in the radio broadcasting business in Kansas and Nebraska. They moved to Omaha in 1964 and Lincoln in 1975. Charlesa loved crosswords, games, gardening, reading, hand crafts, scrapbooking, bowling and crocheting. She was the proud mother of Vicki (Charles Huber) Treat, Lincoln, Linda K. Hill, Gretna and James Treat Jr., Omaha. She was an avid participant and instructor of Water Aerobics at the Larson Lifestyle Center. She enjoyed spending time and playing games with her family and friends.  

Charlesa is survived by her children, sister Charlette Miller of Houston, Texas, brother Buck (Lucinda) Harper of Corinth, Texas.  Grandchildren Sarah (Dennis) Secora , Tarah Pykiet, James Treat III all of Gretna, Steven Treat, Boston, Chas Huber, Lincoln.  Great-grandchildren Aubriana and Madilyn Pykiet, Morgan and Logan Secora, Annalycia Huber and Patricia Palafox -Huber.  Preceded in death by husband James C. Treat, parents and brothers George Harper, William Crandell, Laurence Crandell and granddaughter Caitlin Huber.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 14th from 10:00 A.M. until service time.

 Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

 Memorials to the Arbor Day Foundation, American Lung Association or donor’s choice.

 

Bennie L. Williams

May 4, 2018

Bennie L. Williams age 77 of Lincoln passed away May 1, 2018.  He was born January 1, 1941 in Sanford, North Carolina to Alexander Williams and Bonnie (Womble) Williams.  Bennie worked as a diesel mechanic, most recently for Constructors.

Survivors include sons, Ishon “Will” Williams of Lincoln, Ishan “Tyrell” (Mary) Williams of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Anthony (Kim) Williams of Longmont, Colorado and Bennie Williams of Lincoln.  Former spouse, Donna Jackson.  9 Grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren.  Sisters, Emma Thompson (Bernard) of Maryland, Songa Kill (John) of Florida, Blondine Hawkins (Nathanial) of Sanford, N.C., Theressia Spinks, Bonnie Daniels and Rachel Williams all of Sanford, N.C.  Brothers, Ivory Williams (Lola) of Lincoln, NE and J.B. Chalmers of Hampton, Virginia.  He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Merium Williams, and one granddaughter.  Brothers, Alexander Jr. and John Williams and sister, Evelyn White.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Inurnment with military honors will be at the National Veteran’s Cemetery in Omaha.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

Louise was born July 6, 1929 in Amsterdam, Virginia to Glenn and Lula Shanks, who proceeded her in death, and died May 3, 2018. Also proceeding in death were husband Jack VanBloom, sisters Arlene Shanks (14), Phyllis Lorraine, brother Donald Shanks, Green Bay, Wisconsin, son David Smith, Phoenix, Arizona.

Surviving her are granddaughter Joni Smith, Omaha, Nebraska, Corey Smith, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, brother and sister-in-law Glenn and Kathryn Shanks, Lincoln, Nebraska, sister-in-law Thelma Shanks of Seattle, Washington. Nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren.

Upon graduating high school, she attended and obtained a degree from Roanoke, Virginia Business College. She worked for Equitable Life Assurance Company in Roanoke from 1948 until the summer of 1951.  During 1951 she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to be with her family and obtained employment with Lincoln Equipment Company from 1951 until 1967, at which time she obtained employment with the Nebraska Department of Revenue, where she retired in 1994 from an executive position. In 1996, she moved to Mesa, Arizona, then returning to Lincoln, Nebraska in 2015.

Louise always pursued excellence in everything she did, whether work, home or dress. She maintained an elegant home.  She was a loving grandmother, mother, daughter, sister and aunt.  The family will miss her greatly.

Memorials to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, New York  10001, or www.alzfdn.org

Cremation memorial service with no viewing will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Janice Goeller Predoehl of Lincoln entered eternal rest on May 2 at the age of 89, surrounded by family. Janice was born May 17, 1928 in Pilger, Nebraska to Ida and John Goeller, Sr.  Janice was a devoted mother and grandmother.  She is survived by her daughters Jane (Andrew) Sonneland and Virginia Predoehl, and sons Vincent Predoehl and James (Sue) Predoehl, grandchildren Heather (German) Musch, Andrew (Jennifer) Sonneland, Jr., Jessica Predoehl, Nathan Predoehl, and Anna Predoehl and five great-grandchildren.  Also survived by her brother John (Mardelle) Goeller, Jr. and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Preceded in death by her parents.

Janice graduated from Wayne State College. She enjoyed being active in many church and civic groups. She served as Nebraska State President of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs after years of service to the organization at the local, district, and state levels.  She shared her love of music as a teacher and music store owner.  Her belief in the importance of home led her to a successful career as a realtor in Lincoln.  The influences of growing up on a farm during the depression in a family with a strong Christian faith helped shape her values throughout her life.

A celebration of Janice’s life will be held on Monday, May 7, at 10:30 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lincoln. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.  A lunch will be served following the service.  Interment will be at Stanton Cemetery in a family plot.  Memorials can be designated to Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Lowell R. Campbell

May 2, 2018

Lowell R. Campbell age 76 of Lincoln passed away May 2, 2018.  He was born March 11, 1942 in Saunders County, Nebraska to Edward and Irene (Hauschild) Campbell.

Survivors, son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lanee Campbell, their son, Dalton all of Lincoln.  son and daughter-in-law, James, his wife and two children all of LaVista, Nebraska.  Brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Karen Campbell of Ashland, sisters and brother-in-law, Phyllis Johnson of Lincoln, Norma and Ryland Giles of Ceresco.  Nieces, nephews and step sisters.  Preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2018 from 2:00-8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

Guy A. Paxton

April 26, 2018

Guy A. Paxton age 56 of Lincoln passed away April 22, 2018.  He was born July 28, 1961 in Lincoln to William N. and Marta L. (Deines) Paxton.  Guy was employed with Sam’s Club.

Survivors include his mother, Marta Paxton of Lincoln, brother William R. Paxton of Susanville, California.  He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Deems R. Paxton.

No services are planned at this time.  Guy’s wishes was for cremation.

Howard A. Weisser

April 24, 2018

Howard A. Weisser age 79 of Lincoln passed away April 23, 2018. He was born March 18, 1939 in Delmont, South Dakota to Alfred and Adeline (Lehr) Weisser. Howard was a mechanical engineer and spent the majority of his career at Becton Dickinson in Columbus, NE until his retirement in 1994. Howard’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, golfing and attending his grandchildrens sporting events. Howard was also an avid track runner in the Lincoln Masters Track Program and he loved spending time with his hunting dogs.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte (Cap) Weisser; his daughter Renee (Larry) Kolbush of Lincoln; son Craig (Nissa) Weisser of Tampa, FL; grandchildren Jared and Derek Kolbush and Elsa and Gunnar Weisser; brothers LeRoy (Shirley) Weisser of Delmont SD and Roland (Orgenia) Weisser of West Bend, WI. He is proceeded in death by his parents and three siblings.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home followed by a private family interment.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home from 11:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 5:30 P.M until 7:00 P.M.

Memorials to the family for further designation.

Shirley I. Taylor

April 8, 2018

Shirley I. Taylor age 92 of Lincoln passed away April 7, 2018. She was born July 13, 1925 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Harry and Shirley (Wing) Bliss. Shirley was a caregiver to her pets and her flower gardens.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Joan Taylor of Lincoln, Mike and Connie Taylor of Wilbur, Lee and Judy Taylor of Lincoln. 7 Grandchildren, 8 Great grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Leo Taylor and son John Taylor. Parents, and her 6 brothers, John, Sherm, Ray, Jim, Fred and Dave Bliss.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home from Noon until 8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 5:00-6:00 P.M.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Capitol Humane Society.

~ Heaven needed another angel, so we are sending Shirley.

Beverly A. Wismer

April 2, 2018

Beverly Ann Wismer, age 87, passed away on April 1, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska, one day after her 87th birthday and 68th wedding anniversary to her husband, Dale Wismer.

Bev was born on March 31, 1931 to Henry and Maggie (Oosting) Vanderbeek in Panama, Nebraska.

After graduating from Panama High School, Bev moved to Lincoln where she worked at Elgin Watch and was the catcher for the Blackbirds softball team. Dale and Bev lived in Alvo where they farmed and raised their family. Later she worked as a cashier at Southeast Community College. Dale and Bev have been members of Hope Community Church for many years.

Bev’s house was always full of her family and she loved to host birthday and holiday celebrations and bake for everyone. Bev always had a smile and a cookie for you when visiting. She was an avid (and aggressive) card player, enjoyed gardening, reading and socializing after water aerobics at the Northeast YMCA.

Bev is survived by her husband Dale, her daughters Claudette Schmidt and Chris Bach (Kyle Marolf) and sons Doug (Julie) Wismer and Rod (Pam) Wismer, along with 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her brother Richard Vanderbeek and son in law Mike Schmidt.

Services will be held on Thursday, April 5 at 11:00 at Hope Community Church, 4700 S. Folsom St. Lincoln, NE. Memorials to Hope Community Church.

Myrtle Izora (Hielen) Grant of Lincoln, was born on January 30, 1943 in Columbia, South Carolina to John I & Nina M. Hielen.  She passed away peacefully while reading a book on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 

Her family moved to Nebraska in 1950.  She graduated from Aurora High School and then left to serve in the Women’s Army Corp where she met her husband Arthur Donald Grant.

After leaving the Army, Myrtle moved to Lincoln and worked for Miller & Paine bakery until their closure and then worked in the bakery for Russ’s Market Bishop Heights and 17th & Washington before retiring.  She was active in the Cornhusker Doll Club and sewed doll clothes that she donated to different organizations.  She loved reading and instilled a love of the same in her daughter.  She also enjoyed baking for the other residents at her apt. complex The Walter.   

She is survived by her daughter Margaret A. Tupper (Kelvin), Lincoln.   Grandchildren: Jared M. Tupper, Dakota W. Tupper, and Mariah P. Tupper.  Sisters:  Francie Larsen(Del),  Dorthea McMeen (Chris), and Virginia Hielen  Various nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents,  sister J. Pamela (Hielen) Leak and brother Michael D. Hielen.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment with military honors will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Lincoln City Libraries Foundation.

Cecil W. Van Eperen

March 21, 2018

Cecil W. Van Eperen, born August 11, 1934 passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. 

Cecil worked in the baking industry until his retirement.  He met many people, some of them developing into close friendships.  Cecil enjoyed fishing, car races and his family.  After becoming widowed, Cecil enjoyed spending time with his special friend Frances Schnepp.

Cecil is survived by his daughter Diane and son-in-law Jim Smith, sons Steve Van Eperen and Wayne Van Eperen and his special friend Glenda Ryan.  Also survived by Conni Holloway, Rita Carman, Allen Hitz and Dwight Carter who always called him Dad.  Survived by 4 grandchildren, Daniel B. Kramer, Rene’ (Joshua) Vinson, Ben (Melanie) Van Eperen, Jeff Van Eperen and his special friend Burgandie Coy, 3 great-grandchildren, Katelynn and Jake Vinson, Issac Van Eperen.  Also, brother Ed Van Eperen and a sister Kathy (Bruce) Vokoun, brothers-in-law Harlan (Maria) Loshonkohl and Clarence Gunn, sister-in-law Margita Van Eperen.  Many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents, wife of 57 years Shirley and 4 brothers, grandson Kenneth and granddaughter Emma.

Services will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln, NE on Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 A.M.  Visitation one hour prior to service.

 

Gregory R. Sangster

March 5, 2018

Gregory R. Sangster age 67 of Lincoln passed away March 3, 2018. He was born December 26, 1950 in Louisville, KY to Thomas and Irma (Hawkins) Sangster.

He is survived by his significant other, Jennifer Porter; sons, Zach Sangster, Greg Sutton; daughters, Mimi Brown, Kama Pfister, Adria Anderson, Monyelle Sangster; grandchildren, Olivia Sangster, Isaiah Sangster, Mayte Brown, Nikiah Brown, Natalya Brown, Joiner Pfister, Mason Pfister, Nathaniel Story, Nick Story, Trenton Story, Jailynn Story;  brothers, Robert Sangster, Tony Sutton; sisters, Chalondias Sangster-Smith, Mary Katherine Dorsey, Hilda Hatcher, Theresa Sangster; one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parent; sister, Glenda Williams and brother, Larry Sangster. Gregory cherished his time spent with children, friends and family.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 3:00PM to 5:00PM at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Memorials to the family for future designation.

 

Winifred K. Pikelis

February 24, 2018

Winifred Katherine Pikelis, loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother age 93 of Omaha, formerly of Lincoln passed away February 23, 2018.  She was born November 25, 1924 in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria to Franz Xavier and Johanna (Samitc) Jaeger.  Winifred married Alexander Pikelis in Austria on January 22, 1949.

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Alexander and Lenell Pikelis, Preston Pikelis and Win Pikelis.  Grandchildren and spouse, Olivia Marie and Thomas Streeter, and Karl Pikelis.  Winifred was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Alexander (Obituary), her parents, one brother, Franz and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Pikelis.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 1st from 9:00 A.M. until service time at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to the Capitol Humane Society.

Carl Easton

February 2, 2018

Carl Easton age 92 of Lincoln passed away February 1, 2018 with his family by his side.  He was born November 17, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Carl and Bernice (Bricault) Easton.  Carl served his country for 42 years, first in the U.S. Navy then the U.S. Air Force, the Michigan Army National Guard and finally the Nebraska Air National Guard .  After his military career, Carl worked for Burlington Northern Railroad as the Depot Agent.  He was active in the Free Masons, Sesostris Shrine, Eagles, Eastern Star, American Legion Post #3 and V.F.W. Post #131.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Carl J. and Julie Easton of Oakland, Nebraska; Daughters and sons-in-law, Jeannie Kunkel of Lincoln, Gwen Shinner of Lincoln, Mary and Allen Kaup of West Point, Nebraska, Mona and Rod White of Lincoln, Trish and Paul Drexel of Lincoln, Georgiann and Rick Poppino of Council Bluffs, Iowa.  18 Grandchildren, 14 Great grandchildren.  Brothers, Robert and Tom Easton, sister, Margaret Ann Fockler all of Michigan.  Carl is preceded in death by his wife, Jean (Flowers) Easton, his parents and a brother, John Easton.

Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from Noon until 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 6th.

Interment with military honors will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the family.

James Lynn Moxham

January 25, 2018

James Lynn Moxham born April 19, 1947 in Belleville, KS. Passed away on January 20, 2018 in Lincoln, NE. He married Cheryl (Riha) Moxham on January 16, 1982.

Survivors: Wife, Cheryl (Riha) Moxham; Sons, Zachary, Nathan, Willy and Dean Moxham; Daughters, Amanda Harshbarger and Sheena Meza, along with 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Dale and Esther Moxham.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 9:00-11:00a.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St, Lincoln. Funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the family for further designation.

Richard L. Fleming

January 22, 2018

Richard L. Fleming age 86 of Lincoln passed away January 17, 2018.  He was born February 24, 1931 in Ipswich, Massachusetts to LeRoy and Lucy (Sturgis) Fleming.  Richard received his Bachelors of Science degree from Kansas State University in 1953, Masters Degree from the University of Nebraska in 1962 and his Doctorate from University of Nebraska in 1972.  Richard began his professional career as the Assistant Extension Editor in charge of Press Section, Assistant to Associate Professor, Department of Information, College of Agriculture and Home Economics at the University of Nebraska, 1956-1963.  He was the Director of University Information at the University of Nebraska, 1973-1976, assistant to the Chancellor, Director of University Information and Professor, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska, 1976-1980.  Richard received many awards during his career, listed are just a few including 24 years of loyal service, United States Government, 1996; Distinguished Service Award, Nebraska FFA Association, National FFA, 2006;  Legacy Award for Continuing the Legacy by making a difference with his lifelong passion for education, care and respect for every student and service to alumni, stakeholders and your profession, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Alumni Association, 2007; Elected to Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement, 2005; Master Conservationist Award, 2011; Award of Merit, Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute, 2014; Hall of Fame, Nebraska Press Association and the University of Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communications, 2015.  His memberships include National Agri-Marketing Association-past president of Midlands Chapter and member, national NAMA Board of Directors; Charter member, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Alumni Association, University of Nebraska, 2003; Past President, member, University of Nebraska Emeriti Association.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Becky Fleming of Eagle, daughter, Julie Chieffo of Lincoln.  Grandsons, Ryan, Josh and Michael.  Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Connie; his parents and one sister, Freda Manowski.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  University of Nebraska attire is requested and appropriate.

Inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to the Dick and Connie Fleming Scholarship Fund in care of the University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall Ste. 300, Lincoln, NE  68508 or the Lancaster County 4-H Council.

Esther Arlene Bouslaugh

January 20, 2018

Esther A. Bouslaugh, 90, of Lincoln, passed away January 18, 2018. Born January 6, 1928, in Percivial, IA, to John and Cora (Moyer) Ray.

Esther worked at Rotella’s Bakery for 6 years. She moved to Blair, NE in 1969. She also, worked at Dana College for 24 years. Retired in 1993 to take care of her grandkids, her mother and brother. She moved to Lincoln 14 years ago and worked with Sue at Parks and Rec. assisting handy capped adults with ceramics.

Survived by daughters; Nadine Sue (George) Ball, Lincoln, Coralea (Joel) Kontrous, Fremont, Mary (Jim) Lottman, Fremont, son; Joe (Cindy) Bouslaugh, Fremont sister; Donna Jones, Omaha, sister-in-law, Rose Ray, Omaha, 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Esther is preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Gearld, Dick and Terry Ray, grandson, Mike Bouslaugh and lots of special friends.

Visitation on Monday, January 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln. Funeral service on Monday, January 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m., at Wyuak Funeral Chapel, Lincoln. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials to daughter, (Nadine Ball) for further designation.

William J. Shamblen

January 18, 2018

William J. Shamblen age 74 of Lincoln passed away January 16, 2018.  He was born May 28, 1943 in Omaha to Les and Mary Kay (Atkins) Shamblen.

Survivors include his sons, Grant Shamblen of Lincoln, Greg and Sarah Shamblen of Lincoln.  Grandsons, Asher and Perrin “PJ”.  Brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Wendy Shamblen of California and his special furry friend, Jack Russell Terrier, “Clutch”.  Preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard.

Celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorials to the family.

Henry Fred Green

January 16, 2018

Henry Fred Green Jr., 85, of Omaha, Ne., peacefully passed away January 14, 2018 at Madonna Long Term Care, Lincoln, Ne.

Known to friends and family as Hank and some grandkids as Freddie, he was born to Edith Dotson of St. Joseph, Mo., June 12th, 1932 and adopted by Henry F and Effie E Green on Dec. 22nd, 1934 from the Humane Society in Saint Joseph, Mo. His family soon moved to Council Bluffs, Ia, where Henry graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1951 and joined the U.S. Navy June 20th, 1951. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal (Three Stars), United Nations Service Medal, China Service Medal and was honorably discharged June 19th, 1959. He was also within a few hours of obtaining his pilot’s license.

He was happily married to Violet (Ruby) for 31 years until her death on Feb 12th, 1988.

He is survived by his daughter Debra (Mick) Lindgren of Lincoln, Ne.; step-son Jim (Tina) Piazza of Tampa, Fl.; step-daughters Jodie Epperson of Omaha, Ne. and Pam Piazza of Council Bluffs, Ia; sister Janice (Donald) Core of Phoenix, Az.; brother Al (Janice) Cochran of Raymond, Ne.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Helen, wife Violet, sister Katherine J. (Green) Kuklin of Altoona, Ia.; brothers Edward E Green, Ronald T Green of Council Bluffs, Ia. and Vernon Dotson of St Joseph, Mo.; and step-daughter Gloria Wishecoby of Omaha, Ne.

Henry always worked. He worked for Great Western railroad, Bluestar frozen Foods (where he met Violet), K & K Transportation (for 21 years) and as a beloved custodian and watchman of St Margaret Mary’s Catholic School for the last 23 years of his life.  He also faithfully served as an ordained minister of the Remnant Latter Day Saints Church for 48 years.  He was always upbeat and whistling and could remember the lyrics of almost any song recorded in the 40s or 50s and hundreds of hymns.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 19th, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment of ashes will be at a later date at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to Madonna Foundation. https://www.madonna.org/foundation

 

Mary Etta Brown

January 11, 2018

Mary Etta Brown, 85, of Lincoln Nebraska rested in Lord Jesus on the morning of January 6, 2018.

Born September 18, 1932 in Ripley Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Milton Miller and Annie Mae Boyd-Miller. As a child, she enjoyed playing with her siblings at the nearby creek collecting crayfish, swinging and playing on the see-saw.

Mary graduated from Secondary School in 1950. She married Fred Monroe in 1951 and from that union two children were born, Brenda Monroe and Marilyn Monroe-Johnson. Mary had three more children, Freddie Gail Monroe, Joseph Brown and Terrence Monroe. Mary lived in Ripley, MS for the first 29 years of her life, moving to St. Louis, MO in 1961.  She married Howard Brown (1917-1979) and out of the union came one child, Lisa (Brown) Monroe-Taylor.

She is survived by six children, Brenda Monroe (Fagin) of Ripley, MS; Marilyn Johnson (Willie) of Blue Mountain, MS; (Freddie) Gail Monroe of Ripley, MS; Joseph Brown (Mitzuko) of Round Rock, TX; Terrence Monroe (Monique) of Wilmer, TX; Dr. Lisa Taylor (Robert) of Lincoln, NE.;  Seventeen  grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren.

Sisters Clarsteen Foster (Luther) of St. Louis MO; Tommia Russell (Herman) of St. Louis, MO; Milton Eugene Miller (Doris) of St. Louis, MO; James Miller (Virginia) of; Hinesville, GA. and a host of nieces and nephews

Mary lived her life joyously with the purpose of helping anyone in need and showing the love of Jesus Christ to whoever crossed her path. She has an enduring love and passion to serve others in her community.  She was gifted with hospitality and excellent culinary skills which she use to edified the church at potlucks.  As a Prison Ministry team member, she was titled “Mother Brown” by the ladies we serve at Nebraska Corrections Center for Women at York, Nebraska because they were influenced by her kindness, honesty, wisdom, tender kindheartedness, thoughtfulness and impeccable memory.  She was a dependable and committed Allon Chapel Deaconess as well as a FoodNet team member at Allon Chapel.  She was a tender kindhearted prayer warrior and will be greatly missed at Allon Chapel and in the community.  We look forward to that day that the Lord Himself will descend with the shout of the archangel and the dead in Christ will rise up and we will rejoice in Him forevermore.

Curtis John FitzSimmons, MD, 50, of Shawnee, KS, passed away December 29, 2017.

A Memorial Reception will be held from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, at Wyuka Cemetery and Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, Lincoln in the Wyuka Stables facility.  A short program with Pastor Kara Hillhouse officiating and music provided by Theater Arts for Kids will begin at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Curtis FitzSimmons memory are suggested to the K.U. Endowment, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Mail Stop 3012, Kansas City, KS, 66160 to benefit the Curtis J. FitzSimmons, M.D., Memorial Scholarship.  Online contributions may be made at www.kuendowment.org/give. Please indicate that donations are for the memory of Curtis John FitzSimmons, M.D.

 

Kenneth A. Darby

January 8, 2018

Kenneth A. Darby age 87 of Lincoln passed away January 6, 2018.  He was born July 5, 1930 in Julesburg, Colorado to Emory and Cora (York) Darby.  Kenneth was an employee at LT&T for over 40 years.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by his son, Michael Darby of Lincoln, former spouse, Betty (Christie) Swenson of Lincoln and his nieces.  Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Frances (Wade) Darby.  Sister, Margaret Christiansen and brother, Willard Darby.

Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment of ashes will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

Frank L. Taylor

January 5, 2018

Frank L. Taylor, 89, of Lincoln passed away January 1, 2018. Born in Lewellen, NE on April 27, 1929 . Parents were Frank and Kate Taylor. Graduated from Lewellen High in 1946. Graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1951 and received his Master’s Degree from Northwestern University and taught at the University of Wisconsin. Frank served two years in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran in Milwaukee. Upon his retirement in 2000, he moved to Lincoln to be near his brother Bob and family.

Survived by his brother Bob and wife Beverly and nieces Karen Bowling and family, Linda Nettleton and family both of Lincoln,  Jane Williams and family of Salt Lake City and nephew Tom Taylor and family of Omaha. Preceded in death by parents and sisters Marge and Blanche. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Memorials can be made to Nebraska Family Alliance c/o Karen Bowling, 1106 E Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

The family wants to extend a heart-felt thank you to all the staff at Holmes Lake Rehabilitation and Care Center for their loving care over the past five years. Frank loved you all!

 

Marjorie A. Ridenour

January 3, 2018

Marjorie A. Ridenour, age 79 of Lincoln passed away January 1, 2018.  She was born July 14, 1938 in Page, Nebraska to Samuel and Maryann (Clark) Ferris.  Marjorie was a teachers aid and a loving mother.

Survivors include her children, William and Dorothy. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, George W. Ridenour.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 9:00-11:30 A.M. on Saturday 6th, at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

 

Larry L. Schroeder

December 26, 2017

Larry L. Schroeder, 79, of Fairbury, Nebraska died Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the Jefferson Community Health & Life Hospital in Fairbury, Nebraska with his family by his side.   Services will be at  1 : 30  Friday at Wyuka Funeral Home in Lincoln, Nebraska.   

Larry was born August 14, 1938, in Beatrice, Nebraska, the son of Harlan and Alice Schroeder. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from Lincoln High. While in school and after graduating, he worked as a clerk at Hinky Dinky grocery store and was also part of The Nebraska National Guard. It was during this time that he met the love of his life, Kathryn (Kate) Schaffer and they were united in marriage on August 30, 1959. They recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. They started their family in Lincoln and then moved to Grand Island, Nebraska in 1965 when Larry became the manager of the Hinky Dinky grocery store there. He received numerous awards for his outstanding work within the grocery store chain. He was made a District Supervisor of Hinky Dinky stores, but this required him to travel and be away from his family, which he didn’t enjoy. This is when he became manager of the new Hinky Dinky store that was being built in Grand Island. They remained in Grand Island to raise their family. During his time in Grand Island, Larry was a member of the Jaycees where he received an Outstanding Bosses Award, was President of The Cosmopolitan Club, Toastmasters, The Chamber of Commerce, and was also the President of the Gates School PTA and was made a lifetime member of the Nebraska State PTA. In November of 1982, Larry pursued his dream of owning his own grocery store, Schroeder’s Jack & Jill. It is this dream that brought Larry and Kate to Fairbury, Nebraska.

 Larry had a gift with people and those that had the opportunity to work with him found they respected and loved him for his kind nature and leadership. He was a great businessman and knew the secrets of running a successful grocery business. Larry also had the gift of craftsmanship. He took on many projects which involved remodeling, painting, wallpapering, and constructing. He was very handy which gave him the nickname of Mr. Fix-It by his granddaughters. He had a great eye for detail. When not working or tinkering, you could find him out on the golf course. He enjoyed golfing for many years until his deteriorating health made that difficult. Most importantly, Larry was a loving family man. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren wholeheartedly and would give them all the world if he could. He was always willing to help in any way needed. Larry earned the name of Bompo from his grandchildren, only because his first grandchild couldn’t say grandpa and it came out Bompo. It’s a name that stuck through the next four granddaughters and he was more than proud to be called Bompo.   

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years, Kate Schroeder; his son Craig of Fairbury and daughter and son-in-law Lori and Gus Patsios of St. Paul, Nebraska; two brothers and sister-in-laws, Jim and Vicki Schroeder of Omaha and John and Karen Schroeder of Lincoln along with a sister and brother-in-law Judy and Randy Johnson of Lincoln; and his grandchildren, Bailey (Patsios) Aupperlee and husband Jeremy of Grand Island, Sydney Schroeder of Lincoln, Morgan Schroeder of Fairbury, Demi Patsios of Lincoln, and Taylor Schroeder of Lincoln; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Larry was welcomed into heaven by his parents, and two sisters, Janice and Shirley. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.wyuka.com

Charlotte A. Moyer

December 19, 2017

Charlotte A. Moyer age 78 of Lincoln passed away December 18, 2017.  She was born October 10, 1939 in Lincoln to Therold and Louise (Slaughter) Heiselman.  Charlotte retired from Integrated Resources after working 13 years as operations manager.  She is a member of the Lincoln Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Early Ford V8 club and the Nifty Fifty Ford club.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond of Lincoln. Son, James Hicks of Lincoln; daughters, Teena Newsome of South Carolina, Dianne Raymond and Dawn Wilson both of St. Joseph, Missouri.  Threasa and Jim Yonker, Lorena and Terry Linscott all of Lincoln.  Son, Raymond Moyer of Lincoln. Sister, Lynda and John Cannon of Kentucky.   10 Grandchildren, many great grandchildren.  Sister-in-law, Nyla Moyer of Lincoln.  Brothers and sister-in-law, Richard Moyer of Washington State, Neal and Carol Moyer of Oregon.  Preceded in death by her parents, brother, Charles Heiselman and sister, Peggy Briggs.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until service time on Friday, December 22nd at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

Edith V. Hartman age 89 of Lincoln, passed away December 17, 2017.  She was born July 4, 1928 in Waverly to Carl and Anna (Peterson) Johnson.

Survivors include her daughters, Jan Knudsen (Roger), and Judy Neu (Rich). Grandchildren, Kristin and Lucas. Great Grandchildren, Greyson and Ryker. She was preceded in death by her husband Dwaine, her Parents, Sisters and Brother. Edith was a loving mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel, 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln. Interment to follow at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to Aging Partners, 1005 O St #300, Lincoln, NE 68508.

Alan E. Stolzenburg

December 15, 2017

Alan E. Stolzenburg age 66 of Lincoln, passed away December 14, 2017.  He was born March 11, 1951 in Lincoln to George and Marguerite (Hopman) Stolzenburg.  Alan worked as a grounds keeper and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha, son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Amy Stolzenburg, sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Fred Reed all of Lincoln.  Grandchildren, Carter, Berkley, Rylee and Morgan.  Nephews; Jeff (Danelle) Reed, Brian Reed (Sherry Gudding), Kevin (Melisa) Reed. Nieces; Teresa  Penbrooke (Kurt Cashman), Tracy (Tom) Wellbrock, Jennifer Hodges.  Great nephews & great nieces.  He was preceded in death by his brother Lynn, sister Mary and his parents.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from Noon until 7:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 5:00-6:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

Melvin Leroy Brown

December 11, 2017

Melvin Leroy Brown, 87, passed away on December 8,2017. Melvin was born to Bernard and Ethlyn (Hartman) Brown on February 16, 1930 in Hebron, NE.   Mel graduated from Teachers College High, Lincoln in 1947.  On October 1, 1948 he married Isabelle Lafferty, his high school sweetheart.

Mel served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War and achieved the rank of SFC. He earned a Bronze Star Medal for his service.  Mel was a barber in Lincoln for over 20 years.  After that he was the Business Manager at the Peoples City Mission.  Mel and Isabelle were long time members of Central Alliance Church; where he served as Treasurer, Elder and Deacon.  Mel also was the Business Manager for Central Day Care Center.   Mel and Isabelle cooked many meals in the church kitchens.  They also hosted Christmas dinners at their home for men living at the city mission.  Mel loved the Lord and served by helping others.  Mel and Isabelle especially loved feeding family and friends.

Mel was a member of Faith Bible Church in recent years. He enjoyed reading, cooking, camping and spending time with his family and friends.  Mel and Isabelle took their children and later their grandchildren on many camping vacations to various parts of the country.   He was a loving caregiver to Isabelle the last few years of her life until her passing in April 2015.  Mel is survived by son Gary (Valerie) Brown of Lakewood, Colorado; daughter Cathie (David) Miller of Lincoln; grandchildren Keith and Jesse Brown, Taylor and Spencer Miller; sisters, Marie von Forell and June Hainlen;  nieces and nephews.  Mel was preceded in death by his beloved wife Isabelle, parents and brother Gene.

Services: Friday, December 15, 2017;     2:00 Graveside at Wyuka Cemetary with Military Honors for any that wish to attend followed by a 3:00 Memorial Service at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Visitation:  Noon – 6:00 pm on December 14 with the family present from 3:00 – 5:00, also at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Tabitha Hospice and the Journey House staff for the loving care they gave both Mel and Isabelle.

Memorials to People’s City Mission, Tabitha Foundation or Madonna Foundation

Kenneth “Diz” Roberts

December 10, 2017

Kenneth “Diz” Roberts age 91 of Bee, Nebraska, passed away December 9, 2017. He was born August 16, 1926 in Calvert, KS to George and Emma (Akin) Roberts.
He is survived by his wife Donna (Roe) Roberts, son, Gary (Sandy) Roberts, Daughters; Connie (Jim) Cook and Kay Roberts, 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Fred, Joe, Clark, Robert, Ora, sisters; Fern Eshelman, Wilva Lamb-Hutchens, and Velda Bieghler, son, Jim Roberts, daughter in-law Linda Roberts and son in-law Mike BussVisitation Monday, December 11, 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00p.m., family present from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” Street
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:00a.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home.
Memorials to Bee Ballroom Committee, Bee Nebraska, 68314.

Sherry J. Schwarck

December 5, 2017

Sherry Jean Schwarck age 69 of Lincoln, passed away December 4, 2017.  She was born July 3, 1948 in Lincoln to Paul R. and Lillian B. (Niederhaus) Weiler.  Sherry worked in the accounting department at Goodyear for 25 years.

She is survived by her son, Shawn Garber, grandson, Zach Garber, great granddaughter, Ellie Garber.  Mother, Lillian Weiler of Lincoln,  Sisters and brother-in-law, Coni Weiler, Paula and Thomas Srb of Lincoln.  Sherry was very fond of her niece Melissa Srb.  She is preceded in death by her father, Paul Weiler.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service at a later date.

Private family interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Loretta J. Kreiter

December 4, 2017

Loretta J. Kreiter age 97 of Lincoln, passed away December 3, 2017.  She was born July 25, 1920 in Manfred, North Dakota to Jacob and Florence (Edinger) Wagner.

Survivors, sons and daughter-in-law, Don and Susie Kreiter of Lincoln, Kurby Kreiter of Texas.  Granddaughter, Pennie Marshall, grandson, Stacy Kreiter, great grandsons, Joshua Marshall and Luke Marshall all of Lincoln.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, her parents and 2 sisters, Luella and Ida.

Services will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Lincoln Memorial Park.  Family and friends will meet at Gate 2 prior to 10:00 A.M.

Visitation will be at Wyuka Funeral Home on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from Noon until 6:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 4:00-5:00 P.M.

Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to College View Academy Worthy Student Fund.

Eva Joye Phelps

December 1, 2017

Eva Joye (Palser) Phelps, 88, passed away November 30th, 2017. Eva was born March 26, 1929 to John Ashton and Katie Blanche (Johnson) Palser in Ord, NE and was raised on the family farm in Davis Creek, NE. She moved to Lincoln in 1948 and worked at Elgin Watch Factory. Eva married Coleman C. Phelps, Jr. April 9, 1950. Their marriage was blessed by three children: Paul David, Jane Louise, and Dean Steven. Eva was a devoted member of the church of Christ and the Ladies Bible Class, dedicated children’s Bible class teacher, loving and supporting mom to her own children, their friends, and all the neighborhood kids.
Survived by daughter and son-in-law Jane and Ron Franson, son and daughter-in-law Dean and Christi Phelps, grandson and wife Cole and Shayna Franson, granddaughter Carrie Franson, great grandchildren KayLana, Jayvon, KinLeigh, and KataLya; nieces, nephews, numerous cousins, friends, and grand dog Bubba.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 56 years, Coleman; son Paul David, and 10 siblings: Stella Kerr, Harold Ellsworth Palser, Robert Carroll Palser, George Edward Palser, Florence Wright, Mary Esther Rowe, John Weldon Palser, Paul Wayne Palser, Arthur Eldon Palser, and Richard Eugene Palser.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 3, 2017, 12:00 to 6:00p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St, Lincoln
Burial Monday, December 4th, 10:00a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, 84th & Adams, Lincoln.
Memorial service Monday, December 4th at 11:00a.m. at Lincoln Church of Christ, 820 N. 56th St., Lincoln, NE 68504
Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers, Nebraska Youth Camp, 65 Sweetwater, Kearney, NE 68847.

Kathleen R. Morgan

November 29, 2017

Kathleen R. Morgan age 71 of Lincoln passed away November 24, 2017.  She was born October 10, 1946 in Lincoln to Jacob and Lydia (Schessler) Koch.  Kathleen was a para-educator at Lincoln Public Schools.

Survivors, sons and daughter-in-laws, Kevin and Shannon Morgan; Terry and Joanna Morgan all of Lincoln.  Grandchildren, Jacob, Christopher, Harrison and Sloane.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Morgan, her parents and her brother, Jack Koch.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to JDRF.

Warren G. Martin age 74 of Wayne, passed away November 27, 2017.  He was born June 13, 1943 in Dalton, Georgia to Cecil and Martha (Heggie) Martin.  Warren was a 1961 graduate of the former Martha Berry School for Boys of Rome, Georgia. He graduated from Berry College, Rome Georgia with a bachelor of science degree in history in 1965. Warren graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 1970 and was admitted to the practice of law in Nebraska on February 28, 1972. In 1979, Warren served the Eighth Judicial District of Nebraska as an associate county judge.  Due to his health, Warren retired from law practice in 1985.

Survived by his brother, Russell Martin of Warner Robins, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents. Warren was a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Association of Ancient Historians. He was devout in his Christian faith.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln.

Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to Alzheimer Association.

Gordon G. Gude

November 27, 2017

Gude, GordonGordon G. Gude age 94 of Lincoln, passed away November 27, 2017.  He was born January 29, 1923 in Audubon, Iowa to George and Elda (Lange) Gude.  After Gordon graduated from Audubon High School he joined the U.S. Navy Air Corp on December 8, 1941.  He was stationed in the Pacific theatre.  Gordon received an executive MBA from Harvard University in 1970.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Beverly Gude, sons and daughter-in-law Craig Gude, Randy and Jelena Gude all of Lincoln.   Grandchildren,  Brian, Curtis, Kamberly and Kelle.  Great grandchildren, Briona, Brock, Carter and Emma.  He was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment with military honors will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.

Marguerite Mae Mazuch

November 24, 2017

roseMarguerite Mae Mazuch age 86 of Lincoln, passed away November 22, 2017.  She was born August 8, 1931 in Lincoln to John F. and Thelma (Reinert) Walthers.  Marguerite was a member of Jehovah Witness Bethany Park congregation for over 50 years.  She worked for LT&T as a long distance operator, for 17 years, Experian for 17 years and enjoyed being in the LPS Foster Grandparent Program for over 10 years.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Richard Jones of Seward; son, Randall Mazuch of Lincoln.  Grandchildren and spouses, Marcus and Justina Jones, Thomas Jones, Sarah Jones, Lisa Rose, Rebecca Jones, Andrew Mazuch, Megan Mazuch, MarLeigha and Sam Loos.  16 Great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Mazuch, her parents and a brother, Norman.

Private family and close friends services.

Public visitation will be Monday, November 27, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home from Noon until 5:00 P.M.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the LPS Foster Grandparent Program or American Heart Association.

Thomas Edward Rinkevich

November 14, 2017

Rinkevich, ThomasThomas Edward Rinkevich was born in Grand Rapids Michigan and received his A.B. at Xavier University in Ohio in 1964, an A.M. at Ohio State University in 1966, and a Ph.D. in Classics at Ohio State in 1973. After working as a Mail Carrier for the Postal Service in 1966, he began his career in the Classics Department at University of Nebraska in 1967. He was made Assistant Professor of Classics in 1973, promoted to Associate Professor in 1996, and retired in 2015 with Emeritus of Classics, after 48 years of faithful service to countless students of Greek language and literature, Latin language and literature, and numerous other subjects, including Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Mythology. Thomas was beloved by several generations of students and colleagues, who enjoyed the depth and breadth of his knowledge and his love for wisdom, and basked in his limitless kindness and his indefatigable sense of humor.

His excellence as a teacher warranted him several nominations for the American Philological Association’s Excellence in Teaching award, and led to his receiving the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1991. He also received three UNL Parents Association teaching awards, in 1992, 2002, and 2004, and the J. Wellington Wimpy Award in 1996, testifying to his ongoing dedication to pedagogical excellence.

In his many years of service at UNL, Thomas served on countless committees, including the Faculty Senate and the University Marshalls, and bore the responsibility of acting Chair of the department at least four times. He was an important contributor to the sustenance and growth of the Classics Department, and thereafter of the Classics and Religious Studies, always ready to teach extra courses when the students’ needs exceeded the Department’s means. After his retirement, the Department honored his dedication to service to the students with the Thomas Rinkevich Memorial Award for Exceptional Service.

He initiated an informal social group he named the “Secret Seneca Society,” membership of which was open to anyone devoted to Ancient literature and thought, which has functioned as an unofficial alumni group for his many students. Thomas was also a faithful participant in the Latin Mass in the diocese of Lincoln, and readily gave his talents as a Latinist as they were needed. He enjoyed playing the violin and piano, and enthusiastically participated in the Lincoln Shape Note Singing Society.  He had a passion for gardening, travel, and bird watching.

He married Virginia Lee Uzendoski  in 1971 and was a loving father to Xavier Thomas Rinkevich, Mary Genevieve Rinkevich, Katharine Concepción Wilson, Roseanne Magdalene (Sean Thomas) Horton. He delighted in being grandfather to Emma Rose Potter. He is predeceased by his parents, Edward Francis Rinkevich and Magdalene Barbara (Vidro) Rinkevich, James Robert, his brother, and by Xavier Thomas and Mary Genevieve, his children, and is survived by Magdalene Theresa Bumford, his younger sister.

There will be a funeral Mass at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 18, 2017 with a Rosary beginning at 9:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1145 South St in Lincoln, NE.  Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 O St, Lincoln, NE.  In lieu of flowers the family invites contributions to the University of Nebraska Foundation’s Thomas E. Rinkevich Memorial Fund, which will be dedicated to student scholarship awards.

Richard K. Lear

November 9, 2017

Lear, RichardRichard K. Lear age 87 of Lincoln passed away November 8, 2017.  He was born May 1, 1930 in Lincoln to Clarence and Christa (Richardson) Lear.  Richard U.S. Marine Corps in 1949 and received an honorable discharge in 1952.  He worked for Burlington railroad for 40 years as a switchman.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Terry Lear of Evergreen, Colorado, son, Rick Lear of Lincoln, daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Bob Schilke of Lincoln.  Grandchildren, Jerry Nobbman, Jeff Nobbman, Zach Crosby and Alyson Lear.  Great grandchildren, Elijah Nobbman and Ava Crosby.  Sister, Virginia Kiefer, Brothers-in-law, Denny Kiefer and Ron Bonebright.  Sister-in-law Frieda Harr.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Irene (Harr) Lear, his parents and siblings, Bob, Don, Gene, Vera, Faye and Vivian.

Services will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home from Noon until 7:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 4:00-5:00 P.M.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Donna Mae (Barton) Lewis

November 7, 2017

Lewis, DonnaDonna Mae (Barton) Lewis was born on December 14, 1931, in Rosemont, Nebraska, to Frank and Lola (Wright) Barton.  She graduated from Roseland High School in May, 1949 and married Albert Dale Lewis in July that same year.  She and Al had three daughters, LeAnn (Clancy) Hammar, Robin (Cantu, Thiel) Lewis and Julie Lewis.  She is survived by: LeAnn and Dave Hammar; Ann, Patrick and Olivia Clancy; Heather Payden-Williams, Lucina Eid, and Derek Williams; Robin Lewis; Brandy, Nick, Sara, and Jadyn Ringheimer; Gerard Cantu Junior; Julie Lewis; Special niece Lonna Divine; and many nieces and nephews.  Her parents, six sisters and five brothers-in-law predeceased her.  She also outlived Albert Lewis, Misty Cantu (granddaughter) and M. Shonn Clancy (grandson).

She retired on her 65th birthday from HyGain/Telex, now Bosch.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and participated in the Sewing Circle, Century Guild and Supper Club.  She was also active at the Lincoln Downtown Senior Center.

Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, prior to the service.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to People’s City Mission, Center for People in Need, Lincoln Salvation Army or First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln.

Adan J. Teniente

November 4, 2017

Teniente, AdanAdan J. Teniente age 30 of Omaha, previously Lincoln passed away November 1, 2017.  He was born February 6, 1987 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Adan Chavez and Yolanda Teniente.  The determination to achieve any dream.  The heart that made us all feel loved.  And the smile that lit up every room.  Rest easy our beautiful angel.

Adan is survived by his mother, Yolanda of Lincoln, father, Adan of Sutton, Nebraska, Brother, Roberto Teniente, sisters Erica Ketcham, Victoria Teniente and Cynthia Guitierrez all of Lincoln.  Brother, Phillip Teniente of South Dakota.

Services will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be on Thursday, November 9th from 4:00-8:00 P.M. with a rosary service at 7:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to the family for a later designation.

 

Cary R. Steele

October 31, 2017

Steele, CaryCary R. Steele age 47 of Lincoln passed away October 29, 2017.  He was born October 6, 1970 in St. Paul, Minnesota to William L. Steele and Kathryn (Wyner) Shanks.  Cary served the people of Lincoln for over 18 years as a 911 dispatcher and supervisor.  He served with the U.S. Army in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War.  Cary was a loving father, husband, son and brother.

Survivors include his wife, Laura and their children Grace and Donovan all of Lincoln.  Mother, Kathryn Shanks and husband Glenn of Lincoln.  Brother and sister-in-law, William L. and Zenaida Steele of Alexandria, Virginia.  Loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, William L. Steele.

 Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Celebrant Monsignor Liam M Barr.

 Burial of ashes with military rites will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

 Family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to the children’s education fund in care Wells Fargo Bank.

Bruce E. McVey

October 16, 2017

McVey, Bruce 1Bruce E. McVey age 57 of Lincoln passed away October 15, 2017.  He was born June 28, 1960 in Omaha to Phillip and Marian (Crossen) McVey.

Survivors include his son Ian McVey and daughter Lana McVey both of Lincoln.  Grandson, DeVaughn Phillip Harris.  Granddaughter, MaLeah Kei’Mya McVey.  Sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Darrell Weiss of Alpharetta, Georgia, Carol and Tom Fricke of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Nephews, Derrick Weiss and Mitchell Weiss.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

Logan, MarilynMarilyn Jean (Yowell) Logan, died peacefully at home on October 12, 2017. She was born August 10, 1928 to Hoyt and Kathryn Yowell and grew up with brothers Hoyt Jr and Jerry in the East Campus neighborhood in Lincoln. Marilyn graduated from Northeast High in 1946 where she made lifelong friends. On October 15, 1949 she married her best friend’s brother, Franklin Logan.

Marilyn and Frank raised their family in Lincoln and Ralston. She was a loving wife and mother and made a welcoming home for family and friends, always including those who needed comfort and companionship. Marilyn loved her many cats and dogs, to read and garden, and especially enjoyed traveling, often riding on the back of Frank’s motorcycle.

Marilyn is survived by her husband Frank; children Frank Jr. (Vicki), and Kay (Randy Peters); grandchildren, Sarah Lyons (Justin), Dan Logan, Will Peters (Callie), and Tessa Peters; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Jane Parker (Dick); many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Inurnment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln NE. Private family services. Memorials may be directed to the Capital Humane Society. 

Shirley M. Speer

October 14, 2017

Speer, ShirleyShirley M. Speer age 72 of Lincoln passed away October 13, 2017.  She was born May 9, 1945 in Hampton, Nebraska to John and Verla (Roehrs) Rathje.  Shirley graduated from York High School in 1963.  She received her associates degree from Lincoln School of Commerce.  She was in the marketing department for both Cushman and Licor in Lincoln.  Shirley was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter Christine Lien and her son Brett Speer both of Lincoln.  Grandchildren, Garrett Lien, Donovan Speer, Travis Lien and Clara Speer.  Brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Doris Rathje of York.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Warren Rathje.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 510 S. 33rd street, Lincoln.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 17th at Wyuka Funeral Home from Noon until 8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 6:00-7:00 P.M.

Memorials to Lymphoma/Leukemia Society or Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Christina Bell Snyder

October 12, 2017

SnyderChristina B. Snyder, of Lincoln, passed away Oct. 9, 2017. She was born December 30, 1929 in Norton, Kansas to George and Louisa Freda (DeWester) Prall.

Survivors: husband, Richard, daughters, Iris (Chuck) Zimmerman, Linda, Debra and Joyce, four grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren, sister, Frieda (Jim) Stroud. Preceded in death by daughter, Roberta, son Patrick, granddaughter, Tina.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Bud T. Ricketts

September 29, 2017

Bud T. Ricketts age 87 of Lincoln, formerly of Hastings passed away September 28, 2017.  He was born August 11, 1930 in Arnold, Nebraska.

He is survived by his 3 children, Jeff, Crystal and Cyndy.  7 Grandchildren

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Wyuka Cemetery.

Dorothy M. Doling

September 26, 2017

Doling folder picDorothy M. Doling age 86 of Lincoln passed away September 26, 2017.  She was born April 11, 1931 in Faxon, OK to Claude B. and Mary J. (Moon) Davis. She attended Lawton High School in Lawton, OK with the graduating class of 1950. Dorothy met the love of her life; Forrest H. Doling while he was stationed at Ft. Sill Oklahoma. They were married in Hot Springs, SD in 1956 and moved to Lincoln, NE in 1957. Dorothy loved singing, painting, gardening, cooking, traveling, genealogy, and socializing with family and friends.

She is survived by her 5 children, Gary Forrest of Lawton, Oklahoma, Sharon and Jim Nelson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Diane Doling-Bregar and Jim Bregar of Mesa, Arizona, Mark Doling of Lincoln, Lori and Mark Ellis of Omaha.  13 Grandchildren, Jason, Shaun, Tyler, April, Tomas Jay, Jared, Matt, Riley, Garrett, Jordann, Brooke, Maegan and Logan.  15 Great grandchildren.  Sister, Polly Meador of Lawton, Oklahoma, LaVelle and Les Bean of Murchison, Texas.  Brother and sister-in-law, Robert “Bud” and Virginia Davis of Lawton, Oklahoma.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Forrest and brother, Lester.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, Lincoln.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 P.M.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the Bryan Foundation or Pathways to Compassion Hospice.

 

 

 

 

Sorensen, RuthRuth Adelaide (Hackett) Sorensen passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the age of 95.  She was born March 27, 1922 in Bloomfield, NE to Chester Arthur and Nola Belle (Walker) Hackett.

Survivors include her daughters and families:  Kay N. (Lyle) Ashelford and JoAnn (Dann) Miller.  Ruth had 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Trules, and son Lorenz Dee.  She was a devoted mother and wife.

During WWII, she worked at the Glen L. Martin Aircraft plant in Omaha.  She was a member of the team who built the Enola Gay bomber.

Ruth’s life work from 1951-1989 was dedicated to the advancement of developmental disabled individuals.  In the early 1950’s she and other volunteer parents created the Opportunity Center in Norfolk, Nebraska.  This was a school for mentally challenged children.  Her continued effort led to her position as Executive Director of Region IV services, retiring in 1989.  Under her leadership a workshop and multiple group homes were created to serve adults and children.

She served in various offices on a variety of local, state and national organizations and committees concerned with legislation, public relations, fund raising and the enhancement of the public perception of the developmentally disabled population.

Ruth received recognition and awards throughout her career.  She offered hope, support and friendship to many families.  Her legacy will live on for years.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, on Phillip Ave. in Norfolk Nebraska.

 

 

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.

Dennis R. Bozarth

August 29, 2017

Bozarth, DennisDennis Ray Bozarth “Boz”, age 60, passed away at his home on August 28, 2017. He was born in Lincoln the fourth child of Clara M (Shrout) and the late James W. Bozarth.  Dennis graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School, attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, received his MD from University of Nebraska Medical Center, and completed his residency at West Virginia University.

Dennis married his wife Carol in 1982. He is survived by her, their two sons Matthew (Kathryn) and Aaron (Jennifer), and grandchildren Robert and Petronella.  Other survivors include his mother Clara, sisters Gayle Petersen and Kristi Lambrecht (Mark), brother John Bozarth, and many nieces and nephews.  A highly respected orthopaedic surgeon, Dennis was known not only for his skill but also for his joy and laughter in the operating room and his determined care for his patients. He focused on returning patients to an active lifestyle and often traveled to neighboring clinics to provide service to those in need.

Dennis enjoyed watching track and field and rugby with his sons, attending the College World Series, and cheering on the Huskers. A life-long Cubs fan, he cheered on the team at a World Series game at Wrigley Field last year.  A licensed pilot since high school, he also enjoyed spending his vacations at Disney World with his wife Carol.

A Celebration of Life Open House will be Friday, September 1 from 4 to 7pm at First Evangelical Free Church, 3280 S 84th St, Lincoln, NE 68506.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Dennis will be donated to the CRUDEM Foundation.  A hospital and medical mission in Haiti, Dennis was scheduled to spend a week there in September volunteering as a surgeon.

Craig A. Loeck

August 24, 2017

Loeck, CraigCraig A. Loeck age 67 of Lincoln, passed away August 23, 2017.  He was born November 27, 1949 in Omaha to Norman Johnson and Patricia Ann (Shaeffer) Johnson.  On November 7, 1959 Patricia Ann married Robert C. Loeck.  Robert adopted Craig and lovingly raised him as his own with Patricia Ann.  Craig has been a real estate agent for many years, most recently with Woods Brothers in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, Anita (Faas) Loeck of Lincoln.  Daughters and son-in-law, Katherine and Jamie Carestio of Hector, New York and Laura Jean Christie of San Jose, California.  Son, Sam Loeck of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  His father, Robert Loeck of Omaha.  Brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Renee Loeck of Lincoln, Ben and Jane Loeck of Omaha.  His in-laws, Melvin and Maria Faas of Lincoln.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia.

Memorial service will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St. Lincoln.  No viewing or visitation.  Craig’s wishes were to be cremated.

Private family inurnment Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to Alcohol Anonymous Central Office, Lincoln or the Bryan Independence Center.

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Betty L. Nettland

August 22, 2017

Betty L. Nettland age 86 of Lincoln passed away August 22, 2017.  She was born October 14, 1930 in Murphysboro, Illinois to Charless and Bessie (Rowan) Caraway.

Survivors include her daughters, Laura Nettland and Linda Nettland both of Lincoln.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Nettland, her parents, sisters Cleo Caraway and Ethel Miller.  Brothers, Lester, George, Wayne and Charlie Caraway.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to The Cat House.

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