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Barbara (DeRock) Base

April 18, 2019

Barbara (DeRock) Base age 86 of Lincoln passed away April 17, 2019.  She was born January 3, 1933 in Long Beach, California to William and Minnie (Hughes) Anderson.  Barb graduated from Wymore High School, Wymore, Nebraska.  She was a sales manager for Culligan water and the  Carriage Shop.  Barb enjoyed going to the family cabin in Wyoming, all holidays, gardening and spending time outdoors.  She loved antiquing and going to auctions.  Barb was a founding member of the women’s bowling league at Parkway Lanes.  Her team’s name was the Gemini’s.  She played league pool at Madsen’s, loved to travel, walked at Gateway Mall and had 13 Christmas trees in her home for the Christmas holiday.

 She is survived by daughter Deb Rupe of Lincoln, sons and daughters-in-law Dana and Barbara DeRock of Palm Coast, Florida, Davis and Gayla DeRock of Augusta, Kansas, Darin DeRock of Lincoln, Daniel and Paulette DeRock of Lincoln.  26 Grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.  Daughter-in-law Jenny DeRock.  Preceded in death by her husband Stephen Richard Base, former husband Bill DeRock, son Douglas DeRock, brother Art Anderson and sister Alma Kay Stachwick, daughter-in-law Judy DeRock.

 Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

 Visitation will be Friday, April 19th from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

 Burial at Wyuka Cemetery.

 Memorials to the People’s City Mission.

James D. Johnson

April 17, 2019

James Dale Johnson, age 75 of Lincoln, formerly of Blue Hill, was received in the loving arms of Jesus on April 17, 2019. He was born September 3, 1943 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Robert F. and Viola (Carlson) Johnson.

After graduation from Bladen High School in 1961, he entered the Navy on September 18, 1961. He served his country for 4 years and 4 months in CA, LA, TN, VA, SC, and Puerto Rico.

On December 20, 1964 he married his high school sweetheart, LeAnn Luceen Vance at the Bladen United Methodist Church.  She was interested in the new boy in school when she saw how friendly he was and she sure thought he looked nice in his black leather jacket. They lived their first 13 months as a married couple in Ceiba, PR.  His $17.50 wedding ring lasted almost 55 years.

Upon discharge from the Navy, he completed his associate’s degree in Diesel Mechanics in October 1966 from Milford Technical School. He worked in Aurora, Big Springs, and Hastings before moving to Shelton, NE in 1970.   He and LeAnn started their family there raising their two daughters, Renee and Alicia.  He was active in the community through the Jaycees, volunteered as a firefighter and was very active in his church.

In October 1978 he began commuting to Central Community College (CCC) Hastings Campus teaching diesel and then automotive mechanics. He completed his teaching certificate from Kearney State College and graduated in automotive mechanics from CCC.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Bellevue University in December 1997. He retired from CCC the end of the Spring 2008 semester.  No matter which car dealership he visited, there was always a prior student working there, and he loved reconnecting with them.

In 1984, he relocated with his family to Blue Hill, NE to be closer to his in-laws, Glenn and Elaine Vance, whom he helped to farm in Bladen.  In Blue Hill, he continued to remain active with his hobbies as well as being an active member of his church.  He also was active in his VFW.  In 2014, after being ill, he and LeAnn moved to Lincoln to be closer to family and medical care.   For the last 5 years of his life he was connected to oxygen and tubes to help him breath.  He suffered daily in silence, never complaining. 

Jim enjoyed gardening and took pride in keeping a nice yard free of weeds, but to the chagrin of his youngest, did not get rid of enough snakes.  As a young man he enjoyed bowling and throughout his life he loved playing his favorite sport, golf.  He enjoyed watching the Masters just days prior to his passing.  He and LeAnn loved to travel and were able to take many memorable trips together and with family over the years.  He continued to be very active in his faith, attending church services and Bible studies.   He loved being a part of his grandchildren’s lives and watching them grow.  He was always willing to help a relative, friend or neighbor.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years LeAnn (Vance) Johnson of Lincoln; daughters and sons-in-law Renee and John Sayer of Schuyler, NE and Alicia and Michael Cruce of Lincoln, NE; sister Jacque Hueftle Stroup of Holdrege, NE; grandchildren Vance and ViviAnne Sayer and Henry, Eliza and Juliet Cruce; sister-in-law Kim Johnson of Red Cloud, NE;  brother-in law James R Larrick of Omaha, NE; sister-in-law Janice Vance Hartman of Guide Rock, NE; and a multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Viola Johnson, in-laws Glenn and Elaine Vance, grandchildren Miles James and Mariah Roos Sayer; brother Stephen Robert Johnson; brother-in-law Ronald Hueftle, brother-in-law Sam Stroup and sister-in-law Vanetta Jean Vance Larrick.

Funeral services will be held Monday April 22, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home in Lincoln at 11 AM with visitation beginning at 9 AM at Wyuka Funeral Home with lunch following.  An additional service will be held Tuesday, April 23 at the Bladen United Methodist Church at 11 AM, with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Burial, with military honors, will be held at Eastlawn Cemetery in Bladen.  Lunch to follow.

 

Michael Straka

April 12, 2019

Michael Straka age 46 of Omaha passed away March 30, 2019.  He was born October 16, 1972 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to John and Diana (Broaker) Straka.  Member of Tribesmen Motorcycle Club.

He is survived by his parents, Sons Michael and Wyatt.  Daughter Dyana.

Memorial service will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Hazel R. Hansen

April 11, 2019

Hazel R. Hansen age 90 of Lincoln passed away April 9, 2019.  She was born September 16, 1928 in Farwell, Nebraska to William and Myrtle (Wilson) Gow.  Hazel was a partner with her husband Wayne, owning and operating Hansen Insurance Agency.  They also loved dancing to Big Band music and Hazel’s favorite waltzes. 

 She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Patricia and Bruce Staley of Houston, Texas, Carol and Cecil Hinshaw of Ennis, Montana.  Grandchildren and spouses Cara and Dennis Bauer of San Diego, California, Shauna Staley of Houston, Texas, Kelli and Jason Thompson of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Jake and Libby Hinshaw of Bozeman, Montana, Whitney Hinshaw and Tim Sullivan of Bozeman, Montana.  Great grandchildren Hailey Dedlow of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Zac Bauer and Riley Bauer both of San Diego, California.  Hazel is preceded in death by her husband Wayne, her parents, twin granddaughters Mary Christine and Teresa Marie Hinshaw, sisters Doris Zimbelman and Arlene Brubaker.

 Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home. 

 Visitation will be on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

 Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

 Memorials to the People’s City Mission, Lincoln, Nebraska

Daryl D. Burch age 78 of Lincoln passed away April 5, 2019.  He was born January 10, 1941 in Parkersburg, Iowa to Howard and Jessie (Olthoff) Burch.  Daryl was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country from 1959-1961.  In 1971 he started his career as a tax accountant, and was the founding member of Burch and Associates.

Daryl is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Mark and Mari Burch of Lincoln and their children Parker and Sailor Burch, son Michael Burch of Lincoln.  Daughter and son-in-law Marit and Antoine Tinguely of Bursinel, Switzerland and their daughters Margaux and Zoe.  Longtime companion Karen Alfred of Lincoln,  sister Diana Janssen and her family of Lebanon, Tennessee.

A celebration of life combined with a retirement party will be held at a later date.

Memorials to the Food Bank of Lincoln.

 

 

Robert Jay VanDerslice

April 8, 2019

Robert Jay VanDerslice, 70, of Lincoln, passed away April 4, 2019. Robert was born April 16, 1948 to Karl and Margret (Magnuson) VanDerslice in Alliance, Nebraska. Robert married is loving wife Marjorie on April 5, 1969 in Sonoma, California.

Survivors: (children) Danielle McDowell, Jeff (Maryanne) VanDerslice, Trista Hartman, Krystal (Jason) Rash, Brandon (Tamara) VanDerslice, Jessica (David) VanDerslice, Andrea VanDerslice

Grandkids: Stephanie, Heaven, Brandi, Codi, Rebekah, Samantha, Xilonen, Justin, Alexandria, Benjamin, Nathan, Tyler, Ainsley

Great-Grandkids: Dom, River, Kenneth, Annastatia, Willow, Luke, Asher, Indigo

Brothers: Paul (Jan) VanDerslice, Karl VanDerslice, Richard (Diane) VanDerslice, Dennis (Amy) VanDerslice, Andrew VanDerslice

Sisters: Marilyn Hill, Barbara Dominquez, Sister-in-law Carol Dougherty

Preceded in death by parents Karl and Margaret (Magnusen) VanDerslice, Sisters Linda VanDerlice and Karen Washington, brother Kenneth VanDerlice and Grandson Robert Rash

Memorial to the family for further designation.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. April 13, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. 

 

 

Alvina Zena Avery passed away on April 3, 2019 at Ambassador Health, Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born in McGrew, Nebraska, on May 11, 1928 to Cyrus Ellsworth Clyde and Zena (Evans) Clyde. Alvina lived in several locations in Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. She graduated from high school after her Junior year and began teaching in country schools at the age of 16. She taught elementary school for many years.

Alvina married Arthur M Avery on October 19, 1947 in Savage, Montana. After being married nearly 60 years, Art preceded her in death in 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers Ellsworth Clyde and an unnamed brother; sisters Velma Gray and Wilma June Swanson; sons William Franklin Avery and Lee Francis Avery; son-in-law Robert Kettleson; brothers-in-law Larry Page, Eldon (“Bud”) Swanson, and Marion Mason. In addition, she was preceded in death by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mary Stevens Hines (Clate Stevens) (Sanford Hines), John (Eva) (Florence) Avery, Olive “Edith” (Joseph) Hart, Elizabeth McKinney Cerletti (Raymond “Jake” McKinney) (Louis Cerletti). She is also survived by her children: Beverley Kettleson (Marty Holstein, special friend) of Lincoln, Nebraska; Raymond Avery of Elbert, Colorado; Charlene (William) Pipkin of Orem, Utah; Alvin Avery (Amber Schuppan, special friend) of Grand Island, Nebraska; and Gerald (JoAnn) Avery of Fort Worth, Texas. She is also survived by her sister, Irene Mason of Gothenburg, Nebraska; grandchildren Eileen Crosby (Ron Tolliver, special friend), Jerad (Leila) Avery, Kathleen (Michael) Boyd, Miranda (Robert) Peltier, Donald (Amy) Smith, Nathan (Melissa) Avery, Sarah (Jon) Moyer, Levi (Tuwanna) Pipkin, Dr. Eric (Maran) Avery, Victoria Avery (Brian Hull), Dawn Avery (Tiiffani Petty), Andrea M. (Craig) Vieck, Andrea K. (Benjamin) Robles, Rachel Pipkin (Cameron Kidman, special friend), and Daniel (Rebecca) Pipkin, numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 In addition to her family, she will be missed by her many friends, including those she associated with in the ten years that she lived at Ambassador Health Lincoln.

Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. on Friday, April 12th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 212 West 22nd Street, Grand Island, Nebraska. Visitation 9 – 9:45 A.M. at the church. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lynch, Nebraska about 5 P.M. that day. A memorial service will also be held at Ambassador Health, 4405 Normal Blvd., Lincoln, Nebraska, at 7 P.M. on April 17, 2019.

 Memorials may be given to the family for future designation.

Hailey Jordan Bohaty

April 5, 2019

Hailey Jordan Bohaty was wrapped in the loving arms of God on Friday, March 29, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 23. Hailey was born March 1, 1996 in Lincoln, Nebraska at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. She completed the Bohaty family upon her adoption with Rick and Renee Bohaty.

As a loving daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend, Hailey shone her beautiful smile that melted the hearts of all those around her. She loved spending time with family, friends and her dogs.

Growing up in Lincoln, Hailey was active in dance, sports, theater and many other activities. Hailey was an accomplished gymnast, a passionate volleyball player, a spirited softball player, as well as a stand out high school sprinter.

Hailey graduated from Lincoln East High school in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2014.

More than just an athlete, Hailey’s spirit and heart made her a strong advocate for anyone who needed help or was considered an underdog by others. Hailey had a great gift for making friends and never met a stranger. Hailey was passionate about helping people in need.  Being an organ and tissue donor was very important to her. As a donor to Donor Network of Arizona, she was able to help save many lives.

Her passion and creativity for make-up and music led her on many entrepreneurial adventures during and after high school.

Hailey taught us many lessons in her short life here on earth.  Be kind to others. Reach out to those in need. Love unconditionally. Live each day to its fullest. Be an organ donor.

Hailey is survived by her parents Rick and Renee Bohaty of Lincoln, Nebraska; Grandparents Doug and Barb Bohaty of Columbus, Janice Bohaty of Papillion, Joe and Betsy Heskew formerly of Council Bluffs, and Phyllis Olson of Columbus; Uncles & Aunts Jeff and Karen Olson of Deerfield, WI and Randy and Lisa Bohaty of Papillion, NE. As well as other aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Hailey was preceded in death by grandparents Ralph Olson, John Jefferson, Evelyn and Lester Willis, Hulda Barr, Ethel and Victor Bohaty, and Frieda and Edward Hejtmanek.

For those wishing to donate to Hailey J Bohaty memorial fund can go to https://give.chihealth.com/hailey.To make a donation by check, please make payable to St. Elizabeth Foundation – Hailey Bohaty Fund, and mail it to 555 S. 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Celebration of Life for Hailey will be Friday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m. CT at St Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68520.

Jared J. Williams

March 31, 2019

Jared J. Williams age 23 of Lincoln died March 29, 2019 from injuries suffered in a car accident in which he was a passenger.  He was born September 21, 1995 in Lincoln.  Jared attended school in Lincoln and Hastings.  He graduated from North Star High School and was employed with PCCW for the last 3 years.  Jared was a big guy with a big heart.  He liked giving and helping any family or friends in need.  Jared was an organ donor.  He enjoyed anything computer related and loved to travel and loved life.

He is survived by his mother, Kimberly Baird, sister Alyssa King, brother Jacob King (Lupe Jenkins), and Jared’s significant other Areli Renteria.  Grandfather James Baird, uncle James Baird, Jr. (Shauna).  Jared was preceded in death by his grandmother Kathleen Baird.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Lakeview United Methodist Church, 230 Capitol Beach Blvd. in Lincoln with a reception to follow the service.

No viewing or visitation.  Cremation.

Memorials to the family.

Remington Jon Holmes

March 28, 2019

Remington Jon Holmes, 36, of Lincoln, born March 10, 1983 in Lincoln to Jon and Cheryl (Janssen) Holmes. Passed away in his home, surrounded by family on March 26, 2019.

He graduated from Lincoln High School in 2001 and the LPS Voices Program in 2003. He remained active in the community. Somewhat of a local celebrity, Rem couldn’t go anywhere without running into someone who knew him. To know Rem was to love him.

Remington is survived by his parents; step-mom, Charlotte Holmes; sister, Kealey (Joel) Snyder; nieces, Kamryn and Kylan Snyder; nephew, Kruz Remington Ray Snyder; aunts, uncles and cousins. Extended Family Home Providers; Muggs Koperski & family, and Lonny & Joni Hall. Special care providers; Jodi Sommers and Lora McCarville and countless others throughout Rem’s life through Abled and Region V Services. 

He is preceded in death by cousin, Tami Janssen; god-parent and uncle, Doyle Janssen; grandparents, Neal and Vonese Holmes; grandparents, Richard and Viola Janssen; step-grandma, Grace Janssen. Extended Family Home Provider, Steve Bonnett and Ted Koperski

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Family greeting at 10:00 a.m. 

Memorials to Arc of Nebraska. Condolences at Wyuka.com

 

Donald “Don” Eugene Pulhamus of Lincoln Nebraska passed away March 24, 2019.  He was born November 25, 1950 in Denver Colorado.  Don grew up in Omaha Nebraska and graduated from Westside High School in 1969. He was a long time resident of Lincoln. Don enjoyed having coffee and visiting with friends.

Don was preceded in death by parents Gene and Frankie Pulhamus. Survivors include a twin sister and brother-in-law Debbie and Al Latham, brother and sister-in-law Mike and Chris Pulhamus.  Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial funds can be sent to The Salvation Army.

Phyllis J. Jobst

March 21, 2019

Phyllis J. Jobst age 82 of Lincoln passed away March 20, 2019.  She was born August 10, 1936 in Garfield County, Nebraska to Arvin and Hilda (Nelson) Dye.  Phyllis grew up on a farm near Ericson, Nebraska and attended school in Ord, Nebraska.  She graduated high school in Lincoln.  Phyllis was married for 62 years to her loving husband Verdon Jobst.

She is survived by her husband Verdon of Lincoln, daughters and sons-in-law Linda Anderson of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Debra and Scott Anderson of Overland Park, Kansas, Nancy and Mark Scheuler of Lincoln.  Sons and daughter-in-law Larry Jobst and Susan Lindner of Lincoln, Michael Jobst of Bella Vista, Arkansas.  Sister and brother-in-law Pat and Del Vanderbeek of Lincoln, brother and sister-in-law Lonnie and Donna Dye of Forsyth, Georgia.  16 Grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the Food Bank of Lincoln.

Eugene “Pete” Anthes of Lincoln, passed away March 18, 2019. Born July 2, 1936 to Floyd and Ethel Anthes in Clay Center, Nebraska.

He was a retired production engineer for NET. He was a member of Crestwood Christian Church and an honorable master mason.

Pete is survived by his daughter and daughter-in-law, Michelle Anthes and Judy Terveer; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Laura Anthes; grandchildren, Nick, Ben and Megan.

He was preceded in death by his wife; Mari (Stickels) Anthes.

Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials to Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach.

 

Karl Lee Clark

March 13, 2019

Karl Lee Clark, 75, passed away March 12th, 2019 at his home in Milford, NE. He was born Oct. 13th 1943 in South Boardman, MI.  Karl served in the US Army as a proud member of the 1st Infantry Division ‘Big Red 1’. Karl filled many employment positions including the Pontiac Motor Division, HP Lau Company, National Bank of Commerce, as well as the City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation for over 25 years.  Karl was united in holy matrimony to Linda Oaklund on September 1st 1984 in Elwood, NE.

Karl is survived by his wife Linda Clark, daughter Carla (Chris) Mackey, son Mitchell Clark, brother Ken (Barbara) Clark, sisters Donna (Paul) Reed, Maxine (Leon) Pearson, Cheryl Prentice, family friend Kurtis Welch, as well as Linda’s extended family and numerous nieces, nephews on both sides.  Karl was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Edith Clark, Linda’s parents Bob and Susan Oaklund, Melvin Houlden, and Bill and Berdina Pfeiffer, infant brother, brother-in-law Jeff Prentice, sister-in-law Julie Houlden, and nephews Shayne MacDonald and Connor Houlden, and favorite fishing buddy Merlin Roth.

Karl was a man of honor and was passionate about many things including his family, hunting and fishing, as well as an open road on his motorcycle. He would claim to be the quiet type, but had endless stories of experiences he shared throughout his life, each more enthralling than the last.

Burial: Friday, March 15th at Lincoln Memorial Park (6700 S. 14th St). Family and Friends meet at Gate 2 at 3pm.

Memorial Service: Saturday, March 16th at 11 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Milford, NE. (2668 Pioneers Rd. Milford, NE.) Military Rites to follow.

Memorials suggested to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Milford, NE., Milford Volunteer Fire Department, or donor’s choice.

Mary Kay Wissink

March 12, 2019

Mary Kay Wissink age 66 of Lincoln passed away March 11, 2019.  She was born April 15, 1952 in Omaha to Jim and Dorothy Dinan.  Mary Kay was a member of North American Martyrs Catholic Church in Lincoln.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years Allan Wissink.  Sons and daughters-in-law Nicholas and Jess Wissink of Waterloo, NE.  Nathaniel and Ashley Wissink of Omaha.  Daughter and son-in-law Noelle and Rob Sides of Lincoln.  6 grandchildren, Carter, Jocelyn and Evelyn Wissink; Peyton, Natalie and Kaden Sides.  Brothers and sisters-in-law Michael and Jayne Dinan, Jim and Jodi Dinan, Denny and Candy Dinan, Kenny and Rosie Dinan.  Many loving nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents, brother John Dinan and sister Patsi Dinan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 15, 2019 at North American Martyrs Catholic Church.

Visitation on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home from 2:00-8:00 P.M. with a rosary at 7:00 P.M.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

Loene Annette Hollis

March 11, 2019

Loene Annette Hollis, 49, formerly of Kearney, passed away Thursday March 7, 2019 nearly 4 years after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Born October 7, 1969 to Don and Jeanette (Comfort) Hollis. A kind and loving soul, Loene dedicated her life to others. Graduating from MidAmerica University with a BA in Psychology and then UNK with a Master’s in Community Counseling, she spent the next decade providing support and counsel to those in need, especially at-risk youth. In 2010 she co-founded Monarch Counseling and soon became the sole owner. Monarch Counseling provided Loene the opportunity to continue her own counseling work while also creating an environment for other mental health professionals to effectively help those in the community. Her work ethic and can-do attitude allowed her to stay involved at Monarch Counseling until 2018. She is survived by her parents, daughter, Aidan Hollis, sister, Jeanna (Hollis) Hoffman, brother, Brent Hollis, countless friends and former clients. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to CenterPointe, an organization that provides mental health and addiction counseling to community members in need.

Margaret Ann Samani

March 7, 2019

Margaret Ann Samani, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in her home with her children by her side.  Margaret was born in Geneva NE, on December 16, 1935 and was raised by her parents, Eric and Margaret (Pangle) Johnson.

Margaret went to the University of NE Lincoln where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree.  Margaret was a speech therapist at the Dr. J.P. Lord’s School in Omaha NE.

During Margaret’s time at UNL, she met her husband of 61 years, Dr. Reuben Samani.  Margaret and Reuben were married on August 9, 1954 while they both were attending UNL.  They later moved to Sioux Center Iowa, where Reuben established a medical practice and they raised their family there.

Margaret is survived by her sons, Dr. David (Lynette) Samani of Lincoln, their children Shea (Connor) Smith, and their daughter Harper, Ben Samani, Bryan (Tyler) Samani-Sprunk, Bree Samani.  Dr. Daniel Samani of Falls City, NE and his daughter Ava Margaret Ann Samani.  Dr. John (Miriam) Samani of Bloomfield Hills, MI, and their children Jasmine (fiancé J.T. Felix), Marisa, Alexa, and John Jr.

Her daughter Julie Samani (significant other, Steve VanStralen), her children, Jason Parks (stationed in Okinawa Japan with the Army). Dr. Joseph Parks, Jenny Villegas (significant other, Matthew Wolff), daughters Elayna and Alexandra Villegas and Leona Wolff.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Eric and Margaret Johnson and her husband Dr. Reuben Samani.

Margaret’s funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel, 3600 ‘O’ St. Lincoln, NE.

No Visitation.  Burial to follow in Wyuka Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Capital Humane Society.

 

Skeet Hier

March 4, 2019

Skeet Hier age 72 of Lincoln passed away March 2, 2019.  He was born May 6, 1946 in Lincoln to Dorlen G. and Frances C. (Juricek) Hier.  Skeet retired from Constructors after 45 years.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga aircraft carrier.  Skeet was an avid hunter and skeet shooter.  He won numerous local, state and national skeet shooting awards and was inducted into the Nebraska Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 2003.  Skeet also served as a director on the National Skeet Shooting Association.  He was a longtime member of Lincoln Trap and Skeet and lifetime member of the National Skeet Shooting Association.

Survivors, wife Jill of Lincoln.  Daughters and sons-in-law Stephanie and Scott Claycomb of Eagle, Nicole and Brian Berry of Papillion.  Son and daughter-in-law Brian and Lindsay Hier of Lees Summit, Missouri.  Grandchildren Kennedi, Hunter, Caleb, Kylie and Jaxson.  Brother and sister-in-law Tim and Lonnie Hier of Lincoln. Sister and brother-in-law Kathy and Carroll Jolly of Papillion, sister and significant other Susan Weyers and Ben of Des Moines.  Brothers and sister-in-law Dan and Sara Hier of Cortland, Mark Hier of Princeton and Paul Hier of Anchorage.  Sisters and brothers-in-law Marti and Dan Thomson of Palmyra, Elizabeth and Dennis Rowe of Pleasant Dale.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother John Hier and sisters-in-law JoAnn Hier and Catherine Hier.

Celebration of Life services will be held at a later date.

No viewing or visitation.  Cremation.

Private family inurnment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the family.

Christina “Tina” Payne, 59, of Lincoln, passed away February 25, 2019. Born December 30, 1959, to Chuck and Mildred Chmidling. Tina served as a nurse for twenty years.  She touched many lives with her high spirit, bubbly personality and amazing laugh. Tina especially shined around her grandchildren whom she cherished.

Tina is survived by her husband, Daniel; son, Jason (Melissa); daughters, Nicole (Aaron), Melissa “Bug” (BJ), Melissa (Gerald), Malina (Jerry); brother, Steve Chmidling; grandchildren, Mason, Addison, Nolan, Belle, Taylor, Jack, Grace, Gerald, Olivia and Jacob.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sue Ann.

A Celebration of Life for Tina will be held on Sunday March 3rd at her son’s home. Please reach out to the family for additional details.

Robert W. (Bob) Zimmerman

February 22, 2019

Robert W. (Bob) Zimmerman age 81 of Lincoln passed away February 20, 2019.  He was born November 2, 1937 in Lincoln to Robert S. and Margaret J. (Walker) Zimmerman.  He attended many schools in many cities and states in his schooldays, and graduated from High School at Enid High School in Enid, Oklahoma in 1957.  Bob attended the University of Nebraska for a time, and took a job on the Railroad.  He worked for BNSF Railway and its predecessor companies as an electrician for 41 years until his retirement in 1999.  He spent 2 years in the U.S. Army in Germany 1960-1962.  Bob was a member of American Legion Post #3 and St. Mark’s-on-the-campus Episcopal Church.  He was a licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister in the Episcopal Church and retired from that ministry in 1999 when he retired from the railroad.

Survivors: Wife, Kathryn of Lincoln; Daughters, Mary Weber of Omaha and Sarah Bellows of Lincoln.  Sister, Gaile Goodin of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Memorial service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment with military honors at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to the family.

Alice J. Theiler

February 21, 2019

 

Alice J. Theiler age 96 of Lincoln passed away February 20, 2019.  She was born July 3, 1922 in Chicago to John and Anna Pizzi.  Alice was a member of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ Catholic Church in Lincoln.  She retired from the Office of Disability at the State of Nebraska.

She is survived by sons Michael Theiler (Susan) of Alexandria, VA; Richard Theiler (Sandy Etters) of Clinton, MO; and Gary Theiler (Janis) of Lincoln, NE; daughter-in-law Emily Theiler of Omaha, NE; grandson Jesse Theiler (Janine), and granddaughter Tami Parsons (Scott) both of Lincoln, NE; granddaughter Amanda Theiler (Hemal Pathak) of New York, NY; granddaughter Mary Cudney of Omaha, NE; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a niece; and many cherished friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman Theiler,  son John Theiler, and  brother John R. Pizza, Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 25th at Wyuka Funeral Home from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 25th at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery following the Mass.

Memorials to the family for a later designation.

 

Robert Lee Heston

February 20, 2019

Robert Lee Heston

July 17, 1970 – February 17, 2019

Robert Lee Heston, 48, of Lincoln, passed away February 17, 2019. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2019 followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln.

 

Ruby L. Brinton

February 19, 2019

Ruby L. Brinton, 87, passed away February 12 , 2019. She was born in Louisville, NE to Clifford and Aurilla Geyer. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling , and playing pool .

She is survived by her children Gary (S bang Kim) of Lincoln , George W. (Tammy) of Fairbury , Kenneth Wilbur, Gail (John) Reed of Seward, eleven grandchildren , sixteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, Husband George, three sisters Alma Ryan, Dorris Allen, Iva Scheel and brother Aaron.

Services will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home at 11:00am on Thursday February 21, 2019.

 

Carol A. Piper

February 13, 2019

Carol A. Piper age 66 of Lincoln passed away February 10, 2019.  She was born August 30, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Lawrence A. and Adeline (Scharf) Gottula.  Carol was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Walton, Nebraska.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Adeline and John Stotts of Bennet, Nebraska.  Sister and brother-in-law Diane and Mike Jackson of Deatsville, Alabama.  Nieces Valerie Gottula and Lorilei Sanders.  Nephews Seth Jackson and Matthew Jackson.  Carol is preceded in death by her parents and brother Michael Gottula.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to Aging Partners.

Krystyna Mituro was born on October 5, 1940 in Poland.  She moved to the United States in 1983 with her husband and two daughters.  She enjoyed cooking, planting and caring for flowers.

 She is preceded in death by her husband Leon Mituro, daughters Dorota Lindner and husband Kirk Lindner, and Jolanta Derr and husband Robin Derr, grandchildren Natalie Lindner and Matthew Derr.

Visitation: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

 

Alan J. Zinn

May 4, 1936 – February 11, 2019

Alan J. Zinn, 82, of Lincoln, passed away February 11, 2019. Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 14, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorial to Food Bank of Lincoln.

 

In Loving Memory of

Mrs. Lisa Tuyet Hoa Truong (Lisa Truong)

(August 9, 1936 – February 1, 2019)

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Mrs. Truong passed away peacefully at 11:08 am on February 1, 2019 in the city of Richardson, Texas. She was 83 years old.

Visitation Schedules – Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2925 5th Street, Sachse, TX 75048

(972)-414-0008

Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 01 p.m to 7 p.m

Monday, February 11, 2019 from 10 a.m to 7 p.m

Memorial Services for Mrs. Lisa Tuyet Hoa Truong will be held at

Wyuka Funeral Home & Cemetery

3600 O St, Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 474-3600

 

Memorial Services Schedule

Saturday, February 16, 2019

09:00 am – Visitation

02:00 pm – Remembrance Ceremony

03:00 pm – Burial Ceremony

On Behalf of our Family

Son: Tran Quang Long, wife Lu Thi Anh Loan and children (Saigon, Vietnam)

Son: Truong Quang Vinh, wife Nguyen Thi Tam and children/grandson (Garland, TX)

Daughter: Nguyen Ky Tram, husband Jimmy Thien Tran and children (Sachse, TX)

Contact information:

Jimmy Tran (972) 832-2682 or email: tramtx@yahoo.com

On the cold morning of February 8, 2019, longtime Lincoln resident Shirley Rife, began the final trek of her journey home.  The 92 year old wife of Calvin E. Rife Sr. was called home to be with her heavenly father. Shirley was first a loving wife and mother but she also worked for many years as a cook for Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at UNL where she mentored many young men. She was a long-time member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E., where she served in several positions. She also enjoyed travelling with her husband, writing, and honing her speaking skills as a member of Toastmasters Club. She made many friends over her lifetime. Shirley Nevels Rife was the final surviving child of ten children from the union of highly respected Lincoln citizens Fred Nevels Sr. and his wife Susan Crews Nevels.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her siblings, Fred Nevels Jr., Samuel Nevels, James Nevels, J.R. Nevels, Dorothy Bryant, Maddie Sue White, Frank Nevels, Joyce Crutchfield and a stillborn unnamed sister. The wife of Calvin E. Rife Sr. from St. Joseph, Missouri, she and her high school sweetheart had a happy family consisting of three sons: Eldest son, Calvin E. Rife Jr., a retired Lincoln Public Schools teacher;  Roger S. Rife, their middle son, who is also retired with many  years’ experience in education  and business in Austin, Texas; and youngest son Michael A. Rife, a supervisor with the Lincoln Public Schools. Shirley leaves behind five grandsons: from the union of eldest son Calvin with his wife Janet Warkentin, sons Christopher C. Rife, M.D. along with his wife, Ashley and Brandon J. Rife and from the union of middle son Roger and his wife Kolete Graham, sons Shawn M. Rife along with his wife, Shayne, Jason S. Rife and Justin M. Rife along with his wife, Myla, all of California.  Great grandchildren: Jordan Rife and Aaron Rife of California; and Dylan Rife, Olivia Rife and Camden Rife of Lincoln.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 14 from Noon until 8:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 6 to 8 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home at 11 A.M. on Friday, February 15.

Memorials to Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Lincoln City Mission.

Dan O. Tyson

January 30, 2019

Dan O. Tyson age 85 of Lincoln passed away January 30, 2019.  He was born September 12, 1933 in San Bernardino, California to Oliver and Viola M. (Hutto) Tyson.  Dan was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for Farmer Brothers Coffee Company.

Survivors, wife Darlene Tyson of Lincoln, son Mark Tyson of Riverside, California, his daughter Jessica and granddaughter Madelyn.  daughters and sons-in-law Kathy and Mike Sieck, Julie and Dan Dryden all of Lincoln.  Son Mike and Wendy Jeffres of Lincoln.  Sisters-in-law and spouses, Angie and Steve Woltemath of Lincoln, Evelyn and Marvin Finkral of Madison, Nebraska, Brother-in-law and spouse Rolland and Rebecca Schmeichel.  7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his son Craig Tyson.

Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00 A.M. until service time.

Burial at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the family.

Roger B. Drucker

January 26, 2019

Roger B. Drucker, 73, of Lincoln, passed away January 24, 2019. Born October 7, 1945 to Joseph and Gladys (Harris) Drucker. He was the founder of VVA Chapter #127 and the Veterans Memorial Garden. Roger was a lifetime member of HOG, VFW #10617, DAV, National Order of Trench Rats. He was also a member of Shriners International, Scottish Rite, Mason Liberty Lodge #300 and Iron Nobles.

Roger is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen; sons, Ryan Drucker and Joel Batten; daughter, Angelyce Batten; grandchildren, Sariah Adams and Noah Batten; brother, David (Deb) Drucker; sister, Connie (Wayne) Gadt. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dennis Drucker.

A celebration of life will take place on a later date. Condolences at Wyuka.com.

 

 

Clarence Joseph Thomas Jr., 85, formerly of Watertown, NY passed away on January 24, 2019 at Bryan West Hospital. Born April 14, 1933 to Clarence and Hazel (Fairand-) Thomas, Sr. Clarence joined the US Air Force in January 1953.  He was stationed in Lincoln, Nebraska where he met Jacquelen Schleiger.  They were married on October 27, 1956.  Clarence worked for the Air National Guard and retired on April 1993.

Clarence is survived by his son, Claren Jay (Lori) Thomas of Katy, Texas; daughters, Stacia (Daniel) Blair of Lincoln; Kelyn (Ken) Watson of Lincoln; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; his brother Stanley Thomas and his sister Dorothy Flora, both of Watertown NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jacquelen, his brothers Harold, David and Joseph Thomas; sisters Florence Borras and Rosemary Hollenbeck and a grandson, Claren J. Thomas Jr.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday January 29, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln; visitation: Monday January 28, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home. Memorials to the family.

Richard “Dick” Hines

January 24, 2019

Richard “Dick” Hines of Milford, NE passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 22, 2019 at the age of 86.

Dick was born in Madison, South Dakota on July 31, 1932 to Emery and Elsie (Geiberger) Hines.  Dick spent most of his working career with Western Electric/AT&T in Omaha, Nebraska, until his retirement in 1985.  

He was a kind, loving, generous husband, father and grandfather.  He will be missed by all.  We are reassured by Dad’s expression of faith that we will be reunited for eternity in the presence of Jesus Christ.  

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara, his 4 brothers – Emery, Les, Ernie and Harold, and 2 sisters – Evelyn Welch and Millie McLuen.

Survivors include his children Rick (Robyn), Lynne (Gary) Craton, Jerry, Gary, Marsha Adams, and Greg (Dianne).  9 grandchildren – Erin, Elizabeth, Annabella, Karen, Kyle, Katie, Hayley, Beau, and Hunter.  4 great grandchildren – Sydney, Joshua, Tatum, and Tucker.  2 brothers – Charlie and Wayne.  1 sister – Shirley Moore.  

Memorial visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” St, Lincoln. Memorial service and inurnment will be at 2:30 p.m. following the visitation. Memorials to Grace Missionary Church – Missionary Fund, 501 Fairway Dr, Milford, Nebraska 68405.

 

Donald A. Slama

January 14, 2019

Donald Anton Slama, 87, of Lincoln, passed away December 23, 2018.  He was born June 20, 1931, to John and Marie Slama on the family farm near Bee, NE.

Donald graduated from Ashland High School, Class of 1948.  After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he subsequently went to sea aboard the USS Philippine Sea during the Korean War. After returning stateside he met and married Constance Redding of Gettysburg, PA on December 29, 1952.  They were married for 56 years, before her passing in 2009.

He is survived by: son John (Deena) Slama and grandchildren Robert Slama, Ann (Brian) Bulik, Kathryn Slama; daughter Tina Slama; son Roger Slama; sister Irene (George) Hill; sister-in-law Mary Slama.

Funeral mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church / Lincoln followed by inurnment and honor guard at Calvary Cemetery / Lincoln.   In lieu of flowers consider memorial donations to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or other worthy veterans organizations.

Marjory Lynne Thomsen

December 26, 2018

Marjory Lynne Thomsen, 82, of Bennet, passed away December 26, 2018.Born July 23, 1936, to Claude and Fern Hewitt, in Lincoln.

Marjory graduated from Diller High School. She married her loving husband September 18, 1955. Marjory attended Fairbury Community Junior College & UNK and was employed as a Librarian at Wood River Elementary School. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. 

She is survived by her husband Marvin; sons Michael (Pam) and Bryan (Caralee) Thomsen; Daughter Teresa (Nyle) Paper; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son Randall Thomsen and daughter Cindy Thomsen-Wells.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Bennet Community Church. Memorial contributions to the Bennet Community Church. Condolences at wyuka.com.

 

Patricia Ann Bruce

December 19, 2018

From the banks of her beloved Plum Creek in the Nebraska Sandhills to a villa in the Vienna woods, Patricia Ann Bruce savored all that life had to offer.

Born in Omaha, the daughter of Dean and Grace Nordin, Pat attended Central High School and the University of Nebraska. She was AOII song leader and President and wrote Patter by Pat, a column for the Daily Nebraskan.

When Pat first met Jack Bruce at college, she was unimpressed. He wore a hat and carried a briefcase. But Jack won Pat over with his wit, charm and devastating good looks. They were married in 1950.

After living and working in Lincoln and Alliance, they settled in Omaha. Jack was headmaster of Brownell Talbot School, and Pat a stay-at-home mom.

In 1967, the family made the first of many overseas moves. Jack was director of the American International School in Vienna, Austria. Pat met the challenge of renovating the Director’s residence (a crash course in German!) and spent the next four years hosting school events; soaking up music, art and culture; and planning family trips all over Europe.

She traded “guten tag” for “hey, y’all” with a move to Tuscaloosa, Alabama where Jack finished his doctorate in international education. Then, off to the Philippines and the International School in Manila. Upon arrival, a typhoon brought the island nation to a standstill and Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law. Pat handled the upheaval with her unique brand of courage and compassion, helping to sack rice for flood victims in the typhoon’s aftermath.

Their adventures continued in New York City. Jack was director of the United Nations International School, Pat a substitute teacher. Together they enjoyed exploring the city that never sleeps.

Next stop: Athens, Greece. Pat taught at the American School, chaperoned school trips, hosted boarding school events and made huge pans of lasagna for John’s friends.

In 1984, they moved to Saudi Arabia where they worked for Saudi Arabian International Schools until Jack’s death in 1990. Pat received an award for staying to teach during the first gulf war. She rode her bike to school every day gas mask in hand, watched Soviet Scud missiles fly overhead and helped wash birds recovered from oil spills.

In 1992, Pat retired and moved to Lincoln. She volunteered with the Nebraska Democrats and Planned Parenthood, sang in her church choir, served as a docent for Sheldon Museum of Art. She loved going to the Lied Center, the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, and other arts events and movies. She continued to travel, visiting Chile, Guatemala and Mexico.

Pat met Dan Sullivan in 1999. They shared a love for dancing and travel and got married in Hawaii in 2002. They traveled to Ireland and wintered in Texas where they enjoyed golf, socializing with friends and walking the beach. They attended Husker football games, First Fridays and countless recitals and school events of her grandchildren.

Pat’s bravery, persistence and zest for life afforded her many experiences: skiing in Austria, snorkeling in the Philippines, a hot air balloon safari in Kenya. A lifelong learner, she mastered German, studied Spanish in Guatemala, and earned a Master’s Degree in Education at 60. Pat was a fashionista and a feminist who joined the throngs in the Women’s March and always wore great shoes. Above all, she loved her family and made more chocolate chip cookies than you could shake a stick at.

Pat is survived by her husband, Dan Sullivan, son John Bruce, daughters and sons-in-law Ann and Mark Watt and Mary Jane Bruce and Tom Stephens, sister and brother-in-law Pam and John Jepsen, sister-in-law Ann Nordin and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved her and will miss her.

Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials to Carry The Future (carrythefuture.org).

Thomas M. Hansen, 70, of Lincoln. July 26, 1948 – December 16, 2018. Parents: Charles and Ruth Hansen.

Founder of Rolling Fire Catering. Retired UNL Information Services. Worked in businesses and non-profits. B.A. UNL. Lincoln High ’66 gymnastics. Talented with food, wood-working, photography, home projects.

Married to Twyla (Paulsen) Hansen for 51 years. Survivors: wife; son and daughter-in-law Steve and Joei Hansen; granddaughters Kathleen and Maddy Hansen; brothers-in-law: Walt (Audrey) Paulsen, Randall (Joan) Paulsen, Joe (Carla) Paulsen. Nieces, nephews, cousins.

Tom was a loving and generous husband, father, and grandfather. His life ended too soon; we miss him dearly.

 Memorial service and reception December 28, 1:00 pm at Wyuka Funeral Home. Casual attire. Inurnment at Wyuka Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to LUX Center for the Arts Youth Outreach or The Cat House.

 

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.

 

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