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Ed Zimmer will host a walking tour through historic Wyuka Cemetery beginning at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 7, 2018.  Guests will meet in front of Rudge Chapel.

Come see our swans, they are back on the pond.Swans Swans Swans Swans

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Wyuka would like to wish Ed Hicks the best in his retirement.  Ed joined the Wyuka family 10 years ago after retiring from his previous job.  He was always willing to go above and beyond his duties as a grounds worker for the cemetery.  If you would like to send Ed a card please address it to Wyuka, attn: Ed 3600 O Street Lincoln, NE 68510 and we will forward it to him.

Ed Hicks

 

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

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[singlepic id=37 w=320 h=240 float=][singlepic id=36 w=320 h=240 float=]Wyuka Honors Veterans with Wreaths Across America Nine hundred and twenty wreaths were placed with great care on the graves of veterans on Saturday December 14, 2013 at Wyuka Cemetery 3600 “O” Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. A ceremony-complete with patriotic speeches honoring the dedication and sacrifice of veterans, prayers for the fallen and playing of the National Anthem, America the Beautiful, God Bless America and Taps. Representatives of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines, Navy, Nabraska National Guard, Patriot Guard Riders, Lincoln Air Force Junior ROTC, 155th Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron and several Boy Scout Troops helped with the ceremonies. This was the 4th year that Wyuka has participated in the Wreaths Across America ceremony. The tradition of laying wreaths to honor veterans began in 1992, when Morrill Worcester of Worcester Wreath Company donated 5,000 wreaths to be placed on the headstones of an older section of Arlington Cemetery. Today over 800 locations around the nation participate in this event. Thank you to our presenting sponsors State Farm Military Affinity Group, BNSF Railway and also to the civic, military and youth organizations and the many individuals who supported “Wreaths Across America at Wyuka” with donations and help with the laying of wreaths. Hy-Vee at 27th & Superior Street provided refreshments for the event.  [singlepic id=35 w=320 h=240 float=][singlepic id=34 w=320 h=240 float=]

Wyuka hosted its first annual Memorial Love Launch program by the newly renovated pond on September 26. After a brief service in our chapel, families gathered in the Garden Room for snacks and refreshments. We then proceeded to the pond to launch the lanterns in memory of loved ones. The calm water was beautifully lit with the many floating lanterns. [singlepic id=32 w=320 h=240 float=][nggallery id=5]

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

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

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

Genealogy Form

Click on this link if you would like to print and fill out a request form for your genealogy request.

Concrete slabs ready for construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed construction.

Looking to the west from the lawn crypt section

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

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

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