Lincoln Memorial Park and Funeral Home

Lincoln Memorial Park and Funeral Home is committed to the community we serve. We provide everything you need, from traditional services and facilities to cremation options and personalized floral tributes. Most important, you can make all arrangements from one convenient location. Lincoln Memorial is Nebraska 's first full-service funeral and cemetery provider. We also have a bilingual funeral director on staff to meet the needs of our growing Hispanic community. At Lincoln Memorial, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. We also offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. LINCOLN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home was built in 1975 adjacent to the grounds of Lincoln Memorial Park. Our funeral home offers a beautiful chapel to comfortably accommodate families during their times of need. The chapel features superior acoustics for your choice of live piano or organ music, or a customized selection of recorded music. Spacious visitation rooms provide a homelike atmosphere for receiving visitors. The Garden Level Lounge offers those families choosing Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home a comfortable setting to greet friends and family, before or after services. And, of course, our professional, caring staff is always there to assist you in arranging your services and reception, and to see that all of your needs are met. LINCOLN MEMORIAL PARK Lincoln Memorial Park was established in 1927 and has been a rapidly expanding landmark of distinctive beauty. Gently rolling hills and carefully tended lawns leave the feeling of peace, serenity and dignity for all who visit. Individual gardens commemorate religious and patriotic themes in solid stone and statuary groups, including the Avenue of Flags where those who served in the armed forces are honored each Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. Over 3.5 miles of broad, hard-surfaced road reach every part of the restful sanctuary, with more than 25 gardens expanding over 150-plus acres. Lincoln Memorial Park offers innovative burial concepts, including traditional ground burial, lawn crypts, mausoleums and cremation options. MAUSOLEUMS Entombment at any of Lincoln Memorial Park's five garden mausoleums or the beautiful Chapel Mausoleum means a lasting tribute to a loved one. Constructed with time-defying materials, these magnificent buildings offer the dignity, permanence and beauty of aboveground burial. CREMATION A secluded and peaceful Cremation Estate Garden was developed at Lincoln Memorial Park to serve the families who prefer cremation. This lovely cremation garden is surrounded by immaculately trimmed hedges and lies at the base of a striking Carrara marble statue of Christ. In addition, several hundred beautiful cremation niches were constructed in the mausoleum buildings for families who prefer this type of memorialization. LINCOLN MEMORIAL FLORAL SHOP The Floral Shop at Lincoln Memorial offers a fine selection of flower arrangements for any occasion including weddings. Our staff is experienced in providing you advice and comfort with floral consultations. The Floral Shop is available anytime for delivery to Lincoln Memorial Park and other places, and offers a year-round floral placement service for your convenience.


Our Obituaries

Gail J. Dunn

October 25, 1954 - July 22, 2017

Gail J. DunnGail was born in Lincoln on October 25, 1954 and passed July 22, 2017 surrounded by her family and loved ones. She graduated from Southeast Community College with a degree in accounting. She was employed with the State of Nebraska Department of Labor for 22 years. She was an avid animal lover, enjoyed painting, drawing, stamping, crocheting, a reading enthusiast and league bowler...
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Deborah Lynn Sheldon-Jesch

November 13, 1950 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, LINCOLN, NE.
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Frances Marie Freemon

June 19, 1935 - July 21, 2017

Fran M. Freemon, 82, of Lincoln, passed away, Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born near Burton, NE, on June 19, 1935 to Jesse & Clara (Miller) Steward. She met Lyman Freemon on Oct. 1, 1957 and married on Dec. 15, 1957. They had two daughters Connie and Jenny. Fran was a legal administrative assistant for State Senators for many years. Member of Beta Sigma Phi for many years.Survived by...
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Francis E. Britten

July 25, 1954 - July 19, 2017

Fred Britten, 62, of Lincoln died July 19, 2017. Born July 25, 1954 to Raymond and Agnes (Delaney) Britten in Red Cloud, NE. Married Vickie Eisenhauer on April 25, 1981 in Syracuse, NE. Fred graduated with a degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He worked for the Nebraska Department of Corrections for nearly 40 years, most recently serving as the warden of the...
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George W. Pierce

February 15, 1940 - July 17, 2017

George W. Pierce age 77 of Lincoln passed away at home on July 17, 2017 with his family members around him. He was born on February 15, 1940 in Lincoln to John and Delores (Kreps) Pierce. George was a retired mailman. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 35 years. He then worked at Roberts Dairy for 13 years and Hilger Vending for 6 years. While working for the post office,...
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William Benjamin Chaney

July 9, 1939 - July 17, 2017

William “Bill” Benjamin Chaney III (age 78) was born in Nebraska City, NE on July 9, 1939 to William & Jennie (Runyon) Chaney. He grew up in Omaha, NE and attended Omaha South High School. Following high school, he was a member of the Army Reserves from 1957 to 1965. Bill met and married his wife, Peggy, in 1976 where they were united in marriage for 40 years. At the age of...
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Forrest R. DeVries

August 21, 1956 - July 16, 2017

DeVries, Forrest R.Forrest was born on August 21, 1956 in Beatrice, NE. He is the son of Don and Alice DeVries. He grew up in Cortland, NE and graduated from Norris High School. He attended UNL for one year. He worked at BNSF in Lincoln for 42 years. He is survived by his wife, Robin S. (Cooper) DeVries of 14 years on this July 4th. Forrest had 5 daughters: Heather DeVries of Lincoln with her...
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Nobuko Nyman

March 20, 1935 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, LINCOLN, NE.
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Nadine Thurber

October 16, 1929 - July 13, 2017

Nadine Phyllis (Carstens) Thurber, 87, of Lincoln, died Thursday, July 13, 2017.She was born on October 16, 1929 to Gerhardt and Lucinda (Flesner) Carstens.Nadine married Jack Thurber on December 29, 1950. They had four boys, David (Pam), Bob (Bobette), Mark (Peg) and Jim (Cindy). She is also survived by seven grandchildren Jason, John Scott, James, Kathleen, Mark Henry, Kayla, and Kathryn, and...
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Inez M. Nealy

December 11, 1937 - July 12, 2017

Inez Marie (Bohling) Nealy was born on December 11, 1937 in Auburn, NE to Gustav & Helen (Michel) Bohling. She was baptized January 1, 1938 at St John’s Lutheran Church in Sterling NE. She was confirmed on April 6, 1952 at St John’s Lutheran Church in Sterling by Pastor John Voelk. Inez graduated from Sterling High School on May 12, 1955. She married William (Bill) R Nealy on May...
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William Nealy

July 11, 1937 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, LINCOLN, NE.
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Inez M. Nealy

December 11, 1937 - July 12, 2017

Inez Marie (Bohling) Nealy was born on December 11, 1937 in Auburn, NE to Gustav & Helen (Michel) Bohling. She was baptized January 1, 1938 at St John’s Lutheran Church in Sterling NE. She was confirmed on April 6, 1952 at St John’s Lutheran Church in Sterling by Pastor John Voelk. Inez graduated from Sterling High School on May 12, 1955. She married William (Bill) R Nealy on May...
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Leonard A. Bosinio

November 24, 1946 - July 12, 2017

Leonard Allen BosinioNovember 24, 1946 - July 12, 2017Leonard Allen Bosinio, 71 was born on November 24, 1946 to Louis L. and Jessie K. Bosinio, in Pittsburg, Kansas.Survivors are his beloved wife Carole Lynn Johnson of 36 years in Lincoln, NE and sister, Vicki Sullivan of Lincoln, NE, along with her children Brice Sullivan and Monica Sullivan and their 7 children and 2 great grandchildren, and...
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Ernesto G. Castillo

November 20, 1925 - July 12, 2017

Ernesto (Ernie) Guzman Castillo November 20, 1925, Sebewaing, MI. – July 12, 2017, Lincoln, NEErnie died peacefully early Wednesday morning with family at his side. He was born in Sebewaing, Michigan to Nestor & Cipriana Castillo. Ernie often talked about his early life experiences in Sebewaing and Mexico. At age 10, the family returned to Mexico where they farmed. At age 27, Ernie...
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Bonnie J. Davis

May 9, 1937 - July 10, 2017

Bonnie J. Davis, 80, passed away on July 10, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born on Mother’s Day, May 9, 1937 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Earl and Jenny Fauth, the 6th of 12 children. Bonnie met Harry Edmund Davis and they were married on November 6, 1954. Together they had 5 children, John, Delmer, Ronnie, Bill, and Donna, and lived in Washington, Colorado and Nebraska during their...
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Lorene Evelyn Behrends

October 10, 1925 - July 10, 2017

Lorene E. Behrends, 91, of Lincoln, went home, Monday, 7/10/17.She was born in Vesta, NE, on 10/10/1925 to Fred & Mary (Leuenberger) Baum. She attended Peru State and the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She taught elementary education for over 54 years, including Walton, Holland, West Lincoln, Norris and Lincoln Public Schools. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority, Legion...
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Richard T. Armstrong

July 10, 1924 - July 9, 2017

Richard “Dick” Turnbull Armstrong was born July 10, 1924, in Lincoln, NE and passed after a short battle with cancer one day shy of his 93rd birthday on July 9, 2017, a birthday he shared with his sister, Pearl Prall.Dick attended Lincoln High School prior to joining the Navy, serving from 1941 thru 1947. He spent the major part of his WWII service as an Aviation Mechanic on the...
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Terry Lyle Knapp

June 12, 1945 - July 6, 2017

Terry Lyle Knapp, 72, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 peacefully in his home.Terry was born in Ewing, Nebraska on June 12, 1945. He graduated from Neligh High School, and studied for two years at the University of Nebraska.Terry was married to Nancy F. Knapp on December 20, 1964; they were married 52 years.Terry made a career working for Safeway, Mr. B’s, IGA,...
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Sandra Paxton

September 21, 1949 - July 4, 2017

Sandra S. Paxton, 67, of Lincoln, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born in Hastings, Nebraska on September 21, 1949 to Norman & Elizabeth (Goedert) Kort. She married Robert Paxton on October 24, 1970 in Roseland, Nebraska. They were married for 46 years and had five children. Sandra was a loving wife, mother & grandmother of 11 grandchildren. She lived her...
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Donald B. Andersen

December 28, 1934 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, LINCOLN, NE.
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George Albert Stout

January 10, 1936 - July 2, 2017

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Marian Schmieding

July 12, 1927 - July 1, 2017

Marian Kathleen Schmieding Born July 12, 1927 to Louis and Elsie Obermeyer in Lincoln, NE. Baptized August 14, 1927 and later confirmed Presbyterian. She was married to Willard L.(Bill) Schmieding on August 30, 1946 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE. Three children: daughters Karen and Shelley; son Paul. Survivors are daughter Shelley(and Charlie) Sprackling; son Paul(and Anne). Three...
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Ynnocenio A. Garza

December 10, 1945 - July 1, 2017

Ynnocenio Albert GarzaBorn December 10, 1945, Omaha, Nebraska.Died July 1, 2017, Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home, Bellevue, Nebraska.Graduated Boys Town High School 1965.Enlisted into the U.S. Army. Served 1966-1972 (honorably discharged).Worked many years as a printer/graphic designer in Lincoln.Retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Lincoln.Preceded in death by: Father Luis...
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Robert Brinton

March 18, 1928 - July 1, 2017

Robert J. “Bob” BrintonMarch 18, 1928 – July 1, 2017Bob served in the Army from 1950-1952 during the Korean War. He retired from Lincoln Telephone Company after 40 years. Survived by wife of 64 years, Lois; son, Daniel (Jody) Brinton of Lincoln; daughters, Brenda (Jeff Schank) Brinton of Davis, CA and Laura (Glen) McBride of Lincoln; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.FUNERAL...
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Glennis Eleanor Becker

April 3, 1929 - June 30, 2017

Glennis BeckerApril 3, 1929 – June 30, 2017Glennis Becker, 88, Lincoln, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2017. Glennis married George on October 16, 1949. During their 67 years of marriage, they enjoyed square dancing, traveling, movies, spending time at their cabin, going to husker games, and being involved in their church. Glennis also enjoyed clogging, shopping, jewelry, flowers, and...
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Agnes R. Parsons

January 5, 1931 - June 29, 2017

Agnes Ruth ParsonsAgnes Ruth Parsons, 86, formerly of Lincoln, passed away June 29, 2017 at her home near Flemington, Missouri. Born January 5, 1931 in Ainsworth, Nebraska to Elmer Hughes and Etta Newcomb Hughes Capellan. She married Willard R. Parsons in Valentine, Neb., on July 29, 1947.Survived by Willard of Flemington, her husband of 70 years; one brother, Stan Hughes of Grand Island, Neb.;...
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Steven E. Griffin

October 5, 1962 - June 28, 2017

Steven E. Griffin, 54, Oct. 5, 1962-June 28, 2017. Graduated Lincoln Southeast (1980) and Nebraska Wesleyan (1985). Steve, a lifelong Husker fan, worked as a member of the Nebraska Athletic Department’s event staff and was also on the event staff at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Steve was a Star Trek and trivia buff and enjoyed history, especially World War II. Steve brought joy and life into...
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Richard L. Monnier

May 11, 1930 - June 28, 2017

Richard Lee MonnierMay 11, 1930—June 28, 2017Richard Lee Monnier was born May 11, 1930 on a ranch south of Kilgore, NE to George and Goldie (Couser) Monnier. He attended school at Plum Brush near his home and graduated from Kilgore High School in 1948. In 1951, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served until he received an honorable discharge following the death of his father. He...
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Michael F. Kletchka

May 3, 1952 - June 27, 2017

Michael F. KletchkaMike lived his life with a sense of adventure surrounding himself with the love of family and a host of friends. He never met a stranger and those who knew him always saw a twinkle in his eye, a sincere smile and a joyful laugh. Mike was born May 3, 1952 in McCook, NE to Joseph and Sylvia Kletchka. He was an outstanding athlete, named to Lincoln High School’s Hall of...
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Jacqueline Lynn Mayfield

February 15, 1948 - June 27, 2017

Jacqueline “Jackie” Mayfield age 69 of Lincoln passed away peacefully on June 27, 2017. She was born on February 15, 1948 in Lincoln to Alexander and Edna (Weber) Albrandt, Jr.Jackie was united in marriage to John L. Mayfield on January 26, 1968 in Lincoln. She was a homemaker and a former employee of the Veterans Administration Hospital.Jackie is survived by her husband, John of...
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Roger W. Schuler

February 17, 1936 - June 25, 2017

Roger William Schuler, born 17 Feb 1936 to Ella & Joseph Schuler Newark, NJ. He attended East Hanover Grade school and graduated Point Pleasant Beach High School. He was very active in sports & was selected to All State in football. He entered the USAF in 1954. After tech school he was stationed at Lincoln AFB where he met and married his wife Virginia. He retired from the USAF and...
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Vera M. May

May 25, 1923 - June 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, LINCOLN, NE.
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Vera Mae May

May 25, 1923 - June 24, 2017

Vera May, born May 25, 1923, died June 24, 2017.It’s hard to express in words the person Vera was. She never complained, even at the worst of times; was never judgmental or confrontational and she saw the good in people no matter what. Always a loving heart and soul, she never wanted to burden anyone. In her younger years she worked several jobs and kept going into her 80’s. Those...
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Floriene L. Van Laningham

August 1, 1922 - June 24, 2017

Floriene Leona (Spiker) Van LaninghamAugust 1, 1922 – June 24, 2017 Floriene Leona Van Laningham, 94, of Lincoln, left family and friends on June 24, 2017 at The Ambassador – Lincoln where she was a long-time resident. Floriene was born August 1, 1922, she was the oldest of four daughters to George and Electa Spiker of rural Holmesville, NE. She graduated from Holmesville...
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Dennis W. McCloy

July 12, 1945 - June 24, 2017

Dennis W. McCloy, 71, of Lincoln, passed away, Sat. June 24, 2017. He was born July 12, 1945 in Hemet, CA, to John & Shirley (Callahan) McCloy. U.S. Air Force Veteran. He retired after 35 years from Lucent Technologies. Survived by his wife Kaye, son Richard (Maria), grandchildren Alex & Jessie. Brothers Steven, Terry (Angie), & Larry (Karen). Nieces & nephews. Preceded in...
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Robert E. Batterman

September 5, 1935 - June 24, 2017

Robert “Bob” Eugene Batterman, 81, went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2017, after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle giving him peace. He was born in Hastings, NE, on Sept. 5, 1935 to Mike & Inez (Carper) Batterman.He was blessed with a loving family. Bob married his best friend, Kathleen...
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Curtis Raymond Hatcher

September 15, 1944 - June 23, 2017

Curtis R. Hatcher, 72, of Firth, died Friday, 6/23/2017. He was born in Cozad, NE on 9/15/1944 to Dale & Dorothy (Moellering) Hatcher. U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. Retired after 30 years with NPPD. He was a craftsman and loved to hunt and fish.Survived by:Daughters Misty (Joe) Hendricks, Mindy (Joe) Popevis, Mandy Hatcher all of Lincoln.Granddaughters Scarlett & Evangeline PopevisLife...
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Lloyd Everett Brown

April 17, 1940 - June 22, 2017

Lloyd E. BrownApril 17, 1940 – June 22, 2017Lloyd retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service. He was employed with Wal-Mart in South Dakota and Lincoln and enjoyed working with the people. He enjoyed a good cup of coffee and meeting friends at the coffee shops everywhere he lived. Preceded in death by parents, William and Ida Brown.Survived by wife of 52 years, Carol (Loos)...
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Carol Post

September 29, 1949 - June 21, 2017

Carol Elaine Post, 67, of Lincoln, passed away June 21, 2017 after a 14 year battle with cancer. Born September 29, 1949 in McCook, Nebraska to Herman and Martha (Stewart) Berns. Carol was a proud and considerate grandmother, a caring and nurturing mother, a loving and devoted wife, as well as a selfless and true friend. Through these roles she epitomized the virtues of compassion, loyalty,...
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Patrick Lefler

September 27, 1961 - June 21, 2017

Patrick P. Lefler, 55, died June 21, 2017 while on business in Perkins, OK. Pat was born on 9/27/61 in Sioux City, IA to Walt & Lucille Lefler. He graduated from Heelan High School in 1980 and then joined the US Army where he served in the United States and Korea from 1980 until 1983. He married Pamela Bruha on July 28, 1989 and lived in Lincoln, NE where they raised the pride of his...
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Patricia Darlene Schaer

November 13, 1948 - June 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, LINCOLN, NE.
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Mary E. Preece

October 9, 1917 - June 20, 2017

Mary E. Preece, 99, of Lincoln, passed away June 20, 2017. Survived by daughters, Beth Rogge, Georgean Barber, Margo Dreeszen and families. Services pending. Condolences:lincolnfh.com
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Laura Gayle Barry

October 10, 1925 - June 20, 2017

Laura “Toots” Barry, died at home spending time with her 5 children/spouses, 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Laura was married to Raymond Barry until his death 1978. The Barry family includes Pat & Keith May, Sue & Kurt Sonderegger, Kate & Larry Culhane, Kevin & Joy Barry, Mary & John Barry-Magsamen. A private service for family members will be held...
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Helen L. Finch

July 10, 1929 - June 20, 2017

Helen Louise (Wellman) Finch, age 87, of Lincoln, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Homestead Rehabilitation Hospital. She was born in Edinboro, PA on July 10, 1929 to Clyde and Blanche (Colvin) Wellman. She lived by her faith in God, her love of family and work, and her devotion to her church.Helen was a Registered Nurse for fifty years, twenty-five of which were spent at Tabitha Rehabilitation...
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Andrew M. Wuster

June 5, 1935 - June 18, 2017

Andrew Milton Wuster – June 5, 1935 to June 18, 2017Andrew Wuster went to be with his Lord and Savior after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. He was 82 years old. Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, 2723 N. 50th St., Lincoln, Nebraska on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Family will visit with friends and family during a luncheon to follow the...
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Joseph Wahl

December 15, 1924 - June 18, 2017

Joseph “Joe” WahlDecember 15, 1924 – June 18, 2017Preceded in death by wife, JoAnn; son, Ronald Foster and daughter, JoAnn Fuglemsmo; siblings, Gilbert, Jeanette, John and Don.Survived by son, George (Marsha) Foster; 12 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Memorials suggested to the family for later designation. FUNERAL SERVICE Monday June 26, 2017 at...
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Jo Ruth PETERSON

May 29, 1935 - June 17, 2017

Jo Ruth Peterson was reunited with her husband in heaven on Saturday June 17, 2017 just in time to celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary. Jo was born to Clyde and Iva Mae McEfee on May 29, 1935. She married the love of her life, Richard, on June 19, 1954 in California. They had five children and made their family home in Bassett, Nebraska. Dick and Jo enjoyed a long, happy marriage until his...
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William Arnold Tuning

May 3, 1938 - June 17, 2017

William A. Tuning, 79, of Lincoln, passed away June 17, 2017. He was born on May 3, 1938 in Whittier, Ca, to Arnold F. and Helen (Brown) Tuning.He graduated from Arcadia, Nebraska High School in 1956. Bill attended the University of Nebraska where he proudly wore #87 for the Cornhuskers until a career ending knee injury in his senior year. He entered the U.S. Army in 1961 and served until June...
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Dick Burchfield

August 30, 1940 - June 16, 2017

Dick Burchfield, 76, passed away on June 16, 2017, surrounded by family. Dick Burchfield was born on August 30, 1940, in Spokane, Washington. He spent most of his childhood in central Nebraska.Dick enlisted in the military in Central City in 1957 (Army Reserve) became a Marine in 1959, and retired from the Marines in October of 1979.Dick married Nyla Moyer on June 13, 1987, the love of his life,...
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Corinne Delores Fiel

June 21, 1934 - June 16, 2017

Corinne “Smokey” Fiel, 82, of Lincoln, gained her wings and flew to heaven on June 16, 2017. She was born on June 21, 1934 in Norfolk, Virginia. She lives on through her daughter, Michelle Bade, her son-in-law, Butch Bade, her grandchildren, Zach, Alex and Danny, Shayle and Chris, Mariah and Kyle, Chantel, and Taylen. And her great-grandchildren Taten and Talli.Corinne lived her life...
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Mildred E. Churley

July 4, 1922 - June 14, 2017

Mildred Elizabeth (Lilly) Churley, 94, passed away in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 14, 2017 from Alzheimer's complications.She was born July 4, 1922 to John and Hedvig (Aas) Lilly in Jersey City, NJ and was baptized on December 10, 1922 at the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church in Jersey City, New Jersey. She grew up in Jamaica, NY and was confirmed on May 31, 1936 at the Lutheran...
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Ellen Wilde

April 9, 1924 - June 13, 2017

Ellen Irena WildeEllen Irena Wilde, 93, of Olathe, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. She will forever be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone she met.Ellen was born on April 9, 1924 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Harold Vance and Ruth Ella (Berry) Weston. She attended the country school grades one through eight and graduated from...
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LeRoy C. Cole

June 14, 1944 - June 13, 2017

LeRoy C. ColeJune 14, 1944 – June 13, 2017LeRoy owned Cole’s Rainbow Amusements for 22 years. Survived by wife of 56 years, Nancy; children, Michael, Rebecca, and Malinda; 1 sister; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. MEMORIAL SERVICE Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 4pm Elevate Church 8251 Pioneers Blvd Lincoln, NE. Condolences: lincolnfh.com
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Robert Schmailzl

August 16, 1948 - June 13, 2017

Robert John Schmailzl, 68, of Lincoln, NE passed away on June 13, 2017.Robert was born August 16, 1948 in Lincoln to Kenneth and Patricia Schmailzl. He graduated Lincoln High in 1966.After high school Robert entered in The United States Navy and served 4 years then he served in the Naval Reserve as a Construction Battalion Builder. He was discharged from the Navy in Washington State .Robert then...
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Alma Barbara DeBoer

December 22, 1918 - June 13, 2017

Alma B. DeBoer, 98, of Adams, Nebraska, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017. She was born on December 22, 1918, in Conger, MN to George & Marie (Reim) Wichmann. Survived by:Son & daughter-in-law Wayne & Kay DeBoer of OmahaDaughter & son-in-law Barb & Wes Siefkes of Adams 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchildPreceded in death by her husband Earl,...
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Loyal W. Nyhoff

July 15, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Loyal Waldine NyhoffJuly 15, 1929 – June 12, 2017Loyal was born to John and Maggie (Brethouwer) Nyhoff in Panama, NE.Preceded in death by brother, Gerald, Virgil, Eldon and Ronnie and sisters, Julia Greenwood and Margie Blessing.Survived by wife of 66 years Joy L.; son, Loyal (Jayne); daughters, Peggy Chilen, Lodeen (Jim) Buis and Vanetta (Gary) Schroeder; sister, Gladys Smillie of Texas...
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Merle E. Wilken

May 1, 1944 - June 12, 2017

Merle E. Wilken Jr., 73 of Emerald, Nebraska, passed away Monday , June12, 2017, at his home with his wife of 50 years at his side. Merle was a natural born hunter, loved the wind in his face riding his Harley (for more than 40 yrs) and the joy of being with family and friends.Merle was born in Lincoln, and has lived his entire life in the Lincoln area. Graduating from University High School...
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Donna Lawrence

March 23, 1961 - June 12, 2017

Donna Jean LawrenceDonna Jean went to be with the Lord June 12, 2017. Donna was born March 23, 1961 to Mae and Al Lawrence in Sioux Falls, SD. She was a joy and avidly loved her family and friends, especially babies. Donna will be truly missed, never forgotten, and always cherished in our hearts. Donna was preceded in death by parents, and niece Kelsey. Survivors include: brothers, Jim and Susan ...
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Kenneth Piersol

August 19, 1925 - June 11, 2017

Kenneth Eugene Piersol, 91, Lincoln, died peacefully at his home on 6/11/2017. Born Lincoln, 8/19/1925 to Harry & Florence (Wilson) Piersol.U.S. Army Veteran. Preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Jean (Peck) Piersol. Survived by: Daughters Denise (Jerry) Jorgenson of Plano, TX, Deb (Ernie) Voss of Lincoln. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home 6800 So. 14th St. www.lincolnfh.com
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Joyce C. Thomson

November 25, 1938 - June 9, 2017

Joyce C. Thomson, 78, Lincoln, NE went to be with her Lord and Savior June 9, 2017, after a 20+ year battle with Parkinson's. Joyce attended Eagle Public Schools and married Bobby Thomson on May 5, 1957. To this 60 year union two children were born, Lynette Becker (Bobby) of Denton, NE and Kristen Johnson (Todd) of Cambridge, NE. Grandchildren, T.J. Griess, Council Bluffs, IA, Tiffany Thurman...
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Dorene Samuelson

December 24, 1925 - June 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, LINCOLN, NE.
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Virginia R. Day

December 24, 1922 - June 8, 2017

Virginia Ruth(Fielder) Day, 94, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died June 8, 2017. She was born in Fairbury, Nebraska on December 24, 1922 to Bernard and Fern (Feber) Fielder. Formerly employed by J.C. Penney’s.Preceded in death by husband Roland W. Day, parents, brothers Bob & Eugene Fielder, granddaughter Angie (Vanschoiack) Sibbernsen.Survived by:Daughter Susan Y. (Day) Vanschoiack &...
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Frances M. Hevelone

December 29, 1920 - June 8, 2017

Frances Mae Hevelone, age 96 of Lincoln passed away on June 8, 2017. She was born on December 29, 1920 in Ellis, Nebraska to Walter and Zelda (Weatherford) Hohenfelt. Frances was married to Ivan B. Hevelone for 72 years.Frances is survived by her five children and spouses, 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan...
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Carroll E. Howard

June 18, 1937 - June 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, LINCOLN, NE.
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Julie Westergren

March 18, 1958 - June 7, 2017

Julie A. WestergrenMarch 18, 1958 – June 7, 2017Julie A. Westergren, age 59, of Lincoln passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 7. 2017. Her long battle with cancer she was comforted by many co-workers and school class mates who came to visit her. Julie was born in Holdrege, Nebraska to Oscar and Ann Westergren. She attended Holdrege Public Schools until she moved to Eagle,...
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Carroll E. Howard

June 18, 1937 - June 7, 2017

Carroll Edward Howard, 79, Lincoln, Nebraska, died June 7, 2017. U.S. Air Force Veteran.Service 3:00 PM, Monday, June19, 2017, Lincoln Memorial 6800 South 14th.Survived by brothers Marlin & Andy V. Howard, sister Alice Wilson. www.lincolnfh.com
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Pauline W. Ragan

October 14, 1913 - June 6, 2017

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Dorothy E. Smith

February 9, 1924 - June 5, 2017

Dorothy E. Smith age 93 of Lincoln passed away on June 5, 2017. She was born on February 9, 1924 in Panama, Nebraska to John H. and Emma A. (Schneider) Walvoord. She married Leonard L. Smith on March 30, 1946 in Marysville, Kansas. Dorothy was a longtime employee at Weaver’s Potato Chip. She loved to listen to music and dance.Dorothy is survived by: Sharon (Doug) Purcell; Nancy Chio; Connie...
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Rosemary Flock

July 11, 1933 - June 2, 2017

Rosemary FlockJuly 11, 1933 - June 2, 2017Private family service will be held. Memorials suggested to Martell United Methodist Church 2700 Martell Road Martell, NE 68404.
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Robert E. Resz

September 24, 1928 - June 1, 2017

'Bob' Resz passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017. He was born September 24, 1928 in Nebraska City to John and Jennie Resz. He graduated from Peru State College and University of Nebraska. After serving in the Air Force four years, he taught Chemistry at Lincoln Northeast High School for 12 years, where he was honored to receive the 1st Scottish Rite Teacher of the Year award. This was...
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William R. Wild

August 14, 1925 - May 31, 2017

William R. WildAugust 14, 1925 – May 31, 2017Bill passed away peacefully at home early Wednesday morning. Bill enjoyed working on projects around the home, computer technology and tinkering with just about anything. He loved mowing his yard. He enjoyed traveling, sailing, and collecting rocks and making jewelry with them. He was great at working crossword puzzles and loved classical music....
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Paul V. Eldien

November 17, 1935 - May 30, 2017

Paul V. Eldien, 81 year old retired major of the Kansas National Guard, passed away with family by his side on May 30, 2017. Formerly of Lincoln, he now resides with our heavenly Father. Born November 17, 1935 in Madison Nebraska. Former state director and lobbyist with the United States Brewers Association, 18 year owner of a Dairy Queen franchise and car enthusiast. Paul was a loving...
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Donna Jean Nelson

March 1, 1928 - May 27, 2017

Donna J. (Lemon) Nelson died Saturday, May 27, 2017.Donna was born March 1, 1928, on the family farm, near Greenwood, Nebraska, to Angeline L. and Francis C. Lemon.Donna graduated from Ashland High School and played volleyball and basketball. During WWII, she worked in an airplane factory in Omaha, molding self-sealing fuel tanks for airplanes. She attended 2 years at the University of Nebraska...
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Ethel N. Dedering

January 7, 1923 - May 26, 2017

Ethel Dedering of Lincoln peacefully passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the age of 94. She was born January 7, 1923 to Rev. Clare and Louise VanMetre in Crawford, NE. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry and son Michael. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Susan and Gary Zook of Fort Collins, CO and Margaret and Dorian Grilley of St. Paul, MN; sister Shirley VanMetre of...
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Fredrick Ehrlich

November 8, 1957 - May 25, 2017

Fredrick LeRoy Ehrlich, 59 of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away suddenly on Thursday May 25, 2017 and born on November 8, 1957. Fred was a City of Lincoln Parks and Rec employee for over 40 years. He was forever faithful to his family, a friend to everyone, enjoyed many hobbies such as riding his horses since childhood, was a fan of the Packers NFL and Husker football, and loved showing his 1971...
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Mary Ann Proescholdt

September 28, 1925 - May 25, 2017

Mary Ann Proescholdt, 91, of Lincoln, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born in Lamesa, Texas on September 28, 1925 to Henry & Marie (Harris) Burress. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob”.Survived by:Daughter Barbara Proescholdt of LincolnDaughter Susan Davern of OmahaGranddaughter Jennifer Rohr of OmahaNieces & nephewsVisitation with family 6 pm to...
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Harold Michael Crouse

November 17, 1948 - May 24, 2017

Harold “Mike” Crouse age 68 of Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska passed away on May 24, 2017. He was born on November 17, 1948 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Herschel and Joan (Lawson) Crouse.Mike served in the US Air Force for 22 years and was known to many as “Sarge”. He started his military career in 1969 during the Vietnam War and retired as MSgt in 1991. He was also known as &ldquo...
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Rosa Lucar Flores

February 20, 1926 - May 24, 2017

BIOGRAFIAEn este día recordamos y celebramos la vida de Rosa Lúcar Flores, conocida cariñosamente como “Mama Rosita.” Su vida fue de muchas experiencias, memorias, desafíos, victorias, y alegrías.Mamá Rosa nació de sus padres Anacleto Flores y Francisca González, un 20 de Febrero de 1926 en las lindas montañas de...
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Wayne Wilcox

August 19, 1954 - May 22, 2017

Wayne A. WilcoxAugust 19, 1954 –May 22, 2017Wayne was employed with LPS for 22 years, mainly at Lux Middle School. He enjoyed motorcycles and trains. He was a devoted pet owner. He graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School, Southeast Community College, and UNO.Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Norma and 2 nephews.Survived by daughter, Lauren; brothers, Rodger (Elaine) and Clark ...
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David Mercer

March 30, 1937 - May 20, 2017

David J. Mercer, 80, of Lincoln, NE passed away on May 20, 2017.David was a wonderful, caring father to his children. His family was very important to him.He was an avid bowler (5 days a week) and was very much looking forward to golfing this summer.He also loved family gatherings, being the first to arrive and the first to leave.He LOVED his Lexus!This was his pride and joy.One of his favorite...
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Kerri L. Watson

September 22, 1971 - May 19, 2017

In the early morning hours of May 19th, 2017 Kerri L. Watson of Lincoln, NE suddenly passed away. She was 45.Kerri is survived by her husband, Roger W. Watson; her children, Sam A. Watson, Corey J. Osborne, Courtney E. Nissen, and Alexis B. Watson; her siblings, Kim (Steve) Brenner and Jerry Jr. (Cindy) Stein. She is preceded by her parents, Jerry Sr. and Jacqueline Stein and her brother, Kirk...
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JoAnn Kaye Johnson

September 20, 1941 - May 15, 2017

JoAnn K. JohnsonSeptember 20, 1941 – May 15, 2017JoAnn loved gardening, spending time with her loved ones and volunteering at the Humane Society. She had a love for shopping online and especially QVC. She worked in the insurance industry and retired from Fox Claims.Preceded in death by parents, Vernon and Helen Wiseman and dogs, Dominic, Suzy, Mollie, EllieSurvived by husband of 58 years,...
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Arlene Arlene Pierce

December 25, 1938 - May 15, 2017

Arlene Pierce, 78, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on December 25, 1938 to Charles & Elizabeth (Eastman) Perrin. Arlene loved spending time with her family. She was very active in her church and enjoyed teaching Bible Classes and singing.Visitation 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm...
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Richard L. Petty

November 23, 1931 - May 15, 2017

Richard (Dick) L Petty Sr, 85, of Lincoln NE, passed away on May 15, 2017.Dick was born on November 23, 1931 to Harold and Marie Petty from Wymore, NE.Dick graduated from Lincoln High School and entered into the Army.Dick enjoyed his family, fishing and watching Nebraska Husker football.He is survived by his wife Nancy Petty of 44 years. Children, Rick Petty and Sue Lange, of Lincoln, Tom Petty,...
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Hedviga P. Aden

February 8, 1925 - May 15, 2017

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Robert D. Yost

March 26, 1931 - May 10, 2017

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Henry Lee Reifschneider

December 19, 1962 - May 8, 2017

Henry Lee Reifschneider Jr., of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 in the comfort of his home. He was born in Lincoln on Dec. 19, 1962 to Henry & Janice (Hergenrader) Reifschneider. Henry served in the U.S. Marine Corps from Oct. 1981 to Oct. 1985, and in the U.S. Army Reserves from May 1989 to Jan. 1993. He continued to serve his country working for the Dept. of Homeland...
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Melvin L. Fuller

December 23, 1927 - May 7, 2017

Melvin L. Fuller age 89 formerly of Kearney and Franklin passed away on May 7, 2017 in Lincoln. He was born on December 23, 1927 in Gibbon, Nebraska to Melvin and Lora (Karsner) Fuller. He joined the Merchant Marines at age 16 during World War II. Later he served in the US Army during the Korean War. Melvin married Betty Young on March 3, 1951 in Kearney, Nebraska. He worked for Keenan&rsquo...
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Kenneth Melvin Schmailzl

January 1, 1920 - May 7, 2017

Kenneth Melvin Schmailzl, 97, of Whitney, Texas, passed away on May 7, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Kenny was born on January 1, 1920 in Princeton, Nebraska. Kenneth entered the US Navy in 1942 and is a WWII Veteran. Beloved husband of Patricia, father of seven, grandfather of seventeen, thirty-two great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Kenny was preceded in death by his loving wife...
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Elsie A. Gudeker

May 5, 1925 - May 6, 2017

Elsie A. GudekerMay 5, 1925 – May 6, 2017Elsie was born May 5, 1925 to Frank and Eulalia Pojar on a farm near Howells, NE. She married Ed Gudeker in 1942 and they were married 56 years before Ed’s passing in 1998.Elsie worked at Elgin watch for 10 years until they closed. For the next 17 years she worked at the Credit Bureau, Dial Finance and several brokerage houses. In 1976, she...
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Robert Leslie Biggs

June 12, 1932 - May 6, 2017

Robert Leslie “Bob” Biggs, 84, of Fairmont, MN, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 6, 2017. He was born June 12, 1932 in Palmyra, NE.Bob graduated from Palmyra High School where he excelled at baseball and basketball, and he went on to play basketball at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE. Bob supported his family with a 43 year career with Northern Natural...
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Richard Hunt

November 28, 1937 - May 4, 2017

Richard G. Hunt, 79, of Lincoln, died May 4, 2017. He was born in Exeter, NE on November 28, 1937 to Dennis and Louise Hunt. He retired from Lincoln Telephone Company in 1992. Survived by son, Terry Hunt; daughters, Kimberly Hunt and Kelly Coutts (Rodney); grandchildren, Kelsey Rothwell, Tavlin Hunt, Cydnee Coutts and Jaycee Coutts; great grandson, Liam Chrisp; siblings, Patricia Chaney,...
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Michael W. Reagan

December 17, 1943 - May 4, 2017

Michael W Reagan passed away May 4th, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born in Superior, Wisconsin. Mike spent a good deal of his life in Brainerd, Minnesota with his children and first wife.Mike spent much of his career as an Administrator at the Brainerd State hospital. He also enjoyed working as a Judge with the Baldrich Quality Award.He is preceded in death by parents Michael H Reagan, Mary...
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Norma J. Nelson

July 12, 1931 - April 30, 2017

Norma Jean Nelson, 85, of Lincoln passed away on April 30, 2017.Born to Earl E. and Merle L. Hageman on July 12, 1931 in Lincoln.Graduated from Lincoln Northeast in 1950. Married to Sanford (Sam) Nelson in 1952, and recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Norma was a homemaker and also worked for Lincoln Public Schools as a para, health technician and secretary. Co-owner of Colonial...
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Karen Lynn Swift

August 29, 1963 - April 28, 2017

Karen Lynn Swift, 53,of Lincoln, Nebraska, died Friday, April 28, 2017. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 29, 1963 to Mickey R. & Edna J. (Bouwens) Griffin. Karen had a life filled with much love & joy for her family. She loved life, her pets & her family. She had an amazing green thumb. She held her children and grandchildren very close to her heart. Family was everything....
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Libbie Wortman

October 18, 1927 - April 27, 2017

Libbie Georgia Wortman passed from this life on April 27, 2017. Born in a farm home in Pawnee County on October 18, 1927 to Chester and Mary Mach.After graduating from Country School Union and Pawnee City High School, she became employed as a secretary for Pawnee County Extension Service. During this time she answered a request for nursing assistance at the Pawnee County Hospital. Care of...
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Mary Swearingen

January 19, 1924 - April 26, 2017

Mary E. Swearingen age 93, of Lincoln, passed away on April 26, 2017. She was born on January 19, 1924 in Osceola, Nebraska to Delmar and Hazel (Strain) McFadden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard.Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Swearingen and Clayton McIlwain; son, Mark Swearingen all of Lincoln; sister, Peggy Fisher of La Jolla, California. A memorial...
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Donna B. Holdsworth

October 12, 1960 - April 25, 2017

Donna B. Holdsworth, 56, of Lincoln died April 25, 2017. Donna Beth Holdsworth was born on October 12, 1960, Lincoln, NE to Charles and Henrietta (Aden) Holdsworth. After graduating from Adams High School, Donna worked at General Casualty. Survived by parents; brothers, Larry (Pam) of Beatrice, Jerry (Barb) of Lincoln, Steve of Firth, Mike of Bushnell, FL and Danny (Kim) of Wahoo; sister, Wanda ...
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Zelda M. Predoehl

November 5, 1930 - April 25, 2017

Zelda M. Predoehl, 86, of Lincoln, died 4/25/17. Born Loup City, NE on 11/5/1930.Survived by:Sons Richard (Della) Renne of TN, Darrel (Joyce) Renne & Ken Nelson of Lincoln. 7 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildrenSister Norma Lewandoski of LincolnMemorial Service 12:30 PM, Friday, May 5, 2017Eastridge Presbyterian Church 1135 Eastridge Drive Memorials in care of the family
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John Marten Dean

December 30, 1956 - April 23, 2017

John M. Dean, 60, of Lincoln, died 4/23/17. Born 12/30/56.He was a self-taught custom car builder. He enjoyed going to car shows and swap meets with son Joey. Survived by: wife Muriel, son Joey (Kym) Dean, daughter Michele (Jeff) Friesel of WA., brother Ken (Barb) of AZ, sisters Chris (Al) Boyd of Lincoln, Connie Dean of FL, mother-in-law Shirley Hartman, brother-in-law Marvin (Boy) DeHaai,...
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