Elson - Lorene E., 79, widow of Mertin, Lincoln, died Tuesday (5/1/2001).
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. today with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorials to People's City Mission.
Fender - Michelle R. (Lackey), 45, Onawa, Iowa, formerly Wahoo, died Wednesday (5/2/2001) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. Born, Lincoln (8/30/55) to Walter Robert "Bob" and Opal (Gottberg) Lackey Rezac. Moved with family to Wahoo, 1966. Lived in Lincoln, 1973-79. Married Michael L. "Mike" Fender on June 16, 1979, Saint Wenceslaus Church, Wahoo. Made home in Waverly until moving to Onawa, 1992. Attended Saint Wenceslaus Elementary School. Graduate, Bishop Neumann Central Catholic High School, 1973; homecoming queen, 1973. Attended Southeast Community College, Lincoln, 1973-75. Graduate, Academy of Nails, Omaha, 1999 as a licensed nails technician. Worked at Commonwealth Electric, Havelock Bank, before marriage. Partner, The Sisters Act Karaoke, eastern Nebraska, western Iowa. Representative, The Pampered Chef. Self-employed nail technician, one year before death, Onawa. Member, St. John Catholic Church, Onawa; Altar Society; St. John Church Choir.
Survivors: husband, Mike; sons, Josh, Bob, Scott, all Onawa; mother, Opal Rezac; brothers, Mark Lackey, Michael Rezac, both Wahoo; sisters, brothers-in-law, Marsha and Mark Otte, Wahoo, Joann and Doug Whisenhunt, Maxwell; mother-in-law, Wilma Johnson; sister-in-law, spouse, Barb and Les Ross, Onawa; brother-in-law, spouse, Dave and Kathy Fender, Onawa; nieces; nephews; cousins; relatives; friends. Preceded in death by father; grandparents, Albert and Mary (Spicka) Gottberg, Robert Lackey, Gatha Marvin; cousin, Leslie Mahan; aunt, Albert Petrzelka; uncles, Gilbert Gottberg, Edwin Zitek, Charles Steyer.
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Saturday, Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wahoo. St. John Cemetery, Weston. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. today, church. Visitation: 2-5 p.m. today, Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo; after 6 p.m. today, church; one-half hour before Mass, church. Honorary pallbearers: cousins, aunts, uncles, classmates, all who loved and held Michelle dear in their hearts. Pallbearers: Bob Skelton, Gerald Sherman, Gary Griffith, Irvin Sidlik, Mike Steyer, Greg Gottberg, Alan Churda, Johnny Petrzelka. Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo.
Friesen - Raymond, 84, Henderson, widower of Erma, died Wednesday (5/2/2001). Born near Henderson. Retired farmer.
Survivors: sons, Edward, Aurora, Kenneth, Henderson; daughters, Carolyn Friesen, Hastings, Janet Turner, Kingfisher, Okla.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence, Henderson.
Services: 2 pm. Monday, Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson. Church cemetery. Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Metz Mortuary, Henderson. Memorials to MCC Meat Canner.
Hall - Ruth, 86, Lincoln, died Wednesday (5/2/2001).
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Memorials to church.
Hawthorne - Lynn E., 52, Lincoln, died Wednesday (5/2/2001). Born, Lincoln (3/24/1949) to Randall and Marjorie Elaine (Housel) Neff. Homemaker. Taught in Lincoln Public Schools. Graduated, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. in education. Member, Pulmonary Hypertension Association, president of Nebraska and Western Iowa Support Group. Enjoyed arts, crafts, quilting.
Survivors: husband, Dennis; daughters, son-in-law, Jessica and Bob Jensen, York, Abigail Hawthorne, Omaha; grandson, Dennis Jensen; mother, stepfather, Marjorie and Harrison Lee, Beemer; brothers, sisters-in-law, Raymond F. and Pauline Neff, Lisbon, Iowa, Kenneth and Leona Neff, Wahoo; sister, brother-in-law, Gayle and Scott Nave, Flower Town, Texas; mother-in-law, Beryl D. Hawthorne, Lincoln; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Randall Neff.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Bob Jensen, Scott Nave, Phil Schell, Gary Unrine, Mike Schmieder, Joy Dughman. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday until services Monday; family will greet friends, 6-9 p.m. Sunday, mortuary. Memorials to Nebraska-Iowa Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group c/o the family.
Heilman - Valeria L., 93, Lincoln, died Saturday (4/28/2001).
Graveside service and burial: 1 p.m. Saturday, Rosehill Cemetery, Waverly. Memorials to Lincoln Foundation Inc., Room 200, 215 Centennial Mall South (08). Visitation: noon-9 p.m. today, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Heiser - Norma I., 100, Ceresco, widow of Henry F.G., died Monday (4/30/2001) in Wahoo.
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ceresco. Interment: 10 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Park. Family and friends meet at 9:45 a.m. at gate 2. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. today, Nelson Funeral Home, Ceresco. Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Bethphage Mission.
Holm - Madeline B., 87, Lincoln, died Tuesday (5/1/2001).
Services: 10 a.m. today, First United Methodist Church, 50th Street and St. Paul Avenue. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to the church, 68504. Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St.
Horne - Trenton Charles, 54, Exeter, died Tuesday (5/1/2001). Born, Lincoln (3/8/2001). Member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Cordova.
Survivors: parents, Jim and Kristine (Gallup) Horne, Exeter; brothers, James, Mitchel, both Exeter; sister, Madison, Exeter; grandparents, Phil and Marlene Gallup, Natoma, Kan., Katheryn and Kenneth Due, Cordova, James R. and Sandra Horne, Exeter; great-grandmothers, Verne Steeves, Friend, Bernice Hall, Exeter; great-grandfather, Don Ehrisman, Milford; aunts, uncles, Kelly and Ben Bristol, Rich and Julie Horne, Ben and Connie Horne; cousins, Mikayla, Lexie and Lanie Bristol, Jennifer, John and Aubrey Horne, Samantha and Hannah Horne; great-aunts and great-uncles.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Cordova. Pastors Rob Sachs and Kim Dunker. Exeter Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ben Bristol, Rich Horne, Ben Horne. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. today, Farmer Funeral Home, Exeter. Memorials to family for scholarship to be established in memory of Trenton for future graduates of Exeter Public School who will be pursuing a nursing or medical career. Arrangements by Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Louisville. E-mail condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iraheta - Edwin Antonio, 24, Lincoln, died Saturday (4/28/2001).
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday, Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 O St. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St.
Jansky - Rex Alan, 43, Newport News, Va., died 4/27/01. Born, Lincoln. Finance manager, Hall Motors. Served, U.S. Navy.
Survivors: father, Vern Sr., Lincoln; mother, Laura Jansky, Elizabeth City, N.C.; grandmother, Emma Parks, Dorchester; brother, Vern A. Jr., Lincoln.
Services were held April 29 in Elizabeth City, N.C. W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News.
Luff - Earl T., 95, Lincoln, died Thursday (5/3/2001). Born, Palmyra (1/8/1906) to Thomas E. and Maude M. (Arnold) Luff. Retired owner, Lincoln Steel Co.; Northland Steel Co., Billings, Mont.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Lyall and Joan Luff, Crete; daughter, son-in-law, Earlene L. and Art Knox, Lincoln; sister-in-law, Gladys Luff, Lincoln; sister, Fairy Quinn, Lincoln; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. The Rev. Dr. Andrew McDonald. Private burial. Visitation: 5 p.m. today until 9 p.m. Sunday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation, Cedar's Home for Children, Downtown Rotary Club 14 Foundation, Lincoln Foundation, Inc.
Mayolo - Bernard "Bernie," 58, Lincoln, died Monday (4/30/2001).
Graveside services and burial: 3 p.m. Saturday, Rosehill Cemetery, Waverly. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. today, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Memorials to Bennett Martin Public Library-Children's Books, 14th and N (08). Condolences may be e-mailed to roperandsons.com.
McGinley - O.J. "Bud," 73, Sun City, Ariz., died Saturday (4/28/2001). Born, Lincoln. Retired bank vice president. Graduated, Cathedral High School, Lincoln. Served, U.S. Marines.
Survivors: wife, Mary (Hoffman); sons, Mike, Houston, Kevin, Fort Collins, Colo., Dugan, Philadelphia; daughters, Patty, Kelly, both Fort Collins, Erin, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 12 grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, All Souls Catholic Church, Englewood, Colo. Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Chapel Hill Mortuary, Littleton, Colo.
McWilliams - Nadine, 53, Omaha, died Sunday (4/29/2001). Born, San Francisco (1/7/1948), second child of Elmer and Elner (Norful) Dandridge. Employed, Union Pacific Railroad, since 2/16/78. Raised, educated, Lincoln. Married, Henry G. McWilliams, 11/2/68. Baptized, Mount Zion Baptist Church. Moved with family in early 1970s to Omaha, where she was an active member with Zion Baptist Church.
Survivors: son, H. Craig (Apryl), Omaha; daughter, Kimberly NaLynn (Mazin Siddiq), Lincoln; sister, Margaret Styles (Johnny), Lincoln; brother, Freddie Dandridge, Las Vegas, Geary Dandridge, Lincoln; aunt, Catterine Heywood, Smackover, Ark.; uncles, Willie Dandridge, Detroit, Berling Dandridge, Lincoln; grandchildren, Camron and Bryan McWilliams, Imani Siddiq; nieces, Marla and Carla Styles, Lincoln; dearest friends, Elizabeth Williams, Lenora Avery, Joan Newbill, her Zion Baptist Church family, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by son, Brian LaMar; parents.
Homegoing Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 3301 N. 56th St., Lincoln. The Rev. Michael W. Combs. Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 O St. Family and friends will be served in Mount Zion fellowship hall immediately following interment. Pallbearers: Felton Avery, Bud Boyles, Perry Newbill, LaMar O'neal, Mazin Siddiq, LaVon Walker. Honorary pallbearers: Arther Gates, Troy Jones, Leroy Stokes, Johnny Styles. Wake: 7-8 p.m. today, Thomas Funeral Home, 3920 N. 24th St., Omaha.
Olsen - Nellie E., 103, Lincoln, formerly Valparaiso, widow of Criss C., died Thursday (5/3/2001). Born, Valparaiso (6/7/1897). Homemaker. Member, Methodist Church.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Charles and Darlene Olsen, Lincoln; sister, Margaret Waiss, Valparaiso; sister-in-law, Mamie Carlson, Lincoln; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by parents; husband; four brothers; one sister.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Methodist Church, Valparaiso. Honorary pallbearers: nephews, nephews-in-law. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. today, Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St. Memorials to Methodist Church, Valparaiso.
Pelletier - Eugene E. "Geneo," 81, Lincoln, formerly Naugatuck, Conn., died Tuesday (5/1/2001).
Military graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, Naugatuck. Local arrangements, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.
Pierson - Mary Ann, 51, Otoe, died Tuesday (5/1/2001) in Lincoln.
Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Christian Church, Elmwood. Visitation: one hour before services, church. Memorials to American Cancer Society or Tabitha Hospice. Fusselman-Wymore-Marshall Funeral Home, Elmwood.
Riggins - Joey D., 38, Lincoln, died Thursday (5/3/2001). Born, Tecumseh to Frank Jr. and Roberta (Spradley).
Survivors: wife, Sheila; sons, Spencer, Adam, both Lincoln; daughter, Shauna Grady, Lincoln; mother, Roberta Riggins, Lincoln; brothers, Mike, Norfolk, Don, Ron, both Lincoln; sister, Barbara Wagner, Lincoln. Preceded in death by father, Frank Jr.
Graveside inurnment: 3:30 p.m. Monday, Fairview Cemetery, 84th and Adams streets. Memorials to family. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.
Schulke - Mary "Eleanor," 94, Fremont, died Tuesday (5/1/2001). Born, Tekamah.
Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Jon and Rose, Fremont; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside Services: 5 p.m. Sunday, Craig Cemetery, Craig. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials to Craig Presbyterian Church. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave.
Shubert - Irene F., 81, Lincoln, died Tuesday (5/1/2001).
Survivors: son, Donald R. Shubert Jr., and companion Rhonda Hunt, Lincoln; daughters, sons-in-law, Shirley and Joseph Diaz, Lincoln, Debbie Shubert and fiance Bryon Nelson, Lincoln, Patricia and Kenneth Vonderschmidt, Salem, Sondra and Fred Gilbert, Falls City, Janet and Gary Barber, Rulo; sisters, brother-in-law, Wilma Bindrum, Falls City, Maxine and Albert Pike, Lincoln; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Julius Wm. and Minnie Edna (Mitchell) Dryer; husband, Donald R. Shubert (11/26/2000); daughters, Donna Rae Shubert, Judy (Mrs. Donald) Niemeyer; sisters, Bernice Jones, Edna Ponce, Mable Dryer; one great-grandchild.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Belmont Baptist Church, Lincoln. Pastor Ken Demlow. Steele Cemetery, Falls City. Pallbearers: Robert Knollenburger Jr., Larry Heinbigner, Victor Beenblossom, Leon Campbell, Brad Nelson, James Monnier. Honorary pallbearers: Richard Monnier, Jim Johnson, Kenneth Chadd, Don Edwards, Dean Edwards, Marrce Van Wart. Visitation: today until 8 p.m. Sunday, Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City; after 9 a.m. Monday, church. Memorials to family's choice.
Stanford - Carlton M., 21, Fairmont, died Wednesday (5/2/2001) in Lincoln. Born, Liberal, Kan.
Survivors: mother, Debbra Flowers, Fairmont; sister, Kali Stanford, Fairmont; brother, Tyler Stanford, Fairmont.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Metz Mortuary Chapel, York. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials in care of the family. Metz Mortuary, York.
Walker - Ethel E., 89, Plattsmouth, formerly Lincoln, widow of Clarence G., died Wednesday (5/2/2001). Born, Davey (6/19/11). Retired assembly worker; Western Electric. Member, Faith United Methodist Church.
Survivors: daughters, Shirley Daniels, Delores Nelson, both San Antonio; son, William W., Lincoln; sisters, Effie Hyde, Helen Studley, both North Platte; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: noon-6 p.m. today, with friends 4-6 p.m. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association.
Wheeler - Lois Louise (Ailes), 78, Englewood, Colo., widow of Charles, died 1/10/01.
Graveside memorial service: Saturday, Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 O St. Friends meet at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at O Street entrance. Memorials to Blanket Fund of Broadway Christian Church, Englewood, Colo., or to the family.
White - George K., 82, Waverly, died Thursday (5/3/2001) in Lincoln. Born (9/26/18).
Services pending. Wadlow-Rozanek Colonial Chapel, 5200 R St.
Wisbey - Jerry C., 64, Lincoln, died Sunday (4/29/2001). Born, Lincoln (8/18/36) to Charles and Gertrude (Mills). Manager, printing department, Ameritas. Avid coin and car collector.
Survivors: wife, Dena; son, Douglas, Lincoln; daughters, fiancee, Kristi Borchers and Matt Holdt, Lori Ellison, all Lincoln; grandsons, Tyler Borchers, Justin and Kyle Ellison; brother, sister-in-law, Bill and Joyce, Mesa, Ariz.; sister, brother-in-law, Jolene and Don Cole, Flint, Texas; nieces; nephews; cousins. Preceded in death by parents.
Services: 11 a.m. today, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Pastor Roger Casteel. Wyuka Cemetery. Pallbearers: Don Cole, Mark Cole, Christopher Cole, Dan Kahler, Matt Holdt, Doug Ellison. Visitation: today until services, mortuary. Memorials to family for future designation.
Addis-Mayer - LaVerne T. "Bernie," 90, Lincoln, died Thursday (5/3/2001).
Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: noon today until services, mortuary. Memorials to Methodist churches, Denton and Manhattan, Kan.
Allen - Larry G., 54, Lincoln, died Thursday (5/3/2001). Born, Lincoln.
Survivors: mother, Olga, Lincoln; brothers, Glen, Richard, both Lincoln, James, Waverly, Robert, Valparaiso; sister, Eleanor Janes Benes, Valparaiso; nieces; nephews.
Services: 3 p.m. Monday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St. Fairview Cemetery. Visitation: until services, funeral home. Memorials to the family.
Armstrong - Naomi Dorothy (Hudson), 89, Broken Bow, died Thursday (5/3/2001) in Lincoln. Born, near Anselmo. Broken Bow First Presbyterian Church organist and choir director.
Survivors: sons, Gene, Rod, both Lincoln; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; stepmother, Thelma Hudson, Broken Bow; stepbrother Gaylor Hudson, Shakopee, Minn.; nieces and nephews.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 921 N. H St., Broken Bow. Broken Bow Cemetery. Visitation: 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Govier Brothers Mortuary, Broken Bow. Memorials to the church.