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Dorothy M. Nielsen

April 17, 1924 - March 5, 2018

Nielsen, Dorothy M., 93, Lincoln died Monday, March 5, 2018. Born Loup City (47924) to Ralph and Elizabeth (Anderson) Johnson. Formerly employed by Loup City Public Schools, Ord Public Schools, U.S. Dept. of the Army, U.S. Dept of Labor, U.S. Veterans Administration, and retired in 1990 from the Nebraska School Activities Association after 27 years as Office and Business Manager. Member: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Eastmont Towers Foundation Board of Directors. Former member Fifty-Fifty Club, volunteer BryanLGH Hospital Towers.

Survivors: Son, Gregory Nielsen, Lincoln; daughter, Cynthia and son-in-law, Brad Buethe, Odessa, Florida; grandsons, Dr. David (Valerie) Buethe, Douglas (Dayna) Buethe, Daniel (Kaley) Buethe, Lars (Amanda) Nielsen; granddaughter, Marne (David) Boardman; great grandsons, Luka Nielsen, Brody Buethe, Wyatt Buethe, Bowen Buethe, Abram Buethe, Bentley Buethe, Miles Buethe; great granddaughters, Nora Nielsen and Drea Buethe. Preceded in death by husband, Donald D. Nielsen on August 28, 2001, and her parents.

Services will be held at 1 pm Friday, March 9, at Roper & Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Drive (40th & Yankee Hill Road). Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Dorothy wanted everyone to think of their loved ones and, in lieu of flowers, memorials could be directed by you to the cause of your choice. Condolences at

Shirley L. (Deyke) Thompson

December 22, 1926 - March 1, 2018

Shirley L. (Deyke) Thompson, 91, died at Brookdale-Greenwood Village, Colo., on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Shirley was born in Brady on December 22, 1926, to George and Dulcie (Swancutt) Larkin. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Shirley was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority at the University. While attending the University, Shirley met her life-long love, Vern Deyke. Following graduation, Shirley taught Kindergarten in North Platte. On June 2, 1951, Shirley married Vern F. Deyke, M.D. and resided in Columbus until the fall of 1988 when they relocated to Lincoln. Shirley was an active member of P.E.O. Chapter CH in Columbus and remained active in the Sisterhood throughout her life. In the mid-1980's, she served on the Nebraska P.E.O. board.

Shirley is survived by three daughters, Jann (Jim) Schroeder, Severance, Colo.; Julie (Jim) Lindsey, Peoria, Ariz.; Jodie (Joe) Silla, Parker, Colo.; granddaughters, Megan (Nate) Murphy, Severance, Colo.; Chrissy (Tyler) Jones, Eaton, Colo.; grandsons, Hunter Hedlund, Peoria, Ariz.; Sam Silla, Parker, Colo. Two great-grandchildren, Mason and Madelyn Murphy, Severance, Colo. Shirley was preceded in death by husband of 40 years, Vern F. Deyke; husband, Lohren Thompson; parents George and Dulcie Larkin; brother, Stanford G. Larkin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at Roper & Sons South Funeral Home, 3950 Hohensee Drive (40th & Yankee Hill Rd.), Lincoln, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Dan Warness of First Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Park following the service. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska P.E.O. Home, 413 N 5th Street, Beatrice, NE 68310, Joy Lutheran Church, 7051 E Parker Hills Court, Parker, CO 80138 or charity of choice. Condolences online at

James (Jim) Clinton Gish

December 21, 1937 - March 5, 2018

James (Jim) Clinton Gish lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2018. Jim married Macelline Bethscheider July, 9, 1960 and was blessed with three children. Jim was in sales and management at Lincoln Lumber Company for 34 years, retiring in 2000. On June 26, 2010 Jim married Betty Steider.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, March 10, at First Christian Church, 430 South 16th St., Lincoln. Luncheon to follow. Private family inurnment at Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to First Christian Church. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences

John C. Hurd

September 6, 1947 - March 4, 2018

John C. Hurd, 70, of Lincoln, was born September 6, 1947, to Clinton C. and Leota (Malone) Hurd in Lincoln. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday (3-12) at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D. St. A public life's celebration gathering with family greeting friends will be held from 3 -4:30 p.m. on Sunday (3-11) at Roper & Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Dr., Lincoln. Memorial contributions may be directed towards Cedars Home for Children, 6601 Pioneers Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68506. Condolences online at

Candace Oenbring-Karr

Candace Oenbring-Karr

March 3, 2018

Candace Oenbring-Karr, 75 of Lincoln passed away on March 3, 2018. Celebration of Candace's life will be Friday, March 9 at Butherus Maser & Love Funeral Home at 2 pm. Memorials to the family to be determined at a later date. Visit


Barney, Leontine M. "Lonni" ;

Chambers, Eleanor "Ellie" A. • ; Lincoln

Divoky, Phyllis M. • ; Lincoln

Gish, James (Jim) Clinton • ;

Houchin, Donna M. • ; Lincoln

Hurd, John C. • ; Lincoln

Jensen, Richard "Dick" E. ; Lincoln

Keitges, Patrick Raymond • ; Aurora, Colo.

King, Karl L. • ; Seward

Ludwick, Harriet Talbot Steiner • ; Minneapolis, Minn.

Myers-Garman, Jessie Y. ; Lincoln

Nielsen, Dorothy M. ; Lincoln

Oenbring-Karr, Candace ; Lincoln

Pearson, Wilma R. • ; Yankton, S.D.

Rickers, Arthur D. • ; Fairbury

Ritter, Arlene Marie (Demarest) • ; Johnson

Schafer, Twila M. (McDill) ;

Smith, Marle 'Chip' G. • ; Lincoln

Thompson, Shirley L. (Deyke) ; Greenwood Village, Colo.

Treptow, Glen • ; Ithaca

White, Elnora Johnson McNeil • ; formerly Lincoln

Yost, Doris Jean • ; Lincoln

Jessie Y. Myers-Garman

March 29, 1939 - March 5, 2018

Jessie Y. Myers-Garman, 78, of Lincoln, passed away March 5, 2018, in Lincoln. She was born in Lincoln to Elvin and Helen (McCormack) Hoaglin on March 29, 1939.

Relatives: husband, Russell Garman, Lincoln; daughter, Arlene Carter, Cedar Park, Texas; son, Kenny Funk, Redding, Pa.; daughter, Carol Ritter, Wooster, Ohio; son, Kevin Funk, Lincoln; daughter, Linda Funk, Lincoln, daughter, Yvonne Alvarez, Lincoln; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sister, Jacqueline (Robin) Wilderness, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation: 2-6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, and 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, at Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St., Lincoln. Condolences may be left at

Richard “Dick" E. Jensen

Richard “Dick' E. Jensen

July 24, 1934 - March 5, 2018

Richard “Dick “E. Jensen, 83, of Lincoln, went to heaven on Monday, March 5, 2018. He was born on July 24, 1934, on a farm near St. Paul, to Carl Max & Georgia Ann (Trubl) Jensen. He had the “good fortune to meet Bess Mead and fell in love” and married on May 25, 1985. Their love of travel took them to Mexico, Panama Canal, Alaska and cruises in the Caribbean. He retired from the Nebraska State Historical Society as a senior research anthropologist in 2005. He published many articles, manuscripts, and books in his 35 years of service. His love of history was evident by him saying “if I was a millionaire I would have worked for the historical society for free”. Survived by wife Bess, brother-in-law Charles (Cheryl) Mead, sister-in-law Ida (Harry) Daniels, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Family to greet friends 6 to 7 pm with a rosary at 7 pm on Thursday, March 8, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 6111 Morrill Ave. in Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 am Friday, March 9, at St. Patrick's. Interment: Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials: Nebraska State Historical Society or Capital Humane Society in Lincoln. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences,

Leontine M. “Lonni” Barney

January 24, 1949 - March 5, 2018

Leontine M. “Lonni” Barney, 69, died on March 5, 2018. Born in Omaha, on January 24, 1949, to Donald J. and Irene E. (Klacsan) Betts. Member of First Plymouth Congregational Church, PEO, taught Sunday School at Westminster Presbyterian and Holy Trinity Episcopal Churches, loved spending time with family and friends at Ten Mile Lake in Minnesota.

She is survived by husband, Robert; son & daughter-in-law, Adam (Teresa) Barney, Lincoln; daughter, Lisa McCallan, Omaha; father, Donald Betts, Lincoln; sisters, Sandra (Steve) Werthmann, Lincoln, Katherine Betts, Lincoln, Barbara Peters, Omaha; four grandchildren, Avery, Isaac, Mason and Claire; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial service: 11 am Friday, March 9, at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D Street. Cremation, no visitation. Memorials may be given to Alzheimers Association, 1500 So. 70th, Ste. 201, Lincoln, NE 68506 or Capital Humane Society, 2320 Park Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68502. Condolences online at

Twila M. (McDill) Schafer

June 26, 1921 - March 1, 2018

Preceded in death by husband Lewis A. Schafer, son Rodney E. Schafer, parents Gladys & Joseph McDill. Survived by son & daughter-in-law Dennis & Kathy Schafer, sisters Letha Lowdon and Alma McDill, many nieces and nephews and special friends of the family Kelley McNichols and Curtis Saint.

Visitation  after 4:30 p.m. with rosary at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8, First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17 St., Lincoln. Interment: Lincoln Memorial Park, 6800 S. 14 St., Lincoln. Memorials to The Lewis A. Schafer & Paul H. Laursen Endowed Scholarship at Nebraska Wesleyan University or Gross Catholic High School, Bellevue.

Doris Jean Yost

January 10, 1933 - March 6, 2018

Doris Jean Yost, 85, of Lincoln, passed away March 6, 2018. Born January 10, 1933 in Lincoln to Harold S and Clara (Gordon) Peterson. Doris was a member of Havelock Christian Church. She loved spending time with her family and was very involved with her church family and her friends.

Family includes sons, Michael D. Yost and Mark A. (Colleen) Yost, all of Lincoln; daughter, Sheryl (Byron) Hansen, Kearney; grandchildren, Rev. Shandra Ann (Fred) Soltani, Kansas City, Mo.; Kayla-Marie Yost (fiancé Michael Brick), of Lincoln, Dr. Steven (Brittany) Hansen, Matthew (Cassie) Hansen, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Daniel Hansen (fiancé Madison Fickel), of Lincoln, Zachary A. Yost, and Cora Yost, both of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Jayden Brick, Samira Ann Soltani, James Riley and Wyatt Dean Hansen; sisters, Carol (Joe) Bowman, Wahoo, and Mary Lou Scott, of Lincoln; sister-in-law Sharon (Glen) Ackerman, Roca; brother-in-law Oris Smith, Lincoln.

Preceded in death by parents; husband Duayne, brother Vernon Peterson, sisters Maxine Way and Arlene Dahl.

Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, Havelock Christian Church, 6520 Colfax with Rev. Eileen Kunz, Rev. Shandra Ann Soltani, and Rev. Dennis Swenson officiating. Memorials to the family for future designation. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Roper and Sons, 4300 ‘O' St. Condolences online at

Phyllis M. Divoky

August 24, 1944 - March 5, 2018

Phyllis M Divoky, 73, Lincoln, died March 5, 2018 after her third battle with cancer. Born to Glenn I. and Bernice I. Gibson on August 24, 1944 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Phyllis graduated from Tempe, Ariz. High School in 1962 where she lettered in varsity archery. She was the recipient of the coveted “6 Gold Award” on numerous occasions. She graduated from Arizona State College in Flagstaff, Ariz. in 1965 where she was a member of a Business Honorary. Phyllis' childhood led to many lifetime pursuits. Her love of reading began with children's hour at the Ottumwa Public Library which led to her 1st two jobs in the Tempe High School Library and the Tempe Public Library at age 14.

This carried to the Art Slide Library at Arizona State College and then to later travels from her extensive reading. She lovingly prepared over 1300 books from her private library to be given away following her death. Her grandmothers each contributed to her knowledge of sewing and handiwork: Grandma Harward to beadwork and quilting and Grandma Gibson to rug weaving, crocheting and embroidery. Her work won her many ribbons and premiums from both county and state fairs. Add to this her sewing in both Girl Scouts and 4-H Club and 4-H Jr leadership. Her travel knowledge came in very useful the eight years she and Ron traveled with his consulting work after his retirement from Lincoln Telephone Co.

Phyllis leaves to mourn her, a husband of 48 years, Ronald F. Divoky, mother Bernice I. Gibson of Keosauqua, Iowa, brother and spouse Donald W. Gibson (Beverly) of Payson, Ariz., daughter Janet A. Dail and grandchildren Erin and Allison Dail of Lincoln; son Allen F. Divoky of Tecumseh and grandchildren Allena and Crystal Divoky of Lincoln. Phyllis also leaves to mourn the remaining cousins of the “Rowdy 14 Gibson Cousins” and two nephews Craig (Paula) of Mesa, Ariz. and Mark (Linda) of Payson, Ariz.. She was preceded in death by her father Glenn I. Gibson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation: 5 – 7 pm Thursday, March 8, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. The celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 7130 Kentwell Lane, with burial to follow at Lincoln Memorial Park and Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Donna M. Houchin

April 13, 1949 - March 5, 2018

Donna M Houchin, 68, of Lincoln, passed away March 5, 2018. Born April 13, 1949, in Scottsbluff, to James Ivan and Frances Cordelia (Barkell) Curry. Graduated from Gering Public School and UNMC. Worked as a medical technologist in the Clinical Lab at Bryan Health for 45 years.

Survived by husband Steven Houchin, children; Tricia (Ty Christiansen), Michael (Jill), Matthew, Kristin, brothers; Robert, Roger (Charlotte) Curry, nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by parents, and brothers; Gerald, Jim and Doug.

A celebration of life will be held of 11 a.m. on March 10 at Cornerstone Christian Church, 4849 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln. Donna would want you to be comfortable, so please dress casually. Burial preceding service. Memorials to Cornerstone Christian Church or the Bryan Foundation.

Glen Treptow

Glen Treptow

Ithaca, died March 6, 2018

Wilma R. Pearson

Wilma R. Pearson

Yankton, South Dakota, March 1, 1936 – March 5, 2018