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Darlene Francis (Noonan) Sievers

January 13, 1932 - October 10, 2017

Darlene Francis Noonan was born January 13, 1932, in Columbus, to Michael T & Paula F. Noonan. She was the first of five children. They lived in Cornlea, Exeter & York and when she was about 13 she moved to Monroe with her grandparents to help on the farm. A couple of years later she moved to Lincoln and attended Lincoln High School, graduating in 1949.

She met the love of her life, Ernie Sievers, and they were married on January 13, 1951. Darlene and Ernie liked to go dancing and could cut a mean rug! They frequented The Legion Club and VFW. They also enjoyed playing cards, Keno and the occasional trip to Las Vegas. One of their hobbies was maintaining their apartments. They were married for over 40 years before Ernie lost his battle with cancer in 1991.

After the kids were in school, Darlene worked at Gibson's Discount store, which later became Pamida, and was one of the initial employees when the Target store opened on North 48th Street. She worked at Target for over 25 years, retiring in 2009.

She was 100% Irish and full of spirit! She had a kind heart, but also had a stubborn streak! She enjoyed siting on the back porch on summer evenings and feeding the birds & squirrels. She loved spending time with her grandkids. It was a treat for the grandkids to spend the night at grandmas house. They would watch movies, play cards and it always included a special trip to Village Inn. She also passed the time watching TV, reading the newspaper and doing crossword puzzles.

Darlene is preceded in death by her husband, Ernie, parents; two brothers, Jim & Gene Noonan; sister, Vivian Walters, brothers-in-law, Stan Miller & Dal Walters, and daughter-in-law, Marylee Sievers. Survived by her children, Linda Dennis (Jeff Lamp), Bradley (Margaret) Sievers, Craig Sievers; sister, Doreen Miller; sisters-in-law; Marilyn Noonan, Donna Kaura, nine grandchildren & 14 (+ one on the way) great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. Interment will follow in Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Heartland Cancer Foundation. Special appreciation to the Tabitha nursing staff and aides. Online condolences may be left at

Andrew J. Felton

May 5, 1985 - October 10, 2017

Andrew J. Felton, 32, of Grand Junction, Colo., formerly of Lincoln, passed away October 10, 2017, in Grand Junction. Andrew was born in Lincoln to Donald and Natalie (Asper) Felton. He graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School with the class of 2003. Andrew loved spending time outdoors, especially on the river and Mesa with his beloved dog, Scarlet.

Family members include; his mother and step-father, Natalie and Jeff Myers, Lincoln; father and step-mother, Donald and Jean Felton, Lincoln; brother, Christopher Felton, San Francisco, Calif.; sisters, Brittany (Brett) Wragge, Lincoln; Amelia (Bart) Hepker, Lincoln; Jami Felton (fiancé Jared Dowis), Maryville, Mo.; and Shaylee Myers, Lincoln; nephews, Milo and Roman Wragge; many extended loving family members and friends. Andrew was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffery Myers and beloved grandmother, Donna.

Celebration of life service to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, at Roper and Sons Funeral Chapel, 4300 ‘O' Street, Lincoln. Interment to follow in Yankee Hill Cemetery. No viewing, cremation. Condolences online at

Deborah M. Kemerling

Deborah M. Kemerling

March 3, 1951 - October 11, 2017

Robert “Bob” N. Sass

July 6, 1931 - October 12, 2017

Robert “Bob” N. Sass, of Eagle, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the age of 86. Robert was born to Harry and Genevieve “Jack” Sass on July 6, 1931, in West Point. Bob enjoyed nature, spending time at the Elkhorn River, and working at the Pharmacy and Soda Shop or the Cumming County Fair. He graduated from West Point Central Catholic in 1949. Bob earned a B.S. degree in English and then an M.S degree in Biochemistry in 1955 from Creighton University.

After graduation, Bob worked with faculty members at Creighton as a research scientist on government funded projects. In 1959, Robert began his career with Dorsey Laboratories in Lincoln as a quality control chemist finally becoming a manager of production to end his 29 year career.

Robert married Hope Johnson on September 22, 1962. They had one son, Steven. As a family they shared interests in fishing, duck and pheasant hunting, and gardening. They have enjoyed trips to the Rockies among other destinations.

Robert is survived by his wife, Hope J. Sass M.D; his son, Steven T. Sass; his granddaughters, Hannah M. Sass and Camille K. Sass and their mother, Kathleen S. Sass; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Genevieve Sass; brother, Gary D. Sass; sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Kaup and Mary S. “Suzie” Henrickson.

A celebration of life is being held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, at South Lake Village, 9401 Andermatt Dr., Lincoln, NE 68526. Donations in his memory can be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness and The Nature Conservancy.

Lorin B. Schmidt

Lorin B. Schmidt

Tecumseh, November 19, 1934 - October 12, 2017

Milo Eugene Lynn

October 8, 2017

Milo Eugene Lynn passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Milo was a U.S. Navy veteran and long serving member of the Greenwood Fire & Rescue Department.

Survived by wife; Lois Lynn, son; Alan Lynn, grandchildren: Sara Lynn Smith of Chandler, Ariz., Justin Lynn, of Ashland and sister; Marilyn Lynn of Royal, a number of nieces & nephews, and many loving friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter; Alea Lynn, parents; James Lynn and Laura Lynn-Crisp, brothers: Merlyn, Marvin, Milford, Lloyd, and sister; Elsie Jean, grandparents, aunts, & uncles.

Milo's celebration of life services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, at Snider Memorial funeral home in Neligh. Commitment service following at the Royal Cemetery.

Christina B. Snyder

December 30, 1929 - October 9, 2017

Christina B. Snyder, of Lincoln, passed away Oct. 9, 2017. Survivors: husband, Richard, daughters, Iris (Chuck) Zimmerman, Linda, Debra and Joyce, four grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren, sister, Frieda (Jim) Stroud. Preceded in death by daughter, Roberta, son Patrick, granddaughter, Tina. Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Vera D. VanVelkinburgh

February 14, 1933 - September 30, 2017

Vera D. VanVelkinburgh, 84, of Lincoln, died Sept. 30, 2017. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the funeral home.

Kenneth J. Kotas

October 7, 2017

Ken was born and grew up in Milligan, the son of Yvonne and Adolph Kotas. His favorite memories were of his grandfather's store in Milligan and of summers spent with his cousins who visited each year from Colorado. Ken made lifelong friends while in college at UNL. After receiving his bachelor's degree, he spent one year in St. Louis working with Legal Aid as a VISTA volunteer.

When he returned to Lincoln, Ken worked at the Regional Center before being hired at the Lincoln-Lancaster Mental Health Center where he worked for almost 33 years.

Ken loved blues and soul music and attended Jazzfest in New Orleans for many years. He especially enjoyed listening to blues at the Zoo Bar and was a guest DJ on KZUM several times, often introducing listeners to musicians they hadn't heard before.

For years Ken played bridge regularly with a group of friends, displaying a surprisingly competitive spirit. Ken was an avid collector of antiques, especially items that related to his grandfather's store. He was a passionate believer in giving generously to charities and other worthy organizations.

Ken will be missed by his family and many, many friends. Survived by his wife, Kate Mathias, and her children & grandson, Jessica Reddick, Jason & Levi Shestak; sisters and their families, Carla (Henry) Lewis, Trevor & Tyler Lewis, Geri (Steve) Kotas Hogroian, Julia Hogroian; all of the Houtsma cousins and families.

A celebration of Ken's life will be 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, at the Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th, Lincoln, NE 68508. Memorials are suggested to the Matt Talbot Kitchen. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

Margaret Boeshart

October 12, 2017

Margaret Boeshart, 96, of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 in Sioux City.

Services will be 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Burial will be in rural Ponca. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. with the family present 5:30-8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at

Pauline Joan Young

March 13, 1942 - October 10, 2017

Pauline Joan Young was born on March 13, 1942, in Maxwell, to John and Roma Bollwitt. She died on October 10, 2017, in Lincoln, at the age of 75.

Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 15, at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St., with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Capital Humane Society in Lincoln. Online condolences can be left at

James F. O'Grady

February 6, 1932 - October 11, 2017

James F. O'Grady, 85, of Grand Island, died October 11, 2017. Mr. O'Grady was born February 6, 1932, in Dawson, where he lived before moving to Lincoln. Jim graduated from Cathedral High School in 1950, and soon after joined the Marines where he witnessed atomic bomb testing and served as a mechanic in the Korean War.

Upon his return, he worked for the U.S. Post Office for 30 years. On May 28, 1960, he married Lorraine Joyce Arlt at Sacred Heart Church in Lincoln. To this union five children were born. In 1972, they moved to an acreage near Adams where they were active members of St Martin's parish in Douglas. Jim and Lorraine were also active pro live supporters for all stages of life. Sgt O'Grady was a member of American Legion Post #105 in Hickman and a VFW member.

Preceding James in death were his wife of 47 years, Lorraine (Lori), sons Patrick and Thomas, brothers Gene and Clinton, sisters Colleen, Patricia and Marguerite. Survivors include daughters Rose (husband Tom) Cason of Round Rock, Texas, Jean Ann (husband Shawn) Fletcher of Grand Island; son Daniel (wife Kari) of Hastings; daughter-in-law Chris of Lincoln; sister Catherine Rokke and brother Charles (wife Donna) of Lincoln; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3128 S St., Lincoln. Rosary will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Leo Kosch officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St Martin's Catholic Cemetery in Douglas. Memorials are suggested to St Gianna Women's Homes.

Marjorie Carol Nystrom

February 2, 1920 - October 9, 2017

Marjorie Carol Nystrom of Hebron, the daughter of Edward and Helen (Meyer) Houser was born February 2, 1920, on a farm near Alexandria. She departed this life Monday, October 9, 2017, at Blue Valley Nursing Home in Hebron at the age of 97 years. On May 8, 1927, she was baptized in the Alexandria Presbyterian Church where she later became a member. After attending rural school at Sandy Knob, District 4, she graduated from Alexandria High School with the class of 1936. She taught three years in rural schools in Thayer County.

She married Rudolph Nystrom on May 27, 1941, in Belleville, Kan. This union was blessed with the birth of one daughter, Cheryl, in 1948. After moving from the farm to Hebron in 1979 she transferred her membership to The First Presbyterian Church in Hebron. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, traveling but most of all spending time with her family. Marge was past president of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, served as an elder and deacon in the church and held various offices with the Presbyterian Women. In 1993, she was presented a pin and Honorary Life membership in the Presbyterian Women U.S.A. through her local church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph, daughter, Cheryl Jacobs, Christmas Eve 2009, parents, brothers: Bernard, Erle and wife Lois, and Jack, sisters: Joyce Dittmer and husband Clarence, Adelene at age 11, and an infant sister in 1928 at the time of her mother's death. She is survived by her son-in-law, Kenneth Jacobs of Yukon, Okla., grandson, Kelly Jacobs, Yukon, Okla., and granddaughter, Jennifer and husband Chris Grant of Ardmore, Okla., great-grandchildren: Kyle Jacobs of Midwest City, Okla., Conner and Riley Grant of Ardmore, Okla., sisters-in-law, Darlene Houser of Bruning, a special niece, Evelyn Nystrom, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 16, at The First Presbyterian Church in Hebron. Officiant Pastor Gail Cross, organist David Cording, congregational hymns “Rock Of Ages”, “Amazing Grace”, and “How Great Thou Art”. Interment at Hebron City Cemetery in Hebron. Book signing from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Kroll Funeral Home. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be sent to

Gaylord Ziettlow

Gaylord Ziettlow

Lincoln, December 14, 1946 - October 9, 2017

Randal Scott Edmonds

Randal Scott Edmonds

Plattsmouth, September 26, 1963 - October 11, 2017

LeRoy Benoit

LeRoy Benoit

Humboldt, October 11, 2017