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Rose Masek

July 15, 1924 - January 8, 2018

Rose Masek, 93, formerly of Valparaiso, died Monday, Jan. 8, in Wahoo. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary to follow on Sunday, January 14, at SS Mary & Joseph Catholic Church, Valparaiso. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at SS Mary and Joseph Catholic Church. Burial St. Vitus Cemetery, Touhy.

Glenda S. Rediger

January 7, 1946 - January 9, 2018

Glenda Rediger, Kimberling City, Mo., formerly of Milford, daughter of Alarion and Edna Schweitzer was born January 7, 1946, in Cairo, and departed on January 9, 2018.

Survivors: husband, Eugene Rediger of Kimberling City, Mo., daughters, Annette (Corey) Dondlinger and Katha (Chad) Mayland of Papillion, and Gena (Scott) Mars of Shawnee, Kan., five grandchildren. Siblings: Mervin and Marlin (Sharon) Schweitzer of Cairo, Leona Saltzman of Seward, mother-in-law, Grace Rediger of Fremont, siblings-in-law, Leon Rediger of Post Falls, Idaho, Lennice (Dick) Longstein of Fremont, and Earlene Rediger of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 13, at Hope Fellowship Church, Branson West, Mo. Memorials may be made to Hope Fellowship Church in lieu of flowers.

Norman A. Lutzi

February 1, 1932 - January 12, 2018

Norman A. Lutzi, 85, of Lincoln, passed away January 12, 2018. Born February 1, 1932, in Lincoln, to Alex and Amelia (Beideck) Lutzi. Norman and Georgia Flory were married June 6, 1954. U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Retired assistant treasurer for Central Telephone Company.

Family members include his wife, Georgia; son, Steven Lutzi, Glendale, Ariz.; daughter, Dianne (Bruce) Kelley, Danbury; granddaughters, Erin (Josh) Grass, Sedalia, Mo., and Kate (Casey) McLellan, Omaha; sister, Mary Ellen Zielke, Hot Springs Village, Ark.; sister-in-law, Roberta Sward, Denton; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Kenneth and Celia Flory; brother, Thomas Lutzi; brothers-in-law, Walter Zielke and Alfred Sward.

Many thanks to the Country House (on Old Cheney) and to Asera Care Hospice for the loving care they gave Norman during his last months.

A celebration of Norman's life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday (1-15) Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Drive (40th & Yankee Hill) with Chaplain Shari Lagemann officiating. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, Great Plains Chapter, 1500 S. 70th, Ste. 201, Lincoln, NE 68506. Family will greet friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel. Condolences online at

Richard “Dick” Johnson

March 21, 1936 - January 9, 2018

Richard “Dick” Johnson, age 81, of Lincoln, passed away on January 9, 2018, at his home. He was born March 21, 1936, in Lincoln, to Oliver and Dorothy Johnson. On May 27, 1967, he married Margaret Borner of Lincoln. Dick was a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Juris Doctor from the College of Law in 1971.

Dick served as president/owner of Nebraska Title Company until retiring in 2001. He was a member of First Plymouth Congregational Church, Phi Delt Faternity and other numerous civic & professional organizations. His greatest accomplishment and joy was in being “Papa Dick” to his beloved grandsons, Jais and Cole.

He was preceded in death by son, Eric, and infant son. He is survived by wife of 50 years, Margaret; daughter, Julie and son-in-law, Dave Gappa of Kearney; his grandsons, Jais and Cole; and sister, Janene Coveny of Manchester, N.J., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials to the donor's choice. Dick was laid to rest at a family graveside service. Condolences:

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Lancaster County flu reports continue increasing

Flu activity increased in Lancaster County as it becomes widespread in the state.

In the week ending on Jan. 6, 2,791 flu tests were ordered with 192 confirmed positive for Influenza A and 29 for Influenza B.

Forty-eight flu cases have been reported in the county since Oct. 1, according to the weekly flu report from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. Reports of respiratory virus also remain elevated in Lancaster County.

There have been 21 flu-associated deaths in the state this season.

Ronald L. Colin

January 25, 1947 - January 11, 2018

Ronald L. Colin, of Lincoln, passed away January 11, 2018, at the age of 70. Ron was born on January 25, 1947, in Lincoln, to Robert E. Colin, Sr. and Lucile (Sacrider) Colin, and graduated from South East High School and the University of Nebraska. He was an Eagle Scout and served in the U.S. Army.

Ron was operator of Colin Electric Motor Service, a third generation family company. Ron was an active member of the Elks Club, the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Shrine. He was a board member emeriti of Lincoln Midwest Ballet and he performed for many years with the cast of the Nutcracker. He was also involved in numerous other community organizations and boards.

Ron is survived by his daughter; Angela Roberts of Lincoln, his son; Scott Lippstreu (Jessica) of New York City, his sister; Sandra Love (Pat Glenn) of Lincoln and his brother; Bob Colin, Jr. (Lorene) of Lincoln, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, at Butherus Maser and Love funeral home, 4040 A St., please use the west door. In honor of Ron Colin the family suggests memorials, in lieu of flowers, to Shriner's Transportation Fund or Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company Scholarship Fund,; LMBC, 211 North 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68508. Please visit

Elford Leo Gunnels

April 18, 1926 – January 11, 2018

Elford Leo Gunnels, April 18, 1926 – January 11, 2018. Funeral services: 10 a.m. with visitation one hour prior, Tuesday, January 16, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences:

Kenneth A. Darby

July 5, 1930 - January 6, 2018

Kenneth A. Darby, age 87, of Lincoln, passed away January 6, 2018. He was born July 5, 1930, in Julesburg, Colorado, to Emory and Cora (York) Darby. Kenneth was an employee at LT&T for over 40 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by his son, Michael Darby of Lincoln, former spouse, Betty (Christie) Swenson of Lincoln and his nieces. Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances (Wade) Darby, parents, sister, Margaret Christiansen and brother, Willard Darby.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 15, at Wyuka Funeral Home. Interment of ashes will be at Fairview Cemetery. Memorials to the family for a later designation. Condolences may be left at

Pearl L. Vidlak

September 16, 1928 - January 9, 2018

Pearl L. Vidlak, age 89, of Lincoln, passed away on January 9, 2018, at the Journey House. She was born on September 16, 1928, in Norfolk, to William and Anna (Borgmeyer) Nicolay.

Pearl is survived by her sister; Lorna Fundum of Norfolk, children; Lea Vidlak of Wilmington, Del., Theresa Crispin of Des Moines, Iowa, and Tony Vidlak of Scottsdale, Ariz., grandchildren; Alex Evers, Michael Evers, Max Evers, Joe Crispin, Luke Crispin, Denise Mulkey and Capi McLean, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anton Vidlak, and eight brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday February 2, at Southwood Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Tabitha Journey House, Southwood Lutheran Church Memorial fund or charity of your choice. Condolences at

Records, 01.13.18



JAN. 8

Schmidt, Heather (Langston) and Matt, Lincoln, boy and girl twins, Bryan

Sengbe, Tonean, and Koffree, Paul, Lincoln, girl, Bryan

JAN. 9

Moreland, Samia (Assad) and Ian, Lincoln, boy, Bryan

Larson, Haley (Bohac) and Lucas, Waverly, girl, Bryan

Richardson, Kayce (Schildhauer) and James, Lincoln, girl, Bryan

Alkhazraji, Basma (Mohammed) and Alani, Gunaid, Lincoln, boy, Bryan

JAN. 10

Krueger, Jordan (Capek) and Chris, Mound City, Mo., boy, St. Elizabeth

Gibilsco, Janey (Strobel) and Christopher, Lincoln, boy, Bryan

Adams Bliss, Terri (DeBoer) and Bliss, Jeremy, Waverly, girl, Bryan

JAN. 11

Goering, Christina (Miller) and Brandon, Hickman, girl, Bryan

Pracheil, Andrea (Hansen) and Brant, Dorchester, boy, St. Elizabeth

Rose Betty Millard

January 9, 2018

Rose Betty Millard, 97, of Lincoln, passed away on January 9, 2018. Born August 17, 1920, in Red Cloud, to Harvey and Louise Rickerson. Saint Teresa Catholic Church & Altar Society, volunteer St Teresa Thrift Shop & Adoration Captain, American Legion Auxiliary Post #238, Pink Sisters Auxiliary -Ladies of the Eucharist.

Survivors include daughters; Monica (Dick) Shasteen, Mary Beth (Roger) Bassett, Margaret (Hal) Berghel, Martha (Greg) Bohling, sons; Kibby (Vicki) Millard, Jim (Jane) Millard, Joe (Leanna) Millard, daughter-in-law; Sue Millard, 33 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, three nieces and one nephew. Preceded in death by husband Ken, son Tom, grandson Andy, parents, sister Catherine and husband Bob Irvin, nephew Dick.

Visitation: 9-9 with a rosary at 7 p.m. Monday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, at Saint Teresa Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Jamie Hotovy. Memorials to Saint Teresa Catholic Church and Eastmont Towers Foundation. Condolences can be left at

Allen A. Voge

Allen A. Voge

November 9, 1944 - January 9, 2018

Wayne Marvin Stoller

Wayne Marvin Stoller

Falls City, July 1, 1931 - January 11, 2018

Dr. Philip Kaye

July 3, 1920 - January 10, 2018

The dapper chair of the speech and theatre department with the jaunty cap who rode across the Nebraska Wesleyan campus on his bicycle for 35 years was affectionately known as PK. He was born in Highmore, South Dakota, in the home his grandmother built. Church and family were extremely important during his formative years, often without much distinction between the two. PK's grandfather came to the Dakota Territory as a circuit-riding Methodist preacher. His father was the Methodist church organist and choir director for a thousand years or maybe fifty, as PK puts it. Like his dad, PK loved rousing church hymns with good harmony.

When PK went to college at Dakota Wesleyan, he became involved in debate, theatre, and the pre-ministerial group. His major was Speech and Theater. He went on to seminary at Iliff School of Theology in Denver and then enlisted in the Navy as a chaplain. While he was at Iliff, he had met Hilda Zoe Bruning. On the way to one of his Navy assignments, he passed through her home town of Lake Charles, La., and they were married. PK cherished Zodie and their 70 years together.

PK taught speech and theatre at Dakota Wesleyan University before coming to Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln in 1956. He loved working with students and encouraging them to bring out the best in themselves. He served as president of the State Speech Association, wrote a textbook used in college speech classes, and received several recognitions, but most important to him were the relationships he formed with people. His interest, wit and wisdom endeared him to all.

PK was an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and a member of the Great Plains Conference. He served as an interim pastor in several churches, led adult Sunday School and was active as a local church leader. The last several years, PK and Zodie lived at Eastmont Towers. Here too, PK was known for his leadership, his compassion, and his whimsical ability to bring cheer to those around him.

PK's daughters & their husbands, Margie (Pat) O'Meara and Nan (Lew) Kaye-Skinner, his five grandchildren and their spouses, nine great-grandchildren, his brother-in-law Ron Hull, nieces and nephews and cousins are so grateful to have been inspired and loved unconditionally by him.

A service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 7130 Kentwell Ln. The family will be at the church an hour before and following the service. Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to the Nebraska Wesleyan Communication and Theatre Department.

Judy Jo Wiegert

February 26, 1942 - January 11, 2018

Judy Jo Wiegert, age 75, of Lincoln, died Jan. 11, 2018, at Havelock Manor in Lincoln. Judy was born Feb. 26, 1942, in Grand Island, the daughter of LaVerne and Irma (Oliver) Roby. She married Dean Alfred Wiegert on Aug. 20, 1961, in Grand Island. Judy lived in Lincoln most of her life and was a para-educator at Lincoln Public Schools more than 35 years. She was honored with the Lincoln Public Schools Gold Star Award. Judy was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church and loved knitting, fishing, boating, spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Survivors include her husband, Dean; sons, Matthew Wiegert and wife Annette; Mark Wiegert and wife Kari; and Tim Wiegert, all of Lincoln; grandchildren, Micah, Kate, Thomas, Lindsey, Grace and Dean; sister, Sharon Moore of Grand Island; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Audrey and Bob Sherman of Lincoln; many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Rogene Mabe.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 510 S. 33rd St., Lincoln. Burial in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. with family greeting 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O St., Lincoln. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice. Arrangements by Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City;

Carutha Brown

Carutha Brown

July 22, 1931 - January 10, 2018

Cindy White

Cindy White

Lincoln, November - January 8, 2018

Amy Lynn Hunter

Amy Lynn Hunter

November 15, 1970 - January 8, 2018