Loos family

The Loos Family has become the sixth family selected for the Lincoln High School Athletic Hall of Fame Family Award. It was started in 2012 to recognize accomplishments of several members of the same family, spanning one or more generations.


The Adam & Catherine Loos family has become the sixth family to be honored by the Lincoln High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

As Germans from Russia, Adam (born 1890) and Catherine (born 1894) both came to America by boat as teenagers. They met in Lincoln, married in 1911, and had 12 children, establishing their roots in Lincoln’s North Bottoms neighborhood. The first graduate, Frances Titus Loos, graduated in 1936 and has contributed 20 Links to the chain. Her great-granddaughter, Chloe Orr is a student at Lincoln High (Class of 2019) and the 21st Link.

The first sports participant, Willa Benner Loos, graduated in 1945 and was a member of the Girls Athletic Association. At that time, this was the only option available for girls wishing to participate in sports. Willa participated in softball, basketball and track.

Four members of the “Loos Links” participated in the induction: Miriam Loos Hughes (1945), Willa Benner Loos (1945), and Velma Loos Nielsen and Donald Nielsen (both 1950).

The Loos family has contributed 62 LHS graduates to the Links chain. They represent an eclectic mix of achievers in athletics, academics, the performing arts, and civic activities:

1936 – Frances Titus Loos

1939 – Pauline Loos

1945 – Miriam Loos Hughes and Willa Benner Loos

1946 – Virginia Loos Thaller and Lillian Geier Loos

1950 – Velma Loos Nielsen and Donald Nielsen

1952 – Adam Loos Jr.

1953 – Donna Hergenrader Loos

1960 – Carol Loos Brown-Octet

1961 – Michael Loos

1964 – Stephen Loos and Nancy Johnson Loos

1966 – David Loos

1967 - Doug Loos

1968 – Mary Sue Loos McKernan and Linda Loos Jansing

1969 – Jeff Loos

1970 – Millard (Middy) Hughes

1971 – Nancy Loos Edmunds, Kim Rekart and Gary Hughes

1972 – Sherry Loos Pawelko, Paul Loos, Jerry Edmunds, Doug Cratzenberg and Dean Pawelko

1973 – Adam (Buddy) Loos and Cyndee Loos

1974 – Terri Hughes Jensen

1975 – Christy Loos Funcke

1976 – Sam Thaller and David Worster

1977 – Alan Loos

1978 – Kyle Koos and Jess Hughes

1981 – Shari Hughes Cypher and Lisa Thaller Bokelman

1985 – Shelly Loos

1978 – Kelly Loos Hubbard

1989 – Amy Loos

1991 – Marcus Rekart

1992 – Jake Loos and Kerry Miller Loos

1994 – Joe McKernan Quevedo, Matthew Edmunds and Raquel Downs Edmunds

1997 – Meghan McKernan Tilley

1998 – Holly Rekart, Josh Funcke, and Danielle Douglas Funcke

1999 – Jonathan McKernan and Hank Loos

2000 – Sara Herrick Loos, Annie Funcke Parks and Sarah Pawelko

2002 – Stacy Loos Robak

2004 – Katie Funcke Brock

2006 – Peter Bokelman

2008 – Jordan Loos


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