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John Patrick House

January 15, 1960 - March 12, 2019

John Patrick House, 59, of Lincoln, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was born in El Paso, Texas, on January 15, 1960, to Milton & Nydise (Duchouquette) House. John graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a nursing degree. He received his MBA in 1995 and continued working in healthcare administration which brought him to Lincoln in 1999. He worked at Lincoln Pediatric Group from then until the time of his death. John's entire life was devoted to his family and other loved ones.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Kuhn of Lincoln; daughter & son-in-law Jill & Tony Rotella of Omaha, sons Matthew & Nathan of Lincoln, adopted daughter Ally Burt, his beloved grandchildren Joseph & Thomas Rotella, sisters Priscilla (Jim) Holcomb, Cynthia (Phil) Flehmer, Zoe (Patricia) Kastl, brother David (Erin) House, sister-in-law Suzanne McNamee, brother-in-law Bill (Marsha) Kuhn, sister-in-law Niccole Kuhn and countless nieces, nephews & friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Milton and Nydise House & his brother Michael House.

There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. with family greeting from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Memorial, 6800 S. 14th Street. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Matthews Episcopalian Church at 2325 South 24th Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for later designation. Condolences

Karl Lee Clark

October 13, 1943 - March 12, 2019

Karl Lee Clark, 75, passed away March 12, 2019, at his home in Milford. He was born Oct. 13, 1943, in South Boardman, Michigan. Karl served in the U.S. Army as a proud member of the 1st Infantry Division ‘Big Red 1'. Karl filled many employment positions including the Pontiac Motor Division, HP Lau Company, National Bank of Commerce, as well as the City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation for over 25 years.

Karl was united in holy matrimony to Linda Oaklund on September 1, 1984, in Elwood. Karl was a man of honor and was passionate about many things including his family, hunting and fishing, as well as an open road on his motorcycle. He would claim to be the quiet type, but had endless stories of experiences he shared throughout his life, each more enthralling than the last.

Karl is survived by his wife Linda Clark, daughter Carla (Chris) Mackey, son Mitchell Clark, brother Ken (Barbara) Clark, sisters Donna (Paul) Reed, Maxine (Leon) Pearson, Cheryl Prentice, family friend Kurtis Welch, as well as Linda's extended family and numerous nieces, nephews on both sides.

Karl was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Edith Clark, Linda's parents Bob and Susan Oaklund, Melvin Houlden, and Bill and Berdina Pfeiffer, infant brother, brother-in-law Jeff Prentice, sister-in-law Julie Houlden, and nephews Shayne MacDonald and Connor Houlden, and favorite fishing buddy Merlin Roth.

Burial: 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St., family and friends meet at Gate 2. Memorial service: 11 a.m. March 16 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2668 Pioneers Rd., Milford. Military rites to follow. Memorials suggested to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Milford, Milford Volunteer Fire Department, or donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at

Eugene M. Thompson

March 13, 2019

Eugene M. Thompson, 86, of Lincoln, passed away March 13, 2019. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Complete obituary to appear later.

Marianne Lintt

Marianne Lintt

February 4, 1949 - March 12, 2019

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Grand Island police say officer killed attacker

GRAND ISLAND — Grand Island police say an officer fatally shot a person who'd used a knife to attack the officer.

The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday. A department news release says the officer had been at the address on North St. Paul Road earlier in the evening. The release says the officer fired when the male suspect attacked and injured the officer. The suspect, a 29-year-old Hispanic male from Grand Island, was taken to a Grand Island hospital and pronounced dead later.

The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment of knife wounds that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The names of those involved and other information about what led to the violent confrontation have not been released.

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Abbey (Neemann) Schnell

January 10, 1987 – March 12, 2019

Abbey was born to Mary Boehm Neemann Rasmussen and the late Jeffrey Neemann. She graduated from Southwest High School and Doane College. Married Adam Schnell and they had two intelligent loving boys, Urijah (8) and Remy (6).

She is survived by her husband, Adam; sons, Urijah and Remy Schnell; mother, Mary (Monte) Rasmussen; sister, Cortney (Justin) Morrow; brother, Ian (Kyliane) Neemann; stepbrothers, Derek and Alex Rasmussen; father and mother in-law, Bobby and Donna Schnell; brother-in-law, Zach (Mallory) Schnell; grandmothers, Annabelle Neemann and Linda Schnell and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorials suggested to the family for later designation. Visitation starting at 6 p.m. followed by a rosary service at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street, Lincoln. Funeral Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 7601 Vine Street, Lincoln. Interment: Lincoln Memorial Park. Condolences:

Mary Kathleen Rhodes

July 20, 1931 - March 12, 2019

Mary Kathleen Rhodes, 87, of Lincoln, passed away March 12, 2019. Born July 20, 1931, on a farm at Palisade to Walter and Ruth (McCormick) Richards. Ruth Richards passed away when Mary was 6 months old. Mary was adopted by her grandmother, Alma McCormick, and raised by her grandmother and her aunt, Amy (McCormick) Godtel. Mary attended Palisade High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from UNL. She married her husband, Marvin, on July 26, 1953, in McCook. For most of her life Mary was a homemaker, but for 12 years she worked as a research tech at University of Nebraska Lincoln. She was a member of the Capitol City Christian Church and former member of the Lincoln Tennis Association and Lincoln Women's Municipal Golf Association.

Family members include her husband of 65 years, Marvin; sons Steven (Cheryl) Rhodes, The Villages, Fla., and Kelly (Tracy) Rhodes, Lincoln; daughters Kristine (Jeff) Rump, Lincoln and Beth (Brian) Cordell, Norfolk; grandchildren Aimee Craft, Lincoln, Katelyn and Rob Fabian, Omaha, Amanda and Kenn Richardson, Thornton, Colo., Austin and Elizabeth Rhodes, Lincoln, Damaris and Matt Axelson, St. Paul, Minn, Erin and Derek Haddock, Omaha, Elijah Rhodes, South Carolina; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Marcella Rhodes, Silver Springs, Md. Preceded in death by her parents; grandmother Alma McCormick; aunt Amy McCormick Godtel; brothers-in-law Rolland, Melvin, Donald; sisters-in-law Sarah and Melda.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday (3-16) Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 ‘O' Street. Prior private interment. Memorials to University of Nebraska Foundation, Eastmont Towers Foundation or donor's choice. No visitation. Condolences online at

Lois M. Zink

Lois M. Zink

December 24, 1920 – March 13, 2019

Funeral service: 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street, Lincoln. Interment: Lincoln Memorial Park. Condolences:

Rosemary J. Machacek

March 2, 1947 - March 12, 2019

Rosemary J. Machacek of Lincoln passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Rosemary was born and raised in Crete, graduated from Crete High School, and was a proud alum of Doane College. She graduated magna cum laude in English, Class of 1969 and taught at Tri County High School in Dewitt for several years. Rosemary loved teaching and working with young people. Upon moving to Lincoln, she began her 18-year career as public information director at the Nebraska State Department of Education. She continued her career from 1992-2008 at Southeast Community College serving first as vice-president of Public Information and Marketing, and later as director of Development and Alumni Relations.

Rosemary was one of Lincoln's early trailblazers and leading activists for women's equality, civil rights and gender equity in the 1970s and early 1980s. She marched for civil rights in Selma, Alabama, in 1965 with a busload of fellow students from Doane College. That experience served as a catalyst for her lifetime commitment to activism and advocacy. She contributed untold hours of volunteer work and leadership to women's organizations, civil rights groups, church and others.

She was active on the Board of Women's Ministries at First-Plymouth Congregational Church, the Nebraska Coalition for Women and the Nebraska Civil Liberties Union. She presented the Title IX Plan, prepared by the Lincoln-Lancaster Commission on the Status of Women, to the Lincoln Board of Education in 1978. Rosemary was an original member of the Lincoln-Lancaster Commission on the Status of Women, and was elected chair in 1980. In 1982 she was honored with the Alice Paul Award for her lifelong dedication to advancing women's rights, and was a recipient of the YWCA Tribute to Women Award.

In 1982, she chaired the Minority Rights Task Force for Lincoln Public Schools and spearheaded “Abendmusik” for the Women's Art Festival. Rosemary was elected chair of the Human Rights Commission for the City of Lincoln in 1984. Rosemary was one of 12 women featured in the 2014 “Miles to Go” documentary by the Women's Foundation of Lincoln, highlighting individuals who were active in fighting for gender equality in Lincoln during the 1970s and early 1980s.

Rosemary was passionate about music and learned to play the piano and organ at an early age. She played at many weddings, funerals and other occasions for friends, neighbors and community members. She loved the music program at her church, First-Plymouth Congregational in Lincoln, and was an avid fundraising volunteer for the music ministry. She was dedicated to collecting and contributing funds to help feed children in the U.S. and abroad, especially the Food Bank of Lincoln's Backpack Program.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her mother and father, John and Geneva Machacek, brother Fredrich Ahlschwede, nieces Kimberly (Dughman) Isaacs and Jan and Kelly Ahlschwede. She is survived by many dear friends, neighbors and family including her sister, Marylu Dughman and brother-in-law Wyman Dughman of Lincoln; nephews Tim Dughman of Houston, Texas, and David Ahlschwede of Lincoln; nieces Pam (Mark) Overman of Lincoln, Connie Ahlshwede of Lincoln and Lynn Crosley of Holbrook; grand-nephews Joshua and Jacob Dughman of Tampa, Florida; and grand-nieces Courtney Overman of Lincoln, and Carla, Erica and Nicki Ahlschwede of Lincoln.

Celebration of Rosemary's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Roper and Sons Funeral Chapel, 4300 O Street, with Rev. Dr. Jim Keck officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, March 18, and one hour prior to service time. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Crete. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Food Bank of Lincoln, 4840 Doris Bair Circle, Ste. A, Lincoln, NE 68504; First-Plymouth Congregational Music Program, 2000 D St., Lincoln, NE 68502; Women's Foundation of Lincoln and Lancaster County, 801 South 49th St., Lincoln, NE 68510 or the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104.

Calendar, 3-15 Friday


Art opening event — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Focus Gallery curated by Ronnie Reid featuring Dave Galois, Doris Minchow, Becky Moore, Lorena Wachendorf, Marsha Schoff, Gary Kudym, Steve Nabity and Mark Mesloh, Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. Ninth St. 

Live music: St Patty's Day show — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Chris Sayre, Downtown Senior Center, 1005 O St. 

Lincoln Artist's Juried Spring Show — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Award-winning art from the Lincoln Artists' Guild, Lux Center for the Arts, 2601 N. 48th St. 

Musical performance — 10 a.m. Ken Miller, Northeast Senior Center, 6310 Platte Ave. 

Open Late: An Evening at the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed — Noon-7 p.m. Admission: adults, $15; seniors, $10; students with ID, $10; ages 6-17, $5; ages 5 and under, active military, free; three floors of self-guided touring, guided tours at 1 p.m., 599 Oak Creek Drive. 

Shinedown / Papa Roach / Asking Alexandria concert — 7 p.m. Pinnacle Bank Arena, 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive. or 1-866-448-7849 (automated voice) or 1-800-745-3000 (live operator).

Wildwoods Duo — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Capitol View Winery, 2361 Wittstruck Road. or 402-328-3494.


Sesostris Shrine Circus — 12:30 and 7 p.m. today; 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 12:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday; professional circus performers, animal acts, live band, animal rides available before and after each performance for additional fee. Tickets: Lancaster Event Center Office 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 4100 N. 84th St.   


Ross Media Arts Center — "Legend of the Demon Cat" (NR), 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:40 p.m.; "The Invisibles" (NR), 4:50 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 313 N. 13th St.