Vicki Sharlene Lawson, 73, of Waverly passed away October 5, 2019. Born March 15, 1946 in Lincoln, NE to William Richard and Agnes Lorraine (Stoehr) Cornell.
Former Waverly school bus driver. Vicki loved spending time with her grandsons, making crafts and planning for events. Vicki has been described as the kindest, sweetest and an internally strong woman.
Family members include her sons David Lawson, Garland (girlfriend Lori M. Krehnke) Davey, and Bryan Lawson, Waverly; grandchildren Bryce and Reggie Lawson; brother Vince (Mary) Cornell; sister Muriel (Dean) Ziebarth, all of Lincoln; brother-in-law Louis L. Lawson, Florida; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; husband George and daughter Sandy Lawson.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday (10-10-19) Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 ‘O' Street. Memorials to the Waverly Rescue Squad of donor's choice. Visitation from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at Roper and Sons, 4300 ‘O' Street. Condolences online at Roperandsons.com.
Marjorie “Mickie” Rae Ames, 81, of Lincoln, passed away October 4, 2019. Born on September 23, 1938 in Courtland, KS., to Hugh C. and Berniece E. (Jackson) McMullen.
She is survived by her children, Lynne (Bob) Jackowiak, of Omaha, Mike Price, of Lincoln, Jeff (Vicki Nightingale) Price, of Lincoln, step children, Angela (Randal) Henes, of Madison, WI., Matthew Ames, of Alvarado, TX., brother, Stephen McMullen, of San Diego, CA., seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, niece and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Husband Phillip and parents.
Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, 245 N. 27th Street, Lincoln. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Metcalf Funeral Home. Condolences online at Metcalffuneralservices.com
Rodney Lee Wright passed away on October 3, 2019. He was born May 28, 1966 to Victor and Barbara Wright in Lincoln, NE. Rod graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1984. He earned an Associate Degree in Graphic Arts from Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska in 1986. He spent most of his career in Lincoln at Nebraska Book Company.
Rod married Jodi Lynn Engel on September 14, 1991. Together they bought a cabin in Westcliffe, Colorado in 2003 where they later made it their permanent home. Rod's first role in the Westcliffe community was managing their local fitness facility, Club America. His biggest achievement there was starting the annual kid's triathlon which has continued to be a staple each year for the community. He also became a volunteer firefighter which had been a lifelong dream of his to follow in his father's footsteps. Most recently, he managed the lumber yard at Valley Ace Hardware. Despite moving to Colorado, Rod remained a true Husker fan.
Rod had a passion for fitness and participated in numerous weight lifting, biking, and triathlon events winning several medals. He loved outdoor activities including hiking, snow skiing, kayaking, 4-wheeling, and camping. He loved to travel and enjoyed many trips within and outside the country.
Rod's enthusiasm was contagious. He was loving, kind, helpful, loyal, hardworking, sensitive, funny, generous, and humble. He was loved by many.
He is survived by Jodi Wright (wife), Vic and Barb Wright (parents), Becky and Bob McGrath (sister and brother-in-law), Rhonda and Mark Connett (sister and brother-in-law), Ron and Shelly Wright (aunt and uncle), Charlene and Jim Simpson (aunt and uncle), Glenn and Joann Engel (parents-in-law), Mike and JoAnna Engel (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.
There will be a Celebration of Life service at Holmes Lake Park, Shelter #3, on Monday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m. Memorials will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Doris A. Gill, 69, of Fairbury, passed away October 7, 2019 at her home. She was born May 30, 1950 to George & Ruth (Grief) Redding in Winfield, KS.
Survivors are husband Mick of Fairbury, daughter Jenny (Darin) Duin of Omaha, sons Ryan (Kelly) Gill of Phillipsburg, MT & Andy Gill of Fairbury, 9 grandchildren, brother Clark &(Judy) Redding of Larned, KS, David Redding of Marquette, NE & sister Denise (Chuck) Cornelius of Cascade, MT. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Dan & Robert.
Memorial services will be Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Fairbury. In lieu of flowers Memorials will go to Camp Jefferson or Bonham Theatre. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.gerdesmeyerfh.com
Gladys M. Dauel, age 98 of Wahoo, died Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Wahoo. She was born May 5, 1921 at Colon. Married Abner Dauel May 5, 1942. Survived by son and daughter-in-law Larry and Debra Dauel of Malmo; son-in-law Wayne Pokorny of Malmo; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 9 step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral 10:30 am Wednesday, Edensburg Lutheran Church, Malmo. Visitation 4-7 pm Tuesday. Interment Sunrise Cemetery. Memorials to family choice. www.prussnabity.com