Dennis Dean Alfrey
From Lincoln, Nebraska.
Born on February 2, 1952.
Passed away on August 2, 2022.
Dennis was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022 of heart disease.
Dennis attended Bancroft Elementary, for gifted children on UNL campus. He attended University High before transferring to Lincoln High from which he graduated in 1971. He studied art, drawing, & photography at UNL & Kansas City Art Institute. He graduated from KCAI in 1981 with a degree in photography.
Besides working as a freelance photographer in Chicago, and in Kansas City, Dennis worked as the last elevator operator at Old City Hall in Lincoln,worked at Stovers Candy, he also worked for Lancaster Office of Mental Retardation (LOMR), Lancaster Manor, and retired from Molex.
Dennis maintained his love of photography as well as enjoying a wide variety of music. But no band could top The Rolling Stones! At various times he enjoyed mountain biking, camping, kites and of course he loved chocolate! Dennis was a long time member of St Mark’s Episcopal Church on Campus, where he had many friends.
He was proceeded in death by his father, Harry V. Alfrey and his beloved yellow lab, Beau. He is survived by his mother, Helen Alfrey of Lincoln, Aunt Adela & Uncle Bob of Colorado, several cousins and his nephew, Brian Gerkensmeyer.
A prayer service was held Wednesday 8/10 at 7:30 pm at the Waverly Community Foundation: 11120 N 141st St. Waverly, NE.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday September 16, 2022 from 5:00-9:00 at the Wyuka Stables: 3600 O St., Lincoln, NE 68510. Dennis’s favorite pizza will be served, please come and join in sharing a memory you have of Dennis.
A private family inurnment will take place at the Wyuka Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be given to the Pershing Mural Historic Preservation.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
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Very sad to find of your passing, my uncle Dennis. I am grateful to have found you and had you in my life. See you on the other side, kindred soul. ❤️
It is sad to hear of the passing of one of our former parishioners, Dennis Alfrey. Our condolences go to his family, friends and colleagues, and especially to our parishioners who served alongside him/received his ushering ministry on many a Sunday morning. May his soul rest in peace and rise to glory. Amen
Dennis – I have such fond memories of our days at KCAI. You always had creative ideas and strove to express them through your images.
I pulled out a photograph the other day that you made and gave me. You took it down on Cape Cod. We were in Ptown and having lobsters and fish and chips and you made a photograph that truly captured the moment and atmosphere of the place. It brought back fond memories of us camping in New England and Colorado too. I loved visiting you in your hometown and having you show me all around.
I’ll miss our phone calls and hearing your laughter. Your heart was full of kindness and that I know will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved you.
Thinking of you my friend, love Aileen
“Another Lincoln High Job Well Done.”
Dennis came with a group of St. Mark’s on the Campus to a retreat at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler. It was probably 2005? I appreciated his thoughtfulness. I’m sad to hear of his death.