Glen Eugene Eppens
Glen E. Eppens, 76, passed away on January 1, 2020, at his home in Lincoln, NE.
Glen was born February 21, 1943, in Weeping Water, NE, to Glen R. and Genevieve (Rhodes) Eppens. He married Kathleen Kennedy of Hastings, NE, on December 10, 1966.
Glen joined the Army National Guard at age 17 and served his 8 year obligation state-side as a Military Police Sargent E-5. Glen worked for the State of Nebraska starting as a Drivers Examiner holding several positons within the Department of Motor Vehicles. He ended his career as the Administrator of Transportation Services Bureau for the State of Nebraska.
Glen was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather. A kind and gentle man to all people. He loved to hunt, fish, paint, collector of several items, but most of all he loved his rose gardens.
Glen is survived by his wife Kathleen of 53 years, Son Stephen (Carrie Vifquain) of Lincoln, and daughter Rebecca Eppens, Lincoln, four grandchildren; granddaughters Victoria Cunning (Jerry) of Lincoln, Genevieve Eppens of Lincoln, grandsons Jason Eppens of Lincoln and Levi Eppens of Lincoln. He is survived by five siblings.
He was preceded in death by his mother Genevieve (Rhodes), father Glen R. Eppens, and son Jason Eugene Eppens. He will forever be remembered by people as a man that loved people.
A Celebration of Life on February 29, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cornhusker Social Hall, 2940 Cornhusker Hwy, Lincoln, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for future designation. For condolences, please fill out the form below.
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.
Condolences for Glen Eugene Eppens
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
My heart is sadden at my 1st cousin’s passing.. Love him very much and have wonderful memories of him since I was a little girl. My prayers and love to his family. Comforting to know, we will all be together with Jesus one day.. He is asleep in Jesus now and will awake in eternity soon. God bless his family and comfort them. Love you all.
I am very sorry for your loss. I am a friend of Rachel (Eppens) Schoeneck.
So sorry to hear of Glens passing. I always enjoyed his visits to my store. Prayers to his family, rest in peace my friend.
I am so sorry to hear this. Glen was a man who gained my utmost respect. Glen took a chance on me and hired me as his secretary at the young age of 19. What a blessing that was to me. I thought of him the other day. Not sure what day it was, but I’m thinking it was very close to the 1st if not on the 1st. We became very good friends and had a ton of laughs together. When Glen came across my mind the other day my husband and I remembered the balloon-a-gram I had delivered to him for his birthday at the Mountains Grill. Such a great time. Glen welcomed me into his family and became a father figure for me. I could always turn to him with any problems. Years later when I became a nurse it always brightened my shift when I found out he was a patient at the hospital. I would spend as much time as I could in his room catching up with him. He would tell me everything that was going on with his family. He was so proud of his family. The world needs more people like Glen. Sending you all love and warm thoughts. Just know that he was one in a million.
We are so very sorry. Mickey loved his cousin so much.
Dear Kathleen and family, sending you our love and prayers during this time. I am so honored to have met Glen. You both were and are very special to us. God’s blessing and comfort to you. Love you! JoAnn and Pastor Dickie
Dear Kathy and family there are no words that I can say that will take away the pain of grief. I am so glad you have many wonderful memories of Glenn and that you had 53 years together. You were both blessed to have one another.
Sending our Heartfelt Condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Rick and Wanda Gibson
Glen was a funny and kind person. He was by far, one of my most favorite patients in all my years in nursing. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Eppens family.
Dear Kathleen and family — I am so sorry for your loss and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I just finished reading Glen Eugene’s mother’s memoir entitled: “Waiting for My Sailor”. I hope that most of his family have read the book. She an awesome job of telling how she and Glen E.’ s father met and how she lived with her son waiting for her “Sailor” to return. From reading Glen E’s obituary, it sounds like to was a very good man and I would guess that his mother and father are enjoying the reunion with those have passed before him. They may be gone, but they will never be forgotten. God Bless!