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Robert Frederick Abbott

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Robert Fredrick Abbott born November 20, 1962, and died September 18, 2023, with his adoptive family holding him.

My dear Robert,

You were so adored by your many friends whom you reciprocally adopted as Family. I love that you celebrated every day, announcing the day each morning with a, “It’s Friday, whew! We made it to Friday” and “I Love My Fridays! And even “It’s Monday, it’s a workday. We Made It!” Your enthusiastic announcement of each day always brought joy to those around you.

You worked at Valentinos for 18 years and had so much fun interacting with your co-workers and customers. Veronica helped you be your best self at work. You started your days with “go-go juice” and you loved that red wagon she drove. I know she and Valentinos were sad to see you retire in February 2023.

Robert, you were the sweetest man. I admired you for not putting up with mean people. If you saw someone being mean in person or on television, your emphatic pronouncements of, “Sleezebag!” or, “He’s UGGGGLEEEE!” always made me giggle. You had no time for bullies, and I know you had already faced many bullies in your young years of life. Instead of becoming mean, you were kind, sensitive and caring.

You enjoyed your independence and in December of 2002 you moved into your new extended family home with your “Dar Dar.” You flourished with full access to your environment. I loved that you no longer feared storms or had to be concerned about food. You fully enjoyed your new family complete with your fish, dogs, cats, and humans who loved you. You always had a special bond with your kitties and gave them nicknames, so Freddy became “Bogart”, or “Eddie Spaghetti” and Scrim became “Shrimp” and Tink Tink became “Tinky Stinky.” Your laughter was infectious, and you were known for your Robert-isms. “That’ll get her!” “That’ll wake em up!” “That’ll fix him!” “Paint her red wagon GREEN!” “Wear the seatbelt” “Beep the horn at em.” “Take a SNOOZE in it!” “You Got Me!” “LalaPalooza!” “Stinker” “Squirt- Butt” “Coffee Wafee” and I always got a “Boogity!” at the end of our visits.

You loved Christmas. I know you would have chosen to keep your Christmas tree up year-round and full of lights and ornaments. I especially enjoyed our Christmas shopping trips and that you would start making plans to get your shopping done as soon as Halloween was approaching. You would always say you didn’t know what you were looking for and reply, “not really,” if I suggested an item. Once something caught your attention though, you would immediately light up and request it be placed in the cart. You did such a thoughtful job of searching for just the right thing for everyone on your list and I loved watching you pick out a new Christmas decoration to add to your treasures.

Buddy, there will not be a day I won’t think of you and your zest for life. You brought pure joy to all who knew you. You were loved beyond measure. I smiled each time we told you we loved you and assuredly, you responded, “I know.” Robert, buddy, we adore you and we’ve got you, forever and always in our hearts.

Robert Frederick Abbott is survived by his adoptive family, Darla Wiesel, Helen (Cassidy) Dougherty, Bobbie Jones, Paedyn Harsh, Millie Fitz, Denise Ballard, Dana Wiesel, Harold Thies, Bob and Dawn Holland, Bob Glanz and their families and his friends, Joanne, Naola, Nancy, Veronica, Sonya, Zach, Kristin, Nona, Sharon, Andy, Semira, Chris, Denise and Dave.

A potluck celebration of life will be held on a TBD date.

To leave a condolence please use 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.

Randall L. Abelbeck

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Randy Lee Abelbeck (Age 76) died on September 7, 2023 at Gramercy AL in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Randy was born on July 6, 1947, to Ervin and Mabel (nee Peters) Abelbeck in the Patterson Memorial Hospital at Belleville, KS. He was the first of four children. After a year on a farm in Kansas, Randy and his parents moved to a farm 8 miles south of Deshler, Nebraska. Randy grew up on this farm until he graduated from high school and left for the army. It was during this period that Randy’s younger siblings, Stewart, Sally, and Rachelle, were born and raised. Randy’s education began in a one-room school one-half mile from the farm within Thayer County, Nebraska. Once that country school closed, he attended Peace Lutheran Elementary School in Deshler, Nebraska, and then attended Deshler High School. In his childhood, he participated in 4-H, raising and showing hogs. In his early teen years, Randy’s love for design and making things with his hands came to fruition. From old metal chairs, left over tires from bicycles and a lawn mower engine, Randy created, built, and welded a go-cart which family members raced around the farm place and, occasionally when parents were not aware, on the gravel road up to the neighbor’s farm place.

During his high school years, Randy excelled in football, winning the Class C state title with his brother, Stewart (right-tackle and left-tackle, respectively). He graduated from Deshler High School in 1965 and he attended one year at Kearney State College before getting drafted into the US Army. After his stretch in the armed forces in Germany, Randy attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln for two years. One of his part-time jobs while attending the University soon became a fulltime adventure. His ability to talk to any person gave him an edge on sales at Cliff’s Smoke Shop. During his tenure at Cliff’s, he learned to carve meerschaum pipes and sell them at the shop. He developed and hosted, with Cliff’s support, the first District Pipe Smoking Contest in Lincoln, NE. Once Cliff’s Smoke Shop closed, Randy piqued his interest in chemistry and applied at Norden’s Laboratory (SmithKline Beecham Animal Health). He worked in the laboratory at the Lincoln facility for 21 years before his retirement.

Randy married Marjorie nee Schwindt on June 13, 1971. They were married for 44 years until their marriage was dissolved. Randy had a fondness for dogs of all kinds, but his favorite ones were Gretchen, a Peekapoo, followed by his best-loved Tess and Missy, two West Highland White Terriers or “Westies”.
Randy’s hobbies over the years included growing roses and entering them in the Lincoln Garden Shows. He won championships in several of his rose entries. He enjoyed woodworking and creating pieces out of scraps and recycled wood. In his later years, he collected World War documentaries and movies and could describe detailed incidents in each of the wars. He had many, many movies and documentaries on American historical events in addition to complete collections of the Beatles and Bob Dylan music.

In October 2009, Randy had a fall which caused two hematomas of the brain. During surgery, he had two hemorrhagic strokes, leaving him paralyzed on his left side and wheelchair bound. In 2015, Randy moved to Gramercy and it remained his home until his death.

At Gramercy, Randy collected quotes of all kinds which he displayed via post-it-notes throughout his room. No hard surface would escape a yellow piece of paper with some words of wisdom scribbled on it. Staff knew Randy from his wit, puns, and jokester personality. Residents knew him from his friendly and caring demeanor. Family remembers him for his love and devotion to them.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Mabel Abelbeck, his brother, Stewart Abelbeck, and his brother-in-law, Jeffrey L Biegert.

He is survived by his sister, Sally Y. Biegert of Greenwood Village, CO; his sister, Rachelle (Delton) Neemann of Hastings, NE; his sister-in-law, Michelle Abelbeck of Grand Island, NE; his nieces, Lindsey (Scott) Biegert-McCray; Natasha (Matt) Harris Englewood, CO; Kelsey (Brent)Cunningham of Fort Worth, TX. Hannah (Elizabeth Berkowitz) Abelbeck of Sante Fe, New Mexico; Clarissa (Blake) Bostelman of Donavon, NE and nephew, Austin (Katy) Abelbeck of Leawood, KS; ten great nieces and nephews: Reagan, Colby, and Jeffrey Harris, Audrey and Madeleine McCray, Olivia and Grayson Cunningham, Charlotte, Anniston and Cora Abelbeck; an aunt, Arlene Matthiesen from Sioux Falls, SD and many cousins and their families plus numerous friends.

A Memorial Service with be held on October 8th  from 2-4pm in the reception hall at Gramercy Hill Assisted Living 6800 A Street Lincoln, Nebraska.

It was Randy’s wish that memorials please be sent to Domesti-Pups in his honor. You can donate online here, or mail donations to: Domesti-PUPS, P.O. Box 21725, Lincoln, NE 68542.

Service information is pending.

To leave a condolence please use 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.

Roger W. Anderson

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Roger W. Anderson passed away unexpectedly on the afternoon of September 5th.

Roger was born in Omaha Nebraska. He attended North high school where he was on the swim team and he broke multiple school records. Roger also played as a tackle on the north high football team and went on to play at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Roger married his high school sweetheart Linda Louise Depoyster (1950- 2020) on December 20th 1969. They started their family in Omaha and moved to Lincoln in 1980 where they lived together with their two children Tara and Donald. They were married 50 years and his love for her continued on till his passing.

Roger loved movies, camping in Oregon with Linda, dessert, their dog Myrtle, swimming, sharing his opinion 😃,  and talking about football. Roger was a member of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses where he was baptized 1975. He had a strong faith in the scriptures and Jehovah’s promise to restore the earth to paradise conditions (Psalms 37:28,29).  His faith in the resurrection hope removed any fears of death (Revelation 21:3,4). He was greatly loved by his friends and family.

Roger and Linda are survived by their daughter Tara Blow and her husband Greg, son Donald Anderson and his wife Theresa. They had 5 grandchildren, Kate Kucera and her husband Jared, Mady Blow-Huen and her husband Parker, Norah Blow, Rayna and Easton Apley.

Roger will be missed and continued to be loved by his friends and family.

Services will be held Saturday September 16th at 1:30pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses; 6800 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln NE 68516.

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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.

Bradley Scott Allen

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Bradley Scott Allen, 60, of Beatrice Nebraska, passed away on July 29th, 2023, in Lincoln. He was born on Friday December 28th, 1962, in Milwaukee Wisconsin to Jerrold and Bernice (Krasonya) Allen. He moved to Oxnard California at 4 years old where he attended school. In his early adult life, he traveled to many states while being employed by a restoration company cleaning up from natural disasters and terroristic threats, he was part of the 1993 clean-up of the World Trade Centers. He eventually landed in Nebraska where he planted roots. Brad was a genuine handyman, nothing he couldn’t accomplish. He worked as a plumber, roofer, contractor, and specialized as an Arborist. He spent many years working for local tree companies but excelled in tree work using hooks and ropes against all odds and countless surgeries. He enjoyed spending time with family and especially his grandkids, traveling, riding dirt bikes and motorcycles (especially his first ever Harley Davidson), boxing, karate, fishing, playing cards, crafting things from wood and trees he had cut down, gardening, cooking, spending time at lakes and ponds, and watching professional wrestling and sports.

Brad is survived by his wife Deborah Allen of Beatrice; his children Barretta Allen of Bayard Travis Allen and fiancé Antonia Allen of Scottsbluff, Mike Fulton and wife Shannon, Kylee Fulton and fiancé Jake Bednar, Shayla Dean and husband Austin Dean, all of Beatrice; grandchildren Jason, Aiden, Barretta, and Chancellor Allen, Aundrea, Alexzandria, Aubree, Annalicia, and Travis Allen, Emma Fulton, Tayten, Paisley, and Talon Belding, Jerica and Ethan Forney, Trake Bednar, Jackson and Cayde White; and great granddaughter Amara Allen; mother Bernice Lybolt of Oxnard California; Brothers Theodore (Ted) Allen, Michael (Mick) Allen, Matt Allen, and Jerrold (Jerry) Allen.

He was preceded in death by his father Jerrold Allen; his stepfather Jerry Lybolt; in-laws Maurice and Shirley Graham

A Celebration of Life for Brad will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, August 11th, 2023 at Chautauqua Tabernacle in Beatrice. Casual dress is suggested. Cremation has taken place so there will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Shayla Dean and Jerica Forney in charge.

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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.

Andrew Lee Allmann

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Born on November 2, 1967.

Passed away on July 22, 2023.

No service information at this time.

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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.