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Donald Joseph Berger II

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Donald Joseph Berger II, 67, of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 surrounded by family.

He was born to parents Donald J. Berger Sr. and Mary L. Berger, on October 1st, 1953 in Wichita, KS. Donald grew up in Bloomfield, NE and graduated from Norfolk High School. He received an Associate Degree in Data Processing from Northeast Nebraska Technical Community College.

Donald is survived by his children, Christopher Berger (Lenore) and Hillary Berger. His granddaughter, Alice Berger. His siblings, Constance “Connie” Mills (Kenneth), Mary Frances Christensen, Michael “Mike” Berger (Deb), Mark Berger, Robert “Bob” Berger (Laneta), and Genevieve “Jeanie” Franz (Ronald).

Predeceased by parents, Donald J.Berger Sr., and Mary L. Berger and sister-in-law, Joyce Berger; brother-in-law, Billy Mills. Also Grandparents, Rudolf and Genevieve Wolpert; Frank and Rose Berger.

Don leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to mourn his passing.

Services pending due to Covid-19.

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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.

Mary Jo “MJ” Berry

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Mary Jo “MJ” Berry was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi on December 12, 1947 to Lucille (Schmutte) and Travis Berry Sr.  She shined her light on this world into the wee hours of November 15, 2020.

When a serious auto accident almost took her life in 1979, doctors said she would not likely walk again.  But reaching out to what she experienced as a Higher Power, MJ regained her ability to walk and began a long and active spiritual and political life in Lincoln, Nebraska.

A lover of music and participatory democracy, she always supported Lincoln’s KZUM community radio station and served as a leader in the Nebraska Green Party, Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty, and other peace, social justice, and environmental groups.  When the internet emerged, MJ started her own “Mostly Good News” online service, collecting links to positive news stories from a wide range of sources and passing them along to a growing list of readers in more than 1,100 installments over 20 years.  She earned the Peacemaker of the Year Award from the local Alternatives to the Military group.

MJ advocated for medical marijuana to deal with the pain she lived with since 1979.  She came to believe that our collective human consciousness can evolve to a greater harmony with nature, to world peace, and to a collective healing with social and economic justice for all.  Always the optimist, she believed, as the poet Pablo Neruda wrote, “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

It is MJ’s wish that any memorial gifts be donated in her name to Lincoln’s KZUM radio station at kzum.org and/or to: Nebraska Green Party; P.O. Box 85442; Lincoln, NE 68501.  A memorial service will be planned for in 2021 when the COVID-19 pandemic threat has passed.  MJ will be interred next to her mother in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

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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.

Frank Albert Bartlett

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From Lincoln, Nebraska. Born on December 31, 1942. Passed away on November 4, 2020 at the age of 77. He was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania to Frank and Alice (Clark) Bartlett. He served in the United States Coast Guard and later the Nebraska Army National Guard.

He retired as a machinist from Molex and from Lincoln Public Schools as a custodian.

Frank enjoyed traveling, coin collecting, all music, and was an avid sports fan.

He is survived by his daughter Ronni (Andy) Draper of Omaha; son Rick Bartlett of Lincoln; granddaughter Stella Draper of Omaha, and former spouse Jean Bartlett of Lincoln.

No service 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.

Bertha Elizabeth Brinkman

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From Lincoln, Nebraska.

Born on August 24, 1935.

Passed away on November 2, 2020.

No services scheduled 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.

Edmundo Bendezu-Aibar

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From Lincoln, Nebraska.

Born on April 16, 1929.

Passed away on October 30, 2020.

No memorial service 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.