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Mary Ann Chandler

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Mary Ann Bastron Chandler, 85, was born March 6, 1937 to Robert and Agatha (Michal) Bastron, and passed away Nov 11, 2022.

A graduate of Minatare, NE high school, Mary was a skilled hand embroiderer, seamstress, and crossword puzzle master.

Preceded in death by her parents and husband. Survived by daughters Michele (Riggins) and Mike Ploehn, Sue(Riggins) and Mark Lessor, son Robert and Kathy Riggins; sister Roberta Heinrich, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nieces and nephew.

Services to be determined.

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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.

Nicole (Nicci) Dianne Church

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August 29, 1959 – October 13, 2022

Our beloved Nicole passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on October 13, 2022.

Nicole was born in Lincoln, NE on August 29, 1959 to Norman, and Karen Church. Thus began her adventurous life. She grew up in Libya, Indonesia, and Singapore. She always felt that Indonesia was her home.

Nicole fell in love with Indonesian culture, and batik. After graduating high school early, Nicole spent 3 months learning how to make authentic batiks at a batik school in Java.

Nicole moved back to the United States when she was 17. At 22, she had her only child. She raised her daughter on her own with unconditional love, and astounding strength. She fiercely protected, and supported her daughter.

When she was 35, Nicole went back to college to finish her degree. She majored in English, and received minors in Geology, and Italian. After she graduated college, she began working as a department manager in the College of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and then the College of Management. She ended up returning to Chemical Engineering. While in Management, Nicole organized the annual Pan Pacific Conference in China, South Korea, New Zealand, Costa Rica, and Indonesia. Going back home to Indonesia was an incredible experience for her. In Chemical Engineering, Nicole took care of the faculty, staff, and students. She took the time to get to know everyone, and learn about the customs of the international students. She created a holiday tree for the department that she would decorate for all the holidays around the world.

Outside of work, Nicole was a magical artist. Her writing is captivating. She wrote a piano piece when she was 12 that she was finally able to finish in 2020. She dabbled in many art forms over the years before finding her love for painting furniture. She had the steadiest hands which allowed her to perfectly paint tiny details. You can feel her soul in all of her art.

Nicole was also active in the fight for human rights. She went to protests, donated her time on numerous occasions, and did what she could to make the world a better place for everyone.

Nicole loved her family. She believed in us more than we ever could. Her relationship with her granddaughters was one of a kind. She taught them about art, music, history, and about her life. They always enjoyed spending time with her.

Nicole had free flowing curls, a wild spirit, Crocs in every color, paint splattered fingers and jeans, a colorful personality, artful and expressive stories, and an extensive vocabulary. She was stubborn, talented, music loving, no BS, reliably understanding, cynical, humorous, unique, beautifully intelligent, opinionated, gracious, generous, compassionate, fierce, ever thankful, a force of nature, and always unapologetically herself. Her death has left a void in the lives of many.

Preceded in death by her mother, Karen Church.

Survived by her daughter, Adrienne (John) Krejci; granddaughters Grace Neylon, and Mary and Norah Krejci; father Norman Church; brothers Tony and Ben (Susan) Church; sister Mynde Church; nephew Max (Janie) Church; niece Brionna (Nate Rangel) Church, and four great nephews.

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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.

Garrett Tyler Cantrell

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Born on September 16, 1993.

Passed away on October 10, 2022.

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.

William Dean Chadwell

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Chadwell, William Dean – Born March 7, 1950 and entered his heavenly home September 12, 2022. William attended Lincoln Northeast High School and the University of Nebraska. He served in the United States Army.

Preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Lola Chadwell, and brother Eugene Michael (Mick).

He is survived by children: Al, Beth and Jessica; brother and wife, Thomas and Deana, Central Point, OR.; sisters- Judith Clark, Omaha; Janice Nelson and Roberta Newburn, both of Lincoln, NE. and many nieces and nephews.

Military services are pending.

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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.

Emajane Crossley “EJ”

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Emajane passed away September 7th, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was 83.

She was born July 13, 1939 in Lincoln, NE to June Titus McKinney and Charles McKinney. She was the youngest of eight siblings.

She met Harry and soon after, got married. They were happily together for 12 years before he passed away. They both enjoyed watching and attending the Husker football games together.

One of her favorite things was her participation in the activities department at Lancaster Manor. In her 32 years of being there, she was involved in the Drama Club, organizing crafts and activities, decorating the bulletin boards for the facility and just about anything she could help with. Everyone at Lancaster Manor knew who EJ was and they all loved her.

EJ loved her family and friends with all her heart. She very much enjoyed our family get togethers, especially the family Christmas parties we held. Christmas was always her favorite holiday.

She will be loved and missed by so many. Her contagious laugh will forever be a memory we all hold on to.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday September 16, 2022 at 10:00am at Mercy City Church; 6224 Logan Avenue in Lincoln, Nebraska. A private family graveside will be held in Alvo, Nebraska at a later date.

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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.