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Tyrone John Brabec

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Tyrone, age 66 of Lincoln, NE died Sunday, June 5, 2022, at his home. Born August 17, 1955, the son of Loddy and June Brabec in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Graduated from New Richmond High School in 1973.

Served in US Navy as Aircraft Mechanic E-4, 1973 to 1977.

Employment: Small Commercial Airline industry including Air Wisconsin, Air Midwest, Mississippi Valley, American Central, and Braniff Express. Downtown Bike shop, Lincoln Telephone Telegraph LTT (Aliant, Alltel, Windstream), and Midland Medical Supply. Retired.

Married Gail Lynn Bieber on Dec 30, 1985, in Lincoln NE.

Survived by wife Gail of 36 years, Lincoln NE, Darleen Brabec (sister-in-law), Ted (Christy) Brabec, Rita Brabec, Todd (Karen) Brabec, and Trent Brabec; 29  Nieces and nephews, 22 great-nieces and nephews, many cousins, and countless friends. Preceded in death by his parents; brother Tim Brabec.

Tyrone was an avid Packer fan and stockholder. Fan of the Brewers, Badgers, and Huskers. He loved traveling with his wife and friends. They visited Isla Mujeres, Mexico for over 20 years, and the annual Cheesestock celebration in Praire Farm, WI. Most recent ‘bucket list’ vacation to Ireland. Tyrone made friends wherever he went. Work, traveling, neighbors, at home, shopping, or visiting. (human and animal alike) He was an avid collector of Airplanes, Leinenkugel’s, Green Bay Packers, T-shirts, Hats, and magnets. Tyrone enjoyed decorating his man cave the “Brabec Bar”, and garage. He hosted many “gatherings” at his home and was referred to as the ‘Grillmaster’.

Celebrations of Life: In Lincoln, NE, 2 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the Isles Reception Hall, 6232 Havelock Ave.

In Praire Farm, WI, 5 pm to ?, Saturday, September 3rd, 2022.

Memorials: Donate Blood-Tyrone donated 6 gallons of blood in his life. Donate to American Red Cross or your favorite charity.

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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.

Rosemary Teresa Morrison

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Rosemary Morrison passed away on the evening of June 3rd, 2022. She passed surrounded by family and in the home that her and her husband Steve Morrison put many hours of love into.

Rosemary was a natural cook and caretaker to Bonnie and many others. Her kitchen often became the site of food experimentation, where her grandchildren took her runza recipe and ran wild with it. Frequently given the title “saint,” many flowed in and out of her home as readily as she showed them unwavering generosity and adoration. She loved deeply and exhausted all means necessary to care for those around her. A room always seemed more full with her in it.

As early as she was able to stir up trouble, Rosemary was as tough as nails. She had been quoted regularly saying “if the dog bites you, well you better bite it back.” She drove fast, turned back schoolhouse clocks, and in a leather jacket, you could mistake her easily for Joan Jett.

Rosemary was an extraordinary artist. She covered four walls in her basement with cartoon drawings, created beautiful quilts inspired by children’s books, and taught her children and their children how to create. She was quick to create a gallery wall of all the doodles her grandkids demanded to be adorned in a frame.

Rosemary loved to relax on her swing, spoil dogs, and arguably spoil her family even more. She will be remembered as the person you could always go to, a calm and constant presence, and one funny lady. Her compassion, words of wisdom, and attitude toward life will not be lost on future generations.

She is survived by husband Steve Morrison; children Tim (Shawn) Morrison and Gretchen (TJ) Jolliffe; grandchildren Hayden, Erek, Hannah, and Emma Morrison and Jereth and Jack Jones; sisters Joan Cappuccio, Barbara Curfman, Kathleen Wells, Susan (Greg) Bischof; and many nieces and nephews. Rosemary is preceded in death by her parents Louis and Elizabeth Whitnney; her sisters Mary Shanahan and Patty Bartels; her brothers Jim, Warren, Tom, and Phillip Whitney; and grandson Avery Jones.

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.

Ronald M. Koch

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Ronald M. Koch, Age 68, of Lincoln, NE passed away at home surrounded by family on June 1st, 2022 after a brief, but tough journey with neuroendocrine carcinoma. Ron grew up in Lino Lakes, MN where he met and married his high school sweetheart and started his family in nearby Columbus. Ron was a printer by trade, with a keen eye for art and collectibles. He enjoyed boating with his family on MN’s lakes and rivers, browsing garage sales for hidden treasures, traveling to the tropics, and unwinding with a Myers & Coke or the History Channel. Ron was a life-long learner and always willing to help with a project in the home or garage.

Ron is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean; his three children, Jordan (Megan) Sempre, Justine (Adam) Dauphinais, and Kelsie (Nick) Koch; two granddaughters, Mara and Scout; and his siblings, Bob (Cindy) Koch, Deborah (Joel) Heyoka, and Sherry (Shelly) Koch. He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Mary Koch.

In lieu of flowers, please raise a glass in Ron’s honor.

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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.

Jerilyn Kay Johns

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Jerilyn (Jeri) Johns, 75, passed away peacefully, on May 24, 2022, at her home in Lincoln, NE, surrounded in love by her family.

She was born June 3, 1946 in Omaha, NE to Lyle and Tina Marie Failor (Webb).  She is survived by her 3 children, Ronald, Robert and Lisa Johns, her 2 grandchildren, Vincent Lowell and Adanna Paden, and her 2 great grandchildren, Lilly and Laila Lowell.  Survived by her siblings; Barry (Desta) Failor, Lillian (Rev Dr William) Jackson, Randy (Karen) Failor, Melinda Failor, Coralee (William) Carver, brother In-law Jerry Rader., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerilyn is preceded in death by her parents, Lyle and Tina Marie, and 2 sisters Merrilee and Beverly Lynne.

Eager to establish her own family, Jerilyn married Ronald H. Johns and gave birth to two boys before she turned 18 years old.

Jerilyn wanted a career and attended Beauty School receiving certification as a beautician.  However, cutting and styling hair did not become her profession but rather a skill that she shared with and practiced upon her family.  Her true calling was helping people and she began that career with Lincoln Action Program.  She quickly advanced to become the director of LAP.  As director she worked hard to improve the lives of underprivileged and underserved community members while garnering the attention of political leaders.

Governor J. J. Exon lured Jerilyn away from LAP to work for him developing low-income programs for the state of Nebraska. Although her experience and knowledge was extensive in her social working career, she aspired to improve herself in this field and went to college at UN-L to get her degree in sociology.  Even before earning her degree, she went to work for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  Over her 19 year career at DHHS she held many positions working as Social Worker, Child Protective Services and Foster Care.  Jerilyn would end her career working for St. Monica’s to help women overcome substance abuse.  She retired from St. Monica’s one month before turning 70 years old.  Her life’s work was one of serving others and making a positive impact on improving their lives. Jerilyn touched many lives while gaining their trust, respect and admiration from clients, colleagues and friends alike.

Jerilyn enjoyed many hobbies that included crocheting, knitting, needlepoint and quilting.  Her greatest love was spending time with her family and attending Webb Family Reunions. As evidenced by her life’s pursuits, Jerilyn was a devout follower

of the teachings of Christ and loved attending church, praying and worshipping the lord with anyone and everyone.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday July 16, 2022 at 2:00 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on the NW corner of 84th And South Street  in Lincoln.



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.

Ilene Lorraine Lloyd

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Ilene Lorraine Lloyd
04/26/1932 – 05/13/2022

On the morning of May 13th Ilene Lorraine (Dochow) Lloyd left those she loved here on earth to be reunited with her Savior and loved ones who have passed on before her.

Ilene, daughter of the late Vivian Dochow was raised in rural Kansas. Ilene’s mother also raised her cousins, Kate (Fisher) Garwood of Tulsa, OK and the late Gary Fisher along with Ilene after the death of their mother. The children were raised as siblings and had the same close relationship that brothers and sisters share.

In Ilene’s early years she lived on her grandparent’s farm with her mother and cousins. She attended a nearby one-room school in Cloud County KS. Later, Ilene’s family moved to Concordia, KS where she graduated from Concordia High School.

Ilene attended Marymount Nursing School in Salina, KS, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1954. She proudly worked for the University of Nebraska Health Center in Lincoln for 40 years. She took care of students, athletes, and employees alike. In Greenwood, Ilene was the person neighbors called for minor emergencies and medical questions. Ilene cherished the friendships she had with her co-workers and neighbors, she remained in contact with her friends long past retirement.

Ilene married her high school sweetheart, Richard Lloyd on July 18, 1954 after he returned home from his service in the Airforce during the Korean War. They raised their family in Greenwood, NE where they lived for over 50 years. Ilene and Richard were married for 61 years and only parted after Richard’s death in 2016.

Ilene was an avid fan of all sports. She loved music, gardening, bird watching, walking and water exercising. Ilene’s greatest joy was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who she loved and spoiled to the best of her abilities. She was proud of each of them. She was dearly loved and will be missed by her many friends and family.

Ilene would appreciate a flower planted in her memory or make memorials to Greenwood Historic Methodist Church in care of Greenwood Historical Society, PO Box 1, Greenwood, NE 68366.

The family has chosen to have a private celebration of her life with only close family members in attendance.

Ilene Lorraine (Dochow) Lloyd
• Beloved wife of the late Richard Lloyd
• Cherished mother of Son Gregg (Kathy) Lloyd and Daughter, Sheri (Allan) Salber.
• Treasured Grandma to Carrie (Jeff) Doner, Joshua Salber, Kevin Lloyd, and Ellen Lloyd.
• Deeply Loved “GG” to Trevor and Sarah Doner.

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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.