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Michael Harmon

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Michael Harmon passed away in his sleep on Father’s Day, June 18, 2023 at the age of 75 during a church bus trip to see the Ark and Creation Museum in Kentucky. After lengthy health issues, he is now at peace in heaven. During his Air Force tenure, he was stationed in Hawaii and Omaha, NE. He loved hunting, fishing, and enjoyed cooking, especially barbeque. Mike is survived by his wife Cynthia (Hurtley) Harmon, and children Henry Bryan Harmon, Christopher Lee Harmon, Sara Lee Harmon, and Michael James Harmon, and ten awesome grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother Jean Harmon, father Hank Beecher Harmon, and brother Lee Harmon.

A Memorial Service will be held on July 1, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, 4400 NW 1st Street, Lincoln, NE. A graveside service will not be held. Cards and flower arrangements can be sent to the church.

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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.

Jack L. Bullock

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May 10, 1949 – June 25, 2023

Jack L Bullock of Crete passed away June 25, 2023 at home after a short illness with cancer.  He was born in Lincoln Nebraska to Robert and Frances Bullock and grew up in Dorchester.  Jack worked different jobs and after serving in the Army he returned to work at the Crete Mills until his retirement.  Jack then spent his time in the country at the home he and Connie dreamed of.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Frances Bullock, Brother-in-law Jack Fry, Father-in-law Bernard Valenta.

He is survived by his wife Connie, Brother Duaine (Ardyce), Sister Peggy Fry, Nephew Trevor (Carissa), Nieces Chandra Filip (Fiancé Josh Palm), Beth (Elliot) Matthews, Rita (Johan) Morala, Katelyn Koll, Mother-in-law Arlene Valenta, Sister-in-law Patti Koll, Brothers-in-law Paul (Jennifer), Daniel, Michael (Jean), Ronald, Great nephews Gavin, Treyson Bullock, Ronan Matthews.

Per Jack’s request no services. Memorials suggested to family.

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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.

Robert Eugene Shuck “Bob”

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Birthdate 12/18/1955, age 67. Death Date 6/20/2023, died in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Robert Shuck was born in Kokomo, Indiana to Betty Jo and Stanley Eugene Shuck. Robert had two brothers, Bill and Gary Shuck. Bob went to Kokomo High School.

Bob had a friend named Robert Collins who was also born on 12/15/1955. They were great friends and went all the way through school together.

Bob married Clara Elaine Shuck on July 28, 1991 in Jacksonville, Florida at the waterfront mall on St John’s River, the place he helped build. He met his wife there, married her there, and it was the first and only wedding to take place there. He was also late for his own wedding.

Bob enjoyed driving a semi-truck and he has beautiful awards, licensing, and a truck driver’s certificate. Bob worked for many years at a tire store. He was injured and had to change his career. Bob became a security guard for Pinkerton Security for many years. He loved his work and was very proud of his achievements.

Bob and his wife travelled a lot together and were in 39 states through the years. Bob has lived in Lincoln, Nebraska since 2008.

He loved Nascar Racing and Dale Earhart Sr. was his favorite driver. He has many collections of Nascar memorabilia. Bob also loves Eagles. Again, quite a collection of those as well. Bob was very patriotic and really enjoyed his freedom of peace.

Bob was a very loving and caring person. He loved children. Bob and his wife and family have attended Cornerstone Christian Church for over ten years. Bob enjoyed doing karaoke and singing and having a few beers. He always loved telling jokes. He was funny. One of Bob’s most treasured moments was when he took his wife to see a Wizard of Oz play. He was so very proud as his wife is a big Wizard of Oz fan.

He is survived by his wife Clara Elaine Shuck, age 68; seven step-children: Cory Dean Linderman, age 46 of Lincoln, Nebraska; Kevin Reynolds, age 44 of Omaha, Nebraska; Marsha Feldpausch, age 45, of Lincoln, Nebraska; Russell Hutchinson, age 47, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Tammy Killin, age 50, of Mound City, Missouri; and Lisa Hummer, age 51, of Savannah, Missouri. Bob also has two children: Tabitha Shuck, age 45 of Kokomo, Indiana, and Robert Alexander Shuck, age 43, of Kokomo, Indiana. Bob loved his cats. Pebbles is our family pet. He also has many grandchildren. His biological grandchildren are: Emily Jo Ramsdale, age 26, of Maryland; Derrick Larimore Donovan, age 20, of Maine; Joshua Larimore Nuccetelli, age 22, of New Jersey; Piper Larimore Donovan; age 18, of Maine; Kyla Larimore Adams Ramsdale of Maine; and A.J. Faller, age 12, or Maine. These were his daughter’s children from Tabitha Larimore. Bob’s grandchildren were Elaine’s children’s kids: Alex, Ryan, Gavin, and Brittany Reynolds, all of Omaha, Nebraska and Bradley Reynolds of Lincoln, Nebraska, who was raised by his grandpa and grandma.

Bob also had many friends. One very special friend, whom he called his own brother, is Mark Samelson of Ceresco, Nebraska.

He is preceded in death by his children: Tabitha Ann Lariomore, who passed away 2/21/2017. He was also married to June Dohahue in Kokomo, Indiana.

Bob was cremated. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 24, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church: 4849 Old Cheney Rd, Lincoln, NE 68516. The family is having a family celebration of Bob’s life at Oak Lake Church in Lincoln as a time to cookout and honor Bob. He was well loved!

Bob was a loving, kind, and wonderful man. We will all miss his jokes, humor, and his love and caring for others. And I wish to say I am very grateful to have had him in my life for almost 32 years. We will all miss him so much.

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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.

Gordon Harlan Bjerke

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Gordon Harlan Bjerke, 95, of Lincoln went peacefully to his Lord on June 17, 2023. He was born on April 25, 1928 to Melvin and Anna (Sorensen) Bjerke in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Just prior to his Washington High School graduation in 1946, he enlisted in the Navy and served for two years. Following the Navy he enrolled in South Dakota State College, Brookings, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism. He was a reporter for the Aberdeen American News in Aberdeen, SD. From there he move his family to Omaha, NE and worked as editor for the North Omaha Sun.

Following his position on the Sun Newspaper he was hired by Union Pacific Rail Road as Assistant Director of Public Relations. His primary responsibility was writing articles meant to entice travelers to see the USA via rail. These had the lead of “Wish you were here”…. These articles were printed in all of the major cities across the country. He brought interesting places and people to readers while enjoying the travel to find them.

Guarantee Mutual Life Insurance Company was Gordon’s next position as Director of Public Relations, Advertising and Sales Promotion. He served in that position for 20 years retiring in 1982.

He was a member of several local and national professional journalism organizations. He was active in his church serving on several committees and the church council. Joining his sons in Boy Scout functions was important to Gordon. As a member of “The Greatest Generation” he was a proud member and supporter of the American Legion.

Gordon began his love of golf, at the age of 10, when he caddied at the Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls. He played well into his 80’s. His other joys were reading, wood carving, and finding opportunities to put a long string of word play and puns together.

Gordon is survived by his wife Betsy (Greenawalt) and Bailey (Havanese dog) and four sons, Greg ( Gayleen) of Greeley, CO, Dean (Linda) of Longmont, CO, Jeff of Arvada, CO and Steve of Bayfield, CO. He is also survived by four stepchildren, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service for Gordon will be held at First Lutheran Church, 1551 So. 70th Street, Lincoln, NE on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. Internment at National Cemetery – Omaha, NE.

Memorials can be made to First Lutheran Church or Tabitha Hospice.

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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.

David L. Westling

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of David (Dave) L. Westling, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and son on June 18, 2023, at his home in Lincoln, where he was surrounded by his family.

Dave was born in Lincoln on February 6, 1954, to Albert and Betty (Richmond) Westling. The third of eight children, he decided to continue the tradition with a big family of his own, with five children – Josh (Carolina), Tori, Matt, Andie, and Abby. And eight grandchildren – Azcia’, Malik, Makhi, Peter, Quinn, Jack, Delaney, and Seamus.

Dave joined the US Army in 1971 and served until his honorable discharge in 1974. Shortly after returning home, Dave met the love of his life, Diane (Shanahan), and they were married on September 6, 1975.  After the military, Dave worked at BNSF for 40 years before leaving to do his favorite job he ever had – retirement in March 2014.

In his retirement, Dave made the best darn ribs you’d ever eat and cooked anything else you could want on his Green Egg, ensuring you’d never leave hungry. Dave enjoyed catching up on all the TV he’d missed over the years, practicing for his time to “come on down” on the Price is Right.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Debbie, his brother Larry, and his brother-in-law Alan. Dave is survived by his brothers and sister, Ernie, Carol (Westling-Toman), Rick, Lonny (Anna), and Danny, as well as his wife, kids, and grandkids.

Dave is survived by his brothers and sister, Ernie, Carol (Westling-Toman), Rick, Lonny (Anna), Danny, his sister-in-law Michele, and his wife, kids, and grandkids.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 26, at 10 AM, at Fairview Cemetery. A celebration of life gathering will take place at The Isles Pub Social Hall, 6232 Havelock Ave Lincoln, NE 68507, following the graveside. Memorials to the family for future designation.

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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.