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Steve Davis

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Steve Davis was born to Charles and Rosemary (Schreiber) Davis on 18 February 1957, and passed away on 12 September 2023 at the age of 66 after a prolonged illness.

He is survived by his wife Deb, his daughters Jill (Michael Morris) Hayes and Rachael (Zachary) Roth, his granddaughters Hayley and Hannah Friedman, and his sister Sherry (Ted) Tomes.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Susie Guenther.

Steve’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 30, 11:00 am, at Southview Christian Church, located at 2040 South 22nd Street, Lincoln, NE.

Memorials may be designated to The Monarch by Eastmont or Southview Christian 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.

Bobby J. Duchek

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Bobby Joe Duchek was born to Leroy and Marjorie (Remington) Duchek on September 25, 1954, in Lincon, Nebraska. He entered his eternal home on August 25, 2023, after a long battle of throat and lung cancer.

Bob was raised on a farm south of Dorchester, Nebraska with his brother and sister, Randy and Angie. Where he got the love of farming with his dad. He had attended Country School till 2nd grade and continued his education at Dorchester Public Schools. Throughout school he competed in football and basketball. Following graduation (1972) Bob worked at Alpo, Kassik Milling Company, and Petersen Manufacturing Company. He continued to work there till he left to work on the farm with his dad. Then fulfilled a long life of farming. At the time he also dabbed in working at Nebraska Public Power and Spilker Trucking.

He married Pam Vergith on December 17th, 1976, and was married for 46 years. To that union two girls Carmen and Jennifer were born. He took pride in his family and Jennifer blessed him with two beautiful granddaughters, Jayana and Tierra.  He enjoyed going to all their school functions and supporting the audience.

Bob was proceeded in death by his daughter; Jennifer, parent; Leroy and Marjorie, In-laws; Tad and Barb Vergith, and brother- in- law; Mike Pierce.

He survived by his wife; Pam Duchek, daughter; Carmen Blazek, granddaughter; Jayana and Tierra Duchek, brother; Randy (Christine) Duchek, sister; Angie Pierce, brother-in-law; Gary (Bonnie) Vergith, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will take place 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.

Walter Byrd Ducker

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Walter Byrd Ducker (also known as Butch) passed on into eternity July 18, 2023 at the mature age of 81. He was born on May 21, 1942 to Walter and Della Byrd Ducker in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Walt graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960. He then served in the National Guard, as well as Active Duty with the Army. He later worked for the Federal Governments, Soil Conservation Service as a Civil Engineer /Surveyor for over 30 years. Soon after he retired, Walt said the heck with retiring and therefore he re-fired into a new career as a Mason for quite a few years with many of his friends and family.

In his younger years, he loved going on trips and long drives with the aid of his favorite “GPS” – a good old fashioned paper map – camping, dirt bike riding, boating, skiing snowmobiling, and simply just touring with friends and family.

Throughout Walt’s entire life, he spent a considerable amount of time researching countless topics of world knowledge and understanding. This was truly his passion and what drove & invigorated him, which he modeled to his family in his own personal way. A resounding posture he commonly took was to not just believe everything you hear but to seek the truth and find out for yourself what actually is true about life.

Walt was an avid collector of a wide variety of useful things in one way or another. If someone was in need of any given item or answer to any given subject, pertaining to pretty much any aspect of life, he was sure to have some sort of solution to help get you on your way. You could say he was a “Jack of all Trades” – this gavehim a greater sense of purpose and security to be capable of anything and everything that he would embark upon.

Many knew him as a strong hearted, strong willed, and strong minded man, not to mention, ornery and gruff at times when he would get a skip in his step. However once you pierced through that tough nature you would find a good hearted man who always had a naturalness of being there to help others – especially in times of need. Walt also seemed to take in every stray cat (and even a stray dog) into Mary & His acreage home, making sure they were fed and cared for especially during the winter months as well as being free to roam the land.

In his latter years, months and weeks, he very much enjoyed being part of the work at his neighbor Kelvin’s manufacturing shop and aircraft hangar which included a private aircraft runway, as well as an escape retreat get-a-way, giving him access to one of his favorite activities – operating large, heavy equipment and machines.

Walt was a father, friend and family to those that knew him in his own unique special way, as well as a true fighter all the way up till the pinnacle of his life. We bless him with peace and abundance going forward, we love him eternally and look forward to seeing him again when we all unite in this beautiful & majestic place, that all of us have a hope of experiencing…called heaven.

He is survived by his significant other, Mary Lohse; sister, Mary Koch (Jim); 4 children, Amy Cavender, Angy Ducker (Jay Carter), Scott Ducker (Julie), and Crystal Kennedy (Mike); 6 grandchildren, Colt Cavender, Brook Thurman (Zach), Sam Cavender, Jake Kennedy, Parker Watson, Carter Watson; and 1 Great Grandchild due in December 2023.

No services will be held at this time.



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.

Walter Byrd Ducker

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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.

Walter Byrd Ducker

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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 Nan Dwire Dixon

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Born on December 31, 1937.

Passed away on June 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.

Phyllis H. Dodge

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Phyllis D. Dodge (Henning) of Lincoln, NE, passed away on May 29, 2023.

She was born on June 14, 1931, in Effingham, KS the daughter of Oren Dean and Dorothy Catherine (Christie) Henning.

Phyllis grew up in Everest, Kansas and graduated from Everest High School.  Phyllis started working at a very young age as a waitress in her family’s restaurant and worked the soda fountain in the local drugstore in Everest.  She was one of the first remote workers, long before remote working was the thing, doing bookwork from home for a local couple who did tax work for families all over Kansas.  After that, she went to work at the Union State Bank in Everest and worked there for over 20 years.

In 1976 Phyllis moved to Alliance, Nebraska where she was able to build her first new home.  In Alliance she worked for Nile Valley Federal Savings and Loan, Ohio National Life, Brittan Insurance and Stan Feddersen Insurance, finally retiring at the age of 82.

Phyllis loved being close to her children and grandchildren and enjoyed reading books and doing crossword puzzles, sharing time together on holidays and baking everyone’s favorite treats.  Her favorite holidays were Memorial Day, Flag Day (her birthday) and July 4th, when she displayed red, white and blue decorations throughout her house.  She loved planting flowers, picnics in the park and mowing her lawn.  She loved visiting the ranch and spending time outside in the gazebo.  Whenever there was a family need, she was the first to roll up her sleeves and help.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Paula Crouse (Steve) of Walton, Nebraska; grandchildren Jarrod Crouse (Janelle), Megan Chrisman (Aron), Crystal Crouse, Bridget Johnston (Kevin), Casey Collins (Megan) and six great grandchildren.

Phyllis was preceded in death by a daughter Deena Collins, her parents Dean and Dorothy (Christie), a half-sister Delores (Andre) Goodpasture and brother Carl Henning.

A celebration of life will be held on June 18th, 2023, in Bennet, Nebraska at the Bennett City Park at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions will go to the Alliance Park Foundation or the Deena Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund and may be mailed to Paula Crouse, 6447 S 176th Street, Walton, NE  68461.

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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.