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Jon Dean Eslick

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On Saturday, January 2nd 2021, Jon Eslick, loving husband and father of four children passed away at the age of 54 after a brief but hard fought battle with liver cancer.

Jon was born on April 12, 1966 in Lakewood, CA. to David and Estella (Cruz) Eslick.  Jon spent his entire career serving others in the medical field mainly supplying medical equipment and supplies to countless clients for 35 years until he landed his dream job just two years ago serving as the Marketing Director at Fallbrook Assisted Living.  Building relationships with the residents and their families brought him so much joy.  On December 18th, 1993 he married Lara Sue Luetchens and together they raised one daughter, Brianna, and three sons, Hayden, Mitchell, and Brandon.

Jon was a big guy with a big personality.  He was the heart of his neighborhood and often the first person to welcome new families.  He was always ready to lend a helping hand, but often told people he wasn’t a “Real Mexican” because he was not good at manual labor.  He was a master at the barbecue and his perfectly grilled chicken and steaks will be missed.  His pickled eggs…not so much, at least not by his wife.  When people would visit our house he would tell them you are only a guest twice, after that get it yourself.  He taught his  kids to take pride in their work, and that early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable.  He loved fire pit Fridays,  Bachelor Mondays and Hallmark Christmas movies all year long.

Jon is survived by his wife Lara, his four children Brianna, Hayden, Mitchell and Brandon as well as his future daughter in law Skyla Klug, his parents David and Estella Eslick, his brother Jim and his wife Caren and their son Tyler; his brother Tom and his wife Christina and their daughter Alyssa.

A memorial service will be held at a time when it is safe for his many, many friends and family to come together to celebrate his life and share the stories that would call out his ready laugh.

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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.

Barbara (Carson) Elder

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August 18, 1924 – December 11, 2020

Preceded in death by husband John T. Elder, parents James and Meta Carson, sisters Muriel Barns and Mary Beth Carson. Survived by son Bruce Elder (Lisa) of North Andover, MA, Janet Kettler (Richard) of Lincoln, NE, granddaughters Carson, Juliette and Chloe Elder, Madeline and Isabel Kettler, nieces and nephews.

Barbara was born in Wessington Springs, SD and graduated from Wessington Springs High School in 1942. She then graduated nursing school at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, IL. She worked as a surgical nurse at hospitals in Rapid City, SD and Seattle, WA. After her marriage Barbara moved to Omaha and finished her career as a nurse for Omaha Public Schools.

No services per Barbara’s request.

Memorials to Food Bank of Lincoln or Capital Humane Society.

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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.

Bessie Marie England

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08-30-1943 to 12-03-2020

Bessie Marie (Reutzel) England age 77 of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away to her Heavenly Home Thursday morning December 3rd, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.

Bess was born August 30th, 1943 in Benkelman, Nebraska to Roy and Doris Reutzel. Bess grew up on a farm in Madrid, Nebraska later the family moved to Grant and then to Ogallala where she attended school, worked, and where she met her husband.

On October 1, 1961 Bess married William C. England and started their family. They later moved to Denver, Colorado where they spent the next several years. The family then returned to Ogallala and later moved to York and finally to Lincoln, Nebraska.

Bess did many things in her life. She worked at a young age at Tastee, babysat, cleaned houses, ran a motel, a greeter at Kmart, a stay at home Mom and volunteered. She was a PEACEMAKER! She always had a smile on her face and she loved to laugh. She cared so much about people.

Bess enjoyed playing cards, board games, dice, scrabble, Rook, Words with Friends, playing pool, playing the accordion, and witnessing for God. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her family and her devotion to the Lord.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Gary of Lincoln, Bill Jr. and Elisa of Crete, and Troy and Teresa of Lincoln. She had 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by brothers, Bill and Jody Reutzel of Ogallala and Roy and Sue Reutzel of Paxton, sisters Bonnie and Eldon Kokes of Grand Island, and Nila Irwin of Lincoln, sisters-in-law Peggy Reutzel of Ovid, Colorado, Grace England of Union City, California, and Wilma Shockey of Denver Colorado and extended family and friends too numerous to name.

She was preceded in death by her spouse of 51 years William C, England of Lincoln, an infant son, Randy England of Denver, daughter-in-law Karen England of Lincoln, by her parents, Roy Reutzel of Grand Island, and Doris Edwards of Ogallala, 3 stepfathers Buster (Buck) Lovenburg, Howard (Howie) Irwin, and Charles (Charlie) Edwards of Ogallala, her fathers-in-law William F. England of Denver, Colorado and Woodrow (Curley) of Ogallala mother-in-law Eileen Lovell of Lincoln and a brother Richard (Dick) Reutzel of Ovid, Colorado, brother-in-law Harold Irwin of Lincoln and other extended family.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Calvary Chapel, 415 North 66th Street, Suite 7 in Lincoln, Nebraska on December 19, 2020 at 1 PM CDT with Pastor Dennis Waddelow officiating. Due to COVID19 masks will be required.

A memorial fund has been established in her memory. Memorials are in care of the family for future designation.

Final resting place here on Earth will be at Wyuka Cemetery with a private ceremony.

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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.

Nancy Kay Erdman

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From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on August 30, 1945.

Passed away on June 3, 2020.

Graveside service in the future.

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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.

Judith Ann Etherington

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From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on October 4, 1941.

Passed away on May 20, 2020.

Service in the future.

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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.