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Carl Charles Fedon, II

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From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on December 23, 1948.

Passed away on May 17, 2019.

Private service.



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.

Richard Dean Forsman

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From Lincoln, Nebraska (originally from Aurora, Colorado)

Born on August 8, 1949.

Passed away on May 2, 2019.

Service pending.



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.

Alida Marie Ferguson

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Alida Marie Ferguson age 84 of Lincoln Nebraska lost her longtime battle with Alzheimer’s disease Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Alida was born to William and Martha Robinson on August 21, 1934, in Los Angeles, California. She grew up with her younger brother Edward “Bud” and many aunts, uncles, and cousins in a close-knit community.  Over the course of her life, Alida experienced numerous world-changing events that shaped who she was; including; segregation, World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, and Cold Wars, 60’s Civil Rights movement, Title IX and the election of the first African-American President of the United States.

Alida earned a degree in Elementary Education from the University of California Los Angeles, which she referred to as “City College.”  A lifelong learner she pursued and challenged others to gain knowledge throughout her teaching career. As a result of her desire to travel and see the world, Alida signed up to be a teacher for the United States Military. Her first assignment was in Labrador, Canada. Next, she was assigned to a base in Germany, where she met her husband Howard Ferguson.

After a year-long courtship, while Howard was finishing his tour of duty in Vietnam, they were married in a small ceremony in Los Angeles, California.  Shortly afterward, they were stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia where they started their family with the adoption of their son Peter. Two years later, the family was stationed at Ft Lewis near Olympia, Washington where they adopted their daughter, Felicia. The family lived for a time in Tucson, Arizona before moving to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1984.

Alida or “Mrs. Ferguson” as she is still affectionally called by those she taught was a distinguished educator, she taught students from K – 8th grade over her 40-year career, retiring in 2001 from Lincoln Public schools after 19 years at Ruth Hill Elementary School.  In addition to loving to teach, Alida enjoyed numerous hobbies.  She was an accomplished pianist and cellist, collected dolls, stamps and coins, and was an avid athlete who played racquetball.  She could also sew, cook and made the best pecan pie in the country according to her son.

“The family and those who knew her well are comforted knowing that Alida Ferguson knows who Alida Ferguson is again.”

She is preceded in death by her husband Howard Earl Ferguson, parents William Robinson (father), Martha Robinson (mother), Wilbur Hudson (stepfather); and her sibling Edward T. Robinson, Sr. and niece Cheryl Robinson.  She is survived by her son Peter Ferguson and his wife Stephanie of Lincoln, Nebraska; daughter Felicia Gertken and her husband Adam of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Granddaughters, Jaden Ferguson, Naomi, Emma, and Rachel Gertken.  Nephew Edward Robinson Jr, and niece Alida Davis, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nebraska Chapter-Alzheimer’s Association or Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Rally & March Fund at the Lincoln Community Foundation.

Alzheimer’s Association

www.alz.org/nebraska/donate

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Rally & March Fund – Lincoln Community Foundation

my.lcf.org/mlkyouthrally

Special Thanks to Laura Thelen the staff at and providers at Country House 84th and Pine Lake and Tabitha Hospice.



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.

Marcella L. Foster

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Marcella Loela (McGhee) Foster, a longtime resident of Lincoln, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 4, 1927. Her parents were Edwin A. McGhee and Juanita (Augustus) McGhee. She died on December 5, 2018, at Lakeview Living in Firth, Nebraska.

When a class of first-graders at North American Martyrs School “adopted” her for Lent, she described an active childhood in St. Louis. “I played marbles. We climbed trees and rode bicycles.  I did a lot of roller skating. I did a lot of swinging at the playground of my grade school,” she wrote to them.

She also performed in school plays and was a dancer. When she was 12 or 13 years old, she danced on the stage at theaters in downtown St. Louis, such as the Roosevelt Theater.  She continued to be physically active into adulthood, and particularly enjoyed an aquatics class at the Downtown YWCA.

She moved to Milwaukee as a young woman, where she worked for 30 years as a practical nurse at Milwaukee County General Hospital.  She enjoyed the work and her colleagues: “It was just like home,” she said.

She moved to Lincoln to be closer to her mother and her sister and worked at a variety of jobs, including 10 years in security at the Lincoln Airport.

Marcella was a sharp dresser with a keen eye for color. She was a lover of jazz and the blues who had an extensive record and CD collection. Like others in her family, she was a good cook and she always had a well-stocked cupboard and freezer. She liked to make little drawings of whimsical characters. She loved her dogs, and sorely missed the company of Peppy, a Shih Tzu, who could not accompany her when she moved into assisted living in summer 2017.

Marcella’s Catholic faith was important to her. She attended mass at St. Mary’s, and later, at North American Martyrs Catholic Church. The Martyrs parish was especially attentive to her in her later years.

Marcella was a member of the National Council of Negro Women. She attended breakfast get-togethers of her retired airport colleagues. She was a co-founder of a longstanding weekly luncheon group that included Lela and Hughes Shanks, Leola and Hugh Bullock and other civil rights advocates and friends.

Marcella’s brother, Edwin A. “Mickey” McGhee of Mesa, Arizona, survives her. She is also survived by nieces Stephanie McGhee of Mesa, Arizona, and Diane Ponder of Detroit; and by nephews Christopher McGhee of Mesa, Arizona, and Danny Tucker of Peru, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Delores Tucker.

Mass at  2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, North American Martyrs Catholic Church, 1101 Isaac Drive.  Private graveside service at Wyuka Cemetery.



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 Frances (Axberg) Francis

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June  28, 1949 –  November 11th,  2018

Judith Frances (Axberg) Francis, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 11th, 2018, after a long bout with cancer. She passed peacefully at her home in Lincoln, NE, surrounded and comforted by her husband, children, and sister. Judy was born in Lynch, Nebraska, June 28th, 1949, to Edwin and Emma Axberg of Spencer, NE, where she lived and was raised on a farm with her parents, her uncle Francis Axberg, her brothers Neil and Leni, and sister Becky. Judy attended rural school and graduated from Spencer Public High School in 1967. Judy went on to graduate from Beauty School in Lincoln in 1969.

Judy married her high-school sweetheart Gene Francis on June 6th, 1970, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spencer, Nebraska. After marriage, they lived in Harvard, Central City, Omaha, Sioux City, Denver, Sioux Falls, and Lincoln. Gene and Judy owned and operated Kid’s Stuff Superstore in Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Omaha, Lincoln, and Salt Creek Real Estate Development, based in Lincoln, with holdings in Sioux Falls and Omaha. Judy loved spending time with her grandchildren, Stella, Ozzie, and Lola. She was active in her church, Bible Study Fellowship, and many other organizations.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Emma (Schollmeyer) Axberg, her brothers Neil and Leni, and her uncle Francis Axberg all of Spencer, NE. Judy is survived by her husband Gene Francis, daughter Karla and her husband Aaron Pederson, granddaughters Stella, Ozzie, and Lola Pederson, all of Lincoln, NE, daughter Amanda Francis of Atlanta,

GA, son David Francis, of Atlanta, GA, sister and brother-in-law Becky (Axberg) and John Sieler of Omaha, NE, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends. All will miss her, but we are happy she is now healed and in a better place with her Lord.

Services:

Thursday November 15th, 2018

9:00am – Wake at St. Mary’s Church – 304 E South St, Spencer, NE 68777

10:30am – Service at St. Mary’s Church – 304 E South St, Spencer, NE 68777

Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Spencer, NE.

Reception in Sioux Falls, SD, TBD

In lieu of flowers, condolences to the American Cancer Society.



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.