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Gary D Hansel

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Gary Dwaine Hansel was born May 28, 1947 at St. Elizabeth hospital to Melvin and Helen (Eirick) Hansel.  He graduated from Lincoln Northeast in 1966.

He was drafted into the Army in 1967 on his dad’s birthday.  He fought in the VietNam War during the TET Offense.

He returned to Lincoln and worked at American Stores for 13 years.  He also joined the Army Reserves.  He married Sharon Davis and they had 2 sons, Gary Dale in 1971 and Ronnie in 1973 (deceased 8/6/2008)

He married Linda Gammel on November 18, 1979.  (The 4th generation to be married that day.) They had 2 sons, Shawn in 1981 and Tyler in 1984.  Gary joined the Air National Guards in 1983.  He retired 5/26/2007 with the rank of Chief  Master Sargent.

He was a Security Guard with Lincoln Public Schools at Southeast High School from 2007-2014, He touched many lives with his positive attitude, humor and advice.

Gary was a member of the Nebraska Military Retiree Council and the American Legion of Denton. Gary was a Docent for Museum of American Speed.

He loved driving his ’69 Chevy Chevelle, golfing, fishing and playing at the casinos or scratch off tickets.  He was the neighborhood handyman.

He will be missed by family and more friends than we knew we had.

Survivors:  Wife Linda of 42 years, Sons Gary, Shawn, and Tyler (Audra) Hansel.  Grandchildren:

Chloe, Noah, Adi, and Jovie.  Brother Terry (Debbie) Hansel, Sister Sandy (Ed) Griggs.  Nieces, nephews, So Many special friends.

Gary Dwaine Hansel was born May 28, 1947 at St. Elizabeth hospital to Melvin and Helen (Eirick) Hansel.  He graduated from Lincoln Northeast in 1966.

He was drafted into the Army in 1967 on his dad’s birthday.  He fought in the VietNam War during the TET Offense.

He returned to Lincoln and worked at American Stores for 13 years.  He also joined the Army Reserves.  He married Sharon Davis and they had 2 sons, Gary Dale in 1971 and Ronnie in 1973 (deceased 8/6/2008)

He married Linda Gammel on November 18, 1979.  (The 4th generation to be married that day.) They had 2 sons, Shawn in 1981 and Tyler in 1984.  Gary joined the Air National Guards in 1983.  He retired 5/26/2007 with the rank of Chief  Master Sargent.

Gary was a member of the Nebraska Military Retiree Council and the American Legion of Denton.

He loved driving his ’69 Chevy Chevelle, golfing, fishing and playing at the casinos or scratch off tickets.  He was the neighborhood handyman.

He will be missed by family and more friends than we knew we had.

Survivors:  Wife Linda of 42 years, Sons Gary, Shawn, and Tyler (Audra) Hansel.  Grandchildren: Chloe, Noah, Adi, and Jovie.  Brother Terry (Debbie) Hansel, Sister Sandy (Ed) Griggs.  Nieces, nephews, So Many special friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held September 14, 2021 at Museum of American Speed (Speedway Museum); 599 Oakcreek Dr. Lincoln, NE, from 2:00 – 4:00. Wear casual clothes and drive your classic car.

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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.

Eleanor Ruth Harrop

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Eleanor was born on July 18, 1929 to Irwin and Mildred Steeves of Panama, Ne and passed on July 5, 2021.

Eleanor grew up in Panama and attended Panama High School where she was a member of the championship volleyball team.  Eleanor met her husband Bob at a Roca vs Panama basketball game and they were married on August 19, 1947.

She retired from the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Panama after 30 years.  She enjoyed working in the yard, camping and cooking (as was evident in her over 100 cookbooks) and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include:  Son Robert (Kathy) Harrop, daughter Roxann (Jim) Craig all of Panama.  Grandchildren:  Travis (Janice) Harrop, Stacy Harrop, Tiffany Harrop and husband Mario Carl, Kendra (Jake) Yurka and Melissa (Clester) Johnson.  11 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Brother Cloyd (Donna) Steeves, sister-in-law Shirley Miller and her two cats, Murphy and Suzy.   Preceded in death by her parents, husband Thomas, sister and brother-in-law, Eudice and Dutch Krogman, brother-in-law Duane Miller, great granddaughter Millie Mae Harrop and great great grandson Jerimiah Perkins.

Memorial Service on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Panama Presbyterian Church, 201 Pine Street in Panama, NE.

Graveside service on Friday also at 10:00 a.m. at the Panama Cemetery.

Memorials to Panama Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

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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.

Pamela Jo Hill

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From Lincoln, Nebraska.

Born on July 2, 1955.

Passed away June 12, 2021.

Pamela Jo Hill was born in Crete, NE on July 02, 1955 to Stan and Evelyn Fink.  They moved to Lincoln where she finished high school and shortly after graduation she married Glen Hill and had 3 boys, Brian, Craig and Tony.

Pam spent the latter years of her life helping others.  She devoted her life to helping reform lives and turn people’s lives around.  She touched and helped many people through so many different aspects of life and she will be missed and loved by many.

She is preceded in death by her father Stan and son Craig and is survived by her mother Evelyn, sister Bernice, sons Brian and Tony, two grandchildren Maisy and Kolbi, and many many friends she helped throughout her life.

Service will be held Thursday June 17, 2021 at 2:00p.m. at New Hope Methodist Church at 1205 North 45th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68503.

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.

Halley Ray Hansen

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Halley Hansen, 35, of Lincoln passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2021 following a  courageous battle with a Traumatic Brain Injury after being struck in the crosswalk on May 15,  2018.

Halley was named by her father, Mountain Top, expecting that she might be one of a select few with the name to see the famous Halley’s comet twice in their lifetime. Halley loved church and school. Her teachers called her a gift with her positive attitude and caring heart. She was quick to reach out to others who needed help or comfort, faithful to applaud others for their accomplishments, and welcome new students. Halley loved to read and acquired a grand library and passed on the love of reading to many, including her son who had a nice collection of books himself at a very young age. She received numerous awards for educational excellence and degrees. Halley graduated from Southeast High, received her BSBA from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and did post graduate studies at Creighton University for her MBA.

Halley enjoyed family vacations, youth retreats, VBS, and Camp Lexington. She loved Sunday school at First Assembly of God and was an active member of the youth group at Christ Place Assembly of God. Halley was a lifelong member of the Danish Brotherhood of America and treasured her Danish heritage and traditions. Halley had unrelenting determination and put forth great effort in all she did. She was a good mother and loved her son deeply. Korrigan was the pride and joy of her life.

Halley is survived by her beloved son, Korrigan Riley O’Neal of Lincoln; parents Greg “Mountain Top” and Sharyn Hansen; brother Tyler (Melissa) Hansen and children: Dominick, Abigail, Alyse, & Mallory of Unadilla; loving grandmother Arla Mae Hansen of Bennet. Proceeded in death by grandparents Carl and Gladys Hines; grandfather Paul Hansen of Bennet.

Memorial Service: 11:30 am. May 15, 2021 at Elevate Church, 8251 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln. Rev. Timothy Boatright, Rev. Mike Whooten, and Pastor Dan Dallmann officiating.  Flowers from your garden welcomed. Private inurnment at the farm. Memorials to the Monarch by Eastmont, Horizon Hospice, or Elevate Church.  To view the service online, please go to Elevate Church-Lincoln on Facebook.

Special thanks to Beth Nelsen and the Monarch staff, HoriSun Hospice, Ron and Lacey, all those who supported Halley and our family from the nursing staff, therapists, food service workers, doctors, housekeepers, and the paramedics. Special blessings to Gayle Younkers, the first responder. Thanks also to Elevate Church, Leon’s Market, The Groom Room, Eastmont friends, and Pastor Dan Dallmann with his visiting bunnies and spiritual support.

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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.

LeeAnn Hanks

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From Piedmont, South Dakota.

Born on March 8, 1978.

Passed away on May 3, 2021.

Private graveside service to be held in Sturgis, South Dakota 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.