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Teresa Fern Kuenning

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Teresa “Terri” Fern (Waline) Kuenning was born on January 11, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Earl and Veta Waline.

At age 13 they moved to Lincoln, NE. She graduated from Northeast High School in the spring of 1963. She met the love of her life, while working at A&W that same year. She often said she knew she was going to marry him the night they met. And she was right! Rich and Terri Kuenning were married on July 18, 1964 at Havelock United Methodist Church. Together they welcomed three children.

Terri had a love for life and enjoyed many activities including painting, clowning, traveling, reading sci-fi and playing games especially progressive rummy, and flower gardening her lilies. She taught Sunday school, was a cub scout leader, worked as a teller at several banks, and at Weight Watchers as a meeting leader. When her kids were growing up, she was known as “Mom Kuenning” and always had everyone’s favorite food and pop readily available, as well as she was someone to confide in. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family.

She is survived by husband Richard, children Rick (Debbie) Kuenning, Troy (Krista) Kuenning and Tracy (Greg) Faust. Grandchildren: Dillon, Derrick (Bobbi) and Reilly Kuenning, Allison and Kara Kuenning, Karissa and Seth Faust. Great grandchildren Nicholas and Kylea. Brother Robert (Etta) Waline Senior. Sister-in-law Bonnie Graverholt. Brother-in-law Ronald (Phyllis) Kuenning. Many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Preceded in death by parents, Earl and Veta Waline; parents-in-law, Ralph F. and Marie Kuenning; brothers, Donald, Benjamin and Dick; brothers-in-law, Martin Graverholt and Ralph D. Kuenning; nephew, Chris Graverholt

A Celebration of Life will be held outside at the home of Troy Kuenning 2801 N. 78th at 2:00pm Saturday, October 3rd with Reverend Daryl Lauber officiating. Memorials in care of 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.

Karen Lee Kling

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Karen Lee Kling, 70 of Crete, Nebraska passed away on August 2, 2020. Karen was born on February 22, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska to Leah Mary (Chase) Shelburn. Karen married Melvin Kling on October 26, 1974 in Omaha, Nebraska. Together they had five children Jennifer, Andrew, Lucas, Benjamin, and Marybeth.

Karen enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables as well as writing letters to people. She collected Care Bears and loved to watch wrestling on television. Karen also loved to write and send cards to her loved ones with stickers decorated all over each card and envelope.

Karen is preceded in death by her mother, Leah and her sister, Gretchen Shelburn. She is survived by her husband Melvin Kling of Crete, Nebraska, brother Gary Shelburn of Pleasanton, Nebraska, sister Leslie Graske and son-in-law Lee Graske of Elk City, Nebraska. Karen is also survived by her daughter Jennifer Sims and son-in-law Mario Sims of Colorado Springs, Colorado, son Andrew Kling and fiance Julie Pinkston of Lincoln, Nebraska, son Lucas Kling and daughter-in-law April Kling of Fairbury, Nebraska, son Benjamin Kling and daughter-in-law Christina Kling of Seward, Nebraska, daughter Marybeth Chanchavac and son-in-law Ottoniel Cruz Chanchavac Sanchez of Crete, Nebraska, and nine grandchildren.

Memorial Service on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Radiant Springs Church, 1910 West 12th Street, Crete, NE 68333.

Memorial cards and flowers for the family can be brought to the church or sent through Aspen Cremation Service, 4822 Cleveland Ave., Lincoln, NE.  Please have flowers delivered 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.

Larry King

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Larry King was born June 24,1934 in the old St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln.  His parents were Richard & Theresa King.  Larry died July 23, 2020 at home.

He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing & pheasant hunting in his younger years.  He had a cabin in Cedar Creek, NE where he spent his summers, fishing, swimming, sailing & skiing.  At the age of 70, he became a certified scuba diver.

He  graduated from Northeast High School in 1952.  He then spent 2 years in the Army, followed by a 41 year career at Minnegasco Gas Company. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church for 56 years.

Larry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Roberta (Kost), daughter Nancy (John Grady) Lincoln, son Daniel (Dawn) Marco Island Fl., grandson Richard Daniel King, San Jose CA., sister Judy Nicholson, Tucson AZ., many nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Raymond King & half brother, Stanley King.

Due to the virus, Larry is being cremated with any services to be at a later date.

Memorials to Matt Talbot Kitchen

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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.

Carol Lorene (Lewman) Kister

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November 29, 1936 – May 15, 2020

Carol Lorene (Lewman) Kister passed away from heart disease on May 15, 2020.  Carol grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon and graduated from Grants Pass High in 1956.  She married R’Mand Tone Kister in 1959 and moved to Grand Island Nebraska in 1961.  She was a lifelong believer in the Mormon church and had accepted Jesus Christ as her savior. Carol was an avid Husker football fan.  She watched every game & knew every player.  Carol loved gardening and growing things.  Her flowerbeds were always full and beautiful.  Most of all Carol loved her family and spoke often of them. She was always quick to forgive and eager to help anyone who asked. Many of her co-workers called her Mama Kister.  Her wisdom, strength, and love will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her brother Stan (Patty) Lewman & sister Wilda Meldrum, children Shari (Russell) Powers & Robert (DeAnna) Kister, grandchildren Mat, Ryan, Shannon, Tabatha, & Amanda and great grandchildren Lily, Aiden, Baylee, Parker, Elijah, & Silas.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence & William Lewman, two brothers Glenn & Alvie, and a sister Louise.

A flower garden is to be created in her memory and planted with her favorite flowers on her son’s property in Gretna. The family will have a private ceremony to distribute her ashes into the garden to nourish the flowers.  She will, for all eternity, be doing the thing she loved most…tending her flowerbeds in the warm morning sun.

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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.

Kimberly Diana Kalkwarf

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Kimberly (Kim) Diana Kalkwarf, 56, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Lancaster Rehabilitation Center where she had lived since October 17, 2017.

Kim was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Birthdays and holidays were especially important to her. She made sure that everyone always got birthday and Christmas cards.

Kim is survived by her mother Barbara Brinkman, sons Andrew Perez and Matthew Kalkwarf, brothers Dean (Tina) and Jason Brinkman, sister Wendy Elazouzi, nieces and nephews Sarah Lindsay and Aiman Elazouzi and Arlington Wiseley, stepsister Lori Raymer, best friend Janee Polk, aunt Yasman (Deven) Taylor, uncle Charles (Faye) Brinkman.

Preceded in death by father Elliott and stepmother Norma Brinkman, grandparents Ervin and Gina Brinkman and Dorothy Markwad, aunt Elenore Balko, uncles Jerome and James Brinkman and niece Hailey Wiseley.

Memorial service was held February 5, 2020 at Lancaster Rehabilitation Center, 1001 South Street in Lincoln in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m.

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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.