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Roger Gene Ketelsen

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Nov. 12, 1934 to Oct. 22, 2021.

Roger G. Ketelsen, died peacefully at the age of 86 on October 22, 2021. Roger was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend to many. He was born in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1934 to Herbert Ludwig Peter Ketelsen and Alice Emma Wilhelmena Burke Ketelsen. Roger enjoyed his years at Emmaus Lutheran School and Wheatridge High School where he was active in both academia and sports. He attended Valparaiso University in Indiana on a Golf Scholarship and graduated in 1956.

On June 11, Roger married his lovely bride, Arlyss L. Lancaster. Together, they had four children and enjoyed 65 years of married life as they traveled and worked in Denver, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Baltimore, and Lincoln. He worked for USF&G Insurance Companies and The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska for most of his career. In addition to being an avid book reader and golfer all his life, Roger also enjoyed fishing, camping, tennis, photography and gardening. He is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and a proud Husker fan.

Roger is survived by his wife, Arlyss Lynette Ketelsen; his daughter Cynthia Lyn Ketelsen and husband Robert Caricato; his son Roger Scott Ketelsen and wife Tracey, granddaughter Kyndal Rose Courtney and husband Jonathan Courtney, great grandsons Jonathan Nicholas (JC) and Kayden Blake ; his daughter Pamela Sue Ketelsen Boers, and granddaughters Natascha Elaine Boers, Marijke Arlysse Boers Worra and grandson Jan Christopher Boers; daughter Patricia Lee Witt and husband Jeffery Allen Witt, grandson, Jefferey Allen Witt, Jr., granddaughter Amelia Rose Witt, granddaughter Breanna Michelle Witt and life partner Brent Schwartz, great granddaughter Chloe Nicole Schwartz; granddaughter Kristina Tracey Will and life partner Cole Houlden and great granddaughters Tatum Rose Witt, Penelope Jean Strothkamp and Breck Houlden.

Roger always had a smile and a strong handshake for everyone. His joy and love of life will be missed daily by his family and friends. We pray God give Roger His grace, His peace, His comfort and His presence as we cherish our loving memories.

Please join us for a memorial service to be held on Monday, November 1 at 4:00 pm at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 3825 Wildbriar Lane, Lincoln, NE. A virtual broadcast / streaming link will be made available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/goodshepherdlincoln. Once you enter the website, look for photo link for the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; 3825 Wildbriar Lane Lincoln NE 68516, (402)423-7639. Online donations can be made here.

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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.

Susan Lynn Kaiser

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Suzie Horner Kaiser, 66 of Lincoln entered eternity on October 16, 2021.

A loving mother, grandmother and sister. Suzie leaves behind her sons Bryce, Zach and Mitchell, grandchildren and her siblings. Suzie’s humor and uniqueness will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 13 at 1:00 at Lincoln Berean Church; 6400 S. 70th, Lincoln, Nebraska 68516.

Memorials to People’s City Mission.

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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.

Jerry Eugene Kinney

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Jerry E. Kinney, 73, of Lincoln, passed away October 17, 2021.  He was born in Hastings, NE, and raised by Lucille and Elvis Kinney.

He served in the US Army in Vietnam-Airborne, 1966-1969.  Life member of Paralyzed Veterans of America, Life member DAV.  Life member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Association.    Former Hunter education master firearms instructor-Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, former NRA certified shotgun instructor; former volunteer for Charlie Brown’s Kids, Lincoln, NE.

Survived by his wife, Lisa, of Lincoln; sons, Christopher, of      Los Angeles, CA; Abraham (Anne-Marie) of Burbank, CA; California; Jordan (Chris) Lovato of Lakewood, CO; Joshua Kinney of Lincoln; stepchildren:  Stephanie (Peter) Erickson of Lincoln and Eric (Kate) Shepard of Arvada, CO; brothers Dan (Pam) Kinney of Council Bluffs, Iowa; William (Mary) Kinney of Longmont, CO; and Melody (John) Knapp of Kerrville, Texas; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Proceeded in death by his parents Lucille and Elvis Kinney; son, Benjamin Patrick Kinney; granddaughter, Anniston Lucille Lovato; and sister, Celeste Munsinger.

Services are pending.

Memorials to the family for later 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.

Dr. John Phillip Krejci, Ph.D.

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John Phillip Krejci, Ph.D., loving husband, father, grandfather, former Catholic priest, college professor, and social activist, died on August 11, 2021, in Lincoln. He was 84.

Born on June 16, 1937, in Omaha, Nebraska, John leaves an impressive legacy of over 60 years of social activism as a champion of multiple marginalized groups. He received his undergraduate degree at Conception Seminary College (Missouri), studied at The American University of Rome for his four year master’s degree in Divinity, and earned his doctorate in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. John served as a parish priest of the Omaha diocese, and later as a professor of Social Work/Sociology/Anthropology and department chair during his tenures at Kearney State College (now UNK) and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

John tirelessly dedicated himself to civil rights, fighting for many oppressed groups and social/institutional change. Throughout his life, he advocated for African Americans, Native Americans (Omaha and Winnebago people), prisoners, and many other oppressed people. In retirement, he focused on criminal justice and prison reform, successfully advocating for several prisoners.  His numerous letters to the editor reflected his commitment to justice and fairness, as well as his tenacity and sharp sense of humor. John attended mass weekly and his strong Catholic faith shaped his entire life.  He courageously fought for progressive changes within institutions that he believed needed it.  He served in countless leadership, organizational and activist positions, including Nebraskans for Peace, Call to Action, the Omaha Tribal Historical Research Project and the Nebraska Chapter of the United Nations.  He was a beloved member of the “Wednesday Lunch Bunch,” where he enjoyed socializing with other esteemed local civil rights activists.

On June 26th, he and his wife, Jean Krejci (Gettelfinger) a former nun, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They met at the University of Notre Dame. John is survived by his loving wife, three children, John Mark Krejci Ph.D. and Jeanie Krejci of Lincoln; Jennifer Krejci-Manwaring M.D., son-in-law Teddy Manwaring, and grandchildren, Merric and Morgan Manwaring of San Antonio, TX; his sister Mary Kay Bizal, brother-in-law Frank Bizal, of Philadelphia, PA, and nieces and nephews; David Bizal, Steve Bizal, Mike Bizal, and Kathy Holdsman.

Prior to his death, John valiantly endured a 15-year “dance with cancer.” Despite health challenges, he approached life with a great sense of fun and adventure.  John enjoyed ice skating, biking, and played ice hockey into his 70s. During this last year at home he could be found watching some surprising shows like the Walking Dead, Twilight Zone and Star Trek. He also loved boxing and football. Most of all, he was an avid fisherman and continued to visit his favorite fishing spots up until the very end.

Funeral Mass at St. John’s Parish on the Creighton University campus in Omaha, Nebraska on  Saturday, October 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Masks will be required to all that attend. Please join the family for a luncheon directly following mass at The Old Mattress Factory Grill, 501 N 13th St, Omaha, NE 68102. 11am – 3pm.

Donations in his honor can be made to Nebraskans for Peace.

John was honored in an article by the Lincoln Journal Star, it can be read here.

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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.

Harold Korte

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From Lincoln, Nebraska.

Born on June 10, 1931.

Passed away on August 1, 2021.

No service 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.