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Dona Jean Key

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Age 91

From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on March 19, 1926.

Passed away on February 8, 2018.

Memorial Service on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M Street in Lincoln. 



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.

Ronald Wayne Kernodle

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Age 70

From Lincoln, Nebraska (formerly Overland Park, Kansas)

Born on September 1, 1947.

Passed away on January 23, 2018.

Vietnam Veteran and retired Sergeant – Lenexa Police Department.

Suvivors: Wife, Toni (Adcock) Rice; Daughter, Kimberly Bergen and husband Greg;
Son, Ronald Kernodle; Step-son, Brian Rice and wife Amy; 6 grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild.

Cremation.  No visitation.  Celebration of Life Service will be held in the future.



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.

Gary A. Kasper

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Age 66

From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on May 30, 1951.

Passed away on January 14, 2018.

Celebration of Life at a later date.



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.

Mitchel Lee Klein

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Mitchel L. Klein, 67, Lincoln, NE (formerly of Hasting and Grand Island) passed away on Oct. 21, 2017 in Lincoln, NE.

Klein was born February 14th, 1950 in Grand Island to Harold and Marjorie (Humpal) Klein. He graduated from Grand Island Sr. High School and Hastings College. Mitch became a Master Electrician and owned his own business until his move to Winnipeg, Canada. In his later years, he moved to Lincoln, NE where he enjoyed sport shooting, driving his Corvette, and training and raising his purebred chocolate labs, Nellie and P.J.

Cremation. No visitation. Private service.

Mitch was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his daughter Kaili York and grandson Grant; son Michael Klein and spouse Maddy with their children Harper and Rockee; sister and spouse Susan and Dave Kutschkau, sister Barb Klein, and sister and spouse Lori and Ted Graves; & many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Home assisting Aspen Cremation & Burial Service, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504

William “Bill” Ernest Kobza

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Passed away on October 15, 2017 at Tabitha in Lincoln.

Age 92

Born December 26, 1924 in Brainard, Nebraska to Joseph A. and Katherine (Hofbauer) Kobza.

Lived in Crete, Nebraska the last 4 years of his life, formerly from Lincoln, Nebraska.

Served in the Army Air Force with the 490th Quartermaster Depot Company in England during World War II. Participated in the air invasion of Normandy, Bastogne and the Ardennes.

Married the love of his life Agnes Adeline (Dolezal) Kobza on May 21, 1947. Celebrated 66 years of marriage before Agnes passed away in August of 2013.

A Meadow Gold retiree. Served many customers in Saline County and was known in the area as the “Milkman” . He was very personable and became friends with most everyone on his route.

He and his wife Agnes enjoyed music and dancing including square dancing, polka dancing and country dancing. They loved spending time with friends and family especially their grandchildren.

Cremation. No visitation. Interment: 2 PM Friday, November 3, 2017 at Lincoln Memorial, 6800 S. 14th St. Meet at Gate 2. Celebration of Life: Open House on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the VFW, 3340 West “A” Street, Lincoln.

Memorials to the Red Cross.

Bill is survived by son Billie (& wife Luann) of Lincoln; son Bob (& wife Martha Jakobek) of Chadron; and daughter Lorrie (& husband Russ) Strufing of Niwot, Colorado; grandchildren and their spouses: Klint & Kami Kobza of Lincoln; Sara and Jason Esqueda of Arvada, Colorado; Stephanie & Nate Barclay of Loveland, Colorado; and Ryan and Brittany Strufing of Longmont, Colorado; great grandchildren Cali Kobza and Cade Kobza; Emelia Esqueda and Elena Esqueda; and Adeline Barclay; brother Joseph (& wife Arliene) of Lincoln; and sister Delores (& husband Jim) Brandenburgh of Arlington, Texas; sisters-in-law Rose Marie Kobza of Omaha and Mary Kobza of Mesa, Arizona.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife Agnes; brothers Ed, Richard, Norman and Tom; and sister Helen Uhlir.