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Karla Rae Lewis

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From Lincoln, Nebraska.

Born on July 23, 1980.

Passed away on April 13, 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.

Judith J. Lawler

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December 16, 1938 – April 2, 2021

Our angel on earth went peacefully to join our angels above.  Our mom had a strong faith in Christ, and was ready to reunite with her husband, our dad, John Lawler.

We, who will have to somehow survive without her include her son, Patrick Lawler, her daughter Tracy (Steve Buchanan), her sister Diana “Dinee” Koerting.  Her beloved grandsons, Matt Buchanan, Jon Lawler, Nate Buchanan,  Sean Lawler, and 5 great grandchildren.  Her children and grandsons were the love and light of her life.  She always made each one of us feel like the most important person in her world.  Indeed, each grandson was known to be her favorite.

Our mom touched the lives of so many.  She was Judy the lab tech who you could always count on.  She loved serving her patients.  She was Mrs. Coach to the many high school football players that spanned John Lawler’s coaching career.  She was the favorite aunt to her nieces and nephews.  She was that friend you could always count on.

Her advice, humor, and hugs will be missed.  We will keep her memory and her spirit in our hearts always.

A celebration of her life will be determined at a later date. Memorials to the family will be donated to the Nebraska Humane Society. Her most favorite charity.

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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.

Linda Lee London

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Linda Lee (Finley) London, 80, passed Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Ashland. She was born September 7, 1940 in Ord, NE to Maynard and Thelma Finley. She grew up in the Scotia, Loop Valley, area and worked on the farm next to her father from the time she was little until they moved to Lincoln in 1954 at the age of 14. She had a strong work ethic at a young age and could do anything a hired hand could do. Linda graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1956, at the age of 16, with an offer for a full ride sports scholarship to UNL. She was very athletic and involved in all sports, excelling at swimming and softball, was a member of the Penguins, and won many awards in both arenas. She loved horseback riding and was a member of a riding club. She was an outdoors woman and after she was married became involved in archery and shooting where she also won many awards. She was a deer bowhunter and enjoyed fishing. Linda loved all animals and always had a menagerie at home.

Linda married Dale London in 1957. After marriage her hobbies stretched to learning classical guitar and the banjo.  It was the struggle of finding a guitar that led she and her husband into their lifelong career as Master Luthiers. They began their business, London String Instrument Repair in 1969, in a tiny shop above the stores in University Place and moved to a store front shop in 1974 when the space became available. Their business was their life, their customers became their friends. Linda said “Music is like a langue of its own.  Music is one of the senses, it is like smell, you can walk into a room and smell something and it reminds you of something. Music is always embedded in your head.” She continued the business after her husband passed in 2004, they were a service to the music community for over 50 years.

Linda is survived by her daughter Jan London (former spouse Tom Addison), sisters Denice (Leon) Noble (Lincoln) and Judy (Gordon) Jones (Ashville, NC); her grandchildren Ashely (Matt) Marlow and Ryan (Adry) Fosler; two grandchildren Sheperd and Arlo; many nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Preceded in death by husband Dale London, son Mark London, parents Maynard and Thelma Finley, and infant sister.

Celebration of Life to be held in the future. Linda chose to be a tissue donor and to be cremated, those services provided by Aspen Cremation & Burial Service Inc., Lincoln, NE.  Memorials may be given to the family for future designation.  Linda was also spotlighted in STORIES OF IMPACT, at this Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/civicnebraska/videos/368159753913691

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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.

Donald “Don” Melvin Liska

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Donald Melvin Liska, son of Edward A. and Eleanor (Mares) Liska, was born at Dwight, Nebraska on July 10, 1938, and passed away in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 26, 2021, at the age of 82. Don attended grade school in the Dwight Public School and graduated from East Butler High School in Brainard, Nebraska in 1956. On December 30, 1961, he was married to Mary Jo Hurt at St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Lincoln, NE. Two children were born to them; Linda and Brian.

Don’s career in telecommunications took him to do work for Stromberg Carlson Corporation in Rochester, New York; Pioneer Telephone Corporation in Kingfisher, Oklahoma and Great Plains Communications in Blair, Nebraska. He retired from Great Plains Communications in 2003, after working for them for 32 years.

Don enjoyed being out in nature. It thrilled him to see pheasants, rabbits, deer, geese and ducks while caring for the family’s land by Dwight, NE. Throughout his life, he got to enjoy hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He also loved to travel. His career and travels took him and Mary Jo coast to coast throughout the United States and also to Canada and Mexico. They enjoyed many of the National Parks throughout the United States. Don was an avid sports fan, too; everything from basketball, football, baseball, bowling, softball and volleyball. While living in Bloomfield, NE, he was a volunteer firefighter with the Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Department for 16 years. Don was also a Third Degree Knights of Columbus member with an Honorary Life Membership. But, most of all, Don loved making many special memories by spending time with his family.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brother Eugene Liska, Sr. and his wife Rose; brother-in-law Richard Divis; sister-in-law Adeline Kozisek and her husband Frank; brother-in-law Chuck Hurt and brother-in-law Richard Hurt.

Survivors cherishing his memory include his wife of 59 years, Mary Jo Liska, Lincoln, NE; daughter Linda Liska, Seward, NE, and son Brian and wife Jannine Liska, Seward, NE; granddaughters Jennifer (Samuel) Kophamer, Lincoln, NE and Samantha Liska, Seward, NE; sister Jeanette Divis, Seward, NE; and numerous nieces and nephews. To this obituary we add our thoughts, prayers and memories of a life shared with Don.

In lieu of flowers, plants and statues, memorials may be made to the Liska family for future designations.

Rosary on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 336 West Pine Street in Dwight, Nebraska followed at 10:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial.  Private family inurnment at a later time.  No reception because of Covid concerns.

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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.

Connie Lucile Lahm

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Connie Lucile Lahm, 66, passed away on January 26th, 2021 in Denton, NE.

Connie was born June 21, 1954 to Harry (Richard) and Maxine Laschanzky.  She attended high school in Fairmont and continued her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.

She worked for Burlington Northern as a carman welder at the Havelock shop.  She also worked as a substitute teacher for LPS and surrounding schools where she loved working with kids.

She was an avid animal lover – cats, dogs, horses, donkeys, pigs, birds, you name it, she loved it!  In her prime, she loved bowling, and continued that hobby on with her son, Pat.  She enjoyed watching football (college and NFL) and making bets with Pat and Amanda about the games.  For the past year and a half, the light of her life has been her grandson, Pete.  She looked forward to watching him on Tuesday evenings while Pat and Amanda went bowling.

Connie is survived by her son, Pat (Amanda) Lahm and her beloved grandson Pete; brother Larry Laschanzky, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry Laschanzky and Maxine Laschanzky, brother Bruce Laschanzky, and friend Terry Terpsma.

A celebration of life will be held a later date.

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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.