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Charles L. Odle

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Born on September 25, 1946.

Passed away on November 18, 2022.

Service information is pending.

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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.

Gene Roger Oltman

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Born March 13, 1944.

Passed away on July 10, 2022.

Gene was a loving and kind husband, father, son, brother, and friend who never knew a stranger or someone he would not lend a helping hand. He was born in Beatrice, NE to Dick and Emma Oltman. He moved to Lincoln following high school where he met and married his wife, Cathleen, on September 14, 1974 and they had two children, Dan and Amy. Gene worked as a Machinist for Brunswick Corp/General Dynamics following his marriage to Cathy until he retired at age 65. During his retirement, Gene took up many hobbies, but primarily started blacksmithing and creating his own works of art. He also enjoyed traveling, working with horses, fishing, and taking road trips with Cathy and his family throughout his life.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Emma. He is survived by his wife, Cathleen; his son, Dan (Kelly), and his grandchildren, Alex, Jocie, and Taylor; his daughter, Amy (Jon), and his grandchildren, Owen and Lucas. He is also survived by his brothers, Richard and Marvin, and his nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will held for his immediate family.

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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.

Marcelina Oliva Cabrera

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Born August 9, 1942.

Passed away on June 26, 2022.

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.

Noel Sheldon Oleson

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Noel Sheldon Oleson of Lincoln, Nebraska, left us on Sunday, May 29, 2022, in the presence of loved ones.  He was 90 years old.

A good student and hard worker, he was born on June 30, 1931, to parents Redella “Bun” Pfeiffer Oleson and John “Jack” Wesley Oleson on a farm near LaSalle, Minnesota.  The second child of four and the only boy, he was expected to help his father on the family farm before and after school, while still making time to complete his homework.  With access to the tool shed, he took the opportunity to make his own toys, such as wooden rubber band guns.  He participated in 4H when he could and was an advanced rider on horseback.  A member of the first rural U.S. Boy Scout troop in the country, he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 14 and far surpassed the required number of merit badges.

In the summertime, he worked farm-related jobs and became strong enough to shimmy up silos using only his legs.  Not one to back down from a challenge, he learned to swim when his father tossed him into a lake!  Too busy to go out for sports, he tried out for track in high school when challenged by a classmate.  During the mile-long race, he kept the pace just fast enough to wear out his challenger, then passed him in the last 400 meters to win at the finish line!  Although the coach asked him to join the team, he understood that Noel’s family obligations came first; the challenger never spoke to him again!

Noel’s goals and ideals exceeded working on a farm. Soon after high school he left home, found part-time jobs, moved into a room and board, and worked to attend Mankato State, then later, the University of Minnesota.  His education was interrupted when he joined the U.S. Navy in September 1951, during the Korean War.  After basic, high test scores and an aptitude for learning got him transferred to Memphis, Tennessee where he taught electronics to crews who worked on the airplanes.  When a new plane arrived with new wiring schematics, Noel discovered a flaw in the design, reported it to his chain of command, and thereby saved many lives.

While at college, he also boxed in the Golden Gloves and won some bouts in his weight class.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in advertising and was gifted at writing creative copy and in sales.  He used these talents when working for General Electric where he toured the country to give presentations in school auditoriums, teaching students about electricity in a fun-filled show.  In the late 1950s, he settled in California and started two successful insurance agency businesses – one in Los Angeles County, the other in San Diego County. He also took time to enjoy public speaking through Toastmasters.

A lifelong health advocate, he studied nutrition and began jogging before it was popular.  Noel loved to tell the story of his evening jogs around an elementary school yard where a police patrol stopped him and asked him what he was running from. He said that he was jogging and didn’t they think he would be running a little faster and not in circles if he was running from the scene of a crime?!  They asked him to explain what “jogging” was, so he told them.  A few weeks later, the same patrol stopped him again, this time they had dogs and his response was more direct; he reminded the officers that he was jogging, then took their names and badge numbers and told them that if they stopped him again, he would contact their supervisor. They left him alone after that!

Noel is predeceased by his loving wife, Doris Oleson, and sisters Merrilyn Hartford, Jaquelin Hosokowa, and Candace Leintz. He will be missed by his stepdaughters, Rita Houskie and Robin Gifford (Brad), and five step-grandchildren: Rita’s children Karma VanFleet, Eric Houskie and Rianna Bishop and Robin’s daughters Madison Gifford and Emerie Meyer (Cole); and by daughters, Diane Oleson and Debbie Kielty (Jeff), and two grandchildren: Diane’s son, Andrew, and Debbie’s son, Kyle; nieces, nephews, and other family and friends throughout the country.

A dinner memorial for family and friends will be held at a date to be determined.

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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.

Troy Brandon Oziah Sr.

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Troy Brandon Oziah Sr, born April 15, 1985, passed away May 15, 2022.

He is survived by his wife Amanda; daughter Chacity; sons Kale, Karter and, Troy Jr.; as well as two bonus kids Coltyn and Kaleigh; His mother Yvonne; three sisters Heidi, Carla, and Kyla; brother Fernando; and in-laws Steven and Tammy Wismer; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles cousins, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his dad Keith Oziah and Uncle Kenneth Oziah as well as his special cousin Samantha Huntley.

We all loved him deeply and he will forever be missed.

A Celebration of Life will be Thursday May 26th, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Capital City Christian Church; 7800 Holdrege St., Lincoln, NE 68505. There will be no visitation/viewing as he is being cremated.

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.