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Archive for: Past

LeRoy Dale Dickey

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October 5, 1955 – November 5, 2017

The Lord took to LeRoy Dale Dickey, 62, of Valparaiso, Nebraska to Heaven on November 5, 2017. Born in Gresham, Nebraska the son of Norman and Eilene (Brandt) Dickey. He married Lisa (Dockum) Dickey on August 16, 1980.

Survivors: wife Lisa; sons Chris (Dorie) Dickey and Sean (Emily) Dickey; grandchildren Evelyn, Ray, Thomas, Trystan and Adalyn Dickey; parents Norman (Eilene) Dickey, & Ray (Kathy) Dockum; brothers David (Nancy) Dickey, Rex (Brenda) Dickey, Brad (Sabrina) Dickey, & Paul (Sarah) Dockum; sister, Judy Compton; and nieces, nephews and multiple friends.

Cremation. No visitation. Memorial Service Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ceresco, Nebraska. Private family burial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for future designation. Condolences to www.aspenaftercare.com



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 Arno Schlegel

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Don Schlegel passed away November 6, 2017 at his home in Lincoln, surrounded by his family.

Don was born on the family farm outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin on August 30, 1934 to Harold and Fern (Johnston) Schlegel. He was the third of six children. He was a red-haired child with a face full of freckles and had the mischievous, live life at a fun run, type of personality that is generally associated with those physical characteristics. He despised bullies and would take on anyone who was tormenting someone else, even if the tormentor was twice his size, teaching him at an early age to protect those who needed protecting and that in this world there were times you had to take a stand.

Don married DeVerne (Dee) Christianson on December 25, 1956. He always said he knew from the moment he saw her that that was his wife. They were married for 60 years until her passing last Thanksgiving. They traveled to many countries and lived in several different states. He felt his life was blessed and every day spent with her was an adventure.

If asked what his hobbies were, he would say ‘work’. He didn’t hunt, fish, golf or collect trains. He re-roofed buildings, re-built engines, trimmed trees, put up fence, replaced light fixtures and once even jacked up a small barn and repoured the foundation. His family always teased him given enough duct tape he could fix the world.

He greatly valued education and acquiring knowledge. He attended the University of North Dakota, the University of South Dakota and UNL. For the majority of his work life he was a teacher. He was certified to teach physics, chemistry, algebra, trig, calculus and biology. He chose to teach high school because he loved that age group. He was a gifted teacher who ran a disciplined classroom, had the ability to explain difficult subjects and encouraged questions. During some class times he would skip the subject matter and talk about life instead: how to make a tough decision, how to decide if a person would make a good mate, how to tell if someone was a reliable friend .He always said he didn’t like when a parent, teacher or any adult would say they just wanted to be a teenagers’, friend. He would say: “These kids have enough friends. What they need is an adult who is strong and steady and lives up to their word, whether that word is a promise of something fun or a consequence for something wrong. They need examples of how to be good adults.”

Don is survived by his three daughters Peggy Schlegel, Vicki Schlegel (Brad Plantz) and Terri Lair (Dennis); two granddaughters Lesli Lair and Ashton Lair; a brother David (Jeannette) Schlegel; a sister Joyce (Floyd) Cottrell; & numerous nieces and nephews.

Don is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dee; a brother, Robert Schlegel; two sisters, Marvel Melvin and Vonnie Paulsen; & two nephews and four nieces.

Dad, the world feels like a less safe place now that you are gone, but you and Mom gave us the tools to survive and once our grief has ebbed to hopefully thrive again. We miss you both but our love for you will always remain strong and the values you taught us will always guide our way.



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.

Alice Lorene Beach

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Alice L. Beach, 69, raised in Juniata, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in Lincoln. Alice was born January 21, 1948, to Wayne and Helen (Jones) Beach in Hastings. Alice graduated from Juniata High School in 1966 and then attended Kearney State College. She then moved to Minnesota with her good friend, Bev, where they lived for 36 years.

In 2006 Alice and Bev moved to Lincoln. Alice loved God, loved people and loved life. She was an avid boater and spent time enjoying the St. Croix River with friends. She enjoyed watching TV, reading books and hanging out with friends. Alice was a very loyal friend. She loved babies and puppy dogs and often enjoyed getting on the floor with them.

Alice was inspired by her teachers and always wanted to be a teacher. Her dad taught her that anything worth doing was worth doing right. You could always count on Alice telling you the truth. Ironically her name literally means truth.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters; Kathleen ‘Kapp’ Fastenau and Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Pittman. Survivors include her very dear friend, Beverly LeTourneau of Lincoln, brother, Frank Beach of Roseland and sister, Carol ‘Katie’ Gangwich of Juniata, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Celebration of Alice’s life was at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Radiant Church, 740 N. 70th Street, Lincoln. Burial will be in Juniata Cemetery at a later date.

Alice, we love you and you will live in our hearts forever.

Gary Lynn Hartman

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Age 70

From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on November 4, 1947.

Passed away December 9, 2017.

No service.

Patricia L.F. Picotte

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Age 58

From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on February 7, 1959

Passed away on November 26, 2017

Service was on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Havelock United Methodist Church.