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Archive for: Past

Leslie Jo Ashley

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Passed away on November 5, 2017.

Age 71

From Lincoln, Nebraska

Passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Leslie was born on October 27, 1946 to Gerald and Marjorie Cave. Leslie’s greatest accomplishment was being a mom.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, James E. Ashley; her children, Tina, Jo, Sarah, Justin and Joshua Ashley, and grandchild, Aubrey Ashley.

Cremation. No visitation. Private services.

Ricky “Rick” Lynn Braun

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Rick Lynn Braun, nicknamed “Brownie” was born September 4,1963 in Henderson, Nebraska to Irvin and Doris Braun. He went home to His Heavenly Father on November 5, 2017 (All Saints Sunday) surrounded by his loving wife, Cindy, and kids; Morgan and Landon. Rick passed away following a courageous battle with MS.

Rick was raised on a farm just outside of Hampton, Nebraska where he graduated from Hampton High School, class of 1981. In high school, he acquired the nickname “Whoosh” for his basketball shot. He attended Southeast Community College-Milford and graduated in 1989 shortly after he was united in marriage to Cindy Rathje on May, 27th.

Rick worked 20 devoted years at Duncan Aviation as an NDT Quality Control Inspector. He loved his job, the travels with it, and the many memories he made with friends at work. Following his “retirement” he volunteered at Norris 160 Public Schools where his wife worked and children attended. He read to students with the therapy dog Izzy, was the only “Dad” active in PTO for a few years, helped with sporting events and shop class in the high school. Rick was well known and highly regarded in the Norris Community. He was a 2011 Norris Foundation Titans award winner for his longtime volunteerism in the schools.

He was a member of Southwood Lutheran Church where he served as an usher and reader. He also enjoyed serving others at Matt Talbot, the City Mission, and Southwood Serve days. Rick served on the Southeast Community Advisory Board for NDT and made a commercial for SCC.

His greatest joys in life were watching his kids grow up and rejoicing in their accomplishments at sporting events, show choir performances, musicals, and graduations. Rick was a loving father, husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend to all.

Rick was a kind, welcoming, and gentleman. His firm handshake and ever present smile made strangers feel like friends and friends feel like family. He enjoyed the friendship of many people, which included drinking coffee with friends, hunting, and watching Nebraska football. He exemplified positivity and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Survivors of the immediate family include his beloved wife of 28 years, Cindy (Rathje) Braun; children Morgan Taylor Braun, Landon Asher Braun of Lincoln; mother, Doris Braun, Aurora; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron (Dena) Braun, Keith Braun, Dwayne (Susan) Braun; sister and brother-in-law, Sheryl (Scott) Moats; father-in-law Richard Rathje; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-laws; Teresa (Chip) Howell, Rick (Kay) Rathje, Jim (Nancy) Rathje, Brenda (Mike) Shipwright; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is welcomed into Heaven by his dad; Irv Braun, mother-in-law; Geraldine Rose Rathje, sister-in-law; Kathy Rathje.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the children’s Education Fund.

Family visitation was at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center at 9401 Andermatt Dr, Lincoln, NE 68526 on Thursday, November 16. Memorial Service for Rick was at Southwood Lutheran Church at 4301 Wilderness Hill Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68516 on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Darcy Jo Johnson

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Darcy Jo Johnson, age 40, died on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at home.

Darcy was born on April 16, 1977 in Heron Lake, Minnesota to Michael and Sandra (Schmidt) Johnson. She got her GED in Windom, Minnesota.

Darcy enjoyed collecting unicorn figurines, watching sitcoms, and always wanting to rearrange furniture! She was a wonderful mother. Her number one priority was her son, Austin. She gave him a loving and warm home. She was a wonderful friend to many.

Darcy is survived by her son, Austin Cowell; her parents Michael and Sandra (Schmidt) Johnson; sisters Kristi (David) Debusk and Jessica Johnson; brother Michael Johnson Jr. and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation. No visitation. No service at this time.

Beulah A. Petersen

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Passed away on November 4, 2017

Age 90

From Ashland, Nebraska

Born on July 9, 1927.

Cremation. No visitation. Private memorial service.

Marlene Gail Neville

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Marlene Neville, age 82, of York, Nebraska, died Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born July 29, 1935 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Wilbur & Evelyn (Reimer) Wright. On November 26, 1955, she married Eugene Neville in Evanston, Illinois.

Marlene was a Husker football and volleyball fan and also loved the Green Bay Packers. She was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in York, Nebraska.

Marlene is survived by her children Mike Neville of Grand Island, Nebraska, Karen (Tim) Wellman of York, Nebraska, Bob Neville of Omaha, Nebraska, Paul (Janet) Neville of Clinton, Oklahoma, Pat Neville of Kearney, Nebraska & Chris Neville of Waverly, Nebraska. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Dennis (Anita) Neville; sisters-in-law Sr. Eileen Neville of Yankton, South Dakota, Sue Neville of McCool Junction, Nebraska & Phyllis Wright of Kentucky; many nieces and nephews in Nebraska and Wisconsin and other relatives and friends.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her twin sister Marilyn (Wright) Doty, and her brother John Wright.

Cremation. No visitation. In respecting Marlene’s wishes, she wished to be cremated and have a private family service at a later date. Condolences to www.aspenaftercare.com. Funeral Home assisting Aspen Cremation & Burial Service, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504