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Archive for: Past

Deana J. Van Fosson

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Passed away on November 2, 201.

Age 77

From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on March 15, 1940.

Cremation. No visitation.

Private service.

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

Patrick James Beecham

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Pat lost his year long battle with cancer on Friday October 27th, 2017 at home in Bennet. Pat was born to Bill and Marie (Spratt) Beecham on February 18th 1954 in Lincoln Ne. He loved spending time with family and friends, enjoyed watching football, Nascar, and old cowboy movies. Pat loved his grandchildren dearly and would have done anything for them. Pat liked nothing better than to sit on the deck and have a few drinks with friends talk about old times and watch the sun go down. He worked for Cushman for 25 years until they closed and ended his working career at ABC Pest Control as a pest control technician. He loved his customers and really enjoyed visiting with them.

Cremation. No visitation. Rosary was at 7pm, November 3rd at St. Leo Catholic Church in Palmyra. Mass of Christian Burial: 1pm, November 4th at St. Leo Catholic Church in Palmyra with Fr. Adam Sparling officiated.

A celebration of Pat’s life after the funeral at the Beecham family farm at County Road 12 and Highway 2 east of Palmyra.

Memorials to the family for future designation.

Pat is survived by daughter Molly Beecham, Lincoln, wife Patty, Bennet, stepchildren Heather and Adam Powers, Lincoln, Aaron and Tara Regan, Eagle. Grandchildren Hailey Powers, Taylor Powers, and Dylan Regan. Brothers and sisters Jerry (Karen Aspegren), Margaret (Jonathan) Skean, Marykay (Bob) Gerken, Robert (Jan) Beecham, Jean Leblanc, Martin Beecham, Father in law and Mother in law Vern and Rita Miles, sisters in law Margaret (John) Traudt, Susan Stearns, a host of nieces and nephews, and countless friends. Pat was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John (Laura) Beecham, Timothy Beecham, nieces Sarah Skean and Amy Beecham, mother in law Edythe Sheldon, and stepson Buddy Regan

Pat would end this by saying: Everything will be all right, let’s all have a cocktail!

Craig L. Buchholz

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Craig Lee Buchholz lived to the age of 67 and died in the peace of his home on October 26, 2017.

Craig was born November 18, 1949, in Osceola, Nebraska to Chester and Opal Buchholz and grew up in Shelby, Nebraska.

Craig was a land surveyor for five years before becoming employed at Black Hills Energy. He retired in 2012 after 35 years in the drafting and customer service departments.

Craig’s many interests included photography, hiking, fishing, traveling, and exploring the Great Outdoors. He was an active volunteer leader in the Boy Scouts of America for more than 15 years with both Pack 59 and Troop 159 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln. One of his fondest memories was backpacking through Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

All the wild world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go, to highlands or lowlands, woods or plains, on the sea or land or down among the crystals of waves or high in a balloon in the sky; through all the climates hot or cold, storms and calms, everywhere and always we are in God’s eternal beauty and love. So universally true is this, the spot where we chance to be always seems the best. –John Muir

Craig’s greatest love was his family: His wife of 41 years, Shelley (Green) Buchholz, Lincoln; Sons, Scott (JoHanna) Buchholz and Granddaughter Lydia, Denver, and Steven (Emily) Buchholz, Lincoln; Sister Cheryl (Jerry) Wilson, Lincoln; Mother Opal Buchholz, Lincoln; Sister-in-law Sarah (Green) Barth, Lincoln; Nephews, Nieces, Great Nephews and a Great Niece. He was preceded in death by his Father Chester Buchholz, Brother Robert Buchholz, and Brother-in-law Gary Barth.

Cremation.  No visitation. Celebration of Life will take place in Spring 2018. Memorials to family to be designated at a future date.

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.