Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
Shannon E. (Van Ackeren) al-Hagari, 72, of Lincoln, passed away August 18, 2016 in Lincoln. Registered nurse. Graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing.
Survived by daughter, Erin O’Connor, Wilson, WY; son, Sean O’Connor, Lincoln; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Gloria Van Ackeren, Lincoln; John and Nadira Ramdial, Brooklyn Park, MN; Gerry and Nancy Van Ackeren, Lincoln; sister and brother-in-law, Jone and Glen Boland, Ellisville, MO; nieces and nephews.
Donald B. Wait, 64, of Gresham, NE, passed away August 10, 2016 in Lincoln. He was born March 20, 1952 in Seward, NE to Donald and Alice (Varner) Wait.
Survived by wife, Karla; daughters, Ashley (Skip) Henkel, Lindsey (Brandon) Tonniges; grandchildren, Charlei and Asher Henkel, Dillon and Gradyn Tonniges; siblings, Steven (Wendy) Wait, Patricia (Joel) Hayse; nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.
Preceded in death by parents and infant brother.
Beatrice "Ann" Bures, beloved mother and grandmother, 64, of Waverly, passed away August 3, 2016. Ann loved her family, reading, running and the 4th of July.
She is survived by her children Heidi (Bud) Bowlin, Amanda (Steve) Termaat; five wonderful grandchildren Zach Bowlin, Reagan Bowlin, Jaden Termaat, Avery Termaat, Gavin Termaat; two sisters, one brother, many nieces and nephews.
Donald R. Clair, 91, of Lincoln, passed away July 26, 2016 in Lincoln. Born February 20, 1925 in Barberton, OH to Ira and Myrtle (Lipscomb) Clair.
On July 17th the world lost a most uniquely beautiful, social person, Colleen Burden. Colli, as most people knew her, was born Marjorie Colleen Kelly on October 1951. She, her sister Joan and brother, who died at age twelve, had M.D. a rare genetic problem that weakens the skeletal muscles. This left Colli’s and Joanie’s brains compensating in mentally active lives, making up for their lack of physical mobility. Colli grew up around ideas presented to her by her intellectually active parents, magazines, informational TV programs and newspapers. Colli’s dad often put her and her sister in the back seat of their car and took them for outing drives around Lincoln and regularly to drive-inns to eat at. She took two early vacations with her parents that expanded her horizons. Colli had public home school teachers take her through high school, offering flexibility to take advanced and alternative studies. An almost daily interaction occurred with many close interesting family friends that made frequent pilgrimages to their parent’s home. She grew up communication nearly all with adults. Colli started without help making photographic oil paintings as an expression of her sense of beauty, to the time she could no longer support the brushes. Colli grew up literally daily sitting and working from her bed until the age of twenty-six when she got her first wheel chair and moved out with more independent mobility into the larger world. Colli then traveled everywhere with her husband Jim, coast to coast in her wheel chair on Amtrak, airplane, commercial truck and van trips, seeing most of the US in great detail. Colli met and conversed with tens of thousands of people selling everything to them doing interview and cold call work and being a receptionist with three companies and the Nebraska Game and Parks where she worked for 23 years. Colli worked hard, often holding down two jobs to make ends meet. Her life was full of thousands of adventures, struggles and activities of all kinds. Colli loved art and beautiful things, starting the Bed and Breakfast to “offer beauty to other people”, in her words. Colli loved people and this love and this love and interest she took in the details of their lives will be remembered by thousands who had the joy of meeting her joyful life. Colli is the last surviving member of her father’s family. Colli is survived by the members of the Jim Burden family and all the hundreds of friends who’s lives she personally touched and added to. Colli we will greatly miss the irreplaceable unique you.
Thomas Andrew “Tom” Rogers, 65, of Lincoln, died Feb. 29, 2016.
Geraldine L. Bennett, 86, of Lincoln, died June 8, 2016 in Lincoln. She was born June 3, 1930 at Chester, NE to Gerald and Iva Marcelle (Walton) Snook. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge.
Gaylen (Bud) T. Janousek was born June 16, 1949 to Ernest and Mary Janousek in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Mary, brothers Marion (Shorty), Darvin (Ernie), Delano, sister Ellen, brother-in-law, Jon Lutz, sister-in-law, Joan. He is survived by his wife Kim Janousek of Firth, sister Marlene Kaluza of Lincoln, Sister in-law Leota (Mike) Janousek, sister-in-law Judi Janousek of Omaha, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Gail and Lindy Albers of Lawson, Missouri and many nieces and nephews.
Graduated from Lincoln High School in 1967. Attended Basic Training at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington, Infantry Training at Fort McClellan in Alabama and Jump School Fort Benning in Georgia before heading overseas in 1968 to serve in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne near the Demilitarized Zone with ICore. Wounded May 24, 1969 in Vietnam he received the Purple Heart and returned to the U.S. to serve with the Old Guard as Staff Sergeant presiding over the Cannon Ceremonies at the White House in Washington D.C. There he received the Army Commendation Medal of Meritorious Achievement for the presentation of the Military Pageant Torchlight Tattoo at the White House. He was also a member of the Lincoln Parachute Club, Nebraska Draft Horse and Mule Association, loved fishing and farming. Retired after 40 years as a Conductor with the Burlington Northern Railroad.
Robert L. Nickeson, 77, of Lincoln, passed away April 14, 2016. Born May 1, 1938 in Beatrice, NE to Roy and Faye E. (Wells) Nickeson. Graduated from Beatrice Senior High School in 1956. He joined the U. S. Air Force in 1957 and was discharged in 1961.
In 1962 he helped build the original Homestead National Monument west of Beatrice. He worked on the monument for a year starting out by digging the original foundation by hand. His employer was Pat Hudson of Fairbury. Pat helped Bob become an apprentice carpenter and was responsible for Bob becoming a carpenter and owning his own construction business for 21 years.
Bob moved to Fort Collins, CO and in 1971 moved to Cheyenne, WY. He always planned on owing his own business by the time he was 40. In Cheyenne Bob worked for Jim Roberts Construction. On May 1, 1978, Bob quit his job. Within a week he had two employees and his first job remodeling a beauty shop in Cheyenne.
Bob was a member of the Cheyenne Sheriff’s Posse for eight years and was president for one year, and also a member of the American Legion in Beatrice at the time of his death.
He and his former wife of 17 years owned quarter horses and showed the horses at shows in Colorado and Wyoming for ten years.
Bob retired in 1999 and moved to Lincoln in 2001 to be near his family.
Delores Marie Lane, 65, of Lincoln, passed away March 13, 2016. Born May 26, 1950, in North Platte, NE to David Guerra and Mabel (Torres) Guerra. Family members include her husband, Roger Lane of Lincoln; friend, Bob Hartman of Lincoln; children, Johnny Rodriguez, Diane Grandel, and William Grandel; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings, Joe (Maggie) Guerra of North Platte, Lupe Guerra of Minneapolis, MN; many other cousins, friends and loved ones. Preceded in death by her parents; and son, Gregory Grandel.
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