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Ivy Lucile Axberg, 90, of Lincoln, passed away February 22, 2018. Born July 17, 1927, in Nebraska City, to Wilber and Eleanor (Cook) Bird. Retired supervisor for Independent Living Services.

Family members include her daughters, Terrie (Jim) Hamsa, Waverly, Teresa (Glen) Schultz, Walton, Wanda (Patrick) Brown, White Bear Lake, Minn., and Lucy (Steve) Suvalsky, Des Moines, Iowa; 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Wallace. Monday (2 26) First United Methodist Church, 14410 Folkestone, Waverly, with Pastor Jeff Adams officiating. Prior private burial. Memorials to First United Methodist Church, 14410 Folkestone, Waverly, NE 68462. Sunday (2 25) at Roper and Sons Waverly Chapel, 10851 North 148th Street, Waverly. Condolences online at Roperandsons. com

Joe D. Meehan

July 29, 1925 February 20, 2018

Joe D. Meehan, 92, of Lincoln, passed away February 20, 2018. Born July 29, 1925, in Lincoln, to John Charles and Alyce May Meehan. His grandparents were Fred Richard and Lou Lincoln of Omaha, and Francis and Jonathan Meehan. Joe attended Huntington Grade School and Jackson High School with a few moves in between, moving to Havelock in 1930, then to U Street and back to 3161 N. 40th St. Then he moved to Havelock, 6118 Kearney St. then to 65th and Ballard St., back to 3161 N. 40th St., and finally 3117 N. 39th St. Joe lived with his grandparents where he did chores, milked goats and attended school graduating in the 9th grade. He went to North East a short time and had a job setting pins at Lincoln Bowling Alley making $3.00 a week. Joe started a school garden in 1936 and has had a garden until this day. He went to work at the Lincoln Diary for Jake and Harry Breslow where he drove his dad’s 1932 Chevy, then his 1937 Mack pickup truck. He bought a 1927 Chevy for $17.50 and sold the tires for $125.00. He also raised chickens and hogs until he was 18 in 1943. That November he was drafted into the Army at Fort Crook Omaha, then went to Fort Leavenworth, then to Aberdeen Proving Grounds Maryland for basic, then to Co K Automotive School in Aberdeen, then to Camp Pickette, Va., for six weeks for combat training with a stopover at RP Hill. Then back to Aberdeen, then home for 14 days, then to Camp Beale, California, then to Fort Lawton, Wash. Later, he was sent to 13th Replacement Dept., then to Fort Kam, then to Black Point. On February 29, 1946, Joe was on his way home, then off to Camp Stoneman, Calif., ending in Fort Logan, Colo., after being discharged on March 13, 1946. Joe returned home on March 26, 1946, and joined the VFW 1450 and the American Legion. He went overseas on the USS Grant and came home on the USS Talladega APA 208. Later, he went to work at Cushman Motor Works. Soon after they went on strike, Joe quit and went on 52 20 Club. He went back to Cushman for almost a year, selling used cars and motorcycles until 1970. He owned a motorcycle shop and sold new German motorcycles. He then went to work at Army Reserves on N. 33rd St. In between he also bought properties, owning over eight houses and 52 pieces of property in 1951. He went to work at the Post Office in 1955 until March 4, 1975, where he was put on disability and retired. He started the WWII Library and Museum in 1978. He did over 250 WWII programs for over two million people in over 250 newspapers, over 30 times on TV interviews all over 50 states and 52 foreign countries. Ten years in seven different theatres all over the country. Family members include his daughter Francis Reddnick; grandchildren Shane, Destiny, Victoria, and Amanda; sisters, Betty Gustomski and Shirley (Keith) Hatfield; brother, Robert Meehan; sister in law, Lisha Meehan; and his significant other Rose McCown and her children Norma Shullaw and Karen MaCdonald. Wednesday (2 28) Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ St, with Pastor Kerry O’Bryant officiating. in the Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials to: The Joe Meehan United Methodist Men’s 100 Club Scholarship Fund or to CHI Hospice.

May 31, 1933 February 22, 2018

LaVerna M. Lorchick, 84, of Lincoln, passed away February 22, 2018, surrounded by family. She was born May 31, 1933, in Ogallala. She married Richard Lorchick on May 23, 1950. She was blessed with seven children.

She is survived by children: Cindy Miller of Lincoln; Julie and Al West of Conway, Ark.; Vicky Lorchick and Shelley Hatfield of Papillion; Kelly and Kathleen Lorchick of Lincoln; Rick and Jackie Lorchick of Raymond; sister in law Patti Soper of Ogallala; uncle Guy Bechtel of Ogallala; 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Lorchick; sons Michael and Patrick; brother Howard McVay; great granddaughter Makenzie Parra; mother Helen Hetrick and father Vernon Murphy.

Viewing: 3 9 pm Saturday and 9 am 9 pm Sunday, a rosary followed by story sharing will begin at 6:30 pm Sunday, at Butherus, Maser Love, 4040 A Street, Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 am Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6111 Morrill Ave., Lincoln. Burial in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials to the family for future designation.

February 26, 1953 February 20, 2018

Richard “Rick” Hollmann, age 64 years of Lincoln, passed away February 20, 2018.

Rick is survived by wife;
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Jean Hollmann of Lincoln, daughter; Danelle Janeke of Lincoln, son; Clay (wife Teal) Hollmann of Lincoln, son; Mark Hollmann of Lincoln, seven grandchildren: Alex and Alicia Janeke, Tye and Tiernan Hollmann and Megan, Maryssa and Addysan Hollmann, sister; Bonnie Karkosky of Syracuse, brother; Royce (wife Vicki) Hollmann of Mt. Vernon, Wash., sister in law; Joy Hollmann of El Cajon, Calif., mother in law; Freda Golden of Nebraska City, also Jean’s brother and sisters and their families, many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother; Jim Hollmann, brother in law; Robert Golden, father in law; William Golden.

The funeral service will be held at 10 am on Monday, February 26, at Butherus Maser and Love funeral home, 4040 A St, Lincoln. There will be a private family burial at the Camp Creek Cemetery, rural Nebraska City following the service. Visitation will be from noon to 8 pm with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 pm on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Christiansen, age 85, of Lincoln, died February 21, 2018. After graduating from Lincoln High, he attended the University of Nebraska and graduated from baseball administration school in Lakeland, Florida. He was active in minor league baseball and television sales and marketing all over the US and landed in Nashville, Tennessee, for 45 years before returning to Lincoln. He was a member of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Danni Christiansen (Gloria) and daughter, Julie Christiansen Campbell. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma Schritt Christiansen, children, Kelly Hassall (Hal), Jeffrey (Kim), Amy Brown (Nathan), four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Sunday, February 25, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 8300 South Pointe Drive, Lincoln, NE 68506 with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.

April 5, 1922 February 4, 2018

Max E. Wilson, 95, of Lincoln. “Max has left the formation” and passed away on February 4, 2018. Born April 5, 1922, to Ray and Letha Wilson in Hordville. He was the vice president of General Motors Overseas division and was an Army Air Corps WWII veteran. Member of First Plymouth Congregational Church, attended the University of Nebraska and was an B 17 pilot in the European Theater England as a 1st Lt.

He is survived by his daughter; Nancy Mara, granddaughter; Ashley Mara, nephews; Jack and Gary Wilson, nieces; Mary Nichols, Heather Wheeless, and Jane Short. He is preceded in death by his wife; Dorothy, son; Steven, parents, siblings; Jack, Eugene and Donna. Thursday, March 1, at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St., Lincoln. No visitation, cremation. Inurnment at the First Plymouth Columbarium. Memorial contributions can be made to Matt Talbot Kitchen.

Thomas John Meehan

March 9, 1948 February 19, 2018

Thomas John Meehan, 69, of Lincoln, passed away February 19, 2018. He was born March 9, 1948, in Lincoln, to John and June (Byrne) Meehan. Tom graduated from Northeast High School in 1967 and the diesel truck technology program at Milford trade school. He was a diesel mechanic for 23 years at Crete Carrier. Tom liked to go fishing, camping and boating. He is survived by his brothers, Jerry, Lincoln and Michael (Mary) Meehan, Newalla, Okla. Preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jesse and Peter. Tuesday (2 27) Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 Street, with Rev. Melissa Finlaw Draper officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials to the family. Visitation one hour prior to service time at Roper and Sons.

November 1, 1936 February 19, 2018

Sharon Leone Tegtmeier died Monday, February 19, 2018, in Longmont, Colorado, at the age of 81. She was born in Lincoln on November 1, 1936, to Henry Wallace and Leone (Behrens) Smith. After farm life near Crete and city life in Lincoln, Sharon’s love for the mountains took her to Estes Park, Colo., where she ran Sharon’s Cabins by the River. She moved to Loveland, Colo., in 1999. Sharon loved gardening, quilting, cross stitching, and feeding any animals that wandered into her yard. Her warmth and generosity made everyone feel welcome!

Sharon is survived by her daughter; Ginger Havlat of Boulder, Colo., grandsons; Chad Havlat of Lincoln and Steven Havlat of Arvada, Colo., and three great grandchildren; Bailey, Reanna and Gage. She is preceded in death by her son; Michael Twig Havlat and daughter;
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Penny Havlat.