Died October 5, 2020 in St Charles Ill. 94 yrs.
- Date Posted: 2018-11-23
- Maiden Name: Brandenburg
Leona M. Frey, 93, Lincoln, passed away November 20, 2018. Born January 13, 1925 in Sumner, Nebraska to Martin and Bertha (Lindsay) Brandenburg. Retired Beautician.
Family members include her daughter Jackie and son Terry, grandchildren Stacy (Jason) Pecha and Todd Stumpff. Preceded in death by her husband Neil O. Frey; sons Thomas and James Stumpff and grandson Scott Stumpff.
A graveside service will be held in the spring (2019) at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE.
- Date Posted: 2011-04-15
Lloyd D. Jones, 85, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
He was born February 24, 1926, at Lexington, Nebraska to Walter Clyde and Anna Vivette (Nelson) Jones.
Lloyd grew up in Lexington where he attended school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1944. He was active in sports in high school and earned the honor of All-State Basketball player. Following high school, Lloyd was inducted into the United States Navy. He served his country proudly from May 24, 1944, until being honorably discharged on May 7, 1946. He then furthered his education at the University of Nebraska where he graduated with a business degree. While in college he met the love of his life, Leona Joan Sorensen and was married June 5, 1949, at Blair, Nebraska. Three children were blessed to this marriage; Mark, Scott and Sheila.
Lloyd and Leona made their home in Lexington where Lloyd took over Jones Plumbing from his father. He so enjoyed his customers and many became lifelong friends.
The couple loved to travel extensively. They wintered in Texas for years and it was with their help that the H.O.S.T. Mentoring Program was brought to Lexington. An avid sports fan, Lloyd was always active in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives, cheering them on in all of their endeavors. He coached little league baseball, played city baseball himself as a young man and never missed a St. Louis Cardinal baseball game if he could help it.
Lloyd loved the Nebraska Cornhuskers and he and Leona were fortunate enough to be able to follow them to many bowl games throughout the years. He enjoyed playing golf, bridge, going dancing and playing tennis. He was also active in his community and was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church, a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge, the VFW, American Legion, Eastern Star and received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award for his contributions to the Rotary Club.
Lloyd is survived by his wife of 62 years: Leona Jones of Lexington, Nebraska
Two sons: Dr. Mark (Patty) Jones of Lexington, Nebraska
Scott (Starla) Jones of Hobbs, New Mexico
One daughter: Sheila (Kent) Bader of Richland, Washington
Eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Nelson Keith.
The family has honored Lloyd’s wishes that his body be cremated. There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverends Tess Hufford and John Craig officiating.
Inurnment will be held prior to the Memorial Service in the Methodist Columbarium for family only.
Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church, Lexington Community Foundation or Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be directed to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
- Date Posted: 2016-09-09
Robert H. Adams, 89, of rural Lexington died Friday, September 9, 2016 at the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
Robert was born December 5, 1926 in Lexington to Robert and Esme (Olsen) Adams. He attended school in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1944. Bob farmed after high school and served his country in the U.S. Army. After the Army he returned home and spent the rest of his working years farming.
Bob was united in marriage to Catherine M. Purintun on April 24, 1949 in Overton, Nebraska. The couple was blessed with three children Dave, Randy and Ann.
Bob loved life on the farm, sports and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include; wife Catherine of Lexington, Nebraska; daughter, Ann and husband William Verzani of South Sioux City, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Adam, Caid, Allie and Holli.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons: Dave and Randy, one bother: Ben and an infant sister Caroline.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with Rev. Thayne Moore, officiating.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington, Nebraska.
Memorials are suggested to Overton Fire and Rescue Department or the donor’s choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
- Date Posted: 2008-02-11
- Maiden Name: Tomasek
Iryl V. Nelson, age 81, of Aurora, formerly a resident of Lexington, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Aurora Memorial Community Care.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, with the Rev. Todd Karges, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Survivors include two sons, Russ (Linda) Nelson of Woodbury, Minn., Al (Sandra) Nelson of LaVista; one daughter, Cindy (Valta) Ross of Aurora, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Iryl was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dick in 2007, and her infant son, Terry Dick Nelson.
She was born June 21, 1926, at Lexington, to Walter and Hazel (Hatfield) Tomasek.
Iryl attended school at Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School in 1944.She was united in marriage to Dick J. Nelson on Jan. 2, 1947, at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington.
Iryl worked several jobs during her lifetime as well as being a full time homemaker.She spent most of her time on their farm northwest of Lexington taking care of their huge yard, beautiful flowers, and abundant garden. She was known for her cooking especially her cookies.
Iryl and Dick traveled and shopped about the country. Iryl also taught Sunday school for many years.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Memorials are kindly suggested to the East Park Villa in Aurora, or the First United Methodist Church in Lexington.
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