July 2, 1936 — October 29, 2023
Pat A. Post, 87, a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington surrounded by her loving family.
Pat was born on July 2, 1936, in Lexington, Nebraska to Marion Menke and Helen (Strauss) Menke. She attended rural grade school at District 16 until she went to town for high school. She was a 1954 graduate of Lexington High School. Pat had many lifelong friends from her school days in Lexington and always looked forward to her honor year class reunions. Pat attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was a member and supporter of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Between her junior and senior years, she attended the Ray-Vogue Art School in Chicago, furthering her education in fashion design. She returned to UNL to obtain her college degree and upon graduation, she was employed by the prominent Miller and Paine department store as a women's clothing buyer. A highlight of her life was traveling by train to Chicago and New York City for buying trips.
During her senior year at UNL, Pat met Doran Post and they were united in marriage on December 2, 1961. Their life together spanned sixty one years. They made their first home in Shelton, Nebraska for one year before moving to Lexington. They had three children: Katy, Mary, and Jeff. Pat took pride in making a beautiful life for her family. She provided scrumptious home cooked meals, packing up many a picnic dinner to take to the farm during the planting and harvesting seasons. The door was always open to the kids‘ friends and there were always baked goods on the kitchen counter to share with anyone who stopped by. Summers were spent at Johnson Lake and the family enjoyed several ski trips and many vacations together through the years.
Pat was an active member of the Lexington community. Pat was employed at Home Federal Savings and Loan for 17 years from 1980 to 1997. She was a 50 year member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served in various roles throughout the years. She was a member of PEO Chapter AN and was a past president. She also enjoyed the friendships she made by participating in local bridge clubs and investments clubs. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Pat was very proud of the Lexington community. She was elected to serve on the Lexington School Board from 1976 to 1980. Pat was always an avid supporter of Lexington High School sports. If not in attendance, her handheld transistor radio was right beside her tuned to KRVN. She also loved the Huskers and never missed a televised football or volleyball game. Pat and Doran had many friends. They loved dinners out with them and participated in several dance clubs and supper clubs through the years.
Pat relished in being a grandmother to her nine grandchildren more than anything else. She tried to attend as many of their school and sporting events as possible. Oftentimes, Katy's kids would stop by with their friends between school activities and Pat made many trips to Omaha to stay with Mary or Jeff's kids and attend their events. The grandchildren loved their grandmother’s cooking and always looked forward to the family holiday gatherings knowing all their favorites would be served. Each grandchild has a Beanie Baby collection that would rival the most avid collector, courtesy of Pat.
Pat had a warm smile and a genuine interest in everyone she met that made them feel acknowledged and special. She was a picture of grace and elegance. She will be so dearly missed.
Those left to cherish her memory are Katy and Alan Seberger of Lexington, Mary and Scott Lundgren of Omaha, and Jeff and Mimi Post of Omaha; grandchildren Alison and Andy Keirns, Bridget Seberger, Sam Seberger, Collin and Ainsley Lundgren, Camden and Natalie Lundgren, Connor Lundgren, Macy Lundgren, Siena Gleason, Tag Gleason; great grandchildren Lucas Keirns, Delaney Keirns, Lily Keirns, Brynnly Keirns, Brooks Lundgren; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Gail and Jim Anderson; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Kay Denker, brother-in-law Bill Denker, sister-in-law Pat Evans-Austin, brother-in-law Wilbur Evans, and nephew Dan Evans.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Reverend Eddie Mariel, officiating. The Service will be live-streamed via lexpresbyterian.com and click the YouTube link.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 4-6 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Memorials are kindly suggested to Lexington Community Foundation, First Presbyterian Church, Lexington Regional Health Center, or donor's preference.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: www.reynoldslovefuneralhome.com