Maiden Name: Brown


Arlene Ann Colgan, 83, formerly of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2023, at Bryan Health Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.
She was born on August 14, 1940, in Lexington, Nebraska to Robert and Alfreda (Christensen) Brown. She graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1958. On June 6, 1959, Arlene was united in marriage to Thomas Colgan at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington. The couple would later return to St. Ann's Catholic Church to renew their vows in 2009. Four children were blessed to this union: Kelly, Kirk, Kris, and Kathy.

The family moved to several locations during their lives. In 1972, they moved to Boulder, Colorado where she worked for King Soopers before moving to Broomfield, Colorado in 1973 until 1979. Then they moved to Arvada, Colorado until 1984 when they decided to move to Eagle, Nebraska. This is where they owned their own grocery store: The Eagle Food Mart. In 1992, the family moved to Johnson Lake, Nebraska before finally settling in Elwood, Nebraska in 2006.

Arlene was a remarkable individual known for her dedication as a housemaker and her exceptional skills as a gardener. She nurtured her green thumb through the years, cultivating vibrant and breathtaking gardens that were admired by all who laid eyes upon them. Arlene's gardens not only brought joy to her but also served as an inspiration for others to create their own. Throughout her life, Arlene approached every task with unwavering determination and meticulous attention to detail. As a housemaker, she transformed her house into a warm and inviting home that radiated love and comfort. Her family took solace in the knowledge that they were cared for by someone who poured heart and soul into creating an atmosphere of harmony. Arlene possessed an unwavering faith and would always make time to go to church on Sunday's. Arlene Colgan's legacy is one of creativity, love, and resilience.

Those left to honor her memory are her children, Kirk Colgan and girlfriend Elaine Walker of Centennial, Colorado, Kelly (Gary) Bruning of Casa Grande, Arizona, Kristopher Colgan of Lincoln, Nebraska and Katherine Colgan of Elwood, Nebraska; grandchildren, Nicole Bruning of Phoenix, Arizona and Zachary Bruning of Mesa, Arizona; sister, Julia (Ben) Long of Longmont, Colorado; brother, Ron (Dianne) Brown of Lincoln, Nebraska as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Besides her parents, Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas.

There will be no visitation as the family is honoring Arlene's wish of cremation.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington, Nebraska with Father Jose Chavez, officiating.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023, at Evergreen Cemetery in Lexington.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:


November 11, 1939 - January 29, 2023
Stephen Lyn Anderson, 83, of Omaha, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Hillcrest Shadow Lake Nursing Home in Papillion.

We will hold a closed-casket Celebration of Stephen’s Life on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Braman Mortuary SW Chapel in Omaha with Pastor George Pearson officiating.

Family may pay their respects at a viewing starting at 12:15pm. Stephen’s casket will remain open for 30 to 45 minutes. It was Steve’s wish that you do not cry because he is gone but to smile remembering him at the wheel of one of his classic cars that was your favorite.

Stephen was born November 11,1939, at Cozad, Nebraska, to Arthur and Fern (Penn) Anderson. The family moved to Lexington shortly after the death of Arthur in 1952. Steve graduated from Lexington High School in 1958 and later from the NE Banking Association’s Principles of Commercial Lending School. He served as an E2 Private active-duty soldier in the National Guard in high school until honorably discharged on March 12, 1959. Not long after high school graduation, Steve enlisted in the Army Reserves being appointed Specialist Five E-5 on March 7, 1964 and served until his honorable discharge on January 20, 1965.

Steve married Sharon Ellen Glen on April 16, 1961. They had one daughter, Stephanie Lyn, born April 2, 1963 and one son, Britt Alan, born April 21, 1966. Steve bought a farm outside of Lincoln several years before moving to Omaha, having retired in 1994. He was not fond of big-city life. Sharon loved it.

Steve was a charter member of the Goldenrod Car Club, a lifetime member of the Chamber of Commerce Diplomats, a member of the American Legion, owned S & S Auction Clerking, and served on the Board of Directors for Lexington State Bank and Seven Valleys State Bank in Callaway.

He is survived by his wife Sharon, daughter Stephanie Cosgrove, and son Britt, all of Omaha; brother Richard of Pleasant Dale, and sister Mary Sarnes of Lexington; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, their spouses, cousins, and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Dale, Burt, and Roger, and sister Janice Templin.

We will live-stream his life celebration Obituary | Stephen L. Anderson | Braman Mortuary & Cremation Services), reception follows.

We invite everyone to honor the life of Stephen Anderson. We hope you can join us for food and drinks in exchange for memories and hugs after the service. The family looks forward to sharing this celebration of life with you.

Date Posted: 2022-01-30


Earl F. “Bud” Brecks, 81, of Lexington, Nebraska passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022 at Lexington Regional Health Center.

He was born on April 29, 1940 in Cozad, Nebraska to Earl and Sophie (Ostendorf) Brecks. Bud attended Lexington Public Schools and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1958. Bud participated in football and track, the 1957 football team won the State Football Championship and was inducted in the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

Following High School, Bud enlisted into the United States Army on September 8, 1958. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on August 23, 1961.

Bud was united in marriage Bonnie Bedford on July 10, 1964 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Three children were blessed to this union: April, Rachel and Bill. The family made their home in Lexington. Bud worked for Mead Lumber, was a foreman for Britton Construction for nine years, went to Cornland Dressed Beef and worked on the kill floor for seven years. He was the Plant Engineer for a year and Superintendent for several years before managing NebraskaLand Tire for twenty years and retired in 2004.

Bud’s hobbies included playing golf, watching sports and traveling. He enjoyed a cold Pabst Blue Ribbon with his friends, spending time at Fonner Park and playing fantasy football. He was also an avid Seattle Seahawks fan. In his younger years, Bud played fast pitch softball for Martin Electric and the Blue Lounge.

Survivors include his children, April (Sterling) Stokes of Springtown, Pennsylvania, Rachel (Joe Houser) Brecks of Lexington and Bill (Abby) Brecks of Lexington; two granddaughters, Emily (Oscar Bojorquez) Houser of Kearney and Haley (Julio) Orantes of Lexington; four great-grandchildren, Evan, Eliberto, Nayelli and Andre; one brother, Jim Brecks of O’Fallon, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Don Fox of Cozad and Bob Martin of Lexington; step-sister, Rosemary Hofferber of Kearney; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Besides his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie in 2006; stepmother, Wanda Brecks; sisters, Diane Brecks, Ethel Fox, Alice Dorsey and Glenda Martin; half-sister, Cindy Acton; step-brother, Larry Deeds; sister-in-law, Myong Brecks and a son-in-law, John Parker.

A Celebration Of Life Service will be on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with Reverend Eddie Mariel, officiating. The Service will be live-streamed via the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home Facebook page.

A Memorial Book Signing will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Inurnment with Military Honors will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Lexington.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the Lexington Community Foundation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:


Tingelhoff, H., Michael "Mick" age 81 of Lakeville, MN passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his side, on September 11, 2021. Mick was born in Lexington, NE on May 22, 1940 to Henry and Clara Tingelhoff. He was the youngest of 6 children. He attended the University of Nebraska where he met his wife, Phyllis. He played football for the Cornhuskers and the Minnesota Vikings. He was a Viking for 17 years from 1962-1978. He was inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2002 and then inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2015. He loved football, hunting and the outdoors but always first was faith and family. He is preceded in death by his daughter Teri Realander, his brother and two sisters. He is survived by wife Phyllis, sons Michael (Diane) and Patrick (Krishna) Tingelhoff, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 AM Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, MN with a gathering of family and friends starting at 10 AM at church. Interment, All Saints Cemetery.

Maiden Name: Flint


Mildred C. Engler, age 80, McCook, NE, formerly of Lexington, NE passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Hillcrest Caring Center in McCook.

Millie was born March 27, 1940 in Oconto, NE to parents Elmer Robert and Ruth Lilly (Wright) Flint. She was one of three daughters born to this union. Millie attended school in Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School with the Class of 1958.

On June 8, 1958, shortly following her high school graduation, Millie married the love of her life, Billy Engler in Lexington. They became the proud parents of three children. Billy served his country in the United States Air Force and Millie was proud to be a military spouse.

Millie was instrumental in starting the Lexington Walmart in 1984 and stayed with the company until her retirement in 2008. Prior to her position at Walmart, Millie worked at Hellman’s Variety Store in Lexington.

Following the death of daughter Karla J. Engler in 1985, Millie began volunteering for the Nebraska Crisis Hotline. She found healing in her ability to counsel others and continued to volunteer until 2015. Millie also volunteered for the HOST Reading Program at Lexington Public Schools.

Millie faithfully attended the Lexington Evangelical Free Church and in her free time enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, bowling and was an avid reader.

Millie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Engler; daughter Karla J. Engler; sister Betty Gale; brother in law, Hugh Cheever; and grandson, Sean Swanson.

Those left to celebrate her life include her sons, Roger (Hillerie) Engler and Jeff Engler, all of McCook; sister, Marlyn Cheever of Hershey, NE; grandchildren, Allan (Jessica) Engler, Miranda (Ross) Spencer, Matthew (Chelsie) Thayer, Hunter Engler and Cory (Kirstin) Engler; as well as eight great grandchildren and a host of extended family members and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3PM on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Reynolds Love Funeral Home in Lexington with Pastor Daniel Sauer, officiating.

Inurnment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Lexington.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Nebraska Crisis Hotline, c/o The Parent Child Center, PO Box 722, Lexington, NE 68550.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook, along with the assistance of Reynolds Love Funeral Home of Lexington, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit to sign the online guestbook for the family.

Maiden Name: Cleland


Lila Marie Appleton, beloved wife of Richard L. and mother of Michael A. and David M. passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Lukes Hospital in Boise.   A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Rost Funeral Home, in Mountain Home. 

Lila was born in Lexington, Nebraska on July 25, 1940 to John and Anna (Jelinek) Cleland. As a teenager, she lied about her age to work as a car hop at a fast food restaurant. She graduated from Lexington High School. Her parents divorced and her mother later married Bernard Miller. They moved a lot because of construction jobs. She lived in Topeka, Kansas, Grand Island, Nebraska and several other towns and cities to include Little America in the western part of Wyoming. She said her step dad would come home and tell them “we have another job to go to” and pack up and leave. They finally settled in Omaha, Nebraska where she met her husband Richard in 1961. Richard joined the Air Force in January 1962 and Lila and Richard got married on June 24, 1962 in Omaha. They went to Lowery AFB in Denver, Colorado. After that, they went to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska and then moved to Cannon AFB, Clovis, New Mexico. Lila moved back to Omaha when Richard was sent to Vietnam. She moved back to Clovis when Richard was stationed back there again. During Richards’s military career, they were stationed at several bases including Edwards AFB in California, Torrejon AFB, Spain, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, Williams AFB, Arizona, Lowery AFB, Colorado, Cannon AFB, New Mexico and finally to Mountain Home AFB.

Lila worked at the Army and Air Force Exchange System (AAFES) at every AFB listed above, finally retiring in July 2002 from the Mountain Home AFB exchange. After retiring, Lila and Richard purchased a 5th wheel camper and traveled through Canada and Alaska with their friends Lyle and Francoise Collins in 2006. In 2008, Lila and Richard took the camper and traveled a crossed the US to Washington DC down to Florida then across to Arizona and back home. During that trip, they stopped at numerous locations to visit family and friends. Lila really enjoyed both of the trips but was really happy to get back home. They also enjoyed the trips they made to Salt Lake City with their friends Sid and Mary Tucker and the stops they made at Wendover, Nevada for the night.

Lila is survived by her husband Richard, sons Michael and David (Teresa), 2 grandchildren Coby and Wyatt, brother Ronald Miller and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by both her parents, sisters Louan Alan and Wanda Blosser and brother Bert Cleland.

Maiden Name: Young


Judyth Ann “Judy” Rogers, 78, of Grand Island died on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

To honor Judy’s wishes cremation has taken place and her ashes will be placed in Robb Cemetery at Lexington at a later date. All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is serving the family.

Judy was born March 10, 1940, in Lexington the daughter of Roger and Dorothy (Curtice) Young. She grew up in Lexington and graduated from Lexington Senior High, Class of 1958. She then attended Kearney State College.

She was united in marriage to Lawrence “Larry” Rogers and the couple had 57 years together. Judy loved being outdoors and she and Larry enjoyed many activities together, including fishing, hunting and boating.

Those left to cherish Judy’s memory include her husband, Larry; her mother, Dorothy Young of Lexington; two sisters, Linda Goa of Michigan and family and Patricia Linn of Lexington and family; uncles, Gene Young of Lexington and Warren Young of Tacoma, Wash.; great-nieces and great-nephews and their families; and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Young; brothers-in-law, Ollie Joe Goa and Paul Linn; and a niece, Kelly Linn Stoppkotte.

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Date Posted: 2018-11-29
Maiden Name: Zeplin

Lois Hanorah Carnes (née Zeplin) passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on November 17, 2018.

A funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Charles Church, 880 Tamarack Ave., San Carlos, Calif., at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. A reception will follow at the family home, and interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, Calif., later that afternoon.

Lois will be remembered on Friday, Nov. 30, with a visitation at 6:00 p.m. and a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel, 1111 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, Calif.

Lois was born in the small town of Ainsworth on Feb. 15, 1940, and raised in Lexington, the sixth daughter of Nora S. (Murphy) Zeplin and John Zeplin. After losing her father when she was five years old in an airplane accident, she and her siblings were raised by their courageous mother, and each learned to contribute to making the household run.

Lois was gifted with amazing creativity, a ready laugh, and a constantly welcoming presence. At Lexington High School, she stood out for her leadership and artistic talents, participating in Glee Club, Pep Club, and Girls State, and serving as Junior Class President and Senior Class Vice President. She was chosen for the Honor Society and selected to receive a scholarship to Kansas City Art Academy (which she had to decline due to her family’s limited resources). She was even elected Homecoming Queen!

At the heart of Lois’ life was her religious faith. A lifelong Catholic, she followed her sense of vocation to a year as a postulant and novice with the Sisters of St. Francis in Clinton, Iowa, and she remained forever marked by that experience of prayer, silence, and a reverence for God, creation, and each person she met. Indeed, it was precisely in her religious experience that she discovered her call to venture far from home -- to California -- and to cultivate a life of generous service grounded in family life and her faith community.

Thus it was that Lois moved to San Mateo County in April 1963, working as a secretary for Minnesota Mining, and living with her elder sister, Kathy, as “career women.” Later, she would move on to work at United Air Lines, where a friend set her up on a date with Edward Carnes, whom she would eventually marry in 1967. They bought their home in San Carlos in 1969, and it served as the base for her activities for the rest of her life. From that time on, Lois poured her energy into the raising of her sons, Matt and Jim. In her free time, she was a linchpin volunteer at St. Charles Catholic Church and the White Oaks School and Central School communities in San Carlos.

Lois had an uncanny knack for finding people who were in the midst of challenging or vulnerable moments, and providing them with the welcome, support, and encouragement they needed. Individuals from church who were suffering loss; family members or friends who were grappling with relationships or depression; young people who felt excluded or were trying to find their way; elderly people who needed a ride to church or shopping or an appointment -- these became her people. With a never-empty pot of coffee, or a cigarette for those who smoked, she made them feel at home and completely accepted.

When Lois fell ill with cancer in 2014, she accepted it with a sense of calm and peace. She knew that she had lived life fully and well, and her faith gave her a profound sense that what lay ahead was even better than what she had known thus far. She beat the odds, outliving her initial diagnosis by years, and she was grateful for each day. From her couch, phone in hand, she continued to support, counsel, pray, and love right up to the end.

Lois is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Edward A. Carnes, and her sons, Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J., of Washington, D. C., and James Carnes, of San Carlos, Calif., as well as by three of her siblings, Mary Ann Englert, of Redding, Calif., Katherine Ramsey, of Tucson, Ariz., and Patricia Zeplin, of Durango, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Jeanne and Maureen Zeplin and her brother James Zeplin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kino Border Initiative, PO Box 159, Nogales, AZ 85628-0159,

Date Posted: 2018-11-27
Maiden Name: Lorraine

Lorraine M. (Lorraine) Maloley, 79, of Kearney passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial in Kearney.

She was born November 24, 1939 in Oxford, Nebraska to William and Doris (Benjamin) Lorraine. She attended school in Lexington where she graduated with the class of 1958.

Lorraine was united in marriage to Toffie T. Maloley on October 5, 1958 at the Lexington Methodist Church. Three boys were blessed to this union: Toffie “Allen”, Steve and Shawn.

Following high school, Toffie and Lorraine lived near Overton where she raised her three boys while working for Northwestern Bell and then went to work for Plectron in Overton. As many of us know, Lori was a life long student, and her love for education was re-ignited in 1977 when she began her college career while continuing to work. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in 1982 from Kearney State College and this was just the beginning. She did not miss a beat and continued on with pursuing her first Masters degree in Counseling and working as a Graduate Assistant for Kearney State College, she was conferred with a Masters in Education degree from Kearney State College in August of 1984. Still she had that drive for more education while working full time as a Child Protection Worker and Counselor, so off to school again and this time she brought home a Masters of Social Work from the University of Nebraska - Omaha in December 1986. With all of these accomplishments she began acquiring her certifications as a; Certified Social Worker, Certified Professional Counselor and Certified Mental Health Practitioner. She was a member and past president of Nebraska Counselor’s Association and part of the Nebraska Critical Incident Stress Management Advisory Team.

Toffie passed away on May 24, 1989. After Toffie’s death, Lorraine moved to Kearney, Nebraska to further pursue her career as a counselor where she worked at Richard Young before owning her own practice in 1991. In 2000, as a mental health practitioner Lorraine moved to Grand Island and began working at the Grand Island Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After 9/11 Lorraine volunteered with the Red Cross and worked in the area for 10 days assisting the victims and their families at the Pentagon. She also went to assist with flooding and hurricane victims, to Guam after a typhoon hit and to Puerto Rico after a hurricane. Maloley has helped so many times, she had advanced from a Red Cross technician, to a specialist to a coordinator, who oversees other helpers. In 2011, Lorraine retired and moved back to Kearney where she would live until her passing.

Lorraine enjoyed painting, knitting, weaving, shopping and loved her animals. She enjoyed horses and especially her dog "Max". She was known as a worldwide traveler. She visited six out of the seven continents and enjoyed packing her bags and going for long road trips with family and friends. Lorraine was involved in 4-H when the boys were young and always had a passion for volunteering. Family was very important and loved spending time with her grandchildren as they never left her house without some new toy, stuffed animal, or a book.

Survivors include her three sons, Toffie “Allen” of Kearney, Nebraska, Steve (Terrie) of Kearney, Nebraska and Shawn (Rita) of Geneva, Nebraska; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren with one on the way; god daughters, Kim (Scott) Olson of Minden, Nebraska & Drucilla Goldsmith of Phoenix, Arizona; brothers-in-law, Nimir (Margo) Maloley of Kearney, Nebraska, John (Mary) Maloley of Lexington, Nebraska and Joe (Linda) Maloley of Omaha, Nebraska; sisters-in-law: Victoria Salem of Kearney, Nebraska, Waunda Maloley of Scottsbluff, Nebraska and Joyce (Gary) Spellman of Minden, Nebraska; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers-in-law, Shibble, Faud, Zickie and Andy Maloley and sisters-in-law, Leenda Liakos and Sadie Malooley.

Funeral Services will be on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Pastor Anne Gahn, officiating.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to Kearney Humane Society or M.O.N.A.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

Paul George Diefenbach, II, Past Commander of the American Legion Department of Nevada, and member of the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame, died Sept.11, 2018 on his terms, at home, with his wife by his side and his dog and cat at his feet. He was 77 years old.

A public Memorial Service is planned for Sept. 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at Palm Mortuary-Downtown.

Interment will take place privately at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks, Calif.

Paul was born in Lexington and graduated with the class of 1958. He was a lifelong Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. His induction into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 was on the 50th anniversary of his high school’s Championship Season, when they not only went unbeaten, but unscored upon.

Paul moved to Nevada in 1996. He resided all over the State, Carson City, Yerington, White Pine County, North Las Vegas, Hawthorne, but by far, his favorite time and place was the six years he spent in White Pine County in 1999-2005. Paul was on the Ruth Town Council, the Mount Wheeler Power electrical cooperative Board of Directors, and for a short time, served as chairperson of the White Pine County Democratic party.

Paul was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1959 to 1966. He also worked at the Sacramento Army Depot as a technician for 12 years, before retiring in 1993.

He was active in the American Legion, was a Past Commander of Post 51 of North Las Vegas, as well as serving in many Department of Nevada offices. An avid sports fan, Paul also loved to fish and play golf.

Paul is survived by his wife of 28 years, Laurie Diefenbach, his ex-wife and mother of his children, Norma Diefenbach of Sacramento, his sisters Jacquie Smeltzer of Minnesota, Faith (Stan) Derickson of Wyoming, and Marcia (Lanny) Parker of Arizona, his daughter Debbie (Steve) Lohse of Oregon, his daughter Cyndi (Gene) Suddeth of Citrus Heights, Calif., his son Paul (Christy) Diefenbach III of Carmichael, Calif., his daughter Julie (Dave) Andree of Rocklin, Calif., his son Jeff (Tami) Diefenbach of Sacramento, his daughter Kristi Diefenbach of Sacramento, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul battled Parkinson’s disease for many years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Keep Memory Alive! at Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, or the American Legion, Department of Nevada.

Date Posted: 2017-10-15
Maiden Name: Taylor

Jill Taylor Weldon passed away in her home in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 6, 2017 with her family and beloved animals with her. Jill was born June 23rd, 1940 to Dritt O. Taylor and Jeanne Marie Taylor (nee Battle).

Jill grew up in Lexington, Nebraska. She graduated from Lexington Senior High School. Jill Taylor was united in marriage to Larry Gene Burkey in 1960. Jill and Larry were High School sweethearts. They adopted two children Lisa Burkey Roti and Lance Burkey. Their marriage ended in 1986.

Jill then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to a new chapter in her life working at Wal-Mart and then at TJ Maxx. Jill retired from TJ Maxx. Jill kept in touch with her TJ Maxx family. Jill was loved and made lots of friends. Jill and her friend Denise met the love of Jill’s life, Gary “Grizzly” Weldon. Griz and Jill married in Las Vegas in 2006. Jill added more family with Griz’s children and Grandchildren.

Jill’s other loves were The Huskers, NASCAR, collecting angels, traveling, tennis, bowling, playing cards, games, reading, gardening, canning, cooking, camping, and fishing with Griz. Jill’s pets were her children too. Coco, Pistol, Tally, and Satan always were by her side. Vegas their parrot still laughs like Jill which is something that we will all remember her for that laugh. Jill lived life to the fullest.

Surviving her are her husband Gary “Grizzly” Weldon(Lincoln, Nebraska), Daughter Lisa (Randy) Roti (Auburn, Nebraska) their children Granddaughter Janie Jeeves and great-grandson Brayden Jeeves, and Grandson Kane Jeeves, Colin Remsen (Wenham, Massachusetts),Grandson Josh Roti, Great-Granddaughter Khloe Roti (Westcliffe, Colorado), Grandson Logan Roti (Lincoln/Auburn, Nebraska) Son Lance Burkey (Warren, Pennsylvania), Stepdaughter Robin (Brad) Wagoner, their children, Granddaughters Nicole, Christina, and Haley Grandson Jacob(Columbus, Nebraska) Stepson Andy (Jamie) Weldon and their children, grandsons Collin and Cody( Norfolk, Nebraska) Brother Jack (Carol) Taylor (Geneva, Nebraska), Cousin Marty (Cheryl) Miller (Lincoln, Nebraska). Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on October 29, 2017 at 1pm at the Enclosed Shelter at Van Dorn Park 9th and Van Dorn in Lincoln, Nebraska. Lunch and other refreshments will be served. Questions can be directed to her daughter Lisa Roti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Condolences can be sent to Butherus, Maser, and Love Funeral Home (Lincoln, Nebraska) via their website

We are grateful for all the love and support that has surrounded Jill, and our family she is now an Angel. She will be missed.

Date Posted: 2015-12-11

Gary Boyd Rasmussen, Sr., 76, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015, at his home in Lexington, surrounded by his loving family.

Gary was born November 27, 1939, in Eddyville, Nebraska, to Earl William and Avis LaRaine (Nelson) Rasmussen. Following graduation from Lexington High School in 1958, Gary joined the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Maine, transferred to Syracuse, New York, serving with the Air Police.

He married his first wife, and from this marriage they had three children; Deb, Pamella, and Gary Michael. The couple divorced in 1969. He then met and married the love of his life, Donna Jean Cole, and they returned to Nebraska and were married March 3, 1970, in Julesburg, Colorado. Three children were born to this marriage; Samantha, Gary Boyd, Jr., and William Earl.

In 1970, Gary started driving truck for Paulsen’s. He then drove truck over-the-road for a trucking company based out of North Dakota. In May of 1978, he opened Gary’s Kleen & Shine in Lexington. This was a job he absolutely loved and the entire family was involved. He made many friends through the years.

In 1997, he closed the cleaning business and went to work for John Deere doing Farm Ag shows until October of 1998, when he had to retire due to failing health.

Gary enjoyed fishing, pheasant hunting, taking drives in the country, Nebraska sunsets, woodworking, driving truck, visiting with people, and watching Westerns on TV. He loved being with family and playing the “Family Card Game”!

Gary will always be remembered as a man with a warm smile, a great handshake, and a kind word for everyone. He will be so very missed.

Survivors include his wife; Donna Rasmussen of Lexington, Nebraska; his children; Deb (Doug) Hurley of Phoenix, Arizona, Pamella (Ken) Patch of Central Square, New York, Gary Michael of Phoenix, Arizona, Samantha Rasmussen of Elm Creek, Nebraska, Gary B. (Pamela) Rasmussen, Jr. of Foster, Oregon, and William (Tracie) Rasmussen of Kearney, Nebraska; four stepchildren; Chuck Weaver, Dale Sayyeau, Dennis Hageman, and, Bryan Elafros; twenty-four grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Keith Rasmussen of Texas; also surviving are many extended family members, and friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Reverend Dyton Owen officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 17, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the Family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

Date Posted: 2010-09-20
Maiden Name: Snurr

Ruth Carr, 70, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Monday, September 20, 2010, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.

Ruth was born September 11, 1940, at Sumner, Nebraska to Joseph and Rose (Fajmon) Snurr.

She graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1958 with the love of her life, Dick. The couple was married February 5, 1961, at Lexington. Two daughters were born to this union; Crystal and Kim.

She worked for a time wrapping meat at Safeway and was a telephone operator for the telephone company. On July 5, 1966, she was hired as a Program Technician for the ASCS office in Lexington and gradually worked her way up to the County Executive Director. She spent 38 years there retiring on September 3, 2004. Ruth cared about her clients deeply as well as her family and friends.

Ruth was a diagnosed with cancer in 2002, through chemo and radiation and a six-month life expectancy, she was an 8 year survivor. Ruth was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her.

Ruth enjoyed reading, going to garage sales, golfing, crossword puzzles and spending time with her girls and their families.

She was a wonderful confidante to many friends as well as family members.

Survivors include her daughters: Crystal & Rodney Sherman of Alda, Nebraska Kim & Tim Schoneman of Lexington, Nebraska One brother: Leonard & Edna Snurr of Lincoln, Nebraska Two sisters-in-law: Jeanne Hopkins of Des Moines, Iowa Linda & Rich Kennicutt of Lexington, Nebraska Five grandchildren: Stacey Schoneman of Omaha, Nebraska; Tyler Schoneman of Lincoln, Nebraska; Nicole Clemens of Lincoln, Nebraska; Tanner Carr & Matt Sherman both of Alda, Nebraska. Mother-in-law: Dorothy Carr of Lexington, Nebraska.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dick on August 20, 2010; one sister, Margaret and one brother, Clarence.

Funeral Services will be Friday, September 24, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Tess Hufford officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 23, 2010, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society-Dawson County Relay for Life or the Donor’s Choice.

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Date Posted: 2010-08-20

Richard L. “Dick” Carr, 70, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, August 20, 2010, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.

Dick was born December 5, 1939, at Parma, Idaho to Robert H. “Bob” and Dorothy (Koehn) Carr. He moved with his family to Lexington as a young boy and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1958.

He was a member of the 1957 football team which resulted in his induction to the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. His teammates always remained in his highest esteem. During school he was employed by Pfeiffer-Newman Funeral Home. After leaving the funeral home he spent an adventurous two years in Alaska which family and friends were privileged to hear a few good stories about now and then. Upon returning to Lexington he began selling insurance.

He spent a number of years and was known for his skills in wood finishing, making custom golf clubs, house painting and finance.

He wed Ruth Snurr, the love of his life, on February 5, 1961, in Lexington at the United Methodist Chapel. To this union were born two daughters, Crystal & Kim. He was blessed with five grandchildren who had him wrapped around their little fingers.

Dick was known as a tough man’s man with a quirky sense of humor, but those who knew him well were aware that he was a soft-hearted man. He was Ruth’s Rock of Gibraltar throughout her cancer treatments. Many people came to him with their problems seeking advice or even assistance with bail. He was also known to voice his opinions whether popular or not. This is a trait that is now associated with the rest of the family.

Survivors include his wife: Ruth Carr of Lexington, Nebraska His mother: Dorothy Carr of Lexington, Nebraska Two daughters: Crystal & Rodney Sherman of Alda, Nebraska Kim & Tim Schoneman of Lexington, Nebraska Two sisters: Jeanne Hopkins of Des Moines, Iowa Linda & Rich Kennicutt of Lexington, Nebraska Five grandchildren: Stacey Schoneman of Omaha, Nebraska; Tyler Schoneman of Lincoln, Nebraska; Nicole Clemens of Lincoln, Nebraska; Tanner Carr and Matt Sherman both Alda, Nebraska.

Dick was preceded in death by his father in 1986. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Tess Hufford officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 24, 2010, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Fire Department or the Donor’s Choice.

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Date Posted: 2015-04-25

Bob L. Dolan Born: March 06, 1939 Died: April 25, 2015

U.S. Veteran, Bob L. Dolan, 76, of Gibbon, Nebraska, former Overton resident, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, at CHI Good Samaritan in Kearney, Nebraska.

Bob was born March 6, 1939, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Earl and Genevieve (Willets) Dolan.

He graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1958.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1961, and was stationed in Germany for two years. He was honorably discharged in 1964.

On January 21, 1966, he was united in marriage to Colleen Denson in Overton, Nebraska. To this union three children were born; Christi, Mark, and Chad.

He was the produce manager at Safeway in Lexington and then was transferred to Kearney. Over the years he worked at various jobs; including, Sperry New Holland. In 1989, he began working as the head custodian at Overton Public Schools, retiring in 2001.

Bob’s main interests were his grandkids, Mark and Chad’s racing, and his tractors.

He had a heart of gold, and would give the shirt off his back for anyone. Bob had a great sense of humor, enjoyed a good story, and will be so very missed.

He was a member of the Overton American Legion and Overton Christian Church, where he served as Deacon.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years; Colleen Dolan of Gibbon, Nebraska; son, Chad and wife Jamie Dolan of Gibbon, Nebraska, Daughter, Christi Snider and fiancé David Sines of Terra Alta, West Virginia, daughter-in-law, Amy Dolan of Overton, Nebraska, three grandchildren, Kati Snider of Kearney, Nebraska, Matt and Mitch Dolan both of Overton, Nebraska; sister, Georgia Peden of Humansville, Missouri; extended family and many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Dolan; brother, Donald Dolan, and sisters, Janet and Earline, and his beloved poodle, Sassy.

It was Bob’s wishes for cremation. There will be no visitation. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at LexChristian Church in Lexington with Reverends Cathy Cole and Will Thompson officiating. Military Honors will be conducted at the church. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Overton Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Family for later designation.

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