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.