On September 29, 2018 Donald Lynn Coover Sr. loving husband and dad to four grown children passed away at the age of 70 at the Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington.
Donald was born on May 18,1948 in Gothenburg to Dale and Pauline(Hemphill) Coover. Donald drove truck after graduating from Lexington Sr. High School. He was drafted into the Army in 1968 and then was in the National Guard where he served until 1992. During his career outside the military he was an over the road truck driver until taking a job with the Nebraska Department of Roads. He retired in 2016 after 26 years of employment with the Nebraska Department of Roads.
On February 21, 1968 he married June Jeanette Marie Kugler. They raised four children Donald Jr., Lavennia, Raebecca and Dale.
Donald had a passion for working on cars, mud drags, playing pool and fixing things in the family home of 40+ years. He was dearly loved by family and friends. He was one to help when family or friend was in need.
He was known for his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate heart.
Donald was preceded in death by his father Dale, mother Pauline and two brothers Jerry and Franky.
He is survived by his wife, June of 50 years, his four children: Donald Jr. (Ann) of Holdrege, Lavennia Coover of Denison Iowa, Raebecca Coover of Lexington and Dale (Debrina) of Overton. Thirteen grandchildren: Donald III (Donnie), Jessa, Mickala, Natosha, Colby, Skyler, Tyler, Zachary, Morgan, Noah, Michael, Katriena, and Damion. Eight great grandchildren: Brantlee, McKenzie, Madison, Parker, Payten, Travis, twins Andy and Anthony and Scarlett. Sister in-laws: Pauletta Gardner of Texas, Deborah Tobaben of Kansas and Marilyn Twehous of Arizona and one nephew, Jeff Owen of Texas. Maternal Aunts: Clara Lantz and Kay Naylor and several cousins.
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Rev. Anne Gahn, officiating.
Interment with military honors will be in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska.
Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the family.
Reynolds-love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Friday, October 05, 2018
First United Methodist Church
201 E. 8th Street
Lexington, NE. 68850
- Date Posted: 2018-03-26
Steven Michael Adams, 68, of Kearney, Nebraska, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at CHI Good Samaritan – Kearney.
He was born May 22, 1949, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Marion Miles and Lois Helen (Keohn) Adams. He was a 1967 graduate of Lexington High School.
Steve served his country during the Vietnam War from April 1, 1969, until his honorable discharge on April 7, 1971. He was united in marriage to Linda Yost in the summer of 1974. Two children were blessed to this marriage; Sara and Gus. The marriage later ended in divorce.
He lived in several places for a time; including, Lexington, Johnson Lake, Loomis, and Kearney. He held several jobs throughout his lifetime. His most recent job was a paper distributor for the Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star.
Steve enjoyed football, watching the Stock Market, hunting, fishing, gambling, but perhaps his greatest enjoyment was spending time with the kids, and grandkids. He loved to Facetime on the computer with the grandchildren.
Survivors include his children; Gus (Dawn) Adams of Kearney, Nebraska; daughters, Michelle Stahl and her children from Colorado Springs, Colorado; and, Sara (Leo) Gil from Lexington, Nebraska; one brother, Bob (Diane) Adams of Kearney, Nebraska; five other grandchildren; Camron, Michael, Sasha, and Liliana Gil, and Louie Adams. Also surviving are three nephews; Mike, Andy, and Scott.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Roger.
It was Steve’s wishes for his body to be cremated. A family memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
- Date Updated: 2018-02-18
- Maiden Name: McKee
Lois Ann (McKee) Michals died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Jan. 28, in her home, surrounded by her family.
Cremation was chosen and the family will hold a burial at a later date.
Lois was born April 23, 1949 in Lexington to Bill and Blanche McKee. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1967. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, where she completed her freshman year and the first semester of her sophomore year. She married Forrest Michals Oct. 8, 1968.
Lois enjoyed water skiing, long walks, gardening, traveling, tennis, bridge, and reconnecting with friends at her high school reunions.
Her family and friends were her greatest joy. She adored her grandchildren and was proud of their many accomplishments.
Lois made friends easily with her beautiful smile and welcoming ways. She will be missed for her loving kindness and generosity.
She is survived by her children Stacey Maness, Aaron Michals and Kathy Young, five grandchildren and siblings Kay (McKee) Landers and Mark McKee.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother John McKee.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.
- Date Posted: 2009-07-20
Rex A. Ackerman, 60, of Fremont, died Monday, April 20, 2009 at Fremont Area Medical Center.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont. Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 Thursday at Dugan Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Hooper Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; two daughters, Melissa (Bernard) Mahoney of Fremont and Malee Ackerman and Felipe Zardo of San Francisco, Calif.; two granddaughters, Olivia and Macy Mahoney; father, James (Donna) Ackerman of Cozad; a brother, Terry (Sharon) Ackerman of Lexington; sister-in-law Carole Panning and Harold Miller of Fremont and many other loved ones.
He was born Dec. 14, 1948 in Gothenberg to James and Marianne (Lindstedt) Ackerman. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1967 and attended Midland Lutheran College.
He married Marilyn (Korth) Ackerman on Feb. 4, 1972. He worked construction and route sales, recently at Gerhold Concrete and Goree Backhoeing and Excavating.
He enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and golfing. He was also an avid bowler.
Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church Property Committee.
Condolences or reflections will be forwarded to the family when left at www.duganchapel.com.
- Date Posted: 2010-05-19
William D. Linn, 60, of Lexington, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, surrounded by his family at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation was Friday, May 21, 2010, at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
He was born Sept. 12, 1949, at Lexington, to Laverne M. and Irene (Conner) Linn.
Bill attended country school at District No. 52, then moved into Lexington and attended Bryan Elementary, Lexington Jr. High, and Lexington Sr. High, graduating in 1967. During high school Bill was class vice-president all four years, was in the junior and senior class plays, he participated in football and wrestling and was Southwest Conference Honorable Mention football guard as a senior. Bill then attended Kearney State College, graduating with a B.S. in business administration and a minor in psychology.
During high school Bill worked at the Warner Texaco Service Station, the Lexington CO-OP and Midway Supply. Following college he was a customer service rep and loan officer for Commercial Credit Corporation in Omaha, was a stockbroker for A.G. Edwards and First National Bank, downtown Omaha. In 1976, he became a partner in the Dan Grafton Agency in downtown Lexington, which later merged with Barrett-Housel Company and then Pinnacle Agency. He was an insurance agent, real estate broker and appraiser at the time of his death. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Dawson County Realtors, and Lexington Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the Board of Directors and was past president of the Lexington Diplomats.
Bill was always active in his community and at home. He loved to hunt, take care of his dog, enjoyed woodcarving, fixing anything that needed fixed and was never far away from a good story. He was a man of integrity and every job done, was a job done first-class and worth doing well.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Linn; mother, Irene Linn, both of Lexington; daughters, Tara (Marc) Wisdom of Omaha and their daughters, Cali and Leah, Lori Linn of Omaha; stepson, Matt (Jackie) Wright of Lincoln, and their children, Alex, Max and Emmett; stepdaughter, Shelley (Travis) Sund of Lexington, and their daughters, Addison and Harley; brother: Bob (Sandy) Linn of Omaha; nephew, Roger (Shari) Linn of Omaha, and their children, Amanda, Mickayla and Roger; parents-in-law, Max and Marge Kitsmiller; brother-in-law, Mike Kitsmiller ; sister-in-law, Barb Rhone, all of Lexington, as well as other relatives and many friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Laverne.
Memorials are suggested to the Linn family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family via reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.