Maiden Name: Bricker


Karen Sue Moellering

May 20, 1951- June 22, 2022

Karen Sue Moellering, 71, passed away comfortably in her Lincoln home with family by her side on Wednesday, June 22nd. Karen was born in Ogallala, to Milo and Geraldine Bricker and was one of four children with siblings Linda Liebendorfer, Bob Bricker, and Mark Bricker.

She graduated from the Teacher's College in May 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, Advertising, and Business education and received her master's degree in vocational education in December 1980 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

She pursued an early career in teaching in Bellevue and worked in education at Lincoln General Hospital as well as the Nebraska State Department. She later transitioned to a career in education fundraising with the University of Nebraska Foundation for the College of Engineering.

She touched the lives of many students, alumni, and faculty throughout her career and through her prolific efforts in fundraising. She was an avid gardener, bridge player, and an excellent cook. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren Barrett, Monroe, Emry, Olive, Everett, Thomas, and Colette who loved her dearly.

She is survived by her husband Mike and sons Eric, Scott, and Andy Moellering and their wives Dorinda Shoemaker, Ali Moellering, and Tara Kirkpatrick.

Memorial service will be on Monday, 6/27/2022 at 11 a.m. at Sheridan Lutheran Church 6955 Old Cheney Rd. Visitation 1 hr prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Sheridan Lutheran Church or UNL Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall #300, Lincoln, NE 68508. Condolences online at