‘She was a really caring person’

Betty Srb, a longtime nurse known for her caring and loving personality, died of COVID-19 at a Lincoln nursing home last November at age 95. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘She’d come over here and go straight for the grandkids’

Nadene Stull, 94, died Dec. 12 from complications of COVID-19. She lived a full life as a bookkeeper and mother of three sons who later went on to become a lay minister in the Methodist church. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Always willing to help out’

In the 50s and 60s, Betty Bredemeyer taught Sunday school at Christ United Methodist Church and was “probably on about every committee they had,” one of her sons said. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘He was truly trying to make up for the lost time’

Roger A. Ryman, 70, died Oct. 20 from COVID-19. He was a cowboy in his younger years, but became a grandfather devoted to his Magnificent 7. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Her calendar was more full that ours was’

Gloria Pospisil, 80, died of COVID-19 on Feb. 11. The long-time piano teacher and church organist was a farm girl at heart who kept a busy social calendar. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘He was so generous, so willing to help out’

Albert “Butch” Butts, 79, died on Feb. 14 of complications of COVID-19. He was a hard worker and a kind and generous man who left behind a big family to mourn his passing. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘He was my once in a lifetime. I was lucky.’

Randy Brinkman, 62, of Lincoln died of COVID-19 on Nov. 30. He loved his family, old cars, working hard and writing love poems to his wife. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘When I saw her she was running sideways to say hello to someone’

Lillian “Lil” Gibson, 61, died of COVID-19 on Nov. 2. The dialysis nurse and marathon runner was small but mighty with a big smile and warm personality. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Always looking at the world with an artist’s eye’

Phyllis “Phyl” Maly, 87, died of COVID-19 on Jan. 14. She was an artist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a woman at home in her own skin. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘I’ve never seen someone who smiled so much’

Hope McGraw, a 22-year-old crew leader at a York restaurant, died of COVID-19 in January. A fundraiser over a week later raised nearly $1,200 to help her family cover bills. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘So long and thanks for the fish’

Kevin Hopper, 60, died of COVID-19 on Aug. 19. The easygoing Lincoln native and computer expert loved Star Trek and Star Wars and all things sci-fi and, most of all, his family. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Uncle Al was just like the coolest person’

Alan Burr, 73, of Humboldt died on Jan. 13 of complications from COVID-19. Teacher, artist, beloved brother, favorite uncle. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Ricketts praises Georgia election law, but Nebraska unlikely to follow that state’s lead

The Nebraska Legislature is unlikely to approve proposals on voter ID or mail-in balloting because the committee that handles the issue is deadlocked. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Don Walton: Morfeld student journalist vote displays rural-urban divide

Sen. Adam Morfeld’s bill would have prevented school districts from censoring student publications. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Family plans memorial to Nebraskans lost to COVID in Madison

The memorial will feature a granite slab with a poem and artwork in the shape of Nebraska. Families can also order smaller slabs to honor their loved ones specifically. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Jim McKee: A room with a view in Fremont

The history of hotels in Fremont is both long and tragic. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Omaha police arrest brothers in connection with fatal shooting at Westroads Mall

Omaha police have arrested two brothers in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting at the Westroads Mall. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘The most amazing, humble and kind couple you would ever meet’

Anna Sales, 69, died of COVID-19 on Nov. 6; four days later her husband Chuck Sales, 88, also died of the virus. The couple loved to bowl, travel, serve their church and listen to Elvis music. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘He watched a lot of Vietnam documentaries because he missed his country’

Tam Mai, 80, died of COVID-19 on May 4. The man from Vietnam was a protective big brother and a devoted son and grandfather who taught his grandchildren to study hard and be respectful. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Everybody loved Irvy’

Raymond Irvin ‘Irv’ Cidlik, 78, died Oct. 23 from COVID-19. He was a veteran, farmer, father and grandfather who loved making people laugh. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘She was a people person, a lot of her customers became really good friends’

Orva Samuelson, 95, died of COVID-19 on May 22. She and her late husband loved to dance and play cards and after she raised her daughter she became an Avon lady and turned customers into friends. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘We said ‘Mom, we’re almost to the finish line.”

Wanda Darlene Hedges was a strong woman who raised her family on a farm near Bennet. Sometimes she worked at a nearby grocery store, but she was mostly a full-time mother. Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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