To all of the friends of Recovery who have gone up to the meetings in the sky...
you will be missed! Save a seat for us!
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have left the Meetings in this world for the Meetings next one. Thank you.
Jeffrey Harrison Bower, MA,
LMHP, CCFC, age 42, Mental Health Practitioner, died at The Monarch on Friday (1/12/07) following a brave and courageous battle with lung cancer from smoking name brand
ultra light cigarettes.
Jeff was born Feb. 13, 1964, in Lincoln, to Roger Harrison and
Rose A. (Grady)Bower. Jeff attended CaliforniaStateUniversity, San Bernardino and graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1992. He went on to graduate from DoaneCollege in Crete in 2001, with a master's
Jeff started his career in counseling at ShandonHillsBehavioralCenter and Pegasus, both in San Bernardino, Calif., Cedar Youth Services, Department of Corrections, and LincolnLancasterCountyMentalHealthCenter, all in Lincoln.
Jeff was united in marriage to Brenda Mae (Quarry)
Bower in Children's Forest, Running Springs,
Calif., in 1987. He was a member of Capital City Christian Church.
During this time, Jeff had conquered every evil seed within and became fully In Christ. His spiritual growth and faith was
an inspiration to many.
When Jeff was diagnosed with lung cancer on Feb. 23, 2006, it was a huge blow to the doctors and the family. The cause was smoking. Jeff knew he could
not let it be unsaid or unheard, so he asked God for the courage to tell his story, in hopes to help many become aware of
the dangers of smoking, no matter how young you are, how many cigarettes you have smoked or how long it has been.
spoke out to the community with the help of Tobacco Free Nebraska to let people know how selfish smoking is. It does not just
affect the person smoking, but everyone around that person, including family, friends and co-workers. Jeff would ask people
to take the pictures out of their wallets, the ones of their children, wives and friends, and then rip them up and throw them
away. Most people had a stunned reaction, and were shocked that he would ask them to do such a thing. "Why do you want me
to do that?" Jeff would say, "Because every time you light up a cigarette that is what you are doing."
his wife and children. They meant the world to him. He would always wake the kids up in the morning by singing silly songs
and jingles to them. He had a thing about making up nicknames for people.
He loved his best friends dearly, Scott,
Travis, Wayne and Marty. He thanks you for your true friendships. He always
spoke so highly of all of you. You all are his brothers In Christ.
Jeff's last written words: "Don't say I am in a
better place. Simply say I am on a different mission. I say this because until I have begun that mission, I don't know anything
better than being with my family, so know that this is what has given me the greatest number of tears over the past year."
is survived by: his wife of 19 years, Brenda Mae; son, Dustin, 19, Austin, 18, Justin, 16, Pierce, 9; daughter, Drue, 6; father,
Dr. Roger H. Bower; mother, Rose Ann Bower; sister, Susan Elizabeth Cellini; daughter-in-law, Valerie Nicole (Noble) Bower;
grandson, Jude Harrison Bower.
Services: Wednesday, CapitalCity Christian Church. WyukaCemetery, 3600 O St. Visitation: Tuesday, Wyuka Funeral Home. Memorials have been suggested to Jeff's Fund, in care of First
Choice Credit Union. Condolences may be left for the family at www.wyuka.com.
Published in the Lincoln Journal Star from 1/14/2007 - 1/15/2007
Donald L. Wallman, 74, Lincoln, died Monday (5/8/06):
Thank you for defending this Flag, Don!!!
Donald L. Wallman, 74, Lincoln, died Monday (5/8/06). Retired chief master sergeant, U.S. Air Force; received
Bronze Star, five good conduct medals; served in Vietnam. Member of First Evangelical Free Church; 38-year member of AA; enjoyed
building and flying remote-controlled airplanes.
Survivors: former wife, Norma Jean Wallman, Lincoln; daughter, son-in-law,
Janet Wallman and William Sylvester, Lincoln; sons, daughter-in-law, Ronald Wallman, Norman, Okla., Alan Wallman, Port St.
Lucie, Fla., Gary and Beth Wallman, Papillion, Steven Wallman, Atlanta; grandchildren, Matt Wallman, Sarah Martin and husband
Matthew, Nathan Wallman and wife Katie, Adam Wallman, Rachel Wallman, Joshua Wallman; great-grandchildren, Kennedy Wallman,
Brady Wallman; sister-in-law, Carol Wallman, Firth; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by: parents, Louie and Sophina; brother,
Loren; granddaughter, Dana Faye Wallman.
- Information from the Lincoln Journal-Star.
25 Feb 06:
3 Jan 06:
Thank you for defending this Flag, Pat!!!
Patrich "Pat" Hamlin
Patrich "Pat" Hamlin, 56, Lincoln, died Tuesday (1/3/06) in Lincoln. Born, Hayes, Kan. (9/14/49),
to Raymond and Elizabeth (Hagel) Hamlin. Served, U.S. Army, Vietnam. Married, Duluth, Minn. (1/18/86), to Bonnie Sue King.
Employed as a biomedical technician repairing X-ray equipment. Lifetime member: ABATE; AA. Also belonged to: VFW Post 305,
American Legion; Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors: wife, Bonnie; son, Sean and wife Miyuki Hamlin, Osaka, Japan;
daughters, Shelia and husband Ronald Burdock, Jamie and husband Ryan Treat, all Lincoln; father, Raymond and wife Jean Hamlin,
Wetmore, Kan.; sister, Colleen Hamlin and special friend Suzanne Walters, Richardson, Texas; brothers, Mark and wife Margaret
Hamlin, Duluth, Terry and wife Julie Hamlin, Minnesota ; stepbrothers, Bruce and wife Bonnie Peterson, Raymond Peterson, all
Minnesota; grandchildren, Troy and Emilee Burdock, Kayla Treat, all Lincoln, Lisa Hamlin, Osaka. Preceded in death by: mother;
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. Reception with family, 5-8 p.m. today, with
7 p.m. rosary, funeral home. Memorials to family.
Published in the Lincoln Journal Star on 1/5/2006.
28 November 2005:
28 November 2005:
3 Nov 05:
Sober since 1978, big in the AA program, primarily his home group at A Street & Folsom Ave. - Wild West A. Wayne sponsored
many, many individuals. He'd been battling lung cancer since July 2003. He passed away at night on 3 November 2005 at age
70. He was a funny, funny guy and we will miss him.
Thank you for defending this Flag, Wayne!!!
OBITUARY: Loving Husband, Loving Father & Good Friend, 70, of Lincoln. Died Thursday - 11/3 in Lincoln. Born; June 21,
1935 in Litchfield, Ne. to Harry F. and Lorena (Robey) Haller. Married Rose Marie Branch on June 20, 1959 in Mexico, Missouri.
Naval Aviator Honorably discharged in 1963. Graduate of Litchfield High School, attended Kearney State College and Wesleyan
University. Graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Worked as an Architect for the NE. Dept. of Roads and the State
of NE. Longtime member of the Christain Motorcycle Fellowship.
His passions were, motorcycles, football, reading and design.
VISITATION: Visitation will be Monday from 2-8PM with a 7:00 PM Rosary with family receiving friends from 6-8 PM at WYUKA
SERVICE: Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday November 8, 2005 at WYUKA Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Joel Panzer
FAMILY: Survived by his wife: Rose Marie of Lincoln. Daughter & Son in Law: Diann and Harry Kroos of Lincoln. Sons:
Bruce F. Haller of Omaha; Brad F. Haller of Lincoln; and Michael D. Haller of Phoenix, AZ. Grandchildren; Harrison, Anna &
Brandon. Preceded by his parents.
CEMETERY: Private Family Interment
MEMORIALS: In Care of Matt Talbot Kitchen or North American Martyrs Catholic Church.
11 October 2005:
28 Feb 05:
Carl B. Oestmann
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Carl B. Oestmann, 61, Lincoln, died Monday (2/28/05). Born, Auburn. Operations manager, Service Master.
Survivors: wife, Jeanne; daughter, GiGi Oestmann, Lincoln; sons, Carl D., John, both Lincoln; brother, Ross, Bloomfield;
Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, AA meeting room, 2748 S St. Memorials to the family through Tier One Bank. No visitation.
Roper & Sons Funeral Home, 4300 O St.
Published in the Lincoln Journal Star on 3/2/2005.
Karen Ann - You added a lot of laughter to our meetings with your great sense of humor. We miss you!
Alabama, Dr. Bob, Ralph Fox, Mickey Stewart, Cecelia Robinson, Larry Stratmeier, and Amy Wedstedd - the spellings may be off.
We miss all of you! If the spellings are different...please let us know. If you have an obituary or more information on any
of these friends of Bill, please send it to us.
Not a subject we like to
give a lot of thought to but this is presented beautifully...
WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO EXPLAIN IT!!!
A sick man turned to his
doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other
Very quietly, the doctor
said, "I don't know."
"You don't know? You, a Christian
man, do not know what is on the other side?"
The doctor was holding the
handle of the door… On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang
into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.
Turning to the patient, the
doctor said, "Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing
except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other
side of death, but I do know one thing... I know my Master is there and that is enough."