one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
A joint memorial service for William (Bill) and
Betty will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29,
2014 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home,
Obituary for William Gehlbach
LINCOLN- Betty L. Gehlbach, 84, of Lincoln died at
12:14 a.m. May 26, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center,
Betty was born March 28, 1930 in Lincoln, the
daughter of Merlin B. and Beulah Loraine White
Purkey. She married William P. Gehlbach September
12, 1948 in Lincoln. He preceded her in death
September 17, 2012.
Betty is survived by her children: Linda (Terry)
Leslie, of Lincoln; Phillip (Becky) Gehlbach of
Lincoln; Tom Gehlbach (Van Van Winkle) of
Minneapolis, MN; and Michael (Betsy) Gehlbach of
Libertyville; eight grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She is the last of her immediate family.
Betty was a homemaker and office manager for
Gehlbach Construction. She was a member of St. John
United Church of Christ; bell choir, Charity Guild,
Christian Seekers and had served on the church
council. She had served on the City Planning
Commission for eleven years and she had served as
president of Home Extension.
Betty chose to be cremated. A one hour visitation
will be held prior to service. A joint memorial
service for William (Bill) and Betty will be held at
2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln with
Rev. Jan Johnson officiating. An inurnment of ashes
will be held at Zion Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be given in her name to St. John
United Church of Christ.
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