Tuesday, December 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at Holy
Family Catholic Church in Lincoln
2 p.m. Tuesday at the church
Carlton Edward Dehner, 47, died peacefully at his
home on Thursday December 24, 2015 at 12:12 p.m.
He was born on May 20, 1968 in Los Gatos, CA to
Philip and Connie Hudspeth Dehner. Carl joined a
family that already included his brother Frederick
and was later to be joined by a sister, Michelle.
Carl graduated from Carroll Catholic Grade School
and attended Lincoln Community High School. Carl
moved to Milwaukee and began his career in car sales
in the early 90’s. There he met and married Patricia
Ross. Together they had two daughters: Jessica
Layton and Samantha Marie.
Following a debilitating back injury, Carl returned
to live in Lincoln, where he worked at the Lincoln
Elks Pro Shop and 19th Hole. He was a NASCAR
enthusiast and avid Chicago Bears fan. He loved all
animals, particularly dogs and most particularly
Dachshunds. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting,
and playing pool in the APA Pool League.
Carl’s greatest joy in recent years was the birth of
his granddaughter, Abigail Marie Rakowski.
In addition to his parents, daughters, and
granddaughter, Carl is survived by a brother:
Frederick V. (Kathy) Dehner of Baxley, GA; a sister,
Michelle Dehner of Bloomington; niece Marissa Dehner;
and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded
in death by his uncles Glen Klokkenga, William
Wheeler, aunt, Rosemary Klokkenga; grandparents
Frederick V. and Mona Lutz Dehner, and grandparents
James and Thelma Werkman Hudspeth.
Carl was a generous and loving soul who was always
the first to volunteer whenever anyone needed help.
His passing has left a wound in our hearts that will
never heal. We shall always miss his quick smile,
gentle nature and giving heart.
A funeral mass for Carl will be held 2:00 p.m. on
Tuesday December 29, 2015 at Holy Family Catholic
Church in Lincoln with Rev. Jeffrey Laible
officiating. The family will receive friends from
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., two hours prior to the
service. A private family burial will take place at
St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln at a later date. In
lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations
be made to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Foundation.
Services are entrusted with Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral home in Lincoln.
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