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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Lynn (Voltmer) Connell, 58, of Omaha, formerly of Humboldt

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  • Lynn (Voltmer) Connell, 58, of Omaha, formerly of Humboldt, Nebraska, was born on September 1, 1955 in Falls City, Nebraska, to Marland F. and Anna Sue (Porter) Voltmer.  She attended Nebraska City High School graduating with the class 1973.  Lynn graduated from Peru State College with her Bachelors in Education and later continued her education by earning a Masters Degree in Education.  
    On May 9, 1975, Lynn was united in marriage to Kent Connell in Nebraska City, Nebraska sharing 39 years of marriage together.  To this union two daughters, Mindy and Kassandra, were born.  They lived and raised their family in Humboldt where Lynn worked at HTRS public schools for 22 years.  Lynn liked to teach.  She always took seriously the responsibility that parents entrusted in her to insure that their children received not only an education, but also a desire to learn more.  Her teaching efforts were shown, when she won the Christa McCaullife Award for Courage and Excellence in Education.  After she was no longer able to be in the classroom, Lynn stayed involved in education by serving on the HTRS School Board and helped write school grants.  
    Lynn’s deepest love and passion was her family.  Her daily physical struggles were endured for the sole purpose of being there for them.  The joy of her two daughters, and later her grandsons Michael, Lance, and Alex filled her with strength unmatched by most.  Her passing will leave a void hard to fill, but we know she will still be lovingly helping us.
    Lynn passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska having reached the age of fifty-eight years, eleven months, and fifteen days.  She was preceded in death by her son Shea Connell; parents, Marland and Anna Sue (Porter) Voltmer, a brother Richard Slemp, and mother-in-law Lou Connell.
      She is survived by her loving husband Kent Connell of Omaha, NE; daughters: Mindy Jarecki and her husband Eric of Omaha, NE; Kassandra Connell of Omaha, NE; grandsons Michael, Lance, and Alex Jarecki of Omaha, NE; a sister Suzie Lee and her husband Tom of Medicine Ledge, KS; father-in-law Charles Connell of Nebraska City, NE; sister-in-law Marla Slemp of Grand Blanc, MI; brothers-in-law: Joe Connell and his wife Ruth of Riverton, IA; Kevin Connell of Oregon, MO; special friend Ruth Drake of Humboldt, NE; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
    Funeral Mass will be recited at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dawson, Nebraska with Fathers Kenneth Hoesing and Michael McCabe officiating.  Burial will be immediately following at the Humboldt Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 9a.m.-8p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014, at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt, Nebraska
    Memorial contributions are welcome to the Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Foundation at P.O Box 721051 Norman, OK 73070 or the HTRS Foundation at P.O. Box 661 Humboldt, NE 68376.
    Page 2 of 2 - Online messages of condolence can be left at www.wherrymortuary.com.
    Arrangements are entrusted to Wherry Mortuary-Humboldt, Nebraska (402) 862-2915

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