Remembering Deb Horn

Deb Horn
Deb Horn, tenor sax

Debra E. “Deb” (Mortensen) Horn, age 58 of Sidney, Nebraska, entered into her Heavenly Home surrounded by her loving family Monday September 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday October 3rd in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Sidney, Nebraska with Pastor Neil Carlson officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Jack R. Snider UNL Band Alumni Association at the University of Nebraska Foundation, checks payable to University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel at 1140 10th Avenue in Sidney, Nebraska on Tuesday from 1-7:00 P.M. to sign Deb’s register book and leave condolences for the family. You may view Deb’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

A complete obituary will be published on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service website when available.

Remembering Jeannie Peterson Moore

Jeannie participating in the 2017 Alumni Band.
Jeannie participating in the 2017 Alumni Band. Photo courtesy of Rose Johnson.

Moore, Jeannie M. Dec 9, 1969 – May 23, 2018 Jeannie’s passion in life was her music. A piano player and trumpet player, Jeannie was a graduate of Omaha Westside High School where she played in the award winning Concert Jazz Band. She was a member of The University of Nebraska Cornhusker Marching Band and The Railmen Drum and Bugle Corps. Later, she and her husband were members of The Nebraska Wind Symphony. Preceded in death by grandparents, Martin and Mildred Werner and Edwin and Wilma Peterson; father-in-law, Deacon Fred W. Moore. Survived by husband, Stephen F. Moore; step-daughter, Alexandra S. Moore; parents, Robert and Peggy Peterson; siblings, Ronald Peterson (Sabrina Bedard) and Julie (William) Kelty; mother-in-law, Rosemarie Franks Moore. MEMORIAL MASS: Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 1pm at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St, Omaha. Internment: Calvary. Family will direct memorials.

You can read her obituary and write on her tribute wall through John A. Gentleman Mortuaries & Crematory.

Remembering Jane Ferguson

Jane A. Ferguson, 59, of Omaha, Neb., passed away on Thursday, March 22, at her home in Omaha, Neb.

Jane was born on March 19, 1958, to Robert and Leota (Storz) Ferguson in Council Bluffs.

Jane graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. She attended college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning a bachelor’s degree in science. In college, Jane was a member of the marching band.

Jane had a very creative mind and wrote several manuscripts. She loved the University of Nebraska football.

Read her full obituary in the Missouri Valley Times News.

Remembering Jim Condon

James L. Condon

James L. Condon, age 70 years, passed away January 14, 2018 in Republican City. Jim was born on July 6, 1947, in Aurora, to John and Hazel (Olsen) Condon. He graduated from Aurora High School Class of 65 and University of Nebraska with a Degree in Chemical Engineering. Every year he enjoyed marching with the UNL alumni band. In 1970, after graduating from UNL, Jim and Shirley Moller were married and they spent 47 years together.

Jim served as a military intelligence officer in the United States Army, four years on active duty, and ultimately retired after 30 years as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserves and National Guard. In recent years he was actively involved with ROTC and the Pershing Rifle alumni to encourage increased student participation in these important programs.

Jim had recently celebrated 40 years at the job he loved with the engineering and design firm Olsson Associates where he served as Vice President, Public Relations in the area of water and wastewater. He had significant volunteer service and involvement in the Water Environment Federation including the Public Communications and Outreach Committee, Chair, Stockholm Junior Water Prize, and the National Boy Scouts of America Jamboree. He was also a member of the Nebraska Water Environment Association and the American Water Works Association.

Jim loved being with people and that carried from his professional face-to-face interaction with clients to a very full social life. He was known by so many for his times with the Eagles, Elks, American Legion, VFW, and Old Dominion Boat Club. He was an avid supporter of statewide shuffleboard and pool tournaments and activities. Jim also had a passion for the outdoors and loved fishing, boating and golf.

Jim is survived by his wife Shirley of Lincoln, daughter Micki (husband Bill) Fowler of Lincoln, son Michael (wife Julie) Condon of Portland, OR, 2 grandchildren Starr Fowler and Kinsley Condon, sisters Sharon Nell of Satellite Beach, FL and Cindy (husband John) Powers of Kapolei, HI, mother-in-law Marilyn Moller Brennan, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are suggested to University of Nebraska Foundation/ROTC Stockholm Jr. Water Prize.

Remembering Mike Veak

A long-time voice of the Cornhusker Marching Band, Michael H. Veak, 74, Lincoln, passed away June 15, 2017. He held life-time memberships in the UNL Alumni Association and a charter member of the Band Alumni Association. For 30 seasons, His last season as the voice of the Pride of All Nebraska was 2002.

Mike Veak
Michael Veak, the “Voice” of the Cornhusker Marching Band, 1972-2002

Private family interment at the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cornhusker Marching Band at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Ste 300, Lincoln, NE 68508-2886.

You can read Mike’s full obituary in the Lincoln Journal Star.

Also, a remembrance article from the Daily Nebraskan.