OBITUARY

Barbara Ann Vokoun

July 22, 1929November 8, 2019
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Barbara Ann Vokoun, of Lincoln, and previously Hallam, completed her earthly life on November 8, 2019, at the age of 90. Barb’s life was filled with joy, friendship, family, laughter, and optimism fueled by her incredibly sweet and kind soul. She had only friends, no enemies, and was an abundant source of hope and support for all who knew her. She hated wasting anything, she wore things out before discarding, and her end of life was the same, which was simply caused by a long life, well lived. Barbara was born in Hampton, Nebraska on July 22, 1929. She graduated from Sutton High School, was employed by Guenzel’s as a secretary before she married Emil Vokoun in 1948. She and Emil owned and operated Vo-Acres Dairy, which included many gallons of milk and generations of beautiful and beloved Holsteins, for over 40 years until retiring to “town” in Hallam. During retirement, Barb and Emil enjoyed gardening, canning, grandkids, cruises, Legion/Auxiliary activities, and simple pleasures of small town life. Barb was a charter member of the Hallam Legion Auxiliary Unit #294, an Honorary FFA member, member of the United Church of Christ, Hallam, and the UCC Sewing Circle. She was a hardworking, generous, thoughtful woman of a generation where hard work, family, and kindness were abundant and valued. She will be missed by those who love her, including friends, family, and caregivers.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Frances (Hilligas) Carl, her five siblings, and her husband of 67 years, Emil. She and Emil are eternally reunited and back to enjoying gardening, polka, and kolaches together in a place where there are no garter snakes. Survived by: 4 Children: Bruce (Kathy) Vokoun, David (Beth) Vokoun, Doreen (Pat) Cole, and Dan (Cori) Vokoun. 10 Grandchildren: Jason (Deanna) Vokoun, Heather (Jeremy) Pralle, Kevin Vokoun, Rachal (Matey) Oliva, Mary Beth Vokoun (Robby Hollman), Jess Cole, Conner, Abby, Alex and Reagan Vokoun. 10 Great-Grandchildren: Clayton and Reed Vokoun, Dietrich, Emma, and Celeste Pralle, Ashley and Hannah Mulherin, Sage (Jeff) Lancaster, Ty and Brianna Anderson, and Great-Great-Grandson, Hunter Lancaster

Visitation: Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68512. Funeral service: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. lincolnfh.com

Memorials to American Legion Auxiliary Hallam Unit #294 or United Church of Christ, Hallam, Nebr.

Barbara Vokoun, age 90, of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away on Friday November 8, 2019. Barbara was born July 22, 1929.

Visitation: Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68512. Funeral service: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. lincolnfh.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dwayne Wittstruck , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Phil Bottom , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Greg Vokoun , Pallbearer
  • John Schermen , Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Pralle , Pallbearer
  • Robby Hollman , Pallbearer
  • Matey Oliva , Pallbearer
  • Marc Wittstruck , Pallbearer
  • Roger Carl , Pallbearer
  • Ty Anderson , Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Amercian Legion Auxiliary Hallm Unit 294
  • United Church of Christ

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019

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Sheila Taylor

November 12, 2019

It was always nice to talk with Barb. She was a very kind woman. Prayers to you all.

Joyce Turner

November 9, 2019

Doreen, I remember how lovely your mother (and father) were when you took my children, Sara and Matt, and I out to your parent's dairy farm. Your mother was so kind and gracious. It was an experience the three of us remember and have talked about since. Our sympathies to your family in this difficult time. Sincerely, Joyce (Wachter) Turner x

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