Mr. Gunnar A.H. Holck

April 1, 1932June 10, 2018

Gunnar Axel Harald Holck Gunnar Axel Harald Holck, 86, of Lincoln, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home June 10, 2018. Gunnar was born April 1, 1932 in Beirut, Syria to parents Harald and Adela Holck. His father was a professor at the American University of Beirut at the time of this birth. Gunnar graduated from Lincoln High School and was a member of the Air Force from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1955. He was stationed in England for part of his Air Force career. Gunnar worked as an elevator mechanic in the Lincoln area and later, for the State of Nebraska as a mechanical inspector. Gunnar enjoyed many outdoor activities such as boating, riding motorcycles and ATVs, camping, hunting, playing Flamenco guitar, and playing Boogie Woogie style piano. He was a gymnast when younger and a body builder for many years. Gunnar was known as a caring, fun person who maintained lifelong relationship with many friends. He was known for quick wit and his ability to memorize hundreds of jokes. Survived by one sibling, Alfred John Julian Holck of Colorado Springs, Co., nephews Eric David Holck (Judy) of Yorba Linda, CA, Steven Atwood Holck (Sarah) of Divide, Colorado, nieces Janice Adele Holck Brown (Ben Thomas) of Lake Havasu City AZ, and Lisa Joanne Holck Stephens (Gordon) of Hesperia, CA, cousin Jacque Bateman of Mount Vernon, TX, plus numerous great nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday August 18 at 9:30 A.M. at the Southwood Neighborhood Association Clubhouse 5000 Tipperary Trail, Lincoln, NE 68512. Condolences Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 18, 2018

Mr. Gunnar A.H. Holck

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Rich and Karen Sonderegger

July 7, 2018

We remember Gunnar when he worked for the State. He'd often lunch in the small vending room off the main cafeteria. He was an interesting man.
He'd sometime bring home made Snickerdoodle cookies to share with those of us also lunching in the room.
Gunnar never forgot a face and would talk with us if we met when out and about even years later.
Rich remembers his funny quips.
He will be missed.

Cheryl Stubbendieck

June 28, 2018

My husband Jim and I met Gunnar through the Nebraska Chapter of the Safari Club. We often sat with him during dinners and auctions and socialized during cocktail hours. He always made you feel good, and important. He told great stories and listened to yours, too. We invited him to our home to see our African animal mounts and to share more stories. I had asked him what he liked to drink and he said, "Pepsi," so I bought a six pack. We had a great evening together and I told him he must return because there was a lot of Pepsi waiting for him. He talked often of wanting to hunt in Africa, but he only wanted to spend a certain amount of money on the venture, and to my knowledge, it didn't happen. I wish it had. He told many stories about his family members -- you were all precious to him. We join you in mourning and missing our friend Gunnar. ~ Cheryl and Jim Stubbendieck

Sydney Coleman

June 26, 2018

The cosmetics team at Younkers all loved Gunnar! He used to bring us candy and talk with us all the time. He will be so missed. Rest in peace, Gunnar! You'll always be in our hearts and memories.

Erin Svoboda

June 26, 2018

Gunnar was awesome!! I will never forget him coming into the mall just to say hi to us in cosmetics and hand out some candy. Always had a good joke and made everyone smile. He will be missed. Rest easy my dear friend. Prayers to his family.

Jayden Hagood

June 25, 2018

I first met Gunnar when I started working Security at Gateway Mall. It was hard not to like him, he was quick witted and always had many jokes to share. As I grew closer to him I started to call him "G," which one day he said "You're the only person I let call me that." I will always cherish the memories he shared with me over the years I've known him and I will always appreciate the advice he gave me when I needed it. I will definitely miss him but I know he's in a better place and I will see him again. Rest in Paradise G. And as we always would say before he would "head for the barn," Remember one thing!

Sharla Ashelford

June 25, 2018

Gunnar, you will be greatly missed . I will miss seeing you at Eddie Bauer . You always had so many great stories of how you lived . I’m glad you shared them with all of us . Rest In Peace my friend
Sharla Ashelford