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John Melvin Hershberger

August 26, 1946 December 16, 2018
John Melvin Hershberger
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Obituary for John Melvin Hershberger

John Melvin Hershberger, 72, of Lincoln, passed away December 16, 2018 at his home. Born to Earl and Hazel (Stephens) Hershberger on August 26, 1946 in Lincoln. John graduated from Lincoln High School, then attended UNL and worked for his family at Gulley’s Pharmacy located inside the Cornhusker Hotel.

He married Linda Jean Hayes in 1977. Together they had three children and nine grandchildren. John worked for Duteau Chevrolet for 34 years. He coached his daughter in ASA softball. John enjoyed landscaping and gardening, always moving the plants around. He loved big dogs, especially his English Mastiffs and he never turned down a piece of chocolate.

John is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda, children; Kristin (Rusty) Grundin of Ceresco, Matthew (significant other, Kelli Workman) of Omaha, Elizabeth Hershberger of Lincoln; grandchildren; Alyssa, Jacob, Justin, Hazel, Sophia, Daniel, Nora, Isiah, Xavier; brother; James (Sandy) Hershberger of Lincoln along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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1:00 PM 12/21/2018 1:00:00 PM
Colonial Chapel Funeral Home

5200 R ST
Lincoln, NE 68504

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home
5200 R ST Lincoln 68504 NE
United States

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