OMAHA — DeLellis "Dee" Luchsinger, 84, of Omaha, formerly of Columbus, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Brighton Gardens in Omaha.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Gass Haney Funeral Home in Columbus with Chaplain Martin Weber officiating. Inurnment will be in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery in Columbus. The family will greet friends from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or family's choice.
DeLellis Jean Luchsinger was born on May 16, 1933, in Columbus to Werner and Beryl (Durkee) Geiser. Her mother died while Dee was a teenager, and her father later married Olga Fickel. Dee graduated from Kramer High School in 1951 and went to work for Loup Public Power District as a secretary. On May 22, 1955, Dee was united in marriage to Gene Luchsinger at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus. The couple moved to Lincoln in 1961 where Dee worked for the family businesses of Capitol Office Supply and later Capitol Accounting Service. Through the years the family lived in California, Falls City and Lincoln, finally residing in Omaha since 1977.
Dee was a member of Kountze Lutheran Church and Immanuel Hospital Auxiliary, served as an Immanuel Volunteer, and played in several bridge clubs. She was a Den Mother and attended activities of her children and grandchildren whenever she could. Dee enjoyed going to Husker football games, tending to her rose garden, and you had better never call her during "Jeopardy"!
Dee is survived by her husband of 62 years Gene Luchsinger of Omaha; sons Tim (Trudy) Luchsinger of Grand Island and Brad Luchsinger of Bennington; grandchildren Adam (Yesmina) Luchsinger of Scottsdale, Arizona, Jon (Kiley) Luchsinger of Papillion and Kate Luchsinger and Colton Luchsinger, both of Omaha; step-grandchildren Travis French of Lincoln and Eric French of Stillwater, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren Reid, Miles and Sutton; brother Fred Geiser of Scottsdale, Arizona; as well as a nephew and many nieces and friends.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother, and her sister-in-law Liz Geiser.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com.