November 25, 1933 – October 6, 2019
Born in Raymond, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE
Don D. Whitney
Don D. Whitney, 85, of Lincoln, NE born to Lloyd and Bessie Whitney in Raymond, NE on November 25, 1933, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
The family moved to Lincoln, NE shortly after Don’s birth, therefore he was a lifetime resident of Lincoln. He grew up in Havelock and graduated from Lincoln Northeast in 1951. Don was employed at Woodman Accident and Life Insurance Company for 35 years before retiring. In retirement, he loved to travel the nation in his motor home and went on 8 cruises. Don was a member of the Heartland Travelers Club, a motor home group. When he wasn’t traveling, you could find him enjoying life at the casinos or just relaxing and spending time with his family. Don taught all three of his children how to water ski and loved spending time on the water. He was a real jokester, and could talk to anyone at any time, and often did.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Judy, of Lincoln, NE, and two children: Nancy Whitney of Lincoln, NE and William Whitney of Las Vegas, NV; his two granddaughters: Bree (Luke) Baatz of Omaha, NE and Haley Hilligas of Lincoln, NE; and two great-granddaughters: Annabelle Baatz and Charlotte Baatz of Omaha, NE. He is also survived by his siblings: Jean Schmieding, Maryann Niemeyer, and Neil Whitney; and many nieces and nephews. Don is preceded in death by his parents, son: Robert Whitney, and two siblings: Lloyd Whitney and Joyce Dimmit.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, October 11, 2019 at Indian Hills Community Church, 1000 South 84th St, Lincoln, NE 68510 with Pastor Greg Thomas presiding and luncheon following. Committal of ashes will occur at a later date.
Memorials/condolences can be sent to Roper and Sons Funeral Home, 4300 O St, Lincoln, NE, 68503.
Donations can be made to the Capital Humane Society.
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