September 3, 1938 – July 23, 2020
Born in Harlan, IA
Resided in Lincoln, NE

Donna Nicholine “Nicky” Ohms Stephens

Donna Nicholine “Nicky” Ohms Stephens, 81 years, formerly of Omaha, passed away July 23, 2020 in Lincoln, NE. Nicky was born in Harlan, Iowa on September 3, 1938 to Hans and Teressa (Sorensen) Ohms. She was the youngest of nine children. She had six older brothers, Dean, Dewey, Marvin, Jack, Glenn, and Max and two older sisters, Greta and Marie. She lived in western Iowa until her father packed up the family and dairy cows in 1947 and moved to Sunnyside, WA. The family moved back to Iowa in 1950 and Nicky graduated from Atlantic High School in 1956. While working in Atlantic after high school, she met and married W.R “Dick” Stephens on December 28, 1958. They raised their four children in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Arkansas, and Minnesota. Nicky was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Omaha. She loved staying home and raising her children, and then later pursued a career as a bookkeeper and assistant accountant. She enjoyed family gatherings, painting, gardening, sewing, and reading.

Survivors include Judy (Glen) Petersen of Burwell, NE; Jerry (Kathy) Stephens of Sioux Falls, SD, Sue (Noel) Timmons of Lincoln, NE, Brothers Dean of Union Grove, WI, Max of Eddyville, IA, Sister Marie Miller of Coin. IA, Eight grandchildren including Kurt Petersen of Burwell, NE; Brian (Sarah) Petersen of Arlington, NE; Jill (Clayton) Hensley of Fremont, NE; Alex (Kelsey) Stephens of Spearfish, SD; Kate (Dan) Prostrollo of Houston, TX; Kelly Stephens of Sioux Falls, SD; Sydney Timmons of Lincoln, NE; Samantha (Joey) Isaacson of Waverly, NE. Also 13 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dick Stephens; her daughter Darcy Imig; brothers Dewey Ohms, Marvin Ohms, Jack Ohms, Glenn Ohms, and sister Greta Ullerich.

Memorials to The Alzheimer’s Association – Nebraska Chapter, 1500 S 70th st, #201, Lincoln NE 68506

Mission Central – LCMS World Mission

And St Mark Lutheran Church, 1821 N 90th St, Omaha NE 68114

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