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1946 Dee 2020

Dee Lichtenberger

January 9, 1946 — May 17, 2020

     Dee Lichtenberger age 74 of Callaway, passed away on May 17, 2020 at the Wel-Life Assisted Living in Kearney.  

     Charldene "Dee" Weinman Lichtenberger was born January 9, 1946 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Keith and Bethel Weinman.

     She attended school in Crete, Nebraska graduating in 1964. She graduated from cosmetology school in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

     She married Don Dakan and had three sons. She owned Laser Art Design in Kearney, Nebraska and in Callaway where she worked as president from 1988 until 2017.

     She married Roy William "Bill" Lichtenberger in 2001, they made their home together in Callaway until he passed away in 2016. She is preceded in death by her son Matthew and her parents. Charldene leaves behind her sons Monte (Pam) Dakan and Michael Dakan, of Kearney, her brother Jerry (Sharon) Weinman of Newaygo Michigan, her nieces Candice (Luther) Matthies of Texas, Amy Weinman of Michigan, and Mary (Brian) Spicer of Michigan, along with 3 great nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, Betty Sergun, Gladys Spangler, Shirley Pierce of Callaway, stepchildren Debbie Schaaf, of Kearney, and Troy (Lee) Lichtenberger of Alabama. She also leaves behind several grandchildren including Cinjin Faber of Cozad, Cedric, Christian, and Chloe Dakan, James and Grace Dakan, all of Kearney, Savannah Schaaf and great-grandchildren Sophia and Scott, of Cairo, Nebraska. 

     Charldene loved her friends and family and enjoyed volunteering her time. She was very involved in her church and her hometown of Callaway. She was a member of many local, state, and national organizations that are all dedicated to serving others. Memorials can be sent to, or

     A private family service will be Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, NE with Father Thomas Gudipalli officiating. Burial will be in Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Alliance, NE at a later date. A visitation will be held on Thursday. May 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with family greeting 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, NE.

     An online guest book can be signed for words of encouragement or remembrance at Govier Brothers Mortuary will comply with the CDC and State of Nebraska. Govier Brothers Mortuary wants to remind people that no more than 10 people will be allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. We sincerely encourage each person to make your decision whether to attend a viewing based on the best interest of your health and that of your community. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements.

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