February 24, 2017

Dorothy Arlene Heusman Upton

Upton, DorothyDorothy Arlene Heusman Upton was born on March 4, 1927 in Sterling, NE to Rudolph and Tressa (Topp) Heusman. She passed away surrounded by family and close friends on Saturday, February 18th, 2017.   Dorothy married John Morris Upton on December 21st 1945. To this union a daughter Margaret (Peg) Upton Reynolds was born.  Dorothy was a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all. Throughout her married life she and John farmed near Crab Orchard, Weston and McCool Junction, NE.  Working beside her husband and daughter on the family farm was her passion. Dorothy loved her daughter Peg, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly.  Time spent with them brought her great joy.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband John and son-in-law Morris Reynolds. Four sisters, Hazel, Mildred, Ruth, Rosie and 1 brother Wesley (Bill).  Dorothy is survived by her daughter Margaret (Orville Jones III). Grandchildren Sandra Reynolds, Taos, NM, Kathryn (Kay) John Connelley of Gretna, Joshua of Lincoln and Molly of Omaha. Great Grandchildren Emma Connelley Kearney, Sam Connelley Gretna, Amaya & Gabrielle Garrett of Omaha.  Brother, Ivan Heusman, Sterling, sisters  Sylvia Remmenga of San Luis Obispo and Twila (Jean) Wusk of Sterling.

Private Services as requested by Dorothy. In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent in Dorothy’s name % of Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 for designation at a later date.


  1. Peg, So sorry about your mom’s passing. My mom, Shirley (Kaliff) Holt, knew her well since they were both from McCool. I loved visiting with her in the “antique store”! May your memories give you some peace and prayers to you all.
    Sandy (Holt) Friedli

  2. Dear Peg, Molly, and family.
    Your beloved Dorothy Arlene Heusman Upton was truly a very special lady to everyone. I remember her helping with the sheering of sheep. She sure did have fortitude and strength.
    She was a kind matriarch not only to her family, but to everyone she met and knew. She will be truly missed by all.
    Molly, I taught you when you were in the 5th grade at McCool Jct. Schools.
    God Bless You All.


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