November 11, 2022

Darlene F. Holbert

Darlene F. Holbert

March 1, 1935 ~ November 10, 2022

Darlene Frances Holbert, 87, of Lincoln Nebraska, passed away peacefully on November 10 with her loving children by her side.

Darlene was born on March 01, 1935, to Emma Kolar and Clarence Hohensee in Western, Nebraska. Darlene married Elmer Holbert in 1952. They were blessed with 6 children, 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Darlene enjoyed life, was quick with a smile and her laugh was contagious. She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed traveling to see her kids. She loved planting flowers, bowling, reading, and watching husker football.

Darlene retired from the State of Nebraska, print shop in 2007.  She also enjoyed her years working as a waitress at the VFW and Holiday Inn.

She was preceded in death by her parents Emma and Clarence Hohensee; her sister Gladys (George) Purcell; her Grandson Michael Holbert, and her beloved dog Daisy.

Darlene is survived by her Brothers Allen (Sue) Hohensee, Jack (Sheryl) Hohensee; Children Rick (Sue) Holbert, Joe Holbert and special friend Kathy Maun, Larry (Theresa) Holbert, Terry Holbert and partner Alan LaVoie, Pam Holbert, and Vicki (Jimmy) Tohill; Grandchildren Vicki Becoat and Jim Bebow, Elizabeth (Ben) Markley, Michelle Reid, Jeff Holbert, Sarah Hicks and Kyle Merideth, Kaitlin Eversole and Alex Bender, Andrew (Whitney) Holbert and Brian (Kristin) Holbert as well numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Wyuka Funeral Home. Cremation was chosen. Colorful attire is requested, but not required. There will be a light reception in Wyuka’s “Garden Room” following services. Memorials may be made in care of family to be designated at a later date. The services will also be livestreamed on Wyuka’s YouTube channel and can be accessed HERE.


  1. What a wonderful woman. Darlene will be missed, by friends and family alike. It was a pleasure to know her!

  2. The stars will be twinkling tonight

    The skies will be glowing today

    The heavens will be happy

    Their favorite angle is on her way

    There’s no person in the world

    As loving and kind-hearted as you

    Ma, I promise

    I’ll grow up to be one too

    RIP my dear sweet mother

    I will always love you

  3. It always made my day when I was able to spend time with Darlene. She made me smile and laugh. I am truly lucky and blessed to have met her. She definitely will be missed. Prayers and love to her family.

  4. So sorry for your loss
    What a sweet sweet lady!! I lived across the street from Darlene it was always a pleasure to visit with her. she would enjoy watching the kids on the block run up and down the street included my daughter Jamie and now my granddaughter Paislee. She was there when I moved in in 1998 and I think there is maybe 3 others that are still there


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