October 29, 2020

Gene R. Sehnert

On 10/28/20,  Gene Sehnert, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at age 91.

Gene was born on Sept. 14, 1929 in Dorchester, NE to Henry and Vera Sehnert. He was inducted into the Armed Forces on 12/1/1950 and was honorably discharged from the Army on 3/27/1957.  On July 19, 1953, he married Marilynn Hayes and they  were married for 67 years. They raised a daughter Jackie, and a son Tod. 

Gene owned and operated Sehnert Welding in Lincoln, NE for 44 years. He had a mechanical mind and could fix or build anything he put his mind to.  Gene was quick to help his neighbors, friends, and family with projects. He had a passion for the outdoors.  He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and driving country roads.

He is survived by his wife Marilynn, his two children, daughter Jackie (Tom) Lawrence, and son Tod (Deb)  Sehnert. His brother Jim, 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A private celebration of Gene’s life  will be held at a later date.


  1. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. When I was growing up he was like a second Dad. One of my favorite memories was when he introduced me to Rocky Mountain oysters. Rest in peace.

  2. Tod and Deb,

    Our sympathy during these difficult times.

    Gary and Meldene

  3. Tod and family,

    Sorry to hear that Gene had passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. God Bless you all! Take care in knowing he will always be with you.

  5. Gene was my uncle. My sympathies to my Aunt Marilynn, cousins Jackie and Tod and their families. Uncle Gene was always a part of my holiday memories as a child. We spent every Thanksgiving and Christmas at either our house or theirs. Good memories. If you had a mechanical issue with a car and you needed honest and professional advice, Uncle Gene was your man. He also played a role at our wedding reception by serving as our bartender. That is a special memory I will always look back on and smile. He is fondly remembered.

  6. My thoughts are with you, Marilynn. Gene certainly was one reason our lake golf cart kept running! Al enjoyed – and benefited – from Gene’s work and advice. Take care, Phyllis


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