January 29, 2021

Jeanne Louise Powell

April 30, 1931 – January 27, 2021

Jeanne Louise (Dalgas) Powell, 89, formerly of Lincoln, passed away January 27th, 2021 at Hillcrest Silver Ridge in Gretna, NE. Jeanne was born in Grand Island, April 30, 1931, to Ernest Dalgas and Alma (Sieber) Dalgas. After graduating from Grand Island Senior High School in 1949 she attended Doane College in Crete, NE. She worked in real estate and insurance with her husband in Falls City, NE where she raised her three children. Following a move to Lincoln, Jeanne worked 30 years as Property Manager for Kingery Construction where she made many dear friends.  She and her husband also were small business owners, owning and operating 1st Avenue Bar and Grill in Lincoln and Walt’s Casino Bus Tours.   An avid artist, musician and dachshund lover, Jeanne was also active in PEO, serving as president.  Jeanne loved to read and keep up on current events.

Jeanne is preceded in death by husband, Walter Powell; brother, Verne (Betty Jo) Dalgas; and sister, Lila (Les) Engel. She is survived by daughter, Sondra (Alan) Stoltenberg, Gretna, NE; son, Ward H (Cheryl) Reesman III, Omaha, NE; and daughter, Robyn (Scott) Ecklund, Tulsa, OK. Jeanne has 12 grandchildren, Sam Stoltenberg, Phoenix, AZ; Tim Stoltenberg, St. Augustine, FL; Mick Stoltenberg, Omaha; Sally Stoltenberg, Gretna; Ward Reesman IV, Clemson, SC; Eryn Reesman, Omaha; Chantel (Collin)Tuohy, Eden, Britt, Elise, Elijah, Gabriel Ecklund, all of Tulsa, OK.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hillcrest Hospice and Hillcrest Silver Ridge, especially the staff in the Memory Cottages, for the loving care they provided to Jeanne and her family.

Services are not currently planned and the family requests no flowers or memorials. Condolences may be expressed through Wyuka Funeral Home at

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


  1. We’re sorry for your loss. Aunt Jean will be missed by all. Wish we could be there with you but know your all in our hearts.

    Barry and Jody Engel

  2. Our thoughts and prayers to you and all your family. Peace be with you!

  3. So sorry to hear of Jeanne’s passing. I think she was a friend to everyone she met – always so cheerful and willing to help anyone in need. She will be missed.

  4. So sorry for your loss. I had not seen her for many many years, probably 19 or 20 the last time, but fondly remember how she always made me feel special. Really really neat gal!

    • A great woman she was and I will treasure the fact that she called me friend. RIP Jeanne and say hi to Wally for us.

  5. Thinking of you in your time of loss.
    May you find peace in the happiness of your memories.

    • I am deeply sorry for your loss, many thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  6. Wishing you peace in your time of sorrow and joy in the memories you share.

  7. Didi and I send our deepest condolences to the entire family. Jeanne was, without a doubt, an exceptional lady. I will always remember her for her grace and warmth. God bless.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Prayers for all of you.

  9. To the Dalgas, Reesman and Engel families condolences from the J. Wolken family.

  10. We have many fond memories of our mom Jeanne and your mom. However, I did not remember that she loved dachshunds! The Giles family has loved many dachshunds over the years and currently has three. Our prayers and sympathy are with all of you. Love, the Giles girls and families
    (Dick and Jennifer James, Mark and Julie Hopp, and Russ and Janine McClintock)

  11. Jeanne was my sister-in-law and a GREAT ONE at that. I always enjoyed her and Walter visiting Kansas City and all the fun we had. She will be greatly missed. What a wonderful lady. My heart and prayers go out to her family. May she paint, play music and love on her dogs forever !


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