July 25, 2015

Mary Kay Kreikemeier

Kreikemeier croppedMary Kay Kreikemeier age 51 of Lincoln, passed away July 25, 2015.  She was born May 11, 1964 in Omaha to Robert and JoAnn (Pospishil) Pechar.  Mary was a 1985 graduate of UNL with a bachelor of science degree in education and in 1998 she received her masters degree in education from Ohio University.  She was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church and was a Peace Corp member in Tunisia from 1986-1988.  Mary Kay and Mike were married in Omaha on April 6, 1991.  She was a stay at home mom for their 4 children from 1997 until 2005 when she returned to teaching for Lincoln Public Schools.

Survivors include her husband, Mike; children, Alec, Chloe, Elise and Liam all of Lincoln.  Her mother, JoAnn Pechar of Bellevue; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Greg and Shelley, Mike and Shannon, Rob and Patty, Mark and Jen all of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Pechar and mother-in-law, Joyce Kreikemeier.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Lincoln.  A rosary vigil service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 28th at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church.

Visitation will be  at Wyuka Funeral Home on Monday, July 27th from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, July 28th from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.  Additional visitation will be held at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 P.M.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to the St. Teresa’s Building fund in memory of Mary Kay.


  1. Mike & Family,
    My heart feels heavy thinking of you and your children. Mary was a special patient of mine. I thought that we just clicked and could talk about almost anything. She was always so positive. I will miss her very much too. May God be with you and give you peace at this time. Mike, you are a wonderful person and I am sure that Mary will be very proud of watching you continue to raise your children. She will always be near. Kim

  2. Mike and Family,
    It’s never easy to say goodbye to someone who you all love so dearly. Remember the great times you all had together as they will stay with you forever. Mary Kay was truly a beautiful person and gave to so many people. She will be with us all as she is a special angel in heaven. Prayers to you all to get through these most difficult days ahead but just remember the good things as it will make things easier.
    God Bless

  3. I only knew Mary Kay for 6 years, she was an awesome person, full of smiles inside and out, so vibrant. Heaven gained a special angel. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and in the days to come.

    Jackie Uhri

  4. Mike,Alec,Chloe,Elise, and Liam,
    My deepest sympathy to you. I have some wonderful memories of your mom helping out in the Kindergarten classroom while you kids were my students. Your mom was so neat and orderly,creative, fun-loving,and full of spirit. I remember the creative snacks your mother would prepare for the class( phone number sugar cookies, pretzels, home- made applesauce). She was a big help to me as I started my teaching career. She seemed to enjoy making crafts with your class(walnut baby Jesus ornament, corn craft, lion and lambs out of yogurt lids). Your mom has touched many lives. Prayers for strength, comfort and healing in the days ahead. God Bless you and let perpetual light shine upon her. God Bless

  5. Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family, Mary Kay was a strong and uplifting person. She was always there with a smile and helping hand. She was a true treasure and will be forever missed.

  6. Mike, Alec, Chloe, Elise, & Liam,
    We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your wife and mother, Mary Kay. I know there is little that can be said or written to lighten your hearts in this your moments of sadness. We can only give assurance of the shared love and concern we hold for all of you. We will continue to pray for you and Mary Kay and ask God to find that very special place for which she is so very deserving. Love, Uncle John & Aunt Jean

  7. We are saddened to hear of Mary Kay’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Mike and the Kids. The neighborhood will miss her smile and greetings.

  8. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I only knew Mary Kay from softball games years ago. Chloe and my daughter played together. I so enjoyed Mary Kay. She was such a special person. She was so funny, she would have me laughing so hard. God bless you all and know she is with you always.
    Kathy Anderson

  9. Mike and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Miss Pechar was my daughter’s 5th grade teacher at Randolph Elementary School about 25 years ago. Lynn was so excited about how she had the desks set up – like continents. Plus she had such a cool jacket – one with all the continents on it. Miss Pechar made learning exciting and challenging for her students. Then later in the spring of that year she got married and became Mrs. Kreikemeier. What made this so special was how she included her students in the special occasion. She showed the class the video of the wedding and even brought them some wedding cake. The influence your Wife, Mom, Daughter had on my daughter lasts until this day. She is a creative and caring teacher of 7th graders. You may have guessed by now what subject matter she teaches – world history! Bless your family as you miss a special lady in your lives. Our sympathies to you all. Becky Martin

  11. My deepest sympathies to family of Mary Kay Kreikemeier. She was also my 5th grade teacher at Randolph around 26 years ago (I believe Lynn and I were classmates). I also vividly remember her arranging the desks like continents. She was my favorite teacher at Randolph and was a wonderful and caring person. She excelled at being able to connect with, and engage everyone in the room. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. I loved Mrs. K she was the only reason I ever wanted to go to school. When I found out she passed I was devastated. I cried for 2 days non stop! She introduced me to several different genres of book, and gave me life lessons she was and will still be my favorite teacher!!!!
    Love you Mrs. K!!!!<3


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