November 24, 2020

Michael DeKalb

Michael DeKalb passed away on November 21st at the age of 74. Mike was a veteran of the US Army and worked for the City of Lincoln as a city/county planner for 36 years.  In retirement he continued to serve the community including serving as president of the University Place Community Organization and helped produce their annual Easter Egg hunt for five years.  He worked as chair of the StarTran advisory board and was a board member of The Friends of White Hall Mansion.  He was a member in good standing of the Camp Creek Thrashers.  He had just been elected for a third term as director of the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Board.

There will not be a funeral service at this time, but the family is planning a celebration of his life next year. 

He is survived by his wife Donna DeKalb, his siblings Denny Embree, Stephen DeKalb and Meredith Johnson, son Chris DeKalb, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Stephen Poyer and grand-daughter Tess Poyer.

Memorials to the family for a later designation in care of Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, Lincoln, 68510


  1. Very sorry to read of Mike’s passing. I worked with Mike on some commercial projects and non-profit groups. He was always a friendly professional guy. He will be missed. Rest in Peace, Mike.

  2. Mike always had a smile on his face and was such a caring person. He would always have a positive attitude and was well regarded when dealing with any Lancaster County agency. Sorry to hear of his passing.

  3. I had the priveledge of knowing Mike when I worked for the City. He was a true public servant and worked hard to not only enhance the City and County but to also protect and improve our environment. He touched many people and will be missed.

  4. I worked with Mike during the Wesely administration – City of Lincoln. I always enjoyed my interactions with Mike because of his positive attitude and sense of humor. He was a dedicated and hard working City employee who served his community well.

    Rest in peace, Mike.

  5. Sending love from the Clinton Neighborhood. Mike was a great man that had so much pride in his neighborhood. I am honored to say I knew him. Thank you for letting us know him.


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