February 28, 2023

Rebecca “Becky” Stefanski

August 26, 1977 – February 27, 2023

Rebecca (Becky) Stefanski, 45, passed away at Brian East Hospital in Lincoln Nebraska on Feburary 27, 2023 surrounded by friends and family.

Becky is survived by her father, Patrick Gaydusek, her siblings, Stacey, Christina, Danielle, Timothy, and Andrew, her husband Matt, and her children Skyler and Katie. She is predeceased by her mother, Betty Gaydusek.

Becky was born in Silena Kansas to parents Patrick and Betty Gaydusek on August 26th, 1977. She went on to marry the love of her life Matthew Stefanski on July 5th, 1997 with whom she had two beautiful children, Skyler and Katie. Becky then went on to receive her bachelors and masters from the University of Nebraska Lincoln after which she ran a successful private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist, providing care for many people within the Lincoln area.

Becky was a loving mother and wife who truly tried to leave everything better than she found it. She was devoted to helping her community become a better place through her work as a mental health practioner, helping people find their voice and aiding them to be the best versions of themselves.

A funeral service will be held on March 4th, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home in Lincoln, Nebraska. Visitation one hour before service. Donations to the family can be made at


  1. Becky was my brothers only therapist he ever connected with she actually reminded us of a kind loving mother figure 15 years later we don’t know how to say goodbye we decided when she first got sick goodbye was a word we were not ready to say a word so permanent
    So we changed ending sessions with we love you and will talk again
    My brother is not in the best health and this was supposed to be the other way around Becky and Matt coming to his going home celebration I guess the big guy had other plans
    Becky you will always be a part of us and we will always love you thank you for helping to keep Dan here with me for so long now when he gets to where you are I know you will take care of him until my time comes fly high sweet friend

  2. Becky helped me through some tough stuff. God be with her, all of you. She always ended our visits with, “take good care. “

    • It’s been 1 year and Becky would be proud to k own I kept my promise to keep Dan going he has good days and bad day we miss you very much
      Would give anything to hear your silly voice again to hear. You laugh at dan”s jokes to watch you make him smile. You were the best therapist anyone could have ever asked for in such an absolutely wonderful woman and friend to know. today. I know my heart as well as Dan’s. Are with you, Matt. Skyler and Katie, we want you all to know that as you know, your mother and your wife, was a wonderful, wonderful woman she was loved by many, and she is still missed by many. We pray today is not too tough on you all. And that we are all able to find peace.
      May the lord bless and keep you

  3. Stefanski Family,

    It will come to no surprise to you that Becky was the most amazing person ever to know and love. I got the absolute privilege to meet her during the MFT program a long time ago. I was a year behind her, but I always looked forward to seeing her in the clinic and we had a class together also. I saw her occasionally after we graduated and she always made me feel like it hadn’t been months or years since I saw her last. I will never ever forget her smile and caring personality.

    Your words that she always left everything and everyone better than she found it truly captured who she was. I will miss her so much. I wanted to attend her funeral but covid kept me in bed this week. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. All she was will live on in all of you.

    Thank you for sharing Becky with all who needed her.

    With love,
    Melissa Zephier Olson

  4. Becky has been in my thoughts all year long. Missed very much. You kids had a very special Mom. Likewise, Matt, a wonderful wife. They say, “Time Heals. “. She is with God. What a wonderful servant, HE has.


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