July 5, 2024

Vicki Ann Schurman

On Monday, August 20, 1962, Janet and Ray Ritterling welcomed a precious daughter, Vicki Ann, into their lives. On July 4, 2024, she went to be with God in her heavenly home.

Vicki was raised on a farm outside of Byron, NE with her sister, Shari. She loved the farm. She was always figuring out how she could jump from one place to another without getting hurt – didn’t always work out for her, but no one could tame her brave spirit! She had a deep love for all animals, but especially her pets; a dog named Tinker, several cats (Snow Ball was her first, but all were invited for mud pies and water baptisms), a rooster named Lucy (who tortured big sister), and a calf named Trouble.

Vicki was baptized at St. John’s Church and confirmed at St Paul Lutheran Church in Byron.

Vicki attended Byron School. During her school days, she enjoyed playing volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading.

Vicki attended Central Technical Community College in Hastings, NE. She also had a real estate license in Lincoln.

Vicki worked at the ASCS office in Hebron before moving to Lincoln where she was a Director for the USDA Rural Development State Office.

Vicki married her soulmate, Lynn W. Schurman, on May 3, 2008. They enjoyed many happy years together. After retiring, they dreamed of traveling the world together. They got to enjoy several domestic and foreign travel dreams. Lynn passed away May 26, 2023, and her heart was broken. What a joy to have felt such deep love for one another!

Although Vicki and Lynn never had children, they had pets they deeply loved and cared for – Brie (cat), Charlie (dog), Elmo (cat).

Vicki was thrilled when she became an aunt four times – Brittney, Corbin, Carrigan and Adley. She loved them dearly. She got to meet her grandnephew, Noah Alan, before her passing. She was a fun-loving Aunt.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Wayne Schurman; her parents, Raymond and Janet Ritterling; as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Vicki is survived by her loving sister and friend, Shari Lawton (Steven) of Six Mile, SC, Brittney Becker (Kyle and baby Noah) of Annville, PA, Corbin Lawton (Robin) of Houston, TX, Carrigan Lawton of Six Mile, SC, and Adley Lawton of Six Mile, SC.

Before Vicki passed, she recounted happy, loving, and fun times she lived. She said, “I’ve been blessed!” The family of Vicki wants to thank family, friends, neighbors, work associates, and Horisun Hospice for the love and kindness they have shown her.

When you think of Vicki, “smile and remember the good times!”

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 12, 2024, at 11 AM, at Sheridan Lutheran Church, 6955 Old Cheney Road. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be donated to The Capital Humane Society or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  1. Sympathies to Shari and Families on Vicki’s passing. I have been blessed to be part of Vicki’s life. We spent many years as co-workers in Lincoln at Rural Development. Such fun times and memories in worklife, her single life, purchasing her first home; meeting, marrying Lynn and their wonderful life together. Joy in hearing all about her beloved parents, sister, nephew and nieces. Those memories are cherished. God Bless!

    Valora Brandt

  2. I hardly know what to say. Vicky and I were friends for many years and when I moved to Oklahoma, we lost touch. I loved her like a sister. I know she will be missed by anyone who loved her.

  3. Vicki had a lof of fun her Senior year in High School. I met her that year as a teacher at Byron. Always smiling and a devilish look in her eye, although the boys could torment her with lots of teasing. R.I.P.

  4. Vicki was a coworker of mine in the USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT State Office in Lincoln. She was an excellent employee and her ever present smile was contagious. My condolences to the family..
    Lee Sander

  5. Vicki was amazing teammate, scoolmate , mentor , friend and neighbor we have many great memories of growing up together on the farm. We especially loved going to the Dealer swimming pool!!! What a beautiful soul. Heaven gained an angel….

  6. Prayers, hugs, and sympathy for the family. Vicki and I were coworkers in neighboring states. She was a joy to be around. We had many conversations over the years on work and life. I always appreciated our time spent together at trainings over the years. There was never a dull moment. She was a great person who always cared about others and she had compassion. I will miss her!


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