Ford, Earl E.


Earl E. Ford, 82, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully at home June 30, 2017. He was born May 22, 1935 in Omaha, NE to George & Martha (Carpenter) Ford.

Earl graduated from Waverly High School, Waverly, NE in 1953. He worked 44 years for Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad in the Signal Department. He served 5 years on a Y-Pal Committee to establish Big Brothers-Big Sisters in Lincoln. Member of Camp Creek Threshers since 2004, displaying railroad items and artifacts in the depot at Camp Creek. Active member of Unity Lincoln where he attended church.

Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Patricia and Yvonne.

Survived by brothers, Jerry & Dennis Ford; sons, Jory & Mark Ford; daughters, Lea Ann Smith & Wendy Blake; wife of 30 years, Merry Ford and blended family members, Christopher Holt, Alysha Holt (preceded in death) & Amber Ott; numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Earl’s Life will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln 68510.

At the request of the Ford family, there will be no public viewing/visitation. Earl’s wishes were for cremation. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials are suggested to Unity Lincoln Church Building Fund or LARHS Building Fund.

Guestbook for Ford, Earl E.

2:15PM Jul 13th, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Earl will be missed.
Dave and Deb Zucker (Deshler, NE)
12:27PM Jul 5th, 2017
Earl was the first person to greet me at Unity Church after my wife made her transition Earl's love and kindness and talks, bonded us in such a loving way, only one who understood the love of Christ could have reached me this deeply. This beautiful soul the last time we meant only had to say a few words to each other as we looked into each others eyes the words we needed to say were expressed an understood. I will always know Earls love and what a blessing God arranged in my meeting Earl.
4:45AM Jul 5th, 2017
Lea Ann, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam Retzlaff (Taunton, MA)
9:48AM Jul 2nd, 2017
So sorry for your loss Lea Ann, kids and family.
Marci & Scott Craig (Lincoln, NE)
9:07PM Jul 1st, 2017
A wonderful grandpa and great-grandfather. He will be missed and never forgotten.
James Dobbins (Eagle, NE)

Guestbook Entry

Your First Name:
Your Last Name:
Your City:
Your State: