Theye 67 of Lincoln, NE passed away in his home after a courageous battle with
ALS on January 5, 2018.
born to Clarence and Trientje “Tena” Theye in Odell, Nebraska on September 7,
1950. He was a graduate of Odell
High School, then attended the University of Nebraska School of Technical
Agriculture, Curtis, Nebraska.
in the military, he continued to work at Campbell’s Nurseries, in Lincoln
Nebraska, since 1970 as a Landscape Designer/Manager.
Through his years of work he touched the lives of many people designing
and planting their outdoor spaces.
Dennis was a
wonderful and simple man. He was
very devoted to his wife, parents, and all family members.
He treasured time spent with them, especially his grandchildren.
spending time at his lakeside camper with family and friends fishing and having
to play baseball and continued to play until he could no longer swing his bat.
Dennis started playing little league baseball at Lone Elm in Kansas.
He continued to play Legion baseball in Odell and Wymore, Nebraska.
He played adult baseball and fast pitch ball in the Lincoln and Omaha
area for many years. He
participated with the “Theye family” softball teams.
Dennis was a recipient of the “Dennis Harvey Sportsmanship” award for his
perfect balance of sportsmanship and competition.
He played in All Star games through the Men’s Adult Baseball league.
Since 2004, he participated in the Adult
Men Baseball National Championship tournaments held yearly in Phoenix, Arizona
where he played with a team out of San Diego, California.
Dennis was a
man of strong faith. He is a member
of the College View Seventh Day Adventist church where he served as one of the
include wife Jody Jameson-Theye of Lincoln, Daughters Kristi Allen & fiancé’ Art
Wright of Lincoln, Trisha (John) Grimm of Portland, TX, Erika Hull & fiancé’
Aaron Ridgley of Lincoln, Eugena (Randy) Hasbrouck of Milford, 1/.ol
grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, mother, Trientje “Tena” Theye, sisters
Joyce Craig, Norma Kissack, Donna (Gene) Saathoff, brother Daylon (Kay) Theye,
and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by Father, Clarence Theye, brothers-in-laws Art “Butch”
Craig and Jack Kissack.
will be: Thursday 9-9 and w/ family 6-8pm at funeral home, Friday 1 hour before
service at church.
be Friday at St. Paul United Methodist Church,
1144 M St. at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be at Immanuel Stateline
Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wymore, NE, Friday at 3:00p.m.
Memorials are suggested to:
Lincoln Parks and Recreational Foundation-Memorial Trees for the City
Parks and University of Nebraska Foundation-Student-Athlete Baseball Support,
Rev. David Lux and Pastor Terry Bock