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Don Gilbert Thober, 68, of Lincoln, died on March 2, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born July 8, 1950 in Beatrice, Neb. He began his career in 1974 for the US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, where he worked until his retirement in 2007.

Don is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ann (Hagan) Thober, of Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law Jody and Craig Hanson, of Chaska, Minn.; daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Erik Bjornson, of Jordan, MN; son and daughter-in-law Ben and Carrie Thober, of Omaha,; grandchildren Ashlyn, Samuel, Emily, and Caleb Hanson, Hadley and Malia Bjornson, Jack, Owen, Eliza, and Emery Thober; mother-in-law Betty Hagan, of Lincoln; sisters Judy Barnard, Jeanette Thober, and Sharon (Bill) Kipf, and brother Brad, all of Beatrice; brothers- and sisters-in-law Ron and Judy Hagan, Janet and Bob Dyer, Lynn and Justy Hagan; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert Thober and Leslie Thober; father-in-law Lloyd Hagan; and brother-in-law Kent Barnard.

Celebration of Life service 11:30 a.m., Thursday (3-7-19) at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE. Public Visitation with family greeting friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday (3-6-19) at Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Dr., Lincoln. Burial will be 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 7, at Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice, Neb.

Memorial contributions may be directed towards St. Mark's United Methodist Church or to the Heartland Cancer Foundation, www.heartlandcancerfoundation.org. Condolences online at Roper and Sons.com.

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