Dorothy Ekblad
Dorothy Ekblad
  • July 28, 1926 - November 14, 2017
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

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Dorothy E. Ekblad

July 28, 2026 – November 14, 2017

Dorothy E. Ekblad, the sixth child of seven children born to Emanuel and Matilda Ekblad, passed away in Lincoln on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the age of 91. Dorothy was a career nurse and worked for many years at both Bryan Health and the Veterans Hospital in Lincoln. She loved all sports, but especially women’s sports, and also loved photography and travel. She is also a well-known athlete with the State Cornhusker Games and won 4 gold medals in the 2017 Cornhusker Games. She was a lifetime member of First Lutheran Church in Lincoln and an active member of Norden Club, a Scandinavian Heritage organization.

She is survived by nieces Linda Cleveland Morton (and Bob), Diana Hush Gregory (and Steve), Patsy Cleveland Martin (and Ron), Susan Hush Rehnberg (and Peter), Stacy Cushing McClure (and Brian); and Carol Ekblad Hayes (and Rich) as well as nephews Doug Cushing (and Mary) and Tom Hush. She also has 7 great-nieces and 5 great-nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21 at First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68506. Memorial can be directed for First Lutheran Church or the Norden Club Foundation.