The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) flag will be lowered Tuesday, December 6, 2016, in memory of UNO retiree Loree Lynn (Gerdes) Bykerk.
Loree passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016, and was 69 years old at the time of her death. An obituary was published in the Omaha World-Herald, and includes service arrangements.
While at UNO, Loree taught Political Science for more than 32 years. She retired in 2013, and was the chair of the Political Science department. Loree’s daughter Jean works at UNO in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Loree is survived by her husband, Cecil Bykerk of Omaha, and her daughters, Andrea Christopherson and Jean Gutheil-Bykerk. Our thoughts and condolences are with Loree’s loved ones during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Loree Bykerk Scholarship Fund for UNO Political Science students at the University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508.