The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) flag will be lowered on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in memory of UNO student Arlene Steier.
Arlene tragically passed away, along with her husband, during an aviation accident in May of 2018. She was 61 at the time of her death.
Arlene was a 2015 graduate of the UNO Aviation Institute and was a big aviation advocate through and through. Already having a pilot’s license, she returned to college after raising her four children; excited about expanding her aviation knowledge through the Aviation Institute. While at UNO, Arlene was involved with Women in Aviation and several other organizations.
Getting young students involved in aviation and serving the aviation community were both great passions for Arlene. She was an FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Rep. and served as a FAAST Lead Rep. In February of 2018, Arlene was appointed to the Nebraska Aeronautics Commission Board by Governor Pete Ricketts.
Dave & Arlene are survived by their children, David N. (Carly) Steier, Katlin (Chris) Svendsen, M. John (Rachel) Steier, Lauren (Matt) Miltenberger; grandchildren, Lucas and Neil Svendsen, Charlotte and Benjamin Steier; Parents, Shirley M. Kemp, Maurice J. and Marian R. Steier. David is also survived by six brothers and one sister; Arlene is survived by one sister and was preceded in death by her father, Barrett M. Kemp and brother, Michael Kemp.
Gifts in memory of the Steiers can be made to the UNF – Aviation Institute Fund at UNO.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the Steier’s loved ones during this difficult time.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.