Darlene (Earl) Kucera (1935 - 2011)



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Omaha, Douglas County, NE United States
Cause of death: Natural

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Omaha, Douglas County, NE United States


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Parent: Royal Nace
Mother: Gertrude A Nace
Siblings: Starlene (Nace) Ziemer

Husband: George F Earl
Children with George: George M Earl, William R Earl, Robert S Earl, Brian K Earl, David B Earl Sr, and Vicki Lynn (Earl) Johnson

Children: Donald Kucera


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1935 - In the year that Darlene (Earl) Kucera was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1975 - At the age of 40 years old, Darlene was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

1977 - By the time she was 42 years old, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

1981 - By the time she was 46 years old, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

1997 - At the age of 62 years old, Darlene was alive when on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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Darlene Irene Kucera
November 12, 1935 - May 15, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha - Preceded by father: Royal; husband: Dana Kucera; son: George M. Earl; granddaughter: Tina Pacqua. Survived by Sons: Bill, Bob, & Brian Earl, Don Kucera; Daughter: Vicki Johnson; mother: Gertrude Nace; sister: Starlene Ziemer; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday ( 5/19/2011 ) at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
In Lieu of Flowers Memorials to American Cancer Society
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. 108th Chapel - 2727 N 108th Street - Omaha, NE - 496-9000

The family is in our hearts and prayers during this time of loss. Darlene's death was completely unexpected and we are still in shock. She looked great last summer when we saw her at the hospital after Vicki's transplant. She will be missed. Peace.

Posted by: Connie, Shannon, and Kylie Earl - grand daughters and their mom May 18, 2011

Dear Darlene
Star and I received the sad new yesterday from Bill.
It is hard to believe that you are gone but someday we will all meet in Heaven.
Starlene and I are going to miss our conversations on the phone.
I can see you when Brendon and Tyler were working in the flower garden and yard.
This is a very sad day for Starlene and I.
We all love you Darlene.
Thank you again for the beautiful mothers day card and cute get well card and

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Posted by: Gertrude Nace - Gresham, OR - Mother May 16, 2011

Dear Darlene
I cannot believe you are gone.
I and Mother are really going to miss our
Sunday night phone conversations.
I am glad I told you lately how much you have helped me get through the loss of Ron.
I am going to miss you giving me advice when I am so depressed and building me up
to face things.
Sorry we wasted all those lost years.
I will always think of you when I dress Lucy Goosey because of you is why I bought her.
I am

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Posted by: Star Ziemer - Portland, OR - Sister May 16, 2011

Bill, Karen and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are in our prayers,
Rick & Cathy

Posted by: Rick & Cathy Sekora - Grand Island, NE - Friend May 16, 2011


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