In Memoriam: Protodeacon Edwin Aasen

LINCOLN, NE [DOM Communications] – Protodeacon Edwin K. Aasen, Jr., 83, fell asleep in the Lord on May 23, 2021, in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Born on November 13, 1937 in Vermillion, SD, to Edwin K. and Virginia (Carter) Aasen, Sr.  Edwin was very active in his Church serving as Protodeacon for over 30 years. Edwin was a founding member of St Vincent of Lerins Antiochian Orthodox Church in Omaha, NE where he served as their first Deacon. Later he and his wife relocated to Lincoln, NE where he served as the Deacon at St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church. Fr. Edwin was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He retired from University of Nebraska Omaha where he was the Director of Administrative Computer Services.

Family members include his wife of 56 years Doreen; children Edwin (Serena) Aasen, III, of Lincoln; Kathryn Aasen, of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Veronica, Hannah, Kenslee, and Ellie; great-grandchildren Micah, Makenzie and Malachi; brothers Robert (Gini) and Michael (LuAnn); brother in law Dale Pflaum; Preceded in death by his parents, sister Suzanne Pflaum and infant brother, Gary.

Funeral Service to be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2021, at the St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church, 2800 Holdrege St, Lincoln, NE 68503. Fr. James Dank officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Roper and Sons Funeral Home-Midtown Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.  There will be a Memorial service beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Memorials may be given to St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church, 2800 Holdrege St, Lincoln, NE 68503

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May Protodeacon Edwin’s memory be eternal.

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