In Memory

John Ayers

John P. Ayers, 56, of Lincoln, died Friday, September 23, 2016, at his home with family and friends by his side. He was born in Fairbury on July 1, 1960 to Ivan and Loretta (Culp) Ayers. John was a 1978 graduate of Fairbury High School. He received his master's degree in public administration from UNO.

He joined the Nebraska Army National Guard in 1982, where he served on active duty for over 26 years. He was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Five through his 34 years of service. He served tours in Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait. He received numerous military awards, including; the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals. He was a member of V.F.W. Post #3606, CVMA and an active mentor in the TeamMates program.

He enjoyed time with his family and friends. His hobbies included hunting, motorcycles and model trains. He was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church.

Survived by his wife, Tami Ayers of Lincoln; son and daughter-in-law, John F. and Amber Ayers of Hickman; daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Cody Chambers of Bennet; daughter, Mollie Ayers of Lincoln; grandchildren, Allie, Aizlyn, Jaxson, Callen, Delilah and Preslee; parents, Ivan and Loretta Ayers of Fairbury; siblings, Chris Robinson, Fred Ayers, Cheri (Mike) Williams and Jeri (Dennis) Stafford; mother-in-law, Sandy Czaplewski of Lincoln; numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends.

Visitation: 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, with family greeting friends 5 -7 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home 6800 S. 14th St. Service: 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 28, at Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St. Interment with military honors following the service at Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to V.F.W. Post #3606, TeamMates of Lincoln, American Cancer Society or Christ Lutheran Church of Lincoln. Condolences

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09/24/16 09:18 AM #1    

Doug "Sarge" Klaumann

We love you Chief.

09/24/16 03:41 PM #2    

Terry Messing

John/Chief Ayers... going to miss your humor... Love you MAN!!!

09/24/16 04:13 PM #3    

Leona Roland (Eimandoust)

Dear John's Family:

You and your family/friends are in our hearts and prayers.  Please know that John will be missed by many, however, by you most.

John was a wonderful person with a loving and caring heart.  His life has touched more people than anyone will ever know - John was a kind and generous person with a heart of gold!

My wish for John's family and close friends is that they will find comfort from each other, and live their lives as if simulating John's traits.  Acts of kindness, generous, and hopefulness will always grant you some comfort, hope, and peace within you.

May God be with each of you, and please live your life in a way that would make John proud.



Leona (Roland) Eimandoust

09/24/16 10:21 PM #4    

Lane Junker


















09/28/16 08:00 AM #5    

Matt Jarchow

Love ya Brother! Till we meet again!


09/29/16 09:47 AM #6    

Julie Grammer (Siefers)

My thoughts and prayers to the family of John, and to all those who loved him.  May God bring you peace and comfort, and you find happiness in the memories.

09/29/16 04:21 PM #7    

Krystal Kendall (Barr)

Stuart Scott, ESPN anchor said it well, "“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” beat cancer.  You are an inspiration.

10/08/16 07:26 PM #8    

Christina Hull (Phillips)

Rest in peace sir. You will be vary missed.

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