Corene “Cork” E. Hertzel

July 23, 1939 - January 19, 2022

Corene “Cork” E. Hertzel, 82, of Lincoln passed away January 19, 2022. Born July 23, 1939, in South Bend, NE to Bert and Lavina (Calder) Winget.

Cork managed Goodrich Dairy and bartended at Arnold’s Tavern.

Family members include her daughters Barbara “Bobi” LoBrillo, Lincoln and Brenda (Jeff) Line, Pennsylvania; son Roger (Heather) Hertzel II, Lincoln; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; sister Lanora (Monte) Laws, Pleasant Dale; brother Shorty (Joanne) Winget, Salt Lake City, UT; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Roger Hertzel, son Al “Vito” LoBrillo, sister Betty Forman, and brother Bill Winget.

Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m. Saturday (2-12-22) Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ Street.

Memorials to the family for future designation.

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Memorial Service

Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel

4300 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-1225

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February 19, 2022

JR & Bobi, there’s nothing we can say or do to make the pain and emptiness in your heart’s go away! We just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you..

– Uncle Bob, Michelle and David
February 12, 2022

Cork was my neighbor for many years. She was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. I will always cherish the memories I have of her.

– Darlene
February 7, 2022

I’m going to miss seeing you at the store. Rest in peace my friend.

– Vickie
February 6, 2022

Aunt cork was like no other Aunt in the word. She was strong, fearless, and independent. She had an energy about her that made you feel welcomed. She always had great advice, and would always lend an ear to listen. She never judged anyone, and made you feel you could trust her with every secret. She has the biggest heart, brightest smile, and best laugh. You will be missed. I love you

– Katie Jo
February 4, 2022

Cork and me are neighbors for more than 20 years. She is always nice to me and shared her newspaper with me. Every day we say hello to each other and make sure things are going smooth. Shared views and political/social issues.

– Sarma
February 2, 2022

Cork and I were like sisters for almost 40 years. I have so many wonderful memories of the time we got to spend together. We talked on the phone every day and saw each other at least once a week. It is so hard not picking up the phone to call her every morning to work the puzzles in the paper together and have our morning coffee over the phone. I am going to miss her terribly. My heart goes out to all of her family.

– Sue Marlow
January 25, 2022

I am going to miss you my Mama C. I hope you are soaring with the angels. I love you..

– Pierre
January 23, 2022

Lanora, I do not know if you remember me, but I used to live across the alley from you in Havelock (Sheryl Wilson) and over one house. We used to play a lot. Ironically I was thinking of you and Corene the other day-even though I have not seen either of you since I was 9 when we moved to a farm near Malcolm. When I was about 7, Corene gave me a ride on her bike. As we turned the corner in front of your house, I tucked my foot in and got it caught in the spokes. The spokes cut my skin down to the ankle bone. I am sure I was pretty dramatic. Corene just scooped me up in her arms and carried me home. Even though it has been over 60 years, I still remember her arms around me. I peruse the obituaries because I do not get the paper. When I saw “Corene” I was sure that was the one. She still had facial features similar to what I remembered of her when she was a teenager. I also was not surprised at her jobs because I remember her as a caring, take-charge type of woman (even as a teenager). My sympathies to the family. I know it is tough to lose a mom, grandparent, or sibling. Lanora, I will try to get a card to you. I would love to catch up. I actually live in Milford, but I used to live in the Pleasant Dale area and all of my kids live on the farm near Pleasant Dale on which they grew up.

– Sheryl (Wilson) Piening Keller
January 22, 2022

Roger I’m so sorry for your loss. Corky and I shared a lot of good times including going to Greenwood to get a kitten for me. That kitten wouldn’t be quiet all the way home (to Havelock) so I named it “Corky”. 🙂 I’ll never forget the good times! Thinking of you, Roger, at this time.

– Peggy Deuel
January 21, 2022

I loved our many trips out to Lincoln to visit the family and when Aunt Cork would bring out her button jar. She would tell me about how she had Elvis Presley button in that jar. I will miss her sending my love to all of you Bobi, Brenda and Roger.

– Dawn Winget Shireman
January 21, 2022

Corky was one of my Mom’s closest friends and like family to me growing up. She was always there to give a smile or some encouragement – or some sass if I needed it. 🙂 I remember playing Pac-Man and Ladybug in her recreation room, or hanging out with her youngest son listening to rock-n-roll music on a boombox – ha! She was my manager when I worked at Goodrich as a teenager and even babysat my youngest son when he was just two months old. When my firstborn son passed away, she made a beautifully framed photo with some of the funerary flowers from the casket as a keepsake for me. Her sweet and simple gesture nearly 27 years ago still hangs on my family wall and I will cherish her gift forever. I will miss her all the rest of my days, and am thankful that I got to be a part of her life – It was my great honor to know and love her.

– Love always, Sandi Marlow-Lambert

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