Darrell L. Getzfred

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Darrell L. Getzfred, 62, of Lincoln, and formerly of Elgin, passed away Monday, April 10, 2023, at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln.

 A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2023, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with the Rev. Steven Boes officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. 

Visitation and a celebration of his life was held Sunday night at the church followed by a wake service.

Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Catholic Church or Pope John Central Catholic High School in Elgin. Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.


Darrell L. Getzfred, son of Ralph and Irene (Reicks) Getzfred, was born October 16, 1960, at Antelope Memorial in Neligh, Neb. Darrell was baptized, received first communion, and was confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church. He attended St. Boniface and Pope John schools, graduating high school in 1979. While in the 6th grade, he started working at Ray’s Superette and continued there until he bought the store in 1993 and renamed it Getz’ Grocery. He sold the store in 2006 and worked at One Stop until he moved to Lincoln in 2008. In Lincoln, he worked at Werner Enterprises from 2008-2011, Super Saver from 2011-2017 and Kawasaki from 2017 until his passing.

Darrell was a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree and a former president of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include four brothers: Jim (Betty) Getzfred of Elgin, Neb.; Bill (Pat) Getzfred of Gretna, Neb.; Ron Getzfred of Dwight, Neb.; Mark (Elizabeth Austin) Getzfred of New York City; two sisters-in-law: Carole Getzfred of Elgin and Pat Getzfred of Silver Spring, Md.; along with many nieces, nephews and other relatives.  He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Bob and Larry; sister-in-law: Diane Getzfred; niece: Sherry Vidmar; and a nephew: Nicholas Getzfred.