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Lula Mae Six

September 13, 1935 — June 19, 2023

Hastings, Nebraska


Lula Mae “Lu” Six, age 87, of Hastings, Nebraska, formerly of Arapahoe, Nebraska passed away on Monday, June 19, 2023, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village at Hastings, Nebraska. She was born on September 13, 1935 at Furnas County, Nebraska to Floyd and Mamie (King) Breinig.

Lula grew up in Arapahoe graduating from Arapahoe High School in 1953. After graduation she attended nursing school in Denver, Colorado. While there she met Chuck Six and were united in marriage on July 1st 1954 at Lowery Airforce base. In 1955 they were transferred to Sheppard Airforce base in Wichita Falls, TX where their daughter JoAnn was born on November 25, 1955.


After Airforce life they moved to back to Arapahoe for a year and then spent 2 years in Missouri before returning back to Arapahoe. While raising JoAnn, Lu did miscellaneous jobs. After Jo graduated high school in 1974, Lu started working for Edison Co-op retiring after 26 years in 2000.


Lu enjoyed her two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Lu loved gambling and pickle cards and doing birthday trips to casinos. One memorable moment is when she asked Chuck “do you have any change” and by change to you have any dollars”, so she could play pickle cards. She had a wicked sense of humor and was always keeping us on our toes and making sure we weren’t giving her any “lip service”


 She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Chuck Six, her two brothers Duane and Charles, and sister Fritz. Sister in laws, Barb, June, and Ida Mae.


She is survived by her daughter JoAnn and husband Joe of Hastings. Granddaughters Heather Wolfe of Omaha, and Leah Lomax McDowell and Hassan of Fort Worth, Texas, and 2 great grandchildren Korbin Wolfe and Olivia McDowell. Brother Victor Breinig and brother in law Neal McCoy, and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.


Viewing and visitation will be Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 5 PM to 7 pm at Garey Funeral Chapel, 652 Main St, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, 2023 at 10:30 AM at the Arapahoe Methodist Church, Arapahoe, Nebraska with Steve Breinig, officiating. Burial following at Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Family suggests memorial donations to Start Over Rover of Hastings, Nebraska, and Arapahoe Methodist Church. Garey Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences and personal reflections may be left at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, June 22, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Garey Funeral Home-Arapahoe

652 Main St., Arapahoe, NE 68922

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 23, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska

701 5th Street, Arapahoe, NE 68922

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Friday, June 23, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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