Delmar A. Lienemann, Sr., Chairman Emeritus, was born May 17, 1920 at the farm of his parents, Arthur and Dorothea Lienemann in Papillion, NE.
He attended the “Bell” rural school, and graduated from Papillion High School in 1937. He pursued his college education at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1941.
Del, Sr. met his wife Charlotte while attending the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of Beta Sigma Psi Fraternity, and she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.
On June 17, 1944, Charlotte & Del were married in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Second Presbyterian Church.
Following his graduation, he worked as an accountant for Wickstrom Beauty & Supply for 6 months of 1941. In 1942, he became an accountant for L.L. Coryell & Son of Lincoln. In 1943, he began as a public accountant with Lester Buckley, CPA. On October 1, 1945, he began his own accounting practice.
His wife, Charlotte graduated in 1945, and they made Lincoln their home. They built their family home in 1951 at 1516 Sunburst Lane. Seven children blessed their union. They were Del, Jr., David, Diane, Douglas, Dorothy, Daniel and Denise. All children are graduates of the University of Nebraska. Son David died in 1968 following a three year struggle with a brain tumor, 27 years to the day before his mother died. A second home was constructed in 1969 in Estes Park, CO, named “Wa-Ste-La”, which means Beloved Son, in memory of David.
Del, Sr. often said that his relationship as the accountant for Ethel and Chris Abbott was a “once in a lifetime” acquaintance, which created great benefits for his family. Since he was not a Lincolnite, it was important to become involved in many community activities. Always active in the Lutheran Church, he and his wife Charlotte were two of the “17” original charter members to begin Christ Lutheran Church.
Among his community activities:
Secretary/Treasurer – Lincoln Sertoma Club – 1952-1968
Pres., V.P., Sec-Treas. & Bldg. Chrm. Of Christ Lutheran Church 1949-1970
Lancaster County Commissioner 1954-1958
Red Cross Board, Blood Recruitment & Disaster Chairman – 10 years
Lincoln General Hospital Board of Trustees – 4 years
Lincoln Symphony Business Manager – 8 years
Vice President Lincoln Junior Chamber of Commerce
President – Ethel S. Abbott, Lienemann, Sterns & Erck Charitable Foundations
Candidate for City Council, Governor, Lt. Governor – 1947/1964
President Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Foundation – 1985-2014
Chairman Cub Pack 71 – 3 years
National Secretary/Treasurer – Beta Sigma Psi – 1940/1967
Among his business activities:
Self employed CPA Office since 1945 – Lincoln, NE
Global Investors – Real Estate Corporation – Lincoln, NE
Fall River Estates, Inc. – Sub-division Development – Estes Park, CO
Del’s, Inc. – Coins, advertising, mail order – Lincoln, NE
Investment, Inc. – Real Estate – Lincoln, NE
Farm Real Estate – Gretna, NE
Lienemann Stock Investment Partnership
Among his memberships:
Christ Lutheran Church since 1949
Life member – Sertoma International
Life member – University of Nebraska Touchdown Club
Life member – University of Nebraska Power Club
Life member – University of Nebraska Alumni Club
Nebraska Rebounders Club
Honorary member – American Institute CPA’s
Nebraska, Colorado & Texas CPA Societies
Nebraska Historical Foundation
University of Nebraska Foundation
University of Nebraska Chancellor's Club
University of Nebraska President's Club
University of Nebraska Medical Cancellor's Club
International Sertoman of the Year – 1957
Lienemann Distinguished Service Award for 27 years of service to Beta Sigma Psi
Recognized in “Who’s Who in the Midwest, Finance & Industry, USA and International”
Recognized by Nebraska Society of CPA's for 2003 Public Service Award
Recognized in National Journal of Accountancy in 100th Anniversary Edition - 2005