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Anthony J. "A.J." Sabin, Jr.

Anthony J. “A.J.” Sabin, Jr., 22, of Lincoln, formerly of St. Libory, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, as the result of an automobile accident, near St. Libory.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Libory's Catholic Church in St. Libory. The Rev. Sidney B. Bruggeman will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery with graveside military honors by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul and the U.S. Marine Corps Honors Team.

Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service.

Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Sabin was born on March 4, 1990, at Grand Island, the son of Anthony J. “Tony” and Kristi K. (Tyma) Sabin, Sr.

He was united in marriage to Christina A. Headrick on July 3, 2010, at St. Libory.

He is survived by his wife, Christina A. Sabin of Lincoln; his parents, Tony & Kristi Sabin of St. Libory; a brother, Dakota Sabin of St. Libory; a sister, Lizzie Sabin of St. Libory; his grandparents, Mick & Carolyn Tyma of St. Libory; his great-grandmother, Mandeline Simonson of St. Libory; an uncle, Doug Tyma of St. Libory; in-laws, Mark & Sandra Headrick of Lincoln; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Brandon & Tina Headrick of St. Paul; and one nephew, Braxton Headrick of St. Paul.

A.J. grew up in St. Libory and attended District 118 School until the fourth grade and then attended St. Paul Public Schools, where he graduated from St. Paul High School in 2008.

Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served all four years at Camp Pendleton, California. He also served on several tours in Japan and Thailand.

In June 2012, when he was discharged, the couple moved to Lincoln. He recently attended ATS Heavy Equipment Operating School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and began working for Dietzel, Inc. of Omaha.

He was a lifelong member of St. Libory's Catholic Church, where he received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Marriage.

A.J. enjoyed all extreme sports, including four wheeling, motorcycles, dirt bikes and boating. He never could sit still! He loved getting new tattoos and spending time with his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Lance Cpl. David Tyma, Sr.; and his great-grandparents, Oliver Simonson and Ralph and Bertha Tyma.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

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Our thoughts have been with you these last few days. We can only imagine the heart break you must be feeling. Cherish the memories that you have of A.J. They will last forever!!

Dale, Amy and Cole Davis Nov 28 2012 10:10 PM

Christina,We are sorry to hear about AJ. We feel your pain having gone thru it in September with dad. Cherish the memories you have. Know that AJ is in Heaven and you will see him again. Many hugs and prayers.

Marvin and Betty Poss Nov 28 2012 9:01 PM

Christina, Mark, Sandra and family: Sending you all warm, caring, and sympathetic thoughts. -Your Platinum Family

Nov 28 2012 4:00 PM

Christina -- so very sad to hear about your husband. Please take good care of yourself.

Carol Meyer Nov 28 2012 9:51 AM

AJ was such a nice, genuine person and could light up any room. I am truly thankful to have had the pleasure of knowing him and calling him my friend. My thoughts and sympathy go out to the Sabin family, his grandparents, and his wife, Chicky. You have an amazing guardian angel to look over you all.

Malorie Meier Nov 28 2012 1:37 AM

Tyma and Sabin family, Our hearts ache for your pain. Its easy to see how much A.J. is loved and wont be forgoten. A salute for serving our country. May you find peace and love in the many special memories.

Lora and Steve Buhrman Nov 27 2012 10:50 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and payers are with AJ and his family. Semper Fidelis, LtCol Schmidt, USMC

Nov 27 2012 9:12 PM

Kristi and family, so very sorry for your loss,have you in our prayers,Ron and Cheryl Vogt, Ravenna, NE

Nov 27 2012 8:57 PM

Tony, Kristi, Mick, Carolyn, Mandeline and families, I am so very sorry and saddened to hear about A.J. My prayers and concerns are with you all as you suffer this deep deep loss of someone so very special and dear to your hearts. A.J. will always live on through all his loving friends and family...he will never be forgotten. As a past Postmaster at St Libory, I know the whole community is suffering from this terrible loss. I pray the day will come for you all when a smile comes to your face before a tear comes to your eye whenever you think of him. These three shall remain: faith, hope and love...and the greatest of these is love.In Christian love, Julie Crocker

Nov 27 2012 7:46 PM

Christina and family,So sorry to hear about AJ. I enjoyed watching him wrestle for St. Paul. My son Alex spoke highly of AJ as he was a good friend to all, especially the underclassmen on the wrestling team. So sorry to hear and sharing in your loss.

Shelley Stepanek Nov 27 2012 4:24 PM

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