Eric Garten of Lincoln, NE died April 13, 2019, age 58.\n\nRachel (Swetland) Garten of Lincoln NE died April 16, 2019, age 54.\n\nEric and Rachel were married September 11, 2004.\n\nEric was born in Pasadena, CA to John and Anne Garten. He served 3 years in the USAF as a F4-G Wild Weasel Crew Chief. While in the USAF, he received a High-Speed Incentive Flight in the F4 and this probably led to his "need for speed" resulting in owning numerous motorsport cycles. Eric retired from the City of Lincoln Water System as a Water Service Technician in 2017. \n\nSurvived by his mother Anne and all of Rachel's clan.\n\nRachel was born in Lincoln, NE to Lee and Margaret Swetland. Served 22+ years in the NE Air National Guard and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. She received an Associate's Degree from the USAF/CCAF and a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from UNL. She was a Licensed Massage Therapist for ten years (1989-1999). At the time of her death, Rachel was employed with USCIS as an Immigration Services Supervisor in Lincoln.\n\nPreceded in death by parents and brothers Gary and Mark. Survived by siblings, Trudy, Michele (Kevin), Matthew (Patricia), Nancy, Luke (Stacey); Sister-In-Law, Donna; Mother-In-Law, Anne; many nieces and nephews.\n\nRachel was an organ/tissue donor and continues to LIVE ON. \n\nEric and Rachel were cremated and then reunited in a double urn.\n\nAt some time in the future we will hold a Celebration/Remembrance event.\n\nMemorials to a local pet shelter of your choice.