Flags in Nebraska to fly at half-staff for former Rep. Brad Ashford

AshfordLINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Gov. Pete Ricketts on Wednesday ordered all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday to honor former Rep. Brad Ashford.

Ashford, who represented Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District for one term, died earlier this week.

He served 16 years in the Nebraska Legislature, from 1987 to 1995 and from 2007 to 2015.

Political figures from across the aisle praised Ashford, who was registered as a Republican and Democrat at different points in his life, for his service to Omaha and the state.

A visitation for Ashford will be held at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Omaha.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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