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Olsen, Doris
Doris Olsen

Sep 26 1930 – Dec 28 2009
     Doris Margaret Olsen was born September 26, 1930 near Burke, South Dakota to William and Lena (Schrader) Woehl and she died December 28, 2009 at the Rosebud Country Care Center in Gregory, South Dakota at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 2 days following a battle with lung cancer.
     Doris attended Neuharth School south of Burke and graduated from Burke High School in 1948. While attending high school she worked for Ollie Larson at the Burke Café and Hotel. She left Burke in 1950 and moved to Rapid City where she worked for almost a year before venturing to Omaha, Nebraska. She lived in Omaha for 53 years. She worked for two grocery stores and an ammunition facility in Mead, Nebraska. In 1958 she started working for Western Electric and worked there for 31 years, retiring in 1990.
     In 1969, Doris was united in marriage to Clarence (Ole) Olsen from Brainerd, Minnesota, no children were born to this union. Ole passed away in 1979 and she continued to live in Omaha.
     In July of 2000, she began a volunteer job sewing little hug-a-bears for the pioneers. She had sewn over 20,000 through July of 2009. After moving to Burke she was the only one they could find to sew them so they would send them to her in South Dakota. Before becoming ill with cancer she would drive to Omaha to pick up bears that had not been sewn. Sometimes there would be as many as 800 at one time. She loved her computer. Doris moved back to Burke in November of 2003, happy to be back in her home town.
     Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers: Harry and Don; her sisters: Esther (Smith) Lindwurm and Anna Smith; her brothers-in-law: Basil Smith, Martin Smith, Carl Vance and Clarence Cline; her sister-in-law, Gladys Woehl and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Doris is survived by her siblings: Eugene Woehl of Coffeyville, KS; Viola Cline of Sioux City, IA; Velma Vance of Gering, NE; Robert and wife Loraine of Fremont, NE; Kenneth and wife Barb of Thomson, IL; a sister-in-law, Nancy Woehl of Morrison, IL; and a brother-in-law, William Lindwurm of Burke, SD.
     Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 1:30 PM at Clausen Funeral Home in Burke. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Burke. Visitation will be prior the service at the funeral home.
Clausen Funeral Home on 12-31-09 |
226 East 8th Street, Burke, South Dakota 57523 | Phone 605-775-2625

Pinkie C. Trimble
Trimble, Pinkie C.

Jul 5, 1928 – Dec. 19, 2009
Preceded in death by her parents, Augustus and Sarah Chadwick; siblings, Augustus Chadwick, Jr., Nancy Chadwick, Lulu Louise Wilburn, and James Chadwick; brother-in-law Milam Hubert; daughter Mona Lisa Trimble. Survived by her beloved husband, Von Richard Trimble, Sr.; daughter Carlotta Trimble Williams, both of Omaha; sons, Von Richard Trimble, Jr. “Rick” (Nester), Keith Arvis Trimble (Betty), both of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Catherine Hubert, Omaha, Clara Young, Houston, TX; brother Walter Chadwick (Arlene), San Antonio, TX; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and dear friends.
VIEWING Sunday, December 27, beginning at 2pm, with VISITATION with family 4-6pm at Myers Chapel. Celebration of Life Services Monday, December 28, 10am, Clair Memorial United Methodist Church, 5544 Ames Ave., Omaha, NE 68104, with Rev. Portia A. Cavitt, Pastor, officiating. Interment, family plot, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Clair Memorial United Methodist Church in the name of Pinkie C. Trimble.
2416 N. 22nd St., 68110 346-0248
Published in Omaha World-Herald from December 25 to December 27, 2009

Anthony J. David
David, Anthony J.

Oct 5, 1941 – Dec 22, 2009
MEMORIAL SERVICES at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials to the Make a Wish Foundation. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
14151 Pacific St., 391-1664
Published in Omaha World-Herald on December 29, 2009
Condolences can be mailed to Vicky David at 13436 Cedar Circle, Omaha, NE 68144. Their telephone number is unlisted. George

Virginia Mae Koziol
Koziol, Virginia Mae

Mar 18, 1925 – Dec 23, 2009
Survived by husband Henry R. Koziol, Omaha; daughters, Catherine Ann Koziol, Omaha, Mary and Jim Shaffar, Carter Lake, IA; sons, Mike and Linda Koziol, Bellevue, Chris Koziol, Omaha; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by son John Francis and grandson David James.
MEMORIAL SERVICE 11am Monday, December 28, Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5701 Center Street.
Interment, Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be given to St. Bernadette Parish.
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500

Helen Vera (Arnold) Hoschar
, 82, of Plattsmouth, NE. died Saturday, November 28, 2009 at home.
Helen was born on February 25, 1927 in Sparta, GA. to Byron and Carlena (Hutchins) Arnold. She was raised and schooled in Macon, GA. where she later worked as a telephone operator for a local telephone company. Helen married John Daniel Hoschar on September 8, 1944 in Macon, GA.

While John served in the US Army Air Corps, he and Helen lived in Long Island, NY., Blytheville, AR. and Colorado Springs, CO While John was overseas during WWII Helen moved to Plattsmouth to be near John’s family. After John’s discharge from the military he and Helen had lived in Central City, NE. and Louisville, NE., before moving back to Plattsmouth.

Helen worked for Western Electric for over 25 years. She and her family have made their home in Plattsmouth since 1951.

Helen is survived by her husband, John, four sons, John A. Hoschar and his wife Betty of Plattsmouth, NE., Donald R. Hoschar and his wife Beverly of Carter Lake, IA., Daniel R. Hoschar of Plattsmouth, NE. and Stephen J. Hoschar and his wife Karen of Papillion, NE., four daughters, Joyce Summers and her husband Bill of Laguna Hills, CA., Sarah W. Hoschar of Urbandale, IA., Nancy J. Haisted of Lincoln, NE. and Carlena Hoschar of Mulvane, KS., sixteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Byron and Carlena Arnold, son, Samuel Wilford Hoschar and sister Juanita O’Hara.

Visitation will be today, Thursday, December, 3, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roby Funeral Home Chapel.

Traditional Funeral Services will be Friday, December, 4, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Roby Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Scott Beckenhauer officiating.

Songs to be played are “I Want to Stroll Over Heaven With You,” “Old Rugged Cross” and “I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy.”  Pallbearers will be Mark Brownlee, Ryan Brownlee, Donnie Hoschar, Jacob Hoschar, Michael Hoschar, Richard Hoschar and Robert Long.  Honorary pallbearers are Shawn Smith and Brent Smith.  Final resting place will be the Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth, NE.

In lieu of flower memorials, please send to David Wilkerson Ministries or the Salvation Army.
Roby Funeral Home, 346 Ave. A, Plattsmouth, NE. 68048 (402) 296-3123.

Beatrice M. Klaumann
Klaumann, Beatrice M.

Jan 10, 1933 – Dec 8, 2009
Retired from AT&T/ Lucent Technologies. Preceded in death by parents Charles and Grace Mincks; husband Vernnie Klaumann, Sr.; brother Charles Mincks, Jr.; daughter-in-law Marie Klaumann; two grandchildren. Survived by children and their spouses Vernnie (Connie) Klaumann, Jr., Omaha, Charles (Debra) Klaumann, Blair, NE, John Klaumann, Omaha, Helen Marie Klaumann, Omaha; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
SERVICES Friday 10am at Northwest Hills United Church of Christ, 9334 Fort St. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. VISITATION with family Thursday 6-8pm at 72nd Street Chapel. Memorials suggested to Northwest Hills United Church of Christ. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
1010 North 72nd St., 391-1664
Published in Omaha World-Herald from December 8 to December 10, 2009

Ronald J. Rice
Rice, Ronald J.

Age 65
Bellevue. Survived by wife Sharon; son Daniel; daughter Kelly Rice; grandchildren, Rueben, Estefen, Tahlia, Janelle Rice; brother Phillip Rice; sister Vicki Holler.
FUNERAL Tuesday 11am at Mortuary. Interment St. John’s Cemetery. Military Honors by American Legion Post # 331. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for charity of their choice. VISITATION starts Monday 4pm, with family receiving friends 7-8pm. KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
Published in Omaha World-Herald from December 6 to December 7, 2009

Neal Walter
Walter, Neal

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009 – 11:03:01 am CST
Neal E. Walter, 80, of Blair died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.

He was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Norfolk to Arthur and Irene (Wieboldt) Walter. He was a graduate of Dannebrog High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and served from Feb. 15, 1952, to Feb. 14, 1954. He then moved to Fremont and worked for a contractor painting bridges for three years and then was employed by AT&T in Omaha for 30 years. He moved to Blair in 1995.

He married Mary Nagel on March 7, 1957, in Fremont. She died Dec. 21, 1994. He married Sara Hansen on July 15, 1995, in Camdenton, Mo.
Survivors include: his wife, Sara; daughters, Angie Walter of Lebanon, Mo., and Annette Walter of Camdenton; stepdaughter, Laura Houser of Springville, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Alice Walter of Denver, Barbara Walter of Littleton, Colo., and Dorothy Walter of Omaha; five grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter and three brothers.

The graveside service with military honors will be held at a later date at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be given to Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Washington and Burt County Hospice, Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair or Fremont Area Medical Center.

Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com
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Norman Rohloff
Rohloff, Norman R.D.

Monday, Aug 17, 2009 – 10:43:13 am CDT
Norman R. D. Rohloff, 71, of Fremont died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Nye Legacy in Fremont.
He was born Jan. 30, 1938, in Fremont to John and Ella (Heybrock) Rohloff. He was born in Fremont and raised on a farm north of Fremont. He graduated from Hooper High School in 1957, then enlisted in the United States Navy. He returned to Fremont in 1959. He married Marian Snyder on May 22, 1960, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. He worked at Lucent Technology until retiring in October 1998.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont. He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 200, of Fremont for 30 years, a member of AARP, a member of New Outlook Pioneer Life and the United States Bowling Congress.

Survivors include: his wife, Marian; two sons, Kevin (and wife, Patricia) Rohloff of Papillion and Norman Rohloff, Jr. of Lincoln; three brothers, Melvin (and wife, Rose) Rohloff of Walls, Miss., Delbert (and wife, Jan) Rohloff and Kenneth (and wife, Teri) Rohloff, all of Fremont; three sisters, June Withnell of Joplin, Mo., Leona Griffin of Jackson, N.J. and Carolyn (and husband, Mike) Bunch of Omaha; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont with the Rev. Timothy Anderson officiating. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. today, with family receiving friends 6-8 p.m., at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation also will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont or to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may also be sent online at www.mosermemorialchapels.com

Jackuline A. Stephenson
Stephenson, Jackuline A.

Mar 17, 1927 – Nov 30, 2009
Council Bluffs, IA. Passed away at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital. She was born in Omaha, NE to the late John and Anna (Reker) Grogan. In addition to her parents, Jackuline was preceded in death by her son, John Stephenson. Jackuline is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Stephenson, Anna Burrell (Anthony), Sherly Sims, Sheryl Stephenson and Lorrie Street (Michael); sister, Frances Tucker; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday 11am at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home. VISITATION with the family will be that morning beginning at 9am until the service begins. The family will direct memorials. CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Funeral Home
545 Willow Ave. 322-7779
Published in Omaha World-Herald on December 2, 2009

John Donald McLaughlin
McLaughlin, John Donald

Sep 20, 1929 – Nov 21, 2009
Preceded in death by daughter, Sharon Downes. Survived by wife of 57 years, Donna; sons, David (Deb) McLaughlin, Corey (Sherry) McLaughlin; grandchildren, Angela Briley, Joseph Culhane, Jennifer Wilkins, Leanne Downes, Amanda and Nichole McLaughlin; three great grandsons.
SERVICES Saturday 11am at 72nd Street Chapel. Viewing for public begins Friday at 3pm with a gathering of family and friends from 6-8pm all at 72nd Street Chapel. Military Honors by VFW Post 247. Memorials suggested to the American Cancer Society .
1010 North 72nd St., 391-1664
Published in Omaha World-Herald from November 25 to November 26, 2009

Catherine C. Kern

(Died November 18, 2009)
Catherine “Claire” Kern, 74, of Fremont died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at her home with her family beside her.
She was born Oct. 21, 1935, in Cedar Bluffs to William and Mary (Boyle) Nick. She grew up in Cedar Bluffs and was a graduate of Cedar Bluffs High School. She married John L. Kern on Oct. 31, 1953, in Cedar Bluffs. She moved to Fremont after her marriage and worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Fremont. She then was employed at the former Western Electric in Omaha, which became AT&T and then Lucent Technologies, retiring in 1991 after 27 years. Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 14, 1980.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont and a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Bluffs. She was a former Fremont Airboat Club Auxiliary member.
Survivors include: a daughter, Cindi Kern (and Doug Drews) of Fremont; three sons, Jon (and wife, Cathy) Kern and Joel (and wife, Bonnie) Kern, all of Fremont, and Jay (and wife, Dot) Kern of Cedar Bluffs; soul mate, Ron Essman of Fremont; four brothers, Jerry (and wife, Joyce) Nick of Cedar Bluffs, Lynn (and wife, Wilma) Nick of Brighton, Colo., James Nick of Omaha and Ronald Nick of Fremont; five sisters, Margaret Van Ness of Aurora, Colo., Mary Ellen Hartmann of Fremont, her twin Elizabeth Ann Vopalensky of Omaha, Barbara Wesely and Rita (and husband, Al) Sindelar, all of Fremont; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Nick and a sister, Judith Nick.
The funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Bluffs with the Rev. Matthew Vandewalle officiating. Closed casket visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont and will continue one hour prior to service time Monday at the church. A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial will be in Little Flower of Jesus Cemetery near Leshara

Royal C. Johnson
Johnson, Royal C.

Apr 11, 1921 – Nov 7, 2009
Omaha. Survived by daughter, Judy Danielson, Omaha; grandchildren, Karrie (Steven) Lincoln, IN, Gus (Kayla) Danielson; great grandchildren, Cody and Kinsey; brother, Bob (Doris) Johnson, all Omaha. Preceded in death by wife, Phyllis Johnson; brothers, Newman, Quentin and Floyd Johnson; sister, Hazel Wagar.
FUNERAL SERVICE 10am Tues. at Roeder Mortuary, Ames Avenue Chapel. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials Hospice House. VISITATION with family 6-8pm Mon. at Mortuary. ROEDER MORTUARY
50th & Ames Ave. 453-5600
Published in Omaha World-Herald from November 8 to November 9, 2009

Dorlin G. Drieling
Drieling, Dorlin G.

Born: April 10, 1936, Uehling, Nebraska
Died: November 1, 2009 Mead, Nebraska
Memorial Service: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM
Alma Lutheran Church
Mead, Nebraska
Dorlin G. Drieling died at his home in Mead. He was born April 10, 1936 on a farm near Uehling, NE to George and Eileen (VonSeggern) Drieling. Dorlin attended a country school near Uehling and later graduated from Scribner High School in 1952. He farmed with his father for several years. On January 20, 1957, he married Helen Swanson at First Lutheran Church in Oakland, NE. They farmed near Pender for a few years. They moved to Millard, Nebraska in 1962 when Dorlin began to work at Western Electric Company. He worked there until his retirement in 1993. They had been residents of Mead since 1971. Dorlin was a member of Alma Lutheran Church, Tangier Shriners of Omaha and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2971.

Dorlin is survived by his wife Helen; son and daughter in law Lane and Trudy Drieling, Fremont, NE; daughters and sons in law, Paula and Boyd Paulson, Elkhorn, NE, Lori and Jack Spath, Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Tiffany, Chase, Brett, Jordan, Jena, Drew, Cameron and Joel; great granddaughter, Ava; brothers Aldean Drieling, Fremont, Gerald Drieling, Tucson, AZ, Roger Drieling, Wahoo, NE.
Preceded in death by parents George and Eileen (VonSeggern) Drieling; brother Lyle Drieling.

Patricia A. Bader (Faketty)
Bader, Patricia A. (Faketty)

Age 70
Omaha. Preceded in death by father, Frank (Karl Von Hess) Faketty; sister, Frances Kalhorn; brother, Frank Von Hess. Survived by husband, William Sr.; children, James, Joseph, John and Jeanne West, Jenny (Joe) Baker, William Jr. (Heather) Bader; 18 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; mother, Ann Faketty; step-brothers, John Von Hess and John Hoich; sister, Rita (Robert) Wilson.
Memorial Service Mon 10am at the Mortuary. VISITATION Mon starts at 9am. Memorials to American Cancer Society or charity of choice. KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
Published in Omaha World-Herald from October 31 to November 1, 2009

Wayne E. Sherman
Sherman, Wayne E.

Sep 3, 1925 – Oct 20, 2009
Omaha. Survived by beloved wife, Martha; children, Stephanie and Al Smith, Plattsmouth, NE, Jerry and Barb Siebrandt, Bonnie and Chris Taulborg, Patty and Gene Newman, all Omaha, Donna and Rick Bass, Memphis, TN; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Wionna and George Brady. Preceded in death by parents; 2 brothers; 1 sister; daughters, Linda and Paddy. Retired AT&T; member of Tangier Shrine, Hospital Float Unit, Omaha; Scottish Rite of Omaha; North Star Blue Lodge, Lincoln. Proudly served his country during WWII & the Korean War in the US Navy, aboard the USS Trathen. Honor Flight attendee, 2009. Wayne was a good man with a huge heart. He gave his time freely to the Shriners, his church, and his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who were fortunate enough to know him. May he rest in peace. Memorials to the Tangier Shrine, Transportation Fund.
VISITATION Thursday 5-7pm with a 7pm Masonic Service at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. Graveside Service Friday, October 23, 12:30pm at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park with military honors by Millard American Legion 374 and VFW 8334 and United States Navy. MEMORIAL SERVICE Friday, October 23, 2:00 PM at Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific Street. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
Published in Omaha World-Herald on October 22, 2009

Emily Ann Sinkule
Sinkule, Emily Ann

Sep 2, 1916 – Oct 7, 2009
Preceded in death by husband, Joseph Sinkule. Survived by daughter, Diane Durham and husband Paul; sons, Eugene J. Sinkule and wife Cheryl, Dr. Joseph A. Sinkule and wife Nancy; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; 1 brother; nieces; nephews.
The family will receive friends Saturday, October 17th 11:30am-12:30pm, with SERVICES at 12:30pm at the West Center Chapel. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Sokol South Omaha.
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in Omaha World-Herald from October 11 to October 17, 2009

Opal J. Merriweather
Merriweather, Opal J.
Dec 13, 1919 – Sep 27, 2009
Survived by 4 sons, Thaddeus, Jr., Wilbert (Sonja), Harry C. (Nina), Lawrence (Marsha) Merriweather, all Omaha; 2 daughters, Margaret Simon, Los Angeles, CA, Loretta Merriweather; brother, Lawrence Kelly, Jr; sister, Fern Harris, all Omaha; 26 grandchildren; 50 great-grand-children; nieces; nephews; relatives.
Eastern Star Rites and Daughters of Isis Services 7pm Sunday Mortuary. SERVICES 2pm Monday Church of the Living God, 2029 Binney St. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St. 453-7111
Published in Omaha World-Herald from October 3 to October 4, 2009

Dean T. Hegarty Sr. (Late Notice)
Hegarty, Dean T., Sr.

Age 82
Omaha. Preceded in death by wife MaryLea. Survived by six daughters, Roz Howdle, Dee Hendren, Teri Thorpe, Lynn (Todd) Hintze, Patti (Tom) Cross, Peggy (Mike) Spizzirri; son Dean T. Hegarty, Jr.; 27 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren.  Celebration of Dean’s Life Wednesday 11am at Braman Mortuary. VISITATION Tuesday after 4pm, with family present 6-8pm at Mortuary. Interment Evergreen. Military Honors by VFW Post #2503. To leave a condolence, visit www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY – 72nd St. Chapel
1702 N. 72nd St. 391-2171
Published in Omaha World-Herald on August 31, 2009

Leonard Chester Sloma
Sloma, Leonard Chester

Jun 5, 1942 – Sep 6, 2009
Palm Coast, FL. Passed away at his residence. Leonard was born in Buffalo, NY to the late Chester and Florence (Niedzielski) Sloma. He was a Veteran of the United States Marines, where he served in the Infantry. Leonard worked as a Machinist for Lucent Technologies, from where he retired. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, and taking care of his lawn. Leonard moved to Palm Coast in 2002, coming from Omaha, NE. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Persson and her husband LTC James Persson of Enterprise, AL; his son Kevin Sloma and his wife Rachel of Omaha, NE; his 3 grandchildren, Ashley, Andrew, and Alex Persson, all of Enterprise, AL; and his sisters and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Sloma in December of 2008. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Leonard to the Odyssey Healthcare Daytona, 149 S. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 600, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.
For online condolences go to: www.craigflaglerpalms.com , “On-Line Obituaries”. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.
Published in Omaha World-Herald on September 11, 2009

Ann M. Davis (Late Notice)
Davis, Ann M.

Jul 11, 1929 – Aug 13, 2009
Omaha. Preceded in death by her husband Dale; son Matthew; parents; two brothers and one sister. Survived by son Mark; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice and Paul Zitzlsperger and Loraine and Gary Colburn; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jewell and Jerry Jungman; special friends, Dorothy Vosberg and Catherine Beener; nieces and nephews.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Tuesday, August 18, 11am at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1725 South 60th Street. VISITATION Monday 7-9pm at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials suggested to the church, Alegent Health Hospice, Hospice House or American Cancer Society . WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 16 to August 17, 2009

Marilyn M. Bonaiuto
Bonaiuto, Marilyn M.

Mar 18, 1940 – Aug 20, 2009
Omaha. Beloved wife, mother and sister who lived life to its fullest, cherished family, and enjoyed traveling. Active member of Mary Our Queen Parish where she took great joy in her service as a Eucharistic Minister. Her love and dedication to helping others was evident in her work in Telecom Pioneers, Hug-A-Bears, Hooks & Needles, and the Wilder Foundation, to name a few. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Lillian Jackson; brother, John Jackson. Survived by husband, Joseph A. Bonaiuto; children, Joe Bonaiuto, Jr. (John), Michele Bonaiuto and Tricia Bonaiuto; beloved pet, Cleo; sisters, Patricia Hackert, Helen Schroeder and husband, Bob, Ruthie Overby, Dorothy Swanson and husband Jim, Eileen Deml, Sharon Jackson; and Kathy Haydel.
VISITATION Tuesday, 1-3pm at the West Center Chapel, and 5-7pm at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, with Vigil Service at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, 10am, Mary Our Queen Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to Mary Our Queen Catholic School Education Fund. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 21 to August 26, 2009

Irene W. Werth (Late Notice)
Werth, Irene W.

Age 88 – Aug 5, 2009
Omaha. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Werth; son, Dennis Werth; daughters-in-law, Janice Werth, Kathy Werth; 2 sisters; and 1 brother. Irene is survived by sons, Don and Bill Werth; daughter, Peggy (Virgil) Sorensen; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
VISITATION Wednesday August 12, 2009 from 5-8pm Braman Mortuary 72nd St Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday 10am Braman Mortuary. Interment, Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, NE at 2pm. Visit www.bramanmortuary.com  <http://www.bramanmortuary.com>  to leave a condolence.
BRAMAN MORTUARY – 72nd St. Chapel
1702 N. 72nd St. 391-2171
Published in Omaha World-Herald on August 11, 2009

Juanita Agee Morrow
Morrow, Juanita Agee
Apr 16, 1924 – Aug 8, 2009
Juanita peacefully departed this life after a long illness. She was born in Omaha, NE and was a lifetime resident. She attended Omaha Public Schools and graduted from Technical High in 1942. She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma L. Agee Sullivan; father, William Singleton Lawson; grandmother, Mariah Agee Morgan; daughter, Jacqueline L. Bowles; husband, Edward Morrow. She is survived by daughter, Phyllis Hicks; son-in-law, Alonzo Hicks; brother, Charles A. Sullivan; aunt, Vivian Riggs (Billy); adopted daughters, Frankie J. Williams and Dr. Marguerita Washington; son-in-law, Charles W. Bowles; grandson, Wayne N. Hicks (Tina); granddaughter, Cheryl Bowles; great-grandchildren, Chantia Bowles, Nailah Hicks, Aniyah Hicks, Tim Bradley; niece, Bridgett Smart; nephew, Leslie Craig; cousins, Thomas Riggs, Jr., Billye Riggs, Ronnette Davis (Ron); other relatives and friends.
SERVICES Friday August 14, 2009. Family Hour 1pm, FUNERAL at 2pm at Thomas Funeral Home.
3920 N. 24th St. 453-7111
Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 12 to August 13, 2009

Robert Tatten
Tatten, Robert F.
Jan 3, 1935 – Aug 4, 2009
He was preceded in death by parents, James and Alice Tatten; brother, Russell Tatten. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Jean (Brennan) Tatten; sons, Robert Jr. (Laura), James (Nikki), Christopher (Karen), and Michael (Laura) Tatten; daughters, Jane (Rick) Neneman, Julie (Tim) Bloomingdale, and Joy (Stephen) Morris; grandchildren, Rick (Karen), Emily (Charlie), Matt, Marco, Taylor, Meghan, Joe, Julia, Chelsea, Sarah, Laura, Sam, Lucy, Mia, Bobby, and Michael; great-granddaughter, Katy Jean; brother, James Tatten, Rochester, NH; sisters, Margaret Patterson, Gravette, AR, and Noreen LePage, Boston, MA; brother-in-law, Rev. James Brennan, C.S.S.R., Springfield, MA; sister-in-law, Margaret (Joseph) Carroll of Sandwich, MA.
VISITATION Sunday, 5pm, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church with Vigil Service at 7pm. MASS of Christian Burial Monday, 10am, St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Memorials are suggested to: St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church/Msgr. E.H. Kerwin Endowment Fund; Marian High School; or Creighton Prep.
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 4 to August 7, 2009

Reese Parks
Parks, Reese
Aug 6, 1931 – Jul 27, 2009
Survived by son, Edward Passmore, Sr., Atlanta, GA; 3 daughters, Patricia L. Davis, Catherine A. Gunn, Annette Davis, Omaha; sister, Bessie Bridges, Orlando, FL; grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives.
Wake 6-8pm Thursday. SERVICES 2pm Friday Mortuary. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.
3920 N. 24th St. 453-7111
Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 5 to August 6, 2009 print

Carl Martin Williams 
Williams, Carl Martin
Dec 7, 1939 – Jul 26, 2009
Skidmore, MO. Passed away at Parkdale Manor Care Center, Maryville, MO. He was born in Omaha, NE, the son of Robert and Harriett (Kallvik) Williams. Carl graduated from Tech High School in Omaha and served in the US Navy. He married Mary Kay Viles on October 8, 1988 in Blair, NE. Carl worked for Lucent Technologies in Omaha. He was a member of the Clearmont, MO Community Club. Survived by his wife: Mary Kay, Williams, of their home in rural Skidmore; brothers, Donald Williams, Omaha, Rodger Williams, Skidmore; sister, Cookie Fuls, Winter Park, FL; nieces and nephews.
MEMORIAL SERVICE 1pm August 29, 2009 at 20157 State Highway 46, Skidmore, MO.
Maryville, MO 660-582-3176
Published in Omaha World-Herald on 7/30/2009

Frank C. Brisbane 
Brisbane, Frank C.

Nov 21, 1927 – Jul 25, 2009
Bellevue, NE. Survived by wife, Clara Brisbane; sons, Jack Brisbane and Steve Brisbane; stepdaughters, Susan Brown and Sarah McManis; grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; 3 sisters.
The family will receive friends Sunday, 4-6pm, West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE Monday, 1pm, West Center Chapel. Interment, Evergreen. Memorials to the American Cancer Society .
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in Omaha World-Herald on 7/26/2009

Ronald E. Van Skiver
Van Skiver, Ron E.

Neither OMAHA WORKS RETIREE GROUP, the web site OMALUAVCS.ORG nor Gordy, Gene or I could locate an obituary for Ronald Van Skiver. However, Gene Bielenberg sent the following information via email: In my Pioneer Life Member List, there is a Ronald E. Van Skiver with a retire date of 02-12-1981. I would like to know the exact date of his death and, if possible, a copy of his obituary. Page 2: Ronald E. Van Skiver was listed in last year’s telephone book, but not the new one that was just delivered.

Roland Ray Leib (Late Notice)
Leib, Roland Ray

Aug 18, 1944 – Jun 4, 2009
Roland Ray Leib, son of Eugen and Helen (Lackey) Leib, was born August 18, 1944 in Guthrie Center, IA. Ray died of a heart attack on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at the Bickford Assisted LIving Center in Omaha, NE. Ray was diagnosed with COPD and had to retire in 2005.  Ray served his country in the Army form 1967 to 1970. He was a helicopter machanic and served two years in Viet Nam.
Ray is survived by his mother, Helen Leib, of allerton, four brothers: Roger of Allerton, Ronnie and wife DArlene of Indianola, Rick and wife Carol of Ankeny, Rodney and wife Barb of Corydon; four sisters: Joyce and husband Calvin Allard of Russell, Janice Creger of Des Moines, Jolene and husband Raymond Jackson of Ankeny, Joanne and husband Rod Van Dyne of Corydon; 23 nieces and nephews, 27 great nieces and nelphews, 4 nieces or nephews to be born this summer/fall and a host of other relatives and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Leib in 1992; brother, Russell Leib in 1979; Sister Judy Adair in 2002; nephew, Brandon Leib in 2002; and a brother-in-law, Bill Creger in 2003. Funeral Services at 1:30pm, Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Interment Cordon Cemetery, Military Rites, McCloughan-Halfhill Post #379 – Allerton; Russell E. Marshall Post#68 – Corydon

Donald L. Evans
Evans, Donald L.

Age 78 – Jul 7, 2009
Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Zelma Evans; son, Michael Evans; brother, Raymond Evans Jr. Survived by wife of 58 years, Betty; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Moberg and husband, Ronald Moberg; daughter-in-law, Sherry Evans, all of Omaha; sister, Jacqueline Polan, Hermitage, MO, Marilyn Markovich, Boise, ID; grandchildren, Stacy Evans, Grand Island, NE, Nikole Kyhn, Ashley and Amanda Moberg, Ryan Evans, all of Omaha; great grandchildren, Austin Cornelius, Michaela Cornelius, Avery Kyhn, Michael Evans; brother-in-law, John Kaufman, Council Bluffs, IA; sister-in-law, Phyllis King, El Sobrante, CA, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Member of the Millard American Legion and Millard VFW. Retired from AT&T after 30 years of service. Memorials to American Cancer Society or Methodist Hospice.
VISITATION Friday 2pm with family present 6-8pm at Crosby Colonial Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday 10:30am at Crosby Colonial Chapel. Interment Voss Mohr Cemetery. Military honors provided by VFW #8334 Millard and American Legion Post #374.
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 333-7200
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 7/8 to 7/10/2009

Carl R. Wright Sr.
Wright, Carl R., Sr.

Jul 2, 1937 – Jul 3, 2009
Preceded in death by 2 grandchildren and parents. Survived by wife, Joyce Wright, Omaha; 2 sons, Carl R. Wright, Jr. Galveston, TX, Glenn A. Wright, Las Vegas, NV; 4 daughters, Michelle R. Wright, Atlanta, GA, Suzette (Eric) Flodberg, Bradenton, FL, Barbara Kaye (Julius) Miller, Fountain Hills, AZ, Christina (Samuel) Washington, Atlanta, GA; sister, Carol Canada, Los Angeles, CA; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; nieces; nephews; other relatives.
Viewing 6-8pm Thursday Mortuary. SERVICES 10am Friday Clare Memorial United Methodist Church, 5544 Ames AVe. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors at Graveside.
3920 N. 24th St. 453-7111
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 7/8 to 7/9/2009

Giles J. Tramp “Guy”
Tramp, Giles J. “Guy”

Aug 27, 1931 – Jun 23, 2009
Gretna, NE. Survived by wife of 54 years, Carol; children, Pam Tramp (Keith Braesch), Brad (Mary) Tramp, Cindy Jarosz (Mel Hodges); grandchildren, Shannon and Chrisane Jarosz (Amber, Ashley, and Annette Egesdal); brother, Al Tramp; sister, Joan Cook; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Tramp, Darlene Harling, Alycemae Tramp, Marcia Steffen, Deanna Conder, Myrna (Bill) Bohr, Jeannie (Jerry) Spieler, Debbie Steffen, Janette Ceurran, Laura Jasper; brothers-in-law, Lyle Steffen, Norman Steffen, Joel (Jan) Steffen, Mikel (Sherri) Steffen; many friends; nieces; nephews; cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers; 3 sisters.
MASS of Christian Burial 10am Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church 508 Angus St. Gretna, NE. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. VISITATION 5-7pm Thursday with Rosary Service at 6:30pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Memorials to the St. Patrick’s Church Social Hall Fund or Gretna Volunteer Fire Department
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 332-0090
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 6/24 to 6/25/2009

Richard F. Sorensen
Sorensen, Richard F.

Age 76
Omaha. Survived by son Steven of Omaha; daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and David Walton, of Bellevue, NE; 3 grandchildren, Amy, Kyle and River, and brother Donald of Omaha.
SERVICES 10:30am Monday at Campbell Aman Funeral Home. Burial in the Kennard Cemetery. VISITATION begins 1pm Sunday at the funeral home with family receiving friends from 6-8pm. C
Blair, NE 402-426-2191
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 6/20 to 6/21/2009

Frances E. Barnhart
Barnhart, Frances E.

Age 90
Preceded in death by husband Erman Barnhart; 2 brothers; 2 sisters. Survived by son Gerald and wife Marilyn Barnhart; daughter Sandra Jean Hess; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grand-children.
Private Funeral Service; Interment at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 6/16 to 6/17/2009

Carl Haar
Carl N. Haar
, 71, of Fremont died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at his home in Fremont.
He was born March 8, 1938, in Galveston, Texas, to Sol and Ola (Meyers) Haar. The family moved to Denver in 1945 and later moved to Dodge City, Kan., in 1948. They had prominent restaurants in both cities. He worked in the family business until they moved to Fremont in 1957. Their business here was the Capri. Years later after he left the family restaurant business, it relocated to Waterloo and was known as Harr’s. He then worked for Western Electric until his retirement in 1993. After that he assisted in his wife’s upholstery business and helped take care of their beloved pets.

He married Rosanna Liermann on March 2, 1993, in Fremont.
Survivors include: his wife; stepmother, Dorothy “Dottie” Haar of Fremont; three brothers, Paul (and wife, Tara) Haar of Lincoln, Emil “Pinky” (and wife, Sandy) Haar of Kansas City, Kan., and Lacy (and wife, Susan) Whitcomb of Crosby, Texas; and sister, Darlene (and husband, Mike) Urbanec of Mansfield, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sol and Ola (Meyers) Haar; and a baby brother, Michael David Haar.

There will be a register book signing from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and a gathering of family and friends from 6-8 p.m., all at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.

Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com
FREMONT TRIBUNE http://www.fremonttribune.com/articles/2009/06/15/obituaries/doc4a327797b1696730220897.txt

Betty Hearity (Wheeler)
Hearity, Betty R. (Wheeler)

Mar 14, 1929 – Jun 11, 2009
Preceded in death by husbands, Fred W. Wheeler, John D. Hearity; sons, Michael and John Wheeler. Survived by daughters, Mary Kay (Bill) Jordan, Jan (Denny) Bergren, Robin (Barry) Heavrin, Parsons KS; stepchildren, Mary (Bill) Rittenhouse, Windsor CO, Sheila Gleason, Bill (Kris) Hearity, Patty ( Mark) Constantino, Kathy Nemetz, Terri (Scott) MacNaughton; sisters, Mary Ellen Harley, Boise. ID, Bunny (Bob) Hinze, Highland, CA; brother, Charles Halliday, San Diego, CA; 20 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
SERVICES Monday 10am St. Gerald’s Catholic Church (East) 78th & Lakeview St. Ralston. VISITATION Sunday 1-8pm at mortuary with family receiving friends 5-7pm. Rosary Service at 7pm. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials: Nebraska Humane Society
Papillion, NE 339-3232
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 6/13 to 6/14/2009

Veronica Ahrens
Ahrens, Veronica I.

Apr 30, 1922 – Jun 8, 2009
Preceded in death by husband, Dwayne. Survived by children and spouses, Tom and Kathy Ahrens, Beaver Lake, NE, Kathleen and Ray Gibson, Cedarburg, WI; grandchildren, Connie Buresh, Amy Greengard and husband, Mike, Jake Taylor, Josh Taylor and wife, Nicole; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grand- children; numerous nieces; nephews; special friends; care givers.
SERVICES Saturday 9:30am 72nd St. Chapel to St. Leo the Great Church at 10am. Interment Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION Friday 5-8pm with Wake Service at 7pm at 72nd St. Chapel. Memorials to the Alzheimer`s Association . Viewing begins Friday after 1pm at 72nd Chapel.
1010 North 72nd St., 391-1664
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 6/11 to 6/13/2009

Floyd Rastede
Rastede, Floyd

Age 92
Papillion, NE, formerly of Valley, NE. Preceded in death by wife Mary. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Jim Heath, of Papillion and Dennis and Claire Rastede, of Omaha; daughters and sons-in-law, Suzy Francis, Lynn and Al Tews and JoAnn and Terry Thomas all of Papillion, NE; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Jean Rastede, of Omaha.
VISITATION Thursday noon-8pm with family receiving friends from 6-8pm. FUNERAL Friday 11am all at the funeral home. Interment Hillcrest Westlawn. Memorials to American Legion Post #58 in Valley.
21901 West Maple 289-2222
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 6/10 to 6/11/2009

Chester John Dziewa (Java)
Dziewa, Chester John

Dec 15, 1923 – May 17, 2009
WWII Veteran. Survived by wife of 62 years, Eleanor Perrino; son Gary John Dziewa; daughter, Rosemary McCarty; daughter-in-law, Kathy Dziewa; grandchildren, Norma, Roseann, Mary Ellen, Brian, Kristen, Ann, Robert; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Elle, Isabelle; brother, Joseph. Preceded in death by parents John and Celia Dziewa; sisters, Hattie, Clara, Regina; brothers, Edmund, Daniel; sons, infant Michael, Alan. Also survived by other family and friends in Buffalo, NY. MEMORIAL SERVICE Wednesday 11am
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 114th & Fort St.
2727 North 108th St. 496-9000
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 5/18 to 5/19/2009
(Chester retired 2-12-86)

Herman H. Busch “Bud”
Busch, Herman H. “Bud”

Age 88
Preceded in death by daughter, Janet Busch Gibson; sister, Rita Pospisil; son in law James Bendorf. Survived by beloved wife of 58 years, Evelyn; children, Sharon Busch, Susan (Bill) Lund, Nancy (John) Manley, Marge (John) Huelskamp, and Steven (Aranee) Busch, 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; sister, Anita Eriksen.
FUNERAL MASS Friday, 10am at St. James Catholic Church with Interment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. VISITATION with the family starts Thursday, after 5pm at the 72nd Street Chapel with a Wake Service at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to St. James Catholic Church. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
1010 North 72nd St., 391-1664
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 5/18 to 5/21/2009
(Bud retired 4/1/83, he was a supervisor)

Richard P. Rose
8/30/1942 – 5/25/2009 
ROSE, Richard P. age 66 of Omaha, passed away May 25, 2009
Rick retired from Lucent Technologies after 33 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Elizabeth Rose, Aunt, Mary Ezzo.  Rick is survived by; Lifelong friend, Nancy Moore-Karloff, Son, Robert T. Barr Sister, Margaret R. and her husband David Scrani. Grandson, Damian A. Barr, 2 Aunts, Ada Rose Geanne Rose Many other relatives and friends. Private services were held at:
Braman Mortuary – South West Chapel
6505 S. 144th ST.
Omaha, NE 68137 (402)895-3400

William R. Gewinner
Gewinner, William R.

Sep 8, 1930 – May 22, 2009
Passed away from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Preceded in death by parents William N. and Elizabeth Gewinner, and daughter-in-law, Ginny Gewinner. Survived by wife, Rosemary; son William C. Gewinner; daughter Susan and son-in-law Danny Mauldin; daughter Mary and son-in-law Randy Baker; son Mark and daughter-in-law Kim Gewinner; daughter Janet Jones; grandchildren Mike Terry and Eva Jones; step-granddaughters Kim Wilson and Kerry Strong.
Memorial MASS 11am Wednesday, May 27, St. Leo’s Catholic Church 1920 N. 102nd St. Omaha, NE with lunch to follow. Interment at later date Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, NE. Memorials to the family.

78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 5/24 to 5/26/2009

Roland A. Peters
Peters, Roland A.

May 29, 1939 – May 11, 2009
Survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce; daughters, Cathe Velasquez, Cindy Shepherd, Suzie (Mike) Cook; son, Rolly (Val) Peters; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. He served in the US Navy, retired from Lucent Technologies, Active in the Grande Olde Players.
VISITATION Wednesday 6-9pm at the family home. FUNERAL Thursday 10:30am at Faith Christian Church, 132nd & Center in Omaha. ARBOR SOCIETY
2819 S 125th Ave Omaha NE 68144
Published in Omaha World-Herald on 5/13/200

Donald K. Moore
Moore, Donald K.

Jan 13, 1938 – May 11, 2009
Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Gladys Ann Moore and William Lorraine Moore. Survived by wife, Norma Lou Moore; sons, Mark David Moore, Jeffrey Scott Moore, Steven James Moore; daughter, Sherri Ann Clark; grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Kjelvik, Torre Daniel Kjelvik, Alyssa LeeAnn Beal, Bradeyn Wayne Beal, Alexander Jacob Moore; sisters, Sandra Ann Beran and Linda Kay Moore.
Vigil Service Wednesday, 7pm, West Center Chapel. MASS of Christian Burial Thursday, 10am, St. Mary Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford, Bellevue. Interment, Hillcrest.
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 5/12 to 5/13/2009

Gerald A. “Jerry” Melcher
Melcher, Gerald A. “Jerry”

Dec 20, 1933 – May 11, 2009
Papillion, NE. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathy, sons Roger (Sharon), Tim, Rob (Kris), and Todd (Karen); grandchildren Chelsea, Lindsey, Matt, Jennifer, Jessie, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ryan, and Emily. Jerry was a native of Humphrey, NE, and was the last surviving child of Rudolph and Clara Melcher. He faithfully served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957. Jerry was an employee of Western Electric, Omaha Works, for 35 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 32. He was a loving and wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, and he will be sorely missed by all of us. We love you Honey, Dad, and Grandpa.
VISITATION Wednesday May 13th 1-8pm with the family receiving friends 6-8pm with a Wake Service at 7pm all at the Kahler-Dolce Mortuary, Papillion, NE. FUNERAL Thursday, May 14th at 10am at St. Columbkille’s Church in Papillion. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Papillion, NE 339-3232
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 5/12 to 5/13/2009

Robert Loren Hansen
Hansen, Robert Loren

Nov 28, 1928 – May 2, 2009
Passed away in Mesa, AZ. Member of Pioneers of America (AT&T). Preceded in death by daughter Nancy Hansen. Survived by wife of 57 years, Dorothy; daughters, Michelle (Robert) Davies, Judy (Scott Jewell) Cline, Lori (Cameron Carlson) Collins; granddaughter Megan Davies; brother John (anne) Hansen; sisters, Gloria Drahn, Karen (Jay) Halverson.
VISITATION Friday 5-8:30pm with 7pm Wake Service at Funeral Home. SERVICE Saturday 10am Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Chapel to St. Bernadette Church for 10:30 MASS. Interment Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors by VFW Post 2503.
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 5/6 to 5/8/2009

Chard, Frances L.
Frances L. Chard
, age 70, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away May 4, 2009, at her home.
She was born February 24, 1939, in Forsythe, Mo. Frances retired as a technician from Lucent Technologies. She was preceded in death by her mother Lorene Jones.
Frances is survived by her loving husband, of 25 years, Richard I. Chard of Council Bluffs; loving daughter, Joni Lynn Nisotis and husband, Gregg, of Papillion, Neb.; loving sons, Ronald A. Portrey and partner, Debra Possinger, Omaha, Neb., Richard W. Portrey and wife, Elizabeth of Council Bluffs; loving grandchildren, Chad, Sara, Chris, Chase and wife, Kylee, Jon, Rachel, Alyssa and Hannah; loving great grandchildren, Livia, Sydney, Landon and Kane; sisters, Phyllis A. (Johnny) Popp of Omaha, Susan L. Rima of Wis., Sally N. Jones, Naomi (Dan) Stalnaker, all of Omaha; brothers, Bill (Cathy) St. John of Blair, Neb., Jack St. John of Las Vegas, Nev., Vernon (Pepper) St. John of Omaha, Douglas St. John of Seattle, Wash., Jim St. John of Ithaca, Neb.
Visitation with the family, Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home.
 to Henry Doorly Zoo preferred.
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on 5/6/2009

Leonard R. Lowder
Lowder, Leonard R.

Aug 2, 1923 – May 1, 2009
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. WWII veteran. Retired Western Electric/AT&T Senior Staff Engineer. Survived by wife of 64 years, Phyllis A. Lowder; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Bethanne Lowder, Dallas, TX; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Roger Howard, April and Jim Veline, all Omaha; granddaughters and husbands, Jennifer and Brian Witt, Houston, TX, Kristen and Jack Yerton, Omaha; grandsons and wife, Christopher and Kelly Lowder, Austin, TX, Jonathan Howard, Omaha; great-grandson, Cade Lowder, Austin, TX.
Funeral Service Tues. 5/5/09, 11am at Stonebridge Christian Church, 15801 Butler Ave. Private Family Interment Forest Lawn. Visitation Mon. 6-8pm at Mortuary. The Family suggests Memorials to the Spirit of Faith Church, 11717 Burt St., Ste 104, Omaha, NE 68154 ROEDER MORTUARY
2727 North 108th St. 496-9000
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 5/3 to 5/4/2009

Leslie H. Guest
Guest, Leslie H.

Jun 10, 1930 – Apr 23, 2009
Council Bluffs. Retired from Lucent Technologies. Preceded in death by parents, Hugh and Minnie (Phillips) Guest; daughter, Linda Guest; grandson, Robert Wysoske; brothers, Robert and Donald Guest. Survived by daughters, Rebecca Wysoske of Co. Bluffs, Kathi Guest of Earling, IA; sons, Ken Guest of Council Bluffs, Dan Guest and wife Brenda of Omaha; grandchildren, Matthew Wysoske, Elizabeth Criswell, Brad Wysoske, Troy Guest, Jeff Guest, Robin Guest; four great grandchildren; sister, Betty Gittins and husband Marvin; brother, Daryl Guest and wife June all of Council Bluffs.
VISITATION with the family, Sunday 3-5pm at Cutler-O’Neill Funeral Home. Graveside Service and Burial, Monday 11am in Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends to meet at the grave. The family will direct memorials. CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Funeral Home
545 Willow Ave. 322-7779
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 4/24 to 4/25/2009

William J. Rohmeyer
Rohmeyer, William J.

Age 77
Preceded in death by wife of nearly 50 years, Jean; son, Bill; parents, William and Margaret; sister, Eleanor Pistillo; sister-in- law Joan (Don) Robbins; brother-in-law Donald MacLeod. Survived by children, Vicki Riley (Tim O’Hearn), Sherry (Bruce) Christensen, Tammy Moore, Joe (friend Scott Carroll), Jay (Mary) Rohmeyer, all of Omaha; grandchildren Tom Riley Jr. (Tonya), Bruce, Brandon, Brent, Bryan Christensen, Doug Moore Jr., Billy Jr., Katie, and Tara Rohmeyer and Jason Joseph Rohmeyer; five great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Rich Jirak, Joan MacLeod, Ben Pistillo, Margie and Al Vacek, Doris Malone (Co. Springs, CO), Kathy and Fred Semper (Phoenix AZ); many loving nieces, nephews, and long time friends.
WAKE SERVICE Tuesday at 7pm at the mortuary. FUNERAL Wednesday at 11:30am at St. Thomas More Church. Entombment in Calvary. VISITATION Tuesday starts at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Foundation. KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 4/19 to 4/21/2009

Deanna Traugh (Clement)
Traugh, Deanna (Clement)

Jun 22, 1942 – Apr 15, 2009
Passed away at the Good Samaritan Home in Alma, NE. Born to Ray and Arlene (Mosher) Clement in Woodruff, KS. Preceded in death by husband Robert Traugh and father. Survived by mother Arlene Clement, Alma, NE; brother Rodney Clement and wife Sherry of Arvada, CO; sister Joyce Flasnick, Alma, NE.
FUNERAL SERVICES 2pm Monday, Apr. 20, 2009, Banta-Torrey Funeral Chapel, Alma, NE. Neil Collins officiating. Burial at the Alma Cemetery. Memorials: Gideons c/o Deanna Traugh Family, Alma, NE 68920-0144
Alma, NE 308-928-2528
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 4/17 to 4/18/2009

Robert Lee Wilson
Wilson, Robert Lee,
 69, of Unadilla, died Friday, April 10, 2009, at home.
He was born June 6, 1939, in Union to William K. and Agnes (Ervin) Wilson.
On July 27, 1962, he married Shirley Schomerus in Auburn.
Robert served with the U.S. Marine Corps 1957-1960. He worked as an assembly line worker in Avaya and was a former resident of Omaha and Plattsmouth. He graduated from Plattsmouth High School with the Class of 1957.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Wilson of Unadilla; daughters: Terri Bubke and husband Steve of Omaha; Julie Wilson of Unadilla; son: Michael Wilson and Jennifer Zimmerman of Omaha; grandchildren: Jesse and Megan Bubke of Omaha; Brianna and Brody Wilson of Omaha; sister: Thelma Anderson and husband Jim of Yutan; brother: Melvin Wilson and wife Effie of Omaha; sister: Ruby Loftis of Omaha; mother-in-law: Lois Schomerus of Syracuse; also survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Lorene Wilson; daughter, Cynthia Wilson Hawkins; granddaughter, Ashlee Rae Bubke; father-in-law, Ervin Schomerus.
Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Syracuse, with the Rev. John Finster officiating.; organist, Marcia Bartling. Vocal music: “You’ll Never Walk Alone;” congregational hymns: “In the Garden” and “Amazing Grace.”
Pallbearers: Jason Schomerus, Nathan Royal, Kyle Schomerus, Jeff Vogt, Clayton Johnson, Nate Dowding, Jesse Bubke, Mark Royal.
Honorary pallbearers: Robert’s grandchildren.
Final resting place: Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse. Buried with full military honors.
Memorials may be directed to family’s choice.
Condolences to www.fusselmanwymore.com
Fusselman Wymore Funeral Home, Syracuse (402) 269-2441)

Richard A. Kobza
Kobza, Richard A.

Oct 21, 1929 – Apr 14, 2009
Passed away quietly at home. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Rose Marie; children, Pat Pecha (Chuck), Phoenix, AZ, Krystal Quinn (Pete), Lynn Shevlin (Bob), Gene Kobza (Tammy) of Omaha; brothers, William (Agnes), Tom (Iona), Joe (Arliene) Kobza, all of Lincoln, NE, Norman (Mary), Mesa, AZ; sisters, Helen Uhler, Vacaville, CA, Delores Brandenburgh (Jim), Dallas, TX; grandchildren, SSGT Jason Pecha presently stationed in Iraq (Stacy), Cody Shevlin (Bridget), Joe Quinn, Justin and Krysta Kobza; 1 great-granddaughter, Sidney Rose Pecha. Numerous loving nieces and nephews; special friend, Elmer Henry. He was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Catherine Kobza, of David City, NE; brother, Edward; sister-in-law, Monika Kobza of Cripple Creek, CO. He retired from Western Electric in 1983 and was a member of F.O.E. 154, South Omaha Legion 133, and member of the Polka Lovers Club.
Donations may be made to the Myelodisplasia Foundation.
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 9:30am at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home to a 10am Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. VISITATION Friday 3-8pm with family receiving friends 6-8pm with 7pm Vigil Service at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 4/14/2009 – 4/15/2009

Jimmie W. Perryman
Perryman, Jimmie W.

Jul 4, 1938 – Apr 7, 2009
Preceded in death by son, Lawrence Perryman. Survived by son, Bernard Perryman, Omaha; daughter, Janet Perryman Butler, Laurel, MD; 2 brothers, Lawrence K., Lemoore, CA, Jessie Perryman, Omaha; 3 sisters, Mattie McClinton, Idabell, OK, Willa Gilreath, Omaha, Eva Richardson, Pine Bluff, AR; granddaughter, Ahsha Butler; 2 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives.
Wake 6-8pm Wednesday Mortuary. SERVICES 10am Thursday Morning Star Baptist Church, 20th & Burdette St. Interment Family Plot Forest Lawn. THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St. 453-7111
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 4/14/2009 – 4/15/2009

Richard V. Barry M.D.
Barry, Richard V., M.D.

Age 79
Valley, NE. Survived by wife, Patty (McGuire) Barry, Valley; children, Dr. Debra and Dr. Dennis Mostek, Omaha, Richard, Jr. and Sandy Barry, Phoenix, AZ, Diane and John Denkinger, Champagnier, France, Dr. Sean and Dr. Stepanie Barry, Lincoln; step-children Timothy McGuire, Omaha, Molly and Dan Thompson, St. Francis, MN, Matthew McGuire and Susan Brandquist, Shaun McGuire and Dennis McGuire, all of Omaha; 24 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Lange, Paullina, IA; nieces, nephews and friends.
Gathering with the family Tues. from 6-8pm at the Funeral Home with a Wake service at 7:30pm. Memorial Mass Wed. 10am at St. John’s Catholic Church, Valley. Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha. In Lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to Mayo Clinic for Amyloidosis Research Program at 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905 REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple 289-2222
Published in the Omaha World Herald, Sunday, 5 APR 09

Fletcher, Darlene N.
Apr 2, 1928 – Apr 5, 2009Tuscon, AZ. Survived by husband of 62 years, Loren; 4 children, Ron, Bill, Vicki (Hahn) and Curt Fletcher; daughters-in-law, Betty and Sharon Fletcher; son-in-law, Sig Hahn; 6 sisters; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; Darlen and Loren both retired from Western Electric in 1983.
Services at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tucson on April 11. A Memorial Service will be held on May 17 at the American Legion Club in Bennington, NE from 2-5pm. Family and friends welcome. Memorials to Immanuel Presbyterian Church – Memorial Garden, 9252 East 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85710.
Published in the Omaha World Herald, Sunday, 5 APR 09

Goldie D. Van Ackeren
Van Ackeren, Goldie D.

Age 86
Omaha, NE. Preceded in death by husband, Frederick J. Van Ackeren. Survived by sons, Fred Jr., Steve and wife Rainee, Mike, Rick; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Service Thursday 1pm West Center Chapel. Interment Calvary. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
78th & West Center 391-3900 Omaha World-Herald from 3/31/2009 – 4/2/2009

Edward J. Grasmick 86, Lincoln, died Thursday (3/26/09). Edward was born 8/15/1922 in Lincoln. Retired Assembler with Western Electric. World War II Army Veteran. Life member of V.F.W. # 131.
Survivors: brothers, Richard & wife, Ruby, Lincoln; nieces & nephews. Proceeded in death by parents, Alexander Sr. and Anna Marie (Kahler) Grassmick; two brothers and six sisters.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday (3/30/09) at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street. Rev. Dr. Monte Gravenstein officiating. Burial: Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials to American Cancer Society. Visitation after 5 p.m. Saturday (3/28/09) at funeral home. Visitation with family: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday (3/29/09) at funeral home.
Published in the Lincoln Journal Star from 3/28/2009 – 3/30/2009

Robert Palmatier
Palmatier, Robert

Age 76
Elkhorn, NE. Survived by wife Helen; daughters and sons-in-law Robin and Paul Gornell of Omaha, NE, Cheryl and Craig Johnson of Phoenix, AZ; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Johnna of Dallas, TX; 5 grandchildren; sister Joan Penther of France; stepchildren Keith, Randall and Michael Burley of Buffalo, NY; Visitation Wednesday noon to 8pm with family receiving friends from 6 to 8. Funeral Thursday 10:30am all at Reichmuth Funeral Home in Elkhorn. Interment Prospect Hill Cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Association Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
21901 West Maple 289-2222 Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 3/17/2009 – 3/18/2009

George J. Murphy
Murphy, George J.

78, Lincoln, former longtime resident of Ashland, NE, passed away Sunday (3-1-09) suddenly after a short illness. Born (7-13-1930) in East Grand Forks, MN the son of George W. and Helen (Brocker) Murphy. Korean War Veteran. Member: VFW in Ashland, NE. No visitation.  Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday (3-4-09) at Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ Street with Debbie Way, Life Celebrant officiating.  Family Gathering: N/A
Cemetery: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska.  Memorials: Matt Talbot Kitchen, 1911 ‘R’ Street, Lincoln, NE (03).
Loved woodworking, fishing and spending time with his family. His kindness and generosity will be missed by his family and friends.  Family members include loving companion: Evelyn Keyser; son, daughter-in-law: Michael and Valerie Murphy; granddaughters: Maggie and Virginia Murphy; sister: Joann Wahl, all of Lincoln.
Published in the Lincoln Journal Star on 3/1/2009

Walter W. Dring 
DRING-Walter W.,
 77, Lincoln, died Fri., 2/27/09. Born 5/20/1931 in Velva, ND, the son of George and Madeline (Schnieble) Dring. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a retired sheet metal worker for Western Electric/AT&T. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers-Western Electric/AT&T. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Steven W. and Susan Tulee-Dring, Fremont, CA, Bryan and Priscilla Dring, Omaha; sisters, Cloe Wasson, Pearl Eman, both of Minot, ND, Ester Hillman, St. Paul, MN; 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and James Dring; sister, Elizabeth Horner.
Funeral Service 1 PM Wed., 3/4/09, Roper & Sons Chapel, 4300 “O” St., Lincoln. Visitation will be 2 PM, Tues., 3/3/09, until Service time at the Funeral Home, with family greeting friends from 6–8 PM, Tues. Memorials may be given to the People’s City Mission, 110 Q St., Lincoln, NE 68508. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at www.roperandsons.com
ROPER & SONS Funeral Services
Lincoln, NE (402) 476-1225
Published in Omaha World-Herald on 3/2/2009

Earl M. Durbin
 age 80, Ashland, NE, died with his family by his side on Sunday, 3/1/2009, at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha. Born, 3/17/1928 in Gault, MO to Grant and Maude (Glidwell) Durbin. The family moved to the Greenwood, NE area when he was 2 years and then to Ashalnd, NE when he was 16. Retired layout operator on the insulating lines for Western Electric/AT&T. Member of the Telephone Pioneers Western Electric /AT&T. Served as a Fireman on the Ashland Fire Dept. for 50 years and as an EMT on the Ashland Rescue Dept. for 30 yrs. Survived by his wife of 60 years Joan; sons, Steven E., and Daniel L.; daughters, Jolynn K. and friend Mark Reber, Sheryle R. and husband Steve Olsen; grandchildren, Kelly S., Denise N., Dustin J., Cody J.; great granddaughter, Savanna R.; brother-in-law, Bill and wife Jane Fidler; sister-in-law, Emma Mae Fidler Hill, and many dear nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty; step-sisters, Lois and Viola; step-brothers, Charles, Truman, John, Lawrance and Forest.
FUNERAL SERVICE 2pm Thursday, 3/5/2009, Marcy Mortuary, Ashland, NE. Interment, Ashland Cemetery. VISITATION Wednesday 4-7pm and continuing on Thursday one hour before the service, all at the funeral home. Memorials to the Ashland Fire and Rescue Departments. MARCY MORTUARY
Ashland, NE 402-944-3343
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 3/3 to 3/4/2009

Betty J. Smith
SMITH-Betty J.,
 age 57, 2/22/09. Survived by son, Richard “Ricky” Harris, Jr.; step-daughters, Shaquila Bruce, Omaha, Summer Cole, Colorado Springs, CO; parents, James and Laura Davis; 2 sisters, Mae J. and Mavis Davis; nieces, Tiffany and Alicia Davis; nephew, James Darnell Davis, Omaha; 3 great- nephews and nieces; cousins; other relatives and friends; e-mail buddies.
Wake 6-8pm Sunday Mortuary. SERVICES 10am Monday Salem Baptist Church, 3131 Lake St. Interment Family Plot Forest Lawn Cemetery.
3920 N. 24th St. 453-7111
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 2/28 to 3/1/2009

Joseph L. Siracuse
 age 76, of Omaha. Beloved husband of Lucy C. (Giardina); loving fa
ther of Sylvia (Robert) Davis, Gina (Timothy) Halbur, Ann Marie (Vincent) Salerno, Nicholas (Renee), Anthony (Colleen); loving grandfather of Anthony, Stephanie, and Jenni Davis, Thomas and Matthew Halbur, Rachel, Vincent, Sarah, and Victor Salerno, Michael and Collin Siracuse. Also survived by brother Leo C. (Carole) Siracuse of Williamsville, NY, and many nieces and nephews. Joseph was a 42 year retiree of Lucent Technologies.
Memorial Mass will be Saturday, 10:00 AM at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church ( 168 & Q). In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Stephen the Martyr Parish or Siena/Frances House. Visit www.bramanmortuary.com  to leave a condolence
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 2/9 to 2/13/2009

John E. Hoheisel
 age 91, 2/7/2009, Omaha. Survived by wife, Ruth, Omaha; daughters, Jonnie (Howard) Surland, Fort Calhoun, Jeanne (Barry) Stark, Lincoln, Judy (Terry) Hopkins, Omaha; grandchildren, Lisa Hillmer, Greg (Carri) Hillmer, Jennifer (Scott) Priest, Anne (Chris) Lewis, Katie (Tim) Ebers, Amanda Stark, Shelly (Subby) Anzalone, Chris (Becky) Weaver, Scott (Lindsay) Hopkins, Eric (Katie) Weaver; great grandchildren, Megan, Zach, Abby, Emma, Anna, Alex, Madison, Carly, Elijah, Andrew, Amelia, Caroline, Julia, Emilie, Joey H., Joey A., Will, Miles, Christian, and Claire.
Memorials to Peace Presbyterian Church, 333 S 204th St, Elkhorn, NE. VISITATION Thursday from 2pm family present, 6-8pm, at Crosby Colonial Chapel. SERVICES Friday 10am at Crosby Colonial Chapel. Private Interment at Hillcrest/Westlawn Cemetery.
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 333-7200
Published in Omaha World-Herald from 2/10 to 2/12/2009

Ellen Maxine Voss
VOSS-Ellen Maxine,
 age 78, Omaha, fomerly of Weeping Water, NE, passed away Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 in Omaha. Ellen was born in Rural Cass County, NE on July 16, 1930, the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Earhart ) Miller. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Altar Society,American Legion Auxiliary. Worked at Western Electric for 26 years as a Welder. She is survived by daughter, Linda Lautrup and Randall Beins of Weeping Water NE; two sons Steve and Joan Heneger, of Omaha NE and Terry and Sharon Heneger, of Weeping Water NE; son-in-law, Bruce Smith of Lincoln NE; sister, Joanne and Myron Richardson of Weeping Water NE; a sister-in-law, Barbara Miller of Ann Arbor MI. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Howard Heneger 1964; Harry Voss 1983; daughter Jeannine Smith; son-in-law Mark Lautrup; 2 brothers Franklin Miller, and Mervil Miller; 3 sisters Marie Smith, Dorothy Bourelle, Jacqueline Kelly.
Funeral Mass 11am Saturday 2/7/2009 St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Manley, NE. VISITATION Friday 1-5pm at Hammons Family Funeral Chapel Weeping Water with Rosary at 7pm at the Church. Interment St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Rural Manley. Memorials to the church, Catholic Charity, or American Cancer Society Hammons Family Funeral Services Weeping Water 402-267-5544
Published in Omaha World-Herald on 2/6/2009

Robert “Jerry” Engel
ENGEL-Robert “Jerry”,
 age 71 of Sulphur, OK, formerly of Valley, NE. Passed away 2-22-09.
Mass Of Christian Burial Saturday 10:30 AM St. Francis Catholic Church, Humphrey, NE. Visitations Friday 3 to 8 FM with 7 PM Rosary and Saturday 9 to 10 AM at Duesman Funeral Chapel DUESMAN FUNERAL CHAPEL
Humphrey, NE 402-923-1212
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 2/22/2009 – 2/24/2009

Hugh “Butch” Wells
WELLS-Hugh “Butch”,
 age 79 years of Omaha. Preceded in death by parents Louis and Eleanor Wells; brother Louis Wells Jr. Survived by wife of 39 years Barbara Wells; son, Thomas and wife Shelly Wells; granddaughter, Brookelyn Wells; brothers, James, Robert and Stuart Wells; sister Noni Lundgren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service Monday, February 23, 2009 at 11am at All Saints Episcopal Church (9302 Blondo Street). Military Honors by Millard American Legion 374 and VFW 8334. In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to All Saints Episcopal Church. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 2/21/2009 – 2/23/2009

Ellen A. Vitale
VITALE-Ellen A., (Vessell), age 68, Omaha. 01/29/09. Preceded in death by son, Steven Vitale; sister, Mary Walker. Survived by husband, Silvio Vitale; daughters, Therese Vitale-Stamper, all of Omaha, Laura Incontro, Chandler, AZ; son, Scott Vitale, Omaha; parents, Charles and Eleanor Vessell, Omaha; brother, Frank Vessell; grandchildren, Chris, Chad, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Parker; 5 great grandchildren. Member of the 40 & 8 and VFW 8334 Millard.
VISITATION Monday 5-8pm. Le Femmes Service 6:30pm, Wake Service 7pm, all at Crosby Colonial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10am at St. Robert of Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St. Interment Calvary Cemetery. CROSBY BURKET
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 333-7200
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 1/30/2009 – 2/2/2009

Richard Branecki
BRANECKI-Richard, age 84, 1/26/2009, Omaha. Preceded in death by wife, Blanche Branecki. Survived by sons, Paul (Nancy) Branecki, Steven (Debi) Branecki, all of Omaha; daughter, Christine (Richard) Ward, Marietta, GA; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister and two brothers.
VISITATION Thursday 5-8pm with Vigil Service 6pm at Crosby Colonial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11:30am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St. Interment Resurrection Cemetery with Military Honors by Millard VFW Post 8334 and American Legion Post #374.
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 333-7200
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 1/28/2009 – 1/29/2009

Rosemary C. LaschanskyLASCHANSKY – Rosemary C. age 81, of Papillion, NE. Preceded in death by husband, Ervin; granddaughter, Mary Catherine; brother, Raymond. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jim Himes, Pelican Rapids, MN, Diane and Forest Grapes, Papillion, NE, Connie and Todd Carlson, LaVista, NE, Deb and John McCord, Papillion, NE, Sandee Lee, Temecula, CA; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Skinner, Papillion, NE.
FUNERAL SERVICES Thursday 10am St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. VISITATION Wednesday 1-8pm with family receiving friends from 6-8pm with Wake service at 7pm. Memorials Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Hospice House, St. Columbkille Catholic Church.
Papillion, NE 339-3232
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 1/20/2009 – 1/21/2009

RICAN-Robert B., age 84, Omaha, passed away 1/8/09. A native of Omaha, he was born
2/25/1924, the son of Jerry and Rose. Bob was a WWII veteran who survived the Battle of the Bulge and worked at AT&T/Western Electric until he retired. Loris, his wife, will miss him dearly. He will also be missed by his sister, Bess; his children, Robert Rican and Lisa Hinton; step-children, Sheryl Dirks, David and Joe Holmstrand; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made to Disabled American Veterans and sent in care of the family. Visitation from 10 AM and Funeral Service at 11 AM on Tues., 1/13/09 at the Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home and Cemetery.
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
Published in the Omaha World-Herald on 1/11/2009

Walter S. Swierczek
SWIERCZEK-Walter S., age 78, Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Mary; sisters, Kate Anson, Rose Rusterholtz, Vermie Kaczmarek, Genevieve Skokan, Victoria Swierczek; brothers, Stanley, John, Frank and Joe Swierczek. Survived by wife, Theresa; son, Edward; grandson, Thomas and wife, Melissa Swierczek; great-grandchildren, Gage, Hunter, Madison, Kate Rose, Ella; sister, Mary Skokan; numerous nieces and nephews; special neighbor, Rita Skoff. Member of FOE #154, American Legion Post 331, DAV Chaper 2.
Visitation Tuesday after 4:00 p.m. with FOE Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. and Parish Vigil Service 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Wednesday 9:20 a.m. Bethany Chapel to St. Francis Assisi Church (32nd and K) at 10:00 a.m. for Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment St. John Cemetery Mausoleum. Military honors by American Legion Post 331.
82nd & Harrison 593-6100
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 12/28/2008 – 12/30/2008