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Obituaries 2020



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Gene Bielenberg notified us today of the passing of Dorothy M. Kot. Dorothy retired from the Omaha Works on 7/26/1990 under AT&T with over 25 years of service. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/dorothy-kot-9968159
Dorothy M Kot
October 21, 1930 – December 27, 2020
Preceded in death by husbands, Joseph Dragon and Edward Kot. Survived by children, Debra, Joseph, and Matthew (Joanne); 8 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. No services will be held. Memorials suggested to MS Society or Autism Foundation.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
& Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park
5701 Center ST
Omaha, NE 68106

Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing or Darrell Lieber. Darrell retired from the Omaha Works on 2/26/1999 under Lucent Technologies with 41 years of service. https://www.bramanmortuary.com/obituaries/Darrell-E-Lieber?obId=19385201#/obituaryInfo
Darrell E. Lieber
July 29, 1938 – December 21, 2020

Born in Sioux City, Iowa on July 29, 1938. Moved to Council Bluffs Iowa and graduated high school from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1957. After high school he joined the Army for 2 years. After the Army worked at General Electric in Omaha Nebraska and retired after 40 years in 1999. In 1973 he married Linda: they were married for 47 years. Darrell has 4 children, Cherry Lynn (Bruce), Darrin (Dawn), John (Marilee) and Corey (Nanci). Darrell has 3 grandchildren, Robert, Kelsye and Gage.

Darrell lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed his family, but anyone who knows him, knows his passion was the horse track, loving the excitement of each race; monumental races from the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont and Breeders cup. Ready for the start, the gate bell rings, and the intensity of the announcer when they come around the last corner and states “Down the stretch they come” was music to ears.

Darrell also had a lot of stories to tell. He had a punch line for all of them. He would have the whole room laughing and “Oh Darrell” was his audience response. Many afternoons and evenings he would go up to the bowling alley after work and watch football with his coworkers and family. You always knew what team he had to win.
Preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Harriet Lieber; brother, Otto; sisters, Dorothy and Helen; In laws, Robert and Mary Freberg.

Darrell is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda; Sons: Darrin (Dawn) Lieber, John (Marilee) Lieber, Corey (Nanci) Lieber; Daughter Cherry Lynn (Bruce) Gerst; brothers, Walter, Arnold & Ray; Many other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Darrell’s Life will be on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 from 1-3:00pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)

Braman Mortuary – Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE 68137
402-895-3400

Ruby Stiers posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Jeanine Krogmanb. Jeanine retired from the Omaha Works on 9/22/2000 under Lucent Technologies with 30 years of service. https://www.eidsnessfuneralhome.com/obituary/jeanine-krogmann

Jeanine Krogmann
December 22, 1946 – December 11, 2020

Jeanine Krogmann, 73, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away on December 12, 2020, at the Brookings Hospital. A celebration of Jeanine’s life will be held in the summer of 2021, with burial taking place at Union Cemetery in Flandreau, South Dakota.

Jeanine Mae Krogmann was born on December 22, 1946, at Chester, South Dakota, to Fritz and Nellie (Stokes) Krogmann. She attended country school in Brookings County, graduating from Sioux Valley High School in 1965. Jeanine moved to Omaha and went to work for ATT, which changed names several times. Retiring from her work at ATT, Jeanine went on to work at Oriental Trade part-time.

Following her retirement from Oriental Trade, Jeanine was able to spend time doing the things she enjoyed most. She was an avid John Wayne collector, frequently traveling to Winterset, Iowa to participate in the annual John Wayne Celebrations. Jeanine also enjoyed reading.

Jeanine is survived by one brother, Arlyn Krogman; three sisters: Reva Krogmann, Judean (Judi) Hewitt, and Mariann (Bob) Kampmann; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Curtis, and a sister, Marlys.

EIDSNESS FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES
1617 Orchard Drive
PO Box 704Brookings, SD 57006-0704

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Deacon Jerome “Jerry” Gau. Jerry retired from the Omaha Works on 5/10/1996 under Lucent Technologies with 38 years of service. Jerry worked in the tool & die shop at the Omaha Works. https://www.bethanyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Deacon-Jerome-Jerry-A-Gau?obId=19252615#/obituaryInfo

Deacon Jerome “Jerry” A. Gau
Jerry Gau, age 87, of Omaha,
passed away from Covid complications.

He is preceded in death by his wife Vera Gau, parents, brother Wayne Gau and sister Janet Gau.

He is survived by his sisters Monica Clark and Jackie Berdine, brothers Dennis Gau and Leonard Gau, daughter Sheryl (Tim) Healy and son David (Tracey) Gau of Colorado, granddaughters Jessica (Justin) Setlik, Jamie (Yibran) Mercado, Casey (Shea) Shiley, Grace Gau, and Jacqueline Gau. Great Grandchildren Liam and Lexi Setlik.

Jerry was born in Westphalia, Iowa, to the late Cornelius and Leona Gau. The family moved to South Omaha when he was 9 years old and he attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School and then South High School. He was inducted into the army in 1953, completed basic training, leadership training, promoted to Corporal of Battery 89th AAA Ft Meade, Maryland and was honorably discharged in 1955. Jerry married Vera Geldis September 14, 1957 and they were married for 49 years until her death in 2006. He went to trade school to become a tool & die maker. He worked for Western Electric/Lucent for over 30 years until retirement. He was ordained a Deacon April 1st, 1979 by Archbishop Daniel Sheehan and spent 31 years in active spiritual service to countless constituents.

Jerry loved to travel to the western states, especially the mountains of Colorado. He and Vera retraced the entire steps of the Lewis and Clark Trail. He also traveled to the Holy Land with Fr. Pat and other Deacons and loved his trip to South Africa with his friend Tom.

He also loved trains, planes, hiking, reading, and coaching youth sports. He was the ultimate handyman and extravert. He made many friends along his life journey and will be missed by all who knew him.

VISITATION Monday 14 Dec 2020
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.
Saint James Catholic Church
4710 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134

Cemetery Details
LOCATION
Forest Lawn Cemetery
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, NE 68152

Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128

Bill Miller notified us of the passing of Judith Ann Roucka. Judith retired from the Omaha Works under Avaya with 35 years of service.
https://memorials.mosermemorialchapels.com/judith-roucka/4455063/index.php

Judith Roucka (Vlasak)
August 9, 1940 – December 2, 2020

Judith Ann Roucka, age 80, passed away December 2, 2020, due to advanced diabetes, kidney disease and dementia complicated by Covid-19. Born August 9, 1940 to Evans and Edith (Treadway) Vlasak.
Judy grew up in Columbus NE, graduating from Columbus High School. She married Lyle J. Roucka in July 1960. She went to work at Western Electric in 1968 and retired from the same company, then known as Avaya, after 35 years.

Judy was a loving, generous, kind and caring person She cherished her time with family, and truly enjoyed her grandchildren. She loved reading, crossword puzzles, music, and growing plants with her amazing green thumb. Judy couldn’t resist a good craft show and never came home empty-handed. She had a great talent with knitting needles and a crochet hook, sharing her beautiful handcrafted blankets, stocking caps, scarves, and dishcloths and potholders with family and friends. She really liked country living and had many beloved pets. Judy’s intelligence, sense of humor and accepting nature were appreciated by all who knew her. She was the center of our family and will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Mike, Jim, Jon and Patricia. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, her children Diane Roucka and Steven (Diana) Roucka; grandchildren Matthew, Tyler, Megan and Colton; sister Christine (Richard) Shanahan, brothers Tom (Joyce) and Richard (Julie) Vlasak; In-laws Karen Gay, Darlene (Milo) Divis, James (Rose) Roucka; and many nieces and nephews.

Due to Covid restrictions there will be a private service this weekend. Interment: Memorial Cemetery 800 West 23rd Street, Fremont, Nebraska

The family will plan a Celebration of Life on a later date when we can more safely gather. Memorials will be distributed by the family in her name.

Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services @ Fremont
2170 N Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Sue & Ed Dellinger notified us of the passing of George Junior Porter. George retired in 2000 from the Omaha Works under Lucent Technologies with 40 years of service. https://www.robyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/George-Porter-11/#!/Obituary

George Junior Porter
1941 – 2020

George Junior Porter, age 79 of Bellevue, NE passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at his residence.
He was born on June 19, 1941 to Gloy Raymond and Leota Alice (Stapleton) Porter in Omaha, NE. George was raised and schooled in Plattsmouth.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He met Diana and they were later married on December 22, 1969 in Glenwood, IA. George and Diana made their home and raised their children in Bellevue. George had worked as a machinist at Avaya Communications.

He is survived by his wife: Diana Porter of Bellevue, NE; son: Randall Porter and wife Rhonda of Kingwood, TX; two daughters: Stephanie Konradi and husband Michael of Ida Grove, IA; Jodi Porter and husband Tyler Bowley of Springfield, NE; five grandchildren: Travis Porter and wife Melissa, Brittany Peterson and husband Alex, Clay Porter, Wes Porter, and Bridgett Konradi; two great grandchildren: Vivienne Porter and Caleb Porter; three sisters: Phyllis Walden and husband James of Corinth, TX; Jean Hild of Plattsmouth, NE; Sharon Smith and husband Denny of Plattsmouth, NE; brother: John “Blacky” Porter and wife Pat of Plattsmouth, NE; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Gloy and Leota Porter, brother: Max Porter, and two sisters: JoAnn Cromwell and Dolores Rozell.

A Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Roby Funeral Home in Plattsmouth. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed at the mortuary

His Final Resting Place will be at the Omaha National Cemetery in Omaha with military rites.
Memorials to the Family (A suitable charity will be chosen at a later date).

Services entrusted to Roby Funeral Home
346 Ave. A
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
robyfuneralhome.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Albin K. “Ockie” Hubenka. Albin retired on 2/8/1990 from the Omaha Works under AT&T with 30 years of service. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/Albin-Hubenka-obituary?pid=197236875

Albin K. “Ockie” Hubenka
October 17, 1931 – December 5, 2020

Preceded in death by wife Alice “Jane”. Survived by children, Bruce (Theresa) Hubenka, and Melody (Keith) Promes; grandsons, Michael, Charlie, and Jimmy; 7 great-grandchildren; and sister Donna Fidone.

Private Family Services. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St.
Omaha, NE
www.klsfuneralhome.com

JoAnn Alback notified us of the passing of Mary Anderson. Mary started in the 30 bldg. and retired on 3/13/1997 from the Omaha Works under Lucent Technologies with 29 years of service. Mary passed away in Idaho on November 11, 2020.
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/mary-anderson-obituary?n=mary-anderson&pid=197146715

Mary Anderson
February 3, 1934 – November 11, 2020

Mary has fulfilled her last wish to live in Idaho with her daughter, Rynea and son-in-law, Joe. It was there that she went Home to Jesus on November 11, 2020. Mary will be remembered best for her love of her family, Sunday School teacher, square dancing, community volunteering and compassion for animals. Mary will be greatly missed by her family: daughters, Rynea (Joe), and Kim; and the son she claimed as hers, Mike; grandchildren: Jody (Mike), Drew (Brandy), Kerry (Chris), Erin (John), Rachel, Joey, and Travis; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends. A private graveside service will be held at Westlawn-Hillside Cemetery to be determined at a later date.

Jane Peters posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Miyeko Kostszewa. Miyeko retired from the Omaha Works under Lucent Technologies on 9/22/2000 with 34 years of service. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/Miyeko-Kostszewa-obituary?pid=197232126

Miyeko Kostszewa
March 15, 1938 – December 4, 2020
Age 82.

Survived by her three children.

No Services.

Cathy Swedberg and Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of RosseMary Ives. RoseMary was a engineer that retired from Avaya with 42 years of service. We don’t know if she retired here in Omaha or retired and settled here in Omaha. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/RoseMary-Ives-obituary?pid=197191081

RoseMary (Zelfel) Ives
1952 – 2020

RoseMary (Zelfel) Ives died unexpectedly at home on November 25th, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 67.

RoseMary is survived by her husband, Richard Ives; children, Amy Terry (Travis), Andrew Ives (Christi); grandchildren Adriana, Gabriella, Giana, Anthony, Ragen, and Ryder; sister-in-law Mary Zelfel; niece Tiffany Johnson (Tim; children Jack and Lily); nephews John Zelfel (Katie), Mathew Zelfel (Casey; children Braylon and Mason.) She is preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Ethel Zelfel; brother John Zelfel.

RoseMary was born on December 27th, 1952 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Eugene and Ethel Zelfel. She attended Queen of Apostles and graduated from St. Albert High School in 1971. She is a longstanding member of St. Robert Bellarmine in Omaha. RoseMary retired from Avaya as an Engineer after 42 years of service. Her husband remembers her as a loving wife, great companion, who enjoyed spending all of our time together often taking rides throughout the countryside. Her children remember her as a hardworking, attentive, and loving mother. RoseMary especially loved her role as nana and treasured every moment with her grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 3rd, 5-8pm, Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home. On Friday, December 4th, a private funeral will be held. Immediately following all are welcome to attend and celebrate RoseMary’s life graveside at a 2pm service, Cedar Lawn Cemetery, 1350 E. Pierce Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Father Shane will officiate. Please wear masks and socially distance. No reception will be held due to Covid-19 safety precautions.

Donations may be made to The National Kidney Foundation or The American Heart Association.

CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA
www.cuteroneill.com

Jane M. Bohline (Walvatne)
December 23, 1949 – November 20, 2020

Jane M. Bohline (Walvatne), 70, of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Nov. 20, 2020, at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jane was born Dec. 23, 1949, in Battle Lake, Minnesota, to Abner and Rosella (Pederson) Walvatne. She graduated from Battle Lake High School. Jane married Charles “Chuck” Bohline in 1973. She retired from Lucent Technology in 2000. Jane enjoyed spending time with her son’s family and volunteering at Nye Pointe Nursing Home.

Jane is survived by her son, Todd (Amy) Willenbring, and granddaughters, Samantha and Peyton of Omaha; her brothers, Allen and Roger (Karen) of Battle Lake, and Mike of Minneapolis.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Lyle and Leslie; and sister, Barb.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Dodge County Humane Society.

Online condolences at www.mosermemorialchapels.com

Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N. Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Zachary Lockett. Zachary started to work at the Omaha Works in the mid 90’s and left under CommScope with 10 years of service working in the 30 bldg.
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/zachary-lockett-obituary?n=zachary-lockett&pid=197167106&fhid=32218

Zachary Lockett
October 29, 1965 – November 24, 2020

Survived by wife, Julia Lockett; siblings: Eric Lockett, half-sister, Deborah Hunt; mother, Margaret Lockett. Preceded in death by father, Tommie Lockett.

VISITATION: Friday, Dec. 4, 5-8pm;
SERVICE: Saturday, Dec. 5, 9am, at Forest Lawn.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd.
Omaha, NE 68152

Pauline Lieth notified us of the passing of James “Jim” Bunting. Jim retired from the Omaha Works under Avaya on 3/7/2001with 35 years of service.
https://www.bramanmortuary.com/obituaries/James-R-Bunting?obId=19065247#/obit

James R. Bunting
October 1, 1943 – November 21, 2020

Services to be held at a later date.

EVENT INFORMATION
Services Pending

Memorial Contribution
MARSHALL DRIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4845 Marshall Drive
Omaha, NE 68137

BRAMAN MORTUARY –
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 Street
Omaha NE 68137

Adrienne Reese notified us of the passing of her husband Gary William Reese Sr. Gary started at the Western Electric plant in Buffalo, NY in 1964. When the plant closed he transferred to the Omaha Works and worked in the cable plant retiring on 8/31/2001 with 37 years of service. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/gary-reese-9912860

Gary William Reese Sr.
May 20, 1944 – NOVEMBER 21, 2020

Preceded in death by parents, William and Jessie Reese; and grandson, Cole Rawlings. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Adrienne Reese; children, Gary Jr (Wanda), Debbie, Tracy (Todd), Michael (Becki), and Renee (Dylan); sister, Sharon (David); grandchildren, Ashley Milius, Desiree’ Reese, Dane Reese, Jacqueline Rawlings, Sydney Reese, Zacharey Rawlings, Kyron Reese, Garrett Reese, Jessie Bestenlehner and Jayden Bestenlehner; great-grandchildren, Serenity Milius, Channing Jones, Madison Milius, Maddox Deason, Kinzley Deason, Marianna Taibi, Malarie Rawlings, Reese Rawlings, Wesley Rawlings and Cale Reese; many family and friends. VISITATION: Friday, November 27, from 4-8pm with MEMORY SHARING starting at 6pm, all at the Funeral Home.

Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center ST
Omaha, NE 68103

Marcy Dergan notified us of the passing of Mary Jane Hendricks. Mary Jane retired from the Omaha Works under AT&T on 2/11/1987 with 25 years of service. In her retirement she worked in the pioneer store and on the life member luncheons. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/mary-jane-hendricks-9913045

Mary Jane Hendricks
February 13, 1925 – November 21, 2020 (95 years old)

MARY JANE HENDRICKS was born on February 13, 1925 and passed away on November 21, 2020 and is under the care of Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on December 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Westlawn/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5701 Center St, Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral Service will be held on December 3, 2020 at 10:00 am at Westlawn/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5701 Center St, Omaha, Nebraska.

You may leave a message for the family by clicking here.

Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center ST
Omaha, NE 68106

Loretta Thimgan notified us today of the passing of Elwin L “Irish” Donahoo. Irish started at the Western Electric plant in Lincoln, NE in the early 1950’s and transferred to the Omaha Works. Irish worked in the MCO shop and retired on 3/20/1991 with over 40 years of service. The service may be viewed on at https://www.facebook.com/LincolnMemorialFuneral/ https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/journalstar/name/Elwin-Donahoo-obituary?pid=197148025

Elwin L “Irish” Donahoo
February 17, 1930 – November 18, 2020

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Irish Donahoo passed away at his home at the age of 90. He was surrounded by his family. Born in his home on February 17,1930, in Lincoln, NE to Paul and Bertha (Barnett) Donahoo, Irish was a life-long native of Lincoln, NE, and never moved far from his hometown. He was hardworking, a talented musician, frugal, and happy. He graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1949 where he was voted the captain of his high school football team. On August 16, 1953, he married Betty Jean (Sharpnack). Betty and Irish raised their children in the first home they bought in 1957 and made this their lifelong home where he spent his final hours. Prior to a 40+ year career with Western Electric, Irish was employed by Miller & Paine. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #210, a Shriner, past commander of Mount Moriah Commandery 4 and member of Starcraft Chapter #307, OES.

He began his love for the steel guitar at the age of 8. He was inducted into America’s Old Time Music Hall of Fame on October 6, 2012. He was the founding member of The Cornhusker Music Club in Louisville, NE. He was a member of multiple bands including The Country Outlaws, Rawhide, Country Caravan, and Country Pride, giving him the opportunity to play his steel guitar at numerous venues in Eastern Nebraska and Kansas. He had many offers to go play his steel guitar professionally, but he chose to stay in Lincoln to raise a family. He played all his instruments by ear, including the dobro, the mandolin, and guitar. He attended and performed with professional steel guitar musicians at The National Steel Guitar Convention over Labor Day weekends in St. Louis, MO, for several years, traveling with his wife and friends. He met and performed with Patsy Montana and Joe and Roselee Maphis. He had the honor of meeting and performing with Ernest Tubbs, steel guitar player.

He loved traveling to their cabin in Minnesota in their motorhome. Spending many summer weeks in Minnesota with his family. Later in his life, he enjoyed going out to eat and spending time with his family and friends. He always ended his phone calls with “I love you, bye-bye.”

He was preceded in death by Betty Jean, his wife of 49 years, and survived by daughters: Sandy L Spooner(Terry), Patricia A Schmidt (Greg) all of Lincoln, NE. Sons: Jon (Linda) of Georgetown, FL, and Robert (Jolin) of Lincoln, NE. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Llyod and Wilma Donahoo, Millard, NE, sister-in-law Priscilla Sharpnack, Greenwood, NE. Grandchildren Shannon Donahoo, Mikayla Obermier, Nash Schmidt, Sydney, Sawyer, and Sloan Donahoo, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, special friends Mary Woodcock friend and neighbor of 78 years and Donna Matthes. He was known as Papa to Nash, Sydney, Sawyer, and Sloan. Sydney described her Papa as loving. Sawyer described her Papa as caring. Sloan described his Papa as dynamic, sociable, and affectionate. Papa called Sloan his little “Irishman.” He called Sydney and Sawyer his sweeties.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, infant brother Wesley, sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Gene Kalkwarf, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Marilyn and John Erickson, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Kenneth “Lee” and Mary Sharpnack, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Laverna and Chuck Donahoo, brother-in-law Joseph Clyde Sharpnack Jr.

“Thank you for all the love you gave me. There could be no one stronger.” Hank Williams Sr. We will miss you so much Dad and Papa.

Visitation will be Monday November 23, at the Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home 6800 S. 14th St from 5-7 pm. Private family services will be held Tuesday November 24, at 10 am and may be viewed on Facebook at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, press like and then press videos. Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital. Condolences online at www.lincolnfh.com

Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery
6800 S 14TH ST
Lincoln, NE 68512

Steve Griffith notified us this morning of the passing of Ronald L. Brock. Ron retired from the Omaha Works on 9/11/2000 under Lucent Technologies with 42 years of service. Ron worked in crossbar 30 bldg. and the cable 50 bldg. final end. https://www.fusselmanallenharvey.com/obituary/ronald-brock – LIVESTREAM (Click Here)

Ronald L Brock
June 26, 1938 – November 18, 2020

Ronald Lee Brock, age 82 of Lake Waconda, Union, NE formerly of Louisville, NE passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by family.

Ron was born on June 26, 1938 at Auburn, NE to Orville W. and Esther M. (Hahn) Brock. He attended school at Auburn, Falls City, Nebraska City and graduated from Peru Prep in 1957. Ron attended 1 year of college at Peru State Teachers College. On March 14, 1959 he was married to Barbara Ann Groff at Bethel Community Church in Rural Auburn. They raised three children, Deborah Lynne, Theresa Anne and Raymond Lee.

Ron spent 42 years working for Western Electric in Omaha. He served on the village board and the fire department in Murdock. He worked part-time at the Elkhorn Grain Elevator. Ron loved being outside fishing, pheasant hunting, watching the grandchildren’s events and cars.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Lake Waconda, Union, NE, children. Deb (Mark) Hrabik of Syracuse, Theresa (Cal) Jacobs of Elkhorn, Ray (Nicole) Brock of Louisville; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Esther Brock

Public visitation will be Friday, November 20, 2020 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home (Masks Required).

Private Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Louisville, NE with Rev. Bob Wynn officiating. The public may livestream the service on the Funeral Home Facebook Page (link above).

Burial will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Peru, Nebraska

Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.

Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home
413 Elm St.
Louisville, NE 68037

Lela Stewart posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Aretha Jones. Aretha retired from the Omaha Works on 7/9/2000 under Lucent Technologies with 32 years of service. https://www.omahathomasfh.com/obituary/Aretha-Jones

Aretha Jones
July 9, 1935 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 85)

Survived by son: Clayton Jones, Omaha; 5 daughters: Carla Jones, Omaha, Roslyn Canada, Lincoln, NE, Angela Jones, Oak Point, TX, Danielle Jones, Denver, CO, Lisa Jones, Omaha; brother: Gerald Alston, Omaha; 2 sisters: Jacqueline Keller, Sacramento, CA, Marilyn (Raymond) Dorsey, Hoffman Estates, IL; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grand, 5 great-great-grand, nieces, nephews, other relatives.

VIEWING
Monday
November 23, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68110

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
Tuesday
November 24, 2020
11:00 AM
Graceland Cemetery
4720 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE 68107

Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68110

William “Bill” Miller notified us this morning of the passing Waldo “Wally” S. Leander Sr. Wally retired from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1991 under AT&T Technologies with 33 years of service. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/fremonttribune/name/Waldo-Leander-obituary?pid=197117552

Waldo “Wally” S. Leander Sr.
August 9, 1932 – November 15, 2020

Waldo “Wally” S. Leander Sr., age 88, of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at his home. He was born Aug. 9, 1932, in Brayton, Iowa, to Walter and Marie (Gjodsen) Leander.

Wally grew up at Brayton and Atlantic, Iowa, area and graduated from Atlantic High School. He raced micro midget race cars in Atlantic. He served in the U.S. Navy from Sept. 17, 1952, to Aug. 29, 1956, during Korea. Wally married Doris Kinen on Nov. 23, 1957, at Atlantic. They lived at Gretna, Nebraska, from 1957 until 1971. He worked for Western Electric in Omaha from 1958 to 1993 when he retired. He lived at Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska, and also farmed while still working. After retirement he started his own small engine repair shop and worked part time for the Union Pacific Railroad. He was very involved with their union and became a union steward. They moved to Fremont in October of 2020.

Wally was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Bluffs and was the Vice President of the Omaha Square Dance Organization.

Wally is survived by his wife, Doris of Fremont; sons, Waldo “Wally Jr.” (Terri) Leander of Hiawatha, Kansas, and David (Lourdes) Leander of Fremont; daughter, Deanna (Rick) Brakhage of Tobias, Nebraska; brother, Dale (Judy) Leander of Atlantic; sister, Lois (Maynard) Paul of Burnsville, Minnesota; 4 grandchildren, 1 stepgrandson and 7 great-grandchildren; 2 stepgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in law.

The Memorial Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Bluffs. Rev. Fr. Cole Kennett will officiate. A Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, also at church. Military honors will follow the Mass outside the church. Due to COVID restrictions there will not be a reception.

Online condolences at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.

Arrangements by Moser Memorial Chapel,
200 W. Main St.,
Cedar Bluffs, NE 68015

Karen Mussack posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of June Jaros. June reired from the Omaha Works on 3/2/1997 under Lucent Techonolgies with 32 years of service.
https://www.klsfuneralhome.com/services.asp?page=odetail&id=2628&locid=0#.X7R8o4hKiUk

June M. Jaros
June 21, 1935 – November 17, 2020
Age 85

Preceded in death by parents Harry and Eva Peterson; brother Harry Peterson.

Survived by sons Joseph (Joline) and Rodney (Tracy); grandchildren Joey, Kyle, and Kailey.

Private family service.

Memorial Contributions
Heartland Food Bank
c/o 5108 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117

Covid Relief Fund
c/o 5108 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117

Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 “F” Street
Omaha, NE 68117

George Parkerson, Darrel Sudduth and Betty Golmanavich notified us this morning of the passing of Richard Alexander “Dick” Maxwell, Sr. Dick worked in accounting and retired from the Omaha Works on 7/7/2000 with 40 years of service. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/a-obituary?page=lifestory&pid=197107516

Richard Alexander “Dick”, Maxwell Sr.
2/13/1935 – 11/14/2020

Survived by his wife of 62 years, Catherine “Cathy” Maxwell; Two Sons: Ed Maxwell (wife, Janice Maxwell) & Rick Maxwell, Jr.; Daughter, Deb Maxwell; Grandchildren: Amanda, Matthew & Zachary Maxwell (wife, Trish Maxwell) & Melissa Hunnel; Great Grandchildren: Bryson, Lily, Wesley & William; Many other relatives and friends.

Dick and Cathy met on a blind date in 1956 while both attending college. They were inseparable ever since and married on June 14,, 1958 in Richmond, Virginia.

Dick had a career with Western Electric for 37 years and upon retirement he enjoyed gardening, square dancing with his wife, grandchildren & friends, Nebraska Cornhusker football games. Dick was a Deacon, Financial Secretary & member of Benson Church of Christ as well as a dedicated volunteer at the Salvation Army for many years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Benson Church of Christ (2704 N. 58th St., Omaha, NE 58104)

Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel)
1702 N. 72 St.
Omaha, NE 68114

Chuck Hungerford the administer of the AT&T Facebook page posted that Rick Casebeer had passed away. Chuck mentioned that Rick worked on the twisters in the cable plant bldg. 50. We don’t know Rick’s term of service as he He started in the late 90’s at the Omaha Works. https://www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Richard-Casebeer/#!/Obituary

Rick Casebeer
5/1/1966 – 11/12/2020

Richard Jon Casebeer was born on May 1, 1966 in Omaha, Nebraska. Growing up, he looked up to and adored his two older brothers, Mike and Dan. Rick enjoyed playing soccer and his father, Casey, was his coach. Along with a love for soccer, Rick and his dad loved watching NASCAR races together.

In his early twenties, you would find Rick in the DJ booth at Skateland. He was the most popular DJ, even if he did embarrass his niece, Shannon, when she was there with her friends from time to time.

Rick was always an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. On game days, you would find him in his “game day gear” ready to cheer on his beloved teams. Aside from football, Rick loved golf. He played every opportunity he could. If he couldn’t play golf, he would watch golf on television, especially the Masters, which he watched up until the last days of his life.

On December 21, 2001, Rick wed Caroline. Rick and Carol blended their families: Rick’s two children, Colby and Tori, with Carol’s two children, Ashley and Blake, along with Carol’s niece, Swan.

Rick was always jamming and loved to sing, especially to Carol. He would serenade Elton John’s “Your Song” to her and called it her song. He even shared his voice with the masses as lead singer of SideCar69, with his band brothers. For several years, you would find them headlining a show with a huge following in Omaha and surrounding areas.

Rick passed away November 12, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. While his life was cut short, his memory will live on forever with those who knew and, inevitably, loved

Visitation
Novemeber 19, 5:00 pm – 7 pm (CST)NOV 19. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (CST)
Reichmuth Funeral Home – Omaha / Elkhorn
21901 W. Maple Rd
P.O. Box 67
Elkhorn, NE 68022

Ethel Stennis-Mickel posted on the Facebook page the passing of Harold Hampton of Hazlehurst, MS. Harold retired from the Omaha Works on 6/22/1998 with 30 years of service. https://www.articobits.com/obituaries/hazlehurst-funera-home/harold-hampton-obituary

Harold Hampton
9/10/1941 – 10/2/2020
Funeral Services for Mr. Harold Hampton, will be held Saturday November 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m from the Hazlehurst Funeral Home Chapel. The service is private for family only. Via live stream hazlehurstfuneralhome.com

Hazlehurst Funera Home
16130 Highway 51 (N)
Hazlehurst, MS 39083

Rick Madej and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Russell A. “Russ” Rudeen. Russ worked in both the 30 and 50 bldgs. and retired from the Omaha Works on 11/10/1984 with 27 years of service. https://www.bramanmortuary.com/obituaries/Russell-A-Rudeen?obId=18921505#/obituaryInfo

Russell A. Rudeen
11/14/1919 – 11/7/2020
Age 100. World War II Army Veteran

Proceeded in death by parents Albin and Ella Rudeen, sisters Jeanette Johnson and Dorothy Callahan

Survived by wife of 74 years Evelyn; sons, Clark, Randall (Kimberlee); daughter, Sharon Haas and Dave Elkins; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Celebration of Russell’s Life: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at 11:00am at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel)

Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery

To livestream the service, visit www.bramanmortuary.com

Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel)
1702 N. 72 St.
Omaha, NE 68114

Darrel Sudduth and Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us of the passing of Donald L. Hanrahan. Don was a quality engineer at the Omaha Works and he retired on 10/31/1988 with 30 years of service. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/donald-hanrahan-obituary?pid=197077559

Donald L. Hanrahan
March 29, 1929 – November 7, 2020

Private Family Service.

HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel,
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
www.heafeyheafey.com

Steve Odell notified us of the passing Twila Marlene (Alexander) Hochstein. Twila worked in wiring in the 30 bldg. Twila was a long service employee and we don’t know when she retired or how many years she worked at the Omaha Works. https://www.hallfuneral.net/obituary/Twila-Hochstein

Twila Marlene (Alexander) Hochstein
September 22, 1943 ~ November 5, 2020 (age 77)

Twila M. Hochstein, 77, of Falls City, Nebraska passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at the Bryan LGH Medical Center West in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Arrangements are pending. Private family service
Condolences can be shared online at www.hallfuneral.net

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Twila Marlene (Alexander) Hochstein, please visit our floral.

Hall Family Funeral Service
2403 Harlan Street
Falls City, NE 68355
www.hallfuneral.net/obituary/Twila-Hochstein

Bill Miller notified us of the passing of LeRoy E. Robb. LeRoy retired from the Omaha Works on 4/4/1997 with 27 years of service. www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com

LeRoy E. Robb,
age 85, of Arlington
Died Saturday, October 31, 2020 at
Methodist Fremont Health

LeRoy was born December 7, 1934 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to William and Alice ‘Roettger’ Robb. He was raised in the Missouri Valley area until the family moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin where he graduated high school. After high school he served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. After his military service he moved to Omaha and worked for Western Electric until he retired.

In 1962 he married Rodelle Thompson and together they had 3 children, they later divorced. In 1969 LeRoy moved to the Bennington/Arlington area.

LeRoy was a member of the VFW Post 8332 of Arlington.

Survivors:
Son – Dion (Melinda) Robb of Gulf Breeze, FL.
Daughters – Katrina (Robert Thompson) Robb of Garden Valley, CA.
Renee Crayne of Arlington
6 grandchildren
4 great grandchildren

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.

The graveside service will be 10:30 Saturday, November 7, 2020 in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Missouri Valley, IA.

Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

Ernie Wesolowski notified us of the passing of Larry R. Tremayne. Larry retired from the Omaha Works on 9/22/2000 with 41 years of service. Ernie said that Larry passed away at a Omaha Hospital on October 31st from Covid-19. https://www.munderlohfuneralhome.com/obituary/larry-tremayne
I thank Ernie for emailing a update and photo with life story of Larry.

Larry R. Tremayne
11/6/1934 – 10/31/2020

Larry was born on November 6, 1934 on the home place Walthill, the son of Richard and Nellie (Christensen) Tremayne. graduated from Walthill High school in 1952.

Larry farmed in the Walthill area from 1952-1955, then moved to Rockford , IL and worked in a machine shop for W.F. and John Banes from 1955-1957.

Larry joined the Army in 1957, he was with 1281Signal Corp until 1959.

He then worked for Western Electric in Omaha, NE until 1961, when he was called back into the Army. He was with 140111 signal Corp until 1962. After returning home, he returned to his job at Western Electric in Omaha and gave 41 years of service. He retired in 2000. Larry was very proud and honored to have served in the US Army for our great Nation, and equally proud to have served in the workforce for 41 years. Larry was proud of his high school football career accomplishments. He was congratulated by Nebraska Governor Val Peterson in 1951, on his being chosen for the All-State Football Squad his Junior year. The enjoyment of football continued throughout his life. Larry was instrumental along with other windmill enthusiasts in bringing the Windmill Convention to Nebraska , where he was able to showcase his amazing collection of windmill weights along with other collectors.

Larry loved to visit, and he never met a stranger, he could strike up a conversation with anyone. He was a wealth of information on several topics and if he did not know about something he would read and research until he knew. Larry was an avid antique and collectibles pursuer. He loved the history and the stories that accompanied many of his treasures . Larry was well rounded and enjoyed many activities of which included, traveling, his collection of windmill weights and the windmill admirers he became lifelong friends with, square dancing, rodeos and learning, always learning and sharing that knowledge with the many friends and acquaintances he met along life’s highway. Larry loved spending time with family, he enjoyed talking about a plethora of topics and had many stories to share.

Larry is survived by his sister-in-law, Sharon Tremayne of Sioux City, IA; nephews, Tom (Diana) Sharp, of Batavia, IL, Dennis “Jake” (Sandy) Tremayne of Walthill, NE, Dan (Paula) Tremayne of Trenton, GA, Randy (Lori) Tremayne of Homer, NE; niece, Tammy Mohnson of Homer, NE; 7 great nephews; 2 great nieces; 7 great-great nephews ; 2 great-great meces. Larry is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Fred Tremayne, Don Tremayne ; sister, Darlene Sharp; brother-in-law, Richard Sharp; sister-in¬ law, Karlyne Tremayne ; nephew, Gene Tremayne.

Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home
312 McCabe St.
Pender, NE 68047

Vern Larson and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing John J. Synowicki. John was a quality engineer at the Omaha Works and retired on 3/31/1992 with 26 years of service.
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/john-synowicki-9884995

John J. Synowicki
March 2, 1934 – November 1, 2020

John J. Synowicki was born on March 2, 1934 in Omaha, Nebraska and passed away on November 1, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska and is under the care of Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on November 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Chapel, 11902 West Center Road, Omaha, Nebraska. Vigil Service will be held on November 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm at Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Chapel, 11902 West Center Road, Omaha, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 South 118 Street, Omaha, Nebraska.

Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home
11902 W Center Rd,
Omaha, NE 68144

Mary Ann Pilus posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Paul William Peitzmeier Sr. Paul was a machinist and retired from the Omaha Works on 2/10/1993 with 31 years of service. https://www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Paul-Peitzmeier/

Paul William Peitzmeier Sr
June 26, 1937 – October 26, 2020

Paul Peitzmeier, Sr age 83 of Yutan, NE, died at Compassionate Memory Care in Omaha on Monday, October 26, 2020. He was born the son of Paul Henry and Rose Mary (Erhart) Peitzmeier on June 26, 1937 in St. Patrick’s, Missouri. He graduated from the St. Patrick’s High School.

Paul was united in marriage to Laura J. George on November 14, 1959 at Nebraska City, Nebraska during a blizzard. For many years, Paul was a Machinist for AT&T in Omaha.

Paul, the meaning “humble” and “small”. The definition is suiting, however, not definitive of his love for his wife, children and family. Paul’s love extended many directions in the outdoors where he traveled to Valentine for deer hunting and enjoyed many camping trips that extended to Yellowstone National Park, camping with family in Missouri and Illinois as well as outings close to home at local lakes and campgrounds.

Beyond Paul’s love of the outdoors, he enjoyed playing pool, bowling and countless hours on his CB radio under the call name Country Kicker. His favorite past time though, was playing his guitars either alone or with friends…yes, the good ol days!

Paul was forced to slow down 21 years ago after a stroke nearly ended his life and altering his way of life for his remaining years. Paul embraced a much slower pace and embraced his love of majestic eagles, and watching the playful squirrels and birds outside his window.

Your friendly visiting birds and squirrels have gone with you.. now Paul, you can rest your eyes.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Paul Henry and Rose Mary (Erhart) Peitzmeier; brother, Robert; sisters, Delores Paul and Mercedes Long. Paul is survived by: his wife, Laura Peitzmeier of Yutan; sons, Paul (Tina) Peitzmeier of Joplin, MO and Jeffrey (Theresa) Peitzmeier of Leshara; daughters, Lorrie Ann Bauer (Tony Wilson) of Twin Falls, ID and Christine Peitzmeier of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren, Ten great grandchildren and Two great great grandchildren; brother, Michael Peitzmeier of Illinois; and sisters, Mary Jo Joles and Virginia Martin also of Illinois.

A memorial can be made to the Yutan Fire and Rescue and can be mailed to the funeral home.

Upcoming Events
Family will receive friends OCT 30. 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (CST)
Reichmuth Funeral Home – Omaha / Elkhorn
21901 W. Maple Rd
P.O. Box 67
Elkhorn, NE 68022

Funeral Service
OCT 30. 11:00 AM (CST)
Reichmuth Funeral Home – Omaha / Elkhorn
21901 W. Maple Rd
Elkhorn, NE 68022

Cemetery Details
Westlawn Cemetery
5601 Center St.
Omaha, NE 68105

George Parkerson notified us of the passing or Duane H. Dolezal. Duane retired from the Omaha Works on 8/28/1999 with 41 years of service. http://marcysvoboda.com/obituaries/duane-h-dolezal/

Duane H. Dolezal
April 9, 1936 – October 24, 2020

Duane H. Dolezal, age 84 of Hastings, NE, formerly of Omaha, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Edgewood Vista in Hastings. He was born April 9, 1936 in Wahoo to Henry and Adelia (Machacek) Dolezal. He worked as a foreman for Western Electric for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sinobia Dolezal; children, Steven (Lisa) Dolezal, Dawn (Mark) Anderson, Victoria (Brad) Hockabout, John (Temre) Dolezal, Anthony Dolezal; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Donna (Jim) Stara, Deborah Crosby, Denise Dolezal; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Adelia Dolezal; uncle and aunt, Don and Marilyn Machacek; grandparents, John and Mayme Machacek.

Private graveside service with Military Honors will be held. Memorial in care of the family for future designations. Visit www.marcysvoboda.com to leave condolences.

Svobada Funeral Home
211 N. Linden Street
Wahoo, NE 68066

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing or Arlo L. Nielsen. Arlo retired as a supervisor in 30 bldg. cutter press area. Arlo retired on 12/30/1989 with 30 years of service. https://roedermortuary.com/arlo-l-nielsen/

Arlo L. Nielsen
8/4/1937 – 10/23/2020

Springfield – Survived by wife Myrtle, daughters Julie (Michael) Noesen, Lauri (James) West, Shellie (Roy) Hudson, grandchildren Matthew, Kara, John, Kyle, Brianne, Dustin, Sarah, Colton, 6 great grandchildren, family and friends.

Visitation Monday (10/26/20) 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service Tuesday 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 11204 S 204th St. Gretna. Family request please wear a mask. Interment Springfield Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to Springfield Fire & Rescue or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Roeder Mortuary
11710 Standing Stone
Gretna, NE

Roger Nelson notified us of the passing or William D. Plugge. William worked in the cable plant and retired in 1992 with 27 years if service. https://www.campbellaman.com/obituaries/William-Plugge.

William D. Plugge
October 28, 1929 – October 22, 2020

William (Bill) D. Plugge passed away at his home Oct. 22, 2020. Services will be held Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Campbell Aman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Kennard Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Sunday, October 25 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home.

Bill was born Oct. 28, 1929 to Henry and Lillian Plugge in Kennard. Bill married Margaret Mackeprang, on August 26, 1950. Here they lived and raised their children. He worked at Safeway and Western Electric. Bill was known for his great stories and making friends all over. He loved life, sports and hunting. Especially if that sport had grandkids or great-grandkids involved.

He is survived by 3 children: Linda (Jim) Olson, TX., Thomas (Tina) Plugge, MO., And Laurie Daly, NE. 5 GrandKids: Douglas (Kaylin) Olson, TX. Sonja (Kevin) Schettler, KS. Thomas (Kelsey) Plugge, MO. Thomas (Terry) Daly, NE. Joshua (Tonya) Daly, NE. 13 Great-Grandkids and one Sister-in-law.

He was proceeded in death by his parents Henry and Lilly, wife Margaret, brother Robert, one Grandchild and one Great-grandchild, along with 10 in-laws and 4 nephews.

Visitation
OCT 25. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE 68008

Service
OCT 26. 10:30 AM (CST)
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE 68008

Kennard Cemetery
County Road 30 and County Road 25
Kennard, NE 68034

Arnel Citurs received word from the family and notified us of the passing of Lyndon J. Ensz. Lyndon was a DMTS engineer in Systimax GEC . Lyndon retired from the Omaha Works on 3/1/2009 with 40 years of service.

Lyndon Ensz
3/202/1947 – 3/19/2020
Arnel was informed by Lyndon’s wife (Sharon) that the memorial service would be a private one for family only. To date there has been no obituary in the Omaha World Herald or one posted in any of the funeral homes in Omaha. If a obituary is posted we will update this notice.

Jane Peters posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Norma Konwinski. Jane mentioned that Norma worked in the cabinet area. Norma left the Omaha Work after 2002 with 10 years of service. https://www.mckownfuneralhome.com/obituary/norma-konwinski

Norma Konwinski
March 04, 1951 – October 06, 2020

Norma J. Konwinski, 69, of Yutan, Nebraska passed away October 6, 2020 at her home in Yutan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on October 24, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Silver Creek, Nebraska. Private family burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery will take place at a later date.

The family will celebrate Norma’s life following Mass and invite everyone to watch the Husker football game and enjoy a catered lunch in the Parish hall. Everyone is welcome to wear Husker attire. Masks are requested, per CDC guidelines.

Norma was born on March 4, 1951 to Joseph and Florence (Kontor) Konwinski in Nance County, Nebraska. She grew up in Silver Creek where she graduated High School in 1969. After graduation, Norma resided in Columbus, Nebraska for a few years. She then purchased an acreage in Yutan. Norma was an owner and trainer of race horses for several years. She enjoyed horse races, fishing, hunting and Nebraska football.

She is survived by: her sister Marian (Charles) Smith, sister-in-law Elaine Konwinski, several Nieces and Nephews

She is preceded in death by: her parents, brothers: Edwin and Joseph

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00 AM
Email Details
407 Vine Street
Silver Creek, NE 68663

CELEBRATION OF LIFE
St. Lawrence Parish Hall
Saturday, October 24, 2020
11:00 AM
Email Details
Silver Creek, Nebraska

The family requests masks be worn by those in attendance. Current CDC guidelines will be in place.

MCKOWN FUNERAL HOME – SILVER CREEK
806 4th Street
Silver Creek, NE

Steve Odell and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Beverly J. Bianchi. Beverly worked in 50 bldg. connector cable and later in 30 bldg. Beverly retired from the Omaha Works on 4/1/1991 with 25 plus years of service. https://heafeyheafey.com/beverly-j-bianchi/
To view a live broadcast of the Service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.

Beverly J. Bianchi
July 8, 1930 – October 14, 2020

Preceded in death by husband, Frank; and children, Frank and Donna. Survived by son, Ronald Bianchi (Colleen); daughter-in-law, Ellen Bianchi; four grandchildren: Lee Bianchi, Jamie Dall (Scott), Joey Bianchi and Jonathan Cowdin; and three great-grandchildren.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Sunday, October 18th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, October 19th, 11am, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Sunday, October 18th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, October 19th, 11am, West Center Chapel.

HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Rick Madej brought it to our attention that William “Bill” Witte passed away earlier. Bill worked on the final end in the cable plant. He retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/2001 with 42 years of service. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/a-obituary?page=lifestory&pid=196931775

William Gene “Bill” Witte
Age 79 – October 8, 2020

Bill Witte was born in Wahoo, Nebraska on July 16, 1941 the son of Clarence and Leona (Mumm) Witte. His family farmed outside of Yutan, NE and Bill attended country school. He loved sports and played football, basketball, and ran track during his high school career at Yutan High School.

After he graduated, He started working for Western Electric in 1959. Bill joined the Air National Guard in his twenties. In 1970, Bill married Marilyn Zwiebel and they had two children, Kyle and Colleen. Bill was a wonderful father and could be found supporting his children at all of their activities. He volunteered as a coach on his children’s baseball, basketball, and soccer teams.

Bill was an avid runner and ran a marathon the year he turned 50. In 2001, Bill retired and started on a new adventure as a school bus driver and became a grandfather for the first time. He adored his grandchildren and enjoyed watching them play sports. In addition to traveling to watch the grandkids, He loved talking Husker football and with his son and his brother. Bill liked spending time with his siblings. Some of his most cherished memories were those times he spent going to lunch with Sharon, Connie, Jim, and Barb.

Bill died at his home in Omaha on Thursday, October 8, 2020. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Clarence and Leona Witte; and his brother, Roger Witte. His is survived by: his wife, Marilyn Witte of Omaha; son, Kyle Witte, and his wife Lori and their children Ryan, Haeleigh, and Dax of San Antonio, TX; a daughter, Colleen Comer, and her husband Dan and their children Tatum, Emmett, and Isla of Clarinda, IA; a brother, James Witte and his wife Barb of Yutan; and sisters, Sharon Miller of Elkhorn and Connie Witte of Wahoo.

Cemetery Details
Hollst Lawn Cemetery
630 County Road L
Yutan, NE 68073

Visitation
OCT 13. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
Reichmuth Funeral Home – Yutan
4th and Vine Street
Yutan, NE 68073

Memorial Service
OCT 14. 11:00 AM (CST)
Reichmuth Funeral Home-Yutan
407 4th St.
Yutan, NE 68073

Judy Gustafson, daughter of Frank and Joyce Holecek, notified Edie Riester of the passing of her parents. Edie forwarded their passing to us. Frank worked as a toolmaker and retired from the Omaha Works on 3/17/1997 with 38 years of service. Judy mentioned that her mother worked at Omaha Works also for awhile. To view a live broadcast of the funeral service, click on the “Stream Funeral Service” option https://boxcast.tv/view/frank-jr-and-joyce-m-holecek-498535

Frank Holecek, Jr., 86
June 1, 1934 – October 12, 2020

Joyce M. Holecek, 80
November 30, 1939 – October 1, 2020

Preceded in death by their parents and son-in-law Jay Porter

Survived by children Frank (Barbie) Holecek, Judy (Richard) Gustafson, Celest (Jon) Gorans, Brian Holecek, Kandice Porter, like a son Timothy Campbell; 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; loyal companions Minnie, Shooter and Bandit; many more loving relatives and friends

To view a live broadcast of the funeral service, click on the “Stream Funeral Service” option.

Visitation Schedule
Thursday, October 22, 2020
5:00 – 7:00pm
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel
5108 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117

Funeral Service
Friday, October 23, 2020
10:00am
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel
5108 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117

Burial Schedule
Westlawn – Hillcrest Memorial Park
5701 Center Street
Omaha , NE 68106

Memorial Contributions
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.
c/o: Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel
5108 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117

Tammy Baumann and Dennis Everman posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Daniel C. Kinsella, Sr. We think that Daniel retired after 2000 with 30 plus years of service. To view a live broadcast of the Vigil, Mass and Graveside Services, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.

Daniel C. Kinsella, Sr.
January 16, 1950 – October 11, 2020

Preceded in death by wife, Barbara. Survived by sons: Daniel C. Kinsella, Jr. (Kari), Scott Kinsella (Jaime), Christopher Kinsella (Sydney) and Matthew Kinsella (Lacey); stepsons, Matthew Berthold (Sheila) and Andrew Berthold (Abigail); 17 grandchildren: Grace, Rachel, Danny, Ellie, Patrick, Jaci, Olive, Everett, Elliott, Katelynn, Reese, Zac, Jordan, Gus, Anna, Adele and Ava; siblings: Colleen, Susan, Becky, Joe, Bob, Mary, Marty and Kathy.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday, October 15th from 5pm to 7pm, at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church (3405 S. 118th St.) followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, October 16th, 10am, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. INTERMENT: Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials will be directed by the family. Masks Required.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil, Mass and Graveside Services, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.

Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Creamatory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE 68124

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Lloyd Willis Gray. Lloyd retired from the Omaha Works on 1-31-2004 with 38 years of service. Lloyd held a number of different jobs in the cable shop and was working in production control when he retired. www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com

Lloyd Willis Gray
JULY 27, 1943 – OCTOBER 8, 2020

Lloyd was born on July 27, 1943 in Brushyknob, MO to Walter and Hazel Gray. Along with his parents, he and his younger siblings, Donald and Alice lived in Missouri until he was 10 years old and they moved to Nebraska.

Lloyd attended school in Louisville, NE and graduated in 1962. When he was 18 years old, he met the love of his life, Barbara Wiegert and they were united in marriage on June 6, 1964. Lloyd and Barbara were blessed with three children, Lisa, Michael and Kelly.

Lloyd worked at Western Electric (Avaya) for 38 years in a number of different roles in the cable shop. As a young man Lloyd enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and camping trips with his family at Memphis Lake. He and Barbara also enjoyed bowling and were on a league with his parents for several years. He was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church for 44 years and took great pride in his duties as an usher. He and Barbara attended all their grandchildren’s many sporting events and they also loved to travel. Two of their favorite trips were an Alaskan cruise and a 16-day trip to Europe to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with the highlight being a visit to the Vatican. Although Lloyd had many interests, family was always the most important thing to him.

He was deeply loved by many and will be sorely missed. He will be remembered for his kindness, gentle nature, infectious smile and big bear hugs.

Lloyd is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara; daughter Lisa Goldsmith (Robert) of Omaha, NE; son Michael Gray (Kristie) of Omaha, NE, and daughter Kelly Epperson (David) of Marathon, FL, grandchildren Matt, Erika, Jordan, Brittany, Nathan, Nolan; great-grandchildren Eliza, Hayden, Rhett, Grayson, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and great granddaughter Saige Choquette.

Visitation Tuesday, October 13 from 5-7pm with Vigil Service at 7pm at Kahler Dolce Mortuary, 441 North Washington Street, Papillion, NE

Mass of Christian burial Wednesday, October 14 at 10am at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 200 E. 6th, Papillion.

Private Inurnment.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions sent in care of the family.

Kahler Dolce Mortuary
441 North Washington Street
Papillion, NE 68046

Tom Adamson notified us of the passing of Reginald R. “Reg” Yates. “Reg” retired from the Omaha Works on 12/30/1989 with 35 years of service. Reg was a Computer Project Engineer. The Funeral will be live streamed on Marcy Mortuary Facebook page. Visit www.marcysvoboda.com to leave condolences. http://marcysvoboda.com/obituaries/reginald-reg-yates/

Reginald R. “Reg” Yates
Age 89

Reginald “Reg” R. Yates, 89 of Ashland, NE passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 23, 1931 in Mount Ayr, IA to Wayne and Eula (Neff) Yates. He graduated from Creston High School in Creston, IA in 1949 and attended Drake University. Reg served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on November 30, 1952. He remained in the Air Guard Reserve until 1959. He was united in marriage on July 30, 1950 to Patricia L. Whitney at the First Presbyterian Church in Creston, IA. From this union three children were born, Joyce, Jim and Janet. After a long battle with cancer on August 11, 1993 Patricia passed away. Reg later married Betty Ballou of Ashland who passed away in 2011. Reg retired from Western Electric as a Computer Project Engineer after 35 years of faithful service. After retirement he worked at Mahoney State Park and SAC Museum.

Reg was an active member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, Comet Lodge #229 AF & AM Masonic Lodge, Men in Missions, Shriners, American Legion #129, VFW #9776, Disabled Veterans and spent 25 years on the Ashland Greenwood School Board.

He enjoyed playing in the Shrine band and orchestra, golfing, piloting airplanes, traveling and latch hooking rugs for his family. In his later years he enjoyed spending time and dancing with special friend, Marilyn Wright.
Reg is survived by his children, Joyce (Tim) Victor of Grand Island, NE, Jim (Donna Yard) Yates of Ashland, Janet (Tim) Neumann of Wahpeton, ND; grandchildren, Katherine (Matt) Victor Green of Grand Island, Nathaniel (Samantha) Yates of McAllen, TX, Abigail (Caitlin) Yates Bryte of Noblesville, IN, Chelsea (Craig) Sallach of Ewing, NE, Morganne (Josh) Roll of Dunn Center, ND, Patrick Rollins of Frederick, CO, Taytam (Suzanne) Myhra of Pueblo, CO; great-grandchildren, Marissa Green and Arianna Green of Grand Island, Evelyn Yates and Benjamin Yates of McAllen, TX, Olive Dunnewold (Bryte) of Nobelsville, IN, Owen Sallach, Warren Sallach, Quincy Sallach, Hazel Sallach of Ewing, NE, Vance Roll and Dean Roll of Dunn Center, ND.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Eula Yates, wives, Patricia Yates and Betty Yates.

Funeral Service with Masonic Rites Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, 11:00 am at United Methodist Church in Ashland. Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman, officiating.
Visitation, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, 5-7 pm at Marcy Mortuary.
Face coverings and social distancing required while attending the funeral and visitation. Face masks will be provided.

Interment with Military Honors at Ashland Cemetery.
Memorials to Ashland United Methodist Church, Shriners Hospital for Children or Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

The Funeral will be live streamed on Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.
Visit www.marcysvoboda.com to leave condolences.

Marcy Mortuary
104 N. 15th Street
Ashland, NE 68003

Vern Larson notified us of the passing Terry L. Moore. Terry retired from the Omaha Works on 9/22/2000 with 41 years of service. Terry worked in the planting room at the Omaha Works. There will be a Private Family Service.

Terry L. Moore
July 19, 1940 – October 2, 2020

Ducks across Southwest Iowa can take a sigh of relief as Terry L Moore of Crescent IA, passed on October 2, 2020.

He is survived by children Michael Moore, Mishelle Gift and Mark Moore, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

One Life Lived, Many lives touched.

Private family service.

Jim Mantich notified us of the passing of Douglas A. Lowe. Doug worked in the cable plant and retired in 1993 with 35 years of service. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/Douglas-Lowe-obituary?pid=196890638

Douglas A. Lowe
November 21, 1940 – October 1, 2020
Age 79

Preceded in death by wife Patricia (Novotny).

Survivied by sons Daniel (Cheryl), David, Dennis; grandson Raymond.

Visitation Schedule
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel
5108 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117
Monday, October 5, 2020
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Funeral Service
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel
5108 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
11:00am

Bohemian Cemetery
5201 Center Street
Omaha , NE 68106

Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel
5108 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117

Dennis Everman posted today on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Robert A. Fleming. Robert retired from the Omaha Works on 4/14/1982 with 26 years of service. https://www.klsfuneralhome.com/services.asp?page=odetail&id=2566&locid=1#.X3u_I2hKiUm

Robert A. Fleming
December 10, 1927 – September 26, 2020

Preceded in death by wife, Louise; granddaughters, Christine Fleming and Melissa Allen; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Survived by sons, Ronald (Linda) and Dennis (Elizabeth); daughters, Patricia Elsasser and Diane Warren; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren.

VISITATION with the family: Thursday, 5-7pm, October 1, at the mortuary. FUNERAL: Friday, 10am October 2, at the mortuary. Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials to Hanscom Park United Methodist Church.

KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” Street
Omaha, NE
(402) 731-1234

Jim Mantich and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing or Dean F. Frye, Jr.. Dean retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/2001 with 37 years of service. Dean worked in the cable plant and was first elected to I.B.E.W. Local 1974’s executive in 1974. https://www.johnagentleman.com/obituaries/Dean-Earl-Frye-Jr?obId=18477309#/obituaryInfo

Dean E. Frye, Jr.
Age 76

Of Omaha, NE. Passed away on September 29, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean Sr. and Bette; brother, Rick. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Chris; daughter, Deanna (Jeff); son, David; daughter, Diane (Troy); 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Cheryl (Eldon) Moser; brothers, Ron (Sharon), Mark (Lori); many nieces and nephews.

A Private Celebration of Life will be Saturday, October 10th. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
72nd STREET CHAPEL, 1010 N 72nd Street
Omaha, NE

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing or Lorine F. Maaske. Lorine retired from the Omaha Works on 2/29/1984. Lorine worked in the office 20 bldg and retired with 25 years of service. https://roedermortuary.com/lorine-f-maaske/

Lorine F. Maaske
February 5, 1924 – September 22, 2020

Omaha. Preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Donald Maaske; parents, Henry and Catherine Sinner. Survived by daughters: Sharon Finnegan (Dennis), Kathie Mattox (Warren); grandchildren: Andy Mattox (Holly), Todd Mattox (Nicole), (Holly), Todd Mattox (Nicole), Chris Finnegan (Crystal) and Kerry Wise (Justin); great-grandchildren: Aubrey, Aiden, William, Finn, Mallory, Braxton, Evie, Linly, Conner, Sam, Cooper, and Rhett.

Private Family Service at a later date. Memorials to Hospice Serene Care and Alzheimer’s Association.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone
Gretna, NE – 402-332-0090

Dennis Everman posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of John D. Rodgers. John retired from the Omaha Works some time after 2000 with over 25 years of service. https://memorials.mosermemorialchapels.com/john-rogers/4335265/index.php

John D. Rogers
July 8, 1948 – September 18, 2020

John D. Rogers, 72 years, of Nickerson, Nebraska, passed away Friday, Sep. 18, 2020, at his home.

John was born July 8, 1948, to John W. and Viola (Osborne) Rogers in Omaha, Nebraska. John was born and raised in Omaha. He served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 26, 1968, to Jan. 17, 1972. In November of 1971, he married Betty Ann Crain in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He worked for Western Electric until his retirement in 2013.

John was a huge Husker fan. He loved building model cars and was quite crafty.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Betty (Scott) Gossett; sons, Michael (Melissa) Rogers, Timothy Rogers; sisters, Caren (Teri) York, Diane (Norm) Vogel; brother, Daniel Rogers; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Nickerson Fire Hall.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Online condolences may be left at: www.mosermemorialchapels.com.

Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N. Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us today of the passing of Edward Jershin. Ed retired from Western Electric where he worked as an Inspector and a Machinist. Ed was a long service retiree and we don’t have service records of Western Electric retirees.

Edward Jershin
September 18, 1927 – May 7, 2020

Edward Jershin, age 92, of Omaha was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Jershin; sister, Amelia; and brothers, Frank and James Jershin of Omaha. Edward is survived by his wife, Lowene (Rothe) Jershin; daughter, Jill (Alan) Butler of Elkhorn, NE; son, Jay (Alison) Jershin of Allen, TX; and grandchildren, Craig Butler (Hilary) of Wahoo NE, Cole Butler of Columbus OH, and Lauren and Jacob Jershin of Allen, TX.

Ed served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserves. He retired from Western Electric where he worked as an Inspector and a Machinist.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE:
10am Friday, September 18, at Lutheran Church of the Master – West Campus in Elkhorn

Lutheran Church of the Master – West Campus
1200 N 181st Ct
Elkhorn, NE 68022

Vern Larson and Darrel Sudduth notified us today of the passing of Frank Kros. Jo Ann Alback posted it on the AT&T Facebook page. Frank retired from the Omaha Works on 2/28/1992 with 33 years of service. Frank was a supervisor in 30 bldg. https://heafeyheafey.com/frank-s-kros-jr/

Frank S. “Sonny” Kros Jr.
June 14, 1938 – September 14, 2020

Frank S. Kros, Jr. (“Sonny”) passed away on September 14, 2020 at his home in Louisville, NE. He was 82. He died peacefully surrounded by children, grandchildren and great children. Frank was born on June 14, 1938 in Omaha to Frank S. Kros, Sr. and Anna Kuzio. He was the fourth of six children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and oldest sister, Bernice Janacek. He is survived by sisters, Dorothy Halamek and Eleanor Frady; brothers, Tom Kros (Kathy) and Mike Kros (Pauletta); sons, Steven Kros (Ruth) of Omaha; Frank Kros (Shawn) of Fallston, MD; Doug Kros (Laura) of Garmisch-Partenkurchen, Germany; Tim Kros of Council Bluffs, IA; and Kevin Kros (Patti O’Connor) of Bellevue; daughter, Michelle Schmidt (Don) of Gretna; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and cousin, Frank’s greatest passion was his family. His love of woodworking, gardening and winemaking created gifts enjoyed by many.

Visitors are welcomed on Friday, September 18, from 5-6:30pm at West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, September 19, at 11am at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 100 9th Street, Springfield, NE. A Celebration of Life Reception will be hosted by the family immediately following at Louisville Senior Center, 423 Elm Street, Louisville, NE 68037. In lieu of flowers, donations are invited to Saint Joseph Catholic Church and the Louisville Public Library.

Hefey-Hoffmann Dworak-Cutler
West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

George Parkerson notified us today of the passing of Harold J. Slaight. Harold was a senior engineer at the Omaha Works retiring on 10/31/1988 with 36 years of service. No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?n=harold-j-slaight&pid=196783085

Harold J Slaight
September 10, 1928 – September 9, 2020

Harold Jean Slaight, age 91, passed away from complications of COVID on September 9, 2020. He and his twin brother Gerald were born in rural Astoria, IL on September 10, 1928 to Lloyd and Faye (Brainard) Slaight. He graduated from Lewistown, IL High School, the University of Illinois with a Mechanical Engineering Degree and an MBA from Creighton University.

He married his college sweetheart, Ann Larsen in 1952. After Harold completed his military service as an Army First Lieutenant in Korea, they moved to Omaha where he worked as a senior engineer at Western Electric for 36 years. They took their three children on annual trips traveling across America and visiting extended family in central Illinois. He loved to play bridge, and played several times a week with his friends at Immanuel Village.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ann; daughter, Susan; two brothers and their spouses. He is survived by sons, Tom Slaight and wife Marsha from Springfield MO, and Greg Slaight and wife Dianne from Coppell, TX; son-in-law Chris Clark of Peachtree City, GA. He had six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly.

Service details are pending. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be left at the funeral home website.

Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE

Darrel Sudduth notified us today of the passing Richard G. Iaffaldano. Richard was an Engineer at Western Electric, Hawthorne Works in Cicero, IL; continuing as Manager of Engineering at the Omaha, NE Works; and ultimately retiring as Director of Engineering, Human Resources and Manufacturing for AT&T, Atlanta Works, Norcross, GA. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?n=richard-g-iaffaldano&pid=196783013

Richard G. Iaffaldano
May 10, 1933 – September 4, 2020

Richard G. Iaffaldano, age 87, died at home in Naples, FL on Sept. 4, 2020 after a long illness. Formerly of Chicago IL, River Forest IL, Omaha NE, and Dunwoody GA. Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Married to LaVerne nee Cutro “Dr. I” for 65 years. They were blessed with three children: Michelle (George Graef) of Lincoln, NE; Robert (Kimberly Herling) of Hinsdale, IL; and Frank (Barbara Curry) of Pasadena, CA and seven grandchildren: Michael, Lindsay, Nicholas, Jack, Rachel, Caroline, and Kristen. Richard was well-respected as a kind and generous man, who shared freely of his time and talents and modeled for his children how to live his faith as a devoted spouse and loving father.

He was a graduate of Santa Maria Addolorata elementary and St. Ignatius High School, Chicago IL; St. Procopius College (Benedictine University), Lisle IL; MBA graduate studies at U. of Chicago. Served in U.S. Army Artillery Corps during Korean conflict. Devoted his entire career to working in the Bell Telephone system, beginning as an Engineer at Western Electric, Hawthorne Works in Cicero, IL; continuing as Manager of Engineering at the Omaha, NE Works; and ultimately retiring as Director of Engineering, Human Resources and Manufacturing for AT&T, Atlanta Works, Norcross, GA.

Richard was a Knight Commander with Star of the Papal Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem; member and Eucharistic Minister at All Saints Catholic Church, Dunwoody GA, and St. William Catholic Church, Naples, FL. He served on the Finance Board and Parish Council of All Saints Church, Dunwoody, GA.

Among many volunteer positions over his lifetime, Richard served on the Council of Advisors for Gwinnett Technical Institute in GA. He enjoyed working with young people as a tutor at numerous schools and community centers in Omaha, NE, Atlanta, GA, and Naples FL. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and served on the Board of Directors, Westgate Homeowners Association, and numerous committees at Moorings Golf and Country Club, Naples, FL.

Preceded in death by mother and father, Anna (Russo) and Frank Iaffaldano; brother and sister-in-law, Dominic (Rosemary); and sister and brother-in-law, Rosalie (Harry Toyser).

The family wishes to thank all of his wonderful healthcare aides over the years and also Avow Hospice for their tender loving care.
Burial at Queen of Heaven Masoleum, Hillside, IL. Donations can be made in Richard’s name to St. William Church Building Fund, Naples, FL (www.saintwilliam.org), or to the American Heart Association (www2.heart.org).

Darrel Sudduth and Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us today of the passing of Donald E. Lanspa. We have no records on Donald E. Lanspa. Don must have retired before 1990. Don was a supervisor in bldg. 30. https://www.johnagentleman.com/obituaries/Donald-E–Lanspa?obId=18276851#/obituaryInfo

Donald E. Lanspa
September 4, 1933 – September 5, 2020

Donald Lanspa of Southlake, Texas, entered into the eternal life on September 5, 2020, at
the age of 87.

He is survived by his children Mark Lanspa (D. Gregory Scarffe) of New York, NY, Patricia Lanspa Duty (Todd Duty) of Phoenix, AZ and Paul Lanspa (Katryce Lanspa) of Roanoke, TX,; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Don and Victoria Lanspa; his cherished wife of 59
years, Barbara Lanspa, preceded him in death by just 92 days.

Donald was a 1951 graduate of Scottsbluff High School and graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1955.

He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1957. He received his MBA from
Denver University.

Saturdays in the Fall will not be the same without Donald’s passionate following and post-game analysis of his beloved Fighting Irish football.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the Lanspa
Family Seminary Trust at the University of Notre Dame https://giving.nd.edu/lanspa

John A. Gentleman
Mortuaries & Crematory
1010 North 72 Street
Omaha, NE 68154

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us of the passing Harlan “Bud” Purcell. Bud retired from the Omaha Works on 9/22/2000. www.crosby-burket.com

Harlan B. Purcell
October 5, 1927 – September 5, 2020

Purcell, Harlan B. October 5, 1927 – September 5, 2020 Preceded in death by parents, Benjamin and Neva; and sister: Dee Stueve. Survived by wife Mary; son, Kevin (Colleen) Purcell of Omaha; daughter, Lori (Mike) Kuhn of Grand Island, NE; 7 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Eleanor (Dick) Peterson. FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday at 1pm at Mortuary. VISITATION: Wednesday from 6-7pm at Mortuary. INTERMENT: Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

CROSBY BURKET SWANSON – COLONIAL CHAPEL
11902 W. Center Road
Omaha, NE

Janet Mae Cox
July 23, 1940 – August 23, 2020
Age 80
Cox, Janet Mae July 23, 1940 – August 23, 2020 Age 80, of Lazy Acres, AR. Passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Council Bluffs, IA to Walter B. and Darlene V. Cox. Janet was a graduate of Abraham Lincoln H.S. in Council Bluffs. She worked at Lucent Technologies and, after 36 years of service, retired to her home in Lazy Acres, AR in 1997. Janet is survived by her sister, Barbara (Bobbie) Conatella; aunt, Bessie (Punky) Schmielau; uncle, Jay T. Cox (Joanne); sisters in-law, Lyla Cox (Walt) and Jennifer Jensen (Terry); nieces and nephews: Lynn Holthaus (Kevin), Jerry Whitbeck, Kathy Cox-Smith (Ron), Kelly Schierbrock (Mike), Ramona Lebaugh, Danielle Cox, Teri Jo McNeal, and Billy Cox (Shelley); as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Darlene Cox; brothers, Walter Earl Cox and Terry W. Cox; brother in-law, Martin Conatella. The family asks that all donations be sent to the Council Bluffs Salvation Army. A Memorial will be held for Janet in Council Bluffs, IA at a later date.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Joseph J. Novak. Joe worked in accounting at the Omaha Works. Joe retired from the Omaha Works on 1/23/1987 with 30 years of service. https://heafeyheafey.com/joseph-j-novak/

Joseph J. Novak
February 16, 1925 – August 29, 2020

Joseph Julian Novak, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather died on August 29, 2020. He was born in Omaha on February 16, 1925 to Amelia and Joseph Novak.

Joseph graduated from Omaha South High School and the University of Omaha. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the USS California from 1944 to 1945. He worked in management for Western Electric for over thirty years and was a longtime member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

Joe is preceded in death by sisters, Leona Helms and Victoria Roth, and brothers, John and James Novak. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Patricia; daughter, Deborah Novak (Edward Bilek); son, Michael Novak (Karla); grandchildren: Shaw Ketels (Brooke), Cody Novak (Meghan), Kieley Hecker (Matt), and Thomas Novak; and three great-grandchildren

VISITATION begins Wednesday, September 2nd, 4pm with a WAKE SERVICE at 7pm at the mortuary. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, September 3rd, 10:30am, St. Thomas More Catholic Church (4804 Grover St.) INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to St. Thomas More Church or New Cassel.

Heafey Hoffman Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE 68124

Steve Miller notified us that he received an email from a lady back east informing him of the passing of Lorraine Haverman. Lorraine retired from the Omaha Works on 2/1/1990 with 21 years of service. We have no more information about Lorraine as of today. Steve has emailed the lady and she hasn’t responded to him yet with an obituary for Lorraine. If more information becomes available it will be posted.

Lorraine Haverman
2020

Mr. Miller
We spoke last week regarding Lorraine Haverman and her having worked at Western Electric on the assembly line in Building No. 30 from 1969-1990. As discussed, I am attaching a photograph of Mrs. Haverman with the hope that you may recognize her from your long-term work at Western Electric (and successor companies). Please let me know if you recognize Mrs. Haverman from her attached photograph.

Judith Pollard just notified us of the passing of Gary C. Jones. Gary worked in plant trades. We don’t have a retirement date for Gary but we think he had over 30 years of service at the Omaha Works. Memorial Service for family and close friends by invitation only. www.bramanmortuary.com/obituaries/Gary-C-Jones?obId=17988592#/obituaryInfo


Gary C. Jones
October 6, 1940 – August 17th, 20020

Gary C. Jones, Age 79, of Omaha, died August 17th, 2020. He is survived by daughter, Vicki Jones, son, Greg Jones and his wife Jessica, grandson, Gary D. Jones and his wife, Abbie, grandaughter, Alicia Jones, brother, Robert Jones and his wife, Netta, and great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service for family and close friends by invitation only. Time and place to be announced privately by phone, from family members.

Gary touched many hearts with his gentle kindness and loving spirit. He will be missed immensely by those who love him.

May Gary rest in peace, in the loving arms of his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, forever and ever. Amen.

Braman Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144th St.
Omaha, NE

Catherine Swedberg notified us of the passing of Blanche Z. Hofmann. Blanche retired from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1986 with 33 years of service. Blanche passed away on August 18, 2020. Her private graveside services were held at Evergreen Memorial Park. www.heafeyheafey.com

Blanche Z. Hofmann
Age 97

Hofmann, Blanche Z. April 2, 1923 – August 18, 2020 Age 97 of Omaha. Beloved wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. Left to cherish her memory are daughter, Marcia Hofmann; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Evelyn Zaloudek; nieces and nephews. Blanche retired from AT&T Technologies in 1986 with 33 years of service. Private Graveside Services were held at Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to King of Kings Lutheran Church, 11615 “I” Street, Omaha, NE 68137-1211 or the Methodist Hospital Foundation Crisis Response Fund, 8701 West Dodge Rd., Suite 450, Omaha, NE 68114.

Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
West Center Chapel
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Ethel Stennis-Mickel posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Kathleen Jane Landrum. Kathleen retired from the Omaha Works in 2011 with 40 years of service.

Kathleen Jane Landrum
February 4, 1950 – August 4, 2020

Kathleen Jane Landrum was born February 4, 1950 to Arthur and Adelaide Mitchell in Omaha, NE. Kathy was the third child born to the union. She attended Lake, Long and Kellom Elementary Schools and Technical Jr and Senior High Schools where she graduated in 1968.

In that same year she met the love of her life, Leroy Landrum, and they were later married on February 5, 1972. To that union their two wonderful sons, Leroy and Lance Landrum were born.

Kathleen received Christ early in life, devoting her time whenever and wherever needed in the church.

Kathy was a hard working woman, her first job was at King Restaurant and later moved onto Western Electric where she gave them 40 years of service and ultimately retired in 2011 after the company changed its name to Connectivity Solutions. Kathy was a family woman, she loved spending time with everyone but enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren the most.

Kathy was a kind and loving woman and shared her poise personality with whomever she came in contact with whomever she came in contact with and her legacy will carry on.

Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Adelaide Mitchell; her Father and mother-N-Love, Leon and Leslie Landrum; three sisters; 2 brothers; and a brother-N-Love.

She leaves to forever cherish her memory, her husband, Leroy Landrum of Omaha, NE; 2 sons, Leroy II (Meya) Landrum and Lance Landrum of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Ashley, Aleeah, Lance, Latrell,LeeVell, Isaiah, LayAunna, Laiden, King Leroy III; and Leondre Landrum, all of Omaha, NE; brother, Joseph Mitchell of Denver, CO; sisters, Mildred (Clyde) White of De Soto, TX, and Frances (James) Tyler of Omaha, NE. She also leaves 4 generations of nieces, nephews, cousins a lifetime of friends, and bonus Grandchildren Melik, Peighton, and Angelo. Kathy will truly be missed and most definitely will never be forgotten.

Visitation
Monday, August 17, 2020
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Good Shepherd Funeral Home
4425 S 24th Street
Omaha, NE 68107

Funeral Ceremony
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
11:00AM
Clair Memorial United Methodist Church
5544 Ames Avenue
Omaha, NE

Sue Lindblad posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of David Bailey Sr. Sue mentioned that Dave worked in relay adjust in the 70’s. We don’t have any records on Dave. A number co-workers remembered Dave on the Facebook page. The funeral is this Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:00 am. http://roedermortuary.com/david-bailey-sr/

David Bailey Sr.
6/13/1941 – 7/30/2020

David Bailey Sr. was born June 13, 1941 in Barlow, Mississippi to Eddie Bailey Sr. and Madonia Viola Martin. He departed this life, July 30, 2020. David attended school in Barlow until he was a teenager. In 1958 he moved with his younger siblings to Omaha, Nebraska. He attended and graduated from Technical High School.

David started singing and dancing at an early age. He loved music and it played an especially important role in his life. He also played guitar. He joined Salem Baptist Church and sang in the choir. Later he sang in a band with his brother Joe called the Gospel Travelers.

David was the former spouse of Vina Bailey (Williams) and from that union five children, David Jr., Vanessa, Terence, Lisa, and Tony were born. The two remained amicable after their union. David was preceded in death by Vina. During his life David worked as a bus driver for the city of Omaha driving for Metro Transit for thirty years. He also did car restoration with his brother Joe at his car shop. After retiring he went back to work for Omaha Public Schools as a bus driver part-time. He will be remembered for his charming personality, beautiful singing voice, and love for cars.

David was preceded in death by his mother Madonia Viola Martin, father Eddie Bailey Sr, siblings Ruby Lee Bailey, Nannie Lee Bailey Briscoe, Crissie Ree Bailey Chalmers, Eddie Bailey, Jr, William L. Bailey, Sr, Bennie L, Esters, Joseph Bailey, Sr, Paul Bailey, Emanuel Bailey. He is survived by brothers Nathaniel (Laura) Bailey, Yuma, Arizona, and Ernest Wilson, Crystal Springs MS. Sisters Viola Seals, St. Paul, MN; Georgia Nolen, Detroit, MI; Willie Mae Stewman, Jackson, MS; Hazel (Johnny) McGowan, Aurora, IL; Helen Wilson, Crystal Springs, MS; and step-mother Eliza Bailey, Utica, MS. His daughters Vanessa, Lisa (Keith), four sons David Jr., Terence (Cynthia), Tony, and Devin; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Visitation:
Thursday, August 13, 2020
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Service:
11:00 AM Friday, August 14, 2020, at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th St., Omaha, NE.

Roeder Mortuary:
2727 N. 108th St. Omaha, NE 68164
(402) 496-9000

Interment:
Evergreen Memorial Park, Omaha Ne

Jane Peters reported on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Linda K. Lewis. Linda worked at the Omaha Works but we don’ have a retirement date for her.

To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on the homepage. Go to www.heafeyheafey.com and hit the “View Live Cast” button on the right top of page.

Linda K. Lewis
June 6, 1952 – August 3, 2020

Preceded in death by husband, Terry R. Lewis; father, LeRoy Parrish; mother, Carol Parrish; and sister, Pamela Wetzel. Survived by sons, Terry Lewis (Michele) and Jeremy Lewis (Kim); daughter, Wendy Tristan (David); grandchildren: Tyler White (Kaylie), Kaylin White, Hope White, Haley Lewis, Willow Lewis, Wyatt Lewis, Brooke Lewis, Sara Thompson (Chris), Amber Tristan, Elena Tristan, Anna Stackpole, Caitlyn Finnerty, Sylvia, Chloe and Lila; great-grandchildren: Emma Lewis, Riley Thompson and Evelyn Lewis; brother, Allan Parrish; and brother-in-law, Wayne Lewis.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Friday, August 7th from 4pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 7pm.

To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage.

Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Morturaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road,
Omaha NE 68124

Annie Grant Smith
Ethel Stennis-Mickel posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Annie Grant Smith. Annie retired from the Omaha Works on 2/10/1994 with 30 years of service. Ethel said that the funeral will be on 8/15/2020 at the Morning Star Baptist Church at 10 am. To date we haven’t been able to find a obituary.

Kathy Landrum
Ethel Stennis-Mickel posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Kathy Landrum. We don’t have a retirement date for Kathy. We think Kathy retired from the Omaha Works after Commscope purchased the Works and she had 30 years of service. To date we haven’t been able to find a obituary.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Charlotte B “Lolly” Wiebelhas. Charlotte retired from the Omaha Works on 12/2/1998 with 28 years of service. The family invites guests to participate by livestream. Please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and hit the “View Live Cast” button on the right top of page.

Charlotte A. “Lolly” Wiebelhaus
May 19, 1939 – July 31, 2020

Preceded in death by husband, Allyn; parents, Marcus and Mary Becker; brothers, Donald, Wilfred and Florenze Becker; sisters, Mercedes Hoebelheinrich and Rita Vornhagen. Survived by children, Richard and David (Deana) Wiebelhaus and Cindy Shaw (Mark); grandchildren: Nathan, Matthew (Liz), Kaleb, Jonathon, Nancy Corsi (James), Nicole and Kelsey; sisters, Genevieve Schulte (Charles) and Rose Marie “Sis” Paulsen; many nieces and nephews.

Private VIGIL SERVICE: Thursday, August 6th, 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. Private MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, August 7th, 10am, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. INTERMENT: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church.

The family invites guests to participate by livestream. Please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and hit the “View Live Cast” button.

Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Morturaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road,
Omaha NE 68124

Dennis Everman of Fremont post on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Robert “Bob” Schueth. Bob retired from the Omaha Works on4/20/1999 with 25 years of service. https://memorials.mosermemorialchapels.com/robert-schueth/4291718/index.php

Robert “Bob” Schueth
January 19, 1935 – August 3, 2020

Robert “Bob” F. Schueth, 85 years, of Fremont, NE passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at Dunklau Gardens. He was born January 19, 1935 in Humphrey, NE to Leo and Gertrude (Schrage) Schueth.

Robert grew up in Humphrey, graduated St. Francis High School in 1953 and his secondary education was at Milford. He married Lois J. Ottis in Humphrey, NE on December 1, 1956. She passed away April 11, 2017. Robert was employed by General Wholesale in Norfolk, NE, Western Electric in Omaha, bar tended for Sunshine Tavern in Fremont and retired from Lucent Technology, Omaha, in 1999.

He was a member of St Patrick Catholic Church, where he was a frequent usher and a longtime member of the Fremont Eagles Club.

Robert is survived by his sons; Tim (Carolyn ) Schueth and Todd (Kristi) Schueth all of Fremont, NE; brother Eugene (Ardith) Schueth of Humphrey, NE; grandchildren, Mandi, Nathan, Kali, Alicia, Cassie, and Madison, and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Lois.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 10, 2020 at St Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM on Sunday, August 9 with a Rosary beginning at 4 PM at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont.

Interment will follow mass at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont.

Online condolences at www.mosermemorialchapels.com

Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N. Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE

George Parkerson notified us of the passing of Frank J. Kurtz Jr. I checked our records and couldn’t find any information about Frank. Vern Larson emailed me and said that Frank was a supervisor in the cable plant before leaving for sales in the early 80’s. Frank left the Omaha Works to head up the WE service and distribution center in Pleasanton, CA. Then into sales. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at a later date.

Frank J. Kurtz Jr.
November 10, 1946-July 27, 2020

Frank, age 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27th surrounded by his family members in Overland Park, Kansas. Frank is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Kay Neuberger Kurtz; Children: Michelle, Scott, Steve (Tina), Amy, and Katie (Dr. Jaime) Barberena; Grandchildren: Melissa, Jackson, Emma, Bo, Abigail, CeCe, Xaver, Anthony, and Santino; Great Grandson: Harley; Sister, Catherine (Gene) Galus; Sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Dr. John) Girardot; Brother-in-law, Joseph (Patty) Neuberger, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Frank Sr. and Monica Kurtz; infant brother John Paul; Parents-in-law, John and Kathryn Neuberger; Brother-in-law, John Neuberger Jr.

Frank was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska where he was a gifted student-athlete at Archbishop Ryan High School earning All-Metro honors in football and basketball. His favorite sport activity was joining his wife in watching, cheering and supporting his children and grandchildren for over 50 years.

Frank was a dedicated and loyal sales executive at Western Electric/AT&T in Omaha and later in Overland Park for 37 years and was fortunate enough to retire at the age of 57. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at a later date.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.

Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 4, 2020.

Jerrie Hamlet shared on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Dorothy Stika. Dorothy retired from the Omaha Works on 10/8/1991 with 26 years of service.
www.bethanyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Dorothy-Phyllis-Stika-?obId=17631369#/obituaryInfo
CDC guidelines for social distancing are being followed and recommendations for masks.

Dorothy “Phyllis” Stika
September 22, 1937 – July 27, 2020

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents James & Dorothy Moore, her husband Frank J. Stika, Jr.; three sisters and four brothers.

She is survived by her children Frank (Mary Jo) Stika, Greg Stika, Lori (Dan) Ceselski, Lisa (Randy Whalen) Mascarello, Lynn (Tim) Rico and Mark (Kelli) Stika; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; siblings Betty Henley, Kate Rock, Judy Henningsen, Richard Moore; and many nieces and nephews.

CDC guidelines for social distancing are being followed and recommendations for masks.

To send flowers or plant a tree in memory of Dorothy “Phyllis” Stika, visit the Tribute Store.

Memorial Contribution
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Visitation
Friday 31, July
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Funeral Service
Saturday 1, August
11:00 am – 11:45 am

Cemetery Details
Location
Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery
5701 Center Street
Omaha, NE 68106

Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE

Charity Smith Brown notified us of the passing of Alfred “Freddie” George Brown. Freddie retired from the Omaha Works on 2/8/1990 with over 30 years of service. www.omahathomasfh.com/obituary/Alfred-Brown

Alfred George Brown
1924 ~ 7/21/2020 (age 95)

Survived by niece: Wanda McCallister, Buffalo, NY; cousins: Norma Carter, Gloria (James) Moore, Dorcas Wilson, Omaha; special friend: Earlene Brown & Son, Omaha; other relatives.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alfred George Brown, please visit our floral store.

VISITATION
Tuesday
July 28, 2020
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68110

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
Wednesday
July 29, 2020
11:00 AM
Forest Lawn Cementry

A friend notified us of the passing of Ruby Hilt. Ruby retired from the Omaha Works on 6/7/1990 from AT&T with 30 years of service.

Ruby Hilt
1/11/1935 – 7/24/2020
BURIAL
Calvary Cemetery
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA

It is with great sadness that the family of Ruby Agnes (Boese) Hilt of Leavenworth, Kansas announces her passing on July 24, 2020 at the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Ruby was born November 1, 1935 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Anna (Enns) and Elmer Boese. They moved to the Hillsboro area when Ruby was 8 years old. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1953, then attended college at Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska where she met and married Garry L. Hilt on November 27, 1957.

She retired from Western Electric after working there for over 30 years. After a few years of retirement she worked for Allstate Insurance in Millard, Nebraska and later for Allstate Insurance in Olathe, Kansas.

Ruby enjoyed traveling, reading, singing with the Sweet Adelines and her friends in the Red Hat Society.

Ruby returned to Hillsboro for a time where she was involved in many activities, She served on the Hillsboro Public Library Board, Hillsboro Senior Center Board and the Marion County Senior Board. She also sang in the Hillsboro M.B. church choir.

She moved to Leavenworth, Kansas because of health reasons and to be closer to her son and his family.

Ruby will be remembered by her son Gerald L. Hilt, daughter-in-law Beth J. Hilt and her three grandchildren Dustin (Melissa) Hilt, Kate-Lyn A. (EJ) Corneau, Cody W. Hilt and three great-grandchildren, Adriana, Jakob and Keagan. Her five sisters, Alice Christensen, Esther (Harvey) Seim, Rosalie (Bill) Brewer, Clara (Vernon) Hiebert, Yolanda Bartel and many nieces and nephews.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Anna Boese, husband Garry L Hilt and a sister Helen Duerksen (on May 6, 2020).

Inurnment was August 15, 2020 at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorial contributions in Ruby’s name can be made directly to the Hillsboro, Senior Center, 212 North Main, Hillsboro, Ks 67063.
From the Hillsboro (Kansas) Free Press, 12 August 2020

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Laurel E. Fletcher. We have very few records before 1990. We think that Laurel retired around 1984 with 25 years of service when divestiture of AT&T took place. Darrel thought that he was a supervisor in the 30 bldg. The Heafey Hoffman Dworak Culter offer liver service online. You may check in at heafeyheafey.com/ and click on the button on the top right of page.

Laurel E. Fletcher
October 23,1924 – July 24, 2020

Laurel was a longtime resident of Bennington, Nebraska. He retired after 25 years at Western Electric. In 1975 he moved to Riverside Lakes, Waterloo, and nine years later moved to Tucson, Arizona.

Laurel was preceded in death by his wife of more than 60 years, Darlene (Novotny); and son Curtis. He was the last survivor of eight children born to Will and Lillian Fletcher. Laurel is survived by his children: Ron Fletcher, Bill Fletcher (Sharon), and Vicki Hahn (Sig); thirteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

CELEBRATION of LIFE SERVICE: Tuesday, July 28th at 11am, followed by Luncheon; Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park, with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the family for future designation

HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE 68124

Judy Riggle reported on the AT&T Facebook page the passing Joan Ives Nelson. Joan retired from the Omaha Works on 2/27/1990. We don’t have her start date so we think she had approximately 30 years of service when she retired. Per CDC and Kountze Memorial masks and social distancing are required. roedermortuary.com/joan-ives-nelson/

Joan Ives Nelson
Age 85

Joan Ives Nelson Age 85 of Omaha passed away July 21, 2020. She was born August 7, 1934 in Omaha, NE to Duane and Anna May (Ives) Anderson.

Joan graduated from Central High School in 1952.

She married Walter Nelson on April 18, 1954 at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha.

She was a member of the Central High Lunch Bunch and the Pioneers Club.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband; Wally (1993), parents and grandmother; Clara B. Ives and son-in-law; Ralph Diggins.

She is survived by her children; Kathy Jahns (Mark), Janet Diggins, Bob Nelson (Jenny) and Scott Nelson (Buffie), grandchildren; Lauren, Haley, Tyler, Jim, Justin, Noelle, Melody, McKenzie, Brandin, Brady and Savanna, 16-great-grandchildren, sister; Barbara Carpenter, brother; Duane Anderson, Jr. and many family and friends.

Visitation: Noon to 2:00 PM Sunday, July 26th at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th St. Chapel.

Celebration of Life Service: 1:00 PM Monday, July 27th Kountze Memorial Lutheran, 2650 Farnam St.

Interment: Westlawn/Hillcrest Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials and donation of non-perishable items may be directed to the Kountze Memorial Church Food Pantry.

Per CDC and Kountze Memorial masks and social distancing are required.

Roeder Mortuary
108TH CHAPEL
2727 N 108th Street
Omaha, NE

Darrel Sudduth and Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of William R. “Bill” Peters. Bill retired from the Omaha Works on 5/31/2003 with 30 years of service. Bill was a UNO engineering graduate and was a draftsman in engineering. Bill was a familiar face at the Pioneers Life Member Luncheons taking pictures for years. To view a live broadcast of the Vigil, Mass, and Graveside Service, go to heafeyheafey.com/ website and click the View Live Cast button on the homepage or click on Service Links below.

William R. “Bill” Peters
April 20, 1948 – July 11, 2020

Preceded in death by loving father, W.P. (Babe) and mother, Elsie Peters, Uncles, Aunts and Cousins. Survived by his Aunt, Dorothy Zymola, Cousins, and many friends.

Born in the spring of 1948 Bill was welcomed into this world by loving, doting parents. As their only child Bill received all the love and support they had to give. He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of eight and lived with all of the ups and downs that diabetes gives a person. His faith in God encouraged him to accept “The cards he had been dealt” as God’s plan for him. Which made him one of the most kind, caring humans to walk among us.

He graduated from U.N.O. with a degree in Engineering and Architecture. Winning several awards for his designs.

His career began at HDR. After working there for a few years, he left HDR and went to work for Western Electric / A.T.& T. After several name changes throughout his employment he retired from the company known as Avaya in 2003.

Throughout his life he was active in several organizations. The Knights of Columbus where he was promoted to 3rd and 4th degree Knight, The American Legion Post 331 SAL, The Pioneers Club, The A.T.&T. Sportsman’s Club, and several others.

Bill’s philanthropy was appreciated by many private organizations, and all of his volunteer work in the community as well.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and photography. His enjoyment and dedication to his hobbies was unsurpassed.

His love and devotion to his faith and family will be missed by all who knew him.

Due to COVID-19 Private Family Services. VIGIL SERVICE: Saturday, July 18th, 10am followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am. INTERMENT: Bohemian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil, Mass, and Graveside Service, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage or click on Service Links below.

Vigil/Funeral Mass Service Link: https://boxcast.tv/view/william-peters—vigilfuneral-mass-400862

Graveside Service: https://boxcast.tv/view/william-peters—graveside-510363

HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Henry Maass notified us of the passing of Harold W. Noble. Harold retired from the Omaha Works on 10-31-1986. Harold was a mechanic in the 50 bldg. cable plant. You may view the service on Friday, July 10 at this link https://boxcast.tv/view/harold-w-noble-885972

Harold W. Noble
August 28, 1925 – July 1, 2020
Age 94

U.S. Navy Veteran of W.W. II.
Preceded in death by his wife Mildred Noble.

Survived by his son Donald Noble (Cheryl); grandchildren: Phillip Noble, Russell Noble (Janet), Dana Noble; great-grandchildren Douglas & Leah.

Visitation: Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service: Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Bellevue Memorial Chapel

Interment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery

Military Honors: U. S. Navy Honor Guard and American Legion Post 331.

Memorials: Omaha Home for Boys or www.ohb.org

Bellevue Memorial Chapel
2202 Hancock Street
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005

Rick Madej notified us of the passing of Harold (Harry) Esch. Harry was an electrician in 42 bldg. and retired from the Omaha Works on 9/29/2000 with 39 years of service.

Harold J. Esch
Jul 6, 2020
Esch, Harold J. June 4, 1941 – July 5, 2020 COMPLETE NOTICE LATER HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. (402) 391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com

It was reported on the AT&T Facebook page last week that Donald Gantt age 63 of Council Bluffs, IA had passed away. The notice was posted today in the Council Bluffs Nonpareil. Donald started work at the Omaha Works on 10/15/1982. He may have retired on or before the Omaha Works closed on March 31, 2011.

Donald R. Gantt
July 2, 2020

Gantt, Donald R., age 63 of Council Bluffs passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at his residence.

Donald was born on July 1, 1957 in Omaha, NE. to the late David and Betty (Nealon) Gantt. Donald worked as a Machine Operator for Lucent Technology retiring in 2010.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Gantt in 2015; sister, Wanda Sandt; brother, Ronald Gantt. Donald is survived by his son, Casey Gantt and girlfriend Ashley; 3 grandchildren, Braxton Long, Brayton Gantt, Baleigh Gantt; brother, Roger and Patty Gantt; special friends, Cindy and Robert.

Family will direct memorials.

Celebration of Life Visitation on Friday from 5:30 – 7:30PM at
Maher Funeral Home
21 So. 7th Steet
Council Bluffs, IA

Bob Lorenz notified us of the passing of William J. Ford. William retired from the Omaha Works on 3/31/1992 with 27 years of service. William was a supervisor in the cable plant. www.foutsfuneralhome.com

Warren J. Ford
June 28, 2020

Warren James Ford was born on March 20, 1934, in Falls City, Nebraska, to James Edward and Naomi Francis (Hunn) Ford. He went to be with his Lord on June 28, 2020, at his home at the age of 86 years.

Warren moved to the Omaha area around the age of 11. Warren married Nadine Shields and to this union five children were born: Kathy, Brenda, James, Ronald and Warren II.

Warren enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17. He served during the Korean War on the USS Iowa. In 1953, while in the Navy, he won the Navy Batcaulant Boxing Championship for his weight class. Warren was a Golden Gloves Boxer. In 1956, he won a Regional Olympic Tournament and went on to compete in the Olympic Trials.

Warren married Bobbie Speake on July 30, 1973. From this union came two children: Kaye and Gerry. Warren worked for Electrolux and then AT&T, retiring from there in 1992. During retirement he worked for Hertz and H&R Block. In 1997, Warren and Bobbie moved to Moorhead, Iowa. While there he served as the treasurer for the city council.

Warren enjoyed camping, fishing, golf, playing cards and vacationing with the family. He was a die-hard Nebraska football fan. He also enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Minnesota. Warren always had a nickname for everyone.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Bobbie of Moorhead; children, Kathy Carr of Colorado, Brenda Ford of Lincoln, Nebraska, Ronald Ford and Warren Ford II (Shirley) all of Omaha, Nebraska, Kaye Conn (Kief) of Papillion, Nebraska, and Gerry Ford (Melissa) of Omaha; 17 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Warren was preceded in death by his father, James Ford; mother and step-father, Naomi and Henry Elliott; son, James; brother, Ronald P. Ford; and sister Francis Ingram.

Memorial Service: Saturday July 25, 2020, 11:00 AM Moorhead Community Center 110 Oak St., Moorhead, IA 51558

Fouts Funeral Home
Woodbine, IA

Dennis Everman today posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Patricia M. Nicholson. Pat retired from the Omaha Works on 1/14/2000 with 30 years of service. Pat was also past president/business manager of IBEW LU 1614. There are no services planned at this time.
Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of William D. “Bill” Chilcoat. Bill retired from the Omaha Works on 2/8/1994 with 24 years of service. Darrel remembered that Bill worked in ISD. www.johnagentleman.com

William D “Bill” Chilcoat,
Chilcoat, William D.
November 3, 1931 – March 17, 2020

Survived by wife, Nancy; daughter and son-in-law, Dee and Scott; nieces; nephews; and friends. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, July 1, 10:30am at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, 15005 Q St. COMMITTAL of ASHES: Wednesday, July 1, 9am at Omaha National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, or Nebraska Humane Society.

John A. Gentleman Morturaries and Crematory
14151 Pacific Street
Omaha, NE

A number of friends notified us of the passing of Patricia Nicholson. Pat reitred from the Omaha Works under Lucent Technologies on 1/14/2000 with 30 years of service.

Patricia Nicholson (Bauers)
June 4, 1941 – June 15, 2020

Patricia M. Nicholson age 79 of Fremont passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont. She was born June 4, 1941 in Fremont to William and Alice (Neff) Bauers.

Patricia worked at Western Electric (Avaya) in Omaha for many years. She was also past president of the IBEW also in Omaha. She married Eugene “Nick” Nicholson on December 6, 1959 in Fremont. They wintered in Sun City Arizona for many years. Nick preceded her in death on October 26, 2018.

Survivors include her sons, Paul (Diane) Nicholson of Omaha and David Nicholson (Joyce LeQuesne) of Nevada; brother, David (Sonja) Bauers of Fremont and grandchildren William Nicholson and Valerie (Bradley) Moran.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, William Bauers.

There are no services planned at this time. She will be interred with her husband at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Minnesota.

Online condolences may be left at: www.mosermemorialchapels.com

Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services
2170 N. Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of LaVonne A. Meisinger this afternoon. LaVonne retire from the Omaha Works on 8/2/1999 with 30 years of service.

LaVonne A Meisinger
July 10, 1934 – June 12, 2020

LaVonne Amanda Meisinger was born July 10, 1934 in South Bend Nebraska to Harley and Amanda (Borneman) Meisinger. She died at her home in Louisville Nebraska and was found Friday June 12, 2020.

LaVonne graduated from High School in Weeping Water, Nebraska and went on to work many years at Western Electric. She enjoyed life- from spoiling her nieces and nephews with buckets of candy on Easter and Halloween, or bringing them stuffed animals from the Claw Machine. LaVonne enjoyed taking her nieces and nephews along to Husker football games or Omaha Lancer hockey. She loved listening to Elvis and Selena Perez music. LaVonne collected elephants. She was an Avon lady. She loved western wear – belt buckles and cowboy hats, and had popcorn tins full of watches.

LaVonne is survived by her brother, Wilbur Meisinger of Louisville, Nebraska, along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

LaVonne is proceeded by her parents, Harley and Amanda Meisinger, Brothers, Gene and Dale.

Celebration of life will be Wednesday June 17, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Oakhill Cemetery Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Condolences may be sent to fusselmanallenharvey.com

Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home
Lousville Chapel
413 Elm St
Louisville Nebraska

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Judith G. Mallory. Judy retired from the Omaha Works on 2/29/2004 with 25 years of service. Judy worked in the Education and Training Department. Judy will be missed by all that knew and worked with her. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, to be announced in the near future.

Judith G. Mallory, (Arts for All, Inc. ” Founder and Director)
Jun 14, 2020

Mallory, Judith G. (Arts for All, Inc. Founder and Director) July 20, 1940 – June 11, 2020 Preceded in death by parents, Bess and Michael Osterchill. Survived by brother, Jim (Donna) Osterchill; children, Mike (Anne) Mallory, and Patty (Shajal) Mallory-Miah; as well as grandchildren, Catherine and Cole Mallory, and Sophia and Russell Miah. Judy was born in the Chicago area, moved to Omaha with her family in 1956, graduated from Westside High School, followed by attending University of Nebraska at Omaha and receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Having worked at Boys Town and retiring from AT&T, given her passion for the arts and for helping others, she founded Arts for All, Inc. in 2006, a non-profit organization serving thousands of people throughout the Omaha area. Judy was recognized nationally as a Jefferson Award recipient for the work done as a Non Profit leader. She remained active in her role as Director up until her passing. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, to be announced in the near future. Please direct memorials to Arts for All, Inc. Omaha.

REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple
Elkhorn, NE

We were notified of the passing of Shirley J. Dwyer by Mary Ann Pilus. Shirley retired from the Omaha Works on 2/3/1998 with 21 years of service.

Shirley J Dwyer
January 1, 1936 – June 10, 2020

Shirley J. Dwyer, age 84, of Fremont
Died Wednesday June 10, 2020 at her daughter’s home.

Shirley was born January 1, 1936 in Cedar Bluffs to John and Marie ‘Hansen’ Jessen. She attended District 11 school and graduated from Fremont High School in 1953. She worked at Western Electric and Lucent where she retired in 1998. She then worked part time at Hy-Vee for 20 years.

She married Robert Meier in 1955 and they had 3 children. They divorced and she later married George Dwyer.

Survivors:
Children – Carmen Meyer of Fremont
Denise (Steve Schiferl) Varilek of Fremont
Randy Meier of Las Vegas, NV.
Grandchildren – Rusty Meyer, Krystal Varilek, Kory (Ashley) Varilek
Great grandchildren – Kaden Meyer and Allie Varilek
Sisters – Gloria (Dick) Andersen of Fremont
Norma Hagerty of Fremont
Judy Anderson of Fremont
Sisters-in-law – Marilyn Jessen and Judy Jessen of Fremont

Shirley was preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law Delores and Elmer Voss, Mardell and Fred Heybrock, Florene Jessen, Rose Marie Jessen, Lola and Lowell Meyer; brothers Delbert and Lloyd Jessen, brothers-in-law Lanny Anderson and Dan Hagerty and son-in-law Robert Meyer.

Controlled visitation will be Sunday at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont from 2pm to 6pm.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Monday, June 15, 2020 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont. Social distancing will be followed. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association.

Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com

Ludvigsen Mortuary – Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Wesley Lyons. Wesley retired from the Omaha Works on 9/7/2000 with 41 years of service.

Wesley E. Lyons
June 6, 1941 – June 4. 2020
Age 78
Wesley passed away June 4, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska. Wesley was born on June 6, 1941 in St. Edward, Nebraska.

He grew up on a farm east of St. Edward and attended rural grade school. Wes graduated from St. Edward High School in 1958. He soon moved to Omaha and began working at Western Electric. He married Kathryn Anderson on October 9, 1960. They enjoyed over 59 years of marriage together.

Wes was a loyal, honest, good man. He was a good provider for his family and worked many part time jobs in the in evenings, which allowed Kathy to stay at home with Kurt and Kelly when they were young. Even with extra jobs, and the night shift most of his working life, Wes found time to coach Kurt and Kelly’s baseball and softball teams, as well as attend their many activities growing up.

Wes retired from Lucent Technologies (formerly Western Electric) in 2000 after 41 years of service with the company. During retirement he served on the SID Board and Townhome Board. He and Kathy were avid Husker fans, and enjoyed traveling with friends and family to many Husker football games. They enjoyed their many bus trips across the country. He belonged to a card club for more than 35 years, took in many productions at OCP, and the Lofte Theatre in Manley. He loved classic country music and saw many of these entertainers live over the years.

Wes and Kathy were very much a pair throughout their marriage. Where you saw one of them, the other was not far behind. He was devoted to his family and was very proud of his grandchildren. He loved having his family around, and although quiet, he was very observant and you needed to listen or you might miss his wit and humor. He was kind to everyone and willing to help with whatever anyone needed.
Wes was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

Preceded in death by his parents Wesley Lyons and Ruth Nauenburg; step father, Otto Nauenburg; son, Kurt Lyons, grand daughter, Morgan Elizabeth Enck; brother, Richard Nauenburg; brother in law, James Baker.

Survived by wife, Kathryn of 59 years; daughter, Kelly (Todd) Enck of Grand Island; Daughter in Law, Lynne Lyons of Omaha; grandchildren, Josh (Lauranne) Lyons of Omaha, Stephanie Lyons of Rockville, Maryland , Madison Enck of Lincoln, and many other relatives & friends

Memorials to be directed to the Family

Celebration of Wesley’s Life: Tuesday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m, visitation 1 hour prior (9:00 a.m) at Braman Mortuary Southwest

Interment: 3:00pm Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Evergreen Cemetery, St Edward, Nebraska.

To send flowers or plant a tree in memory of Wesley E. Lyons, visit the Tribute Store.

Braman Mortuary & Creamation Services
Braman Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144th St.
Omaha, NE

Two friends posted the passing David Lloyd Barnhart on the AT&T Facebook page. The obituary said that David retired with over 30 years of service. No memorial service is being held at this time.

David LLoyd Barnhart
December 2, 1952 – May 13, 2020

David Lloyd Barnhart, age 67, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in Omaha.

David was born December 2, 1952 and lived most of his life in Omaha. He was an enthusiastic boy scout and earned his Eagle Scout rank. He graduated from Westside High School in 1971 and took classes at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He retired from Western Electric after more than 30 years of service in the plant.

David enjoyed many hobbies, including reading science fiction and history, working on cars and tractors and building model railroad displays. He was an avid lover of road trips, the mountains, Coca-Cola and cigarettes. He was quite the character, and always left a lasting impression wherever he went.

David was preceded in death by his parents, James and Edna Barnhart. He is survived by his ex-wife Terri Knoble and two daughters, Dawn (Knoble) Rasmussen [Blake] and Tristin Barnhart [Cody Rice], as well as sister Nancy (Barnhart) Hutton [Ken] and brother Steven Barnhart [Carrie] and their families. No memorial service is being held at this time.

To plant a tree in memory of David Lloyd Barnhart, visit the Tribute Store.

Braman Mortuary & Creamation Services
Braman Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144th St.

Sue and Ed Dillinger notified us of the passing of Albert “Al” C. Thomas. Al passed away on May 11, 2020. Al was a machinist at the Omaha Works and retired on 4/30/1996 with 38 years of service. A memorial service will be held at a later date. www.bpharveyfuneralhome.com/obituary/albert-al-thomas

Albert “Al” C Thomas
April 01, 1934 – May 11, 2020

Albert C. “Al” Thomas age 86 of Plattsmouth, Nebraska passed away peacefully at his home in Plattsmouth surrounded by family on Monday, May 11, 2020. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on April 1, 1934 to Albert O. and Leona W. (Granell) Thomas.

Albert was raised in Omaha and graduated from Omaha South High School with the class of 1952. He had a 37 year career with Western Electric Company in Omaha as a Machinist. He was united in marriage to Norma J. Thieking on August 1, 1982 in Omaha. They eventually made their home in rural Plattsmouth. He enjoyed reading, gardening and cars.

Survived by wife, Norma Thomas, Plattsmouth, daughter, LeeAnn (Larry) Renshaw, Omaha, son, Brian (Pat) Thomas, Papillion, stepdaughter, Debbie (Jay) Erichsen, Phoenix, AZ, stepson, Gary (Cathy) Marcotte, Plattsmouth, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and faithful dog, Hatty.

He was preceded in death by parents, Albert O & Leona Thomas, brothers, Lyle & Kenneth Thomas, and son, Kristian Thomas.

A memorial service will be held at later date when state guidelines for gathering are less restrictive.

He will be buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth, NE.

Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.

Arrangements under the direction of
Brian P. Harvey Funeral Home
1408 8th Avenue
Plattsmouth, NE

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Raymond J. Krupa, Gene said that he worked with Ray in the Cable Shop on the PVC Insulating Lines. Ray retired on 03-29-1996 with 38 years of service. To view a live broadcast of the Services go to their website www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “view livecast” button on our homepage located on the upper right top.

Raymond J. Krupa
Krupa, Raymond J.
March 26, 1932 – May 21, 2020

Preceded in death by wife, Constance. Survived by daughter, Kathleen A. Distefano; son, Robert R. Krupa (Kristy); grandchildren, Anthony Distefano, Emilie Krupa, and Mitchell Krupa; and sisters, Theresa Mitera, Mary Ann Petrmichl, and Barbara Tworek.
VISITATION (following CDC guidelines) starts at 9:30am, with MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am Wednesday, all at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church.
INTERMENT: St. John’s Cemetery with Military Honors.

To view a live broadcast of the Services go to our website and click the “view livecast” button on our homepage.

HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

John Sharpnack the son of Kenneth Sharpnack posted on the AT&T Facebook page that his father passed away on May 15, 2000. Kenneth started to work for Western Electric in 1952 and transfered to the Omaha Works when Lincoln closed. Ken had 48 years of service when he retired from the Works on 7/9/2000. No Visitation/Cremation. https://roperandsons.com/kenneth-sharpnack/

Kenneth Sharpnack
March 6, 1933 – May 15, 2020
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Waverly, NE

Kenneth L. Sharpnack, 87, of Waverly, passed away on May 15, 2020. Born March 6, 1933 in Lincoln to Joseph and Mary (Morris) Sharpnack. Army Veteran March 1953 – March 1955, stationed with the 32d Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade 7726th Army Unit in England, where he met and married his war bride, Mary. Retired Employee at Western Electric and member of First United Methodist Church in Waverly.

Family members include daughter, Susan (David) Sheffer, Waverly; sons, Daniel (Sally) Sharpnack, Fair Oaks, CA; John (Sherry) Sharpnack, Lincoln; Steven (Beverly) Sharpnack, Homer Glen, IL; grandchildren, Samuel Hicks, Fair Oaks, CA; Melanie Sharpnack, Mission, KS; Nathan Sharpnack, Omaha; Nicholas Sharpnack, Lincoln; Bianca and Antonia Corral-Sharpnack, Homer Glen, IL; Nicholas Kriesen, Ryan and Sean Sheffer, all of Waverly; great-grandchildren, Madisyn, Salem, Sydney, Trinity, Zoe, Skyler, Lexi, Andrew, Matt, Zeus and Daniel;

Preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents, Joseph and Mary Sharpnack; sisters, Betty Jean Donahoo, Marilyan Erickson, Laverna Donahoo; brother, Josesph Sharpnack; grandchildren, Megan Sharpnack and Steven Kriesen.
No Visitation/Cremation. Memorials to First United Methodist Church Waverly.

Roper & Sons Waverly
10851 N. 148th St.
Waverly, NE 68462

Gernald Volcheck notified us of the passing of June Christensen. Gerald mentioned that June started in connector cable in the 50 bldg in 1974. June retired from the Omaha Works on 3/13/2000 with 26 years of service. There will be on May 17 a Controlled Visitation 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/june-christensen-9183525

June M. Christensen
September 14, 1944 – May 14, 2020

June Marie Christensen September 14, 1944-May 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by husband Larry Christensen and son Larry “Guy” Christensen Jr. Survived by sister Carol Schweigart, daughters Kim Ostdiek (Paul), Dawn Boettcher (David), grandsons Cleigh Wyman, Luke Ostdiek, Zach Ostdiek, Matt Ostdiek and great-grandson Lachlan Wyman. Visitation Sunday May 17, 2020 2-4 pm. Funeral Monday May 18, 2020 10 am. Services will be held at Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home.
Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home
11902 W. Center Road
Omaha, NE

Pam Cerny notified us of the passing of her husband Thomas Cerny. Tom worked in 30 bldg. raw material inspection and retired from the Omaha Works on 9-6-2000 with 39 years of service.

Thomas D. Cerny
Age 82 – May 8, 2020

Retired from Western Electric after 39 years. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Mildred; brother Eugene; and nephew Bryon Effle. Survived by his wife Pamela; sons, Michael and Mark (Jennifer); grandsons, Ryan and Tyler; brothers, Frank (Betty), and Raymond (Pat); sister, Mildred (Don) Effle; nieces and nephews. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, May 14, at 10am at St. Gerald Catholic Church (9602 Q St), with Military Honors. Interment in the Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials to St. Gerald Cahtholic Church, American Diabetes Association or Open Door Mission.

Bethany Funeral Home
82nd & Harrison
La Vista, NE

Jane Peters post on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Elizabeth “Betty” Ariza Rowland. Betty retired from the Omaha Works on 2-10-1997 with 27 years of service. Live service available on Westlawn-Hillcrest Facebook Page at 11 AM. www.westlawnhillcrest.com

ELIZABETH “BETTY” ARIZA ROWLAND
March 28, 1938 – May 6, 2020

Preceded in death by sister, Eileen; and parents, Frank and Rose Rothanzl. Survived by husband, Donald Rowland; her children, Debra (Pablo) Ondar, Denise (David) Muck, Ricardo (Patricia) Ariza, Liz Ariza, Michael (Julie) Ariza, and Marie (Jerome) Clark; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brothers; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. Private Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 12, Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. Live service available on Westlawn-Hillcrest Facebook Page at 11 AM. Interment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetary. Memorials suggested to Operation Smile (3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453). If you wish to attend, please go to Westlawn-Hillcrest Obituaries for policy on attending the Service. www.westlawnhillcrest.com

Life Story On Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Elizabeth (Betty) passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her children and husband Mr. Donald Rowland. Betty had six children in her first marriage to Manuel R. Ariza: Debra Ondar (Pablo), Denise Muck, (David), Ricardo Ariza (Patricia), Liz Ariza, Michael Ariza (Julie) and Marie Clark (Jerome). 19 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. She grew up on a farm in rural Nebraska with her parents: Frank and Rose Rothanzl. Her siblings included Eileen, Ed, John, Jim and Dick. She developed culinary skills in Czech and Mexican cuisine. She enjoyed painting, gardening, artistic crafts, sewing and sharing stories about her life. Her loving spirit embraced all of humanity. A few of her favorite service projects included the Mary Madeline Project which provided burial gowns to infants who passed at birth and she spent endless hours sewing walker bags and lap quilts for the elderly in nursing homes. She crocheted hats and quilted blankets for veterans and homeless shelters. She truly embraced being a servant and always thought of others. In addition, she financially supported Operation Smile. Betty worked full-time while raising her six children. She worked in a factory in downtown Omaha called Tip Top and worked and retired from Western Electric. She was well known for selling her enchiladas. At one point in time owned and operated Ariza’s Mexican Restaurant in downtown Omaha. She had an entrepreneurial spirit which she passed on to her six children.

Visitation 10:00 am – 11:00 am 12 May 2020
Funeral Service 11:00 am
Due to the Covid Virus, the family prefers a private service, however we understand there may be those who wish to pay their respects. If you wish to attend, we ask that you wear a mask and respect the 6′ social distancing rule per Westlawn Hillcrest policy.

Those that cannot attend, the family will have a Facebook Live feed of the service. Please go to Facebook, search Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park and Funeral Home. When their page comes up you can see the Live feeds and can scroll down to Betty’s feed.

WESTLAWN HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE

Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of Ed. Ed worked in the 50 bldg. as a machinist. We know that Ed started in 1958 and retired around 1990 with over 30 years of service.

Edward Jershin
SEPTEMBER 18, 1927 – MAY 7, 2020

Jershin, Edward Age 92. Memorial service held at a later date. Memorials to Lutheran Church of the Master.

Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE

Ethel Stennis-Mickel reported on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Lorene Booker. Lorene retired from the Omaha Works on 10-31-1991 with 28 years of service.

Lorene Booker
April 15, 2020

An obituary is not available at this time for Lorene Booker. We welcome you to provide your thoughts and memories on our Tribute Wall.
https://www.omahathomasfh.com/

Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68110

Sue and Ed Dillinger notified us of the passing of Albert “Al” C. Thomas. Al passed away on May 11, 2020. Al was a machinist at the Omaha Works and retired on 4/30/1996 with 38 years of service. A memorial service will be held at a later date. www.bpharveyfuneralhome.com/obituary/albert-al-thomas
Albert “Al” C Thomas
April 01, 1934 – May 11, 2020
Albert C. “Al” Thomas age 86 of Plattsmouth, Nebraska passed away peacefully at his home in Plattsmouth surrounded by family on Monday, May 11, 2020. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on April 1, 1934 to Albert O. and Leona W. (Granell) Thomas.
Albert was raised in Omaha and graduated from Omaha South High School with the class of 1952. He had a 37 year career with Western Electric Company in Omaha as a Machinist. He was united in marriage to Norma J. Thieking on August 1, 1982 in Omaha. They eventually made their home in rural Plattsmouth. He enjoyed reading, gardening and cars.
Survived by wife, Norma Thomas, Plattsmouth, daughter, LeeAnn (Larry) Renshaw, Omaha, son, Brian (Pat) Thomas, Papillion, stepdaughter, Debbie (Jay) Erichsen, Phoenix, AZ, stepson, Gary (Cathy) Marcotte, Plattsmouth, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and faithful dog, Hatty.
He was preceded in death by parents, Albert O & Leona Thomas, brothers, Lyle & Kenneth Thomas, and son, Kristian Thomas.
A memorial service will be held at later date when state guidelines for gathering are less restrictive.
He will be buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth, NE.
Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.
Arrangements under the direction of
Brian P. Harvey Funeral Home
1408 8th Avenue
Plattsmouth, NE 402-2964445

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Raymond J. Krupa, Gene said that he worked with Ray in the Cable Shop on the PVC Insulating Lines. Ray retired on 03-29-1996 with 38 years of service. To view a live broadcast of the Services go to their website www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “view livecast” button on our homepage located on the upper right top.
Raymond J. Krupa
Krupa, Raymond J.
March 26, 1932 – May 21, 2020
Preceded in death by wife, Constance. Survived by daughter, Kathleen A. Distefano; son, Robert R. Krupa (Kristy); grandchildren, Anthony Distefano, Emilie Krupa, and Mitchell Krupa; and sisters, Theresa Mitera, Mary Ann Petrmichl, and Barbara Tworek.
VISITATION (following CDC guidelines) starts at 9:30am, with MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am Wednesday, all at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church.
INTERMENT: St. John’s Cemetery with Military Honors.
To view a live broadcast of the Services go to our website and click the “view livecast” button on our homepage.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

John Sharpnack the son of Kenneth Sharpnack posted on the AT&T Facebook page that his father passed away on May 15, 2000. Kenneth started to work for Western Electric in 1952 and transfered to the Omaha Works when Lincoln closed. Ken had 48 years of service when he retired from the Works on 7/9/2000. No Visitation/Cremation. https://roperandsons.com/kenneth-sharpnack/
Kenneth Sharpnack
March 6, 1933 – May 15, 2020
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Waverly, NE
Kenneth L. Sharpnack, 87, of Waverly, passed away on May 15, 2020. Born March 6, 1933 in Lincoln to Joseph and Mary (Morris) Sharpnack. Army Veteran March 1953 – March 1955, stationed with the 32d Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade 7726th Army Unit in England, where he met and married his war bride, Mary. Retired Employee at Western Electric and member of First United Methodist Church in Waverly.
Family members include daughter, Susan (David) Sheffer, Waverly; sons, Daniel (Sally) Sharpnack, Fair Oaks, CA; John (Sherry) Sharpnack, Lincoln; Steven (Beverly) Sharpnack, Homer Glen, IL; grandchildren, Samuel Hicks, Fair Oaks, CA; Melanie Sharpnack, Mission, KS; Nathan Sharpnack, Omaha; Nicholas Sharpnack, Lincoln; Bianca and Antonia Corral-Sharpnack, Homer Glen, IL; Nicholas Kriesen, Ryan and Sean Sheffer, all of Waverly; great-grandchildren, Madisyn, Salem, Sydney, Trinity, Zoe, Skyler, Lexi, Andrew, Matt, Zeus and Daniel;
Preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents, Joseph and Mary Sharpnack; sisters, Betty Jean Donahoo, Marilyan Erickson, Laverna Donahoo; brother, Josesph Sharpnack; grandchildren, Megan Sharpnack and Steven Kriesen.
No Visitation/Cremation. Memorials to First United Methodist Church Waverly.
Roper & Sons Waverly
10851 N. 148th St.
Waverly, NE 68462

Gernald Volcheck notified us of the passing of June Christensen. Gerald mentioned that June started in connector cable in the 50 bldg in 1974. June retired from the Omaha Works on 3/13/2000 with 26 years of service. There will be on May 17 a Controlled Visitation 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/june-christensen-9183525
June M. Christensen
September 14, 1944 – May 14, 2020
June Marie Christensen September 14, 1944-May 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by husband Larry Christensen and son Larry “Guy” Christensen Jr. Survived by sister Carol Schweigart, daughters Kim Ostdiek (Paul), Dawn Boettcher (David), grandsons Cleigh Wyman, Luke Ostdiek, Zach Ostdiek, Matt Ostdiek and great-grandson Lachlan Wyman. Visitation Sunday May 17, 2020 2-4 pm. Funeral Monday May 18, 2020 10 am. Services will be held at Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home.
Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home
11902 W. Center Road
Omaha, NE 68144

Pam Cerny notified us of the passing of her husband Thomas Cerny. Tom worked in 30 bldg. raw material inspection and retired from the Omaha Works on 9-6-2000 with 39 years of service.
Thomas D. Cerny
Age 82 – May 8, 2020
Retired from Western Electric after 39 years. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Mildred; brother Eugene; and nephew Bryon Effle. Survived by his wife Pamela; sons, Michael and Mark (Jennifer); grandsons, Ryan and Tyler; brothers, Frank (Betty), and Raymond (Pat); sister, Mildred (Don) Effle; nieces and nephews. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, May 14, at 10am at St. Gerald Catholic Church (9602 Q St), with Military Honors. Interment in the Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials to St. Gerald Cahtholic Church, American Diabetes Association or Open Door Mission.
Bethany Funeral Home
82nd & Harrison
La Vista, NE

Jane Peters post on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Elizabeth “Betty” Ariza Rowland. Betty retired from the Omaha Works on 2-10-1997 with 27 years of service. Live service available on Westlawn-Hillcrest Facebook Page at 11 AM. www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Elizabeth “Betty” (Ariza) Rowland
March 28, 1938 – May 6, 2020
Preceded in death by sister, Eileen; and parents, Frank and Rose Rothanzl. Survived by husband, Donald Rowland; her children, Debra (Pablo) Ondar, Denise (David) Muck, Ricardo (Patricia) Ariza, Liz Ariza, Michael (Julie) Ariza, and Marie (Jerome) Clark; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brothers; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. Private Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 12, Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. Live service available on Westlawn-Hillcrest Facebook Page at 11 AM. Interment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetary. Memorials suggested to Operation Smile (3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453). If you wish to attend, please go to Westlawn-Hillcrest Obituaries for policy on attending the Service. www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Life Story On Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Elizabeth (Betty) passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her children and husband Mr. Donald Rowland. Betty had six children in her first marriage to Manuel R. Ariza: Debra Ondar (Pablo), Denise Muck, (David), Ricardo Ariza (Patricia), Liz Ariza, Michael Ariza (Julie) and Marie Clark (Jerome). 19 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. She grew up on a farm in rural Nebraska with her parents: Frank and Rose Rothanzl. Her siblings included Eileen, Ed, John, Jim and Dick. She developed culinary skills in Czech and Mexican cuisine. She enjoyed painting, gardening, artistic crafts, sewing and sharing stories about her life. Her loving spirit embraced all of humanity. A few of her favorite service projects included the Mary Madeline Project which provided burial gowns to infants who passed at birth and she spent endless hours sewing walker bags and lap quilts for the elderly in nursing homes. She crocheted hats and quilted blankets for veterans and homeless shelters. She truly embraced being a servant and always thought of others. In addition, she financially supported Operation Smile. Betty worked full-time while raising her six children. She worked in a factory in downtown Omaha called Tip Top and worked and retired from Western Electric. She was well known for selling her enchiladas. At one point in time owned and operated Ariza’s Mexican Restaurant in downtown Omaha. She had an entrepreneurial spirit which she passed on to her six children.
Visitation 10:00 am – 11:00 am 12 May 2020
Funeral Service 11:00 am
Due to the Covid Virus, the family prefers a private service, however we understand there may be those who wish to pay their respects. If you wish to attend, we ask that you wear a mask and respect the 6′ social distancing rule per Westlawn Hillcrest policy.
Those that cannot attend, the family will have a Facebook Live feed of the service. Please go to Facebook, search Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park and Funeral Home. When their page comes up you can see the Live feeds and can scroll down to Betty’s feed.
WESTLAWN HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE

Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of Ed. Ed worked in the 50 bldg. as a machinist. We know that Ed started in 1958 and retired around 1990 with over 30 years of service.
Edward Jershin
September, 1927 – May 7, 2020
Edward Jershin, age 92, of Omaha went to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Jershin, sister Amelia Jershin and brothers Frank and James Jershin of Omaha. Edward is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Lowene (Rothe) Jershin; daughter Jill (Alan) Butler of Elkhorn NE, and son Jay (Alison) Jershin of Allen, TX. Grandchildren Craig Butler and fiancé Hilary Winter of Wahoo, Cole Butler of Columbus, OH, Lauren and Jacob Jershin of Allen, TX. Ed served in the U.S. Army during World War II and U.S. Air Force Reserves during the Korean War. He worked as Machinist at Union Pacific for 10 years. He retired in 1989 from Western Electric/AT&T where he worked for 30 years as an Inspector of installation of machinery and equipment and as a Machinist. Ed’s good dancing caught the eye of Lowene and they were married in Omaha in September of 1956. Together they danced, played cards, golfed, spent time at the American Legion Post 374 and made many great memories with family and friends. They lived in Arizona for 16 years for the love of year-round golf, before returning to Omaha in 2011. Ed will be greatly missed by his children and grandchildren. He was an excellent role-model for love, family-values, and loyalty. A Celebration of Life service will be planned in the future when family and friends can gather. Memorial contributions should be directed to the Lutheran Church of the Master, Omaha NE.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE

Ethel Stennis-Mickel reported on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Lorene Booker. Lorene retired from the Omaha Works on 10-31-1991 with 28 years of service.
Lorene Booker
April 15, 2020
An obituary is not available at this time for Lorene Booker. We welcome you to provide your thoughts and memories on our Tribute Wall.
https://www.omahathomasfh.com/
Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68110

Gene Beilenberg notified us of the passing of Carolyn M. (Churchill) Woods Schoening. Gene and I couldn’t find Carolyn in any of our records so we don’t know when she left or retired from the Omaha Works. Due to the Corona Virus a celebration of life service and private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Carolyn Marie Schoening
Carolyn M. (Churchill) Woods Schoening, age 78, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, entered into rest Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Carolyn was born July 23, 1941 in Woodbine, Iowa, to Lester and Lovina (Kelley) Churchill. In each of the jobs Carolyn worked: Western Electric, Diamond Die, and Willsie Cap & Gown, she made friends with ease, being a very social, and outgoing woman. Some of Carolyn’s favorite things to do included crafting, dancing, being an active member of the F.O.E. #38 in Omaha, Nebraska, and enjoying time with family and close friends.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Lester Churchill; mother, Lovina Bryant; step-father, Wayne Bryant; brother, Jim (Anita) Churchill; former spouses, James D. Woods and Dick Hall; sons, Brad and Wes Woods.
She is survived by her partner, Don Gyhra, Bellevue, NE; brothers, Dick (Joan) Churchill, Boston, MA; Ken (Flo) Churchill, Albuquerque, NM; Ed (Eileen) Churchill, Omaha, NE; children, Cindy Kermeen, Council Bluffs; Debbie Hemenway, Glenwood, IA; Tim (Angie) Woods, Berryville, Arkansas; Becky Sanford, Council Bluffs; Tony (Kathy) Woods, Arkansas; Shelly (Guy Freddie Corbin) Stone, Shelby, IA; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Due to the Corona Virus a celebration of life service and private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

You may view a Video Tribute to Betty L. Wilson at
www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/betty-wilson-9094118
Picture are at the bottom of the website in Memories
Gene Bienberg notified us of the passing of Betty L. Wilson. Betty retired from the Omaha Works 13/31/1991 with 38 years of service.
Betty L. Wilson
Wilson, Betty L. June 9, 1932 – March 22, 2020 Born in Elk Creek, Nebraska, Betty worked at Western Electric/AT&T for 38 years, retiring in 1991. She was active with the Dagmar Rebecca Lodge for 50+ years and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Betty also enjoyed traveling on bus trips with local tour companies. She loved watching baseball on television and going to her grandchildren’s ball games. Preceded in death by loving husband, William L. Wilson; parents, Raymond (Margretha) Epley; siblings, Ivan Epley, Ardis Hertel, and Lois Mahoney. Survived by daughter, Lora (Douglas M.) Leinen; grandchildren, Caden and Addison Leinen; many cousins, neices, and nephews. A controlled visitation will take place Thursday, March 26, from 5-8pm. Graveside service will take place Friday, March 27, at 11am.
26 MARCH Visitation 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WESTLAWN HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME
5701 Center St.
Omaha, Nebraska
Please keep in mind this is a controlled visitation to follow city social distancing guidelines. We will be letting only the allotted amount of visitors into the building at a time.
Thank you for understanding.
27 MARCH Graveside Service 11:00 am
WESTLAWN HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME
5701 Center St.
Omaha, Nebraska
Please keep in mind this is a controlled graveside to follow city social distancing guidelines. We will be letting only the allotted amount of persons at the graveside at the time of service. Everyone else will be asked to stay in their cars.
Thank you for understanding.
Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE

A AT&T Facebook member notified us that Bernie Swenson notified the group of the passing of Alice M. Placek. Alice was a Production Specialist PL10 in dept. 595-6 and retired on 10-23-1991 with 31 years of service. Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.
Alice M. Placek
October 22, 1929 – April 3, 2020 Preceded in death by her husband Victor. Survived by son William P. Placek; daughter Judy L. Placek; and grandchildren, Becky and Amanda Placek. Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel,
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha NE 68124

George Parkerson and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of William “Bill” D. Chilcoat this morning. Bill retired from the Omaha Works on 2/8/1994 with 24 years of service. They remembered that he worked in ISD. The mortuary indicated that a full obituary would be published when the service is held at a later date.
William “Bill” D. Chilcoat
Chilcoat, William D. November 3, 1931 – March 17, 2020. A Memorial Service will be at a later date after the pandemic.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN
MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
PACIFIC STREET CHAPEL,
14151 Pacific Street
Omaha, NE
(402) 391-1664 | www.johnagentleman.com

JoAnn Alback posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing Alexander “Al” Menks, Jr. Al retired from the Omaha Works on 7/14/2000 with 36 years of service. There will be a private family service.
Alexander “Al” Menks, Jr.
December 4, 1938 – March 17, 2020
Survived by wife, Janet M.; son, Brian (Angelique); daughter, Pamela Wesson (Yancey); one grandson, Alex; one granddaughter, Destiney; sisters, Liletta and Astrid; and brothers, Karl and Peter (Bonnie).
Private Family Services. Memorials are suggested to the Omaha Food Bank. https://heafeyheafey.com/alexander-menks-jr/
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Robert F. Hardin. Robert retired from the Omaha Works on 3/27/1992 with 34 years of service. Services will be held at a later date.
Robert F Hardin
June 12, 1932 – March 12, 2020
Passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Papillion, Nebraska at the age of 87 years. Robert was born Sunday, June 12, 1932 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents Fines and Mary Hardin and brother Richard Hardin.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joanne Hardin; children Vicki (Frank) Logan, Michael (Barb) Hardin, and Sheila (Mike) Elliott – Phoenix, AZ; brothers Ronald and Roger Hardin; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great – grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date.
To plant a tree in memory of Robert Hardin as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128

Gene Bielenberg and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Carol Ann Johnson. Carol retired from the Omaha Works on 4/10/1993.
Carol Ann Johnson
May 24, 1935 – March 3, 2020
Age 84
Carol worked at AT&T for many years and after retiring she was a hostess at Farmer Brown’s in Papillion, volunteered at the Stephen Center and Midlands Hospital and was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Preceded in death husband Clifford.
Survived by children Ronald Johnson, Deb Frans (Brian), Kristy Rauscher (Fred), Robert Johnson (Victoria); grandchildren Brandon Frans (Tracy), Dylan and Andrew Johnson; great-granddaughters Tarisa, Cora and Tendra Frans.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 7, from 2-4 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Chapel. www.bellevuefuneralchapel.com
Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association
BELLEVUE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
2202 Hancock St., Bellevue, NE

Joyce Jense and Pam McClure posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Dana Konchalski. Dana retired from the Omaha Works in May 2004 with 30 years of service.
Dana Konchalski
April 6, 1954 – February 25, 2020
Dana Lee Konchalski was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 6, 1954, to her parents Robert and Carol (Hansen) Barker. Dana went to Ankeny High School, and following high school, worked 30 years at AT&T before retiring in 2004… until she got bored. Then, she went to work for Gordmans Distribution Center, where she spent 14 years before retiring for good in April of 2019.
Dana fell in love with her husband Tom in July of 1985, and it only took a bit of convincing from Dana’s good friend, Judy Belken. After meeting Tom initially, Dana wasn’t sure of him. She thought he was a little arrogant until Judy convinced her to give him a chance. Dana would joke that after that first date, Tom never left her side. And he didn’t. He was by her side until the very end. The two’s unconditional love for one another has shaped the family they have together.
Dana had two rowdy sons, James (married to Kim) and Jason (married to Heather), of which she and Tom were always unbelievably proud. Tom treated both of her wild boys as his own, and the four became a fast family.
Dana had many grandkids that always kept the lake house filled with hidden treasures, endless laughter and overwhelming warmth. Her grandchildren are Erika, Chella, Taylor, Shaylee, Maci, Laila, Kayden, Jayce and Jackson.
Dana was an avid reader, a master of crossword puzzles and enjoyed cooking. She was always excited to share stories with the people she loved, her bottomless joy kept everyone near her entertained, and her unparalleled ability to make anyone erupt into laughter was an absolute gift. Dana loved to spend time at the lake or go camping with her family.
Wherever Dana was, people gathered. And she left her people with better humor and a certainty that no matter what, they were overwhelmingly loved.
Visitation: February 28, 2020 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location:Brooks South Town Chapel at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Service: February 29, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Brooks South Town Chapel at Sunset Memorial Gardens https://iowafuneralplanning.com/obituary/dana-konchalski/
Arrangements By;
Brooks South Town Chapel
South Town Chapel at Sunset Memorial Gardens
7601 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321

Sandra Ferrucci (Rocco’s wife) posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of her husband Rocco “Rocky” D. Ferrucci Sr.. Rocco retired from the Omaha Works on 2/15/1996 with 36 years of service.
Rocco D. Ferrucci Sr.
August 15, 1934 – February 24, 2020
Age 86
Preceded by parents Giuseppe and Elisei Ferrucci; daughter Debra Ferrucci; son Rocco Ferrucci, Jr.; sister Ida Barretta; brother James Ferrucci. Survived by wife Sandra Ferrucci; daughters Alicia Ferrucci (Steve); Toni Ferrucci; Gina VanLaningham (Jesse), Lori Cwach (Andy); son Larry Schovanec; brother Tony Ferrucci; sister Josephine Kabot; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials to the charity of donor’s choice. Visitation Friday 5 – 7pm. Funeral Service 11am Saturday (2/29/2020) both at Roeder Mortuary. Interment Omaha National Cemetery. https://roedermortuary.com/
Roeder Mortuary
108th Street Chape
Omaha, NE 68164

Vern Larson and Frank Markesi notified us of the passing of Robert “Bob” L. Carlson. Bob worked in public relations as a supervisor and retired from the Omaha Works on 1/3/1996 with
Robert L. Carlson
December 24, 1931 – February 20, 2020
Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Mary Carlson; brothers, Ed, Dick and Don Carlson; and grandson, Thomas Carlson. Survived by wife, Pat Carlson; sons, David (Laura), Doug (Chris) and Dan (Jenny); daughter, Ann Wiseman; grandchildren: Matthew Carlson (Tricia), Sarah Dickmann (Alex), Tim, Katie, Megan, Joe, Jack and Courtney Carlson, Michael Wiseman (Sidrah), Daniel and Robert Wiseman; great-grandchildren, Will and Jake Carlson; sister, LouAnn Leland (John); brother, Thomas Carlson (Diane); nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Family will receive friends Sunday, February 23rd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, February 24th, 11am, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church (11802 Pacific St.) Memorials will be directed by the family.
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Creamatory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE 68124

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us of the passing of Gary Lee Hall. Gary worked in the sheet metal shop and retired from the Omaha Works on 4-11-2000 with 41 years of service.
Gary Lee Hall
May 31, 1938 – February 18, 2020
Survived by wife, Carolyn J. Hall; daughters, Pam Wahl (Tony) and Tammy Werner (Curt); six grandchildren: Wesley Werner, Winston Werner, Chelsea Barnes (Kevin), Gabe Wahl, Sydney Daly (Tommy) and Bentley Werner; one great-granddaughter, Alice Barnes; sisters, Mary Conradt and Sandi Bruning; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Hall.
Family will receive friends Friday, February 21st from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, February 22nd, 11am, King of Kings Lutheran Church (11615 I St.) GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2:45pm, Prairie Union Cemetery in Shubert, Nebraska. Memorials will be directed by the family. https://heafeyheafey.com/gary-lee-hall/
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Creamatory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE 68124

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Ester Lopez (Ayala. Ester worked in the 30 Bldg. and retired from the Omaha Works on 4/30/1985.
Esther Lopez (Ayala)
June 18, 1924 – February 15, 2020
Preceded in death by husband, Margarito; sons, Dennis and Michael. Survived by daughters, Kathleen Greco; Virginia Schmidt and Patti Clark; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. VISITATION: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, 6-8pm, at the Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, 10:30am, at the funeral home. Interment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha , NE

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Paul Charles Shomshor. Paul retired from the Omaha Works on 11/8/1991 with 32 years of service. Vistation is today from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. www.hoyfuneral.com
Paul Charles Shomshor
October 28, 1937 – February 4, 2020
age 82
He was born in Scribner, Nebraska on October 28, 1937 to the late Carl and Hilda (Steinke) Shomshor. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired from Western Electric / AT&T
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 4 sisters and 2 brothers.
Paul is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Shomshor; children, Paul Shomshor Jr. (Sarah) and Julie Newby (Dan); grandchildren, Anna Newby, Emily Newby, Jensen Shomshor and Jacksen Shomshor; sister, Bernice Deeds (Ron); nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday February 7, 2020 at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral service is 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment is in the Grange Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory
1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Jim & Trish Mantich notified us of the passing of Nicholas A. Curto Jr. Nick worked in the cable plant and retired from the Omaha Works on 7/23/2000 with 38 years of service. Nick passed in a car crash on February 1, 2020. Nick’s services are pending at www.bramanmortuary.com/
Nicholas A. Curto Jr.
July 6, 1938 – February 1, 2020
81 years old
Services Pending

From a post on Facebook this morning by Vincent Edwards, her son, we received the notice of the passing of Jean Marie Edwards. Jean started at the Omaha Works in January 1980 and we have no date of her retirement.
Jean Marie Edwards
age 74, passed away February 1, 2020.
She was born on September 6, 1945 to the late Harold and Eddie Mae (Mitchell) Dennis in St. Louis, Missouri.
In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her 4 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Edwards; son, Vincent Edwards; daughters, Lalia Hart (James Jr); Kenya Edwards (Tavaors Meeks); Rona Robinson-Hill; grandchildren, James Hart III; Jessica Hart; Ellis Hart; Noah Meeks; Jasmine Hart; siblings, Harold Glenn Dennis (Joyce); Diane Dennis Underwood; Gilbert Dennis (Margaret); Gaynelle Willis (Perry); a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation is 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Funeral Service is Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:00 at Salem Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Interment is at Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the family.
Good Shepherd Funeral Home
4425 South 24th Street
Omaha, NE 68107

It has been reported on the AT&T Facebook page that Dennis C. Parker has passed away. Dennis started to work at the Omaha Works in October 1982. He worked in the molding area. We have no retirement date for Dennis from the Omaha Works. His services are pending at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel) 402-391-2171.
Dennis C. Parker
June 20, 1961 – January 26, 2020
Age 58 years of Omaha
Dennis is survived by his Daughters: Crystal Parker & husband Matt Rediger, Sarah Claborn & husband Kyle; Grandchildren: Peyton, Hunter, Harper; Siblings: Kelly, Doug, Kimberly, Donn, David; Longtime friend Christine Clinton; Many other relatives & friends.
Services Pending
Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel)
1702 N. 72 St.
Omaha, NE 68114

Dick “Scotty” Scott and Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Dale Wichman. Dale was a level lll in the high bay sheet metal shop. Dale retired from the Omaha Works on 2/17/1999 with 42 years of service.
Dale Charles Wichman
September 6, 1934 – January 26, 2020
Dale C. Wichman, age 85, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2020.
He was born in Belle Plaine, Iowa on September 6, 1934 to the late Elmer and Malissia (Seidel) Wichman. Dale proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired from Western Electric.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Darold Wichman; sister, Phyllis Drennan.
Dale is survived by his wife of 63 years, Liz Wichman; children, Michael Wichman (Michelle), Susan Spring (Ray Laferriere), Sandra Washa (Edward); Julie Wichman; brother David Wichman (Phyllis); granddaughters, Sara McCoy (Greg), Jennifer Smith, Jamie Smith; great granddaughters, Madison and Sawyer.
Visitation is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 29, 2020 at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment is in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will direct memorials to the MS Society or the United States Army National Museum.
Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory
1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of James R. Geiger. James retired from the Omaha Works on 11/29/1998 with 29 years of service.
James R. Geiger
July 29, 1945 – January 23, 2020
Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Magdalene Geiger; brother, Jerome; sister, Judy. Survived by wife, Carolyn; children, Jennifer Angland (Chris), Greg (Danielle) and Stephanie McKenna (Matthew); grandchildren: Hannah, Brayden, Clayton, Nicholas, Celia, Jackson, Grace, Lavery and Kendall; nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: Sunday, January 26th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, January 27th, 10:30am, St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church (16701 S St.) INTERMENT: Tuesday, January 28th, 11am, Resurrection Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be directed to the family.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel,
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Edward J. “Jerry” Franks. Jerry worked in the cable plant and retired from the Omaha Works on 12/30/1989. A former co-worker with Jerry told me back in the early days Jerry was a trainer in the cable plant on the insulate lines.
Edward Jerome “Jerry” Franks
Franks, Edward Jerome “Jerry” Edward Jerome “Jerry” Franks was born August 12, 1936 in Omaha, NE to Edward S. and Fern (Curry) Franks. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geraldine “Lorraine” Franks; and sister, Sandra Kay Claussen. Ed is survived by his children, Theresa Franks-Gardner, and her husband Kevin; Michael and wife Debbie Franks; and Kathy and husband Bob Hall; grandchildren, Meghan, Lyndsey, Jacob, Peyton, Mikey, McKenna, and Matthew; and great-grandchildren, Emma and Hudson Kopun. Private family services were held Friday morning.
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple
Elkhorn, NE

A late notice of the passing of Janet “Rosie” Victor was just reported to us yesterday. Rosie retired for the Omaha Works on 8/31/2001 with 25 years of service.
Janet “Rosie” Victor
Dec 31, 2019
Victor, Janet “Rosie” Age 78 Janet “Rosie” Victor, of Missouri Valley, IA passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley. She was a longtime employee of Western Electric. Janet was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Victor; and parents. Survivors include her children: Terry Victor of Omaha, and Brenda Thomas of Council Bluffs, IA; four grandchildren; and sisters, Joan Gatrost of Missouri Valley, Judy Graham of Council Bluffs, and Janice Stilwell of Missouri Valley. CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Friday, January 3, 2020, at 6pm at Hennessey Funeral Home, Missouri Valley, IA.
HENNESSEY FUNERAL HOME
310 E. Huron Street
Missouri Valley, IA

Sandy Viner notified us of the passing of Vera Bowersox. Vera worked in weld and form area and then in the cutter press area. Vera retired from the Omaha Works on 3-29-1989 with 30 years of service.
Vera H. Bowersox
September 29, 1931 – January 20, 2020
Preceded in death by husband, Keith; sister, Marion; brothers: Leonard, Clifford, Lyle and Raymond. Survived by daughter, Julie Ann Ransdell (Scott); grandchildren, Katie Batenhorst (Jayson), Emily Ganow (Greg) and Logan Ransdell (Rosalie Warner); great-grandchildren. Connor, Ryleigh and Brooks.
VISITIATION: Saturday, January 25th from 4pm to 5pm followed by a MEMORIAL SERVICE at 5pm, all at the West Center Chapel. Memorials are suggested to V.N.A. Hospice or the Josie Harper Hospice House.
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Morturaries & Crenatory
7805 West Center Road,
Omaha NE 68124

Ruthanne Dimmock reported on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of William Casey. The information was relayed to us this morning. William “Bill” Casey started at the Omaha Works on 7-14-1997. We were told that he worked in both the 30 bldg. and 50 bldg. We don’t know when Bill left the Omaha Works.
William Casey
December 25, 1954 – January 19, 2020
William Casey, 65 of Blair, passed away January 19, 2020 at his home. A Celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 24 at the Blair American Legion at 12 noon.
William is survived by his wife Cindy, sons William (Mindy) Casey Jr., Chris (Cassie) Casey, daughter Michelle Casey; grandchildren: Breydon, Quentin, Isabel, Sean, Lillian and Liam. He was preceded in death by his grandson Rune Casey.
Celebration of Life, JAN 25. 12:00 PM (CST) Blair American Legion 103 S 12th St Blair, NE.
Campbell – Aman
Funeral Home
444 S 17th St
Blair, NE 68008

Dan Lindblad notified us this morning of the passing Dolores M. Thornburg. Dolores retired from the Omaha Works while we were still AT&T with 30 years of service. Dan mentioned that he worked with Delores in Mini Wire Spring Relays for many years. I didn’t see this obit in the morning email earlier today.
Dolores M. Thornburg
7/4/1932 – 1/10/2020
Age 87 years of Omaha
Dolores M (Trout) Thornburg was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Charles Thornburg. She is survived by her daughters Kathy (Dan) Proffitt, Debbie (Doug) Kobylasz and Judy Murcek. 6 grandchildren Rob, Diane (Ben), Melissa, Vicki (Carl) and Gerald (Jessica). 18 great grandchildren Shad (Cheyanne), Valerie, Taylor, Hunter, Kayleigh, Joesph, Norah, Katie, Summer, Landon, Rylie, Dominic, Nevaeh, Malena, Braxton, Trinity and Greyson, and many other relatives and friends.
Dolores was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Dane and Margaret Trout. Dolores met the love of her life and they got married on October 28, 1950. Together they had three children.
Dolores worked at AT&T from 1960-1990. She spent many years there working on the assembly line and establishing life long friendships.
After losing her husband in 1994, she took up traveling to different places with her mother Margaret, her aunt Shirley and best friends Carolyn.
She enjoyed doing ceramics on Tuesday nights and monthly luncheons with “the girls”.
What put a smile on her face was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dolores was preceded in death by her infant son (Floyd Charles Thornburg Jr), great grandson (Jordan Charles Armstrong), grandson’s (Michael Dane Buechler and Jamie Joseph Kobylasz).
Celebration of Dolores’ Life: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at 3:00pm, with family receiving friends one hour prior to the service Friday 17 Jan, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM , all at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Celebration of Life Friday 17 Jan 3:00 PM Braman Southwest Chapel 6505 S. 144th St. Omaha, NE 68137
Intermitment Calvary Cemetery 7710 West Center Road Omaha, NE 68124
Braman Mortuary –Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE 68137

Pat Elliott
7/2/1953 – 1/6/2020
Visitation:
Sunday, January 12, 2020
2:00 – 4:00 PM at
Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE
Service:
Monday, January 13, 2020
10:00 AM at
Christ Community Church 404 S. 108th Ave Omaha, NE
Interment:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Roeder Mortuary:
2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE
(402) 496-9000
On January 6, 2020, Pat Elliott died doing what he loved best, helping others. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 2, 1953 to Truman and Dorothy Elliott. He grew up in a poor family, the middle child of nine, and was dubbed “the Rebel” of the already rowdy bunch. He signed up for the Marine Corps in 1971 and served in The Vietnam War as a machine gunner. In his mid-twenties, Pat recommitted his life to Jesus.
By the grace of God, his strength of spirit and passionate faithfulness, Pat became “the Reverend.” Always gifted with using his hands, Pat worked as a roofer, welder, and handyman extraordinaire. He used these gifts to bless countless people, family and strangers alike. He was a preacher at heart and loved to share about God’s love to all who would listen. Especially close to his heart was Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, where he volunteered as a chaplain for nearly 10 years.
After retirement, he also volunteered his time and expertise at Omaha Rapid Response, helping those who had become homeless through storm or flood rebuild their lives. When he wasn’t helping others, Pat loved to spend his time out in nature. He spent long, joyful hours up in a deer stand, walking his hunting dogs through fields, catching award-winning fish, feeding backyard birds with his wife, and taming the wild berry bramble he planted in their backyard for all to enjoy.
Pat gave generously to all people and befriended anyone and everyone, but he was particularly doting with the children who knew him as Grandpa, Papa, or Mr. Pat. He built playhouses, sandboxes, train tracks and impressive towers, doled out peanuts and pieces of gum, read books, changed diapers, led dance parties, and was rarely found without a baby in his arms.
He was a deeply devoted husband, father, and grandfather who knew the Father’s love and shared this love every way he knew how. Pat is survived by Peggy, his wife of 35 years, his four sons, Patrick (Stephanie), Jonathan, Michael (Tasha), and Gabriel (Tricia) Elliott, two daughters, Kira (Kristopher) Day and Abigail (Benjamin) Eberly, ten grandchildren, Dalton, Breanna, Harper, Samantha, Seamus, Solomon, Eve, Rosemary, Sapphira, and Iona, and eight siblings, Bill, Dorothy, Tom, Mike, Nancy, David, Danny, and Paul.
Pat’s eternal smile, strong hands, and warm heart will be remembered by all who knew him. The light of the rebel turned reverend will continue to shine brightly through the lives of all those who felt the warmth of his love. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Pat Elliott to Good News Jail and Prison Ministry Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa or Omaha Rapid Response. Condolences and donations can be brought to the visitation or memorial service or sent to the family at
Roeder Mortuary
2727 N 108th Street
Omaha, NE 68164.

Edie Riester notified us this afternoon of the passing of Linda C. (Ford) Huenniger. Linda started to work at the Omaha Works on 2/2/1984 but we don’t have an retirement date for Linda.
Linda C. (Ford) Huenniger
February 24, 1947 – January 1, 2020
Huenniger, Linda C. (Ford) February 24, 1947 – January 1, 2020 Preceded in death by husband Don Huenniger, parents Chuck and Millie Ford, and sister Beverly Nielsen. Survived by sons Brian Parizek (Lisa) and Andrew Parizek (Paula), brother Chuck Ford (Patti) and sister Nancy Brickley (David). Grandchildren Sidney, Emma, Lucy, Lily and Oscar, nieces and nephew. Private Services.

Judy Stroy and John Symonsbergen notified us this morning of the passing of Robert “Bob” Faust. We don’t know when Bob retired but we think it was after 2000 and may have had 35 plus years of service.
Robert J. Faust
January 16, 1949 – January 2, 2020
Faust, Robert J. January 16, 1949 – January 2, 2020 Preceded in death by parents, William and Ann; brothers, Thomas and William. Survived by wife, Sandra; children, Tracey Faust, Robert Faust (Jackie) and Wendy Faust; grandson, Aaron Shalifoe; brother, John (Judy); sister, Beverly Willms (Ron); sister-in-law, Marge Faust; nephews and nieces. VISITATION begins Saturday, 9am, with a MEMORIAL SERVICE at 10am, at the mortuary. Private interment: Omaha National Cemetery.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” Street | (402) 731-1234 |
Omaha< NE
www.klsfuneralhome.com




In 1995, Lucent Technologies was spun off from AT&T, and Lucent spun off units of its own in an attempt to restructure its struggling operations. Avaya was then spun off from Lucent as its own company in 2000.


The Telecom Pioneers had been the corporate community service organization for the company from the early days of Western Electric Co. and fully supported by the corporation. Shortly after Avaya was spun off they decided that they would no longer support the Pioneers leaving the Pioneers to be a self supporting organization.


As the Pioneers found out that they would lose many services from the company. One of the benefits the Pioneers lost was being notified by the company of the passing of retired co-workers. With no notices from the company we no longer knew who and when former co-workers passed.


The lists that we have developed come from other retirees letting us know when a co-worker passes. The lists aren’t a complete list of all that have passed in previous years. So if you know a co-worker that has passed, copy the link and email it and the obituary to webmaster@heartlandpioneers.com. The lists we have have assembled are only of those that others have notified us of and are’t complete.

Submitted by the webmaster@heartlandpioneers.com

New Outlook Pioneers 2020 Scholarship Awards

New Out Look Pioneers 2020 Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to all the winners. You should have received an email or US mail regarding that you will need to send the Pioneer representative a copy of your tuition bill that includes your student ID number as well as the address where the Pioneers should send the tuition check. This tuition information can be either a paper copy or a screenshot image that has been saved as either a .jpeg, .gif, or a . pdf file. This information should be sent by September 1. If you will not have this information by September 1, then send the representative a note saying when you expect to have this. If you have not been contacted by a Pioneer representative, then please contact Fred Salomon at fred_salomon@hotmail.com or call @ 331-444-3161.

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Jane Peters from Council Bluffs forwarded Karen’e passing to Edie Riester and Edie notified us of Karen’s passing. At this time we don’t know when Karen retired. We think she retired when she had twenty five years of service after 1995.

Karen Ann Prince
November 11, 1945 – December 26, 2019
Karen Ann Prince, age 74, of Council Bluffs, passed away December 26, 2019 at her home.

Karen was born November 11, 1945 in West Islip, New York to the late Milford and Gertrude (Manning) Cooper. She graduated from West Islip High School and proudly served her country in the U. S. Air Force from 1964 – 1966. Karen married Gerald Prince and to this union two children were born, Cheryl and Steve. Karen retired from AT&T in 1996 after 28 years of service. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and ASPCA.

Karen is survived by her children, Steve Prince of Council Bluffs, Cheryl Ellerbeck of Washington, North Carolina; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sister, Linda (Kenny) Driscoll of Andover, Ohio; former husband, Jerry Prince of Council Bluffs; nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL VISITATION, Thursday 2 January 2020.

Cutler-O’Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Military rites will be tendered by the Kanesville Honor Guard at 3:00 p.m.
Bill Miller notified us of the passing of Richard “Dick” Barton. Dick worked in the cable plant and retired from the Omaha Works on 6/6/1996 with 37 years of service .

Richard A. “Dick” Barton
September 16, 1933 – December 25, 2019
Age 86

Richard A. “Dick” Barton, 86, of Fremont, NE, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at his home in Fremont.
Dick was born September 16, 1933 in Omaha, NE, to Roy and Lucille (Groene) Barton. He graduated from Fremont High School and married Margaret “Muzzy” Matous on February 22, 1955 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Prague, NE.

Dick was employed by Western Electric for many years and worked at Daubert Construction Company. He also worked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Fremont and Methodist Fremont Health.

Some of Dicks favorite hobbies included bowling, dancing, painting and walking. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont, and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 200 in Fremont. Dick donated blood for numerous years.

Dick is survived by his sons, Randy (Deb) Barton of Lincoln, NE, Tom (Deb Baker) Barton of Surprise, AZ, and Dave (Peggy) Barton of Fremont; daughter, Virginia “Ginny” (Pete) Giebelhaus of Gretna, NE; brother, Bob (Kay) Barton of Fremont; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Muzzy; and daughter in law, Lisa Barton.

Memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Monday, December 30, 2019, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont with Chaplain Scott Jensen officiating. Family receiving friends one hour prior to the service Monday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be directed to Methodist Fremont Health or to the family.. www.mosermemorialchapels.com/obituary/richard-dick-barton

Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N. Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490

Steve Odell, Linda Nutting and Edie Riester notified us of the passing of Dan Buelt. Dan was the president of Local 1974 retiring with 32 years of service when they closed the Omaha Works in July 2011.

Daniel J.Buelt
November 14, 1955 – December 25, 2019
Age 64

Dan passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Josie Harper Hospice House, Wednesday Dec. 25, 2019. He had been bravely battling cancer before succumbing Christmas day. Born Nov. 14, 1955 in Carroll, IA to John L. and Mary Ann (Stickrod) Buelt. Graduated Omaha Benson High. He worked 32 years in the Old Bell Telephone System, AT&T and Lucent/Avaya. Most of those years he proudly served as a union officer for C.W.A. Local 744 and I.B.E.W. Local 1974. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by brothers, Thomas, R. William, John and Joseph; five nephews, three nieces, as well as five great-grandnieces and nephews. Dan loved riding his Harley, woodworking and spending time with family and friends. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, 6pm, at Roeder Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Visiting Nurses Association, 12565 W Center Rd. #100, Omaha, NE 68144. www.RoederMortuary.com
ROEDER MORTUARY, INC.
108TH STREET CHAPEL
2727 N 108th St.,
Omaha, NE 402-496-9000

A friend notified us of the passing of Richard “Dick” J. Gartigas. Dick was a piece part inspector for light machining in Bldg 30. Dick retired in the late 1980’s and we don’t have his length of service or retirement date listed for Omaha Works.

Richard J. Gartigas
Age 81
Gartigas, Richard J. February 11, 1938 – December 10, 2019 Preceded in death by parents; and sister, Irene Gartigas. Survived by sisters: Wanda Wolczak, Marija Radziunas, Elena Mickus, and Hedy Gartigas; nieces and nephews. VISITATION begins Sunday 2pm, with WAKE SERVICE at 3pm, all at the Mortuary. FUNERAL: Monday 10am at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment: St. John’s Cemetery. KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” Street
Omaha, NE
(402) 731-1234 |

A friend notified us of the passing of Bessie Mae Janousek from a post on Facebook. Bessie retired from the Omaha Works on 8-31-2001 with 29 years of service.

Bessie Mae Janousek
February 17, 1938 – December 7, 2019
Janousek, Bessie M. Age 81 Of Gretna, NE. Preceded in death by daughter, Joann Mersnick. Survived by her sons, Joe (Marta) Janousek of Fremont and George (Dolly) Abrams of LaVista, NE; daughters, Arlene (Rudy) Delgado of Omaha; Sue (Jerry) Rossow of Yutan; Carol (Tim) Cannady of Olathe, KS; Denise Janousek of Omaha; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry Kohout of Belle Plain, MN; and Roman Kohout of Prior Lake, MN; sisters, Irene Jasmer of New Prague, MN; and Ellen Hennen of Shakopee, MN. VISITATION: Wednesday, 2-8pm; FUNERAL: Thursday, 10am, Brookside Church (3434 N. 204th St. Elkhorn). Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery. Memorials to Lydia House. Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
Reichmuth Funeral Home
21901 West Maple
Elkhorn, NE
(402) 289-222

Ethel Mickel notified us of the passing of Wanda Stewart. We don’t have a retirement date for Wanda. Her obituary said that she had 30 plus year at the Omaha Works. We didn’t receive any notices of the passing of former associates during the Commscope ownership of the Omaha Works.

Wanda Stewart
Wanda Steward was born on June 1, 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska, unto the union of Daniel and Ruth Steward. She departed this life on November 27, 2019 at Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy. She was preceded in death by both parents, two brothers Edwin and Sargent First Class Duane Joe Steward and sister Charlotte Geneva Steward Kennedy. She was educated at Kellom Elementary School formally called Paul Street School, then onto Omaha Technical High School where she graduated in 1967. Wanda was employed for 30 plus years at Western Electric, which became Lucent Technologies before her retirement.

Retirement for Wanda was an opportunity to master some of her favorite hobbies. Those hobbies included sewing, crocheting, silk flower arranging, indoor and outdoor gardening and price shopping for anything she needed to achieve her hobbies.

A hobby she excelled at the most was project management. She joyfully utilized her skill in this area to serve her community, and to markedly increase the happiness of friends and family alike in an unsung manner. She spent a great deal of her time planning and organizing weddings, special events for her beloved church, social events for personal friends and assisting whenever and wherever these skills could be shared. Family and friends enjoyed many well-organized holidays and gatherings, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, birthdays etc., for which there was always a flow of delicious cuisine, fun, joy and happiness. Ultimately, her intent was always to maintain that long lasting good old fashion family bond or kinship.

Wanda loved a challenge of engaging in intellectual discourses with others to purposefully learn and explore varieties of subject matters of interest to satisfy her insatiable curiosity. She was a ferocious reader of – books of all genres, spanning the range of the classics to modern history, etc., which gave fuel to many of the discussions she respectfully

had with everyone. This any family member can attest to, as she so subtlety carried over wide range of understanding during many board games played during the holidays and summertime card parties.

She accepted Christ as her lord and savior at a young age and spent many hours at her home church, The Church of The Living God.

Wanda leaves to cherish her sisters Gwendolyn and Andrea Lee Steward, significant other Henry Redd. Also, nieces Paulette Kennedy, Paula Kennedy Mends-Cole (Alex), Wanda Kennedy, and Angela Kennedy; nephews, Darrel Steward (Janice), Wayne Kennedy (Gabrielle), Corey Steward, Donatello Kennedy and a host of nieces, nephews, godsons and other relatives.

Visitation: Monday, December 9, 2019 3-6 p.m., Roeder Mortuary, 4932 Ames Avenue.

Services: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Church of The Living God, 2029 Binney St.

Interment: Graceland Park Cemetery

Roeder Mortuaries, Inc.
Ames Chapel
4932 Ames Avenue
Omaha, NE 68104

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Phyllis D Connolly. Phyllis retired from the Omaha Works on 2/8/1990.

Phyllis D. Connolly
9/8/1924 – 12/4/2019
Age 95
Phyllis D. Connolly, of Lincoln, NE, passed away on Wednesday December 4, 2019. Phyllis was born September 8, 1924. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, December 9, 2019, at 11am at Lincoln Memorial Park and Cemetery, 6700 South 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68512. Family and friends will be meeting at gate 2 before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Capital Humane Society of Lincoln.

LINCOLN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME
6800 S. 14th
St., Lincoln, NE | (402) 423-1515 | www.lincolnfh.com

Gene Bielenberg and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Walter “Wally” Lee Moberg Sr. Wally retired from the Omaha Works on 5/28/1992 with 33 years of service..

Walter Lee Moberg Sr.
December 23, 1934 – November 27, 2019
Walter Lee Moberg Sr., age 84, of Papillion, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 27, 2019. Walter was born December 23, 1934 to Ralph and Ethel Moberg. Walter is survived by his two loving sons, Walter Moberg, Ron Moberg; granddaughters, Ashley Bergmann, Amanda Moberg; great-grandchildren, Londyn, Skylar, Jaxon and Charlotte Bergmann; brother, Don (Marcia) Moberg. Private services will be held. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.westlawnhillcrest.com for the Moberg family.

Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home & Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park
5701 Center St,
Omaha, NE

Dan Lindblad notified us of the passing of Ollie Alphonso Thomas. Ollie retired from the Omaha Works on 2/9/2000 with 32 years of service..

Ollie Thomas
January 8, 1935 – November 22, 2019
Ollie Alphonso Thomas, age 84, went to be with the lord on November 22, 2019.

He was born on January 8, 1935 to the late Willie and Essie (Slappy) Demons in Jacksonville, Florida. His best years were spent working at Lucent Technologies for 32 years and playing tennis.

In addition to his parents, Ollie was preceded by 7 brothers, Benny, Willie, Dock, Corinthian, Calvin, Luther and Rome; 2 sisters, Louise and Eunice. He is survived by his companion, Bonnie Shilling, brother, Eddie; 5 sisters, Dorothy, Shirley, Sandra, Betty and Ethel; many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service is 1:00 p.m. on November 30, 2019 at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home with a reception to follow. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home & Crematory
1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501-0143

Hank Maass notifed us of the passing of Robert “Bob” H. Svendsen. Hank told me that Bob was a fork truck mechanic in the 50 building. Bob retired from the Omaha Works on 12-2-1983

Late Notice
Robert H. Svendsen
November 18, 1936 – November 12, 2019
Age 82
Svendsen, Robert H. November 18, 1936 – November 12, 2019 Preceded in death by wife, Rose. Survived by sons, Tim ( Suzanne), Jerry (Carrie), Adam (Gina); daughters: Barbara (Robert) Shannon, Susan Gouger, Karen (Dan) Conner, Jeannie (David) Bruck; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. VISITATION begins Friday, 5pm, with a Wake Service at 7pm, at the mortuary. FUNERAL: Saturday, 10am, St. Robert’s catholic Church. Memorials to the family for the charities of their choice.
ww.klsfuneralhome.com

Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel
5108 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117

Dick “Scotty”Scott notified us of the passing of Richard “Rick” Novak. Rick retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/2001 with 42 years of service.

Richard Steven Novak
May 7, 1940 – November 22, 2019
Preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Julia Novak; sister, Marie Murray; and infant son, Anthony Novak. Survived by wife, Marilyn Novak; three sons: Rick, Rob (Debra), and Jamie (Nicole) Novak; sister, Judy Novak (Scottsdale); five granddaughters: Jordyn Mills, Mallory Novak, Charlotte Novak, Sophie Novak, and Jenna Novak.
Family will receive friends Monday, November 25th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, November 26th, 10am, Sacred Heart Catholic Church (2207 Wirt St.). Memorials will be directed by the family.

Heafy Hoffman Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Creamatory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124

Angie Lorenz Muller posted on the AT&T Facebook page the passing of Jay F. Kohout. Jay started at the Omaha Works on 4-1-1982 and retired from the Works when Commscope closed the plant in the summer of 2011. Jay had 29 years of service when he retired.

Jay F. Kohout
March 19, 1957 – November 15, 2019
Jay F. Kohout, age 62, of Fremont, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, at Methodist Hospital.

Jay was born March 19, 1957 to Robert and Donna (Maxson) Kohout in Fremont. Jay attended Trinity Lutheran Church and School from K-8th grade, he then graduated from Fremont High School in 1975. Following high school Jay entered into the workforce where he worked for Western Electric in Omaha until their closing in 2011. Jay worked for Home Instead until 2014. Jay most recently worked for Fremont Public Schools as a custodian until his passing.

Jay met and married the love of his life Sandy D. Carman on April 12, 1997. To this union were two children T.J. and Kobe.

Jay was an avid sports fan and sports enthusiast. He especially enjoyed running and biking as well as watching the Lakers, Cardinals and Rams. Jay enjoyed playing basketball and tennis with buddies. Jay also had a love for hunting and fishing and anytime spent with his brother, dad and son Kobe.

Jay and his wife enjoyed trying new restaurants weekly and spending time at the casino.

Jay is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Sandy, sons T.J. (fiancée Johanna) Micek, Kobe Kohout, sister Charlotte Kohout, brother Bob Kohout, three nephews Josh, Chad and Jacob, niece Mandi, best friends Jeff Meyer and Todd Boysen, as well as many other family and friends.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Dugan Funeral Chapel at 10:30AM. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to memorial service, beginning at 9:30AM.
https://www.duganchapel.com/obituaries/Jay-F-Kohout?obId=8945321#/obituaryInfo

Dugan Funeral Chapel
751 North Lincoln Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025
402-721-2880

Vern Larson notified me of the passing of Sandra B. Fitzgerald living in Edgewater, FL. He was notified by her husband Rod. Sandra retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/2001 with 26 years of service. Vern received no further information than this

Sandra B. Fitzgerald
Passed on 11/8/2019
10/18/1975 – 8/31/2001
Age 72 years 3 months 13 days

Sandra Fitzgerald passed on November 8th from a battle with pancreatic cancer. There is no service scheduled with a private family inurnment.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Joseph William Hiykel Sr. Joe retired from the Omaha Works on 1-23-1987.

Joseph William Hiykel Sr.
January 27, 1934 – November 6, 2019

Joseph William Hiykel of Omaha, passed away November 6, 2019. Joe was born January 27, 1934 to Fay Sr. and Marie Hiykel.

Preceded in death by parents Fay and Marie Hiykel, son James Hiykel; brother, Raymond; sisters, Pauline and Alice.

Survived by his wife of 62 years, Ardell Hiykel; children, Joseph (Anna) Hiykel, Jr., John Hiykel, Jeff Hiykel, Kristine (Martin) Ryan; brothers, Fay Jr. and Emil; sisters, Loretta, Kathleen, Patricia, Marie and Virginia; grandchildren, Joseph J., Melissa, Matthew, Sarah, Andrew, Kristine, Kahlil, Martin Jr.; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, from 5-7 P.M. with a Vigil Service at 7:00PM at Braman Mortuary (72nd St. Chapel).

Funeral Mass, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at 10:00AM at St. Bernard Catholic Church (65 & Military Ave).

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery

BRAMAN MORTUARY
72nd St. Chapel
1702 N. 72nd St.,
Omaha, NE 68114 | (402) 391-2171
www.bramanmortuary.com.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Robert L. Koster. Robert retired from the Omaha Works on 7/27/2000 with 40 years of service.

Robert L. Koster
Koster, Robert L. February 19, 1937 – October 29, 2019 Gretna, NE. Preceded in death by wife, Emelie. Survived by children, Christine Anne (Richard) Hawkins, Martin Leo Koster, and William John (Terri) Koster, 6 grandchildren; siblings, Kenneth (Judy), Dean (Kathy), Madonna Goraczkowski, Yvonne (Sylvan) Klein, Betty Leuck, and Joyce (Marv) Threan; many nieces and nephews. VISITATION: Thursday 5-7pm, with 7pm VIGIL SERVICE, all at St. Patrick Catholic Church. FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday 10am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St., Gretna. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to Gretna American Legion or St. Patrick Catholic Church.

ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr.
Gretna, NE
402-332-0090 | RoederMortuary.com

Chester “Chet” Sears notified us of the passing of Jerome Kromer, Jerome retired from the Omaha Works as a electrician in 2000 with 41 years of service.

Jerome Kromer
Kromer, Jerome
January 31, 1941 – October 20, 2019 VISITATION: Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 4-7pm, at Bethany Funeral Home. CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Friday, October 25, 2019, at 10am, at Bethany Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials to the Josie Harper Hospice House. www.bethanyfuneralhome.com

BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison
La Vista, NE
(402) 593-6100

Jim and Tish Mantich notified us of the passing of Lawrence “Larry” E. Bauer, Larry retired from the Omaha Works in 1989 with 30 years of service.

Lawrence “Larry” E. Bauer
May 14, 1935 – October 20, 2019
Lawrence “Larry” E. Bauer, age 84 of Fremont, died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Edgewood Vista in Fremont. Larry was born May 14, 1935 in Nodaway, Iowa to Alvin and Minnie (Barker) Bauer.

His family moved to Nebraska, living in Wahoo, Mead and Valley. Larry graduated from Valley High School and worked with his father at the stockyard. after graduation, the family moved to Blair, Nebraska. He worked for Kelly Ryan and studied to be a TV repairman. Larry moved to Cedar Bluffs where he set up shop in a corner of Bibows Hardware Store.

Larry met and married Betty Bennett in 1956. They raised their four children in Cedar Bluffs until moving to Fremont in 1989. Larry worked at Western Electric for 30 years, retiring in 1989. After retirement he and Betty owned and managed apartment properties for the next 30 years.

Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved camping and fishing. Larry loved giving all the children rides on his John Deere mower.

He was a 55 year member and past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 15 AF & AM in Fremont and was Past Master in 1964. Former member of the Presbyterian Church in cedar Bluffs, and member of the Elkhorn Valley Sams Camping Club.

Survivors include his wife Betty; son Steven (LouAnn)Bauer all of Fremont; daughters, Cynthia Bauer (Greg Czapla), Omaha, Angela (Tracy) Osborn , Bellevue and Kristy (Lawrence) Bueoy, Fremont; sister, Linda Thanasides, Tampa, FL; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Norman Bauer and sister, Barbara Ellis.

Funeral will be 10 AM., Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Fremont Church of the Nazarene. Visitation with family, Wednesday, October 23rd, 5-8 PM at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will continue on Thursday 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial at Ridge Cemetery, Fremont, Nebraska.
Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Moser Memorial Chapel,
2170 N. Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Louise Marcella Johnson, (Vidmar). Louise retired from the Omaha Works on 3/6/1998 with 37 years of service.

Louise Marcella Johnson, (Vidmar)
Johnson, Louise Marcella (Vidmar) October 27, 1938 – October 5, 2019 She was born in Iowa City, IA and was raised in Atlantic, IA. She worked at Western Electric for 37 years and was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Lillian Vidmar; husband Vernon Johnson; and infant son Jeffery Turner. Louise is survived by her daughters: Sheryl (Jim) Taylor, Dawn (Donald) Leeper, and Patty Turner; son, Brian (Renea) Turner; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. No Services are planned at this time. www.RoederMortuary.com
Roeder Mortuary
108th St. Chapel 2727
North 108th Street
Omaha, NE
(402) 496-9000

Tim O’Connor notified us of the passing of Karen M. Israelson. Karen retired from the Omaha Works on 9/29/2000 with 38 years of service.

Karen M. Israelson
October 24, 1938 – October 12, 2019
Karen Milrae (Jackson) Israelson of Omaha, NE passed away on October 12, 2019 at Brookstone Village at the age of 80.

Karen was born on October 24, 1938 in Upland, NE to Ernest H. and Ruby Marie (Scharff) Jackson. She was baptized in 1939 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Upland, NE.

As a young child the family moved to Riverton, NE. She started school in the first grade at Riverton Public School and graduated in the class of 1956. In 1951, she was asked to model for Willa Cather by Mildred Bennett, the wife of the family’s doctor. Mrs. Bennett was the director for the Willa Cather Foundation on Red Cloud, NE. A photographer from New York came to take the photos. Karen’s photo along the banks of the Thompson Creek in Riverton was published in the March 19, 1951 issue of Life Magazine.

Karen was confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church in the spring of 1952.

After graduation on the summer of 1956, she moved to Hastings, NE to find employment. It was there she met a friend of Saronville, NE who introduced her to her brother, Don W. Israelson, while they were roller skating in Sutton, NE They began dating in 1957 and she moved to Lincoln, NE where he was employed. She found a job there working as a cashier at Rupert’s Drug Store.

On April 26, 1958 she was united into marriage to Don W. Israelson at the Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud, NE. They made their home in Lincoln. On January 6, 1959, they welcomed their first child, Michael William. They later welcomed their second child DeeAnn Milrae on June 6, 1961.

In 1965, they were both employed by Western Electric and commuting to the Millard area of Omaha. It was then they decided to build their home there to be closer to work. They made their move from Lincoln to Omaha in April of 1966.
On July 25, 1968 they welcomed their third child, Kimberly Karen. They continued to live and work for the same company which later became AT&T. On April 30, 1989, Don passed away suddenly of congestive heart failure. She continued to work for AT&T until her retirement in 2001 after 30 years of service. She continued to live in their home and do her own house and yard work for as long as she was able.

She was happiest when her family was all together for holidays and get togethers to enjoy a nice meal. She did enjoy traveling as well. The highlight of all her trips was in September 1974 when she traveled to Denmark with her mother to connect with some of her grandmother’s family.

She is preceded in death by her husband Don; parents; and in-laws.

She leaves to mourn her passing her son Michael and wife Connie, daughter DeeAnn Barry and fiancé Randy Ferris, and daughter Kimberly Rydberg; Grandchildren Kristal (Logan Graham) and Cody Rydberg (Katie), Donovan Carr, and Timothy Headley; Great-grandchildren Landon Graham, and Devin Rydberg, all of Omaha; Her sister Kathleen Janssen and husband Gary of Franklin, NE; significant other John Ahlborg and his daughter Crystal Rae (Zachary Health) and their children, Zoe, Jack, and Zane; son Matthew Ahlborg, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation: Tuesday, October 15 from 5-7 pm at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel.

Funeral Service: Wednesday, Oct 16 at 10:30 am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 So 96th St, LaVista NE. www.bramanmortuary.com/obituaries/Karen-M-Israelson?obId=8125366#/obituaryInfo

Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery

Braman Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144th St.
Omaha, NE 68137
Phone: (402) 895-3400

Judy Tyler notified us of the passing of her brother Robert F. Berge. Robert retired from the Omaha Works on 5/31/1993 with 36 years of service.

Robert F. Berge
May 4, 1931 – October 9, 2019
Survived by wife, Janice R. Berge; children, Mary Gilmore and Bobbie Jo Berge; sister, Judy Tyler (Jim); four granddaughters; three great-grandchildren.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, October 14th at 9am at Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials are suggested to any Veterans’ organization.

Heafey Heafey Hoffman Dwork Cutler
Mortuaries& Creamatiory
7805 West Center Road, Omaha NE 68124
(402) 391-3900
info@heafeyheafey.com

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Barb Kirchman tonight. Barb retired from the Omaha Works on 1/31/2004 with 39 years of service.

Barbara J. Kirchmann
October 20, 1945 – October 08, 2019
Barbara J. Kirchmann, 73 years, of Fremont, NE passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont.
Funeral service will be 10:30, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Valley, NE. The Rev. Barbara Oshlo will officiate. Visitation will be Friday, from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will continue on Saturday 1 hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Elkhorn, NE. Memorials may be directed to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the Dodge County Human Society in Fremont. www.mosermemorialchapels.com/obituary/barbara-kirchmann

Moser Mermorial Chapel Funeral
& Cremation Services Fremont
2170 N Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68022

Sandy Viner notified us of the passing of Sally W. (Struz) Farley. Sally worked in the 30 bldg. in the cutter press assemble area and retired from the Omaha Works on 6/12/1989.

Sally W. (Struz) Farley
August 2, 1927 – September 29, 2019
Age 92. Preceded in death by husbands, Bill F. Struz and Arlen F. Farley. Survived by daughters, Joanne Kolar (Frank) and Diane Janiak (Raymond); grandchildren: Randall Czech (Michelle), Eric Kolar (April Mead), Marilyn Wagoner (Greg), Denise Ascherl (Austin), Aaron Janiak (Jesi), Sarah, Kathryn, Stephanie and Emily Janiak; ten great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Diane Gilman (Charles); step grandsons, Cody and Gregory Gilman; brother, John Wzorek; sisters, Virginia Hardy and Mary Ann Andersen; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, October 3rd at 10am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St. Interment, St. John Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Angel Guardians or St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

Heafy Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE 68124
(402) 391-3900
info@heafeyheafey.com

Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of George H. Chonis, Sr. this morning. Gene Bielenberg notified us that an updated obituary was posted of George this afternoon. George started work at the Omaha Works in October 1958 and George retired from the Omaha Works in 1993 with 35 years of service.

George Harry Chonis, Sr.
Preceded in death by wife Merle; son, George; parents, Harry and Josephine Chonis; brother, Don; sister, Mary Lou. Survived by children, Lorie Ritnour, David Chonis (Colette) Scott Chonis; grandchildren, Shane, Chad, Billy, Taylor, Gary, Mason, Ericka, Cory, Cassie, Jacob, Nicole; great grandchildren, Mariah, Molly, Jadon, Vinny, Tony; and brother, Robert Chonis (LuAnn). George Sr. graduated from South High School in 1952 and retired from Western Electric and later AT&T in 1993 with 35 years of service as an Electrician.

VISITATION Thursday Oct. 3, from 6-8pm at Kahler Dolce Mortuary. In George’s honor wear your Husker attire. Private Inurnment.

KAHLER DOLCE MORTUARY
441 N. Washington St.
Papillion, NE
402-339-3232 www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Robert E. “Bob” Pierson. Bob retired from the Omaha Works on 4/1/1983

Robert E. “Bob” Pierson
May 10, 1920 – September 21, 2019
Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Virginia. Survived by sister, Ruth Rakosnik; sons, Doug (Suzi) and Dave (Cathy); grandchildren, Nick (Laura), Emily Patel (Sachit); step grandsons, Ty Kucera (Yuri) and Dru Kucera; seven great-grandchildren.

Bob was a World War II veteran and retired as a Major USAR. He was also a longtime employee of Western Electric. Many thanks to the staff at The Lighthouse and St. Croix Hospice who assisted Bob during the last months of his life.

Memorials in Bob’s name are suggested to Omaha’s Presbyterian Church of the Cross or to the Nebraska Humane Society. Private family interment with military honors at Omaha National Cemetery.

Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road,
Omaha NE 68124
(402) 391-3900
info@heafeyheafey.com

Ernie Wesolowskis notified us of the passing of Martin Thomas Homes. Martin retired from the Omaha Works in 1991 with 32 years of service.

Martin Thomas Homes
March 4, 1928 – September 24, 2019
Martin Thomas Homes, 91 of Blair, passed away September 24, 2019 in Omaha, NE. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Graveside services will follow in the Blair Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, from 6 to 8 PM at Campbell Aman Funeral Home.
Campbell Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE, 68008
https://www.campbellaman.com

Rick Madej notified us of the passing of Daniel J. Langdon. Daniel retired from the Omaha Woks on 2/10/1999 with 45 years of service.

Daniel J. Langdon
Langdon, Daniel J.
May 22, 1935 – September 22, 2019
Loving father, adoring grandpa, friend, inventor, problem solver, mechanic, jokester, Dan died with family at his side in Omaha on September 22, 2019. Preceded in death by son, Michael Stephen; parents, Wallace Langdon Sr. and Agnes; and brother, Wallace Langdon, Jr. Survived by wife, Ann; siblings, Clarabeth Marx, James Langdon, Mary Pat Simpson; children, Mark Daniel Langdon, Laurie Langdon, Lynda Conley, Lisa (Eric) Pelto, Matthew Langdon, Luanna (Ken) Townsend; grandchildren, Adam, Marisa, Joe, Jacob, Ellie, Chrissy, Lauran, Monica, Samantha; great-grandchildren, Riley, Seamus, Finn, Anton, Nora; special angel, Kathy Lowe; nieces, nephews, many other loving family and friends. He worked at Western Electric in Omaha for 45 years before moving to Arkansas, where he and Ann enjoyed the outdoors for 16 years. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, 11am, at the John A. Gentleman Pacific St. Chapel. VISITATION starting at 10am. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Prairie Meadows Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. www.johnagentleman.com

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries and Crematory
14151 Pacific Street
Omaha. NE
(402) 391-1664

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Darlene Veylupek. Darlene retired from the Omaha Works on 11/24/1989.

Darleen J. Veylupek
October 10, 1931 – September 19, 2019
Darleen was preceded in death by her parents Benjamin B. and Bridget (Beck) Mathisen; her loving husband Edward P. Veylupek; daughter Tracy L. Austin; and sisters Doris Walter and Mary Anne Veylupek.

She is survived by her children Terence (Patricia) Veylupek, Cynthia Schwartze, Mark Veylupek, Coleen (Steven) Small and Sheila Rhodig; grandchildren Colin (Joy) Veylupek, Courtney (Nick) Doht, Kristen (Stephen) Madej, Matthew Schwartze, Allison Schwartze, Jamie (Dean) Wagner, Ellie (Dan) Jarrett, Lindsay Veylupek, Lily Veylupek, Ashley (Peter) Hile, Cole (Ashley Ann) Small, Caleb Small, Hannah (Travis) Swope, Benjamin Rhodig, Nicholas Rhodig, Steven Austin, Hayley Austin; great grandchildren Hunter and Claire Veylupek, Jameson, Adler and Vivienne Doht, Asher, Leo and Greyson Madej, Kade Schwartze, Landry, Shae and Evangeline Small, Dane and Dutch Jarrett, Noah, Andrue and Emmerich Wagner and Carter Rhodig; and many nieces and nephews.

Upcoming Events
VISITATION
Thursday
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
St. Matthews Catholic Church – Bellevue
12210 So. 36th St.
Bellevue, NE. 68123

Family to receive friends, followed by a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m.

SERVICE
Friday
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
St. Matthews Catholic Church – Bellevue
12210 So. 36th St.
Bellevue, NE. 68123

Funeral Mass
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ST. MATTHEWS CATHOLIC CHURCH – BELLEVUE
12210 So. 36th St.
Bellevue, NE. 68123
402-292-7418
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Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128
Phone: (402) 593-6100

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing or Craig Gerdes. Craig worked in engineering at the Omaha Works beginning his service in 5/28/1996. We have no further information about Craig.

Craig Gerdes
Craig Gerdes, age 49 of Louisville, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 14, 2019 near Auburn.

Survivors include his wife Bobbi of Louisville; children Tara and Trent; grandchild Damean; brothers Jerry of Omaha, Terry of Aurora; other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be Thursday, September 19, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Auburn. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends 6:00 to 8:00.

Memorials are suggested to family choice.

Hemmingsen Funeral Home
801 ‘S’ Street
Auburn, NE, 68305
hemmingsenfh@gmail.com
https://www.hemmingsenfuneralhome.com

Marcy Dergan notified us of the passing of Arline Boyd. Arline retired from the Omaha Works on 9/7/1984.

Arline Lucille Boyd
September 15, 2019
Arline Lucille Boyd, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis, infant daughter, Robin, and son, Douglas. Survived by sister, Verona Wagner, daughter, Kyle (Rick) Black, and sons Timothy Emerson (Karen) Boyd and William Paul Boyd, along with 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She graduated from Norfolk, NE High School in 1943. Arline and Willis moved to the Papillion-La Vista School District in 1965 and has maintained membership at Faith Presbyterian Church ever since. She was active in the church, helping with the junior high and high school youth organizations, and helped many years serve funeral luncheons. Arline was an avid supporter of the Papillion schools. She was active in the Band Parents organization, serving as president for a term. Arline enjoyed the Huskers, quilting, reading, family gatherings, and had a deep faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, followed by a luncheon at Faith Presbyterian Church, 8100 Giles Road, La Vista, NE.

Graveside service following the luncheon in Norfolk, NE at 3 pm at Prospect Hill cemetery, 1105 Norfolk Ave. Norfolk, NE.

Kahler Dolce Mortuary
441 N. Washington St
Papillion , NE
402-339-3232
www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com

Judy Clampitt and Edie Riester notified us of the passing of Glenna. Glenna retired from the Omaha Works on 12/30/1997 with 34 years of service.

Glenna M. Oltman

Glenna M. Oltman, 80 years of age, of Lincoln, NE passed away at the Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln Tuesday morning, September 10, 2019. She was born on July 10, 1939 on a farm near DeWitt, NE to Emil and Eleanor (Chinnock) Klostermeier, and was a 1957 graduate of DeWitt High School. Glenna and Norbert “Sonny” Oltman were married on October 8, 1967 and lived in Weeping Water and Louisville, NE. She was a mediator for Western Electric in Omaha for over 35 years. Glenna was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Louisville, NE and had been a member of the Louisville American Legion Auxiliary. Glenna was an avid Nebraska football and volleyball fan; collected Husker memorabilia; and enjoyed attending estate sales and polka dancing.

Survivors include her brothers Arlen Klostermeier and wife Diane of Lake Havasu City, AZ, Dennis Klostermeier and wife Priscilla of Billings, Montana, Steve Klostermeier and wife Sandi of DeWitt, and Kim Klostermeier and wife LaNette of Beatrice; and many nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband Norbert “Sonny” Oltman (2002).

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Louisville, NE. Interment will be at the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. The body will lie in state Friday from noon-8:00 PM at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with the family greeting friends from 6-7:30, and at the church one hour preceding the funeral on Saturday. A family prayer service will be held at 10:45 AM Saturday at the church. A memorial has been established to the church with the funeral home in charge. Sign Glenna’s online guest book at www.ghchapel.com.

These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice. https://www.ghchapel.com/obituary/glenna-oltman

Griffths Hoverdick Chapel
708 North 6th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310

In 2016 Erin Grace of the Omaha World Herald wrote a story about her courage and strength in her battle with cancer. A coworker and friend of Glenna emailed me that Erin had written a follow up story about Glenn after her passing. For those that knew Glenna but may have missed the articles I am posting them for you to read.

Remembering Glenna Oltman

Grace: Nebraskan who ‘showed strength and courage’ after cancer disfigured her face dies at 80
• By Erin Grace / World-Herald staff writer Sep 14, 2019

Grace: Cancer disfigured her face, but an artist’s portrait helped reframe her sense of self
By Erin Grace / / World-Herald columnist Aug 30, 2016

On Saturday, friends and family of a remarkable Nebraska woman will bid a final farewell.

The funeral service for Glenna Oltman will be held at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Louisville, Nebraska. Glenna was born on a farm near DeWitt, lived most of her life in Weeping Water and Louisville and later moved to Lincoln. She died Tuesday after an illness. She was 80.

Glenna might have died a lot sooner after a devastating bout of cancer left her with a horribly disfigured face. The cancer was in her jaw, and she had to have much of that removed. Treatment was painful and frightening and left her impaired in speech and eating.

Her husband, Norbert, died in 2002, before her diagnosis.

At one point, she wished that she could die.

But Glenna had too bright a spirit, too strong a will. A portrait artist captured both in a painting that had hung at the Nebraska Medical Center; that portrait helped her to see that for herself.

I got to write about that painting and about Glenna’s sparkle and steel in 2016.

She taught me about gratitude, saying then: “I still have life. What more could I ask for?”

Reached Friday, Glenna’s primary caregiver, her brother Steve Klostermeier of DeWitt, said Glenna was his family’s go-to person and will “be dearly missed by this entire family and especially by me.”

“I could go on for hours,” he said. “She was the anchor of the entire family. She’s the one you called when you wanted to know something. She’s the one you called when you had a problem. She showed strength and courage through these last 17 years. And her attitude was so wonderful.”

Grace: Cancer disfigured her face, but an artist’s portrait helped reframe her sense of self
• By Erin Grace / / World-Herald columnist Aug 30, 2016

She’s sorry about the mess, though the place appears pristine. She’s also sorry about Tyler, though her pet dog is a well-behaved fluffy ball of cuteness. Her concern about appearances is not unique, though given Glenna’s background it’s easy to see why she’s so sensitive.

I have to come to meet Glenna and talk about important things like her cancer, her disfigured face and how a visiting artist at the Omaha hospital where she once was treated changed her life. But first, there is so much to take in, like those throw pillows. Love the red and turquoise! And Glenna’s wall of windows. Fantastic view! And Tyler, who can’t be any cuter, can you, you good boy …

My brain says focus, and I try. I see what cancer did. How it took Glenna’s chin and most of her jaw and all of her teeth, causing part of her face to sink in.

But my eye is pulled upward, to her arty purple-framed glasses and chic short blonde hairdo. And my eye is pulled downward, toward the jangly silver bracelet on her left wrist and her subtly fabulous shoes. I make a mental note to get a pair of beige patent leather flats myself.

Focus! screams my brain.

So I study Glenna. And I see a damaged face but not a damaged person. I see a woman who looks and acts younger than her 77 years. I see in Glenna both steel and sparkle, strength and sunshine, and realize how true the old adage is about beauty being more than skin-deep. Glenna’s shine comes from within.

She shines because she is happy, despite all the hell she’s been through. She shines because she is grateful to be alive. She shines because an artist once sketched her picture, and the experience made her accept what had happened and made her see her new self with fresh eyes.

Once she did, she had two revelations.

The first: I don’t look so bad.

The second? Life is so, so beautiful.

The psychology of how we feel about the human face is pretty basic.

We are drawn to faces that are symmetrical and unblemished. We are repulsed by faces that are uneven and craggy. It’s why Hollywood puts dashing Daniel Craig in the James Bond role and casts a monstrous looking Javier Bardem as Bond’s archenemy. When Bardem pulls out his upper denture, in a riveting scene from the 2012 Bond film “Skyfall,” Bardem’s face falls, his eye bulges out and the facial deformity underscores his malevolence. Message: Bad-looking people are bad.

Dr. Bill Lydiatt, a head and neck surgical oncologist, uses the Bond example to explain the secondary trauma his patients endure when treatment for their illnesses means a permanently altered face, sometimes grotesquely so. They must grapple with a changed appearance and what that means for their own understanding of identity. Accepting this can be hard.

So Lydiatt was intrigued by what an artist from Scotland was doing in London.

Mark Gilbert had painted portraits of people who had suffered facial disease and undergone facial surgeries, and the collection had been on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London and in other galleries in Europe and North America. The paintings, though vivid and stark, also conveyed such humanity that Lydiatt and his University of Nebraska Medical Center colleague Virginia Aita, who has taught medical ethics and studied the intersection of art and medicine, wanted to bring him to Omaha to do something similar.

[Read more: Artist’s work is difficult, sensitive and meant to be wrestled with]

In 2006, the artist began a residency through a collaboration among UNMC, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Gilbert set up shop in a tiny storage room near what is now Lydiatt’s former office at UNMC’s head and neck cancer clinic. (Lydiatt is now based at Methodist).

Gilbert participated in a research study on how portraiture could show caregiving. He expanded the scope of his portraits to include not only patients like Glenna but also caregivers like Dr. Lydiatt and family members, like Glenna’s brother Steve.

The range of patients included a then 4-year-old who’d undergone multiple organ transplants and a man dying of ALS. He even painted my former colleague and neighbor, Kjell Cronn, who had a brain tumor the size of two tennis balls. Kjell now is living in Lincoln.

It was Kjell’s large portrait — roughly 5 feet by 5 feet — I noticed this year on a trip to the Nebraska Medical Center for a totally different story. What’s he doing here, I wondered.

A janitor told me there were more portraits like that inside the head and neck clinic and took me around. It’s not often you see interesting art in hospitals — and the portraits were so arresting in their intensity and strangeness.

In all, Gilbert created over 100 works based on 46 people. He showed the exhibit, called “Portraits of Care,” at the Bemis and then discussed it in length in his 2014 dissertation examining the role of portraiture in a clinical setting.

Gilbert showed what it was like to be a patient or caregiver in the full range of awfulness and humanity those experiences can have. He offered medical staff another look at the art of observation. What do you see when you see someone? And he helped bring meaning to the suffering of his subjects and experience of the caregivers.

Take Glenna.

Around 2000, she noticed white lesions in her mouth and got treated for what was called leukoplakia, which is a clinical term for oral lesions that can’t be otherwise identified. Sometimes, these lesions lead to cancer. Treatment involved getting the lesions lasered off, and Glenna’s husband, Norbert “Sonny” Oltman, would take her repeatedly to appointments over several years. Then he got liver disease in 2002, underwent a liver transplant and then died in June of that year. Glenna had been taking care of him at their 90-acre farm in Louisville, Nebraska.

That November, she was treated for a broken jaw — and then diagnosed with squamous-cell carcinoma, a cancer in her jawbone.

Glenna would later get breast cancer. Her own journal documents the relentless progression of her disease. The cancer seemed unstoppable:

“6/19/03 cancer returned.”

“12/11/03 cancer returned.”

“6/23/04 cancer returned.”

“4/18/06 cancer returned.”

“9/27/06 cancer returned.”

“1 9/06 breast cancer.”

One lump turned out to be nothing, something Glenna noted with wry humor in her journal.

“8/12/08. Had a small lump found under the tongue. Not cancer probably caused from stress (who me???)”

Treatment ran the gamut. Glenna got radiation, which involved strapping into a face mask bolted onto a table to prevent her from moving. That was claustrophobia-inducing. She would sing “Jesus Loves Me” to herself to get through it. Worse, though, was the coffin-like oxygen chamber that was locked as she lay there, terrified, while the compartment filled and emptied. One time, she could hear tornado sirens blasting and she hollered to get out.

At one point, she felt like giving up.

“I feel my life is over,” she wrote in her journal. “I won’t be able to talk, I won’t be able to eat.”

Surgery was often the answer, and doctors had to harvest bone and tissue from other parts of her body to see whether they could help save her face.

“They took my right tibia bone and made me a new jaw,” Glenna explained. “They took the fibia bone out of my left leg. They cut my tongue in half. They took muscle from my right shoulder and put it into my jaw. Then that got so tight, pulling my face to one side, they had to go back in and cut it.”

She held up her wrist with the jangly bracelet.

“I only have my left arm bone,” she said. Doctors had used her right arm bone for her face.

Once, when she was driving, blood just started gushing out of her mouth and she had to be hospitalized for that. Another time, the steel plate holding her jaw together broke through the skin and stayed like that, casting Glenna’s disfigurement in a surreal steampunk look.

The suffering wasn’t just physical. Glenna said she got so depressed that she spent one Christmas in bed crying.

She hated God, everything and everyone.

Then came an odd request.

Her surgeon, Dr. Lydiatt, asked whether she might be interested in having her portrait drawn as part of a research project the university was doing with an artist from Scotland. Glenna’s brother, Steve Klostermeier, thought this was crazy. Take Glenna’s portrait? Like this?

But Glenna figured: Why not? If it could help someone, she was game. She signed some papers and found herself thinking about makeup for the first time since she got cancer.

She made a hair appointment. She chose a stylish outfit — jeans and a red turtleneck, topped by a denim vest.

She glanced at the mirror and thought: Not so bad.

She entered Gilbert’s hospital “studio” and felt right at home. It was so nice to come to the hospital for something pleasant and not painful. She enjoyed sitting. She felt like she got to know Gilbert, whose parents in Scotland were artists. She liked him immensely. For the first time in years, she felt really good. Great, in fact.

When she saw the finished product, Glenna thought: yeah, that’s me. Then: Yeah! That’s me!

She saw her cancer-damaged face and her still-intact spirit.

She finally felt like she could accept how her face had changed. She felt more comfortable going out in public and speaking out, telling her story.

Glenna has been cancer-free for three years.

She is contemplating reconstructive surgery that would better enable her to hear. Right now, she has to drink her meals, and it’s messy. She has a hard time swallowing and has to wear a bib. She has found she can eat one thing, a certain kind of frozen strawberry cheesecake she can find only at Baker’s. So once a month, she drives up from Lincoln and loads up on the treat.

“Don’t ask me how I can’t eat potatoes and gravy,” she said. “But I can eat that strawberry cheesecake.”

Because of her difficulties, Glenna prefers to just eat alone. But she doesn’t miss a chance to go to a restaurant with friends or family and sit for the companionship.

She’s totally comfortable in how she looks and even wishes strangers would just ask her instead of stare or yank the arms of staring children. She does cringe at the idea that her presence would embarrass family or friends, though she thinks they are probably too kind and probably too used to how she looks to really care.

Ultimately, Glenna would rather be out in the world than stuck indoors. Even in a place as attractive as this townhouse she shares with Tyler.

Life is too sweet. Life is too short. Life, after fighting for hers and watching her husband and mother lose theirs, is too important.

So she clings to every minute she has.

“I still have life,” she said. “What more can I ask for?”

Darwin Fager notified us of the passing of Charlie. Charlie retired from the Omaha Works on 12/22/1993 with 33 years of service. Charlie was a tool and die trades man assigned to the old GP Relay molding area for service.

Arlyn A. “Charlie” Kastrup
Kastrup, Arlyn A. “Charlie” June 8, 1938 – September 9, 2019 “Charlie” was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Deloris; two sons, Kevin (Laura) and Dennis; two daughters, Roxanne (Jeff) and Cheryl (Don); 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Darlene (Dick) and Kathy; one brother, Duane. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10:30am at Westlawn-Hillcrest with burial to follow. . www.westlawnhillcrest.com

Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE
402-556-2500

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Emil J. Karasek. Emil retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/1995 with 38 years of service.

Emil J Karasek
August 7, 1933 – September 1, 2019
Emil J Karasek, 86
Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones.

Preceded in death by wives Marion and Edie; 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Survived by children Barbara, Donna, Steven (Shinae), Evelyn; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sisters Lillian and Patsy; other loving relatives and friends.

Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz
5108 F street
Omaha, NE 68117
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
5:00-7:00pm

Service Schedule Funeral
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz
5108 F street
Omaha, NE 68117
Thursday, September 5, 2019
11:00am

Burial Schedule
Hillcrest Cemetery
5701 Center Street
Omaha , NE 6810

Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz
Funeral Home
5108 F Street
Omaha, NE
https://www.klsfuneralhome.com/services.asp?locid=1&page=odetail&id=2253#.XW6MlShKiM8

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Roger T. Waters. Roger retired from the Omaha Works in the mid-seventies with 14 years of service.

Roger T. Waters
March 13, 1940 – August 26, 2019
Roger T. Waters, age 79, of Council Bluffs, IA, passed away August 26, 2019. He was born in Sioux Falls, SD, on March 13, 1940 to the late Charles and Elsie (Crowson) Waters. Roger graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School with the class of 1958. He worked for Western Electric for 14 years and then owned and operated Memories Lounge. He was a longtime member and at one point managed the Elk’s Lodge #531. Roger had served in the National Guard and was a member of the American Legion Rainbow Post #2. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Waters; stepson, Scott Kern. Roger is survived his wife, Bonnie Waters; children, Roger Waters Jr., Jim Waters (Jeanie), Dawne Davis (Dave), Shauna Oliphant; stepson, Chris Kern; sisters, Debbie Mabbitt and Joy Lee Moffit; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; pets, Libby and Big Ellie. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2pm Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Visitation will be during the hour prior to the service.
HOY – KILNOSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 N. 16th Street,
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 256-9988 | www.hoyfuneral.com

Barabara Bovill notified us of the passing of Carolyn Schrader. Carolyn retired from the Omaha Works on 7/7/2000 with 31 years of service..

Carolyn J. Schrader
May 3, 1938 – August 25, 2019
Preceded in death by husband, Phillip L. Schrader; parents, Olga and Earnest Wolff; brothers, Thomas and Gerald. Survived by children: Kevin S. Schrader (Cathy), Kimberly S. Brennan (Kevin), and Kurtis S. Schrader (Cheryl); five grandchildren: Michael Schrader (Megan), Carissa Crichton (Adam), Jordan Shafer (Tyler), Kevin Brennan II, and Christopher Brennan; four great-grandchildren: Andrew, Adam, Michael “Chip,” and Benjamin.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 29th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Friday, August 30th at 10am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96th St. in LaVista. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Creamatiory
7805 West Center Road, Omaha NE 68124
(402) 391-3900 info@heafeyheafey.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing Frankilin A. Logan, Sr. Frank worked in purchasing and retired after 38 years of service.

Franklin A.Logan, Sr.
Logan, Franklin A., Sr.
March 21, 1924 – August 20, 2019
Franklin A. Logan, Sr., age 95, died after a brief battle with brain cancer. Frank was born in Hastings, NE to C.R. and Virgie Logan. His family lived in Stockville, NE until moving to Lincoln when he was a child. Frank grew up in the East Campus neighborhood with his brothers, Dick and Bernie Logan; and his sisters, Eileen (Armstrong) and Marilyn (Creek). Frank attended Lincoln Northeast, graduating in 1943. In 1949 Frank married Marilyn Yowell and they had a son, Franklin II and a daughter, Kay. They made their home in Lincoln, and later in Ralston, NE where Frank worked as a purchaser for Western Electric for 38 years.

Frank acquired his love for cars and motorcycles when he was a teenager and enjoyed biking until his late 80s, often with Marilyn riding along. Together they enjoyed travelling and spent many vacations in state and national parks and other scenic destinations. Outgoing and funny, Frank made friends easily and had many lifelong friendships. He loved the music of his generation and continued to enjoy it with friends until weeks before his death.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Marilyn; his parents; and his siblings. Survivors include his son, Frank II (Vicki); daughter, Kay (Randy Peters); grandchildren, Sarah Lyons (Justin), Dan Logan, Will Peters (Callie), and Tessa Peters; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Parker (Dick); and many nieces and nephews. INURNMENT in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln NE. A Memorial Service for Marilyn and Frank is scheduled for September 29 at Wyuka Cemetery.

WYUKA FUNERAL HOME
3600 “O” St.,
Lincoln, NE | 402-474-3600

Kenneth Olson notified us of the passing Edward (Ed) Reed, Sr. Kenneth said that Ed worked in the cable plant. I don’t have a retirement date in my records so don’t know when he retired. Ed was a veteran but don’t know what branch of the service he served in.

Edward S. Reed, Sr.
10/10/1934 – 8/10/2019
Age 84 – Survived by wife, Shirley Reed; children: Edward Reed, Jr., Darlene Weaver, Robin Poindexter, Kimberly Lessley, Shawna Reed; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; brothers, Aaron and Miles Lee Reed; many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Preceded in death by parents, Daniel and Sadie Reed, Sr.; grandson, Edward Reed III; brothers: Daniel Reed, Jr., DeForest Reed, Thomas Reed; sisters: Martha Franklin, Mildred Bruton, “Aunt Little” Theresa West and Josie Mae McDaniels.
Visitation on Thursday (8/22/2019) from 10:00 – 11:30 AM with funeral service immediately following at 11:30 AM at Roeder Mortuary, 4932 Ames Ave. Burial at Omaha National Cemetery.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc
Ames Chapel
4932 Ames Ave
Omaha, NE
402-453-5600 www.RoederMortuary.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Alma Sucha. Alma was listed as a pioneer partner in our records. Bill and Alma were leaders for the Pioneers TurkeyFest partnered with the Salvation Army.

Alma M. Sucha
June 25, 1933 – August 16, 2019
Alma Muriel Antonia Nelson Sucha left her earthly burdens behind her and joined the Communion of Saints. She passed quietly and with dignity. Alma was always a lady, and a lady always knows when it’s time to leave. Rest in Eternal Peace.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, William Sucha, and son David.

Survived by children Frank (Janet) Sucha, Michele (Christopher) Mattingly, and Paul (Ann) Sucha, and 7 Grandchildren: Jonathon, Rebecca, Regina, Isabel, Spencer, Marlaena, and…Read More »

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Memorial Service
Saturday, 17, August
1:00 PM
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of LaVonne. LaVonne worked in 30 Bldg.

LaVonne V. (Croft) Detmers,
Detmers, LaVonne V. (Croft)
May 5, 1928 – August 9, 2019
Preceded in death by son, Jeffrey S. Croft; former husband, Robert J. Croft. Survived by daughters, Susan Noblin and Laurie Croft; grandchildren, Simon and Allison; great-grandchildren, Ty and Drew; sister, Nadine Finley; nieces, nephews, and other relatives; special friend, Deb Benish. Private Family Services. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
(402) 391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com

Rick Madej notified us of the passing of Shirley. Shirley worked in 30 Bldg. in the injection molding area.

Shirley J Peterson.
Aug 6, 2019
Peterson, Shirley J. December 19, 1935 – August 5, 2019 Of Gretna. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Peterson; parents, Raymond Bolon and Mary Hill; sisters, Mary Ann Muniz and Patricia Pacifico. Survived by her children: Deborah (Ronald) Glazebrook, John (Linda D.) Barris III, Linda S. Barris, Sheryl (Brian) Schroeder, Jeff Barris (Cyndie), Robert (Cheryl) Peterson; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, David Bolon. VISITATION: 5-7pm Wednesday at Gretna Chapel. SERVICE: 10am Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Gretna United Methodist Church, 11457 S 204th St., Gretna, NE. Interment: Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Memorials to Peterson Park or G.U.M.C.
ROEDER MORTUAR
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Drive
Gretna, NE
(402) 332-0090 | www.RoederMortuary.com

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of James Fuller. James retired from the Omaha Works with 38 years of service in 1999.

James Harvey Fuller
8/13/1938 – 7/29/2019
James Harvey Fuller, age 80, of Council Bluffs, Iowa passed away July 29, 2019. He was born August 13, 1938 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late George and Fern (Shull) Fuller. James proudly served his country in the United States Navy in an antisubmarine warfare squadron. He worked hard to provide for his family at Lucent Technologies for 38 years.

James is survived by his wife, Judy Fuller; sons, Jeff Fuller (Georgia), John Fuller (Deanna), and Joe Fuller (Lisa); grandchildren, Johnny Fuller, James Fuller, and Megan Fuller; brother, Jerry Fuller (Judy); cousins, John Shull and Kathy Shull-Pearon and many other family and friends.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Memorial service is Thursday at 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials made be directed to James Fuller/Larry Wilwerding Scholarship with LC Education Foundation, 4121 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.

In short he was one kick ass dude, nuff said.

HOY – KILNOSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 N. 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 256-9988 | www.hoyfuneral.com

Karen Keller posted Severo’s passing on the AT&T Facebook page and was relayed to me by Steve Miller. Severo started at the Omaha Works in 1977 and most likely retired in 2011 when they closed the Omaha Works.

Severo Chirinos
1//7/1957 – 7/16/2019
Age62
Severo Chirinos, was born in Panuco, Veracruz, Mexico on January 7, 1957 and went to Glory on July 16, 2019 at 6:41 pm. He was preceded in death by his mother; Maria Elena Olazaran and father; Severo Chirinos Sr. He is survived by his siblings; Gerardo Chirinos, Lorena Montero, Horacio Olazaran Jr, Leticia Ramirez, Sofia Gutierrez, Rene Chirinos, Antonio Chirinos, and step-father; Horacio Olazaran Sr., as well as many nephews and nieces. Severo was greatly loved and will be missed, but we know he is at peace in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Pallbearers; RJ ( Raul Jr. Ramirez), Charlie ( Carlos) Garcia, Lachito ( Horacio Emmanuel III) Olazaran, Raul Ramirez Senior, Horacio Olazaran Jr., Cirilo Lopez, and Luciel Gutierrez.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Rose Lawn, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. located at 4464 Old Port Isabel Rd. Brownsville, Texas 78526. Chapel Service will be held Saturday , July 20, 2019, 10 a.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Rose Lawn followed by an Interment at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Funeraria Del Angel Rose Lawn & Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens
Funeral Cremation and Cemetery
4464 Old Port Isabel Rd
Brownsville, TX 78526
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/brownsville-tx/severo-chirinos-8782970
Video Tribute
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/brownsville-tx/severo-chirinos-8782970

Gary L. Honey
August 12, 1939 – July 12, 2019
Gary L. Honey, 79, of Omaha died July 12, 2019. He was born in North Bend, Nebraska, on Aug. 12, 1939. He graduated from Fremont High School, Class of 1957. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served with the 1st fleet on the USS Lexington Aircraft carrier. His service took place during the conflict between China and Nationalist Chinese. On board ship, he served as Yeoman to the Admiral. After discharge in 1960, he returned to Fremont and married Genelle Ruzicka, who survives him. They have one daughter, Susan Honey Janssen of Hooper.

He worked 49 years at Western Electric/Lucent until they closed in 2011. He always said “I’ll be the last to leave and turn the lights off.”

He is survived by daughter, Susan and husband Nick Janssen of Hooper; grandchildren, Alex and Dr. Alanna Janssen of Sioux Center, Iowa, Lauren and Bryce Smith of Alvo, Nebraska, and Elliot Janssen of Omaha; great-grandchildren, Nora, Hazel and Clara Smith, Kennedy Janssen; brother, Stephen K. Honey and wife Carol Sue of Manassas, Virginia; brother-in-law, Ernie Snyder of Boulder, Colorado; niece, Erin Tagliola of Boulder; nieces, Lisa Honey of Raleigh, North Carolina, Laura Honey of Centreville, Virginia; nephew, Eliot Snyder of Eldora, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Hazel Honey; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Snyder.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Lunch will follow the service. Burial will take place in Woodland Cemetery in North Bend following the lunch. Visitation is Monday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials can be directed to the family until a memorial is established. Online guestbook at www.ludvigsenmortuary.com

Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Donald M. Tatreau. Don retired from the Omaha Works on 2-12-1986 with over 29 years of service.

Donald M. Tatreau
January 23, 1923 – June 26, 2019
Donald M. Tatreau left us peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday 6/26/2019 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC at the age of 96. Don will be interred with military honors later at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

He joined the Marine Bombing Squadron (VMB 433) on 11/23/1942 and was eventually assigned as part of the Bismarck Archipelago operation to consolidate the Northern Solomon Islands in the Philippine campaign during WWII. He flew 55 missions as a turret gunner in a PBJ (B-25H) Mitchell, received an air medal and two gold stars and was honorably discharged on 11/15/1945 as an E7 gunnery sergeant. He participated in the 500th Blue Ridge Honor Flight to Washington DC 9/24/2016 where he was recognized for his service in WWII.

Don started his working career at Brandeis and Sons (large retail store) as a sales associate while attending high school at Omaha Tech. After high school, Don worked as a clerk at the Omaha National Bank (largest bank in Nebraska at the time). After WWII, he started at Orchard & Wilhelm (large home furnishing store) as the supervisor of wholesale sales. Don met his wife, D. Maxine Teninty while both were employed at Orchard & Wilhelm Company. In 1957, Don switched employers and began working for Western Electric; becoming Lucent Technologies, as a first line supervisor of the Financial-Credit Organization. Maxine started working there in 1969. In 1986 they both retired and enjoyed traveling around in their RV. Don completed his genealogy research back to the first Tatreau (Tetreau) who came to New France (Canada) in 1662, born in 1634 in France.

Don and Maxine were married 8/18/1949, in Omaha by the late Reverend Norman Temme who also retired in Hendersonville, NC with his wife, Marion. Maxine and Don moved to Middleton Place, Hendersonville, in October 1996. They have since relocated into the Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Village in Hendersonville on 9/24/2012. Maxine and Donald were charter members of King of Kings Lutheran Church in Omaha and attended services there for 35 years before joining Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in Hendersonville.

Donald was preceded in death by: his parents Frank Edward and Minnie Tatreau, brother Frank Lloyd Tatreau, sister Lois George, sister-in-law Pearl, and brothers-in-law Samuel George and Wilbur Borgeson. Donald is survived by his wife, Maxine Tatreau of Hendersonville, sister Betty Borgeson of Long Grove, IL and three sons: Douglas Tatreau (Connie) of Pueblo, CO, sons, Michael Tatreau of Westminster, CO and Christopher Tatreau (Tabitha), of Kiowa, CO. Dean Tatreau (Margaret) of Judsonia, AR, sons Andrew Tatreau of Ocean Springs, MS, and Travis Feurt (Ariel) of Searcy, AR, and daughter, Amber Feurt of Judsonia, AR. Kevin Tatreau (Joan) of St. Petersburg, FL, daughter Lindsay Lebowitz (David) of Orlando, FL. There are 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to the Elizabeth House (a non-profit in-patient Hospice facility) in memory of Donald M. Tatreau. 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, (828)-692-9633 or visit www.FourSeasonsFdn.org and designate the donation for Elizabeth House. For additional information, please visit www.FourSeasonsCfl.org/what-we-offer/elizabeth-house/.

Dan Lindblad notified us of the passing of Lisa Brown-Bohty. Dan remembered that she worked in 30 protectors in 30 bldg. At this time our records don’t list when she retired from the Omaha Works.

Lisa A. Brown-Bohaty
Brown-Bohaty, Lisa A.
December 5, 1958 – June 26, 2019 Age 60, of Omaha. Lisa was born in Osage, IA to the late Virgil and Norma (Turner) Sutphin. She is survived by her husband, Randy Bohaty; son, Tim Brown; daughter, Angi Marley (Dan); brother, Charles Sutphin (Loretta); and grandchildren, Alex, Anna, Kaitlyn, Skylar, Thunder, and Storm. Lisa was preceded in death by her parents; step-parents, Gordy and Evelyn; and brothers, Mike and David. CELEBRATION of LISA’S LIFE: Tuesday, July 9, at 11am, with family Receiving friends 1 hour prior to Service, all at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel, 6505 S. 144th St. in Omaha. Memorials will be directed by the family.
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 Street
Omaha NE | (402) 895-3400

Larry Bowen and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Donald Dai. Don was an Engineer in the Industrial Engineering Dept. at the Works and retired on 3/31/1992.

Donald Phillip Dai
February 13, 1934 – June 27, 2019
Preceded in death by parents, Freddie and Lillian Dai. Survived by wife, Sandra Lea Dai; children and spouses: Mathew S. Dai (Consuelo), Scott M. Dai (Barbara), Kurt M. Dai (Roxann), Kimberly M. Miller (Chris), Keith F. Dai (Theresa), Kevin C. Dai (Christy); 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Behrendt (Donald) and Barbara Smiley; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 30th from 3pm to 5pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 5pm. SERVICES: Monday, July 1st at 9:30am, West Center Chapel to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2210 S. 32nd Ave., for MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10am. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or charity of your choice.
https://heafeyheafey.com/donald-phillip-dai/
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, NE

Larry Bowen notified us of the passing of Richard “Dick” Leth Nielsen. Dick was a supervisor in 30 bldg and 50 bldg retiring from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1988.

Richard “Dick” Leth Nielsen
December 14, 1934 – June 27, 2019
Richard “Dick” Leth Nielsen, 84 of Blair, passed away June 27, 2019 at his home. Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow in the Blair Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, July 2 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home.

Richard Nielsen was born on December 14, 1934 on a farm west of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, known as Pioneer Hills. He was the son of Leth J. Nielsen and Dorothy (Jones) Nielsen. He lived and helped on the farm along with his brother George Ryan and his sister Janet (Nielsen) Davis.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marge, after 57 years of marriage, his parents Leth and Dorothy Nielsen and his brother George Ryan.

Dick attended Long Creek School and later Blair High School, graduating in 1952. After graduation he attended Dana College. On December 11, 1954, he married Margaret J. Surber. They had four children: Susan, Rick, Mary and Dan.

Dick worked for Kelly Ryan Equipment Company and later worked for Western Electric Company, which was later taken over by AT&T. He remained on this job and was promoted to a management jog for 25 of his 32 years with the company. After retirement, Dick and Marge traveled extensively and managed to see most of the United States, including numerous trips to Hawaii. Dick and Marge were married for 57 years before her passing. They had a loving marriage and love their children and families very much.

A note written by Marge shortly before her passing: “Dick was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. The children and grandchildren could talk to him about anything, if they had any problems, he would always help them if he possibly could. Throughout our marriage, Dick had many friends. If any of them needed help, he was always there for the, never asking anything in return. He was a true family man and a friend. He always hoped to be remembered as a good son, husband, father, grandfather and a good friend. He surpassed all of theses goals. We all loved him very much.”

Dick was a retired member of the Blair Fire and Rescue Squad, a charter member of the Blair Eagles Club and he was a long time member of the Masonic Lodge.

Dick is survived by his children: Susan (Jeff) Thompson of Kansas City, MO, Rick (Susan) Nielsen of Blair, Mary Donner of Blair and Dan Nielsen of Blair; sister Janet Davis of Honolulu, HI; brother-in-law Frank (Diane) Surber of North Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law Kay (Jim) Woodard of Blair; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
www.campbellaman.com/obituaries/Richard-Dick-Nielsen/#!/Obituary

Visitation
JUL 2. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE

Service
JUL 3. 11:00 AM
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE,

Burial
Blair Cemetery
700 Jackson Street
Blair, NE

George Parkerson and a number of others notified me of the passing of Thomas Baye. Tom was the leader of the 4th Tuesday breakfast for more years than most can remember. Tom retired from the Omaha Works on 1/23/1987.

Thomas M. Baye
October 8, 1924 – June 22, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, August and Mary Baye; brothers and sisters, Jack Baye, Clementine Redlinger, Mary Ann Mangiameli, Catherine Hays, Rose Cutshall, and Martin Baye.

Survived by wife, Helen; children: Michael Baye (Virginia), Mary Virginia “Ginny” Burrall, Robert Baye (Anthony Armstrong), Patricia Baye, and Susan Griswold (Robert); grandchildren: Emily Drew (David), Audrey Gilroy (John), John Burrall (Amber), Courtney Garcia (Lionel), Robert, Elizabeth and Madison Griswold; six great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Vrchlavsky; brother-in-law, Don Cutshall; sister-in-law, Kay Baye; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 26th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, June 27th, 10:30am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St. Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials are suggested to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
www.heafeyheafey.com

HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER, WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Larry Allison notified us of the complete notice of Frank Centamore’s passing.

Frank J. Centamore
1957 – 2019

Frank Joseph Centamore, the son of Joseph and Irene Grzesiek Centamore was born June 4, 1957 in Omaha, NE and died on May 26, 2019 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital at the age of 61yrs 11 months and 22 days.

Frank was baptized as an infant into the Catholic faith. He attended St. Theresa Catholic School and Omaha Public Schools where he graduated from Omaha North High School in 1975.

He was employed at Western Electric for 30 years, where he then moved to Orlando, Florida to pursue his second career as a golf pro. Frank was an avid golfer, he loved to hunt, he loved his dogs, was a sports enthusiast and a huge Husker fan. He was united in Marriage on May 11, 1985 to Linda (Hansen) Centamore.

Frank returned to Omaha in 2016 to continue treatment for his Pancreatic cancer. There wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t believe he wouldn’t beat it. After a six year battle Frank lost his fight.

He is preceded in death by his father Joseph Centamore and his sister Debbie Ryan. He is survived by his Mother Irene Centamore of Myrtle Beach, SC, Sisters Laura Bush (Tony) of Audubon IA, Patricia Smothers of Myrtle Beach SC. Friend Linda Centamore as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life at 11:00 AM Saturday (6/22/2019) at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo St., Omaha, NE.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc.
108th Street Chapel
2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE
402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com

Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of Gary Blohm. Gary retired from the Omaha Works on 4/10/1998 with 40 years of service. Gary was a level 3 in the cable plant.

Gary Joe Blohm
BLOHM, Gary J.
4/13/1936 – 6/16/2019
Age 83 years of Omaha

Gary was preceded in death by wives Beverly & Louise Blohm; He is survived by Wife Linda Blohm; Children: Mark Blohm, Denise (Paul) Wood, Christine Victor, Beth (Hubert) Hodges, Tracy LaMay, Gail (John) Dickerson, Jim Blohm; Close friends Nick and Sonney; Many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Gary’s Life: Wed., June 19, 2019 at 10:30am, with visitation one hour prior to the service, all at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel)

Entombment: Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park

Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel)
1702 N. 72 St.
Omaha, NE 68114
402-391-2171

Loretta Thimgan notified us of the passing of Linda Jean Meyer. Linda retired from the Omaha Works on 3/19/2000 with thirty years of service.

LINDA JEAN MEYER
Linda Jean Meyer, age 71 of Greenwood, Nebraska, gained her beautiful angel wings on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at Bryan East hospital surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born on April 29th, 1948 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Vernon and Gertrude (Brakhage) Stewart. She was baptized and confirmed in the presence of God. She married the love of her life, Larry Lee Meyer, in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 21st, 1970. Together they had two sons, Brian Keith Meyer, Michael Shane Meyer and two stepsons Darin Lee Meyer and Robbie Lynn Meyer.

Linda loved many things, but her love for her family was the deepest of them all. Although she would never admit it, her fondest love was for her husband, Larry. Linda and Larry loved traveling and seeing the country together. They went many places, but Miami, Florida; Dallas, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Las Vegas, Nevada were their favorites. She also loved weekends spent at the campground with family and traveling to watch her granddaughters to play softball. Linda also had a deep love for her two sons, Brian and Mike. Weekends spent at the race track with them was her absolute favorite. Watching her sons work together while Mike raced and Brian made all of the fine tunes on the car was something Linda loved watching. Of course she always had something witty to say when things didn’t go right, but she always had the best of time! Although she loved her two sons, she loved them even more because they blessed her with three grandchildren, Ashley Jean, Kristen Lee, and Paige Nichole. Linda loved attending their school activities, she would never miss a softball game or volley tournament. You always knew when Grandma Meyer was at the game due to she was either screaming at the umpires or giving a spectator a hard time. Linda was also blessed with a great granddaughter, Amberlynn Fay. She loved a good snuggle session with her. Family was by far the most important thing to her, and she would definitely let you know by the hundreds of calls and text messages she sent on a daily basis (even though she really never quite figured out how to use her iPhone, it was a miracle the screen wasn’t cracked from her poking it so hard). Holidays were also a very special time for her. She got to spend them with all of her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She loved their time together, but she loved them even more because she got to give everyone a hard time. Family really did consume every ounce of her heart.

Linda enjoyed the simple things in life; sipping on a good cup of coffee, getting a pedicure, and watching copious hours of Country Western shows. You wanted to talk to Linda in the morning? You better wait until she had about five cups of coffee pumping through her veins. She would never turn down coffee with anyone, her pot was always on. She loved starting her mornings with a couple cups of coffee with her sister-in-law Jean Stewart and friendly neighbor Dallas Hayes. But the coffee did not stop there, she would attend daily coffee gatherings with some of her best friends. Although her love for black coffee with one packet of Sweet-N-Low ran deep, her love for a large Carmelious with an extra shot of espresso and no whip cream from Scooters Coffee ran even deeper. Linda also loved an afternoon spent at the nail salon. You give her a deluxe pedicure with purple toe nails, and she would be one happy camper! If you didn’t find Linda drinking coffee at her table or at the nail salon, you could find her in front of the television watching old Country Western shows. It did not matter if she saw the episode one time, or twenty times, she was watching it.

Linda is survived by her husband of 49 years Larry Meyer, their two sons; Brian and Mike (Melissa), two stepsons Robbie and Darin, along with three grandchildren; Ashley, Kristen, and Paige, great grandchild; Amberlynn, and three granddogs Baby, Tanner, and Daytona. Linda is also survived by her siblings Janice (Guy) Horn, Jerry (Penny) Stewart, Kenneth (Jean) Stewart, and James Stewart and bother-in-law Bob Wischman. Her nieces Pat (Bob) Timblin, Paula (Bob) Akers, Dusty (Kevin) Larkins, Stacey (Brad) Glathar, Sherry (Fred) Starr, and Jodi (Kelly) Lathrop, and her nephews Tommy Smith, Mark Stewart, Eric (Dotty) Stewart, Joel Stewart, Ronnie Stewart, and Scott Stewart. Along with many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Vernon and Gertrude Stewart, brothers: Ivan (Betty) Stewart, George Stewart, and John (Joyce) Stewart, and her sisters Dorothy Comstock, Barbara Ann Wischman, Ruth (Bob) York, and Judy Thoms. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone Linda interacted with as well as those she reached out with and never met.

Share your love and remembrance for Linda Meyer on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the American Lutheran Church in Ashland, Nebraska with Steven Lindley officiating. After services, there will be a luncheon at the church. Interment will then follow at the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery.

Visitational services for Linda Meyer will be held on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at Ropers & Sons, 10851 N. 148th Street in Waverly, Nebraska.

Ropers & Sons,
10851 N. 148th Street
Waverly, Nebraska.

Kenneth Olsen notified us of the passing of Walter Smith. Walter retirerd from the Omaha Works on 4/19/1996 with 40 years of service

Joseph Walter Smith
Smith, Joseph Walter
August 23, 1932 – June 1, 2019
Age 86, of Omaha. He was born on August 23, 1932 in Beaver Falls, PA. He served his country in the Korean War as a Navy Sharpshooter, where he earned a Purple Heart. He married Flora Mae (Taylor) in 1987. Joe retired from Lucent Technologies in 1995. He enjoyed jazz music, playing the piano and organ, photography, learning to speak German, his pets, and was a friend of Bill. Survived by wife, Flora; daughter, Michele Taylor; three stepdaughters, Twila (late Gary) Pendgraft; Kitty Schiller and special friend Tom; Gina “Princess” (Jesse) VanLaningham; stepson, Michael (Heather) Morris; ten grandchildren; sister, Betty (Clint) Carman; brother, Frank (Rhoda) Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. FAMILY RECEIVING FRIENDS: Friday, 5-6:30pm, with sharing time at 6:30pm at mortuary. Memorials to Alcoholics Anonymous.
ROEDER MORTUARY
108th St. Chapel
2727 North 108th Street
Omaha, Ne
(402) 496-9000 | RoederMortuary.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of William “Bill” Zorko. We don’t know when Bill retired, it was most likely in early 80’s, our records back that far are not complete. I was able to confirm with Tom Schulte that Bill was a supervisor in the tool room.

Mr. William Zorko
FEBRUARY 28, 1923 – MAY 22, 2019
Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Mary Zorko; daughter-in-law, Raeann Zorko. Survived by wife of 72 years, Betty Jane Zorko; children, Thomas (Susan Kelly) Zorko, Richard (Jan) Zorko, Kathleen Zorko and Elizabeth (Kent Pendarvis) Zorko; siblings, Louis Zorko and MaryJane (Anton) Purkart; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Cormier, Aaron (Amy) Zorko, David (Christina) Zorko and Tristan Zorko; great grandchildren, Landry, Molly, Gwendolyn, Gracelyn, Marcus and Maci; many family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Gretna. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10am, with visitation starting 9am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 11204 S. 204th St., Gretna, NE. PRIVATE INTERMENT at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St
Omaha, NE 68106
www.westlawnhillcrest.com

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Vernon M. Dschaak and Jerry L. Mabbitt. Vernon had over 35 years of service and Jerry had over 38 years of service at the Omaha Works.

Vernon Dschaak
Dschaak, Vernon M. July 18, 1943 – May 11, 2019 Age 75, of Omaha. Survived by wife, Mercedes “Mercy” (Vargas) Dschaak; son, Dean Dschaak (Jackie); stepson, Daniel Bouc; stepdaughter, LeAnn Bouc (Brian); brother, Reuben Dschaak (Ardella); sisters, Verna Solem (Robert), Joyce Quinlan (Mike); brothers-in-law, Greg Vargas, Frank Vargas; sister-in-law, Pam Proctor; many nieces, nephews, friends and special neighbors. Vernon’s wishes were to be cremated. No services will be held.
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 Street,
Omaha NE (402) 895-3400

Jerry L. Mabbitt
Mabbitt, Jerry L.
age 70, passed away May 14, 2019.
He was born in Council Bluffs, on February 15, 1948, to the late Glen and Dolly (Heywood) Mabbitt. Jerry graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and retired from Avaya, formerly Western Electric.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Mabbitt; great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Martin.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Peggy; sons, Troy Mabbitt, Todd Mabbitt (Nissa); step-son Ryan Long; brother, Glen Mabbitt (Diana); 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
No services will be held.
Hoy – Kilnoski
Funeral Home & Crematory
1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA

Melvin Popham
Popham, Melvin
Age 91
Melvin Popham, of Rome, GA, born on February 11, 1928 in Cedartown, GA, to the late Dorothy Gilmore and the late Dave Popham, passed away at age 91 on May 14, 2019 in Omaha, NE.

From 1945 to 1966, Melvin served in the Air Force in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also dedicated his career working at Lucent Technologies (formally Western Electric) as a cable installer until he retired in 1993.

Melvin was married to the late Patricia Popham for 66 years.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Cecil Popham and Herman Popham. Survived by daughters, Linda Juntti (Kerry) and Annette Brake; grandchildren, Austin Brake (Katie), Ashton Brake, Amanda Juntti, Andre Brake, and Airiona Brake; great-grandchildren, Brayden Brake and Emi Brake. Melvin was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed gardening, reading, and collecting sports cards and coins. Many thanks to ComfortCare Homes for their love and nurturing of Melvin in his final years.

SERVICE: Saturday, 2pm, at the John A. Gentleman 72nd St. Chapel.
VISITATION: Friday, 6-8pm, at the 72nd Street Chapel. www.johnagentleman.com
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
72nd STREET CHAPEL, 1010 N 72nd Street
Omaha, NE
(402) 391-1664

Charles W. “Bill” Sharpe
Survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Marcia; children, Stephanie (Scott) Wenther, Matt (MaryBeth) Sharpe, Jennifer Sharpe, Jacob Sharpe, Kim (John) Barnes and Mindy (Ryan) Soppe; 12 grandchildren; Quinn, Kyle and Rachel Wenther, Madeline, Henry and Jackson Sharpe, Hallie Moore, Scott Dunaway, Amber Bare, MiKayla Whisenant, Joshua and Emma Soppe; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Dave (Vicki) August.

Arrangements Entrusted to John A. Gentleman Mortuaries & Crematory.
VISITATION
Tuesday, 30 Apr
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries – Pacific Street Chapel
14151 Pacific Street
Omaha, NE 68154

SERVICE
Wednesday, 1 May
11:00 AM
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
7706 S. 96th St.
LaVista, NE 6814

GRAVESIDE
Wednesday, 1 May
2:00 PM
Omaha National Cemetery
14250 Schram Rd
Omaha, NE 68138

Jacklyn L. Larkin
Larkin, Jacklyn L.
October 19, 1936 – April 23, 2019
Preceded in death by husband, Philip; son-in-law, Scott Ridenour. Survived by children: Kathy (Danny) Coffman, Karen (William) Shives, Philip “Tip” (Wendy) Larkin, Colleen (Doug) Bowen, Loretta (Tony) Garza, Erin Ridenour, Tom (Lisa) Larkin; 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; close friend, Norman Finch. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, 10am, at the mortuary. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION begins Saturday, 9am.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” Street
Omaha, NE
(402) 731-1234 www.klsfuneralhome.com

Kenneth L. Wright
Wright, Kenneth L. May 1, 1934 – April 20, 2019
Of Underwood, IA, formerly of Council Bluffs. Proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Utility man for Western Electric for 40 years, retiring in 1998. Preceded by parents, James E. and Hazel E. (Belt) Wright; son-in-law, Dan Hansen; four brothers and one sister. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Wright of Underwood; sons: Steve (Peggy) Wright of Mason City, IA; Dan (Monica) Wright of Underwood; Mike (Tara) Wright of Bennington, NE; Kevin (Juanita) Wright of Mountain Home, ID; Tim (Marsha) Wright of Council Bluffs; daughters: Susan Hansen of Athens, GA; Sandra (Mike) Hasbrouck, Wanda (Craig) Fry, Carol (Trevor) Carritt, all of Council Bluffs; 27 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Bertelsen of Council Bluffs; brothers, Lester (Betty) Wright of Enid, OK; Robert Wright of Missouri Valley; sister-in-law, Leta Wright of Council Bluffs; many nieces and nephews. RECITATION OF THE ROSARY: Wednesday, 6pm, followed by visitation with the family until 8pm, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. MEMORIAL MASS: Thursday, 11am, at the church. Private family inurnment will be held later that day in Grange Cemetery, Honey Creek, IA. The family will direct memorial contributions. www.cutleroneill.com
CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Bayliss Park Chapel,
545 Willow Ave.,
Council Bluffs, IA (712) 322-7779

John H. Armbrust
February, 2019
Alden, New York
Jackie Hegarty confirmed the passing of John Armbrust. John retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/2000. After his retirement from the Works John moved back to New York and he was living in Alden, New York. Jackie talked to his sister and she said they weren’t having a memorial service just graveside services. She told me the mortuary was Brown Mortuary in Alden handled the preparation for burial but there was nothing in their obits. Alden newspaper also didn’t list anything. We weretold that he died from a combination of heart disease and diabetes.

Keith L Fink
Keith L. Fink, age 89 of Blair, Nebraska, passed away March 22, 2019 at his home in Blair. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:00PM at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Military graveside services will be held Thursday March 28 at 11:00AM at Park Cemetery, Elgin, Nebraska.

Keith was born on June 15, 1929 in Elgin, Nebraska, the son of Loton and Ruth Fink. He was raised in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School. After high school Keith farmed and then later joined the United States Army in 1951 and served in Korea as a decoder for encrypted messages. After his time in the Army he married Kathryn Asch. For several years Keith owned and operated a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Keith later moved back to Gretna, Nebraska where he began working for Western Electric and eventually retired from the company. He later moved to Kennard, Nebraska. On June 15, 2003 he was united in marriage to Mardell Matzen at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Keith was a member of The American Legion Jackson Peck Post in Herman, Nebraska and St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Omaha. Keith will always be remembered for being a cowboy at heart.

Keith is survived by his wife Mardell, daughters; Ramona Fink and Audrey Lynette (Gary) Schleicher, stepdaughter Karen Felderman, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Cathy, sons, Steven, Bill, Bruce and Brian, sisters Audrey Jeck, Betty Jane Von Bonn and Allie Mae Carpenter, and brother Richard Fink.

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:00PM at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Military graveside services will be held Thursday March 28 at 11:00AM at Park Cemetery, Elgin, Nebraska. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Campbell – Aman
Funeral Home
444 S 17th St,
Blair, NE 68008

Steve Odell and Dan Lindblad notified us of the passing of Judy. Judy retired from the Omaha Works on 10/18/1999 with 32 years of service.

Judith M. Anthony
February 12, 1939 – February 27, 2019
Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Evalyn Ayer; brother, Paul Ayer; sister, Junavue Beck. Survived by daughter, Evalyn LeAnne Rutten (Paul); son, Eugene Anthony (Robin); seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Ayer (Nancy); sister, Maggie Curtis; nieces and nephews. SERVICES: Saturday, March 9th at 2pm, West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
(402) 391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

Claude worked in the sheet metal shop and retired from the Omaha Works on 6/3/1994
Claude T. Welch
February 10, 1932 – March 5, 2019
Preceded in death by wife, Sharon; grandson, Shaun Welch. Survived by wife, Barbara; children: Patrick (Lucy) Welch, Lori (Jack) Nelson, Karen (John) Kennedy, Michael (Michelle) Welch; stepchildren, Julie (Patrick) Alexander and Jeffrey (Deborah) Finken; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Merle and Lauren. Claude was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.
FUNERAL MASS: Saturday, March 9th at 11am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St. VISITATION begins Saturday at 10am at Church. Memorials are suggested to St. Joan of Arc Church or the American Cancer Society.
Heafey Hoffmann
Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries and Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE

The notice of James passing was sent to me with the message that James and Tim Raasch were twins. I was told that they thought James worked in accounting at the Omaha Works and transferred to the Atlanta Work. Tim worked in PR and transferred to Atlanta Works also. Their father John, a supervisor, retired from the Omaha Works.

James R. Raasch
Raasch, James R.
Feb 26, 2019 Updated Feb 27, 2019
Raasch, James R. 1947 – 2018 Passed in peace on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the age of 71. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Doris Raasch; and brother Steven. Former husband of Sondra (Walker) Raasch; brother Tim; loving father of Allison (Shane) Mayfield; and proud grandfather of Dax and Anniston. Private Family Service was held in Snellville GA, and a Celebration of Life will be held in Omaha later this summer.

Ray was an agent for Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company at Western Electric, where he made countless friends with Western Electric employees. Chances are if you had life insurance other than what the company gave you then most likely you purchased your life insurance from Ray.
Remembering
Raymond Lonowski
October 26, 1924 – February 20, 2019
Ray was born on October 26, 1924 and raised on a farm near Arcadia, Nebraska. In 1943, at age 19, he enlisted in the Army and was sent to England, where his Quartermaster company landed at Omaha Beach just 24 hours after the initial invasion. Because of his courage and leadership, he was awarded a battlefield commission and promoted from Private to Second Lieutenant. He retired after 20 years of reserve duty with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After the war, Ray attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and remained a lifelong Husker, holding season football tickets for 65 years.

Professionally, Ray was an agent for Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company at Western Electric, where he made countless friends with Western Electric employees and many more as an active charter member of Mary Our Queen Parish.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Emily Lonowski. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Maxine (Kenny) Lonowski; daughters: Diane Dreis (Bob), Linda Haddick (Scott), and Laura Farris (Randy); son, Jeff Lonowski, grandchildren: Alyssa and Lindsay Dreis, Ryan and Nikki Farris, and Kyle and Molly Haddick; sister, Dolores Moran of Seattle Washington; and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 22nd, from 5pm to 7pm at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St., followed by a ROSARY at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, February 23rd at 10am at Mary Our Queen Church. Private interment on February 25th with immediate family; military honors by Ralston American Legion Post 373. Memorials to Mary Our Queen Church or School.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us of the passing of Donal Palmer. Don worked in the 30 bldg. at the Omaha Works and retired in 2000 with 35 years of service.
Remembering

Donald L. Palmer
Palmer, Donald L.
October 18, 1937 – February 6, 2019
Preceded in death by parents, Helen I. and Wayne F. Palmer, Sr. Survived by brother, Wayne F. Palmer, Jr. (Connie); nieces, Kim Merrill (Rich) and Pam Everett (Rick); nephews, Wayne F. Palmer, III (Jenn) and Michael L. Palmer; grandnieces and grandnephews; great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 15th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Saturday, Feb. 16th at 10:30am at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, 2650 Farnam St. Interment, Westlawn Memorial Park with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334. Memorials to Kountze Stained Glass Project.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

Chuck Berg notified us of the passing of Don Roach. Don worked in tool and die at the Omaha Works. He retired in 2011 with 27 years of service

Donald Arthur Roach
December 15, 1951 – February 12, 2019
Donald A. Roach, age 67 of Blair, passed away February 12, 2019. Memorial services will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Campbell Aman Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

Don was born on December 15, 1951 in Omaha, Nebraska the son of Jack Roach and Beverly Sullivan. He was raised in Omaha and graduated from North High School. He then attended Southeast Community College in Lincoln where he earned a degree in Tool and Die. On September 18, 1970 he was united in marriage to Karen Arnold in Omaha, Nebraska. To this union three children were born. In the 1980s, Don began working for AT&T and continued working at the company, later known as Connectivity Solutions until his retirement in 2011. Don enjoyed riding motorcycles, going to Sturgis and spending time with his family and friends.

Don is survived by his wife Karen Roach; children: Donavon (Tracey) Roach, Michelle (Tim) Andersen and Jason Roach; grandchildren: Kelsi (Andrew) Wacker, Tyler Wehrli, Austin Roach (fiancée Maddie Kaczor), Skyler Roach (fiancé Austin Peatrowsky), Dallas Roach, Devon Roach and Jazmyne Roach; great grandchildren: Ava, Charlee, Brant, Lily and Brantley; brothers Jack Roach and Spike Gill.

He was preceded in death by his mother Beverly Sullivan, father Jack Roach and sister Judith Lynn Davidson.

Visitation
FEB 15. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE, 68008
Service
FEB 15. 2:00 PM
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE, 68008
http://www.campbellaman.com

Pam Cerny notified us of the passing of Henry “Hank” Eischeid. Henry retired from the Omaha Works on 11/12/1992 with 32 years of service.

Henry T. “Hank” Eischeid
October 8, 1929 – February 3, 2019
The son of Henry J. and Lucinda (Godert) Eischeid, Henry “Hank” Eischeid was born in Halbur, Iowa and attended St. Augustine Grade School and Carroll High School. He entered the Air Force in 1950 during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1954. He and Florence Riesenberg were married on October 3, 1959 at Holy Angels Church in Roselle, Iowa. Before retiring in 1991, Mr. Eischeid had farmed for two years, served his country in the Air Force for four years, worked for John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa for three years, and was employed by AT&T in Omaha for thirty-two years. He had been a member of St. Gerald Catholic Church in Ralston, Nebraska since 1960 and was also a longtime member of Ralston American Legion Post 373.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence (Riesenberg) Eischeid; brothers, John Eischeid and Robert Eischeid. He is survived by four children: Carol Eischeid, Joseph Eischeid (Julie), Gregory Eischeid, and Jim Eischeid (Cindy); seven grandchildren: Megan Koch (Jake), Ryan McKean (Shannon), Jackie Thomas (Jack), Kevin Eischeid (Kim), Justin Eischeid (Alainna), Jessica Hord (Trent), and Mitchell Eischeid; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers: Dr. Thomas Eischeid and Dr. Raymond Eischeid (Julie); sister, JoAnn Brosnihan; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 8th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, Feb. 9th at 10am at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St. Entombment: Calvary Mausoleum, with military honors by Ralston American Legion Post 373. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Ralston Fire Department.

Frank Vondra Jr. notified us this afternoon that sadly, I report the passing of my mother, Lucille B. Vondra. Mom began her employment with Western Electric in 1957 at the ‘B’ Building near 19th & Howard Street before she transitioned to the Cable Plant. She retired as a cable inspector in 1979 and I believe was working in the Linclay Building located at the northwest corner of 132nd & I Street at that time.

Lucille B. Vondra
July 15, 1922 – January 31, 2019
Preceded in death by husband, Frank R. Vondra, daughter, Betty Jones, and son-in-law, James E. Jones. Parents, Clifford (Grace) Blackburn, step-mother, Matilda Blackburn, and nine brothers and sisters. Survived by sons, Calvin (Linda) Vondra and Frank Jr. (Kristin) Vondra, grand-children and great-grandchildren. No visitation. Private family service.

George Parkerson notified us of the passing of Sam from a post on the AT&T Facebook page by Linda White. Linda posted that Sam worked as a blender in Molding. He was a hard worker and a quiet and kind man. Rest in Peace Sam and may God bless your family.

Salvatore “Sam” Culotta
Culotta, Salvatore “Sam”
February 26, 1948 – January 31, 2019
Preceded in death by parents, Anthony and Milina. Survived by his wife, Cindy; daughters, Karin (Aaron) Albert and Angela (Chad) Gould; grandchildren, Logan, Lillian, and Lincoln; sisters, Marilyn (Jim) Kucks, and Carol (Terry) Nelson; brother, John (Beth) Culotta; and many other family and friends.
VISITATION begins Monday 4pm, with 7pm
WAKE SERVICE, all at the Mortuary.
FUNERAL: Tuesday 10am at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
Interment: Calvary Cemetery.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St.
Omaha, NE
(402) 731-1234 www.klsfuneralhome.com

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Roy from a post on the AT&T Facebook page. Roy Seals was a supervisor and retired from sales. Roy retired from the Omaha Works on 2/21/1992.

Roy D Seals
January 31, 2019
Seals, Roy D. Age 85 – January 31, 2019. Survived by wife, Jessie W. Seals, Omaha; sons, Curtis and Clyde (Connie) Seals, Los Angeles, CA; sisters: Shirley Tyree, Vyree (Karl) Russell, Omaha; grandchildren, other relatives. Special thanks to the staff and nurses at Azria Health Montclair. VIEWING: 10am Friday, Church; FUNERAL SERVICE: 11am Friday, Morning Star Baptist Church, 2019 Burdette Street. INTERMENT: 10am Monday, Omaha National Cemetery. THOMAS FUNERAL HOME, 3920 N. 24th Street, (402) 453-7111, www.omahathomasfh.com

VISITATION
Friday
February 8, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Morning Star Baptist Church
2019 Burdette St
Omaha, NE 68110

FUNERAL SERVICE
Friday
February 8, 2019
11:00 AM
Morning Star Baptist Church
2019 Burdette St
Omaha, NE 68110

Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68110

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Marilyn Goodell. Marilyn retired from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1991. She worked in 30 bldg.

Marilyn C. Goodell
Goodell, Marilyn C.
Feb 26, 1939 – Jan 24, 2019
Marilyn C. Goodell, age 79, of Omaha, went to be with the Lord on Thursday January 24, 2019. She was born on February 26, 1939 to James and Mary Collins. She is survived by her loving children: Crystal Emmert and husband Billy, Debra Murphy and husband Michael; sister Sherry Collins-Crawford; daughter-in-law Pamela Goodell; grandchildren, Thomas, Pauline (Stormy), Otto, Tony, and Richard; great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 10am Tuesday, January 29, at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the family may be shared at www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Westlawn Hillcrest
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE 68106

Rose and Vern Larson notified us of the passing of Judith “Judy” Nelson. Judy retired from the Omaha Works on 2/10/1999 with 30 years of service.

Judith R. “Judy” Nelson
October 20, 1941 – January 21, 2019
Retired from Lucent after 30 years. Preceded in death by husband, Milton “Dodo” D. Nelson; mother, Betty; stepfather, Ray Watson; father, Bill Travis; brother, Bill Travis; sister, Pat Bly. Survived by daughters, Cyndi Zemula and Kim Lamb (Brian); her grandkids, who were the joy of her life: Korey Zemula, Kristi Lamb (Brian Field), and Kyle Lamb; sister, Virginia Busch; brothers-in-law, Gil and Ron (Karen); sister-in-law, Lindy; loved and cherished nieces and nephews; special friend, Charles Marchand; other family and many friends.

SERVICES: Saturday, Jan. 26th at 11am at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 17007 “Q” St., preceded by VISITATION from 10am to 11am. Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Humane Society. https://heafeyheafey.com/judith-r-judy-nelson/
Heafey Hoffmann Dwoark Cutler
Mortuary & Crematory
7805 West Center Road,
Omaha NE 68124

Judy Nelson 77, peacefully passed away Monday evening at Lakeside hospital. She was born October 20, 1941in Omaha, Ne the 4th child to Betty & Bill Travis. Siblings Virginia, Bill (BooBoo) and Pat.

She grew up and graduated from South High school 1959. From high school she went on to beauty school. She then married of 40 years, the love of her life Dodo July 9, 1960. In 1962 they built their home in Millard, Ne with their daughters Cyndi & Kim, this is where they would spend their lives.

Judy had a beauty shop in the basement of their home. After a couple of years, she decided to seek employment outside of the home and went to work at Western Electric and did various jobs. After 30 years of service she retired from Lucent.

During the time of her daughters growing up, she assisted in coaching their softball teams. She was a HUGE fan of most sports, but she enjoyed mostly the Huskers, where her & Dodo attended home games for many years. She enjoyed golfing and bowling, and as a family camping & boating. Hobbies were out door gardening, knitting and quilting in which she made bed quilts for her family.

Her most precious people in her life, was her grandkids, Korey Zemula, Kyle Lamb, Kristi Lamb and Brian Field. She enjoyed going to Korey’s football & select baseball games, Kyle’s baseball,soccer, roller & ice hockey games, Kristi’s softball, soccer games and competitive cheerleading. Her grandkids called her the “Sassy” grandma, as many times she would stick out her tongue to them. Along with her family she was an avid pet lover, from birds, dogs, horse & cats which she always had 1 if not 2 of at all times. Her happiest of times was spent with daughters, son n law, distant & local siblings, nieces, nephews, brothers n law and sisters n laws and many many many friends. The last 15 years of her life was spent with her Best & Special friend Charley Marchand. She thought the world of Charley’s family as they were her own. Thank you to all the doctors that have treated her through her health issues for many years, and to all the nurses at Lakeside hospital her final days.

Cyndi and I would like to thank mostly all family & friends that came to visit during this difficult time and the support of Oriental Trading Co and CSG International. Aunt Virginia for being there to guide us now & days to come. I told you this is the way she planned leaving before you, cuz she knew you would guide & help us get everything done. Mostly to Brian Lamb who has been the man of the family since 2000. You have been there every minute from sitting with us, getting food and running home to get clothes to bring back to the hospital and feeding the cat, to driving us around to make arrangements. We couldn’t have gotten through this difficult time without you, and for that we Thank You!

I received this email this morning from Jim Eichner. My brother Jerry sent me this notification from the Denver group about the death of Bill Barry. I don’t know if you remember Bill from when he was in Omaha, but I’m sure there are quite a few that do. He and my brother Jerry both transferred to the Denver plant in 1971. He was either a supervisor or department chief here in Omaha before he transferred. But I just don’t know in what area that may have been. I have attached the obituary. Jim Eichner

William Michael “Bill” Barry
William M. Barry, 85 of Longmont, CO, passed away January 18, 2019. He was born November 22, 1933 in Lancaster County, NE to George and Margaret Barry. Bill served two years in the U.S. Army in Japan. On February 15, 1958 he married Dolores Booth at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lincoln, NE and in 1959, they moved to Gretna, NE. Bill and Dee had three sons, Daniel, Kevin and Ron. He retired from AT&T as a manager and spent many years traveling and enjoying retirement with his wife.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Kevin Barry. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Dee Barry, two sons, Dan (Kathy) and Ron Barry, two grandchildren, Morgan and Ross, daughter-in-law, Cindy of CA, three sisters; Rose Marie, Mary and Rita and two brothers, Dick and Bob, all of NE.

Memorial service and interment will be held in Nebraska at a later date. Please visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Eugene Biglow. Eugene C. Biglow retired from the Omaha Works on 8/24/2000 with over 36 years of service.
Eugene Clifton Biglow
Biglow, Eugene Clifton
Eugene passed away peacefully on January 9, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Myrtle and Earnest Grimes, his father and stepmother, Will and Louise Biglow; and sister Judith Robbins. He is survived by wife, Renee; children: Veronica Williams (Rodney), Audrey Johnson (Dirk), Tonya Lennox (Bryan), Eugene “Geno” Biglow, Jr., Chad Biglow, Theardise Loman, Jr. (T.K.) and Richetta Lowman; brothers: Ernie, Anthony, Tommy and Kevin Grimes; sisters: Betty Riddle (Alvin); Brenda Stoker (Horace) and Sharon Grimes-Ndem; 26 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

SERVICES: Friday, Jan. 18th at 1pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5911 Ville De Sante Dr., with
VISITATION prior to the service, from 11am to 1pm.

Eugene Clifton Biglow, who was affectionately known as “Bootsie” to his siblings and “Gene” to his friends, was born on February 3, 1940, in Paris, Texas. He spent his early childhood in Denver, Colorado and later relocated to Omaha, Nebraska to live with his father. As a youth Eugene enjoyed boxing in the light weight division. He graduated from Technical High School and later attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Eugene had a great work ethic and was employed with AT&T (Western Electric) for 36 years, until he retired in 2000. He was greatly respected by all who worked with him.

Eugene was a soft spoken man, but his words carried much weight. He loved his children, stepchildren, grandchildren and spiritual children. He always tried to impart to them the importance of being of good character and used his wisdom to impart many important life’s lessons. Eugene shared the words he heard from his father with his children: no matter what problems you might be having, BUSINESS GOES ON; he told his daughters not to bring a man to meet him if the man didn’t have a job and his own place, and told his sons their J.O.B. was their best friend. He loved reading to his children, sharing his personal storytelling, talking to them whenever possible and participating in the significant events in their lives.

Eugene learned the truth about the bible and dedicated his life to Jehovah God on October 5, 1985. It was his practice to ensure that he participated in the ministry each year on the date of his baptism. Eugene loved the ministry and it was through working together in the ministry that he came to know his wife Renee. They were joined in marriage on July 2, 1988, and faithfully served Jehovah together for 30 years. Eugene stayed close to Jehovah by regularly doing his DBR’s (Daily Bible Reading) and M&M’s (Meaning Meditation). Even as his health declined, he tried to remain active in the ministry. Eugene willingly served the congregation in any assignment he was asked to perform; first a ministerial servant and later as an elder. Despite his advancing illness, he drove to Wichita, Kansas in March 2017, to attend the School for Congregation of Elders. Eugene said attending the school was one of the greatest highlights of his spiritual life, and he thanked Jehovah God for giving him the strength to attend. Eugene had complete trust in Jehovah. He stated throughout his years as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and especially during his illness, that he felt he was in Jehovah’s hands and he looked forward to living forever in the new world.

During his down time, Eugene enjoyed playing a good chess game, watching sports, and most of all working in his garden. He loved watching Western movies. Eugene always wanted to be dressed impeccably and didn’t consider himself to be properly dressed if his shoes were not shined. This attitude came from the years he spent in his youth shining shoes at the Greyhound Bus station and working at the Nebraska Clothing Store. He enjoyed taking pictures with his family, friends, and of his travels.

Eugene’s calm presence, infectious smile, and “tell it like it is” attitude will be sorely missed. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father Myrtle and Earnest Grimes, his father and step-mother Will and Louise Biglow and sister Judith Robbins. He leaves to mourn his death his beloved wife of 30 years, Renee; cherished children: Veronica (Rodney) Williams of Phoenix, Arizona; Audrey (Dirk) Johnson of Washington, DC; Tonya (Bryan) Lennox of Mosley, Virginia; Eugene “Geno” Biglow Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona; Chad Biglow, Theardise (T.K.) Lowman Jr. and Richetta Lowman of Omaha, Nebraska; brothers Ernie, Anthony, Tommy and Kevin Grimes of Denver, Colorado; sisters Betty (Alvin) Riddle of East Chicago, Illinois; Brenda (Horace) Stoker and Sharon Grimes-Ndem of Denver, Colorado; 26 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, extended family and dear friends. “Grandpa” will be especially missed by special grandson Xavier Lowman.
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
7805 West Center Road,
Omaha NE 68124
(402) 391-3900
https://heafeyheafey.com/eugene-c-biglow/

The Phalen family has changed the plans for the passing of John. There will now be a Celebration of Life at Forest Lawn Funeral home at 11:00 am and a lunch following at the VFW off 90th and Military at 12:30 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019

John P. Phalen
Phalen III, John P.
Jan 6, 1948 – Jan 3, 2019
Preceded in death by his parents John Jr. and Beverly (Doty); grandson Andre. He is survived by his children Michelle, Miranda, and Tim; grandchildren Ethan and Ira; brothers David and Steve; sisters Rose (Larry), Mary (John) and Nancy; numerous nieces and nephews. CELEBRATION OF LIFE 11:00am, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the funeral home. FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 7909 Mormon Bridge Road Omaha, NE 68152
The family will also be having a lunch following the service at the VFW off 90th and Military at 12:30 pm.
https://www.omaha.com/obits/phalen-iii-john-p/article_879c075a-bab8-5f27-a10e-c5f8e4651e82.html
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, NE

Vern Larson and Dick Scott notified us of the passing of Charles Gerhard. Charles was an electrician and retired from the Omaha Works on 9/8/1999

Charles Gerhard
Gerhard, Charles
1940 – 2019
Age 79
Charlie was a long time resident of rural Leshara, NE. Preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Cornelia; and brother, Ernie. Survived by wife, Janie; sister-in-law: Deanna Gerhard, her son, the Rev. Kurt and wife Dr. Jennifer Gerhard of Washington, D.C.; brother-in-law, Bob Gutzwiller and wife Terri of Yutan NE, and their son Jim and wife Jennifer and family of Elm Creek, NE; many dear friends.

Memorials will be directed to the Valley Twin Rivers YMCA, or the Yutan American Legion Post #262. As per Charlie’s request, his body was donated to the Creighton University Anatomical Studies Program. There is No Service to be held.

Today when searching for an obituary of another person I found the passing of Lawrence “Larry” Dolleck. Larry was a supervisor at the Omaha Works and retired on 5/31/1999 with 34 years of service.

Lawrence P. Dolleck
Dolleck, Lawrence P.
Sept 19, 1940 – Jan 2, 2019
He is survived by his wife, Connie; children, Sue Standish, John Zurek; grandchildren, Nicholas Standish, Emily Standish; sisters, Loretta (Brad) Yoss, Ardith (Frank) Denby.

FAMILY RECEIVES FRIENDS: FRI, JAN 4, 2019, 6:00-8:00PM.
SERVICES: SAT, JAN 5, 2019, 10:30AM, all at West Center Chapel.
Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Memorials will be directed by the family. www.heafeyheafey.com

Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE 68124

Andrew Morisch notified us of the passing of his father on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Robert retired from the Omaha Works on 9/1/2000 with over 37 years of service.

Robert F. Morisch
7/5/1944 – 12/29/2018
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Helen Morisch; sister, Jean Bower. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; son, Andrew (Elizabeth); grandchildren: Adrianna, Scarlett, Vivienne and Miles; sister, Kathy Semper (Fred); numerous nieces and nephews
Family will receive friends Wednesday, January 2nd from 5-7PM at West Center with VIGIL SERVICE at 7PM. Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, January 3rd, 10:30AM St. James Catholic Church
Interment: Calvary www.heafeyheafey.com/robert-f-morisch/

Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE 68124

Edie Riester posted the passing of Berdeena Chase on Facebook. Berdeena started her employment with Western Electric and left with a buyout from CommScope with close to 40 years of service.

Berdeena Chase
August 18, 1947 – December 27, 2018
Berdeena Chase, 71, of Carson, IA died on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Griswold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Griswold, IA.

Berdeena is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Merlin Telkamp; sister, Verola Snyder.

Berdeena is survived by her husband of 49 years, David Chase; sons Shawn Chase, his wife Shannon and their children Ashlyn and Aidan of Waukee, IA, and Shane Chase, his children Leighton and Landon Chase and their mother Katie Chase of Omaha, NE; sister, Glennice Shay and her husband, Gary of Chaska, MN; brother, Marlin Telkamp and his wife, Geri of Watertown, S.D.; other relatives and a host of special friends.

Berdeena Lucille Telkamp, one of five children of Glenn and Harriett (Staples) Telkamp was born on August 18, 1947 in Brookings, South Dakota. She received her education from Brookings schools graduating in 1965. On December 24, 1969 she married David Chase in Council Bluffs. The couple was blessed with two sons, Shawn Kelly and Shane Matthew. The couple made their home in Carson. She worked for almost 40 years for Western Electric.

Berdeena enjoyed reading, flower gardening, attending her kids and grandkids sports activities, and spending time with her family.

Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Loess Hills Funeral and Cremation Center in Carson, IA with Reverend Michael Slininger officiating.
Visitation with the family present will be held two hours prior to the service beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019.
Memorials: Carson Fire and Rescue



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Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of Charles Palensky. Charlie retired from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1991 with over 30 years of service.
Charles E. Palensky
March 8, 1931 – December 24, 2018
Charles E. Palensky “Charlie” was born on the family farm outside of Prague, Nebraska, to Charles L. Palensky and Anna P. (Svoboda) on March 8, 1931. He enjoyed his childhood with 2 brothers and his sister, Geraldine. He graduated from Prague High School and later began working as a mechanic/gas station attendant in Schuyler. He met his wife of 66 years, Susan on a blind date. They waltzed into each other’s hearts and were engaged on May 5, 1952. Charlie and Susan were married shortly after on November 15th of the same year. From their loving relationship they had 2 children, Charles Jr. and Becky (Mount). As an employee of Western Electric for over 30 years, Charlie provided a wonderful home for his wife and family. After raising their children, Charlie and Susan provided loving care for all five of their grandchildren. Charlie had a heart of gold, and could always be found in the bleachers cheering on his grandchildren at all their sporting events, and even dance recitals.

The family would like to thank the exceptional staff at the Josie Harper Hospice House and CHI Hospice for making Dad’s final days comfortable and peaceful.

He was preceded in death by wife of 66 years, Susan Palensky; Charlie is survived by: Son Charlie Palensky; Daughter Becky (Brad) Mount; Grandchildren: Josh, Jerad, Zach, Jessie, Kayci; 5 Great Grandchildren; Sister Geraldine Vanek; many other relatives and friends.

Visitation: Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 from 1-3:00pm, with a rosary at 2:30pm, all at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel).

Funeral Mass: Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at 10:30am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (5801 Oak Hills Dr.)

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery

Memorials to the Nebraska Alzheimer’s Assoc., which was very special to Charlie, for all the years he took care of his wife Susan.
BRAMAN MORTUARY
(Southwest Chapel)
6505 S. 144th St. Omaha, NE
402-895-3400

Gary Shaw notified us of the passing of Donald A. Mueller. Don was a supervisor in the cable plant and retired on 10/31/1988.
Donald Arthur Mueller
February 24, 1934 – December 24, 2018
Donald Arthur Mueller, age 84 passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018. Donald was born February 24,1934 in Plymouth, Nebraska. Don was a supervisor for Western Electric / AT & T. He also was a member of the Gretna Legion Post 216.

Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lillie Mueller, his wife Ruby, his brothers, Leonard, Maurice and sister Marjorie.

Survived by son, Craig Mueller and his fiancé Lynn Wood.

Funeral Service will be at Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:00 am with a visitation 1 hour prior to service. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln, NE www.lincolnfh.com

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Gary Sinise Foundation.

An interment for Donald will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68512.
Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery
6700 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE

Jim Mantich notified us of the passing of Gary A. Lueders. Gary worked on the insulating lines on second shift in the cable plant. He retired from the Omaha Works on 9/23/2000 with 37 years of service.
Gary A. Lueders
November 13, 1940 – December 20, 2018
Gary A. Lueders November 13, 1940 – December 20, 2018 Long time employee of Western Electric. Preceded in death by wife Peggy; parents; brother; and sister. Survived by children: Carrie Emerson, Steve (Michelle) Lueders, Shawn (Jean) Lueders, and Sherry (Ken)Kammerer; step-children: Steve (Cindy) Szynskie, Mike (Deb) Szynskie, Tim (Teresa) Szynskie, and Tom (Vanessa) Szynskie; 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers: Keith (Annabelle) Lueders, and Ron Lueders. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, Dec. 28, 1pm, Kahler-Dolce Mortuary. Inurnment: Calavary Cemetery.
Kahler-Dolce Mortuary
441 North Washington Street
Papillion, NE

Kathy Swedberg notified us of the passing of Lois. Lois retired from the Omaha Works on 7/20/1996. Lois worked in the data center on the LL.
REMEMBERING
Lois Jean Story
Story, Lois Jean
March 10, 1940 – December 13, 2018
Lois Jean Story, age 78, of Omaha, Nebraska passed away on Thursday December 13, 2018. Lois was born March 10, 1940. She is survived by siblings; Dick (Denise) Story, Jan (Stephen) Epperson, Ellen “Rosie” Dudley, Special friend Jean Johnson, many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, December 17 from 6-8 pm with
Vigil Service Rosery at 7 pm December 17 all at Crosby Colonial Chapel 11902 W Center Rd
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, December 18 at 10:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic Church 5419 N. 114th St Omaha.
Interment will be December 18 at the Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials to the family. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/lois-story-8087941
Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home
11902 W Center Rd
Omaha, Nebraska 68144
402-333-7200

Rays passing was posted on Facebook by his daughter.
Raymond K. Swartz
Swartz, Raymond K.

Raymond Kenneth Swartz was born on February 6, 1947 in Buffalo, New York to Raymond and Jennie Swartz. He grew up in Buffalo and attended the State University of New York in 1969, graduating with an electrical engineering degree. In 1978, he attended Iowa State University and received a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. Later in life, he also took executive management training at Princeton University. While in high school, he met the love of his life, Faith Dodson; they were married on January 18, 1969. At the time of his passing, Ray and Faith were just five weeks short of celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Ray had more than forty years of leadership experience covering Operations, Product Management, R&D, Sales, and served as President & General Manager of a global company with facilities located in Asia, Europe, and South America. After retirement, Ray focused on consulting services to institutions by providing mentoring to senior leaders. He partnered with some of the most renowned global experts in the field of corporate leadership development. Ray provided consulting services to companies/organizations such as Molex, ComScope, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also partnered with the Univ. of Nebraska and the Univ. of Washington in providing operational leadership consulting services. Ray had five patents registered with the U.S. Government for engineering designs.

While Ray obtained a great deal in his professional life, he would say his greatest achievement was his close-knit family. He loved his wife and children with his whole heart. Ray and Faith have two daughters, Renee and Tammy, of whom he was extremely proud. They then welcomed two sons-in-law, Jason and Henri, whom Ray loved and supported as if they were his own. The most happiness came from his six grandchildren. Ray had a highly personal relationship with each one of his grandchildren. All the kids called Ray “Papa.” The gift of music was a very big part of his life, too. A classically trained pianist, his first job was playing a pipe organ. That love of music continued with him to the end of his life. Active in Rejoice! Lutheran Church, he played the keyboard on Sundays until a year ago. He also led the Senior Choir for many years. At home, work, church, the baseball field, or on the golf course, he was so fun to be around. All his friends say he was the best.

Ray’s passing was peaceful, and his entire family was by his side. He suffered from MDS/Leukemia and died from complications of pneumonia. His doctors became his friends and we know he would want to thank Drs. Stefano Tarantolo and Ed Taylor.

Ray is survived by wife, Faith; daughter, Reneé Black (Jason); daughter, Tammy Jung (Henri); grandchildren: Tanner and Avery Black, Whitney, Aaron, Meredith and Ryan Jung.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 13th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Friday, Dec. 14th at 11am at Rejoice Lutheran Church, 2556 S. 138th St. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Rejoice Lutheran Church or may be directed to the family.
https://heafeyheafey.com/raymond-k-swartz/
Heafey Hoffmann Dwork Cutler
Mortuaries & Creamatory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, NE

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of John J. Vukovic from a post on the AT&T Facebook page. John started to work for the Omaha Works on 6/12/1995. We have no record of when he retired or took a buyout from CommScope.
John J. Vukovic
Vukovic, John J.

June 22, 1946 – December 8, 2018 – 72
Survived by wife Elizabeth; children Michael Utter and Cpt. Geoffrey Utter; sisters Judy Stibor and Mary Ann Pilus; 9 stepchildren; many other loving relatives
Visitation Schedule; Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel, 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE, Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:00am
Memorial Service, Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel, 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE, Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00am
Memorial Contributions, Alcoholics Anonymous, c/o: 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE 68117
Nebraska Humane Society, c/o: 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE
www.klsfuneralhome.com/services.asp?locid=1&page=odetail&id=2027#.XA6k3HRKiM8
Korisko Larkin Staskiewic
Funeral Home Chapel
Omaha, NE 68117

Gene Bielenberg notified us by way of Dick Scott, he passed the message to Gene’s daughter Kim and Gene notified us. Jack retired from the Omaha Works on on 2/21/1999 with a little over 40 years of service. I want to tell you no one knows everyone from the works and if you know of someones passing just send an email and notify us. Thank You
Raymond’s passing was posted on Facebook by his daughter this afternoon and I was notified then of his passing. Ray retired from the Omaha Works on 12/31/2004.
Paul “Jack” GUHL
Guhl, Paul “Jack”
December 15, 1936 – December 6, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Viola Guhl; sister, Barbara Guhl. Survived by wife, Darlene; children, Paula (Scott) Budoff; John (Patty) Guhl; Ken (Brenda) Guhl; grandchildren, Jeff (Michaela) Aldredge, Jennifer Aldredge, Chad (Teri) Wiebers, Jenna (Nick) Hadaway, Shelby (Shane) Zeller, Eric, Alexis, Haley, Kendall and Jackson Guhl; great-grandchildren, Nico and Camden Aldredge, Tyler and Jacob Aldredge, Shealie, Cohen, Kolsen, Abram Wiebers, Hayes and Bowen Hadaway.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 11am, at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. Please join us for lunch at the Masonic Lodge 225 at 2424 S 135st Omaha, NE 68144. PRIVATE INURNMENT.
www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/paul-guhl-8079577
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE 68106

Very Late Obituary Notice
Manuel Delgadillo notified me that a friend of his Douglas C. Arnburg that worked at the plant had passed away in 2015 and he wanted to let Doug’s friends know of his passing. Doug worked at the plant for 30 plus years and took the last buyout from Commscope.
Douglas C. Arnburg
Arnburg, Douglas C.

September 4, 1950 – July 28, 2015
Doug is survived by his sister Paulette Schaaf of Minneapolis, MN.
Doug loved learning and was always taking classes at UNO and Creighton University. He stated a number of times that he thought he might be a professional student. There was no service when Doug passed and he was buried at Fort Snelling, MN.

This afternoon I received an email from Shirley Ingram asking if anyone had contacted me about the passing of Norman Schuttler. I told her no and asked if it was in the OWH and what funeral home handled the service. Norman’s service was this morning at 10 am and this now becomes a late notice I am sending. Norman worked 36 plus years at the Omaha Works as a toolmaker retiring on 3/3/1997.
Norman R. Schuttler
Schuttler, Norman R.

April 21, 1934 – November 29, 2018
Norman Robert Schuttler sometimes referred to as “Storman Norman” was preceded in death by his father and mother Louis and Louise Schuttler and brother Donald Schuttler. He is survived by his sister Mary Lou, sister-in-law Berniece, nephews Gregory (Robin) and Stephen Schuttler. Children Robert Fickler, Karen (Alan) Radda, Linda (Randy) Ingram, Troy (Becca) Klimek. 10 grandchildren: Ashley, Tammy, Alan Jr, Adam, Megan, Amber, Kevin, Kaitlyn, Landin and Alex and one great- grandchild, Kaia.

Norman grew up on a farm in Rippey, Iowa. He worked on the farm until he went into the Army where he served in the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge as a Specialist 3rd class. After his service to his country, he did odd jobs around Iowa until the time decided to go back to school. He attended Boone Community College and then The University of Iowa where he earned his degree in engineering.

How did Norman move from the farm in Iowa to Nebraska? One day Norman and his brother Donald were bringing cattle to the stockyards and somehow they got lost (those farm boys). They ended up out in West Omaha, on “L” Street, near Western Electric. Norman told his brother “I’m going to come back and get a job there.” That is exactly what he did. Norman first rented a room at 7785 Maywood Street in Ralston and then in May 1967 he bought a home in Ralston where he lived for over 50 years. It wasn’t the house however that got his attention but that he could build a nice BIG garage in the back.

When he first stared at the company it was Western Electric, next it became AT&T and then another name change to Lucent Technologies under which he retired. Norman worked his entire career there which was 36 year and 5 months. Most of Norman’s work there was spent as a tool maker.

When it came to marriage Norman wanted to find just the right person to marry. This took Norman until he was 72 years old, but he finally found that person in Carol. They were married on September 27, 2006 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

Norman was a member of the Midwest Car Club, Classic Chevy Club, American Legion Post # 373 in Ralston and the Future Farmers of America. He was also a member of Master Mason of the Papillion Lodge #39 for over 60 years.

Norman had a love for all cars or really anything on wheels. He was a great NASCAR fan and his favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He also loved restoring old cars to their original form. The first car he restored was 1926 Model T Touring car. He then brought home a 1971 Chevy Big Block pickup. Carol wanted to know what he was going to do with such a rusted out old truck. When Norman completed the restoration, the truck was beautiful. When he would take the truck out for a drive, people would always comment on it, or on occasion they would follow him home asking if he wanted to sell it. Next came the 1937 Chevy Coup, which he beautifully restored to original condition. Norman also loved going to car tours and talking with the other owners about their cars.

MEMORIALS:
RALSTON UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
7638 Maywood St
Ralston, NE 68127

VISITATION: Tuesday, December 4, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128

SERVICE: Wednesday, December 5, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ralston United Church of Christ
7638 Maywood St
Ralston, NE 68127

Interment to take place in Grand Junction, IA at the Grand Junction Cemetery at 3:00 PM
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128

Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of Richard “Dick” Stevens. Dick worked in the cable plant as a stander operator and retired when he was in the inspection cool room. Gerald said that Dick was out shoveling snow on Sunday and had a heart attack
Richard “Dick” J. Stevens
Richard J. “Dick” Stevens, 78

November 29, 1940 – December 2, 2018
Retired employee of Western Electric.
Preceded in death by parents Herbert and Margaret Stevens.
Survived by wife Roberta “Bobbie”; daughters Kathy (Dave) McCandless, Laurie Stevens and Jeanine Buresh; sons Rick and Ron Stevens; grandchildren Dan and Michelle McCandless, Jonathan and Jessi Buresh, Stephanie and Maggie Stevens; great-grandchildren Bailey, Kael, Presley and Raelynn; sisters Janet Pope, Karen Schreiber, Marcia Halac, Gayle Moore and Andi Baratta; brothers Gary, Ken and Mark Stevens; sister-in-law Tina Mona and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation; Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel, 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4:00 – 8:00pm.
Vigil Service; Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Chapel; 5108 F Street
Omaha, NE, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:00pm.
Mass of Christian Burial, St. Peter Catholic Church, 2706 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE, Friday, December 7, 2018, 10:00am.
www.klsfuneralhome.com/services.asp?page=odetail&id=2024&locid=0#.XAaly2hKiM8
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 “F” Street
Omaha, NE

Clarion “Rock” Haynes, Jr.
November 26, 2018

10/20/1941 – 11/21/2018
Clarion, or Rock as he was always known, was born October 20, 1941, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Clarion (C.O.) and Frances Haynes. He was very active in Boy Scouts as a youth and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1955. From there, he graduated to an Explorer Post, where he was one of the last to earn the coveted Silver Award in Boy Scouts.
Rock graduated from Benson High School in 1959 and worked for Western Electric (part of AT&T) from 1960 to 1977. He married the love of his life, Wanda Lou Striker, on July 4th, 1964, and together they had three children: Jody, Dawn, and Kyle.
In 1977, Rock relocated his family to West Point, Nebraska, to more formally pursue his interest in photography, by purchasing the local studio. As the proprietor of Haynes Portrait Gallery for the next 20 years, Rock specialized in senior portraits, weddings, and family photography. However, he also had a keen interest in wildlife and landscape photography, and he planned annual family vacations to various parts of the country in part to expand his nature photographic palette.
Within two months of moving to West Point, the local scoutmaster quit. Rock took over and remained the Scoutmaster of Troop 165 for the next 20 years, and both Jody and Kyle earned Eagle Scout under his leadership. He also led the troop on eight High Adventures, covering the entire U.S.
Rock earned his Wood Badge beads, served on Wood Badge staff, and was awarded the highest honor a Council can bestow on a volunteer—the Silver Beaver Award—in 1984. He also served as the District Roundtable Commissioner for four years, District Advancement Chairman for ten years, and District Training Chair for six years.
Rock also participated in the BSA College of Commissioner Science education program. Over a five year period, he earned his Bachelor, Masters, and ultimately his Doctorate of Commissioner Science degree—which included writing a thesis and passing his orals.
Besides donating his time to Scouts, Rock was also dedicated to his family. He and Wanda were married for 54 years, and he was extremely proud of all three of his children.
Rock also enjoyed travel and was fortunate enough to have visited all 50 states, Mexico, and a majority of the Canadian provinces. He was also able to do a number of cruises, including Alaska and a number of islands in the Caribbean. His ultimate goal was to make it to Australia. Although he never did, he lived a rich and full life, helping to shape the lives of many boys into men and leaving behind a legacy of children and two beautiful grandchildren, Krystal and Cherri-Anna.
Clarion “Rock” Haynes is preceded in death by his Brother: Charles Haynes; He is survived by his Wife of 54 years: Wanda; Children: Jody Haynes, Dawn Haynes, Kyle Haynes; Grandchildren: Krystal Briggs, Cherri-Anna Haynes; Sister: Arlene Haynes.
Visitation Sunday 4:00 – 6:00 PM; Service 10:00 AM Monday, November 26, 2018 all at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska; Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska. Memorials to Boy Scouts of America. www.roedermortuary.com/clarion-rock-haynes-jr
Roeder Mortuary
2727 n. 108th Street
Omaha, NE

Byron W. Bruning
Bruning, Byron W.

Age 74 Treynor, IA.
Preceded in death by his parents; and brother Barton Bruning. Byron is survived by his sons, Ryan Bruning, and Jonas Bruning (Trudy Hodges); significant other Marcy Dergan; brother Burnel Bruning; grandchildren, Abigail, Katie, Olivia, Kaleb, Mason, Jonny, Zach, and Deidre; longtime friend Lana Bruning; a host of other family and friends. FUNERAL SERVICE: 1pm Monday at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. VISITATION will be during the hour prior to the Service. Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Treynor Fire and Rescue, or St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund. www.hoyfuneral.com
HOY – KILNOSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 N. 16th St.
Council Bluffs IA 51501
712-256-9988

Ronald Allen Schmidt
Schmidt, Ronald Allen

Mar 19, 1946 – Nov 19, 2018
Ron, age 72, passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family with his dog LuLu by his side. Ron is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruby; son, Ronald Allan Schmidt II (Shelly); daughter, Wendy Trench; daughter, Sandra Bowman (Loren); son, Scott Schmidt (Chris); daughter, Loretta Gray (Curt); daughter, Patti Sorensen (David); 13 grandchildren and 8 ½ great-grandchildren. Ron’s wife and kids were the greatest loves of his life. His affection for Ruby was visible and obvious. Every conversation included talk about his kids or grandkids. Family meant everything to Ron. His second love was auctions. If there was an auction to be found, Ron knew about it, talked about it, or was there. He was a collector of toys, tools or any random $1 box of junk. His wife and kids were often willing participants (or not) at the auction house. His countless treasures will tell stories for generations to come. Ron also had a strong faith in the Bible and the promise of a resurrection. He made many lifelong friends in the truth and will be remembered by all as an excellent speaker and brother. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Pathways to Compassion team for their loving care and support during his final days. We cannot measure our gratitude to “The Auction Mill” for the joy they brought to dad and the memories we will carry because of his time spent with the auction family. Ruby and the kids will accept visitors and friends on Monday, November 26th, from 2-5pm at “The Auction Mill” (Of course!), 1528 North Saddle Creek Road, Omaha, NE 68104. Memorials to Pathways to Compassion in honor of Ronald Schmidt. 287 North 115th Street, Omaha, NE 68154.
The Auction Mill
1528 North Saddle Creek Road
Omaha, NE

Harold Dean Johnson
Johnson, Harold D.

29 Oct 1940 – 20 Nov 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Melvin and Suzanne Johnson; son, Mark Johnson.
Survived by wife, Carol Johnson; son, Bryan (Denise) Johnson of Appleton, Wisc; step daughter, Donna (Robert) Hailey Lozano of San Antonio, Tx; step son, David (Susan) Hailey of San Antonio, Tx; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Rosemary (Marlin) Frahm of Omaha; daughter in law, Sandy Johnson of Omaha.
Visitation: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Friday, November 23, 2018, John A. Gentleman Mortuaries – 72nd Street Chapel, 1010 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114.
Services: 10 A. M., Saturday, November 24, 2018, John A. Gentleman Mortuaries – 72nd Street Chapel, 1010 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114.
Interment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 7710 W. Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124.
https://www.johnagentleman.com/obituaries/Harold-Dean-Johnson?obId=3762490#/obituaryInfo
John A. Gentleman
Mortuaries & Crematory
72nd Street Chapel
1010 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Gary L. Mintken
Mintken, Gary L.

5/6/1940 – 11/15/2018
Age 78 years of Omaha
Gary retired from Avaya after 43 years of service. He was preceded in death by daughter Dawn Pollreis, brother Stanley Mintken, infant twin brother Larry Mintken.
Gary is survived by his Wife of 55 years, Joyce Mintken; Daughter Melanie (Steve) Lozano; Son-in-law Daniel Pollreis; Grandchildren: Ashley Meyer, Jake & Jordan Lozano, Noah & Colby Pollreis; Great Grandsons Gage & Kane Meyer; Siblings: Cindy (Dan) Schaulis, Richard (Genie) Mintken, Donna (Greg) Reeson, Judy Zimmerman; Many other relatives & friends.
Visitation: Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 from 6-8:00pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Celebration of Gary’s Life: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at 10:30am at Divine Shepard Lutheran Church (150 & Q St.)
Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery
www.bramanmortuary.com/obituaries/Gary-Mintken?obId=3572057#/obituaryInfo
BRAMAN MORTUARY
(Southwest Chapel)
6505 S. 144th St. Omaha, NE
402-895-3400

Cindi Kerns notified us of the passing of Betty Drews of Fremont, NE. Bettry retired from the Omaha Works on 12/3/1991 and very active in the community.
Betty E. Drews
Drews, Betty E.

January 17, 1934 – November 07, 2018
Betty E. Drews, 84 years, of Fremont, Nebraska died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Methodist Fremont Health in Fremont. Betty was born January 17, 1934 in Culverton, Georgia to Eddie and Thelma (Hadden) Johnson.
She grew up in Tifton, Georgia and was a 1951 graduate of Tifton High School. Betty married Leo Drews on December 11, 1955 in Pitts, Georgia. They moved to Fremont and she was employed by Western Electric/Lucent Technologies in Omaha, retiring from there in 1991. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, Telephone Pioneers of America, Friday Night Follies Bowling League, Tuesday Night Women’s Golf League at Whitetail Run and Fremont Airboat Club Women’s Auxiliary and served as a past president.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Leo Drews of Fremont; sons, Doug (Cindi Kern) Drews and David (Kathleen) Drews all of Fremont; daughter, Sherri (Scott) Johannesen of Fremont; son-in-law, Tom Barton of Surprise, Arizona; brothers, Tommy (Sandra) Johnson of Tifton; sister-in-law, Carol Johnson of Tifton; fourteen grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lisa Barton; and brothers, Johnny, Roy, Charles and Billy Johnson.
Funeral Service, 10:30 A.M., Monday, November 12, 2018 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Vicar Shari Schwedhelm will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends will be Sunday from 5 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home and again Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be directed to the family for a charity yet to be determined. www.mosermemorialchapels.com
Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N. Somers Avenue
Fremont, NE 68025
402-721-4490

John Symonsbergen notified us of the passing of Gary L. Stott. Gary worked in the MCO shop at the Omaha Works and retired on 6/4/1998. Gary passing away in a tragic car wreck south of Gretna near the Nebraska Crossing Outlets on November 6.
Gary L. Stott
Stott, Gary L.

June 5, 1942 – November 6, 2018
Gary is survived by his wife Karen, and his sisters Joleen, Sharon, and Bette.
PLEASE NO FLOWERS
MEMORIALS: TO THE FAMILY IN LIEU OF FLOWERS
GRAVESIDE: Monday, November 12, 2018, 10:30 AM
St John Cemetery, 7506 S 36th St., Bellevue, NE
www.bethanyfuneralhome.com
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison St.
La Vista, NE 68128
Phone: (402) 593-6100

Ken Olsen notified us of the passing of Delores “Dee” Ann Hansen. Dee worked in 30 bldg. and retired from the Omaha Works on 5/10/1996.
Delores Ann Hansen
Hansen, Delores Ann

Age 87 Bennington, NE.
Died on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Ridgewood Assisted Living in Bennington.
She is survived by her husband, Harlan; daughters: Rosetta (Tim) Roll, Mary (Bill) Smith, Agnes Neal, Janice (Larry) Saunders, and Karen Campfield; son, Tim Hansen; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Agatha Horvatich, and Lucille Schram; and brothers, Bill, Marty, Larry and Tony Smith. Preceded in death by her parents, Matthias and Mary Smith; daughter Regina Hansen; son Ted Hansen; son-in-law Kerry Campfield; sisters, Julie Keller, Rita Hansen and Teri Wildhagen; and brothers, Frances, John and Peter Smith. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10:30 am Tuesday, October 30, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elkhorn, with Rev. Gary Ostrander officiating. Burial to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Elkhorn. VISITATION: 6-8pm, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Monday, October 29, with PRAYER SERVICE at 7pm. Memorials can be made in her name and will be designated later. www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple
Elkhorn, NE
402-289-2222

Vern Larson and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Eugene “Nick” 0. Nicklson. “Nick” retired from the Omaha Works on 5/5/2000.
Eugene O. “Nick” Nicholson
Nicholson, Eugene O. “Nick”

79 of Fremont
April 25, 1939 – October 26, 2018
Passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont.
Nick was born in Austin, MN to Norman and Mildred (Haney) Nicholson. He came to Fremont in 1946 and worked at Lucent Technologies in Omaha, until retiring in 2001. He married Patricia (Bauers) on December 6, 1959 in Fremont. They wintered in Sun City Arizona for many years. Nick loved to fly his plane and to build model trains.
Survived by wife, Patricia Nicholson of Fremont; sons, Paul (Diane) Nicholson of Omaha and David Nicholson of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Ronald (Marsha) Nicholson of Sutton, NE and grandchildren, William Nicholson and Valerie (Bradley) Moran all of Omaha.
No services are planned at this time. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, MN at a later date.
Nick was preceded in death by parents and brother Robert Nicholson.
Online condolences may be left at: www.mosermemorialchapels.com
Moser Memorial Chapel,
2170 N. Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025
402-721-4490

George Parkerson and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of John Joseph Pleskac. John retired from the Omaha Works on 1/13/1996.
John Joseph Pleskac
Pleskac, John Joseph

Feb 16, 1942 – Oct 25, 2018
Preceded in death by son, John Russell Pleskac. Survived by wife, Marilyn; daughters, Lisa Pravecek (Jeff) and Shari Barrios (Gregg); 14 grandchildren; sisters, Betty Barry and Joan Juranek; brother, Val; nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 28th from 4pm to 6pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Dr., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, October 29th at 10:30am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, 2pm at St. Mary Cemetery in Linwood, NE. Memorials to St. John Vianney Catholic Church or Schuyler Benedictine Mission House. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER,
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Mary Ellen Mackenzie notified us of the passing of William Pokorny. William retired from the Omaha Works on 11/15/1991.
William O. Pokorny
Pokorny, William O.
Dec 9, 1934 – Oct 14, 20
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William passed away with his family by his side in Bellevue, NE. on October 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bessie Pokorny; siblings, George Pokorny and Georgia Slama; infant daughters, Diane, Jean Marie and JoAnn. He is survived by his faithful wife, Dorothy M. (Codr) Pokorny; children, Duane (Kathy) and Kenneth (Gina) Pokorny. VISITATION: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 5-8pm, at Bethany Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 10:30am, at Bethany Funeral Home. GRAVESIDE SERVICE to follow in David City at the Appleton Cemetery, 3pm. www.bethanyfuneralhome.com
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128
402-593-6100

Rose and Vern Larson notified us of the passing of Susan Amato. She retired from the Omaha Works on 1/31/2004.
Susan M. Amato
Amato, Susan M.

August 26, 1950 – October 10, 2018
Preceded in death by husband, Joseph, and son, Anthony. Survived by sons, Mike (Chris) and Jeff (Angela); six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Judy; brothers, Terry (Vickie) and Jim (Bonnie); many nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: Saturday, October 13th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with reception to follow. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, October 15th at 12noon at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
Heafey-Hoffmann
Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries
Mortuaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE 68124

We were notified of Alberta Brown’s passing from a post on the AT&T Facebook page by Ethel Stennis – Mickel. Ethel said that Alberta was living in Bastrop, LA when she passed.
Alberta (Brown) Clark
OCTOBER 4, 1944 ~ OCTOBER 9, 2018 (AGE 74)
Obituary – No further details are available
Visitation – Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM William Drive Church Of Chirst 402 William Dr Bastrop, LA
Celebration of Life – Saturday October 13, 2018 1:00 PM William Drive Church Of Chirst 402 William Dr Bastrop, LA
Interment Following Funeral Service – Saturday October 13, 2018 H.V.Adam Cemetery 1 Kmell Street Bastrop, LA www.tennantmortuary.com/notices/MrsAlberta-BrownClark
Tennant Mortuary
1423 E Madison Ave
Bastrop, LA 71220

We were informed by a good friend that Dan didn’t wish to have a photo or memorial service, but wanted his friends to have a Celebration of Life at a later date. When a time, date and place is announced I will forward that information. The family will have a private family service for Dan per his wishes.
Daniel W. Lubash,
Lubash, Daniel W. Jul 25, 1949 – Oct 6, 2018 Preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Margaret; and brother Michael Lubash. Survived by wife Penny; daughter, Jennifer (Dan) Hendrix; son Jeff Lubash; granddaughters, Jessica, Sophie and Ella; brothers, Richard and Terry Lubash; and sister Roxanne Lubash. SERVICES PENDING www.klsfuneralhome.com
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St.
Omaha, NE
402-731-1234

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Evelyn Winters from a post on Facebook.
Evelyn M. Winters
Winters, Evelyn M.
Mar 10, 1936 – Oct 3, 2018
Evelyn passed away on October 3, 2018 at the age of 82 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth and John Pier.
She is survived by her children Mike Winters, Tammy (Jerry) Seffron, and Bob (Jean) Winters; grandchildren Jerry, Randy, and Michela; and 3 great-grandchildren.
VISITATION: Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 5-7pm, at Bethany Funeral Home. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Monday, October 8, 2018, at 10am at Bethany Funeral Home. The family requests casual attire be worn to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Brookestone Village. www.bethanyfuneralhome.com
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
8201 Harrison St.
La Vista, NE 68128
402-593-6100

I received this notice from Everett Peterson’s wife, Frieda. Everett H Peterson 3-1-1937 / 8-16-2018 See his funeral Announcement at http://burmeisterjohannsen.com/3534/everett-harley-peterson-august-16-2018/
Everett worked at Western Electric for 36 yrs, retired from Lucent in 2002,we are planning a get together in the near future at the old Union Hall. He was very involved in the Union even after his Retirement, traveling to Washington D C a couple of times at his own expense to be informed with what was going on and stayed in touch with lots his friends.
Everett Harley Peterson
March 1, 1937 – August 16, 2018
Age 81
THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION
A PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD
SURVIVORS
Wife – Frieda Peterson of Oakland, IA
2 Daughters – Rosina Peterson of Council Bluffs, IA
Peggy (Robert) Engle of Treynor, IA
3 Sons – Mike (Jackie) Peterson of Logan, IA
Steve Peterson of Rancho Cordova, CA
Mark Peterson of Oakland, IA
3 Brothers – Dr. Robert “Buzz” Peterson of Norton, KS
Dr. Paul S. (Alice) Peterson of Carmichael, CA
Dean Peterson of Harlan, IA
5 Grandsons
Other Relatives & Friends
Everett Harley Peterson, the son of William Harley and Eldora Anna (Struve) Peterson, was born in rural Harlan, Iowa, on March 1, 1937. He attended country school at Rabbit Hollow, and graduated from Harlan High School in 1955. From 1955-57, Everett helped his father on the family farm. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1957-1961.

On August 16, 1960, Everett married Frieda Herta Schörner in Oberkotzau, Germany. The couple returned to Harlan in 1961 to farm northeast of town, where they raised hogs and helped Everett’s parents farm the family land. He also helped other family members in the area, as well as having other employment. Everett then began working for Western Electric in Millard, Nebraska; he remained in this job for 36 years. In the fall of 1970, Everett and Frieda moved to an 80-acre farm outside of McClelland, Iowa, where Everett continued to farm, raise hogs and cattle, and work at Western Electric. They moved to Oakland, Iowa, in the fall of 1992.

While living in Harlan, Everett had been a member of First Baptist Church. An avid John Deere collector, he loved to attend farm auctions and antique tractor and engine shows. He also enjoyed fishing in Minnesota. Everett only purchased Chevy trucks, and they were almost always blue in color. With a toothpick, hat, tire gauge, and pocket knife, Everett was truly ready for anything.

Everett H. Peterson died on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He had reached the age of 81 years, 5 months, and 15 days.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents, and two infant granddaughters, Faith and Hope Engle. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frieda Peterson of Oakland, Iowa; two daughters, Rosina Peterson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Peggy (Robert) Engle of Treynor, Iowa; three sons, Mike (Jackie) Peterson of Logan, Iowa, Steve Peterson of Rancho Cordova, California, and Mark Peterson of Oakland, Iowa; three brothers, Dr. Robert “Buzz” Peterson of Norton, Kansas, Dr. Paul S. (Alice) Peterson of Carmichael, California, and Dean Peterson of Harlan, Iowa; five grandsons; and other relatives and friends.

A private graveside service was held on Monday, August 20, 2018, at the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Iowa. Pastor William Caughey of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oakland, Iowa, officiated The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA

George Parkerson saw the passing of Betty Evan on Facebook this afternoon and notified us of her passing. Betty’s service was this Saturday morning at 10:00 am. Betty retired on 10/31/1988.
Emma E. “Betty” Evans
Evans, Emma E. “Betty”

11/10/1931 – 9/26/2018
Age 86 years of Omaha
Emma (Betty) Evans entered into rest on September 26, 2018. She felt comfort to be reunited with Michael her son, and Don her husband.

Betty was born on November 10, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated in 1950 at Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs. She married Don Evans on February 24, 1951.

They lived several places due to Military life and finally settled in Millard, Ne. She had two children, Michael and Teresa Evans. Her first love was to raise her children until they were in school, then became a keypunch operator at Western Electric. She retired from AT&T of Omaha, in 1988.

She kept busy helping with the grandchildren when needed and spent time at their favorite summer house on the riverbank near Niobrara with several family and friends. We had special memorable moments with them there.

As she and dad got older the house became too much and they sold the property. They continued to be very involved with their children, and grandchildren and gave herself unselfishly to them all. She was the most giving, family- oriented person I know.

Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Elizabeth Kaufman; son, Michael Evans; brothers, Robert Kaufman, Bill Kaufman, John Kaufman, sister, Ruth Mahan.

Survived by daughter and husband Teresa and Joseph Sharpnack, daughter-in-law Sherry Evans, all of Omaha. Sister Phyllis King, El Sobrante, CA. Sister-in-law Jacqueline Polan, MO. Emogene Kaufman, Marilyn Markovich, Boise, ID. Grandchildren, Stacy Beberniss, Nikole Kyhn, Ashley Bergmann, Amanda Moberg, Ryan Evans.
Father of Amanda and Ashley, Ron Moberg of Omaha. Greatgrandchildren, Austin Cornelius, Michaela Cornelius, Avery Kyhn, Michael Evans, Londyn Bergmann, Skylar Bergmann, Jaxon Bergmann, Charlotte Bergmann. Great Great Grandchild, Bryson Cornelius. Many Nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Celebration of Emma’s Life: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at 10:00am, with visitation one hour prior to the service, all at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)

Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery

BRAMAN MORTUARY
(Southwest Chapel)
6505 S. 144th St. Omaha, NE
402-895-3400

When searching the funeral homes last night I found the passing of Stephen Costello. At the Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler. As the funeral has taken place this is a late notice in remembrance of Steve. Steve retired with a little over 40 years of service.
Stephen T. Costello
Costello, Stephen T.

Dec 30, 1936 – Sep 20, 2018
Longtime Coach at Creighton Prep.
Preceded in death by parents, Helen and Edward Costello; brothers, Ed and Bill Costello; sister, Renee Costello. Survived by wife, Mariellen Costello; children: Timothy Costello, Michael Costello (Jeannie), Brian Costello, Mark Costello (Mary Ellen), Christopher Costello, and Colleen Doughty; sister, Rosemary Eastman (Jack); brother, Jim Costello; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 23rd from 2pm to 4pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 4pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, September 24th at 10am at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to Creighton Prep. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

George Parkerson and Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Joye Scott from a post on Facebook by Ethel Stennis – Mickel. Joye retired from the Omaha Works on 9/22/2000.
Joye Scott
Scott, Joye

September 21, 2018
Obituary
No further details are available
Visitation
Thursday 27 Sep
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Good Shepherd Funeral Home
4425 South 24th Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Graveside
Thursday 27 Sep
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Forest Lawn Cemetery
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68152

This yesterday when searching the funeral homes for the passing of Joye Scott, I found the passing of Johnnie Shambley at the Thomas Funeral Home. As the funeral has taken place this is a late notice in remembrance of Johnnie.
Johnnie Shambley
Shambley, Johnnie

September 9, 2018
OBITUARY
No further details are available
WAKE
Monday
September 17, 2018
6:00 PM
New Beginning Apostolic Church
FUNERAL SERVICE
Tuesday
September 18, 2018
11:00 AM
New Beginning Apostolic Church
Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68110

Linda Ohme notified us of the passing of James E. Lathrop. Linda noted that both Jim and his wife Kathie worked at the Omaha Works.
James E. Lathrop
Lathrop, James E.
Born July 19, 1958 Blair, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest September 11, 2018 Logan, Iowa
Remembering James E Lathrop, who passed away at the age of 60 in his home in Logan, Iowa. Jim is survived by Wife Kathie, their two children James and Thomas, his Parents Ted and Crystal, his brother Ted and Wife Terri, granddaughter Kaylana R. Borquez.
Jim was born in Blair, Nebraska on July 19th, 1958. He grew up in Omaha, where he met Kathie Jensen, whom he married and had two children, Thomas and James. He had a wild passion for antiques and a love for his city, neighbors and taking care of his family. In the spirit of that, Jim and Kathie moved to Logan, Iowa to raise their boys in the beautiful Loess Hills. Jim worked at the Logan Super Foods for more than 12 years, delivering smiles in the isles and groceries every Friday to those who couldn’t make it to the store. A man with a true heart of gold who never made any enemies, life’s too precious to make war. Jim loved rock music and could “school any of those eggheads” on Jeopardy. He was a husband, a father, a friend, a comedian, a carpenter, an electrician, a legend, and he will be sorely missed here on Earth. Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa. Graveside Service 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 17, 2018, Harris Grove Cemetery Logan, Iowa, Final Resting Place Harris Grove Cemetery Logan, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church in Logan following the graveside service. https://loganfuneralchapel.com
Logan Funeral Chapel
215 North 4th Avenue
Logan, Iowa .

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of George Edward Thiel.
George Edward Theil
Thiel, George Edward

Age 81 Murdock, NE.
Passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Syracuse, NE. He was born on August 2, 1937 to Albert Joseph and Mary (Tower) Thiel. He served in the US. Air Force. He was employed at Western Electric/AT&T Lucent technologies as a Machine Operator. Survivors include 4 sisters: Rose Towle, Margaret Cline, Joyce (Larry) Carnicle, and Chris (Rollie) Hill; sister-in-law Jean Thiel; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Thiel; and brother Albert Thiel. ROSARY SERVICE: 10am, with MEMORIAL MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL to follow at 10:45am, Thursday, September 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Elmwood, NE. Inurnment in Cemetery at Elmwood. VISITATION: Wednesday 1-7pm at Hammons Family Funeral Chapel, Weeping Water. Donations can be made to American Heart Assoc., or Elmwood Rescue Squad. www.hammonsfs.com
HAMMONS FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES
207 West H Street
Weeping Water, NE
402-267-5544

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Richard. Richard was a tool and die maker at the Omaha Works retiring on 7/6/1999 with 30 years of service.
Richard H. Geise
Geise, Richard H.

Oct 9, 1934 – Sep 11, 2018
Richard H. Geise, age83 , of Underwood, Iowa, passed away September 11, 2018 at his home.

Richard was born October 9, 1934 in Underwood to the late Fred A. and Hertha (Ruffner) Geise. He graduated from Underwood High School in 1953 and proudly served his country in the Army Reserves. Richard married Nancy Brown on November 17, 1957 in Council Bluffs. They were blessed with four children, Denise, Kevin, Kelly and Keith. Richard was a tool and die maker for AT&T/Lucent Technology for 30 years, retiring in 1999 and a farmer. He was a member of Underwood Lutheran Church and charter member of the Underwood Optimist Club.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by 2 infant sisters; brothers, Frederick and Kenneth Geise.

Richard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Geise; daughter, Denise (Tom) Shipp all of Underwood; sons, Kevin (Joan) Geise of Omaha, Kelly (Tracy) Geise of Lakeville, Minnesota, Keith (Heather) Geise of Blair, Nebraska; 9 grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Tiarks of Treynor, Iowa, Karen (Carroll) Olson of Minden, Iowa; aunts, Louise Geise of Council Bluffs, Irene Beauman of Ida Grove, Iowa; sister-in-law, Sandra Geise (Ken) Miller of Omaha; many nieces and nephews. VISITATION with the family, Sunday, 3-5pm, at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, 11am, at Underwood Lutheran Church. Interment: Fisher Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Underwood Lutheran Church. www.cutleroneill.com/obituaries/obituary-listings
CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA 712-322-7779

Darrel Sudduth, John Symonsberger and Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Ruthie. Ruthie retired on 2/8/1991 with thirty years of service.
Ruth J. Engler
ENGLER, Ruth J.

9/29/1933 ~ 9/10/2018
Retired from Western Electric after 30 years. Ruthie was 84 years of perpetual motion taking care of everyone and enjoying life with her family & friends.

Preceded in death by: Husband, Max A. Engler

Survived by: Children, Diane (Ken) Oster, Evonne (Craig) Joerz, Timothy Engler, Patrick (Bill) Engler, Tina Poole and Amy (Duane) Engler-Putz; Grandchildren, Andrea, Kenny, Kim, Mike, TJ, Brian, Josh, Jake, Ally, Valerie and 8 great-grandchildren; Brother, Myron (Marcia) Carkoski; Niece, Liane and Nephew, Todd.

VISITATION: Wednesday September 12, 2018 from 4-7:00PM at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:00AM at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church (3535 S.119th Street)

Memorials directed to Mary Our Queen Parish or Josie Harper Hospice House
Braman Mortuary & Cremation Service
Braman Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144th St.
Omaha, NE 68137

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Dale. Dale retired from the Omaha Works on 5/27/1991. Dale worked in the old GP Relay molding area.
Dale Plowman
Plowman, Dale

Age 78 Of Manley, NE.
Dale Plowman was born February 19, 1940, to Glenn and Blanche (Lamb) Plowman, in Omaha, Nebraska. He died September 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family, at the age of 78 years, 6 months, and 23 days

Dale married Marilyn Keckler on May 23, 1976, in Plattsmouth, Nebraska and to this union they raised 8 kids Mark, Dave, Lori, Julie, Tim Marie, Jody, and Marcie. Dale loved being outdoors, he love working with Flowers, Fishing in Minnesota, playing cards with family, and Racing, (many in the family caught that bug).

Dale is survived his wife Marilyn Plowman, and his children Mark Plowman; Dave and Cara Plowman; Lori Plowman; Julie Dillion; Tim and Mary Plowman; Marie Barrett; Jody and Rachel Plowman ; and Marcie and Steve Lafleur along with 25 grandkids; 5 great grandkids and 6 sisters Yvonne Reeves; Ruth Brown; Nancy and Willis Veldhulzen; Barb and John Scheltheiss; Linda and Clair Thorson; and Kathy Plowman; and 2 brothers Gale and Julliett Plowman; and Ray and Carolyn Plowman.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Blanche Plowman, his In-laws Herbert and Lorraine Keckler, and Glen and Bea Plowman; Ricard and Beth Plowman; John Reeves; Marily and Mel Barfield; Bruce Brown; and Rose Lamb.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Fusselman Allen Harvey funeral home 413 Elm Street, Louisville, Nebraska, with burial at Glendale Cemetery rural Louisville. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home, and the family will greet friends from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Condolences may be sent to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com

Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home
413 Elm Street,
Louisville, NE 68037 402-234-3985

Judy Coffey and Don Hanrahan notified us of her passing. Margaret retired from the Omaha Works on 3/25/1980. Judy mentioned that Margaret attended the pioneer LML ever year during her retirement years.
Margaret (Kirkner) Maurer,
Maurer, Margaret (Kirkner)

September 9, 2018
Age 94 years Preceded in death by husband, Robert; daughter, Janice. Survived by daughters, Judy (Glenn) Ruff, Joan (Kevin) Arburn; grandchildren, Scott, Kevin, Chrissy, Matt; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; granddogs, Boo and Roxie. Private Family Services. www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Westlawn Hillcrest funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE
402-556-2500

This is a late notice of the passing of Herbert Hickman. We were notified of Herb’s passing by Erv Fahrenkrug a former engineer that lived close to him in Colorado Springs, CO. He notified George and George forwarded his passing to me.
Herbert David Hickman
Hickman, Herbert (Herb) David

Herbert David Hickman was born November 14, 1930 to John Marion and Alta (Spencer) Hickman in Shattuck, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his wife Suzanne Hickman and his son David A. Hickman. Herbert is survived by his daughter Holli Locke, son James Andrew Hickman, granddaughter Amy Locke, grandson Matt Locke, great-grandson Jack Krause, great-granddaughters Kate Krause-Ferrell, Halie Krause and Lily Krause.

Herbert worked in the oil fields in Pampa, Texas when he decided to attend college. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in electrical engineering. After graduation, he took a position with Western Electric where he worked for 27 years in Omaha, Nebraska and New York. Mr. Hickman was successful in his career.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Tom Bosiljevac. He worked in 30 bldg QA. Tom retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/2001 with 43 years of service.
Thomas J. Bosiljevac
Bosiljevac, Thomas J.

Nov 24, 1938 – Sep 3, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Amelia; sister, Lorraine Guerra; wife, Lani; daughter, Jeanna. Survived by brother, Ron (Sandy); loving wife, Helen; children: Jennifer (Rob), Jason (Stacy), Heather (Ian), Sarah, Katie and Jessica; many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many dear family members and friends. Family will receive friends Friday, September 7th, from 4-7pm at West Center Chapel with WAKE SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, September 8th, 10:30am St. Bernard Catholic Church (3601 N. 65th Street). Private Interment. Memorials are suggested to St. Bernard Catholic Church or St. Pius X Catholic School. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Susan Dillinger and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Elidia “Lil” Arellano. Lil worked in production control and retired from the Omaha Works on 2/14/1992.
Elidia “Lil” Arellano
Arellano, Elidia “Lil”

Apr 21, 1937 – Aug 25, 2018
Preceded in death by husband, Richard “Rick.” Survived by sons, Rick Jr., and Tom; daughter, Rita; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Matt (Nancy) Nunez; Mike (Marietta) Nunez; sister, Margaret (Lyle) Sales; numerous nieces and nephews. VISITATION: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, 5-8pm, at Christ the King Lutheran Church 7308 S. 42nd St, Omaha, NE. FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, 10:30am, at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Interment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha. Memorials to be directed by the family. www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE 68106

Bob Burdett, George Parkerson and Vern Larson notified us of the passing of Nathaniel “Nate” Shaw. Nate retired from the Omaha Works on 1/13/1996.
Nathaniel Shaw
Shaw, Nathaniel

Nov 17, 1939 – Aug 24, 2018
Survived by his wife of 53 years, Beverly D. (Calloway) Shaw; sons, Eric (Diane) Shaw, Jeffrey Shaw, Brian Littlejohn; daughter, Lori J. Graham; sister, Sylvia A. McClain, brother-in-law, James Calloway; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Shaw and Myrtle (Shaw) Hogan; stepfather, Cecil Hogan; son, Nathaniel T. Shaw; daughter, Pamela L. Gorham; grandson, Darrell King. FUNERAL SERVICE: 10am Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the funeral home. Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery. www.forestlawnomaha.com
FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, NE 68152

George Parkerson, Gene Bielenberg and Darrel Sudduth all notified me of the passing Joan. She retired from the Omaha Works on 2/14/2000 with 34 years of service.
Joan C. Kucera-Hinkle
Kucera-Hinkle, Joan C
.
January 24, 1939 – August 15, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Claudia Kucera. Survived by children: Todd Hinkle (Kim) of Rosemount, MN and their children Jordan, Chad and Marissa; Traci Land (Rob) of Edmond, OK and their daughter Reagan; sister, Bobbie Rigatuso; nieces and nephews.
Private family graveside service at Prague National Cemetery in Prague, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Nebraska Humane Society or Alzheimer’s Association. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.

I was notified today of the passing of Joseph C. Sharpnack, Jr. at the pioneer luncheon by Elwin “Irish” Donahoo. As of today no service date has been published. You can check with the funeral home at Ph. 402.474.3600 for the service date and time.
Joseph C. Sharpnack, Jr.
Joseph Clyde Sharpnack Jr.
was born on April 30, 1944.
He passed away August 21, 2018 at age 74.
He served with honor in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965.
Survivors include: Wife Priscilla Sharpnack, Son and Daughter- in- law Joseph III and Teresa Sharpnack of Omaha, Nebraska, Brother and Sister-in-law Kenneth and Mary Sharpnack, Brother-in-law Elwin Donahoo, Mother-in-law Grace M. Schmidt, Brother and sister-in-law Paul and Doris A. Davidson, Jerry and Linda M. Mead of Colorado and Brenda J. McCown.
Other survivors include: Mother of Grandchildren Amy Sharpnack, Grandchildren Mia P. Sharpnack and Joeylynn H. Sharpnack, Many Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.
Proceeded in death by father and mother Joseph C. Sharpnack Sr. and Mary J. Sharpnack; Sisters Marilyan Felton-Erickson, Betty Donahoo and LaVerna Donahoo; Father-in-law Lynn A. Peckham. Brother-in-law Lynn A. Peckham Jr. https://wyuka.com/
Visit us at:
Wyuka Stables
3600 O Street
Lincoln NE 68510
402.474.3600

Tom Risinger reported the late passing of Louis “Mack” Johnson. Mack retired from the Omaha Works on 2-10-1999
Louis “Mack” Johnson
Johnson, Louis “Mack”

9/30/1937 – 1/31/2018
Louis “Mack” Johnson was born in Ashland, NE in 1937 where he grew up and graduated from high school. He was drafted into the army and served two years in Korea before returning home. Once he was back on American soil, he began working road construction traveling near and far across Nebraska. While working on a highway near David City, he met a beautiful lady name Delores Rejda.

Mack and Dee married in 1965 and moved to Millard where they started a family and he began a new job at Western Electric. As an electrical worker, he joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). He had a strong work ethic and was devoted to his company, no matter what name it took (Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent). After many years of service, he officially retired in 1999.

During retirement, Mack and Dee frequently enjoyed traveling to Missouri, where they owned a cabin. They enjoyed the serenity of life on the lake including fishing, boating, nature, and relaxing with a beer in hand, oftentimes relaxing on the porch swing or down on the dock looking out over the water.

Mack also enjoyed country music, dancing to polka, and back in the day, bowling. Watching sports was one of his favorite pastimes. As most of us know, he was an avid Husker fan. It was not uncommon to see him with his favorite beverage, Old Milwaukee.

Throughout his life, Mack enjoyed the challenge of learning new things—he was a consummate do-it-yourselfer. Repairmen never frequented the Johnson house, because he was it! He repaired T.V.’s, cars, and everything and anything that was broken around the house. He also had a creative side and dove into the art of woodworking. He was savvy with computers, even writing programs to help him pick winning dogs at the race track.

Family and friends were very important to Mack. The past several years, he looked forward to weekly meetings with his buddies at the VFW or Legion for a bite to eat and a beer or two. He also loved hosting Friday night dinners for his family, which he and mom started many years ago.

Mack will be greatly missed, but we are at peace knowing he has once again reunited with the love of his life. We will forever carry his love in our hearts, until we meet again.

Mack was preceded in death by wife Delores Johnson; He is survived by his Daughters: Lynn Rutledge & husband Ed, Roni Wanser & husband Mark, Carla Johnson; Grandchildren: Matt, Andy, Justin, Adam, Melissa, Kristin, Brian, Aaron, Tara and several Great Grandchildren; Brother Tom Johnson & wife Denise; Many other relatives & friends
Visitation: Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 from 1-3:00pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Celebration of Mack’s Life: Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at 10:00am at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery
Braman Mortuary – (Southwest Chapel)
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE 68137
402-895-3400

Martha Ann Orr (nee Neuhaus)
Orr, Martha Ann (nee Neuhaus)

Mar 3, 1929 – Aug 20, 2018
Growing up in Wisner NE, she moved to Omaha after High School and worked as a secretary at Western Electric. Married for 62 years to her late husband, Richard “Dick” Orr. She loved reading, sewing, gardening, and crosswords. She was a life-long student of the Bible. She saved countless lives with over 12 gallons in blood donations and countless time-consuming platelet donations. A Camp Fire Girl leader for many years, and very active in her Church. She later worked for Kelly Services and Farm Credit. She was known for being quick to lend a hand unasked, to listen attentively, and to offer comfort and encouragement. Celebrating her life are 2 daughters, June Roberts (Tom) of California, and Wendy Smith of Minnesota; and grandchildren: Dan Roberts (Chelsea Sheldon), Troy Roberts, and Rebekah Smith.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday September 22, 10:30am at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 5410 Corby, Omaha. Gifts to the St Paul Foundation in lieu of flowers.

John Symonsbergen notified us of the passing of Don. Don worked in punch press area behind the the west wall in 30 bldg and retired with over 20 years of service.
Donald Edward Barnes
Barnes, Donald Edward

Oct 7, 1932 – Aug 17, 2018
Donald proudly served in the United States Navy. He retired from Western Electric after more than 20 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Mike Barnes; grandson, Keith; and brothers, Dwight and David. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen; his children, Jodie (Phil) Price, Jeff (Kim) Barnes, Marc (Merri) Barnes, Michelle Barnes, and Heidi (Pat) McKeown; and 11 grandchildren. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 10am Monday, August 20, at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to any Veterans organization of your choice. www.westlawnhilcrest.com
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE
402-556-2500

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Glen from a message posted on Glen’s Facebook page last Saturday, August 11, 2018.
Byron G. “Glen” Maxwell,
Born in Buffalo, New York

Resided in Omaha, Nebraska
Maxwell, Byron G. “Glen”
Dec 10, 1941 – Aug 11, 2018
Former 40 year employee of Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent, and Avaya. Survived by his sister, Marilyn, 3 children, Tim, Chris, and Debbie, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren and other relatives. SERVICES: Friday 11am, at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St., Omaha, NE 68144. Lunch will be served at the church following the service. MEMORIALS to Alzheimer’s Association https://m.facebook.com/donate/239065906707395/ ?fundraiser_source=feed NebraskaCremation.com
THE NEBRASKA CREMATION SOCIETY
911 N. Linden Street
PO Box 127
Wahoo, NE 68066
402-200-3366


Merle Dinslage, Bill Slope and Dan Lindblad notified us of the passing of Michael Huerta. Dan worked with Mike in the protector job for many years.
Michael John Huerta,
Huerta, Michael John

May 28, 1944 – Aug 6, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Art and Trini Huerta; and grandson, Jacob Comba. Survived by wife of 54 years, Diane Vacha Huerta; daughter, Tracy Comba and Guy Moon; son, Matthew Huerta and wife Lynn; grandchildren: Mikayla Polk (Brandon), Derek Comba, Kylie Comba, Alexandra Huerta (Tyrone); great-granddaughters, Kyliah Dortch, Kinsley Polk; and baby boy Polk due in September; sisters, Adele (Bill), Linda, Juanita (Lex); brothers, Robert (Jeanette), Art (Candy); sister-in-law, Alyce Gillett (Sam); numerous nieces and nephews. VISITATION: Wednesday, 5-8pm, at Westlawn-Hillcrest. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday at 11am at Hope Presbyterian Church, 5220 So. 159th St. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial to American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Research, or Visiting Nursing Association. www.westlawn-hillcrest.com
Westlawn Hillcrest
5701 Center St
Omaha, NE
402-556-2500

George P., Merle D. and Vern L. all notified us of the passing of Steve. Steve was APICS CPIM Certified and worked in production control at the Omaha Works. Steve retired from the Works on 12/31/2000.
Steven E. Petersen
Petersen, Steven E.

Jan 24, 1953 – Aug 3, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Ed and Virginia. Survived by wife, Debbi; children, Lindsay and Sean (fiancée, Kaylan); sisters, Carol and Kate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 7th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by SERVICES at 7pm. Memorials may be directed to the family. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of Arlyn “Hank” D. Hankes. Hank retired from the Omaha Works in 2001 with over 34 years of service.
ARLYN “HANK” D. HANKES
Date of Birth
March 21, 1939
Bellmond, Iowa
Entered into Rest
July 27, 2018
Omaha, Nebraska
Funeral S
Friday, August 10, 2018 ~ 9:00 a.m.
Evangelical Covenant Church ~ Mead, Nebraska
Private Interment at Morningside Cemetery ~ Mead, Nebraska
Visitation
Thursday, August 9, 2018 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Evangelical Covenant Church ~ Mead, Nebraska
Memorials
Evangelical Covenant Church ~ Mead, Nebraska
Arlyn “Hank” D. Hankes, 79, of Mead, NE, died Friday, July 27, 2018 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, NE. He was born March 21, 1939 in Belmond, IA to Charles and Muriel (Gartz) Hankes.
He is survived by step-daughter, Penny Hatchell; step-son, Mark Hatchell; grandson, Luke (Jessica) Hatchell; brothers, Denny (Linda) Hankes, David (Margaret) Hankes; sister, Karen (Arthur) Simpson; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Hankes; parents, Charles and Mu
Svoboda Funeral Home
211 N. Linden Street
Wahoo, NE 68066
402-443-3624
marcysvoboda@gmail.com

Jean Pechar notified us of the passing of her husband. John worked in the cable plant and retired from the Omaha Works with 35 years of service.
John J. Pechar, Jr.
Pechar, John J. Jr.

Oct 21, 1941 – Jul 24,
2018 Preceded in death by grandparents, parents; John J. Sr., Mary Pechar, sister Mary Ann (Bud) Staak, brothers Frank and Victor Pechar. Survived by wife Jean, brother, David Pechar, sister Ruth Ann Jameson, step daughter Kelly (Aaron) Nanfito, stepson Kraig (Angie) Kilton, step grandchildren Chad (Jamie) Nanfito, Brandon Nanfito, Kayla (Nick) Fisher, Claire Nanfito, Savannah Bonacci, Lauren Votta, A.J. Votta, Jack Kilton, Evie Kilton, nieces nephews, best friend Paul and Mary Warner, and choir buddie Dave (Frances) Hermsen, loving Caren Terrier Millie. John served in the United States Airforce from 1959 – 1963 in Louisiana. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 with Rosary at 7 pm all at Kahler Dolce Mortuary Papillion. Memorial Mass will be Tuesday at 10:00 am at St Joseph Catholic Church 100 9th St, Springfield, NE. www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com
KAHLER DOLCE MORTUARY
441 N. Washington St
Papillion
402-339-3232

Vern Larson notified us of the passing of Melvin “Mel” Weaver. Mel worked in the high bay sheet metal shop and retired on 2/26/1990.
Melvin D Weaver “Mel”
Weaver, Melvin D “Mel”
July 20, 2018
10/27/1934 – 7/20/2018
Omaha – Survived by daughters Lynn Weaver, Terri (Kanai) Langley, Kelly (David) McCoy, Deb Madden, grandchildren Shawn, Emma, Olivia, Joshua, sister Naomi Himmelsehr, many family, friends and special friend Pat Weaver, In Lieu of flowers memorials to St. Jude Hospital. Private service to be held.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc.
108th Street Chapel
2727 N 108th St
Omaha, NE

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Oliver Whitaker from a posting on the AT&T Facebook page. Oliver retired from the Omaha Works on 9/25/1997.
Oliver Wendell Whitaker
Whitaker, Oliver Wendell,

Oliver Wendell Whitaker age 83, the son of Lenwood and Thelma Elizabeth (Gay) Whitaker, was born June 4, 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia. He passed away July 17, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Oliver was preceded in death by parents, Lenwood and Thelma (Gay) Whitaker. He is survived by wife, Faye (Foster) Whitaker; daughter, Sandra Martino; grandchildren, Wayne Martino Jr., Michelle Martino; great-granddaughter, Rylee Martino; siblings, Carolyn (Calvin) Gibson-Patrick, Linwood (Janice) Whitaker, Johnnie Mae Paskins, Donnell (Augusta) Whitaker; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. SERVICES 9:30am, Sat. July 28 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation 5-7pm Fri. at Forest Lawn. Burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, NE

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing William Deegan. He worked in the cable plant and retired from the Omaha Works in 2002.
William John Deegan
Deegan, William John

Deegan, William John May 28, 1942 – Jul 16, 2018
Born in Buffalo, NY. Passed away peacefully in his home on Monday. Beloved partner of Kim Chrischilles; loving father to daughters, Laurie (Deegan) Albertsson (Jon), and Kelly (Deegan) Catanzaro; stepdaughter, Angelique Chrischilles; and stepson, Dylan Chrischilles; loving grandfather to Benjamin, Sydney, Mia, Caleb, and Abigail.
Private Service. Donations in his honor can be made to Meals On Wheels, 4780 S 131st St., Omaha NE 68137.

Chet Sears notified us of the passing Ron Mehok. Ron transferred to the Omaha Works when the Buffalo plant closed. Ron was a machinist in 50 bldg. an retired on 7/9/2000 with 38 years of service.
Ronald J. “Ron” Mehok
Mehok, Ronald J. “Ron”

Mar 6, 1939 – Jul 13, 2018
Age 79 years of Omaha, formerly of Buffalo, NY. Ron was a longtime machinist at Western Electric. Survived by wife of 55 years, Annette; son, John Mehok; daughter, Linda Kantor and husband Jeff; grandson, Justin Mehok; many other relatives and friends. GATHERING of Family and Friends: Wednesday, July 18, from 5-8pm at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel. Interment: Omaha National Cemetery. For Condolences and more details visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE
402-895-3400

Merle Dinslage, Scotty Scott, Darrel Sudduth and Gene Bielenberg all notified us of the passing or Anthony C. “Tony” Lassek. Tony worked in accounting and retired from the Omaha Works on 9/30/2000 with 42 years of service.
Anthony C. “Tony Lassek
Lassek, Anthony C.

Aug 15, 1939 – Jul 9, 2018
Age 78, of Omaha.
Preceded in death by wife, Jane; siblings: Jim, Dorothy, John, Rich. Survived by children: Ron (Debbie) Lassek, Dave (Silvana) Lassek, Lorree Halmon, Bruce (Amie) Lassek, Sarah Lassek; siblings: Bob Lassek, Connie Haas, Ben (Tina) Lassek; grandchildren: Dan (Mandy), Melissa (Steven), Nick, Bradley (Alexis), Andrew, Abbie, Sophia, Jack; great-grandchildren: Kaden, Bayae, Paisley, Brooks, Evie, Hays. VISITATION: Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 5-7pm at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel). FUNERAL MASS: Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:30am at St. Pius X Catholic Church (69th & Blondo). Interment: Kennard Cemetery, Kennard, NE. For more details, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
72nd St. Chapel 1
702 N. 72nd St.,
Omaha, NE 68114
402-391-2171

Neil Becker notified us of the passing of Joseph Couglin. He retired from the Omaha Works on 1/1/2005. Jim worked in production control at the Omaha Works.
Joseph J. “Jim” Coughlin
Coughlin, Joseph J. “Jim”
November 2, 1941 – June 11, 2018
Born in Buffalo, New York
Resided in Nokomis, Florida
Joseph was born on November 2, 1942 in Buffalo, NY and passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018 in Nokomis, FL. Jim started to work at Western Electric in Buffalo, transfered to Shreveport and then to Omaha retiring on 1/1/2005. Jom worked in production control. After his retirement here in Omaha he moved to Florida. I couldn’t find a obiturary in the Florida funeral homes or newspapers nor in the same in Buffalo, NY.

Merle Dinslage notified us of the passing of John R. “Jack” Cornwell. Jack work at the Omaha Works and retired from the Western Electric Service Center located at 66th and L Street. Jack was 99 years young just short of his 100th birthday. Jack was also a Life Member of the Cornhusker Chapter #92 of the Telephone Pioneers of America now called the Telecom Pioneers.
John R. “Jack” Cornwell
Cornwell, John R. “Jack”

November 17, 1928 – July 4, 2018
Preceded in death by wife, Mary; grandson, Keenan Cornwell, son-in-law, Tim McCrady; daughter-in-law, Donna Cornwell. Survived by children: Polly (Roger) Hines, Kevin (Chris) Cornwell, Rebekah (Bob) Moyle, Michele McCrady (fiancé) Kevin Morrison), Mitch Cornwell; grandchildren: Chris (Laura) Hines, Tiffany (Brandon) Jacoba, Fjeran Moyle (fianc’e Drew Olsen), Hudson (Dana) Moyle, Savannah Moyle, Hannah Cornwell, Alyssa (Tyler) Speck, Rand McCrady, Dallen (Kaitlyn) Cornwell, Shane Cornwell; six great-grandchildren; and other Minnesota relatives. VISITATION begins Wednesday, 4pm, with a Wake Service at 6:30pm, at the mortuary. FUNERAL: Thursday, 10am, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (74 & Vinton St). Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to the American Lung Association. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us of the passing of Frank Caruso. Frank was a tool and dye maker and retired from the Omaha Works on 5/31/2003
Francis D. “Frank” Caruso,
Caruso, Francis D. “Frank”

Apr 15, 1940 – Jun 27, 2018 Age 78
Preceded in death by sister, Angie Winger; brothers, Joseph and John Caruso. Survived by children: Anania, Andrea, Jason (Kelly) and Sarah Caruso; grandchildren, Olive and Willow; sister, Rose Spencer; nieces, nephews, and friends. Frank was a loving father and adored being “Papa Frank” to his two granddaughters. He was a master craftsman, tool and dye maker, and retired Chief Petty Officer in the Naval Reserves. He enjoyed gardening, playing dominoes with his friends, and working in the shop with his pals including lifelong friend, Tom Ross. He was an extremely generous and caring man to the people in his life. He will be greatly missed by many. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by WAKE SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30am, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Dr. Interment, Calvary. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mended Little Hearts of Tucson, 1850 W. Zarragoza Plaza, Tucson, AZ 85704. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL 7805
W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Fred. Fred worked in drafting and retired from the Omaha Works on 3/3/2000.
Alfio Jr. “Fred” Cormaci
Cormaci, Alfio Jr. “Fred”

Oct 3, 1940 – Jun 20, 2018
Preceded in death by wife, Patricia Ann (Kyral) Cormaci; brothers, Jack and Paul; stepson, Robert and great-grandson, Gabriel. Survived by wife, Jeannine; sister, Nell Grealis; stepdaughter, Pam (Charlie); stepson, Richard (Judy); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, July 3rd at 10am at St. Robert Bellermine Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: memorials are suggested to St. Robert Bellermine Catholic Church. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Tom Feuquay and June Christensen notified us of the passing of Thomas Sisson. Tom worked in the cable plant production control and 60 bldg. transportation before retiring on 3/31/2003.
Thomas L. Sisson
Sisson, Thomas L.

May 23, 1944 – Jun 18, 2018
Age 74, of Omaha.
Preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Hazel Sisson. Survived by loving wife, Joan; brothers, LeRoy, Richard (Darlene), Charles (Kathy) and Lester; sister, Nona (Joe); and many nieces, nephews and friends. GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: Monday, June 25, 2018, from 2-4pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). For more details, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE 68137
402-895-3400

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us of the passing of Don Schrieber. Don retired from the Omaha Works on 11/15/1991
Donald P. Schreuber
Schreiber, Donald P.

Jun 18, 2018
Schreiber, Donald P. Oct 12, 1934 – Jun 9, 2018 Preceded in death by wife, Amelia; and brother, Jim. Survived by daughters, Linda (Shawn) Spencer, and Rebecca (David) Polacek; grandchildren: Patrick (Nora) Spencer, Ronald (Gina) Spencer, Kimberly (Jason) Dugay, Tom (Dottie) O’Donnell, Jesse (Kristina) Spencer, Katherine (Chris) Cooley, and Theresa (Dustin) Myers; 18 great grandchildren; and sister Annette Hays. VISITATION: Monday 5-7pm at the Mortuary. FUNERAL: Tuesday 10am at Bellevue Christian Center. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to the Open Door Mission, or the Disabled American Veterans. www.klsfuneralhome.com
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St.
Omaha, NE
402-731-1234

George Parkerson notified me of the passing of Herbert Rhodes. When Herb retired from the Omaha Works in 2002 he managed the AT&T Network Systems Commercial Metals Service, buying or selling commodity futures.
Herbert C Rhodes
Rhodes, Herbert C.

June 6, 2018
Survived by sons: Herbert B. Rhodes, Chris D. (Angela D), Rhodes; daughters: Anastasia (Stacie) (Derek) Butler, Omaha, Irene Blue, Omaha; 7 grandchildren, other relatives.
LIfe History in the Omaha World Herald today by Christopher Burbach World-Herald staff writer. www.omaha.com/news/metro/herbert-c-rhodes-north-omaha-cattleman-and-entrepreneur-defeated-racial/article_a1df9903-2848-586c-ab70-f443452f1229.html North Omaha cattleman and entrepreneur Herbert C. Rhodes lived a singular life of self-determination, from defeating racial segregation at the Peony Park swimming pool in 1963 and running the half-mile for Omaha University, to leading the City of Omaha Human Relations Board and using skills from a long corporate career to create private success.
Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
June 14, 2018
7:00 PM
St Cecilia Cathederal Church
401 N 40th St
Omaha, NE 68131
Funeral Service
Friday
June 15, 2018
10:00 AM
St Benedict the Moor
2423 Grant St
Omaha, NE 68110
Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68110
Tel: 1-402-453-7111

Denny Laaker
Laaker, Denny

June 4, 2018
was notified last week that Denny Laaker passed away by a number of AT&T Facebook friends on Thursday or Friday. Denny had over 35 years of service when he retired from the Omaha Works. Mike Laaker (his son) posted to his Facebook page that final arrangements are being made and will provide details later.

Mike said, “Thank you everyone for your continued prayers and all your kind messages for my family and I during the last few days and throughout my Dad’s illness. I wanted to let all you know my Dad passed earlier today and I am so thankful to all of my friends and family who have been thinking of my Mom and I during his fight. All of you know how much my Dad meant to me, but I am happy thinking of him now at rest and no longer in pain! Final arrangements are still being planned and I will provide details once they are finalized.”
Update about Denny from a friend
Denny Laaker passed away on June 4. His body was donated for research to Creighton University. He worked in the cable plant in the storeroom. He retired from Connectivity Solutions. There will be a Celebration of life at the VFW in Arlington NE. Sunday August 12 from 1-7 PM

Henry W. Novak
Novak, Henry W.

Jul 18, 1933 – Feb 28, 2018 Henry “Hank” Novak, age 84, was born in Tobias, NE, and graduated Daykin High School in 1950. He entered the Navy Reserves in 1953, and was honorably discharged from active duty in 1957. In Omaha, he started and sold a successful business (Spirits & Things) while working at Western Electric (AT&T) where he was a long time employee. After retiring from AT&T, he moved to Sacramento, CA, then on to Palm Springs. He loved swimming, taking walks, landscaping, and feeding the birds, squirrels, and even some turtles. His neighbors in Palm Springs lovingly dubbed him “The Ranger” due to his diligent care of the local landscape and small critters! Preceded in death by his father Joseph W. Novak; mother Emma Katherine Novak (Lorenz); sisters, Adelaide, Betty and Rosalie. Survived by sons, Scott H. Novak (Susan), and Jeffrey H. Novak (Michelle); grandchildren: Michael (Allison), Mary, Becca, Matthew, Jacob, Jake, Joshua and Jocie; siblings, Fred, Mary, Jim and Frank; many nieces and nephews; significant other, Mig Moulton. FUNERAL: 2pm Tuesday, June 5, Omaha National Cemetery, 14250 Schram Road, Omaha, NE 68138. Friends and family will be Received at The Millard Roadhouse immediately following Service.

Ray Belmudez passing was posted on the AT&T Facebook page last week. His notice was just now posted in the Tampa Bay Times. Ray retired from the Omaha Works in December 1999 with 30 years of service.
Raymond Joel Belmudez
Belmudez, Raymond Joel

Joel 68, of Valrico, passed May 23, 2018 with family by his side. He was born July 6, 1949 in Odessa, NE. He loved tennis and was an elder at Horizon Christian Church. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon; son, Sean; daughter-in-law, Kristin; grandson, Joel; and 11 brothers and sisters. Service to be held June 1, 10 am, at Horizon Christian Church, 1720 S. Saint Cloud Ave., Valrico, FL 33594
Rays son created a Facebook page notifying those of his father’s passing. Then click on Memorial Service for Raymond Belmudez.
https://www.facebook.com/ray.belmudez/posts/10156287469307719

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Paul from a post on the AT&T Facebook Page. Paul retired from the Omaha Works on 1/13/1996 with over 36 years of service.
Paul O. Hartung
August 22, 1941 – May 30, 2018
Paul O. Hartung, age 76 of Fremont
died Wednesday May 30, 2018 at Nye Legacy, Fremont.

Paul was born August 22, 1941 in Fremont to Obert and Helen (Mahel) Hartung. He was raised on the farm west of Fremont and attended BeeBee School District 63. Paul had been a member of the Saddle & Spurs 4-H Club.

He graduated from Fremont High in 1959 and served in the National Guard for 2 years. He worked at Western Electric, retiring after 36 1/2 years and then he had a part time job with Taylor & Martin Auctioneers.

Paul married Patricia Gerdes on June 29, 1974 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yutan. They resided in Yutan for several years before moving to Fremont and Lake Ventura in December 1978, where they were still living. Paul enjoyed bowling and was Bowler of the Year in 1972-73 and received many other bowling awards throughout the years. He was a Husker fan from the word GO, enjoying many season tickets to several Husker sports. His interest in old cars grew fast. His first of many old cars was a 1954 Chevy. His favorite was a 1957 black Chevy, but his red 1930 Chevy got the most conversation. He spent many hours restoring these vehicles. Other interests included serving on the church council and the church mowing crew, the lake and boating, and having a lot of company. He took great pride in caring for his lawn. Dancing was also a love of his as well as going on trips with friends. He enjoyed family gatherings and summer steak fries and Christmas.

In addition to his wife Pat, he is survived by daughter Kimberley Polen of Texas, granddaughters Brandis (Read) Cowern of Des Moines, Iowa and Kylee Polen of Fremont, 3 great grandchildren, Calvin, Genevieve, and Todd, sister-in-law Norma Hartung, nieces LeAnn Karmann, Shara Wagner, and nephew Kent Hartung, and many cousins. He will also be greatly missed by his dog ‘KC’ who had a special seat in the truck and in Paul’s heart.

The funeral service will be 11 AM Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yutan. Following the lunch, the committal will be in Memorial Cemetery, Fremont. Visitation will be at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel, Fremont, Monday from 3 to 7 PM with the family present 5 to 7 PM. Memorials are suggested to his church and Dodge County Humane Society.
Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel
Fremont, NE
Online guestbook @ www.ludvigsenmortuary.com

Raymond Warren notified us of his brothers passing. Paul worked in plant trades and productions and retired from the Omaha Works on 12-31-2005 with 33 years of service.
Paul D. Warren
Age 84 of Blair, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Crowell Home in Blair. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Country Bible Church in Blair. Luncheon will follow. Graveside services will be held at the Tekamah Cemetery at 1 PM. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 31 beginning at 4 PM with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 PM at Campbell Aman Funeral Home.

Paul grew up in rural Burt County near Decatur, Nebraska as one of six children born to George and Gertrude (Thomas) Warren. As with most depression era farm families, life would be considered tough by today’s standards. But life was full of love, hard work and games/competitions between siblings and friends. Paul attended Elm Creek Country School in rural Burt County and graduated from Decatur High School in 1950.

Paul married Beverly Jean Wedgewood of Tekamah, NE at a service in Council Bluffs, IA on July 12, 1954. Their marriage blessed them with 3 children; Rhonda (Steve) Baker of Spartanburg, South Carolina; Jeff (Julene) Warren of Blair, NE; and Joe (fiancée Roxane Bukowski) Warren of San Diego, CA. Grandchildren include Emily Kelley and Jackie (Jake) Foster, both of Spartanburg, South Carolina; Clay Warren of Blair, Nebraska and Kane (fiancée Breanne Magill) Warren of Tekamah, Nebraska. Great grandchildren Jacob and Kayelee Foster.

Paul was a member of Country Bible Church in Blair and faithfully served our Lord as a witness of his deep founded faith and as a role model through the Christian love he showed for others during his life. Paul was baptized into a life with Christ at First Baptist Church in Tekamah, NE. He knew that his life on earth was a precursor to an eternity in Heaven.

Paul spent the majority of his work life employed in various capacities at Western Electric/AT&T in Omaha. Through the years, many life-long friendships were formed through daily carpools to and from Blair and work. Paul retired from what had become Lucent Technologies in 1992 after 33 years, at age 59. For several years after retirement Paul worked for the Blair Golf Course mowing fairways and helping with course maintenance and then settled into what became a long “2nd career” as a delivery driver/dispatcher for Woodhouse Ford/Chrysler/Plymouth. He reluctantly gave up his driving duties in 2011 at the age of 78. He truly loved driving for Woodhouse and hanging out with the other “Geezers”.

Paul was an avid competitor and sportsman. He loved the spirit of a good game…most any game. Whether baseball or football in his youth or slow pitch softball, bowling, horseshoes or just about anything that could be turned into a competition as an adult, he had the uncanny ability to know that games were played as an enjoyment of life. If he won today but lost tomorrow, there was always the next day to try again. Cards, puzzles and board games could be the foundation of a good competition.
Paul loved all things outdoors. From gardening and yard work to hunting and fishing he undertook all projects with the same endless energy. He could make almost any activity into a sport if you wanted to challenge him on who could plant the most tomatoes or who could catch the most or biggest fish.

Paul and brother Raymond were perennial Horseshoe Pitching Champions at the 4th of July celebration in Tekamah. Each year they would show up and complain about how little practice time they had leading up to the event, just before they were again crowned champions. Summers typically included an annual fishing trip to Minnesota, most often with Mary Lou, Wedge, Kelly and Jay. Paul and Beverly enjoyed a number of trips to Las Vegas over the years usually joined by Raymond and Ann or Bob and LaDonna or other family and friends.

Paul loved his desserts and could always find room for a cookie or a piece of cake but he especially loved ice cream. Any flavor, topping, cone, bowl or milk shake. When offered ice cream bars with his meals at Crowell he was most often known to say; “Probably should.”

Paul was preceded in death by parents, George and Gertrude (Thomas) Warren. Father and mother-in-law Roy and Mamie (Johnson) Wedgewood. Brothers Tom and Lloyd Warren. Sisters Joan Dorn and Mary Lou Wedgewood. Brother-in-laws Tony Lewis, John Dorn, Lyle Wedgewood, Larry Hennig, Jerry Miles, Merwin Georgeson and Harold (Wedge) Wedgewood. Also preceding Paul were sister-in-laws Ardie Hennig, Evelyn Miles and Doris Georgeson. Also noted in passing, cousin and very special life’s friend, Bob Warren.

Paul is survived by his wife Beverly, children Rhonda (Steve), Jeff (Julene) and Joe (Roxane). Grandchildren Emily, Jackie (Jake), Clay and Kane (Breanne). Great grandchildren Jacob and Kayelee. Brother Raymond (Ann) Warren. Sister-in-laws Joyce Lewis and Joan Wedgewood. 38 nieces and nephews. And special family friend, LaDona Warren.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE, US, 68008
http://www.campbellaman.com

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Marcus “Mark” Kennedy from a post on the AT&T Facebook page. Mark retired from the Omaha Works on 1/13/1996 with 35 years of service.
Marcus W. Kennedy
10/14/1936 – 5/16/2018
Marcus Wayne Kennedy was born on October 14, 1936 in Enid, Oklahoma, unto the union of Waldo E. Kennedy and Gertrude Johnson Kennedy Hicks. He departed this life on May 16, 2018 at the Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his first wife Charlotte Kennedy, both parents, sister Elvira Hicks and daughter Corita Garrette Reynolds. Marcus was educated at St. Benedict School, Technical High School and Omaha University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Marcus was employed for several years with Rosen Novak Cadillac, Omaha Packinghouse and retired as a supervisor after 35 years at Western Electric, which subsequently became AT&T.

He lived a life replete with many hobbies and interests which included working on cars, gardening, yard landscaping, golfing, playing cards, cooking and grilling with his friends and family.

He was always excited about traveling; whether traveling by car or plane, he felt it to be educationally enriching and the experience brought much joy and happiness to his life. His white Chevy station wagon, which he loved, carpooled many friends and co-workers back and forward to work and in the process got banged around from his acts of kindness and generosity. Amazingly however, he used his beloved white chevy station wagon to crisscross the United States visiting family in Oklahoma, Disneyland in California, Niagara Falls and elsewhere.

You could always find him loading up his car to assist his children’s Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, Baseball games/tournaments and stuffing every corner of any of his cars to move his children and grandchildren across the county to colleges, universities and away from home to seek new opportunities.

During his life of retirement Marcus Kennedy was a husband, father, uncle, brother in-law and best friend whose heart and home were like an empty bucket. His smiles and hugs were endless, and he always was available to hand them out even if you did not think you needed it.

Marcus leaves to cherish his wife Evelyn Faye Kennedy, daughter Marcia Kennedy, and son Charles Walker. Also, his daughters, Paulette Kennedy, Paula Kennedy (Alex), Wanda Kennedy, Angela Kennedy; son Wayne Kennedy (Gabrielle). Grandchildren Donatello Kennedy, Jahbari Kennedy and Kalen Ross plus a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation Friday 5-7 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE.

Funeral Service Saturday (5/26/18) 10:00 AM at St. Benedict Catholic Church 2423 Grant Street Omaha, NE. Interment Graceland Park Cemetery.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel
2727 N 108th St –
Omaha, NE – 402-496-9000
www.roedermortuary.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Evelyn. Evelyn retired from the Omaha Works on 2/12/1986.
Evelyn K. Sacco
Sacco, Evelyn K. Jul 3, 1934 – Apr 23, 2018 Omaha. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Sacco; parents, Herbert and Harriet; sister, Sandy McKelvey. Survived by children, Suzie (Bobby) Stewart, Mt. Sterling, KY, Bruce (Sandy) Smith, Rocky Mount, MO, Gayle (Lyle) Barnett, Valley NE, Anne (David) Thomas, Kennard, NE; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren. CELEBRATION OF LIFE 2-5pm Saturday, May 26, at Vet’s Club, 218 W. Eagle St., Arlington, NE. Memorials to Endless Journey Hospice, or to the family.
ROEDER MORTUARY-
108th St. Chapel
2727 North 108th St.
Omaha, NE
402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com

Eleanor (Skip) Vessell
Vessell, Eleanor (Skip)

Feb 27, 1922 – May 11, 2018
Preceded in death by husband Charles; daughters, Mary Walker, and Ellen Vitale; and grandson Steven Vitale. Survived by son Frank Vessell; son-in-law Silvio Vitale; grandchildren, Therese Vitale (Jeff) Stamper, Laura Vitale, Scott Vitale, Lissa (Jeff) Vail, Susan (Tony) Campbell, and David Walker; great grandchildren, Chris and Chad Everett, Jennifer Garner, Parker Vitale, Matthew Ulanosky, Sean Jones, Eva Campbell, and Quentin Campbell ; sister-in-law Alice Michalsky; and 5 great-great grandchildren. VISITATION will be Thursday, May 31, 6-8pm, with ROSARY at 7pm, all at Crosby Colonial Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, June 1, 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery.
CROSBY BURKET SWANSON Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd
Omaha, NE
402-333-7200
www.crosby-burket.com

Chet Sears notified us of the passing of Matthew J. Gaggiano. Matt was a machinist in 30 bldg. and retired from the Omaha Works on 3/27/1992. This notice was in the paper this morning, but wasn’t listed in the obits online nor listed at Arbor Cremation Society. This could be all that is published about Matthew. Check the W-H Obits (www.omaha.com) and Arbor Cremation Society (http://www.chapelofmemories.com/obituary) for further information.
Matthew J. Gaggiano
Gaggiano, Matthew J.

Aug. 14, 1939 – May 18. 2018
COMPLETE NOTICE LATER
Arbor Cremation Society
2819 S 125th Ave. Ste 367
Omaha, NE 68144
402-393-2509
Gaggiano, Matthew J.
Gaggiano, Matthew J. Aug 14, 1939 – May 18, 2018 Born in Buffalo, NY, to Arcangela (Festa) and Nuncio Gaggiano, Matthew relocated to Omaha in 1976 with Western Electric with whom he was employed for 32 years. He was proceeded in death by his parents; daughter, Lynn Gaggiano; stepdaughter, Jerralee North; son-in-law, Jim Shalgren. He is survived by wife, Evelyne; sisters, Bette Foster and Loretta (Ed) McKenna; brothers, Nicholas (Ruth) and Lawrence (Karen) Gaggiano; daughters, Lisa M Shalgren and Lori Gaggiano; stepchildren, Jeffery and Jarl (Diana) Rue and Jann (Mark) Bergerson; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 10:30am Thursday, May 24th, at Westside Church, 15050 West Dodge Rd., Omaha NE. Private Interment. Arbor Cremation Society
2819 S 125th Ave,
Ste 367
Omaha NE 68144
402-393-0319

Deb Gulizia notified us of the passing of Eugene Wills. He retired from the Omaha Works in 2004 with 38 years of service.
Eugene C. Wills,
Wills, Eugene C.

Date of Birth
June 11, 1944
Lincoln, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 8, 2018
Gretna, Nebraska
Funeral Service
Saturday, May 19, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
American Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Visitation
Friday, May 18, 2018 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Memorials
In Care of the Family
Eugene C. Wills, 73, of Ashland, NE, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna, NE. He was born on June 11, 1944 in Lincoln NE to Clarence E and Ila M. (Wallinger) Wills. He grew up on a farm in Ashland with his parents and sister, Gwen. Eugene graduated from Ashland High School in 1962. Eugene was married to Teri (Pike) Pierce for 18 years until they were divorced. Teri and Eugene had two children together, Brenda and Daryl. On July 4, 1997, he was married to Sandra Schulze. He worked for Standard Station for a few years and he spent 38 years working for Western Electric until his retirement in 2004.
Eugene enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching softball games, camping with family, fishing, trap shooting, watching his race horses, Husker football, mowing and caring for his yard.
He is survived by wife of 21 years, Sandra Wills; children, Brenda (Kevin) Gautier of Aurora and Daryl (Julie) Wills of Ashland; grandchildren, Lauck Gautier, Jessica Gautier and Cleo Wills; step-grandchildren, Marcus Sikora, Paul Thomas Wright and Luke Richard Wright; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Noah, Grace, Bryce, Zoe, Willow and Ava; step-children, Mardra (Quinn) Sikora of Omaha and Tim (Lisa) Wright of Omaha; sister, Gwen Hightshoe of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ila Wills.
Marcy Mortuary
105 N 15th Street
Ashland, NE 68003
http://marcysvoboda.com/marcy-mortuary-home

Bonnie and her husband “Barney” both worked at the Lincoln Works and transferred to the Omaha Works when the Lincoln Works closed. We can’t find their retirement dates at the Omaha Works.
Bonnie Dee Shrader Rauch
Rauch, Bonnie Dee Shrader

March 1, 1926 – May 10, 2018
Bonnie Dee Shrader Rauch died May 10, 2018, age: 92.
Bonnie was born on a farm in Surprise, NE where she learned to love nature, the outdoors, and life. You would always find her alongside her dad helping with chores or roaming the pasture picking wildflowers or looking for wild animals to bring home for pets. During her senior year in high school, the family moved to Lincoln, NE where Bonnie graduated from Lincoln High.
After graduation, she went to work for Western Electric in Lincoln where she met her future husband, Bonnie’s life journey took her from Surprise to Lincoln, to Omaha, to Doniphan, then back to Lincoln where she and her family attended many trapshoots, making many dear friends along the way. Bonnie had a deep affection for flowers, for dancing, for watching her birds and squirrels.
She was an avid and dedicated Nebraska girls volleyball fan and loved raising her four daughters. Bonnie also adored watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. One of Bonnie’s endearing qualities was her sense of humor which she kept to the very end.
Bonnie is survived by her four daughters: Sandra Kaye ( Dr. Stephen G.) Swanson, Vicki Lynn ( Roger V.) Voorhees, Barbara Jean Stanbro and Kathy Sue Treska; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held for immediate family only. Preceding her in death was her husband, Loren Joseph ‘Barney’ Rauch; parents Walter Clark Shrader and Ellen Martha Foster; sisters Martha ‘Jean’ Ellis and Doris Elaine Johnson. Memorials may be sent to Tabitha Hospice, 4720 Randolph Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. Lincoln Memorial Park & funeral home is handling the funeral arrangements. Condolences www.lincolnfh.com

Nadine A. (Wesely) Jones
Jones, Nadine A. (Wesely)

Nadine A. (Wesely) Jones, 83, of Fremont, NE died Sunday, May 6, 2018 with her family beside her.
Nadine was born on October 31st, 1934 in Cedar Bluffs to Joseph A. and Ethel (Fisher) Wesely. She grew up in Cedar Bluffs and graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School in 1952. The youngest of 7 sisters and one brother, the family moved to town when she was 6 months old.
When Nadine was 11 years old she detasseled corn. At age 14, she began waiting tables in a small café in town and later in Fremont at the Star Hamburger. At an early age, Nadine and her twin sister, Neola, sang duets at many school functions and weddings. They traveled to sing for the Disabled Veterans and Postmaster conventions. After graduating in 1952, she worked in the office of Gamble Skogmo, Inc. in Fremont, NE.
In 1954, Nadine married George R. Kubr. They farmed near Bruno and David City, NE. They had 4 sons and 3 daughters. After a ten year marriage, Nadine moved to Cedar Bluffs with the children and later to Fremont. She returned to Gambles Skogmo for 2.5 years. Nadine retired from Western Electric / AT&T Tech in 1989 after 21 years.
In 1971, Nadine moved to Omaha and on June 29th, 1975 married Harold W. Jones at the “Little Brown Church” in Nashua, Iowa.
While Nadine had a quiet manner, she had a great impact on many lives. She had an exceptional talent and love for singing and enjoyed dancing as well.
Survivors include: daughters, Gloria Brohimer of Omaha, Diane (Dave) Ranzau of Maple Grove, MN, Louise (Mark) Mills of St. Joseph, MO; son, Raymond (Jean) Kubr of Germantown, MD; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson; sister, Helen Placek of Omaha and twin sister, Neola Boyer of Melrose, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Jones; sisters Evelyn Wesely, Evangeline Vojtech, Ethel Eggers and Delores Stoupa; brother, Orven Wesely; and sons, Joseph, George and Ernest Kubr.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 11, 2018 at Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, NE. Rev. Chris Hruska will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends, Thursday, May 10, at Moser Memorial Chapel from 6-8 PM and continuing 1 hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the church. Burial will be at 1pm at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be directed to organizations offering transitional services for victims of domestic abuse.
Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services Fremont
2170 N Somers Ave.
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
www.mosermemorialchapels.com

Beth M. Welte
Welte, Beth M.

Age 91
Beth M. Welte of Louisville, NE, is survived by her children: Ralph Edward (Betty), of Omaha; Paul (Donna), of Cedar Creek; Nancy (Lavern) Olson, Mary (Tim) Garcia, all of Louisville; and Stanley (Carroll) of Tekamah; many grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mabel Ingram; husband, Ralph; brothers and sisters: Paul, Kathern, Gene, and Myrna; grandchildren, Eric Welte, Mark Garcia; and great-granddaughter, Sloan Wright. FUNERAL SERVICES: Wednesday, May 9th, at 11am at First United Methodist Church, 222 Walnut Street, Louisville, NE, with burial at Glendale Cemetery, Louisville, NE. VISITATION: Tuesday, May 8th, from 1-9pm, with the family greeting friends from 6-8pm, all at the funeral home. Family suggest memorials to the family for later designation. Condolences may be sent to: www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY FUNERAL HOME
Louisville, NE (402) 234-3985

We were notified of Bev’s passing by the family. Bev worked in QA and retired from the Omaha Works on 11/19/1999 with over 40 years of service.
Beverley “Bev” Schuerman
Schuerman, Beverley “Bev”

Oct 23, 1941 – Apr 29, 2018
Beverley “Bev” Schuerman, age 76, of Omaha, NE. She was born in Chicago, IL, to the late Walter Roggenkamp and Clara (Kovarick) Roggenkamp. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Schuerman. Dear sister of Janice Timpe (the late William Timpe), the late Carol Boyles and the late Joan DeGrazia. Loving aunt to Deonne (Tim) Wanat, Craig (Teresa) Timpe, William Timpe. Memorable great-aunt to Ashley, Alyssa, Jeremy Wanat; Justen, Jordan, Jacob Timpe; Frances and Grace Timpe. Beverley was a loyal worker at Lucent in Omaha for 40 years. Bev loved to laugh, shop, work on ceramics, spoil her puppies and most of all she loved spending time with family. GRAVESIDE SERVICE for Beverley will be held on May 31, 2018 at 9am at Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S 14th St Lincoln, NE.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME
6800 S. 14th St.,
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 423-1515

A close friend of JoAnn Cruse wrote and asked why a notice was never sent out about her passing. I related to the friend that we were never notified of her passing was the reason. JoAnn passed three years ago, I found her obiturary and I am posting as a very late notice.
JoAnn Cruse worked in injection molding and we have no record of when she retired. JoAnn also worked as a bartender at the old Stockade in Millard.
JoAnn E. Cruse
Cruse, JoAnn E.

Feb 22, 2015 8
Cruse, JoAnn E. Age 80 Omaha, NE. Passed away on February 16, 2015. Born August 7, 1934 in Omaha. JoAnn was the daughter of the late Harry and May Elbling. She is survived by her 5 children, Diane (Charlie) Roll, Debbie Juelfs, Patty (Scott) O’Connor, Mitchel (Carole) Cruse and Kelly Cruse and 11, grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; also many other family and friends. JoAnn was preceded by her sisters, Betty and Tootie and many wonderful friends, especially “Poops” “Not the victory but the action; not the goal but the game; in the deed the glory.” There really is no place like Nebraska! In lieu of flowers donations to Nebraska Humane Society is preferred. Private services at a later date.
CHAPEL OF MEMORIES
9001 Arbor Street #111
Omaha, NE
402-551-1011 omahachapelofmemories.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Thomas. He retired from the Works 2/12/1986.
Thomas E. Waples
Waples, Thomas E.

Apr 24, 2018
Jan 30, 1923 – Apr 22, 2018 Preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; parents, Lynn and Mary Waples; and his infant son, David. Survived by children: Thomas (Angela) Waples, Omaha, NE; Mary (Tim) Myers, Kansas City, MO; Stephen (Tammy) Waples, Deerfield, IL; grandchildren: Brian Myers, Jill Green, Blake Waples, and Rebecca Waples; as well as four great-grandchildren. VISITATION: Wednesday, from 5-7pm, with a Rosary at 7pm, at Kalher-Dolce Mortuary. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, 11am, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Private Family Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Church or charity of your choice.
KAHLER DOLCE MORTUARY
411 N Washington St.
Papillion, NE
402-339-3232 www.Kalherdolcemortuary.com

The family notified us of the passing of Gary Schuerman. Gary worked on the shipping dock in 30 bldg. and retired on 10/31/1991.
Gerald Leo Schuerman
Gerald L. Schuerman passed away on Feb. 18, 2018 in Omaha.
Gerald was born on a farm west of Plymouth to Benhard and Mabel Schuerman on Nov. 25, 1929. He was baptized from St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Plymouth. He graduated from Plymouth High School.
Gerald married Lois Kreuscher in 1951. They had one son, Gary Allen Schuerman. They lived in Lincoln and he worked for Western Electric in Omaha all his life. In May of 1975, he married Beverly Roggenkamp and lived in Omaha.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Beverly; his grandchildren, Stacy and Kendra, children of Gary Allen and Cindy of Kansas City; his sister, Gwendolyn Rahe and husband, Darold of Beatrice.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Dale, Lowell and Larry.
Services are pending, with Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery of Lincoln in charge. Cremation has taken place. Contact the funeral home for further details.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY
6800 S 14TH ST
LINCOLN, NE 68512 | 402-423-1515
www.dignitymemorial.com/lincoln-memorial-funeral-home/en-us/index.page

Edie Riester notified us of the passing of Kay Parker. Kay retired from the Works on 8/31/2000.
Kay F. (Best) Parker
Parker, Kay F. (Best)

Aug 22, 1940 – Feb 19, 2018 Age 77, of Omaha. Preceded by father, Clark Leslie Best; mother, Mildred Best; husband, Leon “Jim” L. Parker; sister, Mary Rita Feser. Survived by children: Dennis Parker, Kelly Juvrud (Sam), Douglas Parker, Kimberly Parker (Kurt Edwards), Donn Parker (Felicia) and David Parker (Debi); brother, Michael Best; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; family friend, Christine Clinton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, February 22nd, at 11am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S 119th St., Omaha, NE 68144. Interment at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. To leave a condolence, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com 402-895-3400
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE

Margarita B. Griffith
Griffith,Margarita B.

Jun 10, 1922 – Feb 14, 2018 Preceded by husband, Willard L. Griffith; daughter, Beverly R. McEwan. Survived by children: Richard (Bonnie Moore) Griffith, Lyle (June) Griffith, and Joan (Ronald) Dubas; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Joseph, Nikki, Dameon, Jamie, Wesley, Shannon, Joseph Jr., Sheila, Jessica; several great grandchildren; siblings: Richard (Lil) Arellano, Delores Boster, and Elizabeth “Betty” Johnson. SERVICES: 10am Saturday at Forest Lawn. VISITATION: 9-10am Saturday at Forest Lawn. Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery. 451-1000 www.forestlawnomaha.com
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd.
Omaha, NE

Janice Marie Rozic
Rozic, Janice Marie

Dec 30, 1939 – Feb 14, 2018 Age 78 of Omaha, died on Wednesday at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was born the daughter of Walter A. and Marie E. (Deremer) Mason in Seward, NE. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Bryan Rozic; brother, Walter “Frank” Mason. She is survived by sons, Bennett Rozic, Omaha, Bradley Rozic, Chamberlin, SD, Brent Rozic, Gainesville, GA; daughter, Bethany Slater, Waterloo, NE; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Roger Mason, Reno, NV, Stanley Mason, Omaha, NE. Janice worked for many years at At&T as well as Western Electric. No Services are planned at this time and cremation has taken place. Memorials can be made to Visiting Nurses Association.
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple

Tom Risinger and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Connie. She retired from the Omaha Works on 3/18/1996.
Constance Nadine “Connie” Rue
Rue, Constance Nadine “Connie”
Omaha.
Passed away on February 12, 2018 in Mesa, AZ. Born March 1941 in Beatrice, NE. Preceded in death by parents, Louis Glasscock and Ella Hall; sisters, Geradine Hagemeier, and Corinne Winstead. Survived by her husband, Gerald Rue; sister, Bernie Nicodemus; sons: Thomas Rue (Christine), Lavern Rue, and Daryl Rue (Traci); step-sons, Jeffry Rue, and Jarl Rue (Diana); half-brother, Herbert Hall Jr; 16 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Braman Mortuary, 6505 S. 144th Street, on May 12th, at 11am.
Braman Mortuary
6505 S. 144th Street
Omaha, NE

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Frank. He worked in the cable plant twisters.
Frank Bartman
Bartman, Frank

Age 70 Preceded in death by daughter, Joan; parents, Frank and Catherine Bartman; brother, Joe Bartman. Survived by wife, Sue; daughter, Patricia Drelicharz; son, Frank (Dawn) Bartman; 8 grandchildren: Lauren, Jessica, Kera (Gabe), Travis, Kristin (James), Sedaira, Emily, and Amber; 4 great-grandchildren: Justin, Lilly, Nathan and Seth; brother, John Bartman; sisters, Cathie Bartman and Rosemary (Terry) Ebert; many nieces and nephews. VISITATION: Saturday, 11am-1pm, with 1pm FUNERAL SERVICE at Funeral Home. St. 402-731-1234 www.klsfuneralhome.com
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F”
Omaha, NE

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us the passing of June. She retired from the Omaha Works on 7/15/1978
June Schuster
Schuster, June

Nov 6, 1921 – Feb 11, 2018 Of Gretna. Preceded in death by husband of 68 years, Roy Schuster; granddaughter, Kimberly D. Gilliland. Survived by daughter, Cheryl (Jeff) Gilliland; son, Gary (Evelyn) Schuster; grandchildren, Jeff Todd Gilliland, Carrie Mae Johnson; great – grandchildren: Kenna, Bridger, Avery, Tyler, Katelynn. FUNERAL MASS: 10am Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St., Gretna, NE. Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Gretna, NE. 402-332-0090 www.RoederMortuary.com
ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr.
Gretna, NE

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of LeRoy “Bud” Prochaska. He worked on the twisters in the cable plant. Bud retired from the Omaha Works on 2/18/1996.
LeRoy F. Prochaska
Prochaska, LeRoy F.

Prochaska, LeRoy F. Aug 27, 1938 – Jan 21, 2018 Preceded in death by wife, Bonnie K.; daughter, Lisa; brother, Robert; sister, Joan Zelazny; parents, Frank and Julia. Survived by son, Scott (Melissa); grandchildren: Nikoli, Percy, and Kayleigh; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 26th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Saturday, Jan. 27th at 12noon at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER,
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.,
Omaha, NE

Chet Sears notified us of the passing of Matthew J. Gaggiano. Matt was a machinist in 30 bldg. and retired from the Omaha Works on 3/27/1992. This notice was in the paper this morning, but wasn’t listed in the obits online nor listed at Arbor Cremation Society. This could be all that is published about Matthew. Check the W-H Obits (www.omaha.com) and Arbor Cremation Society (http://www.chapelofmemories.com/obituary) for further information.
Matthew J. Gaggiano
Gaggiano, Matthew J
.
Aug. 14, 1939 – May 18. 2018
COMPLETE NOTICE LATER
Arbor Cremation Society
2819 S 125th Ave. Ste 367
Omaha, NE 68144
402-393-2509
Gaggiano, Matthew J.
Gaggiano, Matthew J. Aug 14, 1939 – May 18, 2018 Born in Buffalo, NY, to Arcangela (Festa) and Nuncio Gaggiano, Matthew relocated to Omaha in 1976 with Western Electric with whom he was employed for 32 years. He was proceeded in death by his parents; daughter, Lynn Gaggiano; stepdaughter, Jerralee North; son-in-law, Jim Shalgren. He is survived by wife, Evelyne; sisters, Bette Foster and Loretta (Ed) McKenna; brothers, Nicholas (Ruth) and Lawrence (Karen) Gaggiano; daughters, Lisa M Shalgren and Lori Gaggiano; stepchildren, Jeffery and Jarl (Diana) Rue and Jann (Mark) Bergerson; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 10:30am Thursday, May 24th, at Westside Church, 15050 West Dodge Rd., Omaha NE. Private Interment. Arbor Cremation Society
2819 S 125th Ave,
Ste 367
Omaha NE 68144
402-393-0319

Deb Gulizia notified us of the passing of Eugene Wills. He retired from the Omaha Works in 2004 with 38 years of service.
Eugene C. Wills,
Wills, Eugene C.

Date of Birth
June 11, 1944
Lincoln, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 8, 2018
Gretna, Nebraska
Funeral Service
Saturday, May 19, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
American Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Visitation
Friday, May 18, 2018 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Memorials
In Care of the Family
Eugene C. Wills, 73, of Ashland, NE, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna, NE. He was born on June 11, 1944 in Lincoln NE to Clarence E and Ila M. (Wallinger) Wills. He grew up on a farm in Ashland with his parents and sister, Gwen. Eugene graduated from Ashland High School in 1962. Eugene was married to Teri (Pike) Pierce for 18 years until they were divorced. Teri and Eugene had two children together, Brenda and Daryl. On July 4, 1997, he was married to Sandra Schulze. He worked for Standard Station for a few years and he spent 38 years working for Western Electric until his retirement in 2004.
Eugene enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching softball games, camping with family, fishing, trap shooting, watching his race horses, Husker football, mowing and caring for his yard.
He is survived by wife of 21 years, Sandra Wills; children, Brenda (Kevin) Gautier of Aurora and Daryl (Julie) Wills of Ashland; grandchildren, Lauck Gautier, Jessica Gautier and Cleo Wills; step-grandchildren, Marcus Sikora, Paul Thomas Wright and Luke Richard Wright; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Noah, Grace, Bryce, Zoe, Willow and Ava; step-children, Mardra (Quinn) Sikora of Omaha and Tim (Lisa) Wright of Omaha; sister, Gwen Hightshoe of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ila Wills.
Marcy Mortuary
105 N 15th Street
Ashland, NE 68003
http://marcysvoboda.com/marcy-mortuary-home

Bonnie and her husband “Barney” both worked at the Lincoln Works and transferred to the Omaha Works when the Lincoln Works closed. We can’t find their retirement dates at the Omaha Works.
Bonnie Dee Shrader Rauch
Rauch, Bonnie Dee Shrader
March 1, 1926 – May 10, 2018
Bonnie Dee Shrader Rauch died May 10, 2018, age: 92.
Bonnie was born on a farm in Surprise, NE where she learned to love nature, the outdoors, and life. You would always find her alongside her dad helping with chores or roaming the pasture picking wildflowers or looking for wild animals to bring home for pets. During her senior year in high school, the family moved to Lincoln, NE where Bonnie graduated from Lincoln High.
After graduation, she went to work for Western Electric in Lincoln where she met her future husband, Bonnie’s life journey took her from Surprise to Lincoln, to Omaha, to Doniphan, then back to Lincoln where she and her family attended many trapshoots, making many dear friends along the way. Bonnie had a deep affection for flowers, for dancing, for watching her birds and squirrels.
She was an avid and dedicated Nebraska girls volleyball fan and loved raising her four daughters. Bonnie also adored watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. One of Bonnie’s endearing qualities was her sense of humor which she kept to the very end.
Bonnie is survived by her four daughters: Sandra Kaye ( Dr. Stephen G.) Swanson, Vicki Lynn ( Roger V.) Voorhees, Barbara Jean Stanbro and Kathy Sue Treska; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held for immediate family only. Preceding her in death was her husband, Loren Joseph ‘Barney’ Rauch; parents Walter Clark Shrader and Ellen Martha Foster; sisters Martha ‘Jean’ Ellis and Doris Elaine Johnson. Memorials may be sent to Tabitha Hospice, 4720 Randolph Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. Lincoln Memorial Park & funeral home is handling the funeral arrangements. Condolences www.lincolnfh.com

Nadine A. (Wesely) Jones
Jones, Nadine A. (Wesely)

Nadine A. (Wesely) Jones, 83, of Fremont, NE died Sunday, May 6, 2018 with her family beside her.
Nadine was born on October 31st, 1934 in Cedar Bluffs to Joseph A. and Ethel (Fisher) Wesely. She grew up in Cedar Bluffs and graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School in 1952. The youngest of 7 sisters and one brother, the family moved to town when she was 6 months old.
When Nadine was 11 years old she detasseled corn. At age 14, she began waiting tables in a small café in town and later in Fremont at the Star Hamburger. At an early age, Nadine and her twin sister, Neola, sang duets at many school functions and weddings. They traveled to sing for the Disabled Veterans and Postmaster conventions. After graduating in 1952, she worked in the office of Gamble Skogmo, Inc. in Fremont, NE.
In 1954, Nadine married George R. Kubr. They farmed near Bruno and David City, NE. They had 4 sons and 3 daughters. After a ten year marriage, Nadine moved to Cedar Bluffs with the children and later to Fremont. She returned to Gambles Skogmo for 2.5 years. Nadine retired from Western Electric / AT&T Tech in 1989 after 21 years.
In 1971, Nadine moved to Omaha and on June 29th, 1975 married Harold W. Jones at the “Little Brown Church” in Nashua, Iowa.
While Nadine had a quiet manner, she had a great impact on many lives. She had an exceptional talent and love for singing and enjoyed dancing as well.
Survivors include: daughters, Gloria Brohimer of Omaha, Diane (Dave) Ranzau of Maple Grove, MN, Louise (Mark) Mills of St. Joseph, MO; son, Raymond (Jean) Kubr of Germantown, MD; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson; sister, Helen Placek of Omaha and twin sister, Neola Boyer of Melrose, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Jones; sisters Evelyn Wesely, Evangeline Vojtech, Ethel Eggers and Delores Stoupa; brother, Orven Wesely; and sons, Joseph, George and Ernest Kubr.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 11, 2018 at Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, NE. Rev. Chris Hruska will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends, Thursday, May 10, at Moser Memorial Chapel from 6-8 PM and continuing 1 hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the church. Burial will be at 1pm at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be directed to organizations offering transitional services for victims of domestic abuse.
Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services Fremont
2170 N Somers Ave.
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
www.mosermemorialchapels.com

Beth M. Welte
Welte, Beth M.

Age 91
Beth M. Welte of Louisville, NE, is survived by her children: Ralph Edward (Betty), of Omaha; Paul (Donna), of Cedar Creek; Nancy (Lavern) Olson, Mary (Tim) Garcia, all of Louisville; and Stanley (Carroll) of Tekamah; many grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mabel Ingram; husband, Ralph; brothers and sisters: Paul, Kathern, Gene, and Myrna; grandchildren, Eric Welte, Mark Garcia; and great-granddaughter, Sloan Wright. FUNERAL SERVICES: Wednesday, May 9th, at 11am at First United Methodist Church, 222 Walnut Street, Louisville, NE, with burial at Glendale Cemetery, Louisville, NE. VISITATION: Tuesday, May 8th, from 1-9pm, with the family greeting friends from 6-8pm, all at the funeral home. Family suggest memorials to the family for later designation. Condolences may be sent to: www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY FUNERAL HOME
Louisville, NE (402) 234-3985

Ryland Giles notified us of the passing of his brother-in-law Lowell R. Campbell. Lowell retired from the Omaha Works on 10/18/2003 with 42 years of service.
Lowell R. Campbell
Campbell, Lowell R.

Age 76
Lowell R. Campbell of Lincoln passed away May 2, 2018. He was born March 11, 1942 in Saunders County, NE, to Edward and Irene (Hauschild) Campbell. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lanee Campbell, and their son, Dalton, all of Lincoln; son and daughter-in-law, James, his wife and two children, all of LaVista, NE; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Karen Campbell of Ashland; sisters and brother-in-law, Phyllis Johnson of Lincoln; Norma and Ryland Giles of Ceresco. Preceded in death by his parents. SERVICES: 10am Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Wyuka Funeral Home. VISITATION: Friday, May 4, 2018, from 2-8pm, with family greeting friends from 6-8pm, at Wyuka Funeral Home. Memorials to the family for a later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.wyuka.com
WYUKA FUNERAL HOME
3600 “O” St., Lo
Lincoln, NE 402-474-3600

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Harold Peterson. Pete work in the die lab in the cable shop and retired from the Omaha Works on 6/1/1998.
Harold Everett Peterson
Peterson, Harold Everett

Apr 3, 1933 – May 2, 2018
Pete was born in Volin, SD, to Lottie and Martin Peterson. Memories of his tightknit family, idyllic childhood, and his beloved mother’s cooking (especially her cinnamon rolls) stayed with him throughout his life. Western Electric brought him to Omaha where he married and raised a family of his own. He enjoyed Yankee baseball, tending to his vegetable garden, and home projects. Pete’s willingness to lend a hand, quiet sense of humor, and gentle nature endeared him to all lucky enough to know him, and he will be greatly missed. Pete was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Frances; daughter, Diana; and brother, Bob. He is survived by children: Francesca, Jennifer (John), Michael (Kathy), Lynda, and LeAnn; son-in-law, Tom; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Klemmensen and Norma Nyhaug; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Sunday, May 6th, from 3-5pm at West Center Chapel. FUNERAL: Monday, May 7th, 10am, West Center Chapel. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association or Lutheran Family Services.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER,
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Marv Abramson notified us of the passing of Gary. Gary worked in the cable shop and retired on 8/31/2001.
Gary E. Mongar
Mongar, Gary E.

July 13, 1944 ~ April 23, 2018
Age 73 years of age
Preceded in death by: Parents, Patrick & Florence; Sister, Sue and Brother, Ted. Survived by: Wife, Carol; Sons, Michael, Christopher (Janeen) and Jeffrey; Brother, Dean (Eileen); Sisters, Juanita (Joe) and Darlene; Brother-in-law, Chuck and many other relatives and friends.
GATHERING: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6-8:00pm with Prayer Service at 7:30pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Celebration of Gary’s Life: Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:30am at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church (16701 S St) INURNMENT: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:00am at Omaha National Cemetery (14250 Schram Rd). Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choosing.
www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha. NE
402-895-3400

Beryl managed the BELLCORE group at the Omaha Works. We have no record of when he retired but is believed that it was in 1996.
Beryl N. Harris
Harris, Beryl N.

Nov 2, 1931 – Apr 22, 2018 Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Lorene (Smith) Harris; brother, Grovert Harris; and sister, Ida Irene Carter. Survived by wife of 65 years, Waldine; children, Ronald (Lisa) Harris, and Connie Harris; grandchildren, Robert and Rebecca Heineman, and Ryan Pravecek; and sister, Eileen Byrne (Jude). VISITATION: Tuesday, April 24, from 4-7pm at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Pacific Street Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday at 10:30am at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1821 N. 90th St. Interment: Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials to: St. Mark Lutheran Church. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES & CREMATORY
PACIFIC STREET CHAPEL
14151 Pacific St
Omaha, NE
402-391-1664 www.johnagentleman.com

Many friends have notified us of the passing of Ed. He retired from the Works on 7/5/1999.
Edward J. “Ed” Dergan
Dergan, Edward J. “Ed”

Dec 21, 1940 – Apr 21, 2018
Edward Joseph “Ed” Dergan of Omaha Nebraska died peacefully at the Hospice House in Omaha on April 21, 2018 at the age of 77. Ed was born December 21, 1940, in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Omaha Central High School. Ed served in the Army Reserves for 8 years; and later worked at the Western Electric/ATT/Avaya/Lucent cable plant for more than 33 years before retiring in 1999. In his spare time, Ed enjoyed golf, bowling, and spending time with friends and family. Ed is survived by his two sons, Scott and his wife Joanie, and Doug and his wife Lynette, both of Omaha; 5 grandkids, Andrew, Shelby, Bailey, McKenna and Zach, all of Omaha; nieces Gay Biga of Phoenix, AZ, Karen Wilson of Westminster, CO, and Gwen Gustafson of Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Sr. and his mother, Arlene Griffith; sisters, Arlene Walker and Barbara Gustafson; and long-time partner, Kay Oglevie. Memorial Services are pending. Inurnment at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd.
Omaha, NE 68152
451-1000 www.forestlawnomaha.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Thomas. He retired from the Works 2/12/1986.
Thomas E. Waples
Waples, Thomas E.
Apr 24, 2018
Jan 30, 1923 – Apr 22, 2018 Preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; parents, Lynn and Mary Waples; and his infant son, David. Survived by children: Thomas (Angela) Waples, Omaha, NE; Mary (Tim) Myers, Kansas City, MO; Stephen (Tammy) Waples, Deerfield, IL; grandchildren: Brian Myers, Jill Green, Blake Waples, and Rebecca Waples; as well as four great-grandchildren. VISITATION: Wednesday, from 5-7pm, with a Rosary at 7pm, at Kalher-Dolce Mortuary. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, 11am, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Private Family Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Church or charity of your choice.
KAHLER DOLCE MORTUARY
411 N Washington St.
Papillion, NE

Late Notice – Dick worked in the old GP Relay moulding area. Dick Retired from the Works on 2/20/1991.
Richard L. “Dick” Koltes
Koltes, Richard L. “Dick”

December 24, 1938 – April 14, 2018
Age 79 of Omaha
Survived by: Wife: Candyce, Sons: Greg (Cassi) of Omaha and Matt (Jenny) of Omaha, Daughter: Jeannie (Paul) Swanson of Apple Valley, MN, 9 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren. MEMORIAL PRAYER SERVICE: 10:30AM Wednesday, April 18th at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6905 Blondo St. Omaha, NE 68104 with family receiving friends at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Braman Mortuary & Cremation Service
6506 S 144th St.
Omaha, NE 68137

Pete Saltzman worked in trades and retired from the Works on 8/31/2003.
Peter “Pete” F. Jr. Saltzman
Saltzman, Peter F. Jr. “Pete”
Nov 10, 1946 – Apr 12, 2018
Pete was a U.S. Navy Veteran during Vietnam. Preceded in death by son, Michael; parents, Peter and Eleanor. Survived by wife, Helen; children: Jeff (Krystal) Saltzman, Jennifer (Jake) Retzlaff, Amy Saltzman; siblings: Frank Saltzman, Rhoda Saltzman, Dave (Jocelyn) Saltzman; grandchildren: Chaeli, Mason, Samantha, Angelique, Emma, Devon, Jersey; many other relatives and friends. VISITATION: Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 3-5pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). CELEBRATION OF PETE’S LIFE: Monday, April 23, 2018, at 11:30am at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). Interment: Omaha National Cemetery. To leave a condolence, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400

Late Notice:
John worked in merchandise and was the mail room clerk. He retired from the Works on 2/8/1991.
John P. Donahue
Donahue, John P.

May 27, 1924 – Mar 16, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, John and Anna Donahue; brother, Francis P. Donahue. Survived by wife, Beverly Donahue; sons: John P. Donahue III, Terence J. Donahue, and Timothy M. Donahue (Dawn); grandchildren, Abigail and John P. Donahue IV. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 20th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, March 21st at 10am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 3529 “Q” St. Interment, St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials to St. Mary Catholic Church.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER,
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
402-391-3900
https://heafeyheafey.com
Deb Gulizia, Rick Madej and Tom Connor notified us of the passing of Don. Don retired from the Omaha Works on 12/31/2005.
Donald P. Leitner
Leitner, Donald P.
July 29, 1946 – April 18, 2018
Survived by daughters, Jodie Wilwerding (Pat) and Sara Hanna (Dan); grandchildren, Austin and Parker Hanna; brother, Dean (Gail); sister, Pat Schappert; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: Saturday, April 21st from 10:30am to 11:30am at the West Center Chapel, followed by SERVICES at 11:30am. Interment, Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Heafey Hoffmann
Dworak Cutler
West Center Road
Omaha, NE

Late Notice of the Passing of James J. “Jim” Schwetz. Jim retired from the Works on 7/6/1984.
James J. “Jim” Schwetz
Schwetz, James J. “Jim”

Born June 18, 1925 passed away peacefully March 17, 2018. Jim was a WWII veteran of the Armed Services, most notably participating in the Normandy invasion on D-Day. Jim was awarded the Purple Heart for combat wounds inflicted while fighting in the Hurtgen forest in Germany. Jim grew up in Berwyn, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a mechanical engineering degree in 1949. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Kathryn Smith, from August 28, 1948 until her passing on July 15, 1992. Jim and Kathryn moved to Omaha in 1957. Jim worked for the Western Electric and retired in 1983 after 30+ years of service. Preceded in death by his wives, Kathryn Smith Schwetz, Gloria Keim Schwetz and Melba Wigg Schwetz; and grandson, Michael Stuart. Survived by sister, Marion Mooney Johnson; daughters, Janet Schwetz, Katie Westermann (Richard), Nancy Thompson (Brian), and Barb Stuart (James III ); 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Jim has been a resident of Maple Ridge RLC for the past 8 years where he enjoyed many great friendships and companionship during his final year.Special thanks to Faith and Hope Caregiving and Shelli Jordan for the care and support they gave Jim over the past months. Private services will be held. Memorial donations can be made to the Lutheran Church of the Master,
2617 South 114th Street,
Omaha, NE 68144 or the Salvation Army.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Mike. He worked in the cable plant and retired from the Works on 5/29/1997.
Michael L. Lewis,
Lewis, Michael L.

Nov 30, 1937 – Mar 31, 2018 Age 80, of Omaha. He is survived by his wife, Ida Lewis of Omaha; son, Jason Lewis and wife Melissa of Decatur, AL; two daughters: Cindy Rutledge and husband Kevin of Rock Port, GA; Vicki Reed and husband Doug of Omaha; stepson, Todd Arehart of Omaha; two stepdaughters: Peggy Arehart of Omaha; Belinda Rankin of Omaha; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Carol Gannon and husband Donald of Greeley, CO. VISITATION: Friday, April 6, from 1-9pm, with family present from 5-7pm, at Roby Funeral Home. FUNERAL: 11am Saturday, April 7, at Roby Funeral Home. Internment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Memorials to the Humane Society.
ROBY FUNERAL HOME 402-296-3123
Plattsmouth, NE
www.robyfuneralhome.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Gene “Tiny” Kritenbrink. He worked in the molding area in 30 bldg. and retired from the Works on 11/22/1991.
Eugene Leo “Gene” Kritenbrink,
Kritenbrink, Eugene Leo “Gene”

Apr 7, 1934 – Apr 1, 2018 Gene lived in the rural Gretna area. He was a successful farmer and worked at the AT&T/Western Electric–Omaha Works, from which he retired after 33 years of service. He is preceded in death by parents, John Joseph (“Joe”) and Ida Kritenbrink; brother, Richard Kritenbrink; and wife, Mary Ann (Scholting) Kritenbrink. He is survived by brother, Donald (Joyce) Kritenbrink (Ashland); sons: Lawrence (Cynthia) Kritenbrink (Omaha), Joseph (Brenda) Kritenbrink (Gilbertsville, KY), and Ronald (Darlene) Kritenbrink (Gretna); daughter, Ann (Curt) Yager (Gretna); grandchildren: Kari (Albert) Banigo (San Diego, CA), Janell (Kevin) register (Troy, OH), Jared (Erin) Kritenbrink (Indianapolis, IN), John (Lindsey) Kritenbrink (Omaha), James Kritenbrink (Long Beach., CA), Kristin (Paul) Yaneff (Sioux City, IA), Kevin Yager (Gretna), Kendall Kritenbrink (Sioux City, IA), Peter Kritenbrink (Chicago, IL), and Mary Yager (Gretna); step-grandsons Curt Yager (Lincoln), Brian (Lisa) Yager (Omaha), and Jason (Kyla) Yager (Lincoln); step-granddaughter Mandy (Shaun) Pokorny (Council Bluffs); 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; cousins; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends, including his special friend Marge Wagner (Gretna). The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, April 5th from 5-7pm at St. Patrick’s Church, 508 W. Angus Road, Gretna, followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, April 6th, at 10am at St. Patrick’s Church. Interment: Holy Sepulcher Gretna Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery Association (c/o St. Patrick’s Church, Gretna) or St. Patrick’s Church, Gretna.
ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 402-332-0090
Grenta, NE
www.RoederMortuary.com

Merle Dinslage notified us of the passing of Rita.
Rita R. (Rasmussen) Morrissey-Dame,
Morrissey-Dame, Rita R. (Rasmussen)

Nov 6, 1936 – Apr 1, 2018 Long-time employee of Western Electric and a hostess at Anthony’s. Preceded in death by husband, John Dame; daughter, Sheri Skovgaard; parents, Robert and Irene Rasmussen. Survived by sister, Pam Rome of MN; and many beloved cousins. FUNERAL: Wednesday, 10am, Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Chapel. VISITATION: Tuesday, 5-7pm, at Funeral Home. Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St.
Omaha, NE402-731-1234
www.klsfuneralhome.com

Darrel S. and George P. notified us of Jack’s passing. Jack was a Sr. Engineer that transferred from Buffalo. He retired from the Works on 10/31/1988.
John T. “Jack” Smolinski
Slominski, John T. “JacK

Oct 10, 1928 – Mar 28, 2018 Preceded in death by wife, Janet; parents, Martin and Barbara; and brothers: Martin, Richard, and Robert. Survived by daughter, Susan (Patrick) Slominski-Caster; son, James (Yvonne) Slominski; granddaughter, Lauryn Elizabeth Caster; special friend, Bev Marino; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Private Family Services will be held at a later date. Inurnment: Papillion Cemetery. Memorials suggested to American heart Assn. or Charity of Your Choice.
KAHLER-DOLCE MORTUARY
441 No Washington St.
Papillion NE 402-339-3232
www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com

A friend of Ken’s, Tim Johnson, posted his passing on the AT&T Facebook page and Steve Miller forward his passing for me to post.
Kenneth B. “Kenny” Meyer
Meyer, Kenneth B. “Kenny”

Date of Birth
February 12, 1937
Palmer, Massachusetts
Entered into Rest
March 12, 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions
Saturday, March 17, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Army National Guard and American Legion #129
Visitation Directions
Friday, March 16, 2018 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Graveside Service
Private, Ashland Cemetery at a later date
Memorials
Ashland Fire and Rescue or Alzheimer’s Association
Kenneth B. “Kenny” Meyer, 81 of Columbus, NE formerly of Ashland, NE passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Tabitha Cove House in Lincoln, NE. He was born February 12, 1937 in Palmer, MA to Bernard & Marjorie (Elliott) Meyer. Kenny attended grade school and high school in Palmer, MA before entering the U.S. Army on August 5, 1955 he was stationed in Korea and was honorably discharged from his duties on July 19, 1958. He was united in marriage to Bernice Shandera on March 7, 1960 in Council Bluffs, IA. From this union three boys were born, Kevin, Mike and Doug.

Kenny spent his early years working as a laborer, helping build Cross Roads Mall in Omaha and Interstate 80. He retired from Western Electric after 37 years of faithful service. He served as a financial secretary for the union. He enjoyed traveling, restoring old vehicles and homes. After Bernice’s passing he met Judy Miller and the two were married on December 29, 2012 in Columbus, NE.

He loved playing the guitar and had a small band consisting of friends and neighbors who played in backyards and at Don’s Bar in Memphis, NE.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Miller Meyer of Columbus; sons, Kevin (Sherry) Meyer of Ashland, Mike (Julletta) Meyer of Ashland, Doug (Kristi) Meyer of Eagle; grandchildren, Anthony, Mathew, Kristopher & Kallen Meyer, Jessica (Mitchel) Jewell; great-grandchildren, Alexa Bundy Meyer, Emma Meyer and a great-grandson on the way; sisters, Lois Miller, Carol Opalinski; brothers-in-law, Donald, Arnold & Leonard Shandera; step-children, Al (Krisanna) Miller, Chris (Sarah) Miller, Dan (Pam) Miller; 19 step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice Meyer; parents, Bernard & Marjorie Meyer; brother,Norman Meyer.
Marcy Mortuary
104 N. 15th Street
Ashland, NE 68003
(402) 944-3343
marcysvoboda@gmail.com

Steve Miller notified me that Sharon McCloud Christiansen and MaryAnn Pilus posted the passing of Sharon Christensen’s mother, Lois “Fern” McCloud on the AT&T Omaha Works Facebook group. We have her listed in the Works retirees but don’t know what year she retired from the Omaha Works.
Lois “Fern””McCloud
McCloud, Lois “Fern”

Fern”McCloud, Lois “Fern” Age 99 Of Valley, NE. Survived by daughter, Sharon Christiansen of Omaha; and son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Beverly McCloud of Lake Placid, FL; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. VISITATION: Sunday, 3-5pm, at the funeral home with a prayer service at 5pm. Private graveside service at Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials to Hooper Care Center. Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com.
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple
Elkhorn, NE
402-289-2222

Bob Lorenz notified us of the passing of Bettie. She worked in 30 bldg.
Elizabeth “Bettie” Dolezal,
Dolezal, Elizabeth “Bettie”

Jul 31, 1944 – Mar 8, 2018 Gretna, NE. Bettie passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, in Kearney, NE. She is survived by fiancé, Dennis VanWinkle; mother, Ventura Alva of Galesburg, IL; brothers: Fred (Kathy) Alva, Manuel Alva, and John Alva, Jr. of Omaha; daughter, Debra Dolezal of Kearney; sons, Joseph (Kristin) Dolezal, and Anthony Walde, all of Omaha; grandchildren: Elizabeth and Nicole Walde, and Connor, Alexis, and Nathan Engel; nephew, Todd (Jodi) Alva of Lincoln, NE; and niece, Amanda (Ryan) Balzer of Oregonia, OH. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph Dolezal; daughter Annette Walde-Colgate; grandson Bradley Walde; sister Linda Petroski; father John Alva, Sr.; and grandmother Paula Alva. Member of St. Patricks Catholic Church, Gretna. VISITATION: 5-7pm Monday, with ROSARY at 7pm at the Mortuary. FUNERAL MASS: 10am Tuesday, March 13, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St., Gretna, NE. Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Gretna, NE. 402-332-0090 www.RoederMortuary.com
ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr.
Gretna, NE.

Joan M. Pilant
Pilant, Joan M.

Jun 30, 1922 – Mar 6, 2018 Age 95, of Omaha. Joan passed away March 6, 2018 in Bennington, NE, at her son’s home surrounded by her family. From her in birth Omaha on June 30, 1922 to her death on Monday, she nourished people around her with love, faith and laughter. Joan was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #2503 Auxiliary where she served as an officer in many different roles. She was an avid volunteer in the community. Joan volunteered weekly, for over 20 years, with youth by reading to children in the Omaha Public School District. Additionally, she volunteered weekly at the Omaha VA Hospital. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; son, Frank; infant daughter, Donna Mae. She is survived by her sons, Roger and wife Diane; Bill and wife, Cheryle; daughter, Holly Drinkwine; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Pilant; special niece, Katy Pollard; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren. CELEBRATION OF JOAN’S LIFE: Friday, March 9, 2018, at 1pm, with Visitation one hour prior to the service, all at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel). Interment: Mt. Hope. In lieu of flowers, memorials to V.F.W. Post#2503. To leave a condolence, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
72nd St. Chapel
1702 N. 72nd St.
Omaha, NE 68114
402-391-2171