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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