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Josie Harper Hospice House November 9, 2021


The pandemic continued on into 2021 and the needs at Josie Harper Hospice House remained about the same for the year as last. In early September Sandy Viner (chair) began shopping for the needs this fall. The needs continued to be body lotions, shampoos, body wash, baby powder, shaving cream, combs and tooth brushes. Gary the executive director and Lisa the development director asked if it would be possible to add non-ticking wall clocks for the rooms to the list and Sandy told them to let her know how many they needed.

On this bright sunny afternoon on November 9, Sandy and Gordy were ready to load the SUV and deliver the items that Sandy had purchased this fall. Upon arrival we were met by Lisa and nurse Heidi. While unloading the SUV, Gary came out and visited with us before they took all of the items inside. Gary and Lisa thanked us and the Heartland Council Pioneers for all of the items we delivered.

Submitted by chair Sandy Viner and photos by Gordy Viner

Cozy Wraps Fall Delivers November 1, 2021


At the end of October it was time for the Cozy Wrap group to deliver the items that they had assembled this fall. Bob and Carolyn’s first stop was at the Open Door Mission. They had lap robs, stocking hats and scarves. From their they headed over to Council Bluffs, IA with a large number of lap robs. The administrators thanked them both for the items that will be handy this winter. The last photo is of the the items made by the satellite Cozy Wrap group of Granby. Everything assembled on the table was made for the Operation Christmas Child for the Christmas program at Samaritans Purse. They were very thankful to the Cozy Wrap group for their help this year.


Submitted by chair Carolyn Wolkins and photographer Bob Wolkins

Heartland Pioneers Tour of the Omaha Works 30 Building and the Grounds


At the Heartland Pioneers Life Member Luncheon on July 29, 2021 Ernie Wesolowski announced that he had a contact at Peter Kiewit and could schedule a tour of the Omaha Works that is leased by them. At the luncheon 39 retirees signed up to take the tour when scheduled. Twenty-one retirees were able to make the tour that day on September 27, 2021.

They assembled at the east door and went to the 30 building cafeteria. The tour started at the old Jim Andry Auditorium and out to the 30 building. Kelloggs is now warehousing breakfast cereal there. They couldn’t go out to the old high bay area as work was being done at that time.

The group then went to their cars and were allowed to drive around back of the 30 building and then drive around the courtyard before leaving the grounds.

This Pioneer tour was set up by Ernie Wesolowski and pictures were provided by Judy Coffey.


Submitted by Judy Coffey and Ernie Wesolowski

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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.
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Heartland Council Pioneers Life Member Luncheons Resume


The last pioneer life member luncheon was on December 5, 2019 and they resumed on July 29, 2021. The LML resumed at a new venue the German-American Society and will be held there in the future. The luncheon had 105 pioneer life members attend the luncheon and they enjoyed seeing each other again. In conjunction with LML the pioneers held a food drive for the Salvation Army. President Bob Wolkins collected the food to be delivered after the luncheon to the Salvation Army.

There were three speakers to update the pioneers of important things for them to know about. The New Outlook Region Director Elaine Housley from Columbus, Ohio was the first speaker. She introduced herself and spoke about her work history starting with Western Electric and becoming a director with the pioneers after retirement in 2000.

Vern Larson and Cindy Hadsell with the NRLN followed Elaine. Vern spoke first updating the benefits for those that retired from Avaya. Cindy’s key points were the action alerts and how important they are to let those in congress know what those back home are interested in. Cindy mentioned the voting records of the senators in NE and IA.

You can click on the picture to enlarge the picture and on the right side is a arrow to advance the them.

Submitted by Gordy Viner

Heartland Council Meets New Outlook Region Director Elaine Housley


During our spring conference call president Bob Wolkins made a note about Heartland Council restarting our life member luncheons this coming summer. Elaine called him said she would like to know the date and was going to make arrangements to come out to Omaha and attend the LML.

The LML was set for July 29, 2021. Bob and Elaine discussed that since she would be flying out the day before that the council should have a meeting and supper to meet her and the officers could get to know her.

Bob made a reservation at Brother Sebastian’s for Wednesday evening of July 28, 2021. The officers had a meeting with Elaine before supper and after supper Elaine discussed her back ground and then opened it up to a question and answer session that was very informative. The New Outlook reorganization was the big topic of discussion.

Front Row L to R; Deb Grady, Judy Coffey, Elaine Housley, Virginia Fugger
Middle Row L to R; Gordy Viner, Sandy Viner, Joe Bonaiuto, Ray Fugger
Back Row L to R; Jerry Golmanavich, Betty Golmanavich, Bob Wolkins, Carolyn Wolkins, Steve Dawkins

Submitted by Gordy Viner

Heartland Pioneers Helping Those In Need Beat The Heat!



Salvation Army Annual Fan Drive

You probably have a way to stay cool this summer but not everyone does.

That’s why the Salvation Army is kicking off its annual fan drive this year with Ace Hardware from June 3 to June 20, 2021. Because of COVID-19, the organization is asking for monetary donations, which will allow them to buy new fans for those in need. This year you can donate to the drive at all ACE Hardware locations in the Omaha Area.

The Heartland Council Pioneers of Omaha, NE purchased 60 box fans for the needy and elderly in the Omaha area. Bob Wolkins volunteered his pickup truck and the pioneers sent out a call for more help to pick up the fans at the Ace Westlake Hardware store and deliver them to the Salvation Army.

On Friday afternoon Heartland Council Pioneers President Bob Wolkins came with his truck, Joe,1st Vice President showed up with his cargo van, Steve, 2nd Vice President showed up with his cargo van and Jerry, past president showed up with his cargo van. After loading Bob’s truck Mike, the store manager said, “Hey guys let me help you out here. Let me deliver the rest of the fans to the Salvation Army up on NW Radio Highway for you.” It was over 90 degrees out and getting hotter and all said that is a great idea Mike and thank you.

Last picture L to R; Jerry Golmanavich, Bob Wolkins, Joe Bonaiuto and Steve Dawkins

Last Frame; These fans are being donated this year by the Heartland Council Pioneers in honor of Dick “Max” and Cathy Maxwell. They volunteered for the Heartland Pioneers for over thirty years with the Salvation Army. Dick “Max” Maxwell passed this last fall from covid-19.

Submitted by Gordy Viner Treasurer and photos

The Cozy Wrap Group Make a Spring Deliver to the Open Door Mission


On Wednesday afternoon, May 5, a couple of ladies Dixie and Sharon that are knitting with the Cozy Wrap Group dropped off some items that they had knitted to add to what Carolyn had been working on. Then on Thursday afternoon her and Bob loaded the SUV to deliver the items to the Open Door Mission.

On the way up to the ODM Carolyn gave them a call and Kristin answered the phone. Carolyn told here that they were be there shortly to deliver 22 baby blankets,1 cocoon and 4 baby hats this morning. Kristin said that she would accept the items on behalf of Lydia House.

Kristin met them in the parking to accept the items and to thank Carolyn and the Cozy Wrap Group for the items. She said that the items were always needed at the Lydia House.


A few days after Bob and Carolyn make a trip to deliver some knitted items to the Open Door Mission Trina delivered 12 blankets in 4 boxes. Later on that day Pat delivered 11 blankets, 9 cocoons and 15 hats. Trina and Pat have been making a lot of items for the needy and Carolyn has been donating the items to Lyndia House at the Open Door Mission. When they arrived at the ODM the receptionist Nancy accepted the items and Bob took a picture of Nancy giving Carolyn a receipt.

After making the delivery of the finished items to Linda House (Open Door Mission) Carolyn and Bob returned to Michaels in Papillion and purchased more yarn to distribute to the ladies in the Cozy Wrap Group.

Submitted by Carolyn and Bob