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


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


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


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

Submitted by the webmaster@heartlandpioneers.com

Obituaries 2020 – January to June



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interment: Graceland Park Cemetery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jay is preceded in death by his parents.

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

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials are suggested to family choice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glenna M. Oltman

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remembering Glenna Oltman

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

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

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

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

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

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

At one point, she wished that she could die.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Focus! screams my brain.

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

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

Once she did, she had two revelations.

The first: I don’t look so bad.

The second? Life is so, so beautiful.

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

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

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

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

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

[Read more: Artist’s work is difficult, sensitive and meant to be wrestled with]

In 2006, the artist began a residency through a collaboration among UNMC, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Gilbert set up shop in a tiny storage room near what is now Lydiatt’s former office at UNMC’s head and neck cancer clinic. (Lydiatt is now based at Methodist).

Gilbert participated in a research study on how portraiture could show caregiving. He expanded the scope of his portraits to include not only patients like Glenna but also caregivers like Dr. Lydiatt and family members, like Glenna’s brother Steve.

The range of patients included a then 4-year-old who’d undergone multiple organ transplants and a man dying of ALS. He even painted my former colleague and neighbor, Kjell Cronn, who had a brain tumor the size of two tennis balls. Kjell now is living in Lincoln.

It was Kjell’s large portrait — roughly 5 feet by 5 feet — I noticed this year on a trip to the Nebraska Medical Center for a totally different story. What’s he doing here, I wondered.

A janitor told me there were more portraits like that inside the head and neck clinic and took me around. It’s not often you see interesting art in hospitals — and the portraits were so arresting in their intensity and strangeness.

In all, Gilbert created over 100 works based on 46 people. He showed the exhibit, called “Portraits of Care,” at the Bemis and then discussed it in length in his 2014 dissertation examining the role of portraiture in a clinical setting.

Gilbert showed what it was like to be a patient or caregiver in the full range of awfulness and humanity those experiences can have. He offered medical staff another look at the art of observation. What do you see when you see someone? And he helped bring meaning to the suffering of his subjects and experience of the caregivers.

Take Glenna.

Around 2000, she noticed white lesions in her mouth and got treated for what was called leukoplakia, which is a clinical term for oral lesions that can’t be otherwise identified. Sometimes, these lesions lead to cancer. Treatment involved getting the lesions lasered off, and Glenna’s husband, Norbert “Sonny” Oltman, would take her repeatedly to appointments over several years. Then he got liver disease in 2002, underwent a liver transplant and then died in June of that year. Glenna had been taking care of him at their 90-acre farm in Louisville, Nebraska.

That November, she was treated for a broken jaw — and then diagnosed with squamous-cell carcinoma, a cancer in her jawbone.

Glenna would later get breast cancer. Her own journal documents the relentless progression of her disease. The cancer seemed unstoppable:

“6/19/03 cancer returned.”

“12/11/03 cancer returned.”

“6/23/04 cancer returned.”

“4/18/06 cancer returned.”

“9/27/06 cancer returned.”

“1 9/06 breast cancer.”

One lump turned out to be nothing, something Glenna noted with wry humor in her journal.

“8/12/08. Had a small lump found under the tongue. Not cancer probably caused from stress (who me???)”

Treatment ran the gamut. Glenna got radiation, which involved strapping into a face mask bolted onto a table to prevent her from moving. That was claustrophobia-inducing. She would sing “Jesus Loves Me” to herself to get through it. Worse, though, was the coffin-like oxygen chamber that was locked as she lay there, terrified, while the compartment filled and emptied. One time, she could hear tornado sirens blasting and she hollered to get out.

At one point, she felt like giving up.

“I feel my life is over,” she wrote in her journal. “I won’t be able to talk, I won’t be able to eat.”

Surgery was often the answer, and doctors had to harvest bone and tissue from other parts of her body to see whether they could help save her face.

“They took my right tibia bone and made me a new jaw,” Glenna explained. “They took the fibia bone out of my left leg. They cut my tongue in half. They took muscle from my right shoulder and put it into my jaw. Then that got so tight, pulling my face to one side, they had to go back in and cut it.”

She held up her wrist with the jangly bracelet.

“I only have my left arm bone,” she said. Doctors had used her right arm bone for her face.

Once, when she was driving, blood just started gushing out of her mouth and she had to be hospitalized for that. Another time, the steel plate holding her jaw together broke through the skin and stayed like that, casting Glenna’s disfigurement in a surreal steampunk look.

The suffering wasn’t just physical. Glenna said she got so depressed that she spent one Christmas in bed crying.

She hated God, everything and everyone.

Then came an odd request.

Her surgeon, Dr. Lydiatt, asked whether she might be interested in having her portrait drawn as part of a research project the university was doing with an artist from Scotland. Glenna’s brother, Steve Klostermeier, thought this was crazy. Take Glenna’s portrait? Like this?

But Glenna figured: Why not? If it could help someone, she was game. She signed some papers and found herself thinking about makeup for the first time since she got cancer.

She made a hair appointment. She chose a stylish outfit — jeans and a red turtleneck, topped by a denim vest.

She glanced at the mirror and thought: Not so bad.

She entered Gilbert’s hospital “studio” and felt right at home. It was so nice to come to the hospital for something pleasant and not painful. She enjoyed sitting. She felt like she got to know Gilbert, whose parents in Scotland were artists. She liked him immensely. For the first time in years, she felt really good. Great, in fact.

When she saw the finished product, Glenna thought: yeah, that’s me. Then: Yeah! That’s me!

She saw her cancer-damaged face and her still-intact spirit.

She finally felt like she could accept how her face had changed. She felt more comfortable going out in public and speaking out, telling her story.

Glenna has been cancer-free for three years.

She is contemplating reconstructive surgery that would better enable her to hear. Right now, she has to drink her meals, and it’s messy. She has a hard time swallowing and has to wear a bib. She has found she can eat one thing, a certain kind of frozen strawberry cheesecake she can find only at Baker’s. So once a month, she drives up from Lincoln and loads up on the treat.

“Don’t ask me how I can’t eat potatoes and gravy,” she said. “But I can eat that strawberry cheesecake.”

Because of her difficulties, Glenna prefers to just eat alone. But she doesn’t miss a chance to go to a restaurant with friends or family and sit for the companionship.

She’s totally comfortable in how she looks and even wishes strangers would just ask her instead of stare or yank the arms of staring children. She does cringe at the idea that her presence would embarrass family or friends, though she thinks they are probably too kind and probably too used to how she looks to really care.

Ultimately, Glenna would rather be out in the world than stuck indoors. Even in a place as attractive as this townhouse she shares with Tyler.

Life is too sweet. Life is too short. Life, after fighting for hers and watching her husband and mother lose theirs, is too important.

So she clings to every minute she has.

“I still have life,” she said. “What more can I ask for?”

Darwin Fager notified us of the passing of Charlie. Charlie retired from the Omaha Works on 12/22/1993 with 33 years of service. Charlie was a tool and die trades man assigned to the old GP Relay molding area for service.

Arlyn A. “Charlie” Kastrup
Kastrup, Arlyn A. “Charlie” June 8, 1938 – September 9, 2019 “Charlie” was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Deloris; two sons, Kevin (Laura) and Dennis; two daughters, Roxanne (Jeff) and Cheryl (Don); 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Darlene (Dick) and Kathy; one brother, Duane. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10:30am at Westlawn-Hillcrest with burial to follow. . www.westlawnhillcrest.com

Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE
402-556-2500

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Emil J. Karasek. Emil retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/1995 with 38 years of service.

Emil J Karasek
August 7, 1933 – September 1, 2019
Emil J Karasek, 86
Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones.

Preceded in death by wives Marion and Edie; 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Survived by children Barbara, Donna, Steven (Shinae), Evelyn; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sisters Lillian and Patsy; other loving relatives and friends.

Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz
5108 F street
Omaha, NE 68117
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
5:00-7:00pm

Service Schedule Funeral
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz
5108 F street
Omaha, NE 68117
Thursday, September 5, 2019
11:00am

Burial Schedule
Hillcrest Cemetery
5701 Center Street
Omaha , NE 6810

Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz
Funeral Home
5108 F Street
Omaha, NE
https://www.klsfuneralhome.com/services.asp?locid=1&page=odetail&id=2253#.XW6MlShKiM8

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Roger T. Waters. Roger retired from the Omaha Works in the mid-seventies with 14 years of service.

Roger T. Waters
March 13, 1940 – August 26, 2019
Roger T. Waters, age 79, of Council Bluffs, IA, passed away August 26, 2019. He was born in Sioux Falls, SD, on March 13, 1940 to the late Charles and Elsie (Crowson) Waters. Roger graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School with the class of 1958. He worked for Western Electric for 14 years and then owned and operated Memories Lounge. He was a longtime member and at one point managed the Elk’s Lodge #531. Roger had served in the National Guard and was a member of the American Legion Rainbow Post #2. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Waters; stepson, Scott Kern. Roger is survived his wife, Bonnie Waters; children, Roger Waters Jr., Jim Waters (Jeanie), Dawne Davis (Dave), Shauna Oliphant; stepson, Chris Kern; sisters, Debbie Mabbitt and Joy Lee Moffit; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; pets, Libby and Big Ellie. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2pm Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Visitation will be during the hour prior to the service.
HOY – KILNOSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 N. 16th Street,
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 256-9988 | www.hoyfuneral.com

Barabara Bovill notified us of the passing of Carolyn Schrader. Carolyn retired from the Omaha Works on 7/7/2000 with 31 years of service..

Carolyn J. Schrader
May 3, 1938 – August 25, 2019
Preceded in death by husband, Phillip L. Schrader; parents, Olga and Earnest Wolff; brothers, Thomas and Gerald. Survived by children: Kevin S. Schrader (Cathy), Kimberly S. Brennan (Kevin), and Kurtis S. Schrader (Cheryl); five grandchildren: Michael Schrader (Megan), Carissa Crichton (Adam), Jordan Shafer (Tyler), Kevin Brennan II, and Christopher Brennan; four great-grandchildren: Andrew, Adam, Michael “Chip,” and Benjamin.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 29th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Friday, August 30th at 10am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96th St. in LaVista. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

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

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing Frankilin A. Logan, Sr. Frank worked in purchasing and retired after 38 years of service.

Franklin A.Logan, Sr.
Logan, Franklin A., Sr.
March 21, 1924 – August 20, 2019
Franklin A. Logan, Sr., age 95, died after a brief battle with brain cancer. Frank was born in Hastings, NE to C.R. and Virgie Logan. His family lived in Stockville, NE until moving to Lincoln when he was a child. Frank grew up in the East Campus neighborhood with his brothers, Dick and Bernie Logan; and his sisters, Eileen (Armstrong) and Marilyn (Creek). Frank attended Lincoln Northeast, graduating in 1943. In 1949 Frank married Marilyn Yowell and they had a son, Franklin II and a daughter, Kay. They made their home in Lincoln, and later in Ralston, NE where Frank worked as a purchaser for Western Electric for 38 years.

Frank acquired his love for cars and motorcycles when he was a teenager and enjoyed biking until his late 80s, often with Marilyn riding along. Together they enjoyed travelling and spent many vacations in state and national parks and other scenic destinations. Outgoing and funny, Frank made friends easily and had many lifelong friendships. He loved the music of his generation and continued to enjoy it with friends until weeks before his death.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Marilyn; his parents; and his siblings. Survivors include his son, Frank II (Vicki); daughter, Kay (Randy Peters); grandchildren, Sarah Lyons (Justin), Dan Logan, Will Peters (Callie), and Tessa Peters; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Parker (Dick); and many nieces and nephews. INURNMENT in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln NE. A Memorial Service for Marilyn and Frank is scheduled for September 29 at Wyuka Cemetery.

WYUKA FUNERAL HOME
3600 “O” St.,
Lincoln, NE | 402-474-3600

Kenneth Olson notified us of the passing Edward (Ed) Reed, Sr. Kenneth said that Ed worked in the cable plant. I don’t have a retirement date in my records so don’t know when he retired. Ed was a veteran but don’t know what branch of the service he served in.

Edward S. Reed, Sr.
10/10/1934 – 8/10/2019
Age 84 – Survived by wife, Shirley Reed; children: Edward Reed, Jr., Darlene Weaver, Robin Poindexter, Kimberly Lessley, Shawna Reed; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; brothers, Aaron and Miles Lee Reed; many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Preceded in death by parents, Daniel and Sadie Reed, Sr.; grandson, Edward Reed III; brothers: Daniel Reed, Jr., DeForest Reed, Thomas Reed; sisters: Martha Franklin, Mildred Bruton, “Aunt Little” Theresa West and Josie Mae McDaniels.
Visitation on Thursday (8/22/2019) from 10:00 – 11:30 AM with funeral service immediately following at 11:30 AM at Roeder Mortuary, 4932 Ames Ave. Burial at Omaha National Cemetery.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc
Ames Chapel
4932 Ames Ave
Omaha, NE
402-453-5600 www.RoederMortuary.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Alma Sucha. Alma was listed as a pioneer partner in our records. Bill and Alma were leaders for the Pioneers TurkeyFest partnered with the Salvation Army.

Alma M. Sucha
June 25, 1933 – August 16, 2019
Alma Muriel Antonia Nelson Sucha left her earthly burdens behind her and joined the Communion of Saints. She passed quietly and with dignity. Alma was always a lady, and a lady always knows when it’s time to leave. Rest in Eternal Peace.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, William Sucha, and son David.

Survived by children Frank (Janet) Sucha, Michele (Christopher) Mattingly, and Paul (Ann) Sucha, and 7 Grandchildren: Jonathon, Rebecca, Regina, Isabel, Spencer, Marlaena, and…Read More »

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Memorial Service
Saturday, 17, August
1:00 PM
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of LaVonne. LaVonne worked in 30 Bldg.

LaVonne V. (Croft) Detmers,
Detmers, LaVonne V. (Croft)
May 5, 1928 – August 9, 2019
Preceded in death by son, Jeffrey S. Croft; former husband, Robert J. Croft. Survived by daughters, Susan Noblin and Laurie Croft; grandchildren, Simon and Allison; great-grandchildren, Ty and Drew; sister, Nadine Finley; nieces, nephews, and other relatives; special friend, Deb Benish. Private Family Services. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
(402) 391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com

Rick Madej notified us of the passing of Shirley. Shirley worked in 30 Bldg. in the injection molding area.

Shirley J Peterson.
Aug 6, 2019
Peterson, Shirley J. December 19, 1935 – August 5, 2019 Of Gretna. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Peterson; parents, Raymond Bolon and Mary Hill; sisters, Mary Ann Muniz and Patricia Pacifico. Survived by her children: Deborah (Ronald) Glazebrook, John (Linda D.) Barris III, Linda S. Barris, Sheryl (Brian) Schroeder, Jeff Barris (Cyndie), Robert (Cheryl) Peterson; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, David Bolon. VISITATION: 5-7pm Wednesday at Gretna Chapel. SERVICE: 10am Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Gretna United Methodist Church, 11457 S 204th St., Gretna, NE. Interment: Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Memorials to Peterson Park or G.U.M.C.
ROEDER MORTUAR
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Drive
Gretna, NE
(402) 332-0090 | www.RoederMortuary.com

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of James Fuller. James retired from the Omaha Works with 38 years of service in 1999.

James Harvey Fuller
8/13/1938 – 7/29/2019
James Harvey Fuller, age 80, of Council Bluffs, Iowa passed away July 29, 2019. He was born August 13, 1938 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late George and Fern (Shull) Fuller. James proudly served his country in the United States Navy in an antisubmarine warfare squadron. He worked hard to provide for his family at Lucent Technologies for 38 years.

James is survived by his wife, Judy Fuller; sons, Jeff Fuller (Georgia), John Fuller (Deanna), and Joe Fuller (Lisa); grandchildren, Johnny Fuller, James Fuller, and Megan Fuller; brother, Jerry Fuller (Judy); cousins, John Shull and Kathy Shull-Pearon and many other family and friends.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Memorial service is Thursday at 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials made be directed to James Fuller/Larry Wilwerding Scholarship with LC Education Foundation, 4121 Harry Langdon Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.

In short he was one kick ass dude, nuff said.

HOY – KILNOSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 N. 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 256-9988 | www.hoyfuneral.com

Karen Keller posted Severo’s passing on the AT&T Facebook page and was relayed to me by Steve Miller. Severo started at the Omaha Works in 1977 and most likely retired in 2011 when they closed the Omaha Works.

Severo Chirinos
1//7/1957 – 7/16/2019
Age62
Severo Chirinos, was born in Panuco, Veracruz, Mexico on January 7, 1957 and went to Glory on July 16, 2019 at 6:41 pm. He was preceded in death by his mother; Maria Elena Olazaran and father; Severo Chirinos Sr. He is survived by his siblings; Gerardo Chirinos, Lorena Montero, Horacio Olazaran Jr, Leticia Ramirez, Sofia Gutierrez, Rene Chirinos, Antonio Chirinos, and step-father; Horacio Olazaran Sr., as well as many nephews and nieces. Severo was greatly loved and will be missed, but we know he is at peace in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Pallbearers; RJ ( Raul Jr. Ramirez), Charlie ( Carlos) Garcia, Lachito ( Horacio Emmanuel III) Olazaran, Raul Ramirez Senior, Horacio Olazaran Jr., Cirilo Lopez, and Luciel Gutierrez.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Rose Lawn, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. located at 4464 Old Port Isabel Rd. Brownsville, Texas 78526. Chapel Service will be held Saturday , July 20, 2019, 10 a.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Rose Lawn followed by an Interment at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Funeraria Del Angel Rose Lawn & Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens
Funeral Cremation and Cemetery
4464 Old Port Isabel Rd
Brownsville, TX 78526
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/brownsville-tx/severo-chirinos-8782970
Video Tribute
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/brownsville-tx/severo-chirinos-8782970

Gary L. Honey
August 12, 1939 – July 12, 2019
Gary L. Honey, 79, of Omaha died July 12, 2019. He was born in North Bend, Nebraska, on Aug. 12, 1939. He graduated from Fremont High School, Class of 1957. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served with the 1st fleet on the USS Lexington Aircraft carrier. His service took place during the conflict between China and Nationalist Chinese. On board ship, he served as Yeoman to the Admiral. After discharge in 1960, he returned to Fremont and married Genelle Ruzicka, who survives him. They have one daughter, Susan Honey Janssen of Hooper.

He worked 49 years at Western Electric/Lucent until they closed in 2011. He always said “I’ll be the last to leave and turn the lights off.”

He is survived by daughter, Susan and husband Nick Janssen of Hooper; grandchildren, Alex and Dr. Alanna Janssen of Sioux Center, Iowa, Lauren and Bryce Smith of Alvo, Nebraska, and Elliot Janssen of Omaha; great-grandchildren, Nora, Hazel and Clara Smith, Kennedy Janssen; brother, Stephen K. Honey and wife Carol Sue of Manassas, Virginia; brother-in-law, Ernie Snyder of Boulder, Colorado; niece, Erin Tagliola of Boulder; nieces, Lisa Honey of Raleigh, North Carolina, Laura Honey of Centreville, Virginia; nephew, Eliot Snyder of Eldora, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Hazel Honey; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Snyder.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Lunch will follow the service. Burial will take place in Woodland Cemetery in North Bend following the lunch. Visitation is Monday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials can be directed to the family until a memorial is established. Online guestbook at www.ludvigsenmortuary.com

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

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Donald M. Tatreau. Don retired from the Omaha Works on 2-12-1986 with over 29 years of service.

Donald M. Tatreau
January 23, 1923 – June 26, 2019
Donald M. Tatreau left us peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday 6/26/2019 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC at the age of 96. Don will be interred with military honors later at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

He joined the Marine Bombing Squadron (VMB 433) on 11/23/1942 and was eventually assigned as part of the Bismarck Archipelago operation to consolidate the Northern Solomon Islands in the Philippine campaign during WWII. He flew 55 missions as a turret gunner in a PBJ (B-25H) Mitchell, received an air medal and two gold stars and was honorably discharged on 11/15/1945 as an E7 gunnery sergeant. He participated in the 500th Blue Ridge Honor Flight to Washington DC 9/24/2016 where he was recognized for his service in WWII.

Don started his working career at Brandeis and Sons (large retail store) as a sales associate while attending high school at Omaha Tech. After high school, Don worked as a clerk at the Omaha National Bank (largest bank in Nebraska at the time). After WWII, he started at Orchard & Wilhelm (large home furnishing store) as the supervisor of wholesale sales. Don met his wife, D. Maxine Teninty while both were employed at Orchard & Wilhelm Company. In 1957, Don switched employers and began working for Western Electric; becoming Lucent Technologies, as a first line supervisor of the Financial-Credit Organization. Maxine started working there in 1969. In 1986 they both retired and enjoyed traveling around in their RV. Don completed his genealogy research back to the first Tatreau (Tetreau) who came to New France (Canada) in 1662, born in 1634 in France.

Don and Maxine were married 8/18/1949, in Omaha by the late Reverend Norman Temme who also retired in Hendersonville, NC with his wife, Marion. Maxine and Don moved to Middleton Place, Hendersonville, in October 1996. They have since relocated into the Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Village in Hendersonville on 9/24/2012. Maxine and Donald were charter members of King of Kings Lutheran Church in Omaha and attended services there for 35 years before joining Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in Hendersonville.

Donald was preceded in death by: his parents Frank Edward and Minnie Tatreau, brother Frank Lloyd Tatreau, sister Lois George, sister-in-law Pearl, and brothers-in-law Samuel George and Wilbur Borgeson. Donald is survived by his wife, Maxine Tatreau of Hendersonville, sister Betty Borgeson of Long Grove, IL and three sons: Douglas Tatreau (Connie) of Pueblo, CO, sons, Michael Tatreau of Westminster, CO and Christopher Tatreau (Tabitha), of Kiowa, CO. Dean Tatreau (Margaret) of Judsonia, AR, sons Andrew Tatreau of Ocean Springs, MS, and Travis Feurt (Ariel) of Searcy, AR, and daughter, Amber Feurt of Judsonia, AR. Kevin Tatreau (Joan) of St. Petersburg, FL, daughter Lindsay Lebowitz (David) of Orlando, FL. There are 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to the Elizabeth House (a non-profit in-patient Hospice facility) in memory of Donald M. Tatreau. 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, (828)-692-9633 or visit www.FourSeasonsFdn.org and designate the donation for Elizabeth House. For additional information, please visit www.FourSeasonsCfl.org/what-we-offer/elizabeth-house/.

Dan Lindblad notified us of the passing of Lisa Brown-Bohty. Dan remembered that she worked in 30 protectors in 30 bldg. At this time our records don’t list when she retired from the Omaha Works.

Lisa A. Brown-Bohaty
Brown-Bohaty, Lisa A.
December 5, 1958 – June 26, 2019 Age 60, of Omaha. Lisa was born in Osage, IA to the late Virgil and Norma (Turner) Sutphin. She is survived by her husband, Randy Bohaty; son, Tim Brown; daughter, Angi Marley (Dan); brother, Charles Sutphin (Loretta); and grandchildren, Alex, Anna, Kaitlyn, Skylar, Thunder, and Storm. Lisa was preceded in death by her parents; step-parents, Gordy and Evelyn; and brothers, Mike and David. CELEBRATION of LISA’S LIFE: Tuesday, July 9, at 11am, with family Receiving friends 1 hour prior to Service, all at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel, 6505 S. 144th St. in Omaha. Memorials will be directed by the family.
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 Street
Omaha NE | (402) 895-3400

Larry Bowen and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Donald Dai. Don was an Engineer in the Industrial Engineering Dept. at the Works and retired on 3/31/1992.

Donald Phillip Dai
February 13, 1934 – June 27, 2019
Preceded in death by parents, Freddie and Lillian Dai. Survived by wife, Sandra Lea Dai; children and spouses: Mathew S. Dai (Consuelo), Scott M. Dai (Barbara), Kurt M. Dai (Roxann), Kimberly M. Miller (Chris), Keith F. Dai (Theresa), Kevin C. Dai (Christy); 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Behrendt (Donald) and Barbara Smiley; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 30th from 3pm to 5pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 5pm. SERVICES: Monday, July 1st at 9:30am, West Center Chapel to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2210 S. 32nd Ave., for MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10am. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or charity of your choice.
https://heafeyheafey.com/donald-phillip-dai/
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, NE

Larry Bowen notified us of the passing of Richard “Dick” Leth Nielsen. Dick was a supervisor in 30 bldg and 50 bldg retiring from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1988.

Richard “Dick” Leth Nielsen
December 14, 1934 – June 27, 2019
Richard “Dick” Leth Nielsen, 84 of Blair, passed away June 27, 2019 at his home. Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow in the Blair Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, July 2 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home.

Richard Nielsen was born on December 14, 1934 on a farm west of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, known as Pioneer Hills. He was the son of Leth J. Nielsen and Dorothy (Jones) Nielsen. He lived and helped on the farm along with his brother George Ryan and his sister Janet (Nielsen) Davis.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marge, after 57 years of marriage, his parents Leth and Dorothy Nielsen and his brother George Ryan.

Dick attended Long Creek School and later Blair High School, graduating in 1952. After graduation he attended Dana College. On December 11, 1954, he married Margaret J. Surber. They had four children: Susan, Rick, Mary and Dan.

Dick worked for Kelly Ryan Equipment Company and later worked for Western Electric Company, which was later taken over by AT&T. He remained on this job and was promoted to a management jog for 25 of his 32 years with the company. After retirement, Dick and Marge traveled extensively and managed to see most of the United States, including numerous trips to Hawaii. Dick and Marge were married for 57 years before her passing. They had a loving marriage and love their children and families very much.

A note written by Marge shortly before her passing: “Dick was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. The children and grandchildren could talk to him about anything, if they had any problems, he would always help them if he possibly could. Throughout our marriage, Dick had many friends. If any of them needed help, he was always there for the, never asking anything in return. He was a true family man and a friend. He always hoped to be remembered as a good son, husband, father, grandfather and a good friend. He surpassed all of theses goals. We all loved him very much.”

Dick was a retired member of the Blair Fire and Rescue Squad, a charter member of the Blair Eagles Club and he was a long time member of the Masonic Lodge.

Dick is survived by his children: Susan (Jeff) Thompson of Kansas City, MO, Rick (Susan) Nielsen of Blair, Mary Donner of Blair and Dan Nielsen of Blair; sister Janet Davis of Honolulu, HI; brother-in-law Frank (Diane) Surber of North Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law Kay (Jim) Woodard of Blair; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
www.campbellaman.com/obituaries/Richard-Dick-Nielsen/#!/Obituary

Visitation
JUL 2. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE

Service
JUL 3. 11:00 AM
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE,

Burial
Blair Cemetery
700 Jackson Street
Blair, NE

George Parkerson and a number of others notified me of the passing of Thomas Baye. Tom was the leader of the 4th Tuesday breakfast for more years than most can remember. Tom retired from the Omaha Works on 1/23/1987.

Thomas M. Baye
October 8, 1924 – June 22, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, August and Mary Baye; brothers and sisters, Jack Baye, Clementine Redlinger, Mary Ann Mangiameli, Catherine Hays, Rose Cutshall, and Martin Baye.

Survived by wife, Helen; children: Michael Baye (Virginia), Mary Virginia “Ginny” Burrall, Robert Baye (Anthony Armstrong), Patricia Baye, and Susan Griswold (Robert); grandchildren: Emily Drew (David), Audrey Gilroy (John), John Burrall (Amber), Courtney Garcia (Lionel), Robert, Elizabeth and Madison Griswold; six great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Vrchlavsky; brother-in-law, Don Cutshall; sister-in-law, Kay Baye; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 26th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, June 27th, 10:30am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St. Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials are suggested to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
www.heafeyheafey.com

HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER, WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Larry Allison notified us of the complete notice of Frank Centamore’s passing.

Frank J. Centamore
1957 – 2019

Frank Joseph Centamore, the son of Joseph and Irene Grzesiek Centamore was born June 4, 1957 in Omaha, NE and died on May 26, 2019 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital at the age of 61yrs 11 months and 22 days.

Frank was baptized as an infant into the Catholic faith. He attended St. Theresa Catholic School and Omaha Public Schools where he graduated from Omaha North High School in 1975.

He was employed at Western Electric for 30 years, where he then moved to Orlando, Florida to pursue his second career as a golf pro. Frank was an avid golfer, he loved to hunt, he loved his dogs, was a sports enthusiast and a huge Husker fan. He was united in Marriage on May 11, 1985 to Linda (Hansen) Centamore.

Frank returned to Omaha in 2016 to continue treatment for his Pancreatic cancer. There wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t believe he wouldn’t beat it. After a six year battle Frank lost his fight.

He is preceded in death by his father Joseph Centamore and his sister Debbie Ryan. He is survived by his Mother Irene Centamore of Myrtle Beach, SC, Sisters Laura Bush (Tony) of Audubon IA, Patricia Smothers of Myrtle Beach SC. Friend Linda Centamore as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life at 11:00 AM Saturday (6/22/2019) at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 13232 Blondo St., Omaha, NE.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc.
108th Street Chapel
2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE
402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com

Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of Gary Blohm. Gary retired from the Omaha Works on 4/10/1998 with 40 years of service. Gary was a level 3 in the cable plant.

Gary Joe Blohm
BLOHM, Gary J.
4/13/1936 – 6/16/2019
Age 83 years of Omaha

Gary was preceded in death by wives Beverly & Louise Blohm; He is survived by Wife Linda Blohm; Children: Mark Blohm, Denise (Paul) Wood, Christine Victor, Beth (Hubert) Hodges, Tracy LaMay, Gail (John) Dickerson, Jim Blohm; Close friends Nick and Sonney; Many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Gary’s Life: Wed., June 19, 2019 at 10:30am, with visitation one hour prior to the service, all at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel)

Entombment: Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park

Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel)
1702 N. 72 St.
Omaha, NE 68114
402-391-2171

Loretta Thimgan notified us of the passing of Linda Jean Meyer. Linda retired from the Omaha Works on 3/19/2000 with thirty years of service.

LINDA JEAN MEYER
Linda Jean Meyer, age 71 of Greenwood, Nebraska, gained her beautiful angel wings on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at Bryan East hospital surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born on April 29th, 1948 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Vernon and Gertrude (Brakhage) Stewart. She was baptized and confirmed in the presence of God. She married the love of her life, Larry Lee Meyer, in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 21st, 1970. Together they had two sons, Brian Keith Meyer, Michael Shane Meyer and two stepsons Darin Lee Meyer and Robbie Lynn Meyer.

Linda loved many things, but her love for her family was the deepest of them all. Although she would never admit it, her fondest love was for her husband, Larry. Linda and Larry loved traveling and seeing the country together. They went many places, but Miami, Florida; Dallas, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Las Vegas, Nevada were their favorites. She also loved weekends spent at the campground with family and traveling to watch her granddaughters to play softball. Linda also had a deep love for her two sons, Brian and Mike. Weekends spent at the race track with them was her absolute favorite. Watching her sons work together while Mike raced and Brian made all of the fine tunes on the car was something Linda loved watching. Of course she always had something witty to say when things didn’t go right, but she always had the best of time! Although she loved her two sons, she loved them even more because they blessed her with three grandchildren, Ashley Jean, Kristen Lee, and Paige Nichole. Linda loved attending their school activities, she would never miss a softball game or volley tournament. You always knew when Grandma Meyer was at the game due to she was either screaming at the umpires or giving a spectator a hard time. Linda was also blessed with a great granddaughter, Amberlynn Fay. She loved a good snuggle session with her. Family was by far the most important thing to her, and she would definitely let you know by the hundreds of calls and text messages she sent on a daily basis (even though she really never quite figured out how to use her iPhone, it was a miracle the screen wasn’t cracked from her poking it so hard). Holidays were also a very special time for her. She got to spend them with all of her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She loved their time together, but she loved them even more because she got to give everyone a hard time. Family really did consume every ounce of her heart.

Linda enjoyed the simple things in life; sipping on a good cup of coffee, getting a pedicure, and watching copious hours of Country Western shows. You wanted to talk to Linda in the morning? You better wait until she had about five cups of coffee pumping through her veins. She would never turn down coffee with anyone, her pot was always on. She loved starting her mornings with a couple cups of coffee with her sister-in-law Jean Stewart and friendly neighbor Dallas Hayes. But the coffee did not stop there, she would attend daily coffee gatherings with some of her best friends. Although her love for black coffee with one packet of Sweet-N-Low ran deep, her love for a large Carmelious with an extra shot of espresso and no whip cream from Scooters Coffee ran even deeper. Linda also loved an afternoon spent at the nail salon. You give her a deluxe pedicure with purple toe nails, and she would be one happy camper! If you didn’t find Linda drinking coffee at her table or at the nail salon, you could find her in front of the television watching old Country Western shows. It did not matter if she saw the episode one time, or twenty times, she was watching it.

Linda is survived by her husband of 49 years Larry Meyer, their two sons; Brian and Mike (Melissa), two stepsons Robbie and Darin, along with three grandchildren; Ashley, Kristen, and Paige, great grandchild; Amberlynn, and three granddogs Baby, Tanner, and Daytona. Linda is also survived by her siblings Janice (Guy) Horn, Jerry (Penny) Stewart, Kenneth (Jean) Stewart, and James Stewart and bother-in-law Bob Wischman. Her nieces Pat (Bob) Timblin, Paula (Bob) Akers, Dusty (Kevin) Larkins, Stacey (Brad) Glathar, Sherry (Fred) Starr, and Jodi (Kelly) Lathrop, and her nephews Tommy Smith, Mark Stewart, Eric (Dotty) Stewart, Joel Stewart, Ronnie Stewart, and Scott Stewart. Along with many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Vernon and Gertrude Stewart, brothers: Ivan (Betty) Stewart, George Stewart, and John (Joyce) Stewart, and her sisters Dorothy Comstock, Barbara Ann Wischman, Ruth (Bob) York, and Judy Thoms. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone Linda interacted with as well as those she reached out with and never met.

Share your love and remembrance for Linda Meyer on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the American Lutheran Church in Ashland, Nebraska with Steven Lindley officiating. After services, there will be a luncheon at the church. Interment will then follow at the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery.

Visitational services for Linda Meyer will be held on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at Ropers & Sons, 10851 N. 148th Street in Waverly, Nebraska.

Ropers & Sons,
10851 N. 148th Street
Waverly, Nebraska.

Kenneth Olsen notified us of the passing of Walter Smith. Walter retirerd from the Omaha Works on 4/19/1996 with 40 years of service

Joseph Walter Smith
Smith, Joseph Walter
August 23, 1932 – June 1, 2019
Age 86, of Omaha. He was born on August 23, 1932 in Beaver Falls, PA. He served his country in the Korean War as a Navy Sharpshooter, where he earned a Purple Heart. He married Flora Mae (Taylor) in 1987. Joe retired from Lucent Technologies in 1995. He enjoyed jazz music, playing the piano and organ, photography, learning to speak German, his pets, and was a friend of Bill. Survived by wife, Flora; daughter, Michele Taylor; three stepdaughters, Twila (late Gary) Pendgraft; Kitty Schiller and special friend Tom; Gina “Princess” (Jesse) VanLaningham; stepson, Michael (Heather) Morris; ten grandchildren; sister, Betty (Clint) Carman; brother, Frank (Rhoda) Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. FAMILY RECEIVING FRIENDS: Friday, 5-6:30pm, with sharing time at 6:30pm at mortuary. Memorials to Alcoholics Anonymous.
ROEDER MORTUARY
108th St. Chapel
2727 North 108th Street
Omaha, Ne
(402) 496-9000 | RoederMortuary.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of William “Bill” Zorko. We don’t know when Bill retired, it was most likely in early 80’s, our records back that far are not complete. I was able to confirm with Tom Schulte that Bill was a supervisor in the tool room.

Mr. William Zorko
FEBRUARY 28, 1923 – MAY 22, 2019
Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Mary Zorko; daughter-in-law, Raeann Zorko. Survived by wife of 72 years, Betty Jane Zorko; children, Thomas (Susan Kelly) Zorko, Richard (Jan) Zorko, Kathleen Zorko and Elizabeth (Kent Pendarvis) Zorko; siblings, Louis Zorko and MaryJane (Anton) Purkart; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Cormier, Aaron (Amy) Zorko, David (Christina) Zorko and Tristan Zorko; great grandchildren, Landry, Molly, Gwendolyn, Gracelyn, Marcus and Maci; many family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Gretna. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10am, with visitation starting 9am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 11204 S. 204th St., Gretna, NE. PRIVATE INTERMENT at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St
Omaha, NE 68106
www.westlawnhillcrest.com

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Vernon M. Dschaak and Jerry L. Mabbitt. Vernon had over 35 years of service and Jerry had over 38 years of service at the Omaha Works.

Vernon Dschaak
Dschaak, Vernon M. July 18, 1943 – May 11, 2019 Age 75, of Omaha. Survived by wife, Mercedes “Mercy” (Vargas) Dschaak; son, Dean Dschaak (Jackie); stepson, Daniel Bouc; stepdaughter, LeAnn Bouc (Brian); brother, Reuben Dschaak (Ardella); sisters, Verna Solem (Robert), Joyce Quinlan (Mike); brothers-in-law, Greg Vargas, Frank Vargas; sister-in-law, Pam Proctor; many nieces, nephews, friends and special neighbors. Vernon’s wishes were to be cremated. No services will be held.
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 Street,
Omaha NE (402) 895-3400

Jerry L. Mabbitt
Mabbitt, Jerry L.
age 70, passed away May 14, 2019.
He was born in Council Bluffs, on February 15, 1948, to the late Glen and Dolly (Heywood) Mabbitt. Jerry graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and retired from Avaya, formerly Western Electric.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Mabbitt; great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Martin.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Peggy; sons, Troy Mabbitt, Todd Mabbitt (Nissa); step-son Ryan Long; brother, Glen Mabbitt (Diana); 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
No services will be held.
Hoy – Kilnoski
Funeral Home & Crematory
1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA

Melvin Popham
Popham, Melvin
Age 91
Melvin Popham, of Rome, GA, born on February 11, 1928 in Cedartown, GA, to the late Dorothy Gilmore and the late Dave Popham, passed away at age 91 on May 14, 2019 in Omaha, NE.

From 1945 to 1966, Melvin served in the Air Force in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also dedicated his career working at Lucent Technologies (formally Western Electric) as a cable installer until he retired in 1993.

Melvin was married to the late Patricia Popham for 66 years.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Cecil Popham and Herman Popham. Survived by daughters, Linda Juntti (Kerry) and Annette Brake; grandchildren, Austin Brake (Katie), Ashton Brake, Amanda Juntti, Andre Brake, and Airiona Brake; great-grandchildren, Brayden Brake and Emi Brake. Melvin was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed gardening, reading, and collecting sports cards and coins. Many thanks to ComfortCare Homes for their love and nurturing of Melvin in his final years.

SERVICE: Saturday, 2pm, at the John A. Gentleman 72nd St. Chapel.
VISITATION: Friday, 6-8pm, at the 72nd Street Chapel. www.johnagentleman.com
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
72nd STREET CHAPEL, 1010 N 72nd Street
Omaha, NE
(402) 391-1664

Charles W. “Bill” Sharpe
Survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Marcia; children, Stephanie (Scott) Wenther, Matt (MaryBeth) Sharpe, Jennifer Sharpe, Jacob Sharpe, Kim (John) Barnes and Mindy (Ryan) Soppe; 12 grandchildren; Quinn, Kyle and Rachel Wenther, Madeline, Henry and Jackson Sharpe, Hallie Moore, Scott Dunaway, Amber Bare, MiKayla Whisenant, Joshua and Emma Soppe; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Dave (Vicki) August.

Arrangements Entrusted to John A. Gentleman Mortuaries & Crematory.
VISITATION
Tuesday, 30 Apr
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries – Pacific Street Chapel
14151 Pacific Street
Omaha, NE 68154

SERVICE
Wednesday, 1 May
11:00 AM
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
7706 S. 96th St.
LaVista, NE 6814

GRAVESIDE
Wednesday, 1 May
2:00 PM
Omaha National Cemetery
14250 Schram Rd
Omaha, NE 68138

Jacklyn L. Larkin
Larkin, Jacklyn L.
October 19, 1936 – April 23, 2019
Preceded in death by husband, Philip; son-in-law, Scott Ridenour. Survived by children: Kathy (Danny) Coffman, Karen (William) Shives, Philip “Tip” (Wendy) Larkin, Colleen (Doug) Bowen, Loretta (Tony) Garza, Erin Ridenour, Tom (Lisa) Larkin; 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; close friend, Norman Finch. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, 10am, at the mortuary. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION begins Saturday, 9am.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” Street
Omaha, NE
(402) 731-1234 www.klsfuneralhome.com

Kenneth L. Wright
Wright, Kenneth L. May 1, 1934 – April 20, 2019
Of Underwood, IA, formerly of Council Bluffs. Proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Utility man for Western Electric for 40 years, retiring in 1998. Preceded by parents, James E. and Hazel E. (Belt) Wright; son-in-law, Dan Hansen; four brothers and one sister. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Wright of Underwood; sons: Steve (Peggy) Wright of Mason City, IA; Dan (Monica) Wright of Underwood; Mike (Tara) Wright of Bennington, NE; Kevin (Juanita) Wright of Mountain Home, ID; Tim (Marsha) Wright of Council Bluffs; daughters: Susan Hansen of Athens, GA; Sandra (Mike) Hasbrouck, Wanda (Craig) Fry, Carol (Trevor) Carritt, all of Council Bluffs; 27 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Bertelsen of Council Bluffs; brothers, Lester (Betty) Wright of Enid, OK; Robert Wright of Missouri Valley; sister-in-law, Leta Wright of Council Bluffs; many nieces and nephews. RECITATION OF THE ROSARY: Wednesday, 6pm, followed by visitation with the family until 8pm, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. MEMORIAL MASS: Thursday, 11am, at the church. Private family inurnment will be held later that day in Grange Cemetery, Honey Creek, IA. The family will direct memorial contributions. www.cutleroneill.com
CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Bayliss Park Chapel,
545 Willow Ave.,
Council Bluffs, IA (712) 322-7779

John H. Armbrust
February, 2019
Alden, New York
Jackie Hegarty confirmed the passing of John Armbrust. John retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/2000. After his retirement from the Works John moved back to New York and he was living in Alden, New York. Jackie talked to his sister and she said they weren’t having a memorial service just graveside services. She told me the mortuary was Brown Mortuary in Alden handled the preparation for burial but there was nothing in their obits. Alden newspaper also didn’t list anything. We weretold that he died from a combination of heart disease and diabetes.

Keith L Fink
Keith L. Fink, age 89 of Blair, Nebraska, passed away March 22, 2019 at his home in Blair. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:00PM at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Military graveside services will be held Thursday March 28 at 11:00AM at Park Cemetery, Elgin, Nebraska.

Keith was born on June 15, 1929 in Elgin, Nebraska, the son of Loton and Ruth Fink. He was raised in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School. After high school Keith farmed and then later joined the United States Army in 1951 and served in Korea as a decoder for encrypted messages. After his time in the Army he married Kathryn Asch. For several years Keith owned and operated a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Keith later moved back to Gretna, Nebraska where he began working for Western Electric and eventually retired from the company. He later moved to Kennard, Nebraska. On June 15, 2003 he was united in marriage to Mardell Matzen at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Keith was a member of The American Legion Jackson Peck Post in Herman, Nebraska and St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Omaha. Keith will always be remembered for being a cowboy at heart.

Keith is survived by his wife Mardell, daughters; Ramona Fink and Audrey Lynette (Gary) Schleicher, stepdaughter Karen Felderman, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Cathy, sons, Steven, Bill, Bruce and Brian, sisters Audrey Jeck, Betty Jane Von Bonn and Allie Mae Carpenter, and brother Richard Fink.

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:00PM at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Military graveside services will be held Thursday March 28 at 11:00AM at Park Cemetery, Elgin, Nebraska. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Campbell – Aman
Funeral Home
444 S 17th St,
Blair, NE 68008

Steve Odell and Dan Lindblad notified us of the passing of Judy. Judy retired from the Omaha Works on 10/18/1999 with 32 years of service.

Judith M. Anthony
February 12, 1939 – February 27, 2019
Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Evalyn Ayer; brother, Paul Ayer; sister, Junavue Beck. Survived by daughter, Evalyn LeAnne Rutten (Paul); son, Eugene Anthony (Robin); seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Ayer (Nancy); sister, Maggie Curtis; nieces and nephews. SERVICES: Saturday, March 9th at 2pm, West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
(402) 391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

Claude worked in the sheet metal shop and retired from the Omaha Works on 6/3/1994
Claude T. Welch
February 10, 1932 – March 5, 2019
Preceded in death by wife, Sharon; grandson, Shaun Welch. Survived by wife, Barbara; children: Patrick (Lucy) Welch, Lori (Jack) Nelson, Karen (John) Kennedy, Michael (Michelle) Welch; stepchildren, Julie (Patrick) Alexander and Jeffrey (Deborah) Finken; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Merle and Lauren. Claude was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.
FUNERAL MASS: Saturday, March 9th at 11am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St. VISITATION begins Saturday at 10am at Church. Memorials are suggested to St. Joan of Arc Church or the American Cancer Society.
Heafey Hoffmann
Dworak Cutler
Mortuaries and Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE

The notice of James passing was sent to me with the message that James and Tim Raasch were twins. I was told that they thought James worked in accounting at the Omaha Works and transferred to the Atlanta Work. Tim worked in PR and transferred to Atlanta Works also. Their father John, a supervisor, retired from the Omaha Works.

James R. Raasch
Raasch, James R.
Feb 26, 2019 Updated Feb 27, 2019
Raasch, James R. 1947 – 2018 Passed in peace on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the age of 71. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Doris Raasch; and brother Steven. Former husband of Sondra (Walker) Raasch; brother Tim; loving father of Allison (Shane) Mayfield; and proud grandfather of Dax and Anniston. Private Family Service was held in Snellville GA, and a Celebration of Life will be held in Omaha later this summer.

Ray was an agent for Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company at Western Electric, where he made countless friends with Western Electric employees. Chances are if you had life insurance other than what the company gave you then most likely you purchased your life insurance from Ray.
Remembering
Raymond Lonowski
October 26, 1924 – February 20, 2019
Ray was born on October 26, 1924 and raised on a farm near Arcadia, Nebraska. In 1943, at age 19, he enlisted in the Army and was sent to England, where his Quartermaster company landed at Omaha Beach just 24 hours after the initial invasion. Because of his courage and leadership, he was awarded a battlefield commission and promoted from Private to Second Lieutenant. He retired after 20 years of reserve duty with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After the war, Ray attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and remained a lifelong Husker, holding season football tickets for 65 years.

Professionally, Ray was an agent for Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company at Western Electric, where he made countless friends with Western Electric employees and many more as an active charter member of Mary Our Queen Parish.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Emily Lonowski. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Maxine (Kenny) Lonowski; daughters: Diane Dreis (Bob), Linda Haddick (Scott), and Laura Farris (Randy); son, Jeff Lonowski, grandchildren: Alyssa and Lindsay Dreis, Ryan and Nikki Farris, and Kyle and Molly Haddick; sister, Dolores Moran of Seattle Washington; and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 22nd, from 5pm to 7pm at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St., followed by a ROSARY at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, February 23rd at 10am at Mary Our Queen Church. Private interment on February 25th with immediate family; military honors by Ralston American Legion Post 373. Memorials to Mary Our Queen Church or School.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
West Center Chapel
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us of the passing of Donal Palmer. Don worked in the 30 bldg. at the Omaha Works and retired in 2000 with 35 years of service.
Remembering

Donald L. Palmer
Palmer, Donald L.
October 18, 1937 – February 6, 2019
Preceded in death by parents, Helen I. and Wayne F. Palmer, Sr. Survived by brother, Wayne F. Palmer, Jr. (Connie); nieces, Kim Merrill (Rich) and Pam Everett (Rick); nephews, Wayne F. Palmer, III (Jenn) and Michael L. Palmer; grandnieces and grandnephews; great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 15th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Saturday, Feb. 16th at 10:30am at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, 2650 Farnam St. Interment, Westlawn Memorial Park with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334. Memorials to Kountze Stained Glass Project.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

Chuck Berg notified us of the passing of Don Roach. Don worked in tool and die at the Omaha Works. He retired in 2011 with 27 years of service

Donald Arthur Roach
December 15, 1951 – February 12, 2019
Donald A. Roach, age 67 of Blair, passed away February 12, 2019. Memorial services will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Campbell Aman Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

Don was born on December 15, 1951 in Omaha, Nebraska the son of Jack Roach and Beverly Sullivan. He was raised in Omaha and graduated from North High School. He then attended Southeast Community College in Lincoln where he earned a degree in Tool and Die. On September 18, 1970 he was united in marriage to Karen Arnold in Omaha, Nebraska. To this union three children were born. In the 1980s, Don began working for AT&T and continued working at the company, later known as Connectivity Solutions until his retirement in 2011. Don enjoyed riding motorcycles, going to Sturgis and spending time with his family and friends.

Don is survived by his wife Karen Roach; children: Donavon (Tracey) Roach, Michelle (Tim) Andersen and Jason Roach; grandchildren: Kelsi (Andrew) Wacker, Tyler Wehrli, Austin Roach (fiancée Maddie Kaczor), Skyler Roach (fiancé Austin Peatrowsky), Dallas Roach, Devon Roach and Jazmyne Roach; great grandchildren: Ava, Charlee, Brant, Lily and Brantley; brothers Jack Roach and Spike Gill.

He was preceded in death by his mother Beverly Sullivan, father Jack Roach and sister Judith Lynn Davidson.

Visitation
FEB 15. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE, 68008
Service
FEB 15. 2:00 PM
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE, 68008
http://www.campbellaman.com

Pam Cerny notified us of the passing of Henry “Hank” Eischeid. Henry retired from the Omaha Works on 11/12/1992 with 32 years of service.

Henry T. “Hank” Eischeid
October 8, 1929 – February 3, 2019
The son of Henry J. and Lucinda (Godert) Eischeid, Henry “Hank” Eischeid was born in Halbur, Iowa and attended St. Augustine Grade School and Carroll High School. He entered the Air Force in 1950 during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1954. He and Florence Riesenberg were married on October 3, 1959 at Holy Angels Church in Roselle, Iowa. Before retiring in 1991, Mr. Eischeid had farmed for two years, served his country in the Air Force for four years, worked for John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa for three years, and was employed by AT&T in Omaha for thirty-two years. He had been a member of St. Gerald Catholic Church in Ralston, Nebraska since 1960 and was also a longtime member of Ralston American Legion Post 373.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence (Riesenberg) Eischeid; brothers, John Eischeid and Robert Eischeid. He is survived by four children: Carol Eischeid, Joseph Eischeid (Julie), Gregory Eischeid, and Jim Eischeid (Cindy); seven grandchildren: Megan Koch (Jake), Ryan McKean (Shannon), Jackie Thomas (Jack), Kevin Eischeid (Kim), Justin Eischeid (Alainna), Jessica Hord (Trent), and Mitchell Eischeid; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers: Dr. Thomas Eischeid and Dr. Raymond Eischeid (Julie); sister, JoAnn Brosnihan; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 8th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, Feb. 9th at 10am at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St. Entombment: Calvary Mausoleum, with military honors by Ralston American Legion Post 373. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Ralston Fire Department.

Frank Vondra Jr. notified us this afternoon that sadly, I report the passing of my mother, Lucille B. Vondra. Mom began her employment with Western Electric in 1957 at the ‘B’ Building near 19th & Howard Street before she transitioned to the Cable Plant. She retired as a cable inspector in 1979 and I believe was working in the Linclay Building located at the northwest corner of 132nd & I Street at that time.

Lucille B. Vondra
July 15, 1922 – January 31, 2019
Preceded in death by husband, Frank R. Vondra, daughter, Betty Jones, and son-in-law, James E. Jones. Parents, Clifford (Grace) Blackburn, step-mother, Matilda Blackburn, and nine brothers and sisters. Survived by sons, Calvin (Linda) Vondra and Frank Jr. (Kristin) Vondra, grand-children and great-grandchildren. No visitation. Private family service.

George Parkerson notified us of the passing of Sam from a post on the AT&T Facebook page by Linda White. Linda posted that Sam worked as a blender in Molding. He was a hard worker and a quiet and kind man. Rest in Peace Sam and may God bless your family.

Salvatore “Sam” Culotta
Culotta, Salvatore “Sam”
February 26, 1948 – January 31, 2019
Preceded in death by parents, Anthony and Milina. Survived by his wife, Cindy; daughters, Karin (Aaron) Albert and Angela (Chad) Gould; grandchildren, Logan, Lillian, and Lincoln; sisters, Marilyn (Jim) Kucks, and Carol (Terry) Nelson; brother, John (Beth) Culotta; and many other family and friends.
VISITATION begins Monday 4pm, with 7pm
WAKE SERVICE, all at the Mortuary.
FUNERAL: Tuesday 10am at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
Interment: Calvary Cemetery.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St.
Omaha, NE
(402) 731-1234 www.klsfuneralhome.com

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Roy from a post on the AT&T Facebook page. Roy Seals was a supervisor and retired from sales. Roy retired from the Omaha Works on 2/21/1992.

Roy D Seals
January 31, 2019
Seals, Roy D. Age 85 – January 31, 2019. Survived by wife, Jessie W. Seals, Omaha; sons, Curtis and Clyde (Connie) Seals, Los Angeles, CA; sisters: Shirley Tyree, Vyree (Karl) Russell, Omaha; grandchildren, other relatives. Special thanks to the staff and nurses at Azria Health Montclair. VIEWING: 10am Friday, Church; FUNERAL SERVICE: 11am Friday, Morning Star Baptist Church, 2019 Burdette Street. INTERMENT: 10am Monday, Omaha National Cemetery. THOMAS FUNERAL HOME, 3920 N. 24th Street, (402) 453-7111, www.omahathomasfh.com

VISITATION
Friday
February 8, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Morning Star Baptist Church
2019 Burdette St
Omaha, NE 68110

FUNERAL SERVICE
Friday
February 8, 2019
11:00 AM
Morning Star Baptist Church
2019 Burdette St
Omaha, NE 68110

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

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Marilyn Goodell. Marilyn retired from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1991. She worked in 30 bldg.

Marilyn C. Goodell
Goodell, Marilyn C.
Feb 26, 1939 – Jan 24, 2019
Marilyn C. Goodell, age 79, of Omaha, went to be with the Lord on Thursday January 24, 2019. She was born on February 26, 1939 to James and Mary Collins. She is survived by her loving children: Crystal Emmert and husband Billy, Debra Murphy and husband Michael; sister Sherry Collins-Crawford; daughter-in-law Pamela Goodell; grandchildren, Thomas, Pauline (Stormy), Otto, Tony, and Richard; great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 10am Tuesday, January 29, at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the family may be shared at www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Westlawn Hillcrest
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE 68106

Rose and Vern Larson notified us of the passing of Judith “Judy” Nelson. Judy retired from the Omaha Works on 2/10/1999 with 30 years of service.

Judith R. “Judy” Nelson
October 20, 1941 – January 21, 2019
Retired from Lucent after 30 years. Preceded in death by husband, Milton “Dodo” D. Nelson; mother, Betty; stepfather, Ray Watson; father, Bill Travis; brother, Bill Travis; sister, Pat Bly. Survived by daughters, Cyndi Zemula and Kim Lamb (Brian); her grandkids, who were the joy of her life: Korey Zemula, Kristi Lamb (Brian Field), and Kyle Lamb; sister, Virginia Busch; brothers-in-law, Gil and Ron (Karen); sister-in-law, Lindy; loved and cherished nieces and nephews; special friend, Charles Marchand; other family and many friends.

SERVICES: Saturday, Jan. 26th at 11am at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 17007 “Q” St., preceded by VISITATION from 10am to 11am. Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Humane Society. https://heafeyheafey.com/judith-r-judy-nelson/
Heafey Hoffmann Dwoark Cutler
Mortuary & Crematory
7805 West Center Road,
Omaha NE 68124

Judy Nelson 77, peacefully passed away Monday evening at Lakeside hospital. She was born October 20, 1941in Omaha, Ne the 4th child to Betty & Bill Travis. Siblings Virginia, Bill (BooBoo) and Pat.

She grew up and graduated from South High school 1959. From high school she went on to beauty school. She then married of 40 years, the love of her life Dodo July 9, 1960. In 1962 they built their home in Millard, Ne with their daughters Cyndi & Kim, this is where they would spend their lives.

Judy had a beauty shop in the basement of their home. After a couple of years, she decided to seek employment outside of the home and went to work at Western Electric and did various jobs. After 30 years of service she retired from Lucent.

During the time of her daughters growing up, she assisted in coaching their softball teams. She was a HUGE fan of most sports, but she enjoyed mostly the Huskers, where her & Dodo attended home games for many years. She enjoyed golfing and bowling, and as a family camping & boating. Hobbies were out door gardening, knitting and quilting in which she made bed quilts for her family.

Her most precious people in her life, was her grandkids, Korey Zemula, Kyle Lamb, Kristi Lamb and Brian Field. She enjoyed going to Korey’s football & select baseball games, Kyle’s baseball,soccer, roller & ice hockey games, Kristi’s softball, soccer games and competitive cheerleading. Her grandkids called her the “Sassy” grandma, as many times she would stick out her tongue to them. Along with her family she was an avid pet lover, from birds, dogs, horse & cats which she always had 1 if not 2 of at all times. Her happiest of times was spent with daughters, son n law, distant & local siblings, nieces, nephews, brothers n law and sisters n laws and many many many friends. The last 15 years of her life was spent with her Best & Special friend Charley Marchand. She thought the world of Charley’s family as they were her own. Thank you to all the doctors that have treated her through her health issues for many years, and to all the nurses at Lakeside hospital her final days.

Cyndi and I would like to thank mostly all family & friends that came to visit during this difficult time and the support of Oriental Trading Co and CSG International. Aunt Virginia for being there to guide us now & days to come. I told you this is the way she planned leaving before you, cuz she knew you would guide & help us get everything done. Mostly to Brian Lamb who has been the man of the family since 2000. You have been there every minute from sitting with us, getting food and running home to get clothes to bring back to the hospital and feeding the cat, to driving us around to make arrangements. We couldn’t have gotten through this difficult time without you, and for that we Thank You!

I received this email this morning from Jim Eichner. My brother Jerry sent me this notification from the Denver group about the death of Bill Barry. I don’t know if you remember Bill from when he was in Omaha, but I’m sure there are quite a few that do. He and my brother Jerry both transferred to the Denver plant in 1971. He was either a supervisor or department chief here in Omaha before he transferred. But I just don’t know in what area that may have been. I have attached the obituary. Jim Eichner

William Michael “Bill” Barry
William M. Barry, 85 of Longmont, CO, passed away January 18, 2019. He was born November 22, 1933 in Lancaster County, NE to George and Margaret Barry. Bill served two years in the U.S. Army in Japan. On February 15, 1958 he married Dolores Booth at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lincoln, NE and in 1959, they moved to Gretna, NE. Bill and Dee had three sons, Daniel, Kevin and Ron. He retired from AT&T as a manager and spent many years traveling and enjoying retirement with his wife.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Kevin Barry. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Dee Barry, two sons, Dan (Kathy) and Ron Barry, two grandchildren, Morgan and Ross, daughter-in-law, Cindy of CA, three sisters; Rose Marie, Mary and Rita and two brothers, Dick and Bob, all of NE.

Memorial service and interment will be held in Nebraska at a later date. Please visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Eugene Biglow. Eugene C. Biglow retired from the Omaha Works on 8/24/2000 with over 36 years of service.
Eugene Clifton Biglow
Biglow, Eugene Clifton
Eugene passed away peacefully on January 9, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Myrtle and Earnest Grimes, his father and stepmother, Will and Louise Biglow; and sister Judith Robbins. He is survived by wife, Renee; children: Veronica Williams (Rodney), Audrey Johnson (Dirk), Tonya Lennox (Bryan), Eugene “Geno” Biglow, Jr., Chad Biglow, Theardise Loman, Jr. (T.K.) and Richetta Lowman; brothers: Ernie, Anthony, Tommy and Kevin Grimes; sisters: Betty Riddle (Alvin); Brenda Stoker (Horace) and Sharon Grimes-Ndem; 26 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

SERVICES: Friday, Jan. 18th at 1pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5911 Ville De Sante Dr., with
VISITATION prior to the service, from 11am to 1pm.

Eugene Clifton Biglow, who was affectionately known as “Bootsie” to his siblings and “Gene” to his friends, was born on February 3, 1940, in Paris, Texas. He spent his early childhood in Denver, Colorado and later relocated to Omaha, Nebraska to live with his father. As a youth Eugene enjoyed boxing in the light weight division. He graduated from Technical High School and later attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Eugene had a great work ethic and was employed with AT&T (Western Electric) for 36 years, until he retired in 2000. He was greatly respected by all who worked with him.

Eugene was a soft spoken man, but his words carried much weight. He loved his children, stepchildren, grandchildren and spiritual children. He always tried to impart to them the importance of being of good character and used his wisdom to impart many important life’s lessons. Eugene shared the words he heard from his father with his children: no matter what problems you might be having, BUSINESS GOES ON; he told his daughters not to bring a man to meet him if the man didn’t have a job and his own place, and told his sons their J.O.B. was their best friend. He loved reading to his children, sharing his personal storytelling, talking to them whenever possible and participating in the significant events in their lives.

Eugene learned the truth about the bible and dedicated his life to Jehovah God on October 5, 1985. It was his practice to ensure that he participated in the ministry each year on the date of his baptism. Eugene loved the ministry and it was through working together in the ministry that he came to know his wife Renee. They were joined in marriage on July 2, 1988, and faithfully served Jehovah together for 30 years. Eugene stayed close to Jehovah by regularly doing his DBR’s (Daily Bible Reading) and M&M’s (Meaning Meditation). Even as his health declined, he tried to remain active in the ministry. Eugene willingly served the congregation in any assignment he was asked to perform; first a ministerial servant and later as an elder. Despite his advancing illness, he drove to Wichita, Kansas in March 2017, to attend the School for Congregation of Elders. Eugene said attending the school was one of the greatest highlights of his spiritual life, and he thanked Jehovah God for giving him the strength to attend. Eugene had complete trust in Jehovah. He stated throughout his years as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and especially during his illness, that he felt he was in Jehovah’s hands and he looked forward to living forever in the new world.

During his down time, Eugene enjoyed playing a good chess game, watching sports, and most of all working in his garden. He loved watching Western movies. Eugene always wanted to be dressed impeccably and didn’t consider himself to be properly dressed if his shoes were not shined. This attitude came from the years he spent in his youth shining shoes at the Greyhound Bus station and working at the Nebraska Clothing Store. He enjoyed taking pictures with his family, friends, and of his travels.

Eugene’s calm presence, infectious smile, and “tell it like it is” attitude will be sorely missed. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father Myrtle and Earnest Grimes, his father and step-mother Will and Louise Biglow and sister Judith Robbins. He leaves to mourn his death his beloved wife of 30 years, Renee; cherished children: Veronica (Rodney) Williams of Phoenix, Arizona; Audrey (Dirk) Johnson of Washington, DC; Tonya (Bryan) Lennox of Mosley, Virginia; Eugene “Geno” Biglow Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona; Chad Biglow, Theardise (T.K.) Lowman Jr. and Richetta Lowman of Omaha, Nebraska; brothers Ernie, Anthony, Tommy and Kevin Grimes of Denver, Colorado; sisters Betty (Alvin) Riddle of East Chicago, Illinois; Brenda (Horace) Stoker and Sharon Grimes-Ndem of Denver, Colorado; 26 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, extended family and dear friends. “Grandpa” will be especially missed by special grandson Xavier Lowman.
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
7805 West Center Road,
Omaha NE 68124
(402) 391-3900
https://heafeyheafey.com/eugene-c-biglow/

The Phalen family has changed the plans for the passing of John. There will now be a Celebration of Life at Forest Lawn Funeral home at 11:00 am and a lunch following at the VFW off 90th and Military at 12:30 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019

John P. Phalen
Phalen III, John P.
Jan 6, 1948 – Jan 3, 2019
Preceded in death by his parents John Jr. and Beverly (Doty); grandson Andre. He is survived by his children Michelle, Miranda, and Tim; grandchildren Ethan and Ira; brothers David and Steve; sisters Rose (Larry), Mary (John) and Nancy; numerous nieces and nephews. CELEBRATION OF LIFE 11:00am, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the funeral home. FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 7909 Mormon Bridge Road Omaha, NE 68152
The family will also be having a lunch following the service at the VFW off 90th and Military at 12:30 pm.
https://www.omaha.com/obits/phalen-iii-john-p/article_879c075a-bab8-5f27-a10e-c5f8e4651e82.html
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, NE

Vern Larson and Dick Scott notified us of the passing of Charles Gerhard. Charles was an electrician and retired from the Omaha Works on 9/8/1999

Charles Gerhard
Gerhard, Charles
1940 – 2019
Age 79
Charlie was a long time resident of rural Leshara, NE. Preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Cornelia; and brother, Ernie. Survived by wife, Janie; sister-in-law: Deanna Gerhard, her son, the Rev. Kurt and wife Dr. Jennifer Gerhard of Washington, D.C.; brother-in-law, Bob Gutzwiller and wife Terri of Yutan NE, and their son Jim and wife Jennifer and family of Elm Creek, NE; many dear friends.

Memorials will be directed to the Valley Twin Rivers YMCA, or the Yutan American Legion Post #262. As per Charlie’s request, his body was donated to the Creighton University Anatomical Studies Program. There is No Service to be held.

Today when searching for an obituary of another person I found the passing of Lawrence “Larry” Dolleck. Larry was a supervisor at the Omaha Works and retired on 5/31/1999 with 34 years of service.

Lawrence P. Dolleck
Dolleck, Lawrence P.
Sept 19, 1940 – Jan 2, 2019
He is survived by his wife, Connie; children, Sue Standish, John Zurek; grandchildren, Nicholas Standish, Emily Standish; sisters, Loretta (Brad) Yoss, Ardith (Frank) Denby.

FAMILY RECEIVES FRIENDS: FRI, JAN 4, 2019, 6:00-8:00PM.
SERVICES: SAT, JAN 5, 2019, 10:30AM, all at West Center Chapel.
Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Memorials will be directed by the family. www.heafeyheafey.com

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

Andrew Morisch notified us of the passing of his father on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Robert retired from the Omaha Works on 9/1/2000 with over 37 years of service.

Robert F. Morisch
7/5/1944 – 12/29/2018
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Helen Morisch; sister, Jean Bower. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; son, Andrew (Elizabeth); grandchildren: Adrianna, Scarlett, Vivienne and Miles; sister, Kathy Semper (Fred); numerous nieces and nephews
Family will receive friends Wednesday, January 2nd from 5-7PM at West Center with VIGIL SERVICE at 7PM. Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, January 3rd, 10:30AM St. James Catholic Church
Interment: Calvary www.heafeyheafey.com/robert-f-morisch/

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

Edie Riester posted the passing of Berdeena Chase on Facebook. Berdeena started her employment with Western Electric and left with a buyout from CommScope with close to 40 years of service.

Berdeena Chase
August 18, 1947 – December 27, 2018
Berdeena Chase, 71, of Carson, IA died on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Griswold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Griswold, IA.

Berdeena is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Merlin Telkamp; sister, Verola Snyder.

Berdeena is survived by her husband of 49 years, David Chase; sons Shawn Chase, his wife Shannon and their children Ashlyn and Aidan of Waukee, IA, and Shane Chase, his children Leighton and Landon Chase and their mother Katie Chase of Omaha, NE; sister, Glennice Shay and her husband, Gary of Chaska, MN; brother, Marlin Telkamp and his wife, Geri of Watertown, S.D.; other relatives and a host of special friends.

Berdeena Lucille Telkamp, one of five children of Glenn and Harriett (Staples) Telkamp was born on August 18, 1947 in Brookings, South Dakota. She received her education from Brookings schools graduating in 1965. On December 24, 1969 she married David Chase in Council Bluffs. The couple was blessed with two sons, Shawn Kelly and Shane Matthew. The couple made their home in Carson. She worked for almost 40 years for Western Electric.

Berdeena enjoyed reading, flower gardening, attending her kids and grandkids sports activities, and spending time with her family.

Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Loess Hills Funeral and Cremation Center in Carson, IA with Reverend Michael Slininger officiating.
Visitation with the family present will be held two hours prior to the service beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019.
Memorials: Carson Fire and Rescue



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Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of Charles Palensky. Charlie retired from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1991 with over 30 years of service.
Charles E. Palensky
March 8, 1931 – December 24, 2018
Charles E. Palensky “Charlie” was born on the family farm outside of Prague, Nebraska, to Charles L. Palensky and Anna P. (Svoboda) on March 8, 1931. He enjoyed his childhood with 2 brothers and his sister, Geraldine. He graduated from Prague High School and later began working as a mechanic/gas station attendant in Schuyler. He met his wife of 66 years, Susan on a blind date. They waltzed into each other’s hearts and were engaged on May 5, 1952. Charlie and Susan were married shortly after on November 15th of the same year. From their loving relationship they had 2 children, Charles Jr. and Becky (Mount). As an employee of Western Electric for over 30 years, Charlie provided a wonderful home for his wife and family. After raising their children, Charlie and Susan provided loving care for all five of their grandchildren. Charlie had a heart of gold, and could always be found in the bleachers cheering on his grandchildren at all their sporting events, and even dance recitals.

The family would like to thank the exceptional staff at the Josie Harper Hospice House and CHI Hospice for making Dad’s final days comfortable and peaceful.

He was preceded in death by wife of 66 years, Susan Palensky; Charlie is survived by: Son Charlie Palensky; Daughter Becky (Brad) Mount; Grandchildren: Josh, Jerad, Zach, Jessie, Kayci; 5 Great Grandchildren; Sister Geraldine Vanek; many other relatives and friends.

Visitation: Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 from 1-3:00pm, with a rosary at 2:30pm, all at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel).

Funeral Mass: Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at 10:30am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (5801 Oak Hills Dr.)

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery

Memorials to the Nebraska Alzheimer’s Assoc., which was very special to Charlie, for all the years he took care of his wife Susan.
BRAMAN MORTUARY
(Southwest Chapel)
6505 S. 144th St. Omaha, NE
402-895-3400

Gary Shaw notified us of the passing of Donald A. Mueller. Don was a supervisor in the cable plant and retired on 10/31/1988.
Donald Arthur Mueller
February 24, 1934 – December 24, 2018
Donald Arthur Mueller, age 84 passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018. Donald was born February 24,1934 in Plymouth, Nebraska. Don was a supervisor for Western Electric / AT & T. He also was a member of the Gretna Legion Post 216.

Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lillie Mueller, his wife Ruby, his brothers, Leonard, Maurice and sister Marjorie.

Survived by son, Craig Mueller and his fiancé Lynn Wood.

Funeral Service will be at Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:00 am with a visitation 1 hour prior to service. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln, NE www.lincolnfh.com

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Gary Sinise Foundation.

An interment for Donald will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68512.
Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery
6700 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE

Jim Mantich notified us of the passing of Gary A. Lueders. Gary worked on the insulating lines on second shift in the cable plant. He retired from the Omaha Works on 9/23/2000 with 37 years of service.
Gary A. Lueders
November 13, 1940 – December 20, 2018
Gary A. Lueders November 13, 1940 – December 20, 2018 Long time employee of Western Electric. Preceded in death by wife Peggy; parents; brother; and sister. Survived by children: Carrie Emerson, Steve (Michelle) Lueders, Shawn (Jean) Lueders, and Sherry (Ken)Kammerer; step-children: Steve (Cindy) Szynskie, Mike (Deb) Szynskie, Tim (Teresa) Szynskie, and Tom (Vanessa) Szynskie; 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers: Keith (Annabelle) Lueders, and Ron Lueders. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, Dec. 28, 1pm, Kahler-Dolce Mortuary. Inurnment: Calavary Cemetery.
Kahler-Dolce Mortuary
441 North Washington Street
Papillion, NE

Kathy Swedberg notified us of the passing of Lois. Lois retired from the Omaha Works on 7/20/1996. Lois worked in the data center on the LL.
REMEMBERING
Lois Jean Story
Story, Lois Jean
March 10, 1940 – December 13, 2018
Lois Jean Story, age 78, of Omaha, Nebraska passed away on Thursday December 13, 2018. Lois was born March 10, 1940. She is survived by siblings; Dick (Denise) Story, Jan (Stephen) Epperson, Ellen “Rosie” Dudley, Special friend Jean Johnson, many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, December 17 from 6-8 pm with
Vigil Service Rosery at 7 pm December 17 all at Crosby Colonial Chapel 11902 W Center Rd
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, December 18 at 10:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic Church 5419 N. 114th St Omaha.
Interment will be December 18 at the Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials to the family. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/lois-story-8087941
Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home
11902 W Center Rd
Omaha, Nebraska 68144
402-333-7200

Rays passing was posted on Facebook by his daughter.
Raymond K. Swartz
Swartz, Raymond K.

Raymond Kenneth Swartz was born on February 6, 1947 in Buffalo, New York to Raymond and Jennie Swartz. He grew up in Buffalo and attended the State University of New York in 1969, graduating with an electrical engineering degree. In 1978, he attended Iowa State University and received a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. Later in life, he also took executive management training at Princeton University. While in high school, he met the love of his life, Faith Dodson; they were married on January 18, 1969. At the time of his passing, Ray and Faith were just five weeks short of celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Ray had more than forty years of leadership experience covering Operations, Product Management, R&D, Sales, and served as President & General Manager of a global company with facilities located in Asia, Europe, and South America. After retirement, Ray focused on consulting services to institutions by providing mentoring to senior leaders. He partnered with some of the most renowned global experts in the field of corporate leadership development. Ray provided consulting services to companies/organizations such as Molex, ComScope, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also partnered with the Univ. of Nebraska and the Univ. of Washington in providing operational leadership consulting services. Ray had five patents registered with the U.S. Government for engineering designs.

While Ray obtained a great deal in his professional life, he would say his greatest achievement was his close-knit family. He loved his wife and children with his whole heart. Ray and Faith have two daughters, Renee and Tammy, of whom he was extremely proud. They then welcomed two sons-in-law, Jason and Henri, whom Ray loved and supported as if they were his own. The most happiness came from his six grandchildren. Ray had a highly personal relationship with each one of his grandchildren. All the kids called Ray “Papa.” The gift of music was a very big part of his life, too. A classically trained pianist, his first job was playing a pipe organ. That love of music continued with him to the end of his life. Active in Rejoice! Lutheran Church, he played the keyboard on Sundays until a year ago. He also led the Senior Choir for many years. At home, work, church, the baseball field, or on the golf course, he was so fun to be around. All his friends say he was the best.

Ray’s passing was peaceful, and his entire family was by his side. He suffered from MDS/Leukemia and died from complications of pneumonia. His doctors became his friends and we know he would want to thank Drs. Stefano Tarantolo and Ed Taylor.

Ray is survived by wife, Faith; daughter, Reneé Black (Jason); daughter, Tammy Jung (Henri); grandchildren: Tanner and Avery Black, Whitney, Aaron, Meredith and Ryan Jung.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 13th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Friday, Dec. 14th at 11am at Rejoice Lutheran Church, 2556 S. 138th St. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Rejoice Lutheran Church or may be directed to the family.
https://heafeyheafey.com/raymond-k-swartz/
Heafey Hoffmann Dwork Cutler
Mortuaries & Creamatory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, NE

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of John J. Vukovic from a post on the AT&T Facebook page. John started to work for the Omaha Works on 6/12/1995. We have no record of when he retired or took a buyout from CommScope.
John J. Vukovic
Vukovic, John J.

June 22, 1946 – December 8, 2018 – 72
Survived by wife Elizabeth; children Michael Utter and Cpt. Geoffrey Utter; sisters Judy Stibor and Mary Ann Pilus; 9 stepchildren; many other loving relatives
Visitation Schedule; Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel, 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE, Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:00am
Memorial Service, Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel, 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE, Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00am
Memorial Contributions, Alcoholics Anonymous, c/o: 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE 68117
Nebraska Humane Society, c/o: 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE
www.klsfuneralhome.com/services.asp?locid=1&page=odetail&id=2027#.XA6k3HRKiM8
Korisko Larkin Staskiewic
Funeral Home Chapel
Omaha, NE 68117

Gene Bielenberg notified us by way of Dick Scott, he passed the message to Gene’s daughter Kim and Gene notified us. Jack retired from the Omaha Works on on 2/21/1999 with a little over 40 years of service. I want to tell you no one knows everyone from the works and if you know of someones passing just send an email and notify us. Thank You
Raymond’s passing was posted on Facebook by his daughter this afternoon and I was notified then of his passing. Ray retired from the Omaha Works on 12/31/2004.
Paul “Jack” GUHL
Guhl, Paul “Jack”
December 15, 1936 – December 6, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Viola Guhl; sister, Barbara Guhl. Survived by wife, Darlene; children, Paula (Scott) Budoff; John (Patty) Guhl; Ken (Brenda) Guhl; grandchildren, Jeff (Michaela) Aldredge, Jennifer Aldredge, Chad (Teri) Wiebers, Jenna (Nick) Hadaway, Shelby (Shane) Zeller, Eric, Alexis, Haley, Kendall and Jackson Guhl; great-grandchildren, Nico and Camden Aldredge, Tyler and Jacob Aldredge, Shealie, Cohen, Kolsen, Abram Wiebers, Hayes and Bowen Hadaway.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 11am, at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. Please join us for lunch at the Masonic Lodge 225 at 2424 S 135st Omaha, NE 68144. PRIVATE INURNMENT.
www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/omaha-ne/paul-guhl-8079577
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE 68106

Very Late Obituary Notice
Manuel Delgadillo notified me that a friend of his Douglas C. Arnburg that worked at the plant had passed away in 2015 and he wanted to let Doug’s friends know of his passing. Doug worked at the plant for 30 plus years and took the last buyout from Commscope.
Douglas C. Arnburg
Arnburg, Douglas C.

September 4, 1950 – July 28, 2015
Doug is survived by his sister Paulette Schaaf of Minneapolis, MN.
Doug loved learning and was always taking classes at UNO and Creighton University. He stated a number of times that he thought he might be a professional student. There was no service when Doug passed and he was buried at Fort Snelling, MN.

This afternoon I received an email from Shirley Ingram asking if anyone had contacted me about the passing of Norman Schuttler. I told her no and asked if it was in the OWH and what funeral home handled the service. Norman’s service was this morning at 10 am and this now becomes a late notice I am sending. Norman worked 36 plus years at the Omaha Works as a toolmaker retiring on 3/3/1997.
Norman R. Schuttler
Schuttler, Norman R.

April 21, 1934 – November 29, 2018
Norman Robert Schuttler sometimes referred to as “Storman Norman” was preceded in death by his father and mother Louis and Louise Schuttler and brother Donald Schuttler. He is survived by his sister Mary Lou, sister-in-law Berniece, nephews Gregory (Robin) and Stephen Schuttler. Children Robert Fickler, Karen (Alan) Radda, Linda (Randy) Ingram, Troy (Becca) Klimek. 10 grandchildren: Ashley, Tammy, Alan Jr, Adam, Megan, Amber, Kevin, Kaitlyn, Landin and Alex and one great- grandchild, Kaia.

Norman grew up on a farm in Rippey, Iowa. He worked on the farm until he went into the Army where he served in the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge as a Specialist 3rd class. After his service to his country, he did odd jobs around Iowa until the time decided to go back to school. He attended Boone Community College and then The University of Iowa where he earned his degree in engineering.

How did Norman move from the farm in Iowa to Nebraska? One day Norman and his brother Donald were bringing cattle to the stockyards and somehow they got lost (those farm boys). They ended up out in West Omaha, on “L” Street, near Western Electric. Norman told his brother “I’m going to come back and get a job there.” That is exactly what he did. Norman first rented a room at 7785 Maywood Street in Ralston and then in May 1967 he bought a home in Ralston where he lived for over 50 years. It wasn’t the house however that got his attention but that he could build a nice BIG garage in the back.

When he first stared at the company it was Western Electric, next it became AT&T and then another name change to Lucent Technologies under which he retired. Norman worked his entire career there which was 36 year and 5 months. Most of Norman’s work there was spent as a tool maker.

When it came to marriage Norman wanted to find just the right person to marry. This took Norman until he was 72 years old, but he finally found that person in Carol. They were married on September 27, 2006 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

Norman was a member of the Midwest Car Club, Classic Chevy Club, American Legion Post # 373 in Ralston and the Future Farmers of America. He was also a member of Master Mason of the Papillion Lodge #39 for over 60 years.

Norman had a love for all cars or really anything on wheels. He was a great NASCAR fan and his favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He also loved restoring old cars to their original form. The first car he restored was 1926 Model T Touring car. He then brought home a 1971 Chevy Big Block pickup. Carol wanted to know what he was going to do with such a rusted out old truck. When Norman completed the restoration, the truck was beautiful. When he would take the truck out for a drive, people would always comment on it, or on occasion they would follow him home asking if he wanted to sell it. Next came the 1937 Chevy Coup, which he beautifully restored to original condition. Norman also loved going to car tours and talking with the other owners about their cars.

MEMORIALS:
RALSTON UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
7638 Maywood St
Ralston, NE 68127

VISITATION: Tuesday, December 4, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128

SERVICE: Wednesday, December 5, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ralston United Church of Christ
7638 Maywood St
Ralston, NE 68127

Interment to take place in Grand Junction, IA at the Grand Junction Cemetery at 3:00 PM
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128

Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of Richard “Dick” Stevens. Dick worked in the cable plant as a stander operator and retired when he was in the inspection cool room. Gerald said that Dick was out shoveling snow on Sunday and had a heart attack
Richard “Dick” J. Stevens
Richard J. “Dick” Stevens, 78

November 29, 1940 – December 2, 2018
Retired employee of Western Electric.
Preceded in death by parents Herbert and Margaret Stevens.
Survived by wife Roberta “Bobbie”; daughters Kathy (Dave) McCandless, Laurie Stevens and Jeanine Buresh; sons Rick and Ron Stevens; grandchildren Dan and Michelle McCandless, Jonathan and Jessi Buresh, Stephanie and Maggie Stevens; great-grandchildren Bailey, Kael, Presley and Raelynn; sisters Janet Pope, Karen Schreiber, Marcia Halac, Gayle Moore and Andi Baratta; brothers Gary, Ken and Mark Stevens; sister-in-law Tina Mona and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation; Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home Chapel, 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4:00 – 8:00pm.
Vigil Service; Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Chapel; 5108 F Street
Omaha, NE, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:00pm.
Mass of Christian Burial, St. Peter Catholic Church, 2706 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE, Friday, December 7, 2018, 10:00am.
www.klsfuneralhome.com/services.asp?page=odetail&id=2024&locid=0#.XAaly2hKiM8
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 “F” Street
Omaha, NE

Clarion “Rock” Haynes, Jr.
November 26, 2018

10/20/1941 – 11/21/2018
Clarion, or Rock as he was always known, was born October 20, 1941, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Clarion (C.O.) and Frances Haynes. He was very active in Boy Scouts as a youth and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1955. From there, he graduated to an Explorer Post, where he was one of the last to earn the coveted Silver Award in Boy Scouts.
Rock graduated from Benson High School in 1959 and worked for Western Electric (part of AT&T) from 1960 to 1977. He married the love of his life, Wanda Lou Striker, on July 4th, 1964, and together they had three children: Jody, Dawn, and Kyle.
In 1977, Rock relocated his family to West Point, Nebraska, to more formally pursue his interest in photography, by purchasing the local studio. As the proprietor of Haynes Portrait Gallery for the next 20 years, Rock specialized in senior portraits, weddings, and family photography. However, he also had a keen interest in wildlife and landscape photography, and he planned annual family vacations to various parts of the country in part to expand his nature photographic palette.
Within two months of moving to West Point, the local scoutmaster quit. Rock took over and remained the Scoutmaster of Troop 165 for the next 20 years, and both Jody and Kyle earned Eagle Scout under his leadership. He also led the troop on eight High Adventures, covering the entire U.S.
Rock earned his Wood Badge beads, served on Wood Badge staff, and was awarded the highest honor a Council can bestow on a volunteer—the Silver Beaver Award—in 1984. He also served as the District Roundtable Commissioner for four years, District Advancement Chairman for ten years, and District Training Chair for six years.
Rock also participated in the BSA College of Commissioner Science education program. Over a five year period, he earned his Bachelor, Masters, and ultimately his Doctorate of Commissioner Science degree—which included writing a thesis and passing his orals.
Besides donating his time to Scouts, Rock was also dedicated to his family. He and Wanda were married for 54 years, and he was extremely proud of all three of his children.
Rock also enjoyed travel and was fortunate enough to have visited all 50 states, Mexico, and a majority of the Canadian provinces. He was also able to do a number of cruises, including Alaska and a number of islands in the Caribbean. His ultimate goal was to make it to Australia. Although he never did, he lived a rich and full life, helping to shape the lives of many boys into men and leaving behind a legacy of children and two beautiful grandchildren, Krystal and Cherri-Anna.
Clarion “Rock” Haynes is preceded in death by his Brother: Charles Haynes; He is survived by his Wife of 54 years: Wanda; Children: Jody Haynes, Dawn Haynes, Kyle Haynes; Grandchildren: Krystal Briggs, Cherri-Anna Haynes; Sister: Arlene Haynes.
Visitation Sunday 4:00 – 6:00 PM; Service 10:00 AM Monday, November 26, 2018 all at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska; Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska. Memorials to Boy Scouts of America. www.roedermortuary.com/clarion-rock-haynes-jr
Roeder Mortuary
2727 n. 108th Street
Omaha, NE

Byron W. Bruning
Bruning, Byron W.

Age 74 Treynor, IA.
Preceded in death by his parents; and brother Barton Bruning. Byron is survived by his sons, Ryan Bruning, and Jonas Bruning (Trudy Hodges); significant other Marcy Dergan; brother Burnel Bruning; grandchildren, Abigail, Katie, Olivia, Kaleb, Mason, Jonny, Zach, and Deidre; longtime friend Lana Bruning; a host of other family and friends. FUNERAL SERVICE: 1pm Monday at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. VISITATION will be during the hour prior to the Service. Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Treynor Fire and Rescue, or St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund. www.hoyfuneral.com
HOY – KILNOSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 N. 16th St.
Council Bluffs IA 51501
712-256-9988

Ronald Allen Schmidt
Schmidt, Ronald Allen

Mar 19, 1946 – Nov 19, 2018
Ron, age 72, passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family with his dog LuLu by his side. Ron is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruby; son, Ronald Allan Schmidt II (Shelly); daughter, Wendy Trench; daughter, Sandra Bowman (Loren); son, Scott Schmidt (Chris); daughter, Loretta Gray (Curt); daughter, Patti Sorensen (David); 13 grandchildren and 8 ½ great-grandchildren. Ron’s wife and kids were the greatest loves of his life. His affection for Ruby was visible and obvious. Every conversation included talk about his kids or grandkids. Family meant everything to Ron. His second love was auctions. If there was an auction to be found, Ron knew about it, talked about it, or was there. He was a collector of toys, tools or any random $1 box of junk. His wife and kids were often willing participants (or not) at the auction house. His countless treasures will tell stories for generations to come. Ron also had a strong faith in the Bible and the promise of a resurrection. He made many lifelong friends in the truth and will be remembered by all as an excellent speaker and brother. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Pathways to Compassion team for their loving care and support during his final days. We cannot measure our gratitude to “The Auction Mill” for the joy they brought to dad and the memories we will carry because of his time spent with the auction family. Ruby and the kids will accept visitors and friends on Monday, November 26th, from 2-5pm at “The Auction Mill” (Of course!), 1528 North Saddle Creek Road, Omaha, NE 68104. Memorials to Pathways to Compassion in honor of Ronald Schmidt. 287 North 115th Street, Omaha, NE 68154.
The Auction Mill
1528 North Saddle Creek Road
Omaha, NE

Harold Dean Johnson
Johnson, Harold D.

29 Oct 1940 – 20 Nov 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Melvin and Suzanne Johnson; son, Mark Johnson.
Survived by wife, Carol Johnson; son, Bryan (Denise) Johnson of Appleton, Wisc; step daughter, Donna (Robert) Hailey Lozano of San Antonio, Tx; step son, David (Susan) Hailey of San Antonio, Tx; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Rosemary (Marlin) Frahm of Omaha; daughter in law, Sandy Johnson of Omaha.
Visitation: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Friday, November 23, 2018, John A. Gentleman Mortuaries – 72nd Street Chapel, 1010 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114.
Services: 10 A. M., Saturday, November 24, 2018, John A. Gentleman Mortuaries – 72nd Street Chapel, 1010 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114.
Interment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 7710 W. Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124.
https://www.johnagentleman.com/obituaries/Harold-Dean-Johnson?obId=3762490#/obituaryInfo
John A. Gentleman
Mortuaries & Crematory
72nd Street Chapel
1010 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Gary L. Mintken
Mintken, Gary L.

5/6/1940 – 11/15/2018
Age 78 years of Omaha
Gary retired from Avaya after 43 years of service. He was preceded in death by daughter Dawn Pollreis, brother Stanley Mintken, infant twin brother Larry Mintken.
Gary is survived by his Wife of 55 years, Joyce Mintken; Daughter Melanie (Steve) Lozano; Son-in-law Daniel Pollreis; Grandchildren: Ashley Meyer, Jake & Jordan Lozano, Noah & Colby Pollreis; Great Grandsons Gage & Kane Meyer; Siblings: Cindy (Dan) Schaulis, Richard (Genie) Mintken, Donna (Greg) Reeson, Judy Zimmerman; Many other relatives & friends.
Visitation: Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 from 6-8:00pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Celebration of Gary’s Life: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at 10:30am at Divine Shepard Lutheran Church (150 & Q St.)
Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery
www.bramanmortuary.com/obituaries/Gary-Mintken?obId=3572057#/obituaryInfo
BRAMAN MORTUARY
(Southwest Chapel)
6505 S. 144th St. Omaha, NE
402-895-3400

Cindi Kerns notified us of the passing of Betty Drews of Fremont, NE. Bettry retired from the Omaha Works on 12/3/1991 and very active in the community.
Betty E. Drews
Drews, Betty E.

January 17, 1934 – November 07, 2018
Betty E. Drews, 84 years, of Fremont, Nebraska died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Methodist Fremont Health in Fremont. Betty was born January 17, 1934 in Culverton, Georgia to Eddie and Thelma (Hadden) Johnson.
She grew up in Tifton, Georgia and was a 1951 graduate of Tifton High School. Betty married Leo Drews on December 11, 1955 in Pitts, Georgia. They moved to Fremont and she was employed by Western Electric/Lucent Technologies in Omaha, retiring from there in 1991. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, Telephone Pioneers of America, Friday Night Follies Bowling League, Tuesday Night Women’s Golf League at Whitetail Run and Fremont Airboat Club Women’s Auxiliary and served as a past president.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Leo Drews of Fremont; sons, Doug (Cindi Kern) Drews and David (Kathleen) Drews all of Fremont; daughter, Sherri (Scott) Johannesen of Fremont; son-in-law, Tom Barton of Surprise, Arizona; brothers, Tommy (Sandra) Johnson of Tifton; sister-in-law, Carol Johnson of Tifton; fourteen grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lisa Barton; and brothers, Johnny, Roy, Charles and Billy Johnson.
Funeral Service, 10:30 A.M., Monday, November 12, 2018 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Vicar Shari Schwedhelm will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends will be Sunday from 5 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home and again Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be directed to the family for a charity yet to be determined. www.mosermemorialchapels.com
Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N. Somers Avenue
Fremont, NE 68025
402-721-4490

John Symonsbergen notified us of the passing of Gary L. Stott. Gary worked in the MCO shop at the Omaha Works and retired on 6/4/1998. Gary passing away in a tragic car wreck south of Gretna near the Nebraska Crossing Outlets on November 6.
Gary L. Stott
Stott, Gary L.

June 5, 1942 – November 6, 2018
Gary is survived by his wife Karen, and his sisters Joleen, Sharon, and Bette.
PLEASE NO FLOWERS
MEMORIALS: TO THE FAMILY IN LIEU OF FLOWERS
GRAVESIDE: Monday, November 12, 2018, 10:30 AM
St John Cemetery, 7506 S 36th St., Bellevue, NE
www.bethanyfuneralhome.com
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison St.
La Vista, NE 68128
Phone: (402) 593-6100

Ken Olsen notified us of the passing of Delores “Dee” Ann Hansen. Dee worked in 30 bldg. and retired from the Omaha Works on 5/10/1996.
Delores Ann Hansen
Hansen, Delores Ann

Age 87 Bennington, NE.
Died on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Ridgewood Assisted Living in Bennington.
She is survived by her husband, Harlan; daughters: Rosetta (Tim) Roll, Mary (Bill) Smith, Agnes Neal, Janice (Larry) Saunders, and Karen Campfield; son, Tim Hansen; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Agatha Horvatich, and Lucille Schram; and brothers, Bill, Marty, Larry and Tony Smith. Preceded in death by her parents, Matthias and Mary Smith; daughter Regina Hansen; son Ted Hansen; son-in-law Kerry Campfield; sisters, Julie Keller, Rita Hansen and Teri Wildhagen; and brothers, Frances, John and Peter Smith. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10:30 am Tuesday, October 30, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elkhorn, with Rev. Gary Ostrander officiating. Burial to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Elkhorn. VISITATION: 6-8pm, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Monday, October 29, with PRAYER SERVICE at 7pm. Memorials can be made in her name and will be designated later. www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple
Elkhorn, NE
402-289-2222

Vern Larson and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Eugene “Nick” 0. Nicklson. “Nick” retired from the Omaha Works on 5/5/2000.
Eugene O. “Nick” Nicholson
Nicholson, Eugene O. “Nick”

79 of Fremont
April 25, 1939 – October 26, 2018
Passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont.
Nick was born in Austin, MN to Norman and Mildred (Haney) Nicholson. He came to Fremont in 1946 and worked at Lucent Technologies in Omaha, until retiring in 2001. He married Patricia (Bauers) on December 6, 1959 in Fremont. They wintered in Sun City Arizona for many years. Nick loved to fly his plane and to build model trains.
Survived by wife, Patricia Nicholson of Fremont; sons, Paul (Diane) Nicholson of Omaha and David Nicholson of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Ronald (Marsha) Nicholson of Sutton, NE and grandchildren, William Nicholson and Valerie (Bradley) Moran all of Omaha.
No services are planned at this time. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, MN at a later date.
Nick was preceded in death by parents and brother Robert Nicholson.
Online condolences may be left at: www.mosermemorialchapels.com
Moser Memorial Chapel,
2170 N. Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025
402-721-4490

George Parkerson and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of John Joseph Pleskac. John retired from the Omaha Works on 1/13/1996.
John Joseph Pleskac
Pleskac, John Joseph

Feb 16, 1942 – Oct 25, 2018
Preceded in death by son, John Russell Pleskac. Survived by wife, Marilyn; daughters, Lisa Pravecek (Jeff) and Shari Barrios (Gregg); 14 grandchildren; sisters, Betty Barry and Joan Juranek; brother, Val; nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 28th from 4pm to 6pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Dr., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, October 29th at 10:30am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, 2pm at St. Mary Cemetery in Linwood, NE. Memorials to St. John Vianney Catholic Church or Schuyler Benedictine Mission House. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER,
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Mary Ellen Mackenzie notified us of the passing of William Pokorny. William retired from the Omaha Works on 11/15/1991.
William O. Pokorny
Pokorny, William O.
Dec 9, 1934 – Oct 14, 20
18
William passed away with his family by his side in Bellevue, NE. on October 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bessie Pokorny; siblings, George Pokorny and Georgia Slama; infant daughters, Diane, Jean Marie and JoAnn. He is survived by his faithful wife, Dorothy M. (Codr) Pokorny; children, Duane (Kathy) and Kenneth (Gina) Pokorny. VISITATION: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 5-8pm, at Bethany Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 10:30am, at Bethany Funeral Home. GRAVESIDE SERVICE to follow in David City at the Appleton Cemetery, 3pm. www.bethanyfuneralhome.com
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128
402-593-6100

Rose and Vern Larson notified us of the passing of Susan Amato. She retired from the Omaha Works on 1/31/2004.
Susan M. Amato
Amato, Susan M.

August 26, 1950 – October 10, 2018
Preceded in death by husband, Joseph, and son, Anthony. Survived by sons, Mike (Chris) and Jeff (Angela); six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Judy; brothers, Terry (Vickie) and Jim (Bonnie); many nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: Saturday, October 13th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with reception to follow. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, October 15th at 12noon at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
Heafey-Hoffmann
Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries
Mortuaries & Crematory
7805 West Center Road
Omaha NE 68124

We were notified of Alberta Brown’s passing from a post on the AT&T Facebook page by Ethel Stennis – Mickel. Ethel said that Alberta was living in Bastrop, LA when she passed.
Alberta (Brown) Clark
OCTOBER 4, 1944 ~ OCTOBER 9, 2018 (AGE 74)
Obituary – No further details are available
Visitation – Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM William Drive Church Of Chirst 402 William Dr Bastrop, LA
Celebration of Life – Saturday October 13, 2018 1:00 PM William Drive Church Of Chirst 402 William Dr Bastrop, LA
Interment Following Funeral Service – Saturday October 13, 2018 H.V.Adam Cemetery 1 Kmell Street Bastrop, LA www.tennantmortuary.com/notices/MrsAlberta-BrownClark
Tennant Mortuary
1423 E Madison Ave
Bastrop, LA 71220

We were informed by a good friend that Dan didn’t wish to have a photo or memorial service, but wanted his friends to have a Celebration of Life at a later date. When a time, date and place is announced I will forward that information. The family will have a private family service for Dan per his wishes.
Daniel W. Lubash,
Lubash, Daniel W. Jul 25, 1949 – Oct 6, 2018 Preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Margaret; and brother Michael Lubash. Survived by wife Penny; daughter, Jennifer (Dan) Hendrix; son Jeff Lubash; granddaughters, Jessica, Sophie and Ella; brothers, Richard and Terry Lubash; and sister Roxanne Lubash. SERVICES PENDING www.klsfuneralhome.com
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St.
Omaha, NE
402-731-1234

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Evelyn Winters from a post on Facebook.
Evelyn M. Winters
Winters, Evelyn M.
Mar 10, 1936 – Oct 3, 2018
Evelyn passed away on October 3, 2018 at the age of 82 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth and John Pier.
She is survived by her children Mike Winters, Tammy (Jerry) Seffron, and Bob (Jean) Winters; grandchildren Jerry, Randy, and Michela; and 3 great-grandchildren.
VISITATION: Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 5-7pm, at Bethany Funeral Home. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Monday, October 8, 2018, at 10am at Bethany Funeral Home. The family requests casual attire be worn to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Brookestone Village. www.bethanyfuneralhome.com
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
8201 Harrison St.
La Vista, NE 68128
402-593-6100

I received this notice from Everett Peterson’s wife, Frieda. Everett H Peterson 3-1-1937 / 8-16-2018 See his funeral Announcement at http://burmeisterjohannsen.com/3534/everett-harley-peterson-august-16-2018/
Everett worked at Western Electric for 36 yrs, retired from Lucent in 2002,we are planning a get together in the near future at the old Union Hall. He was very involved in the Union even after his Retirement, traveling to Washington D C a couple of times at his own expense to be informed with what was going on and stayed in touch with lots his friends.
Everett Harley Peterson
March 1, 1937 – August 16, 2018
Age 81
THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION
A PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD
SURVIVORS
Wife – Frieda Peterson of Oakland, IA
2 Daughters – Rosina Peterson of Council Bluffs, IA
Peggy (Robert) Engle of Treynor, IA
3 Sons – Mike (Jackie) Peterson of Logan, IA
Steve Peterson of Rancho Cordova, CA
Mark Peterson of Oakland, IA
3 Brothers – Dr. Robert “Buzz” Peterson of Norton, KS
Dr. Paul S. (Alice) Peterson of Carmichael, CA
Dean Peterson of Harlan, IA
5 Grandsons
Other Relatives & Friends
Everett Harley Peterson, the son of William Harley and Eldora Anna (Struve) Peterson, was born in rural Harlan, Iowa, on March 1, 1937. He attended country school at Rabbit Hollow, and graduated from Harlan High School in 1955. From 1955-57, Everett helped his father on the family farm. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1957-1961.

On August 16, 1960, Everett married Frieda Herta Schörner in Oberkotzau, Germany. The couple returned to Harlan in 1961 to farm northeast of town, where they raised hogs and helped Everett’s parents farm the family land. He also helped other family members in the area, as well as having other employment. Everett then began working for Western Electric in Millard, Nebraska; he remained in this job for 36 years. In the fall of 1970, Everett and Frieda moved to an 80-acre farm outside of McClelland, Iowa, where Everett continued to farm, raise hogs and cattle, and work at Western Electric. They moved to Oakland, Iowa, in the fall of 1992.

While living in Harlan, Everett had been a member of First Baptist Church. An avid John Deere collector, he loved to attend farm auctions and antique tractor and engine shows. He also enjoyed fishing in Minnesota. Everett only purchased Chevy trucks, and they were almost always blue in color. With a toothpick, hat, tire gauge, and pocket knife, Everett was truly ready for anything.

Everett H. Peterson died on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He had reached the age of 81 years, 5 months, and 15 days.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents, and two infant granddaughters, Faith and Hope Engle. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frieda Peterson of Oakland, Iowa; two daughters, Rosina Peterson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Peggy (Robert) Engle of Treynor, Iowa; three sons, Mike (Jackie) Peterson of Logan, Iowa, Steve Peterson of Rancho Cordova, California, and Mark Peterson of Oakland, Iowa; three brothers, Dr. Robert “Buzz” Peterson of Norton, Kansas, Dr. Paul S. (Alice) Peterson of Carmichael, California, and Dean Peterson of Harlan, Iowa; five grandsons; and other relatives and friends.

A private graveside service was held on Monday, August 20, 2018, at the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Iowa. Pastor William Caughey of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oakland, Iowa, officiated The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA

George Parkerson saw the passing of Betty Evan on Facebook this afternoon and notified us of her passing. Betty’s service was this Saturday morning at 10:00 am. Betty retired on 10/31/1988.
Emma E. “Betty” Evans
Evans, Emma E. “Betty”

11/10/1931 – 9/26/2018
Age 86 years of Omaha
Emma (Betty) Evans entered into rest on September 26, 2018. She felt comfort to be reunited with Michael her son, and Don her husband.

Betty was born on November 10, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated in 1950 at Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs. She married Don Evans on February 24, 1951.

They lived several places due to Military life and finally settled in Millard, Ne. She had two children, Michael and Teresa Evans. Her first love was to raise her children until they were in school, then became a keypunch operator at Western Electric. She retired from AT&T of Omaha, in 1988.

She kept busy helping with the grandchildren when needed and spent time at their favorite summer house on the riverbank near Niobrara with several family and friends. We had special memorable moments with them there.

As she and dad got older the house became too much and they sold the property. They continued to be very involved with their children, and grandchildren and gave herself unselfishly to them all. She was the most giving, family- oriented person I know.

Preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Elizabeth Kaufman; son, Michael Evans; brothers, Robert Kaufman, Bill Kaufman, John Kaufman, sister, Ruth Mahan.

Survived by daughter and husband Teresa and Joseph Sharpnack, daughter-in-law Sherry Evans, all of Omaha. Sister Phyllis King, El Sobrante, CA. Sister-in-law Jacqueline Polan, MO. Emogene Kaufman, Marilyn Markovich, Boise, ID. Grandchildren, Stacy Beberniss, Nikole Kyhn, Ashley Bergmann, Amanda Moberg, Ryan Evans.
Father of Amanda and Ashley, Ron Moberg of Omaha. Greatgrandchildren, Austin Cornelius, Michaela Cornelius, Avery Kyhn, Michael Evans, Londyn Bergmann, Skylar Bergmann, Jaxon Bergmann, Charlotte Bergmann. Great Great Grandchild, Bryson Cornelius. Many Nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Celebration of Emma’s Life: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at 10:00am, with visitation one hour prior to the service, all at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)

Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery

BRAMAN MORTUARY
(Southwest Chapel)
6505 S. 144th St. Omaha, NE
402-895-3400

When searching the funeral homes last night I found the passing of Stephen Costello. At the Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler. As the funeral has taken place this is a late notice in remembrance of Steve. Steve retired with a little over 40 years of service.
Stephen T. Costello
Costello, Stephen T.

Dec 30, 1936 – Sep 20, 2018
Longtime Coach at Creighton Prep.
Preceded in death by parents, Helen and Edward Costello; brothers, Ed and Bill Costello; sister, Renee Costello. Survived by wife, Mariellen Costello; children: Timothy Costello, Michael Costello (Jeannie), Brian Costello, Mark Costello (Mary Ellen), Christopher Costello, and Colleen Doughty; sister, Rosemary Eastman (Jack); brother, Jim Costello; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 23rd from 2pm to 4pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 4pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, September 24th at 10am at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to Creighton Prep. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

George Parkerson and Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Joye Scott from a post on Facebook by Ethel Stennis – Mickel. Joye retired from the Omaha Works on 9/22/2000.
Joye Scott
Scott, Joye

September 21, 2018
Obituary
No further details are available
Visitation
Thursday 27 Sep
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Good Shepherd Funeral Home
4425 South 24th Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Graveside
Thursday 27 Sep
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Forest Lawn Cemetery
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68152

This yesterday when searching the funeral homes for the passing of Joye Scott, I found the passing of Johnnie Shambley at the Thomas Funeral Home. As the funeral has taken place this is a late notice in remembrance of Johnnie.
Johnnie Shambley
Shambley, Johnnie

September 9, 2018
OBITUARY
No further details are available
WAKE
Monday
September 17, 2018
6:00 PM
New Beginning Apostolic Church
FUNERAL SERVICE
Tuesday
September 18, 2018
11:00 AM
New Beginning Apostolic Church
Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68110

Linda Ohme notified us of the passing of James E. Lathrop. Linda noted that both Jim and his wife Kathie worked at the Omaha Works.
James E. Lathrop
Lathrop, James E.
Born July 19, 1958 Blair, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest September 11, 2018 Logan, Iowa
Remembering James E Lathrop, who passed away at the age of 60 in his home in Logan, Iowa. Jim is survived by Wife Kathie, their two children James and Thomas, his Parents Ted and Crystal, his brother Ted and Wife Terri, granddaughter Kaylana R. Borquez.
Jim was born in Blair, Nebraska on July 19th, 1958. He grew up in Omaha, where he met Kathie Jensen, whom he married and had two children, Thomas and James. He had a wild passion for antiques and a love for his city, neighbors and taking care of his family. In the spirit of that, Jim and Kathie moved to Logan, Iowa to raise their boys in the beautiful Loess Hills. Jim worked at the Logan Super Foods for more than 12 years, delivering smiles in the isles and groceries every Friday to those who couldn’t make it to the store. A man with a true heart of gold who never made any enemies, life’s too precious to make war. Jim loved rock music and could “school any of those eggheads” on Jeopardy. He was a husband, a father, a friend, a comedian, a carpenter, an electrician, a legend, and he will be sorely missed here on Earth. Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa. Graveside Service 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 17, 2018, Harris Grove Cemetery Logan, Iowa, Final Resting Place Harris Grove Cemetery Logan, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church in Logan following the graveside service. https://loganfuneralchapel.com
Logan Funeral Chapel
215 North 4th Avenue
Logan, Iowa .

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of George Edward Thiel.
George Edward Theil
Thiel, George Edward

Age 81 Murdock, NE.
Passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Syracuse, NE. He was born on August 2, 1937 to Albert Joseph and Mary (Tower) Thiel. He served in the US. Air Force. He was employed at Western Electric/AT&T Lucent technologies as a Machine Operator. Survivors include 4 sisters: Rose Towle, Margaret Cline, Joyce (Larry) Carnicle, and Chris (Rollie) Hill; sister-in-law Jean Thiel; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Thiel; and brother Albert Thiel. ROSARY SERVICE: 10am, with MEMORIAL MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL to follow at 10:45am, Thursday, September 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Elmwood, NE. Inurnment in Cemetery at Elmwood. VISITATION: Wednesday 1-7pm at Hammons Family Funeral Chapel, Weeping Water. Donations can be made to American Heart Assoc., or Elmwood Rescue Squad. www.hammonsfs.com
HAMMONS FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES
207 West H Street
Weeping Water, NE
402-267-5544

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Richard. Richard was a tool and die maker at the Omaha Works retiring on 7/6/1999 with 30 years of service.
Richard H. Geise
Geise, Richard H.

Oct 9, 1934 – Sep 11, 2018
Richard H. Geise, age83 , of Underwood, Iowa, passed away September 11, 2018 at his home.

Richard was born October 9, 1934 in Underwood to the late Fred A. and Hertha (Ruffner) Geise. He graduated from Underwood High School in 1953 and proudly served his country in the Army Reserves. Richard married Nancy Brown on November 17, 1957 in Council Bluffs. They were blessed with four children, Denise, Kevin, Kelly and Keith. Richard was a tool and die maker for AT&T/Lucent Technology for 30 years, retiring in 1999 and a farmer. He was a member of Underwood Lutheran Church and charter member of the Underwood Optimist Club.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by 2 infant sisters; brothers, Frederick and Kenneth Geise.

Richard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Geise; daughter, Denise (Tom) Shipp all of Underwood; sons, Kevin (Joan) Geise of Omaha, Kelly (Tracy) Geise of Lakeville, Minnesota, Keith (Heather) Geise of Blair, Nebraska; 9 grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Tiarks of Treynor, Iowa, Karen (Carroll) Olson of Minden, Iowa; aunts, Louise Geise of Council Bluffs, Irene Beauman of Ida Grove, Iowa; sister-in-law, Sandra Geise (Ken) Miller of Omaha; many nieces and nephews. VISITATION with the family, Sunday, 3-5pm, at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, 11am, at Underwood Lutheran Church. Interment: Fisher Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Underwood Lutheran Church. www.cutleroneill.com/obituaries/obituary-listings
CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA 712-322-7779

Darrel Sudduth, John Symonsberger and Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Ruthie. Ruthie retired on 2/8/1991 with thirty years of service.
Ruth J. Engler
ENGLER, Ruth J.

9/29/1933 ~ 9/10/2018
Retired from Western Electric after 30 years. Ruthie was 84 years of perpetual motion taking care of everyone and enjoying life with her family & friends.

Preceded in death by: Husband, Max A. Engler

Survived by: Children, Diane (Ken) Oster, Evonne (Craig) Joerz, Timothy Engler, Patrick (Bill) Engler, Tina Poole and Amy (Duane) Engler-Putz; Grandchildren, Andrea, Kenny, Kim, Mike, TJ, Brian, Josh, Jake, Ally, Valerie and 8 great-grandchildren; Brother, Myron (Marcia) Carkoski; Niece, Liane and Nephew, Todd.

VISITATION: Wednesday September 12, 2018 from 4-7:00PM at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:00AM at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church (3535 S.119th Street)

Memorials directed to Mary Our Queen Parish or Josie Harper Hospice House
Braman Mortuary & Cremation Service
Braman Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144th St.
Omaha, NE 68137

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Dale. Dale retired from the Omaha Works on 5/27/1991. Dale worked in the old GP Relay molding area.
Dale Plowman
Plowman, Dale

Age 78 Of Manley, NE.
Dale Plowman was born February 19, 1940, to Glenn and Blanche (Lamb) Plowman, in Omaha, Nebraska. He died September 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family, at the age of 78 years, 6 months, and 23 days

Dale married Marilyn Keckler on May 23, 1976, in Plattsmouth, Nebraska and to this union they raised 8 kids Mark, Dave, Lori, Julie, Tim Marie, Jody, and Marcie. Dale loved being outdoors, he love working with Flowers, Fishing in Minnesota, playing cards with family, and Racing, (many in the family caught that bug).

Dale is survived his wife Marilyn Plowman, and his children Mark Plowman; Dave and Cara Plowman; Lori Plowman; Julie Dillion; Tim and Mary Plowman; Marie Barrett; Jody and Rachel Plowman ; and Marcie and Steve Lafleur along with 25 grandkids; 5 great grandkids and 6 sisters Yvonne Reeves; Ruth Brown; Nancy and Willis Veldhulzen; Barb and John Scheltheiss; Linda and Clair Thorson; and Kathy Plowman; and 2 brothers Gale and Julliett Plowman; and Ray and Carolyn Plowman.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Blanche Plowman, his In-laws Herbert and Lorraine Keckler, and Glen and Bea Plowman; Ricard and Beth Plowman; John Reeves; Marily and Mel Barfield; Bruce Brown; and Rose Lamb.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Fusselman Allen Harvey funeral home 413 Elm Street, Louisville, Nebraska, with burial at Glendale Cemetery rural Louisville. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home, and the family will greet friends from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Condolences may be sent to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com

Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home
413 Elm Street,
Louisville, NE 68037 402-234-3985

Judy Coffey and Don Hanrahan notified us of her passing. Margaret retired from the Omaha Works on 3/25/1980. Judy mentioned that Margaret attended the pioneer LML ever year during her retirement years.
Margaret (Kirkner) Maurer,
Maurer, Margaret (Kirkner)

September 9, 2018
Age 94 years Preceded in death by husband, Robert; daughter, Janice. Survived by daughters, Judy (Glenn) Ruff, Joan (Kevin) Arburn; grandchildren, Scott, Kevin, Chrissy, Matt; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; granddogs, Boo and Roxie. Private Family Services. www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Westlawn Hillcrest funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE
402-556-2500

This is a late notice of the passing of Herbert Hickman. We were notified of Herb’s passing by Erv Fahrenkrug a former engineer that lived close to him in Colorado Springs, CO. He notified George and George forwarded his passing to me.
Herbert David Hickman
Hickman, Herbert (Herb) David

Herbert David Hickman was born November 14, 1930 to John Marion and Alta (Spencer) Hickman in Shattuck, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his wife Suzanne Hickman and his son David A. Hickman. Herbert is survived by his daughter Holli Locke, son James Andrew Hickman, granddaughter Amy Locke, grandson Matt Locke, great-grandson Jack Krause, great-granddaughters Kate Krause-Ferrell, Halie Krause and Lily Krause.

Herbert worked in the oil fields in Pampa, Texas when he decided to attend college. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in electrical engineering. After graduation, he took a position with Western Electric where he worked for 27 years in Omaha, Nebraska and New York. Mr. Hickman was successful in his career.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Tom Bosiljevac. He worked in 30 bldg QA. Tom retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/2001 with 43 years of service.
Thomas J. Bosiljevac
Bosiljevac, Thomas J.

Nov 24, 1938 – Sep 3, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Amelia; sister, Lorraine Guerra; wife, Lani; daughter, Jeanna. Survived by brother, Ron (Sandy); loving wife, Helen; children: Jennifer (Rob), Jason (Stacy), Heather (Ian), Sarah, Katie and Jessica; many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many dear family members and friends. Family will receive friends Friday, September 7th, from 4-7pm at West Center Chapel with WAKE SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, September 8th, 10:30am St. Bernard Catholic Church (3601 N. 65th Street). Private Interment. Memorials are suggested to St. Bernard Catholic Church or St. Pius X Catholic School. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Susan Dillinger and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Elidia “Lil” Arellano. Lil worked in production control and retired from the Omaha Works on 2/14/1992.
Elidia “Lil” Arellano
Arellano, Elidia “Lil”

Apr 21, 1937 – Aug 25, 2018
Preceded in death by husband, Richard “Rick.” Survived by sons, Rick Jr., and Tom; daughter, Rita; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Matt (Nancy) Nunez; Mike (Marietta) Nunez; sister, Margaret (Lyle) Sales; numerous nieces and nephews. VISITATION: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, 5-8pm, at Christ the King Lutheran Church 7308 S. 42nd St, Omaha, NE. FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, 10:30am, at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Interment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha. Memorials to be directed by the family. www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE 68106

Bob Burdett, George Parkerson and Vern Larson notified us of the passing of Nathaniel “Nate” Shaw. Nate retired from the Omaha Works on 1/13/1996.
Nathaniel Shaw
Shaw, Nathaniel

Nov 17, 1939 – Aug 24, 2018
Survived by his wife of 53 years, Beverly D. (Calloway) Shaw; sons, Eric (Diane) Shaw, Jeffrey Shaw, Brian Littlejohn; daughter, Lori J. Graham; sister, Sylvia A. McClain, brother-in-law, James Calloway; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Shaw and Myrtle (Shaw) Hogan; stepfather, Cecil Hogan; son, Nathaniel T. Shaw; daughter, Pamela L. Gorham; grandson, Darrell King. FUNERAL SERVICE: 10am Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the funeral home. Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery. www.forestlawnomaha.com
FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, NE 68152

George Parkerson, Gene Bielenberg and Darrel Sudduth all notified me of the passing Joan. She retired from the Omaha Works on 2/14/2000 with 34 years of service.
Joan C. Kucera-Hinkle
Kucera-Hinkle, Joan C
.
January 24, 1939 – August 15, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Claudia Kucera. Survived by children: Todd Hinkle (Kim) of Rosemount, MN and their children Jordan, Chad and Marissa; Traci Land (Rob) of Edmond, OK and their daughter Reagan; sister, Bobbie Rigatuso; nieces and nephews.
Private family graveside service at Prague National Cemetery in Prague, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Nebraska Humane Society or Alzheimer’s Association. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.

I was notified today of the passing of Joseph C. Sharpnack, Jr. at the pioneer luncheon by Elwin “Irish” Donahoo. As of today no service date has been published. You can check with the funeral home at Ph. 402.474.3600 for the service date and time.
Joseph C. Sharpnack, Jr.
Joseph Clyde Sharpnack Jr.
was born on April 30, 1944.
He passed away August 21, 2018 at age 74.
He served with honor in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965.
Survivors include: Wife Priscilla Sharpnack, Son and Daughter- in- law Joseph III and Teresa Sharpnack of Omaha, Nebraska, Brother and Sister-in-law Kenneth and Mary Sharpnack, Brother-in-law Elwin Donahoo, Mother-in-law Grace M. Schmidt, Brother and sister-in-law Paul and Doris A. Davidson, Jerry and Linda M. Mead of Colorado and Brenda J. McCown.
Other survivors include: Mother of Grandchildren Amy Sharpnack, Grandchildren Mia P. Sharpnack and Joeylynn H. Sharpnack, Many Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.
Proceeded in death by father and mother Joseph C. Sharpnack Sr. and Mary J. Sharpnack; Sisters Marilyan Felton-Erickson, Betty Donahoo and LaVerna Donahoo; Father-in-law Lynn A. Peckham. Brother-in-law Lynn A. Peckham Jr. https://wyuka.com/
Visit us at:
Wyuka Stables
3600 O Street
Lincoln NE 68510
402.474.3600

Tom Risinger reported the late passing of Louis “Mack” Johnson. Mack retired from the Omaha Works on 2-10-1999
Louis “Mack” Johnson
Johnson, Louis “Mack”

9/30/1937 – 1/31/2018
Louis “Mack” Johnson was born in Ashland, NE in 1937 where he grew up and graduated from high school. He was drafted into the army and served two years in Korea before returning home. Once he was back on American soil, he began working road construction traveling near and far across Nebraska. While working on a highway near David City, he met a beautiful lady name Delores Rejda.

Mack and Dee married in 1965 and moved to Millard where they started a family and he began a new job at Western Electric. As an electrical worker, he joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). He had a strong work ethic and was devoted to his company, no matter what name it took (Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent). After many years of service, he officially retired in 1999.

During retirement, Mack and Dee frequently enjoyed traveling to Missouri, where they owned a cabin. They enjoyed the serenity of life on the lake including fishing, boating, nature, and relaxing with a beer in hand, oftentimes relaxing on the porch swing or down on the dock looking out over the water.

Mack also enjoyed country music, dancing to polka, and back in the day, bowling. Watching sports was one of his favorite pastimes. As most of us know, he was an avid Husker fan. It was not uncommon to see him with his favorite beverage, Old Milwaukee.

Throughout his life, Mack enjoyed the challenge of learning new things—he was a consummate do-it-yourselfer. Repairmen never frequented the Johnson house, because he was it! He repaired T.V.’s, cars, and everything and anything that was broken around the house. He also had a creative side and dove into the art of woodworking. He was savvy with computers, even writing programs to help him pick winning dogs at the race track.

Family and friends were very important to Mack. The past several years, he looked forward to weekly meetings with his buddies at the VFW or Legion for a bite to eat and a beer or two. He also loved hosting Friday night dinners for his family, which he and mom started many years ago.

Mack will be greatly missed, but we are at peace knowing he has once again reunited with the love of his life. We will forever carry his love in our hearts, until we meet again.

Mack was preceded in death by wife Delores Johnson; He is survived by his Daughters: Lynn Rutledge & husband Ed, Roni Wanser & husband Mark, Carla Johnson; Grandchildren: Matt, Andy, Justin, Adam, Melissa, Kristin, Brian, Aaron, Tara and several Great Grandchildren; Brother Tom Johnson & wife Denise; Many other relatives & friends
Visitation: Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 from 1-3:00pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Celebration of Mack’s Life: Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at 10:00am at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery
Braman Mortuary – (Southwest Chapel)
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE 68137
402-895-3400

Martha Ann Orr (nee Neuhaus)
Orr, Martha Ann (nee Neuhaus)

Mar 3, 1929 – Aug 20, 2018
Growing up in Wisner NE, she moved to Omaha after High School and worked as a secretary at Western Electric. Married for 62 years to her late husband, Richard “Dick” Orr. She loved reading, sewing, gardening, and crosswords. She was a life-long student of the Bible. She saved countless lives with over 12 gallons in blood donations and countless time-consuming platelet donations. A Camp Fire Girl leader for many years, and very active in her Church. She later worked for Kelly Services and Farm Credit. She was known for being quick to lend a hand unasked, to listen attentively, and to offer comfort and encouragement. Celebrating her life are 2 daughters, June Roberts (Tom) of California, and Wendy Smith of Minnesota; and grandchildren: Dan Roberts (Chelsea Sheldon), Troy Roberts, and Rebekah Smith.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday September 22, 10:30am at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 5410 Corby, Omaha. Gifts to the St Paul Foundation in lieu of flowers.

John Symonsbergen notified us of the passing of Don. Don worked in punch press area behind the the west wall in 30 bldg and retired with over 20 years of service.
Donald Edward Barnes
Barnes, Donald Edward

Oct 7, 1932 – Aug 17, 2018
Donald proudly served in the United States Navy. He retired from Western Electric after more than 20 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Mike Barnes; grandson, Keith; and brothers, Dwight and David. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen; his children, Jodie (Phil) Price, Jeff (Kim) Barnes, Marc (Merri) Barnes, Michelle Barnes, and Heidi (Pat) McKeown; and 11 grandchildren. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 10am Monday, August 20, at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to any Veterans organization of your choice. www.westlawnhilcrest.com
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE
402-556-2500

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Glen from a message posted on Glen’s Facebook page last Saturday, August 11, 2018.
Byron G. “Glen” Maxwell,
Born in Buffalo, New York

Resided in Omaha, Nebraska
Maxwell, Byron G. “Glen”
Dec 10, 1941 – Aug 11, 2018
Former 40 year employee of Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent, and Avaya. Survived by his sister, Marilyn, 3 children, Tim, Chris, and Debbie, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren and other relatives. SERVICES: Friday 11am, at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St., Omaha, NE 68144. Lunch will be served at the church following the service. MEMORIALS to Alzheimer’s Association https://m.facebook.com/donate/239065906707395/ ?fundraiser_source=feed NebraskaCremation.com
THE NEBRASKA CREMATION SOCIETY
911 N. Linden Street
PO Box 127
Wahoo, NE 68066
402-200-3366


Merle Dinslage, Bill Slope and Dan Lindblad notified us of the passing of Michael Huerta. Dan worked with Mike in the protector job for many years.
Michael John Huerta,
Huerta, Michael John

May 28, 1944 – Aug 6, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Art and Trini Huerta; and grandson, Jacob Comba. Survived by wife of 54 years, Diane Vacha Huerta; daughter, Tracy Comba and Guy Moon; son, Matthew Huerta and wife Lynn; grandchildren: Mikayla Polk (Brandon), Derek Comba, Kylie Comba, Alexandra Huerta (Tyrone); great-granddaughters, Kyliah Dortch, Kinsley Polk; and baby boy Polk due in September; sisters, Adele (Bill), Linda, Juanita (Lex); brothers, Robert (Jeanette), Art (Candy); sister-in-law, Alyce Gillett (Sam); numerous nieces and nephews. VISITATION: Wednesday, 5-8pm, at Westlawn-Hillcrest. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday at 11am at Hope Presbyterian Church, 5220 So. 159th St. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial to American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Research, or Visiting Nursing Association. www.westlawn-hillcrest.com
Westlawn Hillcrest
5701 Center St
Omaha, NE
402-556-2500

George P., Merle D. and Vern L. all notified us of the passing of Steve. Steve was APICS CPIM Certified and worked in production control at the Omaha Works. Steve retired from the Works on 12/31/2000.
Steven E. Petersen
Petersen, Steven E.

Jan 24, 1953 – Aug 3, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Ed and Virginia. Survived by wife, Debbi; children, Lindsay and Sean (fiancée, Kaylan); sisters, Carol and Kate. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 7th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by SERVICES at 7pm. Memorials may be directed to the family. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Gerald Volcheck notified us of the passing of Arlyn “Hank” D. Hankes. Hank retired from the Omaha Works in 2001 with over 34 years of service.
ARLYN “HANK” D. HANKES
Date of Birth
March 21, 1939
Bellmond, Iowa
Entered into Rest
July 27, 2018
Omaha, Nebraska
Funeral S
Friday, August 10, 2018 ~ 9:00 a.m.
Evangelical Covenant Church ~ Mead, Nebraska
Private Interment at Morningside Cemetery ~ Mead, Nebraska
Visitation
Thursday, August 9, 2018 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Evangelical Covenant Church ~ Mead, Nebraska
Memorials
Evangelical Covenant Church ~ Mead, Nebraska
Arlyn “Hank” D. Hankes, 79, of Mead, NE, died Friday, July 27, 2018 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, NE. He was born March 21, 1939 in Belmond, IA to Charles and Muriel (Gartz) Hankes.
He is survived by step-daughter, Penny Hatchell; step-son, Mark Hatchell; grandson, Luke (Jessica) Hatchell; brothers, Denny (Linda) Hankes, David (Margaret) Hankes; sister, Karen (Arthur) Simpson; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Hankes; parents, Charles and Mu
Svoboda Funeral Home
211 N. Linden Street
Wahoo, NE 68066
402-443-3624
marcysvoboda@gmail.com

Jean Pechar notified us of the passing of her husband. John worked in the cable plant and retired from the Omaha Works with 35 years of service.
John J. Pechar, Jr.
Pechar, John J. Jr.

Oct 21, 1941 – Jul 24,
2018 Preceded in death by grandparents, parents; John J. Sr., Mary Pechar, sister Mary Ann (Bud) Staak, brothers Frank and Victor Pechar. Survived by wife Jean, brother, David Pechar, sister Ruth Ann Jameson, step daughter Kelly (Aaron) Nanfito, stepson Kraig (Angie) Kilton, step grandchildren Chad (Jamie) Nanfito, Brandon Nanfito, Kayla (Nick) Fisher, Claire Nanfito, Savannah Bonacci, Lauren Votta, A.J. Votta, Jack Kilton, Evie Kilton, nieces nephews, best friend Paul and Mary Warner, and choir buddie Dave (Frances) Hermsen, loving Caren Terrier Millie. John served in the United States Airforce from 1959 – 1963 in Louisiana. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 with Rosary at 7 pm all at Kahler Dolce Mortuary Papillion. Memorial Mass will be Tuesday at 10:00 am at St Joseph Catholic Church 100 9th St, Springfield, NE. www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com
KAHLER DOLCE MORTUARY
441 N. Washington St
Papillion
402-339-3232

Vern Larson notified us of the passing of Melvin “Mel” Weaver. Mel worked in the high bay sheet metal shop and retired on 2/26/1990.
Melvin D Weaver “Mel”
Weaver, Melvin D “Mel”
July 20, 2018
10/27/1934 – 7/20/2018
Omaha – Survived by daughters Lynn Weaver, Terri (Kanai) Langley, Kelly (David) McCoy, Deb Madden, grandchildren Shawn, Emma, Olivia, Joshua, sister Naomi Himmelsehr, many family, friends and special friend Pat Weaver, In Lieu of flowers memorials to St. Jude Hospital. Private service to be held.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc.
108th Street Chapel
2727 N 108th St
Omaha, NE

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Oliver Whitaker from a posting on the AT&T Facebook page. Oliver retired from the Omaha Works on 9/25/1997.
Oliver Wendell Whitaker
Whitaker, Oliver Wendell,

Oliver Wendell Whitaker age 83, the son of Lenwood and Thelma Elizabeth (Gay) Whitaker, was born June 4, 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia. He passed away July 17, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Oliver was preceded in death by parents, Lenwood and Thelma (Gay) Whitaker. He is survived by wife, Faye (Foster) Whitaker; daughter, Sandra Martino; grandchildren, Wayne Martino Jr., Michelle Martino; great-granddaughter, Rylee Martino; siblings, Carolyn (Calvin) Gibson-Patrick, Linwood (Janice) Whitaker, Johnnie Mae Paskins, Donnell (Augusta) Whitaker; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. SERVICES 9:30am, Sat. July 28 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation 5-7pm Fri. at Forest Lawn. Burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, NE

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing William Deegan. He worked in the cable plant and retired from the Omaha Works in 2002.
William John Deegan
Deegan, William John

Deegan, William John May 28, 1942 – Jul 16, 2018
Born in Buffalo, NY. Passed away peacefully in his home on Monday. Beloved partner of Kim Chrischilles; loving father to daughters, Laurie (Deegan) Albertsson (Jon), and Kelly (Deegan) Catanzaro; stepdaughter, Angelique Chrischilles; and stepson, Dylan Chrischilles; loving grandfather to Benjamin, Sydney, Mia, Caleb, and Abigail.
Private Service. Donations in his honor can be made to Meals On Wheels, 4780 S 131st St., Omaha NE 68137.

Chet Sears notified us of the passing Ron Mehok. Ron transferred to the Omaha Works when the Buffalo plant closed. Ron was a machinist in 50 bldg. an retired on 7/9/2000 with 38 years of service.
Ronald J. “Ron” Mehok
Mehok, Ronald J. “Ron”

Mar 6, 1939 – Jul 13, 2018
Age 79 years of Omaha, formerly of Buffalo, NY. Ron was a longtime machinist at Western Electric. Survived by wife of 55 years, Annette; son, John Mehok; daughter, Linda Kantor and husband Jeff; grandson, Justin Mehok; many other relatives and friends. GATHERING of Family and Friends: Wednesday, July 18, from 5-8pm at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel. Interment: Omaha National Cemetery. For Condolences and more details visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE
402-895-3400

Merle Dinslage, Scotty Scott, Darrel Sudduth and Gene Bielenberg all notified us of the passing or Anthony C. “Tony” Lassek. Tony worked in accounting and retired from the Omaha Works on 9/30/2000 with 42 years of service.
Anthony C. “Tony Lassek
Lassek, Anthony C.

Aug 15, 1939 – Jul 9, 2018
Age 78, of Omaha.
Preceded in death by wife, Jane; siblings: Jim, Dorothy, John, Rich. Survived by children: Ron (Debbie) Lassek, Dave (Silvana) Lassek, Lorree Halmon, Bruce (Amie) Lassek, Sarah Lassek; siblings: Bob Lassek, Connie Haas, Ben (Tina) Lassek; grandchildren: Dan (Mandy), Melissa (Steven), Nick, Bradley (Alexis), Andrew, Abbie, Sophia, Jack; great-grandchildren: Kaden, Bayae, Paisley, Brooks, Evie, Hays. VISITATION: Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 5-7pm at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel). FUNERAL MASS: Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:30am at St. Pius X Catholic Church (69th & Blondo). Interment: Kennard Cemetery, Kennard, NE. For more details, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
72nd St. Chapel 1
702 N. 72nd St.,
Omaha, NE 68114
402-391-2171

Neil Becker notified us of the passing of Joseph Couglin. He retired from the Omaha Works on 1/1/2005. Jim worked in production control at the Omaha Works.
Joseph J. “Jim” Coughlin
Coughlin, Joseph J. “Jim”
November 2, 1941 – June 11, 2018
Born in Buffalo, New York
Resided in Nokomis, Florida
Joseph was born on November 2, 1942 in Buffalo, NY and passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018 in Nokomis, FL. Jim started to work at Western Electric in Buffalo, transfered to Shreveport and then to Omaha retiring on 1/1/2005. Jom worked in production control. After his retirement here in Omaha he moved to Florida. I couldn’t find a obiturary in the Florida funeral homes or newspapers nor in the same in Buffalo, NY.

Merle Dinslage notified us of the passing of John R. “Jack” Cornwell. Jack work at the Omaha Works and retired from the Western Electric Service Center located at 66th and L Street. Jack was 99 years young just short of his 100th birthday. Jack was also a Life Member of the Cornhusker Chapter #92 of the Telephone Pioneers of America now called the Telecom Pioneers.
John R. “Jack” Cornwell
Cornwell, John R. “Jack”

November 17, 1928 – July 4, 2018
Preceded in death by wife, Mary; grandson, Keenan Cornwell, son-in-law, Tim McCrady; daughter-in-law, Donna Cornwell. Survived by children: Polly (Roger) Hines, Kevin (Chris) Cornwell, Rebekah (Bob) Moyle, Michele McCrady (fiancé) Kevin Morrison), Mitch Cornwell; grandchildren: Chris (Laura) Hines, Tiffany (Brandon) Jacoba, Fjeran Moyle (fianc’e Drew Olsen), Hudson (Dana) Moyle, Savannah Moyle, Hannah Cornwell, Alyssa (Tyler) Speck, Rand McCrady, Dallen (Kaitlyn) Cornwell, Shane Cornwell; six great-grandchildren; and other Minnesota relatives. VISITATION begins Wednesday, 4pm, with a Wake Service at 6:30pm, at the mortuary. FUNERAL: Thursday, 10am, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (74 & Vinton St). Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to the American Lung Association. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us of the passing of Frank Caruso. Frank was a tool and dye maker and retired from the Omaha Works on 5/31/2003
Francis D. “Frank” Caruso,
Caruso, Francis D. “Frank”

Apr 15, 1940 – Jun 27, 2018 Age 78
Preceded in death by sister, Angie Winger; brothers, Joseph and John Caruso. Survived by children: Anania, Andrea, Jason (Kelly) and Sarah Caruso; grandchildren, Olive and Willow; sister, Rose Spencer; nieces, nephews, and friends. Frank was a loving father and adored being “Papa Frank” to his two granddaughters. He was a master craftsman, tool and dye maker, and retired Chief Petty Officer in the Naval Reserves. He enjoyed gardening, playing dominoes with his friends, and working in the shop with his pals including lifelong friend, Tom Ross. He was an extremely generous and caring man to the people in his life. He will be greatly missed by many. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by WAKE SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30am, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Dr. Interment, Calvary. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mended Little Hearts of Tucson, 1850 W. Zarragoza Plaza, Tucson, AZ 85704. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL 7805
W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Fred. Fred worked in drafting and retired from the Omaha Works on 3/3/2000.
Alfio Jr. “Fred” Cormaci
Cormaci, Alfio Jr. “Fred”

Oct 3, 1940 – Jun 20, 2018
Preceded in death by wife, Patricia Ann (Kyral) Cormaci; brothers, Jack and Paul; stepson, Robert and great-grandson, Gabriel. Survived by wife, Jeannine; sister, Nell Grealis; stepdaughter, Pam (Charlie); stepson, Richard (Judy); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, July 3rd at 10am at St. Robert Bellermine Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS: memorials are suggested to St. Robert Bellermine Catholic Church. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE
402-391-3900

Tom Feuquay and June Christensen notified us of the passing of Thomas Sisson. Tom worked in the cable plant production control and 60 bldg. transportation before retiring on 3/31/2003.
Thomas L. Sisson
Sisson, Thomas L.

May 23, 1944 – Jun 18, 2018
Age 74, of Omaha.
Preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Hazel Sisson. Survived by loving wife, Joan; brothers, LeRoy, Richard (Darlene), Charles (Kathy) and Lester; sister, Nona (Joe); and many nieces, nephews and friends. GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: Monday, June 25, 2018, from 2-4pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). For more details, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE 68137
402-895-3400

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us of the passing of Don Schrieber. Don retired from the Omaha Works on 11/15/1991
Donald P. Schreuber
Schreiber, Donald P.

Jun 18, 2018
Schreiber, Donald P. Oct 12, 1934 – Jun 9, 2018 Preceded in death by wife, Amelia; and brother, Jim. Survived by daughters, Linda (Shawn) Spencer, and Rebecca (David) Polacek; grandchildren: Patrick (Nora) Spencer, Ronald (Gina) Spencer, Kimberly (Jason) Dugay, Tom (Dottie) O’Donnell, Jesse (Kristina) Spencer, Katherine (Chris) Cooley, and Theresa (Dustin) Myers; 18 great grandchildren; and sister Annette Hays. VISITATION: Monday 5-7pm at the Mortuary. FUNERAL: Tuesday 10am at Bellevue Christian Center. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to the Open Door Mission, or the Disabled American Veterans. www.klsfuneralhome.com
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St.
Omaha, NE
402-731-1234

George Parkerson notified me of the passing of Herbert Rhodes. When Herb retired from the Omaha Works in 2002 he managed the AT&T Network Systems Commercial Metals Service, buying or selling commodity futures.
Herbert C Rhodes
Rhodes, Herbert C.

June 6, 2018
Survived by sons: Herbert B. Rhodes, Chris D. (Angela D), Rhodes; daughters: Anastasia (Stacie) (Derek) Butler, Omaha, Irene Blue, Omaha; 7 grandchildren, other relatives.
LIfe History in the Omaha World Herald today by Christopher Burbach World-Herald staff writer. www.omaha.com/news/metro/herbert-c-rhodes-north-omaha-cattleman-and-entrepreneur-defeated-racial/article_a1df9903-2848-586c-ab70-f443452f1229.html North Omaha cattleman and entrepreneur Herbert C. Rhodes lived a singular life of self-determination, from defeating racial segregation at the Peony Park swimming pool in 1963 and running the half-mile for Omaha University, to leading the City of Omaha Human Relations Board and using skills from a long corporate career to create private success.
Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
June 14, 2018
7:00 PM
St Cecilia Cathederal Church
401 N 40th St
Omaha, NE 68131
Funeral Service
Friday
June 15, 2018
10:00 AM
St Benedict the Moor
2423 Grant St
Omaha, NE 68110
Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N 24th St
Omaha, NE 68110
Tel: 1-402-453-7111

Denny Laaker
Laaker, Denny

June 4, 2018
was notified last week that Denny Laaker passed away by a number of AT&T Facebook friends on Thursday or Friday. Denny had over 35 years of service when he retired from the Omaha Works. Mike Laaker (his son) posted to his Facebook page that final arrangements are being made and will provide details later.

Mike said, “Thank you everyone for your continued prayers and all your kind messages for my family and I during the last few days and throughout my Dad’s illness. I wanted to let all you know my Dad passed earlier today and I am so thankful to all of my friends and family who have been thinking of my Mom and I during his fight. All of you know how much my Dad meant to me, but I am happy thinking of him now at rest and no longer in pain! Final arrangements are still being planned and I will provide details once they are finalized.”
Update about Denny from a friend
Denny Laaker passed away on June 4. His body was donated for research to Creighton University. He worked in the cable plant in the storeroom. He retired from Connectivity Solutions. There will be a Celebration of life at the VFW in Arlington NE. Sunday August 12 from 1-7 PM

Henry W. Novak
Novak, Henry W.

Jul 18, 1933 – Feb 28, 2018 Henry “Hank” Novak, age 84, was born in Tobias, NE, and graduated Daykin High School in 1950. He entered the Navy Reserves in 1953, and was honorably discharged from active duty in 1957. In Omaha, he started and sold a successful business (Spirits & Things) while working at Western Electric (AT&T) where he was a long time employee. After retiring from AT&T, he moved to Sacramento, CA, then on to Palm Springs. He loved swimming, taking walks, landscaping, and feeding the birds, squirrels, and even some turtles. His neighbors in Palm Springs lovingly dubbed him “The Ranger” due to his diligent care of the local landscape and small critters! Preceded in death by his father Joseph W. Novak; mother Emma Katherine Novak (Lorenz); sisters, Adelaide, Betty and Rosalie. Survived by sons, Scott H. Novak (Susan), and Jeffrey H. Novak (Michelle); grandchildren: Michael (Allison), Mary, Becca, Matthew, Jacob, Jake, Joshua and Jocie; siblings, Fred, Mary, Jim and Frank; many nieces and nephews; significant other, Mig Moulton. FUNERAL: 2pm Tuesday, June 5, Omaha National Cemetery, 14250 Schram Road, Omaha, NE 68138. Friends and family will be Received at The Millard Roadhouse immediately following Service.

Ray Belmudez passing was posted on the AT&T Facebook page last week. His notice was just now posted in the Tampa Bay Times. Ray retired from the Omaha Works in December 1999 with 30 years of service.
Raymond Joel Belmudez
Belmudez, Raymond Joel

Joel 68, of Valrico, passed May 23, 2018 with family by his side. He was born July 6, 1949 in Odessa, NE. He loved tennis and was an elder at Horizon Christian Church. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon; son, Sean; daughter-in-law, Kristin; grandson, Joel; and 11 brothers and sisters. Service to be held June 1, 10 am, at Horizon Christian Church, 1720 S. Saint Cloud Ave., Valrico, FL 33594
Rays son created a Facebook page notifying those of his father’s passing. Then click on Memorial Service for Raymond Belmudez.
https://www.facebook.com/ray.belmudez/posts/10156287469307719

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Paul from a post on the AT&T Facebook Page. Paul retired from the Omaha Works on 1/13/1996 with over 36 years of service.
Paul O. Hartung
August 22, 1941 – May 30, 2018
Paul O. Hartung, age 76 of Fremont
died Wednesday May 30, 2018 at Nye Legacy, Fremont.

Paul was born August 22, 1941 in Fremont to Obert and Helen (Mahel) Hartung. He was raised on the farm west of Fremont and attended BeeBee School District 63. Paul had been a member of the Saddle & Spurs 4-H Club.

He graduated from Fremont High in 1959 and served in the National Guard for 2 years. He worked at Western Electric, retiring after 36 1/2 years and then he had a part time job with Taylor & Martin Auctioneers.

Paul married Patricia Gerdes on June 29, 1974 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yutan. They resided in Yutan for several years before moving to Fremont and Lake Ventura in December 1978, where they were still living. Paul enjoyed bowling and was Bowler of the Year in 1972-73 and received many other bowling awards throughout the years. He was a Husker fan from the word GO, enjoying many season tickets to several Husker sports. His interest in old cars grew fast. His first of many old cars was a 1954 Chevy. His favorite was a 1957 black Chevy, but his red 1930 Chevy got the most conversation. He spent many hours restoring these vehicles. Other interests included serving on the church council and the church mowing crew, the lake and boating, and having a lot of company. He took great pride in caring for his lawn. Dancing was also a love of his as well as going on trips with friends. He enjoyed family gatherings and summer steak fries and Christmas.

In addition to his wife Pat, he is survived by daughter Kimberley Polen of Texas, granddaughters Brandis (Read) Cowern of Des Moines, Iowa and Kylee Polen of Fremont, 3 great grandchildren, Calvin, Genevieve, and Todd, sister-in-law Norma Hartung, nieces LeAnn Karmann, Shara Wagner, and nephew Kent Hartung, and many cousins. He will also be greatly missed by his dog ‘KC’ who had a special seat in the truck and in Paul’s heart.

The funeral service will be 11 AM Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yutan. Following the lunch, the committal will be in Memorial Cemetery, Fremont. Visitation will be at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel, Fremont, Monday from 3 to 7 PM with the family present 5 to 7 PM. Memorials are suggested to his church and Dodge County Humane Society.
Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel
Fremont, NE
Online guestbook @ www.ludvigsenmortuary.com

Raymond Warren notified us of his brothers passing. Paul worked in plant trades and productions and retired from the Omaha Works on 12-31-2005 with 33 years of service.
Paul D. Warren
Age 84 of Blair, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Crowell Home in Blair. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Country Bible Church in Blair. Luncheon will follow. Graveside services will be held at the Tekamah Cemetery at 1 PM. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 31 beginning at 4 PM with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 PM at Campbell Aman Funeral Home.

Paul grew up in rural Burt County near Decatur, Nebraska as one of six children born to George and Gertrude (Thomas) Warren. As with most depression era farm families, life would be considered tough by today’s standards. But life was full of love, hard work and games/competitions between siblings and friends. Paul attended Elm Creek Country School in rural Burt County and graduated from Decatur High School in 1950.

Paul married Beverly Jean Wedgewood of Tekamah, NE at a service in Council Bluffs, IA on July 12, 1954. Their marriage blessed them with 3 children; Rhonda (Steve) Baker of Spartanburg, South Carolina; Jeff (Julene) Warren of Blair, NE; and Joe (fiancée Roxane Bukowski) Warren of San Diego, CA. Grandchildren include Emily Kelley and Jackie (Jake) Foster, both of Spartanburg, South Carolina; Clay Warren of Blair, Nebraska and Kane (fiancée Breanne Magill) Warren of Tekamah, Nebraska. Great grandchildren Jacob and Kayelee Foster.

Paul was a member of Country Bible Church in Blair and faithfully served our Lord as a witness of his deep founded faith and as a role model through the Christian love he showed for others during his life. Paul was baptized into a life with Christ at First Baptist Church in Tekamah, NE. He knew that his life on earth was a precursor to an eternity in Heaven.

Paul spent the majority of his work life employed in various capacities at Western Electric/AT&T in Omaha. Through the years, many life-long friendships were formed through daily carpools to and from Blair and work. Paul retired from what had become Lucent Technologies in 1992 after 33 years, at age 59. For several years after retirement Paul worked for the Blair Golf Course mowing fairways and helping with course maintenance and then settled into what became a long “2nd career” as a delivery driver/dispatcher for Woodhouse Ford/Chrysler/Plymouth. He reluctantly gave up his driving duties in 2011 at the age of 78. He truly loved driving for Woodhouse and hanging out with the other “Geezers”.

Paul was an avid competitor and sportsman. He loved the spirit of a good game…most any game. Whether baseball or football in his youth or slow pitch softball, bowling, horseshoes or just about anything that could be turned into a competition as an adult, he had the uncanny ability to know that games were played as an enjoyment of life. If he won today but lost tomorrow, there was always the next day to try again. Cards, puzzles and board games could be the foundation of a good competition.
Paul loved all things outdoors. From gardening and yard work to hunting and fishing he undertook all projects with the same endless energy. He could make almost any activity into a sport if you wanted to challenge him on who could plant the most tomatoes or who could catch the most or biggest fish.

Paul and brother Raymond were perennial Horseshoe Pitching Champions at the 4th of July celebration in Tekamah. Each year they would show up and complain about how little practice time they had leading up to the event, just before they were again crowned champions. Summers typically included an annual fishing trip to Minnesota, most often with Mary Lou, Wedge, Kelly and Jay. Paul and Beverly enjoyed a number of trips to Las Vegas over the years usually joined by Raymond and Ann or Bob and LaDonna or other family and friends.

Paul loved his desserts and could always find room for a cookie or a piece of cake but he especially loved ice cream. Any flavor, topping, cone, bowl or milk shake. When offered ice cream bars with his meals at Crowell he was most often known to say; “Probably should.”

Paul was preceded in death by parents, George and Gertrude (Thomas) Warren. Father and mother-in-law Roy and Mamie (Johnson) Wedgewood. Brothers Tom and Lloyd Warren. Sisters Joan Dorn and Mary Lou Wedgewood. Brother-in-laws Tony Lewis, John Dorn, Lyle Wedgewood, Larry Hennig, Jerry Miles, Merwin Georgeson and Harold (Wedge) Wedgewood. Also preceding Paul were sister-in-laws Ardie Hennig, Evelyn Miles and Doris Georgeson. Also noted in passing, cousin and very special life’s friend, Bob Warren.

Paul is survived by his wife Beverly, children Rhonda (Steve), Jeff (Julene) and Joe (Roxane). Grandchildren Emily, Jackie (Jake), Clay and Kane (Breanne). Great grandchildren Jacob and Kayelee. Brother Raymond (Ann) Warren. Sister-in-laws Joyce Lewis and Joan Wedgewood. 38 nieces and nephews. And special family friend, LaDona Warren.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE, US, 68008
http://www.campbellaman.com

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Marcus “Mark” Kennedy from a post on the AT&T Facebook page. Mark retired from the Omaha Works on 1/13/1996 with 35 years of service.
Marcus W. Kennedy
10/14/1936 – 5/16/2018
Marcus Wayne Kennedy was born on October 14, 1936 in Enid, Oklahoma, unto the union of Waldo E. Kennedy and Gertrude Johnson Kennedy Hicks. He departed this life on May 16, 2018 at the Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his first wife Charlotte Kennedy, both parents, sister Elvira Hicks and daughter Corita Garrette Reynolds. Marcus was educated at St. Benedict School, Technical High School and Omaha University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Marcus was employed for several years with Rosen Novak Cadillac, Omaha Packinghouse and retired as a supervisor after 35 years at Western Electric, which subsequently became AT&T.

He lived a life replete with many hobbies and interests which included working on cars, gardening, yard landscaping, golfing, playing cards, cooking and grilling with his friends and family.

He was always excited about traveling; whether traveling by car or plane, he felt it to be educationally enriching and the experience brought much joy and happiness to his life. His white Chevy station wagon, which he loved, carpooled many friends and co-workers back and forward to work and in the process got banged around from his acts of kindness and generosity. Amazingly however, he used his beloved white chevy station wagon to crisscross the United States visiting family in Oklahoma, Disneyland in California, Niagara Falls and elsewhere.

You could always find him loading up his car to assist his children’s Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, Baseball games/tournaments and stuffing every corner of any of his cars to move his children and grandchildren across the county to colleges, universities and away from home to seek new opportunities.

During his life of retirement Marcus Kennedy was a husband, father, uncle, brother in-law and best friend whose heart and home were like an empty bucket. His smiles and hugs were endless, and he always was available to hand them out even if you did not think you needed it.

Marcus leaves to cherish his wife Evelyn Faye Kennedy, daughter Marcia Kennedy, and son Charles Walker. Also, his daughters, Paulette Kennedy, Paula Kennedy (Alex), Wanda Kennedy, Angela Kennedy; son Wayne Kennedy (Gabrielle). Grandchildren Donatello Kennedy, Jahbari Kennedy and Kalen Ross plus a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation Friday 5-7 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE.

Funeral Service Saturday (5/26/18) 10:00 AM at St. Benedict Catholic Church 2423 Grant Street Omaha, NE. Interment Graceland Park Cemetery.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel
2727 N 108th St –
Omaha, NE – 402-496-9000
www.roedermortuary.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Evelyn. Evelyn retired from the Omaha Works on 2/12/1986.
Evelyn K. Sacco
Sacco, Evelyn K. Jul 3, 1934 – Apr 23, 2018 Omaha. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Sacco; parents, Herbert and Harriet; sister, Sandy McKelvey. Survived by children, Suzie (Bobby) Stewart, Mt. Sterling, KY, Bruce (Sandy) Smith, Rocky Mount, MO, Gayle (Lyle) Barnett, Valley NE, Anne (David) Thomas, Kennard, NE; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren. CELEBRATION OF LIFE 2-5pm Saturday, May 26, at Vet’s Club, 218 W. Eagle St., Arlington, NE. Memorials to Endless Journey Hospice, or to the family.
ROEDER MORTUARY-
108th St. Chapel
2727 North 108th St.
Omaha, NE
402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com

Eleanor (Skip) Vessell
Vessell, Eleanor (Skip)

Feb 27, 1922 – May 11, 2018
Preceded in death by husband Charles; daughters, Mary Walker, and Ellen Vitale; and grandson Steven Vitale. Survived by son Frank Vessell; son-in-law Silvio Vitale; grandchildren, Therese Vitale (Jeff) Stamper, Laura Vitale, Scott Vitale, Lissa (Jeff) Vail, Susan (Tony) Campbell, and David Walker; great grandchildren, Chris and Chad Everett, Jennifer Garner, Parker Vitale, Matthew Ulanosky, Sean Jones, Eva Campbell, and Quentin Campbell ; sister-in-law Alice Michalsky; and 5 great-great grandchildren. VISITATION will be Thursday, May 31, 6-8pm, with ROSARY at 7pm, all at Crosby Colonial Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, June 1, 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery.
CROSBY BURKET SWANSON Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd
Omaha, NE
402-333-7200
www.crosby-burket.com

Chet Sears notified us of the passing of Matthew J. Gaggiano. Matt was a machinist in 30 bldg. and retired from the Omaha Works on 3/27/1992. This notice was in the paper this morning, but wasn’t listed in the obits online nor listed at Arbor Cremation Society. This could be all that is published about Matthew. Check the W-H Obits (www.omaha.com) and Arbor Cremation Society (http://www.chapelofmemories.com/obituary) for further information.
Matthew J. Gaggiano
Gaggiano, Matthew J.

Aug. 14, 1939 – May 18. 2018
COMPLETE NOTICE LATER
Arbor Cremation Society
2819 S 125th Ave. Ste 367
Omaha, NE 68144
402-393-2509
Gaggiano, Matthew J.
Gaggiano, Matthew J. Aug 14, 1939 – May 18, 2018 Born in Buffalo, NY, to Arcangela (Festa) and Nuncio Gaggiano, Matthew relocated to Omaha in 1976 with Western Electric with whom he was employed for 32 years. He was proceeded in death by his parents; daughter, Lynn Gaggiano; stepdaughter, Jerralee North; son-in-law, Jim Shalgren. He is survived by wife, Evelyne; sisters, Bette Foster and Loretta (Ed) McKenna; brothers, Nicholas (Ruth) and Lawrence (Karen) Gaggiano; daughters, Lisa M Shalgren and Lori Gaggiano; stepchildren, Jeffery and Jarl (Diana) Rue and Jann (Mark) Bergerson; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 10:30am Thursday, May 24th, at Westside Church, 15050 West Dodge Rd., Omaha NE. Private Interment. Arbor Cremation Society
2819 S 125th Ave,
Ste 367
Omaha NE 68144
402-393-0319

Deb Gulizia notified us of the passing of Eugene Wills. He retired from the Omaha Works in 2004 with 38 years of service.
Eugene C. Wills,
Wills, Eugene C.

Date of Birth
June 11, 1944
Lincoln, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 8, 2018
Gretna, Nebraska
Funeral Service
Saturday, May 19, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
American Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Visitation
Friday, May 18, 2018 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Memorials
In Care of the Family
Eugene C. Wills, 73, of Ashland, NE, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna, NE. He was born on June 11, 1944 in Lincoln NE to Clarence E and Ila M. (Wallinger) Wills. He grew up on a farm in Ashland with his parents and sister, Gwen. Eugene graduated from Ashland High School in 1962. Eugene was married to Teri (Pike) Pierce for 18 years until they were divorced. Teri and Eugene had two children together, Brenda and Daryl. On July 4, 1997, he was married to Sandra Schulze. He worked for Standard Station for a few years and he spent 38 years working for Western Electric until his retirement in 2004.
Eugene enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching softball games, camping with family, fishing, trap shooting, watching his race horses, Husker football, mowing and caring for his yard.
He is survived by wife of 21 years, Sandra Wills; children, Brenda (Kevin) Gautier of Aurora and Daryl (Julie) Wills of Ashland; grandchildren, Lauck Gautier, Jessica Gautier and Cleo Wills; step-grandchildren, Marcus Sikora, Paul Thomas Wright and Luke Richard Wright; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Noah, Grace, Bryce, Zoe, Willow and Ava; step-children, Mardra (Quinn) Sikora of Omaha and Tim (Lisa) Wright of Omaha; sister, Gwen Hightshoe of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ila Wills.
Marcy Mortuary
105 N 15th Street
Ashland, NE 68003
http://marcysvoboda.com/marcy-mortuary-home

Bonnie and her husband “Barney” both worked at the Lincoln Works and transferred to the Omaha Works when the Lincoln Works closed. We can’t find their retirement dates at the Omaha Works.
Bonnie Dee Shrader Rauch
Rauch, Bonnie Dee Shrader

March 1, 1926 – May 10, 2018
Bonnie Dee Shrader Rauch died May 10, 2018, age: 92.
Bonnie was born on a farm in Surprise, NE where she learned to love nature, the outdoors, and life. You would always find her alongside her dad helping with chores or roaming the pasture picking wildflowers or looking for wild animals to bring home for pets. During her senior year in high school, the family moved to Lincoln, NE where Bonnie graduated from Lincoln High.
After graduation, she went to work for Western Electric in Lincoln where she met her future husband, Bonnie’s life journey took her from Surprise to Lincoln, to Omaha, to Doniphan, then back to Lincoln where she and her family attended many trapshoots, making many dear friends along the way. Bonnie had a deep affection for flowers, for dancing, for watching her birds and squirrels.
She was an avid and dedicated Nebraska girls volleyball fan and loved raising her four daughters. Bonnie also adored watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. One of Bonnie’s endearing qualities was her sense of humor which she kept to the very end.
Bonnie is survived by her four daughters: Sandra Kaye ( Dr. Stephen G.) Swanson, Vicki Lynn ( Roger V.) Voorhees, Barbara Jean Stanbro and Kathy Sue Treska; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held for immediate family only. Preceding her in death was her husband, Loren Joseph ‘Barney’ Rauch; parents Walter Clark Shrader and Ellen Martha Foster; sisters Martha ‘Jean’ Ellis and Doris Elaine Johnson. Memorials may be sent to Tabitha Hospice, 4720 Randolph Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. Lincoln Memorial Park & funeral home is handling the funeral arrangements. Condolences www.lincolnfh.com

Nadine A. (Wesely) Jones
Jones, Nadine A. (Wesely)

Nadine A. (Wesely) Jones, 83, of Fremont, NE died Sunday, May 6, 2018 with her family beside her.
Nadine was born on October 31st, 1934 in Cedar Bluffs to Joseph A. and Ethel (Fisher) Wesely. She grew up in Cedar Bluffs and graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School in 1952. The youngest of 7 sisters and one brother, the family moved to town when she was 6 months old.
When Nadine was 11 years old she detasseled corn. At age 14, she began waiting tables in a small café in town and later in Fremont at the Star Hamburger. At an early age, Nadine and her twin sister, Neola, sang duets at many school functions and weddings. They traveled to sing for the Disabled Veterans and Postmaster conventions. After graduating in 1952, she worked in the office of Gamble Skogmo, Inc. in Fremont, NE.
In 1954, Nadine married George R. Kubr. They farmed near Bruno and David City, NE. They had 4 sons and 3 daughters. After a ten year marriage, Nadine moved to Cedar Bluffs with the children and later to Fremont. She returned to Gambles Skogmo for 2.5 years. Nadine retired from Western Electric / AT&T Tech in 1989 after 21 years.
In 1971, Nadine moved to Omaha and on June 29th, 1975 married Harold W. Jones at the “Little Brown Church” in Nashua, Iowa.
While Nadine had a quiet manner, she had a great impact on many lives. She had an exceptional talent and love for singing and enjoyed dancing as well.
Survivors include: daughters, Gloria Brohimer of Omaha, Diane (Dave) Ranzau of Maple Grove, MN, Louise (Mark) Mills of St. Joseph, MO; son, Raymond (Jean) Kubr of Germantown, MD; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson; sister, Helen Placek of Omaha and twin sister, Neola Boyer of Melrose, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Jones; sisters Evelyn Wesely, Evangeline Vojtech, Ethel Eggers and Delores Stoupa; brother, Orven Wesely; and sons, Joseph, George and Ernest Kubr.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 11, 2018 at Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, NE. Rev. Chris Hruska will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends, Thursday, May 10, at Moser Memorial Chapel from 6-8 PM and continuing 1 hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the church. Burial will be at 1pm at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be directed to organizations offering transitional services for victims of domestic abuse.
Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services Fremont
2170 N Somers Ave.
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
www.mosermemorialchapels.com

Beth M. Welte
Welte, Beth M.

Age 91
Beth M. Welte of Louisville, NE, is survived by her children: Ralph Edward (Betty), of Omaha; Paul (Donna), of Cedar Creek; Nancy (Lavern) Olson, Mary (Tim) Garcia, all of Louisville; and Stanley (Carroll) of Tekamah; many grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mabel Ingram; husband, Ralph; brothers and sisters: Paul, Kathern, Gene, and Myrna; grandchildren, Eric Welte, Mark Garcia; and great-granddaughter, Sloan Wright. FUNERAL SERVICES: Wednesday, May 9th, at 11am at First United Methodist Church, 222 Walnut Street, Louisville, NE, with burial at Glendale Cemetery, Louisville, NE. VISITATION: Tuesday, May 8th, from 1-9pm, with the family greeting friends from 6-8pm, all at the funeral home. Family suggest memorials to the family for later designation. Condolences may be sent to: www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY FUNERAL HOME
Louisville, NE (402) 234-3985

We were notified of Bev’s passing by the family. Bev worked in QA and retired from the Omaha Works on 11/19/1999 with over 40 years of service.
Beverley “Bev” Schuerman
Schuerman, Beverley “Bev”

Oct 23, 1941 – Apr 29, 2018
Beverley “Bev” Schuerman, age 76, of Omaha, NE. She was born in Chicago, IL, to the late Walter Roggenkamp and Clara (Kovarick) Roggenkamp. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Schuerman. Dear sister of Janice Timpe (the late William Timpe), the late Carol Boyles and the late Joan DeGrazia. Loving aunt to Deonne (Tim) Wanat, Craig (Teresa) Timpe, William Timpe. Memorable great-aunt to Ashley, Alyssa, Jeremy Wanat; Justen, Jordan, Jacob Timpe; Frances and Grace Timpe. Beverley was a loyal worker at Lucent in Omaha for 40 years. Bev loved to laugh, shop, work on ceramics, spoil her puppies and most of all she loved spending time with family. GRAVESIDE SERVICE for Beverley will be held on May 31, 2018 at 9am at Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S 14th St Lincoln, NE.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME
6800 S. 14th St.,
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 423-1515

A close friend of JoAnn Cruse wrote and asked why a notice was never sent out about her passing. I related to the friend that we were never notified of her passing was the reason. JoAnn passed three years ago, I found her obiturary and I am posting as a very late notice.
JoAnn Cruse worked in injection molding and we have no record of when she retired. JoAnn also worked as a bartender at the old Stockade in Millard.
JoAnn E. Cruse
Cruse, JoAnn E.

Feb 22, 2015 8
Cruse, JoAnn E. Age 80 Omaha, NE. Passed away on February 16, 2015. Born August 7, 1934 in Omaha. JoAnn was the daughter of the late Harry and May Elbling. She is survived by her 5 children, Diane (Charlie) Roll, Debbie Juelfs, Patty (Scott) O’Connor, Mitchel (Carole) Cruse and Kelly Cruse and 11, grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; also many other family and friends. JoAnn was preceded by her sisters, Betty and Tootie and many wonderful friends, especially “Poops” “Not the victory but the action; not the goal but the game; in the deed the glory.” There really is no place like Nebraska! In lieu of flowers donations to Nebraska Humane Society is preferred. Private services at a later date.
CHAPEL OF MEMORIES
9001 Arbor Street #111
Omaha, NE
402-551-1011 omahachapelofmemories.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Thomas. He retired from the Works 2/12/1986.
Thomas E. Waples
Waples, Thomas E.

Apr 24, 2018
Jan 30, 1923 – Apr 22, 2018 Preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; parents, Lynn and Mary Waples; and his infant son, David. Survived by children: Thomas (Angela) Waples, Omaha, NE; Mary (Tim) Myers, Kansas City, MO; Stephen (Tammy) Waples, Deerfield, IL; grandchildren: Brian Myers, Jill Green, Blake Waples, and Rebecca Waples; as well as four great-grandchildren. VISITATION: Wednesday, from 5-7pm, with a Rosary at 7pm, at Kalher-Dolce Mortuary. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, 11am, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Private Family Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Church or charity of your choice.
KAHLER DOLCE MORTUARY
411 N Washington St.
Papillion, NE
402-339-3232 www.Kalherdolcemortuary.com

The family notified us of the passing of Gary Schuerman. Gary worked on the shipping dock in 30 bldg. and retired on 10/31/1991.
Gerald Leo Schuerman
Gerald L. Schuerman passed away on Feb. 18, 2018 in Omaha.
Gerald was born on a farm west of Plymouth to Benhard and Mabel Schuerman on Nov. 25, 1929. He was baptized from St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Plymouth. He graduated from Plymouth High School.
Gerald married Lois Kreuscher in 1951. They had one son, Gary Allen Schuerman. They lived in Lincoln and he worked for Western Electric in Omaha all his life. In May of 1975, he married Beverly Roggenkamp and lived in Omaha.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Beverly; his grandchildren, Stacy and Kendra, children of Gary Allen and Cindy of Kansas City; his sister, Gwendolyn Rahe and husband, Darold of Beatrice.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Dale, Lowell and Larry.
Services are pending, with Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery of Lincoln in charge. Cremation has taken place. Contact the funeral home for further details.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY
6800 S 14TH ST
LINCOLN, NE 68512 | 402-423-1515
www.dignitymemorial.com/lincoln-memorial-funeral-home/en-us/index.page

Edie Riester notified us of the passing of Kay Parker. Kay retired from the Works on 8/31/2000.
Kay F. (Best) Parker
Parker, Kay F. (Best)

Aug 22, 1940 – Feb 19, 2018 Age 77, of Omaha. Preceded by father, Clark Leslie Best; mother, Mildred Best; husband, Leon “Jim” L. Parker; sister, Mary Rita Feser. Survived by children: Dennis Parker, Kelly Juvrud (Sam), Douglas Parker, Kimberly Parker (Kurt Edwards), Donn Parker (Felicia) and David Parker (Debi); brother, Michael Best; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; family friend, Christine Clinton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, February 22nd, at 11am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S 119th St., Omaha, NE 68144. Interment at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. To leave a condolence, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com 402-895-3400
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE

Margarita B. Griffith
Griffith,Margarita B.

Jun 10, 1922 – Feb 14, 2018 Preceded by husband, Willard L. Griffith; daughter, Beverly R. McEwan. Survived by children: Richard (Bonnie Moore) Griffith, Lyle (June) Griffith, and Joan (Ronald) Dubas; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Joseph, Nikki, Dameon, Jamie, Wesley, Shannon, Joseph Jr., Sheila, Jessica; several great grandchildren; siblings: Richard (Lil) Arellano, Delores Boster, and Elizabeth “Betty” Johnson. SERVICES: 10am Saturday at Forest Lawn. VISITATION: 9-10am Saturday at Forest Lawn. Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery. 451-1000 www.forestlawnomaha.com
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd.
Omaha, NE

Janice Marie Rozic
Rozic, Janice Marie

Dec 30, 1939 – Feb 14, 2018 Age 78 of Omaha, died on Wednesday at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was born the daughter of Walter A. and Marie E. (Deremer) Mason in Seward, NE. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Bryan Rozic; brother, Walter “Frank” Mason. She is survived by sons, Bennett Rozic, Omaha, Bradley Rozic, Chamberlin, SD, Brent Rozic, Gainesville, GA; daughter, Bethany Slater, Waterloo, NE; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Roger Mason, Reno, NV, Stanley Mason, Omaha, NE. Janice worked for many years at At&T as well as Western Electric. No Services are planned at this time and cremation has taken place. Memorials can be made to Visiting Nurses Association.
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple

Tom Risinger and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Connie. She retired from the Omaha Works on 3/18/1996.
Constance Nadine “Connie” Rue
Rue, Constance Nadine “Connie”
Omaha.
Passed away on February 12, 2018 in Mesa, AZ. Born March 1941 in Beatrice, NE. Preceded in death by parents, Louis Glasscock and Ella Hall; sisters, Geradine Hagemeier, and Corinne Winstead. Survived by her husband, Gerald Rue; sister, Bernie Nicodemus; sons: Thomas Rue (Christine), Lavern Rue, and Daryl Rue (Traci); step-sons, Jeffry Rue, and Jarl Rue (Diana); half-brother, Herbert Hall Jr; 16 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Braman Mortuary, 6505 S. 144th Street, on May 12th, at 11am.
Braman Mortuary
6505 S. 144th Street
Omaha, NE

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Frank. He worked in the cable plant twisters.
Frank Bartman
Bartman, Frank

Age 70 Preceded in death by daughter, Joan; parents, Frank and Catherine Bartman; brother, Joe Bartman. Survived by wife, Sue; daughter, Patricia Drelicharz; son, Frank (Dawn) Bartman; 8 grandchildren: Lauren, Jessica, Kera (Gabe), Travis, Kristin (James), Sedaira, Emily, and Amber; 4 great-grandchildren: Justin, Lilly, Nathan and Seth; brother, John Bartman; sisters, Cathie Bartman and Rosemary (Terry) Ebert; many nieces and nephews. VISITATION: Saturday, 11am-1pm, with 1pm FUNERAL SERVICE at Funeral Home. St. 402-731-1234 www.klsfuneralhome.com
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F”
Omaha, NE

Dick “Scotty” Scott notified us the passing of June. She retired from the Omaha Works on 7/15/1978
June Schuster
Schuster, June

Nov 6, 1921 – Feb 11, 2018 Of Gretna. Preceded in death by husband of 68 years, Roy Schuster; granddaughter, Kimberly D. Gilliland. Survived by daughter, Cheryl (Jeff) Gilliland; son, Gary (Evelyn) Schuster; grandchildren, Jeff Todd Gilliland, Carrie Mae Johnson; great – grandchildren: Kenna, Bridger, Avery, Tyler, Katelynn. FUNERAL MASS: 10am Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St., Gretna, NE. Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Gretna, NE. 402-332-0090 www.RoederMortuary.com
ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr.
Gretna, NE

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of LeRoy “Bud” Prochaska. He worked on the twisters in the cable plant. Bud retired from the Omaha Works on 2/18/1996.
LeRoy F. Prochaska
Prochaska, LeRoy F.

Prochaska, LeRoy F. Aug 27, 1938 – Jan 21, 2018 Preceded in death by wife, Bonnie K.; daughter, Lisa; brother, Robert; sister, Joan Zelazny; parents, Frank and Julia. Survived by son, Scott (Melissa); grandchildren: Nikoli, Percy, and Kayleigh; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 26th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Saturday, Jan. 27th at 12noon at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER,
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.,
Omaha, NE

Chet Sears notified us of the passing of Matthew J. Gaggiano. Matt was a machinist in 30 bldg. and retired from the Omaha Works on 3/27/1992. This notice was in the paper this morning, but wasn’t listed in the obits online nor listed at Arbor Cremation Society. This could be all that is published about Matthew. Check the W-H Obits (www.omaha.com) and Arbor Cremation Society (http://www.chapelofmemories.com/obituary) for further information.
Matthew J. Gaggiano
Gaggiano, Matthew J
.
Aug. 14, 1939 – May 18. 2018
COMPLETE NOTICE LATER
Arbor Cremation Society
2819 S 125th Ave. Ste 367
Omaha, NE 68144
402-393-2509
Gaggiano, Matthew J.
Gaggiano, Matthew J. Aug 14, 1939 – May 18, 2018 Born in Buffalo, NY, to Arcangela (Festa) and Nuncio Gaggiano, Matthew relocated to Omaha in 1976 with Western Electric with whom he was employed for 32 years. He was proceeded in death by his parents; daughter, Lynn Gaggiano; stepdaughter, Jerralee North; son-in-law, Jim Shalgren. He is survived by wife, Evelyne; sisters, Bette Foster and Loretta (Ed) McKenna; brothers, Nicholas (Ruth) and Lawrence (Karen) Gaggiano; daughters, Lisa M Shalgren and Lori Gaggiano; stepchildren, Jeffery and Jarl (Diana) Rue and Jann (Mark) Bergerson; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 10:30am Thursday, May 24th, at Westside Church, 15050 West Dodge Rd., Omaha NE. Private Interment. Arbor Cremation Society
2819 S 125th Ave,
Ste 367
Omaha NE 68144
402-393-0319

Deb Gulizia notified us of the passing of Eugene Wills. He retired from the Omaha Works in 2004 with 38 years of service.
Eugene C. Wills,
Wills, Eugene C.

Date of Birth
June 11, 1944
Lincoln, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 8, 2018
Gretna, Nebraska
Funeral Service
Saturday, May 19, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
American Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Visitation
Friday, May 18, 2018 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Memorials
In Care of the Family
Eugene C. Wills, 73, of Ashland, NE, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna, NE. He was born on June 11, 1944 in Lincoln NE to Clarence E and Ila M. (Wallinger) Wills. He grew up on a farm in Ashland with his parents and sister, Gwen. Eugene graduated from Ashland High School in 1962. Eugene was married to Teri (Pike) Pierce for 18 years until they were divorced. Teri and Eugene had two children together, Brenda and Daryl. On July 4, 1997, he was married to Sandra Schulze. He worked for Standard Station for a few years and he spent 38 years working for Western Electric until his retirement in 2004.
Eugene enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching softball games, camping with family, fishing, trap shooting, watching his race horses, Husker football, mowing and caring for his yard.
He is survived by wife of 21 years, Sandra Wills; children, Brenda (Kevin) Gautier of Aurora and Daryl (Julie) Wills of Ashland; grandchildren, Lauck Gautier, Jessica Gautier and Cleo Wills; step-grandchildren, Marcus Sikora, Paul Thomas Wright and Luke Richard Wright; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Noah, Grace, Bryce, Zoe, Willow and Ava; step-children, Mardra (Quinn) Sikora of Omaha and Tim (Lisa) Wright of Omaha; sister, Gwen Hightshoe of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ila Wills.
Marcy Mortuary
105 N 15th Street
Ashland, NE 68003
http://marcysvoboda.com/marcy-mortuary-home

Bonnie and her husband “Barney” both worked at the Lincoln Works and transferred to the Omaha Works when the Lincoln Works closed. We can’t find their retirement dates at the Omaha Works.
Bonnie Dee Shrader Rauch
Rauch, Bonnie Dee Shrader
March 1, 1926 – May 10, 2018
Bonnie Dee Shrader Rauch died May 10, 2018, age: 92.
Bonnie was born on a farm in Surprise, NE where she learned to love nature, the outdoors, and life. You would always find her alongside her dad helping with chores or roaming the pasture picking wildflowers or looking for wild animals to bring home for pets. During her senior year in high school, the family moved to Lincoln, NE where Bonnie graduated from Lincoln High.
After graduation, she went to work for Western Electric in Lincoln where she met her future husband, Bonnie’s life journey took her from Surprise to Lincoln, to Omaha, to Doniphan, then back to Lincoln where she and her family attended many trapshoots, making many dear friends along the way. Bonnie had a deep affection for flowers, for dancing, for watching her birds and squirrels.
She was an avid and dedicated Nebraska girls volleyball fan and loved raising her four daughters. Bonnie also adored watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. One of Bonnie’s endearing qualities was her sense of humor which she kept to the very end.
Bonnie is survived by her four daughters: Sandra Kaye ( Dr. Stephen G.) Swanson, Vicki Lynn ( Roger V.) Voorhees, Barbara Jean Stanbro and Kathy Sue Treska; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held for immediate family only. Preceding her in death was her husband, Loren Joseph ‘Barney’ Rauch; parents Walter Clark Shrader and Ellen Martha Foster; sisters Martha ‘Jean’ Ellis and Doris Elaine Johnson. Memorials may be sent to Tabitha Hospice, 4720 Randolph Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. Lincoln Memorial Park & funeral home is handling the funeral arrangements. Condolences www.lincolnfh.com

Nadine A. (Wesely) Jones
Jones, Nadine A. (Wesely)

Nadine A. (Wesely) Jones, 83, of Fremont, NE died Sunday, May 6, 2018 with her family beside her.
Nadine was born on October 31st, 1934 in Cedar Bluffs to Joseph A. and Ethel (Fisher) Wesely. She grew up in Cedar Bluffs and graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School in 1952. The youngest of 7 sisters and one brother, the family moved to town when she was 6 months old.
When Nadine was 11 years old she detasseled corn. At age 14, she began waiting tables in a small café in town and later in Fremont at the Star Hamburger. At an early age, Nadine and her twin sister, Neola, sang duets at many school functions and weddings. They traveled to sing for the Disabled Veterans and Postmaster conventions. After graduating in 1952, she worked in the office of Gamble Skogmo, Inc. in Fremont, NE.
In 1954, Nadine married George R. Kubr. They farmed near Bruno and David City, NE. They had 4 sons and 3 daughters. After a ten year marriage, Nadine moved to Cedar Bluffs with the children and later to Fremont. She returned to Gambles Skogmo for 2.5 years. Nadine retired from Western Electric / AT&T Tech in 1989 after 21 years.
In 1971, Nadine moved to Omaha and on June 29th, 1975 married Harold W. Jones at the “Little Brown Church” in Nashua, Iowa.
While Nadine had a quiet manner, she had a great impact on many lives. She had an exceptional talent and love for singing and enjoyed dancing as well.
Survivors include: daughters, Gloria Brohimer of Omaha, Diane (Dave) Ranzau of Maple Grove, MN, Louise (Mark) Mills of St. Joseph, MO; son, Raymond (Jean) Kubr of Germantown, MD; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson; sister, Helen Placek of Omaha and twin sister, Neola Boyer of Melrose, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Jones; sisters Evelyn Wesely, Evangeline Vojtech, Ethel Eggers and Delores Stoupa; brother, Orven Wesely; and sons, Joseph, George and Ernest Kubr.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 11, 2018 at Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, NE. Rev. Chris Hruska will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends, Thursday, May 10, at Moser Memorial Chapel from 6-8 PM and continuing 1 hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the church. Burial will be at 1pm at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be directed to organizations offering transitional services for victims of domestic abuse.
Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services Fremont
2170 N Somers Ave.
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
www.mosermemorialchapels.com

Beth M. Welte
Welte, Beth M.

Age 91
Beth M. Welte of Louisville, NE, is survived by her children: Ralph Edward (Betty), of Omaha; Paul (Donna), of Cedar Creek; Nancy (Lavern) Olson, Mary (Tim) Garcia, all of Louisville; and Stanley (Carroll) of Tekamah; many grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mabel Ingram; husband, Ralph; brothers and sisters: Paul, Kathern, Gene, and Myrna; grandchildren, Eric Welte, Mark Garcia; and great-granddaughter, Sloan Wright. FUNERAL SERVICES: Wednesday, May 9th, at 11am at First United Methodist Church, 222 Walnut Street, Louisville, NE, with burial at Glendale Cemetery, Louisville, NE. VISITATION: Tuesday, May 8th, from 1-9pm, with the family greeting friends from 6-8pm, all at the funeral home. Family suggest memorials to the family for later designation. Condolences may be sent to: www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY FUNERAL HOME
Louisville, NE (402) 234-3985

Ryland Giles notified us of the passing of his brother-in-law Lowell R. Campbell. Lowell retired from the Omaha Works on 10/18/2003 with 42 years of service.
Lowell R. Campbell
Campbell, Lowell R.

Age 76
Lowell R. Campbell of Lincoln passed away May 2, 2018. He was born March 11, 1942 in Saunders County, NE, to Edward and Irene (Hauschild) Campbell. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lanee Campbell, and their son, Dalton, all of Lincoln; son and daughter-in-law, James, his wife and two children, all of LaVista, NE; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Karen Campbell of Ashland; sisters and brother-in-law, Phyllis Johnson of Lincoln; Norma and Ryland Giles of Ceresco. Preceded in death by his parents. SERVICES: 10am Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Wyuka Funeral Home. VISITATION: Friday, May 4, 2018, from 2-8pm, with family greeting friends from 6-8pm, at Wyuka Funeral Home. Memorials to the family for a later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.wyuka.com
WYUKA FUNERAL HOME
3600 “O” St., Lo
Lincoln, NE 402-474-3600

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Harold Peterson. Pete work in the die lab in the cable shop and retired from the Omaha Works on 6/1/1998.
Harold Everett Peterson
Peterson, Harold Everett

Apr 3, 1933 – May 2, 2018
Pete was born in Volin, SD, to Lottie and Martin Peterson. Memories of his tightknit family, idyllic childhood, and his beloved mother’s cooking (especially her cinnamon rolls) stayed with him throughout his life. Western Electric brought him to Omaha where he married and raised a family of his own. He enjoyed Yankee baseball, tending to his vegetable garden, and home projects. Pete’s willingness to lend a hand, quiet sense of humor, and gentle nature endeared him to all lucky enough to know him, and he will be greatly missed. Pete was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Frances; daughter, Diana; and brother, Bob. He is survived by children: Francesca, Jennifer (John), Michael (Kathy), Lynda, and LeAnn; son-in-law, Tom; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Klemmensen and Norma Nyhaug; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Sunday, May 6th, from 3-5pm at West Center Chapel. FUNERAL: Monday, May 7th, 10am, West Center Chapel. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association or Lutheran Family Services.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER,
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Marv Abramson notified us of the passing of Gary. Gary worked in the cable shop and retired on 8/31/2001.
Gary E. Mongar
Mongar, Gary E.

July 13, 1944 ~ April 23, 2018
Age 73 years of age
Preceded in death by: Parents, Patrick & Florence; Sister, Sue and Brother, Ted. Survived by: Wife, Carol; Sons, Michael, Christopher (Janeen) and Jeffrey; Brother, Dean (Eileen); Sisters, Juanita (Joe) and Darlene; Brother-in-law, Chuck and many other relatives and friends.
GATHERING: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6-8:00pm with Prayer Service at 7:30pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Celebration of Gary’s Life: Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:30am at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church (16701 S St) INURNMENT: Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:00am at Omaha National Cemetery (14250 Schram Rd). Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choosing.
www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha. NE
402-895-3400

Beryl managed the BELLCORE group at the Omaha Works. We have no record of when he retired but is believed that it was in 1996.
Beryl N. Harris
Harris, Beryl N.

Nov 2, 1931 – Apr 22, 2018 Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Lorene (Smith) Harris; brother, Grovert Harris; and sister, Ida Irene Carter. Survived by wife of 65 years, Waldine; children, Ronald (Lisa) Harris, and Connie Harris; grandchildren, Robert and Rebecca Heineman, and Ryan Pravecek; and sister, Eileen Byrne (Jude). VISITATION: Tuesday, April 24, from 4-7pm at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Pacific Street Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday at 10:30am at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1821 N. 90th St. Interment: Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials to: St. Mark Lutheran Church. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES & CREMATORY
PACIFIC STREET CHAPEL
14151 Pacific St
Omaha, NE
402-391-1664 www.johnagentleman.com

Many friends have notified us of the passing of Ed. He retired from the Works on 7/5/1999.
Edward J. “Ed” Dergan
Dergan, Edward J. “Ed”

Dec 21, 1940 – Apr 21, 2018
Edward Joseph “Ed” Dergan of Omaha Nebraska died peacefully at the Hospice House in Omaha on April 21, 2018 at the age of 77. Ed was born December 21, 1940, in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Omaha Central High School. Ed served in the Army Reserves for 8 years; and later worked at the Western Electric/ATT/Avaya/Lucent cable plant for more than 33 years before retiring in 1999. In his spare time, Ed enjoyed golf, bowling, and spending time with friends and family. Ed is survived by his two sons, Scott and his wife Joanie, and Doug and his wife Lynette, both of Omaha; 5 grandkids, Andrew, Shelby, Bailey, McKenna and Zach, all of Omaha; nieces Gay Biga of Phoenix, AZ, Karen Wilson of Westminster, CO, and Gwen Gustafson of Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Sr. and his mother, Arlene Griffith; sisters, Arlene Walker and Barbara Gustafson; and long-time partner, Kay Oglevie. Memorial Services are pending. Inurnment at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd.
Omaha, NE 68152
451-1000 www.forestlawnomaha.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Thomas. He retired from the Works 2/12/1986.
Thomas E. Waples
Waples, Thomas E.
Apr 24, 2018
Jan 30, 1923 – Apr 22, 2018 Preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; parents, Lynn and Mary Waples; and his infant son, David. Survived by children: Thomas (Angela) Waples, Omaha, NE; Mary (Tim) Myers, Kansas City, MO; Stephen (Tammy) Waples, Deerfield, IL; grandchildren: Brian Myers, Jill Green, Blake Waples, and Rebecca Waples; as well as four great-grandchildren. VISITATION: Wednesday, from 5-7pm, with a Rosary at 7pm, at Kalher-Dolce Mortuary. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, 11am, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Private Family Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Church or charity of your choice.
KAHLER DOLCE MORTUARY
411 N Washington St.
Papillion, NE

Late Notice – Dick worked in the old GP Relay moulding area. Dick Retired from the Works on 2/20/1991.
Richard L. “Dick” Koltes
Koltes, Richard L. “Dick”

December 24, 1938 – April 14, 2018
Age 79 of Omaha
Survived by: Wife: Candyce, Sons: Greg (Cassi) of Omaha and Matt (Jenny) of Omaha, Daughter: Jeannie (Paul) Swanson of Apple Valley, MN, 9 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren. MEMORIAL PRAYER SERVICE: 10:30AM Wednesday, April 18th at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6905 Blondo St. Omaha, NE 68104 with family receiving friends at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Braman Mortuary & Cremation Service
6506 S 144th St.
Omaha, NE 68137

Pete Saltzman worked in trades and retired from the Works on 8/31/2003.
Peter “Pete” F. Jr. Saltzman
Saltzman, Peter F. Jr. “Pete”
Nov 10, 1946 – Apr 12, 2018
Pete was a U.S. Navy Veteran during Vietnam. Preceded in death by son, Michael; parents, Peter and Eleanor. Survived by wife, Helen; children: Jeff (Krystal) Saltzman, Jennifer (Jake) Retzlaff, Amy Saltzman; siblings: Frank Saltzman, Rhoda Saltzman, Dave (Jocelyn) Saltzman; grandchildren: Chaeli, Mason, Samantha, Angelique, Emma, Devon, Jersey; many other relatives and friends. VISITATION: Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 3-5pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). CELEBRATION OF PETE’S LIFE: Monday, April 23, 2018, at 11:30am at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). Interment: Omaha National Cemetery. To leave a condolence, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400

Late Notice:
John worked in merchandise and was the mail room clerk. He retired from the Works on 2/8/1991.
John P. Donahue
Donahue, John P.

May 27, 1924 – Mar 16, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, John and Anna Donahue; brother, Francis P. Donahue. Survived by wife, Beverly Donahue; sons: John P. Donahue III, Terence J. Donahue, and Timothy M. Donahue (Dawn); grandchildren, Abigail and John P. Donahue IV. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 20th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, March 21st at 10am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 3529 “Q” St. Interment, St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials to St. Mary Catholic Church.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER,
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
402-391-3900
https://heafeyheafey.com
Deb Gulizia, Rick Madej and Tom Connor notified us of the passing of Don. Don retired from the Omaha Works on 12/31/2005.
Donald P. Leitner
Leitner, Donald P.
July 29, 1946 – April 18, 2018
Survived by daughters, Jodie Wilwerding (Pat) and Sara Hanna (Dan); grandchildren, Austin and Parker Hanna; brother, Dean (Gail); sister, Pat Schappert; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: Saturday, April 21st from 10:30am to 11:30am at the West Center Chapel, followed by SERVICES at 11:30am. Interment, Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Heafey Hoffmann
Dworak Cutler
West Center Road
Omaha, NE

Late Notice of the Passing of James J. “Jim” Schwetz. Jim retired from the Works on 7/6/1984.
James J. “Jim” Schwetz
Schwetz, James J. “Jim”

Born June 18, 1925 passed away peacefully March 17, 2018. Jim was a WWII veteran of the Armed Services, most notably participating in the Normandy invasion on D-Day. Jim was awarded the Purple Heart for combat wounds inflicted while fighting in the Hurtgen forest in Germany. Jim grew up in Berwyn, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a mechanical engineering degree in 1949. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Kathryn Smith, from August 28, 1948 until her passing on July 15, 1992. Jim and Kathryn moved to Omaha in 1957. Jim worked for the Western Electric and retired in 1983 after 30+ years of service. Preceded in death by his wives, Kathryn Smith Schwetz, Gloria Keim Schwetz and Melba Wigg Schwetz; and grandson, Michael Stuart. Survived by sister, Marion Mooney Johnson; daughters, Janet Schwetz, Katie Westermann (Richard), Nancy Thompson (Brian), and Barb Stuart (James III ); 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Jim has been a resident of Maple Ridge RLC for the past 8 years where he enjoyed many great friendships and companionship during his final year.Special thanks to Faith and Hope Caregiving and Shelli Jordan for the care and support they gave Jim over the past months. Private services will be held. Memorial donations can be made to the Lutheran Church of the Master,
2617 South 114th Street,
Omaha, NE 68144 or the Salvation Army.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Mike. He worked in the cable plant and retired from the Works on 5/29/1997.
Michael L. Lewis,
Lewis, Michael L.

Nov 30, 1937 – Mar 31, 2018 Age 80, of Omaha. He is survived by his wife, Ida Lewis of Omaha; son, Jason Lewis and wife Melissa of Decatur, AL; two daughters: Cindy Rutledge and husband Kevin of Rock Port, GA; Vicki Reed and husband Doug of Omaha; stepson, Todd Arehart of Omaha; two stepdaughters: Peggy Arehart of Omaha; Belinda Rankin of Omaha; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Carol Gannon and husband Donald of Greeley, CO. VISITATION: Friday, April 6, from 1-9pm, with family present from 5-7pm, at Roby Funeral Home. FUNERAL: 11am Saturday, April 7, at Roby Funeral Home. Internment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Memorials to the Humane Society.
ROBY FUNERAL HOME 402-296-3123
Plattsmouth, NE
www.robyfuneralhome.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Gene “Tiny” Kritenbrink. He worked in the molding area in 30 bldg. and retired from the Works on 11/22/1991.
Eugene Leo “Gene” Kritenbrink,
Kritenbrink, Eugene Leo “Gene”

Apr 7, 1934 – Apr 1, 2018 Gene lived in the rural Gretna area. He was a successful farmer and worked at the AT&T/Western Electric–Omaha Works, from which he retired after 33 years of service. He is preceded in death by parents, John Joseph (“Joe”) and Ida Kritenbrink; brother, Richard Kritenbrink; and wife, Mary Ann (Scholting) Kritenbrink. He is survived by brother, Donald (Joyce) Kritenbrink (Ashland); sons: Lawrence (Cynthia) Kritenbrink (Omaha), Joseph (Brenda) Kritenbrink (Gilbertsville, KY), and Ronald (Darlene) Kritenbrink (Gretna); daughter, Ann (Curt) Yager (Gretna); grandchildren: Kari (Albert) Banigo (San Diego, CA), Janell (Kevin) register (Troy, OH), Jared (Erin) Kritenbrink (Indianapolis, IN), John (Lindsey) Kritenbrink (Omaha), James Kritenbrink (Long Beach., CA), Kristin (Paul) Yaneff (Sioux City, IA), Kevin Yager (Gretna), Kendall Kritenbrink (Sioux City, IA), Peter Kritenbrink (Chicago, IL), and Mary Yager (Gretna); step-grandsons Curt Yager (Lincoln), Brian (Lisa) Yager (Omaha), and Jason (Kyla) Yager (Lincoln); step-granddaughter Mandy (Shaun) Pokorny (Council Bluffs); 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; cousins; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends, including his special friend Marge Wagner (Gretna). The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, April 5th from 5-7pm at St. Patrick’s Church, 508 W. Angus Road, Gretna, followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, April 6th, at 10am at St. Patrick’s Church. Interment: Holy Sepulcher Gretna Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery Association (c/o St. Patrick’s Church, Gretna) or St. Patrick’s Church, Gretna.
ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 402-332-0090
Grenta, NE
www.RoederMortuary.com

Merle Dinslage notified us of the passing of Rita.
Rita R. (Rasmussen) Morrissey-Dame,
Morrissey-Dame, Rita R. (Rasmussen)

Nov 6, 1936 – Apr 1, 2018 Long-time employee of Western Electric and a hostess at Anthony’s. Preceded in death by husband, John Dame; daughter, Sheri Skovgaard; parents, Robert and Irene Rasmussen. Survived by sister, Pam Rome of MN; and many beloved cousins. FUNERAL: Wednesday, 10am, Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Chapel. VISITATION: Tuesday, 5-7pm, at Funeral Home. Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St.
Omaha, NE402-731-1234
www.klsfuneralhome.com

Darrel S. and George P. notified us of Jack’s passing. Jack was a Sr. Engineer that transferred from Buffalo. He retired from the Works on 10/31/1988.
John T. “Jack” Smolinski
Slominski, John T. “JacK

Oct 10, 1928 – Mar 28, 2018 Preceded in death by wife, Janet; parents, Martin and Barbara; and brothers: Martin, Richard, and Robert. Survived by daughter, Susan (Patrick) Slominski-Caster; son, James (Yvonne) Slominski; granddaughter, Lauryn Elizabeth Caster; special friend, Bev Marino; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Private Family Services will be held at a later date. Inurnment: Papillion Cemetery. Memorials suggested to American heart Assn. or Charity of Your Choice.
KAHLER-DOLCE MORTUARY
441 No Washington St.
Papillion NE 402-339-3232
www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com

A friend of Ken’s, Tim Johnson, posted his passing on the AT&T Facebook page and Steve Miller forward his passing for me to post.
Kenneth B. “Kenny” Meyer
Meyer, Kenneth B. “Kenny”

Date of Birth
February 12, 1937
Palmer, Massachusetts
Entered into Rest
March 12, 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions
Saturday, March 17, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Army National Guard and American Legion #129
Visitation Directions
Friday, March 16, 2018 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Graveside Service
Private, Ashland Cemetery at a later date
Memorials
Ashland Fire and Rescue or Alzheimer’s Association
Kenneth B. “Kenny” Meyer, 81 of Columbus, NE formerly of Ashland, NE passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Tabitha Cove House in Lincoln, NE. He was born February 12, 1937 in Palmer, MA to Bernard & Marjorie (Elliott) Meyer. Kenny attended grade school and high school in Palmer, MA before entering the U.S. Army on August 5, 1955 he was stationed in Korea and was honorably discharged from his duties on July 19, 1958. He was united in marriage to Bernice Shandera on March 7, 1960 in Council Bluffs, IA. From this union three boys were born, Kevin, Mike and Doug.

Kenny spent his early years working as a laborer, helping build Cross Roads Mall in Omaha and Interstate 80. He retired from Western Electric after 37 years of faithful service. He served as a financial secretary for the union. He enjoyed traveling, restoring old vehicles and homes. After Bernice’s passing he met Judy Miller and the two were married on December 29, 2012 in Columbus, NE.

He loved playing the guitar and had a small band consisting of friends and neighbors who played in backyards and at Don’s Bar in Memphis, NE.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Miller Meyer of Columbus; sons, Kevin (Sherry) Meyer of Ashland, Mike (Julletta) Meyer of Ashland, Doug (Kristi) Meyer of Eagle; grandchildren, Anthony, Mathew, Kristopher & Kallen Meyer, Jessica (Mitchel) Jewell; great-grandchildren, Alexa Bundy Meyer, Emma Meyer and a great-grandson on the way; sisters, Lois Miller, Carol Opalinski; brothers-in-law, Donald, Arnold & Leonard Shandera; step-children, Al (Krisanna) Miller, Chris (Sarah) Miller, Dan (Pam) Miller; 19 step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice Meyer; parents, Bernard & Marjorie Meyer; brother,Norman Meyer.
Marcy Mortuary
104 N. 15th Street
Ashland, NE 68003
(402) 944-3343
marcysvoboda@gmail.com

Steve Miller notified me that Sharon McCloud Christiansen and MaryAnn Pilus posted the passing of Sharon Christensen’s mother, Lois “Fern” McCloud on the AT&T Omaha Works Facebook group. We have her listed in the Works retirees but don’t know what year she retired from the Omaha Works.
Lois “Fern””McCloud
McCloud, Lois “Fern”

Fern”McCloud, Lois “Fern” Age 99 Of Valley, NE. Survived by daughter, Sharon Christiansen of Omaha; and son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Beverly McCloud of Lake Placid, FL; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. VISITATION: Sunday, 3-5pm, at the funeral home with a prayer service at 5pm. Private graveside service at Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials to Hooper Care Center. Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com.
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple
Elkhorn, NE
402-289-2222

Bob Lorenz notified us of the passing of Bettie. She worked in 30 bldg.
Elizabeth “Bettie” Dolezal,
Dolezal, Elizabeth “Bettie”

Jul 31, 1944 – Mar 8, 2018 Gretna, NE. Bettie passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, in Kearney, NE. She is survived by fiancé, Dennis VanWinkle; mother, Ventura Alva of Galesburg, IL; brothers: Fred (Kathy) Alva, Manuel Alva, and John Alva, Jr. of Omaha; daughter, Debra Dolezal of Kearney; sons, Joseph (Kristin) Dolezal, and Anthony Walde, all of Omaha; grandchildren: Elizabeth and Nicole Walde, and Connor, Alexis, and Nathan Engel; nephew, Todd (Jodi) Alva of Lincoln, NE; and niece, Amanda (Ryan) Balzer of Oregonia, OH. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph Dolezal; daughter Annette Walde-Colgate; grandson Bradley Walde; sister Linda Petroski; father John Alva, Sr.; and grandmother Paula Alva. Member of St. Patricks Catholic Church, Gretna. VISITATION: 5-7pm Monday, with ROSARY at 7pm at the Mortuary. FUNERAL MASS: 10am Tuesday, March 13, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St., Gretna, NE. Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Gretna, NE. 402-332-0090 www.RoederMortuary.com
ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr.
Gretna, NE.

Joan M. Pilant
Pilant, Joan M.

Jun 30, 1922 – Mar 6, 2018 Age 95, of Omaha. Joan passed away March 6, 2018 in Bennington, NE, at her son’s home surrounded by her family. From her in birth Omaha on June 30, 1922 to her death on Monday, she nourished people around her with love, faith and laughter. Joan was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #2503 Auxiliary where she served as an officer in many different roles. She was an avid volunteer in the community. Joan volunteered weekly, for over 20 years, with youth by reading to children in the Omaha Public School District. Additionally, she volunteered weekly at the Omaha VA Hospital. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; son, Frank; infant daughter, Donna Mae. She is survived by her sons, Roger and wife Diane; Bill and wife, Cheryle; daughter, Holly Drinkwine; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Pilant; special niece, Katy Pollard; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren. CELEBRATION OF JOAN’S LIFE: Friday, March 9, 2018, at 1pm, with Visitation one hour prior to the service, all at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel). Interment: Mt. Hope. In lieu of flowers, memorials to V.F.W. Post#2503. To leave a condolence, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
72nd St. Chapel
1702 N. 72nd St.
Omaha, NE 68114
402-391-2171


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John Symonsbergen notified us of the passing of Leo. He retire from the Omaha Works MCO Shop on 11/8/1991.
Leo E. Sis
Sis, Leo E.

Nov 16, 1931 – Dec 30, 2017 Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Eleanora; and four siblings. Survived by wife, Mary Margaret Sis; children: Mary Ellen Pearce (Dan), Phillip Sis (Lisa), and Janice Woods (Drew); eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Freda Menze (Don); brother, Michael Sis (Diane); nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 2nd, from 5pm to 7pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Drive, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, January 3rd, 10:30am, St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Entombment, Calvary Mausoleum with Military Honors. Memorials to St. John Vianney Church or American Cancer Society. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.,
Omaha, NE

Bob “TRACK” Wustrack advised us of the passing of Larry Suder.
Lawrence R. “Larry” Suder
Suder, Lawrence R. “Larry”

Jan 18, 1950 – Dec 26, 2017 Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Aileen. Survived by wife, Sally A. (Fangman) Suder; children: Matthew Suder (Joy), Ann Mouw (Nick), and John Suder; five grandchildren: Paul, Harry, Emma, Claire, and Hanna; sisters: Paulette Peters (Terry, deceased), Charlotte Elm (Roger), and Annette Liggett (Perry Johnston); many other loving relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 29th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. SERVICES Saturday, Dec. 30th at 9:30am, West Center Chapel to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church for MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10am. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Creighton Prep, or Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER,
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Franklin “Frank” C. Patrick
Patrick, Franklin “Frank” C.

Age 78 Lincoln, NE resident. Passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln. Frank was born on April 11, 1939 in Omaha, the son of Franklin Royce and Alice Fern (Kreft) Patrick. He graduated from South High School in Omaha, with the class of 1959. Frank married Joyce Hascall in April 1996 in Louisville, NE. Frank retired from AT&T in 1996. He was a member of the American Legion, and Oak Street Baptist Church in Kingman, AZ. Frank enjoyed bowling, traveling, painting, building bird houses and doll houses, singing in the church choir, and going to the Laughlin Casino. Frank is survived by his wife, Joyce Patrick of Lincoln; children: Chris (Michelle) Patrick, Colleen (Ray) Jackson, Beth Murphy, and Kerry (Steve) Jones, all of Omaha; step-children: Karen (Rodney) Schroeder of Humboldt IA, Carol Hanes of Weeping Water NE, Bruce (Sandy) Hascall of Lincoln, and Kenneth (Brandi) Hascall of Duluth, MN; 11 grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; 1 great grandson; 9 step-great grandchildren; brothers: Kenneth (Cheryl) Patrick of Correctionville IA, Roger (Kathy) Patrick of Springfield MO, and Dennis Patrick of St. Paul, NE; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister; and brother, Ronnie Patrick. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11am Saturday, December 30, at Lincoln Family Funeral Care, 5844 Fremont St, Lincoln, NE. In honoring his wish to be cremated there is No Viewing or Visitation. Memorials may be directed to Oak Street Baptist Church in Kingman, AZ. Condolences can be left at: www.lincolnffc.com
LINCOLN FAMILY FUNERAL CARE
5844 Fremont Street,
Lincoln, NE

Dick Scott notified us of the passing Francis “Red” Kennedy. Sr. Red retired from the Omaha Works on 2/8/1985
Francis T. “Red” Kennedy, Sr.
Kennedy, Sr., Francis T. “Red”

Oct 23, 1929 – Dec 8, 2017

Francis “Red” Kennedy, Sr., age 88, of Springfield, NE, died on Friday December 8, 2017. Red was born on October 23, 1929, son to Francis P. and Isabelle. He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret McAndrew, in 1950.

Red served during the Korean War and eventually returned to the family farm, the Peaceful Valley Ranch. He loved Irish music so much that he helped organize local concerts, including a benefit for the Madonna School. He retired from Lucent, formally Western Electric, after more than 30 years.

In the early years of retirement, Red and Maggie became Irish music groupies. In order to get their favorite bands to Omaha, Red booked gigs for Irish bands around the Midwest and even volunteered to drive them from city to city. They enjoyed touring in their van in search Irish music and festivals.

Red is survived by his wife, Margaret; sons: Tom, Mike (Connie), John (Sue), and Pat (Elizabeth); daughters: Colleen Smart, Mary Stoops (Roger), Jane, and Kathy Everett; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Patrick; and sister, Lavelle Rice. Preceded in death by parents, Francis and Isabelle; son-in-law, Steve Smart; and grandchildren, Chad and Samantha.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 13th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, Dec. 14th at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with luncheon following and burial at 1pm at Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334. Memorials in his name are suggested to Madonna School, 6401 N 71st Plaza, Omaha, NE 68104.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER,
WEST CENTER CHAPEL 7805 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Rick Madej notified us of the passing of Ron. Ron retired from the Omaha Works on 8/31/2001.
Ronald Irvin Schaupp
Schaupp, Ronald Irvin
Ronald Irvin Schaupp of Havelock, Iowa formerly of Little Sioux, Iowa died on his 75th birthday on December 3, 2017, at the Pocahontas Manor in Pocahontas, Iowa. He was born December 3, 1942, to Henry and Ruby (Barber) Schaupp in Des Moines, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap, and he graduated from Dunlap High School in 1961. Ron proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for two years serving in Korea. After his honorable discharge, Ron returned to Omaha and worked at gas stations and then Western Electric – which eventually became Avaya and he retired from there. Ron married Patricia Barnhart in 1987 in Arizona. The couple lived in Little Sioux, Iowa. After his retirement, Ron helped area farmers. In 2014, Ron and Pat moved to Havelock, Iowa and he worked for Armstrong Drilling in Pocahontas. Ron collected old tractors and was active in the Albert City Threshers for over 50 years. Ron was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne Schaupp; sister, Jesse Messenger; and step-son, Michael Nicholson. He is survived by his wife, Pat Schaupp of Havelock, Iowa; two step-children, Jamie Nicholson and his wife Julie of Nevada, Iowa, Tammy Nicholson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one grandson, Dillon Nicholson; and many other relatives and friends.
MEMORIAL SERVICES 2pm Thursday, December 7th at the funeral home. Inurnment Thursday Decemeber 7 Pleasant Hill Cenetery. www.foutsfuneralhome.com
Fouts Funeral Home
Hwy 30 and Court St.,
Dunlap, IA 712-643-5123

Bill Love and Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Julie. Julie retired from the Omaha Works on 1/14/2000.
Julie A. Wacker
Wacker, Julie A.

Apr 6, 1936 – Nov 23, 2017
Preceded in death by husband, Loren D. Wacker; son, Gerald Wacker; brother, Ken Andelt. Survived by son, Rick Wacker (Susette); daughter, Deb Wacker; grandchildren, Shane Wacker and Darren Semrow (Kristie); five great-grandchildren: Alyssa and Hayli Wacker, Madison, Emma and Raegan Semrow; sisters, Carol Wallman (fiancé, Bill) and Betty Schoenfield (Lonnie); nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 26th from 4pm to 6pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. SERVICES Monday, Nov. 27th at 10:30am, West Center Chapel. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Nebraska Heart Association.
Heafey Hoffman Dowark Cutler
7805 W Center Rd,
Omaha, NE

Jim Peterson notified us of the passing of LeRoy. LeRoy was a superivisor in plant trades and retired from the Omaha Works on 1/23/1987.
LeRoy Wiegert
Wiegert, LeRoy
Nov 23, 2017
LeRoy Wiegert, Apr 8, 1926 – Nov 14, 2017 Private Family Services with full military honors have been held.

James “Jim” Murphy
Murphy, James “Jim”

May 9, 1947 ~ November 20, 2017
Jim Murphy, 70, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 20, 2017, in Lincoln. He was born May 9, 1947 to Joseph and Ann (Erhart). He is a 1966 graduate of Weeping Water High School.
Jim was in the Army from 1966 – 1968 serving in the Vietnam War. He was employed at Commscope (formerly Western Electric) in Omaha. Jim was a member of the American Legion Post #237 Firing Squad and St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Manley. In previous years, he enjoyed coaching Little League football and baseball, volunteering as a Weeping Water fireman and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Jim married Dorothy (Parson) on November 1, 1966 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Manley. Three children were born to this union, Doug (Kelly) of Constantine, MI, Miki Bruns, of Elmwood, and Bobbi (Darold) Keene, of Otoe. Son Roland (Carolanne) Weidle, of Germany who lived with the family as an exchange student in 1982-83. Grandchildren Ellen, KiAnna, Emy, Caleb, Josiah, Kara, Samuel, Isaac, and Evelyn Murphy, Tyler and Dylan Burns, Emily and Anna Weidle.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Barbara and Lynn Parson, son-in-law John Bruns, brother Joe Murphy, sisters-in-law Charlotte Clauss, Vicki Murphy and Lee Murphy, and niece Brenda Foster.
He is survived by sisters Mary (Bill) Stoner, Kathleen Murphy and Margaret (Carl) Voyles. Brothers Charles (Carolyn), Michael, Jerome (Nancy), Steve and John; sisters-in-law Cammy (Mike) Bridgman, and Kathy (Rod) Johnson. Brothers-in-law Dale (Debbie), Alan (Patty), John (Maryann), Terry (Linda), David (Lori), and Jeff Parson. Godson Chris Clauss, many many nieces nephews, cousins and an abundance of friends.
Visitation will be Friday at the Church from 1:00 P.M. until time of Rosary at 7:00 P.M. with family greeting friends from 5-7 pm.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Manley, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
Visitation
Friday, Nov 24, 2017
1:00 PM-8:00 PM
Rosary
Friday, Nov 24, 2017
7:00 PM
Funeral Service
Saturday, Nov 25, 2017
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
May 09, 2017 – November 20, 2017
Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home
413 Elm Street
Louisville, NE 68037

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of James. He retired from the Omaha Works on 1-/31/2004.
James H. Stanfield
Stanfield, James H.

Stanfield, James H. Apr 2, 1944 – Nov 10, 2017 James Harold Stanfield, loving father, and grandfather, passed away on November 10, 2017 at home in Omaha. He was born on April 2, 1944 in Omaha. James was a graduate of Omaha Tech High School and served in the U.S. ARMY artillery from 1965 to 1967. James made his livelihood working for Western Electric at their Omaha Works Division as a cable inspector and quality assurance technician, and later with Lucent Technologies and AVAYA, retiring with 41 years of dedicated service. James is survived by his sons: Joshua Stanfield with wife Saghi Soheili of Moreno Valley, and Mica Stanfield with wife Stacy Burris-Stanfield of Papillion, NE; his 2 grandchildren: Jackson Burris-Stanfield, and Griffin Burris-Stanfield; as well as niece Jeanne Cool of Omaha; and also David Stanfield of Omaha. James was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Marguerite Stanfield-Spanswick and Harry Spanswick; and his brother Charles Stanfield. Private Burial in Omaha National Cemetery. www.johnagentleman.com
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
72nd STREET CHAPEL
1010 North 72nd St.
Omaha, NE.

Dale was a machinist at the former Omaha Works of Western Electric Company. He retired on 24 FEB 1995.
Vernon “Dale” Suchsland
Suchsland, Vernon “Dale”

Vernon “Dale” Suchsland was born in Smith Center, KS to parents Cecil C. and Zola M. (Worley) Suchsland on February 25, 1933.
The family moved to a farm in the rural Dawson, NE area in 1942. They continued to reside in this locale. Dale married Margaret “Peggy” L. Kanaly on April 19, 1952 and two children, Debbie and Scott, were born to this union.
Dale served his country nobly in the US Navy and later worked over 30 years for AT&T as a machinist. He enjoyed spectator sports, woodworking, and time spent with family and friends.
The later years of Dale’s life were spent at the VA Home in Bellevue, NE where he passed away peacefully at the age of 84 years.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ormal “Dean” Suchsland of Danville, VA.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Peggy; daughter Debbie (Dave) Hernandez of Omaha; son Scott (Viola) Suchsland of Omaha; 5 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
Vigil Service at 7 PM Bethany Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 6, 10:00 AM St Gerald Catholic Church 9602 Q St Ralston, NE 68127. Inurnment Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials to ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION OF NEBRASKA
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE 68128

Richard worked in Plant Trades. Dick retired from the Works on 9/1/1989.
Richard E. “Dick” Filarecki
Filarecki, Richard E. “Dick”

Dec 4, 1928 – Oct 18, 2017 Preceded in death by parents, Edmund and Pearl Filarecki; son, Richard and wife, Debra Filarecki, Jr. Survived by wife, Dorothy “Dottie”; children: Dorothy (Gary) Reitmeier, Debra Filarecki, William (Michelle) Filarecki, Philip Filarecki, Dennis
(Dorothy) Filarecki and Ed (Lisa) Filarecki; brother: Eugene (Theresa) Filarecki; and many loving family members and friends. VISITATION: Friday, October 20, from 4-8pm at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel with Vigil Service at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 10am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Drive, Omaha, NE 68137. To leave a condolence, visit www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE

Cindy started to work at the Omaha Works on 10/13/1985. We don’t have a retirement for Cindy.
Cindy Walker
Walker, Cindy

April 7, 1955 – October 3, 2017
Twin Lake, Michigan
Cindy was born on April 7, 1955 and passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Cindy was a resident of Twin Lake, Michigan at the time of passing.
Edie Riester advised us of the memorial service for Cindy L Walker at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkhorn, NE at 10:00 A.M. on the 14th of October, 2017.
Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care
Twin Lake, Michigan

Late Notice
Barb Price notified us of the passing of Ralph.
Ralph W. Culbertson
Culbertson, Ralph W.

Culbertson, Ralph W. Feb 15, 1948 – Sep 8, 2017 Ralph is survived by his son, Chris (Rebecca); grandson, Noah; sister, Bridgie Gutgsell; former wife, Irene; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, Brian; brother, John Culbertson; and parents. GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 1-4pm Sunday, September 17th, at Irene’s.
Arbor Cremation Society
2819 S 125th Ave, Ste 367
Omaha, NE 68144

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Marie. She retired from the Omaha Works on 6/27/1981
Marie M. Pallas
Pallas, Marie M.

Pallas, Marie M. May 23, 1923 – Sep 27, 2017 Preceded in death by husband. Thomas E. Sr.; son, Thomas Jr. Survived by grandchildren: Christy (Paul) Huss, Jennifer (Loren) Miller, Joy (Rodney) Flott, Nikki Gruber, Tommy Pallas; nine great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Julie Hawbaker; brother, Joseph Mandina; sister, Jenny Poil and Agnes Eros. VISITATION begins Sunday, 3pm, with a Wake Service at 5pm, at the mortuary. FUNERAL: Monday, 10am, Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. www.klsfuneralhome.com
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St.
Omaha, NE

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Thomas. He retired from the Omaha Works on 2/10/1994
Thomas R. Kramar
Kramar, Thomas R.

September 7th, 2017 Kracl Funeral Chapels
Thomas R. Kramar, 85, of Schuyler, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Schuyler Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral Service Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Kracl Funeral Chapel, Schuyler Visitation 5-7 P.M.
Military Honors following service Committal at a later date
Tom was born February 3, 1932 to Josephine and Louis Kramar Sr. in Schuyler. He attended Schuyler Schools and graduated with the class of 1951.
In June 1951 he joined and served in the US Navy during the Korean War aboard a submarine rescue ship, the USS Caucal.
On November 23, 1987 he married Louise Frances. They lived in Omaha, Nebraska until his retirement from Western Electric Company, and then moved back to his childhood home in Schuyler.
Tom loved playing golf. He was recognized for a hole-in-one at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Oahu, Hawaii while serving in the Navy. He also loved fishing with his son Larry in Minnesota.
Tom is survived by 3 sons Paul, Larry, and David and a daughter Mary Jane, a stepson Spencer, 3 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Josephine and Louis Kramar Sr., 5 brothers Louis Jr. (Bully), Joe (Pokie), Emil (Skinny), Jim, Frank and a sister Josephine Sims (Jokie) and his wife Louise (Lulu).
Memorials suggested to Schuyler Legion/VFW Honor Guard

Dick “Scotty” Scott advised us of the passing of Richard Richter.
Richard A. Richter
Richter, Richard A.

Richter, Richard A. Sep 29, 1945 – Sep 3, 2017 Of Gretna. Survived by wife, Linda; children: Cameron and wife Alice Coyle; Tamara and husband Jason Villone; Stacie Beaman; grandchildren: Ashtin, Scott, Taylor; great-granddaughter, Kenzie; siblings: Rose Mundhenke, Clara Hilquist, Jim, Gerald; many family and friends. VISITATION: Sunday, 5-7pm, with Vigil Service 6:30pm at the church. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, 10:30am, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St. Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to Knights of Columbus Council of Morrisonville IL or/and St. Patrick Catholic Church. www.RoederMortuary.com
ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr.
Gretna, NE

Merle Dinslage notified us of the passing of Dave. Dave worked in the cable shop and retired from the Omaha Works on 8/4/2000.
Phillip D. David Kempkes
Kempkes, Phillip D. David

Kempkes, Phillip D. “David” Nov 25, 1941 – Aug 29, 2017 Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Betty Kempkes; sister, Jeanne Johnson. Survived by wife, Donna Kempkes; stepsons, Todd Samland (Kathleen), Pat Samland (Claudia); step-grandchildren: Zac (Jen), Adam (Megan), Anna, Andy (Megan), Hannah and Rachel; nieces, Diana Barton (Nick), Betty Dout. VISITATION: Saturday, September 2nd, from 10–11am, followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 11am, all at Bel Air Chapel. Memorials to Creighton Prep. Interment: Osceola, NE. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER,
BEL AIR CHAPEL
12100 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Doug Dworak.
Douglas E. Dworak
Apr 6, 1959 – Aug 21, 2017Preceded in death by wife, Mary; parents, Edward and Grace Dworak; brother-in-law, Greg Huck. Survived by brothers, Mike (Shelly) and Chuck (Linda); sister, Gayle Huck; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 22nd, from 5pm to 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd., with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Wednesday, August 23rd, at 10am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th Street. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family. www.heafeyheafey.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the pass of John. John worked for Western Electric 38 years, retiring in 1996, as a Materials Supply Specialist.
John Ronald Konfrst
BORN: August 5, 1940
DIED: August 9, 2017
LOCATION: Murray, Nebraska
John was born August 5, 1940 to Frank Joe, Jr., and Agnes (Clark) Konfrst, in Plattsmouth, NE. He was raised and schooled in Plattsmouth and graduated from Plattsmouth High School with the Class of 1959. After graduating from High School, John began working for Western Electric in Omaha.
John met and later married, Linda Marie Long, on September 19, 1960, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. John and Linda made their home in Omaha, NE. for five years, then relocated to Murray, NE. To this union three children were born, two sons, Daniel, and Gary, and one daughter, Nadine.
John worked for Western Electric 38 years, retiring in 1996, as a Materials Supply Specialist.

John enjoyed his home in Murray and sharing his life with Linda. John was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Agnes Konfrst, and his wife Linda. He is survived by two sons and daughters in law, Daniel and Angie Konfrst of Taylor, MI, Gary and Jill Konfrst of Pella, IA, and one daughter and son in law, Nadine and Mike Anglim, of St. Joseph, MO,
eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one brother and sister in law, Albert and Sherrill Konfrst of Murray, NE,
one sister, Marie Youngblood of Yakima, WA, plus a host of wonderful neighbors, relatives, and friends.

A Private Family Memorial Service for John will held at Murray Presbyterian Church, with Pastor William McConnell officiating, Jill Hagen will be organist. John’s family will be receiving relatives and friends at a Memorial Gathering (visitation), on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Murray Presbyterian Church in Murray. Memorial donations may be directed to Murray Presbyterian Church or to Murray Fire and Rescue Squad. Services are entrusted to:
Roby Funeral Home, 346 Avenue A,
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
(402) 296-3123, www.robyfuneralhome.com

Linda Nutting posted William’s passing on the AT&T Omaha Works Facebook page.
Willian C. Eisele
Eisele, William C.

Eisele, William C. Oct 11, 1945 – Jul 20, 2017 Preceded in death by his sister, Kathy Nelson. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Marie; sons, James (Traci) Eisele, Michael (Jennifer) Eisele and Thomas Eisele; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Alexander, Joshua, Michael and Angela; sister, Chris (Duane) Barr; nieces, nephews and many good friends. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, 10am, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. VISITATION with the family begins Sunday, after 5pm at the Pacific Street Chapel with a Wake Service at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Wenceslaus Building Fund. www.johnagentleman.com
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES & CREMATORY
PACIFIC STREET CHAPEL
14151 Pacific St.
Omaha, NE

June Christensen notified us of the passing of Gene Marick on July 5th. He worked in 50 bldg. and retired from the Works on 7/3/1994.
Calvin “Gene” Marick
Marick, Calvin “Gene”

Marick, Calvin “Gene” Aug 24, 1935 – Jul 5, 2017 Preceded in death by parents and brother Charles. Survived by wife, Timmie, sons; Tom (Christie) Marick, Ike (Sandi) Marick, Don (Deanna) Marick, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren Sister Betty (Gene) McNair , sister in law Genny Marick, nieces nephews and other family and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Nebraska Dachshund Rescue. Memorial Service Tuesday at 10am at Crosby
Colonial Chapel. www.crosby-burket.com
CROSBY BURKET SWANSON GOLDEN
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Edie notified us of the passing or Kenneth Paulison. Ken retired from the Works on 9/23/2000.
Kenneth H. Paulison Sr.
Paulison, Kenneth H. Sr.
Nov 4, 1939 – Jul 7, 2017 41 year employee of Western Electric. Preceded in death by parents, Harold and Adeline; brother, Jim. Survived by wife, Gwen; children, Danielle Wortman (John), Kenneth Jr. (Jeannie); grandchildren: McKenzie, Emily, Zachary and Olivia; brother, Neil (Shirley); sister, Coleen Riedmann (Mike), sister-in-law, Diane Paulison; numerous nieces and nephews; a friend of Bill W for 30 years. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS: Sunday, July 9th, 5-7pm at Bel Air Chapel with Wake Service at 7pm. FUNERAL: Monday, July 10th, 11am, Bel Air Chapel. Private Interment: Calvary. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to American Heart Association or Nebraska Humane Society. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
BEL AIR CHAPEL
12100 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Darrel Sudduth advised us of the passing of Leroy. Leroy retired from the Works on 11/31/1988
Leroy F Stamp
Stamp, Leroy F.

Age 90 Elkhorn, NE. Died on July 1, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Rose; and wife LaVonne Stamp. Survived by children: Greg and Diane Stamp of Liberty Township OH, Donn and Audrey Stamp of Liberty Township OH, Sharon and Dave McArdle of Omaha, Juliann and Steve Miller of Des Moines IA, Cheryl and Lynn Stohs of Marysville KS, John and Linda Heffernan of Omaha, Jane and John Weber of Las Vegas NV, and Mark and Sheri Heffernan of Missouri Valley, IA; 16 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and sister Lois Jean Harris of Blair, NE. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11am Wednesday, July 5, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkhorn, with Gathering with the family from 9-11am prior to the Service at Church. Private Inurnment and Military Honors in Pleasant View Cemetery, LeShara, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Church. Condolences to: www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple 402-289-2222
Elkhorn, NE

George E. Rosness
Rosness, George E.

Rosness, George E. Feb 14, 1922 – Jun 23, 2017 George Rosness went to God after suffering an acute brain hemorrhage on June 9, 2017 and died 15 days later. Born February 14, 1922, he was 95 years old. George was predeceased by his wife of 42 years Marie, his son Marty, infant daughter Mary Grace, and his parents. He is survived by his two daughters Trish and Beth, grandson Eric, granddaughter Melissa and great grandson Matthew. George grew up in Bozeman, MT. the only child of Grace and Henry. After graduating from Montana State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he moved to Seattle to work for Pan Am on a project for the Navy. Ultimately, he was commissioned in the Navy and taught airplane engine mechanics to pilots in Pensacola, FL during WWII. After the Navy, in February of 1947, he began his new job at Western Electric in Chicago as an engineer. While in Chicago, he met the love of his life Marie in church and they married shortly thereafter. They moved into Marie’s home in Oak Park, IL, where they had four children. In 1958, George accepted a new position with Western Electric in Omaha where he remained until his retirement in 1984. George was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church serving in the Knights of Columbus, as a Eucharistic Minister, organizer of lectors and a member Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher. In 2015, he received the Regnum Dei Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Catholic Church. Above all, he was a loving and supportive husband and father. FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, 10:00am at Christ the King Catholic Church, with Entombment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. VISITATION with the family begins Tuesday, after 5:00pm at the 72nd Street Chapel, with a WAKE SERVICE at 7:00pm. The Nocturnal Adoration Group will offer a ROSARY at 4:30pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of George to: Soaring Eagle, A Public Charity, 745 Indian Trail Billings, MT 59105.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
72nd STREET CHAPEL
1010 North 72nd St. www.johnagentleman.com
Omaha, NE

Neil Wiersema notified us of the passing of Jim. Jim retired from the Omaha Works on 2/9/1995
James John Krutina
1935 – 2017
James John Krutina, 81
Funeral Services for James John Krutina of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Reverend Gary Tubb officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home.

James passed away June 11, 2017, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 81. He was born July 22, 1935, in Norfolk, Nebraska, the son of Anthony Hron and Emma Tuma. He married Dixie Wilson on June 16, 1979, in Omaha, Nebraska and worked in Phone Equipment Manufacturing for AT&T for nearly 30 years. James lived in Mountain Home since 1996, moving from Omaha, Nebraska. He was a member of the Cumberland Fellowship Presbyterian Church and the BPOE Elks Lodge #1714, where he filled the office of Tiler for several years. He enjoyed and was very active in the Boy Scouts of America from 1970 until 1982. In that time, he awarded the Eagle Scout Badge to 15 boys in his troop. He held numerous adult scouter training awards and attended the adult scouting Woodbadge training. Jim was awarded the Woodbadge Beads in 1976 and was nominated and awarded the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver in 1982.

James is survived by his three sons; Kelly Krutina, Danial Krutina and David Krutina all of Omaha, NE; his daughter, Kimberly Huck of Omaha, NE, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and friend, Don Feltus, of Mountain Home, AR.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dixie Lee Krutina, brother, Frank Krutina and sister, Marie Hughes.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com

Gayle J. Roberts
Roberts, Gayle J.
2 Aug 1951 – 7 Jun 2017
Roberts, Gayle J. age 65 of Minden, IA, passed away June 7, 2017 at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs.

Gayle Jane Jacobsen was born to Janet McDonald Jacobsen and Reid H. Jacobsen at the Blair, NE, hospital on August 2, 1951. She married James J. Roberts “Joe” in Neola, IA, on April 24, 1971 and they both retired from Western Electric in 2006.

Gayle was an avid gardener and accomplished artist specializing in oils and pastels. We will look for her presence through her beloved butterflies.

Gayle’s family always meant everything to her; she is survived by her husband of 46 years, Joe Roberts; children: Derek Roberts, Kyle (Megan) Roberts, Tahni Roberts and partner Mark Kaufman; grandchildren: Isaac Roberts, Abigayle aufman, Brookelyn Kaufman, Avery Roberts and Corey Roberts; sister, Dawn Thompson; as well as many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her beloved Mom and Dad and will be laid to rest beside them in the Blair, NE, Cemetery.

Services: Per Gayle’s request, there will be no visitation and a private service will be held.

Gayle retired from the works on 31 Dec 2005.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE 68008

Steve O’Dell advised us of the passing of Randall Promes on 1 JUNE 17. He retired from the Works on 11/18/1984
Randall G. Promes
Promes, Randall G.

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Promes, Randall G. Feb 9, 1962 – Jun 1, 2017 Preceded in death by parents, Hugo and Evelyn Promes; brother, Roger Promes. Survived by sons, Jesse and Dillon Promes, Dakota Nielsen and their mother, Diane Promes; sisters and brothers, Lynette Nelson, Jim Promes, Patty Bily (Duane), Keith Promes (Melody), Marla Parks, Donald Promes, Kim Zielinski (Jim), Terry Promes; numerous nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL SERVICE Tuesday, June 6th, 7pm, Bel Air Chapel with family receiving friends from 5-7pm. Memorials may be directed to the family. www.heafeyheafey.com
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-
CUTLER BEL AIR CHAPEL
12100 W. Center Rd.
Omaha, NE

Darrel Sudduth and Dick Scott notified us of the passing of Bill. He retired from the Omaha Works on 3/7/1994. Bill was the chairperson of the pioneers TurkeyFest from its start in the early 80’s.
William “Bill” F Sucha
Sucha, William “Bill” F.

September 21, 1933 – May 24, 2017

                                       Complete Notice Later

VISITATION Thursday 15 Jun 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Bethany Funeral Home 8201 Harrison Street, La Vista, NE

Vigil Service at 7:00 PM Bethany Funeral Home 8201 Harrison Street, La Vista, NE

SERVICE Friday 16 Jun 10:30 AM Bethany Funeral Home 8201 Harrison Street 8201 Harrison, Street, La Vista, NE

INTERMENT Bohemian Cemetery 5201 Center St Omaha, NE
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street,
La Vista, NE

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Adeline Ann. She retired from the Works on 2/21/1990
Adeline Ann Nekuda
Nekuda, Adeline Ann.

May 16, 1928 – May 22, 2017
Nekuda, Adeline Ann Age 89 Adeline Nekuda of Olathe, KS, passed away May 22, 2017 at Villa St. Francis. Adeline was born May 16, 1928 in Bee, NE, to Frank and Anna (Duhon) Kobza. She graduated from Dwight Assumption High School. Adeline married Leonard Nekuda on November 19, 1949 in Dwight, NE. Adeline worked as a factory worker at Lucent Technologies in Omaha, NE, for 30-1/2 years. Adeline moved to Paola, KS, in 2005 to be near family. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church and the Altar Society in Bellevue, NE, and was a member of IBEW Union through Western Electric. Adeline raised a large garden and canned the food, she liked dancing the polka and waltzes with Leonard, loved singing, enjoyed rubber stamping cards and doing crafts. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Adeline was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard; and siblings: Alois (Lou) Kobie, Frank V. Kobza, Jr., Raymond Kobza, Ben Kobza, Helen Szertwitis, Martha Fisher and Ann Powles. She is survived by her daughter, Lynne (Matt) Neuerburg of Paola, KS; sister, Lillian Benes of Papillion, NE; four grandchildren: Nick Neuerburg and Jenny Chandler of Denver, CO; Nathan and Chelsea Neuerburg of Colorado Springs, CO; Stacy and Shane McDill of Spring Hill, KS; and Stephanie Neuerburg and Shawn Williams of Olathe, KS; one great-grandchild, Andy; and numerous extended family members across the United States. VISITATION: 6-7:30pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, KS 66083 (913) 592-2244. OMAHA VISITATION: 6-7pm, Rosary at 7pm, Thursday May 25, 2017, at Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home, 5108 F Street, Omaha, NE 68117. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10am Friday, May 26, 2017, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 7600 S 42nd Street, Bellevue, NE 68147. Burial following at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park in Omaha, NE. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernadette Catholic Church and the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be left at brucefuneralhome.com
Bruce Funeral Home
712 S. Webster,
Spring Hill, KS 66083 (913) 592-2244

Loretta Thimgan notified us of the passing of Ruth Ann. Ruth was a secretary on second floor engineering. Ruth retired on 10/31/1986
Ruth Ann Foster
Foster, Ruth Ann

January 22, 1921 – May 21, 2017
Ruth Ann Foster, 96, of Lincoln, passed away May 21, 2017. Ruth Ann was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Lincoln to Edward and Nona (Dalton) Foster. Ruth Ann was a railroad switchboard operator at the Burlington Lincoln Haymarket depot and later worked at AT&T – Western Electric in Omaha. Ruth Ann was a devoted daughter, sister, and aunt with three generations of nieces and nephews to dote upon. She was a master of the family tree and skilled in remembering birthdays of all without the use of a calendar.

A lifelong resident of Lincoln, she loved to tell stories of the penny bridge, sledding down Lake Street, and the many families that had come and gone. Ruth Ann was a devoted family member and a caring aunt to many nieces and nephews. Always present at important family events, weddings, or other get-togethers. Her memory and recollection of facts and events never ceased to amaze. She rarely forgot an anniversary, a birthday, or important lifetime event. Lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament parish. Attended Prescott and Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, Irving Junior High, Cathedral High School and Lincoln High School.

She was a skilled seamstress, who also enjoyed reading, gardening, crossword puzzles and she was always ready for fun. Ruth Ann was a member of the Cornhusker Ski Club and made lifelong friendships through the Ski Club.
Preceded in death by her parents, sisters Marjorie Morrison (Montgomery, Ill.), Rosemary Mullen (Omaha), Rita Bourdages (Bend, Ore.), Janet Nebel (Omaha). Survived by a brother Edward B. Foster of Lincoln.

Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 17th and Lake Street, Lincoln. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament with burial at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Blessed Sacrament Church, 1720 Lake Street, Lincoln, NE 68502

Tom Barry notified us that his sister-in-law Kathy Hughes passed away early Monday morning. Kathy was a supervisor in the cable plant and retired on 8/31/2001
Kathleen B. Hughes
Hughes, Kathleen B.

Jul 3, 1941 – May 15, 2017
Preceded in death by parents, George and Cecilia Hughes; brother, George Hughes Jr. Survived by children, Keith Hughes (Tessa) and Jackie Latka (Jim); grandchildren: Emerson, Tate, Drew, and Tripp Hughes, Scout Latka; sisters: Connie Vondra, Joyce Swanson (Bob), Veronica Barry (Tom), Martha Fritz, and Nora Vondra (Larry); brother, Patrick Hughes; sister-in-law, Pam Hughes; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 18th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd. SERVICES Friday, May 19th, 10:30am, Bel Air Chapel to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church for MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Omaha. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Chapter of Scleroderma Foundation.

Edie R., Dick S. and Gary B. notified us of the passing of Jerry. Jerry retired from the Works on 10/18/2003
Gerald William “Jerry” Peterson
Peterson, Gerald William “Jerry”

Peterson, Gerald William “Jerry” Age 70 Passed away Friday, May 5th, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Jerry leaves his wife of 49 years, Rosemary (Candy) Peterson; son Mark Peterson (Rachael); daughter Julie Kramer (Lance); grandchildren Lindsay, Tory, Ashton and Addison; great grandson Carter; nieces Geri Clemons, Cindy Wenck (Dan) and Carmen Jensen; great nieces Amanda Johnson (Michael), Leighanne Loges (Andrew), Jake Clemons (Melisa), Dani Clemons and Ashley Schafer (Travis); great great nieces/nephews Kaiden, Brooklynne, Kenzie, Ryleigh, Ethan, Emerson and Reese. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Helen Adams and his siblings. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE luncheon for family and friends will be held on Saturday May 13th, from 12-4, at the IBEW Hall, 13306 Stevens St, Omaha, NE 68137.

Arnold Lessig notified us of the passing of Ted. Ted worked in Test set maintenance.
Theodore R. “Ted” Neuenfeldt
Neuenfeldt, Theodore R. “Ted”

Neuenfeldt, Theodore R. “Ted” Apr 28, 1938 – May 4, 2017 Preceded in death by parents, George Neuenfeldt and Clara King (Ibsen); brothers, Don (Leah), William (Vera), and Milton Fraser; sister, Betty Grothe (Duane). Survived by wife of 49 years, Iona “Faye”; son, Jim (Melissa); daughters, Cathy Janes (Ron), Linda Herman, Theresa Muhle (Thomas), Beth Robinson (Jon); 4 granddaughters, Melissa (Jim), Alex, Angela, Sara; 4 grandsons, Dustin (Dani), Joe, Dan, David; 2 great-granddaughters, Claire, Emily; 1 great-grandson Andrew; brother, Bob (Gloria); sister, Dianna Dankel (Bill); Mia, his beloved furry companion. VISITATION: Monday, May 8, 5-7pm, with CELEBRATION of LIFE SERVICE at 7pm, all at Roeder Mortuary, 11710 Standing Stone, Gretna. GRAVESIDE SERVICE with Military Honors: Tuesday, May 9, 2pm, Evergreen Cemetery, 2300 S. 78 St., Omaha. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society. www.RoederMortuary.com
ROEDER MORTUARY – Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 402-332-0090
Gretna, NE

Steve Miller notified us of the passing of Lester Rue
Lester “Les” E. Rue Les retired from the Omaha Works on 8/2/2000
Lester “Les” E. Rue
Rue, Lester E. “Les”

September 8, 1938 ~ April 26, 2017
Age 78 of Omaha
Survived by: Loving wife of 57 years, Barbara Jean, Daughters Denise (Kristi Hansen), Delene (Brandon) Will, Drinda (Chris) Bright; Grandsons Matthew (Maria) Rue and Christiaan Bright; Brothers Jerry (Connie) Rue and David (Ruth) Rue; Sisters Evelyn Sharpe and Betty Sharpe; Numerous other family members and friends.
GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel from 4-8:00PM with Sharing of Memories at 5:00PM
Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel
6306 S 143rd St
Omaha, NE 68137

Fran Markesi notified us of the passing of Jacob. He was carpenter in plant trades.
Jacob E. “Jay” Rosencrantz
Rosencrantz, Jacob E. Jay

Rosencrantz, Jacob E. “Jay” Age 94 – Apr 17, 2017 Of Yutan. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Edna Gori; brother-in-law, Donald Rieckman; nephew, Richard Rieckman. Survived by wife, Marilyn; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Theodore Frye, all of Yutan, Vickie Brammer, Wahoo, NE, Karen and Douglas Zink, Grand Island, NE; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Shelley, Baraboo, WI; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Iola Rieckman, Waverly, NE; brother-in-law, Dino Gori, Washington State; nieces, nephews. MEMORIAL SERVICE 10:30am Thursday at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Yutan, followed by Inurnment at Hollst Lawn Cemtery Yutan with Military Honors by the Yutan American Legion. No Visitation. Memorials to St. Peter’s Church or Fremont Health Hospice. Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com.
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple 402-289-2222
Elkhorn, NE

Dan Lindblad notified us of the passing of Peggy. She retired from the Omaha Works on 11/6/1998
Peggy Jean Carnes
Carnes, Peggy Jean

Oct 7, 1942 – Apr 17, 2017
Peggy passed away peacefully In The Loving Arms of the Lord on Monday April 17, 2017. She touched our lives with Happiness and Joy as: A Daughter, Sister, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Friend. She was a Beautiful Person, and will always hold a special place in our hearts. She will be greatly missed. Until we meet again. Amen A CELEBRATION of LIFE will be held at a later date. To leave a condolence, please visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY-
72nd St. Chapel 1702 N. 72nd St.
Omaha, NE 68114 402-391-2171

Ron Feierman notified us of the passing of Darlene Davis last. Darlene retired from the Omaha Works on 2/8/1990
Darlene M. Davis
Davis, Darlene M.

Davis, Darlene M. Oct 13, 1929 – Apr 12, 2017 Age 87. Preceded in death by husband, William W. Davis; brothers, George and Bob Maddux; sisters, Betty Freeman and Carol Hunning. Survived by daughters: Jeanette “Jan” Jones (Denny), Debbie Jacobsen (Mark), Sharon Blackwell (John), Kristen Borchers (Harlan); brothers, William Maddux and Jack Maddux; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. GRAVESIDE SERVICES: Saturday, April 15th, 10am, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
BEL AIR CHAPEL
12100 W. Center Rd.
402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com
Omaha, NE

Bonnie J. Ernst
Ernst, Bonnie J.

(August 12, 1958 – April 18, 2017)
age 58, of Omaha, Nebraska
Retired from Western Electric.
Preceded in death by grandparents John (Lillian) Druskis and Earl (Irene) Colby; nephew Matthew McShannon. Survived by loving husband of 38 years Roger; son Kyle; daughter Lyndsey; parents Robert (Lorraine) Colby; brothers Bob (Julie) Colby and Jim (Shawna) Colby; sisters Penny McShannon, Sherry (Mark) Sambasile, and Cindy Flock; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Visitation Friday, April 21, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with Fraternal Order of Eagles 154 Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. Bethany Funeral Home. Memorial Service Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel.
Bethany Funeral Home Chapel
8201 Harrison Street
La Vista, NE

Don retired from the Omaha Works on 3/31/1996
Donald B. “Don” Luben
Luben, Donald B. “Don”

June 21, 1934 – April 17, 2017
Donald B. “Don” Luben, 82, of Fremont died Monday, April 17, 2017, at his home.
Don was born June 21, 1934, at Clearwater to Howard and Lucille (Hughes) Luben. He grew up at Clearwater and was a 1952 graduate of Clearwater High School. He then worked at Luben Produce. He served in the U.S. Army from May 9, 1956, until Sept. 4, 1958. He enlisted in the National Guard and served at the O’Neill and Fremont locations for 26 years. He moved to Fremont in 1965. He was employed at Western Electric until retiring May 31, 1992. He then worked as a bailiff at the Dodge County Courthouse.
Don married Ruth Lorraine Brandt on June 25, 1961. She died Nov. 23, 2001.
He then married Elayne Neal on Dec. 28, 2002, at Northern Heights Baptist Church in Norfolk.
Don was active in the Evangelical Free Church in Fremont and served as church secretary and was active in the men’s church groups. He was also active in the Fremont Citywide Prayer Breakfast, Gideons at the Fremont Camp, Low-Income Ministry Board and was a Care Corps volunteer.
Don enjoyed bird watching, talking with people, the St. Louis Cardinals, traveling on bus trips to the East and West coasts and Canada and Europe; taking kids on camping trips and was an avid collector of writing pens. He volunteered with Boy Scout Troop 104.
He is survived by his wife, Elayne; sons, Mike (Angie) Luben and Dan (Sharon) Luben, all of Fremont, and Dennis (Lisa Ruroede) Luben of Goose Creek, S.C.; daughters, Tammy Ruroede of Norfolk and Jeannie (Eugene) Deane of Fremont; sister, Lois Brittell of Omaha; grandchildren, Taylor, Jessika, Benjamin, Zachary and Trevin Luben; two granddaughters and one grandson in Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Luben; stepdaughter, Patricia O’Toole; and granddaughter, Olivia Joy.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the Evangelical Free Church in Fremont. The Rev. Jim Moore and Rev. Ryan Miller will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday, all at the church. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Fremont with military honors conducted by the Fremont Honor Guard.
Memorials may be directed to the family for further designation.
Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at mosermemorialchapels.com

Richard A. “Dick” Hergenrader
Hergenrader, Richard A. “Dick”

Apr 12, 2017 Updated 13 hrs ago 2
Hergenrader, Richard A. “Dick” Mar 23, 1937 – Apr 9, 2017 Preceded in death by parents, John and Emma Hergenrader. Survived by wife, Maryanna Hergenrader; children: Scott (Laurie) Hergenrader, Steve (Annie) Hergenrader, Kathy (Brian) Folts; grandchildren: Michael, Jamie, Matthew and Megan Hergenrader, Emily Folts; brother, Bob (Marti) Hergenrader; numerous nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL VISITATION: Friday, April 14, 5-7pm, at the John A. Gentleman Pacific St. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Nebraska Humane Society.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
PACIFIC STREET CHAPEL 14151
Pacific St. 402-391-1664 www.johnagentleman.com
Omaha, NE

Good Morning George. In today’s paper there is a death of one of our retirees. Beverly Morley. Thought I would let you know in case you didn’t see it. Edie
Beverly P. Morley
Morley, Beverly P.

(September 19, 1948 – April 9, 2017)
Morley, Beverly Age 68 Died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Beverly was born September 19, 1948, in Keokuk, IA, to Floyd and Maxine (Mallon) Bullard. She graduated from Omaha South High School. Beverly assembled and inspected communication equipment for Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Avaya, and ComScope. She retired in 2005. Beverly liked hunting deer and turkey and going deep-sea fishing. She especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and occasionally having a good glass of wine. She loved attending the “little church in the country”. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Michael. Survivors include her fiancé, Larry Blanke, of Bremen; children: Cheryl (Jeff Hasenauer) Borhart, Brooke Blanke, and Beau (Natalie) Blanke; siblings: Stan (Karen) Bullard, Russ (Eilleen) Bullard, and Mary (Bob) Byrnes; grandchildren: Anna Kingsbury, Katelin Kingsbury, Aiden Borhart, Evin Blanke, and Barrett Blanke; and several nieces and nephews. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11am Thursday, April 13, at the Afton Lutheran Church south of Bremen, KS. VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Afton Cemetery. Memorials to the Afton Lutheran Church. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary, 1006 Broadway, Marysville, KS 66508.
Kinsley Mortuary
1006 Broadway
785-562-3021 www.kinsleymortuary.com
Marysville, Kansas

Raymond retired from the Omaha Works on 3/27/1992
Raymond L. Lastovica
Lastovica, Raymond L.

Lastovica, Raymond L. Jan 25, 1933 – Apr 2, 2017 Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Helen; sister, Frances Pistello; brother, Frank. Survived by loving wife, Patricia (Beran); sons, David and Jan; daughter, Lisa Lastovica; grandchildren: Jarod, Natalya, Jordyn; great grandson, Ryder. Longtime member of Sokol Omaha and IBEW Local 1525. Member of VFW. FUNERAL: Saturday, 11am, at Bethany Lutheran Church (204 & Maple St). VISITATION: Saturday at 9am at Church. Private interment. Memorials to the family. www.klsfuneralhome.com
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
Omaha, NE

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Guthrie. He worked in plant trades and retired from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1986
Albert Shadley Guthrie
Guthrie, Albert S.

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Guthrie. He worked in plant trades and retired from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1986
Albert Shadley Guthrie
Guthrie, Albert Shadley
Albert Shadley Guthrie, age 91, Lincoln, formerly Louisville, passed away March 25, 2017 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln. He was born August 9, 1925 in Bloomfield, Iowa to John and Clara (Shadley) Guthrie. Albert was a Korean War and United States Army veteran. He was a longtime employee at Western Electric in Omaha and a member of the First Baptist Church in Plattsmouth.
Survivors include his sons, John of Louisville, Joseph (Susan) of Wichita, Kansas, and Clair (Mary) of Lincoln, 7 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and a sister, Alice Snell of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 16220 Highway 75, Plattsmouth with Pastor Raymond Wicks officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church Thursday. Condolences may be left at www.trumpmemorials.com Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “0” Street, Lincoln are handling the arrangements.
Trump Funeral Services1
600 West “0” Street
Lincoln, NE

Edie Riester notified us of the passing of Michael.
Michael R. Horvath
Horvath, Michael R.

Horvath, Michael R. Feb 25, 1971 – Mar 26, 2017 Preceded in death by parents: Donald and Kathleen Horvath, grandparents, and numerous aunts and uncles. Survived by wife: Erin Horvath. son: Alexander Horvath. daughter: Ashlea Horvath. grandchildren: Aleaya & Bentley. siblings: Donald Horvath Jr., Shawn Horvath, Daniel Horvath, Richelle Horvath. Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday April 1st 11am Calvary Chistian Church 10100 Cedar Island Road, Bellevue. VISITATION Friday at mortuary from 2-8pm with family receiving friends from 6-8pm In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to Nebraska Game and Parks or Mike’s grandchildrens college scholarship fund. www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com
KAHLER-DOLCE MORTUARY
441 No Washington St.
Papillion NE 402-339-3232

Evelyn Crinklasw advised us of the passing of Don Taylor.
Donald Lynn Taylor of Bella Vista, Arkansas | 1948 – 2017 |
Donald Lynn Taylor
May 06, 1948 – March 24, 2017
Donald Lynn Taylor, age 68, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, went home to be with the Lord on March 24, 2017. Don was born on May 6, 1948, in Haynesville, Louisiana. He called Shreveport his home.
He is survived by his loving wife, Karleen Thomas Taylor of Bella Vista and daughters: Donna Michelle Hickey of Chesapeake, Virginia and Brandy Taylor Dick of Vivian, Louisiana. Don has three grandchildren. Karleen’s daughters include Peggy Smith Feazel of Honduras and Lisa Renee Parker of Lebanon, Tennessee. Additional family includes six grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way.
Don is preceded in death by his parents, Alice Corine Metcalf Taylor and Johnnie A. Taylor, of Haynesville, Louisiana.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Village Baptist Church, 380 Glasgow Road, Bella Vista. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Don’s name to Village Baptist Church for the Landscaping Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. On-line condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com

SERVICES
Visitation
Thursday, March 30, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Village Bible Church
210 Town Center
Bella Vista, Arkansas 72714

Memorial Service
Thursday, March 30, 2017
11:00 AM
Village Bible Church
210 Town Center
Bella Vista, Arkansas 72714

Dan Lindblad advised us of the passing of Dan Walters
Danny G. Walters
Walters, Danny G.

Walters, Danny G. Age 70 Of Waterloo, NE. Preceded in death by stepson, Michael McClaughry. Survived by wife, Monica; sons, Mike (Becky) of Lincoln and Kenny (Carla) of Fremont, NE; daughter, Kris (Jeff) Thompson of San Luis Obisbo, CA; stepson, Terry (Brianne) Menzel of Waterloo, NE; 11 grandchildren; and many extended family. Private inurnment. Memorials to family for later designation. Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple 402-289-2222
Elkhorn, NE

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing or Eileen. She retired from the Works on 3/31/1997
Eileen Marie Ackerman
Ackerman, Eileen Marie

Ackerman, Eileen Marie Age 84 Of Omaha. Passed away March 15, 2017. Eileen was born, March 29,1932 in Glenwood Iowa to the late Harry A. and Edith D.(Enewold) Smith. She retired in 1997 from Western Electric-AT&T after 24 years of service. Eileen is a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Omaha and is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Edith Smith; brother, Alfred Smith; sisters, Helen Dainty and Betty Coniglio; husband, Roger Ackerman, whom she married May 1, 1977; son-in-law, Jerry Dale Clark. Survivors include daughters: Kathy (Greg) Krauth, Crescent, IA; Cindy Clark, Neola, IA; Debbie (Rick) Stanton, Valley, NE; seven grandchildren: Aaron Krauth, Bob (Shonna) Krauth, Adam (Shavonne) Krauth, Jacob (Rebecca) Clark, David (Jessica) Clark, Benjamin (Ashley) Clark ,Katelyn Stanton; 14 great-grandchildren. VISITATION WITH FAMILY: Sunday, 2-4pm. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, 1pm, all at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Interment Ridgewood Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the Walnut Hill Reception Center. Memorials to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1821 No. 90th Street, Omaha, NE; 68114
CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Ave.,
Council Bluffs, IA 712-322-7779

Dan Lindblad notified us of the passing of Enish Gills, Jr.
Enish Gills, Jr.
Gills, Enish, Jr.

Gills, Enish, Jr. Mar 31, 1929 – Mar 9, 2017 Of Omaha. Survived by children: Jerry Gills, Ricky Gills, Curtis Gills, Alvin Gills, Beverly Gills-Harris, Marvin Gills, David Gills, Clifford Gills; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and many more family and friends. VISITATION: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3-5pm and FUNERAL SERVICE 1pm, Friday, March 17, 2017, all at Roeder Mortuary. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Repast to follow at Starlight Chateau, 1310 N 29th St.
ROEDER MORTUARY
Ames Chapel 4932 Ames Ave. 402-453-5600
Omaha, NE
www.RoederMortuary.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of William “Bill” Montalbano. Bill worked in 20 bldg. production control and retired on 8/3/1990.
William E. Sr. and Betty L. Montalbano
Montalbano, William E. Sr. and Betty L.

Montalbano, Betty L. and William E. Sr. Mar 2, 2017 Both passed away the same day at the age of 83 years. Survivors include son, William (Sherry) Montalbano Jr.; and grandchildren: Brian (Nicole) Montalbano, Ashley, Scott, Nolle, Brande, and Autumn Heaton; six great-grandchildren; daughter, Sandra Jensen; grandchildren, Erin Jensen and Kevin (Ashley) Lesac; Betty’s sister, Delores Pchenica. William was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Montalbano.
VISITATION: Sunday, 3–5pm, at the funeral home. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, 10am, Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Omaha NE

Bobbie retired from the Omaha Works on 10-31-1986
Bobbie J. (Wilson) Geiger
Geiger, Bobbie J. (Wilson)
Geiger, Bobbie J. (Wilson) Mar 1, 1927 – Mar 8, 2017 Preceded in death by D.F. “Bud” Wilson, husband, Raymond “Bud” Geiger, husband, Ronald Geiger, son, and Rita Tederman, daughter.Survived by children, Vicki & Mike Tederman, Mike & Trisha Wilson, Wendy Geiger, Judy & Mike Hartong, grandchildren, Kelli & Shawn Buchanan, Rob & Stephanie Neuhaus, Hallie & Jason Talley, Surya & Melissa Metzler, Matthew & Meredith Geiger, Priya & Jon Hebel, Laura Geiger, Samantha Hartong, great-grandchildren, McKenzie & Kamryn Buchanan, Madeline, Olivia, & Isabella Neuhaus, Sofia & Savannah Metzler, Amira, Elijah, Nevaya, Harper, & Sydney Geiger, Leela & Vayu Hebel, best friends, Fritz Donahoo and Sadie Lu. Celebration of life service Tuesday, March 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church, 5220 S. 159th Ave., Omaha, Ne. Memorials to the family for later designation.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd.
402-451-1000 www.forestlawnomaha.com
Onaha, NE

John R. “Jack” Zelenka
Zelenka, John R. “Jack”

Zelenka, John R. “Jack” Jan 7, 1933 – Feb 23, 2017 GRAVESIDE SERVICE Wednesday, March 8th, 1pm, Calvary Cemetery.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
BEL AIR CHAPEL 12100 W. Center Rd.
402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com
Omaha, NE

Dick Scott notified us of the passing or Maurice.
Maurice E. Sponsel
Sponsel, Maurice E.

Sponsel, Maurice E. Nov 27, 1936 – Feb 26, 2017 Age 80 years of Omaha. Preceded in death by daughter, Laura Pierson. Survived by wife of 58 years, Phyllis; children: Mark Sponsel and wife Emily; Stacie Duello and husband Ed; Tim Sponsel and fiancée Lori Gilbert; son-in-law, Greg Pierson; granddaughters: Aryanna, Elaine, Vivian; sister, Evelyn Sponsel-Smith; many other relatives and friends. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the following: American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006 or National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33 St., New York, NY 10016. To leave a condolence, visit www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400
Omaha, NE

Alberta Kohls notified us Phillis Depue passed away yesterday, she worked in cabinets at the Omaha Works and retired on 8/18/2000.
PHYLLIS DEPUE
DEPUE, PHYLLIS

PHYLLIS A. DEPUE, 78, OF FREMONT PASSED AWAY TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, AT DUNKLAU GARDENS IN FREMONT.
PHYLLIS WAS BORN FEB. 7, 1939, IN TAYLOR TO ARNOLD AND CAROL CAMPBELL. SHE MOVED TO FREMONT WHERE SHE ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL. SHE MET AND MARRIED EUGENE P. DEPUE IN 1958 IN FREMONT. SHE WORKED FOR CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY AND LATER RETIRED FROM LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES IN 2001.
SHE BECAME A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS IN 1979. SHE HAD MULTIPLE CALLINGS THROUGHOUT THE CHURCH BUT WAS PRIMARILY IN THE NURSERY CARING FOR AND WORKING WITH THE CHILDREN. PHYLLIS ENJOYED CROCHETING, READING GOOD BOOKS AND THE HALLMARK CHANNEL. SHE LOVED WATCHING AND SPENDING TIME WITH CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY HER GRANDCHILDREN WHOM SHE ADORED. PHYLLIS WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR HER CARING SMILE AND HER HEART OF GOLD.
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS; HUSBAND, EUGENE P.; DAUGHTER, KELLIE STEFFENS-DEPUE; AND BROTHER, GARY CAMPBELL.
SHE IS SURVIVED BY: SONS, MICHAEL (BOBBIE) DEPUE OF FREMONT, GENE (NANCY) DEPUE OF COLUMBUS, GARY (KAMI) DEPUE OF FREMONT AND BRIAN DEPUE OF AXTELL; DAUGHTER, KAREN (RICHARD) REIGER OF FREMONT; BROTHER, DEAN (SANDY) CAMPBELL OF PEORIA, ARIZ., BRUCE (JENNIFER) CAMPBELL OF MAINE, DENNIS (NELDA) CAMPBELL OF FREMONT AND DAVE (DEB) CAMPBELL OF FREMONT; SISTER, CONNIE (TERRY) LAYMEN OF PHOENIX; 16 GRANDCHILDREN; 19 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; ONE GREAT GREAT-GRANDCHILD; AND MANY NIECES, NEPHEWS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
THE FUNERAL WILL BE 9 A.M. SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 4-8 P.M. FRIDAY AT DUGAN FUNERAL CHAPEL IN FREMONT WITH FAMILY PRESENT FROM 6-8 P.M. BURIAL WILL BE IN MEMORIAL CEMETERY.

Jim Kelly forwarded Bob’s passing saying that he passed Wednesday evening (February 15th) due to cancer of the pancreas. Bob retired from the Works on 1/13/1996
Robert G. Drach
Drach, Robert G.

July 1, 1934 ~ February 15, 2017 (age 82)
MEMORIAL SERVICE
Saturday
February 25, 2017
11:00 AM
Nativity Lutheran Church
Weeki Wachee, Florida
Robert G. Drach, 82 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on February 15, 2017.
Robert is survived by loving wife Jean; daughter Kathryn; sons Robert (Nina) & Thomas (Loreley); brother Charles; sister Jean; grandchildren Kevin, Jeff, Zack, Max, Amy & Brennan.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Nativity Lutheran Church,
6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613.

Dick Scott forwarded the passing of Carl to us. Carl retired from the Works on 2/13/1992
Carol O. Peckman
Peckman, Carl O.

Peckman, Carl O. Age 85 Passed away of leukemia on February 14, 2017 in Olympia, WA. He was born August 8, 1931 to Clarence O. and Ina Amarena (Sherwood) Peckman, Beatrice, NE. Raised in Beatrice, Carl also lived in Lincoln, NE, spent 50 years in Omaha, NE, and moved to Olympia in 2008. Carl served in the US Navy during the Korean War and graduated from Southeast Community College in Milford, NE. He married Alma F. Fruehling on June 19, 1955 at Immanuel State Line Lutheran Church, Wymore, NE. Carl worked in telecommunications manufacturing for AT&T from 1959 to 1992. He also was a ham radio operator and enthusiast, and a huge Nebraska football fan. He loved fishing, fly tying, and operating RC (radio controlled) vehicles. He was a member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shephard and VFW. He is survived by his son, David Peckman and family; daughter, Nancy Peckman, and son-in-law, Terry Christensen; and grandchild, Mikayla; step-grandchildren, Danyelle and Ashley. He was predeceased by his wife, Alma (June 7, 2006); brother, Ray Peckman (1974). SERVICES will be Saturday, February 25, at 1pm at Immanuel State Line Lutheran, 4696 E. State Line Road, Wymore, NE 68466. Please share memories at: www.FuneralAlternatives.org

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Jimmie. Jimmie worked in the cable plant and retired from the Omaha Works on 10/31/1991
Jimmie L. Howard, Jr.
Howard, Jr., Jimmie L.

Age 84 – Feb 2, 2017 Survived by son, Scott (Samantha) Howard, Omaha; daughter: Latisha (Vatshun) McKay, Columbia, Ga; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives. VIEWING: 5-7pm, Friday, Mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE: 10am, Saturday, Mortuary; Cremation. Thomas Funeral Home.
THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St.
Omaha,NE 402-453-7111 www.omahathomasfh.com

Dick retired from the Omaha Works on 2/12/2003
“Dick” Harold H. Dickman Jr.
Dickman, Harold “Dick” H.

“Dick” Harold H. Dickman Jr., age 72, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, passed away on January 21, 2017 at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
HENNESSEY – AMAN FUNERAL HOME
Mortuaries and Crematories
310 East Huron Street
Missouri Valley, Iowa 51555
(712) 642-2745 | (800) 642-2745

Joan Diane Jacobsen
Jacobsen, Joan Diane (Swanson)

18 Jun 1942 – 20 Jan 2017
Joan was preceded in death by husband Don. She is survived by son Ron and daughter Sue (Kevin) Moffitt all of Omaha; grandchildren Ashley, Courtney, Grady and Beau; Brother Bob Swanson of Ohio and brother-in-law Tom Lampman of Elkhorn.
Visitation: Saturday 1 – 3 P.M. Reichmuth Funeral Home, 21901 W. Maple Rd., Elkhorn, NE 68022.
Memorials: The family requests no flowers.
Reichmuth Funeral Home
21901 West Maple
Omaha, NE 68002
402-289-2222
www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com

Robert (Bob) Rederick Kensinger
Kensinger, Robert Frederick

4 Mar 1922 – 17 Jan 2017
Kensinger, Robert Frederick Mar 4, 1922 – Jan 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by son Howard Kensinger, Parents Fred and Elizabeth Kensinger, brother Howard Kensinger, sister Genevieve (Toby) Graber; Survived by: Children Charles(Kathy) Kensinger; grandchildren Karl Kensinger, Kim (Mark) Norris; Great Grandchildren Sydney and Grant Norris; Sister Lucille (Marlo) Gould;
Visitation: January 20, 2017, 5-7 P.M., Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Services: January 20, 2017, 7 P.M., at the Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, Omaha, NE.
Interment: Private
Robert retired in 1985 with thirty years of service.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street
Omaha NE 68106
402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com

Bob retired from the Omaha Works on 1-13-1996
Robert F. Wollenburg (Bob)
Wollenberg, Robert F. (Bob)

January 21, 2017
5/20/1937 – 1/17/2017
Of Gretna, survived by wife of 56 years Judy, children Joni Stein (Dean), Jeff (Tracy), Jon (Cindy), 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, 3 brothers, many nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends.
Visitation Friday 5-7 PM at Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone Gretna, NE. Funeral Service Saturday (1/21/17) 11:00 AM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Gretna, NE. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Gretna Fire Department. www.roedermortuary.com
Roeder Mortuary
11710 Standing Stone
Gretna, NE

Martin retired from the Omaha Works in October of 1989
Martin E. Scheiblhofer
Scheiblhofer, Martin E.

Aug 31, 1931 – Jan 9, 2017 Preceded in death by daughter, Ann Tompkins. Survived by wife, Joann C. Scheiblhofer; son, John (Paul); two grandchildren, Joseph Scheiblhofer and Elizabeth Bronson (Matthew); brother Raymond (Dolores); sister, Rita Scheiblhofer. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 11th from 5pm to 7pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, Jan. 12th at 11am, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church or Nebraska Humane Society.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER BEL AIR CHAPEL
12100 W. Center Rd.
Omaha. NE
402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

Gene retired from the Omaha Works in February of 1985
Eugene B. “Gene” Cook
Cook, Eugene B. “Gene”

Nov 4, 1922 – Jan 11, 2017 Preceded in death by wife, Lavonne M. Cook; parents; brother, Dennis Cook. Survived by children: Roy Cook, Tony (Julie) Cook, Danny (Linda) Cook, Larry Cook; grandchildren: Adam (Beth), Ian, Taylor, Kasey and Lewis; great granddaughter, Taryn; sister-in- law, Patty Christensen; brother-in-law, Mort (Joan) Tunender; special friend, Cindy Cook; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. VISITATION WITH FAMILY: Friday, 5-7pm. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, 10am; all at Roeder Mortuary-108th Street Chapel. Interment: Lincoln Memorial Park, 6800 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE, on Saturday at 2:30pm.
ROEDER MORTUARY
108th St. Chapel 2727 North 108th St.
Omaha, NE
402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com

Vernie Dean Klauman
Klaumann, Vernnie Dean

Jun 14, 1953 – Jan 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernnie and Beatrice Klaumann; brother, Charles Klaumann and grandson, Chase Hunter. Survived by his wife, Connie Klaumann; daughters, Jennifer (Chris) Hunter, Samantha (Jerry) Peck; grandchildren, Amber, Lucas and Tyler Hunter, Isiah, Ariahna and Lennox Peck; many other family members. SERVICES, Friday, 11am at the Northwest Hills Church, 9334 Fort St. Visitation, Thursday 4-8pm at the 72nd Street Chapel with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Northwest Hills Church or H.E.T.R.A.
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries and Crematory
1010 North 72 Street
Omaha, NE
402-391-1664 www.johnagentleman.com

Loretta Thimgan advising us of the passing of Barbara Wischmann. Barbara was from Ashland and worked in the 30 Building of the former Omaha Works.
Barbara A. Wischmann
Wischmann, Barbara A.

By the Lincoln Journal Star 6 hrs ago (0)
Barbara A. Wischmann, 83, of Ashland, died Thursday, December 29, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln. She was born December 15, 1933, in Lincoln, to Vernon and Gertrude (Brakhage) Stewart.

She is survived by husband of 42 years Robert Wischmann; children: Sherry (Fred) Starr of Greenwood, Tom Smith of Ashland, and Jodi (Kelly) Lathrop of Lincoln; grandchildren: Jeff Starr, Matt (Jackie) Starr, Emily (Nathan) DeLashmutt, and Nathan Lathrop; five great-grandchildren; brothers: Jerry (Penny) Stewart, Kenny (Jean) Stewart, and Jimmy Stewart; sisters: Janice (Randy) Horn and Linda (Larry) Meyer; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband Robert Smith; brothers: George, Ivan, and John Stewart; sisters: Judy Thoms, Dorothy Comstock, and Ruth York.

Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Marcy Chapel, Ashland. Pastor Karen Lamb will be officiating. Visitation, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at Marcy Chapel. Interment at Ashland Cemetery. Memorials in care of the family for future designation. Visit www.marcysvoboda.com to leave condolences.

Sharon retired from the Omaha Works on 7/7/2000
Sharon Allas
Allas, Sharon Age 72 Valley, NE. Preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Lois Labs; and sister Judy Bartlett. Survived by husband Dean; brother, David (Rondi) Labs of Gretna, NE; sister, Patricia (Richard) Rowe of Valley; and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne Bartlett of Waterloo NE, and Richard and Patricia Dunn of Minnesota. VISITATION Wednesday 10-11am, with MEMORIAL SERVICE Wednesday at 11am, all at the Funeral Home. Private Inurnment. Memorials to the Valley Fire and Rescue. Condolences to: www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple 402-289-2222
Elkhorn, NE


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Roger Nelson notified us of the passing of Dave.
David Soren Svendgaard (Disco Dave)
Svendgaard, David Soren (Disco Dave)
July 4, 1939 to December 8, 2016
David Soren Svendgaard (Disco Dave), age 77, died peacefully at home in Sun City, Arizona on December 8, 2016. David is survived by his loving wife Rosie and his four children; daughters Sheri/Jack Johnson, Kristi/Rick Nicholas, Joni/James Gerrard, and son Jerry David/Sandra Svendgaard, and lovingly referred to as Papa by eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one on the way. Also survived by sister Cindy/Ron Regier. Preceded in death by parents Woodrow (Woody) and Marjorie Svendgaard, brothers Walter Stewart and Lee Svendgaard, and grandson Eric Soren Nicholas.
David was born and raised in Blair, Nebraska. An avid golfer, who loved the sunshine, retired in January, 1996 after 37 years of employment with Western Electric /AT&T in Omaha, Nebraska. David was a huge husker fan carrying on a family legacy of supporting the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. David loved fishing, camping and golfing, and was well known for his musical talents. Many loving memories of a man of melody who could walk into a room full of strangers, and leave as their best friend.

Steve Odell notified us of the passing of Dennis Stenzel. Dennis worked in the cable plant and retired from the Omaha Works on 12/31/2005
Dennis Wayne Stenzel
Stenzel, Dennis Wayne

Stenzel, Dennis Wayne Nov 20, 1944 – Dec 8, 2016 Preceded in death by parents. Survived by wife Amber; children, Brian Stenzel, Robert (Mary) Stenzel, Denise Robino and fiancee Tim Greenhaw, and Chasta (Dave) Cashatt; grandchildren, Jacob, Jared, Noah, John, Jillian and Molly; brothers, Richard (Betty) Stenzel, Dwight Stenzel, and Dean (Lis) Stenzel; sister, Nancy (Tom) Dokulil; and many other relatives and friends. MEMORIAL SERVICE Thursday, December 15, at 11 am at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. PRIVATE INURNMENT. MEMORIALS to be directed by family.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE 68106

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing or John Beckman. John retired from the Omaha Works on 11/8/1991
John A. Beckman
Beckman, John A.

Date of Birth
January 3, 1934
Lincoln, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 8, 2016
Wahoo, Nebraska
Memorial Mass
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Visitation & Rosary
Monday, December 12, 2016
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 ~ 1:00 p.m.
Omaha National Cemetery ~ Omaha, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Navy and American Legion #129
Memorials
In Care of the Family
John A. Beckman, 82 of Ashland, NE, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, NE. He was born January 3, 1934 in Lincoln, NE to Frank and Madeline (Fields) Beckman.
John’s family moved to Ashland in 1944. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1952. After graduation, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country for over six years until he was honorably discharged in 1959.
On November 22, 1958, John married Mary Lou Proffit at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ashland. Following his military service, John began working at Western Electric and continued working for 33 years until his retirement in 1991.
He is survived by wife of 58 years Mary Lou Beckman; children: Brad (Sue) Beckman of Lincoln, Jeff (Glenda) Beckman of Palmyra, and Julie (Mike) Hurst of Lincoln; grandchildren: Nichole (TJ) Kaiser, Eric Beckman, Amanda (Kyle) Boyle, and Heather Beckman; great-grandchild Landon Kaiser; brother Frank (Joey) Beckman of Omaha; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Janice and Chuck Reisen; brother-in-law RD Doose; many nieces and nephews.

We were notified of the passing of Clyde Rothfuss by Jason Rothfuss. Clyde retired from the Omaha Works on 8/1/1995.
Clyde Leroy Rothfuss
Rothfuss, Clyde Leroy

Clyde Leroy Rothfuss, age 75 of Blair, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ December 5, 2016 at his home in Blair, Nebraska with his loved ones by his side. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00PM Friday, December 9, 2016 at First Christian Church in Blair. Graveside services will be held in the Blair Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home beginning at 4:00PM with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00PM.
Clyde Leroy Rothfuss was born June 11, 1941 near Wells, Kansas the son of Harvey and Lois Rothfuss.
Retired from Western Electric/ AT&T in 1995 after 33 years. He was a locksmith for over 50 years in the Omaha and Blair areas. He was a recent proud member of First Baptist Church of Blair.
Clyde is survived by his wife Cindy of Blair, children: Dawna (John), Kelly (Gordon), Jason (Kirstin), Jared (Rebekah), Steve (Nicole), Cory (Jill); along with 20 wonderful grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Blair or the First Christian Church of Blair.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE, US, 68008
http://www.campbellaman

Steve Odell notified us that Donald George’s obit is in the World Herald. He worked
Donald W. George
George, Donald W.

Donald W. George, 66 of Glenwood, passed away November 27, 2016 in Omaha, NE. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Mineola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m., at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Memorials: Directed to the family
Donald Wayne George, one of three children of Leonard Paul and Kathryn D. (Cooper) George, was born on March 28, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska along with his twin brother Robert. Don graduated from the Omaha Technical High school in 1969. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for two years as a fireman while stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Following his honorable discharge, Don worked as a production specialist for Western Electric for 32 years. He then worked for 8 years at the Oriental Trading Company until his retirement.
Don and Joyce Elaine Hansen were united in marriage on June 28, 1975 at St. John Lutheran Church in Mineola, Iowa.
Don enjoyed gardening and traveling to Arkansas to visit relatives. He was a huge Star Trek fan and also enjoyed watching the Twilight Zone.
Don passed away on November 27, 2016 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Omaha at the age of 66 years, 7 months, and 29 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws; niece Susan Rodgers; and great niece Victoria Hughes.
Don is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joyce George of Glenwood, IA; twin brother Bob George; and sister Frances Hughes, both of Omaha; his aunt, Ruth Cooper, of Everton, AR; one nephew Keith; four nieces, Terri, Sherri, Jennifer, and Heather; several great nephews and nieces; cousins and extended relatives; and many friends.

Gene Bielenberg notified us of the passing of Cid’s wife Dee. Dee retired from the Works on 9/21/2001
Deloise A. “Dee” Stinson
Stinson, Deloise A. “Dee”

Stinson, Deloise A. “Dee” Nov 4, 1946 – Nov 9, 2016 She was preceded in death by her father David (Beatrice) Barnes, mother Irene (George) Duncally Harris, son Lance Stinson, and sister Crystal Barnes. She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband of 52 years, UB “Cid” Stinson, daughter Kelly Coleman, granddaughter, Sierra (James) Boyd, great-grandsons, James and Jalen Boyd, brother Tony Barnes of Waterloo, IA, nephew Bishop Barnes of Waterloo, IA and niece Whitney Stinson of Atlanta, GA. Cousin companion Deborah Green of Omaha, NE. FUNERAL SERVICE 12:30pm Monday at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 5501 N. 50th St. VISITATION 2-4pm Sunday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment at Forest Lawn. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd. 402-451-1000
www.forestlawnomaha.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Phillip E. Lawler. Darrel mentioned that he was an engineer and he retired from the Works on 9/30/1985
Phillip E. Lawler
Lawler, Phillip E.

Lawler, Phillip E. Age 93 – Nov 8, 2016 Preceded in death by twin daughters, Sally Lynn and Sandra Lee; sisters, Leatrice Whitesel and Marsha Burnap. Survived by wife Anita Jean; daughters, Patricia (Jerry) Glenn, Linda Hauschild, Libby (Douglas) Dreier, Nancy (Michael) Heald; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister Marilyn (Ralph) Johnson; brother George (Judy) Lawler. MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday, 2pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4200 N. 204th St. Memorials requested to Bethany Lutheran Church or The Salvation Army.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
LaVista, NE

Vivian retired from the Works on 2/19/1984
Vivian Hoffman
Hoffman, Vivian

Vivian E. Hoffman, 87, of Valley died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Nye Legacy Health and Rehabilitation in Fremont.
Vivian was born Jan. 20, 1929, in Merriman to Carl A. and Lula G. (Adams) Schuelke.
She lived in Merriman and moved to Fremont. She was a graduate of Fremont High School. Vivian married Dean Hoffman on April 27, 1947, in Fremont. Dean preceded her in death on June 7, 2013. She lived at rural Valley for the past 69 years. She was employed at Western Electric in Omaha until retiring in 1984.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church U.C.C. in Fremont. She enjoyed making crocheted afghans, doing holiday crafts, working crossword puzzles, reading books and liked mowing her lawn. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by sons, Dean Jr. “Buck” (and wife, Marlene) Hoffman of Valley, Lee (and wife, Connie) Hoffman of Lincoln and Keith (and wife, Barb) Hoffman of Valley; daughter, Jan (and husband, Larry) Andreasen of Fremont; sister, Darlene (and husband, Roger) Johnson of Centennial, Colo.; sister-in-law, Ann Picard of Black Hawk, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean; three brothers; and one sister.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Chaplain James Jost will officiate. Closed casket visitation will be from 1:30-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. Memorials may be directedto Project Pink’d of Omaha. Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com

Del F. Hartung
Hartung, Del F.

Del F. Hartung age 84 of Fremont died peacefully Sunday October 30, 2016 at Nye Legacy Health and Rehab in Fremont.
He was born to Obert and Helen (Mahel) Hartung in Fremont on February 24, 1932. He attended school in Fremont and worked on the family farm before entering the navy on April 5, 1951. He was honorably discharged March 18, 1955. He was employed by a dry cleaners and later worked for AT&T for 32 years. He attended college night classes and was then promoted to industrial engineer, working in the wage incentive organization. Del was an avid fan of Nebraska football, a loyal supporter of Omaha’s Tangier Shrine and a member of it’s Oriental Band. He was a member of the Scottish Rite of Omaha, a member of the Fremont Masonic Lodge No. 15 A. F. & A. M. and the Fremont Shrine Club.

Del was devoted to and cared for his family. He is survived by wife of 54 years, Norma Lee (Dorfmeyer) Hartung, daughters LeAnn (Ken) Karmann of Omaha, Shara (Roger) Wagner of Fremont, Son Kent Hartung of Fremont, grandchildren Morgan Karmann, Amanda (companion Jason Smith) Hartung and Nia Karmann, great grandchildren Ariana Maddox, Chloe Maddox, and Corbin Smith, brother Paul (Pat) Hartung of Fremont, Several cousins and lots of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Obert and Helen Hartung.

The family will be at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM to visit with friends. There will be a private family service at the mortuary. Memorials suggested to Spina Bifida, or directed to the family for distribution.

Mary L. Dworak
DWORAK, Mary L.

Mary L. Dworak
Feb 25, 1962 – Oct 23, 2016
Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Florence Steelman; brother- Kenneth Ray Steelman. Survived by husband, Douglas; sisters, Theresa Roberts and Janice Weiner; brother, Orie Steelman; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 1st, from 5pm to 7pm with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, November 2nd, 10am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
BEL AIR CHAPEL
12100 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68144
(402) 391-3900

Dave retired from the Works out of plant trades on 8/31/2001 from Avaya
David Lee Stastny
Stastny, David Lee

April 18, 1947 – October 22, 2016
Biography
Little Rock, Iowa
David Stastny, age 69 of Omaha, NE, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Burgess Health Center in Onawa, IA.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, Oct. 27th at First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, IA with Rev. Scott Burdsall officiating.
Burial will follow at Zion Presbyterian Cemetery, rural George, IA.
Visitation will be Thursday morning from 9:30 AM until the hour of service at the church.
A memorial sevice will be held at a later date in Omaha.

In Sunday’s OWH (October 23, 2016) is an obituary for Joan H. Durbin. She retired in 1990. Gene B.
Joan Helen Durbin
Durbin, Joan Helen (Fidler)

Age 83 Joan Helen (Fidler) Durbin of Ashland, NE, passed away with her family by her side October 15, 2016 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha. She was born April 13, 1933 to James H. and Olive R. (Van Hook) Fidler in rural South Bend, NE. She attended District #57 grade school in South Bend and graduated from Omaha Technical High School in 1948. Joan was united in marriage on January 16, 1949 to Earl M. Durbin for 60 years. Joan waitressed as a teenager and also worked at the Mead Ordnance Plant then the Russell Stover Candy Company in Lincoln prior to her 32 years of employment at Western Electric/AT&T Technology where she retired in 1990. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She is survived by her daughters, Jolynn K. Durbin (Mark Reber), Sheryle R. (Steve) Olsen; grandchildren, Kelly S. Durbin, Denise N. Durbin, Dustin J. Durbin, Cody J. Olsen; great-grandchild, Savanna Durbin; brother, Bill Fidler; sister-in-law, Emma Mae Fidler Hill and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl. M. Durbin, sons, Steven E. Durbin, Daniel L. Durbin; half-brother, Jesse Fidler; half-sister, Iva Copsey; brothers, James and Jack Fidler; sisters, Stella Haswell, Marjorie Donovan and Mary Alice Dean. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 1pm Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, NE. Memorials to the family for future designation. To leave condolences, visit www.marcysvoboda.com
MARCY MORTUARY
104 N 15th Street,
Ashland, NE 68003 402-944-3343

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of James. He was a machine operator in bldg. 50 and retired on 2/20/1996
James Chaloupka
Chaloupka, James

Chaloupka, James Age 80 Survived by wife of 61 years, Pat; sons, Michael (Cathie), Steve (Denise) and Chris (Julie) Chaloupka; daughters, Joanne (Matt) Dragon, Mary Kay Chaloupka, and Laurie (Mike) Gillespie; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. FUNERAL MASS Monday, 11am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. VISITATION Sunday, 4-7pm with 7pm Prayer Service at Funeral Home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to Multiple Sclerosis or Juvenile Diabetes Association.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
Omaha, NE
www.klsfuneralhome.com

Kari Oehme notified us of the passing of Kazumi. Kazumi retired from the Works on 10/18/2003
Kazumi W. Russell
Russell, Kazumi W.

Russell, Kazumi W. Mar 5, 1944 – Oct 9, 2016 Preceded in death by mother, Kiyoko Watanabe. Survived by husband of 55 years, Don Russell; siblings, Mike and Judie Watanabe, Emiko and Fred Ward, Miyeko Kostszewa, Akiye and Eddie Rebarich; children, Denny Russell, Kathy and Greg Hamilton, Doug and Ann Russell; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Private gathering at a later date. In lieu of Flowers, please direct memorials to the Heart Association.

Late Notice
John Warren Peterson
Peterson, John Warren
10.07.16
Passed away on July 2, 2016 in Portland, Oregon at age 94 after a long illness.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Ralston on Saturday October 15 at 11 am. Memorials should be sent to Messiah Lutheran Church in Ralston.

Rick Madej notified us of the passing of Doug. He was a pipefitter in 42 building.
Douglas “Doug” Carlson
Carlson, Douglas ”Doug”

Doug Carlson was born August 14, 1945 in Homer Nebraska to Erwin and Delores Carlson. He graduated from Oakland High School. On November 18th, 1972, he married his best friend and love of his life, Judy Grimm. They have two daughters and three grandchildren. Doug served his country in the Army Reserves. He was a man of deep faith and member of Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gretna. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and a loyal Chiefs and Huskers fan. Doug can be described as a family man, handy man and an all-around great guy! He was an unassuming, humble and generous man. Doug is preceded in death by his mom (Delores), dad (Erwin), sister (Carol), and two nephews. Survivors include his four sisters, wife, two children, three grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many, many good friends. VISITATION Tuesday from 6-8 pm at Gretna Chapel; MEMORIAL SERVICE Wednesday, 11am at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 153 S. McKenna Ave Gretna, NE. Memorials to Hospice House or Resurrection Lutheran Church.
ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 402-332-0090
Gretna Chapel
Gretna, NE
www.RoederMortuary.com

Darrel Sudduth notified us of the passing of Ed. Ed retired from the Works on 4/19/1996
Edward D. Kent
Kent, Edward D.

Kent, Edward D. Jan 25, 1934 – Oct 2, 2016 Preceded in death by wife, Dolores Kent; brothers, Alvin Kent and Myron Kent. Survived by children, Christine (Rex) Lawrence, Gerald (Terri) Kent, Michael (Pamela) Kent, Kathleen (Casey) Hug; grandchildren, Michelle (Jesse) Frederick, Ryan (Kayti) Boykin, Josh Lawrence, Brandy, Aubrey and Faith Kent, Haley Tornquist, Kelsey and Easton Kent, and Taylor Hug; great-grandchildren, Wyett and Ryker Boykin. Retired from AT&T after 37 years. Member of St. Rose Catholic Church until its recent closing. Nothing he enjoyed more than spending family time and being a proud grandpa. VISITATION Wednesday, October. 5th, from 5-7pm with a wake service at 7pm at Crosby Colonial Chapel. MEMORIAL Service Thursday, October 6, at 10am at Crosby Colonial Chapel. Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to St. Anthony Catholic Church – Steinauer, NE or St. John’s Catholic Church – Valley, NE.
CROSBY BURKET SWANSON GOLDEN
Colonial Chapel 1 402-333-7200
1902 W. Center Road
Omaha, NE
www.crosby-burket.com

Darrel Sudduth noticed us of the passing of Charles. Charles retired from the Works on 8/31/2001
Charles H. Bailey Jr.
Bailey Jr., Charles H.

Bailey, Charles H. Jr. Age 69 Yutan, NE. Chuck was married for over 20 years. Survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Mary of Ashland NE; daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Dave Dorsey of Hooper NE; and grandchildren, Lydia and Alyssa Ranard, and Fellix and Stetson Dorsey. GATHERING with the family will be Tuesday at the Yutan Veteran’s Club 12 Noon to 2pm, with Military Honors. Private Inurnment. Condolences to: http://www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
Yutan, NE 402-625-2222

Dan Lindblad notified us that former toolmaker Ernie Kubr was killed in tractor rollover in Filley, Nebraska (by Beatrice) on Thursday.
Ernest J. Kubr
Kubr, Ernest J.

Saturday, June 23, 1962 – Thursday, September 29, 2016
Ernest J. Kubr, 54, of rural Filley died unexpectedly as a result of a tractor accident on Thursday, September 29, 2016. He was born June 23, 1962 at rural Prague and graduated from Omaha North High School in 1980. He attended Southeast Community College in Milford and received his associate’s degree in tool and dye making. He worked for Western Electric in Omaha for 28 years and then moved to Fredonia, KS where he worked for Valent Aerostructures. He moved to Filley in May of this year. He was a baptized member of Twin Cities Baptist Church of Bellevue. He enjoyed deer hunting and photography. Survivors include one son, Ryan Kubr of Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Krystin Kubr of St. Joseph, MO and Kelsi Kubr of Lincoln; his mother, Nadine Jones of Fremont; three sisters, Louise Mills and husband Mark of St. Joseph, MO, Gloria Brohimer of Omaha and Diane Ranzau and husband Dave of Minneapolis, MN; one brother, Ray Kubr and wife Jean of Washington, DC; fiancée, Barbara Denner of Filley. He was preceded in death by his father, George Kubr; step-father, Harold Jones; one brother, George Kubr. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Twin Cities Baptist Church of Bellevue. Inurnment of the cremains will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery of Fremont at 2:00 P.M. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. A guestbook for signatures will be available at Fox Funeral Home on Wednesday from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.
Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice
1116 N 19th St,
Beatrice, NE 68310

Bob “Track” Wustrack and Steve Miller notified me this afternoon of the passing of Michael Miller. Mike was toolmaker in 30 building and retired from the Omaha Works on 6/1/1998
Michael R. Miller
Miller, Michael R.

June 11, 1938 – September 27, 2016
Fort Calhoun, Nebraska | Age 78
Born: June, 11, 1938, Omaha, NE
Died: September 27, 2016, Omaha, NE
Michael worked at Western Electric, AT&T, and retired from Lucent Technologies in Omaha. He was a member of the Omaha Sports Club and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ft. Calhoun. He is predeceased by his parents, Vince and Ruby Miller. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Darlene of Ft. Calhoun, NE, sister, Linda Decker (Bob) of Omaha, brothers, Jim of Ft. Calhoun and Dan (Melanie) of Omaha, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation and Vigil Service: 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2016 with Vigil Service at 7:00 pm all at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Ft. Calhoun, NE.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 am Saturday, October 1, 2016 also at St. Johns.
Interment: Fort Calhoun Cemeterty
In Lieu of Traditional Remembrances, Memorials Suggested To: Ft. Calhoun Fire and Rescue and St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Ft. Calhoun, NE.
Sievers-Sprick Funeral Home
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
402-468-5678

William retired from the Omaha Works on 5/30/1981
William M. Bilek
Bilek, William M
.
Bilek, William M. May 16, 1916 – Sep 25, 2016 Preceded in death by wife Theresa; parents Martin and Rose; granddaughter Tracy Bilek; sisters, Joanne Schmidt, Beatrice Traska, Lillian Chambers. Survived by son Marty (Jane) Bilek; daughters, Mary Kay (Mike) Wolf, Susan (Andrew) Katsaounis; grandchildren, Kelly Bilek, Rick (Jaycie) Bilek, Michaela Wolf, Andreas Katsaounis; great-grandsons, Will and Owen Bilek. Bill enjoyed a lifelong career as a big band musician in the Midwest. VISITATION begins Wednesday, 4pm with a Wake Service at 6:30pm at the mortuary. FUNERAL Thursday, 10:30am St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to family for the charity of their choice.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
Omaha, NE
http://www.klsfuneralhome.com

Michael L. Parizek
PARIZEK, Michael L.

Feb 6, 1947 – Sep 23, 2016
On September 23, 2016 we lost an amazing husband, father, grandpa, brother, and friend. Michael Lee Parizek was born on February 6, 1947 in Omaha to George “Stumps” and Lucille Parizek. He attended St. Bridget’s school and graduated from South High in 1965. He attended Omaha University “UNO” and graduated from BYU with a Master’s Degree in Engineering. His career began at Western Electric and he retired from Lucent in 1999. He was also a proud card-carrying member of Menard’s Contractors Club. He was a devoted member of Mary Our Queen Parish, living his faith in action and words. Throughout the years he served the parish in every way imaginable and never hesitated to step up to a challenge.

The center of Michael’s life was always his family. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Mary (Mahlberg) Parizek; their children: Brian Parizek (Lisa), Kristen Schwers (Roger) Andrew Parizek (Paula), Amy Schwartzenberger (Isaac), and Jill Chandler (Noel). He was a loving and wonderful Grandpa to: Sidney, Emma, and Lucy Parizek, Steven, Alex, and Lauren Schwers, Lily and Oscar Parizek, and Courtney Chandler. He had hoped to meet his tenth grandchild, whose arrival is expected in October. Being a loving big brother to his siblings was also important to Mike, their “Pater Familias,” a title they all took to heart: Pat Parizek, Sr. (Nora), Georgeann Parizek, RSCJ, and Joe Parizek. He was a blessing and a wonderful brother-in-law to: Jane Ortmeier (Tom), Carol Mahlberg, and Kevin Mahlberg (Brenda). He was also called Uncle Mike by numerous nieces and nephews, each of whom felt like his favorite. Michael was predeceased by his parents, “Stumps” and Lucille Parizek; his brother, Peter; and his parents-in-law, Bud and Elsie Mahlberg.

Anyone who was a friend of Mike knew they had a friend for life. The world was a better place because Mike Parizek was in it.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 27th, from 4pm to 7pm at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th Street, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, September 28th at 11am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to Mary Our Queen Tuition Assistance.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
BEL AIR CHAPEL
12100 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68114
(402) 391-3900

Ronald G. Hallett
Hallett, Ronald G.

Nov 7, 1935 – Sep 21, 2016 Age 80,
Audubon, IA.
Retired machine setter and IBEW Union Rep for Western Electric in Omaha. Survived by wife, Delores Hallett, Audubon; children, Sandy Bierbaum, Sharon (Todd) Weist, Patty (KD) Smith, Kim Hallett, Kathy (Terry) Pedrin, Troy Hallett; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Joy (Jim) Smith, Griswold, IA. Family VISITATION Monday, September. 26, from 6-8pm, Kessler Funeral Home, Audubon, IA. CELEBRATION of LIFE MEMORIAL SERVICE Tuesday, September 27, 10:30am, St. Patrick’s Parish Center, Audubon, IA.
KESSLER FUNERAL HOMES, INC.
515 South Division Street
Audubon, IA (712) 563-2324
http://www.kesslerfuneralhomes.com

Maurice retired on 4/1/1988
Maurice B. Johnson
Johnson, Maurice B.

10/12/1925 – 9/17/2016
Preceded in Death by Wife: June Johnson Parents: Herbert & Grace Johnson Grandson: Bobb Johnson 3 Sisters & 1 Brother Survived by Children: Marcia (George, Jr.) Whitmore Mark Johnson Dave Johnson 9 Grandchildren: Todd Deloske, Jodi (Jason) Pfaff, Lisa (Tim) Bohaty Rebecca (Aaron) Moody, Stacey (Brian) Blum, Kristina Johnson (Bryan Dietze) Tyler Johnson, Tavis Johnson & Derek Johnson 8 Great Grandchildren: Trevor Bohaty, Addison Bohaty, Camden Bohaty, Charlotte Pfaff, Olivia Blum, Lucas Blum, Anastazya Dietze & Gabriella Dietze Sisters – In – Law: Ara Jane Dunlap & Charlotte Hill Brother – In – Law: Bob Temple Host of Other Relatives & Many Friends Visitation Monday(9/19/2016) 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Church Funeral Service Tuesday (9/20/2016)10:00 AM at Gretna United Methodist Church 11457 S 204th Street Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery In Lieu of Flowers Memorials to: Gretna United Methodist Church or Gretna Volunteer Fire Dept. & Rescue Squad Military Honors by American Legion & VFW of Gretna
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone –
Gretna, NE – 402-332-0090
www.RoederMortuary.com

Bob was a locksmith at the Works retiring on 2/9/1989
Robert J. “Bob” Albers
ALBERS, Robert J. “Bob”

Age 89 years of Omaha
Born July 7, 1927 in Nebraska City, NE and passed on September 10, 2016 in Omaha, NE.
Bob lived in Elmwood and Nebraska City, NE when he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was Stationed on the east coast where he served from 1945-1946. Formerly of Lincoln, NE, he was employed at Western Electric in Lincoln and Omaha, where he has lived since 1963. Bob was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America from 1948-1988 when he retired with 40 years of service. He enjoyed retirement, family, friends, his hobbies and many interests.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Lorenz & Augusta, brothers: Gerald, John, Fritz, Lorenz, Jr; Sister Bernice Stubbendick. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Jean; Daughter Brenda (Ronald) Aldrich; Son Daniel Albers; Grandson Justin (Nicole) Geyza; Brother Gilbert (Linda) Albers; Sisters-in-law: Mary Schmidt and Carol Monroe; Many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at 10:30am, with family receiving friends one hour prior to the service, all at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Interment: Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Lincoln, NE
Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE 68137

Robert E. Peterson
Peterson, Robert E.

Sep 16, 2016
Peterson, Robert E. Age 83 Of Omaha, NE. Survived by wife Connie; daughters and sons-in-law, Patrice and Steve Seidel of Omaha, Barb and Todd Dunker of Waterloo, NE, Peggy and John Warren of Omaha and Bobbi and Rod Hansen of Fremont; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, George and Harriet Peterson of Lincoln and Colleen Peterson of Fremont. VISITATION Thursday, 6-8pm; FUNERAL Friday, 10:30am, all at the funeral home. GRAVESIDE SERVICE Friday, 1:45pm at Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha. Memorials to the Nebraska Humane Society. Condolences to: www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME
21901 West Maple 402-289-2222
Elkhorn, NE

Ghazi Y. “Sam” Sawaged
SAWAGED, Ghazi Y. “Sam”

Mar 27, 1935 – Sep 7, 2016
Born in El-Husn, Jordan. Survived by wife, Amal Sawaged; children: Suhair Sawaged, Tanya Tyrcha (John), Tamie Sawaged, Jacquelyn Scebold (Daniel), Heather Akers (Michael), Lisa Sawaged, and Joseph Sawaged (Maria); nine grandchildren; brother, Dr. Ghassan Sawaged; three sisters.
The family will receive friends Sunday, September 11th, from 3pm to 5pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 5pm, all at the Bel Air Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, September 12th at 10:30am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Catholic Church.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
BEL AIR CHAPEL
12100 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68114
(402) 391-3900

Theron Johnson “Tuck” Bolton
Bolton, Theron Johnson “Tuck”

Bolton, Theron Johnson “Tuck” Jun 6, 1928 – Sep 6, 2016 Preceded in death by parents, Lota and Tuck Bolton; brother, Hugh Bolton; sisters, Ione Bolton, Barbara Nelson, Linda Reid. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carol Bolton; sons, Brad (Lynn) Bolton of Lake Barrington IL, Blake (Christine) Bolton of Concord CA; daughter, Barbara (Shane) Branham of Omaha; grandsons, Derek Bolton of Columbia MO, Reese Bolton of St Louis MO; granddaughters, Kaleigh Waldmann of Orlando FL, Shelby Waldmann of Elgin IL; many nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL SERVICE 11am Saturday, September 10th, Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S 114th St, Omaha. Memorials to the Alzheimer Association or Presbyterian Church of the Cross.
Arbor Cremation Society
2819 S 125th Ave, Ste 367
Omaha NE 68144 402-393-0319

Sam retired from the Works on 1/23/1987
Samuel John Caniglia
Canigilia, Samuel John

Caniglia, Samuel John Jul 4, 1928 – Sep 4, 2016 Passed away peacefully at the age of 88 surrounded by his family. A life-long resident of Omaha, Sam is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty (Cimino) Caniglia; and by his 5 children, Steve Caniglia of Scottsdale AZ, Diane (Joe) Cortese of Des Moines IA, Mark (Pam) Caniglia of Omaha, Ron (Bonnie) Caniglia of Scottsdale AZ, and Rodney Caniglia of Naperville, IL. He was a loving grandfather to 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. A FUNERAL MASS will be held on Friday, September 9, at 2pm at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St. in Omaha. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.

Gary retired from the Works on 1/13/1996
Gary E.Reimers
REIMERS, Gary E.

9/18/1936 – 9/1/2016
Of Burleson, TX, formerly of Omaha
Gary was a Industrial Engineer with Western Electric/AT&T for 37 years. He was a longtime member of the Shriners and Millard Lions Club. Gary was a past president of the Lions Club and was awarded the Prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He was a tireless volunteer in the Millard Community, serving in many areas which included Fire & Rescue, Airport Authority and many more.
Gary was… 4 time letter winner at the University of Nebraska in both Basketball and Baseball. He was inducted into the University of Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.
Survived by wife Virginia
Children: Shari (Craig) Johnson, Mark (Patti) Reimers, Shelli Garrett, Shala (Mark) Johnson, Greg (Tracye) Malek, Michaela Kiechler
Sister Sally Nolting
Grandchildren: J.D., Curtis, Tomy, Randie, Katie, Jack, Graysen
Great Grandson Aaron
Many other relatives & friends
Celebration of Gary’s Life: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at 2:30pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (13271 Millard Ave.)
Visitation: Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 from 5-7:00pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)
Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Multiple myeloma cancer research, Athletic Fund at University of NE or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Braman Mortuary – (Southwest Chapel)
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE 68137
402-895-3400

Ed Stacey is today’s World-Herald obituaries. He was an engineer at Western Electric/ATT. Ed retired from the Works on 12/30/1989
Edward E. Stacey
Stacey, Edward E. Jan 17,

1935 – Aug 14, 2016 Age 81.
Preceded in death by parents John and Rose Stacey. Survived by wife of 63 years, Kathy; children, Karen Stacey MD (Robert Michelic), Cheryl Stacey, Edward Stacey, Jr. (Debbie), Diane Andress (Matt), and Richard Stacey DDS (Lesha); grandchildren, Scott (Chrissy), Ryan (Tracy), Chris (Abby), Lauren (Jarred), Michael (Cass), Brian (Vanessa), Rebecca, Austin, Courtney and Frank IV. step-grandson, Alex (Meghan); great-grandchildren, Hailey, Joseph, Chloe, John, Charlotte, Olivia, Emmaline, Nori and Ophelia; brother John Stacey, Sr. (Priscilla). Vigil Service Wednesday, August 17 at 7 pm at Bellevue Memorial Chapel with VISITATION from 5-7pm. MEMORIAL SERVICE 10:30am Thursday, August 18 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Bellevue. Memorials to be directed by family.
BELLEVUE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
www.bellevuefuneralchapel.com
2202 Hancock St,
Bellevue 402-291-5000

Elmer retired from the Works on 2/14/2000
Elmer W. J. Peterson
Peterson, Elmer W. J.

Nov 20, 1936 – Aug 10, 2016
Preceded in death by parents, sisters, Lucille Streck, LaVern Klaus, Delores Thompson. Survived by daughters, Stacy and Jerry Tiedeman, Plano, TX, Marcy and John Porter, Kansas City, MO, Lindy Petersen, Omaha; sister, Velma Quandt, Council Bluffs; grandchildren, Wesley Porter and London Porter; many nieces, and nephews.
MEMORIAL SERVICE 11am Saturday, August 20th at St Paul Lutheran Church, Millard. VISITATION Saturday, August 20th, 10am until service time. Interment Morgan Township Cemetery, Schleswig, IA. In lieu of flowers memorials to St Paul Lutheran Church or favorite charity.
Arrangements under the direction of Kahler Dolce Mortuary, Papillion, NE.

John Warren Peterson
Peterson, John Warren

Peterson, John Warren John passed away on July 2, 2016 in Portland, Oregon at age 94 after a long illness. John (“Pete” to his friends) was born on March 23, 1922 to John Richard and Ellen Ingaborg Peterson in Omaha, Nebraska. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Irene Vickers (Betty), son Richard (Ann), daughter Barbara (Dale), and grandchildren John Pearce (Sarah), Adam Peterson, and Kathryn Peterson Rivera (Steve). John attended Beals Elementary School and Central High School in Omaha, graduating in 1940. He briefly attended The University of Omaha and The University of Nebraska before going to Midshipman school in New York City culminating in his commissioning as an Ensign in the US Navy. John served in the Navy from 1943-1946 and was honorably discharged as Lieutenant (jg). He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in 1947. He married Elizabeth Irene Vickers in 1946 and spent most of his life in Ralston, Nebraska. John and Elizabeth moved to Portland, Oregon in 2013 to be nearer to Barbara. His work experience in Omaha included employment with The Omaha Public Power District, Nance Rossie Consulting Engineers, and Western Electric. He retired from professional life in 1986. Devoted son, faithful husband, beloved father and grandfather, and gifted woodworker; John enjoyed golf, bridge, traveling, and time with family. He was active in community activities in Ralston contributing regularly on behalf of the School Board, Lions Club, Boy Scouts, and Messiah Lutheran Church. He was blessed with a fine reputation, a patient constitution, and countless friends. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Ralston, Nebraska. Date to be determined.

Thomas E. Bowman
Bowman, Thomas E.

Thomas E. Bowman, born in Salina, Kansas on June 10th, 1934, passed away peacefully, at his home in Tucson, Arizona, surrounded by his wife of many years and close friends.
Tom is survived by Una N. Bowman, his loving wife of 61 years, brother-in-law Gerald Talberg, sister-in-law Jeanne Bowman, and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Leon Lewis and
Lenna Elizabeth Bowman, sisters; Betty Bowman, Barbara Blair, Phyllis Talberg and brother, Bill
Bowman.
The real story … it is hard to find a picture of just Tom. His file of pictures over a lifetime, usually included the love of his life, Una! Of course, pets of several varieties were included. A man of pure Gold, with many passions … playing music on his harmonica, singing with the accompaniment of his Ukulele.
His early years were much like that of a farm boy, and being a little rascal upon occasion. Even though his Father hated cats, Tom always managed to have one following him around and sneaking him in the house during the winter months. Blessed with a great sense of humor and desire for success, he survived those early years.
After high school, he attended Kansas State University, graduating in 1957, and married his sweetheart on June 5th, 1955. Tom started an illustrious career with Western Electric, finally retiring from AT&T in February of 1987. Somewhere along the line, he had enough time to join the U.S. Army and Reserves, with an Honorable Discharge in January of 1966.
He went on to build homes as the founder and President of Good Life Homes, Inc., a Nebraska homebuilding corporation and developed an 81 acre recreational subdivision on the Missouri River. He enjoyed many days in the family boat, exploring the Missouri. His contributions were recognized by the Governor of Nebraska who appointed Tom as Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska.
Tom was a supporter and volunteer for many good causes, evidenced by his lengthy list of accomplishments.
It then became of he and Una to travel the United States by a motor home. Several years on the road, and a Prevost which he loved, brought them to Pacific Shores RV Resort. Tom, a staunch supporter of Pacific Shores Motor Coach Resort were long time owners of Lot 14, where many were welcome to come and sit a spell. Tom and Una were instrumental in welcoming new owners and sharing how the park worked. He always offered a pleasant salutation when owners or renters walked past Lot 14. He was an exemplary citizen and representative of the Pacific Shores community.
Tom was instrumental in the making sure the Outdoor Resorts of Oregon bankruptcy filings were all
correct. His efforts discovered several assets, including Tract G, the golf course (Tract D), The
Stratford/Beach Front Property, and the Welcome Center (Tract C) had not been deeded to the HOA.
His tenacious efforts resulted in the final transference of those properties to Pacific Shores RV Resort.
Yes, he was a fighter … but with class. He had health issues a couple years ago, and fought through a
lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation. Family and friends supported his recuperative efforts.
Some of the effects of that battle carried forward into his last battle with age related health issues.
At Pacific Shores RV Resort things didn’t change much … Tom discovered a stray cat, named him Rusty
because of his color. Rusty will miss Tom for sure, even though others take care of Rusty, there just isn’t
anyone quite like Tom. Tom Bowman is a part of our history and will be sorely missed.
Donations sent in memory of Tom may be sent to The Humane Society of the United States. The link for
on-line donations is
https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Donation2 ?df_id=1505&1505.donation=form1&s_src=gatewayr
edirect_web_dnowg_2320 .
In Memory of Thomas E. Bowman, 4981 W. Placita del Quetzal, Tucson, AZ 85745.
His remains will be cremated and held by his wife. Services will be planned at a later date.

Norman Guy Grant, Jr.,
Grant, Jr., Norman Guy

Grant, Jr., Norman Guy Age 86 Bellevue, NE. Passed away June 25, 2016 after battling dementia. Preceded in death by parents Bessie and Norman Grant, Sr. and Stella and Dean Tobler. Survived by wife, Pat Grant; brother, Joseph Grant (Charlotte); sisters, Goldie Piercy and Betty Ann Crawford (Larry); daughters, Sandee McDowell (Jim), Sherry Packett, Patty Rhode (Len), Julie Petr (John), 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren who were the source of many smiles and the Sullivan, Smolczyk and Francois families. No Visitation. CELEBRATION OF LIFE 10:30am Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Bellevue. Inurnment: Bellevue Cemetery. Military Honors by Benson VFW #2503. Memorials to St. Mary School Endowment, Columban Fathers.
BELLEVUE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
2202 Hancock St, Bellevue 402-291-5000 www.bellevuefuneralchapel.com
Posted in Obituaries – Omaha World-Herald on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:00 am. Updated: 9:59

Richard E. Petty
Petty, Richard E.

Age 91
Born October 20, 1924 in Broken Bow, NE. He passed peacefully on May 30, 2016 in Mesa, AZ. He lived in Overton, NE until attending the University of Nebraska where he was a member of Theta XI fraternity. He worked at Western Electric in Lincoln and Omaha for 36 years and was a lifetime member of the Pioneers. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara after 63 years of marriage. Surviving are his daughter, Susan P. Long (Stephen) in Fountain Hills, AZ, his son Thomas. L. Petty (Lynn) in New Zealand. 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
A small Private Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Hospital Foundation, 8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 225, Omaha, NE. 68114.

Gene Bielenberg noticed Dennis’s obituary and forwarded it to Gordy & me. Dennis retired in January, 1996.
George this was sent by Gene Bielenberg.
Dennis D. Behrens
Behrens, Dennis D.

Behrens, Dennis D. Age 76 Yutan, NE. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia; sons and daughter-in-law, Scott and Bobbette of Council Bluffs IA, and Craig and Bradley, both of Wahoo NE; 2 grandchildren, Alison (Eric) Johnson, and Ryan Behrens; 2 great grandchildren, Reid and August Johnson, all of Council Bluffs; and sisters, Sharon Piper of Papillion NE, and Denise (Allen) Rowell of Yutan NE. VISITATION on Wednesday 2-8pm, with family Receiving friends 6-8pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yutan. FUNERAL on Thursday at 10:30am also at the Church. Private Inurnment. Memorials to the Church; Nebraska Humane Society; or Region V. Condolences to: www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOMES
Yutan, NE 402-625-2222
Posted in Obituaries – Omaha World-Herald, Genealogy, Christianity on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ernie Wesolowski notified us of the passing of Bill Lockhart this afternoon. Bill retired from the Works on 11/17/1989
William L. “Bill” Lockhart
Lockhart, William L. “Bill”

Lockhart, William L. “Bill” Jan 13, 1928 – May 5, 2016 Age 88 of Omaha, formerly of Plattsmouth, NE. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Jean. He is survived by his daughter, Karen Lockhart-Jordan, and son, Roger Lockhart both of Omaha; 3 grandchildren, Nick Vodicka, Amy (Corey) Copple, Travis (Shari) Lockhart; 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends. GRAVESIDE MEMORIAL SERVICE 10am, Wednesday, May 11 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Memorials to donor’s favorite charity.
ROBY FUNERAL HOME
402-296-3123
Plattsmouth, NE www.robyfuneralhome.com
Posted in Obituaries – Omaha World-Herald on Sunday, May 8, 2016

Dick Scott notified us this morning of the passing of Ted White. Ted retire from the Works on 4/28/1989
Ted Lee White
White, Ted Lee

White, Ted Lee Passed away May 4th, 2016 at Bergan Mercy hospital. Ted was born on February 19, 1933 in Omaha, NE. He is survived by his beloved and so dear wife Myra; son Tom of Bennington; and three stepchildren, Steve (Gayle) McAllister of Blair, Dianne (Ken) Christiansen of Sun City, AZ and Lori (John) Pieper of Papillion; six step grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother Bill (Janice) Stambaugh of Ralston; sister Mary Goodwin of Omaha; several nieces and nephews. Ted retired from Lucent Technologies. He also had C&T sprinkler service in Millard. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #374 and VFW Post #8334 of Millard. He loved his Post. Ted served his country very well. He graduated from Millard High School. He will be greatly missed by everyone. His body was donated to Creighton Medical School. Memorial Services at a later date.
Posted in Obituaries – Omaha World-Herald, Work, Genealogy on Sunday, May 8, 2016

Edie notified George late this afternoon of her passing
Sandy (Hrabik) Ryder
Ryder, Sandy (Hrabik)

Nov 8, 1939 – Apr 21, 2016
Survived by daughters, Nikki (Jeff) Coash and Kim (the late, Ray) Canterbury; grandchildren, Amy (Jeremy Rodriguez) Canterbury, Justin (Jessica) Coash, Kelli (JC) Olvera, and Kylee Canterbury; and great grandchildren, Ryder Ahlman, Serenty Coash, Mya Canterbury, and Alex Coash.
Her body was Donated to Science. In lieu of flowers, any memorials can be sent to the Nebraska Humane Society.
Posted in Obituaries – Omaha World-Herald on Monday, April 25, 2016 12:00 am.

Donald Robert Bryant
Bryant, Donald Robert

Bryant, Donald Robert Dec 25, 1934 – Apr 23, 2016 Survived by daughters, Tammy A. Jones, Debbie L. Windsor, and Donna L. Wiekel and partner Sydney G. Adams. Donald worked for AT&T as a pipefitter for 37 years. Private burial.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500 www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Omaha, NE
Posted in Obituaries – Omaha World-Herald on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:00 am

Tillman L. Whitt
Whitt, Tillman L.

Whitt, Tillman L. Age 74 Of Council Bluffs passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at his residence. He was born on December 10, 1941 in Cowpens, South Carolina to the late Tillman and Carrie (Pasco) Whitt. He started school at the Nebraska School for the Deaf and graduated from the Iowa School for the Deaf in 1961. He worked as a Production line worker for Connectivity Solutions retiring in 2006. He married Susan Schultz on September 23, 1978. He was a member of First Assembly of God; Deaf Senior Citizen Centers in Omaha and Council Bluffs. He is survived by his wife, Susan Whitt of Council Bluffs; 3 sons, Roland Whitt; Byron and Mary Whitt all of Kansas City, KS; Ron and Martha Christian of Maryville, MO; daughter, Cindy and Larry Huskey of Pattonsburg, MO; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. VISITATION with family on Thursday from 6-8pm at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICE on Friday at 10am at the First Assembly of God Church, 3320 Harry Langdon Blvd. in Council Bluffs. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or Southwest Iowa Hospice.
CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Ave.,
Council Bluffs, IA 712-322-7779
Posted in Obituaries – Omaha World-Herald on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:00 am.

Mary retired from the Works on 9/22/2000
Mary A. Welch
Welch, Mary A.

Welch, Mary A. Age 70 – Apr 17, 2016 Survived by husband, Lavern Welch, Omaha; son, Cedric (Tiffany) Welch; 2 grandchildren, Bryce and Brooke Welch, Naperville, IL. VIEWING 8am Saturday with FUNERAL SERVICE at 9am Saturday all at Morning Star Baptist Church, 2109 Burdette St. Interment: Mt Hope Cemetery.
THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St. 402-453-7111
Omaha, NE
Posted in Obituaries – Omaha World-Herald on Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00 am.

Irene Leona Jardee
Jardee, Irene Leona

Jardee, Irene Leona Sep 12, 1926 – Apr 13, 2016 Preceded in death by husband, James V. Jardee; grandson, Scott M. Jardee; sisters and brothers. Survived by children, Linda (Derrald) Waffle, Dennis Jardee, Greg Jardee, Karen Jardee, Mike (Jan) Jardee; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; numerous nieces and nephews. SERVICES Wednesday, 10am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Interment Wednesday, 12:15pm at St. Francis Cemetery, Wahoo, NE. VISITATION Tuesday, 4:30-6:30pm with a Wake Service at 6:30pm at the John A. Gentleman Pacific St. Chapel. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
PACIFIC STREET CHAPEL
14151 Pacific St. 402-391-1664 www.johnagentleman.com
Omaha, NE
Posted in Obituaries – Omaha World-Herald, Worship, Christianity on Sunday, April 17, 2016

Robert Byron Morey
Morey, Robert Byron

Morey, Robert Byron Age 95 Of Lincoln, NE. Passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on April 12, 2016. Born February 15, 1921 in Lincoln, NE to Claris B. and May (Morris) Morey. WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran. Retired in 1983 after 37 years as Dept. Manager for Western Electric Co. Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post #3 and Moose Lodge. Bob enjoyed reading, keeping up on current events, Prairie Life Fitness, and going to plays and movies. He was a supporter of local live music and Nebraska football. He also loved spending time with his family, friends and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family members include his daughter, Constance (Robert) Smith, Columbus, MT; son, Gary B. (Kit) Morey, Annapolis, MD; grandchildren, Jonathan Morey, San Francisco, CA and Joanna Morey (Gregg Austin) and their children, Philippa and Eleanor Austin, all of Neenah, WI; stepdaughter, Barb Biffle (Don Bennett), Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Karen Morey, Minneapolis, MN; special companion, Marge Axthelm, Missoula, MT. Preceded in death by parents, wife Betty Belle and sister, Barbara Boyer. MEMORIAL SERVICE 2:30pm Saturday, April 16, 2016, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. with Rev. Dr. Andrew McDonald officiating. Memorials to the church or donor’s choice. Prior private family interment. No Visitation/Cremation. Condolences online at www.Roperandsons.com
ROPER & SONS FUNERAL SERVICES
4300 O St., (402) 476-1225
Lincoln, NE

Melvin R.Hewett
Hewett, Melvin R.

Hewett, Melvin R. Age 93 – Apr 10, 2016 Preceded in death by wife Iris. Survived by children, Paula (Dave) Wilson, Tom (Marcia) Hewett, Tim (Kim) Hewett, Don (Nancy) Hewett; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. VISITATION 6-8pm Tuesday at the funeral home. FUNERAL SERVICE 10am Wednesday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 324 S. Jackson, Papillion. Interment, 2pm Blair Cemetery, Blair, NE. Memorials will be directed by the family.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Omaha, NE

Charlotte F. Winston
Winston, Charlotte F.

30 Nov 1931 – 27 Mar 2016
Charlotte Fay Winston, age 84, the daughter of Charles Jones, Sr. and Lillie D. (Simmons) Jones, was born November 30, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska. She went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2016 with her loving daughter by her side.
Charlotte is survived by her daughter, Valerie Eure; granddaughter, Kay Smith; grandsons, Kahlil Eure and Steven Eure; great-grandsons, Chance Smith, Malik Hearn and James Eure; sister, Mary Lemon; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visitation: Friday, April 1, 2016 with the family will be from 9 A.M. to service time at 10 A.M.
Services: Friday, April 1, 2016, 10 A.M., at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd
Omaha, NE 68152
402-451-1000
www.forestlawnomaha.com

Steve M. Reandeau
Reandeau, Steve M.

U.S. Veteran
(June 22, 1955 – March 26, 2016)
Stephen “Steve” Michael Reandeau, 60 years, of Fremont, NE, died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, after a courageous battle with cancer following his bone marrow transplant in December. Steve was born June 22, 1955, in West Point, NE to Dale and Betty Reandeau.

He lived in Hooper, Nebraska until 1960, and then moved to Fremont where he graduated from Fremont High School in 1973. Steve married Sherry Cappen on October 16, 1982, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. In 2010 he retired from Connectivity Solutions in Omaha, NE.

Steve was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont, active in the Boy Scouts of America, American Radio Relay League, IBEW #1974, Civil Air Patrol, and a past member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #200 in Fremont. Steve was a super fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers and he loved spending time with his family and fur babies.

Steve is survived by his loving wife, Sherry Reandeau of Fremont; daughters, Mandie (Chris) Rich of Fremont, and Lindsey Reandeau of Omaha, NE; mother, Betty Reandeau of Fremont; brother, Michael “Mike” (Linda) Reandeau of Marietta, Georgia; sister, Deb (Joe) Gasper of Fremont.; 4 grandchildren, Harley Boutard and Brodie, Haley, and Hunter Rich.

Steve was preceded in death by father, Dale; father-in-law, Marvin Cappen; grandparents, Simon and Evelyn Reandeau and George and Marie Van Mark.

Funeral service 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. The Rev. David Coe will officiate. Visitation 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Tuesday, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont and continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Burial at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials designated to Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium in Omaha 6818 Grover St Executive Plaza, Suite 301 Omaha, NE 68106
Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N Somers Ave
Fremont, NE 68025

Former President of Local 1974 and Retired International Representative
Frank R. Vondra
Vondra, Frank R.

Vondra, Frank R. Age 92 Born Bruno, NE; raised Bee, NE. Graduated Seward Public Schools. Veteran and Shriner. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Rose Vondra, sister Anne and daughter Betty Jones of Omaha. Survived by wife of 70 years Lucille Vondra, sons, Calvin Vondra and wife Linda of New Jersey, Frank R. Vondra Jr and wife Kristin of Omaha, and son Jim Jones Omaha; brother Carl Vondra and his wife Georgia of Ames, IA; grandchildren, Diana Carrig and husband Rich, Mike Vondra and wife Tammy, James Jones and wife Jill, and Joann Morfeld and husband Mike. Frank has 10 great-grandchildren. Frank enlisted just out of high school in the Nebraska National Guard in 1941. He served in combat during World War II in North Africa, Italy, Germany and France. Frank was wounded 3 times during combat and was awarded 3 Purple Hearts, and a Bronze Star for his service with Company B 143rd Regiment 36th Infantry Division. Frank worked at Western Electric in Omaha and he served 3 terms as President of the IBEW LU 1974. His belief was that the management should share their profit with the workers that produced the profits. Frank was then the International Representative for the IBEW out of Washington D.C. for 18 years and represented over 30,000 workers. Frank was a Master Mason with the Beehive Lodge 184 for 56 years, member York Rite Bodies of Omaha and a Shriner for 27 years with the Tangier Shrine in Omaha. Frank served as a Flag Bearer for the Legion of Honor Color Guard. He was a proud member of the Road Runners Club within the Shrine transporting children and their families to and from Shriner’s Hospitals completing over 150,000 miles of transportation. Frank was an avid Husker fan attending Husker games with season tickets for 46 years. Frank will be cremated, a CELEBRATION OF LIFE with a Masonic Service will be held at the Tangier Shrine Center, 2823 S. 84th St., Omaha on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials to go to Tangier Shrine Road Runners Transportation Fund because Frank loved helping children.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 Center St. 402-556-2500 www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Omaha, NE
Posted in Obituaries – Omaha World-Herald on Sunday, March 20, 2016 12:00 am.

Ted retired from the Works on JUL 1999
Ted Hummel
Hummel, Ted

TED HUMMEL, age 78 of Sidney, IA died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Ambassador in Sidney following a brief illness. Ted was born September 20, 1937 in Sidney, IA to Samuel Foy Hummel and Daisy Bernice (Lewis) Hummel. On December 19, 1987, he was married to Jo Ann Hall MacDonald in Sidney, IA. Ted was a supervisor for Lucent Technologies for many years and a member of the Sidney Victory Life Church and the American Legion.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Thomas and Phillip Hummel. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Hummel of Sidney, IA; 5 daughters, Kimberly Murray and husband Bill of Groveport, OH, Brenda Benedict and husband Don of Sidney, Katrina Gude and husband Mark of Hamburg, IA, Theresa Bryant and husband Kenny, and Lisa Countryman and husband Dan all of Sidney; son, Mike MacDonald and wife Anna of Farragut, IA: 18 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; sister, Susan Hummel Ross of Omaha, NE; numerous nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Ted graduated from Sidney High School in 1955. Upon graduation he joined the Air Force where he served until 1959. Ted retired from Lucent Technologies in 1999 after 37 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Sidney Victory Life Church with Pastor Craig Eberly officiating. Visitation will be open after 5:00 PM Wednesday and the family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney, IA. Memorials will go to the Sidney Victory Life Church or the Shepherd’s Frock in Sidney. Interment will be in the Sidney, IA Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the Williams-Jobe-Gibson American Legion Post #128 of Sidney. The Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney, IA is in charge of arrangements.
Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel Sidney
500 South Main Street
PO Box 128
Sidney, IA 51652

Dick was an Operating Supervisor at the former Omaha Works. He retired in SEP 1999.
Richard T. “Dick” Serp
Serp, Richard T. “Dick

Serp, Richard T. “Dick” Apr 7, 1942 – Mar 6, 2016 Preceded in death by parents, Edward, Jr. and Rhoda Serp. Survived by wife, Sally M. Serp; children: Richard T. Serp, Jr., Patti Schnieder (Kent), and Robert “Rob” Serp (Lynn); seven grandchildren: Milo and Pascale Serp, Brady and Kelbie Schnieder, Chloe, Sydney, and Adler Serp; brother, Edward Serp (Margaret); stepsister, Barbara Wichart (Bob). The family will receive friends Friday, March 11th, from 5pm to 7pm at Rockbrook United Methodist Church, 9855 W. Center Rd. SERVICES Saturday, March 12th at 10:30am, Rockbrook United Methodist Church. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER
5108 “F” St. 402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com
Omaha, NE
Posted in Obituaries on Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 am.

Howard A. Hollingsworth retired from the Works on 6/28/1979.
Howard A. Hollingsworth
Hollingsworth, Howard A.

Hollingsworth, Howard A. Jun 11, 1953 – Feb 28, 2016 Age 62 of Omaha. Survived by parents, Leo and Esther Hollingsworth; wife, Cathy Hollingsworth (40 years); sons, Kevin (Deree) Kobets and Antone Hollingsworth; daughter, Renee Hollingsworth (Jeffrey Tyler); brothers, Lawrence and Michael Hollingsworth; sister, Deborah Hollingsworth; grandchildren, Mayle and Skye Kobets and many loving family and friends. VISITATION 4-7pm on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Braman Mortuary 72nd Street Chapel.
BRAMAN MORTUARY
72nd St. Chapel
1702 N. 72nd St. 402-391-2171
Omaha, NE

Virginia A. (DeMarco) Hyslop
Hyslop, Virginia A. (DeMarco)

Hyslop, Virginia A. (DeMarco) Oct 13, 1939 – Feb 21, 2016 Omaha. Preceded in death by husband Danny; great-grandson Tylin. Survived by daughters, Lorie Harms, Brenda Ostransky (Richard); grandchildren, Melissa Harms, Nicholas Harms, Danny Ostransky (Becky), Asunda Marple (Josh), Ginny Ostransky; great-grandchildren, Nikoal, Gianna, Sienna, Beau; stepchildren, Dawn Peralez, Doug Hyslop, Doreen Carper, Dennis Hyslop; brother Ernie DeMarco (Dianne); sister-in-law Sue DeMarco; many nieces, nephews and family and friends. VISITATION 5-7pm Thursday with 7pm Rosary at Roeder Mortuary. FUNERAL MASS 10:30am Friday at St. Stephen The Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 “S” St. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
ROEDER MORTUARY – Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr.
402-332-0090 www.RoederMortuary.com
Gretna, NE
Posted in Obituaries on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:00 am. Updated: 12:03 pm.

Harley Newma
Newman,Harley

Newman, Harley May 17, 1938 – Feb 22, 2016 Omaha. Survived by loving wife of 48 years, Maryann; children, Linda (Ray) Martens, Stewart Newman, Jane (Kevin) Westring; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother; 5 sisters; nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by one sister. VISITATION 5-7pm Thursday at the 108th Chapel. SERVICE 11am Friday, February 26, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 5410 Corby St., Omaha. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Omaha.
ROEDER MORTUARY –
108th St. Chapel
2727 North 108th St.
402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com
Omaha, NE
Posted in Obituaries on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:00 am. Updated: 12:03 pm.

Stephen T. Zerbs
Zerbs, Stephen T.

Zerbs, Stephen T. May 5, 1946 – Feb 21, 2016 Gretna. Survived by wife Pat; sons, Rick (Dawn), Steve (Jody); grandchildren, J.T., Brooke; step grandson Sam; 1 sister, many family and friends. MEMORIAL SERVICE Only, 11am Thursday at Roeder Mortuary.
ROEDER MORTUARY – Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr.
402-332-0090 www.RoederMortuary.com
Gretna, NE
Posted in Obituaries on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:00 am.

Vicki retired from the Works on 12-18-2002
Victoria Elizabeth “Vicki”Eads
Eads, Victoria Elizabeth “Vicki”

Eads, Victoria Elizabeth “Vicki” Feb 13, 1947 – Feb 14, 2016 Preceded in death by her parents, Dallas and Hilma Hall; grandchildren, Hayden, Holly and Rebecca Walgrave. Survived by her husband, Larry Eads; children, Amy (George) Rapp of Columbus, OH, Kerry (Jon) Tuttle of Omaha, Torey (June) Eads of Omaha; grandchildren, Kathleen, Linus and Ian Rapp, Kayla, Kamryn and Jake Tuttle, Kylie, Jesse and Cole Eads; siblings, Judy (Ed) Olsen of Tekamah, NE, Sherman (Sharon) Hall of Rockford, IL; nephew Cody Olsen; niece, Carrie Olsen both of Blair, NE; beloved Yorkie, Gabby Faye. SERVICES Thursday, 1pm at the Pacific Street Chapel. Interment, Blair Cemetery, Blair NE. VISITATION begins Wednesday, 5-7pm at the Pacific Street Chapel. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
PACIFIC STREET CHAPEL
14151 Pacific St.
402-391-1664 www.johnagentleman.com
Omaha, NE

Richard retired from the Works on 3/31/1997. He was a tool and die maker.
Richard L. Lloyd
Lloyd, Richard L.

Richard L. Lloyd, 84, of Lincoln, formerly of Greenwood, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at his home in Lincoln. Richard was born September 18, 1931, in Concordia, Kan., to Clifford Henry and Lillie May (Spicer) Lloyd. He graduated from Concordia High School in 1950. On July 18, 1954, he was married to Ilene Dochow in Concordia, Kan. Richard served his country in the U.S. Air Force in Korea during the Korean War. He worked many years for Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent as a tool and die maker.

He is survived by wife of 61 years Ilene Lloyd; children, Gregg (Kathryn) Lloyd of Greenwood and Sheri (Allan) Salber of Warrington, Ore.; grandchildren, Carrie (Jeff) Salber-Doner, Kevin Lloyd, Joshua Salber, and Ellen Lloyd; great-grandchildren, Trevor Doner and Sarah Doner; sisters, Sharon Riggs of Lincoln and Linda (Bob) Harness of El Lago, Texas. He was preceded in death by parents Clifford and Lillie Lloyd; brothers John and Jerry Lloyd; sister Lorraine Stratton.
Memorial service with military honors, 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 15, at Greenwood United Methodist Church. Private Interment at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. Memorials in care of the family for future designation. Visit www.marcysvoboda.com to leave condolences.
Marcy Mortuary
104 N 15th Street
Ashland, NE

Barbara Rimington
Rimington, Barbara

July 4, 1936 – February 9, 2016
Preceded in death by husband, Emile J. Rimington; son-in-law, Steve R. Hempel; grandson, Kyler Berkland. Survived by children, Dennis J. (Darcy K.) Rimington, Diane Hempel, David B. (Lisa) Rimington and Douglas S. (Robyn L.) Rimington; special friend, Richard Badders; sister, Evelyn (Ken) Johnson; brother, Albert (Vera) Ramsbottom; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; many relatives and friends. In Lieu of flowers memorials suggested to the family. VISITATION Wednesday, February 24, 5-8pm at Westlawn Hillcrest. FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday, February 25, 10am at Westlawn.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home
5701 CENTER ST
OMAHA, NE 68106

Susan N. Tucker
Tucker, Susan N.

Tucker, Susan N. May 19, 1923 – Feb 4, 2016 Preceded in death by husband, Robert Tucker; parents, Sam and Mary Naple; sisters, Louise Merett, Nicky Naple, Mary Penner, Emily Naple; brothers, Philip and Frank Naple. Survived by Robert (Mark) Van Kekerix, William (Ellen) Tucker; grandchildren, Nina, Aidan and Giada Tucker; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. MEMORIAL VISITATION with the family Sunday, 2-4pm at the 72nd St. Chapel. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY
72nd STREET CHAPEL
1010 North 72nd St. 402-391-1664
Omaha, NE

Harlan “Whitey” H. Clark
Clark, Harlan “Whitey” H.

1934-2016 Age 78
Whitey Clark passed away on January 29, 2016 in Oklahoma City, OK per a post on the Facebook (AT&T Omaha Works) Page. We were told that Whitey did NOT want a funeral or any other service and NO obituary. If you are a member of the AT&T Omaha Works Facebook group you can leave a condolence for the family there.

Mary J. Raff
Raff, Mary J.

Raff, Mary J. Age 77 Omaha, NE, formerly of Creighton, NE. Mary died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Omaha. Mary Jo (Steen) Raff was born May 3, 1938, at Omaha. She retired from Western Electric in Omaha. Mary is survived by her daughter, Margaret (Ken) Tylski; grandson, Allen (Abbey) Tylski; granddaughter, Traci Tylski; great-grandsons, Wyatt and Cole Tylski; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Karl Raff; her parents; and her grandson, Karl Tylski. MEMORIAL SERVICES will be 11am Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton. Reverend Jeff Lorig will officiate, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton. BROCKHAUS FUNERAL HOME
Creighton, NE 402-358-3236
www.brockhausfuneralhome.com
Posted in Obituaries on Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:00 am.

Raymond retired from the Works on 10/31/1986
Raymond H. Perina
Perina, Raymond H.

Perina, Raymond H. Jan 7, 1932 – Jan 13, 2016 Age 84 of Omaha. He was preceded in death by wife Sharon Perina, brother Robert Perina and sister Lorraine Smith. He is survived by sons, Dan (Diane) Perina, Jeff (Joyce) Perina, Craig (Cheryl) Perina; daughters, Cheryl Hellstrom, Cynthia Haynes, Susan (Jeff) Coles; sister Lucille McCoy; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. VISITATION 5-7pm Friday, January 15 at Braman Mortuary 72nd St. Chapel with a Vigil beginning at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL 10am Saturday, January 16 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 3601 N 65th St., Omaha, NE 68104. Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Omaha. Memorials may be made to St Vincent de Paul Society of St Bernard Catholic Church, 3601 N 65th St., Omaha, NE 68104. To leave a condolence, visit www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY – 72nd St.
Chapel 1702 N. 72nd St. 402-391-2171
Omaha, NE
Posted in Obituaries on Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:00 am. Updated: 12:00 pm.

Richard Theodore, “Cef” Cefrey
CEFREY, Richard Theodore, “Cef”

Richard Theodore “Cef” Cefrey
May 10, 1944 – Jan 9, 2016
Richard was born in Springfield, New Jersey and partially-raised in Nyack, New York. When the family moved to Omaha, Dick attended Dundee and Oakdale schools. He graduated from Westside High School and University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was preceded in death by his devoted mother, Bernadette, and father, Earle. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Elaine; son, Ethan; daughter, Holly; in-laws, Judith Conway and Daniel Hlavacek; nephews: Michael, Daniel, Caley, and Darby. He leaves behind lifelong friends: Robert Justsen, Val Pleskac, and Virgil Jochimson.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 13th, from 5pm to 7pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm, all at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, January 14th at 10:30am at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 “S” St. (168th & “Q”). Interment, Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Stephen the Martyr Parish, Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Omaha Humane Society, or Omaha Missions.

HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900

Hi George, Hope you and your family had a wonderful Holiday Season.
I have been waiting for the family to give me this information.
Douglas Thoms
DONALD R. SMITH

SEPTEMBER 27, 1942 TO DECEMBER 23. 2015
ELOCATED FROM THE BALTIMORE WORKS
WORKED AT THE OMAHA WORKS FROM 1983 TO 1990
Memorial Service for Donald Roosevelt Smith
The Celebration of a Life LIVED TO THE FULLEST for Donald Roosevelt Smith will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Prince Hall Masonic Temple located at 1307 Eutaw Place. The family will accept visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Masonic Burial Services conducted by King David Lodge #18 will be held at 10:30 a.m. The memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations can be made to the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore, 1207 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21217, attn: Donald Roosevelt Smith Charitable Fund.
My family and I appreciate your support, prayers and kind words.



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Anne E. Zavodny
Zavodny, Anne E.

6 Mar 1924 – 8 Feb 2015
Anne was preceded in death by her parents, George and Anna Gosch; husband, Emil Zavodny; son, Dwight; brothers, Glenn and Gerald; sister, Agnes Glesmann. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Rick Moore, Johnson, NE; grandchildren, Scott Honaker, Papillion, Michael (Melanie) Honaker, Beaver Lake, NE; step-grandson, Jeremiah Moore, Omaha; step-granddaughter, Danielle (Scott) Todd, Charlotte, NC; 4 great grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; 1 step-great great grandchild. Visitation: Wednesday 1-8 P.M. at the mortuary with family receiving friends from 5-8 P.M. Services: Thursday 10:30 A.M. Trinity Lutheran Church, Papillion. Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church.
Kahler Dolce Mortuary
441 N. Washington St.
Papillion, NE 68046

Ruth E. Young
Young, Ruth E.

8 Sep 1940 – 24 Dec 2015
Ruth was preceded in death by her father and mother; brothers, Roy and George; and sister Frances.
She is survived by her siblings, Tom (Rose) Young, Norma Dukich, and Doris Nary; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation: Tuesday 6-8P.M. Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5701 Center Street. Services: Wednesday 10:30 A.M., also at the Funeral Home.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street
Omaha NE 68106

Roy Marshall Yeck
Yeck, Roy Marshall

22 Jul 1938 – 30 Jan 2015
Roy was preceded in death by parents, Marvin and Ava Carse, and brother John Carse. He is survived by special friend Sheri Pryibl, Bellevue; brothers, Jimmy (Leoda), Council Bluffs, IA, Jerry (Helen), Omaha, and Marvin “Butch” Carse (Diane) Davenport, FL; daughters, Marsha Behr, Omaha, Susan Houseman, Bethlehem, GA; sons, Randy, La Vista, Jimmy A., Council Bluffs, and Carl, Grand Island; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and 1 great grandchild.
Roy graduated from Tech High in 1957. He then served in the Marine Corps Reserves and worked at Western Electric for 40 years until retirement. The world lost one of the Last real cowboys. Horsemanship was his true love. His spirit and presence will be deeply missed by so many who loved him. Services: Following his wishes to be cremated, a Celebration of life will be held at Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel, 2202 Hancock St., Bellevue, 2 P.M. Saturday, February 7, 2015. Full military honors by American Legion Post #331. Pastor Dale Campbell presiding.
Bellevue Memorial Chapel
2202 Hancock St.

Yates, Yvette S.
Yvette S. Yates

13 Jun 1946 – 3 Jun 2015
Yvette is preceded in death by her husband Roger Yates. She is survived by children: Christine (Bryan) Peterson, Cheri (Andrew) Schulze, Kimberly (Kevin) Powell; Grandchildren: Brycen Peterson, Molly Schulze, Jack, Samantha and Kennedy Powell. Visitation: With family, Tuesday 5 – 7 P.M., Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE 68164. Services: Wednesday, June 10th at 11 A.M., Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE 68164
Roeder Mortuary
2727 North 108th St

Willie ‘Marty’ Williams
Williams, Willie ‘Marty’

10 Sep 1944 – 14 Oct 2015
Survived by wife, Margaret “Sug” Williams; children, Tonya and Omar Williams; grandson, TreeAir Edwards; sisters, Roberta Miles, Barbara (Albert) Holt and Hattie Bivens; brother, Kevin Williams and a host of other loved ones and friends. Visitation: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6-8pm at Roeder Mortuary 108th Street Chapel.
Roeder Mortuary
2727 North 108th St
Omaha, NE, 68164

Kenneth Eugene Wild
Wild, Kenneth Eugene

2 Jan 1926 – 24 Nov 2015
Kenneth is survived by, his wife Marguerite; son and daughters-in-law Ralph and Maggie of Topeka, KS and Richard “Dick” and Debbie of Fremont, NE; daughters and son-in-law Janice Wild of Omaha and Barbara and John Borchardt of Blair, NE; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Charlie and Colleen Wild of Fremont, NE, Herb Wild of Omaha and Fred and Shirley Wild of Blair, NE. Visitation: Friday noon to 8 P.M. with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home. Services: Saturday 10:30 A.M. at United Faith Community Church in Valley. Interment: Alma Lutheran Cemetery in Mead, NE.
Life Story for Kenneth Wild
Kenneth Eugene Wild was born on January 2, 1926 in Saunders County, Nebraska to Erwin and Vivian (Monteen) Wild. He grew up on the family farm south of Fremont where he attended Carey School through the 10th grade and graduated from Fremont High School in 1943. As a young boy, Ken was active in 4-H, showing his Jersey cows at the local and state fairs, receiving many awards but his passion was baseball. Ken served his country in the United States Army from February of 1945 to December of 1946, during which he was stationed in the Philippines for 13 months.
Ken married Marguerite Riddle on June 18, 1948 at the Marietta Baptist Church in Mead, Nebraska and they were blessed with four children: Ralph, Janice, Richard and Barbara. Ken and Marguerite raised their family on several local farms before settling in Valley in 1958.
Ken farmed and had milk cows before he went to work at Western Electric, later called AT& T where he worked for 30 years as a journeyman millwright. He enjoyed softball, golf, gardening, woodworking, spectator sports and was an avid New York Yankee fan. Ken and Marguerite enjoyed travelling, including many family vacations and a special trip to Hawaii for their 40th anniversary.
Ken passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 22 days. He was preceded in death by his parents Erwin and Vivian and his brother Donald. Ken is survived by his wife Marguerite; son and daughters-in-law Ralph and Maggie of Topeka, KS and Richard “Dick” and Debbie of Fremont, NE; daughters and son-in-law Janice Wild of Omaha and Barbara and John Borchardt of Blair, NE; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Charlie and Colleen Wild of Fremont, NE,, Herb Wild of Omaha and Fred and Shirley Wild of Blair, NE;
Reichmuth Funeral Home
21901 West Maple
Omaha, NE 68002

Ronald W. Waldrep
Waldrep, Ronald W.

1962 – 24 Aug 2015
Ronald W. Waldrep, age 53 died August 24, 2015, Phoenix, AZ. Ron worked as an IT person for Connectivity Solutions. Ron was living in Phoenix, AZ when he passed suddenly from Type 2 diabetes. His brother Randy said that he was cremated and his ashes would be buried in Westminster, CA.
There is no obituary and we don’t know the funeral home in Phoenix that handled the arrangements

Gene C. Utterback
Utterback, Gene C.
19 Jun 1939 – 2 Apr 2015
Gene was born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 19, 1939 to his parents, Curtis and Clarice Carlson Utterback. Together with his sister, Darlene, and his brother, Dave, he spent his childhood on an acreage at 93rd and “F” Streets. He went to Oakdale Grade School and then graduated from Westside High School in 1957. He attended the University of Omaha for two years, and in November of 1959 started work at Western Electric, where he was in the tool and die apprentice program.
On March 10, 1962, Gene was married to Arlene Enger at First Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska. Gene and Arlene raised three sons: Bradley, Michael and Jeffrey. When the boys were involved with Cub Scouts and in the high school band, Gene volunteered to help with those programs. He was a member of the German-American Society and held office on their board as trustee and as membership chairman for several years. He was also a member of the Bars (pronounced “Bears”) organization at the German-American Society. He worked as a tool and die maker for 30 years until his retirement from Lucent in December of 1989.
In 1985 Gene and Arlene and his brother, Dave, became owners of a Champion Auto Store until they sold it in June of 2000. Gene took pleasure in managing the store and working with the customers to help them solve their car problems. Gene enjoyed playing golf, and after retirement he sometimes played five times a week. Gene and Arlene enjoyed traveling, especially their trip to Australia, New Zealand and Costa Rico. They also liked traveling to Florida, Arizona, and Texas, as well as other places around the country.
Gene was preceded in death by his father, Curtis. He is survived by his wife, Arlene K. Utterback; sons: Bradley Utterback (Kathleen), Michael Utterback, and Jeffrey Utterback (Elsie); mother, Clarice Utterback; sister, Darlene Christian (Keith); brother, David Utterback; grandsons, Bradley and Anthony Utterback; great-grandson, Towyn; step-grandsons: Allen, Brenten, and Craig Chrans; other relatives and many friends. Visitation: Sunday, April 5th from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the West Center Chapel. Services: Monday, April 6th at 11 A.M. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5015 S. 80 St. in Ralston. Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials: Suggested to American Cancer Society or Messiah Lutheran Church.
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
78th & West Center
Omaha NE 68124

Mary E. Turner
Turner, Mary E.

Age 70 died 17 Aug 2015.
She is survived by son, Ronald (Tuila) Turner, Jr., Omaha; 5 brothers, William A. (Earline), Jr., Gary, IN, Otis, Overland Park, KS, James (Donna), Roy (Beverly), Kansas City, MO, George Fowler, Abu Dhabi; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives. Visitation: 9 A.M. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 2428 Franklin St.
Services: 10 A.M. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 2428 Franklin St. Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N. 24th St.
Omaha NE 68110

William ‘Jack’ Thraen
Thraen, William ‘Jack’

14 Sep 1937 – 10 Jan 2015
William Jack Thraen, age 77, of Omaha, Nebraska passed away at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas, surrounded by his family on January 10, 2015.
Jack Thraen was born in Sioux City, Iowa to parents Leo J and Elizabeth Thraen on September 14, 1937. His family moved to Hastings when Jack was three, then to Omaha when he was five. He attended Lake School and Sacred Heart School and graduated in 1955 from St. Cecelia High School.
He married in 1958 and from that former union he was blessed with 4 children: Debra, William, Donald and David. On May 11, 1985 he married Violet Cagle and his family grew to include his stepchildren Ronald and Renee.
Jack was active as an officer in the Labor Union and was in the Naval Reserves from 1955 until 1963. He was employed at Western Electric as an apprentice, then a machinist and worked there for 35 years. After his retirement at the age of 55, he took up the hobby of growing orchids, was involved in orchid shows, and served two terms as President of the Greater Omaha Orchid Society.
Jack and Vi enjoyed traveling on scenic trips to National Parks, orchid shows, and visiting family across the country. He was an active member of Olive Crest United Methodist Church, serving for numerous years as Chair of Trustees. He also chaired both Administrative Council and, until recently, Staff Parish Relations committee.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Violet Kies Thraen of Omaha, Nebraska; children: Debra Carrigan and husband Lon of Danville, Illinois; William G, Thraen and wife Jay of Northridge, California; Donald Thraen of Sabetha, Kansas; David Thraen of Omaha, Nebraska; Ronald Cagle and wife Janet of McKinney, Texas; Renee Seger of Plano, Texas; grandchildren: Carla Carrigan, Emily Thraen, Mariah Emig, Sarah Jay Thraen, McKenzie Cagle, Veronica Cagle, Victoria Cagle, Brett Seger, and Hudson Seger; sister Frances Thraen of Maryville, Missouri; many nieces, nephews,extended family and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Elizabeth Thraen and granddaughter Brittney Seger. Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. 16 Jan 2015, Roeder Mortuary, 2727 North 108th St., Omaha, NE. Services: 10:00 A.M. 17 Jan 2015, Olive Crest United Methodist Church, 7180 N. 60th St., Omaha, NE 68152. Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, 5701 Center St., Omaha, NE. Memorials: Olive Crest United Methodist Church, 7180 N. 60th St., Omaha, NE 681
Roeder Mortuary
2727 North 108th St
Omaha, NE, 68164

Clyde M. Thinnes
Thinnes, Clyde M.

18 Nov 1946 – 20 May 2015
Clyde was preceded in death by twin daughters, Cynthia and Marsha Thinnes; parents, John and Ruth Thinnes; sister, Cecilia McWilliams. Survived by wife, Carol; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kara Thinnes; daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Jason Thomas; granddaughter, Anika Thinnes; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Cynthia Thinnes; sister, Margaret Thinnes; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Saturday, May 23rd from 6 – 8 P.M. at the West Center Chapel.
Services: Sunday, May 24th at 3pm at the West Center Chapel. Interment: Tuesday, May 26th at 10am at Calvary Cemetery, with graveside service. Military Honors: Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials: Directed to the family.
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
78th & West Center
Omaha NE 68124

Frank E. Tenczer
Tenczer, Frank E.

18 Jan 1956 – 10 Jan 2015
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Josephine and brother, Don.
Survived include; Stepdaughter, Catie (Caputo) Dunty and husband, Pat; Sisters, Dolores Krzycki, Carol Zoucha, Mary Hospodka (Louis), Kathy Prentis (Tony); 17 nieces and nephews and many extended family and friends.
Visitation: Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home, 5108 F St., Omaha, NE 68117, 4:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Wake service is at 6:30 P.M. Services: St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover St., Omaha, NE 68106 at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, January 15, 2015. Interment: St. John’s Cemetery, Bellevue, NE.
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 “F” St.
Omaha NE 68117

Donald E. Taylor
Taylor, Donald E.

19 Feb 1947 – 3 Apr 2015
Donald E. Taylor of Omaha – Vietnam/Desert Storm Veteran
Doanld was preceded in death by his parents, Harold & Angela Taylor; sister, Jan.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Montgomery-Taylor; children, Amy R. Getty, Angela T. (Mark) Stutzenegger, Anthony J. Taylor; step-daughters, Cynthia L. Montgomery (Jay Myers), Starlette Dossou (Edward Jackson); grandchildren, Elizabeth Getty, Chloe Getty, Noah Stutzenegger, Douglas Montgomery, Sean Sloan, Amani Sloan, Emmanuele Dossou,; siblings, Robert, Joan, Ginger, Tim, Debbie, Joyce; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services: Friday, 1:00 P.M. at Braman Mortuary, 1702 N. 72 St., Omaha, NE.
Braman Mortuary & Cremation Services
1702 N. 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Earl M. Stoakes Sr.
Stoakes, Earl M. Sr.

7 Nov 1930 – 19 Mar 2015
Earl is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sally; Children: Earl Stoakes, Jr. & wife Vicki Jo, Vicki Lynn O’Neal, Alan Stoakes & wife Holly, Rodney Stoakes & wife Nannette, Tami Kuenning & husband Bruce; Sisters: Geraldine Sheets, Madeline Vrba, Karol Osterloh; 15 Grandchildren & 15 Great Grandchildren. Visitation: Sunday, 2-4 P.M., Braman Mortuary, 6505 S. 144th St., Omaha, NE. Services: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:00 A.M., Braman Mortuary, 6505 S. 144th St., Omaha, NE. Interment: Sunrise Cemetery, Wahoo, NE.
Braman Mortuary
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha NE 68137

Rex Alonzal Stewart
Stewart, Rex Alonzal
1
6 Feb 1930 – 20 Apr 2015
Rex Alonzal Stewart, 85, died April 20, 2015, in Rogers, Arkansas. He was born February 16, 1930 in Farnam, Nebraska to Harry and Ollie (Uhlig) Stewart.
Rex graduated from Farnam High School. He was a farmer, welder and a pilot.
He lived in Gothenburg with his wife and two sons before moving to Ft. Wayne, then Lincoln, Nebraska where he attended the University of Nebraska and graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Degree. He worked for Western Electric Omaha Works, retiring after 30 years. He maintained his IFR pilot license throughout his life. Rex owned and flew many small airplanes during his life a Champ, Piper, Mooney, Bonanza and Grumman, but his most enjoyable plane was his beloved Glastar which he built and assembled himself. Rex and Mary used their Nebraska football season tickets for over 30 years, only missing a few games during that whole time to do opening day pheasant season in western Nebraska.
Rex was a lifetime member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Pilot Owners Association, Experimental Aircraft Association and served tirelessly on many boards and positions with the Methodist church. He was particularly proud of his induction into the Quiet Birdman’s and his award from the FAA for 50 years of piloting without an accident.
Rex and Mary enjoyed retirement to Northwest Arkansas for over 20 years, spending time traveling, visiting grandchildren and helping with church activities. Rex enjoyed his gardens, fishing with friends, golfing and was the consummate airport hanger tinkerer. Rex was a valued contributor to all of his friends, relatives and hanger buddies and will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Harlan and Frank, four sisters, Arvetta, Eva, Maxine and Neva.
Rex is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Stewart of Bella Vista, AR; sons, Brad Stewart (Lisa Marie) of Montrose, CO, and Bryan Stewart (Lisa Kay) of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren, Brad Stewart II, Jenna Stewart, Ben Stewart, Nick Stewart, Corey Stewart, Cassandra Stewart; one great grandchild Lillyan Stewart; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services: Highlands Church, A United Methodist Congregation, Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Bryan Fink officiating. Memorials: Highlands Church Endowment Fund,371 Glasglow Road, Bella Vista, AR 72715, in lieu of flowers.
Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2258 Forrest Hills Blvd.
Bella Vista, AR 72715

Donald R. Smith
Smith, Donald Roosevel
t
27 Sep 1942 – 23 Dec 2015
The Celebration of a Life Lived To The Fullest for Donald Roosevelt Smith will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Prince Hall Masonic Temple located at 1307 Eutaw Place. Visitation: The family will accept visitors beginning at 10:00 A.M., Masonic Burial Services conducted by King David Lodge #18 will be held at 10:30 a.m. The memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations can be made to the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore, 1207 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21217, attn: Donald Roosevelt Smith Charitable Fund.

Mary Ann D. Simons
Simons, Mary Ann D.

28 Oct 1925 – 6 May 2015
Mary Ann D. (Miller) Simons was born October 28, 1925 on the family farm between Ashland and Yutan to Frederick and Lena (Heldt) Miller. Mary Ann grew up in the Ashland and Yutan area, where she attended District 7 School for grades 1-8, and graduated from Yutan High School in 1942. As a young girl, Mary Ann was active in sports, and was a talented musician; singing and playing both organ and accordion.
Mary Ann married Robert L. Simons on September 28, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yutan, Nebraska, and to this union, four children were born; Robert L. Jr., twins John and Jim, and Barbara. The family made their home in Yutan.
Mary Ann worked at Western Electric for over 20 years on the assembly line, retiring in 1976. She later worked for Catherine’s Dress Shop in West Omaha. Mary Ann was an active member of the Yutan Legion Auxiliary, and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yutan. She loved playing her organ and accordion, going bowling, and playing BINGO. She enjoyed polka or Nashville music, had a sweet tooth, and took time to smell the roses, her favorite flower. She was an avid card player, and was always ready for a game with any family or friend that challenged her. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting and musical events. Mary Ann will be remembered for her love of life, and her love of her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mary Ann died on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Saunders County Medical Center in Wahoo, Nebraska at the age of 89 years, 6 months, and 9 days. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert L. Simons, Sr. Mary Ann is survived by her sons; Robert L. Jr., John W. (Shirley), and James F. (Vicki), daughter Barbara (Don) Rican, grandchildren; Christopher, Jason, Joe, Brenda, Jeff, Mike, Luke, Sara, Lance, and Laura; great grandchildren; Ben, Jaxon, Kobey, Cole, Ava, Reese, Cooper, Dylan, Maisy, Addison, Kolton, Easton, and Vivienne; brothers; Jim (Marlyn) Miller and Joe (Erma Rae) Miller. Visitation: With the family Sunday from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home in Elkhorn. Services: Monday, 11 A.M. at the funeral home in Elkhorn. Interment: Private, Hollst Lawn Cemetery, Yutan.
Memorials: To the Saunders County Medical Therapy Center.
Reichmuth Funeral Home
21901 West Maple
Omaha, NE 68002

Roy P. Schuster
Schuster, Roy P
.
11 Sep 1923 – 9 Jul 2015
Roy is preceded in death by granddaughter; Kimberly Gilliland. He is survived by his wife June; children, Gary (Evelyn)Cheryl (Jeff) Gilliland; grandchildren; Jeff (Christina), Carrie; great grandchildren, Kenna, Bridger, Avery, Tyler, Katelynn; family and friends. Visitation: Monday, 9 – 10 A.M., St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St.
Services: 10 A. M., Monday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St. Interment: Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
Roeder Mortuary
11710 Standing Stone Drive
Gretna NE, 68028

Donna C. Sheppard
Sheppard, Donna C.

23 Nov 1931 – 9 May 2015
Donna is survived by son, Jim W. Sheppard, Omaha, NE; brother, Richard Peterson Gretna, NE; sister, Gloria Olson Waverly, NE; numerous nieces, nephews & host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents William Sr. & Irene Peterson; brothers William Peterson, Jr. and James F.
Visitation: Thursday 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Mortuary
Services: 10:00 A.M. Friday, 15 May 2015, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 153 S. McKenna Ave, Gretna, NE 68028.
Interment: Mt. Auburn Cemetery at Omaha, Nebraska.
Memorials: National Cancer Research Foundation or Resurrection Lutheran Church
Roeder Mortuary
11710 Standing Stone Drive
Gretna NE, 68028

Robert G. Selvig
Selvig, Robert G.

14 Jul 2015 age 80.
Robert was preceded in death by wife Velma; parents Pernell and Lillie.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Douglas and Cheryl; daughter Kimberly Johansen; grandchildren Joshua Selvig, Derek and Brittany Johansen; sisters-in-law Elaine Lutz and Velma Lutz; brother-in-law Gerald (Jane) Lutz, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, July 16th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Services: 11:00 A.M. July 17th, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church – La Vista. Memorials: Requested to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
LaVista, NE 68128

Joyce A. Schaben
Schaben, Joyce A. ‘Nana’

13 May 1949 – 7 Apr 2015
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bernice Kroll; sister Katherine Davenport. She is survived by her husband Rich; son Troy (Lisa); daughter Tracy (Doug) Schaefer; grandchildren, Lauren, Grace, Grant, Landon and Gage; brother Frank (Diane) Kroll; other loving relatives and dear friends and neighbors. Visitation: Friday, 10 April 15, 5 P.M. with a wake service at 6:30 P.M. at the mortuary. Services: Saturday, 11 April 15, 10 A.M. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials: To the family.
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 “F” St.
Omaha NE 68117

Dennis H. Saint
int, Dennis H.

21 May 1946 – 25 Apr 2015
Dennis is survived by his wife Suzanne; children Stephani Keene (David), Denice Johnson, Terry Saint, Jerry Saint (Colleen); 16 grandchildren; brother Ron Saint. Visitation: Friday, May 1st, after 5:00 P.M., Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial Service: Friday, May 1st, 7:00 P.M., Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials: Requested to the family.
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
LaVista, NE 68128

Charles G. Rehberg
Rehberg, Charles G.

10 Nov 1920 – 8 Aug 2015
Charles was preceded in death by his wife Nadine and grandson Jeffrey.
Survives include children John (Linda) Rehberg and Janel Peterson; grandsons Thomas Rehberg and Ryan Peterson.
Visitation: 5 – 7 P.M., Wednesday, August 12th, at Bethany Funeral Home.
Services: 1030 A.M., Thursday, August 13th, 10:30 A.M., Bethany Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park, with military honors by Ralston American Legion Post 373 Honor Guard.
Memorials: Will be directed by the family.
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
LaVista, NE 68128

Adeline A. Pettitt
Pettitt, Adeline A.

5 Nov 1926 – 10 Dec 2015
Adeline A. Pettitt age 89, of Fremont died Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Nye Legacy in Fremont. She was born November 5, 1926 in Norfolk, NE to Karll and Esther (Raduenz) Schellpeper. She grew up on the same farm as her father did, in the Pierce area. She received her education in rural schools.
On September 15, 1946, Adeline was married to Leonard Milton Pettitt in the Zion Lutheran Church in Hoskins. Following her husband’s return from military service, they lived in several small area communities until moving into Fremont in 1962. Adeline worked for Campbell Soup Co. here and she retired in 1991 from Western Electric.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard, and 2 brothers in their early childhood, Leonard and Milton and a great grandson William.
Survivors include son, Gary and wife Pam Pettitt of Fremont; daughters, Kathryn and husband Bob Schutte of Omaha, Beverly and husband Ron Harris of Chandler, AZ, Shirley Fiscus of North Bend, Janice and husband Ed Gray of North Bend, Marsha and husband Gary Gillis of North Bend; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sisters Betty VanErt, Grants Pass, OR, Velma Backer and Elaine Bermel, of Randolph; brother, Merlin and wife Joyce Schellpeper, Grants Pass, OR. Visitation: Ludvigsen Mortuary will be on Sunday from 1 to 4 P.M. with the family present from 2 to 4 P.M. Services: 10 A.M. Monday, December 14th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Rev. Glenn Meyer. Interment: Memorial Cemetery. Memorials: Suggested to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Ludvigen Mortuary
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE 68025

Casia Perry
Perry, Casia

25 May 2015
Perry, Casia, age 66 – May 25, 2015.
Casia was preceded in death by daughter, Crystal Perry.
Surviors include 3 brothers, Lawrence Parker, Omaha, Sylvester (Kim), Lincoln, NE, and Andre (Eloise) Merritt; 2 sisters, Jacquelyn (Donald) Conway and Romona Berry; grandson, Todd Richardson, Omaha; and great-grand, Camryn Richardson; nieces, nephews, other relatives. Visitation: 6-8 P.M., Sunday at mortuary. Services: 1 P.M., Monday, Clair Memorial United Methodist Church, 56th & Ames. Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Thomas Funeral Home
3920 N. 24th St.
Omaha NE 68110

Gary Alan Pendgraft
Pendgraft, Gary Alan

22 Sep 1950 – 15 Feb 2015
Gary was born and raised in Council Bluffs, graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. Gary and Twila Pierce were married July 3, 1992 in Omaha. He retired in 2013 from Connectivity Solutions. Gary enjoyed doing everything with his family. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Pendgraft and infant sister, Mary Alberta.
Survivors by wife, Twila; sons Mark & Ryan of Omaha; mother Virginia Pendgraft; 2 brothers, Chuck (Linda) &Tommy; 2 granddaughters Ashley & Amber Pendgraft and great-grandson, Braxton; plus many close relatives and friends.
Services: A memorial gathering will be held, Friday, February 20 from 3–5:00 P.M. at Braman Mortuary, 72nd Street Chapel. Memorials: Suggested to the family.
Braman Mortuary
1702 N 72nd St.
Omaha NE 68114

Kenneth Leo Parker
Parker, Kenneth L.

17 Jun 1931 – 5 Jul 2015
Kenneth was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Bertha (Judd) Parker; 2 brothers; wife Phyllis Teghtmeyer. He is survived by wife, Carolyn; daughters, Linda Niebauer, Jill Thiare, Heidi Eggerling; sons, Stan (Margaret) Parker, Jeff (Deanna) Parker, and Wes Parker; stepson Greg Nunn; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Leo (Keo) Teghtmeyer, Ed (Anne) Teghtmeyer; sister-in-law, Elaine (Dwayne) Bubke many nieces, nephews and friends.
After 35 years, Ken retired from Western Electric (Lucent) in 1991.
Visitation: 5-7 P.M. Thursday, Westlawn-Hillcrest.
Services: 10:30 A.M. Friday, Westlawn-Hillcrest.
Interment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street
Omaha NE 68106

Marjorie S. Pallas
Pallas, Marjorie S. (Gosch)

24 May 1924 – 5 Feb 2015
Marjorie H. Pallas (Gosch) long time Springfield, NE resident. Born May 24, 1924 died Febr. 5 2015 in Weslaco, Texas.
She is survived by husband Ed Pallas, three sons, Dennis Gosch, Robert Gosch, and Larry Gosch and three stepchildren, Terry Palla, Bonnie Fickler, Richard Pallas. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Ida Schmidt and her daugher, JoAnne Pettigrew, grandchildren and nephews and nieces. Marjorie enjoyed all board games, shuffleboard and cards. She was truly loved and will be missed. Interment: Sacred Park Cemetery, Mercedes, TX
McCaleb Funeral Home
Mercedes, TX

Terry D. O’Neall
O’Neall, Terry D.

4 Feb 1937 – 16 Apr 2015
Terry D. O’Neall, Bella Vista, AR, formerly of Omaha. Survived by wife of 56 years, Shirley; sons, Mike of Bella Vista, and Danny of Omaha; daughter, Laura (Randy) Brezinski of Madison, AL; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
Terry was a devoted husband who deeply loved his family and the game of golf. He embraced everyone he met as family, and his booming laughter filled the room with life and love. Visitation: Tuesday at 4 P.M. with wake service at 7 P.M., all at the mortuary. Services: Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. at the mortuary to St. Bridget’s Catholic Church at 10 A.M. Interment: St. John’s Cemetery. Memorials: Bella Vista Animal Shelter, 32 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista, AR 72714.
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 “F” St.
Omaha NE 68117

Donald E. Norskov
Norskov, Donald E.

12 Aug 1937 – 25 May 2015
Norskov, Donald E. was preceded in death by parents, Clarence Norskov and Viola French Norskov; brother, Gary Norskov.
Donald is survived by wife of 54 years, Phyllis Olson Norskov; children, Steven and Deborah, William and Thomas, Daniel and Sheri, Sarah, Hannah, and David, Bradley and Julie Norskov Wright, Brandon and Stephen Airman 1st Class; great grandson, Landon Myer; sisters, Marlene Durant and Jacque (Ernie) Ipock; brother, Richard (Paula) Norskov; sister-in-law, Betty Norskov; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws; many nieces and nephews;
Visitation: Wednesday, May 27, from 6-8 P.M. with Rosary at 7 P.M., Westlawn – Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Services: Thursday, May 28, 11 A.M., St. Stephen’s The Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S St, Omaha, NE.
Memorials: Suggest to St, Stephen’s The Martyr Catholic Church.
Don retired 1 Jul 1994.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street
Omaha NE 68106

James E. Nick
Nick, James E.

11 Dec 1943 – 27 Aug 2015
James E. Nick passed away Monday August 17, 2015 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha. He was born Dec. 11, 1943 in Fremont to William and Mary (Boyle) Nick. Jim was baptized, confirmed and served as an altar boy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Bluffs. Jim graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School and then served in the US Army. He worked at Commscope, formerly Western Electric in Omaha for 37 years before retiring in 2005. Survivors include his sisters, Margaret Van Ness of Aurora, CO, Barbara Wesely of Lincoln and Rita (Al) Sindelar of Fremont; brothers, Lynn (Wilma) Nick of Brighton, CO and Ron Nick of Fremont; sister-in-law, Joyce Nick of Lincoln and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Ellen Hartmann, Anne Vopalensky, Claire Kern and twin sister Judith Kathleen Nick and brothers, Fred and Jerry Nick. Visitation: Thursday from 4-8 P.M. with family receiving friends from 6-7:30 P.M. and a Rosary at 7:30 P.M. all at Moser Memorial Chapel in Cedar Bluffs, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Services: Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M., Friday, August 21, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Bluffs, NE. Father Leo Seiker will officiate. Internment: Little Flower of Jesus Cemetery near Leshara, NE with military honors. Memorials: To St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Cedar Bluffs or Little Flower of Jesus Cemetery.
Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Michel ‘Miso’ Nemec
Nemec, Michel ‘Miso’

9 Feb 1921 – ? ??? 2015
Nemec, Michel ‘Miso’ Age 94 Preceded in death by wife, Mary “Obradovich” Nemec.
Survived by many nieces and nephews. Active member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church. Served as a commando with the Yugoslav Guerilla Forces, Allies of the United State during WWII. The obituary lists Michel as a veteran. Visitation: Monday 4 P.M. – 7 P.M. with 7 P.M. Pomen Service at Funeral Home. Services: Tuesday 10 A.M., St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church. Internment: Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials: St. Nicholas Serbia Orthodox Church.
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 “F” St.
Omaha NE 68117

Mary A. Nelson-Walling
Nelson-Walling, Mary A.

27 Oct 1927 – 18 Dec 1015
Nelson-Walling, Mary A. Oct 7, 1927 – Dec 18, 2015 Age 88, Sherman, TX passed away on December 18, 2015. She was born on October 7, 1927 in Gray, IA to Addie (Wright) and George Weighton. On November 24, 1952, Mary married Alfred Nelson, Jr. in Omaha, NE. Mary worked for Western Electric Company. On February 12, 1997, in Las Vegas, NV Mary married Thomas Walling.
Mary is survived by her son, Terry Nelson (Carol), LaVista, NE; 2 daughters, Debra Hines, Sherman, TX, Natalie Lee (Stuart), Gunter, TX; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Jack Weighton (Sharlette), Gray, IA. Mary is preceded in death by her husbands, Alfred Nelson, Jr. and Thomas Walling; parents, George and Addie Weighton; sister, Alice Hansen. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com MEMORIAMS.com Englewood, CO 80112 877-705-4995 Services: Sherman, TX.

Grace Patricia Moss
Moss, Grace Patricia ‘Patsy’ (Davis)

18 May 1926 – 28 Jan 2015
Patricia was born the fourth child to Virgil and Myrtle (Fisher) Davis in Omaha. She is preceded in death by both parents; brothers, Virgil, Richard, Donald, John, and George Davis; sister, Gloria Glass; 2 husbands, William Butler and Hubert Moss; sons, Frank A. Harris and William Butler; and daughter, Christine Moss-Green. She is survived by 3 daughters, Gloria Harris, Cheryl Lynn Secret (Roscoe), and Arlett Marie Brooks (Gregory, all of Omaha; son, Wandell Jackson of Los Angeles, CA; 2 sisters-in-law, Olene and Ruby Moss of Omaha; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, daughters-of-the-heart, Red Hatters, friends and dozens of cousins.
Patsy work 25 years with Cudahy Packing Plant retiring from there when they closed. After several temporary jobs she start at Western Electric. She retired from there is 1988 with 18 years of service. Visitation: Monday 6-8 P.M. with Rosary 7 P.M. at Ames Chapel. Services: 10 A.M. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2423 Grant St., Omaha.
Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery at Omaha.
Roeder Mortuary
4932 Ames Ave.

Joanie M. Moore
Moore, Joanie M.

7 Oct 1961 – 28 Dec 2015
Joanie was preceded in death by mother, Arita Crofton. She is survived by her father, William Crofton; husband, Clay Moore; sons, Jason and Justin (Kim); five grandchildren; sisters, Debbie Coffin and LuAnn Gentry; brother, John Crofton; nieces and nephews: Angela, Jacob, Kurtis and David.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Friday, January 1st, from 3-5 P.M., with Vigil Service at 5 P.M., all at the West Center Chapel. Services: 8:30 A.M., Saturday, January 2nd, West Center Chapel to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 9 A.M. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials: Suggested to Wounded Warriors.
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
78th & West Center
Omaha NE 68124

Clem E. Minor, Jr.
Minor, Clem E. Jr.

10 Jun 1946 – 5 Dec 2015
Clem E. Minor, age 69, of Council Bluffs, passed away December 5, 2015 at this home.
Clem was born June 10, 1946 in Council Bluffs to the late Clem E. and Thelma (Keating) Minor, Sr. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1964 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. Clem married Dianne Marie Mabee on October 31, 1969. They were blessed with four children, Michelle, Dawn, Amy and Michael. Clem retired in 2000 from Avaya after a 30-year career. He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents, Clem was preceded in death by his wife, Dianne M. Minor in 2008; and his brother, Phillip Minor. Clem is survived by his children, Michelle (Doug) May of Loveland, Colorado, Dawn Minor of Council Bluffs, Amy (Richard) Curtis of Mustang, Oklahoma, Michael Minor of Council Bluffs; 4 grandchildren, Ryan Minor, Sydney Crosby, Elijah Curtis and Matthew Curtis; 1 great grandchild, Oliver Clemens Hampton; brother, Floyd (Betty) Minor of Council Bluffs; nieces and nephews. Visitation: December 7th, 6 – 8 P.M., Cutler-O’Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory, 545 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA Services: December 8th, 11 P.M., Queen of Apostles Church, 3303 4th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA Interment: December 9th, 1 P.M., Garner Township Cemetery
Cutler-O’Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Vincent T. Miller
Miller, Vincent T.

29 Feb 1928 – 13 Nov 2015
Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Miller; sons, Jeffrey and Robert Miller; sisters, Virginia Bright, Maxine Thompson.
Survived by his daughters, Sheree (Merlin) Harper, Julee (Jeff) Hopkins, Kristee (Mike) Stastny; daughter-in-law, Melinda Miller; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two on the way. Services: Private family services will be held Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
Braman Mortuary
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha NE 68137

Betty ‘Darlene’ Miller
Miller, Betty ‘Darlene’

20 Sep 1931 – 11 Aug 2015
Betty “Darlene” Miller, age 83 of LaVista, NE formerly of Ashland and Plattsmouth, died Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Papillion Manor in Papillion. She was born September 20, 1931 in Omaha, NE to Bruce and Myrtle (Henry) Sowards of Ashland. Darlene graduated from Ashland High School and worked for the Ordinance Plant in Mead after graduation. At the plant, she met her husband Donald I. Miller who she married in 1949.
After “Darlene” and Donald were married, they moved to her parents of Myrtle and Bruce Sowards on their farm in rural south Ashland with first son Steve and later second son Thomas born in 1954. An opportunity of employment for Donald at Allied Chemical near LaPlatte, NE. gave them the opportunity to move to Plattsmouth. They joined the First Presbyterian Church in 1954, and she joined the choir, where her soprano voice earned many accolades over the years.
While raising their two sons and helping a small business of mowing grass in the early 60’s with son – Steve. She always made time to visit with neighbors and friends/family and one time sold cosmetics and Tupperware home shows. In 1965 she started at Western Electric on the “graveyard shift” as a cable tester. Later the company became AT&T where she was employed for over 25 years. While employed, she donated blood, was a “WEOMA” representative for the cable shop. She really enjoyed greeting people as they came to work, and distributed newsletters to employees entering for work.
Her husband of 25+ years, Donald (Don) passed away in 1988. Following her retirement from AT&T in 1991, she assisted her oldest son with his wedding photography business as the Studio Manager until 2004.
Darlene loved music, playing piano and singing in the church choir, which she did at Ashland’s Congregational Church for many years with her mother (Myrtle). Her participation with PHS Band Parents, PTA’s and many school activities at her children’s grade and high schools, along with assisting in many farm type auction sales in the 60’s and assisting with her late husbands Farm Implement business in Ashland in the 80’s. She enjoyed watching her husband’s fast pitch softball games and excelled in couples events such as bowling, playing cards and many other activities and also sang for funeral and weddings in her later years.
She always enjoyed cats and a many farm dogs (an experience from farm life) and even a b&w stripped version found in early childhood on the farm.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Omaha and a past member of the First Presbyterian Church in Plattsmouth and the First Congregational Church in Ashland.
Survived by her sons, Stephen Miller of Omaha and Thomas Miller of Omaha; many other family members and friends; and her last kitty she named “Mikey”. Visitation: 6 – 8 P.M., Marcy Chapel, Ashland, NE. Services: 2 P.M., Tuesday, August 18, 2015, First Congregational Church, Ashland, NE. Interment: Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, NE. Memorials: First Congregational Church or the Nebraska Humane Society.
Marcy Mortuary
104 N 15th St
Ashland, NE 68003

Vernon L. Milius
Milius, Vernon L.

31 Oct 1931 – 15 Apr 2015
Vernon quietly passed after a long and brave battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was an Air Force veteran and electrician by trade.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and 11 brothers and sisters. He is the last of 12 children. He is survived by his loving and cherished wife, Marian; sons, Michael (Lynn) Milius, Daryl (Sue) Milius, David (Tracy) Milius, Steve (Cindy) Warren; daughters, Carrol Reynolds, Edie (Joe) O’Brien, Kathy (Mike) Griebe; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; numerous other family and friends. Visitation: Starts Saturday at 12 noon with the family. Services: Saturday 1 P.M., John A. Gentleman Mortuary, Pacific Street Chapel. Memorials: Suggested to Disabled American Veterans.
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries
14151 Pacific St.
Omaha NE 68154

Richard B. Midlik
Midlik, Richard B.

24 Dec 1927 – 1 Sep 2015
September 1, 2015, beloved husband of 66 years to Joanne C. (nee Coller) Midlik; dearest father of Judith (Patrick) Carroll, Sandra (James) Dates and Richard (Susan) Midlik; grandfather of Patti (Todd) Mooney, Wesley (Waseya) Carroll, Dan’l Carroll, Kelly Jo Carroll, Kathryn (Corey) Lucas, Rebecca Dumont, Matthew Dates, Elizabeth Midlik, Jarrad (Becky) Midlik, Kyle Midlik and nine great-grandchildren; brother of Jules (Elinor) Midlik and the late Rosebud Burgstahler. Richard was a retiree of Western Electric and was the Past Noble Grand of the International Order of Odd Fellows. Visitation: The family will be present to receive friends Friday from 10 A.M. – 12 P.M. at the Harris Hill Chapel, 8440 Main Street. Services: 12 P.M. at the Harris Hill Chapel, 8440 Main Street. Memorials: To the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
Amigone Funeral Home Inc.
8440 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14221

Bernard J. McGrath
McGrath, Bernard J.

22 Jun 1933 – 26 Jul 2015
Bernard J. McGrath died on Sunday, July 26 from prostate cancer. A graduate of Creighton Prep High School and Creighton University, he entered the Army in 1955 and was stationed in Korea. Bernie married Mary Ann Hart, October 18, 1958. Until his retirement in 1991, he worked as an accountant for Western Electric (AT&T).
Bernie enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sporting events. He was an avid Creighton Bluejays and Nebraska Huskers sports fan who also enjoyed going to the College World Series and golfing.
He was a founding member of Mary Our Queen Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann (Hart); four daughters: Kathleen Wawers (Brett), Karen Grossnicklaus (Kelly), Mary Jo Bassett (Matt), and Colleen Walters (Layne); twelve grandchildren: Stephanie Cutler (Eric), Katie Hoehne (Jason), Julie Wawers, Maggie Bassett, Ryan Grossnicklaus, Abby Wawers, Ben Grossnicklaus, Jared Walters, Mickey Bassett, Luke Grossnicklaus, Derek Walters and Ellie Bassett; great-grandchild, Jonah Cutler; brother-in-law, Bill Hart (Diane). Visitation: The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 29th from 5 P.M. – 7 P.M at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, with vigil service at 7 P.M. at the church. Services: Thursday, July 30th at 10:30 A.M. at Mary Our Queen Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials: Memorials are suggested to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, Skutt Catholic High School, or Holy Cross Grade School, in lieu of flowers.
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
78th & West Center

Doris A. McDonald
McDonald, Doris A.

19 Oct 1939 -14 Mar 2015
Doris A. McDonald, 75, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her daughter’s residence in Lincoln.
Doris was born Oct. 19, 1939, to Adolf and Lillian Jindra in Stanton County. She attended Clarkson High School in Clarkson until moving to Fremont. Here she met Gary McDonald and they were later married in Medford, Okla., on Dec. 18, 1957. Doris worked for Campbell Soup until going to work for Western Electric in Omaha for over 40 years. During her employment she earned many awards and certificates, most notably being recognized for her perfect attendance. Doris was a hard worker who put other people before herself.
She was an excellent cook and loved to bake Christmas cookies. She also enjoyed watching and cheering on the Cornhuskers, hunting, and gardening. Doris also liked to support her community and volunteer whenever she could.
Doris loved spending time with her granddaughters and especially her great-grandchildren, attending many of their sporting events. She also had a very special friend in her granddaughter’s yorkie, Mac.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Gary; sisters, Mildred Jindra, Alma (Adolph) Podany, and Ruth (Carl) Seberg; brothers, Richard and Alden (Marilyn) Jindra; and brother-in-law, Charlie Suchan.
Survivors include: a daughter, Carmen (Martin) Schwanke of Lincoln; granddaughters, Jamie and Emily Schwanke of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Trenton, Bryanna, Janaya, and B.J.; sisters and brothers, Vi Suchan, Betty (Ken) Hledik, Ron (Marilyn) Jindra, and Shirley (Dean) Brabec, all of Columbus, Marcella (Joe) Fichtl of Norfolk, Robert (Jeanette) Jindra of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and Adolph (Mary) Jindra of Schuyler; sister-in-law, Myrtle Jindra; and many nieces and nephews. Services: Private services will be held at Dugan Funeral Chapel.
Durgan Funeral Chapel & Cremation
751 N Lincoln Ave
Fremont, NE 68025

Eva Mae Lessig
Lessig, Eva Mae

25 Mar 1925 – 22 Mar 2015
Eva M. Lessig, 89 of Grand Island, formally of Fremont, died on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Bickford Cottage. .
Eva was born on March 25, 1925 at Grand Island, daughter of John and Amanda (Kruse) Lessig.
Those left to cherish her memory are her brothers and sisters, Robert (Sherrill) Lessig of Grand Island, John (Wyllie) Lessig of Grand Island, Arnold (Margie) Lessig of Fremont, Donald (Kate) Lessig of Lexington, Merle (Joyce) Lessig of York, Marilyn Paustian of Grand Island, and Delores (Harold) Langenheder of Grand Island; sister-in-law, Eva Lessig; along with many nieces and nephews; she is also survived by her precious cats, Little Cute and Baby.
Eva is preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister-in-law, Harold (Patsy) Lessig and brother, Raymond Lessig.
She grew up in Grand Island and was the oldest of ten children. Eva attended St. John’s Lutheran School. Following school she was employed by the ordinance plant, and worked as a waitress in Grand Island. She then moved to Fremont where she was employed by Western Electric in Omaha for 20 years until her retirement.
Eva was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her flowers. She took pride in doing all of her own home renovations and loved to entertain her friends and family. Eva was also a skilled seamstress. Services: A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 at All Faiths Funeral Home. Dan Naranjo will officiate. Memorials: Suggested to the Dodge County Humane Society, because of Eva’s love for her cats.
All Faiths Funeral Home
2929 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE 68801

Roger G. Lamb
Lamb, Roger G.

12 Oct 942 – 26 Mar 2015
Preceded in death by daughter, Debra; parents, Alfred and Enid Lamb; brother, Larry; sister, Bev Nielsen. Survived by wife, Bobbie Lamb; daughters, Dawn Williams and Kerri Goblirsch (Jim); grandchildren: Ashley, Kayla (Thad), Austin, Allison, Taylor, Jamie, Matthew, and Nicholas; siblings: Marilyn Thomsen, Jerry Lamb, Don Lamb (LaVaine), Bill Lamb (Barbara), Carol Cartwright (Jerry), Kathy Trimble (Dave), Kenneth Lamb (Roxanne), and Dennis Lamb (JoAnn).
Visitation: Sunday, March 29th from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the West Center Chapel.
Services: Monday, March 30th at 10:30am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96 St. in LaVista.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park with military rites by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334.
Memorials: Directed to the family.
Roger was a Level 3 in the 30 Building.
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
78th & West Center
Omaha NE 68124

Dixie Lee Krutina
Krutina, Dixie Lee

16 Jul 1938 – 31 Jan 2015
Dixie passed away January 31, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 76. She was born July 16, 1938, in Malverm, Iowa, the daughter of Jeryl and Mary Johnson Wilson. She married James Krutina on June 16, 1979, in Omaha, Nebraska and worked for Western Electric for 32 years. Dixie lived in Mountain Home since 1996, moving from Omaha. She was a member of the Elkettes. Dixie enjoyed painting, fishing, playing Bingo, knitting, crocheting, crossword puzzles and had many friends.
Dixie is survived by her husband, James Krutina of Mountain Home, AR, daughter, Kimberly (Jeff) Huck of Omaha, NE, three sons, Kelly (Carla) Krutina of Omaha, NE, Daniel (Kathy) Krutina of Omaha, NE, and David Krutina of Papillion, NE, three sisters, Dottie (Clyde) Tanksley of Covington, GA, Constance (Bob) McGruder of Council Bluffs, IA, and Luella (Gordon) Hirsch of St Paul, MN, Best Friend, Donna Wallace, her painting buddies, Mary Shields, Joe Caldwell, and Janet Buschbacher, three grandchildren, one step-grandchild and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Visitation: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home. Services: Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:00 A.M., at Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Inurnment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Memorials: To The Humane Society of North Central Arkansas.
Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services
600 Hospital Dr
Mountain Home, AR 72653

Ermin ‘Erwin’ Krumel
Krumel, Ermin ‘Erwin’

6 Oct 1928 – 20 Apr 2015
Born to John and Christine Krumel and was the seventh of eight children. Survived by wife, LaVonne; children, Les (Linda) Krumel, Cheryl (Steve) Grapes, Richard (Brenda) Krumel; grandchildren, Rebecca, Caleb, Elizabeth (Josh), LeeAnn, Dana, Alyssa, Jamie, Madeline; sister, Celestine Sabatka.
Visitation: Thursday, April 23, 2015, starting at 6:15 P.M. with Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Services: Friday, April 24, 2015, 10:00 A.M. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Omaha, NE. Interment: Friday 2:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart/Cedar Hill Cemetery, Morse Bluff, NE. Memorials: Saint Pius X/Saint Leo School Tuition Fund or the Food Bank for the Heartland.
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries
1010 North 72nd St.
Omaha NE 68114

Jessie M. Knutson
Knutson, Jessie M.

127 Feb 1942 – 14 Jun 2015
Jessie is survived by her husband, Otis Knutson; daughters, LouCinda (Keven) Martin, Darla (David) Bates, and Pamela Knutson; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and 2 on the way.
She ws preceded in death by son-in-law, Ted Knutson. She will be dearly missed. Jessie retired from Lucent Technology, 26 Feb 1999. Visitation: Friday, June 19, 2015 from 5 P.M., John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, 72nd St. Chapel 1010 N. 72nd St. Services: Friday, June 19, 2015 from 7 P.M.,
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries,
72nd St. Chapel 1010 N. 72nd St.

Daniel F. Jr. Kinnally
Kinnally, Daniel F. Jr.

21 Jun 1951 – 5 Sep 2015
Daniel was preceded in death by Parents: Daniel Sr. & Ellen Kinnally. Wife: Mildred (Kildow). Step Brother: Ron.
He is survived by Son: Kyle (Meaghan) Kinnally. Daughter: Kacie (Scott) Murtha. Grandson: Cameron. Sister: Mary Ellen (Chip) Mackenzie. Beloved Dog: Ginger. Many other relatives and friends
Visitation: Wednesday Sept 9 1-8 P.M. with family receiving friends from 6-8 P.M. at Kahler Dolce Mortuary.
Services: 10:00am Thursday Sept 10 at Springfield United Methodist Church. Inurnment: Private family. Memorials: To Springfield Masonic Lodge #112
Kahler Dolce Mortuary
441 N. Washington St.
Papillion, NE 68046

Walter Emil, Jr. Kassube
Kassube, Walter Emil, Jr.
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9 Mar 1941 – 15 May 2015
Walter Emil Kassube, Jr., 74, of Weeping Water, died Friday, May 15th, ain Omaha.
Walt was born in Alvo NE on March 19th 1941 to Walter and Nora Kassube. He was the first of 4 Children followed by sisters Janice, MaryAnn and brother Tom. They moved to Weeping Water area where he attended elementary school in rural one room school houses. He graduated from Weeping Water High School in 1958. He was hired by Western Electric shortly after. In December of 1959 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Ft. Campbell Kentucky where he became a paratrooper and member of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles. He was discharged in December of 1962 and returned to Western Electric working there for 32 years. He later drove his own semi for 3 years and hauled dynamite for Allison Supply until his health caused him to stop.
On July 11, 1964 he married Marilyn Kritenbrink. To this union were born three children, son Alan and daughters Julie and Tracey. Walt was a man of intense curiosity about everything. He had to know it worked and what made it tick. He had many interests and hobbies through the years. In the beginning it was model airplanes, remote control planes and on to get a commercial pilot’s license. At this point they moved to their acreage in the country. He spent the next few years remodeling and old farmhouse, building a garage and began restoring old tractors and old cars. Walt was like a sponge, soaking in all news, carpentry, mechanics, old cars, old tractors, machinery, farming you name it.
One of his favorite things to do was taking two lane road trips all over the United States. He always said if you want to learn about an area stay off the interstate. He and Marilyn took several two lane trips, going through small towns where he not only learned the history of the area but also a few of it’s residents. Look for the pickups Marilyn, that’s where we’re having our next meal.
In 1992 he became a grandpa for the first time and every few years thereafter it happened again until he had 9 grandchildren. They were indeed the highlight of his life and he took great delight in taking them for walks, rides on the 4-wheeler and tractor and leading them into mischief. When the doctors spoke to him about a heart transplant, he and Marilyn discussed it and he said if I don’t do it I will die. If I do it I have a 50/50 chance of more time with my grandchildren. Before his transplant surgery his oldest granddaughter came to him and told him she was carrying his first great grandchild. When he woke up Marilyn asked if he remember what Courtney said and he said I sure do and a huge smile crossed his face. His grandchildren were definitely the loves of his life.
Walter is survived by wife Marilyn Kassube; two daughters, Tracey, (Todd) Ashlock, Julie Zimmer (David Cavanaugh); son ,Alan (Dawn) Kassube; nine grandchildren, Brittany Kassube, William Hoffman, Courtney (Daniel) Zemunski; Breann, Morgan & Emily Zimmer; Kaitlynn, Madsion & Lauren Ashlock; and expecting first great grandchild; two sisters, Janice Larson and MaryAnn (Richard) Lorensen; two brothers, Tom ( Kay) Kassube and Bruce ( Esther) Ames, plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation: Monday May 18th 1 – 8 P.M. Services: Tuesday May 19th at 10:30 A.M. Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Papillion.
Hammons Family Funeral Services
207 W H St.
Weeping Water, NE 68463

Audrey Kasal
Kasal, Audrey

5 Sep 1932 – 2 Nov 2015
Audrey was born September 5, 1932 in Carrington, North Dakota, to Casper and Nadine (Foulston) Buss. She passed away, on November 2, 2015, at the age of 83 years, 1 month, and 28 days.
Audrey married William E. Kasal, on December 10, 1949, in Papillion, Nebraska and to this union they raised 3 children Carol, Glenda, and Bill II. She was a long time resident of Cedar Creek, Nebraska, and worked for AT&T for many years, and was a past Den Mother. Audrey loved to play cards and working on puzzles.
Audrey is survived by her children Carol Kasal ~ William Kasal II, 5 grandchildren Tawnya Mohler, Phillip Robertson, Keith Kasal, Bobbie Robbins, Nicole Kasal, great grandchildren Phillip Payne Robertson, Jimmy D. Mohler, Lauren Mohler, Keiland Kasal, Kael Kasal. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, daughter Glenda White 2012, and granddaughter Savannah Robertson 2013. Visitation: 1:00 P.M. tol 9:00 P.M., Thursday, November 5, 2015, with the family greeting friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral Home. Services: 10:30 A. M., Friday, November 6, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, 222 Walnut Street, Louisville, Nebraska, with burial at Glendale Cemetery. Memorials: The family suggests memorials to Alegent CHI Hospice or Siena Francis Home in lieu of flowers.
Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home
413 Elm Street
Louisville, NE 68037

Mona J. Johnson
Johnson, Mona J.

15 Oct 1944 – 28 Feb 2015
Mona J. Johnson, age 70, of Fremont, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 in the Pathfinder House, Fremont.
Mona was born in Fremont on October 15, 1944 to Elton and Mary (Olsen) Penner. Following graduation from Fremont High School, she began working for Western Electric, which later became Lucent Technology. She retired after 31 years there. Mona was married to Donald Duane Johnson, they divorced later. Survivors include; son, Michael and wife Theresa Johnson of Fremont; daughter Terri and husband David Apanian of Cumming, Georgia; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Visitation: Ludvigsen Mortuary, Wednesday, 3-8 P.M., with the family present from 6-8 P.M. Services: 10:30 A.M. Thursday at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel. Interment: Later at Memorial Cemetery. Memorials: Suggested to the Dodge County Humane Society.
Ludvigen Mortuary
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE 68025


Dolores M. Johnson
Johnson, Dolores M. ‘Dee’

21 May 1933 – 14 Jul 2015
Dolores “Dee” M. Johnson, 82 years, of Fremont, Nebraska died at her home Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Dolores was born May 21, 1933 in Wood River, Nebraska to Arlo and Clara (Dibbern) Garrison.
She lived at Wood River and Kearney, Nebraska area until 1961 and then her family moved to Fremont. Dolores married Charles Dodd September 3, 1949 in Kearney. They later divorced. In 1975 she moved to the Elkhorn and Omaha, Nebraska area. Dolores married Elmer Johnson in Omaha, NE January 1, 1977. Dolores and Elmer retired from Western Electric in Omaha in 1989 and moved to Pahrump, Nevada. However, they decided that retirement was not for them so they both went back to work. She worked for Hafen Realty for several years and then worked as a waitress and hostess at Mt. View Casino until she retired again in July 2013. She was very social and enjoyed the company of friends. She made many close and dear friends that made a huge impact on her life while living in Pahrump. She played the fiddle with the “Off The Wall” country band with her husband, Elmer while in Nebraska. He preceded her in death February 2, 2012. She moved back to Fremont in June of 2015.
She is survived by son, Randy and wife, Diane Dodd of Pleasant Hill, California; daughters, Ginger and husband, Larry Shenk of Linwood, Nebraska, Deborah and husband, Harvey Bunn and Lori and husband, John Lang all of Fremont; stepson, Rod Johnson of Omaha; stepdaughter, Vicki and husband, Ron Frey of Omaha; brother, Jerome Garrison of Omaha; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer Johnson; brothers, Kenneth, Roderick and Eugene; and two great granddaughters. Services: A Celebration of Life will be 11:30 A.M., Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont, NE. The Rev. David Coe of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont will officiate. Visitation: Will be a half hour prior to the service. Interment: Will be at a later date. Memorials: the family suggests memorials be directed to the American Lung Association in lieu of flowers.
Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Darrel William Jensen
Jensen, Darrel W.

2 Jan 1934 – 21 May 2015
Darrel W. Jensen, 81, of Omaha, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015.
Darrel was born in Council Bluffs, IA, to Vernon and Dorothy (Hough) Jensen. Darrel grew up in Iowa in a farming family and served in the Army in Germany from 1954-56 before meeting his wife Janice (Cook) in Omaha, NE, at a dance. They married at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on June 25, 1960. Darrel spent 38 and a half years working for Western Electric. As an avid lover of the National Park Service, Darrel took his family on many summer camping trips and winter ski trips to the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Darrel is preceded in death by his parents.
Darrel is survived by Janice, his wife of almost 55 years, sons Brian (Gail Allbery) Jensen, Dan (Kea) Jensen, Steve (Catherine) Jensen and Pat (Stephanie) Jensen all of Omaha, NE; sister, Joan (Mel) Kruger and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Special thanks to the staff at Maple Crest Health Center for taking care of our “Blue Eyes”. Visitation: Monday, May 25, 5 – 7 P.M., Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5701 Center St., Omaha NE. Services: Tuesday, May 26, 10 – 12 A.M., St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 11802 Pacific St, Omaha, NE. Memorials: Directed by the family.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street
Omaha NE 68106

Duane R. Hiatt
Hiatt, Duane R.

11 Apr 1926 – 19 Dec 2015
Born in Lincoln, NE. Joining the Army in 1944, he was sent to Europe and served in the 2nd Armored Division, 67th Armored Regiment in WWII. After the war, he married Ruth Ellen Callaway in 1947. He moved to Omaha in 1960 with Western Electric, serving as a supervisor until his retirement in 1986. He was an avid golfer, bowler, and dancer, and a member of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom.
Preceded in death by wife, Ruth; brother, Les Hiatt. Survived by daughters, Sandra Kay Wolf (Dick) of Burnsville, MN, and Gail Ann Rule (Mark) of Omaha; son, Jim Wayne Hiatt (Delila) of Dacula, GA; 6 grandchildren; Angela, Richard, Robert, Leah, Cory and Luke; 6 great-grandchildren; many friends.
Duane was a supervisor in the 30 building. He retired 1 May 1986.
Services: Wednesday, 11:00 A.M., West Center Chapel.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park with Military rites by Benson VFW Post #2503.
Memorials: To the Salvation Army, Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, or PLEASE VOTE.
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
78th & West Center
Omaha NE 68124

Floyd E. Hermanson
Hermanson, Floyd E.

14 May 1929 – 16 Apr 2015
Floyd was preceded in death by brothers Roy, Norman, Herb, and Ray; sister Elsie. He is survived by his wife Margaret; children Sheryl (Scott) Elliott, Gordon and David (Brenda) Hermanson; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother Harvey Hermanson; sister Martha Zajicek; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: Friday, April 24th, 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Service: Saturday, April 25th, 9:30 A.M. at Faith Presbyterian Church (82nd and Giles – La Vista). Military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334 Honor Guard. Memorials: Directed by the family in lieu of flowers.
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
LaVista, NE 68128

Daniel Eugene Herman Sr.
Herman, Daniel Eugene Sr.

16 Oct 1931 – 5 Apr 2015
Dan was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Herman, son Daniel E. Herman Jr. Survivors include children: Dave Herman (Nora), Debbie Rosenbaum (Bob), Denise Boyce, Douglas Herman, Dale Herman, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Visitation: Sunday from 2-4 P.M. at Crosby Colonial Chapel. Services: Monday 10 A.M. at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church 3405 S 118th Street. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Military Honors: Millard American Legion Post 374 and /Veterans of Foreign War Post 8334.
Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home
11902 W. Center Rd.
Omaha NE 68114

Daniel R. Hayden
Hayden, Daniel R.

9 Nov 1939 – 28 Dec 2015
Daniel R. Hayden, 76, of Lincoln, passed away December 28, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. He was born November 9, 1939 to Hoyt & Shirley (Huebner) Hayden in Pacific Junction, IA.
Dan worked as a maintenance machinist for Lucent Technologies for 40 years. After retirement he moved to Lincoln. He enjoyed camping, fishing & boating.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Gayle Hayden.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Marjorie; children, Mindy (Don) Brockmeyer, Gwen (Bryan) Cook; siblings, Deta (John) Kier, Hoyt Hayden; grandchildren, Hannah, Mychaela, Cara, Gemma, Simon & Jonah; many nieces and nephews. Visitation: 4-8 P.M., Thursday at Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln 68510. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 P.M. Services: 10:00 A.M., Friday, January 1, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE. Pastor Dirk Reek will officiate. Interment: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 2, in the Steele Cemetery-Falls City, NE. Memorials: Suggested to Christ Lutheran Church Music Ministry.
Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home
4040 A Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Jack R. Harper
Harper, Jack R.

12 Jul 1926 – 12 Mar 2015
Jack is survived by his wife, Marie; children, Jim (Judi), Pat (Larry) Bleich; grandchildren, Jodi, Jason, Jami, Rachel, Rebecca. Visitation: Monday, 5-7 P.M., Roeder Mortuary, 2727 North 108th St. Services: Tuesday, 10:30 A.M. at Jaynes St. Community Church, 7534 Jaynes St. Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery
Memorials: Jaynes St. Community Church or donor’s choice
Roeder Mortuary
2727 North 108th St
Omaha, NE, 68164

Ronald E. Hargin
Hargin, Ronald E.

14 Aug 1930 – 16 Apr 2015
Ronald E. Hargin went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 16, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was 84.
Ron was born in Shenandoah, Iowa on August 14, 1930 to Ronald and Arvilla Hargin. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He returned home and graduated from NW Missouri State College.
Ron met his wife Carol E. Groom while in college. They had four children, Doug, Deb, Bill and Patti. Ron and Carol celebrated their 60th Anniversary on April 8th.
Ron began his career as a high school teacher but spent the bulk of his career as a production manager for Western Electric, Inc., the manufacturing division of AT&T. He retired from Pacific NW Bell in 1985.
Ron was well-liked and known for his quick wit. He was an outstanding high school athlete. He enjoyed watching baseball and football, and was an avid fan of his kids’ and grandkids’ teams and that of his alma mater (Go Bearcats!). He coached and managed numerous Hazel Dell Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams. He had a lifelong passion for vintage cars.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Elaine King Rosalina. Ron is survived by his wife Carol, sons Doug (Cheryl) Hargin, Bill (Jessica) Hargin, daughters Deborah Hargin and Patricia (Bud) Egbert, grandchildren Cassandra, Parker, Carissa, Loren, Joel and Jaclyn. We would be remiss not to mention Sam and Janet Lapore and their children Chris and Brigida, who hold a special place in our family.
Services: 1 P.M. May 2nd at Crossroads Community Church, 7708 NE 78th Ave. Vancouver, WA. Memorials: The family asks that contributions be made to County Wide Chaplaincy, 21609 NE 72nd Ave., Battle Ground, WA 98604, in lieu of flowers.

Martha I. Grzebielski
Grzebielski, Martha I. (Stoddard)
21 Jan 1932 – 9 Feb 2015
Grzebielski, Martha I. (Stoddard) is preceded in death by husband Edward; grandson Michael. She is survived by son Tom; daughter Cindy Hassler; grandchildren, Kim, Derek and Jesse; great grandchildren, Ashley and Alexandra; brother Glen Stoddard; nieces and nephews. Visitation: Thursday 4 P.M. with a Wake Service at 6:30 P.M. at the mortuary. Services: Friday 9 A.M. at the mortuary to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at 9:30 A.M..
Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials: Directed to the family.
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 “F” St.
Omaha NE 68117

Robert Malcolm Griswold, Sr.
Griswold, Robert M. Sr. ‘Bob’

20 Mar 1935 – 23 Aug 2015
Bob was born in Ovid, New York to Hazel and Lloyd Griswold, he was very proud to be a Marine after graduating from Ovid High School. Bob married Nancy in 1960 and they had five children. They moved from Buffalo NY to Omaha in 1976 with Western Electric. Bob was active at his church St. Stephen the Martyr and retired from Lucent in 1992. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement by staying active riding his bike, running, swimming and camping. Bob is survived by his wife Nancy and children Teresa Buchholz (Robert), Robert II (Susan), Paul, Victoria Hawkins (Paul) and Melanie Schwab (Tyler). He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Visitation: With the family, Friday, August 28, beginning at 9:30 A.M. at Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S Street, Omaha.​Services: Memorial Mass Friday, August 28, at Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S Street, Omaha, at 10:30 A.M. Memorials: To the Alzheimer’s Association, in lieu of flowers.
Braman Mortuary
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha NE 68137

Roy ‘Jim’ James Goraczowski
Goraczowski, Roy ‘Jim’ James

28 Jun 1933 – 19 Jun 2015
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Mark, Seven brothers and one sister.
He is survived by wife of 60 years, Madonna; sons, Steven (Lyn), Scott, Daniel; daughters, Sandra Dawson, Laurie (Greg) Travis; grandchildren, Angela, Stephanie, Brandon, Brittany; great grandchildren, Aurora & Bentley; many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Monday, 5-7 P.M. with a 7:00 P.M. Wake service at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church. Services: Tuesday, 10 A.M. at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 “S” Street, Omaha, NE. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.
Braman Mortuary
SW Chapel 6505 S. 144th St
Omaha NE 68137

Walter Goodbrod
Goodbrod, Walt

2 Mar 1924 – 11 Aug 2015
Walter was a World War II Veteran, Professional Musician, 30 year employee of Western Electric, and Treasurer of the Papillion-LaVista School District for 28 years. He was preceded in death by Wife: Virginia Son: Dave Goodbrod. Parents: Walter E. & Augusta Goodbrod.
He is survived by sons and daughters in Law: Jim & Janet, Grants Pass, OR., Steven, Papillion, NE., Norman, Denver, CO., Warren & Susan, Lincoln, NE. 3 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren.
Visitation: There will be no visitation. Services: Tuesday Aug 18th at 1:00 P.M. at Kahler-Dolce Mortuary.
Inurnment: Cedar Dale Cemetery.
Memorials: Suggested to the American Heart Assiasion.
Kahler Dolce Mortuary
441 N. Washington St.
Papillion, NE 68046

Norbert J. Goeser
Goeser, Norbert J.

28 Jul 1926 – 9 Jan 2015
Norbert enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. He had a great love for his family and friends, and always enjoyed visiting with those around him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a dedicated Creighton Bluejays fan, and a proud WWII Army Veteran.
Norbert was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Goeser; and his parents. He is survived by his children, Jackie (Jim) Hurst, Mark (Diane) Goeser, and Roger (Connie) Goeser; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and sisters, Delores, Rita, Ruth, Mildred, JoAnn, Judy, and Diane.
Visitation: Monday 6:15 – 8:00 P.M., with prayer service at 7:30 P.M., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6905 Blondo St., Omaha, NE. Services: Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. at the Church. Interment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Braman Mortuary
1702 N 72nd St.
Omaha NE 68114

Robert L. Donahoo
Donahoo, Robert L
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Donahoo, Robert L. Age 90 Robert or “Big Bob” as his stepson would refer to him, passed peacefully at hospice on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from cardiac complications. Bob was a Nebraska boy through and through. Growing up and educated in Lincoln established the work and ethical foundation for a successful career with Western Electric and its subsidiaries. And yes, Bob was a Husker Fan….sometimes… Bob had numerous strengths and one of them was being humble. However, the one thing he would brag about was catching his wife, Fredine. To describe her as the love of his life would be an understatement. They were best, best friends. Routinely winning at Shanghai rummy, overpowering crossword puzzles, riding his bike at Zorinski Park, attempting the guitar – finally leaving it to his favorite musician, Chet Atkins, breakfast with his friends every Thursday, travel, family and church activities seemed to fill his retirement.
Bob left instructions to donate his body to the NE Anatomical Board for research purposes.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Fredine; beloved family: stepdaughter Cheryl Schemanski (Mike); stepson Hal Herron; sister Connie Caselton; nephew Mark Caselton (Cindy); granddaughter Kayci Herron and grandsons, Tony and Nicolas Labrioli and many great-grandchildren.
Services: Hope Presbyterian Church in Millard on Saturday, October 3, at 10:30 A.M. with Bob’s longtime friend Pastor Dave Matsamura officiating.
Memorials: Suggest to Hope Presbyterian Church, in lieu of flowers.

Dorothy M. Dennis
Dennis, Dorothy M.

10 Dec 1927 – 5 Oct 2015
Dorothy M. Dennis, 87, of Weeping Water, NE, died Monday, October 5th, in Syracuse
Born in Weeping Water , Nebraska on December 10, 1927, to Julia J (Hitchmann) and Oscar E. Domingo. She attended and graduated Weeping Water High School Class of 1946. She worked at Western Electric for 34+ years and was a member of Legion Auxiliary.
Dorothy is survived by four daughters, Patty Howie, of Chicago, IL.; Marjorie Dennis, of Bellevue, NE; Lora,( Merle) Kuhlmann, of Beatrice, NE; Jody Dennis, of Bellevue, NE; a son, Marland, (Beverly Dennis) of Weeping Water, NE; sister-in-laws Flossie Domingo, Thelma Domingo, Elizabeth Domingo, Eleanor Dennis and Virginia (Kenny) Meyer; Seven Grandchildren and 15 Great grandchildren many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband Robert; Sons, Nolan, and an infant Michael; Sister Elizabeth Houseman; Brothers Gene, Harold, and Robert Domingo
Visitation : Thursday, October 8th, 2015, 1:00 – 8:00 P. M., Hammons Family Funeral Chapel, Address 207 West H St., Weeping Water, NE. Services: Friday, October 9th, 2015, 10:30 A.M., First Congregational Church, 204 North Elm St., Weeping Water, NE. Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Weeping Water, NE
Hammons Family Funeral Services
207 W H St.
Weeping Water, NE 68463

Marilyn Jean Davis
Davis, Marilyn Jean

26 Feb 2015
Marilyn Jean Davis passed into eternal life on February 26, 2015.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Christine Bespalec-Davis; stepchildren: Tatje DeMeritt (Pat), Becky Oskey (Dave), Tom Davis (Becky), Joe Davis, Robert Davis, Amy Colling (Chris), and Tim Davis (Donna); eighteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Diane Monahan; many friends, including those from Widowed and Divorced Catholics and The Red Hat Society of Omaha.
Visitation: The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 1st, from 3pm to 5 P.M., with Vigil Service at 5 P.M. at the West Center Chapel. Services: Monday, March 2nd at 10:30 A.M. at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 “S” Street. Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials: Suggested to St Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church.
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
78th & West Center
Omaha NE 6812

Marie Frances Cook
Cook, Marie Frances

25 Jun 1935 – 19 Jun 2015
Marie was an extraordinary single working Mom, avid trade unionist, and a trailblazer for Women’s rights and Worker’s rights during her lifetime. She was a pillar of strength to many and known to never stand down when it came to something she was passionate about. Marie attended South High and worked for Western Electric (Lucent Technologies).
She is loved, missed and survived by her children Kim Cook, Gary Cook, Debbie Turner; grandchildren, Kyrany Sagen-Cook, Jenny Turner-Schaffer, Britnie Turner, Courtney Turner, Stetson Turner, Austin Turner and Kaley Turner; great grandchildren, Indy Schaffer and Aurora Schaffer.

Ignatius “Bill” (Billy Cole) Cianciola
Cianciolo, Ignatius “Bill” (Billy Cole)

17 Mar 1932 – 9 Jul 2015
Bill was preceded in death by parents, John Cianciolo, Mary Cianciolo, and Gladys Cianciolo; children: Billy, Mary, Susan, Anne, Patrick, and Louise; son-in-law, Kenneth Christiansen. He is survived by wife, Helen L. Cianciolo; daughters, Cheryel Christiansen and Helen Mary Franklin (Mike); grandchildren: Michelle Swenson, Anthony Christiansen (Sara), Hayley Franklin, Trey Franklin, Cassidy Franklin, and Jacob Franklin; great-grandchildren: Alivia, Luke, Autumn, Hunter, Emma, and Easton; sisters: JoAnne Smejkal, Joan Hutfless, and Florence Scott (Leslie); brother, Jerry Mattson (Vicki).
Visitation: The family will receive friends Sunday, July 12th from 5 P.M to 7 P.M. at the West Center Chapel.
Services: Monday, July 13th at 10 A.M., West Center Chapel.
Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
78th & West Center
Omaha NE 68124

James Carlson
Carlson, James ‘Jimmy’
18 Aug 1960 – 30 Jan 2015
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Sheila Carlson; parents, Elmer and Lilita Carlson; children, Joshua and Sarah Carlson; granddaughter, Kelly Carlson; sisters, Diana (Kevin) Ryan, Angie (Jeff) Bixenmann, step children; Sabrina (Aaron) Long and Bryan Viator and cherished nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.
Jimmy fought a short battle against pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death.
Services: Celebration of Jimmy’s Life, Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3 P.M. at Crosby Colonial Chapel.
Memorials: To the family.
Inurnment: Private.
Jimmy retired, 11 Nov 1983.
Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home
11902 W. Center Rd.
Omaha NE 68114

John W. Bowen
Bowen, John W.

14 Jul 1940 – 12 Aug 2015
John was preceded in death by parents John C. Bowen and Dorothy M. Bowen.
Survivers include his wife Ann Marie (Keenan); daughters Bernadette “Bunnie” (Brian) and Elizabeth “Beth” Kalkman (Chris); sons John T. Bowen (Michon) and Michael P. Bowen Sr.; 7 grandchildren.
He was a member of Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Archbishop James Hugh Ryan Council 3019, Family and Pro-Life Director – 10 years, coached CYO Basketball for 29 years at Holy Ghost and St. Agnes Catholic Schools, past President and Board Member of Surprise Thrift Shop, and a Red Cross blood donor.
Visitation: St. John Vianney Catholic Church (5801 Oak Hills Drive) Friday, August 14th, starting at 5 P.M. with Vigil Service 7 P.M. at the church.
Services: Saturday, August 15th, 10:00 A.M. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
Memorials: To the Masses, or to NU-Life Pregnancy Resources Center & R.V., or the Knights of Columbus Catholic Scholarship Fund.
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison Street
LaVista, NE 68128

Walter Bolton
Bolton, Walter

1 Feb 2015
The family of Walter Bolton informed us that he passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015. Walter requested no services to be held.

Larry G. Bischoff
Bischoff, Larry G.

13 Feb 1941 – 10 Jan 2015
Larry was born to L. Roland Henry and Opal Mae (Pickett), on the family farm in rural Talmage, NE. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Terry.
Survivors include a loving, caring wife of 53 years, Pauline, daughters Carla Noble (Jim), Angela Talbot (Dale) and adored and cherished granddaughters Geena Noble and Natalee Noble.
A gathering for family and friends will be held at Crosby Burket Tuesday, January 13th, from 6 to 8 PM.
Larry was not a fan of cold weather. Per his request, a Celebration of Life will be held on May 16th when the weather is warm and flowers are in bloom. Details for the spring service will be announced at a later date.
Inurnment: Private, at a later date.
Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home
11902 W. Center Rd.
Omaha NE 68114

James Beverly
Beverly, James ‘Buttsy’

29 Jan 1941 – 6 Fev 2015
James Beverly relocated from Baltimore, MD to the Omaha Works to pursue his career with the Western Electric Company in 1984. He retired in 2003 from Avaya with 41 years of service. A celebration of Live will be held in Baltimore, MD.

Elliott Banner
Banner, Elliott

Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Gertrude Banner; brother Mac Banner; sisters, Rose Greenspoon and Hilda Nashman.
Ellicott is survived by wife Ida; children, Howard “David” Banner and Shirly Banner; and many nieces and nephews.
Services: Graveside services, Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 4:30pm at Beth Israel Cemetery (77th & Crown Point Ave.)
Memorials: No flowers please. Donations may be sent to Beth Israel Synagogue or Rose Blumkin Home.
Elliott was one of the first transferees from Buffalo to the Omaha plant in 1976, Elliott retired from Western Electric (Lucent) in 1989 after 38 years with the company.
Jewish Funeral Home Inc
4415 Cuming St
Omaha, NE 68131

Fred G. Anthony
Anthony, Fred G.

22 Jul 1937 – 1 Oct 2015
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Margaret Anthony. He is survived by daughter, Evalyn LeAnne Rutten (Paul); son, Eugene Anthony; mother of his children, Judith Anthony; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Marcia Sommerer (Roland); friend, Mary Negrete.
Services: Monday, October 5th at 1 P.M. at the West Center Chapel.
Memorials: The family will direct memorials in lieu of flowers.
Fred worked most of his career in molding and sheet metal shop before retiring in August of 1991.
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
78th & West Center
Omaha NE 68124

Karen J. Anderson
Anderson, Karen J.

2 Feb 1954 – 23 Jan 2015
Karen was preceded in death by mother, Elaine Anderson and sister, Cathy. Survivors include her sister, Mary Sailors; nephew, K. C. Sailors, special companion, Jim Trummer, and loving dogs: Barkley, Bentley and Snickers.
Visitation: Tuesday, January 27th from 5 P.M. – 7 P.M.
Services: Tuesday, January 27th at 7 P.M. all at the West Center Chapel.
Memorials: Directed to the family.
Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler
78th & West Center
Omaha NE 68124

Henry A. “Hank” Anderson
Anderson, Henry A. ‘Hank’

25Dec 1938 – 27 Apr 2015
Henry A. “Hank” Anderson, Jr., 76 years, of Cedar Bluffs, NE died Monday, April 27, 2015 at Nye Legacy in Fremont, NE. Hank was born in 1938 in Little Sioux, Iowa to Henry and Olga (McColley) Anderson, Sr. His family moved to Colon, NE in 1948. He was a 1957 graduate of Wahoo High School in Wahoo, NE. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957 to 1960. Hank married Beverly Roumph on January 26, 1963 in Cedar Bluffs and the couple then moved to Cedar Bluffs. Beverly died December 22, 2010.
Hank was employed at Lucent Technologies (formerly A T & T) in Omaha for 40 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Bluffs and member of the IBEW Local #1974 Union. Hank enjoyed fishing, yard work and loved animals.
He is survived by sons, Shawn and wife, Laura Anderson of Fremont and Bret and wife Lenor Anderson of Albuquerque, N.M.; brothers, T.J. Rife of Honolulu, HI, Louie Anderson of Texarkana, TX, Charles “Chuck” Anderson of Ashland, NE and George Anderson of Fremont; 3 grandchildren, Kyle, Christopher and Austin Thompson; and care giver and family friend, Cristy Struthers of Fremont.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Rosary: 7 P.M., Thursday, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Cedar Bluffs. A book signing will be Thursday from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. with the family receiving friends on Thursday from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Services: 10:30 A.M., Friday, May 1, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cedar Bluffs. Msgr. Daniel Seiker will officiate.
Interment: 2 P.M., Friday, at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, NE with military honors conducted by the Fremont Honor Guard of V.F.W. Post #854 and American Legion Post #20.
Memorials: Dodge County Humane Society in lieu of flowers.
Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025


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Robert Morton
Morton, Robert
Robert Morton, 90, passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2014.
Robert was born in Duluth to Ada Blanche and Roland Morton.
He graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1943. Robert served in the US Navy during World War II, mainly in the South Pacific. Robert spent most of his career as an instructor at AT&T in Omaha, Neb., returning to Duluth following his retirement. Robert was a member of the Lake Avenue Loafers for many years, and enjoyed playing golf and taking long drives in the country. Robert is preceded in death by his brother Donald; and twin sisters Lorraine and Dorothy. He is survived by his devoted nieces, Wendy Morton and Connie Morton, and sister-in-law, Nita Morton who reside in the Palm Springs, Calif., area, and lifelong friend, Hans Eng of Duluth. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minnesota, Duluth. Burial at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

Patricia A. McCauley
McCauley, Patricia A.
McCauley, Patricia A. Oct 1, 1945 – Dec 29, 2014 Trenton, NE. Survived by husband of 32 years, Dennis McCauley, children DeAnna Murcek (Mike), Joseph Abramo (Jackie Haeg), Denise Abramo (Scott Hansen), John Abramo Jr (Jen), Amanda McCauley; grandchildren Ty, Zane, Jackson, Colton, Ashley, Brianna, Austin, Zoe, and Lily. Family Arden and Marilyn Schacht of Fairbury, NE; former husband John S. Abramo of Omaha, NE; and Joe Abramo (Joann) of Port St. Lucie, FL; Adeline DeCarlo (Vito) and Saverio Abramo (Olive) of North Collins, NY. Numerous nieces and nephews. Many dear friends in Trenton. ROSARY 7pm Thursday January 1, 2015; St. James Catholic Church, Trenton, NE. FUNERAL MASS with Father Lowtar Guilda, St, James Catholic Church Trenton, NE, 2:30pm, Friday, January 2, 2015. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. James Catholic Church, 117 West B St., Trenton, NE 69044; or Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 S. St., Lincoln, NE 68506

Dale retired from the Works on 10/31/1988
Dale DeBoer
DeBoer, Dale
7/10/1935 – 12/24/2014
Omaha – Preceded in death by Wife: Rosie DeBoer; Survived by Children: Jeff DeBoer, Malanie (Terry) Lunn, Rob DeBoer; 7 Grandchildren; 1 Great-grandchild; Brother: John (Elaine) DeBoer; Special Friend: Sally Stancavage; And a host of other loving family and friends.
Visitation: Sunday, December 28, 2014, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Service: Monday, December 29, 2014, 10:00 AM, Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th Street
Omaha, Nebraska. Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial Contributions to
Alzheimer’s Association

Bob Dostert was in management and retired from the Works on 4/1/1982
Robert E. “Bob” Dostert
Dostert, Robert E. “Bob”
Rancho Mirage, CA
Bob passed away at his home in Rancho Mirage, CA on November 1, 2014. We have no other information about Bob at this time. George Parkerson received this message from Bob Pierson. If anyone can furnish more information regarding an obituary, we will pass it along to all. George: I just had a phone call from Bob Dostert’s son, William, who informed me that Bob had died on Nov 1. He was 97 years old and retired from Western Electric in 1982. He was residing in California.  He is survived by his wife Murene, son, and two daughters. One of the daughters lives in Rome, Italy. Bob Pierson

Pat retired February 8, 1990 & worked in gold room, 30 bldg.
Patrick Lee McAcy
McAcy, Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee McAcy, Apr 16, 1931 – Dec 13, 2014 Preceded in death by wife, Irene; daughter, Patricia. Survived by sons: Mark, Kevin (Teresa), Keith, and Shawn (Sandra); daughters, Barbara Herek (Ray) and Kathleen DeJohn (Sam); 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 5pm to 7pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm, all at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Thursday, 11am, West Center Chapel. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military rites by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334. Memorials will be directed by the family.
HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL
7805 W. Center Rd.
402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com
Posted in Obits on Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 am.

Lorna retired from the Works on 2/1/1985
Lorna M. Stroy
Stroy, Lorna M.
Stroy, Lorna M. Feb 19, 1924 – Dec 12, 2014 Age 90. Murdock, NE. She is survived by children, Carol Boes of San Mateo, CA, Philip and Judy Stroy of Murdock, Peggy and George Mills of Raymond, NE, and Marilyn and Danny Kerans of Cedar Creek, NE; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sister, Donna and Thaine Tomlinson; and many nieces and nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Philip and Effa Stroller; husband Elbert; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; and son-in-law Bill Boes. She worked for Western Electric for 20 years. FUNERAL SERVICE on Tuesday, December 16, at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Murdock, with burial at the Church Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. VISITATION on Monday, December 15, 1-9pm, with the family greeting friends 6-8pm, all at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to: www.fusselmanallenharvey.com   
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY FUNERAL HOME
413 Elm Street,
Louisville, NE 402-234-3985

Maritza Marty D. Carlson
Carlson, Maritza Marty D.
Maritza “Marty” D. Carlson, 73, of Lincoln, passed away on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Marty was born on Feb. 22, 1941 in Panama City, Panama to Vernel and Rita (Zambrano) Ploche. She came to the USA when she was 18. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She retired from Lucent Technologies (Omaha) after 31 years of work.
Marty is survived by her husband, Gayle of Lincoln; children, Jim (Julie) Carlson of Yardley, Pa. and Rita (Mark) Walz of Lincoln; grandchildren, Sarah, Rebecca, and Elizabeth Carlson, Ethan and Amanda Walz; siblings, Vilma (Gordon) Robinett of Ft. Mojave, Ariz. and Federico Ploche of Panama City, Panama. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.bmlfh.com
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Marie A Biga
Biga, Marie A
Biga, Marie A. Age 93 – Dec 6, 2014 Preceded in death by husband, Emil F. Biga, Sr.; sons, Joseph Biga, Dr. Timothy Biga. Survived by sons, Emil F. Jr. (LaVonne) Biga, Kevin (Gay) Biga, Blase (Sandy) Biga; daughters, Jane (Barry) Wilson, Dianne (Larry) Vanourney, Mary (Robert) Kurcz; daughter-in-law, Nancy Biga; 26 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; brother, Joseph Krajicek; sister-in-law, Dolores Crnkovich. The family wishes to thank the staff at Mable Rose for their love and devotion to Marie’s spirit and personality over the past 2 years. The family would also like to thank the members of St. Stanislaus for their prayers and support. VISITATION Tuesday after 4pm with 6:30pm Vigil Service at the Funeral Home. FUNERAL Wednesday 9:50am Bethany Funeral Home Chapel to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 41st and J Street for 10:30am MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials requested to St. Stanislaus Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100

ALBERT ALBIN age 91, He retired 2/12/86
Albert Charles Albin
Albin, Albert Charles
Apr 29, 1923 – Dec 4, 2014 Age 91. Omaha. Merchant Marine. Preceded in death by son, Larry Albin. Survived by wife, Mauricette Prettyman Albin; step-daughter, Michele Foote; step-son, Rev. Richard Prettyman; 8 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends. VISITATION Monday from 5-7pm at Westlawn Hillcrest Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday 10am at Westlawn Hillcrest Chapel. Interment Westlawn Hillcrest Cemetery. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST Memorial Park Funeral Home 5701 Center Street 402-556-2500 www.westlawnhillcrest.com 
Remembering Albert Albin by Darrel “Suds” Suddeth
I also think Al worked in Plant Trades. But before that work assignment, he worked near me on a pair of tandem lines in Bldg. 50 in the fall of 1958. He was full of interesting sea stories of his days serving as a merchant seaman during WWII. He sailed aboard Liberty ships and had many wild war stories. One of my favorite was the time he was aboard a ship in a convoy to Murmansk and his battle station was to man a wooden (fake) 4” gun on the fantail. If a U Boat surfaced near the convoy, the merchant seamen “gun crew” would run to the wooden deck gun and point it at the U Boat hoping to convince the U Boat Captain to dive. I remember another story when his ship carried trucks to Iran and the ship’s company was instructed to “train” men who had never driven a truck before to drive a truck north to the Soviet Union. He told me the crew members would get a man into the driver seat, show him how to step on the clutch, start the engine and show him how to let the clutch ‘out’ and point the direction he should drive and turn him loose. Al Albin was full of interesting stores for a twenty year old co-worker.

Ralph retired on 2/11/1987
Ralph H. Hoffmann
Hoffmann, Ralph H.

Hoffmann, Ralph H. Retired employee Western Electric. Preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Evelyn; brother, Mike; brothers-in-law, Leroy Schroeder, Vince VoorVart, Lucian Paprocki, Bill Wilson; father-in-law, Irvin Willms. Survived by wife Karen; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Dan White, Kansas City, MO; son and daughter-in-law, Rock and Denise Hoffmann, Sedalia, MO; grandchildren, Sarah and Lauren White, Nichole and Austin Hoffmann; sisters and brothers-in-law, Charlotte Paprocki, Theresa and Ken Watkins, Janet Schroeder, Norma VoorVart, Mary and Pat Hurley, Rose Wilson, Catherine and Ed Lickteig; sister-in-law, Marolyn Hoffmann; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Willms; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. FUNERAL SERVICES Monday, November 24 at 10am St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Drive. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. VISITATION Sunday at church 4-6pm wake service 6:30pm. Military honors by Millard American Legion Post #373. Memorials to family choice. www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com
KAHLER DOLCE
441 N. Washington St.
Papillion, NE 402-339-3232

Ed reitred on 10/201991
Edwin Cooperrider
Cooperrider, Edwin

Cooperrider, Edwin J. Aug 17, 1923 – Nov 19, 2014 Age 91. Preceded in death by his wife Jean Cooperrider; son Craig Cooperrider. Survived by his daughter Candy (Jim) Work; daughter-in-law Sue (Alan) Oliva; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; many relatives and friends. FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30am Saturday, November 22, 2014 with family receiving friends from 9-10:30am at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2941 N 80th St, Omaha. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. To leave a condolence visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
72nd St. Chapel 1702 N. 72nd St.
Omaha, NE 402-391-2171

Willard N. “Bill” Reeve
Reeve, Willard N. “Bill”
Reeve, Willard N. “Bill” Age 86 Omaha. Died November 14, 2014. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather. 35-year employee of Western Electric. Survived by wife Delores “Dee”; sons, Kent (Erin) Reeve, Charles (Kathy) Klemz, Craig (Kathy) Klemz, Chris Klemz; daughters, Catherine (Chris) Johnson, Judy Underwood, Carolyn (Jeff) Chaffin, and Cynthia (Gary) Guth; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. MEMORIAL SERVICE 3pm Sunday, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Valley with a reception to follow. Private interment. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Research or the church. Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOMES
21901 West Maple 402-289-2222

Eugene Wolski is in the paper today. He worked in Cable Plant.
Eugene R. “Boompa” Wolski
Wolski, Eugene R. “Boompa”

Wolski, Eugene R. “Boompa” Age 76 Passed away peacefully November 15, 2014. Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Survived by loving wife of 55 years, Marlene; daughters, Marla Lastovica (Bill), Michelle McCullers (Kenny Fenton); grandchildren Melissa Oestmann (Jamie), David McCullers, Brian Lastovica; great grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Wees (Danny); nephews; cousins; many friends. VISITATION at St. Bernadette Church, 7600 S. 42nd St., Tuesday after 5pm with 7pm VIGIL SERVICE at the Church. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL 10am Wednesday at St. Bernadette Church. Entombment St. John Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials will be directed by the family.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100

Max Engler
Engler, Max
Engler, Max Jan 15, 1933 – Nov 13, 2014 Max worked at Western Electric for 34 years and was a proud member of the IBEW. Survived by wife, Ruth; children, Diane (Ken) Oster, Evonne (Craig) Joerz, Timothy Engler, Patrick Engler & Bill Grasso, Tina (Rick) Poole, Amy Engler; grandchildren, Andrea, Kenny, Kim, Mike, T.J., Brian, Josh, Jake, Ally, Valerie; 6 great grandchildren. FUNERAL SERVICE Monday, 11am at Braman Mortuary, Southwest Chapel. VISITATION Sunday 6-7:30pm with a 7:30pm Prayer Service at the mortuary. Private Interment Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Lincoln, NE. Memorials to the family’s choice. To leave a condolence, visit www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel 6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400

Ed was a supervisor in 30 bldg.
Edward L. Shobe, Sr.
Shobe, Sr., Edward L.
Shobe, Sr., Edward L. Age 80 – Nov 7, 2014 Preceded in death by parents, Virgil and Doris Lewis Shobe; brother, Milton Shobe; wife, Beverly Jean Shobe. Survived by wife, Ethel Landrum Shobe, Matthews, NC; son, Edward (Jennifer) Shobe, Jr.; daughter, Stephanie Williams Shobe, Omaha; brother, Willis (Diana) Shobe, Los Angeles, CA; 5 grandchildren; Stephen, Caitlyn, Amea, Jasmine, Kyle. VISITATION 6-8pm Friday, Mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE 10am Saturday, St. Benedict Church, 2423 Grant St. Interment: Calvary Cemetery
THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St. 402-453-7111

Terry R. Lewis
Lewis, Terry R.
Jun 24, 1950 – Nov 7, 2014
Graduated from Omaha North High in 1968; retired from Lucent Technologies in 2000. Preceded in death by parents, Don and Dorothy Lewis; brother, Ted Lewis. Survived by wife, Linda; children: Terry (Michelle), Jeremy (Kim), Wendy Tristan (Dave); brother, Wayne Lewis; eleven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 11th from 4pm to 5:30pm with MEMORIAL SERVICE at 5:30pm, all at the West Center Chapel. Memorials may be directed to the family.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
(402) 391-3900

John worked in 50 bld. second shift, insulating lines. He retired 9-1-2003.
John E. Vanderheiden
Vanderheiden, John E.
Apr 4, 1944 – Oct 17, 2014 Age 70. Died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. A 1962 graduate of Boys Town and service member of USAF 1962-1966, John loved life and lived it to the fullest always. He is survived by wife Terri Vanderheiden, sons John, Brian and David, stepdaughters Lyn (d.1986), Leigh Ann Delli Colli and Lori Sassen, brother James Vanderheiden, sisters Marie Lindstrom, Mary (Mitch) Miller and Susan (Sam) Jensen, seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren. He was VERY loved by all. MEMORIAL PENDING. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PANCAN.org or HospiceWritten memories/stories are appreciated and can be sent to c/o LA Delli Colli, PO Box 77995, Charlotte, NC, 28271.
Posted in Obits on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am. Updated: 12:01 pm.

Earl James McLean
McLean, Earl James
Oct 8, 1927 – Oct 19, 2014
Born in Chicago, Illinois, son of William N. and Bessie (Pondelicek) McLean; passed away in his home. Earl is survived by his four children and grandchild. His survivors include Christopher McLean and daughter Chloe of Washington, DC; Jill Odegaard and husband Davin of Minneapolis, MN; Thomas McLean of Dunedin, New Zealand; Beth Winkler and husband Anthony of Ypsilanti, MI; and his sister Frances of Sanibel, FL. Earl was predeceased by his wife Joan (Wolski) McLean and his brother William.

Earl worked as an engineer and executive at Western Electric for 36 years. In 1946 and 1947 he served in the US Army. He was trained in the repair of cryptographic machines and spent much of his service time in Japan and the Pacific. Graduating from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, in 1952 with a degree in industrial engineering, he began working for Western Electric that same year. Earl married Joan in 1954, and the family moved as Earl advanced in the company, from Chicago to Flemington, NJ, to Elmhurst, IL, to Portland, OR, and finally settling in Omaha in 1970. He worked as a senior executive at the Omaha Works until his retirement, by which time it was known as AT&T Technologies.

Joan worked as a pharmacist and was owner of The Prescription Center in Omaha from 1985 to 2000. Earl helped out at the pharmacy following his retirement in 1988, and joined Joan in volunteering at St. Wenceslaus Parish. He kept active with home repair projects and generously shared his handyman skills with family and friends. He loved driving, gardening, and visiting the Omaha Zoo, first with his children, and later with his grandchild.

VISITATION begins Friday, Nov 14th at 2pm at the West Center Chapel, with family receiving friends from 5pm to 7pm and VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, Nov 15th at 9:30am at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific Street. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Omaha Zoo Foundation, 3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE, 68107  www.omahazoofoundation.org
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900

John retired on 5/30/1986
John E. Voss
Voss, John E.
Age 85 – Oct 15, 2014
Formerly of Bennington, NE. Died in St. Peter’s, MO. Preceded in death by wife Helen and son Charles. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John and Ann of Berthoud, CO, Tom and Kay, and Ken and Julie of St. Peter’s, MO; daughter-in-law Teresa of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sister Elaine Boisen of Omaha. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 11am Monday, October 20, 2014 at Flower Hill Cemetery near Bennington with military honors. VISITATION Sunday from Noon to 5pm with family receiving friends from 3-5pm at the funeral home in Bennington. Memorials to Boys Town of Omaha. Condolences to: www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com.
HADAN GOLDEN REICHMUTH MORTUARY Bennington, NE 402-238-2291

Ed retired in June of 1983.
Edward Earl Stewart
Stewart, Edward Earlt
September 14th, 2014, Age 90
Survived by wife, Lela; sister, Thelma Kerr; daughters, De Shone, Sherry, and Vanita; sons, Edward “Butch”, Stanley, Olen, Irving, Marvin, Lenier, Michael, Steve, Andrew, and Brian; niece, LaJoyce; nephews, Donald and Reginald; more than 20 grandchildren; and more than 30 great grandchildren. Retired from Western Electric/ATT phone company for over 35 years.
VIEWING and WAKE on Tuesday start at 6pm at Allen Chapel at AME Church (2842 Monroe St.). FUNERAL on Wednesday at 12 Noon at Allen Chapel at AME Church. Send floral arrangement to Good Shephard Funeral Home.

Former Cable Former in PBX and 50 Bldg.
and setup man in central office connectors – retired 12-5-1991.
Charles Franklin Mellick
Mellick, Charles Franklin
1/2/1934 – 9/10/2014
Charles Franklin Mellick was born on a farm near Meadow Grove, NE on January 2, 1934, the son of George and Mary Mellick. He died September 10, 2014 at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Mary Jo Nelson and niece, Jo Ellen Nelson.

He married Mary Jo Hupp in Norfolk, NE on June 23, 1957. She survives him as do their three children and their families. Mark Mellick and wife, Carol, and their daughters, Sarah (Jake) Svacina and Allison Mellick; David (Kathy) Mellick and their children Storm Mellick, Rowan Mellick, Austin Schoonover and Mollie Schoonover; Amy (Luke)Barker and their children, Noah, Zachary, MaryBeth, Mark, Lily and Jonah Barker. He is also survived by two great granddaughters, Vivian Svacina and Noelle Schoonover.

Chuck was a graduate of Battle Creek, NE High School. He served four years in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Western Electric (Lucent) for over 35 years. A Charter Member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, his happiest times were when he was spending time with his family. He enjoyed traveling and bicycling on area trails.

The past years he lived at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home, and his wife and family want to express their thanks for the excellent, loving care he received there.

Memorial Service Monday, September 15, 11:00 AM at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 11615 I Street, Omaha. Visitation with the family at church beginning at 10:00 A.M. prior to the service.
Private Inurnment Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk, NE.

Walter retired from the Works on 7/1/1994. Walt was in engineering, 50 Bldg.
Walter Onisk
Onisk, Walter
• December 28, 1931 – July 8, 2014
• Adams, Oregon
Walter was born on December 28, 1931 and passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Walter was a resident of Adams, Oregon at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his wife Lucille.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the St. James Catholic Church in Cortland with Father Leo Seiker officiating. Inurnment will in the Highland Cemetery, Adams. There will be no viewing or visitation as cremation has taken place. The Rosary will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday at the church.
A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with the funeral home in charge.

Retired from the Works on 3/31/1995
Bona L. Bonnie Nicholson
Nicholson, Bona L. Bonnie
Nicholson, Bona L. “Bonnie” Dec 13, 1929 – Aug 21, 2014
Preceded in death by husband of 56 years, Glenwood Nicholson; grandson, Brian Fast; sisters, Lois and Donna. Survived by son, Larry Nicholson (Sophia); daughter, Kathy Fast; brother, Harry McKinney (Arlene); brother-in-law, Jim Taylor; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Monday 5-7pm at the West Center Chapel.
SERVICES Tuesday at 10am, West Center Chapel. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials will be directed by the family.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com

Joyce Ann Howard
Howard, Joyce Ann

Date of Birth
June 12, 1951
Tecumseh, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
August 18, 2014
Omaha, Nebraska

Memorial Service
Friday, August 22, 2014 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Private Interment

Memorials
In Care of the Family

Joyce Ann Howard, 63 of Ashland, NE, entered into rest on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. She was born June 12, 1951 in Tecumseh, NE to Clarence and Alice (Johnson) Sobotta. Joyce attended St. Patrick School and then graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1969. On April 13, 1985, she was united in marriage to Ken Howard at the American Lutheran Church in Ashland. Joyce worked at AT&T in Omaha for 30 years until her retirement in 2012.

Joyce was a member of the American Legion #129 Auxiliary. She loved riding her bike with grandkids and she always loved traveling. Spending time outdoors in the summer months, usually without shoes, brought her enjoyment. She enjoyed going to the beach, camping, and boating. Joyce loved visiting with friends and most of all spending time with her family.

She is survived by husband, Ken Howard; children, Tanya (Sean) Brauckmuller of Ashland and Mindy (Joe Erdkamp) Mahoney of Omaha; grandchildren, Zane, Wyatt, Kade, Jaden, and Ryder; mother, Alice Sobotta of Lincoln; sister, Judy (Kenny) Maresh of Lincoln; nephew, Larry Lohmann.

Preceded in death by father, Clarence Sobotta.

Duane worked in Trades and retired August 16, 1986
Duane A. Suhr
Suhr, Duane A.

Jan 2, 1933 – Aug 13, 2014
Sun City West, AZ. Passed away in Surprise, AZ. Born in Belgrade, NE. Survived by wife, Carol; daughters, Diane Monzu and husband Bill, and Connie Lemon of Litchfield Park, AZ; sons, Jim Suhr and wife Mindy of Silver City, NM, and Wayne Suhr and wife Melissa of Parker, CO; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Served in the US Army from 1953-1955.

SERVICES will be held August 20, 2014 at 10am at the Congregational Church of Sun City, AZ. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be given to: the Congregational Church of Sun City, AZ; or Hospice of the Valley.

Bryce E. Qualset
Qualset, Bryce E.
Nov 7, 1932 – Aug 8, 2014
Preceded in death by parents, Edwin and Josephine (Carraher) Qualset; son, Jason Qualset. Survived by wife, Dee (Greco) Qualset; children: Christine Hart (Larry), Jody Carroll (Ed), and Kevin Qualset (Lisa); grandsons, Evan and Taylor Hart; granddaughters, Brooke and Lindsay; great-granddaughters, Charley and Zion; 2 great-grandsons; brother, Ted Qualset; sister, Tonya Qualset; daughter-in-law, Michelle Qualset; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 12th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm, all at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, August 13th at 10am, St. Peter Catholic Church. Entombment, Resurrection Mausoleum with military rites by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334. Memorials will be directed by the family.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com

Edwin K. Turnquist
Turnquist, Edwin L.

August 8, 2014
We have been informed that Edwin Turnquist passed away recently in Sun City, Arizona.. Several attempts were made to locate an obituary, without success. Some of you may remember him a “Turny”.

Retired July 2001
Goodmond H. Danielsen, Jr.
Danielsen, Goodmond H., Jr.
Jul 31, 1937 – Jul 25, 2014
Age 76 of Council Bluffs, IA. Goodmond was born in Council Bluffs to Goodmond, Sr. and Dorothy (Hays) Danielsen, who preceded him in death. He worked as a Master Carpenter and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Goodmond is survived by his wife, Carmella (Bersane) Danielsen; daughter, Debra Lynn Danielsen; son, Goodmond H. Danielsen III and wife Patricia; grandchildren, Ashley Danielsen, Goodmond H. Danielsen IV, Jakob Danielsen, and Farrah Abraham; great grandchildren, Sophia Abraham, and Sylvia Danielsen; and sisters, Charmaine Lainson and Gloria Colton.
VISITATION Tuesday 6-8pm at Maher-Livingston Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICE at 10am Wednesday at Maher-Livingston, with Interment following at Ridgewood Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family.
MAHER-LIVINGSTON
UNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES
121 S. 7th St., Council Bluffs, IA
712-328-1144
www.maherlivingstonfh.com

Shirley J. Peterson
Peterson, Shirley J.
Nov 20, 1938 – Jul 11, 2014
Preceded in death by husband Donald; daughter Theresa Wright; and son, Wilbur Maness Jr. Survived by daughters, Tammy Moyer, Judith Alger, and Debra Sharritts; son Kelly Peterson; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and sister Lois Jessen.
FUNERAL Monday at 1pm at West Center Chapel. Interment in Evergreen. VISITATION begins Monday at 12Noon at West Center Chapel. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 13 to July 14, 2014

Lola I. Welstead
Welstead, Lola I.

Oct 8, 1920 – Jul 10, 2014
Omaha. She retired from Western Electric; enjoyed crocheting; and spending time with her family. Preceded in death by husband, James C. Welstead; and 5 siblings. Survived by her daughters, Louise Piner, and Judy Conrad; grandchildren, Bryant (Shelly Waugh) Piner, Mark (Monica) Piner, Gary Conrad, Brad (Thomas Crisp) Piner, and Jim (Athena) Conrad; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; and her beloved dog, Daisy Mae.
Memorials suggested to Crown Pointe Senior Care. VISITATION Sunday, July 13, 5-8pm. FUNERAL SERVICE Monday, July 14, at 10am with Visitation resuming one hour prior to Service. All SERVICES will be held at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 13 to July 14, 2014

Vinona (Peters) McGarrity
McGarrity, Vinona (Peters)

Oct 15, 1919 – Feb 23, 2014
Vinona Marian (Peters) McGarrity was born October 15, 1919 to Wilhelm and Emma (Krohn) Peters in Wausa, NE. She attended school there and upon graduation from high school moved to Norfolk, NE and later moved to Omaha and attended beauty school. During this time she met Eugene Calvin McGarrity and while on leave from the U.S. Army they married on January 6, 1941. They were blessed with two daughters and a son. During their marriage they lived in many small towns in Nebraska and Iowa and finally settled down in Omaha in 1950. During the summer of 1963 they moved to the Omaha suburb of Ralston. Vinona worked as a hairdresser, worked at University Hospital in Omaha and then worked at Western Electric assembling switches and working in inspection. She retired in February 1982 with 22 years of service. In 1996 Vinona moved to the Northwest and lived with her son in Kennewick, WA and with her daughter in Stanfield, OR. In October 2008 she moved to a retirement facility in Kennewick, WA where she lived independently until declining health required some care assistance her last few days. Vinona passed away on February 23, 2014 surrounded by family. Vinona was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene; daughter, Suzanne Marie McGarrity Reed Conway; brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Doris Peters; sisters and brother-in-laws, Opal and Lyle Schultz and Dorothy and Norris Gillilan; and son-in-law, Robert Martens. She is survived by son, Gilbert (Judy) McGarrity, Kennewick, WA; daughter, Patricia (Ed) Davison, Stanfield, OR; daughter-in-law, Sandy McGarrity, Kennewick, WA; sister and brother-in-law, Vernal and Willis Wilbeck; brother and sister-in-law, Albur and Florence Peters, all from Wausa, NE; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. Vinona was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, LaVista, NE.
A private memorial service was held for immediate family on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Kennewick, WA.
A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:30am at Westlawn Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Apr. 30, 2014

Dewey D. Brittell
Brittell, Dewey D.

Dec 12, 1927 – Apr 29, 2014
Omaha. Survived by wife, Lois Brittell; son, Larry (Peggy) Brittell; grandchildren, Larry D. (ShaDawn) Brittell, Charlie and Tommy Brittell, Terry and Dee Holsti; step-grandchildren, Colleen and Elizabeth; many great grandchildren; sister, Delores Mace; nephew, Dick (Diane) Mace; aunt, Nell Ober; and a host of other relatives and friends.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE Saturday, 11am at Harvey Oaks Baptist Church, 14515 Harvey Oaks Ave. Family receiving friends starting at 10am at the church. Memorials can be directed to the church. To leave a condolence, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com 
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel

Ervin Tvrdik
Tvrdik, Ervin
Nov 29, 1918 – Jun 22, 2014
Preceded in death by wife, Lillian; parents and siblings. Survived by daughters, Trudy Gruidel, Patricia (Steve) Zerbs; grandsons, Jeff (Jennifer) Gruidel, Christopher (Kathi) Gruidel, Rick (Dawn) Zerbs, Steve (Jody) Zerbs; great grandchildren, Skyler and Lindsey Gruidel, Jarret and Brooke Zerbs.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Friday, June 27, 2014 11am at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com

Edward Hamell
Hamell, Edward
J
un 18, 1927 – Jun 8, 2014 Age 86 of Omaha, NE.
Preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Ruth Hamell; parents, William and Mary Hamell; two sisters, Dorothy and Elaine. Ed was born in Horsham, PA. He and Ruth were both longtime employees of Western Electric. Survived by 4 sons, Edward (Cheryl) Hamell, Robert (Laurie) Hamell, Michael (Beki) Hamell, Patrick Hamell; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, June Crossan and Ella Hamell. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 1pm Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Westlawn Hillcrest Cemetery, 5701 Center St., Omaha. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Wounded Warriors Family Support, 920 S. 107 Ave., Suite 250 Omaha, NE 68114. To leave a condolence, visit www.bramanmortuary.com 
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400

Judi M. Bonner
Bonner, Judi M.
A
ge 75 – Jun 1, 2014
Proprietor of Robin’s Nest Day Care and Madd Hatter. Survived by 2 daughters, Sylviann, Omaha, Theresa Bonner, Charlotte, NC; sister: Jeri Ann Simpson, Arlington, TX; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives.
WAKE 6-8pm Thursday at Mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE 10am Friday, St. Mark Baptist Church, 3616 Spaulding St. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St. 402-453-7111
Published in Omaha World-Herald from June 4 to June 5, 2014
Bob retired  from the Works on 1/23/1987
Robert Francis Kemp
Kemp, Robert Francis
Mar 21, 1924 – May 30, 2014
Preceded in death by parents, Francis and Cecilia Kemp. Survived by wife Phyllis Eberl Kemp; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Joseph Flott of Omaha; Donna and David Lewis of Hilton Head, SC; and Sue and Kyle Wallor of Omaha; granddaughters, Katie, Ellie, Haley, Mallory and Maddy. Robert served in the United States Airforce from 1942 through 1946. Following his service in the military, he obtained his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Buffalo. In 1977, he and his family moved from Buffalo to Omaha with his employer, Western Electric, where he worked for 32 years.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-7pm at Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home, 119th and West Center. FUNERAL SERVICE 10am Saturday at St. Robert Bellarmine, 120th and Pacific St.
CROSBY BURKET SWANSON GOLDEN
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 402-333-7200
www.crosby-burket.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from June 3 to June 5, 2014 –

Richard A. Veach
Veach, Richard A.
Age 90Died May 11, 2014, Round Rock, TX. Survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Rick Handley; son and daughter-in-law, Clarke and Pamela Veach; 5 grandchildren, Charles Hurley, Elizabeth Flores, James Veach, MacKenzie Wallace, Elizabeth Satterfield; 5 great grandchildren, Anthony Flores, Brianna Flores, MacKayla Wallace, Cole Wallace, and Lawson Satterfield. B29 pilot and combat veteran of WW II and proud member of the 40th Bomb Group. Graduate of University of Nebraska in 1947 with a Bachelors of Science in Business. Worked his entire career at Western Electric, and retired from the Omaha Works in 1986 as a Department Chief. Former chairman of the Nebraska Environmental Control Council. Avid Nebraska football fan, golfer and bridge player. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the charities of your choice. Private services.
Published in Omaha World-Herald from May 14 to May 18, 2014

John A. Puente
Puente, John A.
Jan 14, 1939 – May 9, 2014
John Abraham Puente, “P Pa,” age 75 of Omaha, died May 9, 2014 at Bergan Mercy Hospital after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He passed away peacefully with his family at his side on a beautiful spring day. John was born to Manuel A. and Juana Puente on January 14, 1939 in Grand Island, NE. He grew up in Grand Island in a close family with many brothers and sisters. He served and was a proud member of the Marine Corps. After discharge, he settled in Omaha, where he met, at a dance, Ramona Eileen, who proved to be the love of his life. They were united in marriage on July 3, 1964. John worked at then Western Electric. He took pride that he continued to work there through retirement. John enjoyed many things, but the light of his life was Ramona. He adored her. From the day that he met her until the day he died, nothing was more special to him than a simple dinner and movie with her. Their song, “Our Day Will Come,” holds special meaning to the family. He also cherished family, always looking forward to the next family reunion, and recollecting those family members who had gone before him so as to preserve their legacy. He loved sharing Husker game day with friends and family, reading how-to books, sometimes just being silly, and taking walks with Ramona and the family canines. He always made time to catch up with his children and dote on his grandchildren. His greatest gift was his faith in God, which he passed on to his family. He had unwavering optimism that tomorrow’s possibilities were endless as long as one truly believed. Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Ramona; 5 children: son and daughter-in-law, Dr. John Christopher and Theresa Puente of Lincoln, NE; daughter, Lisa M. Puente of Council Bluffs, IA; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie R. Puente-Prai and Scott Prai of Omaha; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Bradey Gotto of Carlsbad, CA; and son, Jacob Puente of Omaha; 7 grandchildren, Benjamin and Gabriel Puente of Lincoln, Alexis Baker of Iowa, Jessica Baker of Gretna, NE, Justin Prai of Omaha, Alesia Mason and Ella Gotto of Carlsbad, CA, and Payton Puente of Omaha; 1 great granddaughter, Maci Baker; 5 sisters and 2 brothers: Connie Puente, Mary Puente, Carmen Luna, all of Grand Island, Virginia and Richard Soto of Wood River, NE, Teresa and Richard Brown of Omaha, Manuel and Josie Puente of Grand Island, and Andrew and Nancy Puente of Grand Island; sister-in-law, Doris Puente of Baltimore, MD; brother-in-law, Jimmie Nelson of Grand Island; many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Manuel, and his mother Juana; his sister Emily, and his brothers, Philip and Thomas Puente. John was an active member of Mary Our Queen Church.
VISITATION on Tuesday 5-8pm, with CELEBRATION OF LIFE at 7pm, all at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Wednesday at 10am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Private Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Mary Our Queen Church.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from May 11 to May 12, 2014

Roger L. Hedin
Hedin, Roger L.
Age 82 – Apr 30, 2014
Papillion, NE. Survived by wife, Dolly; children, Linda Sedlacek, Kevin Hedin, and Marla (Peter) Douskey; grandchildren, Thomas Sedlacek, Savina (Scott) Bavousett, and Danielle, Heather, and Krysta Douskey; great grandchildren, Thomas Sedlacek, Skyler Bavousett; and sister Jennifer (Dean) Quick.
Private Family Services were held.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Published in Omaha World-Herald on May 11, 2014

James C. “J.C.” Nixon
Nixon, J. C.
1943 – 2014
Omaha, Nebraska. James C. “J.C.” Nixon, 71, of Omaha, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at an Omaha hospital. J.C. was born in St. Joseph on March 21, 1943, and graduated from Rock Port, Missouri High School. He served in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1969. In 1971 he married Mary Jean Fox, and they became parents of three children. J.C. worked for Lucent Technologies for 30 years, retiring in 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Viola (Cox) Nixon. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean, of their Omaha home; daughter and son-in-law, Laura (Steve) Atkinson, Pleasanton, California; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike (Angie) Nixon, and Curt (Kristy) Nixon, all of Omaha; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Riley and Morgan Atkinson, Will, Elli, Chloe, Cameron and Collin Nixon; and in-laws, Merle and Ruth Fox, Rock Port, MO.
SERVICES 2:30pm Tuesday, May 13, at Rock Port Baptist Church. The family will greet friends beginning at 1pm at the church. Interment with military rites at Greenhill Cemetery, Rock Port. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society . Online condolences may be left at
www.chamberlainfuneral.com
CHAMBERLAIN FUNERAL HOME
17479 U.S. 136, Rock Port, MO 64482
(660) 744-2122
Published in Omaha World-Herald on May 10, 2014

Dewey retired from the Works on 10-31-1990
Dewey D. Brittell
Brittell, Dewey D.

Dec 12, 1927 – Apr 29, 2014
Omaha. Survived by wife, Lois Brittell; son, Larry (Peggy) Brittell; grandchildren, Larry D. (ShaDawn) Brittell, Charlie and Tommy Brittell, Terry and Dee Holsti; step-grandchildren, Colleen and Elizabeth; many great grandchildren; sister, Delores Mace; nephew, Dick (Diane) Mace; aunt, Nell Ober; and a host of other relatives and friends.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE Saturday, 11am at Harvey Oaks Baptist Church, 14515 Harvey Oaks Ave. Family receiving friends starting at 10am at the church. Memorials can be directed to the church. To leave a condolence, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com 
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400
Published in Omaha World-Herald from May 1 to May 2, 2014

Vinona (Peters) McGarrity
McGarrity, Vinona (Peters)

Oct 15, 1919 – Feb 23, 2014
Vinona Marian (Peters) McGarrity was born October 15, 1919 to Wilhelm and Emma (Krohn) Peters in Wausa, NE. She attended school there and upon graduation from high school moved to Norfolk, NE and later moved to Omaha and attended beauty school. During this time she met Eugene Calvin McGarrity and while on leave from the U.S. Army they married on January 6, 1941. They were blessed with two daughters and a son. During their marriage they lived in many small towns in Nebraska and Iowa and finally settled down in Omaha in 1950. During the summer of 1963 they moved to the Omaha suburb of Ralston. Vinona worked as a hairdresser, worked at University Hospital in Omaha and then worked at Western Electric assembling switches and working in inspection. She retired in February 1982 with 22 years of service. In 1996 Vinona moved to the Northwest and lived with her son in Kennewick, WA and with her daughter in Stanfield, OR. In October 2008 she moved to a retirement facility in Kennewick, WA where she lived independently until declining health required some care assistance her last few days. Vinona passed away on February 23, 2014 surrounded by family. Vinona was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene; daughter, Suzanne Marie McGarrity Reed Conway; brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Doris Peters; sisters and brother-in-laws, Opal and Lyle Schultz and Dorothy and Norris Gillilan; and son-in-law, Robert Martens. She is survived by son, Gilbert (Judy) McGarrity, Kennewick, WA; daughter, Patricia (Ed) Davison, Stanfield, OR; daughter-in-law, Sandy McGarrity, Kennewick, WA; sister and brother-in-law, Vernal and Willis Wilbeck; brother and sister-in-law, Albur and Florence Peters, all from Wausa, NE; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. Vinona was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, LaVista, NE.
A private memorial service was held for immediate family on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Kennewick, WA.
A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:30am at Westlawn Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Apr. 30, 2014

Inspector in 50 building. Retired 7-13-89
Daryl Thomas Hunter
Hunter, Daryl Thomas
Jan 16, 1933 – Apr 28, 2014
Survived by wife, Rosalie M. Hunter; sons, Daryl T. Hunter, Jr. (Debbie) and Todd D. Hunter (Becky); daughter, Kathy A. Wright (Randy); 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Iryl Voelte; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Thursday, 11am, West Center Chapel. Private Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials to Make-A-Wish Foundation. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014

Duane retired from the Works on 10/31/1988
Duane J. Iwanski
Iwanski, Duane J.
Feb 20, 1931 – Apr 24, 2014
Deacon at St. Mary Catholic Church since 1984. Preceded in death by sister, Sylvia Chalupsky. Survived by wife Jo; children, Russell and Tammie Iwanski, Roger Iwanski, Rebecca and Greg Bottom; grandchildren, Kevin, Brian and Colin Iwanski, Billy (Mariam), Emily and Andrew Bottom; great grandson, Liam; brother, Leroy Iwanski; sister, Marcella Jablonski; many loving relatives and friends.
VISITATION Sunday, April 27, 2-4pm with Wake Service at 4pm, Bellevue Memorial Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, April 28, 10:30am, St. Mary Catholic Church, Bellevue. Interment: Bellevue Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St Mary’s Endowment Fund. BELLEVUE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann
Dworak-Cutler
2202 Hancock St Bellevue 402-291-5000
www.bellevuefuneralchapel.com  
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Apr. 26 to Apr. 28, 2014

Retired August 31, 2001
Leonard “Leni” Zealand
Zealand, Leonard “Leni”
Age 63

Kennard, NE. Survived by his wife of 16 years, Sheila of Kennard; daughter Lynn (Dan) Engelke of Gilbert, AZ; son Todd (Jami) Zealand of Omaha and son Chad ( Michele) Zealand of Omaha; 7 grandchildren; father Gordon Zealand of California; brother Gordy Zealand of Omaha; and sister Kaylene Drummond of California.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE GATHERING Thursday, May 1 at 6pm at the Fremont Airboat Club, 3159 Big Island Road, Fremont, NE. Directions: Broad Street/HWY77 to Wooden Windmill (do not go to Military Ave); turn right onto Ridge Road and follow the signs.
CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME
Blair, NE 402-426-2191
www.campbellaman.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Apr. 24, 2014

Leonard “Leni” Zealand
4/20/2014
A Celebration of life gathering for Leonard “Leni” Zealand , age 63 of Kennard, will be held Thursday May 1 at 6pm at the Fremont Airboat Club 3159 Big Island Road, Fremont, NE, Directions: Broad Street/HW77 to Wooden Windmill (do not go to Military Ave) turn right onto Ridge Road and follow the signs.
Leni died April 20, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
Leni Zealand was born on May 25, 1950 in Crosby, Minnesota to Gordon and Elaine (Hussman) Zealand. He was raised in Council Bluffs and attended school there. In 1969 he began working at Western Electric and retired from there in 2001. On December 26, 1997 he was united in marriage to Sheila Houser in Omaha. The couple met the day after Christmas in 1989, and were married on that day eight years later. The couple made their home in Omaha and then in 2000 moved to Kennard.
Leni was a musician his entire life. One of his bands opened for the Mama’s & The Papa’s at the Civic Auditorium in Omaha. He was in several bands in the Omaha area over the years.
He enjoyed air boating and was a member of the airboat club in Fremont. He also enjoyed fishing, especially his annual trips to Minnesota where his goal was to out fish his wife. Camping was also a hobby he enjoyed. He was a very social person who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sheila of Kennard, daughter Lynn (Dan) Engelke of Gilbert, AZ, son Todd (Jami) Zealand of Omaha, and son Chad ( Michele) Zealand of Omaha, 7 grandchildren, father Gordon Zealand of California, brother Gordy Zealand of Omaha and sister Kaylene Drummond of California.
CAMPBELL AMAN FUNERAL HOME
444 South 17th Street
Blair, NE 68008
(402) 426-2191

Retired August 15, 1997 from Quality Assurance.
Robert E. “Bob” Cochrane
Cochrane, Robert E. “Bob”
J
an 22, 1938 – Apr 17, 2014
Survived by his wife, Beverly S.; sons, Robert L., and George (Michaela); daughter, Colleen Gour (Kevin); grandchildren, Melissa (Leo), Patrick, Steven, and Dylan; and great grandson, Kaiden. Former P.E.R. of Elks Lodge #39, and member of the Knights of Columbus #3019.
VISITATION begins Monday at 4pm, with Wake Service at 6:30pm, all at the Mortuary. FUNERAL Tuesday 9:30am at Mortuary to Sts. Peter & Paul Church at 10am. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
www.klsfuneralhome.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2014

She retired 02-01-1990.
Ruth Bartunek
Bartunek, Ruth
Nov 1, 1928 – Apr 12, 2014
Gretna, NE. Preceded in death by husband, Eugene; parents, Otto and Kathrine; and 4 siblings, Gertrude, Raymond, John, and Ernest. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Bogan, Janine and Ted Cox, and Kimberly and Frank Magistro; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Ruth, and Steven and Terri; brothers, Otto, Alfred, Donald, and Robert; sisters, Lucille, Louise, Vernes, and Kathryn; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and many family and friends.
VISITATION on Tuesday, April 15, 5-7pm at Roeder Mortuary Gretna Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE on Wednesday, April 16, at 2pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 153 S. McKenna. Private Internment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Omaha. In lieu of flower, Memorials will go to various charities designated by family.
ROEDER MORTUARY – Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 402-332-0090
www.RoederMortuary.com 

William C. “Bill ” “W” Wyszenski
Wyszenski, William C. “Bill ” “W”
Age 85 – Apr 11, 2014
Preceded in death by his wife, Theresa; son, Richard; grandson, Andy Wyszenski; daughter-in-law, Mary Wyszenski; 2 brothers; and 4 sisters. Survived by daughter, Cheryl (Gene) Shaffar; sons, Michael Wyszenski, and Bill (Sandy) Wyszenski; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and sister Dorothy Hanak.
VISITATION on Sunday after 5pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm, all at the Funeral Home. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Monday at 10am at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Papillion. Interment, St. John Cemetery.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2014

John retired August 13, 1999. He was in inspection in the 50 Bldg.
John E. Barnhill
Barnhill, John E.
Age 75
Valley, NE. Died April 8, 2014. Survived by brothers and sisters: Frederick (Clarice) of Elkhorn, NE, Betty (Charles) Carlson of Oklahoma City, OK, Rodney (Maxine) Barnhill of Fremont, NE, and Cherie Barnhill of Fremont, NE, and special niece, Jane and husband Keith Lawson and family; plus many other nieces, nephews, and friends.
FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30am Saturday at the funeral home in Elkhorn. Interment Prospect Hill Cemetery, Elkhorn with military honors by Valley American Legion Post #58. VISITATION Noon to 8pm Friday at the funeral home with family receiving friends from 5-8pm. Memorials to the DC West football and wrestling programs or Pathways to Compassion Hospice, Omaha. Condolences to: www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOMES
21901 West Maple 402-289-2222
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Apr. 9 to Apr. 11, 2014

Retired October 31, 1986
Jamie Robert (Bogie) Fleming
Fleming, Jamie Robert (Bogie)
Age 84
Weeping Water, NE. Passed away Sunday, April 6th, 2014, peacefully, at his residence. Jamie was born in Weeping Water, Nebraska on August 28, 1929, to Margaret (Ash) and Lyle Fleming. He was a graduate of Weeping Water High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal in the Korean War. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He retired from Western Electric and was a member of United Methodist Church, Odd Fellows and American Legion #237. Jamie is survived by wife Joyce; married on January 16, 1972; daughters, Barbara (Mark) Fjeld and Tari (Martin) Rupp; sons, Steven (Jennifer) Fleming and Kirk Fleming; grandchildren: Scott (Traci) Fleming, Chad (April) Fleming, Kara Fleming, Morgan Fleming, Jillian Fleming, Tanner Fjeld, James Fleming, Kirk Leroy (Beth) Fleming, Jesse Fleming, Allen Fleming, Adrian Fleming, Nicole (Micheal) Nielsen, Danae (Tim) McKenzie, Travis (Jessica) Rupp and Craig (Andrea) Rupp; ten great grandchildren; a brother, Don Fleming and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30am on Wednesday, April 9th at United Methodist Church, Weeping Water, NE with Dorothy Smith officiating. VISITATION will be Tuesday 1-9pm with Family from 6-8pm at Hammons Family Funeral Chapel Weeping Water. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Weeping Water, NE. Military honors by the Nebraska Army National Guard and American Legion Post #237. Condolences or Tributes: www.hammonsfs.com 
HAMMONS FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES
207 W. H St., Weeping Water NE 68463
402-267-5544
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2014

Hank retired February 1, 1990
Hank Vetter
Vetter, Hank
Passed away on March 28, 2014
Debbie Ridge and I attended a service for Hank Vetter on Tuesday April 1, 2014. He passed away on March 28th. There was no notice in the paper, I just happened to hear of his passing from a neighbor that attended the same church as Hank. I’m sure you would remember him as the “blind guy in Protectors.” I don’t know for sure, but I think he retired from AT&T. He was 88 years old and died of pneumonia. He is survived by his son, Hank Jr. and grandchildren.
I hope you can pass the word to the retirees. Thank you.
Deb Gulizia

Joesph “PaPa Joe” Modie Jr.
Modie, Joseph ‘PaPa Joe’ Jr.
26 Dec 1941 – 24 Mar 2014
Joseph ‘Papa Joe’ Modie Jr. passed away March 24, 2014 at the age of 72 in Montgomery, Texas. He was born December 26, 1941 in Syracuse, New York to Joseph and Luetta Modie. Joe was an active member of the Miller Hose Fire Department in Newfane, New York for 11 years and the Millard Fire Department in Omaha, Nebraska for 15 plus years. Also, he was a member of the boy scouts. Joe was a long term member of the Telephone Pioneers of America along with a 40 plus year career with Western Electric followed by a second career at Culver’s of The Woodlands, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph Modie Sr. and Luetta Edwards Modie. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Patricia Modie, daughters, Kimberly Welge and husband Joseph, Tammy Thompson and husband Alan and Bridget Johnson, grandchildren, Tara Toval and husband Clyde, Brittney, Paul and Kyle Welge, Alison and Taylor Johnson; Haley and Summer Thompson and great grandson, Reid Toval. Sisters, Marion Capria and husband George, Susan Modie, Karen Palmeter; Sharon Wilbur and husband Michael, sister in law, Nancy Rees and husband William. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
Visitation: Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6-7 P.M. at Cashner Funeral Home.
Services: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM. at Cashner Colonial Chapel, with Tim Crist officiating.
Memorials: The American Heart Association 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054 Phone:(713) 610-5000; National MS Society P.O. Box 4527 New York, NY 10163 or the Culver’s VIP Scholarship Foundation, http://www.culvers.com/inside-culvers/vip-foundation/scholarship-program  in lieu of flowers.
Joe transfer here from the Buffalo plant and worked in the cable plant.
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road
Conroe, TX 77303
936-756-2126
www.cashnerconroe.com

Darlene was a secretary for the cable plant years ago. She retired in June, 1986.
Darlene M. Arndt
Arndt, Darlene M.
Age 90
Council Bluffs, Iowa. Passed away March 24, 2014 at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital. She was born near BeeBeetown, Iowa on January 16, 1924 to the late David and Marie (Hansen) Driver. After graduating from Benson High School, she attended business school and retired from AT&T. She was a longtime member of Saint John Lutheran Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Arndt; son, Ronald Moffatt; grandsons, Lucas and Benjamin Moffatt; siblings, Loren Driver, Doris Marion, Marcella Kahler and Joanne Patterson. Darlene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Mary Moffatt; daughter, Kim Rieger; sisters, Phyllis Richardson and Lois Nore and her husband, Roger; brother, Donald Driver; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
VISITATION is Friday from 6-8pm at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICE is Saturday from 10am at the funeral home with Rev. E. Jon Benson officiating. A luncheon will follow the service in the community room at Hoy-Kilnoski. Interment will be that afternoon in the Magnolia, Iowa Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Saint John Lutheran Church or the American Lung Association .
HOY – KILNOSKI
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 N. 16th St., Council Bluffs IA 51501
712-256-9988
www.hoyfuneral.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Mar. 27, 2014

Roberta retired on October 29, 1991
Roberta Lee (Young) Sackett
Sackett, Roberta Lee (Young)
Aug 14, 1930 – Mar 22, 2014
Retired from Alcatel/Lucent-1993. Worked as a factory employee her entire career. Hobbies included flower gardening, playing cards, and watching sports. She enjoyed the Gretna Senior Center Company of many friends, loved all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and also enjoyed traveling with her sister Lois. She was preceded in death by parents, Hattie and John Young; husband La Verne Sackett; sisters, Lois Sikyta and Ruth Armstrong; and brother Wilber Keith Young. Survived by brother, John (Judy) Young of Lodi, CA; son, Bruce (Bridget) Sackett of Gretna; grandchildren, Dr. Sean Sackett and Dr. Denise Sackett of Chandler, AZ, Ann Sackett of Gretna, and Kathleen Koll and Dr. William Koll of Eagle River, AK; and great grandchildren, Liam, Aidan, Keara, Jamison, and Preston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Gretna Education Foundation c/o Gretna Public Schools. MEMORIAL VISITATION on Thursday, March 27, 2014, 5-7pm at Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone, Gretna. Private Interment in the Ashland Cemetery.
ROEDER MORTUARY – Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 402-332-0090
www.RoederMortuary.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 201

Carrie L. Barclay
Barclay, Carrie L.
May 25, 1943 – Mar 11, 2014
Preceded in death by granddaughter, Cie Dymaya Ortiz; father, Lawrence Lewis, Sr.; sister, Lula Mae Jones; and niece, Laranda Jones. Survived by children, Cynthia Lewis (T.Bailey), and Vita Stokes; special son, Mike Pierce; 3 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; companion, Norman Robinson; brothers, Lawrence Lewis, Jr., and Thomas Lewis; niece, Toroy Jones; nephew, Joe Jones; a host of other nieces, nephews, family, and friends; and special friends, Elizabeth Miller and Willa Shelton.
VISITATION Tuesday 5-7pm at Roeder Mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday 10am at Prince of Peace Baptist Church, 7818 Raven Oaks Dr. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
ROEDER MORTUARY – 108th St. Chapel
2727 North 108th St. 402-496-9000
www.RoederMortuary.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2014

Helen Therese “Teri” Cochran
Cochran, Helen Therese “Teri”
Dec 27, 1931 – Mar 20, 2014
Preceded in death by husband, Max William Cochran; parents, Peter and Isabelle (Wilwerding) Heese; sisters, Dorothy, Rita, and Bernice; and brothers, Ed and Owen. Survived by sisters, Isabel Klein (John), Mildred “Mick” Bieker, Sr. Liz Heese, and Norma Schmitz (Jerry); brother, Larry Heese (Jean); step-son, Bill Cochran (Marcia); grandchildren, Todd, Eric, and Carole; 2 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many friends.
The family will Receive friends Sunday 5-7pm, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, with 7pm VIGIL SERVICE at the Church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday at 11am, St Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Entombment, Calvary Mausoleum. Memorials to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2014

Lonnie L. Sick
Sick, Lonnie L.
Jul 25, 1940 – Mar 20, 2014
Preceded in death by wife, Carol Sick; brother, Ernest Sick. Survived by daughter, Sandra (Charles) Howell; son, Vernon Anderson; grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Mitchell, and Andrew; siblings, Charles Sick, Elsa Martin, and Leo Sick. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband and father. He was a kind-hearted, towering man with a gentle heart, deeply respected and admired…and will be missed.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11am at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park followed by a CELEBRATION OF LIFE lunch gathering at 1pm at LaVista Keno Hall Banquet Room, 7101 S 84th Street, La Vista, NE 68128. Lonnie would expect nothing more than casual attire. We will be sharing memories of him in one of his favorite places.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 22 to Apr. 3, 2014

Frank L. Strudl
Strudl, Frank L.
Aug 19, 1921 – Mar 16, 2014
WWII U.S. Army veteran. Preceded in death by wife, Rose; parents; brother, Jim Strudl; sister, Agnes McNally. Survived by daughter, Janet Baird (James); sons, Charles Strudl (Nancy) and Michael Strudl (Deb); 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
VISITATION begins Thursday, 4:30pm, with VIGIL SERVICE to follow at 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Friday, 10am, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military rites by Benson VFW Post 2503. For memorials, the family prefers Masses.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL 78th & West Center
402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

Marvin A. Opfer 
Opfer, Marvin A.

Age 72 – Mar 13, 2014
Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Frederick and Ellen Opfer; and sister, Audry. Survived by wife, Glenyce of Omaha; sons, Scott and wife Deb of Lincoln, NE, and Michael of Valley, NE; daughter, Tommie Opfer-Gonzales of Omaha; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brothers, Mert of Kennard, NE, Larry of Lincoln, and Dallas of Omaha; and sisters, Janet and husband Victor Romans of Oregon, and Beverly Opfer of Omaha.
FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, March 18, 11am, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Valley. Private Interment. VISITATION Monday 12Noon-8pm, with family Receiving friends 6-8pm at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lutheran Family Services, Lutheran Disaster Response, or the Church. Condolences to: www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOMES
21901 West Maple 402-289-2222
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2014

David Paul Van Zant
Van Zant, David P.
7 Jun 1943 – 9 Mar 2014

Virginia Beach, 70, Dave…a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away surrounded by his family, March 9, 2014 after a long courageous fight with amyloidosis, a rare, incurable disease. He was the son of G. Paul and Ellen Elizabeth Van Zant. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, is a graduate of The University of Nebraska-Omaha and had a long successful career as an Engineering Manager in the private sector.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judy L. Van Zant; three daughters, Alisa Van Zant Shannon, Cindee Annice Hansen and her husband Bruce, and Kimberly Sue Bannon and her husband David; five grandchildren, Haley, Carlie, Cameron, Libby and Tyler and his great grandson Brody. Dave is also survived by his mother Janice G. Van Zant; brother, James Van Zant and his wife Janice; three sisters, Susan Colbert and her husband Donald, Patricia “Pat” Koontz and her husband Bill, and Cheri Van Zant; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Services: March 15 at 2 P.M. at Altmeyer Funeral Home- 1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach, with a reception to follow.
Memorials: To the Boston University School of Medicine, Amyloid Research Fund, 72 East Concord Street, K-503, Boston, MA 02118, in lieu of flowers.
Dave worked in industrial engineering at the plant.
Altmeyer Funeral Home
1801 Baltic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-428-1112
www.altmeyer.com

Frank Joseph Lefebvre
Lefebvre, Frank Joseph
Aug 14, 1920 – Mar 12, 2014
Age 93. Omaha. Passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, surrounded by his wife of 67 years, children and grandchildren. When family and friends think of Frank, they’ll fondly remember his favorite hobbies: skiing, tennis, stamp collecting, bridge, cribbage and going to the Husker football games. He was a long time member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish and was an EME.
Frank was a New Jersey native and attended Rutherford High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University in 1942 and later attended Rutgers University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and a Master’s degree in business administration.
Frank began his Western Electric career in 1942 at the Kearney (NJ) Works. He was granted a military leave of absence in Sept. 1942 and served in the US Navy for four years, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He returned to Western Electric as an auditor in the Finance Division at Kearney, ultimately advancing to General Manager of the Omaha Works in 1970. He retired in 1978 instead of transferring to Atlanta because he and his family loved Omaha so much.
During his career he served on numerous boards such as Omaha National Bank, Zoological Society, Boystown, Central States and he was a member of His Majesty’s Council – Ak-Sar-Ben as well as many other business and civic organizations.
Frank is survived by his wife Kathryn “Kit” Lefebvre; five children: Diane Strickler, John Lefebvre, Drs. Mark Lefebvre (Becky Campbell), Mary Vacek (Bob), Jim Lefebvre (Jenny), 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Frank was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bob.
VISITATION begins Friday, 5pm with a Rosary to follow at 7pm at the Crosby Colonial Chapel. A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held Saturday at 2pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.
CROSBY BURKET SWANSON GOLDEN
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 402-333-7200
www.crosby-burket.com 

Richard M. Cartwright
Cartwright, Richard M.
(February 4, 1937 – March 7, 2014)
U.S. Veteran
Richard M. “Dick” Cartwright, 77 years, of Arlington, NE died Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Fremont Area Medical Center in Fremont, NE. Dick was born February 4, 1937 in Omaha, NE to Martin and Cecilia (Schimonitz) Cartwright.
He grew up in Omaha and graduated from Holy Name High School in 1955 and then attended Creighton University in Omaha. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in California. Dick married Helene M. Palik on October 22, 1960 in Santa Rosa, CA. He returned to Omaha and lived there until moving to Arlington in 1971. Dick was employed at Western Electric in Omaha for 35 years, retiring in 1994. He then worked for Woodhouse in Blair, NE for the last 12 years.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont, the Knights of Columbus Council 1497, and Christians Encounter Christ. He was also a member of the IBEW Union, and belonged to a camping club and enjoyed square dancing.
Dick is survived by his wife, Helene; sons, Rick Cartwright of Fremont and David & wife, Marcy Cartwright of Arlington; daughters, Terri Cartwright of Windsor, CO, Patty & husband, Tim Mulhall of Fairfield, CT, Karen & husband, Dan Toebben of Blair, NE and Janet & husband, Tom Schumacher of Bennington, NE; brothers, John Schenkelberg and Dick & wife, Judy Schenkelberg all of Omaha; sister, Gretchen Moylan of Omaha; sister-in-law, Barbara Schenkelberg of Omaha; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and 3 brothers, Bernard, Gilbert and Lambert Schenkelberg.
Funeral Mass will be 10 AM, Tuesday, March 11th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. Father Jim Keiter will officiate. Knights of Columbus Rosary will be 7 PM, on Monday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont, and is open to the public. Visitation on Monday from 4 PM to 8 PM with the family receiving friends from 6 PM to 8 PM at the funeral home. Visitation on Tuesday at church 1hr prior to service. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Fremont with military honors conducted by the Fremont Honor Guard of V.F.W. Post #854 and American Legion Post #20. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Archbishop Bergan Schools or to the Knights of Columbus Council 1497.
Moser Memorial Chapel
2170 N. Somers
Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490http://www.mosermemorialchapels.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2447653&fh_id=11505

Calvin P. Burns
Burns, Calvin P.
Jan 17, 1930 – Mar 1, 2014
Preceded in death by parents, Virgil and Erma (Barnett) Burns and brother, Virgil Burns. Survived by wife, Gloria; daughter and son-in-law, Teri and James Bollacker of Springfield, NE; son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Barbara Burns of Pueblo, CO; grandchildren, Shawn, Nicole and A.J. Bollacker of Springfield, NE and Gabriel Burns of Cheyenne, WY; sister-in-law, Deb Schaap; brother-in-law, James Meade; several nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL SERVICE Monday, 10:30am at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel. VISITATION Sunday 5-7pm at the funeral home. Interment Memorial Cemetery Fremont, NE.
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 7 to Mar. 9, 2014

Stanley K. Scebold
Scebold, Stanley K.
Mar 3, 1935 – Mar 4, 2014
Age 79 of Elkhorn, NE. Preceded in death by parents, Donald and Mattie Scebold; brother Richard Scebold. Survived by wife Carol; daughter Linda Saville and husband David; sons, Steve Scebold and wife Jody, Dave Scebold and wife JamieSue; grandchildren: Alisha, Shayla, Drew, and Lily; brothers: Bob Scebold and wife Donna, Harold Scebold and wife Joan; aunt Maxine Christensen; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
FUNERAL SERVICE 11am Saturday, Zion Lutheran Church, 144th & Ida St. VISITATION Friday 4-8pm at the funeral home in Elkhorn. Interment Branson Cemetery, Loveland, Iowa. Memorials to the Wycliffe Bible Translators, designated for Rob and Joy Scebold, or to Special Olympics of Nebraska. Condolences to
www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOMES
21901 West Maple 402-289-2222
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2014

Lloyd Edgar Ellsworth
Ellsworth, Lloyd E.
21 Mar 1931 – 18 Feb 2014
Lloyd E. Ellsworth, age 82 of Mountain Home, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Lloyd Ellsworth was born March 21, 1931 in Padonia, Kansas to Guy A. and Ruth Ellsworth.
Mr. Ellsworth worked 37 years for Western Electric before retiring to Mountain Home, Arkansas. He served in the United States Navy in Korea and China. He was a member of the Faith-Westwood United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska and the Fairview United Methodist Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Lloyd is survived by three daughters: Joyce Wohl (David), Susan Torpy (Steve), Diane George all of Omaha, Nebraska, step-daughter Margie Hoxtell, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five sisters, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife Karen, parents, one sister and two brothers.
Services: Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 11 A.M. at Faith-Westwood United Methodist Church, 4814 Oaks Lane, Omaha, NE.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers to, Fairview United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 86 Fairview Lane, Mountain Home, AR 72653.
Interment: Panora, IA.
Lloyd work in the 30 Building sheet metal shop prior to retiring.
Roller Funeral Home
Highway 5 North
Mountain Home, AR 72654
870-425-2161
www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

Debra A. Cohen
Cohen, Debra A.
Oct 14, 1960 – Feb 24, 2014
Survived by husband, Earl; daughter, Rachael Cohen; son, Kristopher Cohen, all of Omaha; step daughter, Rebecca Cohen, Florida; brothers: Richard Rix, Jr. and wife, Denise of Council Bluffs; Craig Rix of Springfield, NE; aunts, Barb (Morehouse) Ethen, Connie Langenegger, Shirley Luxa, Joann Moline; uncle, Bill Semin; stepmother, Nancy Rix.
MEMORIAL MASS Friday 10:30am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. VISITATION Thursday 5-7pm at the Vinton Chapel with a Wake Service at 7pm. Memorials to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
VINTON ST. CHAPEL
2466 S. 16th St. 402-346-1144
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2014

Bill retired from the Works on 2/8/1990
William B. “Bill” Baier
Baier, William B. “Bill”
Feb 6, 1926 – Feb 22, 2014
Age 88 of Syracuse, NE. Retired from Western Electric after 31 years.
SERVICES 11am Thursday, February 27 at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Syracuse. VISITATION Wednesday, February 26 from 9am-9pm with family greeting friends from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Interment at Park Hill Cemetery. Memorials to family’s choice.
Condolences to: www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY
FUNERAL HOME
644 Park Street, Syracuse, NE
402-269-2441
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Feb. 25, 2014

Douglas Allen Study
STUDY, Douglas Allen
 Age 75 of Omaha
August 29, 1938 ~ February 20, 2014
Preceded in death by daughter Katherine Schultz
Parents Marvin and Virginia Study
Douglas is survived by wife of 56 years Jeanne Study, Son Kevin Study, Daughter Kelli Schinstock and her husband Ron, Son-In-Law Alan Schultz and wife Janet.  Grandchildren Becky Schultz Kyle and Mitchell Schinstock.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be used for charities of their choosing.  Visitation Friday, February 21, 2014 from 4 ~ 8:00PM with family present after 6:00PM at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel.  Funeral Service 11:00AM Saturday, February 22, 2014 at FaithWestwood United Methodist Church 4814 Oaks Lane Omaha  Interment Oak Hills Cemetery Plattsmouth, NE
Braman Mortuary – Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144th ST.
Omaha, NE 68137
(402)895-3400

Walter W. Baumgart
BAUMGART, Walter W.
Oct 13, 1918 – Feb 11, 2014
Born in Forest Park, Illinois, Wally went to work for Western Electric at the Hawthorne Works at the ripe age of fourteen. He served his country in WWII from 1946-1948 and married his bride “Elly” two years after being honorably discharged. Wally and Ellen lived in the Chicago area until 1957 when Western Electric brought him to Omaha. He would always say, “Omaha is a great place to raise a family” and that is exactly what he did.
Wally was preceded in death by Ellen in 2009 and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Tom Gilmore; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Julie Baumgart, Jerry and Barbara Baumgart; 8 grandchildren: Kelly, Jamie, Rachel, Jessica, Andy, Matthew, Justin and John; and 4 great-grandchildren: Ashlynn, Meredith, Emilie and Kirsten.
The family will receive friends Friday, February 14th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. Graveside Service Saturday, February 15th at 10:30am at Evergreen Memorial Park with military rites by American Legion Post #1. MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday, 1pm, Calvary Lutheran Church, 2941 N. 80 St. Memorials are suggested to Disabled American Veterans or Calvary Lutheran Church.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900

Eleanor J. Hundt
Hundt, Eleanor J.
Birth date: December 10, 1929
Death date: February 17, 2014
Eleanor J. Hundt, age 84, of Underwood, Iowa, passed away February 17, 2014, at the Avoca Nursing Home in Avoca, Iowa.
Eleanor was born on the family farm in James Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, on December 10, 1929. She was the daughter of Frederick W. and Bertha M. (Tennigkeit) Hundt. After graduating from Oakland, Iowa High School, Eleanor lived in Council Bluffs and worked for Western Electric in Omaha for 30 years. In 1968, Eleanor built a home in Underwood and continued to take care of her folks in her home until they passed away.
In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her infant brother, Eugene Wilhelm Hundt.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her family, Jan and Lois Flemming of Avoca, Tim and Norma Flemming and family of Florissant, CO, Nancy and Ron Emberton and family of Savannah, MO, Brian Flemming and family of Minden, Iowa, and Sue and Ethan Matthews and family of Neola, Iowa; and her neighborhood family in Underwood and other relatives and friends.  Funeral service, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel.  Interment Minden, Iowa Cemetery, with a lunch following at the Minden United Church of Christ.  Memorials are suggested to Underwood, Iowa Fire and Rescue Department. 

He was a Department Chief at the former Omaha Works.
Roland K. Kull
Kull, Roland K.
Jan 19, 1937 – Feb 7, 2014
Age 77. Passed away at South Haven Living Center, Wahoo, NE. He was born to Fred and Clara Kull in Fremont, NE. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy; daughters, Kristi (Steve) Tyndall, Jacqueline Kull; grandsons, Jesse, Brandon and Sean Tyndall; 2 great grandsons; and sister-in-law, Carol Kull.
VISITATION 6-8pm Wednesday, February 12, Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel. CELEBRATION of Life 10:30am Thursday, February 13, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Millard, NE. GRAVESIDE SERVICE at 2pm, Memorial Cemetery, Fremont NE. Memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, or Alzheimer’s Association , Midland’s Chapter, 1941 S. 42nd St., Suite 205, Omaha, NE 68105. To leave a condolence, visit
www.bramanmortuary.com 
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Feb. 9 to Feb. 11, 2014

Myron worked as a tester and inspector in the 30 bldg. and retired in 1989.
Myron J. “Bud” Widger Jr.
Widger, Myron J., Jr. “Bud”
Sep 13, 1929 – Feb 1, 2014
Myron was a Veteran of the Navy Reserve. Retired from Western Electric after 32 years. He was a proud member of Omaha Lodge #288, and other Masonic organizations. He also volunteered with the Salvation Army. Preceded in death by his first wife Beverly A. Widger; and sister Ruth Wulff. Survived by wife Roberta M. Widger; sons, David (Connie), Michael, and Lawrence Widger; step-children, Diana McKeever, Linda (Joseph) Gow, and Robert (Rita) Lawson; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Bert Wulff; niece and nephew.
FUNERAL SERVICE at 10am Saturday, February 8, at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. VISITATION Friday 4-7pm, with a Masonic Service at 7pm, all at the Funeral Home. Memorials suggested to the Omaha Home for Boys. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Feb. 5, 2014

Kenneth G. Krumpus
Krumpus, Kenneth G.
Jan 23, 2014
Wahoo, NE. Died at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Survived by his wife Lana; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Franziska Schneider Krumpus of Plymouth, MN, Mark Krumpus of Derby, KS, and Darrin and Jennifer Krumpus of Brooklyn, NY; and grandchildren, Paul, Peter, Gus and Josie. Preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Margaret; and sister, Karen Krieser.
FUNERAL SERVICES are Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at 10am at Alma Lutheran Church, Mead, NE, with Pastor Andrew Dietzel, clergy. Interment in Sunrise Cemetery, Wahoo. VISITATION Monday 5-8pm, with the family Greeting friends 6-8pm at the Funeral Home. There is also a 1 hour VISITATION before the Service Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to the family.
SVOBODA FUNERAL HOME
Wahoo, NE 402-443-3624
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2014

Larry retired May 14, 1997
Larry J. Nelson
Nelsen, Larry J.
Apr 30, 1950 – Jan 15, 2014
Survived by sisters, Jackie L. Lee, Karen; brothers, Lenard, Donald, Ronald, Roy, and Tim Nelsen; nieces; nephews; and other family and friends.
SERVICES Monday 10am at the John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Chapel. Interment, Ridge Cemetery, Fremont NE. VISITATION Sunday 2-4pm at the Pacific St. Chapel. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIESPACIFIC STREET CHAPEL
14151 Pacific St. 402-391-1664
www.johnagentleman.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Jan. 16 to Jan. 19, 2014

Jack was General Manager of the Omaha Works
In Memoriam
Jack McKinnon
McKinnon, Jack

Please join us for a memorial service
celebrating the life of
Jack McKinnon
Saturday, February 1, 2014
at one o’clock
The Chapel at West Parish Garden Cemetery
Andover, Massachusetts
Luncheon to follow
at the Lanam Club

Betty retired July 4, 1989.
Betty Murphy
May 29, 1927 – January 19, 2014
Grand Island, Nebraska
Bettywas born on May 29, 1927 and passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014.
Betty was a resident of Grand Island, Nebraska.
SERVICESFUNERAL SERVICE Friday, January 24 2:00 PM   
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home 
5701 Center Street
Omaha, NE 68164
(402) 556-2500

I was just looking through Sundays paper and notice a familiar face in the obituaries. Tracie Arnold
(Georges) She worked for Lucent and Avaya at one time. She as born on 11-4-1964 and passed 1-9-2014. Sally Swoboda
Arnold, Tracie D. (Georges)
Tracie D. Arnold (Georges)

Nov 4, 1964 – Jan 9, 2014
Tracie was previously employed with Lucent Technologies/Avaya, and most currently at USPS. She loved riding her Harley and spending time with friends and family. Preceded in death by mother, Dee (Reno) Kelly; and grandson, Peyton. Those left to cherish her memory are daughter, Carrie Arnold; son, Christopher Arnold (Jamie Jindra) and unborn grandson; father, Donald (JoAnn) Arnold, Sr.; step-father, Jim Kelly; and siblings, Terri Jelinek and Donald Arnold, Jr.
VISITATION Monday 6-8pm, Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the Funeral Home.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2014

Willis (Bill) Schleusener was an engineer at the former Omaha Works.
Willis Schleusener
Schleusener, Willis
Age 83
Willis (Bill) Schleusener of Papillion passed away January 4, 2014 at the Josie Harper Hospice House after a short illness. He was born August 4, 1930 in Rosalie, NE to Edward and Clara (Buchholz) Schleusener. Bill graduated from Pender High School and the United States Naval Academy and served with the US Air Force. He retired from Western Electric/Lucent. His hobby was playing bridge and he was awarded a Life Master Certificate from the American Contract Bridge League. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Dale, Kenneth, and Milan. Survivors are a brother Dexter (Doyce) Schleusener of Mentor, Ohio; a sister-in-law Twila Schleusener of Goodlettsville, TN a son John Schleusener, and a daughter D’Ann (Mike) Morris, grandson Daniel Morris and granddaughter Samantha Morris all of Lexington Park, MD; many nieces and nephews, and his ex-wife and caregiver Lorraine Stanfield of Papillion. The deceased bequeathed his body to the Deeded Body Program of UNMC for medical education and research. A private service and burial of cremains will be at a later date at St. Marks Cemetery Pender, NE
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2014

Herbert Walter Streng
Streng, Herbert Walter

Herb Streng, of Daytona Beach Shores Florida, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2013 at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler. Herb was born May 18, 1926 in Beatrice, Nebraska to John and Nora Streng. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married his beloved wife of more than 65 years, Mary Lou Smith, on April 25, 1948. They settled in Omaha Nebraska where Herb devoted his career to Western Electric as a Department Manager for nearly 40 years and his personal life to his family and friends. In 1990 Herb and Mary Lou became part-time Floridians moving permanently to Daytona Beach Shores in 2000. Herb was a vital, active man. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He taught hunter safety courses for 25 years. For 30 years he spent part of each summer harvesting wheat in western Nebraska with his cousins. He enjoyed music, dance, and story telling. He and Mary Lou were charter members of their home church in Omaha, Lutheran Church of the Master. They have attended the Drive-in Christian Church in Daytona Beach Shores. He is preceded in death by his parents (John and Nora Streng) and dear sister Ruth Templeton. He is survived by his loving spouse Mary Lou; children, Kris (husband Ron), Julie (husband Rick), Mike (wife Nikki); grandchildren John (wife Jane), Mary Beth (husband Tom); great granddaughter Jadyn; brother Erv and sister Irene as well as all of their families and many wonderful friends.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler chapel on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 10am. Additional services to be held in Omaha, NE are pending. He was an important part of our lives, was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Jan. 1, 2014


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Jessie retired December 15, 1996
Jessie J. Perryman
Perryman, Jessie J.
Age 73 – Dec 22, 2013
Preceded in death by parents; son, Gregory J. Perryman; 2 brothers; and 7 sisters. Survived by son, Allen (Dedra) Perryman of Woodbury, MN; brother, L.K. (Elreno) Perryman of Le Moore, CA; sister, Eva Richardson of Pine Bluff, AR; grandchild, Winston J. Perryman of Woodbury, MN; nieces; nephew; and other relatives.
VIEWING 6-8pm on Friday at Mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE 10am on Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, 5318 S. 30th St. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. 
THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St. 402-453-7111
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2013

Gene noted that Alta retired from the Works in 1986.
Alta J. McPheeters
McPheeters, Alta J.
Apr 9, 1921 – Dec 14, 2013
Preceded in death by husband, Wesley McPheeters; parents, Herbert and Omega Jones; sisters, Leucille Glover and Opal Hill; son, Richard G. McPheeters and daughter-in-law, Shirley; grandson, Robert. Survived by sons, Joseph W. (Carol) and Dale (Judy) McPheeters; grandchildren, Heidi, Scott, Jody, and Wade; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Zelma Brazeel. Retired from Western Electric and enjoyed needlework, knitting, and collecting cook books. She also loved cooking for family gatherings.
FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday 11am at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. VISITATION Wednesday 4-8pm with family receiving friends 5-7pm at the funeral home.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2013

Walter retired from the Works on 12/31/1986
Walter J. Ross
Ross, Walter J.
Feb 18, 1928 – Dec 13, 2013
Age 85. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana; retired from Western Electric after 34 years. Survived by wife, Laura Ross; children: Sandy Watson (Patrick), Randy Ross (Debbie), and Ron Ross; 5 grandchildren. The family would like to thank the health care providers of Bergan Mercy Hospital for their compassionate care.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE Saturday, 1pm, West Center Chapel. Private Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Dec. 15 to Dec. 20, 2013

Retired July 2, 1999. Jim was an electrician.
James L. “Jim” Detwiler
Detwiler, James L. “Jim”
Oct 17, 1936 – Dec 13, 2013
Preceded in death by parents, Earl Detwiler and Hermine Hall; in-laws, Joe and Bess Van Ryckeghem; sister Jody Van Ryckeghen; and granddaughter Amanda Detwiler. Survived by wife Sarah; daughters, Jolynn Kaczmarek (Leonard), Kim Williams (Steve), and Lisa McColley (Mark); sons, Jim (Anne), Joe (Tess), and John (Caralee); grandchildren, Lenny (Sarah), Kari (Chad), Eric (Ashton), Nate, Adam, Leslie, Derrin, Kayla, Joelle, Trevin, and Cameron; great grandchildren, Hadley, Brinley, Nevaeh, Johnny, Delbert, Will, and Bailey; in-laws, Joan Jansen (Con), Marie Kettle (Jim), and Lou Van Ryckeghem (Judy); and many other loving relatives. 
VISITATION begins Tuesday at 5pm, with WAKE SERVICE at 7pm, all at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. FUNERAL Wednesday at 10:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Memorials to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Endowment Fund. 
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
www.klsfuneralhome.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Dec. 15 to Dec. 17, 2013

Colleen retired from the Works on 2/13/1992
Husband, Roby, passed in June of 2013.
Colleen F. Lamb
Lamb, Colleen F.
Age 73
Syracuse, NE. Survived by children, Kevin Lamb of Otoe, NE and best friend April Hall of Syracuse, Kurtis Lamb and wife Iris of Cedar Creek, NE, and Keri Hall and husband Eddie of Louisville, NE; step-daughter, Susan Lamb of Lincoln, NE; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and siblings, Arlene Voges and husband Larry of Jacksonville, FL, Merlin Kastens and wife Diane, Harlan, IA, and Betty Bennett and husband Johnny of Syracuse.
FUNERAL SERVICE Monday, December 16, 11am at First Luther Church (North Branch) Rural Avoca, NE. VISITATION Sunday, December 15, 9am-9pm, with family Greeting friends 6-8pm at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY
FUNERAL HOME
644 Park Street, Syracuse, NE
402-269-2441
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Dec. 15, 2013

Herbert L. Bass Sr.
Bass, Herbert L., Sr.
Age 83 – Dec 9, 2013
Preceded in death by wife, Lee Margaret; son, Herbert Jr. Survived by daughters, Antia, Tricia, Velma; brother, Wallace, Clinton, MO; a host of other relatives and friends.
VISITATION 6-8pm Sunday, Mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE 10am Monday, Mt. Calvary Community Church, 5112 Ames Ave. Military Honors.
THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St. 402-453-7111
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, 2013

Margaret A. Rutledge
Rutledge, Margaret A.
Nov 23, 1928 – Dec 4, 2013
Bellevue. Preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Mae Miller; grandsons, Jacob Batchelor and Dustin Rutledge. Survived by children, Doug, Amarillo, TX; Dennis and wife Stephanie, Bellevue; Denise Batchelor, McCallister, OK; Debra and husband Phillip VanGoethen, Olathe, KS; Dawn and husband Lyle Sterba, Bellevue; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Richard Miller and wife Patricia, Omaha.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE Saturday, December 7, 10am at Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Josie Harper Hospice House, 7415 Cedar St. Omaha, NE 68124.
BELLEVUE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann
Dworak-Cutler
2202 Hancock St Bellevue 402-291-5000
www.bellevuefuneralchapel.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2013

Retired 6-27-1981
Larry Hotchkiss
Hotchkiss, Larry

Age 91
Omaha. Survived by children, Carrol Mills, Laurie Ridenour, Kerry Hotchkiss; brother Donald Hotchkiss.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:30pm at 2606 E Street, Omaha NE. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Dec. 10, 2013

Delores Tesnohildek
Tesnohlidek, Delores M.

Feb 16, 1931 – Dec 5, 2013
Preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerry, after 40 plus years of marriage; parents; sister, Shirley Prusha; and brother, Robert Eyman Jr. Delores was the first of three children born to Marie and Robert Eyman, Sr. She spent her childhood in the Brown Park area of Omaha. She married Jerry J. Tesnohlidek. They moved to Bellevue, NE, where they raised their 2 sons, Gary and Rob. As her health failed, she moved to an assisted living apartment. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, she loved being Megan, Laura and Grant Tesnohlidek’s grandmother. That joy was multiplied this past year when her great grandson, Grayson was born to Grant and his wife Jenny. Delores worked at Western Electric for several years, then became a hairdresser, continuing to serve her clients in her home salon into her seventies. She enjoyed ceramics, painting, and was well known for her Czech baking, a skill she taught to her daughters-in-law, Sharon and Nancy, and shared with family, friends, and neighbors. She was a member of Avery Presbyterian Church. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her sister-in-law, Ann Eyman; and several nieces and nephews.
Family will Receive friends on Monday, December 9, 5-7pm at Bellevue Memorial Chapel, Bellevue. FUNERAL SERVICE on Tuesday, December 10, at 11am at Bellevue Memorial Chapel, Bellevue. Interment in Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue. BELLEVUE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann
Dworak-Cutler
2202 Hancock St Bellevue 402-291-5000
www.bellevuefuneralchapel.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10, 2013

This email informs you of the passing of Harold, Hal, Olsen. Although he was employed with Pinkerton Security, he worked full time at the Omaha Works. Many of us worked with Hal on a regular basis.
Harold L. Olsen
Olsen, Harold J.
(Marshall)
MSgt USAF (Ret)

Jan 16, 1932 – Dec 7, 2013
Omaha NE. Preceded in death by his father John J. Marshall; mother Elizabeth Olsen and Victor Olsen; son-in-law John Boyce. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeannette Olsen; children: Sandy and Angelo Barillari of Oregon, John and Anita Olsen, Mark and Debra Olsen, grandchildren: Jared Boyce, Tori Boyce, Portland, OR, Shala (Dave) Leggett, Doug (Cinda) Kirk, David (Natasha) Kirk, Dana Olsen; great grandchildren: Jayven, Malena, Dylan, Drew and Holiday, all of Omaha.
VISITATION Wednesday 1-8pm with the family receiving friends from 6-8pm with a Wake Service at 7pm all at the Kahler-Dolce Mortuary, Papillion, NE. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday 10am at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 7600 S. 42nd St., Bellevue, NE 68147. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Memorials to be directed by the family. KAHLER DOLCE
441 N. Washington St. Papillion, NE
402-339-3232
www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com

Virgil retired December 20, 1991
Virgil V. Orso Sr.
Orso, Virgil V., Sr.
Feb 10, 1932 – Nov 24, 2013
Preceded in death by wife, Jean Orso; parents, Antonio and Leonilde Orso; brother, George Orso; sisters, Louise Forsberg, Emma Gainer, Lena Kemper; nephew, Claude Metcalf. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Virgil V. Orso, Jr., Brian S. and Melody Orso; grandchildren, McCalla, Sonja, Scott and Brett Orso; great grandson, Sage Orso; numerous nieces and nephews.
GATHERING Saturday 10am at the John A. Gentleman 72nd St. Chapel. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park. VISITATION Friday 5-7pm at 72nd St. Chapel. Memorials to St. Jude Hospital. VIEWING begins Friday 3pm at the 72nd St. Chapel.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
72nd STREET CHAPEL
1010 North 72nd St. 402-391-1664
www.johnagentleman.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Nov. 25 to Nov. 30, 2013

Gene retired January 13, 1996
Eugene A. Lake
Lake, Eugene A.
Jun 24, 1935 – Nov 21, 2013
Survived by wife of 57 years, Ruth M. Lake; daughters, Vicki Littler (Brian) and Rita Lake; grandsons, Dean and John Littler.
The family will receive friends Sunday, 5-7pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, 10am, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery with military rites by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials will be directed by the family.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Nov. 22, 2013

Gary J. Ward
Ward, Gary J.
May 24, 1943 – Nov 16, 2013
Omaha. Survived by sons, Jim (Aimee) Ward, Jeff (Cori) Ward; daughters, Jill (Dave) Bruckner, Jennifer Ward; grandchildren, Raegan, Nash, Josh, Max, Trevor, Olivia and Alyssandra; sisters, Cheryl Wyler, Carol (Dick) Singer. Preceded in death by wife Patricia; parents, Philip and Ann; and brother Phil.
RECEPTION with family 6-8pm Thursday at Mortuary. MEMORIAL SERVICE 10am Friday at Roeder Mortuary, 108th Street Chapel. Private Family Interment. Memorials to American Heart Association .
ROEDER MORTUARY – 108th St. Chapel
2727 North 108th St. 402-496-9000
www.RoederMortuary.com

George, Lorine was a payroll clerk for Western Electric and Lucent for quite a few years. According to the paper she had 15 brothers and sisters. I remember her saying she was from a large family. It said she was 77. Ron
Lorine Goynes
Goynes, Lorine P.

Age 77 – Nov 14, 2013
Survived by husband: Lonnie Goynes; son: Tovey Goynes; daughter: Gail (Bobby) Polk; brothers: Porter ( Maggie), Charles (Tonya), Omaha, Louis Pittman, Jerry (Marie) Pierce, CA; sisters: Ella Holland, Berniece Jones, Barbara Pittman, Patricia Carey, Omaha, Renee Pena, CA, Faye (William III) Henry, NY, Phyllis Pittman, TX, Judy (John) Pittman-Simmons, GA, Gracie Powell, MN, Dianne (Charles) Hood, NJ, Debra Crume, TN; grandchildren: Kiana, Tiffany, Nikole, LaLani, Tennile, Aaron, Tyree; great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law: Sandy (Bruce) Goynes; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
VIEWING 4-8pm Tuesday, Mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE 1pm Wednesday, Shiloh Christian Worship Center, 1501 N 33rd St., Omaha, NE 68111. Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery.
THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St. 402-453-7111. I telephoned the funeral home. The viewing is this afternoon, 19 NOV 13 and the funeral tomorrow, the 20th of November, 2013
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Nov. 19, 2013

Bob retired November 30, 2003
Robert L. “Bob Belik
Belik, Robert L. “Bob”
Age 70
Yutan, NE. Died November 8, 2013. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Rosann (Veskrna) of Yutan; his daughters, Rachelle and Lance Jacobs, Elkhorn, NE, and Rhonda Corliss, Omaha; 5 wonderful grandchildren, Joel Nelson, Lincoln, NE, Jerod Nelson, Yutan, and Ashley, Cameryn, and Branden Corliss, all of Omaha; 2 step-granddaughters, Alyssa and Julia Jacobs, Lincoln; 2 bro-thers, Marvin Belik, Mesa, AZ, and Ernest and Jeanette Belik, Washington, NE; brother-in-law, Don and Norma Veskrna, Wahoo, NE, sister-in-law, Arlene and Larry Toombs, Lincoln; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and friends.
FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30am on Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Yutan. Interment, Hollst Lawn Cemetery. VISITATION 4-8pm Monday at the Church, with PRAYER SERVICE at 7:45pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family to be used at their discretion at a later date. Condolences to: www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
REICHMUTH FUNERAL

Victor A. Volkart
Volkart, Victor A., Jr.

August 28, 1934 – October 23, 2013
Age 79
Omaha. Died Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Elkhorn, NE. Mr. Volkart was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Cathy; daughter Tiffany; grandson Peyton; and many friends. Memorials can be made to The American Lung Association .
VISITATION will be Tuesday October 29th from 5-7pm with a 6pm Rosary, all at the Crosby-Kunold-Burket Funeral Home. Inurnment will be 10:30am Wednesday, October 30, at the Evergreen Cemetery.
CROSBY BURKET SWANSON GOLDEN
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd.
www.crosby-burket.com

Thomas Robbins
Robbins, Thomas
Age 74
Manley, NE. Died Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at his residence. Tom was born in Louisville, NE on February 10, 1939, to Tom and Verona (Morris) Robbins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife, Charlotte Hitt. Tom is survived by wife, Linda (Luellen) Robbins; two daughters, Michelle (Calvin) Petersen, Manley, Kathy (Wayne) Spangler, Manley; two sons, Tim (Mary) Robbins, Cedar Creek, NE, Todd Robbins, Louisville; two step-sons, Greg (Judy) Sjogren, Manley, Tim Sjogren, Louisville; sisters, Carol and Judy Robbins, Louisville; thirteen grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; aunt, Lorraine Hostetter, Papillion; and his beloved dogs, Beau and Valerie.
MEMORIAL SERVICE 10:30am Wednesday, October 23rd, at Murray Christian Church, with Pastor Larry Hammons officiating. Condolences to:www.hammonsfs.com
HAMMONS FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES
207 West H Street, Weeping Water
402-267-5544
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2013

Carl M. Schrum
Schrum, Carl M.
Aug 8, 1920 – Oct 12, 2013
Survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Leota; daughter, Carlene (Richard) Cieko; son, Dennis (Debbie) Schrum; sister, Margaret (Rodney) Weeth; grandchildren, Dan Steimer, Pay Lay, Jennifer Schulz, and Natalie Hein; and 8 great grandchildren.
CELEBRATION of Carl’s Life on Thursday, October 17, 11am at Faith Westwood United Methodist Church, 4814 Oaks Ln., Omaha. Memorials to the Church, or VFW Post #8334 To leave a condolence, visit www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400

Lloyd retired February 10, 1988
Lloyd H. Parker
Parker, Lloyd H.

September 12, 2013 2:32 am • By the Lincoln Journal Star
Lloyd H. Parker, 86, of Lincoln, formerly of Papillion, died at Tabitha Health Care on September 7, 2013. He was born May 30, 1927 in Joplin, Mo. to Daniel and Sadie Parker. Navy Seabee in WWII, retired from Western Electric in Millard, Neb. Lloyd was a resident at Clark Jeary Retirement Community.
Lloyd is survived by son & daughter-in-law, Daniel and Catherine Parker, Lincoln; daughter, Diane Aylsworth, Empire, Mich.; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and George Ardery, Papillion; four grandsons; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. He is preceded in death by wife, Helen; parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
Graveside service will be Friday, September 13, 2013 at 2 p.m., Lincoln Memorial Park, 6800 So. 14th St. Guests please meet at the funeral home at Gate 3 at 1:45 p.m. Cremation, no visitation. Memorials in lieu of flowers to Horizon Methodist Church. Condolences may be left online at www.lincolnfh.com

Naomi retired November 12, 1991
Naomi Blazka
Blazka, Naomi
October 23, 1933 – August 10, 2013
Omaha, Nebraska
Naomi Blazka age 79 years of Omaha
Proceeded by Son Gene Blazka
Survived by husband Frank Blazka, Grandson John (Jaimie) Blazka and Great Grandson Jaxan Blazka
Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:00AM at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home
Visitation Thursday 3-8:00PM with family receiving friends from 6-8:00PM at the funeral home
Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska
http://westlawnhillcrest.tributes.com/our_obituaries/Naomi-Blazka-96239691

Julius retired from the Works on 7/1/1994
Julius V. Sonderman
Sonderman, Julius V.
Feb 3, 1933 – Oct 12, 2013
Preceded in death by parents, John and Josephine (Stessman) Sonder-man; sisters, Olive Nebel, Barbara Luebbert, and Joan Wilkinson; and granddaughter, Bridget Lynn Sonder-man. Survived by wife, Carolyn; children, Dennis (Deb) Sonderman, Michael Sonderman, Dr. John (Mary) Sonderman, Maureen (Dr. George) Emodi, Kathleen (Matt) McKay, and Colleen (John) Corrigan; grandchildren, Connor and Claire Sonderman, Katelyn, Olivia, Joe, and Will Sonder-man, Matthew, Maggie, Michael, and Andrew Emodi, Bridget and Mary Kate McKay, and Neave, Nora, and Sean Corrigan; brothers and sister, Charles and John Sonderman, and Rosemary (Art) Bowditch; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank Luebbert, Wayne Wilkinson, Don and Teresa Luebbert, and Dennis and Pat Gilmore; numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION begins Wednesday 4pm at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, with WAKE SERVICE at 6:30pm. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday 10:30am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Interment, Resurrection with full Military Honors. Family suggests memorials to: Mary Our Queen Catholic School Tuition Fund.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2013

Sharon Lynn Neiderheiser
Neiderheiser, Sharon Lynn

Age 81
LaVista. Preceded in death by husband Bob Neiderheiser. Survived by children, Kathi Williams, Karen (Richard) Nelson, Patty Neiderheiser, Bob (Jill) Neiderheiser; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; sister Charlotte (Richard) Davidson. Memorials suggested Judson Baptist Church.
FUNERAL SERVICE Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10am at Judson Baptist Church, 8517 Park View Blvd., LaVista, NE. VISITATION Thursday 6-8pm at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from October 9 to October 10, 2013

Lee F. Maschka
Maschka, Lee F.

Jan 29, 1926 – Oct 1, 2013
Preceded in death by wife, Louise A. (D’Agosta) Maschka. Survived by daughter, Sandra Maschka of Omaha; son, David Maschka (Kathy) of St. Helena Island, SC; brothers: Ronnie Maschka of Carlsbad, CA, Larry Maschka, Philip Maschka; sister, Mary (Maschka) Gottula, all of Omaha; many loving cousins, nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends Friday, 6:30pm to 7pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, 10:30am, St. Wenceslaus Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #1. Memorials to American Cancer Society .
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from October 2 to October 5, 2013

Melvin retired 6-24-94
Melvin D. Lesinski
Lesinski, Melvin D.

Feb 8, 1934 – Sep 23, 2013
Preceded in death by wife, Joan M. Lesinski; son, Jeffrey; brothers: Fritz, Leonard, and Daniel. Survived by sons: Charles Prell (Marrianne), Michael Prell (Gina), and David Melvin Lesinski (Kimberly); daughters: Darlene Reinolt (Butch), Jeanette Santomieri (David), and Mary Ellen Bradley (Mark); grandchildren and great-grandchildren; friend-in-heart, Anne Gregg.
The family will receive friends Friday, 6-8pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5815 Oak Hills Drive, with VIGIL SERVICE at 8pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, 10am, St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from September 24 to September 28, 2013

Richard led the Omaha Works Incipient Fire Team for many years. Richard’s team was to get to the fire scene on the property before the city’s fire department.
Richard J. Schmitz
Schmitz, Richard J.

Nov 22, 1944 – Sep 12, 2013
Papillion, NE. Former Chief of the Papillion Volunteer Fire Department; retired from Lucent Technologies. Preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Dora Schmitz; nieces, Kari Williams and Kim Beasley; and brothers-in-law, Bob Stander and Bob Jones. Survived by his wife, Pam; sons and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Shelley Schmitz, Papillion, and David Schmitz, Houston, TX; grandson, Andrew Schmitz; granddaughters, Quinn Schmitz and Houston Minter-Claiborn; brothers, Robert (Annette) Schmitz, and Don (Barb) Schmitz; and sisters, Pat Stander, Linda (Al) Grube, and Rosemary (Kermit) Weiche.
VISITATION Monday 2-5pm at Mortuary. The family will Receive friends 6:30-8pm, with a WAKE SERVICE 7:30pm, all at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday 10:30am at St Columbkille Catholic Church, Papillion. Interment, Cedardale Cemetery, Papillion. Memorials to: the St. Jude’s Hospital; or St. Columbkille Catholic Church. KAHLER DOLCE
441 N. Washington St. Papillion, NE
402-339-3232
www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from September 14 to September 16, 2013

Lucy retired from the Works on 2/9/1989
Lucille Christiansen
Christiansen, Lucille
Lucille M. (Mishak) Christiansen, age 84, of Waterloo, NE, died 9-16-13. Preceded in death by husband Sam, and sons Jack and Kenneth Christiansen. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law: Stanley & Kathy of Humble, TX, and Sam & Mary of Omaha, daughter and son-in-law Monica & Dan Walters of Waterloo, NE, daughter-in-law Cheryel Christiansen of Bennington, NE, 15 Grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren, and her dog, Bubbles.
Memorial service 7 PM Friday with visitation one hour prior. Private inurnment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Waterloo Fire and Rescue Squad.
http://reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
Reichmuth Funeral Homes, Elkhorn, NE

Michael W. DuRae,Sr.
DuRae, Michael W., Sr.
Age 72 – Sep 11, 2013
Omaha. Survived by children, Michael Jr. (Kathy), Mitchell, Tammy (Dave) Tadlock, Tracy DuRae, Teri (Joe) Prochaska, Tiffany (Jarod) Lane; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol (Lyle) McFarland, Mary Sykora; 2 nephews and niece; former wife Dorothy Brown.
VISITATION Friday 6-8pm at the funeral home. FUNERAL SERVICE 9am Saturday Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Published in Omaha World-Herald from September 12 to September 13, 2013

Patrick retired from the Works on 8-31-2001
Patrick Tyrance Sr.
Tyrance Sr., Patrick
OMAHA, Neb. – Mr. Patrick H. Tyrance Sr., 67, of Omaha, Neb., entered into eternal rest and went home to be with our Lord, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Charlotte, NC.
A home going celebration will be held Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Marvin AME Zion Church, 1525 Crane Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173. Viewing from 11 a.m. to noon at the church with the service immediately following. Interment is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 1504 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte,
NC 28262.
He is survived by Geraldine, his wife of 46 years; son, Patrick Jr. of Omaha, Neb.; daughter, Chinita of Charlotte, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Online condolences may be made to www.mcewenfs.com
Published in Jacksonville Daily News from September 4 to September 7, 2013

Richard L. “Tyke” Fenske
Fenske, Richard L. “Tyke”
Jan 5, 1936 – Aug 31, 2013
Council Bluffs. Proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1959. Worked at Lucent Technology for 42 years, retiring in 2002. Preceded by parents, David E. and Florence (Jensen) Fenske, Sr.; son, Richard Fenske, Jr. in 1960 and brother, Dave Fenske, Jr. in 1997. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Diane (Smith) Fenske, Co. Bluffs; daughter, Denise (Robert) Lewis, Omaha; special grandsons, Caleb and Riley Grosse-Rhode and Gavin Rice; brother, Steve (DeeDee) McCormick, Council Bluffs; nephews, Brian and Matthew McCormick, Chris Talcott and family; niece, Kim (Mike) Fitchet; grandniece, Taylor Fitchet; grandnephew, Dylan Fitchet.
VISITATION with the family, Wednesday, 6-8pm at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. GRAVESIDE SERVICE and burial, Thursday, 2:30pm in Ridgewood Cemetery. Full military honors will be tendered by the American Legion. Family and friends to meet at the funeral home on Thursday at 2pm for the procession to the cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Raptor Recovery at Fontanelle Forest in Bellevue, NE. In addition to the service, a CELEBRATION OF LIFE GATHERING will be held in Tyke’s honor at the Driftwood Inn on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 1-4pm.
CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, IA
712-322-7779
Published in Omaha World-Herald from September 3 to September 4, 2013

Late Notice for Anthony P. “Tony” Jacobi
Tony retired from the Works on 2/9/1983
Anthony P. “Tony” Jacobi
Jacobi, Anthony “Tony” P.
Age 93
Ralston, NE. U.S Army WWII. Preceded in death by son, Jon Jacobi; brothers, Harvey and Wilfred Jacobi; and sisters, Mildred Hartsock and Hilda Classen. Survived by wife of 61 years, Shirley Jacobi; sons, Bradley (Kristin) Jacobi, Lance (Krista) Jacobi; grandchildren, Jenna Robbins, Mark Jacobi and Brandon Jacobi; and great grandchildren, Leland and Rory Jacobi.
Private Family Service. Interment in Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald on August 4, 2013

Jerry D. Hopkins
Hopkins, Jerry D.
8/14/1941 – 8/19/2013A Gathering of Friends will be held Friday, 5-8PM at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel) to celebrate his life. Another celebration will be held at a later date.
HOPKINS, Jerry D. age 72 years of Omaha, passed away at home after many treatments for melanoma. He was born in Council Bluffs to Ray C. and Ioma Hopkins.
He graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha in engineering, enjoyed rock hunting with the Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club and retired from Lucent, formerly Western Electric, at a young age. He had many interests and enjoyed the company of friends and family. He loved stories to tell, to hear, to read or to see. He enjoyed traveling, reading and conversation.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Nancy King; daughter, Jackie (Kenny) Graham; sons, Joe (Lori) Hopkins, and Nick; brother, Bob (Pat) Hopkins; sister, Linda (Floyd) Darnold; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Gathering of Friends will be held Friday, 5-8PM at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel) to celebrate his life. Another celebration will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the donor’s choice.

LaVonne Stamp
Stamp, LaVonne
Age 76
Elkhorn, NE. Survived by husband Leroy; children, John and Linda Heffernan of Omaha, Jane and John Weber of Las Vegas, NV and Mark and Sheri Heffernan of Missouri Valley, IA; stepchildren, Greg and Diane Stamp of Hamilton, OH, Don and Audrey Stamp of Middleton, OH, Sharon and Dave McArdle of Omaha, Julie and Steve Miller of Des Moines, IA and Cheryl and Lynn Stohs of Marysville, KS; 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Lois Petersen of Apple Valley, MN, Linda Petersen of Soldier, IA and Lois Jean Harris of Blair.
VISITATION with the family Friday from 5-8pm at the funeral home. MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday 10am at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkhorn. Memorials to the church. Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com  REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOMES
21901 West Maple 402-289-2222
Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 15 to August 16, 2013

Maynard retired in 1989. He may have transferred from the Omaha Service Center to the Omaha Works.
Mayndard J. “MJ” Wanetka
Wanetka, Maynard J., “MJ”
Apr 21, 1934 – Jul 30, 2013
Preceeded in death by parents, Joseph and Mary. Survived by wife, Vivian Wanetka; children: Annette Wanek (James), Mike Wanetka (Lisa), and Scott Wanetka (Camille); 10 grandchildren; sisters: Marie Barkow (Percy), Katie Kneefe (Patrick), Bernadette Ziller (Anthony), Rose O’Brien (John), and Joan Keltgen (Chris); brothers, Harvey Wohnoutka (Dolores) and John Wohnoutka (Mary).
The family will receive friends Friday, 4:30pm to 6pm with VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Saturday, 9:30am, West Center Chapel to Christ the King Catholic Church for MASS at 10am. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Christ the King Church or Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 31 to August 3, 2013

Bob retired August 25, 2000 from Lucent
Robert LeRoy “Bob” Baker
Baker, Robert LeRoy “Bob”
Robert “Bob” LeRoy Baker, age 76, of Council Bluffs, passed away July 14, 2013.
He was born May 28, 1937, in Rural Monona County, Iowa, to the late Jess and Sophie (Beth) Baker.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Eileen Cutler.
He is survived by his wife, Danielle “Pinky” Baker; sons, Kevin Baker, Jeff Baker and wife, DeAnna, Bryan Baker and wife, Rhonda; daughters, Barb Gilbert and husband, Bud, Michelle Ring and husband, Lyn; sister, Betty Crossley and husband, Leonard, Donna Collins and husband, Jake; brother, Harold Baker; 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many other family and friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Thursday, at 11 a.m., at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home with a luncheon to follow.Memorials are suggested to East Side Christian Church.
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on July 17, 2013

James retired January 31, 2004 from Avaya.
We did not discover this oversight until the calling committee for the July meeting contacted Mrs. Parys.
James Joseph “Jim” Parys
Parys, James Joseph “Jim”
Apr 16, 1942 – Dec 26, 2012
Preceded in death by infant, Baby Parys; daughter, Carmen Parys; sister, Barbara Lukowski; and brother, Joseph Parys. Survived by his wife, Caroline Parys; children, Marty (Nicki) Parys, Valerie (Brent) Thorpe, Joseph (Sarah) Parys, and Carl (Katie) Parys; grandchildren, Cheyanne, Dakota, Sienna, Shelby, and Keeley Thorpe, and Isaac, Samuel, Abraham and Titus Parys; sisters, Mary Jane (Edward) Fiala, Jude (Charles) Catania, and Kathy (Jerry) Koraleski; brothers, John (Regina), Tom (Anita), and Robert (Grace) Parys; aunts, Helen Konan, and Helen Gondek; uncle, John (Ann) Obal; nieces and nephews.
SERVICES Monday 10am at the St. James Catholic Church. Interment, St. John Cemetery. VISITATION begins Sunday 6:30pm at the St. James Church, with WAKE SERVICE at 7:30pm. Memorials to Nebraskans United for Life; Sienna/Francis House; St. James Catholic Church; or the Bethlehem House.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
72nd STREET CHAPEL
1010 North 72nd St., 402-391-1664
www.johnagentleman.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from December 26 to December 30, 2012
 
He worked a 35 year career as a machinist for Western Electric/Lucent Technologies, retiring August 28, 2000.
James L. Richardson
Richardson, James L.
Aug 28, 1944 – Jul 13, 2013
Age 68 of Millard, NE. Jim served 3 years in the Army during Vietnam. Retired from Lucent with 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father; brother-in-law Milton Ballard; and nephew David Richardson. Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol; sons, Cliff (Wendy) Richardson, and Dan (Lisa) Richardson; daughter, Joan (Mike) Knott; 9 grandchildren; brother, Dean (Jeanette) Richardson; sister Carol Ballard; and many other family members and friends.
VISITATION Tuesday, July 16, 3-8pm, with family present after 5pm at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30am Wednesday, July 17, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 17007 Q St. Memorials to the family for charities of their choice. To leave a condolence, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400
Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 14 to July 15, 2013

Aaron R. Head
Head, Aaron R.
Age 82
Lexington, TN. Passed away July 4, 2013. Survived by wife of 26 years, Julie; five daughters, Tonja Graves, Bobbie Sue McCarthy, Terri (Bill) Chapman, Anita (Ben) Higgins, Jaylee (Charlie) Zanker; stepchildren, Susan (Ken) Walker and Mark K. (Christy) Fellows; brother, Ralph (Clara) Head. 17 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
No Services.

Published in Omaha World-Herald on July 9, 2013

John R. Aksentowitz
Aksentowitz, John R.
Sep 21, 1921 – Jul 5, 2013
Omaha. Retired after 35 years with Western Electric. Preceded in death by grandson, Daniel Aksentowitz. Survived by wife of 56 years, Kathy Aksentowitz; his children, Larry Aksentowitz, Rhonda Paulsen and husband Dean, and Joe Aksentowitz and wife Lori Winter; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
VISITATION Tuesday 5-8pm, with a 7pm ROSARY SERVICE, all at Braman Mortuary, Southwest Chapel. CELEBRATION of LIFE Wednesday 10am at the Mortuary. Interment, Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials can be directed to: Millard Good Samaritan Society; or St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence.
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400
Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 7 to July 9, 2013

Bonnie F. Neiswanger
Neiswanger, Bonnie F.
Jun 28, 1926 – Jun 26, 2013
Omaha. Preceded in death by husband, Hank Neiswanger; sisters, Geraldine Berns, Mary Ellen Meyers, Darlene Foster. Survived by brother, Jake Feis; wife Lola; nieces, Diane Pohlman, husband Rick, JoAnn Berns; nephews, Donn Foster, wife Nadine, Mark Feis, wife Katherine, Robin and Billy Berns, Terry Meyers, wife Gayleen.
VISITATION Friday, 5-7pm at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel. CELEBRATION OF LIFE Saturday, 10am at the mortuary. GRAVESIDE SERVICE, Saturday, 1:30pm at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, NE. Memorials can be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association
Visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence.

Don retired August 31, 2001 from the cabinet assembly area.
Donald J. Dilla
Dilla, Donald J.
Age 74 – Jun 27, 2013
Omaha. Preceded in death by wife Sandra and daughter Sami. Survived by children, Kathleen Valentine, Joel Dilla, Tony Dilla; step-children, Ivy Dow, Duane (Jennifer) Dow, Jeanne (Sam) Swanson; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 1 sister and many extended family members.
VISITATION Monday after 5pm with FUNERAL SERVICE 7pm at the funeral home. GRAVESIDE SERVICE Tuesday 11am Evergreen Cemetery, Beatrice, NE. Memorials requested to the LaVista Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Nebraska Humane Society.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Published in Omaha World-Herald from June 29 to July 1, 2013

Patricia C. Scott
SCOTT, Patricia C.
Nov 30, 1940 – Jun 19, 2013
Preceded in death by infant son, Craig; parents, Arthur and Vivian Pray; brother, William Pray. Survived by devoted and loving husband of 52 years, Richard L. Scott; children: Christopher Scott, Steven Scott (Michelle), and Laurie Scott (Michelle); grandchildren, Craig and Nicole; twin brother, Michael Pray; brother, Terry Pray and wife Teri; nieces and nephews; other relatives; many loving friends; beloved grand-dogs.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 23rd from 3pm to 5pm with VIGIL SERVICE at 5pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, June 24th at 10am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Inurnment, Calvary Mausoleum.
Memorials are suggested to Arthritis Foundation or Craig Hospital Foundation.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900

George passed on Monday, June 17th. He retired November 15 1986. He worked in maintenance at the plant.
George Louis Ricker
Ricker, George Louis
Bonesteel, SD. Survived by his wife, JoAnn, Bonesteel; sons, Rick, Randy (Paula); daughters, Ranee and Kelly Ricker; and granddaughter, Jade Ricker, all of the Omaha area; brother, Mike Ricker, Iowa; sisters, Katherine (Ron) Iske, Gretna, and Dorothy (Herb) Mittlieder, Omaha; and many nieces and nephews.
VISITATION 5-7pm Friday at Campbell Aman Funeral Home with a PRAYER SERVICE at 6pm.
CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME
Blair, NE 402-426-2191
Published in Omaha World-Herald from June 20 to June 21, 201

Roby retired November 8, 1991 from the PMI Lab in 30 Bldg.
He passed on June 9, 2013.
Roby D. Lamb
Lamb, Roby D.
Age 80
Syracuse, NE. Survived by wife Colleen Lamb of Syracuse; children, Susan Lamb of Lincoln, NE; Kevin Lamb of Otoe, NE; Kurtis Lamb and wife Iris of Cedar Creek, NE; Keri Hall and husband Eddie of Louisville, NE; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.
FUNERAL SERVICE Friday, June 14 at 11am First Lutheran Church (North Branch) Rural Avoca, NE. VISITATION Thursday, June 13 from 9am until 9pm with family greeting friends from 6-8pm at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY
FUNERAL HOME
Syracuse, NE 402-269-2441
Published in Omaha World-Herald on June 12, 2013

Donna Kerans
Kerans, Donna

Age 84
Cedar Creek, NE, formerly of Louisville, is survived by her sons, Daniel and wife Marilyn Kerans, of Louisville, NE, and Gerald Leon Kerans, of Louisville, NE; 6 grandchildren, Gary Kerans, Kim Sjogren, Nikki Beck (Jim), Jeff Kerans (Amy), Clinton Kerans (Elizabeth), Angie Dougherty (Justin); 14 great grandchildren; special niece Bonnie Curry; and dear family friend Gene Seevers. Worked for Lucent Technologies for 25 years.
FUNERAL SERVICES 10am Friday, May 24, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church, Hwy 66 and 84th Street, East of Louisville, NE, with burial at Riverview Cemetery, Louisville, NE. Family suggest memorials to Christ Lutheran Church. VISITATION Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 12 noon until 9pm with the family at the funeral home from 6-8pm.
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY
FUNERAL HOME
413 Elm Street, PO Box 97
Louisville, NE 68037 402-234-3985
Published in Omaha World-Herald from May 22 to May 23, 2013

Donald Henry Netwig
Netwig, Donald Henry

Date of Birth:
Tuesday, March 1st, 1938
Date of Death:
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Don worked in Cable on the lines with us and then went to Jacketing and then transferred to the Phoenix plant.
The funeral home web site states there is no service at his time.
http://www.falconerfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1577872/Netwig-Donald/service-details.php
Funeral Home:
Falconer Funeral Home
251 W. Juniper Ave.
Gilbert, Arizona, UNITED STATES
85233

Shirley Michel
Michel, Shirley
October 19, 1946 – May 8, 2013
Shirley was born to Clarence and Ruby (Vickers) Michel on October 19, 1946 in Auburn, Nebraska. She grew up in Auburn and Fremont and received her education in the Fremont public schools.
She retired from Western Electric after 25 years of employment there.
Survivors: daughter – Jayme ‘Brenda’ and husband James Hughes of Phoenix, Ariz.
2 brothers – Ron Michel of Lincoln
Jim Eads of Gravois Mills, Missouri
6 sisters – Donna Schwenck of Omaha
Judy Michel of Blair
Vineta Knudsen of Blair
Patricia Barley of Las Vegas, Nevada
Bobbi Collins of Fremont
Melody Eads of Columbus
4 granddaughters
4 great grandchildren
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will held at the Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont on Monday (May 13th) at 2 PM. There is no visitation.
online guestbook @ www.ludvigsenmortuary.com

Stephen retired from Avaya September 1, 2003
Stephen N. Merrill
Merrill, Stephen N.
Aug 30, 1942 – May 3, 2013
Employed at Western Electric/Avaya for 39 years. Preceded in death by parents, Gordon and Anne Merrill; and brother, Michael. Survived by wife, Linda; son, Eric (Sherry); daughters, Theresa, Elizabeth, and Michelle, all of Omaha; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
SERVICES Tuesday 10:30am at Holy Cross Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION Monday with family 6-7pm, with WAKE SERVICE at 7pm at the 72nd St. Chapel. VIEWING Monday after 2pm at the 72nd St. Chapel, then resumes Tuesday after 9:30pm until Service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to masses.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
72nd STREET CHAPEL
1010 North 72nd St. 402-391-1664
www.johnagentleman.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from May 3 to May 6, 2013

Terry retired November 16, 2000
Terry F. Price
Price, Terry F.
Age 67
Ashland, NE. Survived by wife Vicki Price, Ashland; daughter Teri Price and special friend Scott Knipp, Louisville, NE; stepchildren, Don and Tandra Miner, Granger, IA, Joni Langfeldt and special friend Scott Price, Elmwood, NE; grandchildren, Alyssa and Tori Lentz, Mackenzie Miner, Nick and Nolan Langfeldt, Taylor Knipp; sisters, Janet Alley, Gretna, NE, Marla and Mark Zimmerman, Springfield, NE; beloved companion Maggie Mae.
SERVICES 10:30am Thursday, May 2 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Louisville, NE. VISITATION Wednesday, May 1 9am-9pm with family greeting friends from 6-8pm at the Funeral Home. Interment Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Online condolences to: www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY
FUNERAL HOME
Louisville, NE 402-234-3985
Published in Omaha World-Herald from April 30 to May 1, 2013

Dwight W. “Dewey” Ehrenberg
Ehrenberg, Dwight W. “Dewey”
Oct 7, 1931 – Apr 7, 2013
Preceded in death by his parents, George and Arietta Ehrenberg; his infant sister; granddaughter, Erin Elledge; and great-granddaughter, Isabella Dyke. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Helen; son, Steven; daughters: Jean Ehrenberg, Linda Ingram (Tim), Susan Moulton (Richard), Judy Elledge (Dennis); six grandchildren; one great-grandson.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE Friday, April 19 at 6pm at the West Center Chapel. MEMORIAL MASS Saturday, April 20 at 10am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge. Private Interment, Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Intellectual Disabilities Advocates of Nebraska http://idan.drupalgardens.com or Children’s Respite Care Center www.crccomaha.org
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from April 9 to April 19, 2013

Bonnie retired May 21, 1999 and moved to Vine Grove, KY.
THE MEADE COUNTY MESSENGER, BRANDENBURG, KENTUCKY THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
BONNIE JEAN NEDEAU
Bonnie Jean Nedeau,
 73, Flaherty, died March 2, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was born Jan. 19, 1940, in Shannon City, Iowa, to Bonnie Jean Nedeau, 73, Flaherty, died March 2, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was born Jan. 19, 1940, in Shannon City, Iowa, to Melvin J. and Hazel Marie Ruckman.
Mrs. Nedeau is survive.d by her husband, Ronald Nedeau, Flaherty; two children, Randall G. Kleinbeck of Oregon, and Lorrie Kleinbeck-Southhall, Vine Grove; two grandchildren, Aaron (Sara) Ross, and James Robert Southall; and three great-grandchildren, Paige, Kayla and Dante.
Cremation was chosen by the family. Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove was entrusted with the arrangements.
Condolences can be left online at www.coffeyandchism.com

Myrtle retired October 28th, 1991.
Myrtle D. Mejstrik
Mejstrik, Myrtle D.

Mar 4, 1937 – Mar 29, 2013
Preceded in death by husband, Robert Frank Mejstrik; and parents, Alfred and Ida Doescher. Survived by children, Wendy Mullen (Michael), Randall (Susan), Robert (Diana), Keith, Thomas (Pamela), and Renee Trumble (Steve); brother, Merlin; sisters, Darlene, Valfred, and Jeanette; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Born in Hartington, NE and raised in Howells, she attended school in District 31. Myrtle Jean and Robert married and moved to Omaha, where she worked at Western Electric for over 25 years. Semi-retired, she worked at Crossroads Mall. She fully retired a few years later and spent her time in her gardens and with friends. Myrtle was a friend to everyone she met.
The family will Receive friends Wednesday 5-7pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at West Center Chapel. SERVICES Thursday 10am, West Center Chapel to Holy Cross Catholic Church for MASS at 10:30am. Interment in Westlawn Cemetery.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from March 31 to April 3, 2013

LaVonne R. Ostrand
Ostrand, LaVonne R.

(July 18, 1945 – March 21, 2013)
LaVonne R. Ostrand, 67years, of Cedar Bluffs, NE passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Fremont Area Medical Center. She was born July 18, 1945 in Beatrice, NE to Francis and Doris (Hasche) Podendorf. She grew up on farms in several locations in Nebraska and Iowa. She was a 1963 graduate of Lyons High School. She lived in Fremont for 18 years prior to moving to Cedar Bluffs, NE in 1983. LaVonne was employed by Lucent Technologies in Omaha for 30 years, retiring in 1999.
LaVonne married Don Craig in 1968, they later divorced. She married Lawrence Ostrand on December 28, 1985 in Prescott Valley, AZ.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fremont and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; step-sons, Rick Ostrand of Newman Grove, NE and Jeff & wife, Natosha Ostrand of Fremont; step-daughter, Victoria Miller of Fremont; sister, Kathy Knisley of Columbus; sister-in-law, Darlene Burkholder of Augusta, GA; uncle & aunt, Dale & Lenore Weaver of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Funeral service, 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 27th at First United Methodist Church in Fremont. The Rev. Greg Hall will officiate. Visitation on Tuesday from 5 PM to 8 PM at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation on Wednesday at church 1hr prior to service. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery near Cedar Bluffs, NE. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave., Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490

Mary (Pavich) Daneff
Daneff, Mary (Pavich)

May 22, 1923 – Mar 18, 2013
Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Josephine Pavich; 11 brothers and sisters. Survived by husband, Joseph B. Daneff, Sr.; sister-in-law, Mary Perina; children: Karen Allen (Dennis), Joseph Daneff, Jr. (Jenny), and Jean Hallman (George); 7 grandchildren: Kristine, Joey, John, Thomas, Traci, Jackie, and Jeffrey; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, 5pm to 7pm with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, 11am, St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Interment, St. John Cemetery. Memorials to St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from March 19 to March 21, 2013

Charles E. Rodgers
Rodgers, Charles E.
Jun 7, 1920 – Mar 10, 2013
World War II veteran. Retired employee of Western Electric “Installations”. Preceded in death by parents, Elwood and Dorothy Rodgers; daughter, Jeanne Rodgers; first wife, Alma Rodgers. Survived by wife, Mary Ellen Rodgers; son Daryl and wife, Twila Rodgers; stepdaughters, Linda and husband, Richard Cisar and Sally Goff (Glenn Taylor); stepsons, Warren and wife, Debbie Drew and Wyatt Drew (Louise Bade); grandchildren and great grandchildren.
FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1pm at the funeral home. VISITATION Wednesday 4-8pm with family receiving friends 4-6pm. Interment at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from March 12 to March 13, 2013

Larry retired May 1, 1992
Larry G. Anderson
Anderson, Larry G.
Age 79 – Mar 8, 2013
La Vista. Retired employee of Lucent Technology after 35 years. Preceded in death parents, Audrey and Frances; and brothers, Rexford, Dana, and Jerry. Survived by wife of 53 years, Carol; children, Teri (Gary) Dukat, Scott (Tiffany) Anderson, Kris (Tom) Crosby, and Ryan (Casey) Anderson; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
VISITATION with family Monday after 5pm, with VIGIL SERVICE 7pm at the Funeral Home. MEMORIAL MASS Tuesday 10am, St. Gerald Catholic Church, 96th and Q St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Military Honors by Ralston American Legion Post #373. Memorials requested to St. Gerald Church, or Ralston American Legion Post #373. BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Published in Omaha World-Herald from March 10 to March 11, 2013

Helen A. Nosky
Nosky, Helen A.
Friday, Mar 08, 2013 – 03:54:27 pm CST
Helen A. Nosky was born April 4, 1922 to Joseph and Elizabeth (Rich) Heigl in Plattsmouth, NE. She passed away February 26, 2013 in Bellevue, NE.
She is survived by son, Robert (Janet) Nosky of Bellevue, NE; grandchildren, Robert J. (Tina) Nosky of Oklahoma City, OK and Joshua A. Nosky and fiancée (Jill Vonseggern) of Omaha, NE; her sister, Lee (John) Hopp of Plattsmouth, NE and several nieces and nephews.
Helen retired from Western Electric Manufacturing Plant in Omaha, NE. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit.
The family suggests memorials to the Nebraska Humane Society.
There will be no visitation due to cremation. Memorial and inurnment for immediate family will be held at a later date.
Local arrangements handled by: Brian P. Harvey Funeral Home, Plattsmouth, NE

Parker G. Branch
Branch, Parker G.
Aug 22, 1929 – Mar 2, 2013
Died in Surprise, AZ. Survived by loving wife Lanni Branch.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be Saturday, April 20 at Lifegate Church. COMPLETE DETAILS LATER
Published in Omaha World-Herald on March 8, 2013

Robyn Ann Allen
Allen, Robyn Ann
Nov 7, 1954 – Mar 3, 2013
Her passion was spending time with her family. Near the end of a long career with Connectivity Solutions Manufacturing, she was diagnosed with Leukemia, and, after a long, hard-fought battle, she entered into peace. Preceded in death by her parents, Verne and Bee. Survived by husband, Paul Clark; daughters, Megan (Joe) McClaren and Caity Clark; grandchildren, Aidan, Cassidy, and Ryan; brother, Randy (Patty) Bishop; many nieces, nephews, and special friends.
VISITATION with family 12-2pm Friday, with a MEMORIAL SERVICE starting at 2pm at Roeder Mortuary–Gretna Chapel, 11710 Standing Stone Dr, Gretna NE (402-332-0090). In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to family wishes. ARBOR SOCIETY
2819 S 125th Ave, Ste 367
Omaha NE 68144 402-393-0319
Published in Omaha World-Herald from March 6 to March 7, 2013

Glen retired January 7, 2000 from Lucent.
Glen R. Hopkins
Hopkins, Glen R.
Feb 29, 1936 – Feb 18, 2013

Preceded in death by son, Timothy Hopkins. Survived by wife, Shirley; sons, David and Matthew Hopkins; daughter, Laura (Bill) Winburn; brother, James (Evelyn) Hopkins; nephews, James Jr and Stephen (Sarah) Hopkins; niece, Tanya (John) Delia; grandnephews, Cooper and Kesten Delia, and Samuel Hopkins; numerous cousins and other loving family and friends.
VISITATION from 10-11am on Saturday, February 23 with a MEMORIAL SERVICE at 11am at The Arbor Society (located in Westwood Plaza). In lieu of flowers, memorials to your favorite charity .
ARBOR SOCIETY
2819 S 125th Ave, Ste 367
Omaha NE 68144 402-393-0319
Published in Omaha World-Herald from February 21 to February 22, 2013

Retired 1985
Errol E. Held
Held, Errol E.
Oct 20, 1930 – Feb 14, 2013
Preceded in death by parents, Melvin and Abbie Held; and wife, Janice. Survived by wife, Dee; children, Mike (Deb) Held, Sharri Doll, and Randy (Sharon) Held; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brother, Merlyn (Hilda) Held; and 5 step-daughters, Barb, Vicki, Nancy, Janet and Beth.
Family will Receive friends Sunday 6-8pm at West Center Chapel. FUNERAL Monday 11am, West Center Chapel. Interment, Evergreen, with full Military Honors by Millard American Legion Post #374 and VFW Post #8334. Memorials are suggested to Thanksgiving Lutheran Church, 3702 S. 370 Plaza, Bellevue, NE, 68123.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from February 16 to February 18, 2013

Joseph retired from the Works on 10-31-1986
Joseph E. Kocsis
Kocsis, Joseph E.
Age 89 – Feb 9, 2013
Omaha. Survived by wife Dorothy; son James (Terryl) Kocsis; daughter Janice (Larry) Skeens; grandchildren,
Jennifer and Ryan Kocsis, CA; David Skeens, AL; Justin (Vanessa) Skeens, AL; sister Mary Dufek, Omaha.
Member of American Legion Post 331, DAV – MacArthur #2, South Omaha Eagles Club 154.
VISITATION Wednesday after 4pm with Vigil Service at 7pm at the funeral home. FUNERAL Thursday 9:20am
Bethany Chapel to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 36th & X St. for 10am MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL.
Interment St. John Cemetery. Military honors by American Legion Post 331.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Published in Omaha World-Herald from February 11 to February 13, 2013

Jack was an Electrician in Trades and covered the PVC Insulating Lines in the Cable Shop. Jack retired in August of 1989.
John Daulton “Jack” Weidenhamer
Weidenhamer, John “Jack” Daulton
J
an 20, 2013
Jack was born in Alliance, NE in 1929, one of 6 brothers. After High School, he joined the Navy and served in the Korean War as an Electrician’s Mate, which eventually led to a 35 year career at Western Electric/AT&T in Omaha. Jack and Virginia, his wife of 50 years who preceded him in death in 2005, had 3 sons and 1 daughter. He was a Scoutmaster for 10 years, mentoring numerous boys, and seeing all 3 of his sons attain Eagle Scout. Jack loved travel and the outdoors. He took his young family to 49 states in a station wagon filled with camping equipment, and taught his kids a deep appreciation for nature. He traveled to Europe with his wife, hiked the Grand Canyon at age 50, snow skied into his 70s, and rode a 3-wheel recumbent bike up until a month before his death. He is survived by all 4 of his children, Bruce (Deb), Judy Doyle (Jim), Wayne (Vickie), and Lance; and 5 grandchildren, Evan, Quinn, Kellen, Joy and Erin.
Please honor the Visiting Nurses Association of Omaha with any gifts.A Memorial will be scheduled later, with an announcement posted on a future Sunday.
KREMER FUNERAL HOME
6302 Maple St. 402-553-3155
www.kremerfuneralhome.net
Published in Omaha World-Herald on February 3, 2013

Harold retired May 15, 2003 from Avaya
Harold J. Sharp
Sharp, Harold J.

Age 70
Dakota Dunes, SD, formally of Louisville and La Vista, NE. Passed away January 13, 2013 in Cleveland, TX after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Services to be held at a later date.
Published in Omaha World-Herald on January 29, 2013

Sonja retired June 6, 1990 from Lucent.
Sonja R. Schultz
Schultz, Sonja R.

Jan 28, 1941 – Jan 24, 2013
Preceded in death by husband Frances “John” Schultz. Survived by sons, Roger (Bonnie) Schultz, Omaha, NE; Robert (Karen) Risk Jr., Flowermound, TX ; daughters, Kim Peck, Omaha, NE; Jenifer (Scott) Anderson, Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Daniel, Sonja, Brittney, Samantha, Ameilia, Janeen and Tricia; best friend Jackie Loth; other relatives and friends.
VISITATION Sunday 1-8pm with the family receiving friends from 6-8pm all at the Kahler-Dolce Mortuary, Papillion, NE. SERVICE Monday 10am at the Kahler-Dolce Mortuary, Papillion, NE. Interment St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery, Omaha, NE.
KAHLER DOLCE
441 N. Washington St. Papillion, NE
402-339-3232
www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from January 26 to January 27, 2013

Phillip R. Tinsley
Tinsley, Philip R.
Phillip R. Tinsley, 60, of Arlington died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at his home.
He was born Sept. 20, 1952, to Phil Anson and Marleen (James) Meyers in Elkhart, Ind. He spent his childhood
and attended school in Constantine, Mich. He lived in Des Moines, Iowa, until moving to Phoenix in 1979. He
married Dawn Hoy on Sept. 21, 1974, in Ankeny, Iowa. In 1995, they moved to Arlington. He worked for
Connectivity Solutions before retiring in 2011. He was a member of the Arlington Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Dawn of Arlington; father, Phil Anson of Phoenix; mother, Marleen Meyers of Three Rivers, Mich.; brothers, Jim (and wife, Deb) Tinsley of Constantine, Mich., and Craig (and wife, Julie) Tinsley of Peoria, Ariz.; sisters, Melanie (and husband, Dean) Owens of Constantine, Dottie Tinsley of Three Rivers, Mich., and Kathy (and husband, Tony) Tootle of Prescott Valley, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Wanda Tinsley.
The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Arlington Community Church with the Rev. John Hogue officiating.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Dexter, Iowa.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society for lung cancer.
Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara retired from the Works on 2/4/1982
Barbara L. Mihelic
Mihelic, Barbara L. Pacini

She was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Anna and James Pacini. Barbara graduated from
Sacred High School in St. Joseph. She was married to John Joseph Mihelic who preceded
her in death in 1995. Barbara is survived by three children and spouses, James Mihelic
(Mary) of Lake Zurich, IL, Barbara Velinsky (Frank) of Omaha, and Anita DeFreese
(Rev. David) of Gretna. Mrs. Mihelic also had five grandchildren, Jason Velinsky (Tina),
Elissa Marking (Andy), Martha Omar (Erik), Renee Velinsky, and Hannah DeFreese all of Omaha. Graden
Velinsky was her only great grandchild. Mrs. Mihelic was retired from Western Electric and a long-time member
of the Field Club of Omaha. She enjoyed golf, bridge and weekly dinners with all of her grandchildren.
SERVICES will be at 10am on Saturday, January 26 at Our Lady of Lourdes. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
contributions to The Rose Theatre in Omaha, United Way, Our Lady of Lourdes or Mosiac.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from January 23 to January 25, 2013

Leonard B. Harder
Harder, Leonard B.

Oct 18, 1941 – Jan 17, 2013
Survived by daughter, Christina (Eric) Capps; grandchildren, Alec, Meghan, and Spencer; sisters, Sheryl (Michael) Kenworthy, and Barbara (Al) Kennedy; brother, Roland (Rusty) Harder; nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday 10am, Trinity Lutheran Church, 330 W. Halleck in Papillion. VISITATION with the family 6-8pm Tuesday at the 72nd Street Chapel. Memorials may be directed to the family.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
72nd STREET CHAPEL
1010 North 72nd St. 402-391-1664
www.johnagentleman.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from January 20 to January 22, 2013

Torrey worked in HighBay in the sheet metal shop before becoming an Omaha Police Officer.
Officer Torrey Gully
Gully, Officer Torrey

Age 42
Preceded in death by brother, Ted Tyrone Gully. Survived by wife, Mia Gully; parents, Arfay and Hiawatha Thompson, Ted and Patricia Gully; children, Taleah and Torreyanna Gully; brother, Tyrese Gully; step-brothers, Larry (Katherine), Carl (Ann), and Darrell Thompson; and step-sister Diane Thompson.
FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Salem Baptist Church at 1pm. VISITATION Wednesday 8am-8pm, with family Receiving friends 6-8pm at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from January 20 to January 22, 2013



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Wayne Hunt, was the Director of Engineering and Manufacturing at the Omaha Works back in the 1970s.
Wayne L. Hunt
Hunt, Wayne L.
Wayne L. Hunt, 80, of Lincoln, died Monday (12-17-12). Born (7-16-32) in Lincoln to Leonard and Hazel (Meyer) Hunt. Ret. vice president of purchasing and transportation for AT & T Technologies, Inc. U.S. Air Force veteran. Member: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, past board member at Eastmont Towers Foundation. Wayne loved his family and was an avid reader. He enjoyed sports, especially the Huskers.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; sons, Jeff (Vicki) Hunt and Greg (Tammy) Hunt; grandchildren, Tyler, Courtney, Ryan, Kevin, Brian and Sonya; four great grandchildren. Memorial service: 10 am Saturday, Jan. 5, at Eastmont Towers, 6315 ‘O’ Street with Rev. John Lacy officiating. Memorials to Eastmont Towers Foundation, 6315 ‘O’ St. (10) or St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. (20), No visitation, cremation. Condolences online at www.roperandsons.com  
Wayne was born on July 16, 1932 and passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012. Wayne was a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his wife Donna. Visitation: No Visitation/Cremation Service: Memorial Service: 10:00 am Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Eastmont Towers, 6315 ‘O’ Street with Rev. John Lacy officiating. Family Gathering: None. Memorials: Eastmont Towers Foundation, 6315 ‘O’ St., Lincoln, NE 68510 or St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68520

Darrel Sudduth told me that Bill Wetenkamp worked in the Cable shop (50 Bldg.) twisters and stranders before moving to Phoenix in 1973.
William G. “Bill” Wetenkampp
Wetenkamp, William G. “Bill”
Age 73
Died on December 14, 2012 after a short battle with cancer, in Sun City, AZ. He was born on January 13, 1939, the son of William W. and Mary Wetenkamp of Plattsmouth, NE. He grew up in Plattsmouth and graduated from Plattsmouth High School in 1958. He married Mary Ann Wohlfarth on August 18, 1963. They moved to Arizona in 1973, and have since made it their home. Bill started working for Western Electric in Omaha in 1966 and retired in 1994 from the Phoenix plant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joanne Ruckman. Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; 3 daughters, Diane (Dan), Jeannie, and Vicki (Dennis); 7 grandchildren, Cassandra, Kyle, Alex, Jordyn, Allyson, Corey, and Marc; and 1 great grandson, Noah. He is also survived by his sister, Marlene (Louis), Vista, CA; and his brother-in-law, Victor Ruckman, Council Bluffs, IA; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will be Receiving friends and relatives on January 5, 2013 at a Celebration of Life. Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656
Published in Omaha World-Herald on December 23, 2012

Ronald G. Brockman
Brockman, Ronald G.
Age 72
Treynor, IA. Passed away December 15, 2012 at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital. He was born in Council Bluffs on March 14, 1940 to the late George and Evelyn (Nielsen) Brockman. He graduated from Treynor High School with the class of 1958. Ron had worked for 42 years at Lucent Technologies in Omaha retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Pottawattamie County Special Deputies from 1981-2002. He was also a dedicated Mason holding positions in Amber and Excelsior Lodges as well as the Order of Eastern Star – Amber Star at Quick, Council Bluffs Chapter, and White Shrine of Jerusalem. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Brockman. Ron is survived by his wife LaVon Brockman to whom he married March 4, 1961; daughters and sons-in-law, Jo and Allen Alsman and Loretta and Brad Coffman; son and daughter-in-law, Byron and Diane Brockman; brothers, Gordon Brockman, Richard Brockman, Gerald Brockman (Bobbie), Gail Brockman (Carolyn); sisters, Mary Wayman (Donald), Marjorie Hatcher (Bill); mother-in-law, Regina Lubbe; 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; a host of other family and friends.
Masonic and Eastern Star Services will begin at 6pm on Tuesday followed by VISITATION until 8pm at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. MEMORIAL SERVICE Wednesday 10am at the funeral home. A reception will follow in the community room at Hoy-Kilnoski. Memorials are suggested to Treynor Fire and Rescue or Amber Star Chapter 328 at Quick, Iowa.
HOY – KILNOSKI
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 N. 16th St., Council Bluffs IA 51501
712-256-9988
www.hoyfuneral.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald on December 18, 2012

Erma retired 4-4-1997
Erma Jo Hammonds
Hammonds, Erma Jo (Gills)
Dec 8, 1934 – Dec 8, 2012
Omaha. Passed away peacefully in her sleep on her 78th birthday at her home. Mrs. Hammonds was born and raised in Purcell, OK and was the daughter of Coyle Permetter and Henrietta Cook. After getting married to her first husband, Enish Gills, Jr. in 1953, the couple relocated to Omaha and she made that her home until the time of her passing. Mrs. Hammonds retired from Lucent Technologies after many years of outstanding service and was a cherished member of Rising Star Baptist Church and the Shaeffer Chapter #1, Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her loving husband, Mr. James Odell Hammonds; seven sisters and three brothers, along with their spouses. This wonderful woman leaves to mourn her sons, Jerry (Sharon) Gills, Rickie Gills, Curtis (Cardella) Gills, Alvin (Regina) Gills, Marvin (Sharon) Gills, David Gills, Clifford (Tauncey) Gills; daughter, Beverly (Eddie) Harris; step-daughter, Janette (Allen) Ninneman, Indianapolis, IN; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends who will all feel the emptiness her passing has caused. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; step-mother, Rosa Permetter; son, Enish Gills III “Papa”; daughter, Mary Ellen Gills; and brother, Danny Permetter.
VISITATION Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 6-8pm (with Eastern Star rites) at mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE 11am Monday, December 17, 2012 at Rising Star Baptist Church, 1823 Lothrop St. Omaha, NE 68110. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery at Omaha. Viewing will not be available during or after the funeral service. Friends and family will be received at 3026 Curtis Ave. Omaha.
ROEDER MORTUARY – Ames Chapel
4932 Ames Ave. 402-453-5600
www.RoederMortuary.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from December 14 to December 16, 2012

Mel worked in Security at the plant. He retired 2-11-1983
Melvin Glismann
Glismann, Melvin J.
Age 84 – Dec 12, 2012
Papillion. Preceded in death by wife, Alice; brothers and sisters. Survived by daughters, Sandy (Lynn) Kovarik, Terry (Don) Jensen; grandchildren, Jonathan (Rebekah), Johanna, Joshua (Jenn), Adam, Ethan, Caitlyn; great-grandsons, Jonah, Evan; sister, Dorothy McIntyre; brother, Bill (Jeanette) Glismann; nieces and nephews; life long friend, Roger (Dottie) Woksa.
VISITATION Friday 6-8pm at the funeral home. FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday 10:30am Messiah Lutheran Church (80th and Lakeview – Ralston). Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials requested to Messiah Lutheran Church.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Published in Omaha World-Herald from December 13 to December 14, 2012

Barbara retired 3-31-1997
Barbara Ann Lampkin
Lampkin, Barbara Ann
Age 67
Omaha. Survived by parents, William Toran and Lorene Wilson; sons, Daniel Robinson, Terrance Robinson, Jerome Robinson, Jermaine Robinson; sisters, Patricia (Billy) Smith, Jolene (Michael) Wynne, Gert Wells, Lynette Mallory; brothers, John Pierce, Carver Pierce, Armstead Pierce, James (Incha) Pierce, Terry Pierce, Morris (Lois) Sanders; special friends, Ruby Agee and Chloe; host of many nieces, nephews and other family members.
FUNERAL SERVICE 11am, Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Church of the Living God, 2029 Binney Street. VISITATION Friday 4-8pm with family receiving friends from 6-8pm at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from December 5 to December 6, 20

Susan M. Gantt
Gantt, Susan M.
Oct 23, 1959 – Dec 6, 2012
Council Bluffs, IA. Passed away at age 53 at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital. She was born Council Bluffs to the late Robert L. and Clarabell E. (Henderson) Coffman. Susan graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and went to work at Western Electric. She is survived by her husband, Donald Gantt; son, Casey Gantt; brothers, Tony Coffman (Teresa), Danny Coffman (Kathy), and William Coffman; brother-in-law, Roger Gantt (Patty); 6 nieces; and 6 nephews.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Wednesday at 11am at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home.
HOY – KILNOSKI
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 N. 16th St., Council Bluffs IA 51501
712-256-9988
www.hoyfuneral.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from December 9 to December 10, 2012

Robert E. Hansen
Hansen, Robert E.
May 27, 1922 – Oct 3, 2012
Survived by wife Margaret E. Hansen; son and daughter-in-law, Michael R. and Debbie Hansen; daughter and son-in-law, Jane M. and Mike Scheufler; granddaughters, Amy Schwinghamer (Scott), Leah Chambers (Jamie), Meggie Honeycutt (Jonathan), Claire Carpenter, and Mary Carpenter; and 7 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Monday 11:30am at Victory Church, 6330 N. 56 St. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park, with Military Rites by Benson VFW Post #2503. Memorials to a charity or church of your choice.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
8th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from October 3 to October 8, 2012

Steven Douglas “Steve” Mehuron
Mehuron, Steven Douglas “Steve”
Age 83
Rural Fremont (Woodcliff), formerly Lincoln, died Monday, November 26, 2012. Born October 23, 1929 in Lincoln to Myron and Mabel (Murnahan) Mehuron. Survived by sons, Steve (Lynnette) and Jon (Beverly), Omaha; and daughter, Christine Mehuron, Fremont; brother, Gerald (Venna), Lincoln; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents.
FUNERAL SERVICES 12:30pm, Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln. VISITATION Noon-8pm Thursday with family greeting friends from 5-7pm; and 9am until services Friday, all at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Food Bank for the Heartland. Condolences may be left at www.lincolnfh.com
LINCOLN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME
6800 S. 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68512-2311
Published in Omaha World-Herald on November 28, 2012

Ron Reynolds was an employee at the Plant. He worked in the 30-Bldg.
Ron Reynolds
Reynolds, Ron
Age 65
Died November 7, 2012. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Lesta Reynolds; sisters, Carman Baldwin and Maureen Reynolds. Survived by wife, Arlene; son, Scott, Omaha; daughter; Teri and son-in-law, Eric Glasz, Cibolo, TX; grandchildren, Tyler, Taylor and Tanner Glasz; brother, Ed (Nedra), Maxwell, IA, Wendell (Kay), Sioux City, IA; sister, Connie Adams, Omaha; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorials suggested to Alegent Cancer.
VISITATION Monday, November 12, 2012 from 6-8pm with a 7pm MEMORIAL SERVICE at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from November 10 to November 11, 2012

Lorene retired from the Works in March 1991
Lorene T. Johnson
Johnson, Lorene T
(February 14, 1926 – November 10, 2012)
Age 86 of Omaha. Preceded in death by son James M. Benjamin; husband Henry D. Johnson. Survived by sister Essie Taylor; grandson Gerald Edwards; and other family. VISITATION with family Sunday 4-6pm. FUNERAL Monday, November 19th, 11:00 A.M. all at the funeral home.
Kremer Funeral Home
6302 Maple St,
Omaha • (402) 553-3155)

Alton F. Miles
Miles, Alton F.
Mar 12, 1927 – Nov 8, 2012
Papillion. Born and raised in Council Bluffs. Served in the US Navy during WWII. Received his bachelor’s degree from UNO in Business Engineering completing the Navy V-12 program. Worked at Western Electric for 30 years in the HR department. Was a caring husband, dad and grandpa. Actively involved in church and community. Preceded in death by parents, Hazel (Johnson) and Scyburt Miles; brothers, Gordon and Robert. Survived by wife of 63 years, Shirley (Bluhm) Miles; children and spouses, Rich and Diane, Springfield, IL, Greg and Barb, Apple Valley, MN, Shelley and John Myers, Tucson, AZ, Deanna and David Clopton, Rochester, MN, Bev and John Eno, Lincoln, NE; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. The family thanks Teri, Jasmine, Velva and Belinda for their compassionate care over the past year.
SERVICE Monday 10:30am St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Interment Cedar Dale Cemetery. VISITATION Sunday 1-8pm with family receiving friends from 5-7pm. Memorials to St Paul’s UMC. KAHLER DOLCE
441 N. Washington St. Papillion, NE
402-339-3232
www.kahlerdolcemortuary.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from November 10 to November 11, 2012

Charles J. Vessell
Vessell, Charles J.
Mar 17, 1923 – Nov 3, 2012
Preceded in death by daughters, Mary Walker, Ellen Vitale; grandson, Steven Vitale. Survived by wife, Eleanor (Skip); son, Frank Vessell; son-in-law, Silvio Vitale; grandchildren, Threse Vitale (Jeff) Stamper, Laura Vitale, Scott Vitale, Lissa Vail, Susan Campbell, David Walker; great grandchildren, Chris and Chad Everett, Jennifer (Greg) Garner, Parker Vitale, Matthew Ulanosky, Sean Jones, Jeffrey Irwin; sisters, Harriet Padden, Alice Michalsky; 5 great greatgrandsons. Charles was a Supervisor at Western Electric for 42 years and a Lifetime member of Millard American Legion.
VISITATION will be Sunday from 4-6pm with Rosary at 5pm at Crosby Colonial Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday 10am St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Military Honors provided by Millard VFW #8334 and AL #374.
CROSBY BURKET SWANSON GOLDEN
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 402-333-7200
www.crosby-burket.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from November 9 to November 10, 2012

According to a 1976 Omaha Works telephone directory, Bill was a section chief in the Exchange Cable, Stranding, Sheathing, Final Test Department. Visitation is 1 NOV 2012 between five and six o’clock with a memorial service following.

Phelan, William (Bill)
Oct 22, 1926 – Oct 27, 2012
Gretna. Preceded in death by daughter Susan; parents, Kenneth and Mildred. Survived by loving wife of 64 years Marjorie; children, Sandy and Ron Kalina, Pat and Cheryl, Kara and Mike Hanson; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and other family and friends.
VISITATION Thursday 5-6pm with Memorial Service 6pm at Roeder Mortuary. Memorials to Gretna American Legion ROEDER MORTUARY – Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 402-332-0090
www.RoederMortuary.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from October 31 to November 1, 2012

Philip L. “Phil” Hearn
Hearn, Philip L. “Phil”
May 27, 1946 – Oct 20, 2012
Retired, Western Electric. Preceded in death by parents, Hugh Leo and Velda Hearn. Survived by wife, Sylvia L. Hearn; daughter, Kim Hearn; son, Sean Hearn; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Maureen Tichota; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Friday, 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Saturday, 1pm, West Center Chapel. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from October 22 to October 26, 2012

Retired Nov. 30, 1993
Donald Edward Trimble
Trimble, Donald Edward
Age 70
Aubrey, TX. Died on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Denton Regonal Medical Center. Mr. Trimble was born on August 15, 1942 in Omaha, NE to William Edward and Lorrainne (Thompson) Trimble. He was a Sergeant in the United States Army and was a member of the VFW in Omaha. He was the co-creator of the Rainbow Girls Softball League in Omaha, and was an avid hunter, even taking to time to conduct Hunters’ Safety Educational programs for young hunters. He worked for several years in Quality Control for Lucent Technologies. He was married to Nell Lowry on September 3, 1965 in Colorado. Donald is survived by his wife Nell Trimble, Aubrey; daughter Paulla Jakobi, Tallahassee, FL; son Donald L. Trimble, Omaha; step-sisters, Carol Philby, Omaha, and Norma Jean Doyle, Kerby, OR; and 4 grandchildren, Spencer, Emma and Tate Jakobi, and Braden Trimble.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held at his home in Aubrey, TX on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Online condolences may be left at: www.mulkeymasondenton.com 
MULKEY-MASON, JACK SCHMITZ
AND SON FUNERAL HOME
705 N. Locust, Denton, Texas 76201
(940)382-6622
Published in Omaha World-Herald on October 21, 2012

Dwain “Whitey” Buel
Buel, Dwain “Whitey”
Age 77, of Chandler, AZ, Passed away on Oct. 15, 2012
Whitey played basketball for the University of Nebraska, 1952-1956, and was team captain his senior year. He worked many years in Omaha for Western Electric, later AT&T. After retiring to Chandler, he co-hosted a call-in golf show, “Bunker to Bunker,” for several years on KMVP radio. Survived by his wife , Janet, two children, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Services Oct. 20, 10am., Gethsemane Lutheran, 1035 E. Guadalupe Road, Tempe. Memorials suggested to the church.

Duane Poppe 

Poppe, Duane
Age 75
Cremation, No Service.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald on September 28, 2012

Charles Sumner Patterson
Patterson , Charles Sumner

82, Lincoln, died Thursday, October 11, 2012 in Lincoln.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln with Pastor Eddie Masters officiating. Private family burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with family greeting friends will be 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. There will be no visitation Monday. Condolences may be left at lincolnfh.com.

Philip Joseph Avino
Avino, Philip Joseph
Aug 17, 1941 – Sep 30, 2012
Preceded in death by son, Philip, Jr.; brother Charles Avino. Survived by wife, Geri; children, Cathy (Doug) Utecht, Gigi Avino, Gina (Bret) Bolz, Nancy (John) Wertz, Suzanne (Mark) Brittain, Steven (Tammy) Avino; 19 grandchildren, 5 great grand children; sister-in-law, Chris Avino.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Thursday, 10/4/12, 10:30am at St. Vincent de Paul Church. MEMORIAL VISITATION Wednesday, 10/3/12, starting at 5pm with wake service at 7pm at the Pacific Street Chapel.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
PACIFIC STREET CHAPEL
14151 Pacific St. 402-391-1664
www.johnagentleman.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from October 1 to October 3, 2012

Dale worked in cable plant mostly Bill believes. Retired 3-4-1998.
Dale L. Wineinger
Wineinger, Dale L.
Jan 20, 1944 – Sep 7, 2012
Survived by wife Karen; son, Daniel (Tracy) Wineinger; daughter, Dawn (Kevin) Patera; step-daughters, Brid-get (Nicholas) Caniglia, and Tracy Rankin; grandson Nathan Caniglia; granddaughters, Shelby Wineinger, Allison Wineinger, Molly Patera, Hanna Rankin, Taylor Caniglia, and Grace Huston; brothers, Richard (June) Win-einger, and Bobby (Carol) Wineinger; and sisters, Donna Weber, Margaret Bonacci, and Linda (Dick) James.
Family will receive friends beginning 9am Monday, with a MEMORIAL SERVICE to follow at 10am, all at the Pacific Street Chapel. Memorials preferred to VNA Hospice.
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
PACIFIC STREET CHAPEL
14151 Pacific St. 402-391-1664
www.johnagentleman.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from September 8 to September 9, 2012

John W. Barnes
Barnes, John W.
Age 79 – Aug 31, 2012
Retired painter/plater for Western Electric. Former Marine and veteran of the Korean conflict. Member of the 40&8 and American Legion Post #1. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Adeline (Smith) Barnes. Survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Catherine (Dave) Spencer, Carolyn (Paul) Peterson, Shawn (Conni) Pankers, Steven Pankers; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Cyril (Nancy) Barnes; 2 nieces.
FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday 10am at the funeral home. VISITATION Monday from 4-8pm with a 40&8 service at 6pm at the funeral home. Interment Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park with military honors by American Legion Post #1. In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials to the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from September 1 to September 3, 2012

Retired 9-2-99
Lenis C. Campbell
Campbell, Lenis C.
Oct 21, 1934 – Aug 10, 2012
Preceded in death by parents, Noble and Thelma Campbell; brother-in-law Bill Conkling. Survived by wife, Janet Campbell; daughter, Jennifer (Dan) Krupa; grandchildren, Jason Krupa and his son, Austin Krupa, Sara and Christine Krupa, all of Phoenix AZ; brothers and sisters, Irene Conkling, Francis (Sharon) Campbell, Wilma (Lee) Gamblin, Oren (Barbara) Campbell, Marian (Ken) Drake, Cherril (Bill) Russell, Merril (Donna) Campbell; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
VISITATION will be Wednesday from 6-8pm at Crosby Colonial Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE will be Thursday at 10am at Central Church of the Nazarene, 8206 Blondo, Omaha.
CROSBY BURKET SWANSON GOLDEN
FUNERAL HOME
11902 W. Center Rd. 402-333-7200
www.crosby-burket.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 13 to August 14, 2012

Rod was in Engineering at the Omaha Wroks
Rodney A. Conser
Conser, Rodney A.
Oct 18, 1934 – Aug 7, 2012
Of Omaha moved on peacefully and faithfully close to sunrise, survived by wife Annette Nelson Conser; children, Lynne (Mike) Larabee, Russell (Nancy) Conser, Suzanne (Rob) Carpenter; 7 grandsons, Jacob and Alberto Larabee, Alex, Chris and Tim Conser, Tyler and A.J. Carpenter; cousin, Darlene DeMott Rutter; and many other beloved extended family and friends. Throughout his life Rod was very involved in his community, mission activities, on various boards of directors, and the local, district and state church.
VISITATION 6-8pm Monday, Aug. 13th, at Roeder Mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE 10am Tuesday, Aug. 14th, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 5410 Corby Street. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers Memorials to St. Paul United Methodist Church.
ROEDER MORTUARY – 108th St. Chapel
2727 N 108th St. 402-496-9000
www.RoederMortuary.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 8 to August 13, 2012

Dale retired 9-22-2000
Dale E. Meisinger
Meisinger, Dale E.
Age 75 – Jul 25, 2012
Dale retired from Lucent Technologies with 41 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Harley and Amanda (Bornman) Meisinger and brother Gene. Survived by loving wife of 53 years, Donna; son and daughter-in-law, Dalen and Amy and their children Logan and Emily, York, NE; son, Devin and his children, Raechel and Ashley, Omaha; brother, Wilbur Meisinger, Louisville, NE; sister, LaVonne Meisinger, Weeping Water, NE; nieces, nephews and friends.
VISITATION Sunday 2-5pm at the funeral home. FUNERAL Monday 10am Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (96th and Melissa, LaVista). Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials requested to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association .
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 27 to July 29, 2012

Donna R. Kelly
Kelly, Donna R.
Feb 12, 1940 – Jul 16, 2012
Preceded in death by husband Michael T. Kelly and son Michael J. Kelly. Survived by daughters, Colleen (Dale Schmitz) Kelly, Bobbie (Ed) Boles; sons, Dan (Diana Warner) Kelly, Kevin (Christine) Kelly; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brother Ron (Mary) Patton; best friend and companion Sam, her dog.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Friday 11am at the 72nd Street Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to American Cancer Society .
JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
72nd STREET CHAPEL
1010 North 72nd St. 402-391-1664
www.johnagentleman.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 16 to July 19, 2012

Jim retired 9-6-96
James H. Wachter
Wachter, James H.
Dates:
Birth date: February 4, 1933
Death date: July 1, 2012
Obituary:
James H. Wachter of Carter Lake, IA, passed away July 1, 2012. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Retired At&T/Lucent Technology. Preceded by parents, Herbert and Angeline (Glazer) Wachter; daughter, Connie Taylor; son, Terry Wachter. Survived by daughters, Julie (Gary) Seminara, Carter Lake, Sandy (Robert) Pike, Omaha; son, Rodney Wachter, Carter Lake; 11 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation:
Visitation with the Family, one hour prior to the service at the mortuary.
Service:
Funeral Service, Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel.
Cemetery:
Interment West Lawn Cemetery, Omaha.

Elton G. Herrmann
Herrmann, Elton G.
Sep 15, 1926 – Jun 7, 2012
Gretna, NE. Preceded in death by wife, Linnie; parents; 2 brothers. Survived by children, John (Mary), Cheryl (Joe) Balkovec; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren, all of Omaha; step-children, Theodora Waugh, Paxton, NE, Kathy (Dave) Eihler, Fernley, NV; 17 step-grandchildren; 31 step-great grandchildren; other family, friends.
NO VISITATION. Private Graveside Service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Gretna, with Military Honors. ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 402-332-0090
www.RoederMortuary.com 
Published in Omaha World-Herald on June 10, 2012

Jerry retired 10-7-1984. Quality investigator, Raw Material Lab, 30 bldg.
Owen “Jerry” Morrissey
Morrissey, Owen “Jerry”
Age 84 – Jul 10, 2012
Ralston. Survived by wife Betty; sons Robert O., Gary F. and wife Sue, Steven P. and wife Krista; grandchildren Samuel, Kady, Cody, Andy; sister Kathleen and husband Lou Haack; sister-in-law Ione Morrissey.
VISITATION Friday after 6pm with Rosary at 7pm all at the funeral home. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday 10am, St. Gerald Catholic Church Lakeview Chapel (78th and Lakeview St. – Ralston). Interment Saturday 2:30pm St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery – Tecumseh, NE. Military honors by Tecumseh VFW 8221 and American Legion Post #2 with the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Memorials requested to the family. BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 11 to July 13, 2012

James L. Hardick
HARDICK, James L., Jul 10, 1942 – Jul 4, 2012.
Preceded in death by parents, Norman and Hazel; sister, Betty Lash; brother, Bill Hardick. Survived by wife, Colleen; sons: Jeffrey Hardick (Amy) and Chris Hardick (Shannon); grandchildren: Zach (Jess), Payton, Dawson, Jackson, Shea, and Lauren; great-granddaughter, Adellyn; brothers-in-law, George Lash and Jim O’Brien (Barb); sister-in-law, Peg Pearson (Leo); nieces and nephews.
VISITATION begins Monday, 4pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday, 10am, St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9601 “Q” Street in Ralston. Private Interment.
Memorials may be directed to the family for their choice of charity.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900

Barbara Gray told me that her mother worked at the Omaha Works from 1959 to 1969.
Stella B. Wiegert
Wiegert, Stella B.
Age 88
Gretna, NE, formerly of Syracuse, NE. Survived by daughter, Barbara (Lloyd) Gray, Omaha; son, Leonard Wiegert Jr., Madison, WI; grandchildren, Lisa (Robert) Goldsmith, Michael (Kristie) Gray, and Kelly (David) Epperson, all of Omaha, Sandra (Eric) Franco, Madison, WI, Nicholas (Tonya) Wiegert, Sun Prairie, WI, and Timothy (Laura) Wiegert, Plymouth, MN; and 9 great grandchildren.
FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday, July 5, at 10:30am, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gretna, NE. VISITATION Tuesday, July 3, 5-7pm, with Rosary at 7pm, all at the Church. Memorials suggested to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Gretna, NE; or St. Paulinus Catholic Church in Syracuse, NE. Online Condolences to
www.fusselmanallenharvey.com 
FUSSELMAN-ALLEN-HARVEY
FUNERAL HOME
644 Park Street, Box 246
Syracuse, NE 68446 402-269-2441
Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 1 to July 3, 2012

Darrell Suddeth notified us of the passing of John. He retired on 11-30-1989
John A. Vamosi
Vamosi, John A.
Jan 27, 1927 – May 30, 2012
Age 85. Omaha. Preceded in death by wife, Rosemary (Cruse) Vamosi. Survived by sons and daughters in law, Garry and Joanne Vamosi, both of Omaha, Rob Vamosi and Laurie Bouck, CA, grandchildren, Mike, Michelle, Quinn, Brice, sister, Mary Krebs, Omaha, nieces, nephews and many friends.
VISITATION one hour prior to MASS. MEMORIAL MASS Saturday, June 9th at 10am at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 “S” Street. Inurnment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society or Hospice House.
CROSBY BURKET
SWANSON-GOLDEN
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 402-333-7200
www.crosby-burket.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from June 7 to June 8, 2012

Jerome “Jerry” Subbert
Subbert, Jerome “Jerry”
Age 78
Mead, NE. Died June 28, 2012 in Omaha. Survived by wife Beverly; children and spouses, Scott and Roni Subbert, Mead, Jeff and Tiffany Subbert, Wahoo, NE, Shelly and fiance Terry Kruse, Cedar Bluffs, NE, and Stacey and Lawanna Subbert, Wahoo; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brothers, John (Pat) Subbert, and Bob Subbert, all of Panora, IA; sister Eileen Subbert, Carroll, IA; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Ervin and Eleanor Subbert; and granddaughter Christina Subbert.
FUNERAL SERVICE Monday, July 2, 10am at Alma Lutheran Church, Mead. Interment, Alma Lutheran Cemetery, with Military Honors by VFW Post #9844 and American Legion Post #262. VISITATION Sunday 2-5pm, with Prayer Service at 5pm, all at the Church; also one hour VISITATION before Services Monday. Memorials to Alma Lutheran Church or in care of the family.
SVOBODA FUNERAL HOME
Wahoo, NE 402-443-3624
Published in Omaha World-Herald from June 30 to July 1, 2012

Elbira M. “Vera” Velez-Thoms
Valez-Thomas, Elbira M.
Age 70 – Jun 19, 2012
Yutan, NE. Preceded in death by sisters: Mary Ondar, Jessie Lehmann, and Lupe Rangel, brothers: Cy and Joseph Velez. Survived by husband Garry E. Thoms of Yutan, daughters and son-in-law Lori & Michael Mills and their son Owen of Omaha, and Paula & Bob Akers and their sons, Dylan and Dalton of Ashland, sisters: Josie Peralis, Grace Romero, Hope Matuza, Marie Velez, and Toni Henry, brother Jay Velez and many nieces and nephews.
MEMORIAL SERVICE 11am Friday, St. John’s Lutheran in Yutan. No visitation. Private interment. Memorials to the Yutan American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Condolences to
www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com 
REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOMES
Yutan, NE 402-625-2222

Thomas A. Padworny
Padworny, Thomas A.
Aug 31, 1951 – Jun 10, 2012
Survived by daughter, Marissa Padworny; son, Thomas Padworny Jr. (Alysha), both of Omaha; granddaughter, Alexis Welker. Also survived by Erika Vlasic.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Thursday, 10am, West Center Chapel. Inurnment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from June 12 to June 13, 2012

Margaret retired February, 1986
Margaret C. Perry
Perry, Margaret C.
Sep 6, 1928 – Jun 4, 2012
She is preceded in death by her husband, David Perry; mother, Marjorie Manning; sister, Nancy. Margaret is survived by her son, Michael Perry; granddaughters and husbands, Trisha and Tobias Sommer and Tara and Raymond Carreon; great grandchildren: Bailey, Braden, Jeremy, Jake, and Vincent; brother and wife, Jim and Gertrude Spearman; nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL MASS Friday, June 8, 2012 at 10:30am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 20500 West Maple Rd, Elkhorn, NE. VISITATION Thursday 5-8pm at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald on June 6, 2012

William Claude “Bill” Neal
Neal, William Claude “Bill”
September 3 1927 – May 11, 2012
Published in The Leaf Chronicle on May 15, 2012

Harlon Nelson Harvey
Harvey, Harlon Nelson
Mar 21, 1921 – May 21, 2012
Age 91. Afton, VA. Born to Elvira and Harlon Harvey in Chicago, IL. Married to his sweet Marie for over 57 years. From a note to Mom in 1944…” I love you half of all the love in the world because you love me the other half…and that’s all there is.” Survived by daughters Cherie Murphy and Kathy Pevey and son Tom. Dad had special love and thanks for Pam Harvey for all the years of special care and love, for Shawn and Fran for their tender care, for his sweet 102 yr. old sister in law Angie Divenere and his best friend Helen Wollen. Navy Captain, WW 2 war veteran and hero. He flew blimp rescue missions and hunted German submarines during the war. Senior executive at Western Electric after the war for 30 years. Proudest accomplishment and lasting legacy are his 13 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; God, Country and Family.
A MASS of the Resurrection will be held Thursday May 24, 2012 at 11am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father Rolo Castillo officiating. Following the service, he will be cremated and transported to Omaha, Nebraska where a Mass of the Resurrection and a graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Potentials Foundation by visiting www.potentialsfoundation.org/donate Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting
www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com   
HAMRICK FUNERAL HOMES
Waynesboro Chapel
Reynolds, VA 540-949-8383

Marcellian “Marcy” Dawkins
Dawkins, Marcellina “Marcy”

Jul 11, 1935 – May 9, 2012

Omaha. Preceded by parents Juan and Irene. Survived by husband Stephen Dawkins; daughters and sons-in-law Marcellina and Joseph Medina, Amelia Cabrera, Victoria and David Lopez; sons Abelardo Cabrera, Jr., David Cabrera; sister Irene (Cecil) Ward; grandchildren Lisa, Joey, Adam, Mandy, J.J., Linda, Franky, and Maria; 7 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces; grandnephews

and many many friends. Chairperson of Pioneer Hug-A-Bear.

MEMORIAL SERVICE 2:30pm Sunday May 13, 2012 at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th St. Omaha, NE. In Lieu of Flowers Memorials to Pioneers Hug-A-Bear (www.heartlandpioneers.com). 
ROEDER MORTUARY

2727 North 108th St. 402-496-9000

www.RoederMortuary.com

Published in Omaha World-Herald on May 12, 2012

William A. “Pete” Peterson
Peterson, William A “Pete”

October 12, 1932 – May 10, 2012, Age 79

William A. “Pete” Peterson 79, of Beatrice, died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Bryan/LGH Medical Center East.  He was born October 12, 1932 at Council Bluffs, Iowa.  He worked as a heavy machine mechanic in Alabama before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1949.  He married Donna (Fohrman) on December 19, 1957 at Council Bluffs, IA.  He then worked at Western Electric Company in Millard, NE until retiring in 1985.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. 
He loved the outdoors especially hunting, fishing and traveling. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. 
Survivors include his daughter, Terri Amaral and husband Ron of Elk Horn, IA; sons, Michael Peterson and wife Kathy of Council Bluffs, IA, Daniel Peterson and wife Pam of Beatrice; grandchildren, Samantha Amaral of Minneapolis, MN, Alex Amaral of Elkhorn, NE and Jake Peterson of Council Bluffs, IA; sister, Sandi Schultz and husband Ron of Albuquerque, NM 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna (1/6/2010); mother and step-father, Lillian (Cade) & Laverene Stoops;  father, Harvey Petersen. 
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday May 14, 2012 at the Harman-Wright Mortuary Chapel with Pastor David Bigley, officiating.  Visitation will be held Monday from 9 a.m. until time of the service.  A register book is also available online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com for messages of condolence.  Military rites by United States Air Force.  Memorial is established to the Family’s Choice with the mortuary in charge.  
Harman-Wright Mortuary in charge of arrangements.   

Arthur E. Meier  
Meier, Arthur E., Jr.
Mar 26, 1947 – May 7, 2012

Omaha, formerly of Hays, KS. Preceded by parents Arthur, Sr. and Anne Meier. Survived by wife Linda Meier; son and daughter-in-law Craig and Heather Meier; daughter and son-in-law: Janell and Gino Badami; sister and brother-in-law: Joan and Larry Steele; grandchildren: Finn, Nate, Phoebe, Angelo, and Nico; many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

FUNERAL SERVICE 10am Saturday May 12, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic Church, 114th & Fort St. Omaha, NE. VISITATION 5-7pm Friday with Vigil Service at 7 at the church. Memorials Planets Water. ROEDER MORTUARY

2727 North 108th St. 402-496-9000

www.RoederMortuary.com

Published in Omaha World-Herald on May 10, 2012

Late Notices sent by LUAVCS of Olsson, Furst and Hitchock
Edward D. Olsson
Olsson, Edward D.
Jun 1, 1945 – Dec 7, 2011
Preceded in death by parents Helge and Louise Olsson; son Gregory. Survived by wife Lynne; children Michael (Shari) Olsson, Kelly (Carl) Cromer, Deanna (Jason) Jenkins, Kristin Olsson; grandchildren Brooke, Paige, Lynn, Jack, Ethan, Emma, Quinn, Jacob and Parker; brothers Conrad (Jean) Olsson, Ken (Mary Ellen) Olsson.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Friday 11am Stonebridge Christian Church (15801 Butler Ave.) with full military honors by Millard AL #374 & VFW #8334. Family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society .
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from December 7 to December 9, 2011.

Carla Yonkie
Yonkie, Carla
Carla D. Yonkie, 76, of Bayard died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her home with her family by her side.
Carla was born Jan. 11, 1936, in Norton, Kan., to Carl and Marian (Meador) Caldwell. She was raised in Kansas and graduated from the Sublette, Kansas High School. She married Darrel R. Yonkie on Nov. 8, 1953, in Fremont. They lived in Rupert, Idaho, and Hungry Horse, Mont., for a time before returning to Fremont, where they lived for a number of years while both were employed at AT&T in Omaha. The couple moved to Dix in 1993 and lived there until 2003, when they moved to Bayard where Carla lived until her death. She and Darrel had been married for more than 50 years before his death in 2004.
Carla was a member of the church and enjoyed reading, Nebraska football, NASCAR racing and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving Carla is her daughter, Cheryl (Jerold) Mascher of Bayard; and her sons, Darrel Russell (Annette) Yonkie of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Wayne (Rene’) Yonkie of Kirbyville, Mo. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Dale Duff, Darrel Robert Yonkie, Jacob Yonkie, Brooke Yonkie, Scott Mascher, Joseph Mascher, Shaun Yonkie, Jessie Yonkie, Scott Yonkie and Christina Mascher, along with 23 great-grandchildren and a brother, Dwayne Caldwell of Canon City, Colo.
Her parents and her husband preceded her in death.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the A.C.T.S. United Pentecostal Church in Scottsbluff with the Rev. Duane Wallace officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff and one hour prior to service time Friday at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in care of the family.
Her obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where online condolences may be left for the family.

We were notified of Jim/s passing on April 17th. by a retiree.
James J. Furst
Furst, James J.
Feb 22, 1951 – Mar 25, 2012
Age 61. Omaha. Preceded in death by his father Ben. Survived by mother Irene; brother Tom and wife Jerre; many nieces, nephews; cousins.
Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 4-7pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). Memorials to the Nebraska Humane Society or Madonna School. To leave a condolencevisit www.bramanmortuary.com
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400
Published in Omaha World-Herald from March 27 to March 28, 2012

We were notified of Joyce’s passing at the April 18th quarterly meeting.
Joyce M. Hitchcock
Hitchcock, Joyce M.
Age 70 – Mar 18, 2012
LaVista, NE. Survived by husband Wessell W.; son, Robert Mattox, LaVista; daughter, Jody Smith, Papillion; grandchildren, Ryan and Krista Smith, Bobby Mattox; great-grandchildren, Alex and Jordan Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Janet Soukup.
VISITATION Wednesday, 4-8pm Bethany Chapel. FUNERAL Thursday, 10am Bethany Chapel. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials to be directed by the family.
BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 402-593-6100
Published in Omaha World-Herald from March 20 to March 21, 2012

Ida Flott
Flott, Ida
Age 81
Retired Western Electric employee (30 Years). Preceded in death by husband, Roderick; sons, Nathan and Daryl; daughter, Shanon; and grandson, Shane. Survived by sons, Rick (Becky), George (Pati), Joseph (Linda), Russ
(Linda), Scott and Tyler Flott; daughters, Gayla (Mike) Svagera, and Tristen (Scott) Riha; 21 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Joyce and Odette; brother, Alvah; many nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL MASS Tuesday 9:30am Holy Ghost Church. VISITATION Monday 4pm at Holy Ghost Church, with 7pm Vigil Service. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association or Pathways Hospice.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
www.klsfuneralhome.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from April 15 to April 16, 2012

Bertha Heavican retired June 1, 1982.
Bertha M. Heavican
Heavican, Bertha M.
Jun 27, 1925 – Apr 5, 2012
Omaha. Survived by children, Leonard (Rose) Heavican, Edward, Sr. (Mary) Heavican, and Patricia (Scott) Robinson; grandchildren, Jennifer, Colleen, Edward, Jr., James, Gail, Kelly, Eric and Sean; great grandchildren, Reese and Isabel; and 3 siblings. Preceded in death by husband, John Heavican; and 7 siblings.
VISITATION with family 6-8pm Monday at Gretna Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE 10am Tuesday at Roeder Mortuary Gretna Chapel. Interment, West Lawn Cemetery.
ROEDER MORTUARY
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 402-332-0090
www.RoederMortuary.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from April 8 to April 9, 2012

Leland C. Allen
Allen, Leland C.
Gone Fishin’
Feb 18, 1923 – Mar 25, 2012
Age 89. Omaha. Preceded in death by wife, Donna L. Survived by children, Gary Allen, Souix Falls, SD, Diana Lewis (Carl), LaVista, Richard Allen, Omaha, Susan Parks (Tom), Omaha, Jon Patrick Allen (Donna), Omaha, Barb Jenny (Kevin), Gretna, Carol Theall (Dan), Gretna, JoAnne Pugh (Dave), Omaha, David Allen (Johnna), Omaha, Donald Allen, Omaha; grandchildren, Katherine, Broderick, Chris, Angela, Melinda, Laura, Rachelle, Lindsey, Drew, Mackenzie, Andrea, Michelle, Evelyn, Lillian, Ryan, Sarah, Virginia, Emma; great grandchildren, Cayden, Brianna, Haley, Dalton, Hunter, Noah, Aaron, Samuel, Gabe, Burke; sisters in law, Jolene Allen, Betty Johnson, Lillian Dunn, nephew, Mark Johnson and dear friend, Betty Priborski. Leland served with the 8th Army Air Corp during World War II, and retired from Western Electric serving 40 years.
VISITATION one hour prior to service. Celebration of Life Service Thursday 11am at Crosby Colonial Chapel. Private Inurnment. Memorial to Audubon Society of Omaha, P.O. Box 3542, Omaha, NE 68103. Military honors provided by VFW 8334 Millard and American Legion Post 374.
CROSBY BURKET
SWANSON-GOLDEN
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 402-333-7200
www.crosby-burket.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from March 27 to March 28, 2012

Richard E. Barnes
Barnes, Richard E.
Mar 15, 1931 – Feb 29, 2012
Age 80. Grand Island, NE. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; his 5 children; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; his stepchildren and their families; his brothers, Alvin Bernel Barnes, Byron Gene Barnes and wife Joan, and Gerald Mathiasen Barnes and wife Wanda.
FUNERAL SERVICES Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 2pm, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street. VISITATION Saturday 8am-2pm with family greeting friends at 1pm. Entombment following funeral at Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum. Cake and Coffee after entombment in lower level of funeral home. Condolences at www.lincolnfh.com
LINCOLN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME
6800 S. 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68512-2311
Published in Omaha World-Herald on March 2, 2012

Donald M. Morgan
MORGAN, Donald M.,

Jul 19, 1933 – Feb 29, 2012.
Survived by longtime companion, Louella B. Gardner; brother, Joel Morgan; sister, Linda Rankin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Saturday, 10am to 12noon at the West Center Chapel followed by MASONIC SERVICE at 12noon conducted by John J. Mercer Lodge #290, AF and AM. Interment in Guntersville, AL.
Memorials will be directed by the family.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900

Merle E Cook,
Cook, Merle E., 88

Died: Thursday, February 23, 2012, in Fremont
Merle was born on July 8, 1923 in Gandy, Nebraska to Adam and Ella (Philpot) Cook. He grew up in the Gandy area, the youngest of 6 children.
He served his country during WW II in the United States Air Force. Merle was currently a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 854 of Fremont.
On December 20, 1946, Merle was married to LaDonna Schaupp. They lived for a brief time in Iowa, then moved to Fremont. Merle was employed by Western Electric until he retired, then for 4 years he operated Cooky’s Lounge on west Military Ave. The couple lived in Loveland, Colorado from 1991 to 1995, when they returned to Fremont. In his earlier years, he coached little league baseball in Fremont.
Merle was preceded in death by his wife LaDonna in July of 1998, and by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Survivors: daughter – Denise and husband Jim Hughes of Fremont,son – Michael and wife Mary Cook of Franklin, Wisconsin, 4 grandchildren – Josh Cook,Jamie and husband Ben Adler, Joe Cook, Robb Steinpreis
The funeral service will be 2 PM Tuesday (Febr. 28, 2012) at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel, Fremont. The United States Flag will be presented to the family by the Fremont Honor Guard (American Legion Post 20 & VFW Post 854). The private committal will be in Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Dodge County Humane Society. Visitation at the Ludvigsen Mortuary will be on Monday (Febr. 27th) from 2 to 8 PM, with the family present from 6 to 8 PM.
online guestbook @ www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com

Bernadine E. “Berny” Kunce,
Kunce, Bernadine E.

Age 83, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012, at Midlands Living Center.
She was born November 15, 1928, in Denison, Iowa, to Bernard and Antonia (Ransom) Simons and graduated from
Thomas Jefferson High School in 1946. She attended business college and worked for AT&T for over 30 years
retiring in 1989, as a Mold Press Operator.  Berny is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Pharris and Lewis Simons; sister, Mary Alice Hendrix; and best friend, Betty Kunce.  Survivors include sister, Sandy Sweeney, of Council Bluffs; brothers, Thomas Simons (Dorothy), of Omaha, Neb., Enice Simons (Dorothy), of Council Bluffs; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; friends, Shirley Demont and Bonnie Anderson.
Visitation with the family Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Graveside services Monday, 3 p.m., Cedar Lawn Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Reception Center at Walnut Hill. Family and friends to meet at Cedar Lawn. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society preferred.

Rita (Roberta) Schimonitz
Schimonitz, Rita (Roberta)

Age 83 – Feb 15, 2012
Born to the late William and Helen Shimkus on April 18, 1928, in Omaha, NE, Rita died peacefully in her sleep, after
an extended battle with COPD. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Joseph; daughter, Linda Cuyler; and son, Robert; all of Omaha. Rita’s career began in house-wares at the Brandeis department store in downtown Omaha. She later went to work as a switchboard operator at Refinite. And after a stint as a salad lady at Anthony’s Steakhouse, she joined Western Electric in 1970, where she worked until her retirement from Lucent Technologies in 1993. Rita will long be remembered for her love of all things Christmas. She designed elaborate ornaments for the holiday she cherished, baked enough cookies to last until the 4th of July, and left her tree up from Thanksgiving till Ground-hog Day. She also loved to cook and read. And among her greatest treasures, she valued the many pets who brought joy into her home and light into her life. Rita has requested NO VISITATION OR SERVICES.
A CELEBRATION of Life will be announced at a later date. Memorials to the charity of your choice.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
FUNERAL HOME
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
www.klsfuneralhome.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from February 18 to February 19, 2012

Elmer R. (Junior) Johnson
Johnson, Elmer R. (Junior)
Apr 14, 1939 – Feb 2, 2012
Age 72. Pahrump, NV. Preceded in death by parents, Elmer C. Johnson and Shirley E. Thorpe;
brother Jerry C. Johnson. Survived by wife of 35 years, Dolores (Dee) Johnson of Pahrump, NV;
daughter Vicki Frey (Ron); son Rodney Johnson (Rhonda) of Omaha; step-daughters Ginger Shenk
(Larry), Deborah Bunn (Harvey), Lori Lang (John) of Fremont, NE; and step-son Randy Dodd (Diane)
of Pleasant Hill, CA; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Elmer was a Tool and Die Maker
for 31 years at AT&T Technologies. He retired in 1989 and moved to Pahrump, NV, where he became a
real estate agent for an additional 18 years. He loved country music and was lead guitarist and
vocals for the band, “Off the Wall.”
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 3pm at Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St, Omaha,
NE with lunch following.
Published in Omaha World-Herald from February 17 to February 19, 2012

Thomas J. LaRocca Sr.
LaRocca, Thomas J., Sr.

Age 95
Scribner, NE, formerly of Fremont, NE. Survived by sons James (Mary) LaRocca and Thomas J.
LaRocca, Jr., all of Fremont, Jeffrey LaRocca, Springfield, MO, John (Sandy) LaRocca, Omaha, NE,
Joel LaRocca, Fremont, and Jayme (Angela) LaRocca, Kansas City, KS; daughters Joanne (Robert)
Gemar, Fremont and Jeri (Jon Dennis) Nutzman, Lowden, IA; sisters Loretta (Jim) Nestle and
JoAnn Dausch, all of Tampa, FL; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great
grandchild.
MEMORIAL MASS 11am Saturday, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Fremont. VISITATION 3-8pm Friday
with family receiving friends 5-7pm and a K of C Rosary 7pm at funeral home. Burial with military
honors 
at Calvary Cemetery, Fremont. Memorials to Sons of Italy or Archbishop Bergan Elementary School.
MOSER MEMORIAL CHAPEL
2170 N Somers Ave Fremont, NE 68025
402-721-4490
www.mosermemorialchapels.com

Sheila Marie Moberg
Moberg, Sheila Marie

Aug 5, 1937 – Feb 13, 2012
Sheila lived life like she fought her illness, with dignity and grace. She is survived by her
husband, Walter (Wally); sons, Walter Jr. and Ron; grandchildren, Ashley and Amanda; great
granddaughter, Londyn; sisters, Joyce and Gail; brother, James Moore; many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her mother, Florence and husband, James Moore. In lieu of flowers memorials
to Parkinson’s or Lung Cancer Association. PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICEs will be held Friday,
February 17, 2012 at 11am at the funeral home. VISITATION Thursday 5-7pm. Interment at Westlawn
Hillcrest Memorial Park.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from February 15 to February 16, 2012

Retired from Western Electric – worked in the Cable Plant.
Marie N. Mattox
Mattox, Marie N.

May 27, 1918 – Jan 31, 2012
Preceded in death by husband William “Bill” H Mattox. Survived by daughter Dorothy Verl Barnard;
son and daughter in law Gilbert B. and Brenda; grandchildren Angela Lombana, Susan Rubes,
Karen Giessinger, Vincent Barnard and Patrick Mead; sister Viola Reese.
SERVICES Saturday 1pm West Center Chapel. Interment West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
VISITATION begins Friday 6pm with family receiving friends 6-8pm at the chapel.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from February 2 to February 3, 2012

Richard was an inspector in 50 Bldg.
Richard R. Rockwell
Rockwell, Richard R.”Rocky”
Apr 9, 1940 – Jan 30, 2012
Preceded in death by father, Alton Rockwell; brother, Mike Rockwell. Survived by daughters
and sons-in-law, Robbin Cogdill (Chad), Kimberly Dubas (Jim); son, Randy Rockwell; 4
grandchildren: 12-year-old twins, Cory and Alyssa Dubas, 6-year-old twins, Grant and Blake
Cogdill; mother, Minnie Walstead; sisters: Jan Finch (Bob), Terri Headley (Dave), Pam Hunt (Ed);
brother, Norm Rockwell (Alyce).
The family will receive friends Thursday, 5pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Friday,
11am, West Center Chapel with military rites by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334.
Help celebrate his life by wearing HUSKER colors. Memorials may be directed to Nebraska Lung
Association or to the family.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
Published in Omaha World-Herald from February 1 to February 3, 2012

Jim B. Wilson
Wilson, Jim B.
Aug 6, 1948 – Jan 22, 2012
Age 63. Omaha. Jim is survived by his wife, Ellen; daughter Kathy; sons, Jamie and daughter-in-law
Shanna, and Jay; granddaughters, Cayden and Leighton of Omaha; grandson, Holden James of Omaha;
brother Teddy; sisters Roberta and Shirley; numerous nieces and nephews; and many wonderful and
beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Bernice Wilson.
MEMORIAL SERVICE 10:30am Saturday, January 28, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek,
NE. Pastors Richard Snow and William Moorhead will officiate. Visitation Friday 6-8pm at the
church in Battle Creek. Jim was a consummate jokester. Stories and thoughts are very much
appreciated and may be sent to the family at: wilsonmustache48@gmail.comMemorials may be
directed to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to 3406 Koenigstein Avenue #18,
Norfolk, NE, 68701.
BROCKHAUS-HOWSER-FILLMER
FUNERAL HOME
Norfolk, NE 402-371-2960
Published in Omaha World-Herald from January 26 to January 27, 2012

Dean Howard Olsen
Olsen, Dean Howard
Jan 23, 2012
Dean was born on March 27, 1926 to the union of John and Dagma (Thompson) Olson of Missouri
Valley, Ia. Dean was preceded in death by his parents, brother Glen Olsen of Persia, la, sister
Loretta Christensen of Council Bluffs, la., life partner of 25 years Evelyn Suverkrubbe, grandson John Bighia, and granddaughter Jennifer (Bowling) Renolds. Dean Olsen is survived by his nine children, sons, Gary D. Olsen and
wife Janet; Michael E. Olsen and wife Susan; John E. Olsen and wife Cathy; daughters Rita Fidler and husband Russell; Bonnie Francis and husband Martin; Sandra Luna and husband Vince; all of Council Bluffs la, Linda Olsen of Derby, Kansas; Connie Treat and husband Bud of Meeker. Oklahoma and Debra Thacker of Destin, Florida; brothers Eugene Olsen and wife Betty of Council Bluffs. la; Kenneth Olsen and wife Marilyn of Tulsa, Ok.; sisters Ester Nelson of Neola, la; Bernice Hooge and husband Lowell of Council Bluffs, la; 27 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Dean was inducted into the United States Army on January 24, 1945 at Ft Levenworth Kansas and after a tour of duty in the Phillippines returned to the States and was discharged on 11/25/46 at Camp Beale California. Dean farmed in the Missouri Valley and Bee Bee town area until 1954 when he took a jab at Armour and Company and eventually moving his family to Omaha, Ne. Dean worked as an inspector for Armour until they closed their doors in 1968. Dean secured a job with Western Electric prior to Armour shutting down and worked both jobs full time for six months. He retired April 28, 1989 after 21 years of service. Dean was not one to sit idle so the following spring he took a part time job at Bag and Save Grocery Stores as a sack boy, and after a short time he was promoted to cold beer and dairy manager and continued working there full time for another six years.
VISITATION with the family is Wednesday 6-8PM at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home & Crematory.
MEMORIAL SERVICE is Thursday 11AM at the funeral home. A reception will follow the service in
the Hoy-Kilnoski Community Room. Inurnment will take place after the reception in the Grange
Cemetery. The family will direct memorials.
HOY – KILNOSKI
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712-256-9988
www.hoyfuneral.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from January 25 to January 26, 2012

Delbert C. O’Neal
O’Neal, Delbert C.

Born: October 26, 1946 Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Died: January 18, 2012 Papillion, Nebraska
Delbert was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and one nephew. Delbert is
survived by his wife Marilyn, Ashland; children and spouses Jennifer O’Neal, LaVista, NE;
Ryan, PA (Christine) O’Neal, Kansas City, KS; Sheri (Mike) Mundy, Omaha, NE; 4 grandsons
Isaac, Sam and Max O’Neal and Mason Mundy, other relatives and friends.
Delbert C. O’Neal was born October 26, 1946 in Plattsmouth, NE to Clyde E. and Carrie Helen
(Kerns) O’Neal. He passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Midlands Hospital, Papillion,
NE at the age of 65. Delbert grew up and attended school in Yutan, graduating from Yutan High
School in 1965. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He later retired from the US
Army Reserves after 20 years of service.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:00 PM
Cedar Hill United Methodist Church, Rural Greenwood, Nebraska
Interment – Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rural Greenwood, Nebraska
Visitation: Monday, January 23, 2011 ~ 4:00-7:00 PM
Marcy Chapel, Ashland, Nebraska and one hour prior to the service
Memorials: Cedar Hill United Methodist Church or
Ashland Fire and Rescue Squad

Ron retired from the Omaha Works 9-2-1997. Ron worked in the PMI lab in the 30bldg. Ron was also a veteran.
Ron A. Proctor
Proctor, Ron A.

Age 72 – Jan 18, 2012
Ashland, NE. Died at his home. Survived by wife Elaine; sons Blaine Proctor, Kansas City, MO,
Tracy Proctor, Syracuse, NE; grandchildren Jenifer and Joshua Proctor, Wahoo, NE; sisters in law,
Pat Proctor, Ashland, Myrtle Proctor, Omaha, NE; brother in law, Irvin Stephenson, Council Bluffs,
IA; preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Esther Proctor; brothers, Jerry and Jack Proctor;
sisters, Betty, Lois, Marjorie and Elaine.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at 11:30am at United Methodist Church, Ashland. Private
inurnment
 Ashland Cemeter. No Visitation. Memorials to United Methodist Church or The Salvation
Army. More information at www.marcysvoboda.com 
MARCY MORTUARY
Ashland, NE 402-944-3343
Published in Omaha World-Herald from January 19 to January 20, 2012


Darwin Fager notified us that Evelyn Dawson has passed away. She retired from the Works 10-28-19
Evelyn Dawson
Dawson, Evelyn
Apr 27, 1932 – Jan 13, 2011
MEMORIAL SERVICES Friday January 20, 2012 at 6pm, PowerHouse Church – Elder Bobby R. Murray, 2553 Browne St. Omaha, NE
For more info go to www.omaha.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald on January 18, 2012Judy Stroy notified us that Fred Wolski has passed away. He retired from the Works 5-8-2005
Frederick M. Wolski
WOLSKI, Frederick M.,
Mar 17, 1942 – Jan 16, 2012.Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Frederick Wolski, Jr., Michael and Anne Wolski.
SERVICES Friday, 1pm, West Center Chapel. The family will receive friends Thursday, 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Humane Society.
HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900

Marlene Majeski reports that Virginia Hawkins who retired from the Omaha Works when we were AT&T has passed away.
Virginia Hawkins
Hawkins, Virginia
Aug 8, 1927 – Jan 14, 2012
Preceded in death by husband Tilden Hawkins; sons, Steven and Michael; and sister Doris Gatrost. Survived by significant other Burt Post; sister Betty Kelley; son Thomas Hawkins (Marilyn); daughter Ruth Thrasher (Larry); son Donald Hawkins (Kim); son Ronald Hawkins (Mary); 10 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Thursday, January 19, 2012, 10am at Elk Ridge Independent Living Community Theater Room located at 19301 Seward Plaza, Elkhorn, NE 68022. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Virginia Hawkins at the local chapter located at 1941 South 42nd Street, Ste. 205, Omaha, NE 68105 or donate on-line at www.ALZ.Org.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published in Omaha World-Herald from January 16 to January 17, 2012