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Ralph E. Gable
, age 73, of Florissant, CO., passed away December 22, 2008. Preceded by sister, Donna Schwarb, and brother, Gary Dean Gable. Survived by loving wife Vera (Stastny) Gable; son, Gary Gableand wife Diana; daughter, Sheila Gable; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Paul Stastny; sister-in-law, Rita Stastny.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be 10am Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. VISITATION Tuesday From 3-8pm with family greeting friends from 4-7pm at the Funeral Home. Interment Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be given to the family.
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 12/25/2008 – 12/26/2008

William C. Becher Jr.
Saturday, Dec 27, 2008 – 01:16:10 am CST
William C. Becher, Jr., 78, of Fremont died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at A.J. Merrick Manor in Fremont.

He was born March 19, 1930, in Columbus. He moved with his family to Hastings in 1935, where he graduated from high school in 1947; in 1954 he graduated from Hastings College. He was named the 1952 State College Athlete of the Year. He was invited to the Brooklyn Dodgers training camp in 1948. He was an engineer for Western Electric for over 30 years. He married Bobette Wilber on Aug. 28, 1954, in Hastings; she preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 1993.
He was a member of Lancaster Masonic Lodge 54 of Lincoln and Tangier Shrine Center of Omaha.

Survivors include: a daughter, Cynthia (Mrs. Murphy) Kirby of Fremont; three sons, Robert (and wife, Lois) Becher of Chicago, Todd (and wife, Patti) Becher of Omaha and Jim (and wife, Nancy) Becher of Fremont; a daughter, Teresa (Mrs. Jeff) Petersen of Fremont; six grandchildren; and a brother, Richard (and wife, Dody) Becher of California.

The memorial service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Congregational Church, UCC in Fremont with the Rev. Shirley Schmidt officiating. There is no public visitation. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials are suggested to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. Condolences may be sent online at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com. Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenn Allan Merriman
MERRIMAN-Glenn Allan
, age 86, passed away December 22, 2008, in Omaha. Survived by wife, Doris, Omaha; sons, Jeffrey and wife, Jackie, Joel and wife, Jane; sisters, Betty Hovendick, Medarta Barger; grandchildren, Keara Westphal, Jaydn, Jordan, Jesse, Jentry, Jedidiah, Jeremiah; nieces, nephews and friends.
NO VISITAITON. Memorial Service Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 13271 Millard Ave. Inurnment at Craig, NE. CROSBY BURKET SWANSON-GOLDEN
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 333-7200
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 12/25/2008 – 12/26/2008

Lorraine worked most majority of her time in the molding area.
Lorraine M. Keckler
-Lorraine M., age 86, Louisville, NE. Preceded in death by her husband, Herb. She worked for Western Electric for 25 years. She is survived by her son, Gary Keckler and wife, Terri, Arlington, TX; daughters, Cheryl Weitzman and husband, Howard, Papillion, Carolyn Falcone and husband, Steve, Louisville, NE, and Marilyn Plowman and husband, Dale, Manley, NE; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great- grandchild; brothers, George Vervaecke, Louisville, NE, and Cyril Vervaecke and wife, Darlene, South Bend, NE; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral Services will be Tues., 12/16/08, 11 AM at the Fusselman Wymore Funeral Chapel, 413 Elm, Louisville, NE, with burial at Glendale Cemetery. Family Suggest Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Visitation will be Mon. from 9 AM-9 PM with the family greeting friends from 6-8 PM all at the Funeral Home.
Louisville, NE 402-234-3985
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 12/14/2008 – 12/15/2008

Lawrance “Larry” Nelson (LATE NOTICE)
NELSON-Lawrance D., age 75, Omaha.
Survived by wife, Catherine; daughters, Debra (Ken) Ortmann, Pam (Mark) Orsi; son, David (Suzanne) Nelson; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Letha (Duane) Berry, Anita (Harvey) Patterson; many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service Mon. 11 AM Central Presbyterian Church (726 S. 55th Street). Visitation Sun. 4-7 PM at Funeral Home. KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
5108 “F” St. 402-731-1234
Published in Omaha World-Herald from November 27 to November 30, 2008

Edgar Eugene Ruth
RUTH – Edgar Eugene,
 age 70, formerly of Omaha, NE, passed away November 12, 2008, in Wimberley TX, born in Casey, IA, May 30, 1938. Survived by wife, Beverly Ruth, of Wimberley; son, Bradley Ruth (Kerri) Omaha; daughter Lisa Kibbie (Greg) Valley, NE; step-sons Todd (Cheryl), and Jamie; 7 grandchildren, brother, Marvin Ruth (Annemarie) of Council Bluffs, IA; and sister, Marlene Plummer (Roger), Omaha, NE, nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service at St. Thomas Lutheran Church 17007 Q. St, Omaha, NE (894-2040) Saturday November 22nd, 10:30am, followed by visitation with the family.
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 11/19/2008 – 11/21/2008

“world famous bride doll dresser and former Avaya retiree “
Kathleen M. Schutte
SCHUTTE-Kathleen M.,
 age 59, Springfield, NE. Preceded in death by daughter, Kerri Starr; brother, Richard Sedlacek. Survived by husband, Kenn Schutte; daughter, Kwin (Jason) Moran; son-in-law, Patrick Starr; grandchildren, Shelbi, Sierra, Kenden, and Kasen; sister, JoAnn (Norman) Connelly; brothers, Bill (Mary Ellen) Sedlacek, John Sedlacek, and Ed Sedlacek; sister-in-law, Millie Sedlacek; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral Service 10 AM Tues. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St., Gretna, NE. Interment Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, NE. Visitation 4- 7 PM Mon. with Prayer Service at 7 PM at the Mortuary.
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 332-0090
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 10/5/2008 – 10/6/2008

Donna was a nurse at the plant.
Donna R. (Matras) Nielsen
 (Matras), age 54, of Omaha. Preceded in death by father Leo Matras. Survived by husband, Greg; son, Eric Nielsen; daughter, Amy Nielsen; mother, Helen Matras; brothers, John (Cathy) Matras, Frank (Paula) Matras; sister, Marge (Tony) Hoehn; nieces and nephews.
VISITATION Wednesday after 3pm with Vigil Service at 7pm at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10am St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (14330 Eagle Run Dr.). Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
82nd & Harrison 593-6100
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 9/30/2008 – 10/1/2008

Egon Viola worked in the Cable Plant for many years. He was a real artist. He made mosaics with small tile pieces.
Ed Arnone
Egon Viola
 a 46 year resident of Omaha passed away in Houston, TX on Sept 13th at the age of 89. Egon is survived by sons Marc and Goetz Viola of Houston, TX, daughter Jutta Larrick of Omaha, NE, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to Lauritzen Gardens.

Patricia Bowden Kratina
-Patricia Bowden, age 84, Ralston, NE. Preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Kratina; brother, Richard Bowden. Survived by sister, Joan Sennett; brother, Jack Bowden, both Essex, England; daughter, Sandra and husband, Ned Criscimagna; son, Mark and wife, Janet Kratina; grandchildren and spouses, Christine and Keith Brent, Matthew and Jenny Criscimagna, Mark, Jr. and Charlsi Kratina, Courtney and Benjamin Pinaire; great-grandchildren, K.J. Brent, Madison Brent, Ellie Rose Criscimagna, Emma Claire Kratina; many nieces; nephews. Patricia was a British War Bride. She married A.J. a few months after D-Day and they were married for 51 years. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately referred to her as Nanny or G-Nan. She will be remembered by all those who new her for her English accent, strength of character, loving nature and great sense of humor.
SERVICES Tuesday 10:30am West Center Chapel. Memorials to VNA Hospice, 1941 S. 42 St., Omaha, NE 68106. the family will receive friends Monday 6pm-8pm at West Center Chapel.
78th & West Center 391-3900

Richard D. Edgman
EDGMAN-Richard D.,
 age 72, Omaha. Retired from Lucent Technologies after 42 years. Survived by wife, Charlette of 49 years; son, Gary Edgman, Omaha, Greg Edgman, Omaha, daughter-in-law, Natalie; grandchildren, Jessie, Andrea, and Eric, his pet cats and all of his feline friends. Loving husband and father. Preceded in death by daughter, Georgia Ann; son, Kim; grandson, Dustin; and his pet monkey of 19 years, Cookie. He will be missed so very much.
FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30am Saturday at
Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park. VISITATION 6-8pm Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be given to the family ROEDER MORTUARY
2727 North 108th St. 496-9000
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 9/18/2008 – 9/19/2008

Ansel F. Andersen
 age 88, Fremont, NE. Survived by wife, Jean; son, Stevan (Marty) Andersen, Arlington, NE; daughter, Sandra (Bob) Blanchard, Cincinatti, OH; sister, Patty Wipperling, Omaha; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL 10am Friday at Funeral Home. VISITATION Thursday 5-8pm with family receiving friends 5-6:30pm. and Visitation continues Friday 9am-10am. Burial the Kennard Cemetery, Kennard, NE with Military Honors. Memorials to UNMC Parkinsons Disease Research Fund 4791. MOSER MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Fremont, NE 402-721-4490
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 9/17/2008 – 9/18/2008

Waldo Nels Holm
HOLM-Waldo Nels,
 age 89, 9/6/2008. Survived by wife Maxine; 2 sons, Ronald D. (Nancy) and Kenton B. (Dee); daughter Rachelle Denton; 3 grandchildren, Ashley, Tanner, and Cierra Denton.
No Visitation. Celebration of Life Service on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 2pm at St. Timothys Lutheran Church, 510 N. 93rd Street in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorials to the church. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500

Guy was a Past President of the Pioneers Cornhusker Chapter #92
Gaeton A. Godios

GODIOS – Gaeton A. Of Hamburg, entered into rest August 28, 2008. Beloved husband of Nancy L. (nee Jones) Godios; devoted father of Maryann (Thomas) Galluccio, Carol Ann Buskey, Barbara (Joe) Ralabate, Gaeton (Nancy) Godios, Denise (Joseph) Miller, Jean (Paul) Berkowitz, Patricia (Ricky) Scott and Lisa Godios; fond step-father of Jacqueline Jurich and Kim (Robert Jr.) Mallon Dussasult; cherished grandfather 11 grandchildren; loving son of the late Sebastian and Marion (Tozzo) Godios; dear brother of Donald (Mary) Godios, Julene (late Vito) Andriaccio and the late Genevieve (Joseph) Forti; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. No prior visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held in St. Marys of the Lake, 4737 Lake Shore Rd., Hamburg on Tuesday morning at 9:30 oclock. Arrangements by the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME.

Patricia A. (Sudyka) Pinhero
PINHERO-Patricia A.
 (Sudyka), age 72, Omaha. Preceded in deathy by son, James; parents, Larry and Helen Sudyka. Survived by son, Lawrence; loving aunts; uncles; cousins.
Wake Service Friday 6:30pm Dworak’s Vinton St. Chapel. SERVICES Saturday 9:30am Dworak’s Chapel to St. Patrick’s Church at 10am. Interment Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION beginning 4pm Friday. Memorials suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society.
2466 S. 16th St. 346-1144

DONNA – Barbara Jean Lewis Petty,
 82, born May 7, 1926, in Lincoln Nebraska, passed away August 22, 2008, in McAllen. She and her husband lived in Omaha, Nebraska before retiring to Victoria Palms Resort in Donna. She was the beloved wife of Richard E. Petty for 63 years; loving mother of daughter, Susan Long and husband, Stephen of Omaha, NE and son, Thomas L. Petty and wife Lynn of the S/V Roxanne, currently residing in New Zealand. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
She attended the University of Nebraska where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She worked many years at Western Electric in Omaha and retired after 25 years of faithful service. She was a loving individual who put her family and friends first. We will truly miss her and her many talents. She loved quilting, needlework, gardening, fishing and entertaining. She was a member of the Rio Grande Valley Quilter’s Guild, the Weslaco Elks Auxiliary and the Red Hats.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 210 W. Caffery in Pharr with the Rev. Scott Penrod officiating rector. At the family’s request, those friends who wish may make memorial contributions in her name to the comfort House Services, Inc., 617 Dallas Ave., McAllen, TX 78501 or to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 210 W. Caffery, Pharr, TX 78577. Arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home of Weslaco.
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Wanda Beth Beebee
BEEBEE-Wanda Beth, 
age 74 years, of Omaha. Preceded in death by special friend, Jean Azzarello; parents; 2 sisters; 2 brothers. Survived by daughter, Deborah Baratta; granddaughter, Gina Doeble; great-granddaughters, Taylor and Bree Doeble; sister, Mary Lou Maguire; nieces and nephews.
Graveside Service Tues., 9/9/08, 2 PM at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500

Bernard Borg
He worked in the cable plant.
 age 75, passed away January 25, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Buffalo, NY and Omaha. Bernie was the beloved husband of Arlene Borg for 54 years. Devoted father of 4 children; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Service and burial of cremains with Military Honors Friday August 29th from Amherst Memorial Chapel. Donation in memory of Bernie to charity of your choice. Amherst Memorial Chapel
Getzville, NY 716-636-4174

Irene C. Spain
She worked in High Bay.
SPAIN-Irene C.,
 age 73, Omaha, passed away 7/29/08. Preceded in death by mother, Gladys. Survived by daughter, Sheri R. Chaichi; granddaughter, Shawnee I. Chaichi; father, Earl Nelson. She had many many friends who loved her dearly.
Join us in the celebration of Irene’s tremendous life. Memorial Service Friday 11:30am Colonial Chapel. Family request memorials to Family Choice. CROSBY BURKET
Colonial Chapel
11902 W. Center Rd. 333-7200
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 7/30/2008 – 8/1/2008

Gene was an engineer at the Omaha Works
VALENTA-Eugene H.,
 age 82, Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Gertrude Valenta; brothers, Edward and Richard. Survived by wife, Donna M. Valenta; daughters, Holly Valenta, of Olathe, KS, Terri Valenta, of Dallas, TX; nieces and nephew.
Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 10:30 a.m., Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Nebraska American Heart Association. VISITATION Friday, 9:30-10:30am at Mary Our Queen Church.
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 7/30/2008 – 8/1/2008

Hamilton Max Strong
STRONG, Hamilton Mr. Hamilton Max Strong,
 age 74, of Peachtree City passed away July 15, 2008. He was preceded in death by a son, Jay Brenton Strong. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Strong of Peachtree City; children, Terri and Brad Koehn of Peachtree City, Cynthia Rhoades of Senoia, John and Brea Strong of Peachtree City; grandchildren, Amy, Andrew, Amanda, Chelsea, Nicholas, Jonathan, Logan; great grandchildren, Riley, Ashley, Emily; sister, Linda Foxworthy of Freemont, NE; twin brother, Benjamin Strong of Lake Havasu City, AZ. Memorial services will be held Friday July 18 at 1PM in the chapel of Carl J. Mowell & Son with Chaplin Dan Akins officiating. The family will receive friends between the hours of 12 noon until 1PM Friday at the funeral home. Those who desire may make contributions to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home,
Peachtree City. 770-487-3959.

Richard Christensen
 age 80, Omaha. Preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Joseph. Survived by wife, Jean Marie Christensen; daughters and sons-in-law: Kathy and Mike Steenson of Elkhorn, NE, Pati and Gary Carlson of Broken Arrow, OK; grandchildren: Bill Steenson and wife Andrea, Tamara Hunt and husband Ty, Katie Willis and husband Brad, Nick Steenson and wife Lacey, Molly Steenson, Machaela Steenson, Nicole Hieger and husband Mark, Keely Reimer and husband Cameron, Chad Carlson, Chase Carlson; great-grandchildren; Paige, Lola and Hayley Hunt, Michael and Taylor Steenson, Tanner and Parker Willis, Bayleigh Reimer, Avery and Austin Hieger.
Visitation from 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church. Vigil Service Tuesday, 7 p.m., St. James Catholic Church, 4710 No. 90th St. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. James Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary. Memorials to Notre Dame Sisters, St. James Catholic Church, or St. Patrick Catholic Church in Gretna, NE.
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 7/14/2008 – 7/15/200

Jerry L. Proctor
 age 73, Ashland, NE, died Monday (6-30-08) at Ashland Care Center; Ashland High graduate; retired from Lucent. Survived by wife Pat, Ashland; daughter and son-in-law: Cathy and Brad James, Lusk, WY grandchildren, Austin and Katlin James, Lusk, WY; David Nelson, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack (Myrtle) Omaha, Ron (Elaine), Ashland; sisters and brother-in-law, Elaine (Irvin) Stephenson, Council Bluffs, IA, Lois Killman, Palm Harbor, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, David; sisters, Betty Bauer, Marjorie Hanson.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday (7-3-08) 10am St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ashland. Burial Ashland Cemetery. VISITATION 6-8pm Wed. (7-2-08) with Prayer Service 7pm all at church. Memorials to Ashland Rescue Squad or for Masses.
Ashland, NE 402/944-3343
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 7/1/2008 – 7/2/2008.

Harry “Pete” Peterman
PETERMAN-Harry “Pete”,
 age 89, of Thornton, CO. Preceded in death by his wife Shirley and son Steven. Father of Micheale Oldham, Omaha, NE and Craig Peterman, Leadville, CO. Grandfather of Kim, Mike, Tony, and Stephanie; great grandfather of Brittany, Zachary, Taylor, and Kaitlyn.
Memorial Mass was Friday at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mother Catholic Church, Welby, CO. Highland Mortuary
Denver, CO 303-451-6674
Published in the Omaha World-Herald on 6/28/2008.

Erwin Joseph Rueschhoff
RUESCHHOFF-Erwin Joseph,
 age 72 of Gretna, NE.
VISITATION Sunday 1-8pm with family receiving friends from 6-8pm and a Wake service at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10:30am at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gretna, NE. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Gretna, NE. Memorials to Alzheimers Association. KAHLER DOLCE
Papillion, NE 339-3232
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 6/27/2008 – 6/28/2008.

Edith Kay Hess
Edith Kay Hess,
 age 70, of Council Bluffs passed away June 21, 2008.
Edith, one of five children of the late Wilbur Marion and Evelyn Glenorva (Snodgrass) Young, she was born August 16, 1937, near Afton, Iowa. She graduated from Afton High School in 1955. Edith was very active in her church, Salem United Methodist Church and the Pottawattamie County Republican Party. She was retired from Lucent Technologies (previously Western Electric and AT&T).

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her beloved
daughter, Rita Kay Hess, who went to be with the Lord on October 8, 1983.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, George Edward Hess of Council Bluffs; daughter, Tina M. Murdoch of Council Bluffs; daughter, Cynthia D. Hess of Tulsa, Okla.; sons, Scott E. Hess and wife Christine of Omaha, Neb.; and Gregory M. Hess and wife Lisa of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Stephen M. Burke, Kirsti L. Hess and son Gabriel J. Hess, Markayla M. Murdoch, Kira E. Hess, Martina B. Murdoch, Tel-Michael G. Hess, Michael E. Hess, Lauren J. Hess, Ian A. Hess, and Zachary R. Hess; brothers, Arlo Young and wife Janice of Madrid, Iowa and Elmer Young and wife Nancy of Arispe, Iowa; and, sisters, Grace Janelle Zagor of Sand Springs, Okla., and Q. Pauline Lieth and husband Don of Omaha; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, June 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home in Council Bluffs. Funeral service, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church in Council Bluffs with Rev. Dave Weesner officiating. Internment at Memorial Park Cemetery followed by a luncheon at Salem United Methodist Church. Family will direct memorials.

Joseph Francis Sinkule
SINKULE-Joseph Francis, 
91, loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and friend, peacefully passed from this life on 5/15/08, in Vancouver, WA with his loving family at his side. Born 1/9/1917 in Weston, NE. Dad was a wonderful man of many talents. He was a gifted Polka musician who played in his father’s band, The Joseph Sinkule Orchestra, touring the country in the 1930’s. They had a local radio show in York, NE for several years. He continued his musical career, playing with The Dave Husky Orchestra, The Vincent Emmaual Concert Band, as well as the Vern Luddington Orchestra. In 1980 he was proudly inducted into the Nebraska Polka Hall of Frame. Dad retired from AT&T/Western Electric in Omaha in 1982 and enjoyed his retirement years visiting his family and traveling. In 2006 Joe and his wife Emily moved to Vancouver, WA to live by their son and daughter-in-law, but he remained an avid Cornhusker fun. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Emily (Proskocil) Sinkule, daughter Diane (Paul) Durham, of Ames, IA; sons Gene (Cheryl) Sinkule, of Vancouver, WA, and Joseph, (Nancy) Sinkule of Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren, Steve (Shannon) Pree, of Robins, IA, Shanna (Brad) Scott of Jensen Beach, FL, Joey Sinkule, and Jessica Sinkule all of Scottsdale, AZ; great grandsons, Keegan, Baylor, and Ty Pree and Jaxon and Easton Scott. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Adela Kaspar.
A Celebration of His Life, an informal gathering for family and friends will be held at St John Vianney Catholic Church Hall, 5801 Oak Hills Drive, Omaha, NE on Saturday, June 14, 2008 from 2-4pm.

Charles Eugene “Chic” Lange
Charles Eugene “Chic” Lange,
 87, died peacefully in his sleep Mon. (5/19/08) after being afflicted with Alzheimer’s for the last 7 years. He was born March 30, 1921 in Aurora to Richard & Mildred (Savage) Lange. Married Charlotte Page April 22, 1944 & enjoyed 39 years of marriage prior to her death in 1983. Charles was in the CCC & a WWII vet. He worked for Western Electric for 36 years. He is a member Sacred Heart Catholic Church, VFW Post 131 & former member of FOE 147.
Survivors: Daughter & Son-in-law – Toni & Larry Standley of Lincoln; Grandchildren & Spouses – Shawna & Chris Bercey, Brandon & Carmen Standley of Lincoln, Shane & Karen Standley of Glidden, IA; Great Grandchildren – Noah, India, London, Nile, Amara, Madison & Syra
Preceded in death by Brothers – Richard & Joseph Lange, Sister – Patricia Biggs

Ruth A. Lutz
LUTZ-Ruth A.,
 age 70 years, Omaha. Survived by husband, Ralph; 2 daughters and spouses, Mary Lutz-Priefert (Craig), Lincoln, NE and their 2 children, Zachary and Charles, Anne Determan (Dan), Omaha and their 3children, Kateri, Maria, and Sam; brother, LeRoy (Carolyn) Schulte, Kearney, NE; sister, Joyce Randall, Hastings, NE. Memorials to St. Vincent DePaul Parish Education Trust.
VISITATION begins Sunday 5pm at St. Vincent DePaul Church with Wake Service at 7pm. SERVICES Monday 10:30am St. Vincent DePaul Church. Interment Resurrection. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 5/15/2008 – 5/19/2008.

Lorraine A. Borman
BORMAN-Lorraine A.,
 age 80 years of Omaha. Preceded in death by husbands, Wallace Borman and Berwin Evans; son Daniel Borman. Survived by son, Terry Borman and wife, Rebecca, Springfield, VA, Jay Borman and wife Mary De, Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Erik, Katie, Tyler, Matt and Stephanie; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Ken Polenz and wife Norma, Waverly, NE.
VISITATION Thursday 1-8pm with the family receiving friends from 5-7pm with Wake service at 7pm all at the Kahler-Dolce Mortuary, Papillion, NE. Mass of Christian burial Friday 10am at St. Joan of Ark Catholic Church, 7501 Vinton St., Omaha, NE. Interment Voss Mohr Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Memorials to the American Cancer Association or St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church KAHLER-DOLCE
Papillion, Neb. 339-3232
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 5/14/2008 – 5/15/2008.

Rodney was in engineering, 30 Bldg.
Rodney L. Wentworth 5-5-08
 age 58, Omaha. Preceded in death by beloved wife, Rosalie. Survived by mother, Elaine Wentworth; father, Robert Wentworth; siblings, Sheila Martin (Jack), Zale Schafer (Tom), Joel Wentworth, Stacy Stephens; daughters, Diane Rak (Dan) and Kathryn Hunter; son, Larry Hunter; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
SERVICES Thursday, 10:30am West Center Chapel. Interment, St. John Cemetery, Bellevue, NE. Memorials to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. VISITATION from 4pm Wednesday, with family receiving friends 6-8pm at the West Center Chapel. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 5/5/2008 – 5/8/2008.

Francis L. “Frank” Barak
BARAK-Francis L. “Frank”,
 age 88, Co. Bluffs. Retired AT & T. Preceded by parents, Anthony J. and Marie (Novotny) Barak; sister, Marie and brother Jerome. Survived by wife of 52 years, Barbara (Rew) Barak, daughters, Victoria Armbruster, M.D. and husband Robert, M.D., Sheila Graham all Co. Bluffs; sons, Barry Barak, Grand Junction, CO., Rev. Christopher Barak, Palmyra, NE., Stephen Barak and wife Charlene, Cedar Rapids, IA.; 10 grandchildren; sister, Anna Schafer; brother, Dr. Anthony Barak both of Omaha.
FUNERAL MASS, Saturday, 12 noon at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. ROSARY RECITATION, Friday, 7:00 p.m. Cutler-O’Neill Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Albert Schools or St. Peter’s Church. CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Funeral Home
545 Willow Ave. 322-7779
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 4/17/2008 – 4/18/2008.

Shorty was the chief maintenance man in the forklift area of 30 building.
Laverne William “Shorty ” Hunt
HUNT-LaVerne William “Shorty “/”Peanut”,
 age 82, Bellevue formerly of Ralston, NE and Glenwood, IA; died Apr. 13, 2008. He retired from Western Electric in 1986 with 28 years of service as a maintenance mechanic. Preceded in death by parents, Claude and Florilla Hunt brothers, Noah, Claude Jr., Charles and Floyd. Survived by loving wife Helen daughter and son-in-law. Linda and Stanford Gooch granddaughter Aimee Marie Goochsister and brother-in-law Florilla and William Jens, Jr., Glenwood; sisters-in-law, Genevieve Hunt, Betty Hunt, Glenwood, June Hunt, Las Vegas, Mary Meredith, Glenwood.
VISITATION Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 at the funeral home. Funeral Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Messiah Lutheran Church (80th and Lakeview – Ralston). Graveside Service 2:00 p.m. Glenwood Cemetery – Glenwood, IA. Memorials to Messiah Lutheran Church Property Replacement Fund. BETHANY FUNERAL HOME
82nd & Harrison 593-6100
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 4/14/2008

Charles A. Aufenkamp
 age 77 of Bellevue. Survived by wife, Betty; son, Paul, daughter, Linda; grandchildren.
Private family burial. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
Published in the Omaha World-Herald on 4/13/2008.

Gladys Mueller
Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 – 11:21:40 am CDT
The funeral for Gladys Mueller, 68, of rural Fremont will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont.
She died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at her home.
She was born Nov. 28, 1939, in Staplehurst to Merle and Alma Nelsen Burkholder. In 1944, she came with her family to Fremont. She attended Fremont schools and graduated from Fremont High School in 1957. She married Eugene Mueller on March 1, 1958, and they made their home in Fremont. She had worked briefly for F.W. Woolworth store in downtown Fremont, then went to work for Western Electric which later became Lucent Technologies, retiring in 1997. Her husband preceded her in death in May 2002.
Gladys was a strong woman, always there for her family, even as she faced her health issues with courage. She enjoyed occasionally going to the casinos, and also playing bingo with her friends.

Survivors include: two daughters, Jayne (and husband, Corey) Wegner and Jeanette Legband, all of Fremont; three sons, Dan (and wife, Ivonne) Mueller of Columbus, Cory (and wife, Donna) Mueller of Morse Bluff and Mark (and wife, Corey) Mueller of Fremont; two brothers, Merle Burkholder of Augusta, Ga., and Duane (and wife, Kathy) Burkholder of Craig; two sisters, Bobbie (and husband, Jack) Sloan and Lila (and husband, Larry) Lee, all of Colorado Springs; a half sister, Betty (and husband, Dennis) Palmer of Springfield; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Chaplain Scott Jensen will officiate Friday’s service. Closed casket visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the mortuary with family present from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and to the Fremont Area Medical Center Hospice.
An online guest book may be signed at www.ludvigsenmortuary.com

Darlene Glesmann

Boyd G. Swarts
Swarts, Boyd G.,
 – 83, Lincoln, died Thursday (3/6/08) in Milford. Born Nov. 29, 1924, near Elmwood to George and Edna (Oehlerking) Swarts. Boyd graduated from Lincoln High School, Lincoln, then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-1946. He married Mary Jo Harrison November 30, 1946, at St. Pat’s Catholic Church in Lincoln, and they had four sons. As a boy, Boyd sold magazines and candy bars to supplement his mother’s income after his father died, and had a paper route for the Lincoln Journal-Star. In high school, he worked for Smith Bakery, Lincoln, then after his marriage, he was employed with Western Electric, Omaha, for 30 years in Q.A. until his retirement. Outside of work, his activities included driving ponies, traveling, and repairing anything that needed fixed.
Visitation: No visitation; cremation.
Service: Celebration of Life Service: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Prairie Home United Methodist Church, Prairie Home, Nebraska.
Family Gathering: Family will greet friends immediately prior to services on Saturday at the church.
Memorials: To the church or the Alzheimer’s Association. To the church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Swarts, Lincoln; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Nancy Swarts, Milford, Monte and Terri Swarts, Battle Lake, Minn., Joe and Teri Swarts, Lincoln, and Jon Swarts, Battle Lake; brother-in-law Paul Revell, Melbourne, Fla.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ruth (Swarts) Revell, and a step-great-granddaughter, Chenell Stangl.

Late Notice
Marie E. (Deremer) (Mason) Ivey
IVEY-Marie E. (Deremer) (Mason),
 age 90 of Omaha. Daughter of Daily and Elizabeth Deremer, Was born in Waco, NE on 11/4/17. Passed away on 3/14/08 in Omaha. Preceded in death by parents; son, Walter F. Mason; brother, Paul Deremer; sisters, Margaret Cain, Agnes Kline and Irene Samson; husbands, Walter A.B. Mason and Edward A. Ivey. Survived by brother, Leo Deremer, Seward, NE; daughter, Janice Rozie; sons, Roger Mason and Stanley (Judy) Mason, all Omaha; grandchildren, Kristina (Gail) Lamberson, Michelle (Barry) Stirtz, Walter Mason Jr. Robert Mason, all of Missouri Valley, IA; Bradley Rozic of Chamberlain, SD, Bryan (Sharon) Rozic of Gainesville, GA, Shawn (James Callahan) Chapman of Bracey, VA, Kylie (Gregory) Gregory) Salerno, Alan (Teresa) Mason, Joshua (Katherine) Mason all of Omaha; 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Services Monday 3/17/08 10:00 a.m. Volzke Funeral Home, Seward, NE. Burial in Utica Cemetery, Utica, NE. VOLZKE MORTUARY
Seward, NE 402-643-2515
Published in the Omaha World-Herald on 3/16/2008.

Late Notice
Daryl J. Schleisman
 age 78, Co. Bluffs. Retired electronic technician at Western Electric. Preceded by wife, Joan M. (Evans) Schleisman in 1997. Survived by daughter, Dawn M. Schleisman, Co. Bluffs; sister, Colleen Moore (Richard), Omaha; brothers, Roland Schleisman, Perry, IA, John Schleisman (Joanne), Tucson, AZ, Duane Schleisman (Laurina), Omaha; nieces; nephews. FUNERAL MASS Thursday 10am Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church, 3304 4th Ave. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery with military rites tendered by American Legion Post #2. Rosary Recitation, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Cutler-O’Neill Funeral Home. Memorials to Queen of Apostles/Holy Family Church or Masses. CUTLER-O’NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING
Funeral Home
545 Willow Ave. 322-7779
Published in the Omaha World-Herald on 3/19/2008.

Kathy E. Bartkowitz
 age 65 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Del M. Bartkowitz and parents, Sid and Ione Ogg. Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Jenny Stanek; grandchildren, Noah and Leah and many friends.
Memorial services Thursday 2:00 P.M. at the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Pacific Street Chapel. The family will begin to receive friends Thursday at 1:00 P.M. with a Memorial Service at 2:00 P.M. at the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Pacific Street Chapel. Inurnment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
14151 Pacific St., 391-1664
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 3/19/2008 – 3/20/2008.

Past President of Cornhusker #92
Ralph H. Brewer
BREWER – Ralph H.,
 age 73 years, Omaha. Preceded in death by wife, Patricia S. Brewer. Survived by children: Teri Brewer of Mentor, OH, Tracy Coufal and husband Terence of Denver, CO, Robyn Lein and husband Kelvin of Fremont, NE; 9 grandchildren; brother, Richard Brewer and wife Jackie of El Reno, OK; sister, Marjorie Sears of Oklahoma City, OK.
Services Saturday, 10:00 a.m., St. Luke United Methodist Church, 11810 Burke St. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park with full military honors by Benson V.F.W. Post #2503. Memorials to St. Luke United Methodist Church. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 3/11/2008 – 3/14/2008.  

Late Notices – We were just notified of Roger Vincent and James E. Heckman
Roger D. Vincent, Sr
Vincent Sr., Roger D.
 – age 53, Council Bluffs, passed away at his home December 10, 2007. He was born in Council Bluffs, August 30, …
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on 12/12/2007.J

James E. Heckman
HECKMAN – James E.,
 age 68 years, Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Kathrine and Edward Heckman; brothers, John and David Heckman. Survived by wife, Susie Heckman; sons: Scott Heckman and wife Peggy of Avoca, IA, Craig Heckman and wife Debbie of Omaha; grandchildren: Jenny, Stephanie and Glenn Johnson, Brittany Heckman; brother, Joe Heckman and wife Peggy of Johnstown, OH; sister, Barb Yoder of Sebring, FL.
Services Monday, 10:30 a.m., Word of Life Fellowship, 3000 So. 20 Street. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials to VNA Hospice. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. Sunday, with family receiving friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 1/24/2008 – 1/28/2008.

Gordon L. Harlow
HARLOW – Gordon L.,
 71 years, Omaha. Preceded in death by parents and infant daughter, Jody Lynn. Survived by wife, Joan M. Harlow; brother, Eldon Harlow and wife, Jan of Lincoln; many other relatives and friends.
Services Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., West Center Chapel. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with full military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials to Nebraska Heart Association. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, with family receiving friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 3/9/2008 – 3/11/2008.

Charlene TOLSTON
age 61, 3/3/08. Survived by 2 sons, Kelvin and James Tolston; daughter, Janita (Terry) Kelly, Omaha; 3 sisters, Doris Richardson, Ogallala, NE, Ronnie Valentine, Jackie Craigmiles, Omaha; stepbrothers and stepsisters; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives.
Viewing 4-9pm Wednesday Mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE 2pm Thursday Greater St. Paul COGIC, 2123 Miami St. Interment Graceland Cemetery. THOMAS FUNERAL HOME
3920 N. 24th St. 453-7111
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 3/4/2008 – 3/5/2008.

Philip Stubbe
 age 73 years, Omaha. Preceded in death by daughter, Paula J. Cooley; parents, Hilko and Elske. Survived by wife, Sally, of Omaha; son, Kevin, of Waterloo, IA; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Darlene, of Gretna; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Gary Couch, of Keller, TX; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dolores Fink, and Beverly Phillips.
FUNERAL Thurs 11am, at the Mortuary. Interment Voss Mohr Cemetery. VISITATION starts Wed 4pm, with family recieving friends from 6-8pm. Miltary Honors by Millard VFW Post No. 8334. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
78th & West Center 391-3900
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 3/4/2008 – 3/5/2008.

JoAnn Voboril
Voboril, JoAnn S.
 76, of Lincoln, formerly of Wahoo, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at her home in Lincoln. She was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Woonsocket, S.D., to Magnus and Nellie Helgeland. When she was young, the family moved to Mitchell, S.D. She went to elementary school there and graduated from Mitchell High School. In 1949, she married Bernard Macholan in Mitchell. They moved to Lincoln, and later in 1957, to Wahoo. She worked at Western Electric in Millard for 25 years. She was active at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and Lydia League. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4502 and American Legion Post 82 auxiliaries.
Survivors include: her husband, Joe Voboril of Wahoo; a son, Terry (and wife, Judy) Macholan of Lincoln; two grandsons and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Macholan; two brothers and a sister.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wahoo. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Svoboda Funeral Home in Wahoo and will continue one hour prior to service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery in Wahoo.
Memorials have been established to Our Redeemer Church Building Fund and the American Cancer Society.
Fremont Tribune, Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 – 12:45:24 pm CST

Sheila C. Filipiak
 age 58yrs. She battled a courageous fight with cancer for 7 years. Preceded in death by father, Clarence Dukeshier; brother, Michael Dukeshier. Survived by mother, Lydia Dukeshier; brother, Steve Dukeshier; husband, James Filipiak; daughters, Treasure (Mike) Canova, Carla Hiser, Jodie Bell, and Dawn O’Gorman; son, Steven (Cathy) Filipiak; 6 grandchildren.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Thurs 3pm, Gretna Chapel. VISITATION Wed 4-8pm.
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 332-0090
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 2/26/2008 – 2/27/2008.

Sharon A. Justsen
JUSTSEN-Sharon A.,
 born 11/16/1950, passed away 2/21/2008 surrounded by loved ones. Preceded in death by grandmother, Emma Barden; mother, Veda (Gilmore) Barden. Survived by husband, Robert; daughter, Adrienne; niece, Kristy Croshaw; father, William Barden; and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. Sharon worked at Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent/Avaya, retiring after 33 years. Her work included assembly, scheduling, personnel, and accounting. She was Vice President of the IBEW Office Union, and did whatever was necessary to ensure fair treatment of her fellow workers. She continued her education while working, obtaining her bachelor’s degree. After retiring she began her second career in real estate, which she continued even during her health problems.
Funeral Service Mon. 10 AM at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. Visitation with the family Sun. 5-7 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials suggested to The Omaha Chapter of Every Woman Counts, or to your favorite cancer organization. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500
Published in the Omaha World-Herald from 2/24/2008 – 2/25/2008.

Walt was a supervisor in cable.
Tom Baye telephoned me with the sad news that Walter Jingleski had passed away. I copied the following from the Orlando Sentinel web site:
 Orlando, died Friday. Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando.
Tom understands that Walt’s cremains will be transported to Omaha for internment next to his late wife. Tom also understands that there will be a memorial service some where in or near Omaha for Walter. I’ll forward more info if I get any. George

May Fishler
Fishler, May A.,
 age 92, of Fremont died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Pathfinder House in Fremont.
She was born Aug. 21, 1915, in Leigh to Harry and Elsie (Landerfield) Philson. She grew up in Leigh and graduated from Leigh High School. She lived in Central City from 1935-44. She then moved to Fremont. She worked for the former Western Electric, now Connectivity Solutions, in Omaha, retiring in 1977.

She married Lester Fishler in 1935 in Omaha. He died in September 1964.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and its Altar Society, both of Fremont. She was a life member of Telephone Pioneers of America. She had done both watercolors and oil painting since she was 15 years old. She recently had an art show at the Pathfinder House in Fremont, showing her many paintings in December 2007.

Survivors include: two sons, John E. (and wife, Hilda) Fishler and Marvin L. (and wife, Vicki) Fishler, all of Central City; a daughter, Helen Hoesing of Bennington; daughter-in-law, Adele Fishler of Brighten, Colo.; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

She also was preceded in death by a son, a brother, a sister and a great-granddaughter.

The funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 3400 E. 16th St., in Fremont with the Rev. Ronald Battiato officiating. Visitation will be from

2-8 p.m. Tuesday with a rosary at 7 p.m. which is open to the public, all at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service time Wednesday at the church. Burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Leigh with the Rev. Tim Forget officiating.
A memorial has been established to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Monday, Jan 21, 2008 – 11:18:56 am CST, The Fremont Tribune