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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 

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
402-339-3232 www.Kalherdolcemortuary.com

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.

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

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


 
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