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Dan Lindblad notified us this morning of the passing Dolores M. Thornburg. Dolores retired from the Omaha Works while we were still AT&T with 30 years of service. Dan mentioned that he worked with Delores in Mini Wire Spring Relays for many years. I didn't see this obit in the morning email earlier today.

Dolores M. Thornburg
7/4/1932 – 1/10/2020
Age 87 years of Omaha

Dolores M (Trout) Thornburg was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Charles Thornburg. She is survived by her daughters Kathy (Dan) Proffitt, Debbie (Doug) Kobylasz and Judy Murcek. 6 grandchildren Rob, Diane (Ben), Melissa, Vicki (Carl) and Gerald (Jessica). 18 great grandchildren Shad (Cheyanne), Valerie, Taylor, Hunter, Kayleigh, Joesph, Norah, Katie, Summer, Landon, Rylie, Dominic, Nevaeh, Malena, Braxton, Trinity and Greyson, and many other relatives and friends.

Dolores was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Dane and Margaret Trout. Dolores met the love of her life and they got married on October 28, 1950. Together they had three children.

Dolores worked at AT&T from 1960-1990. She spent many years there working on the assembly line and establishing life long friendships.

After losing her husband in 1994, she took up traveling to different places with her mother Margaret, her aunt Shirley and best friends Carolyn.

She enjoyed doing ceramics on Tuesday nights and monthly luncheons with “the girls”.

What put a smile on her face was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dolores was preceded in death by her infant son (Floyd Charles Thornburg Jr), great grandson (Jordan Charles Armstrong), grandson’s (Michael Dane Buechler and Jamie Joseph Kobylasz).

Celebration of Dolores’ Life: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at 3:00pm, with family receiving friends one hour prior to the service Friday 17 Jan, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM , all at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel)

Celebration of Life Friday 17 Jan 3:00 PM Braman Southwest Chapel 6505 S. 144th St. Omaha, NE 68137
Intermitment Calvary Cemetery 7710 West Center Road Omaha, NE 68124

Braman Mortuary –Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St.
Omaha, NE 68137

Jane Peters notified Edie Riester yesterday afternoon of the passing of Pat Elliott and Edie forwarded it to us. Pat started at the Omaha Works on 4/13/1998 and worked in Cabinets 2nd shift. We have no record of when Pat retired from CommScope after they purchased the Omaha Works from Avaya.

Pat Elliott
7/2/1953 – 1/6/2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020
2:00 – 4:00 PM at
Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE
Monday, January 13, 2020
10:00 AM at
Christ Community Church 404 S. 108th Ave Omaha, NE
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Roeder Mortuary:
2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE
(402) 496-9000

On January 6, 2020, Pat Elliott died doing what he loved best, helping others. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 2, 1953 to Truman and Dorothy Elliott. He grew up in a poor family, the middle child of nine, and was dubbed “the Rebel” of the already rowdy bunch. He signed up for the Marine Corps in 1971 and served in The Vietnam War as a machine gunner. In his mid-twenties, Pat recommitted his life to Jesus.

By the grace of God, his strength of spirit and passionate faithfulness, Pat became “the Reverend.” Always gifted with using his hands, Pat worked as a roofer, welder, and handyman extraordinaire. He used these gifts to bless countless people, family and strangers alike. He was a preacher at heart and loved to share about God’s love to all who would listen. Especially close to his heart was Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, where he volunteered as a chaplain for nearly 10 years.

After retirement, he also volunteered his time and expertise at Omaha Rapid Response, helping those who had become homeless through storm or flood rebuild their lives. When he wasn’t helping others, Pat loved to spend his time out in nature. He spent long, joyful hours up in a deer stand, walking his hunting dogs through fields, catching award-winning fish, feeding backyard birds with his wife, and taming the wild berry bramble he planted in their backyard for all to enjoy.

Pat gave generously to all people and befriended anyone and everyone, but he was particularly doting with the children who knew him as Grandpa, Papa, or Mr. Pat. He built playhouses, sandboxes, train tracks and impressive towers, doled out peanuts and pieces of gum, read books, changed diapers, led dance parties, and was rarely found without a baby in his arms.

He was a deeply devoted husband, father, and grandfather who knew the Father’s love and shared this love every way he knew how. Pat is survived by Peggy, his wife of 35 years, his four sons, Patrick (Stephanie), Jonathan, Michael (Tasha), and Gabriel (Tricia) Elliott, two daughters, Kira (Kristopher) Day and Abigail (Benjamin) Eberly, ten grandchildren, Dalton, Breanna, Harper, Samantha, Seamus, Solomon, Eve, Rosemary, Sapphira, and Iona, and eight siblings, Bill, Dorothy, Tom, Mike, Nancy, David, Danny, and Paul.

Pat’s eternal smile, strong hands, and warm heart will be remembered by all who knew him. The light of the rebel turned reverend will continue to shine brightly through the lives of all those who felt the warmth of his love. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Pat Elliott to Good News Jail and Prison Ministry Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa or Omaha Rapid Response. Condolences and donations can be brought to the visitation or memorial service or sent to the family at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N 108th Street, Omaha, NE 68164.

Edie Riester notified us this afternoon of the passing of Linda C. (Ford) Huenniger. Linda started to work at the Omaha Works on 2/2/1984 but we don't have an retirement date for Linda.

Linda C. (Ford) Huenniger,
February 24, 1947 - January 1, 2020

Huenniger, Linda C. (Ford) February 24, 1947 - January 1, 2020 Preceded in death by husband Don Huenniger, parents Chuck and Millie Ford, and sister Beverly Nielsen. Survived by sons Brian Parizek (Lisa) and Andrew Parizek (Paula), brother Chuck Ford (Patti) and sister Nancy Brickley (David). Grandchildren Sidney, Emma, Lucy, Lily and Oscar, nieces and nephew. Private Services.

Judy Stroy and John Symonsbergen notified us this morning of the passing of Robert "Bob" Faust. We don't know when Bob retired but we think it was after 2000 and may have had 35 plus years of service.

Robert J. Faust
January 16, 1949 - January 2, 2020
Faust, Robert J. January 16, 1949 - January 2, 2020 Preceded in death by parents, William and Ann; brothers, Thomas and William. Survived by wife, Sandra; children, Tracey Faust, Robert Faust (Jackie) and Wendy Faust; grandson, Aaron Shalifoe; brother, John (Judy); sister, Beverly Willms (Ron); sister-in-law, Marge Faust; nephews and nieces. VISITATION begins Saturday, 9am, with a MEMORIAL SERVICE at 10am, at the mortuary. Private interment: Omaha National Cemetery.

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