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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
Southwest Chapel 
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400
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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.
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

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.
Gretna Chapel
11710 Standing Stone Dr. 402-332-0090
Grenta, NE

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.
5108 "F" St.
Omaha, NE402-731-1234

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.
441 No Washington St.
Papillion NE 402-339-3232

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
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

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
21901 West Maple
Elkhorn, NE

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 fiancÚ, 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 
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 
72nd St. Chapel
1702 N. 72nd St.
Omaha, NE 68114

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.
6800 S 14TH ST
LINCOLN, NE 68512 | 402-423-1515 

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
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.
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
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
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
7805 W. Center Rd.,
Omaha, NE

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