Peters, Richard E., M.D. December 12, 1929 - June 15, 2020 MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, July 3rd at 10:30am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific. INTERMENT: St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery; military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334. To view a live broadcast of the Mass, visit www.stroberts.com. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
Read through the obituaries published today in Omaha World-Herald.
Peters, Richard E., M.D.
Reynolds, Karen Lynn (Grefe)
Reynolds, Karen Lynn (Grefe) April 28, 1961 - July 1, 2020 GRIFFITHS-HOVENDICK CHAPEL 708 North 6th Street Beatrice, NE 402-223-3521
Mann, Larry W.
Mann, Larry W. April 17, 1949 - June 27, 2020 VISITATION: Friday 9-10am with a MEMORIAL SERVICE: at 10am at the John A. Gentleman 72nd St. Chapel. Interment Flower Hill Cemetery. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES AND CREMATORY 72nd STREET CHAPEL, 1010 N 72nd Street (402) 391-1664 | www.johnagentleman.com
Faber, Vivian Adel (Smith)
Faber, Vivian Adel (Smith) February 18, 1929 - June 30, 2020 Preceded in death by parents, William H. and Kathryn Smith; and brothers, Gary Smith and Richard More. Survived by husband, Wendell; sisters, Donna Townsend (Ed) and Linda Hagedorn (Otto); and brothers, Michael Smith (Marlene) and David Smith (Darlene) VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Sunday, July 5th from 5-7pm, at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, July 6th, 1pm, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Josie Harper Hospice. To view a live broadcast of the Funeral and Graveside Service, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
Howard, Loma F.
Howard, Loma F. November 25, 1934 - June 27, 2020 VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Tuesday, July 7th from 4pm to 6pm, at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Wednesday, July 8th, 10:30am, Southwest Church of Christ (2600 So. 124th St.) HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
Barnhart, Betty A.
Barnhart, Betty A. October 22, 1941 - June 29, 2020 VISITATION: to take place on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Bethany Funeral Home from 5-7pm with a VIGIL SERVICE to follow. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:30am at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 200 E. 6th St., Papillion, NE. 68046. BETHANY FUNERAL HOME 82nd & Harrison | (402) 593-6100 | bethanyfuneralhome.com
Brownfield, Steven W.
Brownfield, Steven W. March 15, 1948 - July 1, 2020 Survived by wife, Judy L.; daughters, Stephanie Rosenberger (Mike) and Rebecca Vanderholm (Matt); seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce Modeland; and nephew, Jay Monen. VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Tuesday, July 7th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, July 8th, 11am, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Wednesday, July 8th, 2pm, Omaha National Cemetery with military honors. Memorials are suggested to Paralyzed Veterans of America, Boy Scouts of America, or the American Cancer Society. To view a live broadcast of the Funeral or Graveside Service, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
Davenport, Allen E.
Davenport, Allen E. November 12, 1952 - June 3, 2020 VISITATION: Sunday, July 5th from 4pm to 6pm at the West Center Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Josie Harper Hospice House. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
Dubbs, Joshua A.
Dubbs, Joshua A. Age 21 - June 29, 2020 Member of Steamfitters Local 464. Preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Gary Dubbs and Sandy Dubbs-Heffner. Survived by mother, Shelly; father, Andy (Kim); brothers, Jesse, Cory, and Dustin Glazebrook; maternal grandparents, Howard and Dottie Toelle; countless friends. VISITATION: Sunday, July 5, 4-8pm at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S 96th St. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Monday, July 6, 11am at church. COVID restrictions and social distancing rules apply. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family to be designated for various charities in Josh's name. BETHANY FUNERAL HOME 82nd & Harrison | (402) 593-6100 | bethanyfuneralhome.com
Franklin, Roger D.
Franklin, Roger D. June 18, 1945 - June 30, 2020 Survived by wife, Marcia K.; children: Beverly Lakey (Larry), Brandon Franklin (Samantha) and Jonnah Whitson (Darry); nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings: Mark Franklin (Deborah), Ann Stines (Dean), Rose Poole (Melvin), Jackie Helms (Randy) and Rocky Franklin (Claudette); and sister-in-law, Patricia Vaca (Ron) VISITATION: Thursday, July 2nd from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, July 3rd, 11am, West Center Chapel with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. INTERMENT: Monday, July 6th, 2pm, Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to DAV Chapter #2 Omaha, NE or St. Mathews Lutheran Church in Cedar Bluffs, NE. To view a live broadcast of the Funeral or Graveside Service, go to our website and click on the View Live Cast button on our homepage. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
Gilreath, Nathaniel L. "Bear"
Gilreath, Nathaniel L. "Bear" March 18, 1969 - June 30, 2020 Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. (402) 391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
Gregory, John B., Jr.
Gregory, John B., Jr. July 1, 2020 John B. Gregory, Jr. was born in Santa Fe, NM in 1952. He died in Omaha on July 1, 2020, at age 68. He spent most of his life in Omaha. He graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1974 and obtained a Masters Degree in Engineering Mechanics in 1976. He worked for the US Army Corp of Engineers for 40 years. John leaves behind his wife, Anne L'Heureux Gregory; children: Elizabeth Gregory (Steven Rosato), Sara Whitney (Scott), Rachel Gregory Sachs (Andrew), and William Gregory; and three grandchildren, Zaida, Nora, and Sophie Sachs. He also leaves behind a brother, Jim Gregory (Natalie), and sisters, Colleen Gregory (Barbara Margolis), Irene Burson (Ken), and Marilyn Johnson (Chris); numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and many friends and hunting buddies. He was predeceased by his brothers, David Gregory, Bill Borgel and Richard Borgel; and his parents, Stella Anton Gregory and John B. Gregory, Sr. John loved to hunt, loved to fish, and loved to hear and tell stories of hunting and fishing. He lived with stage IV lung cancer (although he never smoked) for 3 and a half years before succumbing to the disease. Services were held on Friday, July 3rd, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery. John A. Gentleman Mortuaries and Crematory 1010 North 72 Street 402-391-1664 www.johnagentleman.com
Hueftle, Marvin F.
Hueftle, Marvin F. Marvin Hueftle, age 87, of Elkhorn, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at his home in Elkhorn with his family at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Sheryl Hueftle in 1956; granddaughter, Lauren Johnson; and sisters, Lois Rieker and Arlene Ostendorf. Marvin is survived by: his wife, Patricia of Elkhorn; daughters, Kristine (Rod) Walker of North Platte, NE, Patricia Sue (Jim) Sherman of Montpelier, ID, Jill (Jon) Johnson of Lincoln, and Jennifer (Mark) Kerns of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Alan Hueftle of Eustis, NE. A Family Funeral Service will be held at 11am, Monday, July 6, 2020 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Omaha, 13232 Blondo Street, with Pastor Tim Koester officiating. VISITATION: will be held 2 hours before the services at the church. BURIAL: with full military honors will be held at 1pm, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at the East Cemetery in Eustis with Rev. Steve Berke officiating. Memorials can be made to either St. Michael's Lutheran Church or to Parkinson's Foundation and can be left or mailed to the Reichmuth Funeral Home at 21901 West Maple Road Elkhorn. REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME 21901 West Maple | (402) 289-2222 www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
James, Josephine M.
James, Josephine M. March 4, 1924 - June 29, 2020 Josephine "Jo" Mary (Hoffmann) James was born on March 4, 1924, the eighth child of Julius and Anna Hoffmann. She was welcomes into heaven on June 29, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings and a grandson. She is survived by one sister, ten children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A very small private Catholic service is being held. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in her memory to Mercy High School, Creighton Preparatory High School, or Bethlehem House. To view a live broadcast of the Visitation, Rosary and Mass, go to our website at 9:30am and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
Jefferis, Katherine Louise (nee' Barrier)
Jefferis, Katherine Louise (nee' Barrier) Katherine Louise Jefferis (nee' Barrier) died unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She was born on July 17, 1986 along with her twin brother, Craig, to Steven and Penelope Barrier. Katie was quiet and shy, and in possession of a droll sense of humor and a sweet and gentle nature. She was the devoted wife of Keith and an amazing mother to Gavin, Everett, Ivan, and Violet. Katie graduated from Tri-Center High School in 2004. She played club softball and enjoyed her art classes as well as working at Schierbrock's groceryin Neola. After high school Katie went to work for Hampton Inn at Ameristar where she met Keith Jefferis. Their first son, Gavin, was born in 2010 and they married on September 29, 2012. Soon Gavin was followed by Everett in 2013, Ivan in 2016, and Violet in 2019. Her children were the joy of her life and she was a kind and gentle mother who loved to do things like taking the kids to the zoo and for bike rides and walks. Katie loved music, reading, shopping, and movies and spending time with family and friends. She and Keith attended concerts of their favorite bands whenever they could and they shared a love of horror films. Her favorite color was purple and she loved stars, sugar skulls, and The Wizard of Oz. At the time of her passing, Katie was employed by Courtyard by Marriott in Bellevue where she counted her co-workers among her closest friends. She will be greatly missed. Katie is survived by her husband, Keith and her children Gavin, Everett, Ivan, and Violet, parents Steven and Penny Barrier, In-Laws Jeannine Steinspring and Jim, sisters Stephanie Newell (Jay), Stacie Whitmer, Megan Blakely, and Kari Franks (Corey), twin brother Craig, brother-in-law Matt (Sarah) Jefferis, brother-in-law Mike Blakely and many, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Jim and Joann Barrier and Robert and Mary Burbridge, Father-in-Law Kenny Jefferis, and niece Lena Katherine Blakely. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held on Monday, July 6th, from 3pm to 7pm, at Breezy Lodge at Arrowhead Lake, Neola Iowa. Katie and Keith were married at Breezy Lodge and she loved spending time at the lake. Memorials can be directed to the family and the family requests if you can, to please wear purple in Katie's honor. CUTLER-O'NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING Bayliss Park Chapel, 545 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, IA (712) 322-7779 | www.cutleroneill.com
Kush, Viola M.
Kush, Viola M. July 18, 1926 - July 1, 2020 COMPLETE NOTICE LATER HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. (402) 391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
Merrick, Sidney Michael Gerald "Mick"
Merrick, Sidney Michael Gerald "Mick" Sidney Michael Gerald "Mick" Merrick 78, passed away on June 30, 2020, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha. Born in January 1942, in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, the only child of Edith Merrick, an inspector at a Spitfire aircraft factory in Coventry, England, and Sidney Aldridge, a British soldier serving in Burma during World War II. He was raised by his mother, an upbeat and independent woman, his "rock" that never gave up on him. Early memories include playing in the rubble during the Blitz and a bonfire in the street celebrating VE Day. After the war, he and his mother moved to London where she was a housekeeper. At age 18, he emigrated to America with $100. He worked in Omaha for the Waldinger Corporation, a sheet metal and mechanical contractor, for 45 years as an estimator/project manager and had five children from a prior marriage. Mick married Judy Garretson in 2006. Judy introduced him to dancing, a passion they shared for many years. They enjoyed winters in South Padre Island, TX and summers in Gig Harbor, WA. Mick golfed and was an avid soccer fan. He was an eternal optimist and always sought the good in people. He loved simple pleasures, such as coaching soccer and sharing meals with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Judy, and his parents Edith and Sidney. He is survived by children, Michael (Rozlyn) Merrick, John (Heather) Merrick, Lesley (Bruce) Lowe, Christian (Kristen) Merrick, Tim (Esi) Merrick; stepchildren Mike (Melissa) Funk, Michele Funk, Renee (Kevin) Gierhan and Andrea Funk Fraire; grandchildren Clara Merrick, Kate Lowe, and Michaela Merrick; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren through his marriage with Judy. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: An outdoor memorial service, with casual attire and social distancing, will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 5pm, with an indoor/outdoor reception to follow at 6pm, at the Field Club of Omaha, 3615 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, NE. Private interments of ashes will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mick's name may be made to the American Lung Association (www.lung.org). KREMER FUNERAL HOME 6302 Maple Street | (402) 553-3155 | kremerfuneralhome.com
Peter, Rev. Val J.
Peter, Rev. Val J. November 20, 1934 - June 30, 2020 VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Monday, July 6th from 1pm to 7pm, at Boys Town - Dowd Chapel (13943 Dowd Drive) followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, July 7th, 10am, Boys Town - Dowd Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Boys Town - Dowd Chapel. Complete notice later. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
Timmerman, Gary B.
Timmerman, Gary B. Gary B. Timmerman, 62, of Beatrice, formerly of Papillion, died June 30, 2020. Private Memorial Service: July 6, 2020, at Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice. FOX FUNERAL HOME 1116 N. 19th St., Beatrice, NE 402-223-4096 | www.foxfuneralhome.net
Volcek, John W.
Volcek, John W. Age 66, of Salem, Missouri, formerly of Omaha passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. John is survived by his wife, Cheryl of Salem, Missouri; son, Jon J. Hollenbeck (Danielle); three grandchildren; one great-grandson; three siblings, and his mother, Jean Volcek of Omaha.
Winkelman, Janice M.
Winkelman, Janice M. Janice M. Winkelman, 88 years, of North Bend, NE passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. She was born July 14, 1931 in Prague, Ne to Edward and Hattie (Kohout) Kratky. FUNERAL SERVICE is 10:30am, Monday July 6, 2020 at St Charles Catholic Church in North Bend. VISITATION will be Sunday, July 5 from 4-8pm at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend, a ROSARY will begin at 7pm. MOSER MEMORIAL CHAPEL 2170 North Somers, Fremont, NE 68025 | (402) 721-4490