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Pinkie L. Pryor

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2/7/1937 – 5/20/2017

Omaha- Pinkie Pryor, age 80 passed away in the care of family and staff at CHI Hospice.  She is survived by four sons, Otis Samuel (Pam), Calvin Samuel, Mitchell Samuel, Mark Allen (Kelly); Two daughters, Theresa Richardson Boston (Ray) and Mary Allen (Tookie)Pinkie; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. She is preceded in death by parents: Sollie and Mary Crittendon and son Sollie Samuel.

Memorial Service: Friday (5/26/2017) 1:00PM at Roeder Mortuary – Ames Chapel; 4932 Ames Avenue – Omaha Nebraska 68104

Sandra R. Johnson

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6/15/1952 – 5/18/2017

Omaha – Preceded by parents; husband: John; Survived by Children:  Jeff, Michael (Renee), Sandra E. (Scott); 8 Grandchildren; Brother: Sam Maddalena (Cheri); Sister: Michelle Inman (Kevin); Numerous Other Family Members & Friends.

Visitation Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 PM; Funeral Service 4:00 PM  Thursday (5/25/2017)  at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska, Interment at Omaha National Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family

Carl R. Ostrom

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7/1/1936 – 5/13/2017

Omaha – Carl Richard Ostrom, age 80, passed away while in the care of family and the staff at Brookestone Village. He was the son of Carl E. Ostrom and Anna Polson. Carl graduated from Omaha North High School, and was stationed on the DMZ in South Korea for the U.S. Army.   He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering & Business from UNO, and a Master’s of Engineering Degree from the Valmont Engineering & Technology Center.  Carl worked 30+ years at Valmont Industries in Research & Development before retiring in 1999. A key development he championed while at Valmont was the irrigation corner system which increased farming yields by 25% and contributed to the feeding of the world.

Carl is preceded in death by Parents: Carl & Anna Ostrom; Sister: Donna Bolton; Brother-in-Law: Byron Young; Survived by Wife of 57 years: Dolores “Dee Dee”; Son: Michael Ostrom (Kristin); Daughters: Kathy Payn (Jeff), Laura Hadwiger (Bruce); Grandchildren: Josh Ostrom, Matt Friedman, Liz Hadwiger, Kyle Hadwiger; Sister: Beverly Young; Brother-in-Law: Dick Bolton; Sister-in-Law: Carol Scheerbaum; Treasured nieces, nephews, & friends.

A devoted family man, Carl was dedicated and most loyal to his wife, Dolores. Carl and Dolores were married for 57 years and lived in the family home for almost all that time. His children, Michael, Kathy and Laura, and their families, brought him much joy and happiness.

Carl enjoyed many hobbies over the years, including piloting his Cessna, racing motorcycles, shooting skeet, fishing, hunting, and assembling electronics. He was an avid problem solver, able to quickly size up a solution after a quick review of a perplexing situation.

The family home was full of love and bustling with activity. Carl was the handyman-in-chief, with an ability to improve and repair almost anything. Carl’s father, Carl E., owned an Auto Repair Shop where “Sonny” began developing his amazing mechanical aptitude. Carl was the architect and designer of a custom kitchen remodel, unique backyard deck and many other projects over the years.

Many long family road trips were inspired by Sonny, typically involving beautiful lakes, fishing and visits to out of state family members. On these trips, Carl was the leader of the pack, driving the entire distance and doing his best to keep peace in the back of the station wagon. The family always went home with special memories. As best as we understand it, Carl is now on a trip of peace and love, hopefully with his Mother, Father, Sister Donna, Brother-in-Law Byron and other dear family and friends that have left this beautiful Earth earlier. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary, 108th Street Chapel 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska; Funeral Service 4:00 PM Thursday (5/18/2017) at Augustana Lutheran Church 3647 Lafayette Avenue Omaha, Nebraska, Interment Friday 9:00 AM at Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for Augustana Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Association.

Susan D. Harroun

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10/17/1951 – 4/29/2017

Omaha – It is with profound regret that we announce the passing of Susan Diane Harroun (Clark). She was the beloved wife of Robert L Harroun, Sr. for the last 46 years. Adoring mother of Robert, Jr. (Wendi), Jason, Jeremy and Charles. She leaves behind 3 brothers; 3 sisters; 5 grandkids; 1 great grandson and numerous other family and friends.

Diane was a graduate of Benson High School who loved gardening, fishing, crossword puzzles and especially spending time with her family.

Gathering of Family & Friends 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wed. (5/10/2017) at Roeder Mortuary 4932 Ames Avenue Omaha, Nebraska

Joyce L. Gandy

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3/31/1943 – 4/28/2017

Joyce Lee Gandy was born on March 31, 1943 to George W. Bolton, Sr. of Dover, Missouri and Maggie Bolton of Lexington, Missouri.

Joyce attended Long Elementary and Tech High School. She graduated with her Associates Degree in Business Administration. She enjoyed dancing, singing, music and she was very voiceful and outgoing. Most of all, Joyce loved her church and church family at Mount Calvary Community Church. This was the only church that she was ever a member of. Joyce came under the ministry of Reverend Alonzo Frazier. In 1984, Bishop William H. Foeman became the watchman over her soul. When Bishop Foeman transitioned to be with the Lord, Reverend James P. Walker became her Pastor, up until the day when the angels took her home.

Joyce was a long-time employee at U.S. West Direct Telephone Company and after being there for so many years, she finally retired.  In addition, until her health began to fail, she was a faithful member of the Eastern Star.

Joyce was united in marriage to Leon Gandy and from this union, they have 4 beautiful children: Lazette Bolton of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Latosha Harlan of Omaha, Nebraska, Leon Bolton, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona; and one step-son, Anthony Houston of Nashville, Tennessee.

Out of all the wonderful things in Joyce’s life, she was baptized and she committed her life to the work of the ministry of Mount Calvary. Joyce was truly a spiritual woman of God. She was very active and devoted to the Women’s Auxiliary, the Usher Board, the Mass Choir, and one of the oldest Mime Dancers at Mount Calvary.

Joyce was quietly called home, out of this time, into eternity to forever be with the Lord on Friday, April 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents: George and Maggie; her 2 brothers: George W. Bolton, Jr. and Len (Ken) Bolton.

Joyce Lee Gandy leaves to cherish her fond memories and to carry-on the legacy of her life, her loving husband who took care of her until her departure: Leon Gandy, Sr.; 2 daughters: Lezette Bolton and Latosha Harlan (Shane); 2 sons: Leon Bolton, Jr. and Anthony Houston; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother: Ricky Bolton, Sr.; 2 sisters-in-law: Beverly Turner and Carolyn Bolton; brother-in-law: Charles Gandy; a host of nieces; 3 nephews; 4 great-nephews; a very special cousin from Kansas City, Missouri: Pamela Jackson (James; her church family and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation Sunday 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary 4932 Ames Avenue Omaha, Nebraska; Funeral Service 10:00 AM Monday (5/8/2017) at Mount Calvary Community Church 5112 Ames Avenue  Omaha, Nebraska; Interment Mount Hope Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska.

Erwin Buechler

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4/27/1927 – 4/27/2017

Erwin Buechler, Age 90 of Omaha, NE passed away on April 27, 2017.  He was born on April 27, 1927 in Highmore, South Dakota to August and Emma (Settler) Buechler.  Erwin was a Veteran of the US Air Force.  He married Norma Spath in Orchard, NE on February 17, 1951.  He enjoyed gambling, fishing, playing cards and his pets.  Erwin was preceded in death by: daughter: Rosemary, great-grandson: Jordan Armstrong and sister: Glayds Moffet.  Survived by wife of 66 years Norma, children: David, Susan and Linda Buechler, Denise Melia (Rory), many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation with Family 5:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday May 2nd at Roeder Mortuary – 108th St. Chapel, 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska with the Funeral Service to follow at 7:00 P.M.   Private Family Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Luther Johnson

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9/6/1939  –  4/24/2017

Luther Johnson was born September 6, 1939 in Selma, Arkansas.  He came to Omaha in 1959 and worked as a heavy equipment operator for 25 years, retiring in 1995.  He was also a member on the Local 571; International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). Before his passing, he lived in Carson, Iowa.

Luther loved to hunt and especially fish.  He traveled all over the western United States and his favorite places were the mountains.

Luther leaves to cherish his memories, his wife: Linda Johnson; Children: Curtis (Patricia), Mike, Darryl (Marsha), Pamela; 18 Grandchildren; 23 Great-grandchildren; and 2 Great-great-grandchild; Brothers: Andrew, Jr of Omaha, Alvin of Omaha, and Curtis (Lee) of Houston, TX.

There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends 3:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday (4/30/2017), and a Memorial Service 2:00 PM Monday (5/1/2017) all at Roeder Mortuary 4932 Ames Avenue Omaha, Nebraska.

Mary E. Nash

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12/25/1942  –  4/22/2017

On April 22, 2017, we lost our loving mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother, Mary Ellen Nash. She was born December 25, 1942 in Fulton, Arkansas, to the union of Arthur Nash and Laura Nash.

She moved to Omaha, Nebraska with her family at the age of 11. She started her family and began work as a dietitian at Methodist Midtown. She raised 5 children: Mary B. Chavarria, Wilbur A. Rich, Curtis L. Nettles, Phillip E. Nettles, and Regina M. Adams.

She was a dedicated member of the Elks Lodge and a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Earnestine Nash Holmes; brothers, Clyde M. McFadden, Augustus C. McFadden, James N. Nash; mother, Laura Nash; and father, Arthur Nash.

She leaves in morning children, Mary B. Chavarria (Leonel), Wilbur A. Rich, Curtis L. Nettles (Crystal), Phillip E. Nettles (Kawasha), Regina M. Adams (Eddie); siblings, twin brother James E. Nash, Leon McFadden, Dorothy Thorton, Retha Thomas, Ruth Watkins, Jonathan Nash, Hannah Moore, and Althea N. Lee.  She also leaves beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be a Memorial Service for Mary 11:00 AM Friday (4/28/2017) at Pilgrim Baptist Church 2501 Hamilton Street Omaha, Nebraska

Hugh A. O’Grady

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9/24/1935 – 4/17/2017

Hugh attended UNO and was employed at Mid States Equipment and InterSystems before he joined ConAgra and was Director of Engineering for the Food Ingredients Division when he retired in 2002.

Hugh had a big personality and loved life, laughing, and telling jokes. He loved golfing, fishing, gardening, Husker football, traveling, and watching the animals and birds in the woods of his backyard. But, the true loves of his life were his wife, his children, step-children, and grandchildren. His was a life well lived and there will remain a void in the lives of the many who loved him that will never be filled.

Hugh was preceded in death by his father Hugh V. O’Grady; his mother Willadean (Booth) O’Grady, and his sister Sally (O’Grady) Roh. He is survived by his wife of 27 years Dorothy “Dee” O’Grady; children: Hugh M. O’Grady (Tamara), Tracy Gresham (Jim), Connell O’Grady (Catherine), Brian O’Grady (Tina); Step-children: Tim Hanson (Carole), Cindy Hansson, Melanie McDonald (Clint); Grandchildren: Sean and Ryan O’Grady; Brandon and Zach O’Grady; Katie and Connor Gresham; Jeff, Jarod, Lauren, Gretchen, and Jayse O’Grady; Eve Johnston; Kate and John Hanson; Ryan (Katie) and Cordin Herrick; Madison and Brooklyn Mether; Mikayla, Chance, and Caden McDonald; Michelle (Justin) Baldus; 3 Great-grandchildren; numerous friends, family, wonderful neighbors, golfing buddies, and anyone who liked to share a good cigar.

Visitation 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska; Funeral Mass 10:30 AM Friday (4/21/2017) at St. Robert Bellarmine Church 11802 Pacific Street Omaha, Nebraska

Julia L. Raishy

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8/6/1933 – 4/1/2017

Valley – Survived by Brother: George (Joan) Raishy; Nieces: Kimberly Holmberg of Streamwood, IL, Gail McKay of Olathe, KS  and their families.

Family will receive friends 3:00 – 5:00 PM   Saturday (4/15/2017) at Roeder Mortuary – 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska