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Robert H. Beck

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4/23/1925 – 2/16/2017

Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years and 16 days, Mary Lou (Nelson) Beck; Grandparents: Alexander U. and Mary A. Beck; Parents: Henry L. and Lillian M. Beck; Sister: Shirley Ann Beck; Grandson: Robert N. Azer. Survived by Sons: Henry D. Beck, Robert A. Beck, and David L. Beck; Daughters: Catherine S. Azer, Mary A. Safarik, and Margaret L. Slater; 11 Grandchildren and 14 Great-grandchildren. Born and raised in Omaha into the Beck family of a prominent Omaha Building Contractor. Attended Omaha Central High School, was active in all Classroom Studies, in ROTC, the Commander of the 1943 Flag Company, and on the Stage Crew as the Head Electrician for 4 years, graduating as a member of the National Honors Society and received the World Herald Scholarship in 1943. He enlisted, prior to graduation and his 18th birthday, in the US Naval Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet V5. At the close of the war and his service flying in the Naval Air Corps, he enrolled at Iowa State College, graduating in 1948. While in college, he married his Omaha sweetheart, Mary Lou Nelson, who at that time, was also a student at Iowa State. He was under contract, prior to graduation, with the School District of Omaha, to return to Omaha to teach at Central High School and to become Director of School House Construction for the District. During his 20 years of service with the school district, he created the Educational Design Requirements and the Construction Documents for the Architect for each new facility, and also inspected in detail the construction of 23 new Elementary, 10 Junior, and 1 Senior High School buildings, and the additions to 3 existing High Schools and 26 Elementary School facilities. After his 20 year service to the School District, he went into private enterprise work, retiring as a Vice President of a local architecture firm. He was active with their family in their home, school, and church activities, and their travel and camping vacations. He enjoyed working in his wood shop at home, was active in amateur radio activities and in antique car restoration and their operation. He was also active in the Dundee Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and Trustee. It was at this church, when both were in high school, that he first met Mary Lou, who one day would become his wife, his life, and the ‘main stay’ of their family for 63 years and 16 days.

Visitation Monday 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary – 108th Street Chapel; Service 11:00 AM Tuesday (2/21/2017) at Dundee Presbyterian Church 5312 Underwood Avenue Omaha, Nebraska, Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

Memorials to the Robb Azer UNO Scholarship Fund or Dundee Presbyterian Church

Steve Turner

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7/15/1951 – 2/16/2017

Omaha – Preceded in death by Son: Michael Turner; Survived by Wife of 45 years: Kathy Turner; Children: Christopher (Brandi) Turner, Alisha (Kevin) Mitchell; Grandchildren: Caleb, Violet, Janie; Mother: Judy Turner; Brothers: David (Becky) Turner, Robert (Tanya) Turner; Many nieces, nephews, other loving family, and friends.

Memorial Service 11:00 AM Monday (2/20/2017) at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska

Memorials may be directed to the family

Paula D. Shields

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5/6/1959 – 2/7/2017

Omaha – Preceded in death by Father: Dave Shields; Survived by Mother: Beulah Shields; Life Partner: John Harding; Son: Phillip Schwandt; Daughter: Deborah Schwandt; Grandchildren: David J. Roland, Angelina V. Schwandt; Siblings: Curtis Shields, Pam (Alex) Mueller, Caryn (Randy) Baumer, Lee (Sue) Shields, Mari (Robert) Hangman, Dave Shields; And many loving Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and other loving family and Friends.

  Memorial Service 1:00 PM Saturday (2/18/2017) at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th St Omaha, NE

Harold “Hal” McMinn

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9/22/1923 – 2/13/2017

Omaha – Harold Kyle McMinn passed away of natural causes on February 13, 2017 at age 93.  Hal was born in Buffalo, Oklahoma on September 22, 1923.  His early life was forged in the hard times of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years of the 1930’s.  Hal was only ten years old when his father died.  At age 11, he was already working at the town bakery to help support his large family.  It was at Buffalo High School that he met his beloved wife of 73 years, Ruby Moore, and married her in 1942.  A year later, Hal was drafted into the U.S. Army.

Hal became a 32nd degree Mason while in Salt Lake City.  He later took great joy as a Shrine clown in Omaha.  He was known as The Joker and he went out of his way to help people and expected nothing in return.  He was awarded the Bronze Jordan Medal of Honor as the oldest member of Shiloh Lodge.  Hal was an accomplished woodworker and lifelong learner who loved to travel.  He was a man of integrity and loved to tell jokes.  He will always be remembered with laughter. He was also an active resident of the Immanuel Village Community.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby.  He is survived by his 4 children and their spouses: Chuck (Sally), Doug (Jan), Brad (Gail), and Kay Glidden (Rob); 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Hal and Ruby always dedicated themselves to their family.

 Memorial Service 2:00 PM Thursday (2/16/2017) at Immanuel Village Community Room 6803 N. 68th Plaza Omaha, Nebraska 

 In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to The Omaha Home for Boys.

Christine “Chris” Nimps

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6/2/1962 – 2/10/2017

Age 54 of Omaha – Preceded in death by Parents: Phil & Diane Gibilisco; Sister: Karen Gibilisco; Survived by Husband of 33 years: Gary Nimps; Children: Jared Nimps (Katie Fester), Kathy Hubbard (DJ), Erin Franks (DeAngelo), Ashlee Crain (Martez); Grandchildren: Kaden, Sean, Jaxson, Haleigh, & Jensen; Siblings: Mike Gibilisco (Pat), Cheri Ramirez (Manny), Cindy Gibilisco, Sue Davis (Jeff); And numerous Nieces, Nephews, & in-Laws.

Visitation with Family Tuesday 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street; Memorial Service 10:30 AM Wednesday (2/15/2017) at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church 3601 N. 65th Street Omaha, NE

Memorials to ALS Association, Mid-America Chapter 10730 Pacific St. Ste 103 Omaha, NE 68114

LaVetta J. Vamosi

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5/28/1936 – 2/4/2017

Omaha – Preceded in death by husband: James Vamosi; Survived by Children: James, Jr. (Debbie) Vamosi, Annette Vamosi, Drew (Lila) Vamosi; Grandchildren: Brian Vamosi, Kayleighann (Aaron) Rensch, Jocie Elizabeth Cox, Andrew Cox, Logan Vamosi, Cosette Vamosi, Francesca Vamosi; Great-grandson: Connor Rensch.

Visitation Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 P with Rosary 7:00 PM; Funeral Mass 10:30 AM Wednesday (2/8/2017) all at St. Philip Neri Church 8200 N. 30th St Omaha, Nebraska, Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

Rose M. Rugger

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10/10/1936 – 1/25/2017
Blair – Preceded in death by Husband of 50+ years: Harry; Sister: Roberta Luloff; Survived by Children: Louis (Mardie), Becky, James; Grandkids: Jessica & Brian, 4 Great-grandsons; Sister: Mary Lulholtz; 4 additional Grandchildren & 7 Great-grandchildren in NV; And many nieces & nephews.
Visitation Monday 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary ~ 108th Chapel 2727 N. 108th Street  Omaha, Nebraska; Graveside Service 10:00 AM Tuesday (1/31/2017) at Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

William “Bill” Anderson

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8/30/1927 – 1/18/2017

William (Bill) D. Anderson, died Wednesday, January 18 in Haines City, Florida. He leaves his 3 children, Pat Anderson, Doug Anderson, and Perry Anderson, 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Ronnie Anderson. His wife LaDonna and son Dr. Rodney Anderson preceded him in death.

Born in Funk, Nebraska, the son of Walter and Esther Anderson.

Bill had to leave home and move to Kearney, Nebraska to attend high school. He was the youngest licensed real estate agent in the state of Nebraska and worked for an agency in Kearney. He was drafted into the Army and served in World War II and the Korean War.

He was honorably discharged in 1951.  Bill married LaDonna Mae Anderson (Ventling) on March 19, 1950.

Bill & LaDonna farmed for several years in Holdrege, Nebraska, and then moved to Omaha. He worked for Crane Company and for the National Lead Company.  Bill & LaDonna later started their own successful business, the Wm D Anderson CO and Assoc, a manufacturing rep business, which is still operational today.  While self-employed he received several top salesman awards from companies he represented.

After retiring and moving to Florida, Bill & Ladonna both worked at Walt Disney World. They worked the Epcot Food & Wine Festival and also wrapped cookies for the Grand Floridian Resort’s gingerbread House for several years.

Bill enjoyed golf, fishing, carpentry, and traveling around exploring and making new friends in their motor home with Ladonna.  He is a lifetime member of the Shriner’s, a Mason, member of the VFW,  and American Legion.

Viewing will be held on Friday, (1/27/2017) 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska; Graveside Service on Saturday, (1/28/2017) 10:30 AM with a reception immediately after at the Shriner’s Hall 2823 S. 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 (402) 392-0404

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shriner’s

Diane R. Schlatter

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3/13/1947 – 1/17/2017

Diane Schlatter entered into eternal rest January 17, 2017 at her home in Blair, Nebraska. Diane was the daughter of William “Roscoe” and Loretta Dingle. She grew up in Omaha with her sisters, Bev and Sharon. Diane married Jim Schlatter and moved to “the farm” outside of Fremont where they raised their daughter Laura.

Diane loved all animals, and found that her home along a creek in Blair was perfect as she was able to feed all of the birds, raccoons, squirrels and deer who ALL knew where she lived, and most of whom she had even named.

Survivors include her daughter, Laura Nelson and Granddaughter, Sarah Nelson both of Omaha; sisters Bev (Jerry) Sanders of Omaha and Sharon (Bill) Voss of Fort Calhoun along with many cousins, nieces and nephews and of course her favorite Grand-dog who will miss her visits, Charlie.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Diane was a regular blood donor so please attend the next Red Cross blood drive and give blood in her honor; that would have meant the world to her.

Visitation Sunday 5:00 – 7:00 PM; Service 1:00 PM Monday (1/23/2017) all at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska, Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

Barbara J. Treadway

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10/12/1937 – 1/13/2017

“The Good Life”.  This is not only the slogan for Nebraska but also how Barb or Bobbie would describe her life.  She was born in Omaha, NE as the youngest of 7 children to Christian and Helma Thomsen.  She attended Omaha Public Schools graduating from Benson High School. On June 5, 1956 she married Donald Treadway.  Together they had 3 children, Diane, David and Kim. They raised their family on 110 Street.  Grandma Thomsen always asked why they had moved to the “boonies” as at the time the city limit was 72nd street.

Bobbie worked for Skelly Oil until the Omaha office was closed.  She then went back to school learning the insurance trade.  She initially worked for Campbell Howard Love Haskel Insurance Agency finally retiring from Associated Underwriters at age 72.

What did Bobbie live for?  Family, friends, helping others, travel and the Huskers.

Bobbie enjoyed her immediate and extended family.  She loved family get-togethers.  The extended family celebrated holidays together.  Christmas was a time where Bobbie’s sense of humor and mischief would come out.  She was known for coming up with present ideas to play jokes on others such as NE gifts for the non-Nebraska fan or spider related items for the person who has Arachnophobia or wrapping a cash present in box after box after box.

She also created a Christmas tradition that continued until this year.  The tradition started with the kids and neighborhood friends gathering at the Treadway house to make cookies.  Each child took some of the cookies home to share with their family.  This humble beginning started the mass production of cooking numerous types of Christmas cookies, breads and candy.  Then the immediate family would gather and create boxes for friends, neighbors and acquaintances. While in the hospital, she made sure her son would continue this tradition on, every time he visited her, she wanted to know if the cookies were done. So if he missed you with cookies this year, please let him know.

She also created a tradition of making Christmas stockings for all new immediate and extended Thomsen family members.  She would take a plain felt stocking kit and decorate designs with sequins to make it special.  Her goal was to complete the stocking for the individual’s first Christmas with the Thomsen family.

Following her retirement, Bobbie continued to be active.  She discovered the Camelot Community Center.  She enjoyed attending the center to play cards, make crafts, and just socialize.  She always thought of and put others first.  Bobbie liked to cook and would bring cupcakes or other treats to the center just for the heck of it. She would see something in a store and buy it for a person because it looked like something the person would like.

Bobbie and Don both loved to travel.  Often an afternoon family drive would end up several hours long and miles from home.  Bobbie was the planner of trips.  Only when the kids were older did they learn that their dad worked a second job on his days off to pay for the vacations.  Bobbie would write to the tourism boards to obtain information on places to see, where to camp, etc.   Then the planning would really start.  The family traveled in Don’s truck and camped in a pop-up trailer everywhere they went.  One year they did a 3-week trip up through Michigan, Canada, and down the east coast to New York City.  Bobbie even found a KOA campground in Jersey City, New Jersey where the family could look out and see New York City.

This love of travel continued her entire life.  After all of her kids were older, Bobbie and Don loved to call Dave and ask, “Where are we going this year?”.  It didn’t matter if it was to the same place or not, Don would just say, “I hauled your butt around for 20 years, now its your turn, and he would proceed to get in the back seat and say, lets go”.  Bobbie orchestrated many cruises that included the extended family, sometimes as high as 20 people.  She would start the planning 2+ years before the actual trip.  She definitely missed her calling as a travel agent.  The travels took family to Hawaii, the Caribbean several times, and Alaska.   She continued to travel after Don passed touring to various places in the Midwest with a travel group.  In total she traveled to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and East and West Caribbean.

Anyone who knew Bobbie knew another love of her life is sports, especially all things Husker.  She loved anything and everything connected with the Big Red. Bobbie and Don went to home football games.  After Don retired, they would travel to close away games too.  They even traveled to the Fiesta bowl game in 1996.  Bobbie continued to attend the home games with season tickets in the south end zone.  Even with the pain in her knees while waiting for knee replacements, she continued to attend.  Dave always took her but occasionally he would let other family members take his place.  A recent highlight was attending a home game in a skybox to see Nebraska and Purdue, she thought she had died and gone to heaven, what a treat.

Her children, grandchildren and extended family dearly loved Bobbie.  She will be missed by all her knew her.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents: Christian & Helma Thompson; husband: Donald Treadway; brothers: Russell Thomsen, Donald Thomsen, LaVerne Thomsen; sisters: Margaret Boynton; and her daughter: Kimberly K. Moose.

She is survived by her children: Diane (Bruce) Meyer, David (Rita) Treadway; grandchildren: Jason Prusha (Treadway), Douglas Treadway, Eric Treadway, Erin Krupski-Yates and Derek Yates, Tyler Krupski, Samantha Moose, Kale Evan Meyer; sister: Dorothy Matthes; brothers & sisters-in-law: Raymond Thomsen, Marilyn Thomsen, and Wanda Thomsen.

Visitation Friday 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Service 10:00 AM  Saturday (1/21/2017) all at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska, Interment Hillcrest  Memorial Park Omaha, Nebraska