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Harvey Marinus Jensen

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7/13/1922 – 5/22/2017

Of Blair, Harvey is the son of Danish Immigrants Soren E. & Berthine (Christensen) Jensen. Harvey served in the Army Air Corps Alaska Division. Preceded in death by wife Mary, parents, brothers Alvin & Albert, sisters  Esther & Jennie Eva. Survived by children Elizabeth Lynne (Paul) Ziemba, Kenneth Harvey  (Polly) Jensen, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren,  many nieces, nephews.

Memorial Service Friday (5/26/17) 10:30 AM at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 302North Molly Street Bennington, NE. No visitation, interment Hillcrest Memorial Park Omaha, NE. Memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Blair, NE.

Richard P. Halvorson

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Dick was born in Arlington, South Dakota and raised on a farm near Sinai, South Dakota. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from South Dakota State University.

He served in the Army as a First Lieutenant. Following his active service, he continued to serve in the reserves. He’s shared many of his experiences from living on the farm and his time in the service, with his grandchildren through his weekly “Papa Notes,” which he faithfully mailed to each grandchild every week. One story he shared, told of leaving Seattle and going to Japan on a ship while serving in the Army. His troops were all lined up, getting ready to board the ship. They could see a ship, a luxury cruise liner, with Army nurses boarding. It was a bit of a disappointment when they were directed to a smaller troop carrier on the other side of a warehouse. His weekly Papa Notes are treasured, not only by his grandchildren, but also by his children, who had the pleasure of reading them.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ida Halvorson, and his little sister, Gloria Faith. He is also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Sonja Halvorson and brother-in-law, Wayne Rasmuss. He is survived by wife, who was blessed by his love for 60 years, Julie, his children Paul (Stephanie), David (Suzanne), Susan Groff (Scottie) and Doug, his grandchildren, Kyle (Allison), Jesse Groff, Lyndsi, Jennifer, Boman Groff, Ryan (Kyra), Lauren, Karl, Erik, Skyler Groff and Isaac Groff. Dick was able to meet his first great-grandchild, Dawson just two weeks ago. He is also survived by his sister, Grace Wangberg (John), brothers, Bob Halvorson (Frieda) and Jim Halvorson, brother-in-law Bob Christensen (Linda) and sister-in-law, Paula Rasmuss. He is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews.

Dick was a devoted member of the Gideons, faithfully sharing God’s word. He was also an active member of several other organizations including SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives) where he held various offices including Chairman and traveled with SCORE to Russia and the Ukraine to assist companies. He was also active in the Rotary and the Nebraska Business Development Center Board of Advisors.

Dick’s life will be remembered as a loving example of his faith, love of family, courage, determination and ability to always smile and not complain even when suffering.

His life will be celebrated at a gathering of family and friends at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N 108th Street, Omaha, Nebraska from 5-7 on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Memorials and remembrances will be shared. The service will be at 10am at Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 S 114th St. (114th and Center). Memorials can be directed to the American Cancer Society (, the Gideons (, or Luther Church of the Master (

L. G. Harrison

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10/12/1931 – 5/7/2017

L.G. Harrison, son of the late Les and Ruby Harrison, was born in Kemper County, MS on October 12, 1931. He completed his assignment on earth and was called home to be with the Lord on May 7, 2017.

L.G. received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at young age when he attended Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He adopted the Book of Proverbs as his rule for living and developed a strong work ethic when he set out at a young age to join the United States Marine Corps. L.G. was stationed at Paris Island, South Carolina where he completed basic training. Following that, he was then stationed in Quantico, VA at Camp Upshur and South Korea as an MP during the Korean War. In 1955, L.G. moved to Omaha, NE after visiting relatives. There he became active in the community, particularly developing an interest in auto mechanics, hot rods, and sports. He opened his own garage, played for the Armor Packing House Union’s recreational basketball team; the Omaha Cardinals baseball team, and was a member of two hot rod clubs, The Gear Grinders, and The Untouchables. L.G. served actively in the Corps for two years and the Ready Reserve for 18 ½ years until he was medically discharged following an automobile accident. The doctors claimed he would never walk again, but his unwavering determination proved them wrong.

L.G. met, and fell in love with Shirley Crossley, and the two were united in holy matrimony on July 13, 1962. To this union, eleven children were born: Richard, Leslie, Maurice, Catherine, Lisa, Valerie, Dale, Diana, Gayla, Vicente and Carla. L.G. would later become surrogate father to many.

L.G. worked as a meter reader for MUD and would later explore his love for animals at Aksarben where he walked horses. He later obtained his license to become a certified horse trainer and experienced much success with the horses he trained. He would continue with Aksarben until they shut their doors in 1995.

In March of 2016, L.G. fell ill and proceeded to journey through one of the toughest battles of his life. Though courageous, he received his final orders from the Lord to return home. While he will be missed by many, he left a legacy that will continue for generations to come.

L.G. was preceded in death by his parents, Les and Ruby Harrison, sister Lessie Burns; grandson Leslie, granddaughters Kyra and Kamara Johnson. His love and devotion will ever be felt through his wife of 54 years, Shirley, and their beloved children: Richard (Tia) Oak Park, IL; Leslie (Leah) Lake Oswego, OR; Maurice (Lynn) and Catherine Banks (Ernest) all of Omaha, NE; Lisa Jackson (Nathaniel) and Valerie Harrison, all of McKinney, TX; Dale (Tisha) White Plains, MD; Diana Johnson (Ojay) Charlotte, NC; Gayla Harrison, Omaha, NE; Vicente (Rachel) Lake Oswego, OR; Carla Griffin (Lance) Omaha, NE; he is also survived by his sisters Levie Nabors (Lou Sr.) and Mary. His legacy will forever carry on in his 26 grandchildren, one great grandchild, host of nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.

Visitation Sunday 5-7 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Funeral Service Monday (5/15/17) 2:00 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Burial Tuesday 10:00 AM  Omaha National Cemetery.

Marjorie Fibich

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2/26/1936 – 5/9/2017

Marjorie Fibich was born in Omaha on February 26, 1936 to Martin and Mary Ostransky. She graduated from Saint Mary High School in 1954. Marjorie was united in marriage to Frank Fibich on October 4, 1958. They enjoyed nearly 59 years together.

Marjorie began working at Mutual of Omaha but soon became a full-time mother to raise her seven kids (Dave, Chris, Don, Frank, Bob, Barb and Mary). During this time, Marjorie loved to garden, bake, play cards and do other family activities. In 1984, she returned to work for Fireman’s Fund Insurance where she would later retire after more than 10 years.

Marjorie spent her later years watching her 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her husband Frank, family and friends. Marjorie has been a life-long practicing Catholic and has been a member of St. Patricks Church in Gretna for over 40 years.

Marjorie (wife, mom, friend) spent her entire life as kind, faithful, fun-loving person. Hopefully she is having a toast with her parents now saying “Nostrovia”, which means “to your health” in Czech.

Visitation Thursday 4:00-7:00 PM with Vigil Service 7:00 PM at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Friday ( 5/12/2017 ) at St. Patrick Catholic Church  508 Angus Street Gretna, NE. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at Gretna, NE. Family prefers Memorials to Gretna School Foundation

Lester R. Guffey

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3/17/1937 – 5/7/2017

Of Omaha, survived by wife Helen Guffey, children Nick Guffey, Terry (Cheryl) Guffey, Gail (Jimmy) Pfahl,  Leslie (Laura) Guffey, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren.
Visitation Wednesday 5-7 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108t Street Omaha, NE. Funeral Service Thursday 10:00 AM at Park Lane Baptist Church 5550 N 60th Ave. Omaha, NE. Interment Thursday 2:00 Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospital.

Elaine L. Krumme (Spier)

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2/2/1937 – 5/1/2017

Born in Nebraska City to parents Walter and Emma (Vrtiska) Spier, both deceased. She grew up in Omaha, graduated from South High School. Received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Peru State College and a Master’s Degree from UNO in Guidance and Counseling. She taught and counseled for 37 years in the Omaha Public Schools having served at Benson High, Beveridge Jr/Sr. High, Central High and the Central Office. Elaine is survived by her husband of 57 years, Charles E. (Chuck) Krumme, Two children, Dave (Lisa) Krumme and Jodie (Jeff) Lenser, Two granddaughters, Emily and Madison Lenser, Sister-in-law Carole (Tom) Rezac, and many cousins and nephews. Elaine was a member of the Omaha Retired Educators Organization and Kappa Kappa Iota, a National Honorary Teacher’s Sorority. Past president of the Omaha Area Peru Alumni Association. After retirement Elaine enjoyed part time living in both Omaha and Okoboji, Iowa.

Visitation Thursday 5-7 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Memorial Service Friday (5/5/17) 11:00 AM at Presbyterian Church of the Cross 1517 S. 114th Street Omaha, NE. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Nebraska Humane Society or the Peru State College Foundation, Peru, NE.


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2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE – 402-496-9000

David P. Salyards

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7/8/1955 – 4/22/2017

Omaha – David Peter Salyards, 61, passed away April 22 following a short illness. A fourth-generation Nebraskan and lifelong resident of Omaha, Dave was born July 8, 1955, to Harry E. Salyards Sr. and Margaret E. (Skow) Salyards. He was a 1973 graduate of Benson High School and a 1978 graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where his particular passion was music. A proud member of the Cornhusker Marching Band, he participated in a variety of other music ensembles. Indeed, music became his lifelong avocation; he was arranging a number of original works for keyboard, guitar, percussion and strings at the time of his untimely passing. Beloved husband, father, brother, and uncle, he married Cindy Welch on May 7, 1988. Their only child, Tim, was born September 11, 1993. Always a deeply-committed family man, he sustained his family first by becoming a Stay-At-Home Dad, and later by providing home-based care for his aging mother. The latter experience led to his finding his true calling in life: providing similarly devoted in-home care to the elderly through Home Instead. An avid reader, he had a lifelong interest in history, particularly Civil War history, fostered by researching details of the service of his Great Grandfather, Joseph Edward Salyards, veteran of the 34th Iowa infantry and 3rd Iowa cavalry, 1862-1865. He was a long-term fan of the Chicago Cubs, making his first trip to Wrigley Field with his new bride for their honeymoon. Later, he and his brother traveled to Boston together, where they attended games at Fenway Park, after which Dave adopted the Red Sox as his American League team. He is survived by his wife Cindy and son Tim, brother Harry and wife Phyllis, niece Shannon Salyards Burton and her husband Sean, and their children Samuel and Lily; nephew Scott Salyards, second cousin Ted Strasser and wife Phyllis, and several cousins.

Visitation Wednesday 5-7 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE., Funeral Service 1:30 PM Thursday Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108t Street Omaha, NE.  Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, NE. Memorials may be given to the Jack and Mary Alice Snider Fund, c/o the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Jane A. Lancaster

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9/21/1947 – 4/18/2017

Of Gretna, survived by husband Richard, children Amy (Jeremy) Hook, Brent  (Rachelle), Brian (Kari), 5 grandsons Zachary Hook, Dawson Hook, Bryson Lancaster, Aiden Lancaster, Garrett Lancaster, siblings Nancy,  Bill, Sally, Roger, and many family & friends.
Visitation Friday 1:00 PM till service time, Memorial Service Friday (4/21/17) 2:00 PM Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone Gretna, NE. In Lieu of flowers, please consider Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association at

Allan Casari

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3/1/1928 – 4/16/2017

Of Omaha, survived by wife Kristin, children Connie (Steve) Reddicliffe, Ed Casari,  William Casari, Sam Casari, Kate (David) Bozarth, grandchildren  Anna, Rebecca, James, Damon, Levi, brothers Robert Casari, Burke Casari and many family & friends.
Visitation Thursday 5-7 PM with prayer service 6:30 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Funeral Service Friday (4/21/17) 11:00 AM at St. Michael Lutheran Church 13232 Blondo Street Omaha, NE.  Private Interment Forest Lawn. Memorials to St. Michael Lutheran Church.

Betty L. Stiles

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1/20/1929 – 4/6/2017

Of Omaha,  Preceded in death by sons Dennis, Mike, sister Norma Jean Reslock. Survived by husband Roger, 4 grandchildren, and great grandchildren,  brother Fred Reslock, family & friends.
Visitation Sunday 2-4 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE. Private Graveside Service Evergreen Memorial Park   Omaha, NE.  Memorials to Northwest Hills United Church of Christ 9334 Fort Street Omaha, NE 68134.