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Howard A. Linn

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5/19/1921 – 3/26/2017

Of Omaha, Preceded in death by parents Arthur and Lenna, sister Gwendolyn, wife Helen. Survived by children Duane (Donna), Dwight (Mary), Diane (Mike)  Djureen, 8 grandchildren, Duane Jr., Kevin, Katie, Jessica,  Andrew, Angela, Nicole and Dustin, 15 great grandchildren,  1 great great grandson. Pearl Harbor Survivor, Life long  employee of the telephone company and volunteer for the Red Cross.
Visitation Thursday 5-7 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Funeral Service Friday (3/31/17)11:30 AM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Graveside Service Friday 10:00 AM at Omaha National Cemetery 14250 Schram Road Omaha, NE.

Allen R. Hendricksen

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11/16/1936 – 3/26/2017

Of Omaha, survived by wife Margenne, children Ann (Dan) Parr, Paul (Jaime),  grandchildren Elsa & Daniel Parr,  Madeline & Makenna  Hendricksen.
Visitation Wednesday 5-7 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Funeral Service Thursday (3/30/17) 10:00 AM Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 6201 N 60th Street Omaha, NE. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials to be directed by the family. .

Evelyn R. Wilson

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1/30/1925 – 3/23/2017

Of Omaha, survived by sons Roger (Eileen), Ron (Ruth), Randy (Pam),  Rick (Kim), grandchildren Tammy & Mitch Misek, Dawn,  Cory & Jenn, Cassie, Sarah, Jonathan, David, Colin  and Trevor, 8 great grandchildren, brothers Jerry (Kathy)  Sealock, Larry (Barb) Sealock, many family and friends.
Visitation Monday 5- 7 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Memorial Service Tuesday (3/28/17) 10:30 AM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Graveside Service Tuesday 9:30 AM at Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, NE. Memorials to Covenant Presbyterian Church

Claire M. Enstrom

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12/27/1934 – 3/21/2017

Of Gretna,

Claire M. Enstrom was born to Richard and Edith (Johnson) on December 27,1934 at the Oakland Hospital in Oakland, Nebraska.

He lived on a farm west of Oakland, Nebraska with his parents and attended District #74 country school for eight years. He graduated from Oakland High School in 1953.

On December 15,1956 Claire married Ardis Helms at West Side Methodist Church in rural Oakland.  They lived in Grand Junction, Colorado for two years where he worked for Mayhew Oil Company. They moved back to Fremont, NE. and started working at Western Electric in Millard, NE. They later moved to Elkhorn, NE. where they lived for nine years and moved to Gretna in 1967. Claire retired from AT&T in 1988. He then worked part time for Farmers Union Coop in Gretna until health forced him to quit.

He was a member of West Side Methodist Church in Oakland and Gretna Methodist Church. He was on a softball team for West Side Methodist Church, active in the Elkhorn Lions Club and a volunteer fireman on the Gretna Fire and Rescue. He belonged to Eagles Club in Fremont and several bowling leagues in Elkhorn. Claire also served on the Board of Trustees at the Methodist Church in Gretna.

Claire loved to fish, hunt and cheer on the Nebraska football team.

Survivors include his wife Ardis, many nieces and nephews and surrogate granddaughter Caity Clark. He was proceeded in death by his parents, brothers and spouses Leroy (Ruth), Elmon (Helen), William (Viola), Leland (Ethel), and his sister LaMae (Bill Rundle and Byron Brainerd).
Visitation Friday (3/24/17) 10:00 AM till service time, Memorial Service Friday 11:00 AM Gretna United Methodist Church 11457 S. 204th Street Gretna, NE. Interment Elkhorn Cemetery at Elkhorn, NE. Memorials to Gretna United Methodist Church or Gretna Fire and Rescue.

Edward R. Kuhfahl

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3/25/1931 – 3/14/2017

Omaha – Survived by wife Helen, children Doug (Sheila), Liz (Jay) Larson, Denise (Mike) Brady, Julie (Pat) Friend, 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sisters Betty Andresen, Theresa (Herb) Andrews, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation Sunday 1-3 PM with Rosary 3 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Memorial Mass Monday 10:30 AM at St. Patrick’s Church Of Elkhorn 20500 W Maple Rd. Elkhorn, NE. Inurnment Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials to the family to be determined later.

William J. Reh Jr.,

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6/27/1951 – 3/9/2017

Omaha – Lt. Col. William J. (Bill) Reh, Jr. of Omaha passed away on 3/9/17. Bill, the son of William J. Reh and Irene (Boytin) Greene, was born in Kingston, PA on 6/27/51. After graduating from high school, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. After his discharge from the Army, he attended Wilkes College graduating in 1976 and receiving a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the Air Force. He served as an intelligence officer with tours in the US, Germany, and Korea retiring from SAC HQ at Offutt AFB on 7/31/97. After his retirement, Bill worked for a short time as a defense contractor and then as a Department of the Air Force civilian at SAC HQ and US Strategic Command, retiring on 3/1/17, having served his country for over 45 years.

Bill was an avid shooter, participating in the NRA sponsored events each year at Camp Perry, Ohio as well as other local events. He was an active Mason and Shriner, a member of the G. W. Lininger Lodge #268, AF & AM, Omaha Valley Scottish Rite, and the Tangier Shrine.

He is survived by his loving wife Patricia (Byrnes) Reh and his son Will, beloved pets Kristan, Scooby, Buddy and Skippy. Visitation will be held at the Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. on March 17th from 5 PM until 7 PM with a Masonic service at 7 PM. The funeral will be held on Saturday March 18th at 1 PM at the mortuary. Bill is to be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in the near future. In lieu of flowers, memorials to thelittlesistersofthepoor.org.

Stanley R. Bales

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STANLEY R BALES OF OMAHA, NE DIED 03/10/17. HE WAS BORN ON 02/24/1929 AT BONILLA, SD TO THE LATE JAMES AND LILLIE MAE (BUSSELL) BALES. HE ATTENDED BONILLA CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL THROUGH SENIOR YEAR IN 1947, HURON COLLEGE FROM 1947 THROUGH 1949.

HE WORKED IN CIVIL ENGINEERING WITH THE CITY OF HURON, SD FROM 1949 THROUGH 1950. HE WAS DRAFTED INTO THE US ARMY ON 01/18/1951. HE SERVED UNTIL10/17/1952. HE SERVED WITH THE 19TH ENGINEER COMBAT GROUP IN THE KOREAN WAR FROM JUNE OF 1951 UNTIL APRIL OF 1952.

AFTER HIS DISCHARGE HE RETURNED TO HURON, SD IN NOVEMBER OF 1952 WORKING WITH HARRIS & PIERCE ENGINEERING CO. IN MAY OF 1953 HE WORKED FOR THE CITY OF HUROJN AS A FIELD ENGINEER UNTIL AUGUST OF 1953.

HE MARRIED AVIS E SEVERANCE ON 08/23/1953 IN HURON, SD. AVIS DIED ON 01/11/2002.

HE THEN ENROLLED AS A CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENT AT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITYWHERE HE GRADUATED WITH A B.S. IN CIVIL ENGINEERING.

HE WAS THE ASSITANT CITY ENGINEER FOR THE CITY OF HURON FROM JUNE OF 1956 THROUGH MAY OF 1957. AFTER THAT HE WAS THE CITY ENGINEER OF MITCHELL, SD FROM JUNE OF 1957 THROUGH MAY OF 1959. HE WAS EMPLOYED AS AN ENGINEER IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF OMAHA, NE. HE SERVED AS ASSISTNAT SEWER ENGINEER UNTIL NOVEMBER OF 1961 AND THEN BECAME SEWER ENGINEER THROUGH FEBRUARY OF 1963. FROM MARCH OF 1963 THROUGH JANUARY OF 1966 HE WAS A DESIGN ENGINEER. THEN FROM FEBRUARY OF 1966 THROUGH SEPTEMBER OF 1969 HE WAS A CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER.

HE STARTED WORKING FOR ELLIOT & BLACK IN OCTOBER OF 1969. HE BECAME A PARTNER AND WORKED AS A SENIOR ENGINEER FROM JUNE OF 1976 UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT ON 05/01/1991.

STAN WAS A COACH FOR YOUTH BASEBALL. HE WAS ALSO AN OFFICIAL FOR BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL. HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE KOREAN WAR AND A MEMBER OF THE VFW.

STAN IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE AVIS, HIS PARENTS, HIS 8 BROTHERS, HIS SISTER, AND HIS GRANDSON GREG STEED. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS 3 CHILDREN: DICK AND HIS WIFE DONNA AND GRANDDAUGHTER DR. ELIZABETH (LIZ) BALES OF CALIFORNIA; RUTH STEED AND HIS GRANDSON MIKE STEED AND 2 GREAT GRANDSONS, NATHAN & GREGORY STEED OF LIMA, OHIO; HIS DAUGHTER MARY COLEMAN AND GRANDAUGHTER DR. JENNY HIYKEL AND GRANDSON JOEY (MICHELLE) HIYKEL, STEPGRANDDAUGHTER AMBER (JEREL) CONVERSE AND 3 GREAT GRANDSONS GAGE, LAINE & KEEGAN CONVERSE ALL OF OMAHA, NE..

THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS ON MONDAY, MARCH 13TH FROM 9:00 AM UNTIL 10:30 AM WITH A MEMORIAL SERVICE at 10:30 AM. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS TO THE VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION (VNA) HOSPICE OF OMAHA.

Charles R. Jacobsen “Chuck”

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4/1/1932 – 3/7/2017

Of Omaha, survived by wife Shirley, children Karen Fielder (Marvin), Teresa  Kellner (Kirk), Chuck Jr., grandchildren Rebecca, Miranda,  Blair, Justin, Brandon, great grandchildren Jason, Jackson,  Levi, Olivia, siblings Delores Robertson, Mary Ann Schmidt  (Jerry), Robert Jacobsen, Ronnie Jacobsen (Carol), many family and  friends. Preceded in death by Mother Marie, Father Cecil and stepmother Gladys.
Visitation Friday (3/10/17) 5-6:30 PM and Memorial Service at 6:30 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Inurnment Calvary Cemetery  at  Omaha, NE.  Memorials to Paralyzed American Veterans or Alzheimer’s Association.

Thomas D. Kaestner

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2/10/1938 – 2/24/2017

Omaha – Proceeded in death by parents, Clarence and Aledra Kaestner , father in law Frank Jones and sister in law Sherryl Jones. Survived by wife of 43 years Shirley (Jones) Kaestner, son Kristopher (Julie) and granddaughter Adalyn Kaestner, mother in law Darlene Jones; many family and friends. Graduate of UNO. Co-founder of Control Management Inc. Longtime member of John J Mercer Masonic Lodge and Tangier Shrine. Enjoyed driving his little red convertible in many Shrine parades. Member of St Michael Lutheran Church. The family offers many thanks to the caregivers of Methodist Hospice.

Visitation Thursday 5-7 PM with Masonic Service at 6:30 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Celebration of Life Services: Friday 11:00 AM   at St. Michael Lutheran Church 13232 Blondo St. Omaha, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St Michael Lutheran Church; Methodist Hospice or Tangier Shrine Transportation Fund.

Audrey E. Kienast

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Audrey Elizabeth Kienast, age 88 of Omaha passed away on February 16, 2017. Audrey was born in Carroll, Iowa to Frank and Bertha (Strunk) Massman.  Audrey graduated from Westside High School. She married Elmer Kienast on September 17, 1949 in Manning, Iowa. She is preceded in death by her son-in-law: Dennis Irwin and brother: Donald. Audrey is survived by her husband: Elmer, children: James D. Hulsebus (Judy), Daniel J. Kienast (Patricia), and Janeen M. Irwin (Bill Segebart); 9-grandchildren; 9-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family.

Visitation: Monday, Feb. 20th from 2-3pm with Funeral Service at 3:00p.m. at Roeder Mortuary – Gretna Chapel, 11710 Standing Stone Dr. Interment: Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 185th and Q Street, Omaha, NE. Memorials may be directed to the family.