Patricia A. Kogele

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Kogele, Patricia A., March 6, 1936 – November 17, 2017, passed away in Omaha, NE. She was a resident of Prairie Meadows Alzheimer’s Special Care Center.

Pat Kogele was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Robert and Gertrude (Burr) McGill.

When she was young, Pat loved to swim and play piano. While attending North High School, she was a highly-awarded marksman on the school’s competitive shooting team. Pat had many friends and enjoyed parties, school dances, and social events.

After graduation, Pat went to work at Mutual of Omaha, where she met and later married Richard Carritt. Together they raised two children, Kim and Kevin.

Pat was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bridge, studying history of all types, and always helped with her children’s school and extracurricular activities, including Girl Scouts, and PTA. She had a philanthropic spirit and loved animals.

Pat was an enthusiastic, lifelong learner. She began pursuing a degree in education while her children were still young, earning her bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate. After a divorce, she started working for the Omaha Public School District and later continued her education, earning two Masters Degrees, one in counseling and one in education.

During her career in education she had many roles, including classroom teacher, principal, and counselor, the latter she found especially rewarding. Pat helped to run a summer camp for disabled kids, and volunteered for years at CASA, as a court appointed child advocate for abused and neglected children. Pat retired from OPS in 2002.

Pat married Mel Kogele, in the late 70’s and happily became stepmother to Mel’s adult children. The couple enjoyed entertaining their many friends and family, and went on many marvelous adventures together. Sadly, Mel passed away in 2007.

Pat was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church in Omaha.

Pat was preceded in death by her beloved spouse, Melvin Kogele; parents, Robert and Gertrude (Burr) McGill; and brother, Robert McGill

She is survived by her children Kim Wagner (Virgil Wagner); Kevin Carritt  (Caroline); Don Kogele; Neal Kogele (Becky) ; and Linda Roman (Christopher); as well as ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation with the family Tuesday (11/21/17) 5-6:30 PM with Prayer Service Tuesday 6:00 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities of Omaha.

Sobhy F. Bedrous

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8/15/1944 – 11/15/2017

Of Omaha, survived by Survived by wife Hannan, children Dr David Bedrous,  Dr Andrew Bedrous, Elizabeth Bedrous, Joseph Bedrous, Stepchildren Dr Marina Lotfy, Kerolos Lotfy, brothers Shokry Bedrous, Magdy Bedrous, Lalo and Magda,  George and Vivian.

Visitation 5:30 – 8:00 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Funeral Service Tuesday (11/21/17) 10:00 AM St. Mary St. George Coptic Church 106 West Kanesville Blvd.  Council Bluffs, IA. Interment Calvary Cemetery at Omaha, NE.

Janice R. Allington

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Jan was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska by her parents Robert and Ruth Schleu. She had a younger brother Bob, whom she loved very much. Jan grew up in the Benson area and graduated from Benson High School in 1955. Jan was involved in many activities, social groups, and within the church throughout her life.
Jan married the love her life, Jim, on September 28, 1956. They spent 61 years together. Jan was the mother of three daughters Karen, Kim, and Vicki; a mother-in-law to Steven; a grandmother to Nicole, Steven, Amy, Jimmy, Katie, and Destiny; and a great-grandmother to Hailey, Hannah, Hunter, Jaeda, Jack, Caleb, Lulu and Bentley.
It was Jan’s focus to take care of her husband and family. Family was very important to Jan. She would sacrifice her own happiness in order for her family to have what they needed. She was supportive, loving, and a fantastic listener. Jan was the glue that held her family together. Her mantra to them was, “Keep the triangle strong!” She always wanted them to be close and stay connected.
Jan loved spending time with her family and friends. She would open up her heart and home for others to gather and celebrate special occasions. Jan became a, “2nd Mom,” to many of her daughters’ friends. Jan looked after and cared for everyone. Jan enjoyed cooking, shopping, dancing, playing cards and listening to Elvis Presley. She also loved being around water. She enjoyed going boating and taking rides on a jet ski with her son in law Steven. Jan loved talking with others and always looked forward to her daily contact with her daughters and grandchildren. She always voiced how proud she was of her family. In her eyes, they could do nothing wrong.
Jan worked in the Physical Therapy Department at Immanuel Hospital for 26 years. She loved her job and all the people she worked with. Jan  was often referred to as, “the mother hen,” around the department because of how well she cared for and looked over so many of her coworkers.
Jan was diagnosed with cancer and fought for 15 years to keep making memories with the ones she loved. Her strong faith is what helped get her through the years of pain and suffering. Jan was never one to complain about her struggles – and was known as our, ” tough ol’ bird.”
Up until her last breath, Jan fought for her time with others. She wanted to keep going, to keep living – to keep loving…
Jan will be missed by so many – but never forgotten.

Visitation with Family 6-8:00 PM Friday at Roeder 108th Chapel, Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church 2941 N 80th St in Omaha. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Memorials to Calvary Lutheran Church.

William C. Goodwin (Bill)

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6/12/1953 – 11/13/2017

Of Omaha, Preceded in death by father Roger D. Goodwin. Survived by Mother, Phyllis J. Goodwin, brothers Daniel S. Goodwin, David A. Goodwin(Nanci), sister Leslie A Beiermann, nephews Zachary M. Beiermann (Jordan), Jacob C. Beiermann (fiancée Stephanie Brodie), niece Riane L. Goodwin, great nephew Waylin Roger Beiermann.

Visitation Thursday 5-7 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Funeral Service Friday (11/17/17) 10:30 AM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, NE. In Lieu of Flowers Memorials to the family who will choose where to donate.

Gerald “Jerry” Grawet

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9/12/1935 – 11/11/2017

Omaha – Preceded in death by Wife of 59 years: Virginia Grawet; Parents: Raymond J. Grawet & Gladys R. (Dixon) Grawet; Sister: Betty J. Chapin; Brother: Raymond C. Grawet; Survived by Children: Debra A. Flores, Sharla R. Grawet, Michael D. Grawet; Granddaughter: Rachael R. Flores; Brother: Larry D. Grawet; Several Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces, Great-Nephews, & many Friends.

Gerald retired from MUD after 50 years and he loved building Sprint Race Cars.      

Reception with Family & Friends 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday (11/17/17) at Roeder Mortuary – 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska

Ricky A. Harris

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1/12/1966 – 11/8/2017

Of Omaha, survived by wife Jodi, children Angel, Ricky, Nevaeh, Mia,  many family & friends. Preceded in death by parents Alvin & Phyllis, sister Barb, brother Alvin Jr.

Visitation  Tuesday 5-7 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Funeral Service Wednesday (11/15/17) 10:00 AM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, NE.

Toni L. Wilburn

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Toni Lee Wilburn age 58 of Omaha, NE passed away on November 10, 2017 in Omaha.

Toni was born on April 30, 1959 in Omaha, NE to Jack and Ardith (McKay) Wilburn.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Toni is survived by her significant other; Cody Chapman, sister; Kim Pagnano (Joe), brother; Jack Wilburn (Beverly), nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 with a Celebration of Life Service at 7:00 P.M., Roeder Mortuary 4932 Ames Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


Daryle M. Hyland

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8/5/1942 – 11/8/2017

Omaha – Preceded in death by Parents; Brother: Don; Survived by Sons: Joe (Charlotte), Tim (Lisa), Kenny; 8 Grandchildren; 9 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild; Brothers: Louis (Paula), Mike; Sister: Kathy.

Visitation 5:00 – 7:00 PM Monday; Funeral Service 10:00 AM   Tuesday (11/14/2017) all at Roeder Mortuary  2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska;, Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

Florence J. Weigel

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1/5/1918 – 11/3/2017

Joy was born Florence Joy Harrington on January 5, 1918 in Westfield Iowa, the daughter of Albert and Florence Harrington. She graduated from Westfield High School and eventually ended up in Omaha.  She was a house keeper for several families near Saddle Creek and Leavenworth Streets.  She often walked by a service station where Wilbur Wayne Weigel worked.  They met and married on March 3, 1940.  Their daughter, Sharon Joy, was born on October 29, 1941.

Joy loved to cook, bake and garden.   Camping was a favorite pastime of Joy and Wayne’s and she continued to camp in their Hi-Lo camper for years, even after Wayne passed.  Crocheting and other crafts kept her busy.  She would make pot holders and holiday decorations and hand them out to us.  Joy is survived by two grandchildren, Shelly (Rich) Howdle, and Jeff (Lisa) Morris and 5 great grandkids: Alex, Ally and Sam Howdle, Ellie and Carson Morris; Sister Ann Maynard and nephews: Jay Maynard and Rob (Abby) Maynard.  Joy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Farrel, Wilbur, Walter Jay; Sister: Gertrude; daughter: Sharon Morris; husband: Wilbur.

Granny, you are at peace and we are pretty sure someone like you is in heaven with everyone who already passed. There’s a huge line of hugs waiting for you up there. We are all glad to be a part of your life.  We love you, miss you, appreciate you and thank you for the many years of “Joy”. Not to mention the recipes and memories but most of all your humor. God bless you.

Visitation 10:00 – 11:00 AM Friday; Service 11:00 AM Friday (11/10/2017) all at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska, w/ luncheon to follow, Burial 2:00 PM Friday at West Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

Ngoan N. Nguyen

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12/7/1934 – 11/4/2017

Ngoan Nguyen 82, of Eustis Nebraska passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends November 4th in Omaha, NE.

Ngoan Ngoc Nguyen was born December 7, 1934 in Tinh Nam Dinh, North Vietnam. He was the oldest son with two younger brothers and two younger sisters. He attended grade school and high school in North Vietnam for most of his young life. During a brief time in 1945 -1946 his family fled to South Vietnam where he was schooled by Buddhist monks. His family returned to the North believing there would be better government stability. His family fled for a final time to the South in 1954. He served 21 years in the South Vietnamese army specializing in intelligence work and working with the United States of America. During that time, in 1969, he met and married his wife of 48 years Thao Nguyen. In 1975, hours before the fall of Saigon to communism, he escaped with his pregnant wife and three young children by Vietnamese Naval ship. They would be picked up by an American Navy transport ship in the Philippines and arrive in Guam. His family was graced by the St. John Lutheran church family in Eustis Nebraska. There his family would be sponsored and cared for by the many good families of Eustis. He worked most of his adult life as a general laborer at Monroe in Cozad, Nebraska until he retired at the age of 65. He lived in Eustis from 1975 until late 2014. From 2015- 2017, he and his wife stayed with his youngest daughter and her family in Omaha, NE due to end stage kidney disease. Ngoan loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends watching Nebraska football, playing cards, eating good food, listening to his wife sing karaoke, traveling and fishing. He is preceded in death by his father Quynh Nguyen, his mother My Vu, his brother Thieu Nguyen, his sisters Khanh Nguyen and Chung Nguyen and his youngest brother Quoc Hung Nguyen. He is survived by his wife Thao Nguyen, his children Nhung Nguyen, Mai Palmieri , Cuong Nguyen, Anh Taylor and his six grandchildren David, Hannah, Clair and Samantha Taylor and Ryan and Daniel Palmieri.

Visitation 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday (11/10/17) at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska; Memorial Service 2:00 PM Sunday (11/12/17) at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Eustis, Nebraska.