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.

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

Larry J. Hagan

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12/21/1949 – 5/24/2017



Preceded in Death by Parents Howard & Trena Hagan, Brothers Dwight Hagan & Howard (Lew) Hagan, Twin Sister Mary Kay Stanosheck. Survived by Children: Scott Hagan, Patrick Hagan, Katie (Anthony) Coan, Grandchildren: Domenic, Selena, Caleb & Collin, Sisters: Kathleen (Carl) Rhoten, Linda Gabbard, Sheila (Morse) Deming, Significant Other: JoAnn Potter, Host of Friends. Visitation: Monday 3:00PM – 5:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary – Gretna Chapel. Funeral Service Tuesday 10:00 AM at Springfield United Methodist Church, 480 Main Street, Springfield, Nebraska. Interment Springfield Memorial Cemetery. Military Honors by Springfield Nebraska VFW.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – Gretna Chapel

11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE – 402-332-0090

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

Genevieve Cox

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5/24/1920 – 5/16/2017

Genevieve Palmiria Manghelli was born on May 24, 1920 to John and Pauline Manghelli in Elwood, Indiana. She was the oldest of six children who are deceased. She is survived by son, John Balser, Omaha, son and daughter-in-law, William and Mary Ann Balser, Alpine, WY, stepdaughter, Carol and Rex Rehnquist, Arlington,TX, stepson, Richard and Roberta Haub, Burleson, TX, exhusband, Billie R. Balser,Anderson, IN.

She was predeceased in death by son, David Balser, Orlando, FL, husbands, William Haub and Gilbert Cox.

Visitation 6PM-8PM Wednesday (5/24) at Mortuary.

Funeral Service 10:00AM Thursday (5/25/17) at

Calvary Lutheran Church – 2941 North 80th Street.

Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

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


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.

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 (

Patricia Ruth Brown

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3/17/1937 – 5/15/2017

Survived by Daughters Faith Stevenson, Hope Hunter, Patricia Olsen, 5 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, Former Husband Benny Stevenson & Host of Friends. Visitation Thursday 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Funeral Service Friday 11:00 AM all at Roeder Mortuary – 108th Street Chapel.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

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

Charles J. Steffen Jr

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5/23/1931 – 5/15/2017

Omaha – Survived by Wife Donna Steffen; Children Gaylene Abrahamson, Scott (Debra) Steffen.

Service 11AM Tuesday (5/16/17) Evergreen Memorial Park. In Lieu of Flowers: Mass at St Leo’s Catholic Church.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

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



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.