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. .

John Philip Nepper, Sr.

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5/30/1931 – 3/27/2017

He was a good man. John P. Nepper, born May 30, 1931 in Grand Forks, ND. He passed away in Omaha NE at the age of 85 on March 27, 2017. He is survived by his children: John Nepper Jr. , Nancy Janne (husband Michel), Scott Nepper (wife Martha) and David Nepper (wife Kim). Jack had 9 grandchildren: Jennifer Holmes (husband Matt), Jason Nepper, Nicholas, Stephanie, Natalie and Jeremy Nepper, Tabatha Williamson (husband Adam), Zachary Love and Justin Love. He also enjoyed his 6 Great-Grandchildren: Kaelynn Holmes, Bailyan, Azlynn, Maryn, Korbyn and Remingtyn Williamson. John earned his Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts. He and Bev attended high school at St. James Academy where he gained many lifelong friends.   He completed his Engineering degree at the University of North Dakota, The Fighting Sioux. Although John knew Beverley in high school, he only began dating her during his college years. They married in 1952 and lived in Colorado until he was transferred to Bitburg Germany and Africa for his service in the USAF. He was a First Lieutenant in the First Pilotless Bomber Squadron 1954-1956. Jack and Bev enjoyed Europe immensely. They traveled many places while they were stationed there; loving the last place they went the best, Italy.Upon returning from Germany in 1956, they settled in Cobalt Idaho where they also met lifelong friends. He was putting his mining Engineering degree to work and soon discovered that he didn’t like going down in the mine every day. John Nepper Jr was born in Idaho in 1957. Soon after, they moved to Bountiful Utah (Salt Lake City) and Jack got a job at Sperry Rand,   Nancy was born in 1961 and Scott was born in 1964 in Utah. Jack and Bev had great friends in Utah as well, playing a lot of cards and drinking root beer with the Mormons. Surely, we were the only Catholics in the neighborhood. Jack was transferred to Huntsville Alabama in the summer of 1965. Still with Sperry Rand, he was contracted out to NASA where he worked on the Saturn moon launch project. David was born there in 1965. Alabama was a fun time for us all; we had a swimming pool in the backyard where we spent most of our free time. Jack and Bev would attend party after party. There was always a party in Alabama, formals, costume, theme and cocktail parties. Then there was the Friday evening meal: “Try Something New Day”, not a kid favorite. In December of 1968 the Nepper’s then moved to Thief River Falls Minnesota, to work for Arctic Cat Enterprises. The children loved Thief River, we had lots of cousins and the small town was so much fun for a kid.   While living in Minnesota, Jack donated a kidney to his older brother James. Jack and Bev decided to transfer down to Omaha NE with an Arctic Cat subsidiary, General Leisure in the summer of 1971. Finally, they stayed put for several decades. After the General Leisure closure, Jack and Bev started Design Plastics in 1972. It was a very difficult business but they made it successful. In Omaha, the grandchildren began to arrive, starting in 1984. All of them were a great source of pride for grandma (Grandpa too!). Summers at the lake with Grandma… Hard to beat! Beverley Nepper died in Omaha in the summer of 2003, at the age of 72. A sad day for all… Jack was always concerned about helping out everyone, which is why he insisted early on offering free tuition and books for college to his employees. He wanted everyone to earn a college degree without owing any money upon graduation. Jack had many charities, many he kept to himself, many he shouted to the world. He was a very kind man, loved by all. Visitation  Friday (3/31/2017( 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary 108th Street Chapel. Funeral Service Saturday (4/1.2017) 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church- 114th & Fort Street, Omaha, Ne. Interment Prospect Hill Cemetery

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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

Jean M. Jenson

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11/2/1962 – 3/15/2017

of Omaha – Loving sister and aunt passed away Mar 15, 2017.  She was born Nov 2, 1962, in Carroll, IA.  Preceded in death by her parents, Louis Sr. and Evelyn Jenson; sister, Denise Shelburne, and brother, Louis Jenson, Jr.; Survived by Sisters: Linda West, Lori French (Bob); Brothers: Terry Jenson (Carol), Mark Jenson (Chris); Sister-in-Law: Lou Jenson; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 1-3 PM Sunday (3/26/2017) at Roeder Mortuary – 2727 N. 108th St Omaha, NE; Private burial at a later date.    

Memorials to American Kidney Foundation or American Diabetes Association

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.

Margaret A. “Peggy” Welsh

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5/21/1939 – 3/21/2017


Preceded in Death by Parents: William & Delphia Hoppner,  Brother: Russell Hoppner. Survived by Husband: Pat Welsh,  Children: Patrick Welsh,  Kellie(Dave) Reynolds,  Lisa (Mark) Gocke &  Wendy (Don) Clark. Grandchildren:  Ryan & Kelsey Clark &  Jonah & Emilie Gocke. Brothers: Ivan (Jeanette) Hoppner & Bill (Nancy) Hoppner. Host of Nieces, Nephews & Other Relatives & Friends.Visitation: Friday (3/24/2017)  5:00 – 7:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM all at Roeder Mortuary – Gretna Chapel. Funeral Service Saturday (3/25/2017) 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church – 508 Angus Street, Gretna, Ne. Interment Omaha National Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials to: St. Patrick Catholic Church – Gretna, Ne. Mount Michael Abby, Elkhorn, Ne. or St. Marks Lutheran Church. Pender, Ne.

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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