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.

Lynn Leon Farris, Sr.

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11/27/1931 – 11/5/2017


Survived by Wife of 63 Years: Shirley G. (Harpster) Farris, Daughter: Nancy L. (Mike) Westphalen, Son: Lynn L. (Laurie) Farris, Jr. 7 Grandchildren: Lynnae (Justin) Johannes, Michael Westphalen & Fiancee’ Gina, Matthew (Rosalia) Westphalen, Carrie (Curt) Templeton, Spencer (Kate) Farris, Jeremy (Tracy) Dixon, Lindsey (Brad) Earley, 14 Great Grandchildren, Brother’s: Sam (Della) Farris, Loyd Farris, Sister: Fay Patterson, Host of Friend’s. A Celebration of Life will be on Thursday at 3:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary – 108th Street Chapel, In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials to: The National Wildlife Federation / Web Site https://wwwnmf.org.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

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


Shirley M (Flickinger) Walsh

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11/10/1920 – 10/30/2017

Of Papillion, survived by children Tom (Susan), Ann (Tom III) Davis,  Shawn (Patti), grandchildren Cristin (Jerry), Bethany (Troy),  Megan (Christian), Shannon (Brian), Jonathan (Amy), Catherine,  Amanda, 8 great grandchildren, brothers Samuel & John,  many family & friends.  Preceded in death by husband Thomas J. Walsh Jr., great grandson Donovan Reed.

No Visitation; Memorial Mass 10:30 AM Monday ( 11/6/2017 )  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 2302 Crawford Street Bellevue, NE. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.