His glass company did projects ranging from St. Vincent de Paul Church, the Cloisters on the Platte to the Holy Family Shrine.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Gary Lacey passed away Thursday at Gothenburg Health, Teresa Peckham of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg said Tuesday. Lacey was 77.
Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Monday, December 30, 2019
The 1959 Omaha Benson graduate was 80 when he died Dec. 9 in Savannah, Georgia, of cancer discovered following a heart attack.
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Harold Hug led a life of varied interests, pastimes and jobs, including cop, musician, Army enlistee, medical transport driver, handyman, facilities manager and grandfather.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Ron Mortensen was instrumental in launching Omaha's police bicycle patrol and rebuilt more than 1,500 bicycles to give to children.
Rob Walker said his dad "came up through the ranks" of the the Max I. Walker chain. When his turn came to lead, he instituted changes such as elevating women to managerial positions and landing contracts for uniform cleaning.
Friday, December 06, 2019
Rudy Smith was known for many contributions to Omaha, chief among them his approach to documenting life in Nebraska, Omaha and in the city’s black community.
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Donald Burns loved Bruce Springsteen. Gloria Burns was an excellent bowler. And both are remembered by their son as great parents.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Dustin Moheng, 21, was found dead outside in the Millard area near 124th Avenue and Q Street on Monday. Police said Wednesday that three teens have been arrested in connection with Moheng's death.
The 65-year-old Bennington man was fatally injured while checking on other drivers near Wahoo, Nebraska, on Thanksgiving evening.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Known to friends and colleagues as quiet yet capable of making tough decisions, Dr. Charles Andrews also is recognized for his key role in setting UNMC on many of the pathways it continues to follow today. Andrews died Saturday at age 94.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Sing served for years as an officer with the Tri-Mutual Aid Fire Fighters Association, where he worked closely with 29 fire and rescue departments in Nebraska and Iowa. He also oversaw the Boys Town Fire Brigade's transition to a municipal fire department.
Monday, November 04, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
P. Stephen Potter, a defense attorney from Gothenburg, Nebraska, spent 36 years working as the "Hot Dog Man" at Husker football games. His sideline antics eventually drew the attention of CBS's Charles Kuralt, who featured him in his "On the Road" series. Potter died Oct. 24 at 74.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
She opened up a downtown jewelry store some 70 years ago with her husband, and the pair became widely known as framers of the Omaha Sister Cities Association.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
A celebration of life service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel for Matthew A. Brenden, 19. Police are investigating his death.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Saturday, October 05, 2019
Kari Firlik, 35, was killed Saturday in a double shooting with her husband, Tech. Sgt. Zachary Firlik, at their home in the Rising View subdivision near Offutt Air Force Base.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
When asked how Wayne Ziebarth, a Nebraska Democrat, succeeded in a predominantly Republican state, his son Jim said, "He basically felt that the right wing and the left wing were connected to the same bird, and if they didn't get along, that bird was in trouble."
Friday, September 27, 2019
Three Nebraska families are grieving the loss of loved ones who were killed in a multivehicle crash on Interstate 80 last week.
For three decades, Husker booster and donor Dean Kratz helped host a series of Big Red breakfasts. He practiced law in Omaha for more than 60 years before his death at age 95.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Mark Mercer, who is widely recognized along with his father, Sam, and his wife of 50 years, Vera, for developing and preserving Omaha's Old Market neighborhood, died Sept. 16 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 75.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
He began his teaching career in Oakland, Nebraska, then moved on to Omaha Central High School and, finally, to Omaha Westside.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
An investigation determined that the juveniles were in possession of a firearm and that it was discharged while being handled, police have said.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Jacobsen, who coached Burke from 1969 to 1994, died Thursday in hospice care. The member of the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame was 81.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
The funeral service for Glenna Oltman will be held at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Louisville, Nebraska.
Clint and Jed VanderWey were killed when the plane Clint was piloting crashed just across the border in South Dakota.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Omaha's stately old downtown high school already had a long reputation as a strong college preparatory school when G.E. "Doc" Moller arrived. But he maintained that reputation with high expectations of both students and staff.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
By any account it was a great life — he built a construction business that contributed to Omaha’s livability; when he lost his first beloved wife to cancer, he was able to find a second woman to share his life with; he had his health and pursued a vigorous outdoor life; he had his wits — and kept them until the end; and was surrounded by the love of a sprawling but tight-knit family.
Sunday, September 01, 2019
He piled up more than 10,000 flight hours, in 105 aircraft types — including the sleek, sexy SR-71 Blackbird. He flew more than 100 Air Force combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. He was a Right Stuff-era test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base. He launched the first X-15 rocket plane. He flew the B-1 bomber on its maiden flight.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Larry Morrissey possessed the ability to care and connect with Omaha Westside students beyond the athletes.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Alfred C. Haynes was praised for his calm heroics on July 19, 1989, after he brought his disabled DC-10 to an emergency crash landing in Sioux City after it had lost all flight controls. While 112 people lost their lives that day, it was amazing that 184 lived.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Her parents, Paul and Sarah, are working with Live On Nebraska to donate their daughter’s organs. The girl died this week after she was struck by a vehicle in Papillion.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
He may not have had much money at the time, but a strong business sense helped Dennis McKean start a company that has flourished for nearly six decades. McKean, founder of McKean’s Floor to Ceiling in La Vista, died Aug. 1. He was 83.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Minden, Nebraska, banker was appointed in 1990 by then-President George H.W. Bush to represent community bankers on the board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He was reappointed by President Bill Clinton and served on the board for 11 years.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Wallick disappeared while hiking in Colorado, and four days later, his body was recovered from a treacherous cliff. Friends and family remember him as a fun-loving man devoted to God, his family and his country.
Friday, August 09, 2019
Loved ones of Stephen and Abby Young were commemorating the Millard Public Schools students Thursday after they were killed in a car crash near Gretna.
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Tom Dowd served 40 years in two stints on the Metropolitan Utilities District board. He also had a five-decade legal career as a labor lawyer, frequently representing public employees and their unions.
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Larry Kavich expanded the family office equipment business to include high-end contract furniture and added locations in Lincoln and Des Moines.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Gene Morris, 80, died Sunday at the Kearney Regional Medical Center of double pneumonia and heart complications.
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