William J. Stromenger “Bill”

Preceded by parents William H. and Marie R. Stromenger. Survived by wife Susan “Sue” Stromenger, son Michael (Lisa) Stromenger, daughter Michele Sullivan, grandchildren Sarah (Jake) Adams, Sammy Giddings, Sadie Giddings, Alaina Stromenger, Tyler Sullivan, Bailey Sullivan, and Bradley Sullivan, sister Karen (Mike) Bearss, great-grandson Brantlee Jones. Memorial Service 11:00 AM Friday (10/21/2022) at Roeder Mortuary, 11710 Standing Stone, Gretna, NE. Memorials to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Gretna Fire Dept. or Fort Myers Beach Hurricane Relief.

Ecclesiastes Z. Oliver Jr.

2/17/1953 – 9/25/2022

Omaha – Survived by loving family.

Visitation Wednesday 11:00 AM till service time. Funeral Service 1:00 PM Wednesday (10/5/22) at Roeder Mortuary. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.


Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

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



MSgt John Thomas, Jr. (Ret.)

November 10, 1934 ~ September 20, 2022

John is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Lenesday and Robert, sister, Mary Alyce Zeigler, and grandson; Antwain King.

He leaves to cherish his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Thomas, sons:  Ernest, John (Vicki), Brian of Omaha, NE; daughters: Yulondia (Albert) Pettigrew of Bellevue, NE, Sharon and Alecia of Omaha, brothers; Melvin of Chicago, IL, Samuel of Atlanta, GA; sister; Delores Jackson of Las Vegas, NV.  In addition, he leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and several nieces, nephews and many other loving relatives.

Services will be held September 30, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church 5555 Larimore Ave in Omaha with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial at Forest Lawn following services.

Memorials to be dedicated to the family.


Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

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


Kevin J. Hergott

Ronald Eugene Baker

Ronald Eugene Baker was born January 31, 1950, in Vermillion, South Dakota, and passed away Monday, September 19, 2022.

Ron and his parents relocated to Omaha when he was a child. He attended Westside High School, and later the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he majored in architecture. He spent most of his subsequent career working at HDR in Omaha, where he started notably in interiors and became a leader in the company’s CAD initiatives in the late 1980s and ’90s. He served as president of the Nebraska chapter of the American Institute of Architects in the early 2000s; he retired from HDR as a vice president in 2012.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Ron’s honor to the UNL College of Architecture’s International Travel Fund. Ron studied architecture in London during his time at UNL, which allowed him and his wife, Karla, whom he married in 1971, to explore places they otherwise might not have. Gifts can be made to the College of Architecture’s International Travel Fund, No. 01128450, at the University of Nebraska Foundation, P.O. Box 82555, Lincoln, NE, 68501. Please make checks payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation, and include Ron’s name and the fund name or number on the memo line or enclosed note. Online gifts can be made at nufoundation.org.

Ron is survived by his children, Sarah Baker Hansen (Matthew) and Lindsey Baker. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Baker; mother, Delores; and wife, Karla.

Plans for a joint celebration of life for Ron and Karla are forthcoming.

Verta “Jean” Nelsen Brummett

Verta “Jean” Nelsen Brummett, passed away peacefully on September 22. She was born on December 6, 1927 to Clifford and Crystal Good Hawthorne. She married Paul Duane Nelsen January 6, 1946. After his death she married Howard Erwin Brummett on July 22, 1989.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; siblings, Merrill Hawthorne, Norma MacDonald, Janet Hawthorne; and adopted son, William (Billie) Nelsen. She is survived by two sisters, Clara Mae Umstead and Marlys Sears; two sons, Paul (Rosemary) of Wisconsin, and Phillip (Rita) of Omaha; one daughter, Patricia (Rick) Rudiger of Omaha; and two step daughters, Susan (David) Lueders of Omaha and Kathy (Marlin) Smith of McLoud, OK; 9 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and 4great, great grandchildren.
Jean was industrious and worked over the years: cleaning houses, in a factory candling eggs, movie theater box office, in a department store and in her home as a telephone surveyor and bulk mail sorter. Eventually she worked in the food service of Omaha Public Schools in Benson High School and Mountview Elementary. She volunteered in church, Lions Club and American Red Cross and recorded books for the blind.
VISITATION 3-5pm Sunday at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th St. FUNERAL SERVICE 11am Monday at New Life Presbyterian Church, 4060Pratt St. Interment Central City Cemetery. Memorials to New Life Presbyterian Church.

Willie Mae Morrison

8/18/1935 – 9/20/2022

Age 87 – Preceded in death by husband, Robert E. Morrison; daughter, Annie Lee Nash; sons, Robert H. Morrison and Ronnie D. Nash; parents, Rev. Lester & Annie Nash; twin brother, Willis Nash; other brothers, Eddie and LeRoy Nash; sisters, Dorothy Mae Jones, Earnestine Holloway and Irene Arnold.

Survived by children, Robbie (Robert) Bass, David Morrison, Henderson Morrison, Henry Nash, James Morrison, Susie Morrison; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Bertha Lewis, Estella (Eddie) Marshall and many other loving family and friends.

Viewing from 10 – 11 AM with Funeral Service at 11 AM Wednesday (9/28/2022) at Sharon Seventh-Day Adventist, 3336 Lake St. Omaha, NE. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park in Omaha, NE. Memorials to the family.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – Ames Chapel – 4932 Ames Ave – Omaha, NE – 402-453-5600 www.RoederMortuary.com

Kelly A. LeClair

10/8/1965 – 9/3/2022

Age 56 – Preceded in death by mother, Mary; grandparents, Dorothy & Nevin Uehling and Keith & Marion LeClair and sister, Michaela LeClair. Kelly was a smiling, happy, loving, soul who always made time to be your friend and make you feel loved. She made people laugh and feel welcome. She will be greatly missed.

“May we find comfort in the treasured memories of those no longer with us.”

Kelly is survived by her daughters, Samantha & Jasmine (Max) LeClair; father, Mikel; brothers, Steve (Kendra), Brad (Kristin); many nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends.  

Visitation from 5-7 PM Thursday (9/22/2022) with Rosary Service at 7 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Mass: 10:30 AM Friday (9/23/2022) at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 3601 N. 65th Street, Omaha, NE. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.     

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel – 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE – 402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com

Charles E. Howells

9/15/1933 – 9/6/2022

Age 88 – Preceded in death by wife of 56 years, Donna; daughter, Jerilynn; father, Arthur and mother, Florine.  Survived by son, Scott (Sharon); grandchildren, Shannon (Jeremy), Christina (Adam), Char; great grandchildren, Ariana, Zach and Eric; brothers, Don and Cy; wife of 3 years Gwen, many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

Funeral Service: 10 AM Saturday (9/24/2022) at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th Street, Omaha, NE. Visitation 1 hour prior from 9-10 AM. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park, Omaha, NE. Memorials to Utility Line Programs.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel – 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE – 402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com

Victor J. Sedlacek