James Wallace Ristvedt

James Wallace Ristvedt, son of Daphne (Johnson) and Leander Ristvedt passed away Monday, June 27, 2022, in Omaha, NE, at the age of 88. James was born in Highland Grove, MN in 1933, and grew up in Cyrus, MN. After graduation, the family moved to Renton, WA, where he worked for Boeing Aircraft as a riveter. He then enlisted in the Air Force, and served as an A & P mechanic at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. He met his beautiful bride, Betty Jean Knobloch in the choir loft at St. Paul Lutheran Church in San Antonio.

Feeling a call into pastoral ministry, James studied and graduated from Concordia Seminary in Springfield, IL, and in 1965 became an ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He served congregations in Picayune, MS, Littlefield, TX, Wisner, NE, and Denison, IA, before completing CPE training to become a chaplain.  In this capacity, he worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a full-time chaplain at the George Beto Unit maximum security prison in Tennessee Colony (Palestine) TX.  He retired in 2001, but continued to lead worship in the Palestine area.

James was married to Betty Jean (Knobloch) for 63 years, and was the father of Cynthia (Waldemar) Vinovskis, Nathan (Nellie), Jennifer Hille, and Phillip (Jessica). Rev. Ristvedt was predeceased by twin brothers, both parents, sister Wanda (Williamson) brother Roger, and an infant daughter. He is survived by his wife and children, 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Visiting hours are Tuesday, July 5 at Zion Lutheran Church in west Omaha from 9:30-10:30 am with the service of Christian Burial following. Committal is at the Omaha National Cemetery at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.

Karla Rae Christensen Baker

Karla Rae Christensen Baker was born March 17, 1950, in Redfield, Iowa, and passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

Karla and her mother moved to Omaha when she was a child, and Karla went to North High School. After high school, she went to Capitol Beauty School and began a career as a cosmetologist, retiring when her first child was born.

She moved into a career in retail in the mid-1990s, most notably working for many years in the fine-gifts department at Borsheims.

Karla had many hobbies. She was a lifelong, avid reader. She hosted numerous dinner parties and cooked many family holiday spreads; enjoyed gluten-free baking; and most days could be found watching the Food Network. In retirement, she began taking photographs of flowers during neighborhood walks and sharing them on social media. She loved shopping and style, and never lost interest in the beauty industry, keeping her cosmetology license current her whole life.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Karla’s honor to the Inner Beauty Salon at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, which provides beauty and hair services to cancer survivors, in care of the Methodist Hospital Foundation, 8701 W. Dodge Road, Suite 450, Omaha, NE, 68114. Online donations can be made at www.methodisthospitalfoundation.org; please add Karla’s name in the “On Behalf of” field.

Karla is survived by her husband, Ronald Baker, and her children Sarah Baker Hansen (Matthew) and Lindsey Baker. Karla was preceded in death by her mother, Marilyn Rumple, and her father, Kris Christensen.

Plans for a celebration of life are forthcoming. 

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Patricia L. Dyas

Thomas Leslie Fritz

1/15/1947 – 6/26/2022

He is proceeded in death by parents Leslie Wayne Fritz and Henrietta Frances Tri.

Survived by wife Nancy (Brown) Fritz of 56 years; step-sons: Kevin, Steven, Mark (Janie) and Michael (Nina) Ward; daughter: Michelle (Matthew) Palmer; grandkids: Jocelyn, Lindsey, Natalija, and Katya Ward; Nicole (Chris), Amanda, and Samuel Lipsett; and great-grandchildren Charleigh, Logan and Alyssa.

Thomas spent over 40 years at Baker’s and Kroger supermarkets. As a young boy Thomas was an avid Ham Radio hobbyist. This evolved into a love of computers and to monitoring activities on his police radio scanners. Additionally, Thomas enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s school activities.

There will be no services. Memorials to be dedicated to the family.

Robert J. Sanderson (Bob)

10/30/1940 – 6/29/2022

Papillion – Robert James Sanderson was born in Omaha, Nebraska October 30th, 1940 to Edwin and Virginia Sanderson. He was the younger brother to Jeanne Sanderson.
Bob graduated Central Tech High School in 1958, and went on to Omaha Western Technical School. He worked for IBM, and Schneider among other companies. Bob worked in sales until 1990, at which time he went into trucking. He ended his career working with his son-in-law at Baxter Auto Group.
He was married to Sandra (Manley) and was the father to sons Stephen (and Kathleen), Rodney (and Cynthia), James (and Maria), and daughter Michelle (and Randy Hamling). He was grandfather to Dustin, Tyler, Karissa, Cody, Derek, Mia, Eva, Keeli, and Lia, and great-grandfather to Mila, Owen, Breelle, and Sterling.
Robert became a Christian early in life, and enjoyed a personal relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was this faith which gave meaning and purpose to his life and work. Sandy and Robert are members of Grace Baptist Church in Papillion.
He most enjoyed church activities, spending time with family, playing card games with friends, and camping with Sandy and their dog.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, and brother-in-law Donald.


Visitation Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Grace Baptist Church. Memorial Service 11:00 AM Tuesday (7/5/22) at Grace Baptist Church 205 E Halleck St. Papillion, NE. Memorials to Grace Baptist Church or the family to be determined later.


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Robert H. Jorgensen

6/25/1938 – 6/25/2022

Age 84 – Preceded in death by his wife, Sally; parents, Einar & Christina Jorgensen and brother, E. Gordon.  Survived by his twin brother, Richard; children, Kathleen Hansel, Michelle (Doug) Shonka; grandchildren, Robert, Eyan, Zachary, Caleb, Cassandra; a host of other loving family and friends.

VISITATION: Thursday 5:30 – 7:30 PM at mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM Friday (7/1/2022) at Lutheran Church of The Master, 1200 N 181st Ct, Elkhorn, NE. Private Family Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha, NE. Memorials to Lutheran Church of the Master.

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

Elaine K. Camenzind

3/3/1937 – 6/23/2022

Age 85 – Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; parents, Edward & Gertrude Jurgens.        Survived by her sons: Bruce (Karen), Scott, David (Robin), Randy (Mary); 15 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Arlene Hofmann, Kay Hofmann; special friend, Marilyn LeGrande; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends.


No longer at the church.  Services at Roeder Mortuary

Visitation: Wednesday 6 – 8 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Thursday (6/30/2022) at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N 108th Street, Omaha, NE. Burial at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, NE. Memorials to St. Mark Lutheran Church.

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

Lewis  C. Klanderud

12/29/1924 – 6/25/2022

Age 97 – Preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; son, Tim; son-in-law, Dale Fausset and infant granddaughter, Hayley Fausset.  Survived by daughters, Keri (Tom) Comfort, Susan Adamson, Judy (Ron Wasch) Fausset; 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 5410 Corby Street, Omaha, Nebraska on Wednesday (6/29/2022). VISITATION: Noon – 1 pm with FUNERAL SERVICE at 1 PM.  Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorials to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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

JoAnn Henderson

8/4/1959 – 6/24/2022

Age 62.  Services will be Friday, July 1, 2022 at Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 1411 N. 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68131.  There will be a viewing from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. The burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Larger Obit Pending

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Richard D. Grell

11/26/1960 – 6/23/2022

Omaha – Richard Donald Grell – Age 61

Preceded in death by father Richard L. Grell, brother-in-law Randal Gottsch, nephew Tyler Hipsher and grandson Parker Jacobsen.

Survived by loving wife Christine, mother Donna Rae Comstock-Grell, children Jared, Nicholas (Allysa) and Nathaniel Grell, stepchildren Angela Eglseder and Erin (Jason) Jacobsen.  Six grandchildren:  Trina, Gage, Hunter, Ella, Jacob and Beau.  His 7 siblings include Deb (Pat) Meyers, Diana Gottsch, Daniel (Kim), Cindy (Rick) Moldenhauer, Randall (Cindy), Ann (Chad), Laura Pearson (Jay), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and too many friends to mention.

Rick was 1 of 8 children – he was born November 26, 1960.  He died peacefully in his home on June 23, 2022 with his wife Christine by his side.

Rick has 3 sons:  Jared, Nicholas and Nathaniel – they have all followed Rick’s footsteps in having a career in construction.  In fact, his boys have worked with him for the same company at times over the years.

Rick has a twin brother, Randy.  Their dad, Richard, was employed by Dugdale Construction when they were born and thought they should be named “Doug” and “Dale”.  However, their mother objected and they were named Rick and Randy.

Rick grew up in Omaha.  He attended Boyd Elementary, Morton Jr. High, then Marion High in Arkansas, and then graduated  from Northwest High School in 1980.  Rick had a love for construction ever since he was a little boy.  He followed in his father’s footsteps and made a career of it.  He started in high school, then traveled all over the southern states while working for Jensen Construction.  He finally moved back home and started working as a superintendent for Rupert Construction, a family business, until they closed their doors in 2018.  He was currently employed with MC Wells here in Omaha, and he absolutely loved the company and what he was doing.

Rick’s family grew when he met the love of his life, Christine.  He now has 2 stepdaughters, Angela and Erin.  Rick and Christine dated off and on for over 25 years before timing was finally right, and they married in 2018.  Rick found the happiness he was always looking for after marrying Christine.  They found happiness in their love of golf, music and hanging with their best friends, Steve and Kathy.

The Grell’s have taken many trips over the years – California vacations, Florida vacations and many family ski trips to Colorado.  Rick’s last trip was just last week to the Dominican – it was an unforgettable trip.  Everyone – all 64 of us had a fantastic time (except for the flight delays!)

Rick always knew his life would be cut short due to several medical conditions he had, but tried to make the most of each and every day.  And if he could give one piece of advice, he would say do what makes you happy – don’t dwell on the petty stuff.  It will all work out.  Rick will be dearly missed by so many people.

Visitation: Monday 5 – 7 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service: 10:00 AM Tuesday (6/28/22) at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street  Omaha, Nebraska 68164.

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