Morgan Jo Presley Wulfing

4/7/2007 – 3/19/2020

Omaha – Preceded in death by mother Cassandra. Survived by father Chris (Misty Fritz), sisters Harleigh, Addie, Ensley, Sophia, brothers Gabriel, Connel, grandparents Alleta Scott, Doris Killin, Tim Skaggs, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.                   

Memorial Service (Following CDC Guidelines) Wednesday 1:00 PM (6/10/20) at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society

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

Marvin Hartmann

2/2/1933 – 3/17/2020

Gretna – Survived by wife Merlena, sons Dave (Shelley), Rex, grandchildren Tori Hartmann, Brad (Carrie) DeMaio, Amiee (Kyle) Lane, Rebecca Hartmann, 5 great grandchildren, family and friends. Gathering with family and friends at a later date. Memorials to the family to be determined later.

Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone Gretna, NE 402-332-0090

Emily Rae Havekost

9/21/1981 – 3/12/2020

Omaha – Emily’s birth mother made the loving and courageous choice to place her unborn child in an adoptive home. While in our temporary care awaiting final placement, Emily was diagnosed with anencephaly, the absence of a major portion of the brain. Adoption plans changed, and she remained in our care. Medical treatments relieved fluid problems, and doctors estimated a life span of about one year. After two years, we adopted her. The Lord’s plans for Emily called for an extended stay. Her “tent” occasionally appeared to be worn out, but she was tough and fought for more time here before going home. Her story is a legacy of two-way loving and giving with others. God viewed her inabilities as unique abilities to fulfill her purpose. She and some pals (along with their persistent parents, especially moms), inspired the start of VODEC’s day program called Exceptional Living for the Multi-handicapped (ELM) which now serves about 60 clients. Our amazing adoptive family circle grew when extraordinary circumstances allowed inclusion of Emily’s birth mother and her family. We thank our gracious Lord and Savior, along with all those involved, for Emily’s life – a wondrous reminder of the sanctity of all human life.

She is survived by parents Miles and Crystal, siblings Micki (David) Lutz, Matt (Sue), 3 nieces, 3 nephews, family and friends.

Celebration of Life Service at a later date.

Memorials to AseraCare Hospice, Nebraska Children’s Home, or VODEC.

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

Dorothy Alma Riley (Nemitz)

6/3/1927 – 3/15/2020

Omaha – Preceded in death by Husband Marvin Riley, Parents Walter and Alma Nemitz, Brothers Leonard and Coke Nemitz, Sisters Mildred Nemitz, Arlene Nelson, Janice Nemitz. Died with grace and courage after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on March 15, 2020, when she went home with her Lord. Survived by Sisters Verdonna Crombie, Marcella (Dick) Heye, Marjorie Ulrich, Sharon Nemitz, Brother Vernon (Teresa) Nemitz, many nieces and nephews.                     

Private Graveside Service will be held. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. 402-496-9000

Lawrence Leo Czapla (Larry)

8/5/1935 – 3/12/2020

Omaha – age 84 of Omaha passed away peacefully on March 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. Larry was born to Leo and Belle Czapla on August 5, 1935 at home near Fullerton, NE.  He grew up on a farm near Fullerton and graduated from Fullerton High School in 1953.  Larry went into the Army on November 16, 1954 where he was stationed at Fort Bliss, TX.  He was discharged in the Fall of 1956.  Larry met his wife Connie Shoebotham at a polka dance in Belgrade, NE shortly after he was discharged from the Army and they were married on June 14, 1958.  They moved to Omaha in 1959 and became members of St. James Catholic Church in 1963 where they were both involved in many activities.  Larry and Connie were married for 55 years.  Larry loved being surrounded by his family and could have a conversation with anyone who wanted to visit. Larry is survived by his son Greg Czapla, his wife Cindy of Omaha; his daughter Julie Schadt, her husband Jeff and their son Alex of Lincoln, and his son Mark Czapla of Omaha. Preceded in death by his wife, Connie, his parents Leo and Belle Czapla, sisters Clara Czapla, Cecilia Zoucha and Eleanor Voichahoske and his brother Steve Czapla.

Visitation Tuesday (3/17/20) 5:00 -7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. (Family not present). A private graveside by family. A Memorial Mass and Celebration of life will be held at a future date. Memorials St. James Catholic Church.

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

Pearl M. Christopherson

12/21/1924 – 3/12/2020

Omaha – Preceded in death by husband, Burt Christopherson, Sr.; daughter, Mary Beth Rhoades and brother, Daniel Rhoades.  Survived by children: Burt, Jr. (Sandy), Bill (Gale), Bob (Candy) and Tom (Chris) Christopherson; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sisters, Rosie and Betty and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends.      

Due to the circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus, services will be held at a later date.  Memorials and condolences will be accepted at that time.

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

Sarah A Sand (Benes)

5/20/1988 – 3/10/2020
Omaha – Survived by husband John, puppies Emil, Kali, Yonah, parents Duane and Deb Benes, siblings Tony (Vicki), Jake (Angie), Krystal, Lucas, Annie, grandmother Dorothy Benes, father and mother in law Steve and Gina, aunts, uncles, niece, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation Sunday (3/15/20) 3:00 – 5:00 PM with Rosary 5:00 PM at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Funeral Service Monday (3/16/20) 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church 508 Angus St. Gretna, NE. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Gretna, NE. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Mystery Code Society where Sarah was a board member and volunteer. The Mystery Code Society’s mission is to champion gender equity in tech through beginner and intermediate coding education for people of marginalized genders. (

Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone Gretna NE 402-332-0090

Kent Jones

7/3/1962 – 3/9/2020

Our beloved, Kent Jones, was born July 3, 1962 to Nathaniel Golden and Mary L. Mills in Como, Mississippi.  Kent unexpectedly transitioned to his eternal resting place on March 9, 2020 in the home that he loved.

Kent attended school at Omaha Flanagan High School and later Metro Tech Community College where he excelled in many things. Kent had a unique ability to figure out and fix just about anything. Kent’s driveway was usually populated with parts and wires as he might be installing a new sound system, adding rear cameras, or updating to automatic locks in a vehicle. Inside his house there were often many projects in progress, from redesigning his bathroom to installing a new dishwasher in the kitchen. He found solace in keeping his brain engaged and active.

A strong introvert, Kent was a quiet, yet solid foundation in his family. When he spoke, others listened as it was sure to be thoughtful and important. Kent valued his own space, and as a result naturally respected that of others. He was largely independent yet loved spending time with his family and friends.

Kent leaves to cherish heartfelt memories his father, Nathaniel Golden Sr. (Julie), siblings, Dr. Vann Price (Bishop Edward C.), Brent Jones (Tessa), Donnell Golden, Lisa Ferrell (Michael), Nathaniel Golden Jr., and Ronnie Golden; aunt, Loise Anderson; uncles, Preston and MacArthur Mills (Bonnie), Philip (Berniece) and Jerry Anderson; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary L. Jones and his brother, Nippsy V. Jones.

Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 family will receive friends and guest at 10:00 AM with service starting at 11:00 AM. Visitation is Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. All services will be at Roeder Mortuary – Ames Chapel.

Roeder Mortuary, 4932 Ames Ave, Omaha NE 68104 – (402) 453-5600 –

Anton J. Lawry

1/7/1923 – 3/10/2020

Gretna – Preceded in death by wife Irene. Survived by children Joe (Mary), Mary (Jose’), Tim, Ann (Jacob), 7 granddaughters Natasha, Kate, Katie, Emily, Julia, Maiya, Natalia, 2 great grandsons Julian and Augustus, many family and friends.                   

Visitation Friday 5:00 – 7:00 PM with Vigil Service 6:30 PM at Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE . Funeral Service Saturday (3/14/20) 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church 508 Angus St. Gretna, NE. Interment St. John’s Cemetery Bellevue. Memorials to Gretna Public Schools.

Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE 402-332-0090

Donna J. Nelle