Jerzi Lynne Spears

Jerzi (affectionately called “Jerzi Girl” by her Grandma) was born to Robert Spears and Tiffany Fleming in Omaha, NE on 24 Sep 2010.  Jerzi lived with her Grandma Shonda and Papa Terry in Bellevue, NE.  Jerzi gained her wings on 13 July 2019 after a lengthy battle with Wilms Kidney Cancer. She leaves to cherish memories of her, her Great-Great Grandmother; Pearlie Mae Simpson, Great Grandparents:  Shirley Spears Chatman and Willie and Wanda Simpson of  Shreveport, Louisiana; her Grandparents: Terry and Shonda Ingram; her Parents: Robert Spears and Tiffany Henriksen (Omaha); her Nana: Linda Fleming (Brian); her brothers: Cameron, Devon Wallace (Papillion, NE), Jameson Spears; her sisters: Allanah Williams (Omaha), Iniyah and Jozlyn Spears;  Best friends Scarlett Rager and Emma Moss along with a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, friends, church members and teachers. 

Visitation Saturday 10:00 AM – Noon at Church. Funeral Service 12:00 PM Saturday (7/20/2019) at Paradise Baptist Church 2124 Lothrop   Omaha, Nebraska.

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

Edward Glenn Ward

September 14, 1931 – July 16, 2019

Preceded in death by wife of 66 years Wilma; parents Silas and Sophia. Survived by daughters Pam (Rick) Klug, Sheri (Jay) Feala, son Mark (Susan) Ward, Sister Joan (John) Denny, brother Gene (Virgie), grandchildren Josh (Rachel) Feala, Ben (Capri) Klug, Marc (Lindsey) Feala, Jeff (Sara) Klug, Kris (Matt) Armbruster, and Scott (Kendall) Ward-Gloeb, 9 great grandchildren, many great friends and relatives. Visitation Saturday 9-10 AM, Funeral Service 10 AM Saturday (7/20/2019) both at Rejoice Lutheran Church, 2556 S. 138th St.  Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials to the family to be donated to Ed’s favorite causes.  A luncheon will be held at Rejoice Lutheran Church following the committal service.

Versa P. Goodlow

10/31/1925 – 7/15/2019

Age 93- Preceded in death by parents, Lonnie and Frankie Phillips; grandson, Keith Stewart; great granddaughter, Karlene; brothers: Leatha and Cecil and sister, Helen Jane.  Survived by children, Janice Goodlow, Valerie Stewart, Dennis Stewart (Margery); grandchildren: Jodi, Kellye, Gaelyn, Jeremy, Brandon; 21 great grandchildren; sisters: Lazell (Earl), Lillian, Lilia Joyce and a host of loving family and friends. 

Visitation from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday (7/25/2019) at our 108th Street Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 AM Friday (7/26/2019) at St. John’s A.M.E. Church, 2402 N 22nd Street, Omaha. Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery of Omaha.

Memorials to St. John’s A.M.E. Church.

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

Lois Belle Brunson

May 4th, 1926- July 10th, 2019

On July 10, 2019 Lois Brunson left this world peacefully in her sleep to join the loved ones awaiting her arrival in Heaven. 

 Lois Belle Breese was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 4th, 1926 to parents Elmo and Vivian Breese.  She married James Richard Brunson in 1943 and followed him through his Air Force career bringing her to places throughout the United States and across the seas to Japan.  Her pride of seeing Jim retire as a Colonel after a 33-year military career shone through. Lois even had three B17 bombers named after her!  She would frequently remanence on the wartime stories, speak of the challenges of raising a family through those harrowing times and would share letters and trinkets she received from Jim during his travels. 

 Upon Jim’s death in 1978, Lois continued her career at Erickson Petroleum doing corporate banking services into her 70s. She also was extremely active in her church, Shepard of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake, Minnesota volunteering much of her time to celebrate her strong faith.  

 Lois was fiercely independent yet generous beyond measure.  She dedicated much of her time to helping others whether that be a grandchild with homework, a friend who needed a drive to the doctor and a hand around the house, or simply with a word of wisdom, a friendly phone call or offerings of encouragement.  She truly embodied her motto “if you don’t use it, you lose it”.  She waterskied into her 70’s, attended work out and yoga classes into her late 80’s and was always up for a game of catch or busy chasing around her grandkids. 

 Surviving Lois are her sons, Don (Nancy) Brunson of Jefferson, Wisconsin and Jeff (Michelle) Brunson of Shawano, Wisconsin; sister Gwen Laughlin of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren Patrick (Lisa) Brunson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kelly (Steve) Kanotz of College Grove, Tennessee, Katherine (Rich Coleman) Lovelace Brunson of Lexington, Kentucky, Paul Brunson of Jefferson, Wisconsin, Courtney Brunson of Jefferson Wisconsin, Kristine (Jason Fischer) Brunson of Hobart, Wisconsin; Great-Grandchildren Matthew (Cheyenne), Carl (Megan), Tyler, Katie, Andrew, Hannah, Julia, Colby, Taylor and Arien; Great-Great-Grandchildren, Everett and Evander, as well as many nieces and nephews and dear family and friends.

 Lois was preceded in death by her parents Elmo and Vivian, husband Jim, son Dick, grand-daughter Ann Marie and many other cherished family and friends.   

 While Lois will no longer be with us, she will live on in the cherished memories of the great many lives she touched throughout her time with us. 

Funeral Service 10AM Thursday (7/18/2019 )  at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N 108th St. Omaha, NE. Interment Fairview Cemetery.

George Wallace

1959 – 2019

George S. Wallace of Omaha, NE passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the age of 60 after a courageous battle with Cancer.

George was born in Omaha, NE to the late William and Irene Wallace of Carter Lake, IA. George is well known for his many years of working at Griffin Pipe in Council Bluffs, IA and Crew Chief for the Wallace Racing Team.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, daughter Jennifer Wallace and son Dan Edgington.

George is survived by his daughter Tina Koch (Tim); girlfriend Susie Burdick and her children Clint Kinman, Clay Kinman and Courtney Keller; 13 grandchildren; brothers John and Bob Wallace; nieces and nephews; friends and family.

Services are 1:00 p.m.,Thursday July 18, 2019 at the Roeder Mortuary,  2727 N 108th Omaha, NE. Luncheon to follow.

Ralph Diggins

1948 – 2019

Ralph “Jim” James Diggins Age 70 of Omaha, NE passed away July 12, 2019.

He was born October 27, 1948 in Omaha, NE to Patrick and Dessie Marie (Sorenson) Diggins.  Ralph graduated from South High School in 1966 and UNO in 1982.  He retired from MUD and in retirement worked for Panera Bread.  He was a member Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church and past president of the South Omaha Optimist Club.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, son; Scott and brother; Bill.  He is survived by his wife; Janet, children; Jim “Francis” Diggins (Ami), Lori Alvarado, Jodi Clemons (Bob), Justin Diggins (Karli), Noelle Phelps (Rocky) and Melody Diggins-Corona (Tony), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, 2-brothers, 3-sisters, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation: 5 to 8 PM Tuesday, July 16th Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th St.

Celebration of Life Service: 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 17th Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, 2650 Farnam St.

Memorials may be directed to Kountze Memorial Lutheran or the family.

Thomas “Tom” Hetrick

James E. Clines

5/27/1951 – 7/10/2019

Omaha – Survived by wife Cathie, daughters Christine (Jamie) Wentz, Andrea (Nick) Fountain, Sarah (Brandon) Iwansky, grandchildren Zach, Nathan, Mackenzie, Joslyn, Bretton, Cora, Shawn, Jack, brother Tom (Cheri), nieces, nephews, family and friends. Preceded in death by parents Edwin and Jean.                         

Visitation Monday 5-7 PM with Vigil Service 7:00 PM at St. Patrick Catholic Church . Funeral Service Tuesday (7/16/19) 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church 508 Angus St. Gretna, NE. Interment Calvary  Cemetery. Memorials to the family to be determined later.

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

Kyle Michael Lathan

Kyle entered the world fighting to claim his place on this Earth. He overcame many obstacles from birth until he was called home. God had placed his own real life sour patch kid here. Known for his crooked smile, love of trains, rap music,singing, dancing and his incredible spirit. Courtesy of his Grandma, Kyle was a kid who always asked, “How you sleep last night?” Strangers were not exempt from the questions either, although he rarely allowed enough of a pause for any of us to answer him. He had a way of grinding your nerves and in that same moment, making you laugh. Whether you knew him by Kyle, Shadow, Kyle Barker, Mr. Kyle or as grandma would say “My Boy” he always shined bright in his life. He would always give you the thumbs up so you knew he was alright.

Kyle Michael Lathan was born January 10, 2005, in Fremont, NE. He became the blessing of the Lathan family August 20th, 2007. Kyle is survived by Grandmother Bettie Lathan (Omaha, NE), Grandfather Larry Lathan Sr.(Duncanville,Texas), Mother Shanetha Lathan (Shiyla Davis), Step brother Haylen Sims, Step Sister Amaya Sims, Uncles Michael Cochran(Hope, AR), Darin Cochran (Omaha, NE), Duane Jackson (Jennifer) (Lincoln, NE), Aunt Katina Russ(Glenn) (Omaha,NE), Godmother Alesha Kellum (2 God brothers/2 God sisters)(Omaha,NE). Special Relationships Taylor Russ, Dawnisha Hunter, Jerrie Heckard, D’Asha Jones, D’Anna Jones, Maya Smith, Shamecka Penn, The Jones Family, The Pledger Family and a host of Honorary Aunts, Cousins, Family and Friends.

Visitation Friday 12:30 – 1:30 PM Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service Friday (7/12/19) 1:30 PM Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE 402-496-9000

Delbert W. Hansen