Beatrice Caldwell

6/28/1947 – 5/20/2022

Age 74 – Survived by daughters, Rhonda Somerville, Roxie Caldwell, Shanel Caldwell; son, Bryant Caldwell; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Saturday (5/28/2022) with a visitation from 10:00 -11:00 AM at Roeder Mortuary, 4932 Ames Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska.

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

Maurice “Moe” Patrick Morgan

Loving husband, father and grandfather, Maurice “Moe” Patrick Morgan, passed away on May 19,2022 at the age of 87. Moe was born to Harold and Ella Morgan on February 27, 1935. He and his five siblings spent most of their childhood in Omaha, Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1957. Moe will be remembered as a patriot who loved his country and its flag. He returned to Omaha, where he remained for the rest of his life. He found his calling when he joined the Omaha Fire Department, where he served as a firefighter for 32 years. He was best known for delivering his quick wit with a twinkle in his eye, and he will be remembered for his kindness and compassion.

Moe was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Joellen, Jerome, Mary Ann, and Lucille; and daughter-in-law, Holly Thibault Morgan. He is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Patricia “Patty” Morgan of Omaha; brother, Thomas Morgan of Arizona; daughter, Maria Morgan-Butcher of San Francisco; sons, Michael (Laura Schabloske) Morgan of Omaha, Matthew Morgan of Yellowstone, and Mario (Heather) Morgan of Omaha; grandchildren, Margaret and Benjamin Morgan-Butcher, Jake and Emily Morgan; step-grandchildren, Amanda and Michael Ilg, and Nora and Reid Morgan; stepson, Brian (Susie) McQuiddy of Fredericksburg, Virginia; brother-in-law, Dennis (Cathy) Blackman; nephew, David Blackman; nieces, Jenny (Ryan) Hamlin; Becca (Tom) Lipari; and great-nephews and great nieces, Teddy Blackman, Reed, Bennett, and Cate Hamlin; and Janie Lipari.

On behalf of the Morgan Family, a special thank you to the staff of Brighten Gardens and Suncrest Hospice for the kindness and loving care given to Moe.

SERVICE: Thursday, June 9, 2022, 11am, at Omaha National Cemetery, 14250 Schram Rd. Honors will be provided by the U.S. Air Force and the Omaha Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice.

Alice M. Johnson-Freeman

July 5, 1957 – May 11, 2022

Alice was born July 5, 1957 in Omaha, NE to Bertha Johnson-Whiteside and Monroe Willis.

Alice joined Greater New Hope as a young child and attender St. John Baptist Church.  She attended Tech High and worked at various nursing homes.

Alice loved her family, she enjoyed traveling and shopping and would dress to the tee, she loved her clothes and shoes.

She is proceeded in death by her father, Monroe Willis, step-father Douglas Whiteside Sr, Children:  Kizzy Marie and DeAnthony Freeman; siblings:  Shirley, Larry, Raymond Johnson and Patricia Ann Cosey.

Alice leaves to cherish and honor her memories:  Sons, Jeremy (Susan) Johnson, Lincoln, NE and Lamont (Laura) Freeman. Granddaughter:  D’Iujai Johnson, Mother, Bertha Johnson-Whiteside; Husband, Lowry (Larry) Scott; Brothers:  Lonnie Johnson, Gregory Whitlow (Milwaukee, WI) and Richard (Christy) Whiteside; Sisters:  Darlene Johnson (Leavenworth, NV) and Carman Michelle Johnson, and her Michigan family of sisters and brothers along with all her Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

Special people in her life:  Howard Freeman, Carolyn Mitchell-Rascoe and Shondra Minnifield.

Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday (5/26/2022) at Roeder Mortuary – Ames Chapel. Funeral Service: 1:00 PM Friday (5/27/2022) at Roeder Mortuary – Ames Chapel. Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Memorials to the family.

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

Charles E. Hays

9/20/1926 – 5/19/2022


Omaha – Survived by wife Kathryn, children Deborah Triptow, Charles Hays Jr., Christine Hays, 6 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren.

Family receiving friends 2:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday (5/22/22) at Roeder Mortuary. Private family service later. Memorials to charity of Donor’s choice.


Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

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

Andrew J. Sandoval, (AJ)

Elkhorn –

AJ Sandoval

March 24th, 1982 to May 17th, 2022

AJ Sandoval loved life, people, and God.

He was an accomplished song writer, guitar player, and singer. He was a natural performer who captivated listeners with his unique sound. He played blues, bluegrass, and rock with passion. As a songwriter, he poetically combined lyrics and music with imagination and beauty. AJ was part of a team who helped plant The Water’s Edge Church 16 years ago. As worship leader, AJ led thousands of people. He played at hundreds of weddings and funerals over the years, celebrating with people in times of great joy and comforting people in their time of need.

AJ was a man of diverse interests. He was as skilled in the kitchen as he was with the guitar. His smoked meats and chicken wings were nothing short of amazing. He loved soccer and was the captain of his soccer team in college.  He continued playing as an adult and a was a longtime fan of the Liverpool and KC Sporting Football Clubs. He also was a walking Star Wars Encyclopedia who loved to put together Star Wars Lego sets.  He loved taking on new challenges like working on redoing a whole basement with his father and truly valued the moments they spent and conversations they shared while doing home repairs.  AJ was thoughtful and introspective and gave genuine, authentic feedback in conversation.

AJ worked at PayPal for the last 11 years. He found great value in serving clients and being part of a team. He developed meaningful relationships with co-workers and was grateful to work at PayPal. AJ was a practical joker and was a master of pulling pranks on friends and family. His laughter could light up a room.

AJ’s favorite roles in life were husband and dad. He married Kristen on October 20th, 2007. It was a celebration full of love with friends, family and chicken wings.  Together they enjoyed music festivals, trips to see family, hiking, camping, game nights, and they knew how to celebrate Halloween like no others.  AJ’s other love was his daughter Avery, born 4 ½ years ago. AJ loved being a dad. When he wasn’t busy teaching her the ways of a lightsaber, he painted her nails, and cuddled during movie nights. They cheered on Liverpool together as a family.  Avery learned the value of good lawn care while riding on her daddy’s shoulders while he mowed.  AJ strummed his guitar while Avery danced and bounced along to the rhythms.   Avery’s giggles filled the room with joy when her daddy playfully tossed her and played chase.  That same playfulness will forever remain a treasured memory by each of his nieces and nephew as well.   It was a joy for him to generously provide and care for Kristen and Avery.

AJ is survived by Kristen and Avery as well as many family and friends. AJ’s visitation will be Tuesday afternoon, May 24th, from 4:00 to 7:00. The Celebration of Life service will be Wednesday morning, May 25th, at 10:30 with a lunch to follow. Both events will be held at The Water’s Edge Church, 19600 Harrison Street. The service will be streamed at

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Avery’s College Fund.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – Gretna Chapel

11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE



Clarence A. Algiere, Jr.

Mildred J. Erlenbusch

11/14/1945 – 5/12/2022

Gretna –

Born 11/14/1945 in Spencer, NE

Grew up on a farm Southwest of Spencer and graduated from Spencer High School in 1964.

Micki was married to James Erlenbusch on 9/4/1966.  After Jim’s deployment in the service they settled in Gretna, NE in 1974.

Micki worked various jobs before becoming a union drywall finisher until her retirement.

Survived by husband James, children Jody, Ann (Matt) Reicken, grandson Dylan, sister Maryann (Frank) Baker, family and friends.


Visitation Wednesday 5 – 6:30 PM with Prayer Service 6:30 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Graveside Service Thursday 1:00 PM at Bohemian Cemetery at Spencer, NE.


Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – Gretna Chapel

11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE



Charles D. Brewer

6/23/1935 – 5/12/2022

Gretna – Charles was born June 23, 1935 in Omaha, NE. His family lived in Bellevue and then moved to Missouri.
After graduation from Skidmore High School, Charles and his family moved back to Bellevue, Nebraska.
There he worked for an excavating company installing infrastructures. In 1955 he began working for the City of
In April 1958 he was drafted into the Army. He trained in Fort Hood, Texas and Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He was
then assigned to a combat engineer company in Hanau, Germany for eighteen months. While there he
traveled to Spain, France, Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland. After returning from Germany and
successfully completing the Civil Service Exam, he secured a position in the Civil Engineering Squadron at
Offutt Air Force Base. As a civilian employee, he spent thirty-two years of service there, retiring as an
Environmental Support Chief in March 1992.
In 1966, he married Laurel Elscher from Clatonia, Nebraska. They lived in Gretna, Nebraska where Laurel
taught school for thirty years. They were married for 55 years. Through their years together, Charles served
as a Boy Scout leader and was active in the Gretna United Methodist Church. He owned and operated Brewer
Water Treatment Service for many years after his retirement from Offutt and also served on the Gretna City
Council for 17 years. Charles was very active as a farmland owner and enjoyed being involved in the farming
process. Laurel and Charles loved traveling. They especially enjoyed their trips to Alaska, New England, and
their yearly winter vacations to Arizona where they supported the Chicago Cubs as die hard fans.
In his words, Charles was the father of “two fine children”, Jason and Tricia. He was the kind of father who
hiked mountains in New Mexico with Jason as his Boy Scout leader. And the kind of father who helped Tricia in
her hobby of crafting. He was so pleased to be able to help them build their houses and support them in
anything they did. Charles was also the grandfather of Colin, Devin and Jenna. He enjoyed spending time
with them and attending their activities such as Colin’s baseball games, Devin’s musicals, and Jenna’s tennis
Charles passed away peacefully at home on May 12, 2022 and leaves behind family and friends and many
others whose lives he touched. In his memory, the family will donate any memorial funds to the Gretna Fire
and Rescue Department.

Visitation Tuesday May 17th 5:00 -7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary with Private Burial.

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Charlene J. Charron

Wandalee Martha (Knigge) McMillan

Sept. 4, 1931-April 29, 2022

Age 90, died Friday, April 29, 2023 in Fremont , NE. Wanda was born Sept. 4, 1931 in Alexandria, NE to David Levi Knigge and Pauline (Komrs) Knigge. She grew up in the area and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1948. On November 14, 1951, Wanda married Charles McMillan in the Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. After raising their four children in Grand Island, Wanda and Charles lived in the communities of Schuyler, Columbus, and retired in Omaha. They spent their winters in Arizona.

Wanda is survived by her children Lynne (Fran) Olivigni, Cathy (Dan) Schmaderer, Bob (Pam) McMillan, and Mike(Kathy) McMillan, 9 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren . She has 6 surviving sisters, several sister and brother in laws, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents, 1 sister, and 3 brothers.

A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, NE on Friday, June 3 at 11 am.
Memorials suggested to the Alexandria Cemetery or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Roeder Mortuary Gretna Chapel

11710 Standing Stone Gretna, NE