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Ruth S. Nicholson, 100

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Date of Birth: May 24, 1914

Date of Death: September 21, 2014

Services:  Wednesday, 11:00am at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church with a private family interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation: Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:00am at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church.

Ruth Anita Schwein Nicholson was born in Dodge, Nebraska on May 24, 1914. She married William Gray Nicholson on May 28, 1937.

Ruth was a 60 year Charter Member of Chapter FY, PEO Sisterhood and active in many civic organizations. She was proud to have been Secretary of the Board of Directors of Immanuel Hospital (now Alegent) and as such signed the "check" that bought the land on which that great complex is built.

Ruth and her husband Bill owned Quick Mailing Service. She was active at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church.

Preceded in death by husband, William Gray Nicholson. Survived by children, William (Catherine Harmon) Nicholson of Atlanta, GA and Janet Thompson of Omaha, NE; 3 grandsons, John (Karen) Nicholson of Naples, FL, Joseph (Angie) Nicholson of Gainesville, FL and Jason Nicholson of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter Jocelyn (Dan) of Silver Springs, MD.

Ruth Anita Schwein Nicholson was born in Dodge, Nebraska on May 24, 1914. She married William Gray Nicholson on May 28, 1937.

Ruth was a 60 year Charter Member of Chapter FY, PEO Sisterhood and active in many civic organizations. She was proud to have been Secretary of the Board of Directors of Immanuel Hospital (now Alegent) and as such signed the "check" that bought the land on which that great complex is built.

Ruth and her husband Bill owned Quick Mailing Service. She was active at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church.

Carl H. Martens, 90

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Date of Birth: September 29, 1923

Date of Death: September 19, 2014

Services: Tuesday, at 10:30am at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church. Interment, Tuesday, 1:30pm in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation:  Monday, after 5pm at the St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, with a Wake Service at 7pm.

Memorials to St. Stephen the Martyr Parish, or the Disabled American Veterans.

Preceded in death by wife, Joan S. (Diederich) Martens and son, Larry T. Martens. Survived by children, Sandra (Jim) Dale, Bob (Eileen) Martens, Donna Marie (Bill) Whyte, and Daniel (Karen) Martens; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Sophia P. "Boosha" Peklo, 96

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Date of Birth: 05/15/1918

Date of Death: 09/16/2014

Services: Friday September 19, 2014, 12 p.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church, Omaha,NE.

Visitation: Thursday September 18, starting at 5:00 p.m. with wake service at 7:00 p.m. at the John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel.

Preceded in death by husband Joseph; son Glenn; daughter-in-law Teri Peklo.  Survived by children, Rev. Edward Peklo, SVD; Joe Peklo, Nancy (Ray) Benson, Janice Peklo, Walt Peklo and partner Dave Glasgow, Kathy Peklo and partner Carol Carlson, Charlie (Peggy) Peklo; daughter-in-law Michelle Peklo; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; many other loving family and friends.

Dolores K. Piccolo, 92

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Date of Birth: May 26, 1922

Date of Death: September 14, 2014

Services: Funeral service Thursday, 10:00am St. Leo the Great Catholic Church with interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation with the family begins Wednesday, after 5:00pm at the 72nd Street Chapel with a wake service at 7:00pm.

Preceded in death by loving husband of over 50 years, Frank Piccolo, Sr.; son, Donald and granddaughter, Marla Little.

Survived by son, Frank, Jr. (Sherri) Piccolo; grandson, Michael (Lisa) Piccolo; 2 great granddaughters, Elace (Anthony) Pontiero and Erica Little; great-great granddaughter, Cecilia Pontiero; grandson in law Steve (fiance Julie McClanahan) Little; special friends Wesley and Venka Sterling; sisters Janice and Irene.

Robert Livesey, 92

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Date of Birth: March 16, 1922

Date of Death: September 11, 2014

Services: Tuesday 10:30 AM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, Pacific Street Chapel, 14151 Pacific Street, Omaha, Nebraska  68154

Visitation: Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM, at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, Pacific Street Chapel, 14151 Pacific Street, Omaha, Nebraska  68154

Interment:  Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Memorials:  Suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society.

Bob was born on March 16, 1922 in Omaha, NE the son of George Andrew Livesey and Betsey Elizabeth Nyman.    He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1939 and graduated from Benson High School in 1940.  He then reported aboard the heavy cruiser USS Astoria at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for duty in July, 1940; participated in WWII naval engagements in the Coral Sea, Midway Island, Savo Island at Guadalcanal and the Attu and Kiska Island campaigns in the Aleutian Islands.  He also served on patrol and rescue craft stationed at Dutch Harbor, Alaska until receiving an honorable discharge on October 1, 1945.  Six days later he married Naomi Ruth Kingsbury of Council Bluffs, Iowa, whom he had met on leave in 1944. 

After they established their home in Omaha, Bob started a long career with the Corps of Engineers working on the Missouri River basin dams and navigation projects.  After schooling at the University of Omaha, he passed an examination for a professional Civil Engineer rating, was accepted as a member of American Society of Civil Engineers.  During his career he became recognized as an authority in the special field of Sedimentation Engineering, and served as consultant to other Corps offices and as guest lecturer at training courses and schools.  He is the author of many technical reports and papers.

Bob retired in July, 1977 and he and Naomi moved to Mesa, AZ where they lived 17 years, traveling the USA in their Airstream trailer.  During this period they also started their continuing efforts in genealogical research.  Bob was a meticulous record keeper, and wrote his autobiography “Snapshots of my Life” chronicling his childhood and Navy career.  He was a man of many hobbies: ham radio operator, fine woodworking, golf, photography, and perfected the art of gem cutting, crafting many beautiful jewelry pieces.  He was an avid reader, loved nature and treasured the companionship of their pets.

They returned to Omaha in 1994 and then to Deerfield Retirement Community, Urbandale Iowa in 2006. Bob was appreciated by friends and family for his wise counsel, patience and humble manner.

He was preceded in death by his wife Naomi, parents, and sister Mary Jane Iverson. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Holt of Dallas, TX, and several nieces and nephews