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Anthony Robert "Sonny" Leonard, 63

Leonard Anthony

Date of Birth: 1/15/1951

Date of Death: 9/7/2014

Services: Memorial Service Friday 10:00 AM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, 72nd Street Chapel, 1010 N. 72nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska  68114

Visitation: Memorial Visitation with the family, Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, 72nd Street Chapel, 1010 N. 72nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska  68114

Preceded in death by mother and father, Tony and Dolores Leonard.

Survived by life partner and best friend, Dee Boffa; children, Robert A. “Bobby” Leonard, Stacey J. (Josh) Buechler, Katlin R. Leonard, Stephanie (Josh) Pape, Lindsay (Brad) Holding; siblings, Debbie (Denny) Herman, Mike (Wanita) Leonard; stepmother, Rita Leonard; grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, band members and numerous friends.

John E. Meysenburg, 80

Meysenburg John paper

Date of Birth: May 15, 1934

Date of Death: September 8, 2014

Services: Friday 10am at St. Pius X Church, 69th and Blondo

Visitation: Thursday starting at 6:30pm with Wake Service at 7:30pm at St. Pius X Church

Interment: Resurrection Catholic Cemetery

Memorials: St. Pius X Catholic Church, Hospice House or to the family.


Preceded in death by parents, Eva and Paul; granddaughter, Samantha.  Survived by wife, Janice; children, Mike (Marie), Gary (Sandy), Lori Wheeler, Pat (Karey); 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brothers, Jerry (Rita), Norbert (Betty); and other loving family and friends.  55-year member IBEW Local 22 and a member of American Legion #374.

Robert C. Ceresa, 62

 Ceresa Robert

Date of Birth: March 24, 1952

Date of Death: September 9, 2014

Services: Funeral mass Friday, 10:30am at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church with interment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation with the family begins after 5:00pm Thursday at the Pacific Street Chapel with a wake service at 7:00pm.


Preceded in death by his father, Carlo Ceresa. Survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sue; mother, Evelyn Ceresa; brother, Joseph (Sherry) Ceresa; in laws, Jim and Marianne Heffrin; and nieces and nephews, Ryan, Peter, Kyle and Kirby.Bob graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a BS in 1974 and an MS in 1976.  He taught industrial arts at Millard South High School from 1977 to 2007.  Bob was also an accomplished and nationally renowned carver of duck decoys.  He was very proud to be a past board member of the Platteview Country Club where he had a longtime membership.

Timothy D. Koch, 24

Koch Timothy

Date of Birth: 08/31/1990

Date of Death: 9/04/2014

Services: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 10:30am at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church.

Visitation: Monday, September 8, 2014, 5:30-7pm with 7pm WAKE SERVICE at St. Stephen the Martyr Church.

Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery

Tim was a 2009 graduate of Mt. Michael High School, 2013 graduate of Wayne State. He worked as a Construction Manager in the oil fields of North Dakota. He also enjoyed hunting and Husker football. Preceded in death by grandfather, Reynold Dolesh. Survived by parents, Tim and Janet Koch; sister, Kelsey Koch; grandparents, Delilah Dolesh, Jerry and Collette Koch; aunts and uncles, Patti and Dan Eisenbraun, Charlotte and Mike Arens, Janice and Rod Schieffer, Gary and Candyce Koch, Sandy and Mike Draper, Bruce Stork, Gerald Stork, Beth and Dan Fiala; special friend, Brianna Romshek.

Mary G. (Patterson) Homolka, 82


Date of Birth: April 19, 1932

Date of Death: August 29, 2014

Services: September 9, 2014 Services will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Faith Westwood United Methodist Church, 4814 Oaks Lane Omaha, Nebraska. 

Visitation: September 8, 2014 Vistitation, Monday 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the John A. Gentleman Mortuaies, Pacific Street Chapel, 14151 Pacific Street Omaha, Nebraska 68154. 

Interment: Correctionville Cemetery, Correctionville, Iowa.

Additional Service Information: Memorials are suggested to the Faith Westwood United Methodist Church, Nebraska Humane Society or the 40 & 8.

Preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Homolka and former husband, Calvin Tovrea; parents, George and Rose Patterson; brother, Wayne Patterson; sister, Margaret Scharnweber; nephew, Robert Patterson and niece, Carol. Survived by daughters, Joanie (Roy) Gehrt, Michelle Tovrea; grandchildren, Laura (Jake) Hansen, Sarah Matthies, Orion (Laura) Matthies, Brandon Tovrea, K.C. (Amanda) Gehrt, Randy (Kara) Gehrt; six great grandchildren; long time companion, Emil Karasek.