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Gordon, John W., Age 79 years

Gordon John website

Date of Birth: October 28, 1937

Date of Death: May 19, 2017

Services: Funeral Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:00AM at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church, 3702 370 Plaza, Bellevue, NE 68123

Visitation: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:00AM at the church

Graveside: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 2:00PM at the Omaha National Cemetery with Military Honors

John W. Gordon

Major USAF (Ret)

Oct 28, 1937 – May 19, 2017

Bellevue, NE. John served as an officer in the US Air Force for 20 years. He was an avid bird watcher, reader and loved sports. Preceded in death by parents, George and Cora Gordon; sister, Karen Griffin. Survived by wife of 57 years, Darlene; daughter, Kristin (Rex) Lukow; son, Kyle Gordon; grandchildren, Jordan (Shanda) Lukow, Logan (Katie) Lukow, and Elise (James) Mickelson; great grandchildren, Eliana, Brinley, Liam, Roland, and Scarlett; niece, Cora Dillin; nephew, Eric Griffin. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Wounded Warriors or Thanksgiving Lutheran Church.


Riddle, Phyllis P., Age 91 years.

Riddle Phyllis website

Date of Birth: 07/18/1925

Date of Death: 05/16/2017

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday. May 20, 2017, in the Christ the King Catholic Church at 10:00 A.M.

Memorials: Memorials are suggested to Christ the King, Creighton University or Creighton Prep.

Inurnment:  Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Preceded in death by her husband, Gerald J. Riddle.

Survived by sons, Dr. Patrick J. Riddle, Hollis, NH and Timothy J. Riddle, (Joan) Chester Springs, PA, six grandchildren: Maureen Darrow, Warwick, RI, Mary Riddle, New York, NY, Thomas Riddle, Omaha, Anthony Riddle, Omaha, Katherine Riddle, Chester Springs, PA and Joseph Riddle, Chester Springs, PA: three great grandchildren: Chloe, Zachary and Reilly, Warwick, RI.

Phyllis was born on a farm outside of Harlan, IA, on July 18, 1925, to Clifford and Helen Pickard. She married Gerald Riddle on June 5, 1943 after having graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, IA. They moved to Omaha in April 1961 and were 56 year members of Christ the King Parish. Phyllis was an accomplished gardener and an avid golfer. She was also a best friend to many.


Fackler, Marjorie J. Age 92 years

Fackler Marjorie Website

Date of Birth: 05/09/1925

Date of Death: 05/16/2017

Services: Gathering of friends and family Saturday, May 20, 2017, starting at 9:30 a.m. with thoughts shared at 10:00 a.m. at the John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Memorial to Hospice with Heart (Council Bluffs).

Preceded in death by husband, Wayne. Survived by children, Jim Fackler (Cindy Workman), Diane Fackler (Steve Ozaydin), Doug (Denise) Fackler, Dave Fackler (Lilly Keeler); grandchildren, Jamie Stoller, Jamie Martig, Jason Fackler, Ben Fackler, Nik Fackler; 5 great grandchildren.

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Jordan, Gwynifred D., Age 34 years

Jordan Gwynifred

Date of Birth: July 13, 1982

Date of Death: May 12, 2017

Services: Funeral Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00AM at Capehart Chapel, 2500 Capehart Rd, Bellevue, NE 68123

Visitation: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00AM at the church.

Preceded in death by father, Charles R. Jordan, Sr.; sister, Regina Booker.  Survived by mother, Margaret; siblings: Charles L. (Sara) Jordan, Gregory D. (Angela) Jordan, Melanie (Phillip) Rosengard, Charles R. Jordan, Jr., and Rodney Jordan; many nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family.


Manvitz, Justin "Judd", Age 90 years.

Date of Birth: 04/23/1927

Date of Death: 05/14/2017

Services: Services, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:00 am at Temple Israel, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive Omaha, NE. 68144.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Memorials to your favorite charity.

Interment: Private interment, Beth El Cemetery.

Following his service in the US Navy and the Marine Corps as a Corpsman during World War II, he attended the University of Nebraska, where he lettered in baseball and Omaha University, graduating in 1949. He played in the Industrial Baseball League for Shell Oil for two years.

In the early 1950’s he returned to Omaha and joined the family business, Omaha Compound, which his father founded in 1924. He retired in 2010. During his life he was active as a Mason, Omaha Rotary, B’nai B’rith and had an active interest in Creighton University and the Univerity of Nebraska sports.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Phyllis Manvitz; children, Todd (Wendy) Manvitz, Lisa (Kyle) Hutchings; grandchildren, Alissa (Matt) Arbiter, Diana (Jason) Williams, David Manvitz, Steffany, Whittany and Bradley Hutchings, Victoria (Brent) Rice; great grandchildren,  Addison and Jackson Wiliams; other loving relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Eva (Cohn) Manvitz.