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Wilson, Clarence Earl "Willie", Age 79

Wilson Clarence obit

Date of Birth: December 4, 1937

Date of Death: September 21, 2017

Services: Memorial Service Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:00AM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Bellevue Chapel

Visitation: Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 4:00-7:00PM, also at the funeral home.

Inurnment: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 1:00PM at Omaha National Cemetery with military honors

Wilson, Clarence Earl “Willie”

MSgt USAF, Ret.

Dec. 4, 1937 – Sep 21, 2017

Willie was born in Festus, MO to Wesley B. and Sarah J. Wilson. He served his country for 23 years in the Air Force. He also later retired from E-Systems/Raytheon. Survived by wife, Alice Wilson; daughters: Donna (Bob) Olson, Darlene (David) Covich and Laura Wilson; grandchildren: Alex, Stephen, Tyler, Jonah, Rachel, Trevor and Lillian; sister, Darlene Hudson; as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents and sister, Sandy Harborth.

Memorials to the Omaha Walking Club or Gross Catholic High School.


Ericson, Grace G., Age 90

Ericson Grace website

Date of Birth: October 1, 1926

Date of Death: August 30, 2017

Services: Graveside September 30, 2017 at 11:00AM at Lincoln Memorial Memorial Park, Lincoln, NE

Visitation: Memorial Visitation Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 5:00-7:00PM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Pacific Street Chapel

Grace was born in Axtell, NE to Edgar and Nettie Peterson. Survived by children: Kevin Ericson, Kristin (Gary) Ericson Manley, Jay (Sarah) Ericson and Lisa Ericson; grandchildren, Tyler and Skye Manley; brother, Duane Peterson; sister, Wanda Gustafson; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Dr. Louis Ericson; parents; siblings: Donald, Harlan, Warren, Adeline and Ruth Peterson and Shirley Schleining.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lutheran Family Services.


Katz, Nan Rea, Age 85 years.

Katz Nan website

Date of Birth: 04/25/1932

Date of Death: 09/20/2017

Services: Services will be held Sunday at 2:00 P.M. in the Schrager Memorial Chapel Chapel at Temple Israel Cemetery, 42 and Redick Street Omaha, Nebraska.

 Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society or the Siena Francis House.

Preceded in death by her husband, Earl Katz and daughter, Vicki Katz.

She is survived by her son, Bill (Mary Beth) Katz; grandchildren, Amanda, Nathan and Laura; the Schroeder family and many friends.

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Yost, Susan Daly Age 71

Yost Suzi website

Date of Birth: November 8, 1945

Date of Death: August 17, 2017

Services: A memorial service to celebrate Suzi’s life will be held on Friday, September 29th at 2pm at Lifegate Church, 726 South 55th Street, Omaha, NE 68106.

Memorials:  In Lieu of flowers,please see below to make a donation to Suzi's favorite charities.

Suzi Daly (Reagan) Yost died peacefully on August 7, 2017 at Aksarben Senior Living in Omaha, NE at age 71. Suzi was born in Paducah, KY on November 8, 1945, to Harry and Elizabeth (Osteen) Reagan. Her family moved to Omaha, NE where she attended Benson High School and later went on to earn a Bachelor of Education in 1967 from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, an Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary and met husband Ronald Yost, an Alpha Tau Omega, through Greek life. They were married on January 21, 1967 in Lincoln and moved to Milwaukee, WI where Suzi taught elementary school. After several stops around the country, they eventually settled in Omaha in 1976 where Suzi retired from teaching and they raised their 4 children. She devoted her life to her children, husband, and faith in God, spending free time volunteering and attending services at Lifegate Church as well as gardening, reading, traveling, and taking long walks with Ron and their dogs. In 2017, Ron and Suzi celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She will be remembered by her infectious laugh, infinite strength and steadfast faith.

Suzi is survived by her husband, Ron; her children, Shane (Kellie), Jason (Aline), and Sarah Yost; grandchildren, Evan, Taylor, and Kyler Yost; brother, Robert Forest Reagan. She is proceeded in death by her parents; daughter, Melissa; brother, Harry Joseph Reagan.

A memorial service to celebrate Suzi’s life will be held on Friday, September 29th at 2pm at Lifegate Church, 726 South 55th Street, Omaha, NE 68106. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Suzi’s name to the following nonprofit organizations through their web sites, a check by mail or the Yost family.

Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc

Suzi has always held a special place in her heart for animals. She was notorious for rescuing any injured or stray animal she would encounter while out walking her dog. Over the years, the family raised or nursed back to health countless bunnies, turtles and birds, before eventually returning them to their natural habitats. Help continue her legacy of saving and protecting local animals in need by making a donation in her name to the Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc.

To donate via credit card or paypal online:

1. Go to www.nebraskawildliferehab.org
2. Click “Donate Now” in the upper right-hand corner
3. Type the name “Susan Daly Yost” in the “In Honor/In Memory of” field so that the Yost family can properly thank you for your donation.

To donate by mail, send a check to:

Nebraska Wildlife Rehab (or NWRI)
PO Box 24122
Omaha, NE 68124-0122

Alzheimer’s Association

Suzi was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in early 2016, but had been battling dementia for years before doctors were able to accurately diagnose her. It was heartbreaking for everyone who knew and loved Suzi to watch the disease steal her memories, her motor skills and ability to communicate, and her once vivid and infectious personality. However, no one suffered more than Suzi herself. LBD is a progressive brain disorder that affects areas of the brain that regulate behavior, cognition, and movement. LBD is not a rare disease, but many doctors and medical professionals are not familiar with it. It affects an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States. Because the symptoms can closely resemble other more commonly known diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, it is widely underdiagnosed. It’s a devastating disease that currently has no cure, so any donation made to the Alzheimers Association funds the continued research and puts us that much closer to finding a cure for Lewy Body Dementia and other debilitating brain disorders like it.

To donate via credit card or paypal online:

4. Go to http://www.alz.org/
5. Click “Donate” in the upper, right-hand corner
6. Click “Yes, this is an honor or memorial gift”
7. Select “In Memory Of” from the dropdown box and type the name “Susan Daly Yost” in the field
8. Please click “ Yes, please send a notification to someone about this gift.” so that the Yost family can properly thank you for your donation
9. Type the following information for the notification:
Sarah Yost
2248 Park Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68502

To donate by mail, send a check to:
Alzheimer's Association
P.O. Box 96011
Washington, D.C. 20090-6011

To donate by phone, call 800.272.3900


Noah, William F., Age 76

Noah William website

Date of Birth: 06/12/1941

Date of Death: 09/18/2017

Visitation: Friday (9-29-17) 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Preceded in death by wife, Carolyn Sue Noah.
Survived by children, Craig (Debby) Noah, Micki (Teresa) Noah; sisters, Sally (Rio) Caballero, Susan Noah; niece, Myra Potter; nephews, Robert Caballero, Scott Bilharz, Brett Bilharz.

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