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Ludwick, Allen K., Age 93

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Date of Birth: 07/29/1924

Date of Death: 08/27/2017

Services: Saturday (9-2-17) 10:00 AM at Underwood Hills Presbyterian Church, Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation: Friday (9-1-17) 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Interment: Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials: Underwood Hills Presbyterian Church or Marquis Place in Elkhorn, Nebraska.

Preceded in death by wife, Norma Ludwick; parents; 4 brothers; 3 sisters.
Survived by wife, Janet Ludwick; daughters, Jan Lichtenberg, Joyce (Dave) Muller; 5 grandchildren: 9 great grandchildren; step children, Tamee (Kerry) Waddell, Terry (Karen) Mitchell, Tracy (Cliff) Hitchler; 12 step grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Thomas, Richard S., Sr. "Big Bird" Age 58

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Date of Birth: June 18, 1959

Date of Death: August 26, 2017

Services: Funeral service Friday, 11:00am at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, 3202 Evans St. with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation: Visitation with the family Thursday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the 72nd Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Preceded in death by his mother, June Thomas.
Survived by his siblings, Deborah Thomas, Gwendolyn (James) Tomlinson, Clifford Thomas, Valerie Thomas-Owens and Steven Thomas; children, Richard S. Thomas, Jr., Laketha Jones, Parris Jones, Sr.; special friend, Ruth Ann Jones and a large extended family.


Ficenec, Raymond J., age 81 years

Ficenec Raymond

Date of Birth: 02/05/1936

Date of Death: 08/22/2017

Services: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at the John A. Gentleman Bellevue/Sarpy County Chapel. Interment Graceland Park Cemetery, Omaha, NE.

Visitation: Friday, August 25, 2017, starting at 5:00 p.m. with Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Bellevue/ Sarpy County Chapel. Memorials directed by the family.

Preceded in death by daughter, Kathleen Middleton; grandson, Jonathan Astorga; parents, John and Frances; siblings, Catherine, Edward and John. Survived by wife, Nancy; sons, Raymond, Jr. (Tessie), Michael (Kim), David and Todd (Jenny) Ficenec; grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Clara Janousek and Barbara Wzorek; many other loving family and friends.



Shaffer, Dorothy I. Age 93

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Date of Birth: January 21, 1924

Date of Death: August 18, 2017

Services: Memorial service is 2:00 PM Saturday, August 26 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lincoln Young Life or First Baptist Church Lincoln. Local arrangements are under the care of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, Lincoln, NE


Dorothy I. Shaffer, 93, of Omaha and formerly Lincoln, NE, passed away August 18, 2017 at Immanuel Lakeside Village. Born in Fairhope, AL on January 21, 1924, she was raised with a rich Quaker heritage and attended the Olney Friends School in Barnesville, OH. During World War II, Dorothy worked for R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. as an executive assistant, supporting the company’s efforts providing earthmoving equipment to the Allies.

Dorothy was married to the late Dr. Harry D. Shaffer. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Dorothy treasured God’s creation and enjoyed travels across the United States and abroad.

Dorothy gave much of her life in service to others: as President of Nebraska Women's Medical Auxiliary, Board Member of Samaritan Counseling Center, and faithful member of First Baptist Church in Lincoln. Harry and Dorothy were also founding members of Lincoln Young Life and investors in Trail West Lodge Young Life camp in Colorado.

Preceded in death by her parents and siblings, beloved husband Harry, and son-in-law Bob Newell, she is survived by her children John (JoLee) Shaffer, Bob (Mary) Shaffer, Nancy (Charlie) Delph, Carol Newell, and Jim (Liz) Shaffer, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.


Cain, Marilyn Jepson Homann, Age 91 years

Cain Marilyn

Date of Birth: 03/03/1926

Date of Death: 08/21/2017

Services: Friday, August 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Maplewood United Methodist Church, Omaha, NE. Interment Prospect Hill Cemetery, Elkhorn, NE.

Visitation: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the John A. Gentleman 72nd St. Chapel. Memorials to Siena-Francis House or Maplewood United Methodist Church.


Marilyn Ann Jepson was born to James R. and Pearl Jean Andrews Jepson on March 3, 1926 in Onawa, Iowa. She and her parents, with sisters Janis and Nancy, farmed near Onawa. Marilyn graduated from high school at Blencoe, Iowa in 1944.  The family moved to Omaha shortly after.  Marilyn worked at Union Pacific and Mutual of Omaha before her marriage to Henry Eldon Homann in 1948.  Marilyn and Eldon had three children: Stephanie, Jim and Shelley. After some years at home, Marilyn returned to Mutual and excelled as an instructor in the claims training department. In 1986 Marilyn married Robert H. Cain who predeceased her in January, 2017.  Her parents, sister Janis Gale and granddaughter Rachel Pauba Simon preceded her in death.  Marilyn is survived by her children: Stephanie and Larry Moeller, Jim and Jane Homann, and Shelley and Jeff Pauba as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Sarah and Brad Moeller-Johnson (Jackson, Sam, Jake, and Brian); Andrew and Chelsey Moeller (Addison and Colin); James Homann; Derek and Jennie Homann (Nolan and Everly); and Chelsea Pauba. Also surviving are sister Nancy and Bill Cain, niece Jane Creamer and nephews Mark and Brian Petersen and their families. Marilyn will also be missed by Bob's children and their families:  Mike and Rita Cain (now deceased), Larry and Sue Cain, David and Sharon Cain, John and Chris Cain, and Nancy and Rob Engdahl (now deceased).

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