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Parker, Jared R, age 36

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Date of Birth: 05/29/1979

Date of Death: 09/15/2015

Visitation: Saturday (9-19-15) 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials: Violet's Education fund


Preceded in death by mother, Debra Self.
Survived by wife, Jennifer Parker; daughter, Violet Parker; parents, Brent and Suzanne Parker; brother, Travis (Jennifer) Parker; sister, Laura Parker; sister in law, Melissa (Jake) Donner; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Kupka, Roger Allan, Age 85 years

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Date of Birth: 03/27/1930

Date of Death: 09/14/2015

Private family mass and burial at Sacred Heart Church and Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Sienna Francis House, Methodist Hospital Foundation and CUES, which delivers financial support and guidance to urban youth, 2207 Wirt St., Omaha, NE 68110

Roger was born in Marshalltown Iowa and was the only child of Pearl and Ernest Kupka. Roger was raised in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from Roosevelt High School where he served as senior class president. He then received a football scholarship to Cornell College in Iowa and attended for one year before he enlisted in the Air Force for four years and was assigned to security service in San Antonio Texas. After receiving an honorable discharge he finished college at Drake University and was a member of ∑AE fraternity. In 1957 he married, moved to Omaha and went into business. Roger was founder and partner of Nebraska Builders Products (now Stetson Building Products) and the PSI Group. Through the years Roger enjoyed family, many friendships and charitable activities. Roger is survived by wife of 58 years, Dody. Also survived by daughter, Holly (John); sons, Scott (Janelle), Steve (Susie); 11 grandchildren.

Williams, Leonardist B. "Willie," Age 83 years

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Date of Birth: April 27, 1932

Date of Death: September 14, 2015

Services: Graveside services 11 AM Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation: Visitation with the family will be from 6-8 PM Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Chapel.

Leonardist B. “Willie” Williams, 83, was born April 27, 1932. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a long-time employee of Union Pacific, and enjoyed fishing, golfing, and horse racing.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Wanda; parents, Harve and Cretie Williams; siblings, Arthur, Wanda, and Garnett; and six half-brothers and half-sisters.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather to those who survive him: his wife, Georgia Williams; children, Valerie (Bill) Russell, Douglas Williams, and Jennifer (Mohammad) Rahman; grandchildren, Bill, Steve, Nick, Matt, and Ashley Russell, Jessica (Colby) Angst, Cierra Svagera, and Savanna Rahman; and one great-grandchild, Rooney Angst.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 PM Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Chapel.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Charles Bernard Holmquest Age 82

Date of Birth: January 28, 1933

Date of Death: September 14, 2015

Services:  Private family services at a later date.

Preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Marla.  Survived by children, Guy Holmquest, Leland (Ceylon) Holmquest and Philip (Carol) Holmquest; grandchildren, Haley Holmquest and Kenzey and Sherri Holmquest.

Norman E. Preister Age 76

Date of Birth: August 26, 1939

Date of Death: September 13, 2015

Services: Funeral Service Thursday, 10:00am at St. James Catholic Church with interment in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation: Visitation with the family begins Wednesday, after 5:00pm at the 72nd Street Chapel with a wake service at 7:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Siena Francis House or to the St. James Building Fund.

Survived by loving wife of 52 years, Phyllis; children, Julie MacGillivary, Jay Preister, Jill (Scott) Wagner, John (Alicia) Preister; grandchildren, Jordan and Ian MacGillivary, Jessica and Joshua Preister, Grace, Gabriel and Luke Wagner and Jaylyn Senter.