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Deseck, Irene, 92

Deseck Irene website

Date of Birth: September 22, 1922

Date of Death: March 25, 2015

Services: Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 10:00 AM, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

Visitation/Wake: Visitation with the family Friday, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with a Wake Service at 7:00 PM at the 72nd Street Chapel.

Memorials: Memorials suggested to VNA Hospice, 12565 W. Center Road, #100, Omaha, NE 68144.

Preceded in death by husband, Joseph A. Deseck; son in law, Richard Blank; sister, Bernice McMahan; brother, Jack Moy.

Survived by children, James (Laurie) Deseck, Robert (Jennie) Deseck, Sharon Blank, Mary (Robert) Vacanti; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; siblings, Jennie DeSpain, Anne Pettis, Walter Moy, Betty (John) Krager; numerous other family and friends.


Davies, Paul, Age 78 years

Date of Birth: 10/01/1936

Date of Death: 03/24/2015

Services: Services will be held Friday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chapel in Beth El Cemetery, 84th and L St. Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home or the Visiting Nurse Association.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Davies; children, Jeff (Diane) West, Barry (Monet) Davies; grandchildren, Tommy and Matthew West, Claranne and Polly Davies.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Benjamin Davies.

Christopher Paul Frazier, 44

Frazier Christopher website

Date of Birth: 10/25/1970

Date of Death: 03/23/2015

Services: Memorial Service Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Omaha, NE.

Visitation: Visitation Friday, March 27, 2015, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.

Survived by wife, Teresa (daughter of Barbara and the late Dennis Stevens); children, Ashley (Corey) Stewart, Hailey (Cole) Douglas, Christopher, Jr., Katherine and Sarah Frazier; grandchildren, Karmen Stewart, Charlette Douglas; parents, Ron and Connie Frazier of Townsend, GA.; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mia Inez Archer, 84

Archer Mia website

Date of Birth: 04/24/1930

Date of Death: 04/23/2015

Services: Memorial Mass Wednesday (3-25-15) 10:30 AM at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Omaha, Nebraska.


Mia was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 24, 1930 to Mahlon Baldwin and Mary Jane Cooper and graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1948. 

Mia was an LPN nurse and psychiatric technician in California and Arizona, where she furthered her education, earning a Bachelor's degree in Education from California State College, San Bernadino and Master's degrees from The University of California, Riverside and The University of Dallas.  A compassionate and dedicated educator, she worked with Navajo Children on reservations in Chinle, Arizona, and Gallop, New Mexico and continued to support Native American education in her later years.  In 1985, she was recognized by the City of San Bernardino for her exceptional work with Japanese foreign exchange students.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Maynard; children and spouses, Mary Jane and Paul Escobar of Wildomar, Ca, Robyn and Capt. James,(Ret.) George of Bellevue, Ne, Benjamin Baldwin of Omaha, Ne., John Robert Maynard of Monterey, Ca; grandchildren, Robert Michael Schwing, Paul A. Escobar, Rachel F. Escobar; great grandchildren, Christopher M. Schwing, Chloe M. Schwing, Jaxton Schwing.. 

Leonard S. Schaefer, 87

Schaefer Leonard website

Date of Birth: January 6, 1928

Date of Death: March 16, 2015

Services: Funeral will be held Saturday, March 28, 10:00 A.M. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6905 Blondo Street  Omaha, NE.  68104.

Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to the Scare Away Cancer (501(c) 3 fund for Kayla Hebenstreit), St. Pius X Parish, or New Cassel Foundation.

Visitation:  Visitation begins Friday, March 27 at 5:00 P.M. at the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, 72nd Street Chapel, 1010 North 72 Street Omaha, NE 68114 with a Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. 

Leonard, Age 87, known to some relatives as Bud, was born to the late Anna and Nicholas Schaefer and grew up on a farm near Royalton, Minnesota. After graduating from high school, Leonard enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1946 and served at Guam until being honorably discharged in 1948. He stayed in the Navy Reserve until 1953. He worked on an Iron Ore Freighter sailing on the Great Lakes for four years and then worked in the Wyoming oil fields for six months. He owned several direct sales businesses. Leonard met  LaVern  Theresa Gau on a blind date and they were married six months later on Sept 1, 1952 at St. Mary’s  Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN. They were blessed with eight children and 50 years of marriage.  Leonard was a charter member of both St. Pius X Parish and the Benson Optimist Club. In 1964-65, he served as Governor of all Optimist Clubs in Nebraska. Leonard is preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers William, Paul, Nicholas, and Frank; and sisters Viola, Jean, Irene, Bernice, Mildred and Laura Mae. He is survived by his children: Paul (Jerri) of  Omaha; Bill (MaryAnn) of Albuquerque, NM; Margaret (Joe) Hebenstreit of Omaha; Jean (John) Gerd of  Anchorage, AK; Nancy of Omaha; Lenny (Jenny) of Prattville, AL; Jane of Omaha; and Joan (Joe) Sommers of Oregon, WI.; sister-in-law, Marie Maurer of Little Falls, MN.; 27 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; many nieces, and nephews.