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Myrle Jennings Saunders

August 10, 1941 — April 1, 2024

On Monday, April 1, Myrle Jennings Saunders Jr., a beloved husband, father, grandparent, and great grandparent, passed away. He was eighty-two. Myrle was a decorated Army veteran who earned a Purple Heart in Vietnam; serving his country for 20 years. He was a dedicated husband to Helga for 55 years. He is survived by his two children, 9 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Since Helga’s passing in 2018, Myrle lived with his son and family in Nebraska where he was embraced into their lives. He lived a full life right until the end. He traveled to New York City on 30 March to enjoy a weekend with his daughter and her family.

The Memorial will take place on April 29 at 1130 at John A. Gentleman funeral home in Bellevue, Nebraska. The Internment will take place on April 29, at 1330. He will be laid to rest with his wife at the National Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska. Donations may be directed to the memorial fund: 

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, Attn: Fisher House
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Attn: Fisher House
Omaha, NE 68105
 
Checks can be made out to "Omaha Fisher House", with "1604" in the memo line.

Omaha Fisher House | VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care | Veterans Affairs

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Memorial Service

Monday, April 29, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - Bellevue/Sarpy County Chapel

3402 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE 68123

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Burial

Monday, April 29, 2024

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Omaha National Cemetery

14250 Schram Road, Omaha, NE 68138

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