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Richard Dean Birkel

March 11, 1927 — December 25, 2018

Born & raised David City, NE.

Veteran, Army; Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AL. during Korean War.

Retired, 37 yr. Boys Town employee.



Preceded in death by parents Leo Ambrose Birkel, Elsie (Brochtrup); siblings Thomas (Betty Martin), Charles, Pauline (Kozisek); first wife of 36 years, M. Genevieve/Geny (Wilcox).



Survived by sister-in-law Gladys(Miratsky), brother-in-law Daniel Kozisek.



Survived by second wife of 30 years, Karen J. Sweeney. Children: Susan (Wayne) Sealy; Mary Kay, James (Nancy), Jeffrey Birkel. Step-children: Michelle (Mark) Nielson, Kati King (Francisco Serrano).



Grandchildren: Matthew (Stacey), Mark, Rocael Sealy; Lauren (David) Hood; Jonathan, Nicholas Birkel, Taylor Lehmann; Jacob, Josie King. Helane (Ryan) Palmer; Chandler, Jack, Hanna Nielson. Thomas, Ryan Catherine Serrano. Brady (Rachel) , Tyler Knudson.

Great-grandchilden: Morgan, Kiera, Paiten Sealy; Declan and Gavin Hood; Lily, Nicacio Lehmann; Samuel Knudson, Finley Palmer.



...Many other dear, loving nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Special thank you to Brighton Gardens of Omaha skilled Nursing Facility and Asera Care Hospice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 28, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - Pacific Street Chapel

14151 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68154

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Wake Service

Friday, December 28, 2018

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - Pacific Street Chapel

14151 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68154

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church

15353 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68154

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