Joseph W. Drelicharz

Joseph W. Drelicharz

January 8, 1949 – February 13, 2023

Survived by wife, Janet; children: Holly Gould (Adam), Jed Drelicharz (Lindsey), and Alison Drelicharz; 4 grandchildren: Logan, Hank, Mason, and Tillie; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; many other loving family members.

Memorial Service: Saturday, February 18th, 4PM, at West Center Chapel, with visitation from 3:00-4:00PM.

To view a live broadcast of the service, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.

Memorials to the family are designated for Alzheimer’s Research at the University of NE Medical Center.


  • Sherry Simmons Posted February 15, 2023 1:39 pm

    We are so sorry to hear Joe passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

    • Janet Drelicharz Posted February 20, 2023 11:12 am

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. It is greatly appreciated.

  • Tina and Randy Martin Posted February 17, 2023 11:01 am

    Sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. Prayers to all.

    • Janet Drelicharz Posted February 20, 2023 11:14 am

      Tina and Randy – thank you so very much for coming and for your thoughts and prayers.

  • Will Plowman Posted February 18, 2023 10:56 am

    So saddened to hear of my favorite polish cousin’s passing. I have soooo many awesome memories of Joe especially at Christmas time when he always made us laugh with his humorous disposition. There is a picture of my grandfather and he on Christmas day that still lingers in my mind. My fondest memory is when Joe ate MilkBone biscuits while sitting next to him acting like they were cookies and the look on my Grandfather’s face. Hilarious !!! He was one of the few individuals on earth that was always willing to help me with anything mechanical and his fascination with all kinds of airplanes. He shall always continue to cause me to smile and laugh when my thoughts turn to him. My sincerest condolences to the family during this difficult time, Please remember to take time to smile when recalling Joe and his antics. May the good Lord keep his family in his grace and bring your heart peace. Love you Joe!!!


    • Janet Drelicharz Posted February 20, 2023 11:18 am

      Will – thank you so much for your thoughts and memories! It made me smile and laugh reading your comments. Joe was the happiest when making others smile and laugh.

  • Jodi & Sheldon Duncan Posted February 18, 2023 2:07 pm

    We want to send Jan and the family our condolences for the loss of Joe. The last time we spent time together was at Aunt Linda’s (his sister) at Thanksgiving many years ago and we have fond memories of the laughs and jokes that he told. When I was young, I had more memories of him and his sense of humor. He was very funny and also fun to be around. We are sorry to hear of his passing and want the family to know that we are praying for you during this difficult time of loss.

    • Janet Drelicharz Posted February 20, 2023 11:20 am

      Jodi – thank you so much for your thoughts and comments. He loved to make people laugh and smile.

  • Keith Osborne Posted February 18, 2023 4:56 pm

    Uncle Joe was an amazing uncle to me and i treasured every interaction we had. From crashing r/c planes in the field at south middle school to Christmas visits at my parent’s house. He was a great person and I loved his sense of humor. I really wish I had more time with him and that we lived closer. I am terribly sorry I was not able to make it to Omaha for the service, but I did watch the service remotely. I send hugs to everyone!

    • Janet Drelicharz Posted February 20, 2023 11:21 am

      Keith – thank you for your thoughts and comments. Joe loved being around you guys. He was always the happiest making others smile and laugh.

  • Sheila Drelicharz Posted February 19, 2023 2:31 am

    On behalf of Joe’s brother, Bill Drelicharz and family (Kelley Drelicharz, Sheila Drelicharz – Chris Atencio & Nicholas Drelicharz) our hearts are broken! You all have been in our thoughts and prayers! We are so very sorry we couldn’t make the funeral, it was a beautiful service. Jed & Allison, you did an amazing job! I have such great memories of Uncle Joe! When I was younger, he and his family would come to Casper WY to visit and they would pick me up from school and I would hang out with them until they left. I always looked forward to their visits. He always called me Shelley! He was quite the comedian and there was never a dull moment when you were around him! I will never forget all the imitations he did, especially Beetlejuice! Him and Jed could recite that whole movie! Nicholas has the Drelicharz humor and reminds me of both Uncle Joe and cousin Jed. Forever in our hearts! Rest in peace Uncle Joe!
    Love always,
    Sheila Drelicharz (and family)

    • Janet Drelicharz Posted February 20, 2023 11:23 am

      Sheilia – thank yu for your thoughts and comments. Joe loved making others smile and laugh, And he was always the happiest around family. Talk with you soon.

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