Anne M. Oeth

Anne M. Oeth

July 18, 1971 – May 28, 2020

It is with broken hearts that we share the news of Anne Oeth’s passing after a brief battle with cancer. She died at home with her family on May 28, 2020 at the age of 48. She is survived by her husband, John Oeth; daughters, Grace (21) and Olivia (18), and son, John (14); brother, Gregory Peterson (Amy) and sister, Susie Quinn (Don); parents, Alice and Larry Peterson; and nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL MASS: Thursday, June 4th at 10:30am at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church. To view a live broadcast of the Mass, please go to and click the “view live-cast” button or use service link below.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Oeth Children Education Fund through or checks directed to the family.


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  • Rita Hammitt Posted May 30, 2020 5:06 pm

    My heart is so heavy to have learned of the loss of Anne. My thoughts and prayers for Anne’s family

  • Karen Haney Posted May 30, 2020 5:40 pm

    I’m so incredibly sad about Anne’s passing. I knew her only for a brief time, but she made me feel like I’d always known her. Anne had the best laugh. We bonded over our shared love of movies. Every time I saw her I’d ask what I needed to see next.

    I know she loved her family. She spoke so highly of her kids and husband. I’m thinking of all of you. I’m also thinking of Anne’s parents and siblings. I know she was so close to you all as well.

  • Laura Barrett Posted May 30, 2020 6:03 pm

    Wrapping you all in prayers as you honor Anne. She made a positive impact those of us that crossed her path.

  • Dennis Moore Posted May 30, 2020 6:16 pm

    My condolences to Anne’s family. She always spoke so proudly of all of her family.. Anne was someone I admired for her passion, leadership style, and open friendliness. I will miss her and her sense of humor.

  • Teresa Coonts Posted May 30, 2020 6:47 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Anne at the Department of Education and enjoyed her stories of her family . I teased her a lot about her Iowa Hawkeyes. So Anne Go Hawks. Miss you always.

  • Suzie Pierce Posted May 30, 2020 7:36 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Anne was such a kind spirit. She always recommended a great movie and knew a cool place to eat.

  • Bev Mordaunt Posted May 30, 2020 8:06 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss! Anne will be greatly missed. I worked with Anne as a resource teacher in Millard. Anne exhibited a positive spirit and was a great with encouraging me over the years. May your happy memories be a comfort to you.

  • Teresa Berube Posted May 30, 2020 8:48 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Anne was beautiful inside and out. I loved her kind heart and passion for life. Sending you prayers for peace and healing at this difficult time.

  • Lynette Block Posted May 30, 2020 8:49 pm

    Anne had such an impact on our lives professionally but even more as a friend. Her focus on supporting educators in leading the state of Nebraska in positive behavior interventions with her team of quality coaches will not be forgotten. Deepest gratitude for Anne’s example of living life to the fullest. She will be missed but honored with cherished memories.

  • Katie Barmettler Posted May 30, 2020 9:08 pm

    Our hearts are broken over the loss of such a beautiful, kind, and compassionate soul. Anne’s legacy will live on in the work that we continue to do across the state, as a result of her leadership. We will miss her sharp sense of humor, her wit, her bubbly personality, and her friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne’s family, who she so lovingly talked about every time we were together.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Katie Barmettler

  • Faith Eichman Posted May 31, 2020 6:03 am

    Condolences to your family.

  • Tammy Voisin Posted May 31, 2020 8:08 am

    Anne touched the lives of so many. She was always smiling and laughing. She looked for ways to improve the community schools that she served and rolled up her sleeves to help. She will be missed.

  • Cathy DeSalvo Posted May 31, 2020 9:22 am

    Anne was a generous, thoughtful and encouraging leader. I will miss her..

  • Sallye Vanderplas-Lee Posted May 31, 2020 10:36 am

    My deepest condolences.

  • Traci Focht Focht Posted May 31, 2020 11:25 am

    I am so incredibly heart broken to hear of Anne’s passing. I was her para at Aldridge Elementary School 2 years ago and she taught me so much about guiding, leading, and nurturing our students. I love her zest for life and often heard stories s out her family’s adventures, game nights, and how proud she is of her children. I will miss her greatly.

  • Gary & Ann Treanor Posted May 31, 2020 1:05 pm

    We know Anne is loved& honored and is mourned by all who knew her.

  • Peg Kirby Posted May 31, 2020 3:46 pm

    I did not you were sick Anne. But promise me…take chocolate with you on your journey. I will so miss your candy jar and our short visits. With beautiful wings spread your cheer.

  • Louie and Jean Sigwarth Posted May 31, 2020 4:28 pm

    Louie and I send our deepest sympathy to the Oeth and Peterson families. Anne was a jewel and will greatly missed. Always a smile, a hug and some giggles. Know that we will be keeping Anne and all of you in our prayers at this sorrowful time.Rest in peace sweet Anne.

  • Jeffrey Rezac Posted May 31, 2020 6:59 pm

    “(Olivia) So sorry to hear of your sudden loss. I knew Anne to be one of the most caring, loving and and family centered women around. Please know your entire family has the love and support of countless friends during this time as we share memories of your irreplaceable and unforgettable Mother ! (Jeff Rezac).”

  • Don Loseke Posted May 31, 2020 9:44 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. We worked together as part of the PBIS team. I loved her wit and dedication to the program. Anne was always my go to person for information on pinball machines. Anne Rest In Peace

  • Andrea Boden Posted May 31, 2020 10:14 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, it breaks my heart and I can’t begin to imagine what this difficult time is like for each of you. Anne always loved sharing stories about John and the kids. I also loved hearing her stories about the farm in Iowa and all of the great experiences it provided to her. I will be forever grateful for Anne’s friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and her coaches as she absolutely adored all of you. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Andrea

  • Jean Andreasen Posted June 1, 2020 7:45 am

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Anne’s family and the Peterson’s. May your memories of Anne give you comfort that she is always with you. Her love for you will give you strength. A loving soul lost too soon….

  • Melanie Raabe Posted June 1, 2020 8:05 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for your family. We were neighbors when Olivia and John were in elementary school. Anne was always friendly and generous with smiles. She will be greatly missed. Our family will be praying for God’s overwhelming peace and mercy in such a hard time.
    Chris, Melanie, Emma, Reagan and Olivia Raabe

  • Josie Floyd Posted June 1, 2020 9:56 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Anne’s family and friends. Anne was a very positive individual who touched the lives of so many and she loved to tell stories about her children. Through her passion for creating positive cultures for all children and adults, she made a difference for so many. We were blessed at Sutherland Public School to learn and grow with Anne over the last few years. She will be greatly missed.

  • Leslie Galloway Posted June 1, 2020 11:47 am

    I was so very heartbroken and saddened to learn of Anne’s passing on Friday. Anne was such a kind and loving person and I am so very thankful that I had the opportunity to work with her and get to know her on a personal level. We bonded over our shared love of true crime and the fact that she always had the best candy dish and I will sincerely miss her sense of humor. I will remember Anne for so many reasons… her love and dedication to students, the way she spoke so highly of her family (especially her children), her infectious giggle and full blown laugh, her movie and restaurant recommendations and so, so much more. May she live on in all of us who knew and loved her and may your memories sustain you during this difficult time.

  • Tibor Moldovan Posted June 1, 2020 3:00 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. She was patient and had a great sense of humor.

  • Regina Oliver Posted June 1, 2020 3:01 pm

    Anne was not only a colleague, but my friend. My partner in PBIS “crime.” Nothing is going to be the same without her. I know this loss is so incomprehensible to everyone but especially to her family. There are no words that can ease this pain and only time will bring some healing. To Anne’s children and husband, I promise there will come a time when you think of her and you will laugh instead of cry. All you have to do is think of her and she will be with you every step of life’s journey. The world was a better place with her in it but I pray we all can spread the joy and laughter she brought to all she touched.

  • Rick & Sherri Treanor Posted June 1, 2020 6:42 pm

    So sorry with the sudden loss of Your beautiful Ann. She A Cousin I will always remember with a warm kind heart & smile. Our hearts are heavy for all of you with thIs sad loss…… prayers and love

  • Marcia & Carl Vandenwymelenberg Posted June 2, 2020 7:42 am

    Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you all at this time. Anne sure left many Wonderful Memories behind and will not be forgotten by those so fortunate to know her. Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you all and we are Thankful Anne did not suffer through Cancer Treatments.. Your many Wonderful Memories will bring you Peace.

  • Jim & Marilyn Lansing Posted June 2, 2020 9:29 am

    Alice and Larry, we are so sorry to hear of your daughter’s passing. We send our prayers and sympathies to you and to Anne’s family. Losing family is difficult, but time has a way of healing. God bless the Oeth & Peterson families.

  • Don Metzger Posted June 2, 2020 10:00 am

    My deepest Sympathies to Anne’s Family. My heart goes out to each of you.
    Mr. Metzger

  • kim schroeder Posted June 2, 2020 2:12 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family.

  • Pat Crum Posted June 2, 2020 2:26 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Anne to all family and friends that knew her as an energetic advocate for the youth of Millard Public Schools. I had the pleasure of working with her at the Ron Witt Support Center. God Bless her and her family.

  • Teresa Kelly Posted June 2, 2020 4:34 pm

    Anne was my son’s preschool teacher at Rockwell Elementary back in 1996! He was a peer model in her classroom and she was such a friendly positive and patient young teacher. May God wrap his loving arms around your family at this difficult time!

  • Glen & Marcia Wragge Posted June 2, 2020 9:18 pm

    We are so saddened to hear of Anne’s death. She was such a huge part of making the annual fishing day for Millard’s secondary students with special needs a success. She will truly be missed by so many. She touched so many lives with her huge heart & love for life. We are so sad for your loss.

  • Eileen Smith Posted June 3, 2020 11:44 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Anne. She brought so much insight to our curriculum for our religious ed students at St Stephens. We appreciated all the time she spent her volunteering and Anne will be greatly missed. My prayers will be for her and her family.

  • Sue Clark Posted June 3, 2020 12:35 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. We first met Anne at Sandoz Elementary when Josie was in preschool. She was 3. That was 16 years ago! What a blessing to have Anne teach and keep watch over our Down Syndrome daughter. She helped me stay sane during this new time!! Anne was a champion in looking out for our special needs kiddo’s and I always admired her. May her soul rest in peace.

  • Denise Wright Posted June 3, 2020 5:14 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. I was blessed to be able to work with Anne – and to eat some of her candy as we worked together as a team at the Nebraska Deparemt of Education. Thoughts and prayers to all her family and her many friends.

  • Heather L Robbins Posted June 3, 2020 5:33 pm

    I treasured my time driving across the state with Anne as she shared her vision for the work she was committed to; she was an instrument of change for the whole state, John. She will be sorely missed, personally and professionally. Our hearts go out to you, Grace, Olivia, Johnny, and the rest of Anne’s family.

  • Kathi Smiith Posted June 4, 2020 5:59 am

    My world was rocked when I heard of Anne’s death. I am thankful that I knew Anne. I will never forget her contagious laugh and her obsession with the color orange. She brought sunshine and delight to every room she entered. Thank you for your choice in pictures for this page — that is exactly the image and memory I want to hold and keep of Anne. Anne will be missed here on earth but she will enjoy your place in Heaven.

  • Laura Langford Posted June 4, 2020 7:16 am

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Anne’s passing. I have been thankful for her friendship over the years as we enjoyed time together scrapbooking and sharing the ups and downs of life together. I will miss her ready smile and contagious laugh. She was one of a kind and I’m happy to have had her in my life. My heart goes out to her family, her greatest joy!

  • Mary Jo McElhose Posted June 4, 2020 9:07 am

    Anne was a wonderful person and colleague. She will be missed terribly! I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers and hoping you can be comforted in time, with the memories of Anne that you hold dear❤️🙏🏻

  • Kim Secora Posted June 4, 2020 9:11 am

    Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss. Anne was one of those people who brought joy to anyone she was in contact with. I valued my time working with Anne in Millard and not only was she a colleague, but a friend. Anytime I see something orange, I will think of Anne. She also had such a great sense of humor and would often tease me for not being able to remember where the e’s went in her name!
    Kim Secora

  • Shelley Schmitz Posted June 4, 2020 10:10 am

    I was very saddened to learn of Anne’s passing. I am thankful to have been able to work with her as a district level leader in Millard. She always brought smiles to everyone’s face with her laugh and smile. She cared deeply about the students and teachers she worked with. I enjoyed hearing all of her stories about her family. She loved you all so much and was always so proud of her children, The picture on this site should the joy she always showed in life. My heart goes out to your family,

  • Karen Montgomery Posted June 4, 2020 10:22 am

    I knew Anne through Millard and then as a colleague and coach for her with PBIS. So many memories of fun times. We already miss her every day, her loving spirit, ability to bring people together and her leadership. I was privileged to know her. Her impact on countless people will live on. My sympathy to John, Grace, Olivia and Johnny, as well as Amy and Greg and the rest of her family. She talked of her family with so much joy and love.

  • Jaime Johannsen Posted June 4, 2020 10:38 am

    My deepest sympathy to Anne’s family in this difficult time. Anne was a great mentor to so many Educators including myself. Her positivity, kindness, and empathy for all students were not only infectious but also one of the many great things about Anne.

    Jaime Johannsen

  • Linda Sigwarth Posted June 4, 2020 11:20 am

    So sorry for family of Anne> She was a sweet soul full of God’s goodness. She touched the lives of those around her in a beautiful way.
    She was my kids babysitter many years ago, there was never any worry for me as a Mom when Anne was there! I love the whole Peterson family:). I always looked forward to Anne’s Christmas letter and home made card! 😊 Take Care and God Bless You All. ❤️

  • Mary Zill Posted June 5, 2020 11:38 pm

    My dearest John. I just now learned, from Christopher, about Anne’s untimely passing.. My heart aches for you and your family and Anne’s family and all your friends and associates. Your hearts must be breaking and how I wish I had some magical power to relieve your pain even a tiny bit. Your memories that are so sad right now will someday comfort you. God bless all of you.

  • Jerry and Deb Finkenauer Posted June 6, 2020 6:00 pm

    John and family,, so very sorry to hear about Anne. We will keep you all in our prayers. God Bless🙏🏻

  • Gloria Marchio Posted June 6, 2020 6:41 pm

    I worked with Anne as her para when she first started teaching sped. preschool. Anne was so wonderful to work for and with. Always fun and full of life. She had a heart of gold. My heart is heavy for her family. Please take comfort in all your memories. God be with you all.

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