Bernard Joseph “Bernie” Scanlan

Bernard Joseph “Bernie” Scanlan

December 12, 1926 – March 6, 2021

Bernie Scanlan was born in Omaha on December 12, 1926 to parents, Bart and Ethel Scanlan. He cherished his Catholic faith and loved his family, being friend, handyman, and chauffeur. He passed away on March 6, 2021 in his sleep. A graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Omaha, he was also an Army veteran and a retiree from ADT Co. after 50 years of employment.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Donna (Ruzicka) Scanlan; sisters: Mary Alice Wardian (Jim), Vera Kusleika (Charles), Margaret Bosco (Ben), Lucille Emmet (Leon); and brother, Ray (Pat) Scanlan.  He is survived by daughter, Trish Scanlan, son, Mike Scanlan (Arlis); grandchildren: Ben, Mitch, Kate Scanlan (Colby), and Claire Scanlan; nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: Friday, March 19th, 5pm to 7pm with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:00pm, all at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 S. 32nd Ave.  Visitation Saturday, March 20th from 9am to 10am, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with military honors by American Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334.  Interment: Omaha National Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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  • Linda M Minino Posted March 13, 2021 9:38 am

    So sorry, Trish and Mike and family. Sang for your mother and loved seeing your dad. He was such a sweetheart, both were. Because my own mother was ill at the time and problems with covid, I was unable to attend. I know they were so special to so many, and we will surely miss them both.

  • Sam Albino Posted March 17, 2021 6:04 pm

    Patty and Mike sorry for you loss. Your dad was good man and it was a pleasure to have known him.

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