Brian K. Speer

Brian K. Speer

December 5, 1969 – March 19, 2018

Loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many.  Brian passed away suddenly on a ski-vacation with his family in Breckenridge, Colorado. Brian was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Harlan and Carol Johnston Speer, and grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska. Through his school years he played many sports and excelled at golf. He graduated from Northwest High School in 1988.

His business career started with Best Buy, after which he worked in the Banking and Mortgage Business.  In 2015, he bought Eileen’s Colossal Cookies in Papillion, Nebraska.

In 2005, Brian married Allison M. Holt. He is the loving father of Anaka Speer, Bailey Bartunek, and Hudson Speer. Brian loved being with his family and friends. He enjoyed Nebraska and Denver Bronco Football, snow skiing, golf, and riding the dunes in Oklahoma on his Razor. He loved life, he will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carole Johnston Speer; grandmother, Vera Johnston; father-in-law, Donald Holt. He is survived by his wife, Allison Speer; three children: Anaka Speer, Bailey Bartunek and Hudson Speer; father, Harlan Speer; sister, Tiffany Speer; nephew, Colby Speer; grandfather, Bill Johnston; uncle and aunt, Rich and Deb Loewenstein and Family; mother-in-law, Pat Holt; brothers-in-law, Andrew (Katie) and Matthew (Kate); numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family will receive friends Sunday, March 25th, 3pm to 5pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd., Omaha.  FUNERAL: Monday, March 26th, 1pm at the West Center Chapel.  Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for the education of Brian’s children.






  • Jenell Grein Posted March 22, 2018 12:44 pm

    We send our deepest condolences to your family. He was such a good man, son, husband and father. You and your family are in our thoughts. Aunt Jenell and Uncle Curtis Grein.

  • Barb and Mike Armstrong Posted March 22, 2018 2:40 pm

    This is such a difficult time for all of you and please know you and Brian are in our prayers. I feel blessed that Brian touched my life. He is one in a million and would do anything for anyone. He has a permanent place in my heart.
    Barb and Mike

  • Rudy and Robin Thomas Posted March 22, 2018 6:49 pm

    You are in our hearts and prayers.

  • Shari Quandt-Kragelund Posted March 22, 2018 7:56 pm

    Such devasting news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brian was a very kind and humorous friend and I have fond memories of him from our high school days.

  • Roy and Evelyn Allen Posted March 22, 2018 8:56 pm

    We will keep your family in pray

  • Kay Hinson Posted March 23, 2018 12:29 pm

    Although no words can really ease your sorrow, may it comfort you to know that others care, Praying for His comfort and peace for you throughout this time. Kay Hinson

  • Karen gruener Posted March 25, 2018 7:38 pm

    Dearest Allison, I did not know your dearest Brian, but my heart breaks for you and your family, I would be deeply greatfull if you would let Brian’s father Harlan know I send my deepest sympathy at this terrible sad time, I can’t even begin to know the pain he and you are all feeling. I graduated with Harlan and send love and prayers to all. Bless you all. Sincere caring Karen and Duane

  • Karen gruener Posted March 25, 2018 7:43 pm

    Harlan, my heart breaks for you in the loss of your beloved Brian. Always dear friends and sending prayers.

  • Karen gruener Posted March 25, 2018 7:44 pm

    Dearest Harlan, sending our deepest sympathy, in the loss

    • Karen gruener Posted March 25, 2018 7:46 pm

      Of your beloved Brian, our hearts are breaking for you and your loved ones, always friends, Karen and Duane

    • Tom Jackson Posted March 27, 2018 10:14 pm

      Allison, my deepest sympathy for your loss.

    • Tom Jackson Posted March 27, 2018 10:16 pm

      Allison, I am very sorry for your loss.

  • DeAnna Lerdahl Ruckman Posted March 26, 2018 7:45 pm

    My heart truly goes out to you alison! You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers❤️

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