Bruce R. Lauritzen

Bruce Rønnow Lauritzen 

June 21, 1943 – February 21, 2024

Mr. Lauritzen passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday morning, February 21, 2024. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kimball. He is survived by his loving wife, Gerry; daughters, Margaret Dodge (Nate) and Blair Gogel (Matt); son, Clark Lauritzen (Emily); stepsons, Chris Morrow (Sherese) and Mark Morrow (Hailey); sister, Ann Pape; and 14 grandchildren who loved him dearly. Bruce was the son of Elizabeth Ann Davis and John Rønnow Lauritzen. He was a life-long banker who loved his customers and employees. Bruce will be remembered fondly for his positive outlook, dedication to our community and appreciation of the natural world. He had passion for his Danish heritage, Princeton University, and most of all, his family.

VISITATION: Monday, February 26, 4 to 7 p.m., at West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, February 27, 10 a.m., at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 113 N. 18th St.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lauritzen Gardens.

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please visit and click on the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page, or on YouTube @TrinityCathedralOmaha, and click “Live”.


  • Harland Fogle Posted February 22, 2024 2:42 pm

    Thoughts & prayers with Bruce’s Family at this trying time.

    Harlie Fogle

  • Karen Riley Posted February 23, 2024 1:01 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of this remarkable man.

  • Heidi Schmid Wilson Posted February 23, 2024 6:22 pm

    Our families have known each other for many, many years and so sad to hear about Bruce’s passing! He was such a wonderful and generous man. Deepest condolences from our family to all of the dear ones of the Lauritzen family!

  • Ida Bradley Posted February 24, 2024 6:54 am

    As a former employee of FNBO I remember Mr. Lauritzen as a very nice man. Despite being very busy, he always had a moment to say hello.

  • Kathleen Donahoe Posted February 24, 2024 1:51 pm

    Bruce was always a gentleman.

  • Pam Dingle Posted February 24, 2024 5:18 pm

    My mom went to school with Bruce and Kim, subsequently I went to school with Clark, Blair, and Meg. Bruce was such a kind soul. My love and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

  • Paula and Vince Lenz Posted February 24, 2024 9:38 pm

    Dear Gerry, and family and friends,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your loved ones on the passing of Bruce. My heart is broken by the loss of Bruce and all the lives that you and Bruce have touched.
    Our prayers and deepest condolences are with you.
    ✨️Sincerely in Christ Jesus✨️
    Paula and Vince Lenz ♥️

  • Dawn Rosenberg Posted February 25, 2024 3:15 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of such a generous man. May peace be with all of you during this time.

  • Cathy & Billy Luetkahans Posted February 26, 2024 3:24 pm

    Sending our condolence, love and prayers to your family at this difficult and emotional loss.

  • Dave Sommers Posted February 26, 2024 5:20 pm

    Our condolences to the Lauritzen family on the loss of a cherished family member. Bruce was an extraordinary community leader, and his works and contributions will never be forgotten.

    Dave Sommers
    Omaha Bar Association

  • Barb Vacanti Posted February 27, 2024 10:19 am

    Sending me sincere condolences to the family. Bruce was an extraordinary kind man.

  • Michelle Hyder Posted February 27, 2024 11:37 am

    Our deepest condolences to the Lauritzen family on their profound loss. Bruce was such a kind and generous man; he will be greatly missed.

    Michelle & Hasan Hyder
    Omaha Wine Company

  • Kim Salama Posted February 27, 2024 9:59 pm

    Condolences to the family on the passing of their beloved Bruce Lauritzen. I had the privilege of knowing him as I cared for his father, John back in the late 90’s. Bruce Lauritzen always had a smile and a genuine spirit. A very special memory also, is when he provided employment for my husband Nabil at the bank tower downtown, when he had lost his job in 2002..We were so grateful. Mr.Lauritzen you’ll be missed by many and never forgotten. God Speed to the Lauritzen Family.

  • Bev and Hal Maurer Posted March 1, 2024 3:05 pm

    Our condolences. Bruce was a friend and pillar of the community

  • Lisa Michelle Giltner Posted March 24, 2024 12:15 pm

    My mother, Gretchen. Giltner, & I send our deepest sympathy.. Bruce was so good to our whole family. What a wonderful man.

  • Howard Potter Posted May 1, 2024 9:01 am

    Bruce and his family were good friends when I attended Creighton. A special best wishes to Ann Pape.

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