Dana R. Bond

Dana R. Bond

October 22, 1930 – January 6, 2024

VISITATION: Wednesday, January 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, January 11th at 10:30 a.m. at Rockbrook United Methodist Church, 9855 West Center Rd.  Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to Rockbrook United Methodist Church.

To view a live broadcast of the Services, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


Dana R. Bond was born on October 22, 1930, to Nina (Barbee) and Fred Bond in Gresham, Nebraska. Dana was the youngest brother to Sheldon and Ivan Bond.  The family moved to Osceola, Nebraska, where Dana attended high school.  He graduated from Osceola High School in 1947 and joined the Navy in 1948.  When he returned home from service, he attended the University of Kentucky for one year and decided that a career in engineering was not to be.  Dana moved home and got a degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska. 

It was at the University of Nebraska where Dana met Ann Launer, and they married in 1955.  Dana’s job as an accountant took them to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they had son, Bill, in 1961 and daughter, Betsy, in 1962. The family moved to Schenectady, New York, and their second son, Jim, was born in 1968. Shortly thereafter, Dana took his family to Oklahoma City.  In 1970, Dana had the opportunity to return to Nebraska with a new job in Omaha and he jumped at the chance.

Dana and Ann moved their kids to the suburbs of Omaha and were able to reconnect with family at regular get-togethers. Dana and Ann enjoyed traveling (with and without kids), playing golf, and being active in the Rockbrook United Methodist Church. Dana changed jobs in 1986 and became a finance executive at Travel and Transport, which complimented their love of travel and took them on business trips to places with palm trees.  Together they visited all 50 states, Europe, Africa, and Australia.  However, they were most comfortable with family at Christmas, Thanksgiving, or a Husker tailgate.

In 2015, Dana and Ann celebrated their 60th anniversary with family and friends.  Sadly, Ann passed away in 2017.  Dana moved into a retirement community and enjoyed being active in committees, and playing poker with the boys on Fridays. Dana passed on January 6, 2024.

Dana is survived by his children, Bill, Betsy, and Jim (Meredith); grandchildren, Julia and Luke; nephews, Randy and Dan (Luanne); niece, Barby; and numerous beloved family members.



  • The Katona Family Posted January 8, 2024 7:10 pm

    We hope it helps to know Dana enjoyed his Christmas surrounded by all his children and grandchildren—our condolences.

  • John Mock Posted January 8, 2024 10:34 pm

    Our thoughts and prayer to the family of my friend Dana. I will miss our lunches and all the great stories we shared over the years. RIP my friend.

  • Vern Underwood Posted January 10, 2024 8:26 am

    I frequently served as an usher at Rockbrook UMC. Dana and Ann would come into the sanctuary early and I would stand beside them and we would visit. Great memories of both of them.

  • Megan Hale Posted January 10, 2024 9:57 am

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the Bond family. Sorry we are unable to attend. I will always remember Dana’s laugh and wonderful spirit.

  • Jenny Stilwell Posted January 10, 2024 3:15 pm

    To all of Dana’s Family I am sending my Sympathy. I worked with Dana many years in the finance area at the Rockbrook United Methodist Church. He was a joy to work with and always had that big smile no matter what was before us. Also, many memories of Ann and our work together in the United Methodist Women.
    I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend his service, weather and age will keep me at home but I will be with you on the Live Cast.

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