Denver Dwaine Schmadeke
11/4/1949 – 12/26/2020
Denver passed away at Methodist Hospital COVID unit. He was born in Lincoln, Ne to Lawrence and Viola Schmadeke. He graduated high school in Creighton, Ne and from the University of Nebraska Omaha with degrees in Fire Protection Technology and Industrial Engineering. He retired from the Omaha Fire Department as an Assistant Chief after serving 31 years. He also taught and administered the Fire Protection Technology program at UNO for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and best friend, Jo Ann (Pittack) Schmadeke; daughters, Jenna Iles (Lanny), Meghan Sedlacek (Keith), and eight beautiful grandchildren he adored: Mia, Thane, Saige, Sutton, Landry, Brady, Baylor and Brynnlie; sister, Joyce Goedeker of Denver, Colorado; sister-in-law, Charlene Schmadeke of Crofton, Ne; two nephews and a niece.
A Celebration of Life Service will be planned for a later date.
Memorials are suggested to Westwood Church Omaha, 13056 Atwood Ave., Omaha, Ne 68144