Donald Dean Bienhoff

Donald Dean Bienhoff

January 20, 1939 – October 21, 2020

Age 81; passed away on October 21, 2020. Survived by loving wife of 61 years, MaryJane Bienhoff; daughter, Ann Schrader (Steve); son, John Bienhoff; grandchildren: Caley Felici, Tyler Felici, Leslie Ravenstahl (Tony), Madalyn Bienhoff, Cooper Bienhoff, and Abigail Bienhoff; great-grandchildren, Tytus and Everly.  Preceded in death by son, Peter Bienhoff.

A private memorial service with immediate family will be held at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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Don was born in Holdredge, NE and grew up in Macon, NE, attending Franklin High School.  Don went on to attend college at the University of Nebraska graduating with distinction and earning his CPA designation.  Don began his career with Touche, Ross, Bailey & Smart (now Deloitte) accounting firm in Kansas City.  He eventually became a partner and was transferred to Omaha in 1977.  After retiring he enjoyed a second career at Lozier Corporation.  Don served on the board at American National Bank.  Don met MaryJane Hogeland on a blind date and the two were married in 1959 in Bloomington, NE.  They had one daughter and two sons.  Don and MaryJane enjoyed traveling and spending time with family more than anything. 

Don was a kind, loving, compassionate man who loved his family dearly.  He will be missed by many. 

Don passed away at age 81 on October 21, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, MaryJane Bienhoff, daughter Ann Schrader (Steve), son John Bienhoff, Grandchildren Caley Felici, Tyler Felici, Leslie Ravenstahl (Tony), Madalyn Bienhoff, Cooper Bienhoff, Abigail Bienhoff, and Great-Grandchildren Tytus and Everly.  Preceded in death by son, Peter Bienhoff, parents John and “Lizzy” Bienhoff, and siblings Esther Tordsen, Orville Bienhoff, Vernon Bienhoff, Dora Dorn, and Anna Rust.

 

12 Comments

  • Carol Hook Posted October 24, 2020 5:05 pm

    We are so very sorry. We are offering many prayers for peace and comfort.

  • Peg and Jeff Kriha Posted October 24, 2020 7:17 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to your family, we hope you find comfort on the many memories you’ve built over the years. Sending prayers!

  • Jerry and Joyce Ebers Posted October 25, 2020 7:46 am

    Our sincere condolences Mary Jane and family. Don was a kind man and we especially enjoyed him as a neighbor. Know we are thinking of all of you.

  • Don Tracy Posted October 25, 2020 7:56 am

    I worked with Don for over twenty years and got to know him pretty well., When I think of Don, I think of a true gentleman, always with a kind word, always willing to help and always unassuming. Our deepest condolences to Mary Jane and the family.

    Don & Kathy Tracy

  • Carol Bennett Posted October 25, 2020 10:14 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Donald’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Dallas & Yolanda Bienhoff Posted October 25, 2020 10:15 am

    MaryJane, Ann and John,

    We are so sorry for your loss, especially in this time of isolation. May the Lord comfort you and strengthen you today and the days ahead. Know that you are in our prayers and hearts.

    I have many good and fond memories over the years of all of you: Donald and MaryJane’s wedding, our visits when you were in Superior and Lincoln, my stopover on motorcycle after college and lunch with Uncle Donald in Kansas City , and when Yolanda, Erik, Danielle and I stayed the night with you in Omaha.

    Peace be with you and yours as you grieve.

    Dallas and Yolanda.

  • RIchard and Karen Vierk Posted October 25, 2020 1:25 pm

    Mary Jane and Family – Karen and I hold fond memories of both of you and remember Don’s support as I was “growing up” in the Touche’ Ross practice. He was our “solid citizen” and go to for assistance and answers. Although we have not seen each other in recent years your friendship is fresh in our minds. I don’t know if you remember , but, a small remembrance of you and Don traveled with us to Lincoln, NE in the form of Lilly’s of the Valley dug from your yard. They still provide spring joy and the sign of renewal of life . We will especially remember Don this coming spring as they reappear. He will certainly, be missed but not forgotten Thanks for the memories. . All our love Rich and Karen

  • Sharon Flinn Posted October 26, 2020 7:36 am

    My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time, MaryJane.

  • Meredith Liemohn Posted October 28, 2020 3:39 pm

    My prayers for Mary Jane and family. Donald was 2 months younger than I and a favorite cousin as the “Stuhmer” family brood grew up. Many fond memories playing at our grandmother’s house.

  • Linda (Memming) Willis Fisher Posted October 29, 2020 10:10 am

    My sympathies to Mary Jane and family. I have fond memories of the family reunions and events over the years in various locations. I always admired my older cousin Donald who was always friendly and kind.

  • John bienhoff Posted October 29, 2020 1:46 pm

    Dad… You were a man that I can never hold a candle to. You were a gentleman, father, grand father. I think gentleman describes you most, thanks dad

  • Steve and Roberta Fulton Posted October 31, 2020 2:53 pm

    Ann, Steve, and the Bienhoff family – Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of grief. Our deepest condolences and sympathy.

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