Donald George Cherion

Donald George Cherion

March 31, 1951 – December 6, 2020


It is with immense sadness that the family of Donald Cherion announces his passing on December 6th at the age of 69 years.

Donald spent his childhood in Omaha and graduated from UNL as an engineer.  His first job out of college would take him to Indonesia for the next three years.  This would be the beginning of a lifelong career overseas which would eventually take him to meet the love of his life, Liza.

Don loved working, not only because he found joy in his work but also because of the lasting friendships he would form as a result.  His work provided him and his family with the unique opportunity to experience the world and its diversity of cultures, people, and surroundings.

Don also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and catching up with family and friends, old and new.  He enjoyed listening to his favorite rock and blues artists, watching the Cornhuskers, and keeping up with current events.  He loved the ocean, the beach and exploring new places.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Caroline and John, and his brother, John Michael.  Forever remembered by his wife, Liza; children, Michelle, John (Leah), and Chris; two grandchildren; sister Carleen (James); supportive cousin, Lynn; and brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and family in the Philippines.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday, December 10th from 6pm to 8pm, at the West Center Chapel with TIME OF SHARING beginning at 7pm.  In remembrance of Don’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to St. Jude’s hospital or to St. Vincent de Paul Church 14330 Eagle Run Drive, Omaha, NE.

To view a live broadcast of the Time of Sharing, go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.



  • Vince & Chary Coo Posted December 9, 2020 3:36 pm

    Our deepest sympathy.

  • Matt Otto Posted December 9, 2020 9:41 pm

    Don was a great guy to work with and I enjoyed his travel stories of SE Asia back in the day. He will be sorely missed by all his friends in OBO. Rest in Peace, Don.

  • Jenna Posted December 10, 2020 8:52 am

    Thank you pak Don, for the professional and life lessons. I really admire your work ethic, integrity, hard work and spirit. Deepest condolences and pray for ibu Liza. You will be missed and will be in our prayer

  • Nova Tirajoh Posted December 10, 2020 5:12 pm

    Liza, May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. Don is a sweet guy, may his soul Rest In Peace.

  • Son B Vuong Posted December 10, 2020 7:02 pm

    Don was a wonderful wonderful person. We worked on projects together over the years. He will be missed greatly …Our thoughts and Prayers are for Don and Liza and their family, many blessings, Son

  • Rebecca Edwards & Rich Capone Posted December 10, 2020 7:44 pm

    We were blessed to be your friends and have had the opportunities to serve with both Don and Liza. Thank you for sharing your love of life, your family and friends with us. Our hearts hurt for everyone who knew Don. Rest In Peace. Rich and Rebecca

  • Rose Cepeda Posted December 11, 2020 8:12 pm

    Dear uncle don..thank u so much for everything..specially for supporting me in my school,you know how much im greatfull to u and to ur whole family specially mommy liza..ur gone but ur memories will always remain in our heart..i love u so much and we will surely miss u..

  • Allan and Katherine Ford Posted December 14, 2020 8:15 pm

    We are so grateful to have met you and Liza in Nairobi. I only wish we had more time to get to know each other more both professionally and personally. You will surely be missed. Rest in peace. The Ford Family.

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