Eleanor M. “Elly” Wolatz

Eleanor M. “Elly” Wolatz

June 13, 1925 – August 6, 2021

Elly was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wolatz, and son-in-law, Tim Dyer.  She is survived by her children: Chuck Wolatz, Dave Wolatz (Kelley), Barb Craig (Ron), and Patti Dyer; seven grandchildren: Cindi Reiser, Amy Shirley, Tom Craig, Tony Dyer, Eric Wolatz, Brian Wolatz, and Kari Wolatz; six great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Benson.

VISITATION: Thursday, August 12th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, August 13th at 11am, FaithWestwood United Methodist Church, 4814 Oaks Lane, 68137.  Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Elly was born and raised in the Chicago area.  She graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and went to work in Chicago in the labs at the University of Illinois Dental School.

Elly married Bob Wolatz on February 17, 1951, in Oak Park, Illinois and lived in Chicago until 1954 when they relocated to North Platte, NE as part of Bob’s career.  They subsequently moved to Lincoln NE in 1960, and, in 1966, to Omaha, where she and Bob remained for the rest of their lives.  Elly re-entered the work force while living in Omaha, ultimately working for more than 25 years in various administrative support positions in the Millard Public Schools.

In retirement, Elly and Bob took advantage of the time to travel to many places, including a wonderful trip to Wales where she got to meet many of her relatives.  In Omaha, Elly stayed very active with church, golfing, bridge groups, and various women’s clubs.  Through these activities she had many dear friends.

Elly was a devoted wife and loving mother, Nain (grandmother), and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed.



  • Stan Hale Posted August 8, 2021 6:24 am

    My condolences to the family of Elly Wolatz. She was very proud of her family. She was a great supporter of the Millard Community. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed..
    Stan Hale, Vice Principal, Millard South (retired).

  • Maximilian Kurz Posted August 9, 2021 7:19 am

    Dear Chuck, I am very sad about the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful lady and a pillar in the Millard community. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Maximilian

  • Lonnie Loftus Posted August 16, 2021 5:40 pm

    Dear Mr. Chuck Wolatz,
    Very sorry for your lose. Your mother did a great job with you. My Elly

  • Lonnie Loftus Posted August 16, 2021 5:45 pm

    Dear Mr. Chuck and family. Sorry for your mother Elly passing.. Ms. Elly, is looking down and seeing what a Great Job she has done.

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