Elvin A. Shew

Elvin A. Shew

September 24, 1944 – June 2, 2018

Preceded in death by wife, Patricia (Brungardt) Shew; sister, Susan Hallock.  Survived by wife, Helen Shew; sons: Mike Shew, Tim Shew (Brigitte), and Eric Shew; daughter, Theresa Lankford (Matt); grandchildren: Kyle, Adam, Esme, and Daphne; sister, Jackie Obermeyer (Daryl); nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 6th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, June 7th at 10am, St. John Catholic Church, 2500 California Plaza (Creighton Campus).  Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #1.  Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association or Nebraska Game & Parks.




  • Steffany, Todd and C.C. Crouse Posted June 4, 2018 1:47 pm

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and a wonderful man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

  • Barry Long Posted June 4, 2018 5:45 pm

    Our sympathy and prayers go out to all the family.
    Barry & Ruth

  • Dave Steinacher Posted June 4, 2018 8:50 pm

    El and I worked together at Union Pacific Railroad. He was a very special person!!! Loved interacting with him as he was very diligent, yet a lot of fun!

  • LaShaune Johnson Posted June 5, 2018 2:27 pm

    So sorry to hear this. You, El, and your family have been a wonderful gift to the Omaha community. This is a great loss and you’ll be in my prayers.

  • Koji Kevin Waki Posted June 5, 2018 4:31 pm

    Please accept my deep condolences on ‘’my elder brother in Omaha’’ El, Helen and all of his family.
    My memories working with El for Rail will be everlasting.

    • Helen Posted June 15, 2018 5:46 pm

      Thanks, Kevin. You were always special to El. Thanks for remembering us each year with a holiday card.

  • Perry Patty Posted June 5, 2018 5:38 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Helen. I am sending you love and a hug.?

  • Lisa Kirby Posted June 6, 2018 2:09 pm

    So sorry for you loss. Sorry I’m not able to be there but you are all in my prayers.

  • Cindy Duncan Posted June 6, 2018 2:22 pm

    My sincere sympathy to Helen, family and friends. I worked in the office (cubical) right next to El for years. He was the rail buyer. I was the buyer for signal, track and electrical materials. El was a great person who always did a great job. EAS was fun to work with and loved his family dearly. Heard him speak fondly of you all often. May our Heavenly Father bring you all comfort and peace today and in the days ahead. May God wrap you all tightly in His love and care.

  • Harry Syers Posted June 7, 2018 6:54 pm

    I am sorry to hear of El’s passing. I worked with El at Union Pacific and he never hesitated to share an encouraging word and his wisdom with me. I appreciate him, please accept my condolences.

  • Marilyn Hergert Posted June 8, 2018 10:04 pm

    Steve and I were so sorry to read that El had passed away. I did not see the obituary until Thursday. Night or we would have come to the visitation. Our sympathy goes out to your family. We always enjoyed his cheerful spirit. We will also tell Ron and Sue. Please email me your address now.

  • Sue and Ron krause Posted June 13, 2018 1:07 pm

    Dear Helen and family, I’m so sorry to hear that El passed away. We alway enjoyed his dry sense of humor! I always imagine him fishing! Take care. Sue

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