Garner R. Girthoffer
Nov 28, 1977 – Nov 30, 2017
Preceded in death by father, Joseph; nephew, Henry Delgado. Survived by wife, Becky; children: Max, Molly, and Charlie; mother, Zannette Girthoffer; brothers, Zach (Genelle) and Joe (Renata); sister, Brittney Delgado; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jeanne and Jim Dale; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 5th, from 5pm to 7pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific Street, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Wednesday, December 6th at 11am at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Girthoffer Children Educational Fund.
Even from an early age, Garner always wanted to be an attorney. This was fueled by numerous evenings spent watching endless episodes of LA Law and Night Court. He had an incredible passion for public service and always felt the need to advocate for those who couldn’t help themselves. After graduating from Central High School, Garner attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating with both Undergraduate and Law degrees. Shortly after graduation, he worked to become certified to practice law in multiple states, New York and Nebraska. Once certified, Garner fulfilled another lifelong dream–moving to Washington D.C. and working on the Hill. Upon establishing himself in D.C., Garner worked on Capitol Hill for the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL). Eventually, Garner decided to start and raise a family in Nebraska. He became the Legislative Liaison at the Nebraska Department of Revenue and became one of the resident experts in his field. He was also named Employee of the Year in 2013 for the entire Department of Revenue. Garner ended his career as an attorney at Baird Holm, one of the most prestigious law firms in Omaha. There he worked as a Lobbyist and practiced tax law.