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Garner R. Girthoffer

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.

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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.

 

 

9 Comments

  • Denise Tharp Posted December 3, 2017 12:18 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family

  • Mike Moravec Posted December 3, 2017 12:38 pm

    Very sorry to hear about the loss of such a young man. Our blessings and sympathy to the family. Love you a bunch, Zach and regards to the whole family.

  • Phyllis O’Brien Posted December 3, 2017 1:14 pm

    I was privileged to have been Garner’s teacher at Masters School. I was shocked and saddened to read of his passing. I so enjoyed him as a student. He always had a funny story and a twinkle in his eye. I know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. His soul will be added to my prayer chain. Please accept my deepest sympathy, and know that he will be with you always and you will see him again.

  • Nick Kucirek Posted December 3, 2017 8:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Garner was such an incredible and amazing person to know and call a friend. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Sheila O’Connor Posted December 4, 2017 11:23 am

    Sympathy and prayers during this sad time. I was blessed to meet Garner and to call him a friend. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Patrick and Virginia Roode Posted December 5, 2017 11:09 am

    Becky and family. our hearts are breaking for you, Max, Molly, Charlie and the entire Girthoffer/Dale family. May the Lord keep you close to his heart and we pray that your family may find strength at this difficult time. We were blessed to have met Garner as he truly was a wonderful human being.

  • Lisa Leick Posted December 8, 2017 3:32 pm

    Brittney, words can’t express the sadness I feel for your loss of your brother…I know you were proud of him…hugs, sweet friend xoxo

  • Shawn Dontigney Posted December 11, 2017 9:50 am

    I am absolutely heartbroken by your loss of such a wonderful man, husband and father.

  • John Lenich Posted January 8, 2018 12:24 pm

    Garner was a student of mine in Civil Procedure at the UNL College of Law, and I remember him fondly. I last had occasion to speak with him at a political event last year and was happy to hear about his professional successes. But now I am saddened to hear about his passing. I extend my deepest sympathies to his family.

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