Gerald L. “Jerry” Kilcoin, Jr.

Gerald L. “Jerry” Kilcoin, Jr.

March 2, 1968 – November 18, 2019

Jerry was born in El Paso, TX and lived most of his years in Omaha, NE after living in at least 15 different places. He graduated from Norfolk High in 1986 and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Omaha, receiving his Bachelors in Geography. He served in the United States Airforce from 1993-1998. After being discharged, he began his long career as a dispatcher at Union Pacific Railroads where he received numerous awards for his hard work and dedication and met many of his close friends.

Jerry liked to spend his free time outside hunting and fishing at his Uncle Charlie’s and at the family cabin in South Dakota with his father, uncles, and cousins. If it wasn’t nice enough outdoors then you could find him watching old westerns, Husker sports, and the Boston Red Sox while enjoying a refreshing busch light and some pizza.

Jerry was a very kind, generous person and had the most dry sense of humor. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He lived the life he wanted to live; his laid-back personality and easygoing spirit left an impression on everyone he came in contact with. He was loved and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his five children: Emily, Joshua, Molly, Aidan, and Hale; parents, Gerald and Bernadette Kilcoin; sister, Krisanna and Alan Miller, their eight children: Mack (Kelley), Riley, Jake, Jeramiah, Sam, Anna, Tytus, and Toby; and sister, Jessi Kilcoin; and by his long time friend, Angela Hardin; two grand nephews; and many great friends and co-workers. He is preceded in death by daughter, Shawna and grandparents, Everett and Lucille Morton, and George and Maude Kilcoin.

Family will receive friends Friday, November 29th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, November 30th, 11am, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (2110 S 32nd Ave.).  INTERMENT: Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Air Force and Millard Am. Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334.  Memorials are suggested to the Kilcoin Children Education Fund.









  • Dan Buettner Posted November 20, 2019 5:01 pm

    Jerry was a great guy. I’m glad to have met him and had him as a neighbor.

  • Edna & Curt Irish & Family Posted November 20, 2019 5:16 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss I wish I could have made it back you are all in my prayers love you all

  • Janice Champion Posted November 20, 2019 5:38 pm


  • Nola Briggs Posted November 20, 2019 6:50 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Wirds are never enough at a time of loss. May you be blessed with wonderful memories,and may you be comforted in the days ahead by our Heavenly Father.

  • Kathy L Hostert (Meyer) Posted November 20, 2019 8:32 pm

    Jerry was a great friend and always cared for others. Prayers for your family and friends. Hopefully when your family gets together you will have fond memories of how special Jerry was.

  • Allen and Kay and Nash Callahan Posted November 20, 2019 10:03 pm

    So surprised to hear of Jerry’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Michael A. Coons Posted November 20, 2019 10:09 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. I never got to meet Jerry personally but was always great to work with him as a dispatcher either as a conductor or running the yard in Herington, KS. Prayers for the family.

    • Bernie Kilcoin Posted December 9, 2019 4:19 pm

      Thank you

  • Loren & Dianna Hollers Posted November 20, 2019 11:06 pm

    So glad we were able to spend some very special time with y’all last month. You are in our prayers.

  • Duane McCauley Posted November 21, 2019 8:15 am

    So sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great working friend and dispatcher (wish I could have met him in person). He was liked by all here in Green River, WY and will be sorely missed. His sense of humor and wit made some of the extremely stressful days we shared MUCH more tolerable and sometimes down right hilarious. Rest in peace brother, see you on the other side.

  • Chad Henton Posted November 21, 2019 9:05 am

    Saddened to hear of his passing, He was one of the best DS 72 train Dispatchers we ever had. He was great to work with, always a cheerful voice even when things weren’t going as planned. Prayers and warm feelings for your family Sir.

  • Jeremy Clark Posted November 21, 2019 10:43 am

    You will be missed my U.P. Brother. Always!

  • Steven & Cindy Wagner Posted November 21, 2019 10:58 am

    Our prayers and condolences for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  • Timothy Terrill Posted November 21, 2019 3:15 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Jerry was a joy to talk to and also hear on the radio! He will be missed here in Green River, Wyo. May he rest in peace.

    • Bernie Kilcoin Posted December 9, 2019 4:18 pm

      Thank you

  • Keith Boyd Posted November 21, 2019 8:40 pm

    I’m truly sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  • JASON WELLS Posted November 22, 2019 9:23 am

    Jerry made any day a good day with his humor here in GR. You will be greatly missed.

  • John & Lyn Coe Posted November 23, 2019 1:49 pm

    Jerry and Bernie we are terribly sorry for your loss. We know that you were the kind of parents, who raised your child that we would all be proud to have as a son. God Bless you and Jerry’s family you are always in our prayers.
    Bless you John and Lyn

  • Sharon Buxton Posted November 23, 2019 8:18 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Pamela Kehr Cardenas Posted November 23, 2019 10:36 pm

    While the loss of a loved one is never easy, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken too soon. Your recent loss of your son is definitely in the category of those hard losses for which there is so painful a reminder of what might have been.

    We offer our sincere condolence and deepest sympathy for your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time.

    I ask for God’s blessings on you and your wonderful family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence and in knowing that his was a life well-lived.

    • Bernie Kilcoin Posted December 9, 2019 4:17 pm

      Thank you

  • Bill and Irene Beckstead Posted November 25, 2019 6:51 pm

    Jerry and Bernie. so sorry to hear of Jerry’s death.I think of your family fondly and the many times we spent together in Grand Island when the kids were little.

  • Trevor Longe and Family Posted November 26, 2019 9:17 am

    God Bless You and your Family during this difficult time.

  • Trevor Longe and family Posted November 26, 2019 9:20 am

    May God Bless You and your Family during this difficult time.

  • Brent Flaskamp Posted November 28, 2019 8:22 pm

    Jerry will truly be missed. Sending prayers to your family.

    • Bernie Kilcoin Posted December 9, 2019 4:15 pm

      Thank you

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