Gerald L. Taucreti
November 10, 1945 – December 20, 2023
In loving memory of Jerry Taucreti, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Jerry passed away peacefully at the age of 78, surrounded by his family. His absence will be felt deeply by those who knew and loved him.
Jerry is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Jane Taucreti; daughter, Katie Anania; son, Jerry Taucreti; granddaughters, Zoe and Vivienne Anania; and sister, Judy Taucreti. He is also survived by many cherished in-laws; nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Leola Taucreti; sister, Jeanne Schlegel; and brother; Charles Taucreti.
Jerry’s journey began in Tilden, Nebraska, where his maternal grandmother lived while his father, a Chief Boatswain’s Mate in the US Navy, was on assignment. The family later settled in San Diego, California, where Jerry spent his early childhood. After his father’s return from sea, the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 1954. It was here that Jerry attended St. Peter’s School and formed many of his life-long friendships. His love for learning and education led him to graduate from Ryan High School in 1963, during which time he formed many life-long relationships with friends from Creighton Prep, Holy Name, Cathedral, and Central High.
After serving in the Coast Guard, Jerry pursued higher education at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. He taught History and Social Studies at Lincoln High and later in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Jerry returned to Nebraska and held various positions until he found his calling in sales at several dealerships in Lincoln and Omaha. For the last 10 years of his career, Jerry was known as the “RV Guy” at AC Nelson RV, where he worked alongside many old friends.
In 1978, Jerry met the love of his life, Jane O’Connell, after a softball game. They were united in marriage and blessed with two children, Katie and Jerry. He was a dedicated father who never missed any of his children’s soccer games and even had the chance to coach his son’s basketball team for one season. Jerry was also actively involved in his son’s Boy Scout activities.
Aside from spending time with his family, Jerry had a great passion for golf. He spent countless hours on the golf course with his friends, making new connections and sharing his love for the sport. He also enjoyed taking trips to warmer climates to play golf whenever possible. Jerry’s priorities in life were God, family, and golf, in that order.
He will always be remembered for his kind heart and warm smile. We all have beautiful memories of Jerry and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
May he rest in peace.
VISITATION: Tuesday, December 26th, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the West Center Chapel, followed by ROSARY at 7:00 p.m..
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, December 27th at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 South 32nd Ave.
In lieu of flowers, Masses for Jerry or donations to honor his memory may be sent to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.