Helen M. Ehrenberg

Helen M. Ehrenberg

December 26, 1933 – September 29, 2019

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 6th from 4:00 p.m.to 5:30 p.m.at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 5:30 p.m.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, October 7th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St. Memorials may be directed to St. Margaret Mary Perpetual Memorial Fund.


Helen Marie Ehrenberg died peacefully on Sunday, September 29th at the age of 85.  She was born on December 26th in Omaha, Nebraska to Lester and Estelle (Gaughan) Jacobs, the youngest of four children.  She married Dwight “Dewey” Ehrenberg on August 28, 1954 and was married until his death in 2013.

Helen devoted her life to her husband and family.  She loved reading and playing cards with her grandchildren, was an avid golfer and bowler, enjoyed watching birds and all Husker sports with her companion dog, George.  She was loved by all her family and many friends and will be missed.

Many thanks to the loving staff and care givers at Bickford Assisted Living who treated Helen with such dignity and respect.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey; son, Steven; granddaughter, Erin Elledge; parents; brother, Jack Jacobs; sisters, Mary Ostronic and Betty Jaworski.

Survivors include:  daughter, Jean Ehrenberg; daughter, Linda Ingram (Tim); Ingram grandchildren: Tim, Jr., Kaylin, Megan and Julia Ingram; daughter, Susan Moulton (Rick); Moulton granddaughter, Anne Dyke (Nathan); great-grandchildren, Wesley and Amelia Dyke; granddaughter, Katie Jennison (Zachary); and daughter, Judy Elledge (Dennis).



  • Mrs. Meier Posted October 1, 2019 3:30 am

    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Helen. May the wonderful memories of her continue to provide the family with comfort until God’s promises are fulfilled. John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11

  • Timothy M. Ingram – Son-in-Law Posted October 1, 2019 8:21 am

    Linda introduced me to you, when I was only 16 years old, a Sophomore at Omaha Westside. I have had the greatest privilege to get to know you and your family and to be a part of your family for over 43 years. Your whole life you have been the “Servant of the Lord.” You are one of the most humble and unselfish people I have ever met. Your entire life you “gave of yourself” to your family and friends. I am so lucky to have met you and to have been a part of your family. Without you, there would never have been Linda. Without you, there would never have been my children, Tim Jr., Kaylin, Megan, and Julia. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It truly is a “Wonderful Life.” Today, you are with JESUS, in Paradise, with Dewey and Steve. We all will miss you, but one day we will all be together, again. GOD BLESS YOU and thank you for everything! Love, Tim

  • Tim Jr. – Grandson Posted October 1, 2019 9:19 am

    As I look back on my childhood, Grandpa Dewey and Grandma Hellen were there for all the BIG moments in my life that I can remember. From the birth of my youngest sister Julia (1999) to my High School graduation (2012), Grandpa and Grandma never missed a chance to spend time with their Florida grandkids. Whether it was in Clearwater, FL or Omaha, NE we ALWAYS had fun together. Cards (“3-13”), Croquet, going to the Beach, going to the Zoo, moving us into houses, moving us out of houses, watching the gators, watching the huskers. . . . I loved every minute of it!! THANK YOU Hellen for all the wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Be sure to wish Papa a Happy Birthday for all of us grandkids. I love you!!

  • Kaylin Ingram Posted October 1, 2019 10:23 am

    Grandma, Thank you for all of the memories that continually make me smile and laugh! I loved visiting Omaha because it meant Croquet, 3-13 Card Games, enough Vics to last a lifetime, trips to the Zoo, and singing “Sound of Music” at the top of my lungs (only for you to tell me to “for the love of God” get singing lessons)! Thank you for letting us learn to drive on Dodge Street even if it scared you. Thank you for letting me and Megs kidnap you to Clearwater Beach to drink Bahama Mamas, even when Mom told us to stay home! Thank you for letting us bounce around on the Yoga balls downstairs nearly breaking everything in our path! And thank you for loving us wholeheartedly! I miss you so much, but I am so happy that you can finally dance and laugh with Papa again in Heaven! Give him a big “Grandpa Hug” for me. I’ll always love you Grandma! Love, KK

  • Julia Ingram- Granddaughter Posted October 1, 2019 4:05 pm

    Grandma Helen was truly one of the most giving people I have ever met in my life. Every year for my birthday she and Papa drove hours from Nebraska, through all the elements, to Florida to celebrate with me and stay for multiple weeks. During these weeks, Grandma and Papa would help us with everyday activities, from homework to cooking and cleaning. In addition to being such a giving person putting the needs of others ahead of herself, Grandma was one of the most loving, caring people. She brought me and my siblings so much joy through playing cards, croquet, and online learning games, watching and singing along to the Sound of Music, and doing puzzles. These simple games bonded us closer together and created memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. I love you Grandma and I know that Papa, Steve, and Erin are excited to see you again in Heaven.

  • Kelli Gottlich Posted October 1, 2019 9:06 pm

    Dear Linda and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dear Mother. She seemed a true Angel on earth to those who knew her. Praying for your Peace and Strength during this sad and difficult time. Our Love and Sympathy, The Gottlich Family
    Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth,
    give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid
    John 14:27.

  • Connie Murray Posted October 2, 2019 2:09 pm

    Dear Jean and family,

    I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your lovely mom. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!.

  • Robert RONALD Attebery Posted October 4, 2019 4:45 pm

    Helen was such a wonderful, loving person who was so great to be around. I worked with her late husband, Dewey, for many years and we had many outings with the other engineers and family and always enjoyed Dewey and Helen’s participation. She will be missed!
    Bob Attebery

  • Nancy Young Posted October 5, 2019 11:07 am

    Jean, Linda, Susie, Linda & families….Sweet memories of times at the Ehrenberg household…lots of commotion with 4 wild daughters, and your parents, especially Helen, sitting there quietly, smiling, while observing the chaos! Your mom & dad were special people who will continue to live on in all of you. I’m so grateful to have known both of them.

  • Megan Ingram Granddaughter Posted October 5, 2019 12:07 pm

    Grandma was an amazing woman. I was always excited to hear when grandma and papa were coming to Florida. They would spend a month every year just to be with us. They would always play card games, drive us to school, and watch all kinds of movies, most notably, The Sound of Music. Grandma always gave us her time. I remember when I was freaking out about tests, she wouldn’t think twice about quizzing me with my notecards. Though she often fell asleep, I always appreciated the effort and always wanted to thank her for those small moments. When I was little, I would always wake up at the “crack of dawn” to eat grapefruits, hang out with her and paper, and talk about the smallest details of my life. She cared and loved so much. I am so happy to have had such wonderful memories with you, and I am lucky to call you my grandmother. Thank you for all of the great times and for making that effort to be such a huge part of our lives. I love you.

  • Mary Pat Pleiss Jensen Posted October 6, 2019 9:10 am

    My Deepest Sympathies to the family of Helen. I was 7 years old when Jean and I became neighbors. I remember after school going to Jean’s house and watching “I Love Lucy” and Helen making us Rice Crispy Treats. Helen always made me feel welcomed and she was such a great loving mom to all. Thank you for making me feel part of your family. I felt fortunate to be able to see her a couple of years ago and spend some time when I was back in town. May her beautiful soul rest in peace and may God give everyone strength to endure the earthly loss.

  • Ida Jessen Posted October 6, 2019 5:56 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your Mother and grand Mother. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor. You will miss her. She always talked about her family and the grand children whom she loved so much. Each and every one of you. She was very much a woman who believed in her faith. I use to see her driving to early morning mass

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