Jerome W. Cromwell

April 04, 1936 – December 18, 2023

Jerome (Jerry) W. Cromwell passed away peacefully on December 18, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Vern Cromwell, his step-mother Muriel Cromwell, and his sibling Betty Bartell. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cromwell, and his children: Michelle (Rob) Heflin and Kim (Al) Holzapfel. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Amber (Matt) Morrissey, Josh (Joanna) Heflin, and Ethan & Alex Holzapfel, as well as his great-grandchildren: Owen, Ben, and Rosalie Morrissey. Additionally, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Falcone  and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was born on April 4, 1936, in Geneva, NE. He later moved to Omaha and graduated from Tech High School, where he met the love of his life, Patricia McFarland. They were married on July 23, 1955. Jerry became an electrician and a member of IBEW Local #22. They built a home in Westgate and settled down to start their family. They were fortunate to have wonderful neighbors who became lifelong friends.

After retiring as an electrician, he worked at Tim O’Neill Chevrolet where he won several awards during his career. He enjoyed meeting new people and staying busy.

Throughout his life, Jerry cherished moments with his family, enjoyed bowling and golfing, taking care of his lawn, actively participated in the Elk’s Club, indulged in playing Keno, and passionately supported the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He loved talking to everyone and was affectionately known as “cuz.”

VISITATION: Thursday, December 21, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. VIGIL: 6:30 P.M. West Center Chapel, MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, December 22, 10:00  a.m., Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86 St.  INTERMENT: Evergreen Cemetery

Memorials will be directed by the Family.

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  • Jana short Posted December 20, 2023 7:23 pm

    Our condolences and prayers are with you all.

  • Jim Hastings Posted December 21, 2023 3:37 pm

    My condolences to Jerry’s family. I first met Jerry on a Saturday in march of 1987. We had left west Omaha to purchase a conversion van from him. It had started snowing and by the time we left the dealership that afternoon the roads were almost impassable. I wanted to drive our four wheel Blazer home but my young daughters wanted to take the new cool van home. We made it but just barely. I talked with Jerry a few times after, one of the nicest people I have ever known. I ran into him a couple of years ago and we had a good laugh as he still remembered our purchase.

  • Jeanette Laitner Posted December 21, 2023 4:37 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Pat. I live in Arizona now, so can’t be there for the service, but wanted you to know I’m sending you my sincere sympathy.

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