John R. Gahan, Sr.

John R. Gahan, Sr.

May 25, 1927 – February 26, 2021

 Age 93.  John entered into eternal peace on February 26, 2021 at Fountain View Senior Living Community.

John was born on May 25, 1927 in South Omaha, proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was a long-time employee of the US Corps of Engineers. He enjoyed his many years of volunteer service with the Red Cross, attending the College World Series, and cheering on his Huskers and Bluejays.

He was preceded in death by wife, Marilyn; sister, Mary Jane Ross; and daughter-in-law, Sandy.  He is survived by sons: Jim, John, Mick (Ruth), and Gerry (Kumiko); grandchildren, Stephanie (Jake) Terrell and Michael (Katie Heineman) and three great-grandchildren.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Wednesday, March 3rd, at 10:00am at the West Center Chapel, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 11:00am.  Interment with Military Honors at Resurrection Cemetery.  To view a live broadcast of the Service, go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.



  • Cindy Chevalier Posted February 28, 2021 7:05 pm

    Thank you for being such an awesome father-n-law to my sister, Sandy. She loved you a lot and always talked highly of you. May you rest in peace and joy in Heaven.

  • Randy Mohr Posted March 2, 2021 1:31 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the family of John. I remember him as a good father to his sons with a good sense of humor. A bigger fan of Creighton basketball and the College World Series you won’t find. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace, I know you will be missed.

  • Dave Coulton Posted March 4, 2021 2:44 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about the death of your father. He was a good man and a good father and I admired him for that. I also thought he had a good sense of humor that was passed on to his sons. I know how it feels to lose a father. I will pray for the whole family

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