John Richard Reisbick

John Richard Reisbick

February 19, 1932 – January 26, 2024

John Richard Reisbick was born February 19, 1932, in York, Nebraska to John R. Reisbick and Clara (Hild) Reisbick. He passed away on January 26, 2024, in Omaha Nebraska.

John was raised in York graduating from York High School in 1950. John played golf and basketball for the Dukes. He attended Doane College on a golf scholarship. John followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a bricklayer, a career that lasted 41 years. Over the years he enjoyed traveling to see not only the many buildings he had built throughout Nebraska but other parts as well.

During the 1950s, John proudly served for 7 years as an Airman in the US Naval Reserves. He served with the reserve squadron located in Lincoln, Nebraska and spent time in Pensacola, Florida.

John met his wife Betty in York, and they were married in 1953. They lived in York and several other small towns until they settled in North Platte, Nebraska where they raised their two daughters, Cheryl and Laurie. They had 70 wonderful years of marriage.

John retired from bricklaying in 1994. This gave time to enjoy his love of golf, fishing, and time with his family especially his grandchildren. In 2017, John and Betty moved to Omaha to be closer to their children.

John was a huge Husker football and volleyball fan. He was also a fan of the many teams that his grandchildren played on. Even while living in North Platte, he made sure he saw every game he could.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clara Reisbick; sisters: Janet, Jane and Marjorie.

John is survived by Betty, his wife of 70 years; daughters, Cheryl (Michael) Decker and Laurie (Brent) Villone; grandchildren: Kate, Greg, Jacob and Alex; nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Saturday, February 17, 2024, 12:00NOON at the West Center Chapel, followed by Funeral Service at 1:00PM.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Nebraska Alzheimer’s Association.



  • Barb Kegel Posted February 1, 2024 2:54 pm

    I am so sorry for your lost of a Dear Husband, Father and Grandfather.

  • Lana Golden Posted February 3, 2024 8:15 am

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your husband, dad, & grandpa. What a beautiful life well lived, but always gone too soon. We have many wonderful memories of your family. You are in our thought.

    Lana Golden & Grace Kelly family

  • Kent & Susan Kugler Posted February 3, 2024 8:58 am

    Hugs to the family, he will be very missed❤️
    John was so special to us and Kent loved to golf with him for many years.

  • Pam Davis Posted February 4, 2024 12:47 pm

    My sincere condolences to Cheryl and her whole family. When we worked together and your parents would stop by preschool to visit you, two words come to my mind to describe them: kind & loving. May God comfort you as you mourn.

  • Garry p Kingston Posted February 4, 2024 7:04 pm

    Sorry for your loss. i loved working for John and my dad when i was young. he was always a good man and a great friend

  • Karolyn Fletcher Posted February 5, 2024 11:51 am

    So sorry Laurie and family. Sending prayers for all.

  • Sue Cheney Posted February 6, 2024 9:22 pm

    I am truly saddened by the loss of your dear John…husband, father and grandfather. He was an extraordinary man and the love he and Betty had for each other was something to behold. You are all in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers at this time. May God give you comfort and peace.

  • Linda & Patrick Beran and family Posted February 7, 2024 8:54 am

    We are so sorry for your loss, my dear friend, Laurie. We are thinking of you and sending prayers.

  • Jim & Mary Backenstose Posted February 7, 2024 11:20 am

    Prayers heading your way, we will miss John, missing the ping pong games at the course during the winter time. 💕

  • Diann Vargas Posted February 15, 2024 3:27 pm

    Betty, Cheryl, Laurie and family, my deepest sympathy as you honor and remember John. I have many fond memories of him over the years at your home and through all of our activities. Sending my love and prayers and hugs! Diann

  • Robert & Carol Merten Posted February 15, 2024 3:38 pm

    May each passing day lessen your sorrow and restore
    your spirit. With love and deepest sympathy.

  • Rick and Tricia Morris Posted February 15, 2024 8:15 pm

    So sorry for your loss. So many memories of John when we were neighbors on Alpha. Him and Maggie were buddies . He will me missed.

  • Alyce & Mick Villone Posted February 16, 2024 6:45 pm

    Our sincere sympathy to Betty and all. May our Good Shepherd and protector hold you all close to His loving heart. He sees your sadness and knows your sorrow. May your wonderful memories make you laugh and smile when you need them most! What an honor it has been to know John. Love and Prayers to you all …… Mick & Alyce

  • Alyce & Mick Villone Posted February 17, 2024 9:52 am

    It was our honor to have known John and his listen to his many stories. He always had words of wisdom to share and often made us laugh! He and Betty were certainly “two peas in a pod” and were truly made for each other! Such a beautiful family they have, we are sending our love and prayers and condolences to all!

  • Ken and Nancy Sauer Posted February 17, 2024 11:56 am

    You are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort at this time

  • Clancy Hammond Posted May 14, 2024 8:39 pm

    Betty and Family,
    John ” Swampy” was such a dear person to me. I loved all of our conversations, whether they were at the golf course, or his ornery voice-mails he liked leaving for me. His sense of humor had me giggling and his love for Betty was inspiring. Lots of love for you all.

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