Joseph Thomas Sullivan, Jr.

Joseph Thomas Sullivan, Jr.

March 7, 1940 – December 19, 2020


Joseph Thomas Sullivan, Jr., was born on March 7, 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska to Joseph and Evelyn Sullivan.  He passed into the arms of the Lord on December 19, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Edward M. “Bud” Sullivan.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Brennan) Sullivan; his daughter, Jennifer Schofield and son-in-law, Jon and their children, Amy Jo and Cara; his son, Joseph Sullivan III and daughter-in-law, Dana, and their daughter, Edie Rose; his daughter, Katie Francis and son-in-law, Mike, and their children, Taylor and Romey; and his son, Jack Sullivan and daughter-in-law, Jesse, and their children, Emmett and Michael.

Joe lived as a man for others through his banking profession, support of numerous charitable and social causes, and as a true friend to many.  He was always proud of his Irish heritage and an avid fan of Husker football and Creighton basketball.  Above all, Joe was a man for family, living a life of dedication to his wife, children and grandchildren with his faith in focus.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines on Wednesday, Dec. 23rd from 9:30am to 11am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CUES or the Father Shane Education Endowment in Joe’s honor.

To view live broadcasts of the MASS and Graveside Service, go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.



  • Rev. David Korth Posted December 19, 2020 6:52 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man! Eternal rest grant unto Joe, O Lord, and May perpetual light shine upon him!

  • Jeanne Nesler (Cruise) Posted December 19, 2020 9:04 pm

    Dear Sullivan Family… praying for all of you, I’m so very sorry for your loss of your beloved Husband. Father, and Grandfather. Joe was such a great man and I know you have all your wonderful memories of him forever.

  • Michael and Rita Daeges Posted December 20, 2020 12:00 am

    So happy he can be in Heaven with his family and God for Christmas.

  • Dusty Pogones Posted December 20, 2020 10:06 am

    Sending love to the Sullivan family.

  • Judy longwell Posted December 20, 2020 11:53 am

    So sorry to hear about your loss I’m sending my prayers Am love to you And family Judy and Del

  • Michael Brady Posted December 20, 2020 12:34 pm

    May deepest sympathy to Ruth and family. Joe was a great guy that I knew in high school and later in my Center Bank days and thereafter when I lived in Omaha.

  • Dan Ryan Posted December 21, 2020 8:55 am

    So sorry for your loss. Joe was a true gentleman. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Linda and Neal Schoening Posted December 21, 2020 9:20 am

    Our deepest sympathies. Joe was a wonderful man. I was privileged to work with him early in my career and I am thankful for the opportunities he provided. He will be dearly missed.

  • Mark Fern Posted December 21, 2020 3:17 pm

    Our Sincere condolences Joe! Prayers to you and your family god bless!

  • Mary Ann Flanagan Posted December 21, 2020 3:33 pm

    May God hold Joe in the palm of His hand and your family close to His sacred heart. My deepest condolences.

  • Larry Whisenand and Warren Whisenand Posted December 21, 2020 8:04 pm

    Joe was a great friend and we enjoyed many rounds of golf on the golf course. Our deepest sympathies to his family. Larry and Warren Whisenand

  • Jayne Temme Prince Posted December 22, 2020 12:41 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Ruth and Family. Joe was a great man.

  • Jim & Terry Merrick Posted December 22, 2020 12:49 pm

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss

  • Jeff and Jan Temme Posted December 22, 2020 6:28 pm

    So glad to have known Joe over the years through our family gatherings. What a gentleman and kind to all he met. He will be missed and our hearts go out to Ruth and family

  • Lizzy Haywood Posted December 22, 2020 6:28 pm

    Aunt Ruth, Katie, Jen, Joe and Jack – My love and prayers to your family. With our deepest sympathies,
    Lizzy and Jamie.

  • Debbie Heddinger Posted December 23, 2020 10:22 am

    Aunt Ruth, Jennifer, Joe, Katie, Jack and family- My love, thoughts and prayers to all of you. I so wish that I could come, and pay my respects in person today. He was the kindest of gentlemen, and such a strong light, not only in the Brennan family, but too so many. Our world will be empty without him in it, but we all know he is in a much better place.. Uncie Joe…you will always be missed,, and never firgotten❤

  • Jack and Mary Beth Turecek Posted December 23, 2020 11:59 am

    So very sorry for the pain and sense of loss your family is feeling. sully was a great man.

  • Elton F. Cramer Jr. , Maria J. Cramer Posted December 23, 2020 1:10 pm

    Our Condolences go out to Ruth and the entire Sullivan family for your loss of Joe our prayers are with all of you Rest In Peace Joe Sullivan Jr.

  • Greg Babbitt Posted December 24, 2020 11:05 am

    Katie and family,… my condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with you. Greg

  • Melissa McFadden Posted December 26, 2020 9:48 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss Katie! Wishing your family peace during this difficult time.

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