Joyce K. Egan

Joyce K. Egan

June 29, 1936 – February 11, 2020


Joyce K. Egan of Omaha passed away on February 11, 2020.  She was 83.  The daughter of Mabel and William Krall grew up in Yankton, South Dakota and graduated from Duchesne College of Omaha.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, A. Robert Egan.  She is survived by her four children: Julie Freshman (Dan), Karen Hood (Lee), Mary Egan and Bill Egan (Lisa); sister, Karen Murphy; brother, Mike Krall; seven grandchildren: Elizabeth (Jack), Tim (Mandy), Katie, Emily, Walter, Jax and Anna; four great-grandchildren: Reese, Marin, Jordan and Hank; along with many nieces, nephews and countless friends, all of whom she loved and cherished.

Family will receive friends Friday, February 14th from 4pm to 6pm, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church (6116 Dodge St.) followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, February 15th, 10am, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorial donations in memory of Joyce may be made to St Margaret Mary Catholic Church 6116 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68132, Duchesne Academy 3601 Burt St., Omaha, NE 68131, Food Bank for the Heartland 10525 J Street, Omaha, NE 68127.



  • Suzanne Keen Posted February 12, 2020 5:35 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Joyce. She was such a huge part of the Egan and Freshman and extended family. She was always an encouragement to me when I was going through tough family stuff. She was a light to all. She will be greatly missed and I know your hearts are heavy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I appreciate that Liz let our part of the family know. I send you hugs from NC.

  • Coleen Vincent Posted February 12, 2020 7:46 pm

    Joyce was a magnificent teacher. She loved those kids of hers. She was bound and determined that they would not only learn their academics, but they would know how to work towards goals. There were no gifts —except for the love, encouragement she gave, and expectations she set for each student.. Always enthusiastic, always willing to help—and she will always be in our hearts.

  • Tom and Marianne Campbell Posted February 12, 2020 9:09 pm

    Blessings to the Egan family, Joyce was a wonderful educator, who cared deeply for her students. Her loving family are a tribute her character. God bless!

  • Kenny Rose Posted February 12, 2020 9:34 pm

    Julie, Karen, Mary and especially Bill . My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Brandi Hollingshead Posted February 13, 2020 8:05 am

    Much love to you all during this sad loss. She sounds like a wonderful and beautiful lady that was blessed with an amazing family.!

  • Verna Charter Posted February 13, 2020 11:39 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. Joyce was a beautiful human being and loved by myself and many, I know. I worked with her at Beveridge and she always had a smile and warm greeting. May our good Lord comfort you and your family in your loss.

  • David & Mary Ann McKeithan Posted February 13, 2020 1:07 pm

    Karen: So sorry to hear about your mothers passing. May she rest in piece. Mary Ann & David

  • Paula Holmberg Shanahan Posted February 13, 2020 8:25 pm

    Julie, Karen, Mary and Bill…
    The Egan/Holmberg memories will live on forever! The laughter and joy your beautiful mother brought to so many people will live on in our hearts.
    Our prayers and love go to you and your families at this time.
    All of Our Love
    Paula, Mia, Marcia and R.J.

    • Nan McTaggart Posted February 14, 2020 7:38 pm

      I am sorry to have lost a good friend. Joyce and I taught our first year of Duchesne at Lothrop. My thoughts and
      prayers are with you and all the Egan family.

  • Nan McTaggart Posted February 14, 2020 7:33 pm

    I am so sorry to have lost a good friend. Joyce and I taught our first year out of Duchesne at Lothrop. We had such
    fun together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Egan family.

  • Dylan Heng Posted February 14, 2020 9:27 pm

    Joyce was always such a positive person and fun to talk to. She was a kind person and will be missed

  • Joan Cavanaugh Posted February 14, 2020 9:43 pm

    Very sorry for your loss Mary. May you and your family find comfort in all of your fond memories of your mom. Much love, Joan

  • Elaine Flaxbeard Posted February 17, 2020 7:41 am

    Dear Egan Family,

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your lovely mother, Joyce. We had the pleasure of meeting your mom about five years ago. She invited us to a birthday party she held for Jean Carusi. She was quite the hostess and her home and yard so very beautiful. She and her friends subsequently came to hear Mike play at Gorat’s several times. She had an infectious smile and upbeat attitude. I so enjoyed hearing about her teaching career. What a gem of a person! We are grateful that we made her acquaintance. Sending prayers and hugs. Elaine Flaxbeard and Mike Gurciullo

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