Judith I. “Judy” Schenkelberg
July 24, 1943 – April 30, 2021
Judith I. “Judy” Schenkelberg passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021. Judy was born on July 24, 1943 in West Point, Nebraska. She graduated from Guardian Angels High School in 1961 and Creighton St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1964. On October 14, 1967, she was united in marriage to Richard O. Schenkelberg at Holy Name Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Judy’s exceptional caring and giving spirit served her well in the nursing profession for over 40 years.
She was a member of St. Gerald Catholic Church in Ralston, Nebraska since 1971. Judy’s strong faith and energetic spirit, wisdom and love were felt by many. Her greatest joy in life were her grandchildren and spending time with the many special people in her life. She shared her heart with so many and her special gift was to always make others feel good. She radiated and embraced everybody with kindness, empathy and wisdom.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Richard; parents, Ilda (Zeplin) and Henry Bruning; and brothers, Clem and Harold. She is survived by children: Lisa Fedde (Don), Greg Schenkelberg, and Gina Sander; grandchildren: Sam, Max, Cooper, Ariana, and Olivia; brother, Jerry Bruning (Marilyn); sister-in-law, Pat Bruning; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: Tuesday, May 4th from 4pm to 7pm at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St., with Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard presentation at 7pm, followed by VIGIL SERVICE. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, May 5th at 10am, St. Gerald Catholic Church. Interment: Omaha National Cemetery at 1pm. Memorials will be directed by the family.
To view a live broadcast of the Vigil Service, Mass, and Graveside Service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.