Judith “Judy” (Neuvirth) Sempeck

Judith “Judy” (Neuvirth) Sempeck

March 11, 1939 – January 27, 2024

VISITATION begins Saturday, February 3rd at 4:00p.m., with a Sharing of Memories at 5:00 p.m.


Judy passed peacefully on Saturday, January 27, 2024, with family at her side.  ‘An Angel’s Touch’ care facility and Suncrest Hospice staff were also there to support her to the end.

She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and started playing piano at an early age.  She progressed so far in her talents that she occasionally performed live on the radio in the 1950’s.  She continued to enjoy music throughout her life.

After graduating from St. Joseph High School in 1957, she went to Peru State College.  Being an adventurous free spirit, she left school and embarked on a multi-year career as a stewardess (yes, she was proud of that title and poo-poo’d the more modern “flight attendant” moniker!) with fledgling Frontier Airlines in Denver, Colorado.  DC3’s, propeller powered aircraft, were the planes she was assigned to, and they didn’t have pressurized cabins so it was even more exciting for her to fly throughout the Rocky Mountain west.

She returned to Omaha, was married and started her family adventures.  Raising four children eventually became the most important, and demanding, part of her life.  In addition to her children she helped with care of her mother and older brother after the early passing of her beloved father Henry Neuvirth.

She worked for title companies as her final career until her retirement.  She traveled widely in the United States and Canada, and was able to even make trips to Africa to see the great outdoors and wild animals she loved – her final international trip to the Great Wall in China would be the pinnacle of her travels.

She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was beloved by her lifelong friends and close relatives (the “cousins”) – with some going back all the way to her childhood neighborhood.  She enjoyed speaking on the phone with friends and family her whole life, which made her Primary Progressive Aphasia (‘PPA’) diagnosis in her last years all the more difficult for her.  She was silenced but her voice and piano playing will always be heard in our thoughts.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Libbie Neuvirth; brother, Leonard Neuvirth.  She is survived by her children: Scott (Jo) Sempeck, Julie Sempeck, David (Sheri) Sempeck and Dan Sempeck; grandchildren: Colin Sempeck, Shelby (Adam) Brundage and Alex (Kayla) Sempeck; and her beloved great grandchildren: Ben, Emma and Henry.



  • Myra Amenta Posted January 29, 2024 6:08 pm

    WOW ! What can I say about Judy? She was unique one-of-a-kind I she marched to her own drum, no matter what anyone else was doing . She loved life. If you ever met Judy, you never forgot her. Everyone in my family whoever met her always remember her as my friend with the red hair and the beautiful smile. she made me feel like her special best friend. we had a bond. I know she made many other people feel that way also. I miss our lengthy phone conversations about our family, children and grandchildren problems in the world. It’s just not the same without her. I am so blessed to have had her as a friend. I miss her. I love her.
    hair, never forgot her.

  • Stephen Hermanek Posted January 29, 2024 6:34 pm

    My sincere condolences to your entire family. I was proud to have Judy as my godmother.
    I remember all of the Saturday nights either at my folks or at Judy’s house playing cards with my mom and dad as us kids watching creature feature. May Judy rest in peace. Give me dad a hug for me.

  • Patty Curtis Posted January 29, 2024 10:05 pm

    My sincere condolences to all of you at this very sad time. My love to you all…..I will miss my very dear cousin, Judy and the good times we had…..

  • Nathan Sangimino Posted January 31, 2024 5:22 pm

    RIP Judy will miss you Nathan Sangimino

  • William and Kelly Humiston Posted February 3, 2024 3:10 pm

    Sorry for the loss of your mother. She will definitely be missed.

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