Julia Ann Bombeck

Julia Ann Bombeck

November 10, 1963 – October 4, 2020


Julia Ann Bombeck survived by husband, Bruce Bombeck; daughter, Megan Zegers (Daniel); and son, Jared Bombeck (Audie); she was Gigi to three grandchildren, Holden, Kennedy, and Hendrick.  Julie was also survived by mother, Helen Preusser; sisters, Diane Schumacher (Keith) and Susan Wilkinson (Robert); as well as nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her father, James Preusser.

Julie was married to Bruce for 34 years.  She was a friend to many people and was loved for her kind and supportive words for all.  Her favorite roll was as a supportive wife, mother, and Gigi.

Julie was the recipient of a double-lung transplant 9 years and 11 months ago.  She lived every day in gracious honor of her donor and his family.  Understanding the blessing of receiving her “new” lungs, Julie repaid those blessings with kindness to all that met her.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all the medical professionals that cared for her at University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Minnesota Medical Center.  And, most recently, the Medical ICU team at UNMC who was there for her care, comfort and the support of her family for Julie’s final journey to Heaven’s gate.  The list of special names of these compassionate people is far too long to list.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Friday, October 9th from 10am to 11am, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (5801 Oak Hills Dr., Omaha) followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am.  The Douglas County mask mandate will be followed.

Entombment will be a private immediate family celebration.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the family for distribution to select charities.




  • Chuck & Pat Petsche Posted October 8, 2020 8:44 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your wife, mother and Gigi. Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with all of you!😥

  • kenneth kerkman Posted October 9, 2020 10:31 am

    So Sorry for the loss of Julie. Our families had lots of fun together ,Especially up at goose lake. We will miss you.

  • Maureen & Delbert Seier Posted October 12, 2020 10:14 am

    Deepest sympathies to you and your families during this very difficult time! Cherish the time and special memories you had with Julie, she was a loved by all and will be missed!

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