Kenneth H. Nass
August 29. 1937 – February 27, 2023
With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of our treasured husband, father, and opa, Kenneth Henry Nass. While words cannot express how much we miss him, we joyously celebrate his eternal homecoming. Ken entered heaven on February 27, 2023, at 12:09 pm with his cherished family surrounding him.
During his noteworthy life, Ken witnessed the realization of a fledging republic (America the Beautiful) spreading its wings to become the greatest civilization in the history of the world. Born on August 29, 1937, to a hard-working farming couple, Ken spread his own wings to realize the American dream. Through dedication and “taking the hard classes,” Ken cultivated his bright mind and obtained a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota. He enjoyed a successful career in civil engineering and never failed to provide abundantly for his wife and six children. Throughout his life, he generously shared his financial blessings with countless people less fortunate than himself. He had a heart for the poor.
The enduring strength of Ken’s character was revealed through the challenging circumstances of his life. Gems of unwavering faith, optimism, perseverance, and humility shone brightly during difficult times, including when he was blinded in his left eye at the age of seventeen. This did not stop him from engaging in competitive sports throughout his adult life, even when decades later he lost his vision due to macular degeneration. Ken didn’t complain. Instead, he doggedly continued on with his pastimes and responsibilities to the point where most people who encountered him did not even realize he was blind. He was known to playfully taunt his golf partners with the words, “You were beat by a blind man.”
The gems of his character shone most brightly during his tumultuous battle with cancer and lit the way for those witnessing his struggle and walking beside him. Even while dying, he was more concerned with the welfare of others than himself. Through his intense suffering, Ken showed all of us what it means to surrender to a loving, heavenly Father and embrace His incredible plan.
Ken was welcomed home by his heavenly Father, his earthly father and mother, Peter and Mary Nass; his older sister, Joanne; and his granddaughter, Torshaya.
Looking forward to the day we see him again are his wife, Maureen; his children: Tim, Molly, Jennifer, Katie, Mike, and Matt; his sixteen grandchildren; and his two great-grandchildren. May we emulate and sow the seeds of his beautiful character until that day.
VISITATION: March 7th, 5pm, with VIGIL at 7pm, at West Center Chapel.
FUNERAL MASS: March 8th, 10:30am at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 3601 N 65th St. To view a live broadcast of the services, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, suggested memorials to Simon of Cyrene – checks or cash to Tim Nass, 3305 N. 80th Street, Omaha, NE 68134
“Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matt 25:23)