Kimberly A. Abts

Kimberly A. Abts

June 7, 1959 – December 23, 2021

Kimberly “Kim” Abts was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on June 7, 1959 to the parents of Col. John and Patricia Wrentmore.  Kim was the third of five children. With Kim’s father serving in the Air Force, the family moved all over the country and the world. After graduating high school in the Philippines, her father was relocated to Offutt AFB in Bellevue, Nebraska. She then enrolled at Bellevue College (now University), where she met her husband, Joe. The two married after Joe graduated college and soon had two sons. Kim worked for Central States of Omaha for over twenty years, before becoming an assistant teacher at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic School in Omaha.

Kim was preceded in death by her father, Col. John Wrentmore and grandson, Christian Abts.  Kim is survived by her husband, Joe Abts of Omaha; her mother Patricia Jackson of Santa Barbara, California; her four siblings and spouses: Dan (Susan) Wrentmore of Santa Barbara, California, Susie (Scot) Fries of Santa Barbara, California, Tish (Retired Col. Mark (deceased)) Forman of Ft Leavenworth, Kansas, Laura (Curt) Thompson of Tucson, Arizona; her two sons: Ryan (Michelle) Abts of Omaha, Eric (Kelli) Abts of Omaha; 5 grandchildren: Haley Allen-Abts, Paige Miller, Steven Miller, Declan Abts, and Camden Abts, all of Omaha.

VISITATION: Wednesday, January 12th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, January 13th at 10:30am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive.  To view a live broadcast of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.



  • Robert Tillman Posted December 26, 2021 5:50 pm

    Joe, Ryan, and Eric,
    So saddened to learn of Kim’s passing. I have been including Kim in my prayers that last two days and praying for each of you. May God grant her eternal peace and life forever in heaven.

  • Joseph P Prusa Posted December 26, 2021 7:26 pm

    Joe, my heartfelt sadness for your family at this time of loss. May your many years of memories help provide comfort now. Joseph Prusa

  • Theresa Houston Posted December 27, 2021 7:12 am

    Joe, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

  • Melanie Sutko Posted December 27, 2021 8:49 am

    Was so sad to read of Kim’s passing. Beautiful person inside and out! That gorgeous smile! We all had some pretty fun times together. Tom and I Joe have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Don Gibbs Posted December 27, 2021 10:26 pm

    The sadness and mourning for Joe and his boys cannot be measured. Kim’s picture says it all. She carried her cross so faithfully especially since April 2016, and Joe carried it with her so lovingly. Joe’s soulmate of over 41 years has left way too soon. The angels say “welcome”. The cross is lifted. Kim is raised up.
    But, we mourn………… Rest In Peace Kim………..

  • Tim Hartigan Posted December 28, 2021 10:46 am

    Joe, I was sorry to hear about your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Treasure all of the memories.

  • Kimberly Nekuda Posted December 28, 2021 7:21 pm

    Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your wife. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all.

  • Lisa Wilcox Posted January 3, 2022 2:09 pm

    So very saddened to hear about Kim. She and I were high school cheerleaders in the Philippines together and I have so many great memories of great times with her. Much love and prayers for peace and comfort to the Abts and Wrentmore families.

  • Thomas M. Kruggel Posted January 3, 2022 2:40 pm

    Dear Family, I attended High School in the Philippines with Kim, and am so very saddened to learn of her passing. She’s perhaps one of the most positive, cheerful and delightful souls I’ve ever known. Her presence made everyone light up.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He make is face to shine upon you and may He give you grace.

    Soberly in Christ,


  • Denny Kallenbach Posted January 3, 2022 7:07 pm

    Joe and family, I’m so saddened to her of your lose. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you and give you comfort knowing that Kim is now with Him in heaven. Take care Joe.

  • Lori Hytrek Posted January 5, 2022 10:30 am

    Joe and Family, I am so sorry for your loss of your wife and mother. Kim was a kind and loving person who was always smiling. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • DOLORES SAHAGUN Posted January 5, 2022 10:59 am

    Joe, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers!

  • Mr. & Mrs. James E, Winship JR Posted January 5, 2022 3:56 pm

    Dear Joe, Ryan and Eric, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Kim. Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that Kim and your family are in my nightly prayers. I remember meeting Kim on several occasions lovely lady whose was proud of her family. God Bless!

  • Gabe Montes Posted January 6, 2022 2:03 pm

    I was very saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. I knew her back in high school when we were stationed at Clark AB in the Philippines. She was such a beautiful person with an infectious smile. I could always count on her being at our high school reunions. She will be truly missed. Sending my most sincere condolences to her friends and family.

  • Connie Marchand Posted January 9, 2022 9:56 am

    Joe, was saddened to learn of your loss. May God and memories comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Bob Supenski Posted January 11, 2022 4:09 pm

    Joe, very sorry to learn of your loss. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Mark and Roni Posted January 12, 2022 8:46 am

    Joe, Eric, Ryan & Tish – We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Kim was such a beautiful woman, inside and out. Sending all our love.

  • Debbie Hilliard Piontek Posted January 12, 2022 5:49 pm

    To Kim’s family
    I am grieving with you as you face this sudden and difficult loss. I loved Kim as my friend in high school and have loved her over the years as we kept in touch through reunions and phone calls. Her enthusiasm for life, her laughter and her faith in God were her shining attributes. I will miss you Kim and will see you at our reunion in heaven !
    May God bless you all with His comfort.
    Much love, Debbie (Debbo)

  • Jae Thompson Posted January 12, 2022 6:47 pm

    Aunt Kim you are so so loved and I am so sorry you had to go through such tough times while here on earth. You are such a light in so many people’s lives and you always had a smile on your face! I’ll always cherish my childhood memories with our families getting to reconnect during Christmas time at your house. I love you and everyone! You are so missed. Rest in peace ❤️

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