Lucille Ann (Hilz) Respeliers

Lucille Ann (Hilz) Respeliers

August 19, 1936 – January 9, 2024

Lucille Ann (Hilz) Respeliers of Omaha, NE passed away on January 9, 2024.  Lucille was born in West Point, NE on August 19, 1936.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Mayme Hilz, brother Dennis Hilz, and granddaughter Zelie Respeliers.  Her grandparents were Frank & Anna Vesely, who owned the Vesely Grocery Store, and Carl & Anna Hilz.

She is survived by her husband, John J. Respeliers, her children and spouses Theresa (Eugene) Oja, Estes Park, CO, Patrick (Jeanne) Respeliers, Overland Park, KS, Denise Respeliers, Omaha, NE, Barbara (Peter) Roszel, Lenexa, KS, James (Marian) Respeliers, Omaha, NE, 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, one brother Edward E. (Adrian) Hilz from Arlington, VA.

She graduated from Howells High School in 1954 and attended St. Catherine’s Nursing School in Omaha, NE.  After graduating from nursing school, she worked as a Red Cross nurse for a few years.  Later she worked at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.  She was an oncology nurse for many years before retiring at age 65.  Lucille was a friend to everyone she met.

Lucille married John Respeliers on November 7, 1959 and they lived in Omaha, NE.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 25th from 5-7PM at West Center Chapel with a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, January 26th, 10:30 AM at St. Robert Bellarmine Church (11802 Pacific Street).

Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic School, the Siena Francis House or the Creighton School of Nursing.


  • Maureen Vesely Posted January 23, 2024 8:56 am

    Lucille was a truly kind person and family meant everything to her. God will hold her close for sure and we have another angel watching over us.❤️🙏

  • Rudy & Judy Tesar Posted January 24, 2024 7:59 am

    Lucille was definitely the epitome of a lady in every sense of the term. It was true if you met her once she remembered you from that moment on. We know it is a huge loss for your family but we also know she is with Her Lord and smiling down on you. Please know we are thinking of you.

  • Kathy R. Roy Posted February 8, 2024 8:04 am

    So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed talking to her. She will be missed. Sending love and prayers.

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