Margaret J. (Flynn) Haller
March 11, 1932 – September 19, 2021
Preceded in death by husband, Michael J. Haller MD; parents, John and Margaret Flynn; brother, Msgr. John Flynn; sisters, Agnes O’Connor and Inez O’Malley. Survived by children: Michael (Kris) Haller, Anne Marie Tierney, Delia (Tom) Barr, and David (Lori) Haller; grandchildren: Matthew and Michael Barr, Laura Haller (Jesska Daugherty), Patrick Haller, TJ, and Mary Haller; brother, David (Diane) Flynn; other loving relatives.
VISITATION begins Thursday, Oct. 7th at 5 p.m. at the West Center Chapel, with a WAKE SERVICE at 6:30 p.m. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, Oct. 8th at 10:30am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Michael J Haller, M.D. Scholarship Fund at Creighton Prep, Msgr. John Flynn Tuition Assistance Fund, Mercy High School, or charity of your choice.
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Margaret J. (Flynn) Haller was born and raised in South Omaha. Her parents were John and Margaret Flynn. Her first job as a teenager was working for her dad. He owned and operated John Flynn & Company – clothiers and men’s outfitters which opened in South Omaha in 1890. His father, John A. Flynn, came from Ireland in 1874.
Marge, as all her friends call her, attended St. Bridget’s Grade school and St. Mary’s High School (now known as Mercy High School).
It was at a dance when she was 14 that she gazed across St. John’s Gym and fell for him, the love of her life, Michael Haller. They dated from that night until they married on February 14, 1953. They moved to San Diego where Mike was stationed as a fighter pilot in the Navy. When he went to Korea, she moved back to Omaha and gave birth to their oldest child until Mike was discharged about a year later.
Her husband finished college in Lincoln at Nebraska and attended Creighton Medical School. Marge worked part-time and had 3 more children. She “retired” from the workforce for several years while running the household and running children all over town. She eventually returned to work managing her husband’s doctor office. She made sure Dr. Haller stayed busy and her desk drawer was well-stocked with chocolate-covered peanuts.
She was always a caretaker, that is, taking care of others. None of the children can remember a time when she wasn’t helping someone: taking care of a family, being a good friend to someone she hardly even knew, and quite often a caretaker and friend to a complete stranger. She was especially sensitive to the emotional hurt of death and was often the first at the home of someone that had lost someone.
She is predeceased by Michael J. Haller (2010). We, as her children, returned her love but we could never out give her. It was an honor and a privilege to call her Mom and have her with us for 89 years.
Probably one of the most unique qualities Marge possessed is that she always made people feel special. Each of the children will tell you that they are her favorite.
She enjoyed the wonderful wives and husbands of her children, almost as much as she loved her six grandchildren.
• Kris, wife of Michael and their two children, Laura and spouse Jess live in Denver, Patrick lives in Omaha.
• Anne Marie Tierney retired from Hall’s after a successful 28 years and living in Kansas City, Missouri. She has surrounded herself with a community of women and men that has been supportive since the loss of her husband Tom in 1998. She enjoys many things including traveling, working out and her membership in the Crazy Yorkie Ladies.
• Lori, wife of David and their two children, T.J. is a C.P.A. at Deloitte and Mary Margaret is attending graduate school in Arizona studying Speech Language Pathology.
• Tom Barr, husband of Delia, living in Shreveport, Louisiana. Their sons are Matthew in Omaha and Michael in Dallas.