Mary Jo (Alba) Wiese

Mary Jo (Alba) Wiese

August 22, 1950 – November 8, 2021


Preceded in death by husband, Richard F. “Rick” Wiese, Jr.

The family will receive friends Thursday, November 11th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, November 12th at 10:30am at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 200 E. 6th Street, Papillion.  Interment: Cedar Dale Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Mary Jo (Alba) Wiese was born August 22, 1950, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Epifanio and Josephine (Garcia) Alba.  Mary Jo grew up in Omaha where she attended St. Agnes Grade School and graduated from Mercy High School.

Mary Jo married Rick Wiese, Jr. on November 8, 1975.  The couple was blessed with three children: Teri Jo, Rick and Will.

Mary Jo began working at Offutt Air Force Base as a cashier at the Commissary in 1988.  She then became the Secretary to the Commissary Officer.  Mary Jo retired in April of 2020.

Mary Jo was involved with numerous activities at the Tangier Shrine Center including being a member of the Daughters of the Nile and she was instrumental in selling programs for many years at the Shrine Circus.

Mary Jo passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 71.  She was preceded in death by husband, Rick Wiese, Jr.; parents, Epifanio and Josephine (Garcia) Alba; brother-in-law, Brad Morris; sister-in-law, Jodi Yechout-Alba.  She is survived by daughter, Teri Jo Murray; sons, Rick Wiese III (Jana) and Will Wiese; grandsons, Derrelle Murray III; Cam Wiese; granddaughter, Ella Wiese; sisters: Jo Ann Morris; Cindy Grasso (Joe); Monica Yankus (Mike); brother, J.R. Alba; and numerous other loving family members and friends.





  • Terri Woodard Posted November 9, 2021 12:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  • Jennifer Bauer-Margheim Posted November 9, 2021 9:42 pm

    You will be dearly missed by the many lives you’ve touched. Through the years and distance we didn’t cross paths much, if at all, but I will never forget all the “Jennifer Ann’s” you said when the 3 of us got in trouble or sitting down to an amazing meal at your house. You are at peace now and that should bring much comfort to those that love you.

  • Deborah Loers and David Prentice Posted November 9, 2021 9:42 pm

    Losing Mary is a ver hard loss. Thinking of you all.

  • Michaela Worley Posted November 10, 2021 10:12 am

    So sorry for your loss Teri. Your family is in my prayers!

  • Patricia A. Plantenberg Posted November 10, 2021 2:34 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mary, she was a wonderful women and will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family and many friends.

  • Nancy and Zach utecht Posted November 10, 2021 2:46 pm

    So sorry for your loss with miss her always fun to be around Rest In Peace hugs and prayers to you all

  • Kare Hennings Posted November 10, 2021 3:11 pm

    So very sorry to the family for your loss. My prayers go out to all of you.

  • Patrick O’Leary Posted November 10, 2021 8:19 pm

    Prayers and condolences to Mary’s family at this time. For Mary. it’s time for another adventure, God Bless!

  • Kyla Alba Posted November 10, 2021 10:57 pm

    I’m so very sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. Sending my condolences to all of the family.

  • Ed Quinn Posted November 11, 2021 9:56 am

    J.R. and to all your family, I am sorry to read of Mary’s passing. .My heart goes out to you and to everyone who loved her. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Denise Rogers Posted November 11, 2021 1:48 pm

    Sorry to hear of the sad news. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Maria Alba Helgesen Posted November 11, 2021 2:50 pm

    I am greatly saddened by the loss of my dearly loved cousin, Mary Jo. Regrettably i did not know
    her late husband or her children. As life takes each of us in different directions I did leave wonderful
    Omaha in 1965. And I will always treasure the gathering we did have when my four cousins including
    Mary Jo and Jo Ann, Cindy and Monica (and other dear cousins as well when they attended a special
    wedding in Boulder) . I do have several photos of this event on my book shelf . They carry wonderful
    memories which are cherished.
    Please know that my prayers are with everyone of you.
    May Mary Jo Rest In Peace.
    Your cousin Maria

  • Ruperto Alba Posted November 12, 2021 11:46 am

    Even though she was only a few months older than I am I looked up to her. Through all the years Mary Jo and all the family were there whenever anyone needed anything. There’s a hole in all of our lives that can’t be filled. My sincere condolences to the family.

  • Karen A LaRue Posted November 12, 2021 1:58 pm

    To the family and friends of Mary Jo, I was a Mercy High School class mate of Mary Jo. My condolences and my prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Mary Jo I’m sure will be missed as she touched the hearts of so many. I pray that God holds you all in the palm of His hand.

  • Marianne Dopheide (Nee Santi) Posted November 12, 2021 3:30 pm

    It is always sad to hear that a classmate has died, Mercy 1968. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.

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