Millard Jerome Blach

Millard Jerome Blach

February 4, 1936 – May 5, 2023

Millard Jerome Blach, age 87 of Omaha, passed away suddenly surrounded by his family. Millard was a graduate of Colorado State University, a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, an avid golfer, and a longtime member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sherrill, and their five children: Marina (Bruce) Anderson, Julie (Mike) Miller, Kerry (Larry) Janecek, John (Susie) Blach, and Susan “Booch” (Dylan) Ward. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren: Katie, Cassie, Callie, Cole, Molly, Luke, Thomas, William, Matthew, Charles, Jake, Jenna, Spencer, Landon and Brady. He is also survived by siblings: Bethine Filion, Colleen Bates,  and Leonard Blach.

The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 10th from 5pm to 7pm at West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE and ROSARY at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, May 11th  at 10:30am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church or to the family.



  • Karen Palmer Posted May 6, 2023 5:58 pm

    The women of P.E.O. Chapter CV send their love and condolences to Sherrill and the Blach family.

  • Dean & Kathy Clark Posted May 6, 2023 6:03 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you find strength and peace.

  • Erica Wilkinson Posted May 6, 2023 6:33 pm

    Watching all he has done, grown, and fostered over the years is an inspiration. He is at the trunk of one of the most beautiful family trees I have seen in my lifetime. Our deep condolences to the entire family. He was an incredible man who made and incredible life. ❤️

  • Staberg Neil Posted May 6, 2023 6:56 pm

    Millard was one of a kind . He was a great golf partner and a wonderful friend.. His humor and positive attitude will be missed.

  • Jeff Villnow Posted May 6, 2023 7:56 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. God’s speed Millard!

  • barbara joannes Posted May 7, 2023 5:02 pm

    I am sorry for you have lost Millard. I know he is in a good place, and he will look upon you to make sure you are ok. Will miss seeing him. Lots of love Barbara

  • Mike Jensen Posted May 7, 2023 6:43 pm

    Millard was a customer for maybe 40 years. I’ll always remember Millard telling me not to tell my dad how overdue he was for an oil change. I really enjoyed talking to Millard when he came to our shop. He was a great guy and will be missed.

  • Katherine Black Posted May 7, 2023 8:03 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to your family.

  • Ross Pirruccello Posted May 8, 2023 12:42 pm

    Millard left a mark on the hearts of my family that we’ll carry with us for the rest of our lives. We love him dearly, and give our deepest condolences to the Blach family.

  • Anne and Patrick Mahoney Posted May 8, 2023 1:01 pm

    Dear Sherrill and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Millard’s death and we are so sorry to be out of town for his services. He was such a wonderful faithfilled man and he will be missed here on earth but is now most certainly residing in his heavenly home! We send our sympathy and love to all of your family!

  • Joe Burns Posted May 8, 2023 4:32 pm

    My deepest sympathies. I regret that I could not make the service. Millard always had a smile on his face and a warm greeting. He will be deeply missed.

  • Joe Burns Posted May 8, 2023 4:35 pm

    My deepest sympathies. Millard always had a smile on his face and a warm greeting. He will be missed.

  • Karen Cantrell Posted May 8, 2023 5:00 pm

    Sorry for ur loss he’s was always smiling

  • Trevor Blevins Posted May 8, 2023 6:00 pm

    My deepest condolences go out to Marina and her family. May Millard be remembered, loved and cherished.

  • Nancy Alm Posted May 9, 2023 12:19 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. All the Blach’s we are very special and welcoming neighbors when we lived in Omaha. Love and prayers for all of you. Nancy Alm

  • Pam Bates Posted May 9, 2023 7:32 pm

    I’m so very sorry and saddened to learn of Millard’s passing. I have a short but distinguished list of my favorite humans on this earth and Millard is on that list. I’ll always remember his gentleness, kindness and sense of humor. May Millard’s love and your memories sustain you through the difficult days. Much love to all of you. Pam (Creighton’s other half)

  • Tim Burns Posted May 10, 2023 7:29 pm

    So sorry I couldn’t join you as you celebrated Millard’s life. The rosary and thoughtful messages from the family were truly touching.
    Love you all.

  • Fr. Paul J Colling Posted May 11, 2023 8:59 am

    It was an honor to have known Millard. My deepest sympathies! I will celebrate a mass in his honor and memory.

  • Peg henry saal Posted May 11, 2023 2:53 pm

    Sherrill, I am so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed talking with both of you the last time I ran into you at St Roberts. You are in our prayers

  • Suzanne Riekes Daw Posted May 30, 2023 1:22 am

    I thank the Blach family for the many happy memories I have of time spent in their home in West Fairacres. There was always so much warmth and love there — among the family, to be sure– but extended to all of the friends who visited for a game of cards, a chat, a snack or a meal, including myself. I will always remember the sparkle in Mr. Blach’s eyes and his big smile. Sending love– Suzanne & Family

  • Molly Gratton Fisher Posted January 27, 2024 11:55 am

    We were lucky to have Millard in our group during college at CSU. I never saw him down. He was full of humor and goodness and very fond of practical jokes. Man cries; God is very happy.

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *