Mindy L. Gargano

Mindy L. Gargano

December 16, 1957 – July 6, 2024

Mindy Gargano was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on December 16, 1957.  She was raised by her mother, Carolyn, and father, Eugene, alongside her brother, Mike. She graduated from Westside High School and attended the University of Nebraska, Omaha for two years, joining the Sigma Kappa sorority.  She met the love of her life,Tom Gargano, who was in the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity with her brother Mike. Mindy and Tom were married on May 7, 1982, and later they had 4 children, who became her entire world.

Mindy worked in various professions with Millard Public Schools and Immanuel Health so that she could spend summers with her babies. Mindy’s hobbies were her kids, which meant many vacations were spent traveling the country for hockey or softball.

Mindy was an incredible woman in many ways. She had a presence about her that many were drawn to; she spent her life taking care of and giving to others. She made people feel special. Mindy was “mom” to everyone.

Mindy was also a fighter. She won the battle against cancer on three separate occasions. She showed her children how to be strong and how to pick themselves up should they fall.

In her later years, Mindy’s dream of becoming a grandmother became a reality, almost all at once, with seven grandchildren in six years. She instilled in them her love of Christmas; baking thirty types of Christmas cookies with them was her favorite tradition. She was well-known for spoiling them as much as she could, showering them with love and gifts was her favorite pastime.

Mindy was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Bonner; and brother, Mike Bonner.

She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Bonner; her husband, Tom Gargano; her four children and their spouses: Tommy and Liz Gargano, Tim and Savannah Gargano, Jen and Shaun Jungier, and Jessica and AJ Wight; her seven grandchildren: Ameliana, Mia, Gaia, Thomas (LT), Michael, Maverick and Sophia.

VISITATION: Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 4:00-7:00PM at West Center Chapel, 7805 West Center Road, Omaha.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, July 12, 2024, at 11:00AM at West Center Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to: the Grandchildren’s Educational Fund

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  • Patty Gustafson Posted July 8, 2024 4:51 pm

    My sincere condolences! Mindy is a great lady and I will miss her terribly.

  • Sherri Posted July 8, 2024 8:30 pm

    Dear Tom and Family,
    We will miss Mindy’s wonderful sense of humor. It got her thru so much and shows the power of her spirit. She loved and was dedicated to her family. Sending you all heartfelt condolences.

  • Cindy Bailey Posted July 9, 2024 6:35 am

    Tom and family,
    Al and I send our deepest condolences and we pray that you feel comfort in the days ahead. The memory of her laugh, smile and love for her family will carry on with all who knew her.

  • Cheryl Finch Posted July 9, 2024 11:55 am

    Tom and family,

    My heart is broken for all of you! Mindy was the best! A wonderful sense of humor and so loving and generous! You were all blessed to have her in your lives,! God bless and keep you all!

  • Kathy K Griebe Posted July 9, 2024 2:08 pm

    I knew Mindy thru the time we spent as girl scout leaders. You could tell she loved and cared about kids immensely! We had such a fun time, I’ve thought about those days often. My condolences to her family, she will be missed!

  • Karen Bonner Posted July 9, 2024 2:20 pm

    Mindy was the best sister in law and friend anyone could ever want. She was always ready to listen when I would call for one of our many long chats we shared. She loved her family and adored her grandchildren. She loved all the special times she shared with them. I am sure she is looking down from heaven watching over all of us and smiling the way she always did no matter what life handed her. She left her mark on all of us. She may be gone but not forgotten and her memories will live on forever.

  • Linda Berwick Posted July 9, 2024 2:49 pm

    Jen and family I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sending my heart felt condolences to you all.

  • Carol Nemec Posted July 9, 2024 3:16 pm

    Carolyn, Tom and Family.

    I am so sorry to learn of Mindy’s passing. She was a wonderful daughter, mother and grandmother. I enjoyed hearing about the children and grand children from Carolyn. May she rest in peace.

  • Leslie Schlotfeld Posted July 9, 2024 5:02 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the Gargano family. Mindy was by far the best, friend, neighbor, caregiver anyone could wish for. Rest in peace sweet Mindy. Ryan, Rachael and I.have such fond memories of you and your family.

  • Emily Leahy Posted July 10, 2024 9:19 am

    I have so many fond memories of being watched by Mindy. I know her spirit and generosity lives on in her family. Sending you all comfort and peace.

  • Rick Gregg Posted July 10, 2024 1:47 pm

    Tom, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I fondly remember you, Mindy and Mike vividly from our college days. Take care my brother.

  • Randy Harral Posted July 11, 2024 5:59 am

    To the Gargano Family. Condolences to you all. Mindy’s spirit was amazing and contagious. Thoughts and prayers from the Harral family

  • Megan Minino Ulfers Posted July 11, 2024 8:21 am

    Tommy and Tim, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know it has been several years but your mother was an amazing person. I am so sorry you have to go through this. Sending you my thoughts and prayers.

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