Nanette M. (Logan) Osborne, “Fred”

Nanette M. (Logan) “Fred” Osborne

Jan 5, 1954 – Jul 31, 2017

Preceded in death by father, Billie F. Logan.  Survived by mother, Masako Logan; sister, Billie D. Logan; children: Mary Osborne, Elizabeth “Coco” Osborne, Joseph Osborne, and Bobby Petersen.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 4th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 200 E. 6th St. in Papillion, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, August 5th at 10:30am, St. Columbkille Catholic Church.  Interment, Cedardale Cemetery in Papillion.  Memorials will be directed by the family.


Nanette Osborne, known to many as “Nan” or “Fred,” began her life as a well-traveled, strong-willed, and loyal little sister. Born in Florida at Eglin Air Force Base, Nan grew up in the warm, humid world of the South. In 1957, she and her family packed up their car and moved north to Ladd Air Force Base outside Fairbanks, Alaska. There she and her family experienced the stark contrast between night-and-day during the summers and winters.  In 1961, she and her family packed up their car and moved east to Presque Isle, Maine. It was during her time in Maine that Nan discovered what would become her life-long passion for the outdoors. It was there that she vowed to someday save up enough money to buy her very own camper. In 1965, she and her family packed up their car and jeep and moved west to Nebraska. She would remain in the Omaha area to finish all her schooling, studying Biology at UNO and later earning her degree in Nursing from UNMC.

Professionally, Nan spent her entire career working as a nurse at Midlands Hospital, Bergan Mercy Hospital, Brookstone Meadows Skilled Nursing Home, and The Lighthouse long-term care. Nan took her work as a nurse seriously—the health and well-being of her patients was paramount to her.

Nan is survived by her mother, Masako Logan; sister, Billie Logan; and her four children, Mary, Coco, Joey, and Bobby. She is remembered as being the epitome of a supportive parent, committed to fostering the passions, skills, and joyful hearts of her kids.  She always did her utmost to guide them down successful, loving paths of life. As her children grew up, she would send cards for nearly every holiday because it was important to her they felt remembered when they were not able to be at home together.

As time went on and as her kids grew older, she turned into a true sports fan, attending major league and college sports games. She even took up seasonal residence at TD Ameritrade Park during the College World Series, most recently in 2017 while recovering from a pre-cancer-treatment surgery on her shin. In addition to being a sports fan, Nan fulfilled her childhood dream of buying a camper. Her camping adventures took her, the 2500 Hemi-Ram, and her travel trailer to many of our nation’s most gorgeous mountain ranges and national parks, including: Estes, Yellowstone, Teton, and Badlands. She also loved to spend time at lesser acclaimed locations, like nearby Walnut-Creek recreation area.

Throughout her life, Nan was always surrounded by animals as she was filled with a child-like love for them. She always had at least one dog and even a horse to care for and spend time with. Even up to her last breath, she was companioned by her couch-potato pug, Bella.

Up to the end, Nan loved many and loved hard. She gave her all to anyone close or in need, bringing cookies to her kids’ teachers, dropping off popcorn during the holidays to the guys at the body shop, giving gift cards to her cancer center nurses, and delivering cupcakes to her nurses at Lakeside Hospital.   If someone helped Nan, she thanked them in ways unique to her, letting them know her appreciation.

During her final hours, Nan was surrounded by her family and friends, and showered by their love for her. She was a gift to many, and will be missed greatly.






  • Breann Beach Will Martin Posted August 3, 2017 11:03 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

  • Mrs. Edna Miller, Ronald and Kathleen[Miller] Schoenfelder Posted August 3, 2017 2:01 pm

    We were so very saddened to hear of your loss. We remember you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Peggy macdonald Posted August 6, 2017 5:59 am

    Very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing
    Always kind to me.

  • Mike Moravec Posted August 6, 2017 10:09 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of this. Fred was my cheerleading “partner” 1971-72 when Papio added boys to the squad. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family and friends. God bless you all.

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