Paula L. Schwartz-Kresl

Paula L. Schwartz-Kresl

May 23, 1970 – January 10, 2024

Paula Schwartz-Kresl, 53, of Omaha, Nebraska passed away on January 10, 2024. She was born on May 23, 1970, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Paula is survived by her father, Hans (Ellen) Schwartz; her husband, Joseph; her son, Bentley; and her daughter, Jessi (Jacob). She is also survived by her sisters, Lora Schwartz, Noel Thompsen, April (Michael) Black, Debi Williams; and brothers, Donnie Sr. (Leta) Happel, Jeff (Amy) Williams; as well as many nieces and nephews. Paula’s mother, LoLeta Thompsen and brother, Edward Happel preceded her in death.

A Memorial Service to honor Paula’s life will be held January 20, 2024, at noon at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler, located at 7805 West Center Rd, Omaha NE. (Luncheon to follow)

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be directed to Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.

Paula will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • Jim & Judy Schaefer Posted January 14, 2024 10:59 am

    We are very sad to hear of Paula’s passing. She was a great wife . We are in California for the winter and won’t be able to attend any service. We will say a prayer for you and your family

  • Jeff and Amy Williams Posted January 14, 2024 12:41 pm

    Paula was an amazing, and strong woman. We praise God that no longer in pain and wrapped in his loving arms in Heaven! While we can’t be there physically, you have our hearts. We love you Paula and family!

  • Daniel, Ann and Mya Carnes Posted January 14, 2024 12:46 pm

    Jeff so sorry to hear about your sister

  • Duane Smith Posted January 16, 2024 12:40 pm

    Paula, your smile will be missed you will always be remembered as the one who could bright up any family event. God Bless your family.

  • Stephania Sauer Posted January 16, 2024 1:49 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lora please reach out if you need to talk love ya!

  • Patricia Nausedas Posted January 16, 2024 2:04 pm

    My heart is breaking for all of you! RIP sweet Paula may God wrap all of you in his arms and help you through this time! I love y’all very much! Prayers and much love!

  • Linda Burges Posted January 16, 2024 2:18 pm

    I will miss her smiles, her humor and most of all the love she would give everyone, she always made are family events great. I am praying for all of the family for she was one of a kind. Until we see you again sweet Paula you will be missed.

  • Sandra Mingelgrun_Glenn Posted January 16, 2024 6:41 pm

    So sorry Lora!

  • Debra Williams Posted January 16, 2024 8:02 pm

    Paula was my sister. She was fierce but fragile. She was an amazing woman who loved her family – ALL of us! There were no half or step siblings, just brothers and sisters. Paula spoke in wisdom and in sarcasm. She had quick whit and a feisty attitude. She meant what she said and said what she meant. If he mouth held back, her face still told you. She loved her husband dearly and her children with all that she had. She was brilliant at baking confections, a talent I don’t possess, and her pineapple upside down cake was a favorite. She hated cats and idiot drivers but loved dogs and potatoes (any and all types). She was as tender as can be but as bad-ass as they come. She was amazing….. Paula, I will always love you to the end of the earth. I’ll miss your smile and your friendship and you will never be forgotten.

  • Lisa and Mike Dyrda Posted January 16, 2024 8:47 pm

    We were so sad to hear of Paula’s passing Paula and Joe were our neighbors for many years! Paula was a strong and loving person and always so kind! We will miss her!

  • Danielle Ratzlaff Posted January 16, 2024 8:55 pm

    Paula is a beautiful soul! She so loved her family! Her kindness radiated in her smile. That was a given, the first day I met her. (My husband worked with her.). Shane always called her PK. My heart goes out to all of you! Love transcends! ❤️

  • Tammy Elmborg Posted January 19, 2024 2:04 pm

    I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing her even though it was for such a brief time. Beautiful person!

  • Amy Williams Posted January 20, 2024 1:18 pm

    I watched the live service.The pictures were all so great! Paula lived an amazing life! It was a very nice service. Bless you all, We are keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time.

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