Raymond A. Holewinski

Raymond A. Holewinski

Feb 13, 1925 – Mar 7, 2017

Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War.  Retired from the Omaha Police Department with 34 years of service. Preceded in death by wife, DeLois A. Holewinski; sister, Marianne Getzfrid.  Survived by loving daughters, Sharon and Mary Rae Holewinski; brother-in-law, Jerry Getzfrid; nieces and nephews.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Friday, March 10th, 10:30am at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Catholic Church.





  • Garry Gernandt Posted March 8, 2017 4:24 pm

    Rest In Peace Sgt. Ray.

  • Pat (Holewinski)Sexton Posted March 9, 2017 9:15 am

    Dear Sharon and Mary Rae, My sympathies go out to you on the death of your father. I had no idea your mother had also passed. I always liked her a great deal . I wish you comfort during these difficult times

  • Terry Seliga Posted March 9, 2017 6:52 pm

    To Sharon and Mary Rae Holewinski

    I had the pleasure of working with Ray for all four years of high school doing concrete work. This was in the early 70’s. It was a great experience and I am thankful to have had that opportunity. I acquired skills that have served me well since that time. Along with the fun of work I had a good friend and great mentor. Ray will always have a place in my heart and my respect.

    Terry Seliga

  • Michael O’Keefe Posted March 10, 2017 10:18 am

    “Big Ray” was a real man. Ray was my Sergeant for several years in west Omaha, but, he was more like a father to many of us. We learned how to be men and how to do a job right. Didn’t know if I was going to like him at first because he was pretty loud. Well, I found out quickly that I did like him and I liked him a lot and have great respect for him. I would have followed him into any kind of danger. May God bless, “Big Ray”, and his family.

  • Jack ODonnell Posted March 10, 2017 10:41 am

    Thank You Ray for sharing your wisdom, knowledge,experiences, and your sence of humor when we worked together at the Omaha Police Department. Until we meet again my friend. Jack

  • Jack & Katherine Rauert Posted March 10, 2017 11:26 am

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Ray’s passing. Wish we lived closer so we could attend his service and catch up with you. Take care Sharon and Mary Rae.

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