Richard Joseph Lanoue
October 6, 1947 – November 4, 2023
Richard Joseph Lanoue passed peacefully at his home at Newport House following a brief hospitalization. Rick was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Eli and Wanda (Knight) Lanoue. Eli and Wanda adopted Rick on May 20, 1950, from St. James Orphanage. Rick attended J. P. Lord School and later participated in ECHO, a social group for disabled young people. Rick had an amazing memory, (knew more than 400 birthdays), possessed knowledge of rock and roll music, and was a savant in calendars. He hosted an annual Christmas Show for more than 60 years. Rick lived a joyful life, loved his family and his caregivers, and was an inspiration to all who met him.
Rick is survived by his brother, Dr. David G. Lanoue (Dr. Kathleen Davis); sisters, Deborah L. Boyle (Timothy) and Janelle L. Reeder (Daniel); 8 nephews and nieces, and 15 grandnephews and grandnieces. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, and his grandniece, Kimberlee I. Malcom.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St. Omaha. VISITATION: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., prior to the Mass. PRIVATE INTERMENT at Resurrection Cemetery. MEMORIALS are suggested to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church and Newport House at Immanuel Fontenelle, all in Omaha, Nebraska.