Richard O. Schenkelberg
November 9, 1936 – November 13, 2019
Richard O. “Dick” Schenkelberg passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Dick was born on November 9, 1936 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. His family moved to Omaha, NE where he attended Sacred Heart School and graduated in 1955. Dick served in the U.S. Army in both active duty and reserve roles. On October 14, 1967, he was united in marriage to Judy Bruning at Holy Name Catholic Church in Omaha, NE. After 38 years of service, Dick retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Chief Warrant Officer and also spent his career in the civil service sector supporting the 82nd Field Army Hospital.
He was a member of St. Gerald’s Catholic Church in Ralston, NE since 1971, participated in the Knights of Columbus, and Christians Encounter Christ. He was also a mentor for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and volunteered as a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) teacher for many years.
One of the things Dick enjoyed the most was watching his grandchildren participate in various school and sports activities. Next to that, was watching Husker football and Creighton basketball. Dick brought joy to many by his jovial and generous personality. He shared his kindness and wisdom through his devotion to family, faith and friends.
Preceded in death by parents, Bernard, Hildegard and Cecilia; brothers: Lambert, Gilbert and Bernard Schenkelberg and Dick Cartwright. Survived by beloved wife of 52 years, Judy; children: Lisa Fedde (Don), Greg and Gina; grandchildren: Sam, Max, Cooper, Ariana and Olivia; sister, Gretchen Schutte-Moylan; brother, John; sisters-in-law, Barbara Schenkelberg and Helene Cartwright, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Family will receive friends Sunday, November 17th from 3pm to 6pm at the West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, November 18th, 10am, St. Gerald Catholic Church (9602 Q St.). INTERMENT: Tuesday, November 19th, 1pm, Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.