Rita Van Oort

Rita Van Oort

November 22, 1931 – October 24, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, William and Tillie Van Steenwyk; brothers, Donald Willard and Ernest Van Steenwyk; sisters, Joyce Vogel and June Van Peursem.  Survived by husband, Harris; children: Kevin, Kent (Nicki), and Jane Van Oort; granddaughters, Audrey and Grace; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. in Omaha. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, November 3rd at 9:30am at Westwood Community Church, 13056 Atwood Ave. in Omaha.  Private Interment:  Omaha National Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Westwood Community Church or Nebraska Children’s Home Society.



  • Gerrit & Carol Koedam Posted October 28, 2018 2:58 pm

    Our sympathy to the Van Oort family. We are former members of Westwood Community Church.

    • Harris Van Oort Posted December 3, 2018 7:56 pm

      Hi Gerrit and Carol, I certainly do remember youfolks. Thanks for your expression of sympathy. Rita had cancer for about a year but we are so thankful she did not have pain and I could be her caregiver at home. Hope all is well with both of you..

  • Sheri and David Jelinek Posted November 1, 2018 11:59 am

    Our prayers are with you in the loss of a wonderful lady.Rita had a true loving heart.

    • Harris Van Oort Posted December 3, 2018 8:03 pm

      Hi Sheri and David, Thanks for your expression of sympathy.. Rita has cancer for about a year. I am so thankful she did not have pain and I ccould be her caregiver at home. I know she enjoyed meeting you to transport babies to Omaha. Hope both of you are doing well

  • Glenn and Mary Breitung Posted November 14, 2018 3:20 pm

    Our prayers and condolences to Harris and his family. We will miss the yearly winter bridge games with Rita and Harris in Texas. Rita was the only person I ever knew who played bridge with the Oracle of Omaha. Rest in peace dear lady.

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