Robert D. Lazure

Lazure, Robert Donald, Jan 8, 1951 – Aug 20, 2011. Omaha, Nebraska. Robert Donald Lazure was born January 8, 1951 in Norfolk, Nebraska. Robert graduated from Technical High School in 1969. He was dedicated to his Boy Scout Troop and earned the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout. He was preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine Roberta (Parvin) Lazure (March 4, 2009) and Bazil Newton Lazure (January 2, 2009); maternal grandparents, Otis and Hope (Rawlings) Parvin; paternal grandparents, Blanche and Bazil Charles Lazure. Aunts and uncles entering eternal rest include Louise Huele, Delbert Parvin, Velma Buckner, Kenneth Parvin, Elwin Parvin, Fern Miller, Gene Gammel, Lila Newheiser, Doris Parvin, Floy Parvin, Avis Parvin, John Lazure, Charles Lazure and Phillip Lazure. He is survived by 4 siblings: Kenneth Lazure, LeRoy Lazure (Linda), Geraldine Chase (DeEarl), all of Omaha, and Linda Scheeler (Robert) of Prior Lake, MN; 9 nieces: Lori Rusch, Christine Bush, Anastasia “Stacy” Freyre, Kelly Lee, Margaret Lazure, Maryann Scheeler, Jennifer Scheeler, Angela Lazure, Wendy Chase; 6 nephews: Michael Lazure, Patrick Lazure, Duane Chase, Bazil Matthew Lazure, Douglas Lazure, Jonathan Scheeler; aunts, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. Robert had extraordinary faith, impeccable church attendance, and a special devotion to Mary, mother of Jesus. Robert was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and a devoted volunteer who served as usher and plate collection for the parish. In addition, Robert participated in Holy Hour Adoration and would never miss this commitment due to inclement weather. Robert’s favorite TV channel was EWTN; he prayed numerous rosaries with Mother Angelica for all of his special intentions. Robert ALWAYS kept the faith and fervently prayed during the darkest hours when his parents entered hospice together and passed away only weeks apart from one another. Robert earned special awards during his 25-year career in environmental services with the Nebraska Medical Center. He also had “perfect attendance” for decades. When Robert’s parents were in declining health, he was with them in their home until the very end. He always advocated for his parents and wanted the best care available to meet their needs. Robert looked forward to the big family gatherings which included the immediate family, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and, of course, the cousins with their families. Robert had a generous heart of gold. Every Christmas season, Robert would purchase gifts for all 15 nieces and nephews AND their children. With such a large Christmas shopping list, the gifts did not always get wrapped with Christmas paper but they were always wrapped with the LOVE of an uncle and granduncle. Robert was an avid billiards player and enjoyed hundreds of pool games with his father, brothers, brothers-in-law and all nieces and nephews. Robert was an accomplished bowler, member of bowling leagues and a substitute bowler when other bowling teams needed help. He took great pride in his bowling sport and all the members of the league. Rest assured that when a league member bowled a strike, the “high-fives” were shared with everyone. Robert is deeply loved and will be deeply missed by all. Robert always said, “I hope I will go to heaven and then I will pray for my family and friends on earth.” Now we can remember Robert and pray for his transition from earth into everlasting happiness in the presence of our Lord. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. SERVICES Thursday, 11:30am, West Center Chapel to St. Thomas More Catholic Church for MASS at 12noon. Interment, Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to St. Thomas More Education Fund.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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