Roscoe Adolph Corell

Roscoe Adolph Corell

July 29, 1924 – December 1, 2020

 Roscoe was a WWII Army veteran of the Asian Pacific theater, a retired Civil Engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers, and a devout Catholic; he dedicated his time to several volunteer groups and in service to helping others. In addition to spending time with his family and watching Nebraska and North Dakota Bison football games, Roscoe loved working with the American Legion Post #1 in Omaha, listening to live bluegrass music, traveling with his Airstream trailer, and spending time with his many friends and activities at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, in Omaha, NE.

Rosco was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte A Corell; sons, Roscoe S. Corell and Ronald S. Corell, and Ronald’s child, Christopher Corell. He is survived by his sons, Raymond and Royce, and daughter, Rita, all of Omaha; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews scattered across the country.

The family wishes to thank all of the doctors and medical staff who provided such skilled and loving care for Roscoe over this past year at Bergan Mercy Hospital. A special thank you also to the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home in Omaha. Having our father come to stay with you was the best gift that we could give him. The look on his face when you came to take him back after our window visits told us you treated him like family. We had to put our entire trust of his care in your hands with the pandemic, and you did a beautiful job. Thank you.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Tuesday, December 8th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, December 9th at 10:30am at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Graveside Service and Interment: Wednesday, 1pm at Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #1.

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  • Alice Love Posted December 6, 2020 8:53 am

    A sweet man.

  • Jewels Sandoval Posted December 6, 2020 9:34 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss healing prayers for the whole family
    Please let me know if you need anything.

  • Mark Erickson Posted December 6, 2020 11:52 am

    Roscoe was an old buddy of my dad, Ernest Anders Erickson in Bismarck, North Dakota from childhood and beyond. They lived next to each other on Jefferson Avenue and shared an incredible experience after both came home from the war in 1945, a cross country Kerouac/Cassidy ‘On The Road’ style adventure, even before Neil and Jack actually did their trip. The photos of that trip, just maybe 4 of them echo in my mind now and what I know of the journey also is hovering about this Sunday morning with the news of Roscoe’s passing. May you walk the walk Roscoe, stroll the eternal path on the trail of the clear blue.

  • Dr. Carol Drake Posted December 6, 2020 1:41 pm

    I always enjoyed seeing Mr. Corell. You could count on him to bring a smile to your face1

  • Bill and Evonne Williams Posted December 7, 2020 7:13 am

    Evonne and I had the honor of taking Mr. Corell on the September 8, 2008 Honor Flight to D.C. A good guy and proud veteran.
    We are sorry for your loss.

  • Cynthia Harkleroad (Huelsman) Posted December 7, 2020 10:39 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss. You’re never ready to lose a parent. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Carol S Gilbert Posted December 7, 2020 10:54 am

    Thank you for writing this story that’s so full of love.

  • Cathy Mallard Posted December 9, 2020 10:59 am

    Rita and Family, Thinking of you during this difficult time and praying for God’s Peace, and Love to comfort you.

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