Sherry Lackovic

Sherry Lackovic

April 2, 1952 – May 9, 2024

With heavy hearts and fond memories, we bid farewell to Sherry, a beloved wife, mother, and educator, who passed away peacefully on May 9, 2024. She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and dedication that touched the lives of countless children, families, and friends.


Born April 2, 1952, in Grand Island, Sherry was destined to be a beacon of light in the lives of those around her. She discovered her passion for nurturing young minds early on, leading her to establish The Gingerbread House Preschool, where she poured her heart and soul into shaping the futures of generations of children. Her commitment to early childhood education was unparalleled, and her impact will be felt for years to come.


Beyond her role as an educator, Sherry was the heart of her family. For 49 beautiful years, she shared a deep and unwavering love with her husband, Tim. Together, they built a life filled with laughter, joy, and cherished memories. Their love was a testament to the power of devotion and partnership, inspiring all who knew them.


As a mother, Sherry was a pillar of strength and support for her children, Katie (Shane) Snyder and Tim (Stephanie) Lackovic. She instilled in them values of compassion, resilience, and integrity, guiding them through life’s ups and downs with unwavering love and encouragement. Her love knew no bounds, and her children were her greatest source of pride and joy. She extended that love to her three grandchildren: Easton, Owen and Caroline.


Sherry is preceded in death by her mother and father, Betty and Bob Dana; stepmother, Sheila Dana; brothers: Larry Dana, Bob (Carrol) Dana. She joins them now in eternal happiness. She is survived by her brother, John Dana; sisters, Betty (Mike) Peterson, Sue Canterbury; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.


Sherry’s warm smile, gentle spirit, and boundless compassion will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Though she may no longer walk among us, her legacy of love and service will continue to shine brightly through the countless lives she touched.


In honoring Sherry’s memory, let us take comfort in the knowledge that her spirit will live on in the hearts of those who loved her. May we carry forward her legacy of kindness, generosity, and unconditional love, keeping her memory alive in our thoughts and actions.


The family will host a visitation on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 5:00PM, followed by Vigil Service, 6:30PM all at West Center Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 10:30AM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific St., Omaha, NE. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Breast Cancer Research and Development Fund at UNMC Cancer Center. To do so you can click on this LINK.


Rest in peace, dear Sherry. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts.



  • Linda Walstrom Posted May 11, 2024 12:31 pm

    Sherry, may our Dear Lord Bless You and Keep you in his loving arms forever. You were always one of the sweetest and kindest ladies I have ever met. RIP

  • Bev Allen Posted May 11, 2024 1:11 pm

    I worked with Sherry from 1984 to 2008. We were at three different locations in that time. Throughout the changes and growth of GBH, Sherry and Doris were loving, caring leaders who put the needs of children first in all they did. Countless young lives were enriched by Sherry’s love and joy. She was a blessing to all of us! Her love for her family was her top priority! Praying for comfort and strength for all of you!

  • Marlene (Kolar) Pietzyk Posted May 11, 2024 2:05 pm

    So many fond memories of Sherry from high school days many years ago. Our heartfelt sympathy to you Tim and your family. Paul and Marlene Pietzyk

  • Cheryl Hensley Posted May 11, 2024 2:42 pm

    Tim and family, Marty and I wish to express our deepest condolences on your loss. We have many fond memories of our high school years with you and Sherry. May she rest in peace.

  • Mike Juodagalvis Posted May 11, 2024 3:59 pm

    Deepest sympathy to Tim and the Lackovic family.

  • Sue Trigg Posted May 11, 2024 10:07 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to all the family…May she rest in peace Amen

  • Dan and Sharon Martin Posted May 11, 2024 10:08 pm

    Thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time .

  • Karen Bolliger(Killeen) Posted May 12, 2024 7:43 am

    Tim, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of high school and living together during college. All my best.

  • Mary Lou Sherrerd Posted May 12, 2024 8:56 am

    Tim, you have my sincere condolences for your loss. Both of our granddaughters have attended Gingerbread House which has been the best experience ever for them. I saw Sherry’s name on the plaque outside but I didn’t realize her connection to you. May she rest in peace and her memory be a comfort to you and yours.
    Mary Lou Sherrerd (fellow Ryan teacher ‘77-‘81)

  • Steve and Roberta Fulton Posted May 12, 2024 2:34 pm

    Tim,Katie,Tim and the Lackovic and Snyder family- Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in the loss of your loving wife and mother Sherry. Our deepest condolences and sympathy – sending love and hugs.

  • Posted May 12, 2024 5:25 pm

    Our prayers with you and your family Tim.time is just flying by for all of us.Sincerly,Bob milenkovich & family.

  • Greg & Mary Dietz Posted May 13, 2024 7:09 am

    Sherry was such a sweet person, a joy to be around, and she will be remembered by all who knew her. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are extended to the family.

  • Bob and Vania Mancuso and Family Posted May 13, 2024 7:12 am

    Our prayers and thoughts to Tim and the Lackovic family! God speed!

  • Jeff Harwood Posted May 13, 2024 11:03 am

    Very sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Jean (Beeghly) Nauss Posted May 13, 2024 1:29 pm

    Tim & family – I am so sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing. She fought a brave fight. May the angels greet her & take her into the everlasting kingdom! My deepest sympathies to all of you.

  • James Frank Lebeda Posted May 13, 2024 4:29 pm

    My sympathies to Tim and family on your loss. My prayers are with your family

  • Terry and Kelly Thielen Posted May 13, 2024 7:19 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss, Lackovic family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, Sherry.

  • Michael and Carol Nowak Posted May 14, 2024 12:31 pm

    Tim and family, our thoughts and prayers for you all

  • Jeanie Sturgeon Posted May 15, 2024 9:29 am

    Sherry, our family and yours have known each other forever and when i saw you i always left feeling better than when we first met. you brought joy to so many and leave thousands of wonderful memories with us all. Thank you for being such a great friend to Mary Pat and Rick too. Everyone that met you felt you kindness and strength as you lived through so very much, you will be missed Sherry!

  • Gayle Riedmann Posted May 16, 2024 6:24 pm

    My deepest condolences to you Tim, the kids and grandkids, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. I admired and respected Sherry for her tenacity and generous spirit. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Keith and Connie Scharf Lindemann Posted May 19, 2024 7:29 pm

    So sorry to hear about Sherry. We grew up together in Westgate from 1st grade on and shared many fun times both in the elementary years and high school years at Ryan. Sending prayers and sympathy to Tim and family..

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