Stanley M. Truhlsen, Jr.
May 18, 1951 – November 19, 2018
Stanley Truhlsen, Jr., affectionately known to family and friends as “Squeak,” passed away on November 19, 2018 at the age of 67 following a courageous year-long battle with cancer. He attended Brownell Talbot, Westside High School, and The University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He became a golf professional and subsequently earned his PGA Professional Certification in 1977. Squeak was a respected golf instructor at many courses throughout Nebraska, Iowa and Texas. His hallmarks were his easy-going style, his understanding of the golf swing, affable manner, uncanny knack for names and faces, and making everyone feel welcome and respected.
Preceded in death by his beloved mother, Ruth Truhlsen, he is survived by his father, Dr. Stanley M. Truhlsen, Sr. (Dottie); brother, William Truhlsen (Joan); sisters, Nancy Brager (John) and Barbara Mitchell (Peter); nieces: Yancy Baker, Ali Keller, Erin Zanotti, and Jenny Mitchell; and nephew, Jon Brager.
Stan “Squeak” had a contagious laugh that will be missed by his family, friends, and associates. His generous spirit shone brightest in the service of others. He worked tirelessly and gave generously to many charities throughout Omaha, but more important, to anyone who needed a helping hand. Squeak will always be remembered as one who touched his friends’ and family’s lives in a special way, with genuine selflessness, the deepest kindness, and a gentleness of spirit that lifted everyone he met. It is with immense sorrow, love and admiration that we bid him farewell.
Squeak, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
The family will receive friends on Monday, Nov. 26th from 4pm to 6pm at the West Center Chapel. A celebration of Stan’s life will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27th at 11am at the West Center Chapel. For those who desire, memorials may be made to TeamMates Mentoring Program and Outlook Nebraska.
Was so sorry to hear of “Squeaks” passing. And, what a wonderful tribute to him. I was a childhood classmate starting at Loveland Elementary and Squeak alway made me smile and laugh. He will always be remembered by many. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
I was hoping to see Squeak at our 50th Westside Reunion next fall; he and I became good friends after our Senior NY trip summer of 1969. Our birthdays were ten days apart and he gave me a music box. I met his mother (she told me when he was a baby he didn’t cry, he squeaked) and brother Bill (he gave me a ride on his motorcycle! I was very sunburnt) and we even played golf. A lot of gin rummy too! My daughter got a four year golf scholarship and I wanted to tell him that. My sincere condolences to his family. He was very special to me. RIP Squeak.
I’m so so sorry to read of Stan’s passing. I was a classmate of his from grade school. I remember his laugh and his huge smile. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.
This is such sad news. Barb & family, I did not know your dear brother well, but I do remember how beloved he was to all of you. It is so very difficult to say goodbye to someone you loved so much. My heart & prayers are sending you love & peace. Your friend, Deb Owens-Peterson
To the Truhlsen family. Barb, I did not know your brother well, but I certainly remember how much you loved him. I’m so sad to hear this news. It is never easy to say goodbye to someone you loved so much and knew all of your life. I just wanted to reach out and say that I am thinking of you and wish you love and peace. Always your friend, Deb
Incredibly kind and gentle man who is a pure reflection of a wonderful Omaha family. Squeak would be the first to tell us…”don’t cry over what we’ve lost, smile for what we had.” God Bless
Wow ! I am so sorry. Squeak was “Golf, Fun, Laugh, Smile and Good”