Virgil D. Strecker Apr 15, 1927 – Mar 19, 2015 Virgil D. Strecker, age 87, of Omaha (formerly of Falls City) passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. He was born April 15, 1927 at Barada, Nebraska to the late Henry and Agnes (Stabel) Strecker. Virgil grew up in the area around Falls City, Nebraska, prior to moving to Omaha, Nebraska. On April 26, 1957, he married Merlyn (Winsor) Strecker in Omaha. In August of 1961 the couple moved to Omaha, where Virgil was employed by the U.S. Army Reserve. He later worked for the Corps of Engineers on loan to the Department of the Army. Virgil served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. He retired from the Army in 1987 and retired from the Corps of Engineers in 1991. He was a member of American Legion Post #1 of Omaha; DAV Chapter; VFW Post 2503; and the 40 et 8. As a member of the 40 et 8 he served as Chef de Gare of Voiture 206 in Omaha and later was Grand Chef de Gare of Nebraska. Virgil was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Albert, Joe, Melvin, and Leonard. Virgil is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Merlyn; his daughter, Susan Keller (Mike) of Wilmington, Delaware; son, David Strecker (Linda) of Omaha; six grandchildren: Devon and Ashleigh Strecker and Shawn Krueger, all of Omaha, Jason Keller of Chicago, Illinois, Justin Keller of Baltimore, Maryland, and Jessica Keller of Wilmington. The family will receive friends Monday, March 23rd, from 5pm to 7pm, with 40 et 8 MEMORIAL SERVICE at 6:45pm and VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm, all at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday, March 24th at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church, with Rev. John Norman as celebrant. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials are suggested to 40 et 8 Nurses’ Program, Christ the King Catholic Church, or Nebraska Humane Society.

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

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  • Gerald R. Jordan Posted February 13, 2019 1:12 pm

    My condolences to the family on the passing of Virgil. I had the great opportunity to work with Virgil at the Omaha Recruiting Battalion from 1987 to 1991. I lost touch with him after leaving Omaha and just found his Obituary. He would always talk so proudly about his kids in the office and how they were doing.

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