William J. “Jerry” McCue
June 24, 1942 – October 11, 2019
Omaha, NE – Preceded in death by parents, George and Georgialee; son, Terry. Survived by wife, Jeanne; children, Shannon Hauser (Paul) and Kelli McCue; grandchildren: Will, Ava, and Hudson Hauser, and Tanner McCue; sister, Maryann Johnston; daughter-in-law, Debbie Saldana; nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL: Saturday, October 19th at 3:30pm at the West Center Chapel. Following the service, please join the family at the Brazen Head Irish Pub (319 N. 78th St.) for appetizers. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Born and raised in Laramie, Wyoming, Jerry attended St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic School and Parish. He graduated from Laramie High School in 1960, then attended the University of Wyoming and graduated in 1965. Jerry worked on the family’s dairy farm and hay ranch during his youth and college years.
Jerry met his future wife while attending St. Laurence grade school. They were high school sweethearts and dated throughout college. Jerry and Jeanne were married on June 6, 1964.
Jerry first began working in the hospitality field at this time in the position of desk clerk at the Holiday Inn; soon he was promoted to Assistant Manager. In 1966, Jerry was offered the position of General Manager at the Holiday Inn in Hayes, Kansas where he was the youngest innkeeper in Holiday Inn across the country. In 1969 Jerry was offered the General Manager position at the Holiday Inn Central in Omaha where he worked for 30 years. Jerry often worked seven days a week including holidays stating if “if my people have to work, I’ll be there too.” He viewed each employee as an extension of his family and treated them as such.
Jerry enjoyed neighborhood parties, golfing with Jeanne and friends, and a good card game. He had a lot of fun playing practical jokes on people.
Jerry’s greatest happiness was spending time with his family. He had 55 years with the love of his life. They raised three children and were blessed with four grandchildren of whom he was immensely proud. Whether he was watching soccer games, fishing for crab in the Pacific Northwest, watching a Theater Production or learning about Pokémon, Jerry loved each time he was able to see them.