William L. “Bill” Monahan
March 25, 1934 – September 19, 2020
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William T. Monahan and Emma K. “Bobbi” (Schluntz) Monahan and sister Ellen E. Butler. He is survived by sister, Katie Karrer (Lee); brother, James H. Monahan; several nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews and by his dear friend, Kathleen Moran.
Bill grew up in the Cathedral Parish and graduated from Omaha Creighton Prep. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bill graduated from Creighton University and Creighton Law School in 1962. He was a member of the Nebraska State and Omaha Bar Associations. He practiced law in Omaha for more than 50 years beginning with the Legal Aid Society and Nebraska Department of Social Services. In later years he was in private practice with his brother, Jim and niece, Maureen K. Monahan. He also served as vice-president of Parking Management & Consultants, a family owned business operating parking lots and garages in downtown Omaha.
Bill served as a board member of Greater Omaha Community Action, GOCA and a member of several Omaha services organizations, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Knights of Columbus. He was a Boy Scout leader and active member of St. Margaret Mary parish.
Bill spent much of his time at his cabin at Thomas Lakes along the Platte River. He loved canoeing, boating, and sailing. He canoed on the Platte and Niobrara Rivers in Nebraska and made several canoeing trips to the Boundary Waters, to Canada and beyond. Bill skied in Colorado in the winter and sailed his sunfish and catamaran in the summer. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
VISITATION observing CDC Guidelines: Tuesday, Sept. 22nd from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 10am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors.
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