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Richard E. Longwell

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Longwell, Richard E.
Oct 19, 1928 - Nov 15, 2013

Richard E. Longwell, age 85, of Omaha, had a peaceful departure from this Earth on Friday. Richard was married to Mary Empkey for 60 years. They had 5 wonderful children, Peggy, Tim, Jeff, David, and Michael. Their marriage was one of hard work, caring and compassion. Those traits flow through their children and grandchildren. He was an Air Force Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. Richard was patriotic and extremely proud of serving this country. He worked for the United States Post Office for 33 years. After his retirement, he was asked what his greatest accomplishments were in life. Without hesitation he said that his children developed a strong work ethic and good character, and that made him very proud. Richard was a humble man. Anyone who had the good fortune of knowing him was better for it.
VISITATION with the family Monday, November 18, 6-8pm at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. There will be a Private Graveside Service with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Association; or Methodist Hospice. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500


Published in Omaha World-Herald on Nov. 17, 2013
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