Patricia Spanel
1949 - 2021
BORN
1949
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Crematory & Memorial Park
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd
Omaha, NE
Patricia L. Spanel October 16, 1949 July 14, 2021 Age 71. Though she was born to sparkle, Pat gained her heavenly wings on July 14, 2021, surrounded by her husband, two children, and many family members. Just as she lived her life, she passed gracefully in the arms of the Lord with a benevolent smile. Most knew her affectionately as "Mama". She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Delores Rethmeier of Council Bluffs, Iowa. She is survived by her husband Gary Spanel of 49 years; children, Gregory (Megan) Spanel, Kimberly (Timothy) Butler; fur baby, Abbey Rose; three grandsons, Jack, Ben, and Sam; two grand dogs, Gracie and Shelby; brother, James (Mary) Rethemier; sister, Barb McElderry (Dennis); many nephews; nieces; cousins; and friends. Vigil Services: Friday, July 23, Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4 p.m. Rosary Prayer with family receiving friends immediately following until 7 p.m., and a prayer service with a eulogy from 7 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 24, St. James Catholic Church 4710 N. 90th St. in Omaha at 10 a.m. Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery immediately following church service. Memorials are suggested to the St. James Catholic School Scholarship Fund or to the Fred and Pamela Buffet Cancer Foundation.

Published by The Daily Nonpareil on Jul. 21, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
23
Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Crematory & Memorial Park
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd, Omaha, NE
Jul
23
Prayer Service
4:00p.m.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Crematory & Memorial Park
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd, Omaha, NE
Jul
23
Prayer Service
7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Crematory & Memorial Park
7909 Mormon Bridge Rd, Omaha, NE
Jul
24
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
St. James Catholic Church
4710 N. 90th St., Omaha, NE
Jul
24
Interment
Forest Lawn Cemetery
NE
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Will forever miss your smile but remember forever your friendship.
Luke & Carol Lukowski
Work
July 23, 2021
Dave DeBar
July 21, 2021
Gary and family, we send our deepest sympathy in your loss of Pat. She was always bubbly and a great friend. We were fortunate to have met her at Abbey/Foster. Blessings, John and Carolyn
John and Carolyn Fisher
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July 21, 2021
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