SMSgt Ignatius Ned Kowker USAF (Ret.)
1937 - 2021
Kowker, Ignatius Ned | SMSgt USAF (Ret)

November 23, 1937 - February 19, 2021

Age 83. Proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and in civilian capacities for 37 years.

Survived by wife Maureen; daughters: Heather Morris (Michael), and Holly Coffey (Col. Benjamin Coffey - Retired AF); grandchildren: Renee Wegworth (Anthony), Cpt. Benjamin Coffey II, Chelsea Chester (Daniel), Ethan Coffey, Elizabeth, and Lily Morris; great-grandchildren: Hunter, Andrew, and Landen Wegworth; sister; Theresa Sweeney; many nieces and nephews.

Family requests masks be worn to all Services. VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday from 5-7 pm at Bellevue Memorial Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE following CDC guidelines: Friday at 11am at Bellevue Memorial Chapel. To view a live broadcast of the service, go to the website below and click the link on the Kowker obituary. INTERMENT: Friday at 1pm in Omaha National Cemetery, with Military Honors by Offutt AFB Honor Guard, and American Legion Post #331. Memorials to: Paralyzed Veterans of America,; or MS,; or St. Croix Hospice.



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Published by Omaha World-Herald on Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 24, 2021
Maureen and family, Our deepest condolences on your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
RoseMary Beliveau
February 22, 2021
For my beloved sister, I saved this poem for my time one day, however, I´m always willing to share and I think Ned would love it. When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom-filled room Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little but not too long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that we once shared Miss me but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take And each must go alone It´s all part of the Master´s plan A step on the road to home When you are lonely and sick of heart Go to the friends we know And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds Miss me but let me go. RIP Ned.
Regina Deuschle
February 22, 2021
Sending my heartfelt thoughts, love and prayers to family God bless, RIP Ned
Neal Emerson
February 22, 2021
Thank you for your Service May you be Granted Golden Wings to carry you on your Journey to a Restful Peace
Francis Durham VFW Dist 10 Chaplain
February 22, 2021
Mrs. Kowker - Please know that you have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Hugs to you.
Francine Gonzalez and Family
February 21, 2021