June 4, 2017

Dennis W. Ohnoutka

Ohnoutka obit photoDennis William Ohnoutka, 89, of Lincoln, Nebr. passed away on June 3, 2017 in Lincoln.

Born on March 10, 1928 in Touhy Nebraska to Emil and Josephine (Skokan) Ohnoutka. Dennis attended Touhy grade school and graduated from Valparaiso High School. After driving truck for Touhy Transfer Company, Dennis joined the US Navy, where he served on the Destroyer USS Collette in the South Pacific. On Aug. 26, 1947, Dennis married Donna Mae Armitage in Touhy where they lived until 1976 before moving to Lincoln. After driving for multiple trucking firms, he was hired at Gooch Foods as a long haul driver for over 25 years, until his retirement. In his younger years Dennis played baseball on town teams throughout the Saunders County area. He really enjoyed watching his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren participate in all sports. Donna and Dennis attended Husker football and Kansas City Royals games for many years. In retirement they enjoyed traveling, gardening, woodworking and their poodles, Charlie and Jamie.


Dennis is survived by his four children, David W. Ohnoutka, Linda (Stan) Berlowitz, Diane (Steve) Spradling, and Mick (Karen) Ohnoutka, all of Lincoln; nine grandchildren, Jeff (Debbie) Ohnoutka, Doug (Mindy) Ohnoutka, Karie (Dave) Sayker, Rob Noha, Ami Heffelfinger, Ritch (Cassie) Spradling, Tim (Andrea Gebhart) Ohnoutka, Eric (Katie) Ohnoutka, Jason (Mirela Simic) Berlowitz; eighteen great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and special friends Jeanette Brown and Julie Andresen.


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Donna; brothers George (Lucille) Ohnoutka, Emil (Della) Ohnoutka, and Leo (Rose) Ohnoutka.


A Funeral Service with Rosary will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 7, 2017, with Visitation one hour prior at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” St., Lincoln. Burial with Military Honors will commence at 1:15 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, 84th & Adams, Lincoln.  Memorials to The Lexington Assisted Living/Recreation and Tabitha Meals on Wheels.  Condolences




  1. Diane, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers and thoughts are with you. Take care and God Bless.

  2. My Warmest Condolences to all of you

  3. Diane, Steve and Ami. I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers and hugs coming your way!

  4. I am deeply saddened to her about the passing of Denny. I have only the best memories of this good man. My prayers are with you in this difficult time. I know the Lord has already welcomed him into his eternal kingdom. This earthly world will be a little less without him but heaven has received a gift.

  5. Dear Ohnoutka family, All of my prayers and love are with you. Thank you God for the gift of Uncle Denny. Thank you for all of his love and laughter! You have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Lori (Ohnoutka) Abel

  6. My condolences go forth with the family. He is back with your Mom Diane and he is in peace.Bless you all.

  7. So sorry to hear Uncle Denny passed away. While growing up in Lincoln going to Touhy was one of the things I enjoyed the most. Playing up on the hill at your place. Watching the guys play ball and horseshoes ,seeing everyone at the track. I remember Uncle Denny constantly telling us the Diane(Cheyenne) was the best ball player out there and I probably agreed. Again sorry for your loss.


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