Serving Fremont, Hooper, Scribner
& Surrounding Areas

Email Us
 |  Get Directions


Gerald "Jerry" E. Thomas

I am a Veteran.Gerald "Jerry" E. Thomas
August 3, 1942 -  August 21, 2021

Gerald E. 'Jerry' Thomas, age 79 of Lincoln, formerly of Fremont
Died Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Hillcrest-Firethorn in Lincoln.

Jerry was born August 3, 1942 in Columbus, Nebraska to Joseph and Eleanor 'Zach' Thomas. He was raised in Platte Center and graduated from Platte Center High School. After his schooling he served in the United States Marine Corps. He returned to Columbus and served as the manager for Cook’s Paint Store. Jerry met Jan Divis, they married in 1967, they spent 23 years married and spent 31 years as close friends. Jerry began a long career with the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier in Fremont, which lasted from 1969 until he retired in 1998. In his retirement years he enjoyed taking road trips, especially to Denver and Kansas City to spend time with family. He also spent a lot of time studying his family genealogy. He loved to spend time doing research and reading online. He also really loved cars.

Children - Cindy (Rick) Murcek of Shawnee, KS
Jim (Ashley) Thomas of Denver, CO.
Jeff Thomas of Denver, CO.
Grandchildren - Logan, Grant and Kaylin Murcek
Sisters - JoAnn Morgan of Fremont
Leona (David) Feiner of Mitchell, SD.
Carolyn (Bud) Lichtenfeld of Columbus
Brothers - Al (Judy) Thomas of York
Bill (Rose Marie) Thomas of Detroit, MI.
Ed (Connie) Thomas
Dave (Connie) Thomas
Joe Thomas
Dan Thomas
Rick (Kathy) Thomas all of Columbus

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

The memorial service will be 1:00pm, Friday, August 27, 2021 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Rev. Joseph A. Miksch of St. Isidore Catholic Church will officiate. Burial with Military Honors by the Fremont Honor Guard will follow in Memorial Cemetery. There is no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

The Livestream of the service will begin at 1pm.

online guestbook at

To watch a recording of the service please use the following link: